Catholic News Headlines July 15, 2011


Jul. 14, 7pm—Jul. 15, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Compassion said to be key in helping those who have had abortions – Meriden, Conn., Jul 15, 2011 / 11:59 am ( CNA ).- Compassion and understanding go a long way when it comes to helping people who have had abortions. David C. Reardon,

Share this article on Facebook Dominicans and local bishop mourn murdered Louisiana priest – Baton Rouge, La., Jul 15, 2011 / 03:04 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholics in Louisiana are mourning the death of Dominican priest and pastor Father Edward Everitt, who was

Share this article on Facebook Drop ‘loopholes’ from ‘Faithful Citzenship’ document, commentators advocate – Washington D.C., Jul 15, 2011 / 10:08 am ( CNA ).- The U.S. bishops’ “Faithful Citizenship” document on Catholics’ voting responsibilities should be revised to remove

Share this article on Facebook Father Luis Garza steps down as Vicar General of Legion of Christ – Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2011 / 03:05 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The vicar general of the Legion of Christ is stepping down from his post. Instead, Fr Luis Garza will now take

Share this article on Facebook Irish law change could see priests imprisoned – Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2011 / 12:26 pm ( CNA ).- A senior canon lawyer has told CNA he is alarmed by Irish government plans to imprison priests for keeping the seal of

Share this article on Facebook Madrid archbishop gives King of Spain first official WYD backpack – Madrid, Spain, Jul 15, 2011 / 02:06 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The Archbishop of Madrid gave King Juan Carlos of Spain the first official World Youth Day 2011 backpack

Share this article on Facebook Service retreat inspires junior high students in Florida – Fort Myers, Fla., Jul 15, 2011 / 05:53 pm ( CNA ).- Learning that you can truly make a difference in the world is an eye-opening experience for anyone. For middle

Share this article on Facebook Sisters of Mercy financial group supports Call to Action – St. Louis, Mo., Jul 15, 2011 / 01:04 am ( CNA ).- The financial management system of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas supports a Catholic dissenting group and links

Share this article on Facebook The desperate plight of Catholics in Vietnam – one priest’s story – Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2011 / 05:53 am ( CNA ).- “If I return now, they will throw me in jail and kill me.” These are the frank words that mark an encounter with Father

Share this article on Facebook Vatican congregation: Chinese bishops ‘presumed’ to be excommunicated – Vatican City, Jul 14, 2011 / 08:00 pm ( CNA ).- The Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples says that a group of Chinese bishops are “presumed” to be

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Final ‘Harry Potter’ installment expected to smash previous movie records – The motion picture industry is expecting that the final installment in the “Harry …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Four states defund Planned Parenthood over funding of abortion – Lawmakers in four states, including Indiana, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Kansas have recently …

Share this article on Facebook Prelude to your ‘Wake up Call’ – As I was lost in thought today when I awoke and having just finished my prayer, I decided that I was going to …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook 300 Austrian Priests Issue ‘Call to Disobedience’ Against Catholic Church – Being in the full communion of the Catholic Church is a treasure and our brothers have lost their way. …

Share this article on Facebook Belgium to ban the burqa, following France’s lead – Belgium will become the second European Union nation to ban the burqa and niqab, the face covering fashion …

Share this article on Facebook Biggest marijuana plantation in Mexico discovered – The Mexican military has uncovered the nation’s largest ever marijuana plantation. The patch encompassed …

Share this article on Facebook Kenya to open new refugee camp for Somali refugees – The nation of Kenya will open a new camp near its border with Somalia in order to cope with the influx of …

Share this article on Facebook Real Straight Talk: Courageous Cardinal Arinze Decries Abortion ‘Word Games’ – “If a person is killed, of what use are all the other rights to him or her? Some people say, ‘I …

Share this article on Facebook Report: Catholic Church in Ireland didn’t do enough to turn tide of child abuse – A scathing new report claims that the Catholic Church in Ireland did not take significant steps to halt child …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook California governor signs gay history bill for schools – Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that requires public schools in the state to teach …

