Catholic News Headlines May 20, 2011


May. 19, 7pm—May. 20, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Catholic scholar dismantles May 21 Judgment Day claims – Denver, Colo., May 20, 2011 / 05:46 am ( CNA ).- The claim being circulated that May 21 will mark the end of the world and be a day of judgment by God has no basis in

Share this article on Facebook Church paper: sacked Australian bishop ‘had to go’ – Perth, Australia, May 20, 2011 / 03:24 am ( CNA ).- The dismissed Bishop William Morris effectively promoted heresy and had to choose between following his way or the

Share this article on Facebook Doctor urges participation in Peru’s pro-life march – Lima, Peru, May 20, 2011 / 01:55 pm ( CNA ).- Dr. Jorge Cordero from Peru’s Natural Family Planning Center is encouraging Peruvians to participate in a pro-life march on

Share this article on Facebook ‘Good angel of Brazil’ to be beatified – Brasilia, Brazil, May 20, 2011 / 06:11 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, a Brazilian religious sister who devoted her life to the sick and the poor, will

Share this article on Facebook Marine Corps foundation honors heroic Vietnam War priest – Triangle, Va., May 20, 2011 / 02:35 am ( CNA ).- Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno, a chaplain who was killed in action while protecting U.S. soldiers during the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican conference highlights modern-day slavery epidemic – Rome, Italy, May 20, 2011 / 01:08 pm ( CNA ).- Many believe that slavery is an ancient problem that was banished in the 19th century. Not so, according to the Vatican

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Texas governor signs sonogram-prior-to-abortion bill into law – Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed into law a measure requiring women seeking an abortion to first get a …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Israeli Prime Minister responds curtly to Obama’s request to return to ‘1967 lines’ – As expected, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed his extreme displeasure with President Barack …

Share this article on Facebook NATO sinks eight Libyan warships in overnight attacks – NATO aircraft sank eight warships belonging to Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafi’s forces in overnight …

Share this article on Facebook Obama says borders of Israel, Palestine should be based on 1967 lines – President Barack Obama has officially made the somewhat unpopular U.S. position for a future Palestinian state …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Mexican drug runners stake out Arizona mountains – Observation posts on the part of Mexican drug cartels have been set up on most of the mountaintops in the Arizona …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 7 Tips For First Time Moms From Long Time Dads – The baby of the family, my sister, just had her first child. Hooray!! Matthew and I are so excited for the newest addition to the family and my Mother’s 20th grandchild.

Share this article on Facebook Episcopal Church Features Islamic Call to Prayer, Koran Readings – Wow. I didn’t think the Episcopal Church could surprise me anymore. I was wrong. This Sunday an Episcopal Church in New Jersey will feature an Islamic call to prayer as

Share this article on Facebook Horror Vid: Mother Tries to Smother Child – This is an awful video of a woman attempting to smother her baby in a hospital. Thankfully everything turned out OK thanks to the hospital staff. The woman was convicted

Share this article on Facebook Reid and Pelosi – Obamacare Power Brokers – Everyone’s calling out Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid for being hypocrites for working to get waivers for their districts and states. But maybe it’s been the plan the

Share this article on Facebook This Is Not A Painting – Wow. This is really amazing . What you see below is not a painting but an undoctored photograph. What you see here are Camel Thorn Trees in Namibia. The orange backdrop

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Despite Violence, Iraqi Catholics Remain Faithful – Iraqi Catholics have remained faithful despite persecution, according to a Chaldean Catholic prelate. “In all these years, I never heard of one single Christian who

Share this article on Facebook Faith Grows Amid Persecution, Says Orissa Prelate – Nearly three years after the anti-Christian pogrom that left 100 dead and over 50,000 homeless, the leading prelate in the eastern Indian state of Orissa told the Fides

Share this article on Facebook General Assembly Of Caritas Internationalis – VATICAN CITY, 20 MAY 2011 (VIS) – A General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis will take place from 22 to 27 May on the premises of the Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna

Share this article on Facebook Human And Religious Values Shared By Christians And Muslims – VATICAN CITY, 20 MAY 2011 (VIS) – The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies of Amman, Jordan held their second

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for May 20 – VATICAN CITY, 20 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today, in separate audiences, the Holy Father received eight prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India on their ad limina

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for May 20 – VATICAN CITY, 20 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father appointed Fr. Vincent Long Van Nguyen, O.F.M.Conv., as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne (area

Share this article on Facebook Pope Recommends Spiritual Direction To Every Christian – Addressing members of the Pontifical Theological Faculty Teresianum 75 years after its foundation by the Order of Discalced Carmelites, Pope Benedict emphasized that

Share this article on Facebook Pope To Address Endeavour Astronauts Tomorrow – VATICAN CITY, 20 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Tomorrow, Saturday 21 May, Benedict XVI will connect via satellite with the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) on the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Baby Names for Mary – Nicole Stallworth: in the Mary month of May | I’m thinking about baby names these days. We have a baby — possibly our fourth girl—due in July, and we always try to find

Share this article on Facebook Last Day to Pray – Danielle Bean: | Today is Day 9 (the final day) of our novena for the marriages of our Faith & Family community. Please pray with us!

