Catholic News Headlines May 10, 2011


May. 9, 7pm—May. 10, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Attack on Egyptian churches leaves 12 dead, hundreds injured – Giza, Egypt, May 10, 2011 / 05:46 am ( CNA ).- Members of the Salafist Jihadi Islamist movement attacked three Coptic churches in the Egyptian city of Giza on May 7,

Share this article on Facebook Bl. John Paul II influential in former terrorist’s conversion – Lima, Peru, May 9, 2011 / 08:46 pm ( CNA ).- A letter John Paul II sent in 1991 to a prisoner in Lima, Peru increased the inmate’s faith and inspired him “to continue

Share this article on Facebook ‘Christ & The New Media’ conference will train Catholics to reach millions – Merrimack, N.H., May 10, 2011 / 11:35 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in New Hampshire will host a conference on “Christ & The New Media,” to

Share this article on Facebook Crisis Magazine relaunches as digital publication – Washington D.C., May 10, 2011 / 02:02 pm ( CNA ).- Publishers of Crisis Magazine, a Catholic monthly that went out of print in 2007, announced that the publication is

Share this article on Facebook New document reveals years of Vatican efforts before ousting Toowoomba bishop – Toowoomba, Australia, May 10, 2011 / 03:10 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A newly disclosed internal report indicates that the Vatican had been trying since late 2006 to get

Share this article on Facebook Religious items destroyed at parish in Spain – Madrid, Spain, May 10, 2011 / 06:13 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- A 35-year-old man was arrested after entering a Catholic church in Spain and destroying a number of statues

Share this article on Facebook Tradition and progress not opposed, Pope tells liturgy conference – Vatican City, May 10, 2011 / 01:04 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI told participants at an international liturgical conference that tradition and progress are

Share this article on Facebook US indicts man for death threats against pro-life leaders – Washington D.C., May 10, 2011 / 01:36 pm ( CNA ).- A United States attorney has indicted a man who described himself as a “pro-choice terrorist” with six counts of

Share this article on Facebook Vatican deputy secretary of state moved to new post – Vatican City, May 10, 2011 / 10:18 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Archbishop Fernando Filoni, the Vatican’s deputy secretary of state will now lead the Congregation for the

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Comedian Jerry Seinfeld creates Web site with life’s work – Every joke. Every skit. Every funny saying. Everything ever spoken in connection with his comedic stylings. TV …

Share this article on Facebook Hollywood takes on the topic of ‘Hollywood’ religion – Scientology – A new Hollywood film will be taking on the topic of a “Hollywood”-style religion, which has its …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Christian TV weatherman fired for objecting to strip club story – A TV weatherman in Bakersfield, California claims he was fired from an ABC affiliate station after he objected to …

Share this article on Facebook First American full face transplant to go home – The United States’ first full-facial transplant patient says he’s looking forward to having his …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Cuban reforms include travel, home and car ownership – The new economic guidelines for the communist island nation of Cuba held many surprises. Chief among them will be …

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani truck drivers risk everything to service villages – The nation of Pakistan, along the border it shares with Afghanistan, is made up of countless, tiny villages of the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Judges voice skepticism that ‘Obamacare’ is unconstitutional – Federal appeals court judges voiced skepticism after hearing challenges to the Obama-sponsored health care law, …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook President declares flood-damaged areas of Tennessee disaster areas – U.S. President Barack Obama has declared flood-damaged areas of Tennessee a federal disaster zone as the …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Logging is ‘business as usual’ in Northern Mindanao despite ban – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, May 10, 2011—Logging in Northern Mindanao and in Lanao del Sur is “business as usual” despite the government’s declared moratorium on the cutting of

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist’s Anti-Catholic Rant – An abortionist wrote a long essay at the Daily Kos and it’s being cheered as speaking truth to power. As far as I can make out the abortionist defends abortion on the

Share this article on Facebook CNN: Gays More Likely to Get Cancer – Someone call the CDC, the EPA. Get the President on the horn. You know how the government restricts freedoms in the name of public safety when it comes to such things as

Share this article on Facebook Frankenstein Jr. Eats Cake – I couldn’t help but laugh at this kid who just seems to be getting a kick out of looking at himself eat cake.

