Catholic News Headlines September 15 and 16, 2010


Sep. 14, 7pm—Sep. 16, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop urges change for Venezuela – Madrid, Spain, Sep 16, 2010 / 06:03 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Roberto Luckert of Coro, Venezuela published a pastoral letter this week calling on the faithful and

Share this article on Facebook Bishop recalls role of Mary of Guadalupe in Mexican independence – Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 16, 2010 / 01:57 pm ( CNA ).- Auxiliary Bishop Enrique Sanchez Martinez of Durango invited the faithful of Mexico this week to pray for their

Share this article on Facebook British ad regulator bans ice cream ad with pregnant nun – London, England, Sep 16, 2010 / 02:48 am ( CNA ).- With the papal visit to the U.K. about to begin, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of Great Britain has banned

Share this article on Facebook Church indebted to courageous women, teaches Holy Father – Vatican City, Sep 15, 2010 / 10:32 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Continuing his theme on women’s contributions to the Church throughout history, Pope Benedict recalled the life

Share this article on Facebook Columnist denounces ‘media charade’ over infanticide cases in Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 15, 2010 / 06:04 pm ( CNA ).- A columnist from the Mexican newspaper El Universal has denounced the recent “media charade” carried out by

Share this article on Facebook Detroit’s first Native American priest chosen as cultural consultant for USCCB – Detroit, Mich., Sep 15, 2010 / 03:06 am ( CNA ).- Father Maurice Henry Sands, pastor of St. Alfred parish in Taylor, Michigan, has been appointed as a consultant to the

Share this article on Facebook Downsizing of Catholics in Alliance creates debate over Catholic political funding – Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2010 / 06:00 am ( CNA ).- The closure of the offices of the Democrat-leaning group Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) has prompted

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Robert Barron to launch national Catholic television show on WGN America – Chicago, Ill., Sep 15, 2010 / 05:58 am ( CNA ).- Fr. Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Chicago will begin broadcasting a weekly national television show on WGN America

Share this article on Facebook Impact of WYD 2011 depends on spiritual preparation, say organizers – Madrid, Spain, Sep 14, 2010 / 10:00 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The organizing committee for World Youth Day Madrid 2011 recently published a pastoral plan to assist young

Share this article on Facebook Morning-after pill distorts abortion figures in Spain, experts assert – Madrid, Spain, Sep 15, 2010 / 10:03 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the Institute for Family Policy in Spain, Eduardo Hertfelder, charged this week that the widespread

Share this article on Facebook New project to help preserve Cardinal Newman’s manuscripts and spread his ideas – Manassas, Va., Sep 15, 2010 / 08:02 pm ( CNA ).- The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) has launched a project to help preserve the handwritten manuscripts of the

Share this article on Facebook Peace and brotherhood are found in Christ, Archbishop Gomez teaches on 9/11 anniversary – Los Angeles, Calif., Sep 14, 2010 / 08:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Celebrating the Holy Mass of Cultures last Saturday at Los Angeles’ Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels,

Share this article on Facebook Pope admits ‘shock’ at sexual abuses, says that healing for victims is top priority – Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Sep 16, 2010 / 06:41 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Benedict XVI has expressed his ・shock・ and ・great sadness・ due to sexual abuses by members of

Share this article on Facebook Pope calls for vocal Catholic presence in Scottish public life – Glasgow, United Kingdom, Sep 16, 2010 / 12:35 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- During Mass at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on Thursday afternoon the Holy Father called on Scottish

Share this article on Facebook Pope calls UK back to Christian roots in light of ‘more aggressive’ secularism – Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Sep 16, 2010 / 07:42 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Benedict XVI has called the UK to draw from it’s “Christian foundation” as it addresses the

Share this article on Facebook Pope ‘not worried,’ UK has history of anti-Catholicism but also of tolerance – Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Sep 16, 2010 / 05:57 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy Father said it was with “great courage and joy” that he traveled to Great Britain on

Share this article on Facebook Priests have been ‘worse’ than silent on contraception, says canon law expert – New York City, N.Y., Sep 16, 2010 / 12:57 am ( CNA ).- Adding to Vatican analyst Sandro Magister’s recent commentary on the issue of widespread contraception use among

Share this article on Facebook Role of Church is to lead us to heaven, teaches Spanish archbishop – Granada, Spain, Sep 15, 2010 / 11:49 am ( CNA ).- During a Mass of Thanksgiving for the beatification of Capuchin Friar Leopold of Alpandeire, Archbishop Javier Martinez

Share this article on Facebook Seattle Catholics receive new archbishop from Pope Benedict – Seattle, Wash., Sep 16, 2010 / 02:28 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican announced on Thursday that Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop James Sartain of Joliet, Illinois

