Catholic News Headlines May 2, 2011


May. 1, 7pm—May. 2, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Citing Vatican investigation, Australian bishop announces early retirement – Vatican City, May 2, 2011 / 01:55 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A controversial Australian bishop said he is retiring early in a deal he negotiated with the Vatican. In a

Share this article on Facebook Controversial Australian bishop sacked by Pope Benedict XVI – Vatican City, May 2, 2011 / 04:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI has sacked a controversial Australian bishop who has called for protestant ministers to

Share this article on Facebook Mass of thanksgiving for beatification of Pope Blessed John Paul II – Vatican City, May 2, 2011 / 10:30 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “Today we thank the Lord for giving us a shepherd like Pope John Paul II.” With these words Cardinal Tarcisio

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan Christians fear violent backlash in wake of Osama bin Laden’s death – Lahore, Pakistan, May 2, 2011 / 01:17 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Christians in Pakistan are bracing for possible attacks after U.S. forces killed long sought-after terrorist

Share this article on Facebook Polish president thanks Pope for JPII beatification – Vatican City, May 2, 2011 / 01:52 pm ( CNA ).- Poland’s president had a chance to thank Pope Benedict XVI personally for beatifying his Polish-born predecessor, Blessed

Share this article on Facebook Retired Australian bishop admits past inappropriate behavior – Sydney, Australia, May 2, 2011 / 06:08 pm ( CNA ).- A prominent Australian bishop who resigned two years ago issued an apology citing past hurtful and inappropriate

Share this article on Facebook Vatican bloggers convention about empowerment, says organizer – Vatican City, May 1, 2011 / 09:43 pm ( CNA ).- The Vatican hopes to harness the power of bloggers in order to “further the Christian message” at a May 2 conference. The

Share this article on Facebook Vatican says Bin Laden ‘gravely responsible,’ hopes for peace – Vatican City, May 2, 2011 / 12:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican says it does not rejoice in the death of Osama bin Laden. “Faced with the death of a man, a

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Fast Five’ makes for best April movie debut – ever – It was the weekend that Hollywood had been hoping and praying for, after a long, disappointing dry spell. …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook 2nd Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday – Jesus’ response to Thomas, after he recognised Him as ‘My Lord and my God’, has a …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Al Qaeda grows fractious with death of Osama bin Laden – The terrorist organization al-Qaeda has been dealt a major blow with the recent killing of leader Osama bin Laden. …

Share this article on Facebook Bin Laden Killed, Christians in Pakistan Fear Reprisals – They have put us on alert, calling for the closure of our institutions and placing more police personnel in front …

Share this article on Facebook Church proclaims Pope John Paul II ‘blessed’ – As millions jammed the streets of Rome for the beatification ceremony for Pope John Paul II, many remembered the …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Nuclear hellstorm’ to be unleashed with bin Laden’s capture, terrorist says – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – the self-professed mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks — told Guantanamo Bay …

Share this article on Facebook Osama Bin Laden is Dead: President Obama Addresses the Nation – President Barack Obama announced that the leader of the Al Qaeda Cult, Osama bin Laden – the man at the helm of …

Share this article on Facebook Osama bin Laden’s meeting with justice took long, arduous path – Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was at one time the clean shaven, spoiled rich son of a Saudi construction …

Share this article on Facebook The nation of Poland remembers their Pope John Paul II – While the late Pope John Paul II was beatified at the Vatican, the people in his native Poland took time to …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Federal money to fund human embryonic stem cell research approved – An appeals court ruled last week that the Obama administration can continue using federal money to fund always …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Osama Bin Laden is Dead. How Should a Catholic Respond? – The question is not whether one evil man’s reign of terror has ended. Fr. Frederico Lombardi, of the …

Share this article on Facebook Political figures proffer comments on the death of Osama bin Laden – Osama bin Laden – the figurehead behind the al-Qaeda terrorist network, served as the personification …

Share this article on Facebook Survivors scramble to make sense after second deadliest tornado blast in U.S. history – Workers along with volunteers struggled to get food, water and generators to the thousands of people left …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook FOI bill becoming an ‘orphaned cause’ – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, May 2, 2011—The Freedom of Information (FOI) bill is fast becoming an “orphaned cause in government” as Malacañang and Congress continue to stall

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Notre Dame Faculty Senate Rejects Pro-Life Proposal – The Faculty Senate of Notre Dame inexplicably and horrifyingly voted down a resolution of support for either Father Jenkins’s participation in the March for Life or the

Share this article on Facebook Osama Bin Let-Down – I must admit that my next-day reaction to the news that Osama Bin Laden is dead is a great and profound apathy. I imagine that my sentiment would be similar to having a

Share this article on Facebook Pastor Says F-You And So Do I – Watch it. It is not what you think.

