Catholic News Headlines August 4, 2011


Aug. 3, 7pm—Aug. 4, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Wuerl expresses joy over planned JPII shrine in DC – Denver, Colo., Aug 4, 2011 / 10:16 am ( CNA ).- Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. praised the Knights of Columbus over the group’s recent purchase of the John

Share this article on Facebook Church and Justice Department bring lawsuits over Ala. immigration measure – Mobile, Ala., Aug 3, 2011 / 08:17 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Catholic Church and the Department of Justice have filed lawsuits to stop the enforcement of Alabama’s new

Share this article on Facebook Columnist discusses the ‘war on conscience and on children’ – Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2011 / 05:44 pm ( CNA ).- Catholic attorney and writer Mary Hasson recently discussed a new federal mandate that employers’ health care plans

Share this article on Facebook European politician calls new generation to defend Christianity – Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2011 / 05:29 am ( CNA ).- One of Europe’s foremost Catholic political thinkers has called for a new generation of politicians to defend and promote

Share this article on Facebook Fukushima children promise Pope they will persevere through nuclear tragedy – Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2011 / 12:10 pm ( CNA ).- Twenty elementary school children from northeast Japan promised Pope Benedict “they would never give up” in the face of

Share this article on Facebook Mary’s Meals steps in to help drought stricken Kenya – Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2011 / 01:30 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Over 6,000 children in drought-stricken east Africa will receive a daily meal from this week onward. It is all

Share this article on Facebook Papal Nuncio: World Youth Day will transcend Spain’s economic woes – Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2011 / 03:53 pm ( CNA ).- When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Spain for World Youth Day in 18 days time he will find a country gripped by economic

Share this article on Facebook Sioux Falls celebrates restoration of St. Joseph Cathedral – Sioux City, Iowa, Aug 4, 2011 / 12:59 am ( CNA ).- The Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota recently celebrated the interior restoration of its Cathedral of St. Joseph,

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Dozens killed in Syrian tank attack in Hama – At least 45 unarmed civilians have been killed in a deadly attack in the Syrian city of Hama. Syrian President …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook U.S. public debt now on par with Italy’s and Belgium’s – President Barack Obama signed into law this week an increase in the debt ceiling in order to address the …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Mother claims daughter’s story about infamous uncle D. B. Cooper is true – Marla Cooper always insisted that her late uncle, Lynn Doyle Cooper was the infamous skyjacker D. B. Cooper, who …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Bishop, parishioners, plant trees on Mt. Apo – DIGOS, Davao del Sur, August 4, 2011―Parishioners of three parishes in Digos diocese planted around 500 trees on the slopes of Mt. Apo to mark the closing of the

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Mother Needs Your Prayers – As a Catholic blogger, I’m constantly surprised and overwhelmed at the beauty and faith of people I don’t know. I sometimes click around and end up on blogs that I’ve

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Barron on Morality and Relationships – Awesome. As always. HT Word on Fire

Share this article on Facebook Let’s Pimp the Popemobile – OK. I’m gonna’ play it straight with you. The original old school 21 foot long Popemobile with the bubble on top is up for sale. And I don’t know how to say this without

Share this article on Facebook Perry Supports Constitutional Abortion Amendment – Rick Perry talks about low taxes which is all great but then he really starts saying the right things saying he supports a constitutional amendment against abortion and

Share this article on Facebook Stupidest Thing You Will Read Today – Besides being just ridiculously stupid, Eugene Cullen Kennedy at the Reporter manages to brutalize a metaphor so badly, its in a coma. You will may end up in a coma as

Share this article on Facebook Vote Your Priest Off The Island – Whoa. Can you imagine the mischief we could make with a system like this in the States? If there’s one thing people are opinionated about besides politics, it’s

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Share this article on Facebook Cry Room Conundrum – Rachel Balducci: Are they all that bad? | For the first time in a long while, I am a frequent visitor of the dreaded Cry Room. It’s not my favorite place to hang out,

Share this article on Facebook Foot Loose – Rachel Balducci: A new approach to exercise | I came across an article today touting the benefits of exercising barefoot and all the ways this approach can help your

Share this article on Facebook Fun With Flash Drives – DariaSockey: | This week’s Staples back-to-school ad featured flash drives meant to appeal to the 6 to 10- year -old crowd. It prompted my 20-year-old son, Joseph, to

Share this article on Facebook Love and Stuff – 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:

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Share this article on Facebook SCIENTISTS: “Dieting is stressful and makes you irritable and angry” – And in other news? GET THE STORY.

