Catholic News Headlines August 20, 2010


Aug. 19, 7pm—Aug. 20, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook PLANNED PARENTHOOD: THE BIGGEST PIG AT THE TROUGH – When Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP) started in 1985, the man who had the brilliant idea could not fathom all that it would take to expose the ruthless

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Nichols hopes Benedict XVI visit will lead to rediscovery of gift of faith – Westminster, England, Aug 20, 2010 / 04:56 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “We hope that the illuminating presence of Benedict XVI might help many in our lands to understand that

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocesan spokesman accuses Mexico City mayor of causing more harm than drug cartels – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 20, 2010 / 05:50 pm ( CNA ).- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar, has refused to retract his statement that

Share this article on Facebook Argentinean professors reject university’s position on abortion – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 19, 2010 / 09:52 pm ( CNA ).- Professors from the University of Buenos Aires have rejected a declaration by the school’s board of directors

Share this article on Facebook Atlanta church named basilica, Archbishop Gregory to celebrate elevation Mass – Atlanta, Ga., Aug 20, 2010 / 12:28 am ( CNA ).- The Vatican has designated downtown Atlanta’s Sacred Heart Church the first Catholic basilica in Georgia. The Archbishop

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian presidential candidate: Abortion should be available to women ‘in despair’ – Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aug 20, 2010 / 12:01 pm ( CNA ).- During a debate on Wednesday, Dilma Roussef, the presidential candidate of the Workers’ Party, said she is

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George announces Vatican approval of new Roman Missal – Washington D.C., Aug 20, 2010 / 12:12 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The new English-language translation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition has received Vatican approval and

Share this article on Facebook Construction of cathedral named for Mother Teresa to be featured in documentary – Konigstein, Germany, Aug 20, 2010 / 03:24 am ( CNA ).- As the 100th anniversary of Bl. Mother Teresa’s birth approaches, the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN)

Share this article on Facebook First Mass in 88 years celebrated at Turkish monastery – Rome, Italy, Aug 19, 2010 / 07:51 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Last Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I presided over the first liturgical celebration

Share this article on Facebook Mother superior predicted man would be Pope’s physician – Vatican City, Aug 20, 2010 / 04:53 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI’s doctor reflected on his more than 30 years as a

Share this article on Facebook Rejection of gay adoption is not a matter of tolerance, asserts Mexican archbishop – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 20, 2010 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia, Mexico explained this week that the adoption of children by gay couples

Share this article on Facebook Ruling forces last Catholic adoption agency in England and Wales to cease adoptions – London, England, Aug 20, 2010 / 05:32 am ( CNA ).- The suppression of Catholic institutions in the U.K. continues as the only remaining Catholic adoption agency in

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Blueberries enjoy popularity in South Korea – Blueberries, the common blue-colored berry grown in abundance in the United States, is enjoying heightened …

Share this article on Facebook Our Families are our ‘Domestic Churches’ and the Mother is the Heart of the Domestic Church – I don’t think we need reminding that our work in the home does not typically receive recognition or …

Share this article on Facebook Reflection: The Catholic Church is Reality As It Truly is – Contrary to popular modern-day belief, the truth about reality is not subject to the malleable and ever-changing …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Last Catholic Adoption Agency in UK Refuses to Compromise with Caesar – “Catholic Care” is a wonderful outreach of the Catholic Church operating primarily …

Share this article on Facebook Last U.S. major combat unit leaves Iraq – The U.S. military’s involvement in Iraq is finally winding down. The Army’s 4th Stryker Brigade …

Share this article on Facebook Saudi judge seeks medical opinion for paralyzing criminal – A Saudi judge sought medical advice from at least two hospitals if it was possible to deliberately paralyze a man …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. to train Iraqi police pending pullout – Allied troops plan to leave Iraq by the end of 2011. Since the nation remains highly vulnerable, the Obama …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Editorial: Nine Days that Changed the World: Pray for the United States of America! – Like the downtrodden but faith-filled Poles who confronted their communist adversaries, Americans need to boldly …

