Catholic News Headlines June 1, 2011


May. 31, 7pm—Jun. 1, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook ‘Today’ show prepares episode from the Vatican – Vatican City, Jun 1, 2011 / 05:18 pm ( CNA ).- At the end of the June 1 general audience, Pope Benedict XVI greeted NBC anchors Matt Lauer and Al Rocker, as they

Share this article on Facebook Church’s 2000-year-old faith remains unchanged, says Vatican official – Bogotá, Colombia, Jun 1, 2011 / 05:59 pm ( CNA ).- The new head of the Vatican council for promoting evangelization, Archbishop Octavio Ruiz explained that the Church

Share this article on Facebook Doug Kmiec likely to support Obama for president in 2012 – Valletta, Malta, Jun 1, 2011 / 02:25 am ( CNA ).- Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Malta Doug Kmiec has reiterated his support for President Obama and said he will almost

Share this article on Facebook National Catholic Register is first member in editors’ service – Denver, Colo., Jun 1, 2011 / 02:15 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholic News Agency and EWTN News have announced that the National Catholic Register is the first official

Share this article on Facebook New Academy for Life member speaks about need for post-abortion healing – Milwaukee, Wis., Jun 1, 2011 / 05:51 am ( CNA ).- Vicki Thorn, a Wisconsin-based mother of six and recently appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, says

Share this article on Facebook Poll finds Americans widely accepting of divorce, premarital sex – Princeton, N.J., May 31, 2011 / 07:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A recent Gallup poll found that while Americans remain largely split on several moral issues, the majority

Share this article on Facebook Pope closes Marian month with reflection on faith and courage – Vatican City, Jun 1, 2011 / 06:22 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI concluded a month of Marian celebrations with a procession and Rosary in the Vatican Gardens

Share this article on Facebook Pope points to Moses as model of intercessory prayer – Vatican City, Jun 1, 2011 / 10:45 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI said at the June 1 general audience that intercessory prayer helps us to grow in deeper

Share this article on Facebook Thieves break into Argentinean basilica, leave priest with hands tied – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 1, 2011 / 01:49 pm ( CNA ).- Three men broke into the rectory of the Basilica of St. Rose of Lima in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 31,

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook ‘Even the dead will tell their stories,’ Bahraini journalist vows – Bahrain’s Lamees Dhaif is an outspoken and controversial journalist in her tiny island nation. The …

Share this article on Facebook Iran cleric urges killing of Israeli children – A radical religious cleric known as Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s spiritual mentor has declared that …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Logging mafia’ in Madagascar arrested and charged – Madagascar officials have announced that more than 1,000 precious rosewood logs have been seized in the last two …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Does President Obama feel that he is ‘above the law?’ – According to columnist George F. Will, U.S. President Barack Obama has flagrantly walked over the War Powers …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Don’t join bandwagon supporting divorce, priest cautions faithful – SAN PABLO City, June 1, 2011―Let’s maintain our uniqueness throughout the world of being the only country to be uniquely against divorce, a priest in Laguna said. read

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Drug Tests for Welfare Recipients – Hot Air Pundit reports that the governor of Florida just signed legislation requiring welfare recipients to take a drug test. Said Governor Rick Scott, “While there are

Share this article on Facebook Voris Indicts Catholic Media – I think that Michael Voris makes some excellent points in this hard hitting video. Longtime readers of CMR know that I have no problem taking off the gloves from time to

Share this article on Facebook Worst Dad…Evah!!! – Getting ready for Father’s Day, this video should be a cautionary tale about what not to do. There may be worse fathers whose bad-Dad-ness was televised nationally but I

Share this article on Facebook WWYD on Abortion. In Texas – This is an amazing video that makes me want to get up and move to Texas. WWYD, a new show on ABC puts people in odd fabricated situations. Last month they had a young

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Let God In – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (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 Share Some Summer Sipping – DariaSockey: Welcome to Culinary Wednesday! | After a recent post where I shared a favorite casserole recipe, comments included variations on my recipe (grill,

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Anglican ordinariate coming soon in Toronto? – Archbishop Thomas Colllins of Toronto plans to set up an ordinariate for Anglicans who wish to enter the Catholic Church, and hopes to have the first parish operating by

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Cellphone health risk

Share this article on Facebook Divorce bill ‘aims to soften Church’ – A senator yesterday claimed the divorce bill pending in Congress is being used to intimidate the Catholic Church into softening its stance on the controversial

Share this article on Facebook FDA orders safety review for some birth control pills – Bayer’s birth control pills will be reviewed by regulators after some studies suggested they may cause more blood clots than competing medicines. Two recent reports in

