Thursday, May 31, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-31

Atheism Goes Non-Profit 
Atheists across the country are gearing up for a nationwide take over … intending to wipe out any mention of God or religion from the public sphere.

The Blaze
Canadian Church Arson 
Two Catholic Churches in Toronto Canada have been set ablaze this week over a period of two days … causing police to investigate separate counts of suspected arson.


Sex Selection Abortions 
As pro-lifers fight to pass a federal law outlawing sex selective abortions … Planned Parenthood’s latest scandal exposes that they do indeed counsel women on how to obtain a gendercide abortion

Life Site News

Mitt Romney has clinched the Republican Party presidential nomination. 
The 65-year old swept the Texas primary on Tuesday ...  giving him more than the electoral 1,044 votes needed to win at the GOP National Convention in Tampa this coming August.  
Fox News

Star Pennsylvania Democrat Resigns 
A high profile Catholic democrat has resigned her allegiance from the Democratic party … saying Democrat values have drifted so far left she had to choose between them and her Faith.

National Catholic Register

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-30

Curbing Conscience
British doctors may soon be under fire for following their conscience … if they deny new medical guidelines.

Anglican Democracy
In the midst of plummeting membership … some Anglicans are calling for more … democracy.

Gendercide …
A vote on banning sex-selective abortions will be taken up by the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill today.

 Orthodoxy Arrives in Denver …  
Pope Benedict XVI has named a new Archbishop for the Colorado Archdiocese of Denver … Samuel J. Aquila.

Hollywood’s Greater Glory
A Catholic real-estate-developer-turned-film-producer has released his latest project … For Greater Glory … the timing of which he attributes to the Holy Spirit. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-29

Witness to Truth
Catholic bishops in America are saying "no" to the Obama administration's healthcare mandate ... and telling the faithful to hit the streets in protest.

Catholics Condemned by Socialist Court
Four Catholics are being sentenced to significant prison terms for … being pro-life … while thousands waited outside a courthouse in Vietnam.

California Judge Dismisses DOMA 
Another district court judge has declared war on marriage and the family … declaring the federal law known as the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

 Why the Butler Did It … 
The valet of Pope Benedict XVIth has agreed to cooperate with authorities ... after being arrested for procuring confidential papal documents and leaking them to the press.

Thirty-Five And Counting!
Pope Benedict XVI says he will name two new doctors of the Church later this year … during an address to the newspaper Regina Coeli this weekend.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-24

Obamacare Ad Camapign
20 million taxpayer dollars have been seized by the Obama administration in the name of his signature healthcare law … to run a PR campaign for the Obamacare contraception mandate.

Absolute “Nun-Sense"
The billionaire Gates family is on a philanthropic rampage against life in the womb … giving millions away … freely accepted and endorsed by a Catholic School run by Ursuline nuns.

Beantown Backs Down
The Archdiocese of Boston has refused to stand beside other catholic organizations across the United States to fight the Obamacare contraception mandate in court.

 Keeping Conscience Clean
The HHS mandate has caused another Catholic university to drop its student insurance plan ... this one in southwest Florida.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Here’s the picture …The Arena – the dinner table—the debate –same sex marriage—the opponents—sacrilegious homosexual activist Dan Savage and President of the National Organization for Marriage … Brian Brown.   

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-23

Pope Removes Bishop
Fraud allegations are causing Pope Benedict XVI to remove a Bishop from ministry … following a police investigation into financial corruption.

Sooner State Supports Marriage
In the wake of President Obama's support for so-called gay marriage ... the Oklahoma state senate has voted to reaffirm the definition of true marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Classroom Clash …
A North Carolina high school is embroiled in controversy … because one teacher … on a cell phone video … tells her students it’s a crime to criticize Barack Obama.

 Hostess of the Protest
A seventy-four year old nun joined the recent protests in Chicago ... considering herself to be a kind of "hostess of the protest".

Detailing Forced Abortions in China
In a recent interview ... the head of a woman's rights group is sharing specific details about the horrific practice of forced abortion in China. (includes interview)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-22

Conscience Rights Crusade
A tidal wave of lawsuits from Catholic organizations is hitting the Obama Administration this week … over the Health and Human Services Contraception mandate … and its violation of Constitutional conscience rights.  

False Equality!
A German cardinal is telling Catholics that gay and straight relationships are equal.

Spanish Activist Attack!!
Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla from Spain is once again warning his flock of the dangers of the homosexual lifestyle. 

Mitt's Contraceptive Mentality 
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has scheduled a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of a Pharmaceutical company executive. 
Lifesite News

Celebrating Self-Abuse
Planned Parenthood wants to wish everyone a “happy masturbation month” … in its latest campaign pushing sexual addiction to teens and children.
American Life League: Hooking Kids on Sex

Monday, May 21, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-21

Chen Arrives in New York

The arrival of Chen, his wife, and two children to the Big Apple marks the end of a testy foreign relations exchange between China and the United States … as Chen was suddenly told by government officials on Saturday to pack his bags.
Exorcising Georgetown
A renowned author wants to sue Georgetown University in a court of Canon Law … for calling itself Catholic. 
Priest Convicted
An ex-priest in Texas has been convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his accuser … a man bringing sexual abuse charges against him in a separate case.
A Sign of the Times
A Catholic Church in Massachusetts is receiving threats ... after posting a sign strongly expressing opposition to Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage.