Share this article on Facebook We Are The Humanitarian Crisis We’ve Been Waiting For – Back when the “kinetic military action” (formerly known as war) began in Libya a few months ago, I suggested that it was not a humanitarian action, but rather taking

Share this article on Facebook Your Reaction to Bin Laden’s Death – My first reaction to hearing Bin Laden was killed was sadness. My thoughts were of the three thousand people that died on 9/11. I thought of those forced to leap from

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Agreement Between Holy See And Republic Of Azerbaijan – VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday, Friday 29 April, in the offices of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Associations, Baku, Azerbaijan, an

Share this article on Facebook Audiences Audiences for May 2 – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAY 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Benedict Proclaims John Paul II A Blessed – VATICAN CITY, 1 MAY 2011 (VIS) – At 10:00am this morning, the Second Sunday of Easter of Divine Mercy Sunday, Benedict XVI presided over the Eucharistic celebration

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Prayer Intentions for May – VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2011 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for May is: “That those working in communication media may respect the truth, solidarity, and

Share this article on Facebook John Paul II: Defender Of The Dignity Of The Human Person – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAY 2011 (VIS) – At 10:30 this morning in St. Peter’s Square, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., secretary of state, presided over the thanksgiving Mass

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict’s Prayer Intentions for May 2011 – The Vatican has announced the prayer intentions of Pope Benedict XVI for May 2011. The Pope’s general intention is: “That those working in communication media may

Share this article on Facebook Pope Receives President Of Poland – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAY 2011 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience the president of the Republic of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, according

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Condolences On The Death Of Cardinal Garcia-Gasco – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Benedict sent the following telegram of condolence to Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra, bishop of Valencia, Spain, on the death of

Share this article on Facebook Providing Correct and Balanced Information – VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2011 (VIS) – This afternoon at Castelgandolfo the Pope received the participants in the XVII Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union gathered

Share this article on Facebook Rite of Beatification – VATICAN CITY, 1 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Following the penitential act of the Mass of Beatification, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar General of the Pontiff for the Diocese of

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Newspaper: Eucharist Counters Postmodernity’s Fragmentation – Quoting William Butler Yeats (“Things fall apart / the centre cannot hold / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world”), Father Robert Imbelli, a professor of theology at

Share this article on Facebook Vigil Preparation For Beatification Of John Paul II – VATICAN CITY, 30 APR 2011 (VIS) – Over 200,000 people attended the vigil in preparation for the beatification of John Paul II. It began at 8:00pm in Rome’s Circo Massimo

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook From Tots to Teens – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (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 Time Marches On – Rachel Balducci: Parenting Isn’t For Wimps | Henry is having a growth spurt these days, sleeping in a little later here, acting a bit more agitated there. His body is

Fallible Blogma

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Share this article on Facebook The Morals of Killing bin Laden: Catholic Perspective – So it has been announced that Osama bin Laden is dead. Good. The twisted, evil mastermind responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent human beings has been

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 2, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 2 4:00-6:00 – The Beatification of Pope John Paul the Great Today we present a special edition of Kresta in the

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Share this article on Facebook Abby Johnson: I Regret Selling Abortions at Planned Parenthood – I never had the honor of talking to Dr. Bernard Nathanson.  But someone told me once that he asked Dr. Nathanson about his remorse after performing thousands of

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Advocates Met With Obama Admin During Obamacare Debate – The White House has finally released documents related to secret meetings top Obama officials had with lobbyists and interest groups during the formulation of the

Share this article on Facebook Cloning Backers Muddle Scientific Debate Over Minnesota Ban – A bill is now before the Minnesota state legislature calling for a comprehensive ban on human cloning in that state. Reporting on this policy debate, the Minnesota

Share this article on Facebook Florida Legislature Approves Six Pro-Life Bills on Abortion – Last week, the Florida state House of Representatives approved six pro-life bills that reduce or limit abortions and abortion funding. The legislation has the strong

Share this article on Facebook House Votes Wednesday on Banning Taxpayer-Funded Abortions – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday on legislation that would ban federal taxpayer funding of abortions throughout the federal government in all

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Senate Action Expected Soon on Abortion-Fetal Pain Bill – The Iowa state House, in April passed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on significant scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina Gov. Perdue Signs Unborn Victims Legislation – Despite her official position in favor of legalized abortion, Governor Bev Perdue signed a bill on Friday that protects unborn children and their mothers from violent

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Will File Lawsuit When Indiana Cuts Funds – Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has promised to sign a bill that would yank taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood, but officials with the affiliate of the abortion

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Democrat Could Win New York Special Election – In February, newly elected Congressman Chris Lee (R-NY) was forced to resign after a scandal involving an inappropriate email exchange with a woman he met on Craiglist.

