Catholic News Headlines May 23, 2011


May. 22, 7pm—May. 23, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George reinstates Fr. Pfleger after apology – Chicago, Ill., May 23, 2011 / 04:47 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Francis George has reinstated controversial Chicago priest Fr. Michael Pfleger. The St. Sabina pastor

Share this article on Facebook Guatemalan bishop laments massacre on border with Mexico – Guatemala City, Guatemala, May 23, 2011 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Gabriel Penate Rodriguez of Izabal, Guatemala has expressed both sadness and outrage over the

Share this article on Facebook Latin American bishops: Rebuild society based on the Gospel – Montevideo, Uruguay, May 23, 2011 / 05:58 pm ( CNA ).- The Latin American Bishops’ Council has called on Catholics to strive for personal conversion based on the Gospel

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook New ‘Pirates’ pic breaks records overseas – There was little question that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel “On Stranger …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Angry followers ask prophet-for-profit, ‘Where’s the apocalypse?’ – He says he’s “flabbergasted.” The followers of 89-year-old Harold Camping, who walked …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook British helicopters sent to assist Libyan rebels – Apache helicopters from the United Kingdom will fly into Libya from a Royal Navy warship, in a joint operation …

Share this article on Facebook President Obama touches down in his ancestral Ireland – Torrential rain didn’t stop thousands of Irish citizens from giving U.S. President Barack Obama a hearty …

Share this article on Facebook South American nations move to limit foreign ownership of agricultural land – The nations of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have united to draft laws to limit acquisition by foreigners of …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. citizen admits to working with Pakistani intelligence prior to Mumbai attacks – An American who pleaded guilty last year to charges of being a co-conspirator in the Mumbai attacks in 2008 has …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan and Congressman Ryan: Catholic Social Doctrine, 2012 Campaign – ‘This exchange of correspondence will be, I trust, but the beginning of an ongoing dialogue, in service, …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Obama, Israelis are not willing to commit suicide’ – U.S. President Barack Obama sought to reassure the vital U.S. Jewish lobby after his controversial speech …

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Ties Itself in Knots of Deceit to Justify Population Eradication – Contraception and abortion prevent and take the lives of countless babies every year. These are unique lives-the …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Centers for Disease Control releases zombie apocalypse guidelines – When the recently dead suddenly come to life and begin to devour the living, will you have enough duct tape and …

Share this article on Facebook Survivors scramble to safety after Joplin tornado – Residents of Joplin, Missouri are still reeling from a massive tornado that left a broad swath of devastation this …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Horrified Onlookers Shield Eyes from JPII – What happened here? Did the artist run out of metal? Seriously. I’m sure this meant something to someone but it’s beyond me. It’s pretty tough to mess up a statue of one

Share this article on Facebook I Was the Worst Altar Boy Ever – I come from a family that went to Mass every Sunday. No questions. And it wasn’t like school where you could complain of a stomach flu and maybe get to stay home. To get

Share this article on Facebook Shouldn’t MTV Be Pro-Life? – Get this. MTV has pulled a pro-life ad, claiming that the makers of the ad are too controversial or something. Because, you know, MTV doesn’t like controversy at all.

Share this article on Facebook Who Killed Rosie Larson? – Who killed Rosie Larson? That is the question posed by A&E’s The Killing. How many of you have been watching it? If you haven’t, you don’t know what you are missing. The

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook 70,000 Attend Beatification In Brazil – Some 70,000 Brazilians, including President Dilma Rousseff, attended the May 22 beatification of Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes (1914-92), a nun who served the poorest of the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic University Of The Sacred Heart 90th Anniversary – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAY 2011 (VIS) – This afternoon in the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican, Benedict XVI met with administrators, teachers, and students of the Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Commemoration Of Sts. Cyril And Methodius – VATICAN CITY, 23 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today in the Vatican the Pope received in separate audiences first the president of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov, and then

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Defends Universal Access To Medical Care – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Last Wednesday, 18 May, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care spoke at the 64th

Share this article on Facebook Interreligious Dialogue, Holy See And Al-Azhar – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata, respectively president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for

Share this article on Facebook Iran: 11 Christians Acquitted After Communion-Wine Arrest – An Iranian judge has acquitted 11 Iranian Protestants who were arrested on charges of alcohol use after drinking wine at a communion service. The court cited an article

Share this article on Facebook New Testament Puts Stop To God’s Invisibility – VATICAN CITY, 22 MAY 2011 (VIS) – “This Sunday’s Gospel … proposes a double mandate of the faith: Believe in God and believe in Jesus. These are not two separate acts

