Catholic News Headlines May 11, 2011


May. 10, 7pm—May. 11, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Wuerl praises St. Peter at historic Roman church – Rome, Italy, May 10, 2011 / 08:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- St. Peter is the “touchstone” of the apostles’ proclamation of Christ, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl said upon taking

Share this article on Facebook Catholic publication calls for the protection of religious freedom in Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico, May 11, 2011 / 08:57 am ( CNA ).- A Catholic publication in Mexico is calling for legislation to protect the religious freedom of Mexicans. Desde la

Share this article on Facebook Hackers knock Mexican bishops’ website offline – Lima, Peru, May 11, 2011 / 06:02 pm ( CNA ).- The website for the Mexican bishops’ conference was knocked offline after a cyber attack was launched against it. Paola

Share this article on Facebook In Toowoomba, legacy of ‘Bishop Bill’ is confusion and one new priest in 18 years – Toowoomba, Australia, May 11, 2011 / 11:38 am ( CNA ).- Norm and Mavis Power moved to the Toowoomba back in 1959, not long after getting married. The attractions of the

Share this article on Facebook Italian priest honored for sheltering Jews during WWII – Rome, Italy, May 11, 2011 / 01:24 pm ( CNA ).- An Italian priest was posthumously awarded with a top honor for protecting a Jewish family from Nazi persecution in World

Share this article on Facebook Prayer responds to human desire for God – Vatican City, May 11, 2011 / 11:04 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Religion is intrinsic to man, Pope Benedict XVI noted at his weekly General Audience on May 11. “The human

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life ‘victory’ as Indiana law cuts all Planned Parenthood funding – Indianapolis, Ind., May 11, 2011 / 04:19 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law a bill that cuts Planned Parenthood state funding and adds

Share this article on Facebook Rocky Mountain men’s conference encourages deep conversion – Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2011 / 05:46 am ( CNA ).- Approximately 1,500 men heard a call to profound conversion at the May 7 Rocky Mountain Catholic Men’s

Share this article on Facebook US bishops urge President Obama to act on immigration reform – Washington D.C., May 11, 2011 / 12:50 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. bishops responded to President Obama’s recent speech on immigration, noting the lack of government

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Al-Qaeda leader vows vengeance in Osama bin Laden killing – The leader of Yemen’s al-Qaeda group is warning the United States that there will be terrorist attacks in …

Share this article on Facebook Death squad searches for Khadafi loyalists in Benghazi – Death squads have apparently been stalking the streets of the Libyan city of Benghazi, as two men faithful to …

Share this article on Facebook Dismissal of Australian Bishop William M. Morris: The Rest of the Story Emerges – What is emerging is an ongoing struggle over many years between the Holy See and the …

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan may give U.S. access to three of Osama’s wives – The nation of Pakistan may grant the United States access to three wives of slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, …

Share this article on Facebook Shocking reports of Bahraini schoolgirls beaten by government – Stories of young schoolgirls – swept up in the pro-Democracy protest in Bahrain, being subjected to brutal torture …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Indiana governor signs bill to cut finding to Planned Parenthood – Republican Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels – seen by many as a potential 2012 presidential candidate, has signed a …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Blasphemy: Protestant Pastor Uses Parable of the Sower to Encourage Abortion – Anyone unwilling to defend human life from the moment of conception has no pro-life theology.  Rev. …

Share this article on Facebook Guest Commentary: The Cover-Up of Abortion’s Real Risks – Today’s guest commentary is the first of two parts on the subject of the risks of abortion. These are …

Share this article on Facebook Judie Brown: OBL v. APB-Murderer v. Murdered – The news of the past week has focused on the death of one of the most notorious terrorists in recent history. …

Share this article on Facebook Mississippi flood swells just short of record set in 1937 – Floodwaters from the Mississippi River rolled south, emptying out towns and businesses. Damage is threatened to …

Share this article on Facebook Pennsylvania Governor Joins the Movement for School Choice. Time for a ‘Family Politics’ – The current overly federalized approach to the provision of education in the United States is failing miserably …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Davao youth vows to reject RH bill – DAVAO Oriental, May 11, 2011― More than a thousand youth expressed their support to the Catholic Church’s stance against the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill.