Gaga Gagged in Manila
Young Filipinos are hitting the streets of Manila ... calling for the cancellation of a concert by pop-music diva Lady Gaga  ... because of her anti-Christian music.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-18

Thinly Veiled Threat
It’s a promise that sounds familiar … Obama says he will preserve religious freedom … this time talking about abolishing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in favor of homosexual marriage.
Obama’s Double Speak
Obama says he is against a law protecting military chaplains from negative repercussions for refusing to follow orders to perform same-sex marriages.

The Blaze
Shorter Fornication Policy 
Approximately 50 faculty and staff members are quitting Georgia’s Shorter University … because of a new regulation that all employees must refrain from fornication.

The Blaze
Obama’s Political Gamble 
Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage is all about politics and campaign donations … according to a recent poll of American voters.
NY Times
New York Passes Law to Protect Children
State senators in New York were hard at work over the past few weeks … drafting a new law against viewing child pornography.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-17

Student Healthcare Eliminated
The Obama Administration is causing one Catholic University to completely shut down health insurance plans for students altogether.

Obama’s Manager … Catholic Traitor
A former Catholic has been named Obama's new religious outreach director for his 2012  re-election campaign.

Montana’s Contraception Mandate
A district court judge says Montana is required by its state constitution to provide contraception to teenage kids. 

 Wright and Wrong
A recent television interview with Obama’s spiritual advisor … has revealed a version of Christianity deeply rooted in Islam … and possibly Marxism.

A New Facebook Game 
A video game based on the life of Jesus will soon be hitting Facebook … with the mission of exposing the Gospel to people who otherwise may not ever hear it. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-16

DOMA Death Sentence …  
Barack Obama is calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act … after his administration has refused to enforce the federal law since February of 2011.

Arizona Annihilates Mandate
Arizona has passed a law allowing religious employers to opt out of contraception coverage for their employees.

 Sterilization and Addiction …  
It appears the group … Project Prevention … cares little for life … and even less for the future of mankind.

Disappointed by Georgetown!
The Vicar general of the Archdiocese of Washington is calling Georgetown’s decision to invite Kathleen Sebelius a disappointment but not a surprise.

 Joining Up Down Under
A structure has been put in place by Pope Benedict to welcome Anglicans desiring to join the Catholic Church in Australia.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-15

Homosexual Marriage Hurts Kids …
A psychiatrist’s decision to support traditional marriage is causing an uproar in Australia … as doctors in the country come together to agree that homosexual marriage is harmful to children.

Obama’s Theologians …
Three Jesuit theologians are supporting Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage.

Same-Sex Politics!
More than a few pastors are expressing concern over Obama's announcement of support for same sex marriage.

SSPX Split Possible
The Society of St. Pius X may split within upon unification with Rome … according to the Bishop in charge of the group.

Mammoth March!!
Canada’s annual March for life was held this past weekend … and it was one for the record books.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-14

Gates Open Contraceptive Campaign 
Melinda Gates ... wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates ... dreams of providing contraception to 120 million women in poor countries over the next eight years … and she appears to have support from one group of American nuns.

Scrutinizing Scouting
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched an official inquiry into Girls Scouts of America.

Tennessee Tightens Sex-Ed
Tennessee legislators are taking action to protect school children from “gateway sexual activity.”

Candidates Court Gay Vote
In the aftermath of President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage … Mitt Romney claims he still opposes it … but is in favor of gay couples adopting children.

New German Saint
Pope Benedict XVI has canonized a new saint … the German Sister … Saint Hildegard of Bingen. She has long been venerated by many in the Church … especially in Germany … for her mystical and prophetic writings.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-10

Obama Comes Out

In a totally unsurprising move .. Obama has come out four square in favor of so-called gay marriage.

Legatus Legal Action
A Catholic businesses group is filing a lawsuit against the Obama administration to block the HHS mandate. 
Protesting Sebelius' Speech
An open letter to Georgetown, protesting Kathleen Sebellius' appearance as a speaker at the school's commencement weekend, has almost 20,000 signatures.

Dissent in the Vatican
In an open letter to the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, theologian and Academy member Josef Seifert is calling for the resignation of the Academy’s Directory Board, because the February conference on ethical treatments for infertility was the, “worst day in our history,” he says.
Another “OK” for Romney
Rick Santorum has come out in favor of Mitt Romney  … but it wasn’t until after a one-on-one meeting in which the two discussed issues important to conservatives.
Saving Lives Through Entertainment
There’s a new ad campaign on TV these days running on the Black Entertainment Television network. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-09

Tar-heels Vote Down Homosexual Marriage

North Carolina has become the 30th state of the 50 United States to vote down so-called gay marriage.

