Catholic News Headlines September 21, 2010


Sep. 20, 7pm—Sep. 21, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook African American pastors warn against repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2010 / 12:59 pm ( CNA ).- Family Research Council (FRC) president Tony Perkins and several African American religious leaders held a press

Share this article on Facebook Ambassador Kmiec reflects on car crash which killed priest and religious sister – Valletta, Malta, Sep 21, 2010 / 12:33 am ( CNA ).- U.S. Ambassador to Malta Doug Kmiec has said his life will be haunted “forever” by the car crash in which caused the

Share this article on Facebook American pilgrims attend first Mass at Bl. John Henry Newman Shrine – Birmingham, England, Sep 21, 2010 / 02:57 am ( CNA ).- One day after Cardinal Newman’s beatification, a group of American pilgrims attended the first-ever Mass at the

Share this article on Facebook Attempts to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and military abortion ban fail – Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2010 / 03:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. Senate blocked a controversial military bill on Tuesday afternoon which would have repealed the

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal affirms Chile’s rejection of abortion – Santiago, Chile, Sep 21, 2010 / 05:52 pm ( CNA ).- During the celebrations commemorating Chile’s bicentennial, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz of Santiago called on

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal encourages faithful to allow God to fill their lives – Lima, Peru, Sep 21, 2010 / 11:50 am ( CNA ).- During Mass on Sunday, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima called on the faithful to set aside “material values” and live

Share this article on Facebook Catholic legal experts warn HHS against requiring coverage of contraception and sterilization – Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2010 / 06:04 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Officials with the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference have urged the Department of Health and Human Services

Share this article on Facebook Exorcist says Satan exists but without ‘horns, wings or a tail’ – Bogotá, Colombia, Sep 20, 2010 / 10:03 pm ( CNA ).- Spanish exorcist Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea Cucurull stated in an interview last week that though Satan does indeed

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father to make pastoral visit to Palermo – Vatican City, Sep 21, 2010 / 10:37 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican announced on Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI will make a pastoral visit to Palermo, Italy in early

Share this article on Facebook Italian official claims link between homosexual adoption and human trafficking – Rome, Italy, Sep 21, 2010 / 02:58 pm ( CNA ).- The Secretary of State for Family Policy in Italy, Carlo Giovanardi, stated in an interview this week that he believes

Share this article on Facebook Officials react with surprise to investigation of Vatican bank’s chairman – Rome, Italy, Sep 21, 2010 / 01:49 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Italian authorities began an investigation on Tuesday of the Vatican Bank’s chairman, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi,

Share this article on Facebook West ends sabbatical with new show, says critics are on ‘religious right’ – Colorado Springs, Colo., Sep 20, 2010 / 09:50 pm ( CNA ).- Christopher West, the popular author and speaker whose presentation of Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: Attempts to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and military abortion ban fail – On Sept. 21, a Republican-led filibuster blocked a vote on repealing the 1993 policy allowing homosexuals to serve …

Share this article on Facebook House may adjourn by the end of this week – House leaders may consider adjourning by as early as the end of this week. If so, it would be the first time the …

Share this article on Facebook President admits that times are still tough – President Barack Obama admitted that times are still tough for many Americans. Addressing an audience that at …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Happy Feast of St. Matthew! – Today is the Feast of St. Matthew, tax collector turned apostle of Christ. In his Gospel, we read: “…’Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ But

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 40% of Docs: Euthanasia OK If You’re Bored – This one will kill ya’. No literally. I mean it. A Newsletter for doctors in Australia reports: More than four in 10 doctors in Australia believe people aged over 70 who

Share this article on Facebook It’s Official. Harry Reid is Creepy – It’s not as if Harry Reid’s zombie-like visage wasn’t creepy enough. Now he’s adding horndog status to his repertoire? This is kinda’ icky. 70 year old Harry Reid is now

