Catholic News Headlines May 19, 2011


May. 18, 7pm—May. 19, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Boxer Manny Pacquiao joins Catholic opposition to reproductive health bill – Manila, Philippines, May 19, 2011 / 05:57 am ( CNA ).- Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao has sided with the Philippines’ Catholic bishops in a continuing controversy over a

Share this article on Facebook Cardinals join call to scrap anti-Catholic British succession law – Sydney, Australia, May 19, 2011 / 04:36 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal George Pell of Sydney is backing calls to scrap the 310 year-old law banning Catholics from the

Share this article on Facebook English bishops say new Mass translation offers chance to deepen faith – London, England, May 19, 2011 / 12:18 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- England’s bishops say the upcoming new English translation of the Mass is not “change for change’s sake,”

Share this article on Facebook Facebook pages on Christianity outrank pop stars in user activity – Denver, Colo., May 19, 2011 / 03:08 am ( CNA ).- Religious pages on Facebook attract significant engagement and pages about Jesus and the Bible recently beat out pop

Share this article on Facebook Japan works toward positive future with help of Catholic aid – Washington D.C., May 19, 2011 / 06:02 pm ( CNA ).- In the wake of a disastrous earthquake and tsunami, Japan has encountered help from Catholic charities who are working

Share this article on Facebook Latin American bishops elect new council president – Montevideo, Uruguay, May 19, 2011 / 01:54 pm ( CNA ).- The bishops meeting at the 33rd General Assembly of Latin American Bishops elected a new council president on May

Share this article on Facebook White House follows bishops’ recommendation on Haitian immigrants – Washington D.C., May 19, 2011 / 12:47 am ( CNA ).- The U.S. Catholic bishops expressed appreciation on May 17 for the Obama administration’s decision to extend the

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook A Missionary Pope, the New Evangelization Council and the Ecclesial Movements – Pope Benedict XVI  notes what is obvious to any honest observer, many cultures formerly …

Share this article on Facebook Blood of the Martyrs: Christian Man Tortured, Beheaded in Kirkuk – On Monday, May 16, 2011, a 29 year old Christian husband and father of three children was kidnapped by Islamic …

Share this article on Facebook Sanctions planned by U.S. against Syrian government – U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration have slapped economic sanctions on Syrian President Bashar …

Share this article on Facebook Spanish Web sites urge street demonstrations before elections – Social media networks in Spain are calling for demonstrators to take to the streets before upcoming local …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Obama’s ‘Arab Spring’ plans to forgive near $1 billion in Egyptian debt and more – U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a speech this week on the “Arab spring,” where the …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Guest Commentary: Peel Back the Facade of Compassion, All Human Life is Sacred! – All human life is sacred. Whether that life is developing in his mother’s belly or whether that life is …

Share this article on Facebook Marriage Gets a Boost in the Bronx – The March for Dignity gathered New Yorkers and others from around the country to say one more time that marriage …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook MILF questions Puno on sudden turn-around – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, May 19, 2011—Puzzled by the sudden turn-around of the deciding voter who paved the way for the declaration of the Memorandum of Agreement on

Share this article on Facebook Solon to “sell” Cha-Cha nationwide, starting in CDO – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, May 19, 2011—Are Filipinos ready to dance the “Cha-Cha”? This will be answered on May 27 during the first-ever public consultations on the move to

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook About That John Jay Study – The study commissioned by the Bishops performed by John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City has been all over the news. Any such study, particularly one

Share this article on Facebook Jesuit Chaplain: “I Never Pray in the Name of Jesus” – The Jesuit chaplain Rev. Patrick Conroy who was appointed by John Boehner as House Chaplain said a mystifying (and possibly awful) statement in an interview at the

Share this article on Facebook Paul Ryan Kills Grandmas – This is disgusting. And also incredibly hypocritical. The same people who are all for euthanasia and death panels are essentially calling Paul Ryan a murderer for trying

Share this article on Facebook Wanna’ See Kirsten Dunst Squirm – While at a presser in Cannes, the director of Kirsten Dunst’s latest movie says he gets pleasure from being a Nazi. And then he criticizes Israel. And says he

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook “Teresianum” Of Rome Celebrates 75th Anniversary – VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2011 (VIS) – This afternoon the Holy Father received students of the “Teresianum” Pontifical Theology Faculty of Rome on the occasion of the 75th