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Farfaglia: Unjust Laws. Taking a Stand on Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ – Public opinion does not make something right or wrong; the objective moral law does.  When a civil …

Share this article on Facebook More Americans Lose Faith that Obama is Christian – Despite White House assurances and Barack Obama’s personal insistence that he is a practicing Christian, …

Share this article on Facebook One in five Americans think president is Muslim – According to a new public opinion poll, 18 percent of all Americans, or roughly one in five people think that U.S. …

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin defends Dr. Laura – Former vice presidential nominee and former governor of Alaska came to the defense of embattled radio talk show …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Amazing historical artifacts found at Civil War prison – Lawton, a short-lived Civil War prison camp that housed Union soldiers for six weeks was at one time long lost, …

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 93) – — 1 — BE PREPARED FOR THE AWESOMENESS. I’m working with Kickstart Media to do an unbelievably cool blog upgrade that includes a breathtaking new design and a

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Colbert: Catholics Don’t Do Hip – Stephen Colbert has a little fun with CatholicTV.com . When Catholics try to be hip, people may get hurt. ht to Papist The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c

Share this article on Facebook Move Over Mary Poppins! – I’ve been up all week in the Poconos with the family so that’s why posting has been light. (And Patrick is the laziest bones ever.) We’ve been doing all sorts of

Share this article on Facebook Mystic Monks Prepare to Build – Perhaps you’ve seen the rotating ads on CMR promoting the Mystic Monk coffee. Well, they do more than roast beans. They are a newly-founded energetic community of

Share this article on Facebook The Many Faces (Read Lies) Of Barney Frank – This speaks for itself.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Author Documents How Belgian Nuns Saved Jewish Children – An upcoming lecture on Long Island draws attention to the scholarship of Suzanne Vromen, who has documented how Belgian nuns saved Jewish children from the Holocaust.

Share this article on Facebook Tickets For Glasgow Papal Mass Sell Quickly – Three quarters of the 100,000 tickets for the September 16 papal Mass in Glasgow have already been sold, according to a spokesman for the Church in Scotland. “That is

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Dare to Design – Hallie Lord: a very cool contest from Shabby Apple | Hi girls! Do we have any fledgling designers out there? A little birdie just told me that Shabby Apple is currently

Share this article on Facebook Egg Recall – Arwen Mosher: Have you checked yours? | I’m sure many of you have seen this already, but in case you haven’t: a new outbreak of salmonella poisoning has led to an egg

Share this article on Facebook Family Changes and Feelings – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast! | This week on the podcast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Rachel, Elizabeth and I discuss recent

Share this article on Facebook How Big Is He? – Arwen Mosher: Learning to be small in the confessional | We were waiting to go to confession before Mass, and it looked like the line was too long for everyone to make

Share this article on Facebook Jennifer Aniston and Me – Danielle Bean: Please come visit me at the Washington Post! | I am pleased to share the news that I will be serving as a panelist in the On Faith section of the

Share this article on Facebook Mission: Mom – Lynn Wehner: Learning to Pray Our Kids Through College | Editor’s Note: This essay was published as part of the annual Catholic College Guide in the Fall 2010 issue of

Share this article on Facebook School Daze – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education;

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Laws Can Be Changed – Pro-abortion politicians will often say to us, “Abortion is the law of the land.” Our response? The “law of the land” can be changed, just as it was changed regarding

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Back to School

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – On the 18 August 2010 edition of CNN’s Larry King Live, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons insinuates that Christians were responsible for the first World Trade Center

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – August 20, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Aug. 19 Live From the Iowa State Fair with KWKY – Catholic Radio for DesMoines, IA 4:00 – Revelations: Stories of

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 99 Percent of Music Chart Hit Acts are “Soft Porn” Says Music Industry Giant – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While religious leaders have been warning about the moral effects of the modern pop music scene for decades,

Share this article on Facebook Appeals Court: Utah Highway Memorial Crosses Suggest Discrimination against Non-Christians – By Kathleen GilbertSALT LAKE CITY, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of an atheist group that complained roadside crosses