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook ACLU Wants Republican Votes to Count Less – The ACLU is standing against a bill in Pennsylvania that requires voters to show identification because old people and black people are reeeeeeaaaaallly stupid and don’t

Share this article on Facebook Mitch Daniels: Words & Deeds – It is a common complaint that politicians say one thing during the campaign but do something entirely different when governing. Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana is the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Just Like Violence Endorsing Rapper – It’s poetry night tonight at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama invited several poets, including rapper known as “Common” who has written about threats to shoot

Share this article on Facebook Prayer Request – My youngest sister is going into labor with her first baby. She’s got that spiking high blood pressure thing that happens sometimes so she’s delivering about a month

Share this article on Facebook Sister Had Baby! – My sister Mary had a boy! And the baby’s fine. Thanks so much for all the prayers everyone. My sister’s blood pressure is still a bit high so she’s still being watched

Share this article on Facebook Success is a Byproduct of Preparation – This has got to be the worst bank robber ever. Note to robbers -perhaps try coming up with a checklist before you get in the getaway car on your way to the bank. 1) Gun?

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Hair Today – Rachel Balducci: Now what? | Up until about a week ago, my dear sweet one-year-old daughter wore a precious hair bow without protest. I would pop the giant accoutrement

Share this article on Facebook Let God In – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (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 Pope Floats – Rebecca Teti: | Benedict XVI has begun a new catechesis cycle: on prayer! You can read the first installment here. In it, the Holy Father surveys various pagan prayers

Share this article on Facebook So Cool – Rachel Balducci: Frozen yogurt is back | Is it just me or was frozen yogurt a thing of the 90s? I remember finding out (with delight) that you could eat this stuff that

Share this article on Facebook What’s New in Baby Land? – Lori Hadacek Chaplin: A Baby Shower Gift Guide and Giveaway | This past November I delivered our fourth baby, a chubby 8 lb, 2 ounce boy we named Maximilian Edward.

Share this article on Facebook When College Kids Come Home – Lisa Hendey: What works? What doesn’t? | Despite my concerns to the contrary at several points during the year, I seem to have almost survived my son Eric’s first year

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Your Heart Outside Your Body – “Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone I didn’t

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook 4 Chords 65 Songs – WARNING: Two instances of unnecessary use of f-word.

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Lakers and Phil Jackson

Share this article on Facebook ‘Christ & The New Media’ conference will train Catholics to reach millions – Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in New Hampshire will host a conference on “Christ & The New Media,” to teach clergy and lay Catholics how they can best reach

Share this article on Facebook ‘Instruction’ on traditional liturgy to be released May 13 – The Vatican has announced that a new Instruction on the implementation of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, regarding the broader use of the traditional Latin Mass,

Share this article on Facebook Jay Richards – Money, Greed and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem

Share this article on Facebook Pfleger says he will begin to preach at other churches if his suspension isn’t ended – Cardinal George has already made his position and Church teaching clear on this. It appears that Fr. Pflegger has already made up his mind to leave the Church and is now

Share this article on Facebook Presbyterian Church approves ordination of homosexuals – Following ratification by the majority of the nation’s 173 regional presbyteries, the Presbyterian Church USA has officially approved the ordination of active

Share this article on Facebook The Catholic Church & Science; Answering the Questions, Exposing the Myths

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 11, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 11 4:00 – 6:00: Direct to My Desk The use of the death penalty continued on a downward trend in 2010, according to a

Share this article on Facebook You Know Not the Day Nor the Hour…Unless You Are Harold Camping – May 21st is approaching! Are you ready for the Rapture????