Share this article on Facebook Should America Elect a Polytheist Who Claims to Be Christian? – I’m well known for holding the position that abortion is the black hole political issue of our time. Given the number of people it kills every year, it outmasses

Share this article on Facebook You know how salt is bad for everybody and we all need to eat less of it? – Not so much. Just one more reminder that most diet advice is wrong. I’ve been aware of this evidence for some time, but it’s nice to see Scientific American publicizing

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – The Easy Part

Share this article on Facebook Court rules ‘bubble laws’ apply both to aboriton clinic escorts and sidewalk counselors – An Oakland “bubble ordinance” enacted against pro-life protesters should also apply to clinic “escorts,” a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling means that clinic

Share this article on Facebook Dana May Throw Hat In Ring For Irish Presidency – Former Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon is considering putting her name forward for the third time – after potential rival Senator David Norris quit

Share this article on Facebook European politician calls new generation to defend Christianity – Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2011 (CNA) One of Europe’s foremost Catholic political thinkers has called for a new generation of politicians to defend and promote orthodox

Share this article on Facebook Famine now threatens half of Somalia’s people – A devastating famine in the Horn of Africa has spread across three more regions of Somalia, relief officials warn, citing UN reports. More than 11 million people are now

Share this article on Facebook Indonesia: 2 house churches burned to ground – Two Christian house churches have been burned to the ground in Riau, a province on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra. Since 1967, an estimated 1,200 churches have

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey man ordered to remove cross from his front yard – Citing zoning ordinances, officials in Livingston, New Jersey, have twice ordered a homeowner to remove a cross from his front yard. Patrick Racaniello placed the first

Share this article on Facebook Religion ‘purifies’ politics, Cardinal Burke says – Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest court, said on Aug. 2 that without religion in society, political leaders run the risk violating the fundamental

Share this article on Facebook The story of St. Cure of Ars, a Saint who led by example

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – August 4, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Aug. 4 Live from the Catholic Marketing Network in Philadelphia 4:00 – Summer of Mercy 2.0 In response to what the Holy

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Americans Oppose Obama Decision to Force Birth Control Coverage – A new poll released today by Rasmussen Reports finds Americans strongly oppose the decision by the Obama administration force insurance companies to cover birth control

Share this article on Facebook Bill Hits Back on Obama Admin’s Forcing Abortion Drug Coverage – The Obama administration announced this week that it would adopt the guidelines an agency recommended that would force insurance companies to cover birth control and

Share this article on Facebook Hey San Francisco, Quit Trashing Pro-Woman Pregnancy Centers – The current American political climate is often characterized with two words-partisan politics. This phrase carries a lot of negativity with it, maybe more so than it

Share this article on Facebook Latin American Nations Pressured by Europe to Weaken Pro-Life Laws – New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — Western governments are pressuring Latin American countries to liberalize their abortion laws, by using a new UN human rights process

Share this article on Facebook Maryland Abortion Regulations Draw Pro-Life Groups’ Support – New regulations put forward by the Maryland health department are getting support from pro-life groups that say they could go a long way in protecting women, unborn

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Session Poses Cloning, Embryonic Research Concerns – A Missouri pro-life group is concerned that a special session of the state legislature could open the door for forcing taxpayers in the state to finance human cloning

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina: Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop New Pro-Life Law – The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed suit against the state of North Carolina to stop anew pro-life law that would allow women a chance to see an

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers Right to Take on Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – In the movement to restore the life rights for the unborn child, some abortion supporting critiques have said things like, “Why are pro-lifers focused on Planned

Share this article on Facebook Recalling Catholic Opposition to Nazi Euthanasia Program – H/T to Deacon Greg Kandra who posted this yesterday on the 70th Anniversary of this Homily. This comes from historyplace.com which has an excellent repository of

Share this article on Facebook Rick Perry Uses Own Adult Stem Cells for Back Surgery – Rick Perry, the Texas governor and possible Republican presidential hopeful, had back surgery recently that was credited as part of the reason why he has delayed a

Share this article on Facebook Ron Paul Blasts Obama Forcing Coverage of Abortion, Birth Control – Congressman Ron Paul, one of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates, is out with a statement today blasting the Obama administration for its decision to force

Share this article on Facebook West Virginia Man Assaults Girlfriend After Abortion Refusal – A West Virginia man faces charges from police that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend after she refused his request to get an abortion upon learning of her pregnancy. Police

Share this article on Facebook Will Abortionist’s Empire Crumble After Botched Abortion Verdict? – Reading Internet stories about late-term Florida abortionist James Pendergraft is like walking through a funhouse mirror – only the warped, grotesque image is the one

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Biased’ Fox Detroit News report pins Molotov cocktail on pro-lifers – by John-Henry Westen DETROIT, August 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Detroit news report has unfairly implicated local pro-life advocates for a molotov cocktail thrown at

Share this article on Facebook 2011 List of TV networks which most promote homosexuality – by Thaddeus Baklinski August 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has released its new listing of TV networks rated

Share this article on Facebook Linda Gibbons arrested for silent witness outside Toronto abortion mill – by John-Henry Westen TORONTO, August 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews reporter and managing director Steve Jalsevac was live-blogging and taking photos from the

Share this article on Facebook Mother of four faces deportation to China, forced sterilization – by Christine Dhanagom WASHINGTON, D.C., August 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A mother of four American children may be deported to China where she will face forced

Share this article on Facebook Obama judge gives green light to Driehaus suit against Susan B. Anthony List – by Jeremy Kryn Cincinnati, OH, August 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Monday, an Obama-nominated federal judge ruled that former Ohio Congressman Steve Driehaus may

