Catholic News Headlines September 24, 2010


Sep. 23, 7pm—Sep. 24, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook A Prayer to the loving Christ Jesus – O Truth, you are the light of my heart.  Let your light speak to me, not my own darkness.  I went astray but I remembered you and now I return longing and thirsting for

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Share this article on Facebook Catholics for Equality leader calls for activist unity against bishops – San Francisco, Calif., Sep 24, 2010 / 09:04 am ( CNA ).- One board member of the dissenting homosexual advocacy group Catholics for Equality says it is “imperative” for

Share this article on Facebook Church in Colombia calls for peace after killing of FARC leader – Bogotá, Colombia, Sep 24, 2010 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- The secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba, has called for peace in the wake

Share this article on Facebook Expert critiques President Obama’s health care claims – Front Royal, Va., Sep 24, 2010 / 12:52 am ( CNA ).- Commenting on the six month anniversary of the Senate passage of President Obama’s health care bill on Sept. 23,

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father speaks to schoolchildren, emphasizes importance of reading – Rome, Italy, Sep 24, 2010 / 03:51 pm ( CNA ).- Hundreds of kids felt the personal “warmth” of the Pope as they met with him in a private audience on Thursday evening.

Share this article on Facebook Ivory Coast forum to seek out Pope Benedict’s ‘New Pentecost for Africa’ – Vatican City, Sep 23, 2010 / 11:07 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Vatican dicasteries are promoting a new forum in western Africa to examine African identity and culture in

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Catholic high school community mobilizes to win $500,000 prize – Lincoln, Neb., Sep 23, 2010 / 07:45 pm ( CNA ).- In an effort to finance a much needed kitchen for their facility, Nebraska’s Pius X high school in Lincoln joined forces

Share this article on Facebook Pope gave UK Catholics a “new agenda,” says Archbishop Nichols – London, England, Sep 24, 2010 / 05:03 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- According to the primate of English and Welsh Catholics, the Holy Father set a “new agenda” for the faithful

Share this article on Facebook Prejudiced journalism ‘diminishes public life,’ warns Archbishop Chaput – Denver, Colo., Sep 24, 2010 / 12:55 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Delivering the featured address at a religion news writers conference in Denver on Friday, Archbishop Charles

Share this article on Facebook Prominent atheist says Catholicism is least tolerated religion in Europe – Madrid, Spain, Sep 24, 2010 / 03:27 am ( CNA ).- Bernard-Henri Lévy, a well-known atheist associated with what is considered to be the European left, said in an

Share this article on Facebook Sex abuse lawsuit involving Wisconsin priest names Pope Benedict as defendant – Milwaukee, Wis., Sep 24, 2010 / 05:59 pm ( CNA ).- A lawsuit filed by a man sexually abused decades ago by a Wisconsin priest has named Pope Benedict XVI as a defendant.

Share this article on Facebook Vatican aims for 2012 release of new marriage preparation document – Vatican City, Sep 24, 2010 / 05:45 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Pontifical Council for the Family is working to create a document to guide marriage preparation efforts in

Share this article on Facebook Vatican: Non-nuclear weapon agenda must be based around human dignity – Vatican City, Sep 24, 2010 / 09:52 am ( CNA ).- The Holy See’s delegate to an international conference on atomic energy has emphasized the value of human life as the

Share this article on Facebook World Health Organization report recognizes lower maternal mortality rate – New York City, N.Y., Sep 24, 2010 / 07:05 am ( CNA ).- A new report by the United Nations has accepted lower revised estimates of global maternal deaths. The move

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Anglicans are Coming: Archbishop Wuerl to Oversee Reception of Anglican Christians – Britain could have an Ordinariate by the end of the year. The Rt Rev Keith Newton, the flying bishop …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Americans Continue To sour on Washington Establishment Politicians – Americans indeed continue to “sour” on the lack of performance from Washington, which has led to …

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: A case study of anti-Catholic, anti-family bigotry – The most recent nauseating attack on Christian orthodoxy is an article published by The Minnesota Independent, a …

Share this article on Facebook Tempers Flare at Reid-Angle Forum – It is possible that Harry Reid is going to lose his seat in the Senate after this election. He and Angle are …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Capital Punishment: Virginia Executes First Woman Since 1912 – Friends and supporters rallied outside the Greensville Correctional Facility as Lewis was put to death. The case …

Share this article on Facebook Controversial Episcopal Bishop Refuses House of Bishops Call to Resign – “I was unaware of my younger brother’s inappropriate relationship with a minor member of our …