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ouellet Leaves Canada with a “Thank You” to Campaign Life Coalition – By John-Henry WestenQUEBEC CITY, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As he completes his hectic preparations for his departure for Rome next week, the new head of the

Share this article on Facebook CLC Announces Illustrious Lineup of Speakers for 2010 International Pro-life Conference – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – From October 28 to 30 Ottawa will witness a gathering of some of the titans of the global pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Coulter Dropped from Event for Appearance at Homosexualist Event – By James TillmanAugust 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Anne Coulter has been dropped from speaking at WorldNetDaily’s “Taking America Back National Conference” after it

Share this article on Facebook Irish ‘Transgender Woman’ Can Request Refugee Status in Canada – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiCHESTER, Nova Scotia, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian immigration officials have given an Irish man, who had sex change therapy in

Share this article on Facebook Mexico City Governor Seeks Punitive Action against Cardinal for ‘Homophobia’ – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentMEXICO CITY, August 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mexico City Chief of Government Marcelo Ebrard and other

Share this article on Facebook Mexico City Mayor Unleashing “New Religious Persecution”: Archdiocese – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentMEXICO CITY, August 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Hugo

Share this article on Facebook Motion Filed Demanding Illinois Supreme Court Rule on Parental Notice Law – By Peter J. Smith  CHICAGO, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Exasperated with Illinois’ parental notice law going unenforced for 15 years since its initial passage,

Share this article on Facebook Obama Appoints another Homosexual Official – By James TillmanWASHINGTON, August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Thursday, President Obama announced his intent to recess appoint four nominees to various administration

Share this article on Facebook Philosopher: To Defeat Gay ‘Marriage’ Conservatives Must Defend Traditional Sexual Morals in General – By James TillmanAugust 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Among advocates of homosexual “marriage,” one of the more popular statements from Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abort Law Group Rails against USCCB for Opposing the Pill – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Women’s Law Center has taken aim at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Groups Oppose Mother Teresa Honor – August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic League has for months been on a campaign to have the Empire State Building light its towers to honor the centenary of

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Agree Nebraska AG Right to Back Down on Abortion Screenings Law – By Peter J. SmithOMAHA, Nebraska, August 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Associated Press reports that Nebraska’s attorney general will not challenge a federal judge’s

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Leader: Treating Unborn as Non-Persons Key to Planned Parenthood Agenda – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – What do serial killers, slave-owners, eugenicists, and abortionists have in common? According to

Share this article on Facebook Renegade Priest: Gravel Celebrates Gay Pride Mass, Bashes Cardinal Ouellet again – By Patrick B. CraineQUEBEC, August 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The infamous dissident priest Fr. Raymond Gravel of the Joliette diocese has again published an article

Share this article on Facebook Restraining Order on Louisiana Ultrasound Law Lifted – By James TillmanBATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Aug. 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Ralph Tyson dissolved a temporary restraining order that he

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Courageous Priest Preaches Authentic Church Teaching on Same-Sex Marriage – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A young parish priest in Texas is making national headlines after writing an article for his local newspaper that

Share this article on Facebook Government Suppresses Positive Results of Abstinence Ed Study – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the same agency in charge of enacting ObamaCare, is not allowing

Share this article on Facebook New Study Links Abortion to Premature Births – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new report published in a prestigious medical journal is confirming that abortion is associated with an increased risk of

Share this article on Facebook NY Archbishop Offers to Mediate Mosque Dispute – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist New York City’s Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan told the press on Wednesday that he would be glad to help mediate a compromise

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook August 20th: Feast of the Prophet Samuel – As many know, it has been a project of mine to highlight Old Testament themes and righteous , given that an awareness of the Old Testament is generally important —

Share this article on Facebook FSSP Parish Release iMass VOD for iPhone and iPod Touch – Many are of course familiar with Don Paolo Padrini’s iBreviary app (and he also has one for the missal), but I was recently informed of another initiative related to

Share this article on Facebook Papal Masses in UK to Partially Use New English Translation – Yesterday’s edition of the Catholic News Service includes an article by Cindy Wooden, Papal Masses in Britain will use some new English texts , wherein Msgr. Guido