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Canadian March for Life to Draw Thousands to Parliament Hill – Thousands of Canadians will head to Parliament Hill tomorrow for the annual March for Life to mark the date on which Canada became one of the nations to allow abortions

Share this article on Facebook Geron Uses Dangerous Embryonic Stem Cell Derivatives Again – Geron has announced that the second patient has been injected with embryonic stem cell derivatives. This spinal cord injury patient was injected Saturday at Northwestern

Share this article on Facebook Judge Doesn’t Block Indiana Law De-funding Planned Parenthood – A federal judge has declined a request by the Planned Parenthood abortion business to issue a temporary restraining order blocking a new state law Governor Mitch Daniels

Share this article on Facebook MTV Won’t Run Ads From Pro-Life Group on Black Abortions – MTV has decided it will not air advertisements from a pro-life group bemoaning the fact that abortion targets the black community and African-Americans have the highest

Share this article on Facebook Newt Gingrich Makes 2012 Republican Presidential Bid Official – Newt Gingrich made his bid for the Republican nomination official today by unveiling a campaign video that was swamped with traffic and led to a nonfunctioning web site

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina Panel Passes Women’s Right to Know Bill – Legislation that North Carolina lawmakers approved today essentially says women should be given information about abortion’s risks and alternatives they don’t normally

Share this article on Facebook Obama Schmoozes With Planned Parenthood President at Fundraiser – After his speech in El Paso, Texas, President Barack Obama made his way to Austin for a campaign rally where he asked hundreds of supporters to help him with his

Share this article on Facebook Online for Life: This Ad Could Save a Baby From Abortion – When the average American types “abortion” into Google, the top ad results usually point them in one direction: to a clinic that will facilitate the death of an unborn

Share this article on Facebook Poll Showing Highest Obama Approval in Two Years Has Flaws – A new poll showing President Barack Obama with his highest approval rating in two years is generating considerable buzz in the nation’s capital today, in part because it

Share this article on Facebook South Carolina Pro-Life Groups Oppose Budget Over Abortion – Pro-life groups in South Carolina are upset that lawmakers voted to fund abortions in the health insurance plans for state employees that are funded with state taxpayer

Share this article on Facebook UN Calls for Population Control as Global Birthrates Decline – At a time when we are experiencing a worldwide decline in birthrates, and many countries find themselves in a demographic crisis that will leave their nations in

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Bill Would Stop State Abortion Funding in Obamacare – A statewide pro-life group in Wisconsin is promoting newly-introduced legislation that would make it so the state doesn’t have to spend taxpayer funds to pay for

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Appeals Court Judges Appear to Favor ObamaCare – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A federal appeals court panel consisting of three Democratically appointed judges heard arguments yesterday for and against

Share this article on Facebook Nationwide Cell Phone Alert System Launched – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Citizens will soon be able to receive critical alerts about terrorist threats on their cell phones as a new national alert

Share this article on Facebook Navy Suspends Decision to Allow Same-Sex Marriages – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Navy responded to pressure from dozens of House members by abruptly suspending

Share this article on Facebook Situation is Critical for Christians in Egypt – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Christian leaders in Egypt are calling on the international community for help after a group of Islamist extremists killed

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Don Nicola Bux at S. Maria Delle Grazie – Rinascimento Sacro have photos up of a Mass celebrated by Don Nicola Bux, a consultor to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in Brescia at the Santuario

Share this article on Facebook Motu Proprio Instruction to be Published Friday 13 May – The Holy See Press Office has released the following note (NLM translation): Friday 13 May 2011 the Holy See Press Office will make public the Instruction Universæ

Share this article on Facebook St. George’s Basilica, Gozo, Malta: Vespers and Pontifical Mass – The following photos, from the feast day of St. George at St. George’s Basilica in Gozo, Malta, were brought to our attention by some of our Maltese readers. The Bishop

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Help for the Rosary-challenged (like me) – I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time with the Rosary. I am Rosary-challenged. But I recently reviewed four books that look at the Rosary from different

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Answers Live – tonight – Tonight I am on Catholic Answers Live at 6 PM Eastern. Topic: St. John and his Gospel. http://www.Catholic.com to listen on-line.