Share this article on Facebook Oh No. Not Paul Ryan Too? – John Hawkins is a little fed up (as am I) of all this “truce” talk on social issues. I guess we’re expected to let our Republican leaders deal with really important

Share this article on Facebook Old Time Baseball – I despise the Atlanta Braves because they have visited heartache upon me in ways unimaginable when I began rooting for the NY Mets. But I must admit Braves outfielder

Share this article on Facebook Witches Brew – As you have probably heard, Christine O’Donnell won the Republican primary in Delaware for the Senate seat. The story for the first few days after her victory was about

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict Xvi’s Pastoral Visit To Palermo, Italy – VATICAN CITY, 21 SEP 2010 (VIS) – Benedict XVI is due to make a pastoral visit to Palermo, Italy, on Sunday 3 October for the occasion of a regional ecclesial meeting of

Share this article on Facebook Dachau Martyr Beatified – Father Gerhard Hirschfelder (1907-42), a German priest who died of hunger and pneumonia in the Dachau concentration camp, was beatified as a martyr on September 19. The

Share this article on Facebook In Memoriam – VATICAN CITY, 21 SEP 2010 (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks: – Bishop Francis Gerard Brooks, emeritus of Dromore, Ireland, on 4 September at the age of

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Sept 21 – VATICAN CITY, 21 SEP 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Matadi, Democratic Republic of Congo, presented by

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Urge HHS: No Contraception, Sterilization Mandates In Health Care – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging the Department of Health and Human Services not to include contraception and sterilization on its list

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Cooking Up Vocations – Lisa Hendey: Let’s pray for this special seminarian! | I found this article today at CNN about Kenneth Smith, a New Orleans area chef who’s hanging up his apron to enter

Share this article on Facebook Leave the Suitcase in the Closet – Arwen Mosher: How do you feel about the “staycation”? | Today is Monday, but it feels like Saturday. To be exact, it feels like Saturday after a really long week. My

Share this article on Facebook Silence In Hyde Park – Rebecca Teti: | Not to belabor the point, but Pope Benedict XVI really won the people of the United Kingdom over. Here’s an incredible story about that. Read it if you

Share this article on Facebook Simple School – Simcha Fisher: First grade learning should be simple and pleasant | When I first started teaching my kids, I wanted to teach the HECK out of them.  I wanted them to play

Share this article on Facebook The Facebook Dilemma – Rachel Balducci: Do you Like or Dislike? | I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. On the one hand, I love being connected with so many people, seeing all kinds

Share this article on Facebook What’s On Your Mind? – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Open Forum | (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 When Faith Meets Sports – Danielle Bean: The Pittsburgh Steelers Are a God-Friendly Team | My friend Jen Ambrose pointed me toward this article about Pittsburgh athletes and faith over the

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook What Are You Working For? – So many people spend their whole lives working toward things they really don’t even want. Many times we do things or work toward things just because we can. And we never

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Not So Safe After All – It has happened again. A woman walked into a so-called “safe and legal” abortion clinic, and ended up dying along with her baby. This tragedy occurred in Jackson

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Enthusiasm Gap

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous – No Wait – AMAZINGLY CORRECT Statement of the Day (Starring Chris Matthews)

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Practitioner With Problems Replaces One Who Killed Woman in Maryland – Annapolis, MD (LifeNews.com) — Just one week after abortion practitioner Romeo A. Ferrer had his medical license suspended a pro-life group has learned that the

Share this article on Facebook Congressman Paul Ryan Latest to Call For Truce on Pro-Life, Social Issues – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin became the latest potential presidential candidate and Republican with a national profile to call for

Share this article on Facebook Media Matters Taken to Task for Misleading on Abortion-Military Hospital Debate – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Americans United for Life is taking the liberal “media watchdog” Media Matters to task today for a misleading attack on one of its staff

Share this article on Facebook Mike Pence Wins GOP Presidential Straw Poll at Pro-Life Values Voters Summit – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana won the 2012 presidential straw poll at the pro-life Values Voters Summit today in the nation’s