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: Stephen Colbert Makes Our Government Look Like a Joke – American is a nation of immigrants.However, I want fair and reasonable immigration laws, and I want those laws …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Jesuit foundation feeds malnourished school children – MATI, Davao del Sur, Sept. 25, 2010—The leading microfinance institution in the diocese of Mati celebrated the 15th anniversary of the People’s Credit Finance

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Barron on the Hitchens Brothers

Share this article on Facebook Raising Awareness Is Not an End Goal – It seems that the U2 frontman Bono’s charity isn’t all that into actually helping people, just raising awareness that people need help. Big Hollywood has a story that:

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Recalls His First Days At School – VATICAN CITY, 24 SEP 2010 (VIS) – Yesterday evening in the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo, Benedict XVI received a group of pupils, parents and teachers from the

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Bishops Call For Constitutional Convention To Defend Marriage – A year after an Iowa Supreme Court ruling imposed same-sex marriage on the state, the state’s bishops are urging Catholics to vote for a state constitutional convention

Share this article on Facebook Italian Teenage Girl To Be Beatified – Ven. Chiara Badano (1973-1991), an Italian teenager who died of bone cancer, will be beatified in Rome on September 25. Badano, who was involved in the Focolare

Share this article on Facebook Letter Of The Pope For The World Meeting Of Families 2012 – VATICAN CITY, 24 SEP 2010 (VIS) – At midday today in the Holy See Press Office Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, presented

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Sept 24 – VATICAN CITY, 24 SEP 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Ten prelates from the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, on their “ad

Share this article on Facebook Permanent Working Commission Holy See – Israel – VATICAN CITY, 24 SEP 2010 (VIS) – The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel met on 21 September to continue its work on an

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Sept 24 – VATICAN CITY, 24 SEP 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Bishop Daniel Fernandez Torres, auxiliary of San Juan de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, as bishop of Arecibo

Share this article on Facebook Programme Of Trip To Santiago De Compostela, Barcelona – VATICAN CITY, 24 SEP 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the programme of Benedict XVI’s forthcoming apostolic trip to Spain, which is due to take him to the cities of Santiago

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A-ha! – Rachel Balducci: Take On Chores | Sometimes you just need to re-invent the wheel. I’ve had two of those lightbulb moments recently, beautiful split-seconds when I’ve

Share this article on Facebook Casual Fridays – Killer Commute? – Lisa Hendey: Is your drive a time of blessing or a time of terror? | After having the last two years “off”, I’m back to playing school bus driver with my teenage son

Share this article on Facebook Furry Monsters and Pop Stars Don’t Mix – Danielle Bean: Katy Perry pulled from Sesame Streeet | By now, most of you have probably heard about the controversy involving Katy Perry, Elmo, a game of tag, a dance

Share this article on Facebook S Is For Sweet – Hallie Lord: Time to Shop for Baby Fashions | Hi ladies! Thank you so much for the many prayers before, during and after the birth of my little one! They meant the world

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

Share this article on Facebook When Siblings Rival – Arwen Mosher: Got tools for meeting the challenge? | I adore my children, and I’m glad to have both of them. That goes without saying. But you know what never happened

Share this article on Facebook Where the Vocations Are – Tim Drake: The Holy Spirit is Hard at Work | Take a look at some of the good news coming from various seminaries across the U.S. and you’ll find that the Holy Spirit is

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Aim to Win! – Paul writes to the Corinthians, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run so as to win. … I do not run like a man running

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign Motivating Pro-Life Advocates in Several States – Not only is this the biggest campaign ever, but more and more people are getting involved in local efforts from the very start.

Share this article on Facebook Abortion “Doctor” in Florida Arrested and Jailed for Avoiding Criminal Trial – Orlando, FL (LifeNews.com) — An abortion practitioner in Florida has been arrested and jailed after pro-life advocates tipped off police about his whereabouts. Police

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Practitioner Brigham Accused of More Violations by New Jersey Officials – New Jersey officials are accusing embattled abortion practitioner Steven Chase Brigham of more violations. He is already under the microscope in three states for putting

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Poll Shows Pro-Life Roy Blunt Clearly Leading Carnahan for Senate – Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life Senate candidate Roy Blunt has a clear lead against pro-abortion Robin Carnahan according to the latest Rasmussen Reports

Share this article on Facebook Paul Ryan Disagrees With “Truce” Between Pro-Life, Fiscal Issues in GOP – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Congressman Paul Ryan, a respected Republican leader on the health care debate, had pro-life advocates recalling the words of governors

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Applaud GOP Pledge Against Tax-Funded Abortions, ObamaCare – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — House Republican leaders unveiled their new Pledge to America document today that contains a promise to push for a permanent ban on

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life News: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Colorado – Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — The new DailyKos/Public Policy Polling survey in Wisconsin shows pro-life Ron Johnson (R) leading pro-abortion Sen. Russ Feingold (D) in

