Catholic News Headlines August 16, 2011


Aug. 15, 7pm—Aug. 16, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Canada leads the way at World Youth Day – Madrid, Spain, Aug 16, 2011 / 02:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Over 5,000 Canadian youngsters began World Youth Day this morning with a rally where they gathered to pray,

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Rylko welcomes youth at inaugural Mass – Madrid, Spain, Aug 16, 2011 / 06:21 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko welcomed the more than 500,000 young people who flooded the Plaza de Cibeles at the

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi Christians worry after car bomb hits third Kirkuk church – Kirkuk, Iraq, Aug 16, 2011 / 06:23 am ( CNA ).- In less than two weeks, car bomb attacks have hit three churches in the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk. The city’s

Share this article on Facebook Japan represented at World Youth Day, despite its few Catholics – Madrid, Spain, Aug 15, 2011 / 07:00 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A large banner reading “Love from Japan,” carried by two Japanese pilgrims, has drawn the attention of many

Share this article on Facebook September 11 flag arrives at World Youth Day – Madrid, Spain, Aug 16, 2011 / 02:55 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A U.S. flag that has appeared at every World Youth Day over the past decade in remembrance of 9/11 victims has

Share this article on Facebook Vatican official calls Catholic shrines an effective way to evangelize – Vatican City, Aug 16, 2011 / 02:25 am ( CNA ).- Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect for the Congregation for Clergy, stated in a recent letter to all Catholic shrines

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Bolivian indigenous tribes to march against proposed highway – At least 500 indigenous activists in Bolivia have begun a 40-day, 375 kilometer protest march from Beni to La …

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Rylko Welcomes Youth at Inaugural Mass of World Youth Day – The cardinal reminded all those present that the motto for World Youth Day 2011 is “Planted and built up …

Share this article on Facebook Conditions improving for women in Sub-Saharan Africa – Sub-Saharan Africa instantly conjures up images of poverty, famine and despair. Women, mostly in charge of …

Share this article on Facebook Food for Somali famine relief being diverted elsewhere – Somalia, the African nation that has been plagued with the worst drought and famine it has ever known in decades. …

Share this article on Facebook India: Fears of Radical Hindu Violence against Christians on August 23 – The Hindu fundamentalists plan to celebrate “Protecting the Faith” day to commemorate Swami …

Share this article on Facebook Obama ‘has no doubt that Syria will be better off without’ Bashar – U.S. President Barack Obama working with his White House declared that they are united with other countries to …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Phone hacking’ was discussed at U.K. tabloid, reporter says – According to one former employee of the since closed News of the World U.K. tabloid newspaper, phone hacking was …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Hundreds of protestors march in L.A. in protest of immigration law – The Secure Communities Program, that checks the legal status of immigrants was the reason for a lively, if …

Share this article on Facebook Selective Reduction? Killing a Twin in the Womb and the Culture of Death – “We created this child in such an artificial manner – in a test tube, choosing an egg donor, having the …

Share this article on Facebook Victory in the Struggle for School Choice in Indiana – As those first responsible for the education of their children, parents have the right to choose a school for them …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese of Freiburg Website Links to Abortionists – It seems the Archdioceses of Freiburg and Cologne both link to abortion clinics on their websites. The Eponymous Flower reports: The organization has a Nazi back ground.

Share this article on Facebook Doc Wrongly Declares Unborn Baby Dead – This is a horrifying story with a happy ending. A British woman was told that she had suffered a miscarriage. The couple was told in June that their baby had died at

Share this article on Facebook Ha! The Difference Between Men and Women – It’s hilarious because it’s true. Psychologist Psychologist Mark Gungor really nails it. HT Viral Footage

Share this article on Facebook Ryan Considering a Run. What Say You? – For me, Paul Ryan may be a dream candidate. I’d be pretty excited if he got into the race. Thrilled, even. What say you guys? I know it’s a big jump from Congress to the

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Feast Of Mary’s Assumption Gives Us Hope For The Future, Pope Says – Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on Aug. 15, saying that the celebration gives Christians hope of a future united with

Share this article on Facebook Irish Bishop: 2-Parent Family Best For Children’s Self-Worth – Children of divorced parents, despite the heroic efforts of single mothers, risk being “denied a sense of self-esteem and self-worth,” Bishop Christopher Jones of Elphin

Share this article on Facebook Learn To Trust And Call Upon Jesus, Pope Counsels – Christians shouldn’t be afraid to call upon the name of Jesus Christ for help at all stages of their lives, Pope Benedict XVI said in his Sunday Angelus address on Aug.

