Catholic News Headlines June 3, 2011


Jun. 2, 7pm—Jun. 3, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop Cordileone invites Catholics to conference on response to secularism – Oakland, Calif., Jun 3, 2011 / 02:02 am ( CNA ).- Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland has encouraged Catholics to attend the Napa Institute’s first annual

Share this article on Facebook Catholic bishops bet on Heat v. Mavericks NBA Championship – Miami, Fla., Jun 2, 2011 / 07:36 pm ( CNA ).- As the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks begin the NBA Championship series, the Catholic bishops of the teams’ hometowns

Share this article on Facebook Diocese says civil union law put an end to adoption partnership – Rockford, Ill., Jun 3, 2011 / 06:07 am ( CNA ).- The Diocese of Rockford says Illinois’ new civil union law has forced Catholic Charities to end an adoption partnership

Share this article on Facebook Experts: Despite new US religious freedom ambassador, issue remains low priority – Washington D.C., Jun 3, 2011 / 03:51 pm ( CNA ).- Religious freedom experts are saying the White House’s decision to fill the ambassador for religious freedom post,

Share this article on Facebook Festival celebrating pilgrimage gets underway in Rome – Rome, Italy, Jun 2, 2011 / 09:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Rome is hosting a gathering that would be unusual in almost any other city– a festival showcasing possible

Share this article on Facebook Pilgrims crowd Bl. John XXIII’s grave on day he died – Vatican City, Jun 3, 2011 / 01:56 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- All day in St. Peter’s Basilica pilgrims have been filing past the flower-covered tomb of Blessed Pope John

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges peaceful resolution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Vatican City, Jun 3, 2011 / 03:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI expressed the urgent need to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as he met with

Share this article on Facebook Revealed: The three choices for Archbishop of Milan – Rome, Italy, Jun 3, 2011 / 05:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The three names on the short list for Archbishop of Milan were revealed in the Italian press June 3. The trio of

Share this article on Facebook Spanish bishops denounce sexually explicit ads in the media – Rome, Italy, Jun 3, 2011 / 06:07 pm ( CNA ).- The Bishops’ Conference of Spain has warned of the dangers of sexually charged ads and the promotion of the sex industry.

Share this article on Facebook Spanish students answer tough questions about the Church – Madrid, Spain, Jun 3, 2011 / 01:57 pm ( CNA ).- Several college students in Spain recently responded to 25 controversial questions about the Catholic Church. The group

Share this article on Facebook Vice President Biden meets in private with Pope Benedict – Vatican City, Jun 3, 2011 / 11:00 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden met with Pope Benedict XVI in an unannounced visit to the Vatican, June 3. Both

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Gunsmoke’ star James Arness dies at 88 – Actor James Arness, known the world over as the righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in the TV western series …

Share this article on Facebook The Left uses U.S. television as an omnipresent propaganda tool, writer claims – The most powerful medium of mass communication in human history has become a propaganda tool for the Left, argues …

Share this article on Facebook ‘The Rite’ Now On DVD – Movie Review – For the many fans of the book by AP journalist Matt Baglio, on which the film is loosely based, screenwriter …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Come Holy Spirit! Novena to the Holy Spirit in a New Missionary Age – We invite our readers and viewers around the world to join in a period of prayer in …

Share this article on Facebook What is a Novena and Why Pray One Before Pentecost? – For most converts from Protestantism the term Novena is quite strange, yet the Biblical account of the Apostles …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Al-Qaeda now listening to new terrorist firebrands – Before Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of Navy SEALs last month, a younger generation of would-be …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Baby factory’ in Nigeria raided, 32 teenage girls freed – Nigerian police have raided a home that was allegedly being used to force teenage girls to have babies to be later …

Share this article on Facebook NBC’S ‘Today Show’ Provides Peek into the Pope’s Life in Rome Visit – Host Matt Lauer, escorted by Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, visited the Holy Father after a …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook ‘Doctor Death’ Jack Kevorkian dies at 83 – Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Michigan pathologist more commonly known as “Dr. Death” for his role in …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Dr Death’ Jack Kervorkian is Dead: But His Deadly Legacy Continues – Dr Jack Kervorkian championed euthanasia. The Church champions Life. ‘Abortion and euthanasia are thus …

Share this article on Facebook John Edwards, former presidential candidate indicted on six felony counts – Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards has been indicted on six felony charges in connection with the …

Share this article on Facebook Report Claims Governments should explore legalizing marijuana? – A new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy has declared that argues that the global war on drugs has …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook From the Holy Father: Moses and Intercessory Prayer – “In fasting, Moses shows he is waiting for the gift of God’s law as a source of life: it will reveals God’s will and nourish the human heart, making him enter into a

