Catholic News Headlines May 9, 2011

May. 8, 7pm—May. 9, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Foster care: Providing a loving home to children in need – Denver, Colo., May 9, 2011 / 09:57 am ( CNA ).- When visiting their Brighton, Colo. home, Francis Huiras was quick to point out the “little guy” in recent family photos

Share this article on Facebook More than 340,000 signed up for World Youth Day – Madrid, Spain, May 9, 2011 / 01:40 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Some 340,000 young people from more than 170 countries have signed up to participate in World Youth Day

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges Venice to build culture rooted in the Gospel – Rome, Italy, May 9, 2011 / 12:16 pm ( CNA ).- After traveling through Venice’s waterways in a gondola, Pope Benedict urged citizens gathered in the city’s main square to

Share this article on Facebook Speaker Boehner names Jesuit priest as next House chaplain – Washington D.C., May 9, 2011 / 03:49 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- House Speaker John Boehner has proposed Father Patrick Conroy, S.J. to be the next chaplain for the U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court of Brazil legally recognizes same-sex couples – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 9, 2011 / 11:27 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Brazil’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling making same-sex unions equivalent to marriage. Auxiliary

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Thor’ is a mega-hit – but U.S. box office holds mega-surprises – It’s little surprise that Paramount and Marvel Studios 3-D superhero franchise “Thor” …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Osama bin Laden’s unfunniest home videos – A week after his death, videotapes seized at al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound show him …

Share this article on Facebook Threat of Civil War in Egypt: Fears of Islamic Regime Trouble Christians – The spokesman of the Catholic Churches of Egypt calls on the international community to intervene to prevent the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Campaign 2102, South Carolina, Rick Santorum and the Kentucky Derby – His stalwart defense of life has only improved with age. So too have his skills as a communicator. His defense …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Graceland remains high and dry as Mississippi rises – Memphis, Tennessee is coping with floodwaters as the Mississippi rose towards its highest level ever. A thousand …

Share this article on Facebook They Say Marriage is a Dying Institution: What’s Really Dying is Love – The pronouncement came from actress Cameron Diaz and psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow last week:  …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook CS Lewis’ Gender Bender Controversy – I never thought I’d see a story about a gender controversy with CS Lewis. My first thought was that someone was attempting to slander Lewis in the same way that was done

Share this article on Facebook Dead Rat Bounce – When you are the President and something goes right, you get the credit. I don’t begrudge that for a second. Most people view the killing of bin Laden as a good thing

Share this article on Facebook Klavan: The Hilarious World of Abortion – Some off color jokes here (It’s Klavan, what did you expect?) so if that offends you don’t watch, but for me Klavan nails the lunacy of pro-abortion advocates. HT

Share this article on Facebook Pastor Uses Jesus’ Parable To Defend Abortion – We’ve all heard Christians say that while their religion might say abortion is wrong, they can’t force their religion on others. That’s the out they give themselves. But

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Blessed John Paul II Remembered – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast | This week on the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Rachel, Elizabeth and I

Share this article on Facebook Creative End-of-Year Gifts – Danielle Bean: What do you give? | As we near the end of the school year, parents everywhere are scrambling to find meaningful gifts to show their appreciation for their

Share this article on Facebook First Communion Crises – Kelly Dolin: It’s Still About the Eucharist | In the atrium this afternoon we will host a First Communion retreat for our second-graders. Sacramental preparation is a

Share this article on Facebook Raising Saints – 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 1st Thoughts on the 6th Season of the New Doctor Who – So the new season of Doctor Who has premiered (in fact, with the release of the third episode this weekend, we’re about a quarter of the way through the 13-episode

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook An Oldie by a Goodie – It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news: Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy

Share this article on Facebook Bishop mandates prayer to St. Michael after every Mass – Bishop Thomas John Paprocki has authorized that beginning immediately the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel be said at every Mass celebrated in the Diocese of

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Pakistani Intelligence

Share this article on Facebook Catholic leader fears Islamic takeover in Egypt – A spokesman for Egypt’s small Catholic community has appealed to international leaders to support the country’s existing military regime, in order to prevent a takeover

Share this article on Facebook Outrage of the Day – Here is how the AP describes the video below: “Mobs set two churches on fire in western Cairo on Sunday as clashes broke out between Muslims and Christians, killing up

Share this article on Facebook Release Bin Laden Photos? 2 Opinions – 4 reasons to release bin Laden photos by William Bennett There are several good reasons to release the photographs of Osama bin Laden’s body: First, to end the debate in

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 9, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 9 4:00 – The Invisible World: Understanding Angels, Demons, and the Spiritual Realities That Surround Us Anthony