Share this article on Facebook Theologian calls papal trip to UK a ‘courageous visit’ – Madrid, Spain, Sep 16, 2010 / 11:49 am ( CNA ).- Theologian Pablo Blanco of the University of Navarre in Spain commented this week that Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the

Share this article on Facebook Tony Blair highlights intellectual courage of Cardinal Newman and Benedict XVI – Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2010 / 01:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On the eve of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United Kingdom this week, former British Prime Minister Tony

Share this article on Facebook UK prime minister offers Pope Benedict ‘very warm welcome’ – London, England, Sep 15, 2010 / 02:53 pm ( CNA ).- Two days before the official state visit of Pope Benedict XVI to England and Scotland, British Prime Minister David

Share this article on Facebook Vatican spokesman pleased with crowd of 100,000 in Edinburgh – Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Sep 16, 2010 / 11:56 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “We couldn’t desire a better start” for the Pope’s visit to the U.K., said Vatican spokesman Fr.

Share this article on Facebook Washington DC archbishop to speak on faith’s role in shaping society – Houston, Texas, Sep 15, 2010 / 01:06 am ( CNA ).- Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. is slated to lecture on the topic of religious faith in shaping American

Share this article on Facebook Writer blasts secular Britain’s anti-Catholicism in run-up to papal visit – London, England, Sep 15, 2010 / 08:19 am ( CNA ).- Belfast-born author and journalist Leo McKinstry has said an anti-Catholic mood before the papal visit to the U.K. is

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Share this article on Facebook An Ecumenism of Truth: Orthodox Speak the Truth in Love to Anglicans on the Eve of the Pope’s Visit – I urge the global readers of Catholic Online to pray for Pope Benedict XVI and his apostolic visit to the United …

Share this article on Facebook BC Polygamy Case May be used to Test Polyamory at Canadian Supreme Court – The lawyer for the CPAA, John Ince, told Chief Justice Bauman that polygamy is a patriarchal system of male …

Share this article on Facebook Christian Roots of the United Kingdom: Pope Lands in the UK, Greets the Queen – ‘The name of Holyroodhouse, Your Majesty’s official residence in Scotland, recalls the …

Share this article on Facebook France faces sanctions over Gypsy deportations – The nation of France is facing heavy criticism for its deportation of Roma, or Gypsy migrants. At least 1,000 …

Share this article on Facebook Islamic veil banned in France – The French Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill banning the burqa-style Islamic veil on public streets and other …

Share this article on Facebook Metal detector unearths priceless Roman helmet – An amateur treasure seeker in the United Kingdom came upon a lump of metal in a muddy field in Cumbria last May. …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI to Launch John Paul II Foundation for Sport in UK – Paying homage to his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI will launch the Pope John Paul II Foundation for Sport as the …

Share this article on Facebook Pope likens growing atheism in England to Nazi Germany – Pope Benedict XVI, on the first papal visit to the United Kingdom in 28 years, has made some controversial …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Speaks to 70 Journalists: Press Conference on Papal Plane – ‘The State visit is substantially and essentially a pastoral visit, a visit in the responsibility of the …

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s First Homily in Glasgow Calls Faithful to Heroic Christian witness – ‘My dear young Catholics of Scotland. I urge you to lead lives worthy of our Lord (cf. Eph 4:1) and of …

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Share this article on Facebook GOP gives Tea party favorite O’Donnell the thumbs down – In what could be seen as a blow struck by tradition against innovation, the National Republican Senatorial …

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: Tea Party Turning Socially ‘Moderate’ Republicans Into Endangered Species – If there was any doubt that Tea Partiers have ‘moderate’ Republicans in their crosshairs, those …

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Christine O’Donnell Defeats Anti-Life Mike Castle in Delaware Republican Primary – Pro-Life, Pro-marriage and family candidate Christine O’Donnell just trounced Congressman Mike …

Share this article on Facebook Tea party favorite O’Donnell taken to task for several positions – After she won the primary election in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell’s previous quotes on a …

Share this article on Facebook Tea party victories in New York, Delaware – Members of the Tea Party Movement had reasons to be jubilant with wins in primary races in both Delaware and New …

Share this article on Facebook The Clinton strikes back at Rachel Maddow – It took awhile, but former U.S. President Bill Clinton got around to a comeback made by TV commentator Rachel …

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Share this article on Facebook Census finds working-age poor growing in U.S. – The U.S. Census paints a very bleak picture for Obama’s America. New figures show that the number of …

Share this article on Facebook French president’s wife dishes Michelle Obama in book – Carla Bruni, the outspoken and vivacious wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy dishes long and wide in her new …

Share this article on Facebook Police continue to harass citzens who video record them – A number of cases show how police continue to misunderstand citizens’ rights to record their behavior, …