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Court: NYC Can Ban Churches from Schools – Overturning a lower court ruling, a federal appeals court ruled that New York City can ban churches from using public school facilities for Sunday worship services. I

Share this article on Facebook Graceland – A spurious conceit informs the mantra of our age, drilled into our children at every turn, that you can do anything if you just try hard enough. The knowledge that I,

Share this article on Facebook Say “Amen” and Go Directly to Jail – Freedom of speech is DOA in the USA folks. A federal judge has ruled that nobody at a high school graduation can use religious terms like “prayer” and “Amen.” So,

Share this article on Facebook Two Hilarious Lists About Kids – I found these two lists about kids just cracked me up. So I’ll just link to them both here. It’s my gift to you ’cause I’m good like that. I wish I wrote them both but I

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Prayer Intentions For June – VATICAN CITY, 31 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for the month of June is: “That priests, united to the Heart of Christ, may always be true

Share this article on Facebook Contaminated Water Affects Billions: Vatican Newspaper – Following a meeting of lawmakers from the EU, Africa, and the Caribbean and Pacific regions, the Vatican newspaper has drawn attention to the problem of contaminated

Share this article on Facebook Moses: Mediator Of Salvation For Israel – VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Benedict XVI dedicated today’s general Wednesday audience catechesis to the figure of Moses who “carried out his function as mediator

Share this article on Facebook Moses: Model for Intercessory Prayer – Pope Benedict XVI pointed to Moses as a model for intercessory prayer, as he continued his series of talks on prayer at his public audience on June 1. Moses, the Pontiff

Share this article on Facebook New Evangelization Needed To Answer Crisis Of Secularism, Pope Says – Meeting on May 30 with the staff of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, Pope Benedict XVI said that their work is needed in response to “the crisis we are

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for June 1 – VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father received Quentin Bryce, the governor-general of Australia, with her husband and entourage.

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for June 1 – VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father erected the new diocese of Naviari (area 35,138, population 267,356, Catholics 197,000, priests 27, religious 42),

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for June 3 – VATICAN CITY, 3 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Montpellier, France presented by Archbishop

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for May 31 – VATICAN CITY, 31 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father appointed as members of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura: Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Institute Of Sacred Music Celebrates A Century – VATICAN CITY, 31 MAY 2011 (VIS) – On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, the Holy Father sent a letter to Cardinal Zenon

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict’s Crackdown – John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter perceives a “quiet revolution” in the management style of the Vatican under the leadership of Pope Benedict XVI. He points

Share this article on Facebook Pope Receives President Of Palestinian National Authority – VATICAN CITY, 3 JUN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following press statement today: “This morning Benedict XVI received in audience Mr. Mahmoud

Share this article on Facebook Pray For Fruitfulness Of Apostolic Trip To Croatia – VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2011 (VIS) – During today’s general audience celebrated in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope greeted the various groups of faithful in their respective

Share this article on Facebook Upcoming Beatification ‘One Of Most Complex’ In Church History – The June 5 beatification of Juan de Palafox (1600-59), a bishop who served as governor of Mexico, will be a milestone in “one of the most complex [sainthood] causes in

Share this article on Facebook Virgin, Help Us Be Generous In God’s Plan – VATICAN CITY, 1 JUN 2011 (VIS) – The traditional procession and Rosary marking the end of the Marian month took place in the Vatican Gardens yesterday at 8:00 in the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Choosing Favorites – Rachel Balducci: A little observation | I have noticed something lately, a funny little detail about being a mom and running the show and making lots of choices. Here it

Share this article on Facebook From Start to Finish – Rachel Balducci: Twin friars die together | I love everything about this story of twin Franciscan friars who spent their entire life together and died together too. They

Share this article on Facebook Hitting the Books – 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 Requiem for Speckly – Danielle Bean: Of course we knew this day was coming. | It finally happened. I was dreading this day. Speckly is dead. For those who didn’t have the pleasure of meeting

Share this article on Facebook What Price Beauty? – Danielle Bean: | Simcha Fisher had a thought-provoking blog post at the NCRegister today: Nip/Tuck/Sin? With the prevalence of plastic surgery and other cosmetic

Share this article on Facebook Why We Weren’t Raptured – Rebecca Teti: a poem, a baby, and how we were spared the end times | Since Catholics don’t believe in the rapture, we were not exactly surprised when it didn’t occur May

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

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LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian Dies in Hospital – Jack Kevorkian, the infamous assisted suiexcide advocate who served years in prison for killing a disabled man on national television, died in a hospital today after