Share this article on Facebook Millions of Americans to Stand Up for Women, Against Abortion in 2010 LifeChain – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life people around the nation will be literally standing up for women and unborn children next month. They’ll be taking part in an

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey Senate Fails to Restore Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood – Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) — The New Jersey state Senate today failed to override a veto Governor Chris Christie issued to yank taxpayer funding from the Planned

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood, Contraception Shouldn’t be Included in Health Care Law – Planned Parenthood is organizing a national effort to have contraceptives included among the free preventive services health plans must provide under the new health care

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Religion Key in Shaping Abortion Opinions, Mostly for Pro-Life People – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new Pew poll released on Friday shows Americans continue to say their religious beliefs have been highly influential in shaping their

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict Calls Christians to Protect Human Life From Abortion, Euthanasia – Lonon, England (LifeNews.com) — During his visit to England, Pope Benedict XVI called on Christians worldwide to do more to protect human life from abortion and

Share this article on Facebook Rhode Island Governor: Pro-Abortion Chafee Leads Caprio and Pro-Life Robitaille – Providence, RI (LifeNews.com) — Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee, who is pro-abortion, holds a very slight lead over Democrat Frank Caprio in the first Rasmussen

Share this article on Facebook Senate Panel to Reconsider Obama’s Pro-Abortion Judicial Picks Liu, Chen, Butler – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider sixteen of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees during a hearing Thursday, including

Share this article on Facebook Support for Repeal of Pro-Abortion ObamaCare Bill Hits Highest Mark Since May – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Support among likely voters for the repeal of the health care bill that contains massive abortion funding hit its highest mark since

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput Urges Christian Renewal in Response to Growing Persecution in US – By Patrick Craine DENVER, Colorado, September 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Faced with growing persecution from an increasingly secular culture, Catholics must work for

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese Disavows any Connection with Liberal ‘Synod’ – By Matthew AndersonMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, September 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has officially stated that a liberal

Share this article on Facebook Congressman: U.N. Abortion Agenda Undermines Fight against Maternal Mortality – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., September 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In this Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post, U.S. Congressman Chris Smith warned that an

Share this article on Facebook Louisiana Abortion Clinic Cited for Danger to Health and Safety to Remain Open – By Peter J. SmithBATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has been denied again the opportunity

Share this article on Facebook Midwest Catholic Bishops Exhort Flocks to Fight for Marriage – By Peter J. SmithDES MOINES, Iowa, September 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic bishops of Iowa and Minnesota are sending Catholics a strong message this year:

Share this article on Facebook Moral Truth “Accessible by Reason,” Should Guide Political Process: Pope Benedict to … – By Hilary WhiteROME, September 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Basing political and civil life on moral relativism and the shifting sands of popular opinion will lead

Share this article on Facebook Negative Psychological Impact of Abortion Results from ‘Hard-Wiring’ in Women’s Brains: Scholars – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiNEW YORK, September 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Women are hard-wired for relationships—and a woman’s relationship to her baby is one of the

Share this article on Facebook No Funding for IVF…Yet, Says Cash-Strapped Ontario Gvmt – By Patrick B. CraineTORONTO, Ontario, September 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario government is not yet prepared to fund in vitro fertilization (IVF) at this

Share this article on Facebook No-Fault Divorce a Greater threat to Marriage than Gay ‘Marriage’: Expert – By James TillmanSeptember 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to Dr. Stephen Baskerville, professor of political science at Patrick Henry College and author of

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: What’s the difference? Media, The Koran Burning, and the Pope’s U.K. Visit – Commentary by Matthew AndersonSeptember 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One can’t help but notice that religion is all the rage in the news these days. First there was the

Share this article on Facebook Republicans Block Repeal of Military Gay, Abortion Bans – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., September 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republicans were successful in their efforts Tuesday to block debate on a defense