Share this article on Facebook In wake of tornado, Catholics come together to offer aid – Not much remains of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Joplin, Mo., except for its cross. Kyle Schott of Cape Girardeau visited the church site this week while coordinating

Share this article on Facebook Proposed Bill Would Effectively Ban US Catholic Adoption Agencies – A proposal in Congress would ban Catholic adoption agencies and undercut the needs of children by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of marital status or sexual

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 1, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 1 4:00 – Stephen Hawking: Heaven is “a fairy story” Physicist Stephen Hawking believes there is no afterlife, and

Share this article on Facebook ‘Today’ show to broadcast from the Vatican – NBC’s “Today” show will be broadcast from the Vatican on June 2, Ascension Thursday. Host Matt Lauer—who was introduced to Pope Benedict XVI after the Pontiff’s weekly

Share this article on Facebook Vatican analyzes how to help AIDS patients

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops to Vote on Document Opposing Assisted Suicide – The nation’s Catholic bishops are expected to debate and vote on a new document later this month that would renew their opposition to the practice of assisted suicide at

Share this article on Facebook Chinese Children Born Outside One-Child Policy Trafficked Abroad – According to a report in the Caixin Century magazine, population control officials in the Chinese province of Hunan seized at least 16 babies born in violation of the

Share this article on Facebook Explaining the Science Behind the Pro-Life Boycott of Pepsi – There is a growing chorus from within the pro-life movement against PepsiCo for their use of a cell line (derived from a baby aborted in the 1970′s) for testing response

Share this article on Facebook GOP 2012 Poll Has Romney Leading Iowa, Cain and Palin Second – A new poll in Iowa following the departures of Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump as potential Republican presidential candidates shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Reps Tell Sebelius to OK Planned Parenthood De-Funding – Responding to a letter from U.S. Senate Democrats opposing the new Indiana law de-funding Planned Parenthood, eight members of the U.S. House delegation are defending

Share this article on Facebook Jim DeMint May Reconsider Not Running for GOP Nomination – Sen. Jim DeMint, a pro-life Republican from South Carolina, says he is possibly reconsidering his decision not to seek the Republican nomination for president. DeMint

Share this article on Facebook Legislatures Protecting Women, Teens From Unsafe Abortions – It is a brave new world in the grizzly business of abortion.  Movement is underfoot to make chemical abortions more accessible, even if it means compromising women’s

Share this article on Facebook New Campaign Targets Gendercide, Sex-Selection Abortions – Members of Congress, demographers and representatives from leading human rights organizations are launching a new effort today designed to target gendercide — the

Share this article on Facebook NPR Backs Egg Donation, Freezing; Ignores Risks for Women – On Tuesday’s Morning Edition, NPR’s Jennifer Ludden all but acted as an proponent of egg donation and freezing to preserve women’s fertility, but failed to acknowledge

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Denies Indiana Request to De-Fund Planned Parenthood – The Obama administration today denied Indiana’s use of its new state law that would deny millions in taxpayer dollars to the Indiana affiliate of the nation’s largest

Share this article on Facebook Texas Special Session May Cover Planned Parenthood, Abortion – The Texas legislature, unable to complete its work on the state budget, was forced to accept the call from Governor Rick Perry to enter into a special legislative

Share this article on Facebook The Case Against Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey – On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade. That same day, the Court also decided Doe v. Bolton. In Roe, the Court struck down a

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook A little piece of greatness from Latin America – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Hillary White recently highlighted the beauty of Italian culture with her commentary on a wonderful example of Latin music: the recent

Share this article on Facebook Baby born after being saved from coerced abortion through texting – by LifeSiteNews.com ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, June 1, 2011 (OperationRescue.org) – A teen mother, who was saved from a coerced abortion last October after a sidewalk

Share this article on Facebook Cell phone use may reduce male fertility – by LifeSiteNews staff KINGSTON, ON, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should

Share this article on Facebook Chilean president succumbs to homosexualist pressure, offers ‘civil union’ legislation – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman SANTIAGO, Chile, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following months of resistance, Chilean president Sebastian Piñera capitulated last Friday

Share this article on Facebook Christian psychotherapist found guilty of professional misconduct for reparative therapy – by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent LONDON, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian psychotherapist may be “struck off” and barred from practicing after a tribunal

Share this article on Facebook Denver bishop: Girl scouts could make girls more open to pro-abortion agenda – by Patrick B. Craine DENVER, Colorado, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Denver Catholic bishop is warning parents that membership in the Girl Scouts could carry the

Share this article on Facebook Hundreds of Quebec parents file challenge against gvmt ban on religion in daycares – by Rebecca Millette MONTREAL, Quebec, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Quebec parents and daycare providers filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the Quebec Superior Court against

Share this article on Facebook Kids cause Brad and Angelina to reconsider ‘we won’t marry till gays can’ vow – by John-Henry Westen Brad Pitt has a history of promoting homosexual activism since breaking up with former wife Jennifer Aniston in 2005 after five years of marriage.