Share this article on Facebook Under-aged prostitutes off the streets – are now online – In the state of Georgia, a supposed “good thing” became an extremely bad thing. “We saw …

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Share this article on Facebook AP Notices Traditional Convents Booming – The Associated Press has a piece detailing how some traditional convents are seeing a boom in the number of young people interested in joining. I love seeing this

Share this article on Facebook CNN Slams Pope on Eve of UK Visit – CMR friend Matthew Balan watches CNN just so he can uncover these priceless anti-Catholic gems for us. I love when CNN talks Catholicism and all things Pope because they

Share this article on Facebook I Don’t Care If Kevin Bacon Disagrees With Me – Because Americans don’t know what to think until the guy who starred in “Footloose” tells them what to think, the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization, is

Share this article on Facebook I Hate Republicans–A Disgusting FIt of Pique – This is a disgusting fit of pique by the same crowd that handed super majorities to the Democrats in the first place. Foxnews is reporting that the NRSC is refusing to

Share this article on Facebook Jackie Evancho Sings Ave Maria In Finals – The little wonder sang Panis Angelicus in her audition. Last week she sang Pie Jesu. And now for the finals of America’s Got Talent, the young Catholic singing sensation

Share this article on Facebook Just Had to Share – This is the picture the Washington Post website put up for a piece on Christine O’Donnell: This is a random pic the same paper ran of Nancy Pelosi recently. It’s a good

Share this article on Facebook Pregnant Nun Ad is Back for the Pope’s Visit – Remember that story about the ice cream company with the advertisement that showed a priest and a nun looking as though they were about to kiss. That ad was banned. Now

Share this article on Facebook Shock: O’Donnell Says Masturbation and Abortion are Sins – This has to be one of the most unintentionally funny pieces ever written by a news organization. If you want to know why the mainstream media is dying, check this out.

Share this article on Facebook The Rise Of The True Believer – What is one to make of all the hubbub this Republican primary season? Most of the talk has centered around the tea party, Sarah Palin, Republicans in name only (RINOs),

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Share this article on Facebook A Grand Scottish Welcome – Philippa Hitchen is currently in the United Kingdom awaiting the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday 16th September. She filed this report : Just over 16 centuries

Share this article on Facebook Appeal For Peace In India, Pakistan And Afghanistan – VATICAN CITY (VIS) – At the end of his general audience this morning, the Pope pronounced the following appeal: “With great concern I am following the events that have

Share this article on Facebook Clare Of Assisi: A Decisive Impulse To Church Renewal – VATICAN CITY (VIS) – Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning’s general audience to St. Clare of Assisi (1193-1253), a contemporary of St. Francis and

Share this article on Facebook Holy See And Bosnia Herzegovina Ratify An Agreement – VATICAN CITY (VIS) – A communique made public yesterday afternoon announced that, on the morning of 14 September, a ceremony took place in the Vatican to exchange the

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi Nun, A Onvert, Helps Lead New England’s Largest Catholic Chaplaincy – The National Catholic Register contains the extraordinary story of Sister Olga of the Eucharist Yaqob, an Iraqi convert to Catholicism who was recently appointed as

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For Sept 15 – VATICAN CITY (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Kalemie-Kirungu, Democratic Republic of Congo, presented by

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Sept 16 – VATICAN CITY, 16 SEP 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Bishop James Peter Sartain of Joliet in Illinois, U.S.A., as metropolitan archbishop of Seattle (area 64,269,

Share this article on Facebook Pope Praises Deep Christian Roots Of The United Kingdom – VATICAN CITY, 16 SEP 2010 (VIS) – This morning Benedict XVI began the seventeenth apostolic trip of his pontificate, travelling to the United Kingdom where, in the city

Share this article on Facebook Press Conference On Papal Plane Full Text – As is tradition, Pope Benedict XVI held a mid flight press conference with journalists accompanying him on his four day visit to the United Kingdom. We publish a draft

Share this article on Facebook Uk Papal Preview: Beatification Of Cardinal Newman – Pope Benedict’s apostolic journey to the United Kingdom will culminate on September 19 with the beatification of Venerable Cardinal John Henry Newman, described by

Share this article on Facebook Uk Papal Preview: Westminster Cathedral, Hyde Park – Pope Benedict will begin September 18, the third day of his apostolic journey to the United Kingdom, with separate meetings with Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy

Share this article on Facebook UK Papal Visit Background: Palace Of Holyroodhouse – As Pope Benedict began his apostolic journey to the United Kingdom, he was received by Queen Elizabeth II at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, her official residence in

Share this article on Facebook UK Papal Visit Background: St. Ninian’s Day – Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the United Kingdom on September 16, the feast of St. Ninian, the bishop who first brought the Gospel to the Picts in Scotland. According to