Share this article on Facebook Senate Defeats Motion to Allow Vote on Disclose Act Hurting Pro-Life Free Speech – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Senate today defeated a motion for a second time to end a Republican filibuster and allow a vote on a campaign finance bill pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Senate GOP Puts Pro-Life Barrasso in Pro-Abortion Murkowski’s Leadership Spot – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — With pro-abortion Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski having lost her primary election bid to pro-life candidate Joe Miller, and with

Share this article on Facebook Tea Party Activists Worried About Economy Should Consider the Cost of Abortion – Abortion is a moral and spiritual issue. It is an intense political and social issue. It is also a constitutional and legal issue that has divided the nation, splintered

Share this article on Facebook University of Notre Dame Hires Pro-Life Director After Having Pro-Abortion Obama – South Bend, IN (LifeNews.com) — The University of Notre Dame continues to try to make amends with pro-life Catholics in the wake of its allowing pro-abortion President

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion May be the “Death Knell” for our Society: U.S. Bishop Doran – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiROCKFORD, Illinois, September 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Thomas Doran has powerfully tackled the topic of abortion in his latest column

Share this article on Facebook Contrary to Erroneous Reports, New Jersey Abortion Clinics Still Open – By Peter J. SmithTRENTON, New Jersey, September 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Erroneous reports of closed abortion clinics in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, have threatened to

Share this article on Facebook England and Wales Bishops Supported Gay Civil Partnerships: Westminster Archbishop – By Hilary WhiteROME, September 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A day after the departure of Pope Benedict XVI from Britain, his senior archbishop, the unofficial head of

Share this article on Facebook Letters to the Editor – Re:”No-Fault Divorce a Greater threat to Marriage than Gay ‘Marriage’: Expert” I am so very glad that an article like this was finally posted. While I agree that

Share this article on Facebook New Initiative Offers Help to Girls Facing Pressure to Abort – By Kathleen GilbertSAN ANTONIO, Texas, September 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pregnant teens often face pressure to undergo an abortion from parents or others – but a

Share this article on Facebook Pastors Gear Up to Challenge Tax-Exempt Regulations on Pulpit Freedom Sunday – LEAWOOD, Kansas, September 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — One hundred pastors nationwide will be participating in the Alliance Defense Fund’s third annual Pulpit Freedom

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict Sends Greetings to 40 Days For Life Campaign – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiLONDON, UK, September 24. 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prior to the papal visit to England, the 40 Days for Life campaign team in London wrote to

Share this article on Facebook Saving the World and Kryptonite – Dear Friends of Life and Family,In many ways, LifeSiteNews is a lot like the Superman comics.Look around the office of the series’ newspaper, the Daily Planet where

Share this article on Facebook The Catholic Tea Kettle Continues to Boil – By Deal W. Hudson September 24. 2010 (InsideCatholic.com) – Over the past two weeks, I’ve had extensive discussions with a wide group of Catholic leaders about the state

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Rebukes Dissident Catholic Group – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist His Excellency, Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for Military Services, responded to a request from the homosexual advocacy group

Share this article on Facebook New Bill Requires Children to State Sexual Orientation – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Liberal lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee passed a bill that will require federal health officials

Share this article on Facebook NJ Planned Parenthood Shutters Clinic After Funding Cuts – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The failure of New Jersey’s state legislature to override the decision by Gov. Chris Christie to cut off Planned Parenthood

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Clarifies Bank Investigation – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In response to recent events involving a surprise investigation of what the media is reporting as the Vatican bank, Holy See

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Dominican Profession in Regensburg, Germany – The folks over at Gloria.tv drew my attention to this video which comes from Regensburg, Germany, taken on September 15th, showing the solemn profession of a Dominican

Share this article on Facebook Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross at Heiligenkreuz (Holy Cross), Austria – Images courtesy of San Crucensis and Zeitzubeten

Share this article on Facebook The Archivium Project at the Birmingham Oratory – [A second video presents itself of interest today…] Cardinal Newman Archivium • Birmingham Oratory from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo .

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook A bishop’s warning about the promotion of unapproved “apparitions” – Allow me to draw your attention to a helpful and timely blog post from Diane at Te Deum Laudamu s . She highlights a  statement issued last year by His Excellency,

Share this article on Facebook Mark Steyn: Mollifying Muslims and Muslifying Mollies – WHILE I’VE BEEN TALKING about free speech in Copenhagen, several free speech issues arose in North America. I was asked about them both at the Sappho Award event and in

Share this article on Facebook Stephen Colbert Cropdusts Congress With a Fine Mist of Mockeryhttp://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Janet and I Filming Together

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Elect the NORMAL people! – In general, I have disapproved of using children in campaign ads, from the “daisy bomb” ads of the 60′s to the “mommy, can I have another glass of arsenic” commercials

Share this article on Facebook Star Trek and Zombies! – As Julie says : The book looks dreadful, but I want to see the movie!