Share this article on Facebook House Speaker John Boehner says House will vote to raise national debt ceiling – According to House Speaker John Boehner, the House will take a vote to raise the debt ceiling and pass a …

Share this article on Facebook Tension riding high on U.S. budget talks – Tempers are flaring in Washington over the budget talks. Figures on all sides of the political spectrum have …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Libyan rebels formally recognized by the U.S., other nations – The United States, along with other nations have formally recognized Libya’s main opposition group as …

Share this article on Facebook Michele Bachmann Should Not ‘Get a Pass’ on Past Membership in Anti-Catholic Church – One question is of special concern to me. Will she get a pass?  During the …

Share this article on Facebook Will Illinois Force Catholic Charities to Close over Homosexual Adoption? – On July 8, 2011 the Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services severed its relationship with …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook CCH Featured Book – Check out the CCH store on CatholicsComeHome.org! Today’s featured book: Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith . Get a copy for

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook XU volunteer service sends off new batch of volunteers – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, July 15, 2011—The Most Outstanding Volunteer Service Organization for 2010 sent off 11 new “bulingits” (literally, “dirty”) to the “frontiers” in

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Fox Paid $4.8 Billion in Taxes, MSNBC $0 – This story at the Daily Mail is actually worse than the headline even indicates. Fox paid $4.8 billion in taxes, MSNBC $0 OK, the headline is misleading. The parent

Share this article on Facebook Funny Church Sign – Totally stole this from Ironic Catholic . But go there to check out “The Ultimate Bad Christian Jokes.” Just click on over and scroll down. There’s four of them and

Share this article on Facebook Ireland: Priests Must Break Seal Of Confession – Here in the US, governmental antipathy toward religion and particular the Catholic Church is a growing threat. Catholic organizations are already being prevented from

Share this article on Facebook UN: We Need Less People Fast!! – Only the United Nations could have such perverse logic. Upon seeing poor people and illiterate people, the UN doesn’t think to try to wipe out poverty or illiteracy.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Sarah: Charity Must Be Linked To Evangelization – Writing for L’Osservatore Romano on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, Cardinal Robert Sarah emphasized the

Share this article on Facebook Concern Over Illegitimate Episcopal Ordination In China – VATICAN CITY, 15 JUL 2011 (VIS) – Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. spoke yesterday of the Pope’s sadness and concern at the latest illegitimate

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for July 15 – VATICAN CITY, 15 JUL 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Archbishop Ivo Scapolo, apostolic nuncio to Rwanda, as apostolic nuncio to Chile. – Appointed Archbishop

Share this article on Facebook Populorum Progressio: Focus On Indigenous Communities – VATICAN CITY, 15 JUL 2011 (VIS) – The administrative council of the Populorum Progressio Foundation is due to meet from 19 to 22 July at the monastery of the

Share this article on Facebook Venezuela’s Chávez Receives Sacrament Of Anointing Of The Sick – Hugo Chávez, who has clashed with Venezuela’s hierarchy since becoming the nation’s president in 1999, received the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick during a July

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Inner Peace – Rachel Balducci: Where do you find it? | Right now, it’s crazy loud in my house. I turned on an after-dinner movie, hoping to settle the scene. It’s not working. In the

Share this article on Facebook Learn to Love, Love to 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:

Share this article on Facebook Panda To Me – Rebecca Teti: which kid movies are worth seeing? | Can you stand another movie post this week? This time I’m soliciting your advice. Is there a kid movie this summer

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook “New Yorkers Told To Beware Of Giant Plant Which Could Cause Blisters, Blindness” – Science Fiction Headlines In Your News Today! QUOTE: “ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) –New York State environmental officials are trying to nip a huge, dangerous plant in