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Share this article on Facebook 10 Surprising Things About Me – Danielle Bean: and you (if you want to share)! | Over at her blog, Rachel shared some surprising things about herself and then tagged me to do likewise. So, since I am

Share this article on Facebook Benedict Among The Scots – Rebecca Teti: | The Pope arrived in the United Kingdom today, first heading North to Scotland. Yes, there were protesters: about 50 in a crowd of more than 100,000

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

Share this article on Facebook Every Mom Needs a Re-Charge – Karen Edmisten : How can you get yours? | He does it a couple of times a year. Packs the kids up and loads them into the van. As I deliver a final hug, I whisper to my

Share this article on Facebook Exaltation of the Cross With a Side of Soup – Jeff Young: A Catholic Foodie Special: The Faith & Family Live Edition | Today I bring to the table a special episode of the Catholic Foodie… just for you here at

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

Share this article on Facebook Papal Plaid – Rebecca Teti: | In honor of the Holy Father’s pilgrimage to the United Kingdom beginning tomorrow, the Scots have unveiled a new tartan in his honor. Introducing it,

Share this article on Facebook Pulling Over – Rachel Balducci: Is this a Southern thing? | A funeral procession passed my car today and without even thinking, I pulled over to the side of the road. Several other

Share this article on Facebook R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Rachel Balducci: What it doesn’t look like | Today I was out running errands with baby Isabel. As we ambled through the aisles at Target, Isabel snuggled against my

Share this article on Facebook Savoring Our Siblings – Lisa Hendey: How’s your relationship these days? | This recent article at CNN entitled “Siblings Still Pushing Your Buttons?” came to my inbox with perfect timing

Share this article on Facebook The Best Kept Secret of the Kitchen – Jeff Young: Cooking as a Charism | If you’re like me, family life in your home is usually hectic, especially at meal time. Or when preparing for meal time. Goodness!

Share this article on Facebook Time for Some Mom-Bragging – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 83 | It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of

Share this article on Facebook To Forgive and Be Forgiven – Elizabeth Esther: Confession brought the sunshine of hope back into my life | When I opened the door to the Confessional, I knew I needed God’s forgiveness. What I

Share this article on Facebook We’re Looking for Pro-Life Kids – Danielle Bean: Your chance to give a young volunteer a shout-out | For an upcoming feature in Faith & Family magazine, we are seeking young people who are pro-life

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Share this article on Facebook Our Lady of Sorrows – In John, chapter 19, we read that the mother of Jesus stood faithfully at the cross as He suffered and died for our salvation. All but one of the apostles had run away

Share this article on Facebook The Source of All Healing – In the Lord’s prayer, we ask that we may be forgiven our sins “as we forgive those who sin against us.” We are asking the Lord to use us as an example of how readily and

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Share this article on Facebook “Wait! I Don’t Want To Die After All!” – I’ve been thinking about writing a book to help people dealing with end-of-life situations. Between the deaths of my wife and my parents and other family members, I’ve

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Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Charlie’s Evolution

Share this article on Facebook Outrage of the Day – On the 16 September 2010 edition of CNN’s American Morning, correspondent Carol Costello decided to mark the Pope’s UK visit by highlighting women “priests.”

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – September 15, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Sept. 15 4:00 – Amish Grace Amish Grace is the powerful and moving film based on a true story about the aftermath that

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – September 16, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Sept. 16 4:00 – The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II — The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy “As

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Share this article on Facebook Appeals Court Asked to Reverse Decision Allowing Embryonic Research Funding – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Attorneys for the two adult stem cell research scientists who challenged President Barack Obama’s executive order forcing taxpayers to

Share this article on Facebook Baby Found Born Alive Outside North Carolina Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – Winston Salem, NC (LifeNews.com) — A baby has been found born alive outside a local Planned Parenthood abortion facility in North Carolina. A staffer at the abortion

Share this article on Facebook Family of Slain Pro-Life Protester Jim Pouillon Remembers Him One Year Later – Owosso, MI (LifeNews.com) — The family of Jim Pouillon, the slain pro-life advocate who was killed for protesting abortions outside a local high school, remembers him

Share this article on Facebook Georgia Voters Favor Pro-Life Governor Candidate Nathan Deal Over Barnes – Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) — Georgia voters favor pro-life gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal over his challenger, Democrat Roy Barnes. A new Survey USA poll shows

Share this article on Facebook Hearings Begin on Lawsuit States Filed Against Pro-Abortion Health Care Law – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Oral arguments begin today in the case more than a dozen states have filed against the pro-abortion health care bill President Barack

Share this article on Facebook India Abortions Dropping, New Government Figure Shows; 6M Abortions Done – New Delhi, India (LifeNews.com) — A new governmental report shows the number of abortions in India is on the decline, but its says more than 6 million abortions are

