Catholic News Headlines June 15, 2011


Jun. 14, 7pm—Jun. 15, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Catholic leaders rip ‘ludicrous’ article that argues celibacy causes abuse – Denver, Colo., Jun 15, 2011 / 06:00 am ( CNA ).- Catholic leaders are calling a recent National Catholic Reporter article “ludicrous” after it criticized Kansas City

Share this article on Facebook John Paul II relic placed in Krakow church – Krakow, Poland, Jun 15, 2011 / 12:21 am ( CNA ).- A reliquary of Bl. Pope John Paul II’s blood has been placed in the altar of a new church in Krakow named for him.

Share this article on Facebook NY archbishop warns lawmakers not to reinvent marriage ahead of vote – New York City, N.Y., Jun 15, 2011 / 11:39 am ( CNA ).- New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan is concerned that state senators might “re-invent the very definition” of

Share this article on Facebook Paraguay offers to hold debate on legalization of abortion – Lima, Peru, Jun 15, 2011 / 05:54 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Paraguay may move toward the legalization of abortion, according to the country’s permanent representative to the

Share this article on Facebook Plans for Pope Pius XII museum revealed – Rome, Italy, Jun 15, 2011 / 05:54 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A leading Italian politician is giving his support to plans for a museum in Rome to commemorate the memory of

Share this article on Facebook Spanish bishop suspends priest elected to city council – Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Jun 15, 2011 / 02:02 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- A priest in Spain was suspended after he was elected to public office in the northeastern

Share this article on Facebook Syrian uprising risks creating Iraq-like future, Catholic bishop warns – Damascus, Syria, Jun 15, 2011 / 03:17 am ( CNA ).- One of Syria’s most respected bishops is condemning the violence in Syria but is also defending the Syrian

Share this article on Facebook Without God, man falls into idolatry, Pope warns – Vatican City, Jun 15, 2011 / 01:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “When God disappears, man falls into the slavery of idolatry,” Pope Benedict XVI said at the June 15 General

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Ruling: Homosexual judge showed no prejudice in same-sex marriage ban – A federal judge who ruled against a ban on same-sex marriage in California who later revealed that he is gay and …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook France rejects gay marriage proposal by Socialist Party – French lawmakers rejected a bill by the opposition Socialist Party seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. In …

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan arrests people who aided CIA in bin Laden raid – Pakistan’s intelligence agency has arrested a person who rented a safe house to the CIA before American …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Obama you are warned! Do not violate War Powers Act – House Speaker John Boehner warns that the Obama administration will be in violation of the War Powers Act by …

Share this article on Facebook ‘ObamaCare’ is doomed to failure on constitutionality issue – “ObamaCare,” the name given to the president’s massive overhaul of the U.S. health …

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin’s top court reinstates law that limits rights of state employees – Wisconsin’s top court reinstated a law that limits the collective bargaining rights of most state …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Mindanao business prospects unlimited once peace is achieved – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, June 15, 2011—Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno expressed excitement at the business and economic prospects of Mindanao once genuine and

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Final Arguments in Planned Parenthood Case – Step one in a long legal battle if in which Indiana succeeds would become Planned Parenthood’s Waterloo. Final arguments have been filed in Planned Parenthoods suit to

Share this article on Facebook Headline Doesn’t Match the Pic – Two guys were busted for trying to kill singer Joss Stone. Here’s the headline : Joss Stone: Two Men Arrested Over Singer ‘Murder Plot’ And here’s the pic right under

Share this article on Facebook I Know What You Did Last Sunday – The threat was out there. Actually it wasn’t a threat, it was a warning. Archbishop Allen Vigneron warned Father Wurm not to preside at the liturgy organized by the

Share this article on Facebook IronMan NYC 2012 — I Am In!! – I am so excited!!!I just completed successful registration for the inaugural IronMan NYC 2012. That is 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of bicycling, and 26.2 miles of

Share this article on Facebook Mitt’s Gettin’ Love from All the Wrong Places – First, Obama said that he modeled his health care plan on Romney’s. That certainly hasn’t been helping poor Mitt. But today comes another “death hug” as Zip calls it.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Chinese Bishops Must Repent Illicit Ordinations, Vatican Says – Chinese prelates who were ordained without Vatican approval, or participated in such illicit ordinations, should make a public display of their repentance, the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Evangelisation Is A Task For All Members Of The Church – VATICAN CITY, 14 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday at 7.30 p.m. in the Roman basilica of St. John Lateran Benedict XVI inaugurated an ecclesial congress marking the close of

Share this article on Facebook Following Civil War, Cardinal Promotes Unity In Sri Lanka – Although Christians form only 8% of Sri Lanka’s population, the Church can play a crucial role in promoting unity in a nation ravaged by civil war, according to Cardinal