Share this article on Facebook “Catholic” Group: Obama Should Do More to Promote Abortion – President Barack Obama has become the “abortion president,” according to the pro-life leader in Congress but one “pro-choice, Catholic” group says he hasn’t done enough

Share this article on Facebook Appeals Court to Hear Obamacare Challenge, Poll Shows Opposition – One of the cases challenging Obamacare will receive a federal appeals court hearing tomorrow and the oral argument sin the case come at the same time as a new poll shows

Share this article on Facebook British Survey: Disabled Opposes Legalizing Assisted Suicide – A new national survey in England finds disabled Britons are opposed to the national government legalizing the practice of assists suicide, and one pro-life group is

Share this article on Facebook Christian Band Texas in July Raises Money for Pro-Abortion Group – Christian rock band, “Texas in July” is playing a benefit tour for, a pro-abortion web site targeting youth. Several popular bands including the Christian

Share this article on Facebook European Law Doesn’t Force Czech Republic to Offer Abortions – The Alliance Defense Fund submitted a legal opinion to the Czech Republic Ministry of Health Friday dispelling misconceptions that European law requires the country to

Share this article on Facebook Herman Cain Expected to Formally Launch GOP Prez Bid Soon – Republican businessman Herman Cain is widely expected to launch a formal bid for the GOP nomination for president later this month after the pro-life advocate surprised

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Pro-Lifers Worried About Tax-Funded Human Cloning – A Missouri pro-life group is concerned taxpayers may be on the hook for funding human cloning or embryonic stem cell research and its wants state legislators to do

Share this article on Facebook Nevada: Heller Becomes Senator, Berkley Gets Pro-Abortion OK – Republican Dean Heller became the newest member of the United States Senate today after being appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to finish out the term of

Share this article on Facebook Newt Gingrich to Announce Republican Presidential Bid Wednesday – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will announce on Wednesday he is campaigning for the GOP nod to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential

Share this article on Facebook Republican Donors in Iowa Pursue Chris Christie for President – Apparently unhappy with the state of potential Republican presidential field, some big-time Iowa donors are reportedly pursuing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and

Share this article on Facebook Save “All My Children” by Helping Women Avoid Abortions – When I was a little girl, my mother seemed to me to be a perpetual motion machine. She was go-go-go, even when she was inside our modest apartment. The one exception

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “SlutWalks” Aimed at Reclaiming Derogatory Title for Women – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An off-hand comment by a police officer who warned women to be careful how they dress in order to avoid being rape, has sparked

Share this article on Facebook Former Girl Scouts “Tell All” About Group’s Radical Agenda – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Two girl scouts have started a new blog in which they give detailed information about the not-so-wholesome relationship between

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Family Pressure Convinces Sears to Remove Pornography from Website – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The American Family Association (AFA) is reporting that Sears was so inundated with phone calls and e-mails from pro-family

Share this article on Facebook Times’ List of Top 10 Mothers Includes Mother Earth, But Not the Blessed Virgin Mary! – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalit Time Magazine celebrates just how out-of-touch it is with the American public by publishing a bizarre list of the top

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook LMS Conference at Buckfast Abbey – As alluded this past weekend, there was a conference held by the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales this past May 3rd-6th at Buckfast Abbey. Here are some photos of

Share this article on Facebook The New Roman Missal in the U.K. – Pierpaolo Finaldi, Commissioning Editor of the CTS — the UK publisher to the Holy See — explains some of the features of the new Roman Missal coming in Advent 2011 for

Share this article on Facebook VIII Centenary of the Consecration of the Cathedral of Santiago – On 7 May, the VIII centenary of the consecration of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela was celebrated by the Archbishop of Santiago, Most Rev. Julián Barrio Barrio.

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Middle East Revolutions – Revolutions in Muslim Arab countries is not a good thing. It will eventually end with the persecution and extinction of Christians. Churches torched in Cairo, Christians

Share this article on Facebook Running through the Deaths and Bones of Sts. Peter and Paul – Two days ago, right before leaving Rome for home, I took off on a 16-mile run through Rome to follow the martyrdom’s and burials of the two Princes of the Apostles:

Share this article on Facebook The King’s Speech – If you haven’t watched this new movie yet, I highly recommend it. Janet and I watched it on the plane and were quick transfixed by the excellent acting and emotional

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #553 – The Feast Day Gift/St. Peter Claver – “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 Back! Not dead but wounded, Sirrah! – As George Costanza would say , “I’m back, baby, I’m back!” but not quite operating at 100%, yet. Pneumonia has been instructive ; I had no idea it was so fatiguing, and

Share this article on Facebook Church of Geeks – Poor Glen Lafantasie. The Civil War historian from Kentucky is freaking out over the sesquicentennial of the war’s declaration. He fears it will trigger a nostalgic