Share this article on Facebook Lib: Why There’s No Conservative Journalists – Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News explains why there aren’t many conservative journalists. Hilarity ensues. I’ve written several posts over the years about why

Share this article on Facebook Praying For Shriver-Schwarzenegger – After 25 years of marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have announced that they are separated. I have had many disagreements with Schwarzenegger and a many

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook An Update on Arwen – Danielle Bean: | Thanks to everyone who has been remembering Arwen and her unborn twin boys in prayer this week. The good news is that those baby boys are still on the

Share this article on Facebook And for the Boys … – DariaSockey: | Yesterday I described and shared a picture of the lovely silk and pashmina wool shawls my son sent us from Afghanistan. Then there’s the very heavy box

Share this article on Facebook Come for Coffee – 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 Shawls From Across the World – DariaSockey: These pretty presents add color to my days | Our joy this Easter was considerably increased by the presence of my oldest son, William, who is naval

Share this article on Facebook There Be Forgiveness – Rebecca Teti: | Have you seen There Be Dragons? I haven’t, and a few reviews from people I respect have suggested it’s not that successful as a film. One complaint I’ve

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Kresta In The Afternoon

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Share this article on Facebook Dissident Theologian Hans Küng says Church must follow his advice – The Catholic Church is seriously, possibly terminally ill and only an honest diagnosis and radical therapy will cure it, one of the sharpest critics of Pope Benedict

Share this article on Facebook More than 340,000 signed up for World Youth Day – Some 340,000 young people from more than 170 countries have signed up to participate in World Youth Day Madrid. The main objective of the event, World Youth Day 2011’s

Share this article on Facebook Navy Authorizes Chaplains to Perform Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ in Naval Chapels – Anticipating the elimination of the military ban on homosexuality, the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains has decided that same-sex couples in the Navy will be able

Share this article on Facebook Quebec judge orders three-year-old into daycare for ‘socialization’ – QUEBEC, May 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) A Quebec judge has ordered a three-year-old and a five-year-old to attend state-funded day care following claims that the children

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 10, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 10 4:00 – Produced by Faith: Enjoy Real Success without Losing Your True Self DeVon Franklin is the vice president of

Share this article on Facebook US Commission lists Countries with Limited Religious Freedom

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Gov. Daniels Signs Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood – Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana has signed a bill to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The bill makes the Hoosier state the first

Share this article on Facebook Indiana: Pro-Obamacare Democrat Joe Donnelly Runs for Senate – Democrats scored a recruiting victory in the Indiana Senate race yesterday when Representative Joe Donnelly officially entered the race. However, Donnelly has a mixed

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Legislature Tentatively OKs Webcam Abortion Ban – The Nebraska legislature today gave initial approval to a bill that would an the use of webcam, or telemed abortions and now the pro-life legislation heads to its second

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina Panel Holds Hearing on Choose Life Plates – North Carolina would join more than two dozen states that currently have Choose Life license plates if the state legislature approves a bill the House Transportation

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Defends Dropping Doctors’ Conscience Protections – In a letter to several pro-life groups complaining about President Barack Obama’s decision to drop some of the conscience protections for medical professionals, the

Share this article on Facebook Oregon Senate Votes to Stop Sale of “Suicide Kits,” Hoods – Assisted suicide is perfectly fine in Oregon, the first state to legalize the grisly practice, but the sale of so-called “suicide kits” — hoods or other items people can

Share this article on Facebook Philippines: Catholic Bishops and Aquino Can’t Agree on RH Bill – The Catholic bishops in the Philippines have ended negotiations with President Benigno Aquino because they say he won’t back down in his support for the RH bill they

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group at SUNY University at Buffalo Hit by Vandalism – The University of Buffalo Students for Life (UBSFL) group has been hit with discrimination again. Just after the pro-life group was finally granted preliminary club

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Hosting Webcast to Benefit Pregnancy Centers – Several leading pro-life groups are banding together with former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson for a webcast next week to benefit the work of the thousands of

Share this article on Facebook Senate Confirms Pro-Abortion Obama Judge Pick Edward Chen – The Senate has voted to confirm another pro-abortion judge President Barack Obama put forward — District Court for the Northern District of California nominee Edward

Share this article on Facebook Stacked Appeals Court Panel Hearing Obamacare Legal Challenge – A majority of Americans may strongly oppose the Obamacare law that allows abortion funding and presents rationing concerns, but the computers at the U.S. Court of

Share this article on Facebook Study: High % of Women Using Abortion Drug Hospitalized – A new study from Australia finds a high percentage of women using the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug require hospitalization — undermining the argument that the

