Catholic News Headlines August 5, 2011


Aug. 4, 7pm—Aug. 5, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Arab expert: Regime change in Syria will be bad for Christians – Rome, Italy, Aug 5, 2011 / 04:17 pm ( CNA ).- One of Rome’s leading experts on Christianity in the Arab world says the fall of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria would

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Lori: Bishops and priests stand in solidarity with Knights of Columbus – Denver, Colo., Aug 5, 2011 / 12:26 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On the Feast of St. John Vianney Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn. told the Knights of Columbus that

Share this article on Facebook Caritas in Venezuela denounces kidnappings carried out by rebel groups – Bogotá, Colombia, Aug 5, 2011 / 05:53 pm ( CNA ).- The director of Caritas in the Venezuelan state of Tachira recently denounced the presence of Colombian rebel groups

Share this article on Facebook Illegal immigrants are first ‘mothers and fathers, sons and daughters,’ says Archbishop Gomez – Denver, Colo., Aug 4, 2011 / 07:59 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said on Aug. 3 that most illegal immigrants are forced to leave their

Share this article on Facebook Mayor only expressed Rio’s desire to host 2013 World Youth Day, says archdiocese – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 5, 2011 / 01:39 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro addressed recent comments made by the city’s mayor, claiming that

Share this article on Facebook NY Catholic school principal fired in race controversy – New York City, N.Y., Aug 5, 2011 / 01:01 am ( CNA ).- A parish pastor in New York City has fired Catholic school principal Frank Borzellieri after controversy over his

Share this article on Facebook Priest makes bobblehead doll of Ohio’s Bishop Trautman – Erie, Pa., Aug 5, 2011 / 05:42 am ( CNA ).- Bishop Donald W. Trautman of Erie, Ohio, and every one of his priests, now has a bobblehead doll in his likeness thanks to

Share this article on Facebook Religious order to pay $24 million to Delaware clergy abuse victims – Dover, Del., Aug 5, 2011 / 01:01 pm ( CNA ).- The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales agreed on Aug. 4 to pay $24.8 million to settle lawsuits with 39 victims of clerical

Share this article on Facebook World Youth Day to provide $143 million boost to Spanish economy – Rome, Italy, Aug 5, 2011 / 10:01 am ( CNA ).- The head of Madrid’s Housing and Economy Office, Percival Manglano, confirmed Aug. 2 that World Youth Day is expected to

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook 29,000 children dead from Somalia famine in three-month period – U.S. officials say that 29,000 children have died as a result of the famine in Somalia in the last 90 days. In …

Share this article on Facebook Entire 20-man force quits, leaving 13,000 in Mexico town without local police force – The entire 20-man police force has resigned in the northern Mexican town of Ascension after a series of attacks …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Photos add credence to flowing, salt-like water on the planet Mars – NASA reports that recent photos of Mars reveal “dark, finger-like features” that change …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Don Bosco priest seeks reforms for Mindanao vocational schools – MATI, Davao Oriental, August 5, 2011―A priest of Don Bosco has asked government leaders to standardize the budget allocation for government technical school and other

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook San Fran to Make It Illegal for CPC’s Not to Abort – In one of the more blatant attempts to silence pro-lifers, the city that attempted to ban circumcision is now attempting to make it illegal for crisis pregnancy centers

Share this article on Facebook Stamina Pill for Men Made of Dead Babies – A documentary set to air in South Korea tomorrow is alleging that Chinese hospitals are selling aborted babies and stillborn children to a drug company which is grinding

Share this article on Facebook Trailer for Pro-Life Movie “Doonby” – Big Hollywood is calling this movie “anti-abortion.” And hey, Robert Davi’s in it so it’s gotta’ be good. I’m always looking for decent movies with some quality to them.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Encourages Devotion To Our Lady Of The Angels, Patroness Of Costa Rica – In a recent letter, Pope Benedict XVI wrote that devotion to Our Lady of the Angels is a sacred sign of the Christian religion and the faith in Latin America. His letter

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Lori: Bishops And Priests Stand In Solidarity With Knights Of Columbus – On the Feast of St. John Vianney Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Conn. told the Knights of Columbus that bishops and priests are in solidarity with them on “the