Share this article on Facebook Mom Occupations and Mass Verifications – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast! | This week on the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Sarah, Elizabeth and I

Share this article on Facebook School Rules – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (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 Small Successes? – Danielle Bean: | Go share yours at Sherry’s place!

Share this article on Facebook The Quality Of Mercy – Rebecca Teti: a mom’s intercession for her son’s killers | A neighbor passed along a prayer request from a college classmate. That’s not so unusual, except that this

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 20, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 20 4:00 – One Year Since the Shroud of Turin was packed away until 2035 Last year the Shroud of Turin was on public

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook File Claims Obama’s Father Paid for Abortion of His Half-Sibling – Newly-uncovered immigration files that are beginning to receive attention on the Internet make the claim that President Barack Obama’s father got another woman pregnant

Share this article on Facebook Herman Cain to Announce Run for GOP Nomination Saturday – Businessman Herman Cain will announce tomorrow he is officially a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. The Georgia-based businessman will make the

Share this article on Facebook Kate Walsh Plugs Pro-Abortion Propaganda on Private Practice – As far as I’m concerned, there’s a circle in Hell reserved for late-term abortionists. But this is the Obama era, so Hollywood makes TV shows casting them as heroic

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota Gov. Dayton Gets 20-Week Abortion, Tax-Funding Ban – Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today received bills from the Minnesota legislature that would implement a 20-week abortion ban and would ban taxpayer funding of

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey: Senate to Vote on Planned Parenthood Funding – Senator Loretta Weinberg has introduced legislation to send millions in state taxpayer funds to the Planned Parenthood abortion business after Gov. Chris Christie

Share this article on Facebook Paralyzed Man Stands, Takes Steps After New Treatments – It isn’t a “cure” (a term way overused in health care stories), but it could one day improve the lives and health of millions of people with spinal cord injury. From the

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Gov. Tim Pawlenty Announcing GOP Presidential Bid Monday – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to announce on Monday that he is officially declaring his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president. The

Share this article on Facebook Right to Life Runs Radio Ad on Jack Davis Endorsing Abortion – On Tuesday May 24th, voters in New York’s 26th district will vote in a special election to fill the seat of former Rep. Chris Lee (R), who resigned in February.

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin: “I Have the Fire in My Belly,” But Will She Run? – Last night in a Fox News interview, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin confirmed she has the “fire in my belly” to make a run for the Republican nomination

Share this article on Facebook Study: Government Spends Too Much on Children Not Aborted – A new study conducted by the Brookings Institution essentially says the government pays too much money on children born from unintended pregnancies who may otherwise

Share this article on Facebook Tennessee Leg. OKs Pro-Life Ballot Proposal Limiting Abortion – The state legislature has approved a state ballot proposal that will allow Tennessee voters to run back a pro-abortion ruling by the state Supreme Court that prevents

Share this article on Facebook Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs Ultrasound Before Abortion Bill – Thanks to Governor Rick Perry, legislation that will allow women who are considering an abortion to see an ultrasound of their unborn child beforehand will become state

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Health Dept Rejects Planned Parenthood Expansion – The Virginia Health Department has rejected a request by the Planned Parenthood abortion business to expand the number of operating tables at its facility in Virginia

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Five signs the pro-life cause is winning – by Trevin Wax May 20, 2011 (Patheos.com) – The pro-life cause is winning. In state legislatures, in the media, and in grassroots efforts to reduce the number of

Share this article on Facebook Legal Opinion: Ontario Catholic boards have legal right to refuse gay clubs in schools – by John-Henry Westen TORONTO, May 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A detailed legal opinion was delivered Thursday to the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina county officials battle to keep open prayer podium at public meetings – by Kathleen Gilbert RICHMOND, Virginia, May 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal appeals court last week heard the arguments of anti-prayer groups challenging a North

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: John Allen’s strategy for legitimizing Catholic dissent – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman May 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In recent months, media celebrity John Allen has been on a campaign to legitimize the dissenting, anti-life

Share this article on Facebook Portuguese girl dies of septic shock following RU-486 abortion – by Kathleen Gilbert LISBON, May 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Portuguese girl who underwent an RU-486 medical abortion died of a severe infection of a type that has

Share this article on Facebook Ronald Reagan’s powerful defense of human life – by Chuck Colson May 20, 2011 (Breakpoint.org) – A few weeks ago a friend sent me something he thought I would enjoy reading—something that had been published nearly 30

Share this article on Facebook Texas governor signs new ultrasound law – by Peter J. Smith AUSTIN, Texas, May 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Gov. Rick Perry signed into law Wednesday a new informed consent measure that requires women to