Share this article on Facebook Let Us Be Their Spokesmen – by Fr. Frank Pavone Eight months before the Roe v Wade decision of the Supreme Court legalizing abortion, Justice Douglas wrote in another decision, called Sierra Club

Share this article on Facebook More Americans believe that Assisted Suicide is morally wrong – by Alex Schadenberg The recent Gallup poll in America shows that 45% of those polled thought that physician-assisted suicide was morally acceptable whereas 48% thought

Share this article on Facebook Paris Vigil for Life seen as hopeful sign by beleaguered pro-life movement – by Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent PARIS, France, May 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The historic 13th century cathedral of Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris, filled up

Share this article on Facebook Salon writer admits embellishing ‘abortion saved my life’ story – by Jill Stanek On my blog last week I posted an excerpt from the Salon piece, “Abortion saved my life.” The writer, a blogger named Mikki Kendall, was relaying her first

Share this article on Facebook Texas court affirms sex cannot be changed – by LifeSiteNews.com WHARTON, Texas, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Relying on a previous ruling that sex is determined at birth and not changed by later surgical

Share this article on Facebook Texas university backs down from banning Christian ad – by LifeSiteNews.com SAN ANTONIO, Texas (LifeSiteNews.com) — Officials at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) reversed course Friday and agreed to permit a job

Share this article on Facebook UK Christian doctor fears dismissal after investigation for sharing his faith – by Patrick B. Craine MARGATE, United Kingdom, June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A veteran Christian doctor in the UK fears that he could lose his job as he faces an

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Appeals Court Upholds Free Speech Rights of Christian at Muslim Event – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the city of Dearborn and its police department violated the

Share this article on Facebook Father of the Pill: Egg Freezing and Sterilization is Family Planning of the Future – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Professor Carl Djerassi, the 86 year-old Austrian-born chemist who is credited with inventing the birth control pill, says

Share this article on Facebook New Bill Could Force Church Out of the U.S. Adoption Business – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new bill introduced in the U.S. House aimed at stifling “homophobic opposition” to same-sex adoptions could lead to a

Share this article on Facebook The New “Prom Queens”: Transgendered and Homosexual Teens Crowned at Two U.S. High Schools – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Two U.S. high schools allowed their student body to elect boys as their prom queens this past weekend. According to the New

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Dominican Rite Libellus Precum Reprinted – Dominican Liturgy Publications is happy to announce that a reprint of the Dominican Rite Libellus Precum , published at Rome in 1952, is now available in paperback

Share this article on Facebook Editions of the Divine Office Online – Rather frequently I am asked the question, “I don’t have a breviary but would like to try pray it. Where can I recite the divine office for free online?” This has come

Share this article on Facebook Geometric Patterned Art from Students at Thomas More College – We have just finished the academic year here at Thomas More College . As part of the graduation ceremonies we had an exhibition of the student art work done by the

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook An unchanging message: drive-by lessons in faith – By Mary DeTurris Poust I’m not one for pithy quotes posted on big signs outside churches. I typically find them distracting at best or silly and inane at worst. But when

Share this article on Facebook Tomorrow on TODAY: Inside the Vatican – Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy NBC’s Matt Lauer and Al Roker are broadcasting from the Vatican this week, with a special

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Running to Western Wall and Up to Temple Mount – Just posted a Running trip, “2011-06-01 Temple Mount”, to @EveryTrail. Check it out HERE

Share this article on Facebook Steve Ray – St. Paul Center Pilgrimage Day 8 – PART I: Whirlwind morning to allow free afternoon in Jerusalem. You can see it HERE PART II: (coming soon) Free time, fun run and walk around Jerusalem Wall, good eating

Share this article on Facebook When Bad Advice in Confession is a Crime – From Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: The folks at Homiletic and Pastoral Review have kindly posted my entire article, “When bad advice in confession becomes a crime” (June/July

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #563 – Benedetta Porro – “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 Ah, this is Romantic and Sound – Tim Muldoon’s piece this week really is both profound and romantic and profoundly romantic: On the day this column is published, a woman named Sue will make a decision

Share this article on Facebook It’s a Consensus! Better Listen! – Instapundit notes the economic news is pretty darned bad, and links to this smart stuff . He also links to a CNBC report that says 150 economists “back U.S. House of

Share this article on Facebook Palin vs Press Won’t End Well – You know what? I don’t like game-players , I just don’t . I especially don’t like them in politics, which is why I like so few politicians, any more. And it seems to me

