Catholic News Headlines June 30, 2011


Jun. 29, 7pm—Jun. 30, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Catholic bishops call NY gay ‘marriage’ law profoundly unjust – Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2011 / 01:13 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The New York legislature’s recognition of same-sex “marriages” undermines the common good and will place

Share this article on Facebook Notre Dame seminar explores alternatives to embryonic research – South Bend, Ind., Jun 30, 2011 / 05:46 am ( CNA ).- Top medical experts at a University of Notre Dame conference this week are insisting on better alternatives to

Share this article on Facebook Peruvian bishop denounces author’s attacks on cardinal – Lima, Peru, Jun 30, 2011 / 02:09 pm ( CNA ).- A Peruvian author has falsely accused Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima of not opposing the forced sterilization program

Share this article on Facebook Pope praying for AIDS victims and female missionaries in July – Vatican City, Jun 30, 2011 / 02:28 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict will be praying in July for victims of AIDS and religious women

Share this article on Facebook Portuguese cardinal ‘not accurate in comments on the priesthood,’ says source – Lima, Peru, Jun 30, 2011 / 05:50 pm ( CNA ).- A source from the Bishop’s Conference of Portugal has explained to CNA that the Patriarch of Lisbon,  is not in favor of

Share this article on Facebook Rhode Island governor pardons Catholic man executed in 1800s – Providence, R.I., Jun 30, 2011 / 03:19 am ( CNA ).- Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed an official pardon on June 29 for an Irish Catholic man who was hanged in

Share this article on Facebook State Department action on ‘LGBT rights’ could split Catholic countries – Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2011 / 10:45 am ( CNA ).- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has praised State Department action on “LGBT” rights which includes support

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook The Immaculate Heart of Mary: Gateway to Holiness, Purity and Love – It has always been Mary’s role to draw her spiritual children, faithful Christians of the Church, into …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook 750,000 British teachers, civil servants go on massive strike – British teachers and civil servants, up to 750,000 public-sector workers — went on strike over plans to reform …

Share this article on Facebook Birthplace of western democracy accused of abandoning principles – “Democracy was born in Greece and many still consider it the cradle of Western civilization,” …

Share this article on Facebook China unveils world’s largest super train, longest ocean bridge – China has proudly unveiled the Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, which now connects the port cities of Beijing and …

Share this article on Facebook Flow of weapons into Libya of growing concern – While many NATO countries are aiding in the war against Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafi by dropping guns and …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Pirate’ fishermen draining food, work for Sierra Leone – “Pirate” fishermen – unauthorized deep sea fishermen are pillaging the seas along West Africa, …

Share this article on Facebook Some Cambodians still revere Khmer Rouge Dictator Pol Pot? – Khmer Rouge dictator Pol Pot will never be brought to justice for his crimes against humanity, chief among them …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook U.S. to recognize Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood – The U.S. has formally resumed contact with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group in a move that could …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Tobin Defends Marriage in Rhode Island: Homosexual Activists Fight Religious Exemptions – ‘Can there be any doubt that Almighty God will, in His own time and way, pass judgment upon our state, …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Do you have a martyr’s love for Christ? – Today is the feast of the first martyrs of the Church of Rome. This made me reflect…Do I have a martyr’s love for Christ? How do I die to Christ everyday, even in little

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook 400 to attend Natural Family Planning seminar in Laguna – SAN PABLO City, June 30, 2011―The Commission on Family Life in the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna is expecting about 400 delegates from various parishes in the province to

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Drunk Babies and Trampolines – You know, girls may not be that different from boys after all. I don’t mean in that icky Chaz Bono kinda way. I mean in the wickedly funny and wickedly stupid

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Gobbi Has Passed Away – Have you ever heard of Fr. Stefano Gobbi? Fr. Gobbi penned a book in which he detailed supposed locutions from the Blessed Virgin. It was quite the rage 20 plus years

Share this article on Facebook Kansas One Step Closer To Abortion Free – TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A board in Kansas has unanimously approved new regulations for abortion providers, moving the state closer to becoming the first in the nation

Share this article on Facebook The Beauty of Human Weakness – Chelsea Zimmerman from Reflections of a Paralytic is posting here once a week for this month. Her posts have been great so far and we’re lucky to have her. Please read

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Prayer Intentions For July – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for July is: “That Christ may ease the physical and spiritual sufferings of those who are sick