Share this article on Facebook United Nations’ UNFPA Wrong to Call for Population Control – A recent press release by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) declares that the world’s population will reach 7 billion people on October 21, 2011. While the

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Planned Parenthood Seeks to Expand in Virginia Beach – Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia drew strong opposition to its request to expand at a hearing where pro-life advocates said they were worried the request

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Mandatory’ contraception for 12-year-olds: South Africa ruling party’s youth wing proposal – by Patrick B. Craine JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The youth wing of South Africa’s ruling political party is proposing that the country

Share this article on Facebook Another pro-life cemetery display vandalized – by Kathleen Gilbert BUFFALO, New York, May 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The complaints of a student pro-life group to the administration of the State University of New

Share this article on Facebook Dunn Media announces on line coverage of March for Life events – by Steve Jalsevac OTTAWA, May 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This Wednesday evening, Canada’s National March for Life events begin again in the nation’s capital. It is

Share this article on Facebook Head of Courage opposes Ontario’s ‘anti-bullying’ gay clubs – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, May 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of the Vatican-endorsed Courage apostolate, one of the Catholic Church’s leading

Share this article on Facebook LifeSiteNews responds in BC Catholic to new Fr. Rosica condemnations – by Steve Jalsevac May 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Both the newspaper and internet versions of the April 5 BC Catholic newspaper reported comments by Fr. Thomas Rosica

Share this article on Facebook Mass. bishops urge state to stop funding lewd sex-ed site: governor defends – by Kathleen Gilbert BOSTON, May 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Taxpayers should not be expected to foot the bill for a website that misleads young teens with a

Share this article on Facebook Obama admin stands by decision to revoke conscience rights for dispensing Plan B – by John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is standing by its decision to force pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Ottawa mayor declares ‘Respect for Life Day’ in advance of National March for Life – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, May 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, has proclaimed that the day of this year’s National March for

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life provisions in Hungarian Constitution shock EU – by Steve Mosher Co-authored with Colin Mason May 9, 2011 (pop.org) – In a move that has shocked the European Union and drawn heavy fire from pro-choice and homosexual

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Socialist Mayor Forbids Singing of Our Father during Celebration of Reims Cathedral – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Socialist mayor of Reims, France, refused to allow the Our Father to be sung during a celebration marking the 800th

Share this article on Facebook Study: Homosexual Men Twice as Likely to Be Diagnosed with Cancer – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study of homosexual men in California has found that this population is twice as likely to report a cancer diagnosis that

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Navy to Allow Chaplains to Perform Same-Sex Marriages – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist With the end of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, which prohibited homosexuals from serving openly in the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook BBC Sacred Music Series, Part 1: The Gothic Revolution – (I have not had a chance to watch the whole episode, but it certainly looks interesting and worth a watch. Thanks to EGC for sending this our way.)

Share this article on Facebook NLM Quiz: Can You Guess What This Is? (No. 2) – Can you guess what this ecclesiastical item is, and what exactly it was used for? As with our previous quiz , please give your answer in the comments, and give whatever

Share this article on Facebook Wall Hangings for Solemn Liturgical Occasions: Santa Maria della Salute, Venice – We have talked about the beautiful tradition of wall hangings for solemn liturgical occasions, once called for in the Cæremoniale Episcoporum, and still used in some

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Evangelicals Becoming Catholic, why? – Below is an interesting YouTube video (really audio) of an Evangelical Radio show in which two Evangelicals discuss why so many Evangelical Protestants are leaving to

Share this article on Facebook World Peas – With Muslims gaining ground and expanding throughout the world, this may be as close to “world pea-ce” we are ever going to get.

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #554 – Drucilla Makes Her Will #1 – “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 A Theology of Expansive Love – After being rather quiet for the past two weeks , it feels good to write again, and funnily enough my column today at First Things came about precisely because illness

Share this article on Facebook Bridget and Her Cross – Every once in a while, somebody tells you a story that makes all your problems look small, and your vision feel blurred. That is the sense I’ve been getting these past

Share this article on Facebook God, Take My Depression — Please! – I am, or so competent authorities inform me, a chronic depressive. I hope I can say that without being mistaken for a guest on some daytime talk show. No one should read

Share this article on Facebook Hitchens’ Singular Voice – If you have not yet read Christopher Hitchens’ latest piece in Vanity Fair , on the failing of his physical voice, stop what you’re doing and go read it. It is a

