Catholic News Headlines August 12, 2011


Aug. 11, 7pm—Aug. 12, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI to enjoy traditional lunch with Spanish bishops – Madrid, Spain, Aug 12, 2011 / 05:57 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Pope Benedict XVI will enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch with the cardinals, bishops and auxiliary bishops

Share this article on Facebook Canada sending 6,000 to World Youth Day – Ottawa, Canada, Aug 12, 2011 / 02:27 am ( CNA ).- A contingent of 6,000 Canadian Catholics will attend World Youth Day in Madrid, where they will hold their first ever

Share this article on Facebook New York City’s mandatory sex ed program draws fire – New York City, N.Y., Aug 12, 2011 / 06:00 am ( CNA ).- The City of New York’s new requirement that one semester of sex education be taught in all public middle and high

Share this article on Facebook Pope eagerly anticipating meeting world’s youth in Madrid – Vatican City, Aug 12, 2011 / 11:50 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI is eager to meet the vast crowds of young people who are gathering in Madrid and is looking

Share this article on Facebook Pope offers special indulgence to World Youth Day pilgrims – Vatican City, Aug 12, 2011 / 10:33 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI has declared that pilgrims to World Youth Day in Madrid will be able to obtain a special

Share this article on Facebook Spanish archbishop: Catholics have the right to freedom of expression – Madrid, Spain, Aug 12, 2011 / 02:07 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Toledo, Spain spoke out Aug. 11 in defense of World Youth Day 2011. He said that Spain

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Child Actor Lucy Hussey-Bergonzi, 13, Saved from Death through Baptismal Water – The teenager was in a coma and on life support when doctors performed emergency operations. Five days later the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Clinton urges world community to sanction Syria in wake of brutal crackdown – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging the international community to ratchet up sanctions against …

Share this article on Facebook Scholars labor tirelessly to correct ‘mistakes’ in Old Testament – Scholars at the Hebrew University campus in Israel have been diligently working for 53 years on publishing the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Republican candidates called on carpet for waffling on issues – Republican candidates who are in the running for president are being called on the carpet for waffling on their …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Obama’s requirement for all Americans to buy health insurance ruled unconstitutional – A Federal appeals court has ruled today that President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, which …

Share this article on Facebook Post office requests that it layoff more than 30 percent of staff, 220,000 by 2015 – According to documents obtained by CNNMoney, the United States Postal Service is reportedly in such dire …

Share this article on Facebook Vampire bat attack! Migrant worker becomes first U.S. fatality – A 19-year-old Mexican migrant worker who was bitten by a vampire bat in Michoacán, Mexico later fell …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Cebu passes anti-RH bill resolution – CEBU City, August 12, 2011—The Cebu Provincial Board unanimously passed on August 8 a resolution opposing the Reproductive Health (RH) bill pending in Congress after

Share this article on Facebook Mati diocese hosts DADITAMA Divine Mercy convention – MATI City, Davao Oriental, August 13, 2011― Around 2,500 delegates attended the 4th DADITAMA Divine Mercy Convention held at the Shrine and Parish Church of the Divine

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Clinic Workers Defile Crosses – This is just weird. Abortion clinic workers cross the street to destroy crosses in the sand. What, are they vampires?

Share this article on Facebook Amazing Cathedral Of Salt – Just when you think you have seen it all. New Advent links to a story about an underground cathedral built entirely of salt by devout Polish salt miners. Simply

Share this article on Facebook Teenage Exorcist Schools? Really. – This seems like a great idea for a show on the CW but maybe not so much for reality. The Daily Mail reports: The five teenage girls might look like they’re in a normal

Share this article on Facebook This Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity – Do yourself a favor and watch this video and have your faith in humanity restored. Seriously. Click here to watch it.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Jean Laffitte Warns Against Overemphasizing Sexual Aspects Of Theology Of Human Love – Bishop Jean Laffitte is warning against focusing too intently on the sexual aspect of Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, which he says runs the risk of

Share this article on Facebook Captive Chinese Priest Keeps Faith Despite Isolation And Malnourishment – Chinese officials have released a young Catholic priest nearly four months after plainclothes police detained him. He was held in isolation for nearly two months and

Share this article on Facebook Dominican Nuns Serve Heroically In Midst Of Iraq’s Violence – In an interview with the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, two Iraqi Dominican nuns recounted their efforts to serve the Church and the needy in the nation amidst

Share this article on Facebook Indulgence Available For World Youth Day Participants – The Vatican has announced a plenary indulgence for participants in next week’s World Youth Day festivities in Madrid. At the request of Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi Bishop: Politicians Ultimately Responsible For Continued Persecution – The Iraqi government’s failure to provide security is at the root of the recent bombing of a Syrian Catholic church in Kirkuk, according to one of the nation’s leading

Share this article on Facebook One-Third Of World’s People Subject To Growing Restrictions On Religion – A new study by the Pew Forum has found that restrictions on religion are rising in countries that account for one-third of the world’s population. Restraints on

Share this article on Facebook Pope Eagerly Anticipating Meeting World’s Youth In Madrid – Pope Benedict XVI is eager to meet the vast crowds of young people who are gathering in Madrid and is looking forward to the “wonderfully spiritual” moments that will

Share this article on Facebook Shrines Urged: Balance Popular Piety With Liturgy, Encourage Confessions – In a message to the rectors of Catholic shrines throughout the world, the Vatican has emphasized that popular piety must not supersede the Church’s official liturgy. The

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Beware The Giant Hand Of Condescension – Rebecca Teti: | Not to ignite another heated internet discussion about how heated internet discussions can get, but… this is too amusing not to share.

