Catholic News Headlines June 6, 2011


Jun. 5, 7pm—Jun. 6, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook At a DC conference, Rick Santorum announces and Catholic vote is seen as key – Washington D.C., Jun 6, 2011 / 04:18 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “Are you coming down to the altar?” the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s executive director Gary Marx, asked

Share this article on Facebook Moral conscience needed to overcome economic crisis, states Spanish cardinal – Madrid, Spain, Jun 6, 2011 / 02:03 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Antonio Canizares has called on business and political leaders in Spain to engage in a “joint effort”

Share this article on Facebook Two more Illinois Catholic agencies forced to halt foster and adoption care – Joliet, Ill., Jun 6, 2011 / 06:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- As civil unions begin in Illinois, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet has announced that it has stopped

Share this article on Facebook Vatican to publish Irish Church abuse report in 2012 – Vatican City, Jun 6, 2011 / 01:12 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The first phase of the apostolic visitation investigating clergy abuse in Ireland has concluded with the

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook X-Men prequel performs well, but disappoints – While “X-Men: First Class” debuted at No. 1, opening with a $56 million weekend, executives say …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Pentecost Reflection: The Holy Spirit and Pentecost and me! – This morning while reading the morning prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, it occurred to me that the reason why …

Share this article on Facebook Stakes are high in Indiana abortion ruling – Indiana’s new law that cuts funding for Planned Parenthood is headed for a showdown. The outcome may …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Moroccans demand end to crackdown on peaceful demonstrations – Thousands of Moroccans poured into the streets of Rabat this past weekend to condemn the death of a protester, …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Eye of the Tiger: Rick Santorum Makes Campaign Official, ‘I’m Ready to Lead’ – Standing on the sunlit steps of the Somerset County Courthouse Rick Santorum looked …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Charities Forced to Shut Down Services around the Country – Civil union laws springing up around the country are not about equality or freedom or love. We know this because …

Share this article on Facebook Insolvency looms for United States Postal Service – Federal government analyst Phillip Herr for the past years has been diagnosing what ails the U.S. Postal Service. …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Pro-Life Horror Movie? – I’m reading that this is supposed to be a “pro-life horror movie” but the premise about “pregnant women kidnapped from abortion clinics and forced to give birth” doesn’t

Share this article on Facebook Hey, Let’s Tattoo Global Warming Deniers – An columnist in a prominent Australian newspaper calls for tattooing global warming deniers- you know, so we can keep track of them or something. Or we could just kill

Share this article on Facebook Luckiest, Smartest Penguin…Evah! – This penguin got extremely lucky but hey, he took advantage of the situation presented to him. Good vid with a happy ending.

Share this article on Facebook Obama: Kill Babies or I’ll Hurt the Poor – It happens all the time in movies. The snarling bad guy is cornered by the good guys so he grabs some poor hapless victim, puts a gun to their head, and tells everyone

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook 105,000 Christians Martyred Yearly, Says European Official – Every year 105,000 Christians are killed because of their faith. This shocking figure was disclosed by Italian sociologist Massimo Introvigne, representative of the OSCE

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Bids Farewell To Croatia – VATICAN CITY, 5 JUN 2011 (VIS) – After visiting the residence of Cardinal Josip Bozanic, archbishop of Zagreb, where he signed the archbishopric’s Golden Book and met

Share this article on Facebook Blessed Stepinac, Valiant Pastor, Example Of Christian Fortitude – VATICAN CITY, 5 JUN 2011 (VIS) – After taking his leave of the apostolic nunciature, the Pope travelled to Zagreb’s Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed

Share this article on Facebook Christian Family Called To Evangelization – VATICAN CITY, 5 JUN 2011 (VIS) – At 9:00am the Holy Father travelled from the apostolic nunciature to the Zagreb Hippodrome, which is eight kilometers distant and

Share this article on Facebook Conclusion Of First Phase Of Apostolic Visit In Ireland – VATICAN CITY, 6 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Following is the communique issued today at the conclusion of the first phase of the apostolic visitation in Ireland. “In accordance

Share this article on Facebook Croatia, Help European Union Appreciate Cultural And Spiritual Treasures – VATICAN CITY, 4 JUN 2011 (VIS) – At 9:30 this morning the Holy Father left Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and, after a flight of an hour and a half, landed in Zagreb’s Pleso

Share this article on Facebook Interview With Pope Aboard Flight To Croatia – VATICAN CITY, 4 JUN 2011 (VIS) – As is traditional on international apostolic journeys, Benedict XVI granted a brief interview to the journalists who accompanied him on

Share this article on Facebook Meeting With Cultural Representatives – VATICAN CITY, 4 JUN 2011 (VIS) – After greeting the national organization committee of the apostolic visit at the nunciature of Zagreb the Holy Father travelled to the

Share this article on Facebook Nepal May Ban Conversion, Evangelization – The parliament of Nepal, a Hindu monarchy until 2006, is considering a measure that would ban evangelization and conversion from one religion to another. “The article