Share this article on Facebook Five Million Signatures Gathered For Colombian Pro-Life Amendment – Supporters of a pro-life constitutional amendment have presented a petition signed by more than five million voters to the Colombian Congress, urging lawmakers to pass

Share this article on Facebook Illegal Immigrants Are First ‘Mothers And Fathers, Sons And Daughters,’ Says Archbishop Gomez – Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said on Aug. 3 that most illegal immigrants are forced to leave their homeland in order to provide a better life for their

Share this article on Facebook Inhuman To Remain Indifferent – 2011-08-04 L’Osservatore Romano “There is no worse deaf man than he who does not want to listen and no worse blind man that he who does not want to see.” The words of

Share this article on Facebook Less Kneeling And More Standing For Scottish Catholics At Mass – Scottish Catholics will soon be told to stand during parts of the Mass where they have traditionally knelt. The instruction from the Bishops of Scotland, which has not

Share this article on Facebook Mary’s Meals Steps In To Help Drought Stricken Kenya – Over 6,000 children in drought-stricken east Africa will receive a daily meal from this week onward. It is all thanks a charity founded by a Catholic aid worker who was

Share this article on Facebook Mass Should Not Become A Show, Warns Venezuelan Cardinal – Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela has exhorted priests to cultivate love for the Eucharist and to respect “the structure and nature of the Mass.” “We

Share this article on Facebook Mayor Only Expressed Rio’s Desire To Host 2013 World Youth Day, Says Archdiocese – The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro addressed recent comments made by the city’s mayor, claiming that the 2013 World Youth Day will be held in Rio. The press secretary for

Share this article on Facebook Michigan Bishops: Immigration Policy, Not Immigrants, Cause Of Problems – The Catholic bishops of Michigan have voiced “deep concern” about the effectiveness of the U.S. immigration system and the lack of a consistent federal policy. They said

Share this article on Facebook The Priesthood In Ireland – A Life Of Joy And Fulfillment – Despite recent attacks upon the Catholic priesthood from the highest levels of Irish society, Father John McCarthy maintains that being a priest in Ireland is a life of

Share this article on Facebook Western Powers Pressure Needy Nations To Accept Abortion, Homosexuality – Western nations are using their financial power, and their clout at the UN, to pressure less nations to accept legal abortion and homosexuality, the Catholic Family &

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook “We Will Never Stop Witnessing to Christ” – Rebecca Teti: | Wednesday morning a Catholic church was bombed in Kirkuk. For some reason, as I used to say when I was a Protestant, the Lord has laid the Christians of

Share this article on Facebook Courtesy & Kindness – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast! | On this week’s episode of the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Rebecca,

Share this article on Facebook Tax Free Back-to-School Savings – Danielle Bean: | My kids are going to be upset with me now that I’ve gone and used that dreaded phrase— Back to School—this early in the month. But that’s what Bargain

Share this article on Facebook Teach Your Children Well – 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:

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – August 5, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Aug. 5 Live from the Catholic Marketing Network in Philadelphia 4:00 – The Christ Connection: How the World Religions

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Catholic College Professor Blasts Pro-Life Work of Bishops – Bianca Laureano, a professor at College of Mount Saint Vincent is under fire for contributing to a pro-abortion blog and criticizing the pro-life work of the nation’s

Share this article on Facebook Christians: Don’t Turn Your Back on IVF-Conceived Children – Recently a mother who conceived her child through in vitro fertilization (IVF) wrote to a Washington Post advice column. Her parents objected to the immoral manner of

Share this article on Facebook Dozens Protest Catholic Hospital’s Relationship With Abortionist – A Catholic hospital in Durango, Colorado faced protests yesterday from dozens of pro-life advocates upset that Mercy Regional Medical Center associates with abortion

Share this article on Facebook Interview: Obama Admin Responsible for Legal Abortion in Kenya – In a new video interview, Father Raphael Wanjohi, the director of Human Life International Kenya, a pro-life organization, says the effect of the new Constitution the

Share this article on Facebook Obama Birth Control Decision Labels Pregnancy a Disease – By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has decided to re-define

Share this article on Facebook On Rick Perry and Abortion: It’s a State and Federal Issue – LifeNews has extensively reported on the pro-life abortion views of Texas governor, and possible Republican presidential candidate, Rick Perry. The governor recently