Share this article on Facebook Pelosi trying to bait Bachmann on homosexuality – by John-Henry Westen How shameless can you get?! Here is the self-professed Catholic politician Nancy Pelosi trying to bait Republican Presidential candidate Michelle

Share this article on Facebook São Paulo city council approves Heterosexual Pride Day to confront Gay Pride – by Thaddeus Baklinski SÃO PAULO, Brazil, August 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – South America’s largest city, which hosts what is reported to be the wold’s largest ‘gay

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Cardinal Burke: In today’s society ‘morality has ceased to exist’ – by John-Henry Westen DENVER, August 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest court, delivered a dire yet hopeful message about

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Blowback for Gay Activists in Florida – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The typical bullying tactics of homosexual activists appears to be backfiring in the state of Florida where even a secular

Share this article on Facebook Boy Cured by Possible Miracle Says He Saw God During His Ordeal – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Eleven year-old Jake Finkbonner, who nearly died five years ago from a flesh-eating infection, says he went to heaven during

Share this article on Facebook Feds Charge 72 People in Massive Child Porn Ring – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The largest-ever investigation of international child porn networks resulted in charging 72 people with the crime of

Share this article on Facebook The Changing Face of US Parishes – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study of Catholic parish life has found that even though the number of Catholic parishes in the U.S. has decreased, the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Further Examples of the Other Modern in Vestment Work – On occasion, we have shown a few examples of “Other Modern” work in the area of vestments. Specifically I would point you to Jugendstil Vestments from Klosterneuburg ,

Share this article on Facebook Papa Stronsay, the New Northern Thebaid – The feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, which we celebrated two days ago, provides me with the opportunity to present a recent journey to the Redemptorist island of

Share this article on Facebook Video Resource Summarizing New English Translation of Roman Missal – (Via CMR )

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Heartbreak and hunger in Somalia – By Mary DeTurris Poust The desperate situation in Somalia and in refugee camps in Kenya filled to beyond overflowing with starving men, women and children cries out for

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Mosques in America Subversive Plans – My Arab Christian friend in the Middle East writes, ” The most recent edition of the Middle East Quarterly includes an exhaustive peer reviewed study of Mosques in the

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #581 – The Least of the Little Ones #1 – “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 Great Reads in No Particular Order – I feel like I’ve been remiss in directing your attention Catholic-Portal-page-wide — bad of me, as there’s some good stuff up! Julie Davis is writing about how she was

Share this article on Facebook Humorless Dem’s Bad “Temperamint” – So, in Knoxville, Tennessee , Joe Armstrong — a humorless Democrat state representative — goes into a college bookstore and sees these silly things: And what does he do?

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ANG PANGALAN NG TUNAY NA IGLESIA – The Church of the Miracle of Cana in Kafr, Cana, Galilee… This is one of the Catholic houses of worships in Galiee and in the Holy Land… Anonymous said… Saan ba

Share this article on Facebook Archaeologists Report Finding St. Philip’s Tomb – St. Philip the Apostle by El Greco ROME, JULY 29, 2011 ( Zenit.org ).- Archaeologists are asserting that they have uncovered the tomb of the Apostle Philip. The

Share this article on Facebook CATHOLIC NUN SERVING THE LEPROUS IN BANGALORE FOR ABOUT 3 DECADES ALLOWED TO STAY – Sis. Jean McEwan greeting a Leprous by shake hands… She served them with love for more than 30 years… Bangalore’s own ‘Mother Teresa’ can remain after visa extension

Share this article on Facebook DOCTORS FOR LIFE TARGETS CONTROVERSIAL PHILIPPINE RH BILL – Doctors for Life Targets Controversial Philippine RH Bill By Adam Cassandra – June 23, 2011 A new organization of doctors from across the Philippines dedicated to

Share this article on Facebook GOD PROTECTED MARY FROM SATAN – The Virgin and Child – The Messiah on the arms of His highly favored Mother mdizon-cool said… question: nasaan po ito sa verse na ginamit niyo? “THUS, BY GOD’S

Share this article on Facebook KATANUNGAN HINGGIL SA PANALANGIN PARA SA MGA YUMAO – Icon depicting the Virgin and Child with the Carmelite Saints…     Anonymous said… Father Ave, Napakarami ko pong natutunan sa blog na ito, sa ikatitibay pa po ng

Share this article on Facebook THE MESSAGE OF POPE BENEDICT XVI TO THE SOMASCAN FATHERS! – St. Jerome Emiliani with Mary the Mother of Orphans     Pope’s Message to Somascan Fathers “Poverty of Love”: “Root of Every Serious Human Problem” CASTEL GANDOLFO,

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Escape from CASTLLLLE DAAANGERRR! – We concluded our wonderful gathering of priests this morning and all now scatter back upon the four winds. And so I leave CASTLLLE DAAANGERRR once again. But first a

Share this article on Facebook The horns of a health care dilemma – I’ll bet they had a good laugh about this one at the White House. I saw this from the Catholic League. OBAMA PLAYS CATCH-22 WITH RELIGIOUS GROUPS Catholic League

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