Catholic News Headlines June 17, 2011


Jun. 16, 7pm—Jun. 17, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Apostolic visitation of Regnum Christi ends – Rome, Italy, Jun 17, 2011 / 12:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Archbishop Ricardo Blazquez of Valladolid, Spain has concluded an apostolic visitation of the lay branch of the

Share this article on Facebook Artists to honor Pope’s 60th ordination anniversary with 60 works – Vatican City, Jun 17, 2011 / 02:51 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican will celebrate Pope Benedict’s 60th anniversary of priestly ordination with a month-long exhibition

Share this article on Facebook Battered Christchurch cathedral damaged by new earthquakes – Christchurch, New Zealand, Jun 17, 2011 / 01:24 am ( CNA ).- The already damaged cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand was hit again by new wave of earthquakes

Share this article on Facebook Business ethics summit begins at the Vatican – Vatican City, Jun 16, 2011 / 07:01 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican launched a major conference today on business ethics, aimed at discussing whether or not unethical

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal encourages 60 hours of adoration to celebrate Pope’s anniversary – Rome, Italy, Jun 17, 2011 / 06:05 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bishops around the world are encouraged to promote 60 hours of Eucharistic adoration for the sanctification of

Share this article on Facebook Ease tensions with priests by your love, Pope tells Indian bishops – Vatican City, Jun 17, 2011 / 12:05 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bishops should build “bonds of fraternal love and mutual concern” with their priests so that “any tensions that

Share this article on Facebook Genocide fears, border disputes loom as South Sudan independence nears – Washington D.C., Jun 17, 2011 / 05:05 pm ( CNA ).- As South Sudan prepares to become the world’s newest country on July 9, international observers and Church officials

Share this article on Facebook New video defends Catholic view of marriage – Washington D.C., Jun 17, 2011 / 05:43 am ( CNA ).- A new video gives married couples’ reflections on marriage issues, the place of children and the complementary nature

Share this article on Facebook Statistics show decline in Argentina’s sexual morality – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 17, 2011 / 01:51 pm ( CNA ).- The Argentinean Society of Medical and Biological Ethics is warning that sexual ethics in the country are

Share this article on Facebook US bishops approve first collective statement on assisted suicide – Bellevue, Wash., Jun 17, 2011 / 02:32 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On June 16 the U.S. bishops approved a document on assisted suicide, which will become their first

Share this article on Facebook US bishops approve Spanish translation of Mass texts – Bellevue, Wash., Jun 16, 2011 / 09:21 pm ( CNA ).- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved the Spanish translation of the U.S. Propers and Adaptations to the

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Share this article on Facebook Author Anthony DeStefano: Making the Invisible Visible – In addition to his writing, Anthony is a successful businessman and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Blood of the Martyrs: Sudanese Military, Militias Kill Christians in South Kordofan – Military intelligence agents killed one Christian and Islamic militants sympathetic to the government slaughtered …

Share this article on Facebook Saudi women defy government driving ban – Many Saudi women have chosen to defy the conservative Saudi government’s ban on driving following a …

Share this article on Facebook State visit highlights growing Russo-Chinese ties – Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Russia on Wednesday for a state visit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev …

Share this article on Facebook Terrorists post jihadi hit list online – A potential hit list with the names of individuals in US government, industry, and media was posted jihadi Web …

Share this article on Facebook World financial crisis looms after Greek default – As bad as Americans feel about their current economic situation, they can take heart that it’s nowhere …

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Share this article on Facebook Celebrate Father’s Day: ‘Kneel before the Father from Whom Every Family is Named’ – Fathers are the foundation of families, they give them identity and meaning in both life and in death. On this …

Share this article on Facebook The notorious Blackbeard’s secrets revealed – Blackbeard the pirate has long been regarded as terrible and infamous, and even romantic in light of the modern …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Court: Planned Parenthood Violated Law – The SBA List reports that an Ohio Court slapped Planned Parenthood up the head. An Ohio judge has ruled that a Planned Parenthood clinic violated state law in a case

Share this article on Facebook Dem: Christian Militants Might Bring Down This Country!!! – Democrat congresswoman Shiela Jackson Lee seems to fear Christians a bit. She’s worried we’re gonna’ topple the government or something. And I’m trying to follow her

Share this article on Facebook I’ll Be Live on the Radio at 8 p.m. – Please listen if you can to Dennis O’Donovan’s radio show “Religion, Politics and the Culture” tonight at 8 p.m. EST. I always have a great time speaking with Dennis on