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for June 6 – VATICAN CITY, 6 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father appointed Archbishop Alberto Bottari de Castello, apostolic nuncio to Japan, as apostolic nuncio to Hungary. On

Share this article on Facebook Pope Entrusts Croatian Families To Mary – VATICAN CITY, 5 JUN 2011 (VIS) – After Holy Mass had ended, Benedict XVI prayed the Regina Coeli with the faithful gathered in Zagreb’s Hippodrome. “I have come here

Share this article on Facebook Pope Invites Youth To Trust In The Lord – VATICAN CITY, 4 JUN 2011 (VIS) – At 7:15pm Benedict XVI travelled by Popemobile to Josip Jelacic Square, Zagreb’s main square, capable of accommodating 50,000 persons,

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Cool Quenching – DariaSockey: | Ah-h-h-h-h! Thanks, Trista and Jaqueline! My entire family — several of whom were positively allergic to the idea of drinking mere water — are now

Share this article on Facebook From Tots to Teens – 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 Girly Girl – Kelly Dolin: On Enjoying My Daughter | My Goddaughter had a birthday last week. I picked up an adorable green dress I knew she’d love. I hung it in the dining room. In

Share this article on Facebook Happy Birthday to … a Whole Bunch of Us! – Danielle Bean: | There’s going to be a bit of celebrating and cake-eating in the days ahead … Today, is our dear Rachel’s birthday. On Wednesday, both Rebecca and I

Share this article on Facebook Intercession Is The Mercy of God – Rebecca Teti: catechesis on prayer, session 5 | Here’s a beautiful thought from the pope’s catechesis on prayer last week. Focusing on Moses’ prayer on behalf of the

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 6, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 6 4:00 – Kresta Comments – Christians, Jews and Muslims to Share Pulpits Churches across the States will be opening

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Biz Offers Free Pap Smear With Abortion Purchase – The All Women’s Health Center of Orlando, an abortion business, is taking couponing to a new, sick level by offering two coupons related to purchasing abortions. One

Share this article on Facebook Czech Republic Scraps Bill to Fund Abortions for EU Residents – The Czech Parliament has decided against adopting legislation that would have required the European nation to offer inexpensive abortions to citizens of foreign European

Share this article on Facebook Disproving the Abortion Lie: Pro-Lifers Don’t Care After Birth – One of the greatest lies and slurs hurled at pro-lifers is that we only care about the baby until it is born. “Are you prepared to pay for that child of poverty in order

Share this article on Facebook Iowa House May Bring Back Ban on Abortions After 20-Weeks – Not content with legislation the state Senate passed that would open the door to late-term abortion businesses setting up shop throughout the state of Iowa, House

Share this article on Facebook Jack Kevorkian’s Death Reminds How Disabled Need Better Options – Jack Kevorkian, the Michigan pathologist known the world over as “Dr. Death” for his push to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in the United States, died in a

Share this article on Facebook Judge Holds Hearing on Indiana Law De-Funding Planned Parenthood – A federal judge held a hearing on the Indiana law that revokes taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business and indicated a final decision will be

Share this article on Facebook Late-Term Abortion Plans at University of Wisconsin Stopped – Over the weekend, the Joint Finance Committee in the Wisconsin legislature approved a provision that would limit the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood’s Fraud Should Disqualify it From Funding – Several states have either passed or are near passing new laws that would effectively bar Planned Parenthood (sometimes by name) from receiving government

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Sen. Rick Santorum Seeks GOP Presidential Nod – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a pro-life stalwart, makes his bid for the Republican nomination for president official today. The Catholic former elected

Share this article on Facebook Terri Schiavo’s Family: Jack Kevorkian Was Obsessed With Death – The foundation run by the family of Terri Schiavo has put out a statement responding to the death of assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian. The foundation says,

Share this article on Facebook Third Pro-Life Legal Group Backs Indiana Planned Parenthood Law – A third pro-life legal group has issued an opinion defending the new law in Indiana that puts abortion limits in place and also revokes funding for the Planned

Share this article on Facebook Tim Tebow Book “Through My Eyes” Shares Family’s Pro-Life Story – Tim Tebow has become a star within pro-life circles — and for good reason. The popular Denver Broncos quarterback and former college football superstar and his family

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Wallpaper’ of sexual imagery surrounds children: UK gov’t-commissioned report – by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent LONDON, June 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Society has become increasingly full of sexualised imagery. This has created a wallpaper

Share this article on Facebook Actor Hugh Grant: assisted suicide campaigner a ‘tremendous force for good’ – by Rebecca Millette UNITED KINGDOM, June 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hugh Grant has applauded the efforts of well-known British assisted suicide campaigner, Dr. Ann

Share this article on Facebook Actress Reese Witherspoon speaks against sex tapes and nude pics at MTV Awards – by John-Henry Westen Reese Witherspoon was awarded the coveted Generation award at the MTV Movies Awards Sunday. The show which was filled with raunchy talk and scenes