Share this article on Facebook Judge Allows Louisiana Abortion Facility Not Meeting Safety Standards to Reopen – Shreveport, LA (LifeNews.com) — A state judge has lifted the emergency suspension order issued by the Louisa Department of Health and Hospitals closing a Shreveport

Share this article on Facebook Michigan County Votes to Drop Abortion Coverage From Employee Health Plans – Grand Rapid, MI (LifeNews.com) — Kent County, Michigan has voted today to remove abortion coverage from the taxpayer-financed health care plans county employees

Share this article on Facebook Mike Castle’s Loss Drops Embryonic Stem Cell Funding Advocate From Congress – Dover, DE (LifeNews.com) — Delaware Congressman Mike Castle lost his bid to become the Republican Senate nominee to a pro-life candidate, Christine O’Donnell. With the

Share this article on Facebook Mitch Daniels Making Moves to President Run, “Truce” Abortion Comment Hurting – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Indiana governor Mitch Daniels is making moves towards a potential presidential run in 2012 against pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

Share this article on Facebook Nevada: Harry Reid Loses Lead to Pro-Life Sharron Angle, Senate Race Now Tied – Carson City, NV (LifeNews.com) — The Nevada Senate race remains a cliffhanger as pro-abortion Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has lost the lead he had over pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Obama Must Back Down From Ignoring Doctor’s Conscience Rights on Abortion – Get the pitchforks out — America is hunting physicians. Instead of calling off the dogs, President Obama is leading the charge.

Share this article on Facebook Pelosi Says Pro-Abortion Democrats Will “Absolutely” Keep House After Elections – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — To hear pro-abortion House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tell it, she believes her pro-abortion colleagues will absolutely keep the House of

Share this article on Facebook Practitioner Heads to Jail for Manslaughter, Killed Woman in Failed Abortion – Hyannis, MA (LifeNews.com) — Massachusetts-based abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh was sentenced to six months in prison today after pleading guilty yesterday to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Candidates Defeat Abortion Backers in Delaware, New Hampshire – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Delaware pro-life Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell surprised political pundits Tuesday night by defeating Republican Senate

Share this article on Facebook Republican Predicts Senate Gains, Thinks Pro-Abortion Democrats Keep Chamber – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Senate Republican who heads the party’s efforts to elect GOP members of the Senate says he thinks the party will make gains in this

Share this article on Facebook UN: Maternal Mortality Declines by One-Third Despite No Abortion Legalization – New York, NY (LifeNews.com) — UN agencies and pro-abortion groups have told women and governmental bodies across the world that the only way to reduce maternal

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin: Pro-Life Candidates Johnson, Walker Get Nods for Senate, Governor – Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — Two Wisconsin pro-life candidates won their respective primary election races on Tuesday and now head to general election contests that

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Share this article on Facebook Abortion Activist MD Sued for Inseminating Wrong Sperm – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A leading Canadian pro-abortion activist who runs a fertility centre has been accused by two

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Groups Praise Newly Named Head of UN Women’s Agency – By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. and Nicholas DunnNEW YORK, September 16 (C-FAM)  The appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as Under Secretary General of UN

Share this article on Facebook Alberta’s ‘Kangaroo Court’ Human Rights Commission to Undergo Overhaul – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiEDMONTON, Alberta, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Alberta government’s Culture Minister, Lindsay Blackett, this week announced the

Share this article on Facebook Ballot Box: More Pro-life Primary Victories in New York – By Peter J. SmithSee more primary coverage here: ROUNDUP: Pro-Life Wins Big in Tuesday Tea Party Primary SurgeWASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) –

Share this article on Facebook BC Polygamy Case May be Used to Test Polyamory – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiVANCOUVER, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group calling itself the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) has asked Chief

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Diocese of Austin Texas Cancels Planned Parenthood Rabbi Pulpit – AUSTIN, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After LSN ran a story yesterday drawing attention to the fact that a Rabbi who on the board of Planned Parenthood in

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Dad Sacrifices Self to Save Wife, Unborn Child in Car Crash – By Kathleen GilbertVANCOUVER, B.C., September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A heroic split-second decision by a young husband and father in the moments before a severe

Share this article on Facebook Chinese Province Tackles Promiscuity with Christian Chastity Program – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanPEKING, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – China’s Yunnan Province is implementing a new program to encourage chastity in students, using

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on Sept 15 News – LSN staff have put a great deal of work into some of today’s reports. Yes, they involve a fair bit of reading, but these reports are full of invaluable information.