Share this article on Facebook Real Lessons from a Fake SEAL – A SEAL trident is the military equivalent of a diploma from Yale and a tap from Skull and Bones. It should come as no surprise that the occasional mediocrity claims,

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook 12 FORMER ANGLICAN PRIESTS ORDAINED AS CATHOLIC DEACONS, ABOUT 50 OTHERS PREPARING TO BE CATHOLIC PRIESTS ALSO – Our Lady of Walsingham AYLESFORD, England, MAY 9, 2011 ( Zenit.org ).- A dozen Anglican priests were ordained Catholic deacons last weekend, as a group of some 50 clergy

Share this article on Facebook New Catholics overcame challenges on journey into the Church – Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage, Alaska, May 7 ( CNA ) .- This Easter the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska welcomed 83

Share this article on Facebook RH BILL GUMEWANG NA SA DALAWANG SANGAY NG KONGRESO – Madonna and Child Mistulang tumagilid ang kontrobersyal na Reproductive Health (RH) bill matapos sabihin na hindi na ito prayoridad ng dalawang kapulungan ng Kongreso sa

Share this article on Facebook SAGOT SA BORN-AGAIN GALING SA BEREANS.NET – Jesus Carries His Cross Anonymous said… [I AGREE WITH YOU. BALIW ANG BABAE DUON SA TANIKALA. NAGYAYABANG PA SIYA NA KAYA NYA RAW PAGALINGIN ANG LAHAT NG SAKIT. HINDI

Share this article on Facebook Undelivered multimillion peso grants for LGU health program bared – The Madonna with Child by Francisco de Zurbaran By Maila Ager INQUIRER.net First Posted 19:08:00 05/10/2011 Filed Under: Politics , Graft & Corruption , Health , Local

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Will Vote on Spanish-Language U.S. Propers at June Meeting – WASHINGTON (May 9, 2011)—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote on two liturgical items pertaining to the Spanish translation of the USA

Share this article on Facebook Bishops’ Migration Chairman Urges President and Congress to Act on Comprehensive Immigration Reform – WASHINGTON ( May 10, 2011 ) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration,

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Bp. Conley on transcendence in the liturgy and the new, corrected translation – An alert reader sent me the following.  This is a talk given last month by H.E. Most Rev. James D. Conley, Auxiliary Bishop in Denver to the Midwest Theological Forum.

Share this article on Facebook Brick by brick: Italian, papal version – “Mattone su mattone.” I found this phrase, thanks to an alert reader, in a post about the recent papal Mass during the Holy Father’s trip to Venice.   You know, the trip

Share this article on Facebook CTS: New Roman Missal editions – The Catholic Truth Society in England has offered some resources for their new editions of the Roman Missal, that is, the new, corrected translation. Emphasis on

Share this article on Facebook Ex ore infantium – From a reader: I thought you might find some humor in what happened after Mass this morning. Our family attended Mass this morning and a visiting priest presided. After

Share this article on Facebook FLASH: Fr. Z agrees with Bp. Morris and NCR… yes and no. – I may be in close agreement with Bp. Morris and NCR on a matter of great importance. From the National catholic Fishwrap comes another defense of lately-removed

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Z – R.I.P. – News of my demise has been greatly exaggerated. Instead, please stop and say a prayer for the late Fr. John Zuecher, SJ, a former chaplain at Creighton University Law

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: polychrome edition – The feeders are pretty busy right now.  Every time I look out I see something interesting. Just a few… for those of you who are interested. First, a newcomer.

Share this article on Facebook TOO COOL! – Check this out, folks.  From Astronomy Pic of the Day. Just go!  Very cool. Technorati Tags: panorama

Share this article on Facebook US Navy Chaplains: the devil to pay and no pitch hot – I am sure this will inspire men who want to be priests and chaplains in the United States Navy, who are also the chaplains for the Marines. From The Navy Times with my

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Easter – from lowliness to might – From a reader: Pretty often you post about one of the prayers for the upcoming Sunday Mass.  Could you post them earlier in the week so we can use them as preparation

Share this article on Facebook Where you are – I haven’t done one of these for a while. Here is a snapshot of about 5 minutes worth of approximate locations of visitors to the blog.  They may not always reflect the

Share this article on Facebook Your good news – Do you have any good news for us? For my part, in the instant gratification column, I have a splendid mug of excellent coffee as I write.   Sometimes its the small

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