Catholic News Headlines May 6, 2011


May. 5, 7pm—May. 6, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop urges Guatemalans to cast informed vote – Guatemala City, Guatemala, May 6, 2011 / 02:03 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales of Guatemala is urging citizens to “vote in a serious, free,

Share this article on Facebook Bishop hopes canonization of Bl. John Paul II ‘will happen soon’ – Rome, Italy, May 6, 2011 / 11:07 am ( CNA ).- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla Aguirre of San Sebastian, Spain told CNA that he hopes the canonization of Blessed John Paul II

Share this article on Facebook Christ in the City calls young missionaries to serve Denver’s poor – Denver, Colo., May 6, 2011 / 05:39 am ( CNA ).- Christ in the City, a missionary ministry for young adults, is preparing to launch a year-long program for Catholics to

Share this article on Facebook Dissident group seeks to divide Catholics in Bolivia – Lima, Peru, May 6, 2011 / 05:46 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Cristobal Bialasik of Oruro, Bolivia charged that a dissident group is seeking to “confuse and divide” Bolivians with

Share this article on Facebook Don’t encourage Arab revolutions, Melkite patriarch tells Western leaders – Damascus, Syria, May 5, 2011 / 07:47 pm ( CNA ).- Patriarch Gregorios III, the Syria-based head of the Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, is warning Western leaders not to

Share this article on Facebook Illinois Catholics fight to keep adoption services – Springfield, Ill., May 6, 2011 / 12:57 am ( CNA ).- Catholics in Illinois are fighting to protect their religious rights as a new civil unions law in the state could

Share this article on Facebook Military chaplain reflects on death of Osama bin Laden – Providence, R.I., May 6, 2011 / 04:07 pm ( CNA ).- Chaplain Col. Robert L. Marciano was relaxing Sunday night at the rectory of Our Lady of Good Hope Parish in

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict’s sixth anniversary celebrated with choral concert – Vatican City, May 6, 2011 / 10:32 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the sixth anniversary of his election as Pope on May 5, at a concert featuring

Share this article on Facebook Pope congratulates 34 new Swiss Guard recruits – Vatican City, May 6, 2011 / 12:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI met with 34 new Swiss Guard recruits on May 6 and offered words of wisdom and encouragement

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook ‘General leadership’ of al-Qaeda confirms Osama’s death – In an Internet statement posted on militant Web sites, “the general leadership” of al-Qaeda has …

Share this article on Facebook Many child soldiers from Congo rejoin or are taken by force – Tens of thousands of children, both male and female were abducted to fight in the army of the Democratic republic …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Use of Mindanao ecosystems for region’s development pushed – MALAYBALAY City, May 6, 2011—The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is pushing for the use of Mindanao’s ecosystems as basis for the island’s sustainable

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Air Force Academy Opens Shrine for Druids and Wiccans – The Air Force Academy just opened their outdoor shrine for druids, wiccans, and all sorts of new-age type folks. It kinda’ looks like lazy Stonehenge with a little feng

Share this article on Facebook Braggart-In-Chief – I love football and I love football players who love football enough to respect the game. There are two kinds of star players in the game. There is the back who, after

Share this article on Facebook Coolest Dad Ever – I know Mother’s Day is coming up but we’re guys so we’re celebrating Dads today just ’cause. This is a Dad who knows how to keep cool. Check out the lightning fast

Share this article on Facebook Laughably Bad Anti-Christian Movie – This movie has a few pretty well known actors so they clearly spent some money on this anti-Christian ridiculousness but perhaps they should’ve spent a little more on a

Share this article on Facebook ND 88. Free at Last!!! – It’s been about two years since President Obama was honored by the University of Notre Dame. On that sad day, the university named after Our Lady had pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Santorum on Social Issues Truce – The reporter asks Santorum if he, like Mitch Daniels, believes Republicans have to tone down the social issues in order to win. Santorum, I think, hits this one out of

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Church’s Liturgy Goes Beyond Conciliar Reform – VATICAN CITY, 6 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father received participants in the Ninth International Congress on the Liturgy sponsored by the Pontifical Liturgical

Share this article on Facebook Concert For Sixth Anniversary Of Pontificate – VATICAN CITY, 6 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope attended a concert offered in his honor by the president of the Italian Republic,