Share this article on Facebook School Trustees Slam “Homosexualized” Ontario “Equity Strategy” – By Patrick B. CraineTORONTO, Ontario, September 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The McGuinty government’s equity and inclusive education strategy “represents a violation

Share this article on Facebook U.K. Pro-Life Advocates Arrested over Graphic Abortion Photo – By Hilary WhiteSeptember 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two pro-life activists were arrested this month in Britain for displaying an allegedly “distressing” graphic sign

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Angry Citizens Confront Obama at Town Hall – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Contrary to his usual carefully orchestrated events, President Barack Obama faced some tough criticism from disenchanted

Share this article on Facebook Crucial Vote Takes Place Today on Defense Bill Loaded with Radical Causes – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Senate may vote today to open debate on a national defense authorization bill that has been saddled with a variety of

Share this article on Facebook Pope Leaves UK Spellbound – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Pope Benedict XVI’s historic trip to England was more successful than anyone hoped, with most of the once-hostile British media

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical Conference in Germany: The Priesthood and the Eucharistic Sacrifice – Readers who have been looking for a reason to visit Germany will be interested to learn of the following liturgical conference which will take place in Cologne this

Share this article on Facebook Michaelmas Embertide: The Ember Days of Autumn – As was recently noted, we are now approaching the Ember days of September within the liturgical calendar of the usus antiquior — beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept.

Share this article on Facebook September 21st: The Prophet Jonah – Today is, of course, the Feast of St. Matthew the Evangelist, but continuing on with our recollection of the Old Testament saints, today is also a day in which we

Share this article on Facebook The Heart of Catholic Germany (Part I) – Recently I had the opportunity to visit the Germany city of Fulda. Fulda, although being a rather smallish town in Eastern Hesse, is considered the heart of Catholic

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Canon Law Articles Recommended by Ed Peters – For those who love Canon Law issues. CanonLawyer Dr. Peters writes, “Three recent and important “short-reads” related to canon law . “A number of pressing projects

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Benedict’s UK Triumph Ignored in US – Shamelessly cribbed from Lucianne.com Deacon Greg, who rarely has time to really sit down and write like this, hits one out of the ballpark, today, as he takes a look at

Share this article on Facebook I’m at the WaPo… – In a roundaboutacious way – a rerun of my Good Friday piece at NPR

Share this article on Facebook O’ Donnell’s Masturbation Maturation – In my Tuesday column, I take a surprising turn (I am full of surprising twists and turns) in order to defend Christine O’ Donnell on two fronts, although neither of them

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Murphy Urges Congress To Preserve, Improve Tax Credits That Benefit Working Poor Families And Children – WASHINGTON (September 21, 2010) —The chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB),

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook BLOG PROBLEM REPORT – There were attacks today.   I am not sure what kind.  Perhaps generic. In any event.  The time has come for changes. I have switched to the WP default theme for a bit

Share this article on Facebook Hyde Park Litany… of the… Sacred Heart – When the Holy Father was at Hyde Park in London, there was a species of The Litany of the Sacred Heart. It was curtailed and there were interpolated intercessions, very

Share this article on Facebook Litany for the conversion of internet thugs. – A work in progress. I am willing to take some intelligent suggestions and additions. Litany for the conversion of internet thugs. (private use only, and when truly

Share this article on Facebook Of Blogs and Magic – In the work going on behind the scenes to make the blog.. well… work, I have had an enlightening experience. Never in life did I imagine I would see this combination of

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Babies, Cheerios, and the Eucharistic fast – From a reader: Like all parents of small children, my wife and I are weekly navigating the challenges of keeping our little one quiet during Mass. We have lately fallen

Share this article on Facebook So a Pope and an Anglican Archbishop walk into an Abbey… – The other day when the Benedict XVI was at Westminster Abbey, together with Anglican Archbp. Williams for an Anglican service, I just about sprayed my Mystic Monk Coffee

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