Catholic News Headlines May 16, 2011


May. 15, 7pm—May. 16, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Catholics in Glasgow remember WWII victims with memorial – Glasgow, Scotland, May 16, 2011 / 01:11 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A new cathedral cloister garden dedicated to the more than 100 Scots-Italians who died in a wartime

Share this article on Facebook Family groups condemn ‘kiss-in’ set to take place in Paraguay – Lima, Peru, May 16, 2011 / 02:00 pm ( CNA ).- Family organizations in Paraguay are condemning a “kiss-in” organized by the group Somos Gay (We are gay). Maria Celia de

Share this article on Facebook Mexican bishop reiterates Church teaching on homosexuality – Lima, Peru, May 16, 2011 / 05:57 pm ( CNA ).- The director of the Mexican bishops’ Family Ministry Office issued a statement reiterating the Church’s teachings on

Share this article on Facebook US bishops see profound injustice in immigration status quo – Washington D.C., May 15, 2011 / 07:34 pm ( CNA ).- Last week the U.S. Catholic bishops urged President Obama to act faster on his promises of federal immigration reform.

Share this article on Facebook Vatican sets May 2012 deadline for global abuse guidelines – Vatican City, May 16, 2011 / 02:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Catholic Church is giving bishops worldwide until May next year to draw up new guidelines for dealing with

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Saints and the Cinema: Fr. Dwight Longenecker on ‘There Be Dragons’ – When I first heard that they had made a movie about the life of St Josemaria Escriva my heart sank. “Oh, …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Thor’ still reigns as box-office champion – “Thor,” the action-adventure fantasy based on the marvel comic book hero held his hammer – and …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League: New Norms on Clerical Sexual Abuse Issued by the Vatican – The three most noteworthy features of the Vatican’s new guidelines are (a) its commitment to the due …

Share this article on Facebook Libyan defectors secretly helping NATO defeat Khadafi – High-profile Libyan defectors – which include former Moammar Khadafi helpmate Moussa Koussa, are helping NATO to …

Share this article on Facebook New Vatican sex abuse guidelines released – New Vatican guidelines in regards to child abuse by priests say that Catholic bishops should cooperate with …

Share this article on Facebook Priest who defied the Nazis beatified in Germany – German priest Georg Haefner preached long and hard against the Third Reich in his native Germany. Sixty-eight …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Donald Trump Will Not Pursue the Presidency of the United States – I look forward to supporting the candidate who is the most qualified to help us tackle our …

Share this article on Facebook Newt Gingrich: ‘Who would pick me to be the vice presidential candidate?’ – Newt Gingrich, who recently announced his intentions to run as the Republican candidate for the presidential race …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Abby’s Road: From Planned Parenthood to Pro-Life Champion, Abby Johnson – Abby Johnson was confronted with the truth about the dignity of every human life and the evil which occurs during …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Political leaders’ “double talk” cited in pastoral statement – NAGA CITY, May 16, 2011—Caceres Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legazpi, OP said the much debated issue on the Reproductive Health bill and the new version, House Bill 4244 known

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook I Want Some English In My Latin Mass – The Latin Mass is back in the news. On Friday, the Church released the long awaited instruction on the Latin Mass following the ground-breaking issuance of the motu

Share this article on Facebook New Law: No Sex Until Divorce – Fox in Boston is reporting the upside-down-ness of our culture has reached the tipping point. We are now completely mad. For generations, society looked askance at

Share this article on Facebook NZ: Schools Arrange Secret Abortions – A story is coming out of a New Zealand paper today that schools are procuring abortions for students. The thing is, it goes on here and everywhere. This is what you get

Share this article on Facebook Patrick Has Left the 70’s – For the past year Pat’s picture at the Register has made him look a bit…1970’s. Seriously, he looked like Larry from Three’s Company and David Soul’s love child. CMR

Share this article on Facebook Sick. Two Ghouls Cheer Abortion – Check out the whole thing. There’s great joy in Rockford Illinois as three women opted for the ultrasound clinic rather than going into the abortion clinic but it’s also

