Catholic News Headlines August 2, 2011


Aug. 1, 7pm—Aug. 2, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput: Effective Church reform demands repentance, faith – Denver, Colo., Aug 2, 2011 / 12:17 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver said that true reform of the Church requires deep faith and repentance from all

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Gomez: immigration helps recover Christian origins of America – Napa Valley, Calif., Aug 2, 2011 / 05:33 am ( CNA ).- Immigration is an opportunity and a key to American renewal because it helps bring to light the Christian, Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Rivera: ‘Let us be the St. Juan Diegos of the 21st century’ – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 2, 2011 / 06:02 pm ( CNA ).- During a Mass to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the canonization of St. Juan Diego, Cardinal Norberto Rivera

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi Catholic church hit with car bomb – 23 injured – Rome, Italy, Aug 2, 2011 / 01:52 pm ( CNA ).- A car bomb attack upon a Catholic church in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has injured 23 people – two critically. The bomb was

Share this article on Facebook Knights of Columbus bring annual convention to Colorado – Denver, Colo., Aug 2, 2011 / 01:01 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Members of the Catholic fraternal organization the Knight of Columbus are headed to Denver, Colo. for the

Share this article on Facebook Knights of Columbus to buy JPII Cultural Center in Washington, DC – Denver, Colo., Aug 2, 2011 / 04:17 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Knights of Columbus announced Aug. 2 that it will buy the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C.,

Share this article on Facebook Salt Lake diocese trends mirror national study – Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug 2, 2011 / 10:54 am ( CNA ).- The number of Catholic priests in the United States has decreased over the past decade, while the average number

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook New rules: Health insurers must offer women free birth control – Under historic new guidelines from the Obama administration, U.S. health insurance companies must now offer …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook 1000’s of male rape victims remains the silent scourge of warfare – The rape of male civilians at the hands of soldiers is a horrifying secret of armed conflict around the world. …

Share this article on Facebook 21 federal Mexican prosecutors resign en masse – Twenty-one federal prosecutors in Mexico have recently resigned in the past four days. The mass exodus comes …

Share this article on Facebook Dozens killed by Syrian security forces in Hama – At least 136 people have been reported killed in clashes with Syrian security forces in Hama, the third largest …

Share this article on Facebook European banking giant to slash 30,000 jobs worldwide – European banking firm HSBC plans to eliminate 30,000 jobs as it cuts costs and withdraws from countries such as …

Share this article on Facebook Less than 25 percent of eligible Tunisians register to vote – The overthrow of Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali earlier this year provided the catalyst for the …

Share this article on Facebook Russia strongly condemns Syrian government crackdown – In the latest brutal government crackdown, Syrian security forces killed at least six civilians in an assault in …

Share this article on Facebook Syria’s Assad warned by world community not to repeat 1982 massacre – The world community, which includes the United States, the European Union and Turkey, has warned Syrian President …

Share this article on Facebook Terrorism in Norway: Without Christ, Rebellion Can Become Insanity – The heart of man is worn out by the continuous deceptions of a dominant world power that, having …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Alabama’s tough immigration law challenged in court – Alabama’s tough new immigration bill is being challenged in court by the Justice Department. At heart …

Share this article on Facebook Bachmann cuts campaign trip short to vote on budget deal – Representative Michele Bachmann is returning to Washington for a vote on a debt ceiling deal. Scheduled to make a …

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers confident that Senate will ratify U.S. debt-limit compromise – Congressional leaders are confident the Senate will vote to ratify a U.S. debt-limit compromise to avert …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Timothy Dolan on Preserving Our Catholic Faith – To be clear, yes, the Church does have some “policies” that can be changed, for instance, …

Share this article on Facebook Daily Kos wants to Excommunicate John Boehner, N.Y. Times Extols Dissident Priest – Questions concerning excommunication are not at all implicated in the budget debate and have absolutely nothing to …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook CCH Featured Bible Passage: Do Not Be Anxious – “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” Do you often get overwhelmed

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook IP group, supporters call for congressional inquiry into killings of lumad leaders – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Aug. 2, 2011—The leaders of an indigenous peoples group and a representative of an alternative legal group fighting for the protection of the rights

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 10 Reasons World Youth Day is No Woodstock – Msgr. Miguel Delgado Galindo, who was appointed undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity on June 18, told L’Osservatore Romano that World Youth Day is not

Share this article on Facebook China Buying Our Silence on Persecution of Catholics? – Most Rev. Robert W. Finn wrote a piece at the Catholic Key that I think asks a pretty important question. He asks if China is buying America’s silence about the

Share this article on Facebook Daily Kos: Deny Boehner Communion – In what has to be the stupidest bit of commentary on the budget deal so far, Markos “kos” Moulitsas suggested that Speaker of the House John Boehner should be denied