Share this article on Facebook Will Lame Ducks Turn on Pelosi-Reid? – Instapundit writes : “ PUNT! Democrats put off votes to extend Bush tax cuts until after midterm election. Of course, the uncertainty this creates will probably hurt job

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ANNOUNCEMENT: THE SCHEDULE OF NEW SERIES OF APOLOGETICS SEMINARS BY DEFENSORES FIDEI FOUNDATION – WE INVITE INTERESTED CATHOLICS TO KNOW THEIR CATHOLIC FAITH THROUGH SERIES OF APOLOGETICS SEMINAR TO BE GIVEN BY CATHOLIC APOLOGISTS AND RENOWN CATHOLIC SPEAKERS.

Share this article on Facebook POPE PIUS IX ON THE VICAR OF CHRIST ON EARTH – Pope Pius IX on The Authority of the Successor of St. Peter as Vicar of Christ on earth. Is Lefebvre and his SSPX exempted from this Authority? Sophia Alice wrote: “Dear

Share this article on Facebook SSPX BISHOP RICHARD WILLIAMSON CONVICTED BY GERMAN COURT FOR HIS NAZI REMARK! – Now he is afraid to talk to the media eh. Let him speak to the media not just his love of Nazis but also his condemnations of the Jews and the Moslems and defend his

Share this article on Facebook ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH ON THE BISHOP OF ROME – St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch how he acknowledges the Diocese of ROME in his EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS: “Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church which has

Share this article on Facebook ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE, RECOGNIZED THE AUTHORITY OF THE BISHOP OF ROME – St. John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople, recognized the supremacy of the Bishop of Rome “To MY LORD, the most reverend and divinely beloved bishop Innocent,

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A different sort of “Saturno” – Wow.  Look at the colors.

False light images of Saturn with its aurora

Share this article on Facebook AIYEEYEEE! TALIBAN CATHOLICS! AIYEEYEEE! – I think the first time I ever heard of “Catholic Taliban”, it was years ago in an editorial by Al Matt, editor of The Wanderer.  He was referring to a brand of

Share this article on Facebook Anglican newspaper’s view of the Pope’s visit – In conversations with smart people I know, we have been thinking over the Papal Visit to Scotland and England. We have been parsing also the news coverage after the

Share this article on Facebook Archbp. Chaput to conference of religion journalists – There is a long piece on CNA about an address given by His Excellency Most Rev. Charles Chaput of Denver.  Here are some snips with my emphases and comments: Prejudiced

Share this article on Facebook Archbp. Wuerl to be point man in USA for Anglicanorum coetibus – The USCCB issued a notice that His Excellency Most. Rev. Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., will oversee the process for traditionally-minded Anglicans who

Share this article on Facebook Filipino Archbishop really seems to understand Pope Benedict

Archbishop Jesus Dosado

Our friends at Rorate found an extended piece from UCANews (you might remember

Share this article on Facebook Madison, WI 1-2 Oct: Sacred Music Workshop – There will be a workshop on Sacred Music in the Diocese of Madison, WI on 1-2 October, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  Use that link for concrete information

Share this article on Facebook Outstanding analysis of Papal Visit by Samuel Gregg – In another entry, I suggested that I needed better analysis of Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK. Lupus in fabula, is I believe the customary phrase. This comes from Samuel

Share this article on Facebook POLL ALERT: WSJ on clerical celibacy – The Wall Street Journal is running a little poll on the issue of celibacy. And the results at the time of this writing:

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Can choir director teach a song at homily time? – From a reader: I am a choir director and my pastor would like me to teach the congregation a song during the homily. He will introduce me and I come to the front and

Share this article on Facebook Some random thoughts: a few great moments in the Star Trek movie – Tonight I unwound a bit with something totally unlike everything else I did today: I watched some of the latest Star Trek movie. It was a real re-imagining of the whole

Share this article on Facebook The Catholic Herald reviews the Holy Father’s Papal Visit – The UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, has an issue devoted in large part to the Holy Father’s recent visit to Scotland and England. You will want to be

Share this article on Facebook Tonight’s irony packed supper – It being an Ember Friday I ate rather little today, and I am avoiding meat. So, I thought to prime myself for a workout tonight with some pasta and things from the

Share this article on Facebook Will Anglicans find a Catholic home by the end of the year? – Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity. As Pope of Christian Unity he issued Anglicanorum coetibus which provides for ecclesial structures for traditionally-minded

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