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #555 – Drucilla Makes Her Will #2 – “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 Bookclub: Sinners, Science & Faith – The Patheos Book Club is discussing Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers by Greg Carey, and you are invited to read an excerpt, here . Because I’ve been waylaid, I

Share this article on Facebook Osama bin Laden & Obama – As I was in Rome when the story of bin Laden’s killing broke, I was rather glad to be too busy to really process it. Justice is satisfying, to an extent, but I tended to

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook HARAPAN DEBATE SUMMARY – PRO-LIFE DEBATERS DEMOLISHED PRO-RH ARGUMENTS – Madonna and Child by Bernardo Daddi MANILA, May 10, 2011 —It was a dynamic discussion on sex education, population and poverty, health issues and the beginning of life

Share this article on Facebook TUGON SA PANINIRA NG JEHOVA WITNESS ON JEREMIAH 16, 1-4 AT SA CELIBACY OF THE PRIEST – The Lord Jesus our Great High Priest Anonymous said… father tama po ba ang interpretasyon ng mga saksi sa jer. 16:1-4…sabi po kasi ng isang catholic pinagbawalan ng

Share this article on Facebook WHY DID THE COMMUNISTS PERSECUTED THE CATHOLIC CHURCH? – Pope John Paul the Great during his visit in Poland. He met with Lech Walesa the leader of Anti-Communist movement in Poland called Solidarity Party for which he was

Share this article on Facebook WORLD WAR II “MARTYR OF RECONCILIATION” TO BE BEATIFIED – Fr. Georg Häfner, Martyr for the Faith Carmelite Priest Aimed to Be Love, Reveal Love, Give Love By Carmen Elena Villa WURZBURG, Germany, MAY 10, 2011 ( Zenit.org ).-

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Chicago: The Pfleger Follies continue! – Giving an ultimatum in public to a Cardinal Archbishop when you are a priest of the diocese entrusted to that that Cardinal Archbishop, would, I believe, be considered

Share this article on Facebook Chillin’ the Veuve – Friday, 13 May… Our Lady of Fatima and Universae Ecclesiae. Chill the Widow. In the meantime… have some Mystic Monk Coffee…. or Tea! Their shipping is pretty fast. In

Share this article on Facebook Conjunction Junction: planetary edition – MORNING PLANETS:  Set your alarm for dawn on Wednesday morning May 11th.  Jupiter and Venus will be in conjunction, shining through the eastern twilight only half a

Share this article on Facebook Ex ore infantium: ugly edition – From priest: Really enjoyed that bit of precocious 5 year old humor you gave us! Thought you might like another. This happened many years ago back in my former Diocese

Share this article on Facebook Fight over new Catholic chaplain of the U.S. Senate – Ten years ago there was a conflict over the appointment of a Catholic priest as chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives. Recently, a Catholic priest, a Jesuit was

Share this article on Facebook FLASH! Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says – In the “Outer Rim Territories” section of the Galactic Empire Times, we find this article.  My emphases and comments. Be sure to go to the GET and spike their stats.

Share this article on Facebook For a change, a Catholic media agency’s look at the tumult in Toowoomba – There are virtually always many sides to the story when it comes to the bad governance of a parish or diocese, heck, any human endeavor. Here is another view of the

Share this article on Facebook HELP! Fr. Z needs some sports equivalents – I am comparing the forthcoming Instruction Universae Ecclesiae to a baseball no-hitter, rather than a perfect game. What would be the equivalents for perfect game and

Share this article on Facebook Houston, we have a problem. – Things were going too well. The computer that runs the Z-Cam simply will not turn on. I shall have to get out the trephine, I’m afraid, and rouse out its brains. I

Share this article on Facebook Notes about today’s Fishwrap – First, the following people were added – since last time – for the Wednesday Mass for benefactors following the Fishwrap Protest. JV, MM, TM, JS, JM, MG, SK, DL, DS, MB,

Share this article on Facebook Universae Ecclesiae… Instruction on Summorum Pontificum. – The cat is out of the bag. The Instruction is called Universae Ecclesiae and it will indeed be published very soon.  There is an embargo on the text until 12 noon Rome

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