Share this article on Facebook Celebration Of The Pope’s Sixty Years As A Priest – VATICAN CITY, 29 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Today, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Benedict XVI celebrated the Eucharist in the Vatican Basilica on the sixtieth

Share this article on Facebook Close Spiritual Union With Ecumenical Patriarchate – VATICAN CITY, 28 JUN 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican, in a traditional meeting for the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul Apostles, Benedict XVI received a

Share this article on Facebook Faith Conducts Reason To Open Itself To The Divine – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, Benedict XVI conferred the first “Ratzinger Prize”, an award

Share this article on Facebook Gratitude Of Pope On Sixtieth Anniversary Of Ordination – VATICAN CITY, 29 JUN 2011 (VIS) – At the end of this morning’s Mass, the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered in

Share this article on Facebook ICEL Director Says New English Translation Of Mass Is Overdue – A new English translation of the Mass, which will be introduced in the US at the beginning of Advent, is “long overdue,” according to the executive director of the

Share this article on Facebook Metropolitan Archbishops Who Received The Pallium – VATICAN CITY, 29 JUN 2011 (VIS) – At 9.30 a.m. today, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Benedict XVI presided at a Eucharistic celebration in the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for June 30 – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus, also as apostolic administrator “ad nutum

Share this article on Facebook Pope Optimistic on Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue – Pope Benedict XVI suggested that the theological differences between the Catholic and Orthodox churches are sometimes exaggerated, as he met with a group of Orthodox

Share this article on Facebook The “Osservatore Romano” Commemorates 150 Years – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2011 (VIS) – Made public today was a Message from the Holy Father addressed to Giovanni Maria Vian, director of the “Osservatore Romano” newspaper,

Share this article on Facebook The Pallium, Bond Of Unity With The See Of Peter – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2011 (VIS) – At midday today, the Pope received the forty metropolitan archbishops upon whom he imposed the pallium yesterday, Solemnity of Sts.

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Book Worm – Rachel Balducci: the good, bad and ugly | I am currently in book number four of a charmingly wonderful series of books (hint: I am in love with a dog named Barnabas). It

Share this article on Facebook Just You & Your Guy – 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:

Share this article on Facebook Last Day to Pray – Danielle Bean: Day 9 | Today is Day 9 of our novena for all priests. Please join us on our last day of prayer!

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook The Poverty of Being Unwanted – About 8 months ago our beautiful daughter, Katherine, was born. That’s when we also found out about her Down Syndrome. And in the midst of wrestling with what that meant

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook “People Called ‘Romanes’ They Go the House!” – Even if you’ve never taken Latin, this is funny. (It’s even funnier if you have.) Reminds me of my own Latin tutor.

Share this article on Facebook How the Vatican *Almost* Recognized Israel in the 1980s – FAVORITE QUOTE: “Ben-Horin’s diplomatic style was particularly appreciated by the Vatican because of his proverbial discretion and his familiarity with ‘Vaticanese, the

Share this article on Facebook Question About Using Fr. Corapi’s Future Materials – Recently on Catholic Answers Live a question came up about whether it is advisable to use the materials that Fr. Corapi (aka The Black Sheepdog) releases in the future.

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Lift the City – a Catholic Eucharistic flash mob

Share this article on Facebook NY Bishops Fight Back Against Passage of Sam-Sex “Marriage” Bill – In the wake of New York’s passage of same-sex “marriage” on Friday, one of the state’s Catholic bishops is launching a “protest” against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 30, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 30 4:00 – Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of the First

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Arizona Planned Parenthood Sues Abortion Drug Safety Rules – Planned Parenthood of Arizona has filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn important health and safety rules the state legislature approved to protect women

Share this article on Facebook Delaware May Up Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Funding 25% – Pro-life advocates in Delaware are urging voters in the state to contact their state legislators and oppose a 25 percent increase in state taxpayer funding for the

Share this article on Facebook Iowa OKs Abortion Funding Limits, Ultrasound for Women – Republicans and Democrats in the state House in legislature have agreed to a compromise that secures limits on taxpayer funding of abortions in the state and allows

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Responds to Live Action Expose’ – The Planned Parenthood abortion business has responded to a new expose’ video from Live Action showing its staffers admitting it doesn’t need taxpayer funding because

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Receives Kansas Abortion License, Won’t Sue – UPDATE: Planned Parenthood will receive a license after all and will withdraw its lawsuit, slated for a hearing on Friday. However, two other abortion centers did not