Share this article on Facebook School Daze – 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:

Share this article on Facebook Working Moms and The Hunger Games – 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), it’s just

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Aww, It’s So Cute (Part II) – The Hello Kitty 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol (with matching holster!) INFO HERE. When I showed the picture of the Helly Kitty AR-15 Rifle, a Facebook friend suggested such

Share this article on Facebook DEBATE: Is Fr. Bourgeois Right on Women Priests? – At the time I did my previous post on Fr. Roy Bourgeois, I did not have access to the letter to his religious superiors in which he was said to make five argument for

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Jean Laffitte warns against overemphasizing sexual aspects of Theology of Human Love – Denver, Colo., Aug 11, 2011 (CNA/EWTN News) Bishop Jean Laffitte is warning against focusing too intently on the sexual aspect of Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – August 12, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Aug. 12 Live From Des Moines and the Iowa State Fair 4:00 – Kresta Comments 4:40 – Rise of the Planet of the Apes /

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Activists in India Resist Efforts to Stop Gendercide – A group of abortion activists in India, including Bollywood personalities, teachers and journalists, signed onto a letter this week to government officials resisting

Share this article on Facebook Appeals Court Rules Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional – A federal appeals court today issued a ruling agreeing with a federal judge’s decision ruling the individual mandate at the heart of Obamacare is unconstitutional. In

Share this article on Facebook Appeals Court: Obamacare Individual Mandate Unconstitutional – A federal appeals court today issued a ruling agreeing with a federal judge’s decision ruling the individual mandate at the heart of Obamacare is unconstitutional. In

Share this article on Facebook Austin, Texas’ Travis County Ends Tax Funding of Abortion – In Texas, pro-life advocates are overjoyed by the decision by the Central Health board vote yesterday to unanimously agree to ending taxpayer financing of abortions in

Share this article on Facebook Austrian Health Minister Alois Stöger Wants More Abortions – Austrian Health Minister Alois Stöger recently announced plans to expand abortion services in Austria, saying that state-funded hospitals across the country should

Share this article on Facebook Bachmann Misrepresents Pawlenty’s Pro-Life View in GOP Debate – Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is strongly pro-life, but she misrepresented pro-life issues during the Republican debate in Iowa on Thursday night — during which GOP

Share this article on Facebook British Nurses Win Bid Against Working at Abortion Business – Two British nurses have won their bid by successfully suing to say that the Equality Act made it so they should not have been forced to work one day a week at a local

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Church: Unborn Children Have a Soul at Conception – We continue our study today of a little-known and little-studied 1974 document from the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith entitled: Declaration on

Share this article on Facebook Chili’s Restaurant Cancels Planned Parenthood Fundraiser – A Chili’s restaurant in California is getting applause from local pro-life advocates for canceling a fundraiser it has scheduled to host for the Planned Parenthood

Share this article on Facebook GOP Presidential Candidates Push Pro-Life Themes in Debate – In a debate filled with fireworks and candidates dueling each other on multiple fronts on other political issues, some of the GOP presidential hopefuls struck pro-life

Share this article on Facebook NARAL Slams Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Pro-Life Abortion Record – Sensing the Texas governor is one day away from announcing that he will join the Republican presidential field, the pro-abortion organization NARAL today launched a

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Alaska Agrees to Debate Abstinence Education – Two of the more recognizable leaders from both sides of the often-heated debates on sexual health in Alaska have agreed to meet on radio for a third time — this time to

Share this article on Facebook Republican Debate Should Have Emphasized Pro-Life Issues More – It should come as no surprise that so little of the coverage of last night’s Republican presidential debate in Ames, Iowa, has involved talk of the pro-life issue. The

Share this article on Facebook The Radicalization of Adoption Threatens Black Children – Adoption is a powerful and emotionally potent act, for the birth mother and the prospective parents. The act of relinquishing a child to someone else and to take in a

Share this article on Facebook UN Indifferent to Sex Selection Abortions, Says New Book – New York, NY  (LifeNews/CFAM) — One night in 1978 a student in Delhi’s most prestigious obstetrics program reported for his first delivery. Just then he saw a cat bound

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook NY Bishop Promises to Help Parents “Assert Rights” in Sex Ed Controversy – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Bishop Nicholas D’Marzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn is promising to assist parents who wish to assert their parental rights

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Chaplain Caught Deceiving Mississippi Voters – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Mississippi voters were in an uproar on Wednesday when Planned Parenthood Seattle Chaplain Vincent Lachina was exposed during a

Share this article on Facebook Prominent Attorney Busted for Operating Surrogate-Baby Selling Ring – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The American surrogacy industry is reeling after news broke that a high-profile California attorney who specialized in