Share this article on Facebook Disabled Infants Being Denied Medical Treatment, Vatican Newspaper Warns – The denial of the right to life of the unborn has created a culture in disabled infants are being killed through denial of medical treatment, neonatologist and

Share this article on Facebook Swiss Guards: Witness To Faith Through Coherent Conduct – VATICAN CITY, 6 MAY 2011 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father met with the thirty-four recruits of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, accompanied by their parents, who will be

Share this article on Facebook Us Bishops Welcome House Passage Of Abortion Funding Ban – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the House passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. “By passing the No Taxpayer Funding for

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Feliz Cinco de Mayo – Rachel Balducci: Celebremos! | It’s Cinco de Mayo! Are you celebrating? As someone who is married to a Mexican citizen (my husband’s mother was born and raised in Mexico

Share this article on Facebook Mad About Millinery – Hallie Lord: What’s On your Head This Derby Weekend? | Hello ladies! The Kentucky Derby is here! Will any of you lovely Kentucky girls be attending (or otherwise

Share this article on Facebook Prayers for Arwen – Danielle Bean: | Just a quick note to ask that you please keep Arwen and her twin baby boys in prayer. She went into labor this afternoon and is at the hospital where

Share this article on Facebook Special Needs, Special Blessings – Danielle Bean: Faith & Family Spring 2011 | [This is my editor’s note from the Spring 2011 issue of Faith & Family magazine. If you are a subscriber and haven’t yet

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

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Cool Discovery About the Birth of Christ! – A few days ago I blogged about my discovery that the Christmas Proclamation of the Birth of Christ has a lame translation in the United States. The same day I made that

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Can the Pope remove bishops? Yes, but… – By Phil Lawler May 04, 2011 Twice in barely more than a month, Pope Benedict XVI has taken a highly unusual step: removing a bishop from his office. Early in April he

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Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 6, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 6 GUEST HOSTS: BRUCE AND KRIS MCGREGOR 4:05 – Open Season on Humans “This case is not over,” said lead attorney Samuel

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook After New Constitution, Hungary Launches Pro-Life Ad Campaign – Last month Hungary adopted a new constitution that includes an article which protects life from the moment of conception. Article II states: “Human dignity shall be

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Fetal Pain Abortion Ban May See Changes Next Week – The fetal pain-based abortion ban that pro-life groups are fighting for in Iowa may come up next week after lawmakers successfully signed enough petitions to get the

Share this article on Facebook Mainstream Media Should Acknowledge Unborn are Human Beings – Here are some things in life you just can’t avoid:  Death and taxes come to mind, of course, and the seeming inevitability of the Cubs’ ultimate collapse. There are

Share this article on Facebook Massachusetts Won’t Shut Down Tax-Funded Pro-Abortion Website – A Department of Health spokesperson says the controversial Massachusetts taxpayer-funded web site MariaTalks.com will remain online in its current format despite

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota House Passes Tax-Funded, 20-Week Abortion Bans – The Minnesota state House today passed two pro-life bills that would ban taxpayer funding of abortions and abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy because unborn

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina Holds Hearing on Pro-Life Abortion Info Bill – North Carolina state House members held a hearing on Wednesday on a key pro-life bill that will help reduce abortions by giving women more information about its risks

Share this article on Facebook Philippines: Catholic Bishops Seek Prayer Against RH Bill – Catholic Bishops in the Philippines have set Monday, May 9 as a “National Day of Prayer” in the Philippines. May 9 also will mark the opening of the legislative session

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Groups Use Mother’s Day to Raise Funds – Although they promote dangerous abortions to women and are responsible for allowing the deaths of almost 27 million unborn girls from abortion, pro-abortion groups are

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Advcoates Push for Tax-Funded Abortion Ban in Senate – Yesterday, just one day after the House voted for a bill banning taxpayer funding of abortions across all governmental programs and departments, pro-life groups and

Share this article on Facebook Republican Candidates Tackle Abortion, Pro-Life Issues in Debate – A handful of likely Republican presidential candidates debated in South Carolina on Thursday evening and addressed a host of political issues ranging from the economy to

Share this article on Facebook Senate Votes Next Week on Pro-Abortion Obama Pick Edward Chen – The Senate is expected to vote early next week on another pro-abortion judicial nominee President Barack Obama put forward for the federal courts, Edward Chen. The

