Catholic News Headlines May 27, 2011


May. 26, 7pm—May. 27, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Catholic charity Caritas chooses new leader – Rome, Italy, May 26, 2011 / 08:00 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Michel Roy has been elected as the new general secretary of Caritas, the Catholic Church’s confederation of

Share this article on Facebook Church operating 117,00 centers for AIDS patients worldwide – Vatican City, May 27, 2011 / 03:07 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care reported that the Catholic Church is currently running

Share this article on Facebook CNA launching news service for Catholic publications – Denver, Colo., May 27, 2011 / 05:12 pm ( CNA ).- Catholic News Agency will launch a new service for Catholic publications on May 31. The CNA Editors Service will supply

Share this article on Facebook Critic of Boehner’s Catholic cred faces tough questions of his own – Washington D.C., May 27, 2011 / 06:08 am ( CNA ).- The lead author of a letter criticizing House Speaker John Boehner on “matters of faith and morals” says the letter

Share this article on Facebook Mass of reparation held after Marian statues vandalized in Venezuela – Caracas, Venezuela, May 27, 2011 / 05:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The pastor of the cathedral in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, celebrated a Mass of Reparation on May 26 after

Share this article on Facebook National Catholic Reporter editor-in-chief passes away – Rockville, Md., May 27, 2011 / 03:17 am ( CNA ).- Joseph Feuerherd, the editor-in-chief and publisher of the National Catholic Reporter, died on May 26 at a Maryland

Share this article on Facebook Peruvian bishops call for tolerance and respect as election approaches – Lima, Peru, May 27, 2011 / 02:01 pm ( CNA ).- The Peruvian bishops’ conference recently lamented “the manner in which the electoral campaigns are being carried out.” The

Share this article on Facebook US House approves Jesuit priest as next chaplain – Washington D.C., May 27, 2011 / 01:03 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted on May 25 to approve Fr. Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., as the

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Share this article on Facebook Investigation into 2009 Airbus disaster paints unflattering picture of crew – An investigation into a 2099 Airbus disaster that killed all 228 people on board depicts a somewhat unflattering …

Share this article on Facebook Srebrenica in July 1995 described as ‘triumph of evil’ – General Ratko Mladic, who was arrested for Bosnian war crimes this week, is shown in Serbian TV footage reassuring …

Share this article on Facebook War criminal Ratko Mladic fit for extradition, judge rules – A judge has ruled that captured war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic is fit for extradition to The Hague to face …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Mighty Mitt to announce candidacy for president in New Hampshire – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will formally announce his intentions to seek the GOP nomination for …

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin to begin ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ – Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is set to begins a national bus tour that will put her back in the spotlight …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Insane tragedy as Arizona gunman deemed unfit for trial – The suspect in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting in Tucson – as well as killing six others has been sent …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook 2 Mindanao provinces agree to cooperate for peace – GINGOOG City, May 27, 2011—The provinces of Misamis Oriental and Agusan del Norte signed Thursday a joint statement of cooperation for peace in the presence of a member

Share this article on Facebook PPOCs urged to help make peace talks successful – GINGOOG City, May 27, 2011—Instead of just watching every move of the government and the communist front which are negotiating peace, local government officials, civil

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Arab-Christian Flash Mob – This is something different. To celebrate Easter, some Arab Christians conducted a flash mob at a mall in Beirut. Not quite as catchy as “On Eagle’s Wings” but nice none

Share this article on Facebook Georgetown Students Don’t Understand Free Speech – What are the Jesuits teaching these kids? HT Weasel Zippers

Share this article on Facebook Husband Gives Life To Save Wife In Joplin – This is heartbreaking story from a town with too many heartbreaking stories to contemplate. (ht Catholic Fire )

Share this article on Facebook We Say “I Love You” But Something’s Wrong – As a perceptive child, I cleverly noticed every little thing my parents did wrong in raising me and I swore not to make the mistakes they made with me. One of the chief

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook AUDIENCES – VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father received in separate audiences: -Seven prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India on their ad limina

Share this article on Facebook CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS: WITNESS TO LOVE OF GOD – VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – This morning Benedict XVI received 400 participants of the General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis, with its president, Cardinal

Share this article on Facebook OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS – VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Raymond Wickramasinghe, professor of Moral Theology at the National Seminary of Our Lady of Lanka, as

Share this article on Facebook POPE ENTRUSTS ITALY TO VIRGIN’S PROTECTION – VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Benedict XVI presided over the praying of the Rosary together with the

Share this article on Facebook SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING OF SYNOD FOR MIDDLE EAST – VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – This past 17 and 18 May, at the head office of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, the fourth meeting of the Special

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 10 Ways to Give the Internet a Soul – Danielle Bean: Following the Pope’s Directive Online | In a recent message on modern means of mass communication, Pope Benedict asked bloggers to”give the Internet a

Share this article on Facebook Great Together! – Rebecca Teti: Otters & Toddlers | A little moment of delight at the San Diego zoo—to go with Daria’s ferret.