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father To Confer The First “Ratzinger Prize” – VATICAN CITY, 14 JUN 2011 (VIS) – At midday today in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held to present the “Ratzinger Prize”, established by the “Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Holy Spirit Animates Church, Pope Tells Pentecost Audience – Pentecost marks the “baptism of the Church,” Pope Benedict XVI told a midday audience on the feast day, June 12. At Pentecost, the Pope said, God gave the Church his law

Share this article on Facebook Hungary’s New Constitution Protects Life From Conception – The revised Hungarian constitution, which will take effect on January 1, declares that human life will be protected from the moment of conception. “Human dignity is

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for June 14 – VATICAN CITY, 14 JUN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed: – Bishop Pascal N’Koue Natitingou, Benin, as metropolitan archbishop of Parakou (area 9,259, population

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for June 15 – VATICAN CITY, 15 JUN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Archbishop Sergio da Rocha of Teresina, Brazil, as metropolitan archbishop of Brasilia (area 5,814,

Share this article on Facebook Pope Holds Rare ‘Cabinet Meeting’ With Top Vatican Officials – Pope Benedict XVI held a special meeting on June 13, with the leaders of the Roman Curia. The Vatican did not disclose the purpose of the Monday-morning meeting. Pope

Share this article on Facebook Pope Recalls That June Is The Month Of The Sacred Heart – VATICAN CITY, 15 JUN 2011 (VIS) – At the end of his catechesis this morning, Benedict XVI addressed greetings to various groups present at the general audience. Speaking

Share this article on Facebook Progress Of The Holy See – Israel Working Commission – VATICAN CITY, 15 JUN 2011 (VIS) – The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel held its plenary session in the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook The Power Of Intercession: The Prophet Elijah’s Prayer – VATICAN CITY, 15 JUN 2011 (VIS) – In his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope resumed his series of catecheses dedicated to the subject of

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Caramelized Onions – Rachel Balducci: an important summer skill | Yesterday I was craving home-grilled hamburgers with homegrown tomatoes and caramelized onions. The problem was I have never

Share this article on Facebook Fun in a Basket – DariaSockey: Culinary Wednesday: Picnics! | Summer time is picnic time, and not just the kind where you throw some sandwiches and drink boxes in a bag for an afternoon

Share this article on Facebook NFP FAQs – 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 What Do You Wish You’d Known? – Rebecca Teti: Says You: what should converts understand? | I’ve been asked to prepare the friend of a friend to be received into the Church at the end of the summer.

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Embracing the Mess of the Fray – “When we find ourselves grousing about having so little time for ourselves, for being asked to do so much, let’s try to remind ourselves that that’s the way it’s

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Al And Fr. Robert Sirico – Current On The Air!! – Tune in now to hear the rest of the interview

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – The Palin Papers

Share this article on Facebook House Panel Slams Fast and Furious Gun Operation Tied to Border Agents Death – A U.S. law enforcement operation intended to crack down on major weapons traffickers on the Southwest border spiraled out of control as federal agents were told by

Share this article on Facebook Hungary’s new constitution protects life from conception – The revised Hungarian constitution, which will take effect on January 1, declares that human life will be protected from the moment of conception. “Human dignity is

Share this article on Facebook Measure would ban patenting of human beings – The House of Representatives may soon consider a measure that makes permanent a 2004 amendment banning the patenting of human beings. The National Committee for a Human

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur: “Republican Vision Of Jesus–Tell Poor To Pound Sand”

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 15, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 15 4:00 – Challenging the Modern World Samuel Gregg provides an insightful, cogent, and thorough analysis of the

Share this article on Facebook US bishops unlikely to change sex-abuse policies despite new criticism – At this week’s Seattle meeting, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are not expected to make any significant changes in their policies for handling sex-abuse

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Alabama Governor Bentley Signs Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban – Governor Robert Bentley signed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act into law today. That’s a bill that protects unborn children capable of feeling pain and bans

Share this article on Facebook Billboards Exposing How Abortion Targets Blacks Head to Oakland – A series of billboards that highlight the ways in which abortion and the abortion industry target black Americans are now coming again to the state of California — this

Share this article on Facebook Carleton University Tries to Dismiss Pro-Life Student Lawsuit – Carleton University is attempting to get a court to dismiss the lawsuit the pro-life student group at Carleton University brought over the decision by the Carleton

Share this article on Facebook CNN Reporter Dana Bash Joins Pro-Abortion Jewish Group’s Board – CNN’s Dana Bash is a new member of the board of trustees for an organization that, as part of its official mission, advocates for “reproductive rights” on Capitol Hill