Share this article on Facebook Low carb snack: Green beans w/melted cheese & bacon bits (these are Bac-Os, but you can use real bacon bits if you have them handy)

Share this article on Facebook Podcast Episode 004: Pirated Software; Pontius Pilate; Transfiguration & Mt. Tabor; Baptism by Sprinkling – Click Play to listen . . . or you can . . . CLICK HERE! SHOW NOTES: JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 004 (7/16/11) NOTE: There are a couple of spots in the show where there

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Chinese Gov’t Ordains Third “Bishop.” – ( Reuters ) –  China  ordained a third bishop without the Pope’s approval on Thursday, the honorary president of the state-backed church said, in a move likely to

Share this article on Facebook Episcopal Church to require gay clergy to marry – Christian Post : Some of the Episcopal Church bishops in New York will require its gay clergy to avail themselves to the state’s Marriage Equality Act that legalizes

Share this article on Facebook Joliet Diocese installs new bishop – Chicago Sun-Times : JOLIET — The Catholic Diocese of Joliet has a new leader. More than 1,000 people filled the Cathedral of St. Raymond this afternoon to watch the

Share this article on Facebook Judge blocks NYC law threatening crisis pregnancy centers – EWTN News : A federal judge on July 13 temporarily barred New York City from enforcing a new law that would cripple crisis pregnancy centers with with heavy fines and

Share this article on Facebook Vatican speaks out on new Harry Potter film

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Activists Fail to Bring Down California Billboards – Pro-abortion groups in Oakland, California, just can’t seem to accept that they’ve failed.  Despite shamefully biased and blatantly dishonest press from local TV news

Share this article on Facebook Company Using Aborted Fetal Cells in Flavors Shields Partners – The company that was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions is now working to hide the names of the corporations it contracts with as

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Group Wants USCCB to Correct “Faithful Citizenship” Document Before 2012 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Catholic lay organization dedicated to encouraging faithful Catholics to participate in the political process is asking the

Share this article on Facebook Should Parents Lose Custody of an Obese Child? – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Outrage is building over a claim by a Harvard academician that some parents should lose custody if their children are severely

Share this article on Facebook Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano Praises Potter Film – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Contrary to earlier reviews in which Harry Potter was called the wrong image of a hero,” a review of the latest Harry Potter

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ricard at Witgratzbad – The following photos of the recent FSSP ordinations at Wigratzbad were sent in to us by a reader in France. Jean-Pierre Cardinal Ricard, the archbishop of Bordeaux and a

Share this article on Facebook Exhibition of Italian Altarpieces at the National Gallery in London – I am grateful to a New Liturgical Movement reader who brought to my attention the exhibition currently taking place at the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in

Share this article on Facebook Institute of Liturgical Music Established at Birmingham Oratory – I noticed with interest by way of Fr. Finigan that the Birmingham Oratory has established an Institute of Liturgical Music . Here is what they say about it: The Blessed

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #458 – Madame and St. Francis – “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 Peace of Mind, Distractions, Forgiveness? – Matt Emerson writes today of Peace of Mind. Why don’t we have it? Do we really need it? What brings it? Of late, however, I’ve been unsettled less by the headlines and

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A priest who prays for priests – I want to remind the readership of a priest who prays for priests. Fr. George Byers, now living as a hermit at Holy Souls Hermitage, prays for priests and receives Mass

Share this article on Facebook Ireland: Law proposed to force priests to break the Seal of Confession – Biretta tips to Fr. Blake and to Sancte Pater who lead me to this story at The Irish Catholic and elsewhere. Government proposal to break the seal of confession is

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Coming back to the Church after falling far away – From a reader, edited: I was raised catholic and as so many have fallen away from the church, unfortunaley very far.  I am trying to find my way back and am wondering

Share this article on Facebook The story of a Vietnamese priest – Could it be that we are heading for something like this, even in our lifetime? Here is a story from CNA with my emphases. The desperate plight of Catholics in Vietnam –

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