Share this article on Facebook South Dakota Judge Halts 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period Law – A judge in South Dakota issued a temporary injunction to halt enforcement of a new pro-life law in South Dakota that was scheduled to take effect tomorrow had it not

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Catholic Students for GSAs’ takes campaign to Toronto Pride parade – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new youth lobby group aimed at getting so-called ‘gay-straight alliances’ (GSAs) into

Share this article on Facebook Bachmann: pro-life convictions formed by ‘devastating’ miscarriage – by Christine Dhanagom ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann unexpectedly revealed to a South Carolina

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian judge approves first same-sex ‘marriage’ – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman SÃO PAULO, June 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Brazilian judge approved the conversion of a same-sex couple’s civil union into a legally

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Kansas reverses decision, grants 11th-hour license to Planned Parenthood – by Kathleen Gilbert TOPEKA, Kansas, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Only hours before new regulations were to take effect, news emerged late Thursday afternoon that

Share this article on Facebook Ever wonder if the Vatican really ‘gets it’? – by John-Henry Westen Ever wonder if the Vatican really ‘gets it’? From Canada to Germany and the U.S. to Australia, many a pro-lifer has wondered if the Pope really

Share this article on Facebook Huntsman confirms support for embryonic stem-cell research, officially refuses pro-life pledge – by Kathleen Gilbert June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite flaunting a spotless pro-life voting record, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has confirmed

Share this article on Facebook Irish bishops urge participation in Dublin March for Life on July 2 – by Rebecca Millette DUBLIN, Ireland, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With the All-Ireland Rally for Life just days away, Catholic bishops across the country are

Share this article on Facebook Italian man goes to prison for euthanizing his 91-year-old mother – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman NOVARA, Italy, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 68-year-old man from the town of Novara who suffocated his 91-year-old mother to death

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina bishop pledges personal support for abortion veto override – by Peter J. Smith CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic bishop of Charlotte has pledged to work – and pray – for two more

Share this article on Facebook ObamaCare wins first appeals court victory – by Peter J. Smith ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 30, 2011(LifeSiteNews.com) – A panel of federal appeals court judges voted Wednesday to uphold the constitutionality of the

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood responds to Live Action sting operation – by Kathleen Gilbert INDIANAPOLIS, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Undercover investigators who gave the lie to Planned Parenthood’s inflated claims of being a vital

Share this article on Facebook Polish ob/gyns, lawyers and journalists back total abortion ban – by Thaddeus Baklinski WARSAW, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A massive groundswell of support for the initiative before Poland’s parliament to ban all abortions has

Share this article on Facebook Pro-lifers call for Pope John Paul II to be named their patron – by Rebecca Millette POLAND, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic pro-lifers world-wide are petitioning the Vatican for a new patron – the late Pope John Paul II.

Share this article on Facebook RI passes gay civil unions: bishop says, ‘God will … pass judgment upon our state’ – by Christine Dhanagom PROVIDENCE, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Can there be any doubt that Almighty God will, in His own time and way, pass judgment upon our

Share this article on Facebook San Diego parish priest says furor over funeral for gay bar owner was a ‘set-up’: report – by Rebecca Millette SAN DIEGO, California, June 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An associate pastor at the San Diego Catholic church that cancelled a funeral Mass for the

Share this article on Facebook UPDATED: Kansas to be ‘first abortion-free state’ after Planned Parenthood fails clinic inspection – by Kathleen Gilbert Update II (6:50pm EST): Only hours before new regulations were to take effect, news emerged late Thursday afternoon that Kansas officials have

Share this article on Facebook Where’s the ‘pride’ when you bully someone to march in your parade? – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, June 30, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been slammed in the city’s media all week for his decision not to

Share this article on Facebook Woman with ectopic pregnancy risks life and defies the odds – gives birth to healthy baby – by Kathleen Gilbert GLOUCESTER, UK, June 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Weeks after an Arizona woman gave birth to a healthy baby carried outside her womb, it has been

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Media Ignores Depravity at Gay Pride Parades – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In spite of the gross lewdness that took place during last weekend’s “Gay Pride” parades, the mainstream media mostly

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Drowning in Litigation – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Besieged on all sides by lawsuits or state legislation aimed at either defunding them or regulating their abortion practice, a

Share this article on Facebook San Diego Parish Funeral Controversy was a “Set Up” by Homosexual Activists – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Priests at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Little Italy, California, which is at the center of a heated controversy