Share this article on Facebook Faithful Have ‘Obligation’ to Disobey Abortion Law: Spanish Archbishop – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanTARRAGONA, Spain, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Archbishop of Tarragona, Spain, is instructing the faithful of his

Share this article on Facebook Florida Bishop Joins Faithful in Planned Parenthood Protest – By Peter J. SmithNAPLES, Florida, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Well over a hundred pro-life witnesses and a local Catholic bishop turned out on Monday to

Share this article on Facebook Foundering in Polls, Crist Abandons Pro-Family Stance to Court Gay Vote – By Peter J. SmithMIAMI, Florida, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s poll numbers foundering in the three-way Senate race between

Share this article on Facebook How to Influence the Vatican: A Pro-Life Insider’s Perspective – By Hilary WhiteROME, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates and others looking for change in the Catholic Church have always come to Rome to meet and

Share this article on Facebook Jennifer Aniston and Destruction of the Family – Dear Friends,”Destroy the Traditional Family: The Game”No, we’re not joking. This game is real, and you can play it on this website:

Share this article on Facebook Jerusalem Must Fund Homosexual Community: Israeli Supreme Court – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiJERUSALEM, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Israeli Supreme Court judges ruled this week that Jerusalem discriminated against the city’s

Share this article on Facebook Judge Orders Louisiana Abortion Clinic Back in Business – For Now – By Peter J. SmithBATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A state judge has decided that an abortion facility shut down a week ago by the

Share this article on Facebook New Archbishop of Seattle: “To be Catholic Means to be Pro-Life” – By John-Henry WestenWASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This morning Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of Bishop James Peter Sartain of

Share this article on Facebook New TLC Series Aims to End ‘Discrimination’ against Polygamy – By Kathleen GilbertUTAH, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The stars of a controversial new TLC television show are gearing up to help change America’s idea of the

Share this article on Facebook Ontario Premier Says No Euthanasia Debate – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiTORONTO, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said he is not in favor of Quebec-style public hearings on

Share this article on Facebook Perkins: ‘We must Love People Enough’ to Combat Homosexuality – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservatives’ principled opposition to same-sex “marriage” is based, not on “homophobia” or

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Rabbi Given Pulpit at Austin Catholic Church – By John-Henry WestenAUSTIN, TX, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rabbi Alan Freedman is a big name in the abortion industry in Texas; according to his information

Share this article on Facebook Pope Warns against Dictatorship of Relativism and ‘Atheist Extremism’ on First Day in Britain – By Hilary WhiteROME, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the first day of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain he has not held back from the great themes of his

Share this article on Facebook Roundup: Pro-Life Wins Big in Tuesday Tea Party Primary Surge – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Big Tea Party wins on Tuesday translated also into pro-life victories in several states as Tea

Share this article on Facebook Stop Harvesting Organs after ‘Cardiac Death,’ Say MDs – By Patrick B. CraineCALGARY, Alberta, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of doctors have called on the medical community to cease harvesting organs from

Share this article on Facebook The Church Does Not Need to “Be Attractive” but to Proclaim the Truth: Pope to Journalists – By Hilary WhiteROME, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI has made it clear that he is not going to mince words or waste time on his visit to a

Share this article on Facebook UK Parliamentary Coalition on Human Dignity Welcomes Pope – LIVERPOOL, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Convenor of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Dignity has issued a statement warmly welcoming Pope

Share this article on Facebook United Nations Considers International Tax to Support MDG’s – By Amanda PawloskiNEW YORK, September 16 (C-FAM) – Sixty nations will present a declaration to implement an international currency transaction tax during the UN

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Share this article on Facebook Man Sues Dissident Catholic Sect – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Buffalo man who turned over $1.6 million to a monastery of monks he believed to be part of the Benedictine Order is now suing

Share this article on Facebook Oregon Hospices Shun Physician-Assisted Suicide – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Even though physician assisted suicide has been legal in Oregon for more than a decade, a new survey has found that most

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Detractors Have No Room to Talk – Pope’s Detractors Have No Room to Talk Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Pope Benedict XVI will land in the controversy-torn UK today for a four day

Share this article on Facebook Primary Upsets Proves People Have Had Enough of Establishment Politics – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Surprising “tea party” wins in yesterday’s primary battles proves that Americans are fed up with establishment politics on both

Share this article on Facebook Signatures Needed to Counter Radical UN Youth Document – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam) is circulating a positive youth statement that will be presented to the

Share this article on Facebook Study: More Children Than Ever Being Raised by Grandparents – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist One child in 10 in the United States lives with a grandparent, a share that increased slowly and steadily over the past decade

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Reopens New State-of-the-Art Library – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican is about to reopen its new state-of-the-art library after three years of renovations which include housing its

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Share this article on Facebook 13th-Century Dominican Stabat Mater: Text and Music – Through the kindness of one of our readers who converted the PDFs of this music into JPGs I can now post this newly discovered 13th-Century Sequence version of the

Share this article on Facebook Architect Dino Marcantonio on the Bema – Yale architect, Dino Marcantonio, continues his series on the parts of the church building with a consideration of the bema : The term Bema has several different

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical Creativity and Narcissism – The following interesting piece, Messing with the Mass: The Problem of Priestly Narcissism Today , was sent my way a couple of days ago. The piece was written by Dr.

