Catholic News Headlines August 3, 2011


Aug. 2, 7pm—Aug. 3, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Catholic scholars blast ‘aggressive’ US contraceptive mandate – Denver, Colo., Aug 2, 2011 / 07:55 pm ( CNA ).- A new federal requirement that employers’ health care plans must cover contraceptives is an “aggressive” approach that

Share this article on Facebook Democrat’s ‘defamation’ lawsuit against pro-life group will go forward – Denver, Colo., Aug 3, 2011 / 06:08 am ( CNA ).- Former Ohio Democratic Representative Steve Driehaus’ lawsuit against the Susan B. Anthony list will go forward, after a

Share this article on Facebook Holiness is possible when we walk with the Church, Spanish bishop says – Rome, Italy, Aug 3, 2011 / 02:11 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian, Spain recently explained that man can only achieve holiness in communion with

Share this article on Facebook Knights recognize extraordinary Catholic families – Denver, Colo., Aug 3, 2011 / 06:03 pm ( CNA ).- The Knights of Columbus awarded top honors to three Catholic families who have shown exceptional service to their

Share this article on Facebook Meet the longest-standing member of Opus Dei – Father Valenciano – Rome, Italy, Aug 3, 2011 / 03:47 pm ( CNA ).- He may be nearly 89 years old, but Father Fernando Valenciano can still recall with crystal clarity the day over seven

Share this article on Facebook Official responds to World Youth Day critics – Madrid, Spain, Aug 3, 2011 / 12:42 am ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The executive director of World Youth Day Madrid 2011, Yago de la Cierva, recently stated that “nobody

Share this article on Facebook Pope recommends Bible for vacation reading – Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 3, 2011 / 09:41 am ( National Catholic Register ).- Pope Benedict XVI has urged Catholics to read the Bible while on vacation, particularly

Share this article on Facebook Religion ‘purifies’ politics, Cardinal Burke says – Denver, Colo., Aug 3, 2011 / 12:22 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest court, said on Aug. 2 that without religion in society,

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Hosni Mubarak pleads not guilt to corruption, murder – Looking wan and ill on a hospital gurney, the former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak pleaded not guilty to …

Share this article on Facebook United Nations draft compromise on Syrian crisis – As the situation in Syria continues to escalate, with attacks from national security forces against protesters …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Tropical storm Emily could reach Florida, becoming hurricane – Tropical Storm Emily has crossed the Caribbean, raising concerns over a possible landfall near Florida. The …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Handy Map Of Hell – From Creative Minority Report Found this here . Ht Debby Witt

Share this article on Facebook Cracked Crosses and Broken Angels at BC – Boston Catholic Insider reports on some seemingly awful work done by crews hired by either Boston College or the Archdiocese to demolish the chapel of the Blessed Virgin

Share this article on Facebook Debt Deal’s Biggest Losers — Bishops – It seems that just about nobody is happy about the debt deal. Tea-partiers feel they lost. Liberals feel they lost. The American people certainly lost and whether he

Share this article on Facebook Dynamic New Video on the Forthcoming New Missal – I’m happy to pass along this dynamic video on the process of preparing the translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal by my friend Fr. John Muir. If you’ve

Share this article on Facebook Sr. Keehan Praises HHS Mandatory Contraception Requirement – Sister Carol Keehan of the Catholic Health Association announced this week how pleased she was about the Obama administration’s requirement for all insurance companies

Share this article on Facebook What Pro-Choice Christians Must Believe – HT Jill Stanek – who runs one of the best pro-life blogs out there.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop: Alabama Immigration Law Threatens Religious Liberty – The bishops of Alabama have joined with local Episcopal Church and Methodist officials in taking legal action against immigration legislation scheduled to come into

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Church Does Not Negotiate With Terrorists, States Bishop – Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian in Spain has rejected claims that the Catholic Church maintains ties with the Basque separatist group ETA as part of an

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Health Association ‘Very Concerned’ By Contraception Mandate – The Catholic Health Association (CHA)–which broke with the nation’s bishops by supporting health-care legislation passed in March 2010–has expressed its concern about

Share this article on Facebook Muslim Leaders In Pakistan Apologize For Anti-Christian Riot – Two Muslim leaders in Pakistan have apologized to those who lost loved ones, homes and businesses in deadly anti-Christian violence in August 2009. The two holy men,

Share this article on Facebook Pope Recommends Bible For Vacation Reading – Pope Benedict XVI has urged Catholics to read the Bible while on vacation, particularly the lesser known books of sacred scripture. “This seems to be a good thing to do

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook All My Children – Rachel Balducci: I love them all differently … and the same | A recent summertime doctor’s appointment for Henry had me shipping the four big boys off to the pool with

Share this article on Facebook Breast Milk Baby? – Lisa Hendey: Creepy, or Cute and Cuddly? | I first saw the news this weekend on CNN, a small piece about “Breast Milk Baby”, a toy doll designed to simulate and promote

Share this article on Facebook Father Knows Best – Rachel Balducci: When God hands us unexpected blessings | Over at Sipping Lemonade, Lauren has a beautiful reflection on the birth of her daughter six months ago. Baby

Share this article on Facebook Open to Life, Open to God – 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:

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Mass Revision now available on Kindle! – GET YOUR COPY HERE!