Share this article on Facebook OK. Let’s Get Biden a Breathalyzer – Joe Biden said today of Gabrielle Giffords, the congresswoman who was shot in the head, “She’s Now A Member Of The Cracked Head Club Like Me.,” according to Weasel

Share this article on Facebook Van: Snake on the Minivan Windshield – Remember the “classic” movie “Snakes on a Plane.” Well, this is like that. But different. Here, in this reality follow-up a snake is on the windshield of a minivan. Mom

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook 1/4 of Somalia’s Population Displaced by Famine – One fourth of Somalia’s 9.1 million people have left their homes in search of food, according to a report prepared by Caritas Somalia. “The search for food and service

Share this article on Facebook Caritas Answers The Cry Of Those In Need – Various representatives from Caritas in Latin America and the Caribbean have reaffirmed their commitment to assisting those in need. Bishop Jose Grullon, president of

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Church Will Never Violate Seal Of Confession, Affirms Vatican Official – The regent of the apostolic penitentiary, Archbishop Gianfranco Girotti, firmly stated that the Catholic Church will never divulge the confession of a penitent. “Ireland

Share this article on Facebook Contraception Mandate Tramples Religious Freedom, Us Bishops Say – The U.S. bishops spoke out on August 1 against federal rules requiring nearly all new health plans, including those of most religious agencies, to cover all

Share this article on Facebook Late-Term Abortionist’s Move To Maryland Sparks Second ‘Summer Of Mercy’ – Hundreds of pro-life activists, including officials from two Catholic archdioceses, will pray and protest a late-term abortionist’s move to Maryland from July 30 to

Share this article on Facebook Nearly 30,000 Americans registered for World Youth Day – U.S. pilgrims registered for World Youth Day Madrid now total 29,437, a record number of participants for World Youth Days held outside of North America. Victoria

Share this article on Facebook Pope Makes Plea For Drought-Stricken Africa – Pope Benedict XVI’s Sunday Angelus address highlighted the plight of those affected by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. “One thinks of the many brothers and

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Prefect Pays Tribute To St. Justin De Jacobis – Archbishop Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, paid tribute to St. Justin de Jacobis (1800-60) in a homily that concluded a

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Fine Points – Rebecca Teti: Says You: How do you “How do you do?” | When I linked to Matt Archbold’s lovely tale of “angels unawares” yesterday, a few of the reactions got me thinking

Share this article on Facebook Speak Your Mind – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Open Forum | (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 Stacking Tasks – Arwen Mosher: What’s your routine? | With two little ones who are not yet three months old, it’s pretty much all baby, all the time around here. I keep trying to think

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook First Thoughts upon Hearing a Proposal to Clone Neanderthals – “Oh, no. Not *those* people again. We had such trouble with them last time.”

Share this article on Facebook I’m interested to hear what folks have to say about Google+. – I’ve got an invite but haven’t been able to check it out yet. For those who may now be aware, Google+ is Google’s latest effort to get into the social networking scene.

Share this article on Facebook Kindle Soon – Mass Revision for Kindle has now been uploaded to Amazon and should be available for sale within 24 hours. Will post again when it appears in Amazon’s Kindle store.

Share this article on Facebook Nook Soon – The Nook upload of Mass Revision is now complete also. Barnes & Noble says it will be live in 24-72 hours. Will post again when that happens.

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Kresta in the Afternoon at the Napa Institute Conference

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – August 2, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Aug. 2 Live from the Napa Institute Conference in Napa, CA Today we broadcast from the first Napa Institute Conference

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Black Pro-Lifers Share Abortion Expose’ at NAACP Convention – In what has become an annual tradition, a group of black pro-life advocates shared the pro-life message with participants at the annual NAACP convention. This time, the

Share this article on Facebook Kansas to Appeal Ruling Against Planned Parenthood De-Funding – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has indicated he will appeal a ruling a federal judge issued yesterday blocking a new law the Kansas state legislature approved

Share this article on Facebook Media, Planned Parenthood Exploit Family to Promote Late Abortions – In Nebraska and Iowa, mainstream media outlets are continuing to exploit the story of a Nebraska family to blast an innovative law banning abortions after 20 weeks of

Share this article on Facebook New York Appeals Decision Striking Anti-Pregnancy Center Law – New York City is not content with a judge’s ruling granting a preliminary injunction prohibiting a new pro-abortion law from taking effect that places hefty restrictions

Share this article on Facebook NPR Lies About Censoring Pro-Life Views During Abortion Debate – On July 18th, NPR’s Michel Martin invited Reverend Carlton Veazey and me to debate the issue of abortion in the black community on “Tell Me More”.  I’m beginning to

Share this article on Facebook Philippines Sees 20,000 Pro-Life Advocates at Recent Rally – Two pro-life rallies held last week in the Philippines targeting the anti-life Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill) currently being considered by the Philippine

