Catholic News Headlines May 17, 2011


May. 16, 7pm—May. 17, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Abortion supporters back Humala in Peru’s runoff election – Lima, Peru, May 17, 2011 / 05:55 pm ( CNA ).- Numerous abortion and same-sex marriage supporters in Peru are throwing their support behind Ollanta Humala, the

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Gomez tells graduates to overcome divorce of faith and reason – Santa Paula, Calif., May 17, 2011 / 03:23 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Addressing new graduates of Thomas Aquinas College on May 14, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez urged

Share this article on Facebook As new round of Anglican-Catholic talks begin, some question the purpose – Bose, Italy, May 17, 2011 / 02:38 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A new round of ecumenical talks between Anglicans and Catholics is getting underway May 17 in Bose, Italy. The

Share this article on Facebook ‘Gay marriage’ fight revived in New York – Albany, N.Y., May 17, 2011 / 05:52 am ( CNA ).- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to push for “gay marriage” in New York state has again brought out supporters of traditional

Share this article on Facebook Kansas cuts Planned Parenthood funding – Wichita, Kan., May 17, 2011 / 01:34 am ( CNA ).- The Kansas legislature has passed a multi-faceted pro-life bill that cuts Title X funds from Planned Parenthood and

Share this article on Facebook Knights leader says Christian families should shine with authentic love – Rome, Italy, May 16, 2011 / 07:18 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- As the world looks at Christian families today, it needs to see authentic love and that living the faith is

Share this article on Facebook Latin American bishops to elect new leadership – Lima, Peru, May 17, 2011 / 02:03 pm ( CNA ).- The Latin American Bishops’ Council will elect new leaders on May 18. Bishop Heriberto Bodean, general secretary and

Share this article on Facebook Rome’s exorcist finding Bl. John Paul II effective against Satan – Rome, Italy, May 17, 2011 / 03:27 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The chief exorcist of Rome is seeing a rising number of young people coming under the influence of evil, but he

Share this article on Facebook Steubenville bishop will head diocese of Joliet, Ill. – Joliet, Ill., May 17, 2011 / 11:00 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, currently the bishop of Steubenville, Ohio, as the new

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Stephen Hawking declares that ‘There is no heaven’ – In a newspaper interview, Physicist Stephen Hawking said that he does not believe in the afterlife, and that the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook U.S. helicopter trades fire with Pakistani troops – A U.S. helicopter exchanged fire with Pakistani troops near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Two …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court sides with police who burst into apartment without warrant – The Supreme Court ruled against a Kentucky man who was arrested after police broke into his apartment without a …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Endeavour blasts off to space station in final flight – The space shuttle Endeavour launched in its final voyage May 16 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, bringing …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Laguna bishop warns of fake Catholic group that promotes RH Bill – SAN PABLO CITY, May 17, 2011—Laguna Bishop Most Rev. Leo M. Drona has warned his Roman Catholic constituents throughout Laguna or the Diocese of San Pablo not to be

Share this article on Facebook Top youth leaders first to see latest Cesar Buendia film – BACACAY, Albay, May 17, 2011—Indie film director Cesar Buendia gave a special screening of his latest film Agawan Base to the Philippines’ top youth ministry leaders

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells May Have Cured AIDS? – Embryonic stem cells cure nothing and cause myriad problems, not the least of which is killing people to extract them. For some time the action has been in the field of

Share this article on Facebook How Can You Possibly Be Pro-Life? – Kristen Walker of Live Action tells of her pro-life conversion from a conversation she started by asking a friend “How Can You Possibly be Pro-Life? Rick Perry, governor

Share this article on Facebook Man Paints Sistine Chapel in His Home – This is kind of a kooky story I picked up at Pewsitter . A retired decorator got bored painting the same color walls and decided to have some fun and attempt to recreate

Share this article on Facebook WWYD? Buy Condoms for Kid? – This is an interesting video. A television shows has a 15 year old babyface boy asking adults to buy him condoms. It’s interesting and depressing to hear most of the

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook In Memoriam for May 17 – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAY 2011 (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks: – Cardinal Vicente Garcia-Gasco, archbishop emeritus of Valencia, Spain, on 1 May at the

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for May 17 – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father: – accepted the resignation of Bishop Joaquim Goncalves from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Vila Real, upon

Share this article on Facebook Proclaim Christ, Avoid Syncretism: Papal Address To Indian Bishops – Describing India as a “home to various ancient religions, including Christianity,” Pope Benedict urged a group of Latin-rite bishops from India to promote a culture of

Share this article on Facebook Statistics On Catholic Church In Croatia – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Pope Benedict XVI will make an apostolic visit to Croatia from 4 to 5 June for the celebrations of the National Croatian Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Upcoming Beatification ‘One Of Most Complex’ In Church History – The June 5 beatification of Juan de Palafox (1600-59), a bishop who served as governor of Mexico, will be a milestone in “one of the most complex [sainthood] causes in

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Ask Mama Mary – Danielle Bean: | Today is Day 6 of our novena for the marriages of our Faith & Family community. Please pray with us!