Share this article on Facebook 1944: Britain Concerned About Pius XII’s Defense Of Jews – Referring to Venerable Pius XII, Great Britain’s representative to the Holy See “feared [that] the Holy Father may make Radio appeal on behalf of Jews in Hungary and

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Tobin Urges Defeat Of Civil Unions Legislation In Rhode Island – Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence has called upon Rhode Island lawmakers to reject legislation that would grant legal recognition to same-sex civil unions. “The civil

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Sardi To Take Possession Of Diaconate Church – VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff announced that on Tuesday, 24 May, at 6:15pm, Cardinal Paolo Sardi,

Share this article on Facebook Commitment To Pray For Church In China – VATICAN CITY, 18 MAY 2011 (VIS) – At the end of this morning’s general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Benedict XVI spoke briefly about the Church in China. Next

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for May 19 – VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today, in separate audiences, the Holy Father received eight prelates from the Bishops’ Conference of India on their ad limina visit: –

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for May 19 – VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father appointed as consultors of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization: Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, vicar

Share this article on Facebook Pray For Salvation Of Humanity In Daily Prayer – VATICAN CITY, 18 MAY 2011 (VIS) – After having visited the theme of prayer as a universal phenomenon in the past two Wednesday catecheses, today the Pope began a new

Share this article on Facebook Russia: Prelates Lament Population Decline – Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant leaders from Russia and several adjacent nations gathered recently in Moscow to address the demographic crisis afflicting the region.

Share this article on Facebook Scotland: Bishop Defends Public Funding Of Catholic Schools – The Scottish Legal Action Group has called for an end to Scotland’s system of publicly-funded religious schools on the grounds that such schools foster sectarian

Share this article on Facebook Youth, Protagonists Of 45th World Day Of Peace – VATICAN CITY, 19 MAY 2011 (VIS) – According to a communique issued today by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, “Educating Young People in Justice and Peace”

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook How to Say Morning Prayer in Only 2 1/2 Hours – DariaSockey: | “How does a busy parent find time to pray the Divine Office?” the radio host asked me a few weeks back. “It’s not that hard if you’re motivated,” I

Share this article on Facebook Just the Two of You – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Marriage | (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 Mary, Graciously Hear Us – Danielle Bean: | Today is Day 8 of our novena for the marriages of our Faith & Family community. Please pray with us!

Share this article on Facebook So Sweet You Will Cry – Danielle Bean: | HT: Those hopeless romantics over at Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Twins! – Arwen Mosher: A quick update on the Mosher babies | Hi everyone! My babies will be a week old at 12:30am tonight, and I haven’t gotten a chance to update here, but I

Share this article on Facebook Wonderdog! – Rachel Balducci: This dog is amazing | In my dreams, I have a dog that does amazing tricks and is kind and obedient and eager to please. Paul and I have had three dogs

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Who Would Jesus Whip? – A story caught my eye on Catholic News Agency, according to which: Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans said that a local Catholic school must permanently ban

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian Hospitalized – Jack Kevorkian, the infamous assisted suicide advocate who served years in prison for killing a disabled man on national television, has been hospitalized with kidney

Share this article on Facebook Documents Show Kagan May Have Helped Craft Obamacare Defense – New documents produced by a national judicial watchdog group show pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Elana Kagan may have helped the Obama administration craft its legal

Share this article on Facebook If Obamcare is So Great, Why Are So Many Waivers Approved? – Those of us who practice punditry, or who are serious students of politics, are familiar with the term “wave” election. We have just experienced three of these in a row.

Share this article on Facebook Iowa House Won’t Pass Weak Abortion Bill Senate Democrats OKd – The Iowa state House will not pass a bill Democrats in the state Senate approved that Republicans and pro-life groups say opens a door for late-term abortion centers to

Share this article on Facebook Lawsuit on Obama’s Embryonic Stem Cell Research Funding Continues – The pro-life side in the lawsuit against the executive order President Barack Obama issued forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research that involves the

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Lawmakers Approve Webcam Abortion Ban, Consent Bill – Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday approved two pro-life bills — a measure that would ban the use of webcam abortions in the state and one requiring parental consent before

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina Debate: Kill Children in Abortion or Save Money – Members of the North Carolina state House Appropriations Committee engaged in a jaw-dropping debate on Thursday — to determine if it is better that children not be

Share this article on Facebook Obama Selects Ex-Planned Parenthood Board Member as Appeals Judge – President Barack Obama named a current Alaska Supreme Court justice who is a former Planned Parenthood board member as a nominee to a federal appeals court, in what is