Share this article on Facebook My Nephews Explain Godzilla – And, y’know, stuff.

Share this article on Facebook PODCAST EPISODE 007: Is Michael Voris Right About Kneeling? – Click Play to listen . . . or you can . . . CLICK HERE! . . . or subscribe another way (one of many ways!) at jimmyakinpodcast.com SHOW NOTES: JIMMY AKIN PODCAST 007: Is

Share this article on Facebook Proposal to End Subsidization of Student Loans – Hmmm. Let’s see if we can think this through: 1) Government ends subsidization of student loans. 2) Students have to pay more per loan. 3) Students have to think more

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput: ‘The Church Belongs to Jesus Christ’ – Homily at opening Mass of Knight of Columbus’ 129th annual convention focuses on reform, faith and Christ’s invitation to Peter to walk on the water: ‘As long as Peter

Share this article on Facebook Knights of Columbus to purchase cash-strapped Pope John Paul II Cultural Center – The Knights of Columbus have agreed to buy the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, in Washington, DC, from the Detroit archdiocese. An ambitious project conceived by

Share this article on Facebook Michigan doctors’ group intervenes in Kansas abortion case – WICHITA, Kan.  ( AP ) — A Michigan-based group of doctors opposed to abortion appealed a federal court order keeping Kansas’ restrictive new abortion rules from being

Share this article on Facebook New rules: Health insurers must offer women free birth controlhttp://www.catholic.org : LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – The Health and Human Services Department says the new rule is part of the nation’s healthcare overhaul. Under the

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan: local Muslim leaders apologize for anti-Christian rampage – Catholicculture.Org : Two years after a mob of 1,000 Muslims attacked Christians in the northeastern Pakistani city of Gojra, leaders of a local madrassa and mosque have

Share this article on Facebook Perry Backs Constitutional Amendment Banning Abortion

Share this article on Facebook Pope calls for end to ‘indifference’ to situation in Horn of Africa

Share this article on Facebook Pope recommends books for summer reading

Share this article on Facebook Thank You, Gabby Giffords – by Kathryn Jean Lopez It has been said that the return of Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to Washington, D.C., for the first time in seven months was a

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – August 3, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Aug. 3 Live from the Catholic Marketing Network in Philadelphia 4:00 – Kresta Comments Archbishop Charles Chaput,

Share this article on Facebook Vatican makes rare direct intervention in property dispute in Croatian diocese – A lingering dispute between a Croatian diocese and the Benedictine religious order has prompted an unusual direct intervention by the Vatican, and caused a chill in

Share this article on Facebook Weak Economy: Americans Cut Spending for First Time in 20 months – Tuesday, August 02, 2011 By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON ( AP ) – Americans cut back on their spending in June for the first time in nearly two years

Share this article on Facebook WER’E BEING WATCHED!!!! – We’ve got some heavy hitters watching us do our broadcast. Better not spread any heresy today. :)

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Activists Want UN Women’s Office Promoting Abortion More – Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues director Marie Smith reports that the new United Nations office on women, UN-Women, is being criticized for not promoting

Share this article on Facebook Arkansans Against Planned Parenthood Combats Abortion Biz Expansion – In June, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH), a large and very aggressive affiliate, announced it would be opening a dozen new facilities in Iowa and Nebraska in

Share this article on Facebook Legacy of Population Control: 163 Million Missing Women – 163 million women are missing from Asia.  That is the entire female population of the United States.  The culprit is sex selective abortion according to Mara

Share this article on Facebook New York Times Omits Pro-Abortion Role in Pregnancy Center Attack – An arguably unconstitutional effort in San Francisco at regulating the speech of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers was portrayed by Times reporter Jesse McKinley as an

Share this article on Facebook Obama to Americans: Check Your Abortion Conscience at the Door – The press’s misnomer of the year, “free contraception,” is being compounded by a supposed “religious employer” exemption offered by Department of Health and Human