Share this article on Facebook Persecuted Christians Are Focus Of Wyd Exhibit – A World Youth Day exhibit will highlight the modern-day persecution of Christians with calls to prayer and personal testimony from those who have suffered for their

Share this article on Facebook UK Catholic Nurses Win Right Not To Assist Abortions – A London hospital recognized two Catholic nurses’ right not to work in an abortion clinic after their lawyer argued that the pro-life position is a philosophical belief

Share this article on Facebook UK: Pharmacists Face Attack On Conscience Rights – New guidelines issued by the General Pharmaceutical Council may mark the beginning of the end of respect for the conscience rights of pharmacists in Great Britain.

Share this article on Facebook World Youth Day Priests Authorized To Absolve Sin Of Abortion – The Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, has authorized priests who will be hearing confessions during World Youth Day to grant absolution to those

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Anything Goes – 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 Lessons of the Assumption – Sarah Reinhard: An obligation becomes a study in life | [Editor’s Note: In honor of Mary’s feast day, we’re re-running this column from Sarah Reinhard – -one of Mary’s

Share this article on Facebook Top Catholic Colleges? – Lisa Hendey: What would you add to the list? | Catholic News Service had an interesting article yesterday extrapolating some data from the recent Forbes’ Top 100 List of

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook How Civilized We’ve Become – We like to think about how much more civilized and enlightened we’ve become. We look at people of the past and wonder how they could have been so uncaring, cold and

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Low Carb Mahshi Coromb (Middle Eastern Spiced Cabbage Rolls) w/Tangy Tzatziki Yoghurt Sauce

Share this article on Facebook VIDEO: What is the Mass & How has it changed?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxbPrr-KrDw&sns=em

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ACLU Sues to Make Kansas Fund Abortions in Obamacare – The ACLU has filed a lawsuit seeking to make Kansas residents fund abortions under the Obamacare law that has the government running a nationwide health insurance plan

Share this article on Facebook Back to School Means Back to Work for Planned Parenthood – I am sending you this critical pro-life update because you need to know about Planned Parenthood’s deadly agenda for students in the fall. The nation’s premier anti-life

Share this article on Facebook Battle to Recognize Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Continues – The battle over getting scientists and the media to recognize the link between induced abortion and breast cancer continues, as pro-life advocates responded to a

Share this article on Facebook Billboard: African-Americans Leaders Betrayed Blacks on Abortion – Another new campaign produced by black pro-life advocates says African-American political leaders have betrayed the black community with their support for abortion,

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishop: Boot Pro-Abortion Politicians From Church – A Catholic bishop in North Dakota recently gave an interview in which he gave some of the strongest comments yet from a Catholic Church leader on the thorny questions of

Share this article on Facebook Direct Conversion Making Nerve From Skin, Without Stem Cells – A passel of scientific papers have recently reported the direct conversion of skin cells to nerve cells, without going through an intervening stem cell step. No fewer

Share this article on Facebook Judge: Abortionist Must Pay $36M to Botched Abortion Survivor – A Florida judge has dismissed a request by a Florida abortion practitioner looking to get out of paying a the survivor of a failed abortion $36 million in damages for

Share this article on Facebook National Right to Life Highlights Perry’s Pro-Life Views – The National Right to Life Committee has revised its main publication about the Republican presidential candidates that it is using to educate pro-life voters on where

Share this article on Facebook New York Times Abortion Story Shows How IVF Not About Children – The New York Times published a story last weekend about the practice of what is euphemistically known as ‘reducing’ a pregnancy. It’s the barbaric practice of killing

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Vote to Unionize With SEIU Not Surprising – Workers at Planned Parenthood in Oregon have voted to unionize with the Service Employees International Union. while the vote was particularly close, the decision to