Share this article on Facebook Dr. Death Jack Kevorkian Can’t Scare The Terminally Ill Again – Today, at age 83, Dr. Jack Kevorkian slipped into eternity and left in his wake a trail of civilizational wreckage from which we may never recover. With his Physician

Share this article on Facebook Florida Gov. Scott Signs Bill to Not Fund Abortion in Obamacare – Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed the first of several bills he is expected to sign that put new limits on abortion in place. The first bill he’s signed makes it so the

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Will Defy Obama Admin Order to Not De-Fund Planned Parenthood – State officials in Indiana say they will defy the decision by the Obama administration asking it to not proceed with implementing a new pro-life state law that would

Share this article on Facebook Jon Huntsman: No Truce on Abortion, Touts Pro-Life Record – Likely Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman told the audience at the Faith and Freedom Conference today that there should be no truce on abortion when it comes

Share this article on Facebook Michelle Bachmann Hits Planned Parenthood at Faith Conference – Congresswoman Michelle Bachamnn made no bones about her pro-life position at the Faith and Freedom Conference today in a speech to values voters who will be the key in

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota School District Agrees to Recognize Pro-Life Club – In the wake of a federal lawsuit filed by Alliance Defense Fund attorneys on behalf of a student-led pro-life club, Independent School District #885 has granted the club

Share this article on Facebook NPR Poll: 59% of Americans Say Having an Abortion is Wrong – A new poll conducted by Thomson Reuters for NPR, coming after a Gallup survey showing Americans oppose all or most abortions, finds a majority of Americans say having an

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Approves More Embryonic Stem Cell Research Funding – NIH Director Francis Collins has added two more lines of human embryonic stem cells to its Registry, bringing the current total to 93 lines approved for federal funding.

Share this article on Facebook Poll Shows Duplicity: Opposing Suicide, Not When It’s Assisted – Regarding controversial moral issues, a new Gallup poll finds that the issue dividing Americans most is assisted suicide. Americans have always tended to favor

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion “Catholic” Vice President Joe Biden Meets with Pope – Vice President Joe Biden, an abortion advocate who calls himself a Catholic, met with Pope Benedict XVI at The Vatican today in an unannounced trip where few details are

Share this article on Facebook Reuters Misleads on Pro-Life Issues at Christian Conference – The international news service Reuters mislead its readers today in a news article covering speeches to the Faith and Freedom Conference today. The article falsely

Share this article on Facebook Texas Abortionist William West Tries to Remove Expose’ Video – William West, a Texas-based abortion practitioner caught in an undercover investigation discovering him engaging in numerous violations and problematic activities, has

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Dr. Death’ Kevorkian passes at 83 – by Patrick B. Craine DETROIT, Michigan, June 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Jack Kevorkian, known by many as “Dr. Death” for his role in helping over 100 people commit

Share this article on Facebook Bipartisan group of U.S. House reps call for end to gendercide in China – by LifeSiteNews.com WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Congressman Chris Smith, chairman of the House panel that oversees global human rights, held a

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: Prisoner of conscience Linda Gibbons freed from jail – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, June 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After a grueling twenty-eight months of uninterrupted imprisonment for witnessing prayerfully

Share this article on Facebook Chilean Cardinal blasts homosexual ‘civil unions’ legislation backed by president – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman CHILE, June 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Chilean Cardinal Jorge Medina yesterday vigorously denounced an initiative, recently endorsed by

Share this article on Facebook Effective pro-life lobbying in New Brunswick from 1980s still bearing fruit, says researcher – by Patrick B. Craine FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, June 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life lobbying efforts in New Brunswick were instrumental in preventing Canadian

Share this article on Facebook Mexico City cardinal: D&P partner promotes ideology ‘against unborn life’ – by John-Henry Westen MEXICO CITY, June 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A letter written by the Cardinal of Mexico City, Most Rev. Norberto Rivera Carrera, to the Canadian

Share this article on Facebook Peruvian bishops affirm right to life ahead of presidential election – by Thaddeus Baklinski LIMA, Peru, June 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In anticipation of the presidential runoff on June 5 between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori, the

Share this article on Facebook Polish abortion laws targeted by supranational institutions – by Lauren Funk STRASBOURG, June 3, 2011 (C-FAM) – “Polish sovereignty to limit abortion is under strong political pressure from supranational bodies,” Grégor Puppinck of

Share this article on Facebook WHO approves drug that could save lives, but also be used for abortions – by Susan Yoshihara NEW YORK, June 3, 2011 (C-FAM) – By authorizing the use of a single drug, the World Health Organization (WHO) has simultaneously raised hopes for