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for May 23 – VATICAN CITY, 23 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today, in separate audiences, the Holy Father received two prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India on their ad limina

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for May 23 – VATICAN CITY, 23 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father appointed Fr. Dabula Anthony Mpako, of the clergy of Pretoria, South Africa, as bishop of the diocese of

Share this article on Facebook Pope Speaks With Space Station Astronauts – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAY 2011 (VIS) – This Saturday, Benedict XVI held a conversation with the group of cosmonauts and astronauts aboard the International Space Station, on

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Boy Scouts? Girl Scouts? Something Else? – Danielle Bean: Faith & Family wants to hear from you! | Faith & Family writer Margaret Berns is working on a magazine story featuring Catholic families and their

Share this article on Facebook It’s a Muffin Kind of Morning – Danielle Bean: Homemade Made Easy | I love muffins! So easy! So homemade! So flexible! So very yummy! Here’s what I’m hoping to convince a kid or two to help me bake up

Share this article on Facebook Moms & Dads Weigh In 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 My Fashion Find – DariaSockey: Where do you hunt for bargains? | Since my birthday, anniversary, and Mother’s Day all occur within a few weeks, I usually make it easy on my husband who

Share this article on Facebook Sacred Art Gone Wrong – Lisa Hendey: Inspiration or Disaster? You Decide. | On the heels of my recent trip to Rome, I have been interested in the recent coverage of a cultural mishap in

Share this article on Facebook Some Husbands – Rachel Balducci: Appreciating the One You’re With | Mother’s Day a couple of weeks ago had me thinking how women all over our great nation were being celebrated in a

Share this article on Facebook Well Done, Mrs. Dix! – Rebecca Teti: a beloved teacher retires | One of the finest teachers ever to wield a chalk-stick is retiring this year. I hope you’ll indulge me as I publicly thank one

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Aborting Imperfection: Abortions on Disabled Babies are Dead Wrong – Modern technology brings diagnoses earlier–even in the womb. In the U.S., that means that 90% of children with Down’s Syndrom are aborted thanks to amniocentesis. In

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Funding Battle Continues 20 Years After Rust v. Sullivan – On May 23, 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case Rust v. Sullivan, which upheld federal regulations prohibiting federal funds appropriated under

Share this article on Facebook Gallup Poll: Americans Want All or Most Abortions Illegal – Gallup released its annual abortion poll today showing Americans want all or most abortions made illegal and saying they believe abortion to be morally wrong, but the

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Sends Pro-Life Webcam Abortion Ban Bill to Governor – The Nebraska state legislature put the finishing touches on a bill that would prohibit Planned Parenthood and abortion businesses from giving women the dangerous

Share this article on Facebook Notre Dame Trustee Makes Donations to Pro-Abortion Group – The University of Notre Dame can’t seem to get itself out of hot water with pro-life advocates as, a Catholic educational watchdog, indicates one of its Board of Trustee

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin May Target Indiana Law De-Funding Planned Parenthood – Not content that its friends at Planned Parenthood are losing out on taxpayer funds in Indiana, the Obama administration is considering challenging the law, which the

Share this article on Facebook Obama Wrong to Violate Pro-Life Doctors’ Conscience Rights – During the past two years, Americans have seen the expansion of the federal government into sectors of their economy and personal life as never before.  And earlier this

Share this article on Facebook Outlawing Abortion: Making the Case for an Incremental Approach – There is a discussion on FB about Texas passing a sonogram bill that does not protect certain groups of preborn babies, such as those conceived in rape, incest, or those

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Governor Tim Pawlenty Seeks GOP Nomination for 2012 – Tim Pawlenty, the former Republican governor of Minnesota and a pro-life advocate, made his presidential campaign official today with an announcement speech an rally in

Share this article on Facebook Reflecting on Baby Joseph: Families Must Fight When Doctors Don’t – In the early hours of Holy Thursday, 2011, as Churches were preparing – and in some parts of the world already celebrating – the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and the

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Black pro-life CEO Herman Cain joins GOP presidential contest – by Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Herman Cain, a successful black businessman, radio host, and the former CEO of Godfather’s pizza,

Share this article on Facebook Case against taxpayer funds for embryo research moves forward – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A motion has been filed to allow additional information in the case challenging the use of U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota lawmakers approve marriage amendment for 2012 ballot – by Peter J. Smith ST. PAUL, Minnesota, May 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Minnesota House lawmakers gave their approval on Saturday to placing a proposed constitutional

Share this article on Facebook Named: 15 U.S. Catholic colleges that featured anti-life/family commencement speakers – by John-Henry Westen WASHINTON, May 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fifteen U.S. Catholic colleges invited abortion or gay ‘marriage’ supporters to give addresses to