Share this article on Facebook Tattoos are Risky, says New CDC Study – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study by the Centers for Disease Control analyzed chronic skin infections that erupt after tattooing and found that they

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook Dear Greenypantses: This Is Why No One Likes You – By Simcha Fisher | Afraid the world is getting smarter?  Set your fears to rest with this story from my increasingly schizophrenic home state of New Hampshire, where we

Share this article on Facebook I Am a Cosmic Killjoy – By Mark Shea | As Chesterton famously did not observe, when people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing.  They believe in anything.  One of the

Share this article on Facebook What Pro-Choice Intellectual Honesty Looks Like – By Jennifer Fulwiler | I hope that everyone who is pro-choice reads this article from Wednesday’s New York Times, because it highlights a seldom-discussed side of the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Atchley’s History of the Use of Incense in Divine Worship – I was very pleased when, a year or so ago, I had been able to acquire this particular volume for my own library, and I was delighted to see that it has also been scanned

Share this article on Facebook August 7th, 2011: Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite, Portland

Share this article on Facebook Lauds at the Abbey of Le Barroux – We have frequently shown photos and some video of Mass at the Benedictine Abbey of Le Barroux, but I recently came across this amateur video which shows the monks of the

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Culture of death advances, one baby at a time – The world of reproductive options and fertility treatments just gets scarier and scarier. And sadder and sadder. The details from a New York Times story: As Jenny lay on

Share this article on Facebook Strangers respond to desperate single mom – Something uplifting for your Friday afternoon. Watch and be inspired as grocery store customers in this episode of the TV show “What Would You Do?” come to the aid of a

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Back in London, Police Everywhere – Janet and I just arrived back in London after six days of touring England, Scotland and Wales. Many blessings! We arrived back to a relatively quiet London but police

Share this article on Facebook Debut of Grandson Daniel Xavier Ray – My son Jesse with little Bella who said of her new brother, “I wuv Danny.” This is grandson number 6, grandchild number 9, with another girl coming in October!

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #439 – Secret of the Vision – “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 Betraying Charity or Truth? – Every once in a while, I find myself saying “yes” to too many people asking me to look at their books, and I amass a rather slap-dash pile of books I feel like I will

Share this article on Facebook Three Little Words – UPDATE – Deacon Greg used his phone to take this picture — an ad on the back of a NYC bus, promoting NET-NY (Where of course, In the Arena and Currents are produced, along with

Share this article on Facebook Three More Little Words UPDATED – In the post below , we look at Three Little Words — “Don’t be afraid” — that we should perhaps use to begin more of our sentences. Here are three other words, that

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ANOTHER INSPIRING MESSAGE FROM OUR READER – CATHOLIC TEENAGER PREVENTED FROM LEAVING AND NOWINSPIRED TO DEFEND THE FAITH! – The Royal Door of the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg     Anonymous said…    Fr. good evening by the way I’m Eric Miagan 15yrs. of age and studying at

Share this article on Facebook CBCP NEWS – CEBU PASSES ANTI-RH BILL RESOLUTION – CEBU CITY, August 10, 2011 —The Cebu Provincial Board unanimously passed on August 8 a resolution opposing the Reproductive Health (RH) bill pending in Congress after

Share this article on Facebook KUNG SANTO PAPA SI SAN PEDRO BAKIT HINDI BINANGGIT NI SAN PABLO SA SULAT SA MGA TAGA-ROMA? – Sts. Peter & Paul, patrons of Rome mdizon-cool said… kung papa na si San Pedro bakit hindi man lang binati o nabanggit ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa Roma??? Pinakapuno

Share this article on Facebook MORE ON EKKLESIA KATH’OLES AND CHURCH OF GOD – The Tomb of St. Peter the Apostle beneath the Altar of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican   mdizon-cool said… Goodmoring po. I dont consider the protestants and your

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Are you going to take your children out to look at meteors? – Are you going to take your children out to look at meteors?  Think about it. You can tell them the true story of St. Lawrence and the myth of Perseus as you watch them.

Share this article on Facebook Catholic New Media Awards for this year have opened voting! – The great Catholic New Media Awards for this year have opened voting! Will you please give WDTPRS your support? We are in these categories: Best Blog by a Cleric Best

Share this article on Facebook Do you use “protection”? – I hope you are not careless. I am talking, of course, about using an Uninterrupted or Uninterruptible Power Source, or UPS. These things are powerful surge protectors

Share this article on Facebook NCR’s Sr. Fielder implies that men faithful to Church teachings are sick in the head – That keen observer of human behavior Samuel Johnson had sobering observations about self-delusion.  For example, he wrote “However we may labour for our own deception,

Share this article on Facebook PATRISTIBLOG: Augustine’s Sermons on 1 John – PART 1 – You may remember my intention to work through St. Augustine’s sermons, or tractates, on 1 John. I think it is time to get at them. I am motivated in part because in

Share this article on Facebook Tinker with prayers and you tinker with our Faith. – The excellent Fr. Kirby found some interesting which he posted on his excellent blog Vultus Christi.   Because what he was looking at is in my bailiwick, I represent it

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