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “Dr. Death” Dies at 83 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The infamous Dr. Jack Kevorkian, 83, known for his fierce advocacy of assisted suicide, died early this morning in a Michigan

Share this article on Facebook Another Radical Pro-Abortion Judge Nominated to Federal Bench – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Only weeks after the U.S. Senate responded to public pressure and refused to approve the nomination of radical  Goodwin Liu to

Share this article on Facebook Denver Bishop Issues Warning About Girl Scouts – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Fallout from the ongoing controversy over the Girl Scouts’ promotion of a radical feminist agenda reached a new level this week

Share this article on Facebook German Catholic Doctors Spark Outrage by Offering Homeopathic Treatment for Homosexuality – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Germany’s Union of Catholic Physicians (UCP), which admits that it does not represent official Catholic positions, has sparked

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Burke and the ICRSS Make Pilgrimage to Lourdes – On the 28th of May, Raymond Cardinal Burke and the members of the Institute of Christ the King made pilgrimage to Lourdes. They provide photos of a Solemn Pontifical

Share this article on Facebook Divine Liturgy, Feast of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Dormition Cathedral, Moscow – Procession:

Share this article on Facebook Still Lives by James Gillick – Further to an article about the work of Henry Wingate and still life painting that bears the mark of the liturgical baroque style, here, I show some still lives by the

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Join us in Poland, in Honor of Blessed JPII the Great – We are taking a marvelous pilgrimage to Poland, chock full of beautiful churches, the sites related to JPII, Faustina and Maximilian Kolbe — even Auschwitz. Visit

Share this article on Facebook Why Be A Priest? Vocation Stories & Answers – Check out a great new video on the priesthood at: http://whynotpriest.org/index.php?cod_lang=2 . There are other inspiring videos at the site http://www.WhyNotPriest.org ! It

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #069 – The Veneration of Saints – “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 Frivolity Friday – Good heavens! Who understands the nature of luck? Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook Miracles and Divine Intervention – Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook This looks cleaner, right? – Our Landing Page is going to be redesigned and updated by the end of the summer, but for now, we’ve tweeked it just the tiniest bit, in order to make the Summablog just

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook IPINAGBABAWAL BA NG MGA LUMANG PRAYER BOOKS NG CATHOLIC CHURCH ANG PAG-AASAWA NG CATOLICO SA IBANG PANANAMPALATAYA? – St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine and wife of a Roman pagan     Asperges said…      Reverencia, may tanong lang po ako. Lagi ko pong nababasa sa mga lumang prayer

Share this article on Facebook ITINATAKWIL NA BA NG CATHOLIC CHURCH ANG MGA PARING NAG-ASAWA? – St. John the Beloved rests on the Bossom of the Lord         Anonymous said…      padre,,,yun pobang mga pare na nadala sa pag aasawa ay itinatakwil na ng simbahn at

Share this article on Facebook SAGOT SA PANINIRA NG MGA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS – Pope Benedict XVI meets the Palestinians     juan carlo saliba said…      Father may nabasa po ako sa mga Anti Catholic blog. Ayon po sa kanila, The little horn of

Share this article on Facebook TOTOO BA NA ANG CATHOLIC MARY DAW AY SI SATAN IN DISGUISE AYON SA MGA ANTI-CATHOLICS? – The Blessed Virgin Mary with Angel Gabriel as depicted in the painting of LeSueur, The Annunciation      juan carlo saliba said…      Father may nabasa po ako sa

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook And now… a message to you from the Holy Spirit. – A reader alerted me to this great PC and PIXEL cartoon. We have moved into the period between Ascension THURSDAY and Pentecost during which we, as a Church, pray in a

Share this article on Facebook Chicago – 5 June – Bp. Morlino – Pontifical Mass Extraordinary Form – St. John Cantius – Here is something for all of you anywhere near that toddlin’ town Chicago: Join Most Rev. Robert Morlino, Bishop of Madison, and the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

Share this article on Facebook D. Shrewsbury, England and the New Evangelization. – For your Brick by Brick File. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald comes this, with my emphases and comments. A major centre for Eucharistic Adoration

Share this article on Facebook It is hard to believe that people can be this dumb. – Via CMR (you can read the rest there): Freedom of speech is DOA in the USA folks. A federal judge has ruled that nobody at a high school graduation can use religious

Share this article on Facebook Stuff missing from the side bar – A reader wrote: It appears that the box to order through Amazon has disappeared. It MAY be my system, but I’m just getting text below your little rodent on a wheel and

Share this article on Facebook Who will be the next Archbishop of Milan? – Pay attention to what happens in Italian Church politics and developments. The intrepid Andrea Tornielli today reports that Angelo Card. Scola (Patriarch of Venice), and

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