Share this article on Facebook E-mealz Goodness – Rachel Balducci: an exciting giveaway! | Forever ago, my friend Vera told me about a website she had come across, a place online that for a small fee, would create a

Share this article on Facebook Join the Conversation – 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 Mother’s Little Helper – Rachel Balducci: Rachel Recommends! | I love hanging pictures. I love that feeling of pushing through the angst of putting a hole—a hole!—in my wall and then having

Share this article on Facebook Say and Pray Two Things at Once – DariaSockey: Multi-Tasking, Catholic Style | This morning, I began my usual Morning prayer from the Litugy of the Hours, making the sign of the cross while saying the

Share this article on Facebook Verifying Mass Attendance – Lisa Hendey: Is it necessary? How does your parish do it? | Yesterday, I had an interesting conversation with one of our readers. This mom had just come from a recent

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Are Politicians Obligated to Preference the Poor? – Yes.  Catholic social teaching is rife with instructions to preference the disadvantaged and poor. Of course, that’s what Jesus did. So it’s good for us to be critical

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Major Supernatural Event This Saturday! – Yes! It’s true! A major supernatural event will be occurring *this* Saturday, May 21, 2011! I’m *not* kidding! Harold Camping–president of the Protestant radio outreach

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook – Crisis Magazine By Sam Gregg Debt and deficits seem to be on everyone’s minds these days. Whether it be worries about the American government’s fiscal woes, Europe’s

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI asks missionaries to not be afraid of persecution

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day: Anti-Birthers

Share this article on Facebook Ron Paul Accuses MSNBC’s Matthews of Playing Race Card

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 17, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 17 4:00 – Vatican Instruction demands equal dignity for Extraordinary Form In a new Instruction, the Vatican has made

Share this article on Facebook US bishops see profound injustice in immigration status quo – READ AL’S COMMENTARY HERE FOR MORE ON IMMIGRATION. 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 Young Christian woman raped and murdered in Orissa, Christians in shock: “The massacre continues” – A targeted killing against the Christian community in Orissa: banita Pradhan, a 17 year old Christian girl was raped and killed. According to Christians, extremist

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Advocates Launch Campaign Against Pregnancy Centers – Pro-abortion activists have launched campaigns in a number of states to attack pregnancy centers that provide women with life-affirming alternatives to abortion. Now

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Drug Injures Louisiana Woman, Required Hysterectomy – The embattled Delta Abortion Clinic of Baton Rouge faces more problems after Operation Rescue filed a complaint with the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners,

Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells are Treating Thousands of Patients Now – Stem cell research continues to move ahead. Not embryonic stem cell research, however, which relies on the destruction of young human life. After over 30 years of

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Senate OKs Weak Abortion Bill Targeting Leroy Carhart – The Iowa Senate, on Monday night, passed a weak bill that pro-life groups and lawmakers are not supporting that supposedly targets late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy

Share this article on Facebook Michele Bachmann Likely to Run for GOP Presidential Nod – Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a pro-life, conservative U.S. representative from Minnesota, is likely to run for the Republican nomination for president, according to

Share this article on Facebook MTV to Run Planned Parenthood Commercials, Bans Pro-Life Ads – The pro-life group seeking to run another commercial on MTV reaching out to young people on abortion is hitting back after LifeNews reported how the cable network

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Accused of Targeting Peaceful Pro-Life Advocate – The Obama administration is coming under fire today from a pro-life legal group accusing it of targeting peaceful pro-lifers under a federal law meant to target people

Share this article on Facebook Republicans May Begin Campaign to Cut Pro-Abortion UNFPA Funding – Republicans in Congress are looking to make more budget cuts and to give pro-life advocates another chance to make gains after the passage of bills that de-fund Planned

Share this article on Facebook Senate to Vote Soon on Pro-Abortion Obama Judge Goodwin Liu – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to file cloture sometime today on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to be a Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. Liu is one of

Share this article on Facebook Swiss Voters Reject Assisted Suicide and Suicide Tourism Bans – In 2007, of the 400 assisted suicide patients in Switzerland, 132 of them came from abroad.   In October 2009, Switzerland announced plans to crackdown on “suicide

Share this article on Facebook Texas Battle Continues to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – The battle in Texas is continuing to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business by diverting $61.7 million in family planning funds away from it and towards other