Share this article on Facebook Values Voters Bus Tour Promotes Pro-Life Values in GOP Race – At least two Republican presidential candidates will join three social conservative organizations to promote pro-life and values issues in Iowa leading up to the Ames

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Reminds UN of Parental Right to Teach Sexuality – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist During an address to a high-level UN meeting on youth last week, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt reminded the international body

Share this article on Facebook The Birth Control Mandate’s Phony Religious Exemption – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The so-called religious exemption that was crafted into new rules by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Share this article on Facebook The New “Super Congress”: Have We Created a Monster? – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Conservative lawmakers are beginning to sound a warning about the powerful new “Super Congress” that was created in the debt

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Church of St. Ann, Charlotte, North Carolina – One of our readers sends in the following news about a Mass in the usus antiquior offered on the patronal feast day of the parish of St. Ann in Charlotte, in the

Share this article on Facebook Exhibition of Work by Caravaggio and His Followers in Ottawa – My thanks go to a New Liturgical Movement reader who told me about an exhibition of the works of Caravaggio and his followers taking place at the National Gallery of

Share this article on Facebook Recent Vestment Work of Davis d’Ambly – * * * A bonus image: Website: Davis d’Ambly

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Come with me if you want to pray – We’re going on a field trip today. Over to Huffington Post , where you’ll find me writing about prayer. Just call me HuffPoust. Why the foray so far afield? Well, HuffPo

Share this article on Facebook Faith on the baseball field and off – What a great story about a man of great faith in today’s New York Times : Jack McKeon’s baseball days begin in a pew. At 8 on Tuesday morning, the Florida Marlins’

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Funny Joke about Denominations – This is an old joke by Emo Philips, once ranked as the funniest religious joke of all time: Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Don’t do it!” He

Share this article on Facebook Speaking at Marian Shrine in Walsingham England – Having a great time with on-fire Catholics at the Walsingham Marian Shrine in England. This shrine started in 1061 and was visited by most of the English kings until it

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #426 – Nostalgia – “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 aka Sister Maria Veritas – Some may remember watching a video , in the spring of 2010, in which a young Harvard grad named Mary Anne Marks — of Queens, New York — made an engaging and lively

Share this article on Facebook Something Wonderful – Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook The Secret Powers of Time – Click here to view the embedded video.

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ANSWERING THE LIES AND DECEITS OF AN ANONYMOUS ANTI-CATHOLIC CONCERNING THE ROSARY AND THE VIRGIN MARY – The Angel Gabriel with the Blessed Virgin Mary during the Annunciation… This Virgin of Nazareth is the HIGHLY FAVOURED OF GOD and of the Catholics but much rejected

Share this article on Facebook EXCHANGE WITH AN AGLIPAY 4 On Apostolic Succession – Sts. Timothy and Titus     Anonymous said… padre hindi pa po nasasagot ang aking katanungan.. maaari po bang pakisagot ng malinaw.. kindly explain to us what is

Share this article on Facebook JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH AND GOOD WORKS! – Mother Teresa of Calcutta Feeding the Hungry     Anonymous said… if a salvation (being saved) depends on acts of charity, what happen to Salvation by God’s grace? u

Share this article on Facebook QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CHANGE OF THE POPE’S NAME AFTER PAPAL ELECTION – Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger celebrating Mass at the opening of the Conclave 2005 which elected him as Pope… He chose the name Benedict.   Anonymous said… What is the

Share this article on Facebook THE ABSURDITY OF THE IGLESIA NI MANALO REASONING Part 3 – The Pantokrator – The All-Powerful, Eternal Christ   simplecatholic said… Fr. Abe, medyo iba po ang pananaw ko tungkol sa “pre-existence of Christ”, nais ko lang pong

Share this article on Facebook THE FAMOUS CHRYSTAL CATHEDRAL OF THE BORN AGAIN IN GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA IS NOW BANKRUPT! – Crystal Cathedral not for sale, announces church board   Garden Grove, Calif., August 1 ( CNA/EWTN News ) .- Despite the Diocese of Orange recently making a $50 million

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Sponsors Four Refugees to First UNHCR Refugee Congress, Convenes Its National Resettlement Services Network – WASHINGTON (August 3, 2011)—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is sponsoring four refugees to attend the UNHCR Refugee Congress August 2-4, in Washington.

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook My pressing request continues – I had two heavy intentions. I asked for your support for these intentions with prayer. I would like to add one more. To those who have written, thank you. As this time

Share this article on Facebook The intent of the liturgical reform? – A reader sent this. Would that this Pope were heeded — and would that he heeded his own advice! Paul VI on Liturgical Reform The proper implementation of the

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