Catholic News Headlines July 20, 2011


Jul. 19, 7pm—Jul. 20, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Bishops oppose mandatory contraception and sterilization coverage – Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2011 / 05:15 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. bishops “strongly oppose” a proposal to mandate coverage of surgical sterilization and all

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian bishops meet with delegation from state-run Chinese bishops’ group – Brasilia, Brazil, Jul 20, 2011 / 06:04 pm ( CNA ).- On the day that the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association illegitimately ordained a new bishop, a delegation from

Share this article on Facebook Churches aid refugees of Indonesian volcano eruption – Jakarta, Indonesia, Jul 20, 2011 / 10:24 am ( CNA ).- Christian churches have moved quickly to help the more than 5,000 people who have fled the volcanic eruption of

Share this article on Facebook Illinois backs off second attempt to block Catholic Charities foster work – Springfield, Ill., Jul 20, 2011 / 01:10 am ( CNA ).- The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has abandoned a second attempt to block Catholic Charities

Share this article on Facebook Legal complaint fails to stop Catholic University’s single-sex dorm plan – Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2011 / 03:11 am ( CNA ).- Catholic University of America is going ahead with its plan for single-sex residence halls despite a complaint filed

Share this article on Facebook Vatican did not aid abuse cover-up in Ireland, says spokesman – Vatican City, Jul 20, 2011 / 02:59 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Fr. Federico Lombardi said claims that the Vatican encouraged Irish bishops to not report sex abuse cases to

Share this article on Facebook Vatican releases Pope Benedict’s schedule for Germany trip – Vatican City, Jul 20, 2011 / 01:22 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican has announced Pope Benedict XVI’s schedule for his apostolic trip to Germany in September. The Pope

Share this article on Facebook Vatican strips media group of ‘Catholic’ label – Vatican City, Jul 20, 2011 / 06:01 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A Catholic media organization has lost its Vatican recognition because of its leaders’ “unacceptable lack of

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Genetic research could lead to higher yields of rice – Scientists say they are close to identifying the genes responsible for the chalkiness of rice. Minimizing the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Goran Hadzic, last Serbian war crimes fugitive arrested – Serbia’s last major war crimes fugitive, Croatian Serb wartime leader Goran Hadzic, indicted for crimes …

Share this article on Facebook United Nations declares a state of famine in southern Somalia – The United Nations has declared a state of famine in some parts of southern Somalia. The worst drought there in …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook GOP attitudes thawing on new tax revenues in budget plan – After deadlock on a new budget intended to stop the United States from defaulting on its debts, there has been a …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Hospital demonstrates Camillian charity in songs, dances – MATI, Davao Oriental, July 20, 2011―St. Camillus Hospital in Madang, Mati City demonstrated the unique form of charity lived out by St. Camillus de Lellis through songs

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Contraception Required in Obamacare – It seems that Obamacare will require ALL insurance companies to cover contraceptives without co-pays as well as sterilization procedures. The NY Times reportse A leading

Share this article on Facebook My Advice For Abp. Chaput. Don’t Take Advice. – Lots and lots of people have advice for Archbishop Chaput for when he comes to Philadelphia. So do I. Don’t take any advice. I conclude that the reason the Holy Father

Share this article on Facebook Rick Perry’s Wife: “Run!” – Gov. Rick Perry will need money, organization, staff and stamina if he runs for president. But he appears to already have the support that’s most important for the race

Share this article on Facebook Slippery Slope: Catholics Sued Over Gay Marriage – Now in Vermont , soon to come to New York. Two Catholic Innkeepers are being sued for refusing to host a gay wedding reception. A Vermont inn violated state

Share this article on Facebook Vid: An Exorcism of BP – This is hilarious. You’ve gotta’ see this. The Reverend Billy and his Earthalujah gospel choir exorcise the evil spirit of BP from their sponsorship of an art gallery.