Share this article on Facebook UN Vaccination Scheme Would Fund Population Control Agency – The UN is about to ask governments to fund the vaccination of every girl in the world against the sexually transmitted disease HPV, human papillomavirus. The

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook All Charges Dropped Against “ND 88″ – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Thomas More Society announced late yesterday afternoon that Michael Dvorak, St. Joseph County, Indiana prosecutor,

Share this article on Facebook Illinois Catholic Charities Stands Firm Against State-Imposed Homosexual Adoption – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist On June 1, a new civil unions law will go into effect in the state of Illinois, and officials at Catholic Charities have

Share this article on Facebook Poll: 65% of Americans Disapprove of “Gay Friendly” Education in Elementary Schools – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new poll has found that the vast majority of Americans are opposed to allowing school children to be taught that

Share this article on Facebook Sears Gets Into the Pornography Business – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The American Family Association (AFA) is sending out an alert to its one million-member family warning them that Sears is not

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Church’s Liturgy Goes Beyond Conciliar Reform – The Holy Father, this morning, delivered an address to the Pontifical Liturgical Institute Sant’Anselmo on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its foundation. The

Share this article on Facebook Dominican Music in the Netherlands – I have been in correspondence with Mr. Theo Menting, a member of the Dominican Laity at the Dominican House in Huissen. The laity there have two excellent choirs, which

Share this article on Facebook Rome Restores the Counter-Reformation – Rome has recently seen the restoration and cleaning of four major monuments of the Counter-Reformation, the era which gave the historical center of the city many of its

Share this article on Facebook Usus Antiquior for the Feast of St. Pius V, Santa Maria Maggiore – Yesterday, for the Feast of St. Pius V in the calendar of the usus antiquior , Msgr. Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, celebrated a Solemn Mass in

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook A little pro-life inspiration from Pampers – I thought this would be a great way to kick off Mother’s Day weekend. Yes, I know there’s a mention of IVF and surrogates, but the bottom line is that this commercial

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #121 – Solanus Casey – “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 Absence, explained… – Pneumonia. Hack. Hack. Seems I picked up pneumonia on the airplane, or in the airports, or whatever. No wonder I can’t collect my thoughts, or stop coughing. Will be

Share this article on Facebook Faith Movie Classics for Friday – First, The Cardinal, Otto Preminger’s 1963 adaptation of Henry Morton Robinson’s novel. Tom Tryon plays Stephen Fermoyle, an Irish boy from Boston who rises from callow

Share this article on Facebook The Lame Entering First – Today, on the Deacon’s Bench, Deacon Greg Kandra shares the story of a Milwaukee seminarian who is, in his own words, “Deaf with a capital D”. From the oringal Catholic

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Call on Senate to Protect Poor and Vulnerable People in Budget Debate – WASHINGTON (May 6, 2011)— “The moral measure of this budget debate is not which party wins or which powerful interests prevail, but rather how those who are jobless,

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Australian analysis of the Toowoomba Tumult. Fr. Z muses. – It seems that Australia is the ground zero right now for discussions about ecclesiology, that is, the make up of the Church, who the Church is, how the Church is

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI and the tension of liturgical “traditio” and “progressio” – On VIS there is a summary and in the pages of L’Osservatore Romano there is the Italian text, which the same paper featured as its front page story today. Pope Benedict

Share this article on Facebook Do as I say, not as I do. – I found this through our friends at Rorate.  I am left scratching my head. The Holy Father is to make this coming weekend a Pastoral Visit to Venice.  For the occasion,

Share this article on Facebook Of bishops, birds and shotguns – A reader alerted me to a blog post by His Excellency Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, Bishop of Cheyenne in Wyoming. We have seen His Excellency before when he was with the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: What to give to a newly ordained priest? – From a reader: First, thank you so much for the work you do each day on your blog, in your articles, and everything else you do in your ministry. I know it gives

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Why is Gregorian chant better than “Gather Us In?” – From a reader: Forgive me my ignorance – I am a relatively new Catholic, coming from the Methodist tradition. Why is Gregorian Chant more appropriate for Mass than

Share this article on Facebook THANKS TO PROTESTERS! – As St. Augustine said in s. 238, a vigorous sermon preached during the Octave of Easter about heretic errors: Nemo tibi fabulas uendat, non latret rabies haereticorum de

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