Share this article on Facebook Congressional Hearings Needed on How Abortion Kills, Hurts Women – In Kansas earlier this year, legislators trying to look into the deaths of five women got quite a shock: They were told in a March 9 hearing that five women had died

Share this article on Facebook Experts Urge Catholic Colleges to Teach Bioethics Classes – A leading expert in Catholic bioethics is calling on Catholic colleges and universities to ensure that students are knowledgeable of key bioethical concerns in today’s

Share this article on Facebook GOP Bill on Washington D.C. Keeps Abortion Funding Ban – House Republicans on the Appropriations Committee released the first draft of their bill today funding the District of Columbia and the legislation keeps in place the

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Defends Planned Parenthood De-Funding in Legal Papers – A federal judge received the final legal papers today from Indiana officials defending a new state law that revokes taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion

Share this article on Facebook Louisiana Senate OKs Bill for Signs to Stop Coerced Abortions – The Louisiana state Senate approved a bill the state House already passed designed to prevent women from being pressured into having an abortion they may not otherwise

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina One Vote From De-Funding Planned Parenthood – The North Carolina state House last night upheld its vote to include a provision in the state budget to de-fund Planned Parenthood by overriding pro-abortion Gov. Bev

Share this article on Facebook Senate Should Reject Pro-Abortion Judicial Nominee Steve Six – In January 2008, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed Stephen Six as Kansas Attorney General to replace Paul Morrison who was forced to resign in a sex and legal

Share this article on Facebook Texas House: We Want Abortion, Planned Parenthood De-Funded – The Texas state House of Representatives has a message for the state Senate: we want to yank taxpayer funding for abortions and the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Share this article on Facebook Texas Legislators Must Protect Teen Girls From Abortions – Texas law currently requires a minor seeking an abortion to secure the consent of at least one parent.  However, the pregnant minor can circumvent parental authority by

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Battle to block NYC pregnancy centers gag law hits federal court – by Kathleen Gilbert NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Supporters of pro-life pregnancy centers have filed motions to block a new ordinance in New York City

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: New Brunswick abortion policy to face human rights hearing – by Patrick B. Craine FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, June 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Advocates for abortion access in New Brunswick have won a bid to challenge the

Share this article on Facebook Carleton U moves to strike down lawsuit by arrested pro-life students – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, June 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Carleton University, which had four of its students arrested in October over a pro-life display,

Share this article on Facebook French National Assembly rejects homosexual ‘marriage’ in historic vote – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman PARIS, June 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – French legislators rejected a bill to legalize “homosexual marriage” today in a decisive vote by

Share this article on Facebook Hungary sponsors bold pro-life campaign with EU money – Eurocrats enraged – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman June 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The government of Hungary has enraged the largely pro-abortion establishment in the European Union by

Share this article on Facebook Michele Bachmann announces her move for the presidency – by Peter J. Smith MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, June 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US. Rep. Michele Bachmann made a surprise move during the GOP’s New Hampshire

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina poised to defund Planned Parenthood after House votes to override veto – by Kathleen Gilbert RALEIGH, June 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Just after midnight Monday night, House members of North Carolina’s General Assembly overrode a veto of a

Share this article on Facebook San Francisco on the wrong side of history – by Daniel McConchie Reports are that San Francisco is the latest city looking to force pro-life pregnancy centers to state that they don’t provide or refer for

Share this article on Facebook Video: New Jersey Gov. Christie cornered on homosexual views – by Kathleen Gilbert LIVINGSTON, New Jersey, June 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of America’s top conservative personalities distanced himself from his Catholic

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook New Website Helps Citizens Rid Porn from Local Libraries – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new website has been launched by Morality in Media, in conjunction with the War on Illegal Pornography, that is aimed at

Share this article on Facebook NY Same-Sex Marriage Bill on the Verge of Passing – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Insiders say a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New York is just one vote short of passing and could come to the floor for

Share this article on Facebook Rash of Complaints Follows BBC Broadcast of Horrifying Suicide – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is under fire from all sides after broadcasting the disturbing death of a man by

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Students Found Lacking in Knowledge of U.S. History – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The results of a national assessment test has found that U.S. schoolchildren are pitifully lacking in their understanding of

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart, R.I.P. – H.E. Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart, Grand Prior of England, 1940 – 2011 Edinburgh, 14 June 2011 Fra’ Fredrik Crichton-Stuart, Grand Prior of England, died at his home in

Share this article on Facebook How the Artistic Liturgical Traditions Complement Each Other – Here is a passage taken from the Office of Readings, Saturday, 6 th week of Eastertide. It is part of St Augustine’s Commentary of the Gospel of John: “There are two