Share this article on Facebook My Favorite Catholic Bloggers – Part 1 – As a Catholic blogger, I know just how hard it is to be a good Catholic blogger. I admire so many bloggers that bring fidelity, insight, and yuks to the Catholic

Share this article on Facebook New Catholic Church in Ohio: St. Paul the Apostle – I have had the good fortune to play a very minor consulting role in the new Catholic church of St . Paul the Apostle in Westerville , Ohio , which will be dedicated on

Share this article on Facebook Union Leader: “War” on “Adolf Christie” – I don’t know what’s worse. NJ union leader Chris Shelton calling Gov. Chris Christie “Adolf Christie” in a speech after welcoming the crowd to “Nazi Germany.” Or saying

Share this article on Facebook We Are The Soviets – From Creative Minority Report I found this laughable cover over at Newsbusters . The obvious thing here is that the climato-socialists were reinging the ice-age alarm

Share this article on Facebook You Are Not Gonna Believe This!! – What are the odds?!?! This is the conversation I had with my wife when I came home from work today. Wife: Hi honey. I saw Anthony Weiner today. Me: Yeah, I saw that

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Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Bertone Calls Upon Business Leaders To Pursue Higher Goal Than Profit – Speaking at a Vatican conference on Pope Benedict’s social encyclical Caritas in Veritate, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone challenged business leaders to seek “a goal greater

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Opposes Condoms, Needle-Exchange Programs In Fight Against Aids – Speaking at the United Nations, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, offered a strongly worded reaction to the Political Declaration on

Share this article on Facebook Homage Of Artists For Pope’s 60th Anniversary As Priest – VATICAN CITY, 17 JUN 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office a press conference was held to present the exhibition: “The splendour of truth, the beauty of

Share this article on Facebook Indian Bishops: Promoting The Charism Of Unity – VATICAN CITY, 17 JUN 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican the Holy Father received a fourth group of Indian prelates (from Madras-Mylapore, Madurai, Pondicherry and

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for June 17 – VATICAN CITY, 17 JUN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Four prelates from the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India, on their “ad

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Approve Statement On Physician-Assisted Suicide – By a vote of 191-1, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved “To Live Each Day with Dignity: A Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide” at its June

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A Giant For Marriage – Rebecca Teti: David Tyree in defense of marriage | Ordinarily Danielle frowns on anyone saying anything nice about a Giant. I think she might make an exception for this

Share this article on Facebook Bears in Our Backyard – Danielle Bean: This isn’t cute anymore | Living in a rural area can be an adventure. Some of our encounters with local wildlife are fun—like the times when we spot moose

Share this article on Facebook Birthday Blessings – Lisa Hendey: When moms get older… | As Danielle mentioned earlier in the month, a bevy of us here on the blog have celebrated June birthdays. Mine occurred yesterday,

Share this article on Facebook Blueberry Time – Rachel Balducci: my favorite | We are back from a blueberry picking excursion and I am in heaven. On my countertops sit gallon buckets filled to the brim with Nature’s

Share this article on Facebook Teach & Learn – 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:

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Do you have to DO anything to receive God’s forgiveness? – We’re immersed in a pop-Christian culture that ruminates with an aversion to “works” being any part of the economy of salvation. The idea that we have to “do” anything

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Mexico Drug war

Share this article on Facebook Holy See opposes condoms, needle-exchange programs in fight against AIDS – Speaking at the United Nations, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, offered a strongly worded reaction to the Political Declaration on

Share this article on Facebook Kids These Days – A detailed new study shows that Millennials share their parents’ complicated views on abortion A packed room of Catholics, Planned Parenthood staff, and gay rights

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Share this article on Facebook North Carolina Charter School Cap Lifted – For two months the North Carolina House of Representatives and the Senate have deliberated in conference committees to negotiate on a charter school bill that affects

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – Catholic Gov. Chris Christie says homosexual behavior is not a sin and he supports civil unions says he differs from the “teaching of my Church”

Share this article on Facebook Spanking Now Illegal? – Judge has harsh words for Mom before sentencing her for spanking her kid  A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas some harsh words for a mother charged with spanking her own

Share this article on Facebook Study Links Education to Responsible Fatherhood – Fathers with a college education are more likely to get married, have better jobs, and spend more time with their children, a recent Pew study reported. Only 13 percent

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 17, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 17 4:00 – Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty From furious reactions to the cartoons of Prophet

Share this article on Facebook U.S Bishops release first statement on physician assisted suicide

Share this article on Facebook Victims’ Gropus Oppose Rights for Priests – Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the three most prominent so-called victims’ groups: BishopAccountability, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 2012 GOP Candidates Sign Pro-Life Pledge; Romney, Cain Refuse – Five of the Republican presidential candidates seeking the GOP nomination to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama in 2012 have signed onto a pro-life pledge the