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Obama Faring Poorly in Pennsylvania for 2012 Election – Quinnipiac University polling unveiled some troubling numbers for President Obama in Pennsylvania on Monday. The state, which is perpetually referred to as a swing state

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Seeks Repeal of Individual Mandate in Romneycare – A statewide pro-life group in Massachusetts is starting an effort tomorrow designed to target the repeal of the individual mandate in Romneycare, the government run

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Physicians Group to Defend Kansas Abortion Law – A national organization for pro-life physicians is stepping in to help defend a new Kansas law that would regulate abortion centers and could close one or more if they

Share this article on Facebook San Francisco Launches New Law Attacking Pregnancy Centers – Officials in San Francisco are launching a new campaign to target pregnancy centers in the city that help women find abortion alternatives with a new law similar to ones

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook AIDS and Population Control: Increasing Women’s Risk – by Jennifer Kimball and Steven W. Mosher Thirty years after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported the first US case of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Polygamist Cult Leader Issues Bizarre Prophecy in Court – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a bizarre rant in which he claimed God would soon take the life of the judge who is presiding over his sexual assault case,

Share this article on Facebook Pope Pleads for Help for Drought-Stricken Horn of Africa – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Pope Benedict XVI is pleading for help for more than 11.8 million people in the Horn of Africa where tens of thousands have

Share this article on Facebook Study: “Stayover Relationships” Replacing Cohabitation – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study has found that couples are not only shunning marriage these days, but even cohabitation is requiring too much

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Byzantine Frescoes of the Ancient Philosophers – Philosophy has always been one of my great loves; indeed, in university I spent most of my time lingering in the texts of various philosophers from various periods, but

Share this article on Facebook First Pontifical Mass at Elysburg Carmel – A reader sent in news and pictures about the the first Pontifical Mass offered at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Elysburg, PA since its founding in 2009. We

Share this article on Facebook More from Sacred Heart Cathedral-Basilica, Newark — Within an Anglican Use Context – Recently, we mentioned the beautiful cathedral basilica of Newark, New Jersey, and I had mentioned that I first saw photos of this splendid piece of architecture within

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Let’s hit the links. Not those links. – Okay, we’ve got a month left of summer, give or take, and maybe right about now you’re starting to wilt and thinking you really don’t have the energy to go ahead with

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #421 – Madeline’s Rubies – “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 Dictatorship of Sentimentalism – In my column over at First Things , today, I recall Ann Rice “quitting Christianity” just about a year ago , and ponder why that might have happened: At the time Rice

Share this article on Facebook Lovely Irish Coffee Glasses – CLASSIC IRISH COFFEE * 1 raw sugar cube * 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey * 4 ounces coffee * Fresh, unsweetened whipped cream Pour the whiskey over the sugar in a stemmed

Share this article on Facebook The Veep Goes Vile UPDATE – Click here to view the embedded video. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Let it be noted that just about 40 days before America solemnly remembers the most deadly attack

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook DEFENDING MARY AS THE SINLESS MOTHER OF GOD – The Theotokos in Hagia Sophia Fred said… As christians, we confess that Jesus is God. We also acknowledge that Mary gave birth to Jesus. So does it follow that Mary is

Share this article on Facebook EXCHANGE WITH AN AGLIPAY 3 On Apostolic Succession – St. Paul with Sts. Timothy and Titus   Anonymous said… Padre, bakit po ayaw mong ipost ung mga tanong na ipinapasagot ko sau? ayaw mo po bang sagutin? Uulitin ko po

Share this article on Facebook Issues of forced ligations, women empowerment addressed in RH symposium – T AYTAY, August 1, 2011–Floods and a heavy downpour brought on by typhoon “Kabayan” were unable to dissuade some 500 residents from attending a symposium on the

Share this article on Facebook Pagadian first anti-RH rally draws 8,000 – PAGADIAN City, Aug. 1, 2011—As an answer to the obstacles being posed by pro-RH goverment officials which prevent a culture of life from flourishing in the country, the

Share this article on Facebook The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) Affirms Pro-Life Stand – MANILA, August 2, 2011–The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) management and student council have released separate statements opposing bills that “trample on the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook LIVE BLOGGING FROM CASTLLLE DAAANGERRRR! – As we finish lunch we have been contemplating some potential Latin mottos for new bishops. Doesn’t it seem that many of the mottos on episcopal coats-of-arms get a bit

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Sunday obligation when at sea – From a reader: My Grandparents are convinced that they are excused from their Sunday mass obligation because they will be out to sea on a Sunday without access to a

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: use of an old altar missal – From a reader: I recently inherited a 1942 Benziger Bros altar Missal. The canon was modified to include St. Joseph by a past priest. Can this missal be licitly used by

Share this article on Facebook Update on the gathering – Here in perilous CASTLLLLLE DAAANGERRRR! [/echo] things are going smoothly with good weather and great fraternity. One of our bishop members had to leave, which is too

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