Share this article on Facebook Italians not having kids, and now, not getting married either: new stats – by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, June 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The archetypal Italian family, with mamma and papa presiding over a noisy dinner table,

Share this article on Facebook Pro-abortion ‘Catholic’ theologian calls Archbishop Dolan ‘rabid’ – by Thaddeus Baklinski MILWAUKEE, June 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a blog posted on the liberal online magazine Religion Dispatches, prominent Catholic dissident

Share this article on Facebook Santorum address marriage, abortion, in presidential campaign launch speech – by John Jalsevac June 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a hard-hitting speech launching his presidential bid this morning, former Senator Rick Santorum took aim at

Share this article on Facebook Traditional marriage supporter hit on head with beer bottle, banner ripped to shreds – by Rebecca Millette FAIRPORT, New York, June 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP)

Share this article on Facebook Why is the UN arbitrarily inflating population predictions? – by Steve Mosher June 6m 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – You will be glad to learn that we all have official permission from the UN people-counters to panic about about

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Expert: A Chrisitian is Killed Every Five Minutes – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Speaking at conference in Hungary this past weekend, Massimo Introvigne of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in

Share this article on Facebook Pope: Cohabitation No Replacement for Marriage – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist At an open-air Mass attended by up to 400,000 pilgrims yesterday in Zegreb, Croatia, Pope Benedict XVI called upon the

Share this article on Facebook Rainbow Flag at Federal Reserve Receives Flood of Complaints – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The decision to fly a rainbow flag in honor of homosexuality in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia has

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A Coalition For Beauty? – One of the great aspects of the present pontificate, in my view, has been the Holy Father’s frequent considerations on the place of beauty in the liturgy and in general.

Share this article on Facebook Study Texts of the Byzantine Liturgy – Guest piece by John Vernoski, Moderator http://www.byzcath.org A small group of individual Byzantine Catholics has recently published unofficial draft study texts of the Divine

Share this article on Facebook Time For a Papal Motu Proprio on Sacred Music? – Dom Mark Daniel Kirby, OSB, asks the question, is it time for another “Tra le sollecitudini” ? Read why he asks the question. The Primacy of Gregorian Chant The Holy

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: First Episcopal church in U.S. to become Catholic – Breaking news from the Archdiocese of Washington: An Episcopal parish in Maryland has decided to leave the Episcopal Church to become Catholic under the ordinariate

Share this article on Facebook The harsh truth about Dr. Kevorkian – By Mary DeTurris Poust I was stunned to see so many glowing “odes” to Dr. Jack Kevorkian on the occasion of his death June 3 and in the days that followed. From

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Should the Vatican Sell its Treasures… – … to feed the poor? Geez, I used to say that myself in my past life – when I was an anti-Catholic. Actually, if you added up all wealth and property of the Protestant

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #565 – Secrets of Wood – “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 22 Seconds that will Change. Your. Life. – It’s summer! When you have three baskets of tee shirts to fold, you’ll thank me! Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook Accept Almighty Father – FOUND! – A couple days ago I awoke with my memory ringing back a hymn from my childhood that I had not heard in likely 42 years, and which I could not find on google. Happily, a

Share this article on Facebook Ok, Wake Up; Pull it Together! – Click here to view the embedded video.

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook IBAT-IBANG KATANUNGAN TUNGKOL SA ORIGINAL SIN, ATONEMENT AT ANG SACRIFICIO NI JESUS SA KRUS – Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise     juan carlo saliba said… Father may tanong po ako: bakit hindi na lang po pinatawad ng Panginoon agad si Adam and Eve when they

Share this article on Facebook MAY MGA SAINTS BA NA NON-EXISTING? – Artistic representation of Revelation 12 with Mary the Mother of the Messiah as the Woman Clothed with the Sun, Satan as the Ancient Dragon defeated by St. Michael the

Share this article on Facebook SINO ANG NAG-SANCTIFY NG SUNDAY BILANG DAY OF REST? – The Lord Jesus – the Lord of the Sabbath chose Sunday for His Resurrection. It is the Day the Lord has made… Let us rejoice and be glad in it.     Anonymous said…

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook – Sometimes a guy needs French … Freedom Fries.

Share this article on Facebook A priest on his first publicly celebrated Solemn TLM – A week or so ago, I posted about the intention of a priest in Cincinnati to celebrate Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the first time publicly.  Here is a follow

Share this article on Facebook Anglicans becoming Catholics: a concrete instance – I am, these days, especially happy to read good news.  A kind reader let me in on this fine development, made possible by the Pope of Christian Unity, Benedict XVI.

Share this article on Facebook Can you share some good news? – What is up with you?

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Giving Redemptionis Sacramentum to a priest to correct him. – From a reader: Do you think it would be a good idea to give a parish priest and the curates a copy each of Redemptionis Sacramentum for Christmas or as a random gift?

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Reception of Communion twice in one day, revisited. – From a reader: The seminarians of ___ are assigned a parish for the summer (as most are, I presume). Sometimes the seminarians serve at more than two Masses. Can they

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