Share this article on Facebook Activists Push Abortion in UN Documents, Train Women to Self-Abort – Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America, writes in a new Washington Times opinion column that pro-abortion activists are continuing their efforts to

Share this article on Facebook German Court Upholds Ban on Pro-Life Sidewalk Counseling – Attempting to offer a pregnant woman information and support to protect the life of her child carries a €250 fine according to a German court. A woman has the right “to

Share this article on Facebook Illinois Court Delays Parental Notification on Abortion Again – An Illinois court has again delayed a parental notification on abortion law that would protect teen girls from abortions by allowing their parents to know when their

Share this article on Facebook Mississippi Pro-Life Group Backs Bryant, Dennis Pro-Life Too – Yesterday afternoon at the state capital, the political action committee of Mississippi Right to Life issued an endorsement for gubernatorial candidate Phil Bryant, but

Share this article on Facebook Obama Administration Defends Planned Parenthood Funding in Indiana – Late Thursday, the Obama administration filed legal papers supporting the lawsuit brought forward by the Planned Parenthood abortion business seeking to challenge the

Share this article on Facebook Obama Unhappy Kansas Senator Opposing Pro-Abortion Steve Six – An unhappy White House called Kansas’ U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran’s office Thursday, in response to his public statement opposing confirmation of former Kansas AG Steve Six to

Share this article on Facebook Orrin Hatch to Face Primary Opposition in 2012 Election – Pro-life Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) fell under fire this week after Tea Party organization FreedomWorks PAC announced he would be a target of their 2012 campaign

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Hispanic Groups Take Down Pro-Life Latino Billboards – Pro-abortion Hispanic pressure groups have been successful in getting billboard companies to take down some of the pro-life billboards a conservative Latino group

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin Refutes Story Claming 2012 Decision Coming Next Week – Former vice-presidential candidate, according to one conservative publication, is expected to make a decision about a presidential campaign next week. Within an hour of

Share this article on Facebook Wife of China Activist Against Forced Abortions Details Torture – The human rights organization ChinaAid has obtained a letter from Yuan Weijing, the wife of blind attorney and forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng on Wednesday that

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Senate OKs Budget De-Funding Planned Parenthood – On Thursday night, the Wisconsin state Senate put the finishing touches on the state budget and it kept two important pro-life provisions in the legislation that is now

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Black & Beautiful’: campaign launches new media salvo against Planned Parenthood racism – by Kathleen Gilbert OAKLAND, California, June 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The top pro-life group exposing the racist roots and effects of Planned Parenthood’s abortion

Share this article on Facebook A rare chance to hear prisoner for life Linda Gibbons in Toronto next week – by Patrick B. Craine To register for the Toronto Pro-Life Forum, click here. TORONTO, Ontario, June 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates will get a rare

Share this article on Facebook Crossroads update: the Rocky Mountains, a totaled car, and love and sacrifice on the prairies – by Thaddeus Baklinski SOMEWHERE on the prairies, June 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canada Crossroads pro-life walkers have made it through the Rocky Mountains and

Share this article on Facebook Deep divisions rock UN HIV/AIDS meeting – by C-FAM Staff NEW YORK, June 17, 2011 (C-FAM) – Last Friday the high-level UN meeting on HIV/AIDS closed with a political declaration that reveals deeply divided

Share this article on Facebook French parents pressured to abort Down’s children, health activists complain – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman France, June 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – French parents are being pressured by the medical system to kill their Down syndrome children in

Share this article on Facebook New York’s repeat abortion problem: is more birth control the answer? – by Kevin Burke June 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On June 13, 2011 the New York City Department of Health revealed that over half of the city’s abortions are repeat

Share this article on Facebook Ontario town council drops Lord’s Prayer after secularist pressure – by Patrick B. Craine MAYNOOTH, Ontario, June 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A town council in rural Ontario has been ordered by the court to cease opening meetings with

Share this article on Facebook Poll: 62% of Americans say marriage is one man, one woman, nothing else – by John Jalsevac June 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent national research survey has found that 62% of American adult respondents believed that “marriage should be

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court rejects challenge to ‘under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance – by John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of a lawsuit challenging the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican invests $1 million in adult stem cell research – by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent VATICAN CITY, June 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican has invested $1 million in a U.S. company, NeoStem, that works with

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Illinois State Abortion Records Found to Be “Full of Gaps” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A review by The Chicago Tribune has found that thousands of abortion procedures are not being reported to the Illinois

