Jun. 15, 7pm—Jun. 16, 7pm
Costa Rica rejects in vitro fertilization – San José, Costa Rica, Jun 16, 2011 / 06:00 pm ( CNA ).- The Costa Rican government has shelved a measure that would have legalized in vitro fertilization in the country.
Organization of American States rejects controversial convention – Lima, Peru, Jun 16, 2011 / 02:02 pm ( CNA ).- The Organization of American States rejected a treaty which would have pressured member countries to legalize abortion and
Prop 8 judge not obliged to recuse himself, ruling says – San Francisco, Calif., Jun 16, 2011 / 03:03 am ( CNA ).- A homosexual judge who overturned California’s 2008 ballot measure defining marriage as the union between a man
Rome’s rollerblading monk headed to France – Rome, Italy, Jun 16, 2011 / 11:41 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Brother Anthony Ariniello is one of the most recognizable and intriguing figures to hit the streets of Rome in
Supreme Court rejects atheist’s latest challenge to Pledge of Allegiance – Washington D.C., Jun 16, 2011 / 06:08 am ( CNA ).- On June 13, the Supreme Court ruled against atheist activist Michael Newdow’s latest attempt to remove the words
US bishops revise abuse charter to reflect new Vatican norms – Bellevue, Wash., Jun 16, 2011 / 03:11 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- At their spring meeting in Seattle on June 16, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a revision
Vatican diplomat: Farah Hatim case deserves UN intervention – Geneva, Switzerland, Jun 16, 2011 / 02:15 am ( CNA ).- A leading Vatican diplomat said that the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights should intervene in the case of
Vatican launches stem cell venture with US company – Vatican City, Jun 16, 2011 / 12:35 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican has signed its first ever commercial agreement with an outside company. The contract with
Football great warns of anarchy if same-sex marriage approved – Former New York Giants receiver David Tyree has spoken out against same-sex marriage. While the New York State …
New York State Assembly approves same-sex marriage legislation – The New York state Assembly approved same-sex marriage this week. The bill is likely to face a vote in the …
Al-Qaeda announces new leader following bin Laden’s death – Terrorist organization Al-Qaeda has named Ayman al-Zawahiri as its new chief. The announcement follows the killing …
‘Crime tunnels’ beneath U.S. and Mexican border smuggle people, drugs – Tunnels, burrowing under the border between the United States and Mexico have been used to smuggle contraband, …
Euro reaches a three-week low on Greece debt catastrophe – The euro declined against the dollar after reaching a three-week low. There is hopeful speculation that an …
Greek prime minister announces formation of new government – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says that he will form a new government and seek a vote of confidence from …
Vatican Announces Collaboration to Promote Adult Stem Cell Research – No embryos are destroyed to collect adult stem cells. … We believe that human life is unique and needs to be …
Widespread fears that Greece will default on debts – To put it mildly, the European nation of Greece is in a huge financial mess. The Greek people have taken to the …
Rep. Anthony Weiner expected to resign after ‘sexting’ scandal – Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York is expected to announce his resignation, following a “sexting” …
Here Come the Anglicans: Cardinal Wuerl’s Report on U.S. Ordinariate – Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington was designated by the Holy See to …
The Anglican Ordinariate – A Gift to the Pilgrims and a Gift to the Church – Some Catholics, as well as Protestants, have been scratching their heads regarding the purpose of the Ordinariate. …
Laoag highlights Christianization of province in jubilee celebration – LAOAG City, June 16, 2011― The Diocese of Laoag marked its Golden Jubilee Year in a two-day celebration highlighting the arrival of Christianity in the province. On June
Aww. Weiner and Porn Star Bonded Over Abortion – It looks like Congressman Anthony Weiner will be stepping down at 2 p.m. today, according to news reports . The saddest part is that his demise started with such an
Fr. Barron on the Holy Spirit’s Work in the Church – Fire, water and wind.
Have You Ever Had Oral Sex? – Are you offended by the question posed in the title of this post? Yeah, me too. Imagine how much more offended, no outraged, you would be if this same question was posed
Klavan on Ryan’s Plan vs. Obamacare – I think Klavan sums it up pretty nicely.
Pawlenty Glittered by Abortion, Gay Activists – A group of activists attacked a presidential candidate. But don’t worry it was just a Republican attacked by abortion zealots and gay activists. So it’s not a big deal.