Share this article on Facebook Roe v. Wade Lawyer Sarah Weddington Laid Off as Texas Professor – Budget cuts at the University of Texas have forced college officials to lay off Sarah Weddington, the lawyer who was the main attorney behind the infamous Roe v. Wade

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin Skips Big DC Event for Pro-Life Fundraiser – Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin skipped the White House Correspondents Dinner over the weekend to attend a pro-life event to raise funds for

Share this article on Facebook Texas Senate Approves to Ultrasound Before Abortion Bill – The Texas state Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would allow women considering an abortion to see an ultrasound of their unborn child beforehand, in a

Share this article on Facebook Writer Awarded by Planned Parenthood Defends Black Abortions – Cynthia Tucker’s April 13 column, “Abortion is black genocide. Nonsense of course” is itself the nonsense. She writes from sheer hyperbole and outright distortions. But

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop Lahey child porn hearings an opportunity for renewal and purification: Michael O’Brien – by Rebecca Millette OTTAWA, Ontario, May 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With hearings beginning this month into the child pornography charges against Bishop Raymond J.

Share this article on Facebook John Paul II: The pope of life – by Fr. Frank Pavone May 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Sunday, May 1 the Catholic Church declared Pope John Paul II to be “Blessed,” a step on the way to being declared

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life billboard banned in Australia, but euthanasia ad ok – by Thaddeus Baklinski ADELAIDE, Mon May 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) in Australia has banned billboards that read “The casualty

Share this article on Facebook The white man’s new burden: abortion and population control – by Chuck Colson May 2, 2011 (Breakpoint.org) – If I asked you who understood a country’s needs better, its residents and leaders or some foreign technocrat who had never

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Benedict’s Homily: JPII had “the Strength of a Titan” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In his homily on Divine Mercy Sunday, the day of the beatification of Pope John Paul II, Benedict XVI praised his predecessor

Share this article on Facebook Important Pro-Life Vote This Week! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The House Rules Committee has announced that it will meet tomorrow to discuss the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R.

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani Christians Brace for Backlash After Bin Laden Killing – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Archbishop Emeritus of Lahore, Pakistan, who was ordained archbishop on the day of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Responds to News of Bin Laden’s Death – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., released the following declaration on the news

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook 2006 CIEL Footage of the Pontifical Mass in Merton College, Oxford – Here is one for the “better late than never” file. Some of you will no doubt recall the CIEL conference in Oxford from 2006. Various reports appeared and a few videos,

Share this article on Facebook Red Papal Chasuble of Good Friday 2011 – When watching the papal liturgy of Good Friday, I was curious to see some more details of the chasuble the Holy Father wore. Here are some closer views: Here is the same

Share this article on Facebook Spiritual Conferences at Chevetogne – NLM Guest Article by Frater Anselm J. Gribbin, O.Praem. of the Premonstratensian Abbey of Tongerlo Before Ash Wednesday, the Premonstratensian students of the Brabant

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook “We’re here to meet each other. We’re here to establish a dialogue.” – Live blogging from the Vatican blogging conference : Archbishop Claudio Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, kicked off the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Shaw: Moral causes of poverty cannot be solved with entitlements – By Russell Shaw For a long time I supposed that social issues — abortion, same-sex marriage, and the rest — were the great dividing line in American politics, with the

Share this article on Facebook Shaw: Unresolved post-bin Laden – The death of Osama bin Laden points to an obvious question: How many little Muslim boys growing up in places like Islamabad, Tehran, and Baghdad will be taught that bin

Share this article on Facebook Vatican blogging meeting – Blogging advice from Elizabeth Scalia – Following Archbishop Celli’s opening remarks , each of the first five panelists began by offering their own thoughts on blogging. The English representative on the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican blogging meeting – Blogging advice from Fr. Roderick Vonhogen – Continued live-blogging from the Vatican blogging meeting : In his 2010 World Communications Day message, Pope Benedict XVI spoke specifically to priests around the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican blogging meeting – Questions and Answers – Continued live-blogging from the Vatican blogging meeting : After each of the first five panelists spoke for a few minutes each, the meeting was open for questions and

Share this article on Facebook Vatican blogging meeting – The Big News – Continued live-blogging from the Vatican blogging meeting : Thaddeus Jones, who works with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, began the final part of the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican blogging meeting – The Vatican’s Response – Continued live-blogging from the Vatican blogging meeting : After the first panel discussion , which involved five grassroots Catholics, the second panel shifted to the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Meeting with Bloggers – In just a few minutes, an unprecedented meeting of Catholic bloggers and Vatican officials will take place mere feet from yesterday’s beatification. The Vatican has

Share this article on Facebook Vatican statement on death of Osama Bin Laden – Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., released the following statement regarding the death of Osama bin Laden: Osama bin Laden, as we all know, bore the most

Steve Ray

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Share this article on Facebook Osama bin Laden is Dead – Killed by our heroic military yesterday.