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Firm Defends Indiana Law De-Funding Planned Parenthood – A pro-life law firm has filed legal papers with an appeals court defending the law the state recently-approved that revokes taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood

Share this article on Facebook Romney Picks Pro-Life Conservatives as Top Judicial Advisors – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has assembled a team of pro-life, conservative legal heavyweights to advise him on legal matters — specifically on the

Share this article on Facebook San Francisco Would Censor Internet to Attack Pregnancy Centers – The city of San Francisco has launched an aggressive two-pronged attack on pregnancy centers there that help women find abortion alternatives — both a law going after

Share this article on Facebook Texas Legislators Defend Pro-Life Ultrasound Bill in Court – Texas state legislators are defending an ultrasound bill in court that allows women a chance to see an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion. The bill is the

Share this article on Facebook Webcam Abortions Don’t Make Abortion Either Safe or Rare – A new study says the growing practice of tele-medicine abortions, in which women are prescribed abortion-inducing medications without having a physician present, is

Share this article on Facebook Woman Who Regrets Abortion Leads Protest of LeRoy Carhart – Kelly Stauffer, who underwent a late-term abortion at 14, will be a featured speaker today as pro-life protests continue outside the Maryland office of late-term

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Flap Continues Over “DisappointMINTS” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Charges of hypocrisy are flying in the wake of a decision by a University of Tennessee bookstore to stop selling breath mints

Share this article on Facebook Novel New Confessionals Erected for World Youth Day – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Young people who want to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation at World Youth Day will be able to do so

Share this article on Facebook Outrage Grows over Magazine’s Exploitation of 10 Year-Old Girl – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Only days after the U.S. Department of Justice busted a huge international pedophile ring, French Vogue is once

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Latest Issue of Sacred Architecture Journal – Many of our readers will be interested to know that the latest issue of Sacred Architecture journal has come out. For those who don’t subscribe to the print version of

Share this article on Facebook Mosaic Floors of 1500 Year Old Church – Earlier this year a story was reported about the finding of the remains of a 1500 year old church in Hirbet Madras, Israel. What particularly struck me about the remains

Share this article on Facebook The Angelic Life: Monasticism – Is it your vocation?

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Shaw: A proposal for solving the Catholic marriage crisis – By Russell Shaw A word of caution at the start. Don’t read what follows as a suggestion or even a veiled hint that the Catholic Church and other defenders of traditional

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Can Relics and Sacramentals Relay the Power of God? – Some might claim that Catholic teaching on relics and Sacramentals is unbiblical. Really? Check out these biblical passages: So extraordinary were the mighty deeds God

Share this article on Facebook Funny: Psychic Fair Cancelled

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #582 – The Least of the Little Ones #2 – “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 Today’s Earworm – Don’t you hate it when you wake up with a song in your head, and it just stays there, all day long? So, I woke up with this on in my head. When I was little I thought he

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook KATANUNGAN HINGGIL SA PAGHUHUKOM SA MGA YUMAO – The Risen Lord descended on the Abode of the Dead     Anonymous said… Father, question lang po, sa Credo, nababanggit po yung, “..to judge the living and the dead” .

Share this article on Facebook PAGDEFENSA SA CREDEBILIDAD NG BIBLIA – Ancient goatskin bible in Kibran Gebriel Church (Bahir Dar) at Lake Tana Monasteries in Ethiopia Anonymous said… Good day father.. may nakasagutan ako n friend ko sa

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 1st Friday! – Don’t forget: today is a 1st Friday.

Share this article on Facebook A survey suggests something about our Catholic identity – Since I have barely been online for some days, I just found out about an article by Laurie Goodstein of the NYT about a study done by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center, a

Share this article on Facebook August is the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – August is the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary DAILY OFFERING TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers,

Share this article on Facebook Dedication of St. Mary Major: Pope Liberius, St. Athanasius, and a miracle – Pope Liberius (352-366) was Bishop of Rome in difficult times. In 350 the Emperor Constans was assassinated and Constantius became the sole Emperor by defeating

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: What to do with Missals with the old translation? – From a priest: When the new missals wit the new translation go into force, what are we supposed to do with all these old missals? A good question! This touches on what

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time: sheer audacity – This coming Sunday’s Collect, or “Opening Prayer” as it has been called, was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th

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