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook EF Confirmations in Boston with Cardinal O’Malley – On June 4, the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, conferred the sacrament of Holy Confirmation on about 20 faithful according to the usus antiquior in his

Share this article on Facebook ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’ – I am grateful to have had the following article pointed out to me yesterday: ICEL’s Executive Director: New Missal Translation ‘Long Overdue’ . An excerpt: Although

Share this article on Facebook The Octave of Corpus Christi – From the Breviary of St. Pius V, 1568, a reading from the fourth Mystagogical Catechesis of St. Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem and Doctor of the Church, appointed for the

Share this article on Facebook The Roman Martyrs in Santa Prassede – The basilica of Santa Prassede in Rome was re-built by Pope Paschal I, c.822, principally as a resting place for the relics of the Roman martyrs. He removed their

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Strange Relations – How odd of God to choose the Jew, but odder still are those who love the Jewish God and hate the Jews.

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #268 – All Our Worldly Goods – “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 A Day Made of Glass – Pretty cool. Even this technoidiot likes it. Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook All that lying hysteria… – and hysterical lying! Read Ann Althouse . Heh.

Share this article on Facebook Bottoms Up with Horse Semen – It is a very good thing that God is both Just and Merciful. Because if God were only Just, he might have decided by now that free will, and leaving humanity to its own

Share this article on Facebook Eucharist in Soho – A great story from George Weigel . Kind of wish it was about SoHo, in New York! As my colleague Stephen White puts it, Soho today is a “world-class spiritual wasteland …

Share this article on Facebook Prayers for a First Profession – Sr. Rose Marie, the young Passionist nun who so charmingly invites people to pray about their vocations in this video will be making her first profession of vows

Share this article on Facebook The Great, Holy Mr. Rogers – Oh, I needed to read this wonderful piece on Fred Rogers today! As for the agenda of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”, it was deeply resonant with the agenda God offers us

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook KATANUNGAN TUNGKOL SA DIVORCE – The Marriage of the Virgin b Raphael     SHENGTON said… Hello po Father Abe, good morning po. :) Ako po ay isang Roman Catholic po at meron lang po sana akong

Share this article on Facebook TUGON SA KAYABANGAN AT KAHIBANGAN NG SAKSI NI BAHO [JEHOVAH WITNESS] ANG BAGONG SULPOT NA SECTA – The Baptism of King Clovis I of the Franks to the Catholic Church. Due to his conversion the Franks were converted to Catholicism and the entire Europe. He later

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Pope Accepts Resignation of Bishop Daniel Walsh of Santa Rosa; Coadjutor Bishop Vasa Succeeds Him – WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Daniel F. Walsh, 73, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Santa Rosa in California.  Bishop

Share this article on Facebook Region’s Bishops Express Concern over Immigrants Deaths, Call Governments to Action – WASHINGTON— Catholic bishops of the North and Central American region and the Caribbean, who are in charge of the pastoral care of migrants, gathered in San Jose, Costa

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook AFP: China detains Vatican-backed Catholic priest – From Agence France-Presse: China detains Vatican-backed Catholic priest (AFP) – 6 hours ago BEIJING — Chinese police detained a Vatican-backed Catholic priest and

Share this article on Facebook Defense of marriage in Minnesota – The Winona (Minnesota) Daily has an opinion piece about the defense of true marriage, and the attacks on true marriage by proponents of relationships that are contrary

Share this article on Facebook How to make your parish more self-centered – Tim Drake, a columnist for the National Catholic Register (Register – Good.  Reporter – Bad.) has 14 points for how to make your parish more self-centered. (The point

Share this article on Facebook INDULGENCE ALERT – Feast of the Sacred Heart – Our friends at Rorate quite properly remind us all that tomorrow, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, the faithful can gain a plenary indulgence by the public recitation of

Share this article on Facebook Lose the bear. – Another view.

Share this article on Facebook Protest blasphemy – This came in my email from American Needs Fatima. Caution: blasphemous material. Please protest the Southern California Premiere of the blasphemous show Jerry Springer:

Share this article on Facebook Spiffy – L’Osservatore Romano is going for baroque. Now about that … content. Technorati Tags: L’Osservatore Romano

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: some Orioles and a not-Oriole – Just a couple shots. The young Orioles are still around. They fight over the grape jelly. You lookin’ at me? Really blue. Technorati Tags: Baltimore Oriole, Indigo

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