Share this article on Facebook Post-Straw Poll Survey Has Perry Leading Romney, Bachmann – A new national poll of Republican voters gives pro-life Texas Gov. Rick Perry a big lead over his GOP presidential competitors despite Michele Bachmann’s victory in the

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Wins Bid to Keep Membership List Private – Oklahomans For Life has won a legal battle against a pro-abortion group seeking to have it turn over its private membership roles — in what could have been a dangerous

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook New Documentary Aims at Countering Church’s Image Problem – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A powerful new series that will explore the rich beauty of Catholicism is set to air on over 80 public television stations in

Share this article on Facebook Poor Economy Sparks New Call for Reform of Divorce Laws – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The country’s teetering economy points to the need for reform on many levels, including the breakdown of the family, experts

Share this article on Facebook Prominent Academics to Attend Pro-Pedophilia Conference this Week – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Experts from Harvard and Johns Hopkins University will be among the panelists participating in a conference this week that aims

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook Redefining Marriage, Part 8: The (Semi-)Relevance of Marriage – By Steven D. Greydanus | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8  In Part 7 I argued that in our society marriage has become an institution

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Byzantine Liturgical Chant: The Beatitudes – In Thy Kingdom remember us O Lord, when thou comest into the Kingdom. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn,

Share this article on Facebook Form following function – A renewed emphasis on the sacrificial nature of the Eucharist could, among other things, facilitate a general return in the Latin Church to ad orientem worship. (After

Share this article on Facebook How Do We Revive the Gothic Tradition Without Creating Pastiche? – When I was given the courage to follow my dream of being an artist (by some inspired vocational guidance 20 years ago ) I wanted to paint like the Italian gothic artist

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Why the Riots in London? – Since Janet and I were in England during the riots, the whole situation was a bit more poignant for us than if we had been far removed. Headlines and editorials were

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #584 – The Two Who Said “Thank You” – “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 American Zombies? – Over at First Things Ethan Cordray writes: But what if this [Zombie] fascination is about more than just gross-out gore and action thrills? What if it represents a

Share this article on Facebook Moments “After America” – On Sunday I’d mentioned that I was reading Mark Steyn’s After America . Finding the book less “LOL funny” than Steyn’s previous book, America Alone , I was nevertheless

Share this article on Facebook Unforgettable Improv – Some surprising entries, here. Enjoy. The drill Sargent probably requires a warning or something. Click here to view the embedded video.

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook The CCP Jesus Christ exhibit: It ain’t art by National Artist F. Sionil Jose – The CCP Jesus Christ exhibit: It ain’t art HINDSIGHT By F Sionil Jose (The Philippine Star) Updated August 15, 2011 12:00 AM The artist who set up that controversial

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A priest friend… EXPERIMENTING with Mass … oh… oh… oh….! – From Fr. Martin Fox of Bonfire of the Vanities: My Experimental ‘Spirit of Vatican II’ Liturgy Tonight, I did an experiment with the liturgy, in the (true) spirit of

Share this article on Facebook Brick by brick… it is happening – Over at the excellent Chant Cafe, I found this from a priest contributor, Fr. Christopher Smith.  My emphases and comments. I was recently at a Cathedral down South on a

Share this article on Facebook Card. Canizares (Prefect CDW) on Vatican II and SSPX – From CNA with my emphases and comments: Cardinal Canizares: Vatican II was not a break in Church’s tradition Lima, Peru, Aug 15, 2011 / 05:55 pm (CNA).- The prefect of

Share this article on Facebook How to treat sinners – A quote via Good Jesuit Bad Jesuit from St. Ignatius of Loyola which reminds me of how imperfect I am in charity. “Treat sinners as a good mother treats her child when

Share this article on Facebook Mabel the Running Robot – This has a sort of Battlestar Galactica like feeling to it. Meet Mabel. Technorati Tags: Battlestar Galactica, Darpa, Mabel, Michigan

Share this article on Facebook Remember: Father isn’t talking to you. – I was once accosted in St. Peter’s Basilica after my daily Mass by an angry modernist visiting American pants-suit, hair-do and lapel-pin sister … I guess angry was

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