Share this article on Facebook UK Pro-Lifers Welcome New Northern Ireland Health Minister – The appointment of Edwin Poots as Northern Ireland’s new health minister is drawing positive reviews from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), a

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Argentina distributes millions of copies of UN, gay-affirmative sex-ed doc – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ARGENTINA, May 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Argentinean government is in the process of distributing millions of copies of a United

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “Botox Mom” Loses Custody of Daughter – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A woman who admitted to injecting her eight year-old daughter with Botox on Good Morning America (GMA) last week has lost

Share this article on Facebook “House of Horrors” Prompts New Safety Standards for PA Abortion Clinics – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Discovery of a grisly abortion business in West Philadelphia, now known as the “House of Horrors,” has prompted state lawmakers

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal to Mafia: No More Church Funerals! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples, Italy announced on Saturday that unrepentant members of the mafia in that city will no

Share this article on Facebook UK Bishops Restore Friday Fast – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Friday, September 16 will be an historic day in the lives of Catholics in England and Wales – it is the day that the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Domincan Mass “Booklet” Question for Readers – I have a question for our readers. I am in the process of preparing for publication a “missalette” of the Dominican Mass Ordinary (with some additional devotions) for

Share this article on Facebook Italy: 700 Year Old Fresco Discovered Behind Church Wall – From the Daily Mail : Builders find 700-year-old fresco hidden behind wall in Italian church . Read the story there. Here is the fresco; sadly damaged but interesting

Share this article on Facebook On Universae Ecclesiae: Part II – Further Commentary and Considerations – [ References: See Universae Ecclesiae . See Part I: Some Analysis and Commentary ] In this second part I wish to put forward some of the further considerations which

Share this article on Facebook Roman Conference on Summorum Pontificum – Day 1 – The recent Roman conference on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum was scheduled by its sponsoring association Giovani e Tradizione before the date of issue was

Share this article on Facebook Rumour About EWTN and the EF – There is a rumour that has appeared on some blog comboxes, including here, suggesting that EWTN has been instructed to no longer air televised Masses in the

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Child removed from Botox mom’s care – Remember the mom who was injecting her 8-year-old daughter with Botox in hopes that she’d have a better shot at winning some kiddie beauty pageants? Well, she has lost

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Amazing Statistics – And it’s similar the world over. Catholicism is so cool! Ethiopia has 80 million people. Catholics only 1% yet provide 90% of schools, medical, social services! Wow!

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #557 – A Mandarin’s Son – “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 Jerry Lewis Retires from Telethon – For so many of us, the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon has been part of our earliest memories, a steady and dependable marker in the year. I am 53 years old. I cannot remember

Share this article on Facebook Resistance & Humility Feed Creativity – My column at First Things this week is all about the efficacy of the word “no” in our lives, and how deadening to the spirit and one’s own creative juices is can be to

Share this article on Facebook The New Punctuation: A Menace to Our Way of Life – I am about to start a conspiracy theory. It has nothing to do with the gold standard. I’m too poor to know or care much about that. The moon landing? Forget it. The last

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ANO ANG MASASABI NATIN SA BORN AGAIN DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE NA “ALTAR CALL” – This is Jimmy Swaggart, the famous Born Again televangelist during the 80’s who made the Altar Call and preached and admonished people to do it. He claimed to be assured

Share this article on Facebook NO FAITH ALONE IN LUKE 23, 40-43 – Icon depicting The Lord Jesus bringing the Repentant Thief to Paradise       Anonymous said…      Lk 23:40-43 The other one, however, rebuked him, saying, “Don’t you

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook – WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop R. Daniel Conlon of Steubenville, Ohio, 62, as Bishop of Joliet, Illinois. The appointment was publicized in Washington,

Share this article on Facebook USCCB and CRS Chairmen Applaud Extension and Re-Designation of TPS to Haiti, Express Concern with Resumption of Deportations – WASHINGTON (May 17, 2011)—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, and

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Announces Youth Art Contest, Invites Nominations for Young Adult Award – WASHINGTON (May 17, 2011)—The Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released materials for

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Selling a rosary and other sacred things – Several readers have sent similar questions about the selling of sacred things.  I will simply answer rather than post excerpts of the questions. Let’s start with the

Share this article on Facebook Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us – I was delighted to receive a little book from a reader in Pamplona, Spain, about Saints Nunilo and Alodia. Our saints, little girls, were 9th c. virgin martyrs in

Share this article on Facebook What is your good news? – It is sunny and it is spring.  I have a list of errands and chores which are doable.  I am having breakfast with a priest friend in a few minutes.  A good start. And I

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