Rome Protects Parents
The Vatican's UN ambassador is calling for the rights of families to be respected around the world. 

Historic Church Vandalized

A Catholic church in Santa Cruz California was found vandalized Sunday morning ... and local authorities think it might be a hate crime.
Catholic with a Small ‘c’
The “Catholic” organization, Catholics in the Media Associates  or CIMA, has given its annual Television Award to the free-sex-promoting sitcom, “Modern Family.” 

Delta Dumps "Daily Show"
After pressure from the Catholic League, Delta Airlines is pulling its sponsorship from Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.”

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-08

Sebelius and Georgetown

Real Clear Religion

Pro-Life Law Takes Effect

The Sound of Denial

The Blaze

Religious Symbols Banned

The Blaze

Benedict Beams Over Seminarians

Catholic News Agency

Monday, May 7, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-07

EU Parses Support
The European Union Commission is claiming that while it may finance homosexual lobby groups … it is not responsible for how such groups spend the money they are given. 
Turtle Bay & Beyond (Viewer Discretion is Advised)
Colombia Not Family Friendly
The highest judicial body in Colombia has ruled the word “family” is no longer to be exclusive to those united by blood or by marriage.
Georgetown Chapel Trashed 
 A chapel at Georgetown University has been desecrated … as a group of about thirty students trashed the front of the chapel with condoms, liquor bottles and other litter.
Box Office Bigotry 
The Perfect Family is a movie about an old woman nominated to receive what is called the “Catholic Woman of the Year” award in her parish … but who must beat out the competition by cleaning up her “non-traditional” family. 
Visionary Video
A countercultural vision for music videos is being born … a new production company seeking to promote constructive lifestyles by inspiring and entertaining younger generations. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-04

Texas Defunds Planned Parenthood
Texans don’t have to fund Planned Parenthood …says a  Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge who is knocking down an injunction from a lower court … which would have forced the state to fund America’s abortion giant until their pending case is heard. 

Laws Limit Life Threats
Georgia’s governor has signed two new pieces of legislation … severely limiting abortion … and illegalizing assisted suicide.

Beijing Brokers Defecter’s Deal
Pro-Life Activist Chen Guangcheng and his family may still be in danger …. as an apparent deal made with the Obama administration over their plight is unraveling.

Possible Annulment Crackdown
The Vatican may soon be taking a tougher stance on annulments ... the procedure in church law for declaring a marriage invalid because a bond never existed. 

Rome To Oversee Charity
Pope Benedict XVI has approved new guidelines for governing Caritas Internationalis ... the overarching organization for over 160 Catholic aid and development agencies.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-03

Breaking the Seal of Confession
Irish Catholics are outraged over a new law that … if passed … may force priests to break the seal of confession.

Personhood Unconstitutional in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled it unconstitutional to call human embryos “persons” in the state constitution.

Back on the Soapbox
Barack Obama is campaigning for re-election by boasting that contraception will be guaranteed for every American … referring to the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. 

Romney Aide Resigns and Gingrich Out
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a position to fill on his staff. 

Trojan Horse in the Golden State
Gay rights groups in California are throwing their support behind a new “religious freedom” bill that has Catholics on guard.  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-02

Judge Defends Planned Parenthood!
A district judge in Austin, Texas claims there is sufficient evidence to prove that banning Planned Parenthood from a state taxpayer program in unconstitutional.

 Endorsing “Honor” Killing!!
The president of Chechnya is openly endorsing the Muslim practice of honor killing … declaring open season on women with what he calls “loose morals.”

Prelate Protects Orthodoxy!
A Wisconsin bishop is defending the orthodoxy of his parish priests and reprimanding parishioners for their criticism.

 No Compromise on Contraception!!
Georgetown University president John J. DeGioia (de-JOY-uh) announced last week that birth control will NOT be covered in student health care plans. 

Cohabitation U …
Dartmouth College is now making its "gender neutral" housing program available to more students, according to the school newspaper, The Dartmouth. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Catholic News Roundup 05-01

Nigerian Shooting Targets Catholics!!!
Sixteen Catholics have been murdered during a mass held at a Nigerian university over the weekend ... though no one has claimed responsibility for the attack … according to the Red Cross.

 Pro-Life Activist Fleeing China!!
A well-known Chinese pro-life activist is trying to defect … after he and his family were abused and confined to house arrest by communist officials over the past 2 years.

 Fetal Testing Goes Flat!!
You can enjoy Pepsi products again … with a clear conscience … as the organization announces and end to their use of human embryos in flavor testing.   

State's Suicides Soaring!!
Connecticut’s suicide rate has reached a 20 year high … according to the Chief Medical Examiner’s office.  

Dissenters Losing Dollars!
A CCHD-funded charity in Colorado has been defunded … after refusing to break ties with a gay rights group.