Share this article on Facebook NLM Quiz: Can You Guess What This Is? – Well it seems like it’s about that time again; the NLM quiz. (See our previous quizzes: Quiz 1 and our Quiz 2 .) Can you guess what this ecclesiastical item is? Please

Share this article on Facebook Video from the Recessional, Chartres Cathedral

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Gay marriage on the horizon in New York – By the end of this week, gay marriage could well be legal in New York State, at least that’s how things look as legislators who had previously voted against measures to

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Do We Really Have a Pope? Some Say “NO” – There are several groups of schismatic Catholics who are called Sedvacanist. The word means “empty chair.” They think they are more Catholic than the Pope. They claim

Share this article on Facebook Handing Her an Apple – I don’t remember who it was that did this, though I think it was Pope John XXIII. A woman approached him at a wedding event. The woman was very scantily clad with bosoms

Share this article on Facebook Mary’s Birth, Healing in Jerusalem & Western Wall – Another great day of reading the 5th Gospel and living the Bible in the Holy Land. Great Afternoon in Jerusalem

Share this article on Facebook Mass in Jesus’ Tomb – mass in Jesus’ Tomb

Share this article on Facebook Was Jesus Nice? – People often criticize us if we speak the truth or step on someone’s toes — usually if we are honest about sin or bad conduct. Jesus was loving and kind. He would never

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #570 – The Perfect Actor: Blessed Miguel Pro – “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 “I associate many things with many things…” – One of my all-time favorite scenes from a favorite film, and I’m sorry it ends so abruptly. The fun starts at the two minute mark: Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook Conan O’ Brien’s Brilliant Commencement Address – Conan O’ Brien gave the commencement address at Dartmouth college, and it is longer than usual, but stick with it for the sheer entertainment value. At about the 18

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops’ Committee Releases Second Video in Defense of Marriage Initiative – WASHINGTON – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage has released the second of five videos for the

Share this article on Facebook Peter’s Pence Collection Helps the Pope Cast the Peace of Christ Upon the World – WASHINGTON—The Peter’s Pence Collection will be taken up in most Catholic parishes the weekend of June 25-26. This year’s theme, “Cast the peace of Christ upon the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Appoints Bishop for the Melkite Eparchy of Newton, Lebanon Priest Ministering in the U.S. as Bishop of Melkite Eparchy of Sydney, Australia – WASHINGTON–Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Nicholas J. Samra, 66, retired auxiliary bishop of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton, as Bishop of the same Eparchy, and Father

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Finally another reaction about NCR’s insulting article – Late is better than never. From CNA with my emphases and comments. Catholic leaders rip ‘ludicrous’ article that argues celibacy causes abuse By Marianne Medlin Denver,

Share this article on Facebook OLDIE PODCAzT 58: Ember Days; Chrysostom on St. Matthias; Prayer to the Holy Spirit – Here is an oldie PODCAzT from 2008 for Pentecost Ember Wednesday. ____ Today is Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as

Share this article on Facebook POLL ALERT! Same-sex marriage in NY State. Influence of the Catholic Church, Archbp. Dolan. – ACTION ITEM!  READERS! BLOGGERS! POLL ALERT! In the Metropolis section of the WSJ there is a piece about the legalization of same-sex “marriage”.  Archbishop Dolan of

Share this article on Facebook Request to readers: churches closing, moving church buildings – I remember reading a story about the moving of a large church building in the USA, from the north to the south.  I can’t remember the details, but I am sure one of you

Share this article on Facebook Requests to the readership and thanks – First, may I ask you to pray for the repose of the soul of a priest friend of mine, who died yesterday.  I am grateful to those of you who remembered my intention in the

Share this article on Facebook Roman hats – It is nice to see that the Holy Father is still using his red, straw “saturno”, or “cappello romano”. This is from the Wednesday Audience today. Technorati Tags:

Share this article on Facebook S. California: relic of St. Anthony of Padua stolen – prayer request – A reader alerted me to this: St. Anthony’s stolen religious relic sparks searches By Mike Krumboltz A 780-year-old treasure honoring St. Anthony of Padua has been stolen

Share this article on Facebook Salad: just keep it simple – Put a large bowl on the counter. With a very sharp knife, shave a clove of garlic into the finest slices you can manage. Put them in the bowl. Add good balsamic vinegar.

Share this article on Facebook USCCB meeting – I have been watching on a live stream something of the USCCB meeting going on in Seattle right now. This morning, there was a presentation about a document being

Share this article on Facebook Vienna: Another sacrilegious “Western Mass” – Yet again, a sacrilegious “Western Mass” was celebrated in Austria with the approval of Card. Schoenborn, Archbishop of Vienna. This happened again, in pretty much the

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