Share this article on Facebook Is Sunscreen More Dangerous Than the Sun? – Hallie Lord: Please share your thoughts | I’ve always considered sunscreen a no-brainer but recently I spotted a report circulating on Facebook that gave my mildly

Share this article on Facebook Scheduling and Sleep – 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) Lynn, Danielle and I enjoy

Share this article on Facebook Teach Your Children Well – 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 Time for Some Homework – Danielle Bean: Faith & Family needs your input! | It’s time to do your Faith & Family homework again. Send along your (short!) answers to the question below and you

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Barron on Papal Infallibility – This is a Fallible-Blogma-exclusive clip from Episode 6 of the CATHOLICISM series (coming out this Fall). Here Fr. Barron clarifies one of the most commonly

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Rome’s New UGLY John Paul II Statue – Catholic News Service is running a piece about the new statue unveiled in Rome to commemorate Bl. John Paul II (statue pictured). Wow is it ugly. And inappropriate. Even

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook As Abortion Rate Drops, 7 in 10 Americans Support Restrictions – The 18- to 34-year-old generation leads all age groups in the percentage (53) that believes abortion is morally wrong. And just 31 percent of that age group says

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Playgrounds Then and Now

Share this article on Facebook How Democrat Michelle Rhee Went From School Voucher Opponent to Advocate

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – Chris Matthews provides yet another example of the fallacy that Republicans are “anti-science”. The Catholic Church has been tarred with this title for decades, despite

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 27, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 27 4:00 – Obama, Netanyahu and the 2-State Solution A week ago today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Share this article on Facebook Worldwide Eucharistic adoration in honor of Pope’s ordination anniversary – Catholics worldwide are asked to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s ordination to the priesthood with sixty hours of Eucharistic prayer for vocations.

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 91-Year-Old Grandma Busted in California for Suicide Kit Business – Sharlotte Hydorn, a 91-year-old great grandmother was busted in California this week for selling suicide kits over the Internet from her home. She had been selling them

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Biz Staffer Charged With Infecting Women With Hepatitis C – A staff at an abortion business in Australia has been charged with infecting more than 50 women with the same strain of hepatitis C. The heath chief of the Australian

Share this article on Facebook Former Obama Health Care Official Now Planned Parenthood Lobbyist – The relationship between pro-abortion President Barack Obama and the Planned Parenthood abortion business has always been cozy, but it got a little tighter with news

Share this article on Facebook Kansas: Brownback Signs Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood – Governor Sam Brownback, on Wednesday, signed into law a bill that would shift funding away from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and stops abortion funding in

Share this article on Facebook Larry Flynt Calls Trig Palin “Brain Dead Virtual Vegetable” – Sarah Palin’s son Trig is in the news again following the liberal blog Wonkette bashing her and saying her son, who has Down Syndrome, is “retarded” and “somewhat

Share this article on Facebook Mitt Romney Announcing 2012 Presidential Campaign Next Week – Former Massachusetts governor and 20080 presidential candidate Mitt Romney will give getting the Republican presidential nomination another go when he announces next

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Gov. Signs Webcam Abortion Ban, Parental Consent Bill – Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed into law two pro-life pieces of legislation yesterday and today when he put his signature on bills to ban webcam abortions and require

Share this article on Facebook Outlawing Abortion: The Case for Pro-Life Incrementalism, II – Today, I’m privileged to present a guest article written by Father Steven E. Clark. Father Clark is Pastor of Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Mount Kisco, New York. He

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Activist Confronts Culture of Death in Azerbaijan – My mission to Azerbaijan earlier this month was not only a personal first to this West Asia Nation, but was a first for Human Life International (HLI). The goal was to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Law Firm Backs Indiana Planned Parenthood De-Funding Law – A pro-life law firm has filed a legal brief to support an Indiana law that de-funds Planned Parenthood and contains pro-life provisions limiting abortions and abortion

Share this article on Facebook South Dakota: Planned Parenthood Sues Abortion-Waiting Period Law – The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against a new South Dakota law that instituted the longest abortion waiting period in the country — 72