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska passes law making ‘Telemed’ abortions a felony – by Kathleen Gilbert LINCOLN, Nebraska, May 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Nebraska legislature has passed a bill that would make it a felony for abortionists to

Share this article on Facebook Some lessons learned from Baby Joseph – by Fr. Frank Pavone In the early hours of Holy Thursday, 2011, as Churches were preparing – and in some parts of the world already celebrating – the Mass of the Lord’s

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Conservative and Religious Groups May Have Fatally Wounded NY Same-Sex Marriage Bill – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Thanks to a strong surge of opposition from conservative and religious groups such as the Catholic Church, a bill legalizing

Share this article on Facebook Now that the World Didn’t End . . . Followers May Sue for Damages – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Even though the world as we know it did not come to an end on May 21 as predicted, doomsday prophet Harold Camping’s $120

Share this article on Facebook Study: Social Media Costing Millions in Lost Productivity – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In spite of the fact that social media tools were designed to make communication faster and more efficient, a new study has

Share this article on Facebook The Latest Catholic Commencement Scandals – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Catholic universities around the country are once again defying the U.S. Bishops by inviting pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook General Assembly of German Pro Missa Tridentina Society – Late last week, the German usus antiquior society, Pro Missa Tridentina , held its general assembly in Regensburg. The day’s events included a lecture by Dr. Andreas

Share this article on Facebook Missalette for Dominican Rite Mass – Dominican Liturgy Publications has now made available a booklet for use by the laity at celebrations of the Dominican Rite Mass . It contains the entire Ordinary of the

Share this article on Facebook Norcia Republishes Chanted Latin Table Blessings Booklet: Benedictiones Mensae – Some of our readers may be interested in the following, attractive and well produced 55 page booklet put out by the Monastery of San Benedetto, Norcia . The

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #559 – The Years Ahead – “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 Kind, Contentious & Fretful Reading – UPDATED – It is difficult for any read to be at once Kind, Contentious and Fretful, so you realize I am not talking about a single piece, but about several pieces now live at

Share this article on Facebook The chilling reality of Joplin, MO – Unimaginable. Chilling audio, starting at about 2:17 . Awful. Prayers going out, to people who have lost so much . Haiti, Japan, Missouri. Awful.

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names New Eparch for Armenian Catholics In US And Canada – WASHINGTON (May 21, 2011)—Pope Benedict XVI has named Archpriest Mikaël Mouradian, superior of the Convent of Notre Dame in Bzommar, Lebanon, as the new bishop of the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Church destroyed by Tornado in Joplin, MO – Last night a large tornado tore into Joplin, MO. A church was destroyed. The priest is, I hear, safe. You might say a prayer for the priest and parishioners as they

Share this article on Facebook CRABBY ALERT! – I am not saying Post hoc ergo propter hoc, but… you decide. “DANGER! CRABBY LIBERALS! DANGER!” There was a photo on Astronomy Pic of the Day: Just before the release of

Share this article on Facebook Hate-filled editorial by The Tablet: Extraordinary Form, clericalism, and child abuse – From The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet aka RU486).  Make a decision before you read this to remain cool and composed.  I worked on this a few days ago, but set it aside

Share this article on Facebook Paul Augustin Card. Mayer, OSB – 100 years – R.I.P. – Paul Augustin Card. Mayer, OSB, would have been 100 years old today.  He died on 30 April 2010. Card. Mayer was a great friend and a mentor for me for many years and it

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Altar girls dressed as clerics. What to say? – From a reader: What would be a proper response to a priest who not only allows his female altar servers to wear the black cassock and white surplice, but also tells the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: TLM readings in the vernacular and UE 26 – From a reader: I know this is not the same as an official dubium to the PCED, but your view would be appreciated. (I ask these questions because of the situations at two

Share this article on Facebook RAPTURE UPDATE: WDPTRS POLL – Just checking with you all.  I am still here, it seems. Pick your best answer and, if you picked “Yes”, please indicate in the combox the names of the meds you ought to

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: Z-Cam update – I am still having some technical problems with the Z-Cam but I have it up and running again. Here are a couple screen shots taken within just a few minutes. And Oriole

Share this article on Facebook Universae Ecclesiae 28, the Eucharistic Fast, and You. – I had a post about Univerae Ecclesiae 28 and how the derogation in that paragraph makes it clear that the provisions of Summorum Pontificum exclude female service at the

Share this article on Facebook Where you are! – Here is a snapshot from the last few minutes of where some of you are (rough estimations). The stats change so fast I can just give a few. Colorado Springs, Color…

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