Share this article on Facebook Pretty is as Pretty Does! – Now that we see it’s working and firing on all cylinders, check out Summablog’s new look ! The banner, is gorgeous! I wish I were there! Love the new thumbnail, too:

Share this article on Facebook Urgent prayer request – From reader Karen: A friend’s little boy, Jadon, was diagnosed with leukemia a few weeks ago. He has had 2 chemo treatments and has come down with an overwhelming

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook MALI BA ANG BAGONG MISA NG SANTA IGLESIA? – Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Holy Mass in Holy Land… Saan nakaharap ang Papa at ang mga Pari? Sa Banal na Eucharistia at Altar Table. Kaya facing Christ pa rin

Share this article on Facebook NAKAKATAKOT BA ANG END OF THE WORLD AYON SA TURO NG SANTA IGLESIA? – The Lord Jesus coming in Glory     blue star said…  hi father good morning po ulit, salamat po sa pag lilinaw. may tanong po ulit ako nawa po ay okay lang po. “ano po

Share this article on Facebook ONE OF OUR YOUNG READERS DECIDED TO ENTER THE SEMINARY! – Rendyres Respondo with Arch. Soc Villegas of Pangasinan RENDYRES: father papasok na po ako sa seminary bukas. Please give me your priestly blessing thanks     FR. ABE: O

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops to Vote on Physician-Assisted Suicide Document at Seattle Meeting; Statement Says Practice Does Not Advance Compassion, Choices – WASHINGTON (June 1, 2011)—The U.S. bishops will debate and vote on a document on physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. The

Share this article on Facebook California Deacon, Child Protection Administrator Named Head of Bishops’ Secretariat for Child, Youth Protection – WASHINGTON (June 1, 2011)—Deacon Bernard V. Nojadera, of the Diocese of San Jose, California, and director of the diocese’s Office for the Protection of Children and

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 1st Vespers of Ascension THURSDAY (BrevRom) in Latin with iphone app or divinumofficium.com – 1st Vespers for Ascension THURSDAY from the Breviarium Romanum (the old Office) with no frills, in particular for the tired brethren. Because of the handy new iPhone

Share this article on Facebook A concrete reminder of how quickly things can go wrong: an English Catholic “recusant” house – I would like to redirect your attention to a fascinating post over at Damian Thompson’s place. He has written about a … well… here is the first part as a tease to get

Share this article on Facebook Brick by Brick! Pont. Seminary “Josephinum” and training in the Extraordinary Form – The ever alert long-time reader HE alerted me to a piece for your Brick By Brick file in Our Sunday Visitor. We are here concerned with the Instruction Universae

Share this article on Facebook Business owners: Want to support vocations to the priesthood? – May I recommend to Catholic business owners… If you want to support vocations to the priesthood, one way to do so would be to find or offer summer jobs to seminarians.

Share this article on Facebook Card Burke withdraws from London conference at last minute – From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald: Cardinal Burke withdraws from London conference at last minute By David V Barrett on Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Z’s annual rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday – We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus – +389/90). Our humanity, body and soul, was taken by the Son

Share this article on Facebook Innovative Revision: Vigil of Ascension (2002MR) – In some places the Feast of the Ascension, which falls always on a Thursday, has been transferred to this Sunday.  That would make it “Ascension Thursday Sunday”.   I’ll

Share this article on Facebook June and the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Do not be afraid to be pious – Just a reminder that the month of June is traditionally dedicated to foster devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. You might give consideration to what you may do in

Share this article on Facebook Latin for “tweet” and “Twitter” – WDTPRS POLL – Fewer questions in this twittering world burn at hot as the proper Latin terminology for Twitter. In a couple places, for example on the entry about the Z-Cam and Radio

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Share this article on Facebook NYC, Manhattan, Holy Innocents: Solemn TLM – Ascension THURSDAY (Be not afraide!) – Those of you in the area of NYC, can go to Holy Innocents in Manhattan (37th btwn Brdwy & 7th) for a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form (would that I were celebrant!)

Share this article on Facebook Priests. The older Mass: Just Do It. – Summorum Pontificum was a great gift to priests and, through priests, to their congregations. I have written many times that when priests learn to say the older,

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Questions or statements about Faith met with confusion or attacks. – From a reader: Every time I start or enter conversations with non-catholic people, the moment I ask : “Why do you think this?” or say: “I don’t understand, please

Share this article on Facebook RADIO SABINA STREAMING – Rosary in Latin, Prayers for Pope Benedict, other stuff – Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is BACK! STILL HAVING TECHNICAL PROBLEMS.  Can’t add cams… grrr. I don’t control the ads. I have entirely Latin chaplets of the Rosary

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