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook As Corny As … – DariaSockey: Culinary Wednesday! | As corny as … Kansas in August?  How about as Pennsylvania in July? Year ago, when I was a child, we had to wait until August for

Share this article on Facebook Bye Bye Borders – Lisa Hendey: Sad to see a bookstore closing | Amidst today’s happy news in Philadelphia comes a story that made me sad – Borders will be closing their remaining 399

Share this article on Facebook Fertility Facts – 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 Reflection, Redirection – Rachel Balducci: a nice little reset | Our summer is going so great—lots of fun and action and activity. But there is also lots of fatigue. Summertime, while wonderful,

Share this article on Facebook Savannah’s New Bishop – Rachel Balducci: Exciting news! | Like Philly, the Diocese of Savannah heard about our new bishop today—Franciscan Father Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM, 59, of the

Share this article on Facebook Things I’ve Learned From Doubt – Karen Edmisten : Making the most of the inevitable | “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted.” ~~ C.S. Lewis The most valuable things

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Share this article on Facebook Atheist Wins Right to Wear Pasta Strainer in ID Photo – GET THE STORY.

Share this article on Facebook The Fathers Know Best vs. Mass Revision – Just wanted to give another practical illustration of how much you get with Mass Revision. Here it is pictured with The Fathers Know Best. The Fathers Know Best has 452

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – July 20, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on July 20 4:00 – Catholic Biblical School The Catholic Biblical School offers adults a four-year course of study of Sacred

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook “Anti-Choice” a Dishonest, Inaccurate Term in Abortion Debate – Planned Parenthood and others in the pro-abortion lobby love to label pro-life advocates as “anti-choice”. This label isn’t only ambiguous – it’s dishonest. Let me

Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells Helping Patients With Scleroderma Skin Disease – Dr. Richard Burt and colleagues at Northwestern University have just published a new study in The Lancet that provides more evidence for the success of adult stem cell

Share this article on Facebook Democrats Are “Pro-Choice” on Abortion, But Little Else – The age-old mantra of supporting “choice” rather than abortion has been one that has frustrated pro-life advocates for years — as if destroying the life of a human being

Share this article on Facebook IOM Decision May Force Americans to Have Pro-Abortion Health Care – Yesterday, the Institute of Medicine recommended that the Obama administration approve new guidelines calling for the Obamacare health care system to require every

Share this article on Facebook IOM Obamacare Decision Wrongly Assumes Pregnancy a Disease – A good friend and pro-life OB-GYN physician once told me of a sign posted in the residency offices of a prominent teaching hospital in Washington. It simply read, “Stamp

Share this article on Facebook Kansas: Kline Says Grand Jury Killed Case Against Abortion Biz – Former Kansas prosecutor Phill Kline is back for the second part of hearings on politically-motivated charges that he acted improperly during his investigations of

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota Pro-Life Rep. Cravaack Gets Pro-Abortion Challenger – Former Congressman Richard Nolan announced his candidacy for Congress in the 8th Congressional District this morning. Nolan made no mention of the abortion issue in his

Share this article on Facebook NPR Censors Pro-Life Perspective in Debate on Black Abortions – On July 18, NPR refereed a debate between Ryan Bomberger, CEO of http://www.TheRadianceFoundation.org, and Rev. Carlton Veazey, President and CEO of the Religious Coalition for

Share this article on Facebook Ohio Gov. John Kasich Signs Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions – Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law today that would ban late-term abortions in the Buckeye State after the state legislature approved it on a lopsided

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Hits Snag in Opening New California Center – The Planned Parenthood abortion business is running into problems with its plan to open up a new facility in Redwood City, California, as a parking dispute has the city

Share this article on Facebook Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood – It’s official in Texas, as Governor Rick Perry, a pro-life Republican, on Monday ceremonially signed SB 7, a health care measure containing language that would revoke

Share this article on Facebook The Economic Cost of Abortion: $202 Billion in Lost Taxes – In 2008, there were over 1.2 million unborn children murdered by abortionists in the United States.  Of course these babies, unlike those who chose to abort, had no

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Pro-Life Group Backs Candidates in August Recall – A Wisconsin pro-life group has announced the names of several candidates it is supporting in the upcoming August recall elections and Wisconsin Right to Life says the

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Pregnancy is not a disease’: Bishops slam Planned Parenthood push for free birth control – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After the Institute of Medicine (IOM) this week publicly backed government-mandated birth

Share this article on Facebook ‘Stamp out pregnancy’: Obamacare may force coverage of all contraceptives, sterilizations – by The Editors July 20, 2011 (HLIAmerica.org) – A good friend and pro-life OB-GYN physician once told me of a sign posted in the residency offices of a prominent

Share this article on Facebook Anti-Catholic homosexualist meeting to be held at Catholic conference centre – by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent LONDON, July 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The homosexualist organization Quest has announced it will be holding its annual general