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Activities And Trips Of The Holy Father: May – September – VATICAN CITY, 20 APR 2010 (VIS) – Below are highlights of the activities and trips to be undertaken by Pope Benedict XVI between the months of May and September. MAY –

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Of India: Liberty Of Freedom And Worship – VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2011 (VIS) – The Pope today received prelates from the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India on their “ad limina” visit. In his English-language

Share this article on Facebook Call For An End To Violence In Libya And Syria – VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2011 (VIS) – After praying the Regina Coeli, the Holy Father remarked that he continued “to follow with great apprehension the dramatic armed

Share this article on Facebook Circular Letter: Guidelines In Cases Of Sexual Abuse – VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2011 (VIS) – The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith today published a circular letter intended to assist Episcopal Conferences in developing

Share this article on Facebook English Bishops Reestablish Meatless Fridays – Catholics in England and Wales will be obliged to abstain from meat every Friday beginning September 16–the anniversary of the first day of Pope Benedict’s 2010 trip to

Share this article on Facebook Every Christian Must Evangelize, Pope Emphasizes – In a world with “new problems and new forms of slavery”–“both in the so-called First World, wealthy and rich but uncertain about its future, and in emerging countries,”

Share this article on Facebook Humanist Cultural Synthesis Open To Transcendance – VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2011 (VIS) – At midday today, Benedict XVI received the participants in the World Conference promoted by the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace”

Share this article on Facebook Note On The Circular Letter From The CDF – VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Below is the note from the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., regarding the Circular Letter from the

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for May 16 – VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2011 (VIS) – On Saturday the Holy Father received in separate audiences: – Five prelates from the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India on their

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict Urges Prayer For Vocations – Pope Benedict reflected on Christ as the Good Shepherd during his May 15 Regina Caeli address and urged Christians to pray for bishops, priests, and vocations to the

Share this article on Facebook Promoting And Nurturing Vocations And Consecrated Life – VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study in the Apostolic Palace to recite the Regina Coeli with the faithful in St. Peter’s

Share this article on Facebook The Church Must Not Renounce Her Missionary Role – VATICAN CITY, 14 MAY 2011 (VIS).- At midday today the Holy Father received the participants in the General Assembly of the Pontifical Missionary Works, which reports to

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 3 Ways To Survive Baseball Season – Danielle Bean: You can do this | I’ve been getting some baseball email from newbie baseball moms. They go something like this: “Are these people serious???” and “How am

Share this article on Facebook Ashley’s Gift – Carolee McGrath: God is good — even on days when we aren’t | I was running late, as usual, dragging my four kids into Mass just as they were about to start the first

Share this article on Facebook Christ in the Workplace – Rebecca Teti: Says You: How does your faith impact your work outside the home? | Will you be my focus group? During research on Catholic women who work, I came across

Share this article on Facebook Keep Praying – Danielle Bean: | Today is Day 5 of our novena for the marriages of our Faith & Family community. Please pray with us!

Share this article on Facebook Moms & Dads Gather Here – 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 Proposing Vocations – Lisa Hendey: Does your parish talk about vocations enough? | Yesterday, our parish welcomed a guest homilist for the the 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. To

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Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook “Progressives” Criticize Colorado School District for Holding Graduation at Church – For a decade, Colorado’s Lewis-Palmer school district has held graduation at the U.S. Air Force Academy, but increased security this year forced a last-minute change of

Share this article on Facebook Beatification of priest who was martyred at Dachau – Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the May 15 beatification of Father Georg Häfner (1900-42), a parish priest who

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – EU lifeguard

Share this article on Facebook English bishops reestablish meatless Fridays – Catholics in England and Wales will be obliged to abstain from meat every Friday beginning September 16–the anniversary of the first day of Pope Benedict’s 2010 trip to

Share this article on Facebook Head of 2012 Olympic Team Resigns after Criticism from Gay Activists – Who’s really intolerant here? WNS – It’s apparently not very popular to support marriage these days — even though 31 states have affirmed the one-man, one-woman

Share this article on Facebook Heaven is a ‘fairy story’, says Stephen Hawking – British scientist Stephen Hawking has branded heaven a “fairy story” for people afraid of the dark, in his latest dismissal of the concepts underpinning the world’s

Share this article on Facebook In Texas schools, a picture’s worth 1,000 calories – Smile, schoolchildren. You’re on calorie camera. Health officials trying to reduce obesity and improve eating habits at five San Antonio elementary schools unveiled a $2

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – CNN Anchor: Are Conservatives Angry About Common’s White House Appearance Because He’s Black? I’ll give you one guess as to what the answer was.