Share this article on Facebook Sir J. Ninian Comper and the Sisters of Bethany – [ I recently came across some of the vestment work of the Sisters of Bethany in the U.K., which was pursued in conjunction with the eminent gothic revival liturgical

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Answers Live & Loving Technology! – I am writing this on my iPhone at 34,000 feet above the heartland of America. Below is a real-time map of our location. Very cool! I am on my way to Anacortes

Share this article on Facebook Mary, Queen of Heaven – August 22: Feast Day of Mary Queen of Heaven A while ago a man called in to say my argument for the Assumption of Mary from the Old Testament was wrong. I had quoted 1

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Brooklyn, Today – I’ll be in Brooklyn for much of today, today–being a Brooklyn Girl–so blogging will be light until later afternoon. Check back! Meanwhile – enjoy one of Stewart’s best

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook – Ano nymous said… Good day po Fr.Abe, Mayroon po akong mga katanungan na ihihingi ko po sa inyo ng mga tamang kasagutan. 1.sinasabi po ng mga born again na hindi raw po

Share this article on Facebook IS MARY THE MOTHER OF THE HOLY TRINITY? OF COURSE NOT! – Don Neil Matugas August 19 at 7:31am Magandang Gabi po Father. Mayroon lang po akong katanungan patungkol kay Maria na Ina ng Ating Simbahan at ng Panginoon. Mary is the

Share this article on Facebook Knights of Columbus Aid Haitians Who Lost Limbs – Donate 2,200 Wheelchairs to Quake Victims PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, AUG. 19, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Knights of Columbus announced a program to help the estimated 800

Share this article on Facebook THE BIBLICAL FOUNDATION OF THE APOSTLES CREED – Biblical Basis of the Apostles’ Creedby Nico Lopez on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 5:49am 1. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth (Gen

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Dinardo Urges Support for Law Preventing Federal Funding of Abortion – WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called on members of the House of Representatives to support the “No

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George Announces Vatican Approval of New Roman Missal English-Language Translation, Implementation Set for First Sunday of Advent 2011 – WASHINGTON—Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has announced that the full

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Card. Ouellet, Prefect for Bishops, on how bishops should teach – I have been favorably impressed by Card. Ouellet since I met him Rome.  From LifeSite: Ouellet: We Need Bishops With ‘Spiritual Discernment’ over ‘Political Calculation’

Share this article on Facebook Expert comments on the music for a Papal event in England – At The Chant Cafe my friend Jeffrey Tucker, a distinguished Church musician, has a few trenchant comments about some of the music for an even during the upcoming Papal

Share this article on Facebook IRELAND: Tell bishops to ‘get the hell out of our cathedrals’, says writer – This is from The Irish Independent: Tell bishops to ‘get the hell out of our cathedrals’, says writer By Marese McDonagh Friday August 20 2010 Irish Catholics should

Share this article on Facebook MacMillan’s Mass settings for the Papal Visit to England – Here is some great news from The Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly.  Choirs prepare for papal Masses By Mark Greaves on Friday, 20 August 2010 Choirs across

Share this article on Facebook NEW TRANSLATION 1st Sunday of ADVENT 2011! – The USCCB issued a press release: CARDINAL GEORGE ANNOUNCES VATICAN APPROVAL OF NEW ROMAN MISSAL ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TRANSLATION, IMPLEMENTATION SET FOR FIRST SUNDAY OF

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 110 & WDTPRSL: Learning the Roman Canon in Latin for Seminarians – I received a nice voice mail from some seminarians who are learning how to say the Extraordinary Form of Holy Mass on their own.  They asked for help with the Latin,

Share this article on Facebook Pounds and Compounds – I deeply admire religious communities who make and sell things to support their life and apostolates. Take for example the Carmelites behind Mystic Monk Coffee. How many

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – the crack and Satan’s smoke – Let’s have a look in advance of the Collect for the upcoming Sunday. COLLECT – (2002MR): Deus, qui fidelium mentes unius efficis voluntatis, da populis tuis id amare

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