Share this article on Facebook Military Religious Freedom A-Ok for Druids, “Meh” for Catholics – Plundering the Deacon’s Bench, again… The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the Air Force Academy is now accommodating its Wiccan and Druid cadets with their own

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ASSASINATED CATHOLIC FEDERAL MINISTER FOR RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN PAKISTAN PROPOSED AS A MARTYR – Pakistani Federal Minister Shahbaz Bhatti… assasinated by the Taliban due to hatred against the Catholic Faith… Lahore, Pakistan, March 29 ( CNA/EWTN News ) .- The

Share this article on Facebook AYOS LANG BANG GAWIN NG MGA KALALAKIHAN ANG MASTURBATION O ITO’Y KASALANAN? – Jesus and the Young Man dhogz06 said… Padre ! Sacristan po ako nun sa pinas at kinuha kami ng ate ko dito sa canada… Naalala ko pa noon ung tanong ko sa bishop namin

Share this article on Facebook BAKIT NILAGAY PA NG DIOS ANG TREE OF WISDOM SA GARDEN OF EDEN DI BA MAS MABUTING HINDI NA ITO INILAGAY DUON? – Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden Chester said… father, this may seems to be irrelevant to the topic pero i just wanna ask, bakit po nilagay pa ni God ung tree of

Share this article on Facebook BAKIT TINATAWAG NATIN NG PAPA JESUS SI CRISTO AT MAMA MARY SI MARIA? – The Lord Jesus and the Children Anonymous said… to fr.abe,crs,ivan and to all.. i have a question?. db si maria ay ina ni jesus, at si jose ang knyang nakilalang ama?.

Share this article on Facebook Counter Rebuttal to Mr. Soliman’s Reply – By: Jub Alabastro CFD-Davao This my reply to Gerry Soliman’s article entitled: Responding to Jubernson Alabastro’s Rebuttal on Eternal Security which can be read here:

Share this article on Facebook PRO-LIFE DEBATERS OVERWHELMINGLY DEFEATED THE PRO-RH BILL IN HARAPAN DEBATE OF ABS-CBN – The Madonna and Child brought us Victory over the Condomists and the Abortionists and the Pillists on the Mothers Day Debate with the forces of Death Question: RH Bill

Share this article on Facebook Question on the Sanctity of St. Albert the Great – Photograph of the old estampita of St. Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church… Theologian, Professor, Scientist, Philospher… Anonymous said… What

Share this article on Facebook SAAN BA GALING ANG KAUGALIAN NG MGA CATOLICO NA ANG HOLY BREAD AY PINAPAKITA SA MGA TAO SA LOOB NG SIMBAHAN? – Blessed Pope John Paul the Great shows the Sacred Bread – the Holy Eucharist – to the Faithful… Anonymous said… fr abe pwede po mgtnong kasi po napanood ko po sa ADD

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “Pope Attacks Pathologies of Faith and Reason!” – ANALYSIS – On the site of the American Spectator my friend the great Samuel Gregg, of Acton Institute, has a piece about Pope Benedict which I bring to your attention with my

Share this article on Facebook A poll in in Phoenix about Bp. Olmstead, the formerly Catholic hospital, and the abortion – You might recall that I nicknamed His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, as “the ghost of Christmas yet to come”.  Bp. Olmsted stripped the title

Share this article on Facebook Card. Burke’s opinion on female servers in the Extraordinary Form – About the sad situation at Fisher House in Cambridge, where the chaplain had for some time, I am told, determined to have a female altar server for celebration of Holy

Share this article on Facebook ENGLAND: TLM training for priests and servers concluded, new session announced for August – From the Latin Mass Society in England with a few edits: THE LMS’s Seventh Training Conference for Priests and Servers Successfully Concluded Over thirty clerics and

Share this article on Facebook Instruction on Summorum Pontificum coming. So… name that document. – My spies inform me that the “Instruction” for Summorum Pontificum has arrived in the offices of nuntiatures and that is should be published in less than two weeks. It

Share this article on Facebook Marini (not Guido) says John Paul II wanted all the liturgical nonsense – On the Italian blog Palazzo Apostolico there is a piece by Paolo Rodari in which he say that the former papal MC, Archbp. Piero Marini states that Pope John Paul II

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Does sacrament of anointing forgive mortal sins? – From a reader: Can mortal sins be forgiven in the sacrament of Extreme Unction? The Catechism of Trent seems to say no: “Pastors, therefore, should teach that by this

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Our Father hand holding – Fr. Z rants – From a reader: At Mass Saturday evening, the gentleman in the row in front of us came all the way down from his seat next to the center aisle to my husband and me

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS POLL: Date of release of Instruction of “Summorum Pontificum”! – So… rumor has it that the Instruction on Summorum Pontificum will be released soon.  Spies say “within two weeks” of the time I am writing, which is 9 May, Monday.  We


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