Share this article on Facebook Record Number of Foster Kids Find Adoptive Families – Just in time for National Foster Care Adoption Month, researchers have announced that the number of adoptions out of foster care has reached a record high. In 2009,

Share this article on Facebook Sexual Abuse of Minors: Vatican requires Episcopal Conferences to take new action

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 16, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 16 4:00 – The Catholic Church & Science; Answering the Questions, Exposing the Myths In The Catholic Church & Science

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Drug Kills Girl in Portugal, Caused Deadly Infection – The dangerous RU 486 (mifepristone) abortion drug has caused yet another death in Europe by subjecting a 16-year-old girl in Portugal to a deadly infection that claimed

Share this article on Facebook ACLU Founder Roger Baldwin Was Strong Abortion Supporter – As someone with the highly unusual task of researching old, declassified Soviet and Communist Party USA archives, I often get quizzical looks as to why certain things

Share this article on Facebook Australia Abortionist Infects 50 Women With Hepatitis C Virus – An abortion practitioner in Australia has infected 50 women with the same strain of hepatitis C and the victims are asking officials to charge James Latham Peters saying

Share this article on Facebook Donald Trump Not Running for GOP Nod for President in 2012 – Donald Trump said today he will not seek the Republican nomination for president, after stoking speculation with statements and speeches taking on pro-abortion President

Share this article on Facebook Kansas: Brownback Signs Abortion Inspection, Ultrasound Bill – Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill today that allows for inspections of abortion centers, allows women a chance to see an ultrasound before an abortion, and bans the

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban, Taxpayer Funding Ban – The Minnesota Senate approved a bill today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy but not by enough votes to overcome an expected veto from pro-abortion Gov. Mark

Share this article on Facebook New Zealand Schools Arranging Secret Teen Abortions – New Zealand schools are coming under criticism from parents of teenage girls who obtained secret abortions arranged by school officials without their parents’ knowledge

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood May Have Helped Sex Traffickers in Indiana – With the arrest of people involved in a sex trafficking ring in central Indiana, a state pro-life group wants to know if the Planned Parenthood abortion business offered

Share this article on Facebook Poll: 38 Percent of Americans Won’t Vote for Obama in 2012 – A new Politico-George Washington University poll finds 38 percent of Americans say they will definitely not vote for President Barack Obama when he seeks re-election in

Share this article on Facebook Summer Pro-Life Campaign Focuses on LeRoy Carhart in Maryland – A summer pro-life campaign will focus more attention and public outcry against LeRoy Carhart, the late-term abortion practitioner who started working at a Maryland

Share this article on Facebook West Virginia: Pro-Life Tomblin, Maloney Win Governor Races – In West Virginia, voters went to the polls and selected pro-life candidates in both the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor — ensuring the state will have a

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Hope is right before our eyes – by Fr. Frank Pavone On the first Easter Sunday afternoon, two disciples were walking on the road to Emmaus, discussing all the events that had just happened. However,

Share this article on Facebook New Zealand schools helping 11-year-old girls obtain secret abortions – by Kathleen Gilbert WELLINGTON, May 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Zealand parents are horrified after discovering that the country’s public schools help young girls,

Share this article on Facebook Perversion of democracy: gay ‘marriage’ and the law – by Chuck Colson May 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For two years now, I’ve warned that the drive for so-called “gay marriage” was the greatest threat to religious liberty

Share this article on Facebook Suicide kits under fire as Oregon proposes ban of sale – by Alex Schadenberg Oregon legalized assisted suicide more than thirteen years ago through a plebiscite measure. In that time, the official statistics state that there