Share this article on Facebook Success: Human Neurons From Adult Skin Cells – Scientists at Stanford report that they can turn human skin cells directly into functioning nerve cells in the lab dish. The process does not involve an intermediate

Share this article on Facebook Tennessee Gov. Asked to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – Tennessee lawmakers approved a bill that they thought would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, but an unnamed legislator has thrown a wrench in the plans

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Canadian has become one of world’s leading opponents of euthanasia and assisted suicide – by Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alex Schadenberg has dedicated his life to defending the vulnerable.  As head of

Share this article on Facebook Christians must enter politics insists 27-year-old candidate for Christian Heritage Party – by Patrick B. Craine QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, May 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christians must engage in politics, and even consider running for political office, to defend

Share this article on Facebook GOP House to defund UNFPA after You-Cut vote – by Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – House Republicans are introducing legislation to cut federal money to a United Nations population

Share this article on Facebook Pope : Vatican must ensure Caritas charity groups are “completely in accord” with Magisterium – by John-Henry Westen ROME, May 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an address to 400 participants of the General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis – the umbrella group

Share this article on Facebook Thousands of Canadians march coast to coast in solidarity with the National March for Life – by Rebecca Millette May 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In addition to the over 15,000 Canadians on Parliament Hill May 12th for the largest-ever Canadian National March

Share this article on Facebook Walking across Canada for life: 10 college students and 1 professor – by John-Henry Westen VANCOUVER, May 26, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – That may look like Pierce Brosnan in a pro-life t-shirt, but it’s not.  It’s John Paul Meenan, a

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Changing Appearances to Communicate to Different People – When depicting Christ or Our Lady one always has to consider their individual characterics (handed down to us by tradition); but at the same time the artist will always

Share this article on Facebook Introducing a New NLM Writer: Henri Adam de Villiers – I am pleased to announce a new addition to the NLM writing team, Henri Adam de Villiers. Henri resides in Paris, France where he is the master of the choir of

Share this article on Facebook Monk of Le Barroux Enters Rupture Debate – The debate about Vatican II, rupture and continuity continues on Chiesa with a monk of the Abbey of Le Barroux, Dom Basile Valuet, OSB, weighing into the discussion. In

Share this article on Facebook The Oblations in the Older Rite of Canonisation – Recently, some objects appeared on John Sonnen’s blog from the Vatican’s Museo Storico (Historical Museum), where apparently not even the employees know quite what they

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Sola Scriptura and the Canon of Scripture – Sola Scriptura and the Canon When non-Catholics are asked to provide biblical support or their belief that the Bible Alone is the sole rule of faith for the believer,

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #492 – The Little Red Dress – “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 Colbert’s Covert Catechesis – Matt Emerson, who has recently served up some excellent , challenging and provocative reads for us in the Catholic portal (and will soon be launching his own column with

Share this article on Facebook Something’s coming… – Something new, something exciting … And I’ll tell you about it in a bit! But while you’re waiting, check this out. Very thoughtful and oddly moving.

Share this article on Facebook Tarantino’s Take-offs! – Sorry for the video, but I’m in the middle of working on a project in anticipation of the weekend. But check this out. If you’re a fan of Tarantino, and especially of

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook West Coast Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Focuses on Scripture Interpretation – WASHINGTON (May 27, 2011)—“Principles of Interpretation of Scripture with a Special Focus on the Figure of Moses” was the focus of the West Coast consultation between

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 20th Anniversary Supper: chicken – I have been trying to recapture some verve for cooking.  The kitchen hasn’t been very interesting lately. But yesterday, with the help of a couple donations which came

Share this article on Facebook An ineffable anecdote – During the preparation of the new translation, some defenders of the old way of doing things, the so-called “dynamic equivalence” method of translation, carped about the

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI entrusts Italy to the Blessed Virgin. Fr. Z rants – You may have seen this yesterday. POPE ENTRUSTS ITALY TO VIRGIN’S PROTECTION VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon in the Basilica of Santa Maria

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Exposition in a school classroom – From a reader: Is it proper to hold Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in a classroom at the high school when 30 feet out the back door is the church and our Perpetual

Share this article on Facebook REVIEW: 1962 Roman Breviary iPhone app – The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate created an app for the 1962 Breviarium Romanum.  It is now available, FREE, for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This may be a

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: Z-CAM edition – Here are a few screenshots from the live Z-CAM which I have running again.  I still have some technical problems, but it is running.  I have chaplets of the Rosary in

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