Share this article on Facebook Papal Mass at Bellahouston Park, Scotland – The first papal Mass for the Holy Father’s visit to the United Kingdom is about to begin in Bellahouston Park. Those who wish to watch may tune in to either EWTN or the

Share this article on Facebook The Holy Father in Holyroodhouse – Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with Pope Benedict XVI during an audience in the Morning Drawing Room at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Image

Share this article on Facebook The Paintings of Fr. George William Rutler – One of the things about Fr. Adrian Fortescue which I have always found of interest was the breadth of his own interests. Oh indeed, he is particularly known to us today

Share this article on Facebook The Pope in Britain – A nice photo from today, showing the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. (Image source: Getty

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Library Restoration – The website of BBC news has some images up of the newly restored and re-opened Vatican Library .

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Share this article on Facebook Another miracle for saint-to-be Newman? – CNS is reporting that a “severely deformed baby was born in a perfectly normal condition after the child’s mother prayed to Cardinal John Henry Newman for a miracle.”

Share this article on Facebook Follow the pope’s UK visit live via webcast – Click the link below for live coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s four-day visit to England and Scotland live via webcast 24/7: http://www.thepapalvisit.org.uk/webcast

Share this article on Facebook The Anchoress and Rome’s Eternal Shrug – A stunningly beautiful post by a fellow colleague from my recent Rome trip. Elizabeth Scalia (aka The Anchoress), a blogger over at First Things , captures something

Share this article on Facebook Who needs Catholic schools? – We all do, according to a must-read piece by Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York in America magazine. From the archbishop’s America article: “It is time to recover our

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Share this article on Facebook Could your child use a $20,000 scholarship from Belmont Abbey College? If so, act now! – That’s right. There’s some serious “money on the table” right now for college-bound Catholic kids who apply early for the Belmont Abbey College “Hintemeyer Catholic

Share this article on Facebook My new favorite Pope Benedict XVI Quote – “ It is important to recognize dissent for what it is, and not to mistake it for a mature contribution to a balanced and wide-ranging debate. It is the truth revealed

Share this article on Facebook When you care enough to send the best (but you still have your doubts)http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

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Share this article on Facebook Are the Crusades and Jihad Equivalents? – Good article here http://the-american-catholic.com/2010/08/26/enough-is-enough-the-crusades-the-jihad-are-not-equivalents/

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Share this article on Facebook A Creche, B-16 & Your Opinion, Please – I tease you with a splendid picture (they get a little fuzzy with cropping/shrinking) from Rome in order to entice you into answering a question for me. What you see

Share this article on Facebook A Running thread on Benedict in UK – Last night, after listening to me coo about the papal audience a friend of mine said, “that’s so great; it’s just too bad it couldn’t be John Paul!” She could hear the

Share this article on Facebook Thank you, a little slow at the gate! – Deplorable-looking woman, who has grown her mother’s nose and who sweated off her make-up, reviving with Guinness in Rome Sorry it’s so quiet. I awoke this morning with

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Share this article on Facebook ANG MGA MALING ARAL NG MGA JEHOVAH WITNESSES Part 9 The Name Jehovah – The Cross on Watch Tower which now demonically denied and rejected by the Jehovah Witnesses Anonymous said… Jehovah (Yahweh) The catholic encyclopedia 1913 volume 8

Share this article on Facebook ANG MGA MALING ARAL NG MGA JEHOVAH WITNESSES Part 7 Response of Bro. Marwil Llasos – Old Jehovah Witnesses monuments bears the Sign of the Cross inside a wreath. This acceptance of the Cross was later changed and rejected by their leaders. It shows their

Share this article on Facebook ANG MGA MALING ARAL NG MGA JEHOVAH WITNESSES Part 8 Response of Bro. Marwil Llasos – The 1917 Jehovah Witnesses Christmas Card bears images of the Cross. Later, their leaders were filled with demonic spirits and they changed their doctrines. Now they are

Share this article on Facebook ANO ANG IBIG SABIHIN NG ISAIAS 22:25? – St. Peter Holding the Keys of the Kingdom by Puget Anonymous said… Father Abe, Good day po,unang-una po ay nagpapasalamat ako sa inyo sapagkat sinasagot nyo po ang

Share this article on Facebook HOLY MASS: Et cum spiritu tuo – And with your Spirt by Fr. Edward McNamara, Prof. of Liturgy Regina Apostolorum University – “And With Your Spirit” ROME, SEPT. 14, 2010 ( Zenit.org ).- Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum

Share this article on Facebook KATANUNGAN TUNGKOL SA RAPTURE, ANG IMBENTONG ARAL NG MGA BORN-AGAIN – The Marriage Feast of the Lamb. The Lord Jesus comes to meet His Bride the Church. The problem with the Born Again is that they belong to churches and disunited

Share this article on Facebook Physical Ba ang Wangis ng Dios Dahil Siya ang Lumikha sa Tao? – The creation of Adam and Eve, Giusto di Giovanni de’ Menabuoi Anonymous said… ang sabi po sa biblia…. basa! GENESIS 1:26-27 “26at sinabi ng Dios, lalangin natin ang

Share this article on Facebook Refuting the Atheists Claim on St. Thomas Aquinas – St. Thomas Aquinas lovingly carrying his writings which became an excellent guide of the Church in Philosophy and Theology. Bro. A said… Hi Fr.Abe. Once a friend told

Share this article on Facebook REFUTING THE BAPTIST TRACT ON ‘FAITH ALONE’ DISTRIBUTED IN BAGUIO CITY – Jesus and the Penitent Woman Hi Fr. Abe.Just want to refer this matter to you especially on faith and works. For the past weeks, some whites particularly baptists in our

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Share this article on Facebook Pope Names Bishop Sartain of Joliet, Illinois to Succeed Retiring Archbishop Alex Brunett of Seattle – WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop J. Peter Sartain of Joliet, Illinois, 58, to succeed Archbishop Alexander Brunett of Seattle, 76. At the same time, the

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops to Meet November 15-18 in Baltimore, Will Elect Officers and Chairs-Elect of Six Committees – WASHINGTON—The annual Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be November 15-18, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

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Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI to new bishops – The Holy Father recently addressed newly named and consecrated bishops during a workshop organized for them each year in Rome by the Congregation for Bishops. The Holy

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s presser on the airplane to Scotland – On the airplane winging to Scotland, the Holy Father took a few questions from journos during a brief presser. Q. – Your Holiness, … during the preparation for this

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s sermon at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow – Holy Father’s sermon in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park with my emphases and comments. You will see here that the Pope is pressing something that I have for years been

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s state visit begins in Scotland – The Holy Father arrived in England and was greeted by Her Majesty the Queen at the beginning of this state visit. From VIS: Your Majesty, Thank you for your gracious

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League on some Brits lecturing the Pope – From the Catholic League: NOTED BRITS LECTURE POPE More than 50 British notables have signed a letter in the Guardian newspaper criticizing the visit to the U.K. by Pope

Share this article on Facebook English priests comment on the Papal Mass in Glasgow – His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan and the great PP of Brighton, Fr. Blake, share their views of the Papal Mass in Glasgow today. Be sure to visit their fine blogs. Some

Share this article on Facebook Jesus GOD!… Does it have to be like this? – I cannot stand the UN.  The UN should go. That said…  for the love of God. I caught this, and this photo, in a CNN story.  The UN can give us some stats, but their

Share this article on Facebook PRAYER REQUEST for seminarian with inoperable brain tumor – I have in the past posted about the medical/health situation of a seminarian for the Diocese of Raleigh, Philip Johnson. He has received some bad news about the tumor in

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Fragments – When does reverence become neurosis? – From a priest reader: I’ve been a priest for ten years, and the celebration of the Holy Mass is still the high point of my day.   I’ve always been scrupulous about

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Jews using a Catholic church for their services – From a reader: EWTN is reporting that a priest at St. Louis parish in Austin is allowing a Jewish group to use his parish for Jewish holy day celebrations.  There is a

Share this article on Facebook Sounds from the Mass in Glasgow – Sounds from the Mass in Glasgow. Also, a friend of mine is saying that Our Lord must have sent the Blessed Virgin and angels to clear the skies, given the demons that

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed – It has been a while since I have posted any shots from the feeder. A whole bunch o’ Blue Jays.  There were a couple more as well. This Nutchatch likes safflower. I was

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: DEATH FROM ABOVE edition – I was sitting at my desk, writing the entry about Fr. Finigan’s annd Fr. Blake’s comments on the Mass at Glasgow and …. THWUMP! I saw the birds at the feeders

Share this article on Facebook The Guardian: Humanist letter against the Pope – The Guardian – in a spirit of helpfulness no doubt – printed a letter against the Pope and his state visit signed by some British notables. Well… they are a bit more

Share this article on Facebook Thoughts on Benedict XVI’s state visit to England and Scotland – The Holy Father is about to travel to the “hedonistic wasteland … the geopolitical epicentre of the culture of death”, and, judging from some of the nutty media coverage

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