Share this article on Facebook Video: The irrational perspective of a woman being escorted for an abortion – by Jill Stanek A guest poster at the pro-abortion blog EverySaturdayMorning described an interesting school project: Having a friend pose as a pregnant mother and film

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Schools Stands Firm: Lesbian Must Find Male Date for Prom – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The principal at a private Catholic school on Long Island has told a lesbian student that if she wants to go to the prom, she

Share this article on Facebook Facebook Fad Blamed for Man’s Death – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A growing Facebook trend known as “planking” is being blamed for the death of a 20 year-old Australian man and has prompted

Share this article on Facebook New Blood Test Can Predict How Long You Will Live – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new blood test that measures the length of a person’s telomeres, which are structures on the tips of our chromosomes that

Share this article on Facebook Why the News Black-Out on Recent Adult Stem Cell Breakthroughs? – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The past month has seen major breakthroughs in adult stem cell research and yet we barely heard a word about it in the press.

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook BBC Sacred Music Series, Part 2: Palestrina and the Popes – People expressed interest in seeing the second part of this BBC series on Sacred Music. That is now available on Gloria.tv:

Share this article on Facebook Card. Brandmüller’s Pontifical Mass in St. Peter’s in the Osservatore Romano – Sunday’s historic Solemn Pontifical Mass at the altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica with the participation of no less than four Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

Share this article on Facebook Cosmic Onions? What Has Still Life Got To Do With the Liturgy? – It is said that all the great art movements begin on the altar. So, for example, the gothic style began as the style for gothic churches and cathedrals in harmony with

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #556 – The Gentle Giant – “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 Rick Welts Comes out of the Locker Room – Rick Welts, president and chief executive of my hometown basketball team, the Phoenix Suns, is gay. Since Mr. Welts is 58, this is not news. The newsworthy part is, he

Share this article on Facebook Should Kids Surf the Net in Helmets? – Everyone likes to make fun of modern helicopter parents. Get a group of 40-ish men reminiscing about their childhoods and you’ll hear things like, “These poor

Share this article on Facebook The Migratory Patterns of Nuns – Everybody loves nuns. A priest has to get lit up by a death squad before anyone will give him credit for parting his hair in a straight line, and the Church is still too

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook NO FAITH ALONE IN EPH 2,8-9 AND ROM 10,9-10 – The Crucifixion of the Lord with The Virgin Mary and St. John the Apostle Anonymous said… father are all of us unworthy to enter the Throne of God? Ephesians 2:8-9

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops’ Meeting to be Broadcast by Telecare, USCCB Social Media – WASHINGTON ( May 16, 2011 )—The 2011 Spring General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be broadcast by Telecare, the television

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Card. Burke’s sermon in Houston – With my emphases and comments, Cardinal Burke’s recent sermon… PRO-LIFE PROGRAM, CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC CENTER MASS FOR CLERGY MONDAY OF THE THIRD WEEK OF EASTER CATHOLIC

Share this article on Facebook Card. Koch on Pope Benedict’s long term plan for the Roman Rite – For a long time I have thought that Joseph Ratzinger’s view was that side-by-side use of the older form of the Roman Rite and the newer Novus Ordo would eventually

Share this article on Facebook Must watch and hear. Palestrina. – Tip of the biretta to NLM for this on Gloria TV.  It is a BBC show on Palestrina.  Fantastic views of Rome. Technorati Tags: BBC, Gloria TV, Palestrina, sacred music

Share this article on Facebook Patristiblogger Project: Augustine on 1 John – Intention – I have been wondering what to do with the blog and I have decided will soon to return to my Patristic roots, my Patristiblogger roots, for a time.  I will tackle St.

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: difficult to fulfill penance – From a reader: The priest I go to gives me a penance that I have to wait to do because it’s too long to do because of my lunch break, it involves something scheduled at

Share this article on Facebook Robert Mickens on Pope Benedict and Summorum Pontificum. It is to laugh. – Damian Thompson has rightly shared with us Robert Micken’s little trip to the zoo.  Mr. Mickens, Rome correspondent for The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill aka RU486), has

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