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #552 – Betty’s Hail Mary – “Stories from the Heart” is a daily radio program which features Catholic inspirational stories. The stories are uplifting, bringing the heart and soul closer to God. Each show is around 14 minutes.

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Osama bin Laden is Dead – Our guys got him. April Fools’ Day ended a month ago. This is serious. WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001,

Share this article on Facebook Patheos Link Roundup – Dear readers, unlike the original, your substitute Anchoress can be such an airhead. It just occurred to me that I’ve been so preoccupied with John Paul’s beatification,

Share this article on Facebook Sleepless in St. Peter’s – Or, actually, just a bit outside St. Peter’s Basilica, where I am attempting to prepare for the big Vatican/Blogger Meet-Up that begins around 9:30, eastern, which is

Share this article on Facebook When Gloating isn’t Gloating – Ever since Osama bin Laden’s death became generally known, the country’s mood has felt like spring break for grown-ups. In front of the White House, at Ground Zero, at

The Splendor of the Church

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Share this article on Facebook DAPAT BANG PAKIALAMAN NG MGA CRISTIANO ANG BATAS? – The Lord Jesus challenged as well as opposed the Pharisees not only on theological matters but also about the laws also . pinoydistributist said… di po ba ang mga born

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USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Pope Sends Prayers and Support to Tornado Victims – WASHINGTON (May 2, 2011)—Pope Benedict XVI was saddened to learn of the death, devastation and suffering caused by the April 25-28 tornadoes across the Southern United

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops to Meet June 15-17 in Seattle, Discuss Charter Revisions, Assisted Suicide Document, Spanish Mass Translation – WASHINGTON (May 2, 2011)—The annual Spring General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be June 15-17, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Launches First Fridays for Food Security Event on Facebook – WASHINGTON (May 2, 2011)—On the first Friday of each month from May 6, 2011 to April 6, 2012, Catholic families and individuals can participate in First Fridays for Food

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Australian bishop removed from diocese for heterodox ideas – I have often thought that the Holy Father should reach out and remove a red hat from some cardinal’s head.  Just one.  Pour encourager les autres, as it were.  Well…

Share this article on Facebook Hans Kung’s on the Beatification: making irony redundant – The NCFRishwrap’s editor is advertising a hit piece in The Irish Times: Hans Kung’s reaction to the Beatification of Bl. John Paul II A sample with my emphases: […] In

Share this article on Facebook Not “your” body? Not your “choice”! – I found this on Fallible Blogma. I want to add a note. One of the things we were reminded of during the pontificate of Bl. John Paul II was that we are our bodies. His

Share this article on Facebook Obiter dicta – I have used this example for years now: Our Lord asked to be let out on the water in a little boat at the end of a line so that He could address a much larger crowd on

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Are Orthodox “Masses” valid? – From a reader: A friend of mine, who runs the R.C.I.A. program in my parish, recently told me that an Orthodox Mass is just as valid as a Catholic Mass. Is this true? (I

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Eucharistic Adoration for the first time: use an iPhone? – From a reader: My confessor strongly recommended I spend time in adoration. I’ve been hesitant because I’ve never done it before, but I decided to do it tonight after

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: permanent deacons taking role away from priests – From a reader: I’ve noticed recently that permanent deacons seem to be taking over the roles of priests during Mass with anything and everything they are permitted to

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: veils and burses – Before the enthusiasts of the chapel veil question get all revved up, this is about chalice veils and burses, which are designed to hold the corporal when during Mass it

Share this article on Facebook RADIO SABINA STREAMING – Rosary in Latin, Prayers for Pope Benedict, other stuff – Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! I have entirely Latin chaplets of the Rosary followed by the Litany of Loreto and also prayers for the

Share this article on Facebook REVIEW: Roman Catholic Sunday Missal Booklet (Angelus 2002) – Sometime back I was asked about booklets or resources for th e Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for those who are, perhaps, first timers. The nice people at Angelus

Share this article on Facebook Towards Closure: possible reactions from the Catholic Left on the death of Usama Bin Laden – The über-Left likes President Obama, and so there is silence about Libya. But they don’t like covert military actions. They are on the horns of a dilemma! What are the

Share this article on Facebook Usama Bin Laden … Rest in… well… whatever… – Pres. Obama announced tonight, fairly late on a Sunday night, that Usama Bin Laden was killed a week ago. I am guessing that he made this announcement tonight, USA,

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: St. Athanasius – propugnator, champion – In the post-Conciliar Roman calendar it is the feast of St. Athanasius, Father and Doctor of the Church.  In the pre-Conciliar calendar today we have the Feast of St.

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