Share this article on Facebook NH Governor Vetoes Parental Notification Bill – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The pro-abortion governor of New Hampshire, John Lynch, has vetoed a new law which would have required abortionists to give

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Same-Sex Marriage – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The results of one of the most extensive national research surveys of its kind has found that 62 percent of Americans believe

Share this article on Facebook Report Studies Fallout From “Hook Up” Culture on Catholic Campuses – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new report published by The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) is warning of the emotional and physical costs of casual sex among

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A New Entry in the Rupture and Continuity Debate: Enrico Maria Radaelli – Another Italian has entered into a debate which we’ve been reporting on by way of Chiesa ; namely the matter of continuity, rupture and the Second Vatican Council. This

Share this article on Facebook Current Status of the Dominican Rite: A Summary – Readers often ask about where they can attend celebrations of the Dominican Rite Mass and what its canonical status is now. Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P. has produced as very

Share this article on Facebook Pilgrimage in Tuscany – We have given a great deal of coverage to the Chartres Pilgrimage, but another pilgrimage in Europe also occurred recently, the 4th “Pellegrinaggio Regionale Toscano” in

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Can Facebook reverse previous trend toward social isolation? – By Mary DeTurris PoustA few years ago I wrote a story for Our Sunday Visitor on the growing problem of social isolation in our country. At the time, staggering numbers

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Happy Father’s Day – If your father is still alive, make sure you tell your dad how much you really love him. If he is no longer on this earth, pray for his soul. Sirach 3 (removed from the

Share this article on Facebook Touring 1st Century Jerusalem and Qumran – HERE

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #434 – A Wedding Day – “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 “Twilight of Mercy” and the “Wasteland” – Today we introduce a new columnist to our roster, Matt Emerson — whose work you have read in the past months, considering Jesuit Education , why he left practicing law,

Share this article on Facebook Announcements of Announcements: New Trend? – Deacon Greg got wind of the announcement of a forthcoming big announcement from Father John Corapi , whose fans and followers — many of whom credit Corapi with having

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook BAKIT NAIPASA ANG RH BILL SA IBANG CATHOLIC COUNTRIES? – Our Lady of Antipolo please defeat the RH Bill       Anonymous said… Dear Father, Maitanong lang po.Ang PRO RH BILL ang opisyal na stand ng ating simbahang

Share this article on Facebook CATHOLIC APOLOGISTS AND THIS BLOG PREVENTED THE CONVERSION OF SOME BROTHERS TO THE MANALOS – The Lord Jesus and the Doubting Thomas Hello Fr. Abe here is my story this is Randel Paul comment from ur article entitled:  The Splendor of the Church Blog Once Again

Share this article on Facebook DO WE OFFER MASSES FOR DR. JOSE RIZAL? – The brand new Rizal Library of Ateneo de Manila University… a great honor to this Catholic school’s greatest alumnus, national hero who was born and died a Catholic…

Share this article on Facebook Knights of Columbus successfully defended the Oath of Allegiance ‘Under God’ in the U.S. Supreme Court – Knights of Columbus Washington D.C., June 16 ( CNA ) .- On June 13, the Supreme Court ruled against atheist activist Michael Newdow’s latest attempt to remove the words

Share this article on Facebook Plans for Pope Pius XII museum revealed – The Smiling Pope Pius XII     Rome, Italy, June 15 ( CNA/EWTN News ) .- A leading Italian politician is giving his support to plans for a museum in Rome to commemorate

Share this article on Facebook SAGOT SA INSULTO AT PANINIRA NG ATEISTANG PULPOL – The Lord Jesus before Herod     Anonymous said… ang mga tao sa catholic countries puro mang mang. ang education level nila e napakababa kaya madali silang mauto ng mga

Share this article on Facebook SAGOT SA MGA INSULTO NG MGA ADD NA TUTA NI MAMA ELI SORIANO Part 2 – Ateneo de Manila Universtiy shining at night     concerned parent said… sabi mo father marami kayong schools. pero hindi naman libre. yung kapitbahay ko hindi

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Pentecost Friday: walking away – The Gospel in today’s Mass in the Extraordinary Form, by which we celebrate the Octave of Pentecost, relates how the Lord healed the paralytic in Luke 5: 17-26: At that

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Bishops and Titular Sees – From a reader: Recently, you had a post up regarding Archbishop Nienstedt’s defense of traditional marriage.  As a curious person, I looked up the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Is it sinful to go to Saturday evening Mass if you can go on Sunday? – From a reader: Is it wrong or even sinful to attend a Saturday evening vigil Mass IF you could otherwise attend a Sunday Mass? I ask this because at my parish there is

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