Share this article on Facebook Two ex-Girl Scouts challenge organization’s ties to Planned Parenthood – by Kathleen Gilbert May 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two teen girls who dedicated years to the Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) have gone public with their decision to leave the

Share this article on Facebook UN told ‘Ireland will not accept abortion’ at human rights meeting – by Thaddeus Baklinski DUBLIN, May 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – If the United Nations didn’t know that Ireland is a pro-life country, they know now, after members of the

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Appointment of Radical Judge Defeated in U.S. Senate! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Senate voted yesterday to uphold a Republican-led filibuster against Goodwin Liu, one of President Barack Obama’s most

Share this article on Facebook Taxpayers Forced to Fund Boston’s Raunchy “Youth Pride” Parade – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A day of adult-led depravity known as “Youth Pride Day” took place in the city of Boston last Saturday, an event funded by

Share this article on Facebook Will Christianity’s Holiest Sites Soon Belong to Terrorists? – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Outrage is growing over President Barack Obama’s speech yesterday in which he indicated a desire to impose borders for Israel

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Alcuin Reid Commentary on Universae Ecclesiae – Dr. Alcuin Reid offers his commentary on Universae Ecclesiae in today’s online edition of the Catholic Herald: The Pope has made clear the older rite is here to stay It

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Burke Says Liturgy Must Shift Focus Away From Self and Back to God – We have already shared the video of this presentation of Cardinal Burke last week , however, here is a good synopsis of the talk for those who have not had the time to

Share this article on Facebook Carvings by Andrew Wilson Smith – Here are of work in progress by American sculptor Andrew Wilson Smith . They are for capitals at Our Lady of the Annunciation Benedictine monastery at Clear Creek in

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Hungary – It has been awhile since we’ve shown some photos from the Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli in Budapest, Hungary. Just a taste from their Easter

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Blessed JPII statue: Is it art or ugly? – By Mary DeTurris Poust Okay, let’s take a poll. What do you think of this hideously ugly statue of Blessed John Paul II, the first to be erected by the city of Rome? Oh,

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Glenn Beck’s Tour Trip to Israel – I like a lot of what Glenn Beck says, but this trip he is taking to the Holy Land is the biggest rip-off ever. No Holy Sepulchre, only the fake Protestant “Garden Tomb.”

Share this article on Facebook Great Time with Daughter & her Catholic Friends – I had a great time speaking to my daughter Emily’s friend at the Madonna University Kairos’ group. Great bunch of college students concerned about the most important

Share this article on Facebook Jesus Will Return May 21, 2011 … Rats! And I Had Plans! – Reposted from a month ago – since it will all happen this Saturday!! At least I will be in Jerusalem and see it first hand when he descends to the Mount of Olives! Nut

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #433 – Fr. Edmund’s Bell – “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 It’s the Rapture Round-up! – Some Rapturous Writing leading in to tomorrow’s predicted Rapture! On Facebook , I note I have been invited to do some Rapture Looting, but I think I will decline, as I

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Religious Leaders Urge Strong U.S. Leadership for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Before It’s Too Late – WASHINGTON (May 20, 2011)—In a letter to President Obama the day after his speech affirming peace is possible and declaring U.S. support for a two-state solution based

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “It seemed like a good idea at the time….” – the new John Paul II “statue” in Rome or – I was dying to find out the reaction to the new “statue” of John Paul II near Rome’s train station.  It is, in my opinion, horrendous.  In the pages of the Vatican’s

Share this article on Facebook “The older rite is here to stay” – analysis of Universae Ecclesiae by Alcuin Reid – There is a piece on The Catholic Herald‘s site (full disclosure: I write regularly for CH now) about Benedict XVI’s provision in Summorum Pontificum and Universae

Share this article on Facebook Friday meatless lunch. Not difficult. – Fridays are days of penance, which in the normal course of things means not eating meat. Which also means that it is the only day I really want a cheeseburger. Instead

Share this article on Facebook Pfleger Pfollies: developments! – One of Julius Caesar’s principles of warfare was that you do well to leave your enemy an honorable escape route unless you plan to crush or fight to the death. In the

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 119: The Holy Name and Blasphemy – Today is the feast of St. Bernardine of Siena (+1444) in both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite, and therefore I use this opportunity to offer

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: A priest’s lack of reverence and fear of saying anything to him – From a reader: At our daily NO Mass after the priest raises the Host and after raising the Chalice he never genuflects but merely bows by a slight inclination of his

Share this article on Facebook Thanks due – I had an open intention today, so I said Mass again for benefactors, including some folks who sent donations since the last time I did this: SV, JW, TS, AB, DM, RN, AB,

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: Catbird Seat Edition – Some interesting things are happening at the Sabine Feeder. First, Mr. Catbird has come. He sings beautifully.  He also likes grape jelly. Mrs. Oriole may be changing

Share this article on Facebook Wm. Oddie on the “tertium quid” – In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, William Oddie has a piece today following up on the reports surrounding the Instruction on Summ0rum Pontificum,

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