Share this article on Facebook HHS-commissioned report calls for mandatory birth control coverage, feints towards abortion – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report backing Planned Parenthood’s push for free birth control

Share this article on Facebook McGuinty a ‘hypocrite’ for criticizing Hudak on abortion about-face: pro-life group – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, July 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Long-time abortion advocate Premier Dalton McGuinty has taken Progressive Conservative leader

Share this article on Facebook Media love gay anti-bullying bully who wishes Republicans were ‘all f***ing dead’ – by Erin R. Brown July 20, 2011 (Newsbusters.org) – Dan Savage hates bullying. Make that some bullying. Admirably, Savage hates it when gay teens get bullied. Less

Share this article on Facebook New Mexico abortion facility mad about release of 911 call from botched abortion – by Kathleen Gilbert ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (LifeSiteNews.com) – The release of a 911 tape in which a woman is overheard fighting for life after a botched abortion has

Share this article on Facebook Phill Kline hearings get underway again over Planned Parenthood investigation – by LifeSiteNews staff Topeka, KS, July 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline resumed the second part of his marathon ethics trial

Share this article on Facebook Rising young pro-life star debates graphic images on Canadian national television – by John-Henry Westen Young, bright, good-looking, faithful and solid. That’s how you might describe one of the fast-rising stars in the pro-life movement in Canada.

Share this article on Facebook Swiss pro-life groups force referendum on public funding for abortions – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman SWITZERLAND, July 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following a successful petition drive by pro-life groups, the Swiss government will be forced

Share this article on Facebook What Planned Parenthood thinks is funny: wishing your child wasn’t born – by John Jalsevac A while back a European condom company released an advertisement that horrified pretty much anyone with a scrap of decency left. The ad shows a man with

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook New Undercover Sting Exposes Medicaid Workers – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist While the country reels under a massive burden of debt, a new undercover video by filmmaker James O’Keefe shows government

Share this article on Facebook Obama Supports New Bill To Repeal DOMA and Allow Same-Sex Marriage – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalisat  President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind the Respect for Marriage Act, being introduced in Congress today, which

Share this article on Facebook ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate Appears Imminent – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to rule within weeks on a recommendation by the Institute of

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook San Diego Lecture: “Archbishop Cisneros and the Mozarabic Rite in Renaissance Spain” – The following lecture, taking place at the University of San Diego this November, was spotted by one of our readers — and it puts me to mind that I really need to forge

Share this article on Facebook St. Kavin’s, Traumburg – This architectural fantasy, of a cathedral dedicated to a fictional saint in an equally fictive Bohemian town (Traumburg means “dream-town,” quite literally), was

Share this article on Facebook The Beauty that Beckons – Some of you may have seen this here before; it came within the context of the glorious usus antiquior Ambrosianus in Santa Maria Sopra Minerva in Rome. However, I would

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #403 – Story of St. Nuno Alvares Pereira – “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 Retreat Day – Have designed an at-home retreat for myself that involves praying the the Hours, staying close to the oratory, edifying reading, exercise and quiet, and actually cooking

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 20 July: St. Elijah, prophet – Did you know that today is the feast of St. Elijah, the Old Testament prophet?  Many Old Testament figures are considered saints by Holy Church. You can read about

Share this article on Facebook A new Catholic liberal arts college in England! – His Hermeneuticalness, my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, posted about a great initiative in England.  A group formed to establish a Catholic liberal arts college along the

Share this article on Facebook Do you have a plan? – This story from CNA brings something to mind, which I will get to after the article… Jakarta, Indonesia, Jul 20, 2011 / 10:24 am (CNA).- Christian churches have moved

Share this article on Facebook Do you have some good news? – I sure hope you have some good news for the readership today.

Share this article on Facebook Fishwrap has an excellent interview with Archbishop Chaput – Even as blind squirrels sometimes find acorns, sometimes the National Catholic Fishwrap does something right.  And it won’t surprise anyone that my friend the

Share this article on Facebook The slippery slope: from decriminalization to social acceptance – From First Things: The Present State of Our Polygamous Future Jul 20, 2011 Joe Carter In an interview on the science in science fiction, novelist William Gibson noted,

Share this article on Facebook What a cardinal’s cappa magna looks like in the wild – The cardinal’s cappa magna is one of the most spectacular pieces of ecclesiastical equipment. Recently the Institute of Christ the King had some ordinations and His

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