Share this article on Facebook Senate Backs Filibuster of Pro-Abortion Nominee Goodwin Liu – The Senate votes today against a motion by Senate Democrats to cut off debate on Goodwin Lui, a pro-abortion law professor President Barack Obama selected to become a

Share this article on Facebook Texas Should Cut Planned Parenthood From Women’s Health Program – The Women’s Health Program (WHP), a Medicaid reimbursement program for family planning services, was established by the Texas Legislature as a five-year demonstration

Share this article on Facebook West Virginia: Manchin Defends Pro-Planned Parenthood Vote – Senator Joe Manchin, in a new interview, is defending the vote he cast earlier this year against legislation that would yank taxpayer funding from the Planned Parenthood

Share this article on Facebook WHA Told Maternal Mortality Not Improved by Legalizing Abortion – Attendees of a global health conference in Geneva, Switzerland were given information today showing legalizing abortion does nothing to improve maternal mortality for

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 12 Canadian Bishops March for Life: Primate says Quebec has much to do for life – by John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, May 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “I am committed to work with everyone who wants to work so that we can protect life from conception to

Share this article on Facebook Barcelona Archbishop continuing relationship with abortion-performing hospitals, priest says – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman May 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic priest of the diocese of Barcelona has denounced his archbishop and two other Spanish bishops

Share this article on Facebook Ontario bishops’ anti-bullying clubs just gay-straight alliances with a ‘Catholic name’: OECTA head – by Rebecca Millette Co-authored with John Jalsevac TORONTO, Ontario, May 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The “anti-bullying” clubs that are being set up in Ontario

Share this article on Facebook Rhode Island House panel approves civil union legislation – by Peter J. Smith PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, May 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A political compromise on marriage legislation has made temporary political bedfellows of

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Censor-in-Chief Strikes Again! – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The White House once again breached its promise of transparency when it refused to allow The Boston Herald full

Share this article on Facebook Filipino President Prepared for Excommunication Over Population Control Bill – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist President Benigno Aquino III says he will not withdraw his support for a controversial reproductive health bill that is making

Share this article on Facebook Senate Set to Vote on Radical Federal Judge – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up a vote today on the appointment of a judge to the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of

Share this article on Facebook Sexual Revolution and “Situational Stress” Blamed for Clerical Sexual Abuse – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journallist A long-awaited report on the underlying causes of the sexual abuse of minors by priests found the chief culprit to be the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Brief Meditations on the Sacred Liturgy – The sacred liturgy is the solemn and public worship of the Church. In the sacred liturgy we offer worship to God the Father, through Christ the Son, in the Holy Spirit.

Share this article on Facebook Canons Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica – John Sonnen shares with us a nice image of the Private Chapel of the Canons of St. Peter’s Basilica located just off the Canons sacristy. While we are at it. Here is a

Share this article on Facebook RIZA: Pursuing Noble Beauty – Recently, one of our Eastern Christian readers drew my attention to an Eastern Christian vestment company which is associated with the Serbian Orthodox Church of

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Can You Spot the Errors? – This is a typical non-Catholic Creed. It was forwarded by a Catholic asking if they could agree to it in order to get a new job. What do you think of this creed and

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #432 – Summer Will Come Again – “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 Chasing Grace – My fraternal grandmother — a woman from Naples from whom I inherited the round shape but not, thankfully, the mustache –was, I am told, a “healer” to whom neighbors

Share this article on Facebook John Jay Report Hoists No Smoking Gun – The eagerly-anticipated John Jay Study on Causation and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States was released yesterday (that link

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A Pope in hell? St. (Peter) Celestine V – Pietro da Morrone, born c. 1215, in the Molise area of central Italy came from a family of peasants.  He entered a Benedictine monastery and later became a hermit.

Share this article on Facebook New statue of John Paul II in Rome – WDTPRS POLL – At Rome’s main train station today, the Stazione Termini, there was unveiled a 5 meter high bronze statue of Bl. John Paul. What do you think of this statue?  Romans are

Share this article on Facebook OLDIE PODCAzT 30: Augustine on Peter and John; singing a Tridentine Requiem; St. Peter Celestine V – This time we hear St. Augustine of Hippo’s tr. 124 on the Gospel of John, in which he explores what Christ meant when He told Peter to follow Him but told John that He

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