Reporters Attack Bachmann’s Foster Care – You knew it was only a matter of time before this happened, right? Reporters are dashing around Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann’s history like they just got off
200 Churches Attacked In Indonesia Since 2006 – Two hundred churches have been attacked in Indonesia since 2006, according to a report submitted to Aid to the Church in Need. Fourteen churches have been attacked in
Conference In The Vatican In November On Adult Stem Cells – VATICAN CITY, 16 JUN 2011 (VIS) – At midday today in the Holy See Press Office a forthcoming international conference on the theme “Adult Stem Cells: Science and the
Papal Audiences for June 16 – VATICAN CITY, 16 JUN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Seven prelates from the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India, on their “ad
Us Bishops Immigration Campaign Urges Opposition To E-Verify Expansion – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Justice for Immigrants campaign is urging Catholics to oppose the expansion of E-Verify in the absence of comprehensive
Couple Chat – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Marriage | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:
Find Success – Danielle Bean: | The small kind. Over at Sherry’s place today.
Lifted ‘Up’ – Danielle Bean: The Joys of Raising Children with Down syndrome | “Congratulations! Boy or girl?” New mothers and fathers hear this joyful exclamation so often upon their
Running the Race – Rachel Balducci: What are you training for? | I noticed over at Creative Minority Report that Patrick Archbold is all signed up for next year’s New York City Ironman. Go
What to Do For Dad? – Danielle Bean: Let’s Share Some Father’s Day Ideas | This Sunday (June 19) is Father’s Day. Do you have plans yet? In our house, a couple of the younger girls will be
Al with Kishore Jayabalan at Acton University – Tune in right now to hear the rest of the interview.
Outrageous Statement of the Day – MSNBC’s Ed Schultz: Facts and Logic Have No Place in GOP – Makes Bachmann Perfect Fit
San Francisco Considers Circumcision—and Parental Rights – This November the citizens of San Francisco will decide whether to ban circumcision, a practice that dates from antiquity and is embraced by at least three of the
Today on Kresta – June 16, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 16 4:00 – Subsidiarity and Serving the Poor As a former Marxist, Ismael Hernandez has a unique view of subsidiarity
Catholic Bishops: Oppose Assisted Suicide But Help Patients – In a new statement adopted today, the nation’s Catholic bishops have a firm message for how the end-of-life debate should be handled: oppose assisted suicide but
CNN Gives Platform to Planned Parenthood President in Interview – Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, the controversial recipient of government funds, and is criticized by some for its lack of transparency –
House Panel Backs Bill With D.C. Tax-Funded Abortion Ban – A U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee today approved the spending bill for the nation’s capital that contains language that would stop taxpayer funding of abortions
House Votes to De-Fund Abortion Drugs in Telemedicine – The House of Representatives today voted for an amendment to HR 2112, the Agriculture Appropriations bill, to ensure no funds authorized under the bill can be used to
Komen Sends Women to Planned Parenthood for Nonexistent Mammograms – Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the breast cancer awareness group, is coming under criticism again — this time for referring women to the Planned Parenthood abortion
New African-American Billboard Campaign: “Abortion Enslaves Us” – A black pro-life activist responsible for creating earlier billboard campaigns that drew national attention is back with a new creative and a new message for how the
New Hampshire Gov. Vetoes Parental Notification Abortion Bill – New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has vetoed a bill that would allow parents to know when their minor daughter is considering an abortion, so they could help the young
North Carolina Senate OKs Ultrasound Before Abortion Bill – On the heels of legislators making North Carolina the third state to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation
Planned Parenthood Backer Steve Six’s Senators Oppose Nomination – The home state senators of Steve Six, the former Kansas Attorney general and Planned Parenthood supporter, have said they both oppose his nomination by President Barack
Polls: Romney Leads GOP Race After Debate; Bachmann, Palin Second – Two new polls show former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with a comfortable lead over his Republican presidential opponents following Monday night’s debate in New
Report: Illinois Clinics Hid Six Abortion Deaths, 4,000 Injuries – The Chicago Tribune newspaper has released the details of a new investigative report revealing the umber of abortions in the state has been massively underreported.
Second Embryonic Derivative Trials Move Ahead, Maybe Dangerous – Reuters is reporting that Advanced Cell Technology has enrolled the first two patients for its experiments on human eyes using injected embryonic stem cells. The report
Senate Delays Vote on Obama Pro-Abortion Judge Pick Steve Six – The Senate has again delayed a vote on pro-abortion federal appeals court nominee Steve Six after Republicans sought and received a week-long delay last week on
The Abortion Industry’s War on Choice: Saving Babies Doesn’t Pay – There is a new war on choice in this country, and the leaders are none other than the captains of the abortion industry. Their target: pregnancy care centers (PCCs).
Church Marriage Rates in Sharp Decline – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist New analysis by a researcher at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) has found that the number of Catholic
North Carolina Becomes Third State to Defund Planned Parenthood – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The trend to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider continues as pro-life lawmakers in the North Carolina statehouse
The Five Most Dangerous Places on Earth to be Female – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new poll has identified five countries as being the most dangerous for women, where females routinely suffer every kind of
Solemn Evensong & Benediction in Oxford – On 15 June 2011, six months after the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in England and Wales, their first Ordinariate liturgical celebration
The Octave of Pentecost: A Proposal for Mutual Enrichment – This week is one of the liturgical seasons where the discrepancies between the two forms of the Roman Rite are most evident; the Extraordinary Form retains the Octave of
Tucker on Magister – A couple of weeks ago, we made brief reference to a rather critical and needless to say controversial article by Sandro Magister. We further pointed out a related letter
2,000 Year Old Trees Saw Jesus and more (Day 7) – Gethsemane and Pater Noster
#184 – The Surrender at Granada – “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.
Catholicism, Apps and New Media – Not to sound like an old lady, but I am quite taken with young Brandon Vogt, whose book, The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who
Dream Rangers: One GREAT Commercial! – To LIVE! Click here to view the embedded video.
Penn & Teller Burning the Flag – Yes, they’re dastardly, flamboyant flim-flam artists. Who understand just how free you are, when you get to make an honest living by being such flashy, panache-y culls.
Address of Holy See at High-Level UN HIV/AIDS Meeting – The Lord Heals the Sick “The Human Person Can and Should Change Irresponsible and Dangerous Behavior” NEW YORK, JUNE 14, 2011 ( Zenit.org ).- Here is the statement
Anglican bishop ‘goes home’ to Catholicism – Bishop Ross Davies A FORMER bishop who resigned from the Anglican church under a cloud has become a Catholic. Ross Davies resigned as bishop of the Murray last
BAKIT MAY PAGKAKATULAD ANG MGA EPISCOPAL SA ATING MGA CATOLICO? ANO BA ANG EPISCOPAL CHURCH – The circus-like Episcopalian Women-Bishops in the United States… Peter said… salamat po sa pagpost nito fr.lalo lng nabuhay ang dugo q to deffend our holy catholic
BISHOP GABRIEL REYES, D.D. OF ANTIPOLO DEFENDS THE CBCP STAND ON RH BILL – Our Lady of Antipolo Defense of the Stand of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on the House Bill 4244 (Reproductive Health Bill) One of the main
Holy See: People Have More Dignity Than UN Recognizes – The Lord Jesus Heals the Sick Delegation Offers Expert Variance to AIDS Statement NEW YORK, JUNE 14, 2011 ( Zenit.org ).- As the organization responsible for more
Holy See’s Statement on UN’s AIDS Declaration – Jesus Heals the Blind Man by Duccio “What Is Needed Is a Value-Based Approach to Counter the Disease” NEW YORK, JUNE 14, 2011 ( Zenit.org ).- Here is the
SAGOT SA MGA INSULTO NG MGA ADD NA TUTA NI MAMA ELI SORIANO – St. Peter’s Basilica Shining in Splendor at night Anonymous said… hoy bago ka humatol sa ibang tao. hatulan mo na ang kasalaulaan na pinag gagawa ng iglesia mo
What the Pope Has to Say About Women and HIV/AIDS – The Lord Jesus Heals the Leper Key to Avoid Disease Is to Avoid Risky Behaviors By Jane Adolphe NEW YORK, JUNE 14, 2011 ( Zenit.org ).- This opinion piece is in
Amy Sullivan about V.P. Biden’s papal audience – Time Magazine has a section online named “Swampland”, which seems appropriate for pretty much the whole publication. Here is some “insight” from one Amy Sullivan, who
Bruins win! – I’ve been a Bruins fan for a long time. Just to give this little hockey sweater some scale… my shoes. And I don’t have particularly large shoes. This little wool sweater
QUAERITUR: Mass obligation and Traditional Anglican Communion – From a reader: Can a Roman Catholic fulfill her Sunday Obligation at a Traditional Anglican Communion church that is part of one of the Pro-Dioceses awaiting the
St. Paul/Mpls: Archdiocesan Corpus Christi Procession – Sunday 26 June – Archdiocesan Corpus Christi Procession, Sunday, June 26, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Little Sisters of the Poor to the Cathedral of St. Paul. Bring your family and friends for this
The Not-So-Incredible Hulks – Today in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum there is the following entry: 11*. Ad ancoram in salo ante portum Rupifortii in Gallia, beati Antonii Constantis Auriel,
TRADITIONAL KNIGHTS UNITE! – I had a note from a good friend, and very active Knight, who is trying to put together an initiative for traditionally-minded Knights of Columbus. He pointed out that
WDTPRS Pentecost Thursday – footware and flight from the world – Back in 2008 I made some PODCAzTs for each day of the Octave of Pentecost. For Pentecost Thursday you can go here. The Gospel for Mass is from Luke 9:1-6: At that