Catholic News Headlines Feb. 25, 2010


Feb. 24, 7pm—Feb. 25, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook BE CONFORMED TO CHRIST – “Let us not so anxiously or so proudly busy ourselves in the occupations of this present life as not to struggle, with the whole affection of our hearts, to be conformed

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Share this article on Facebook Appeals continue to seek stay of D.C. same-sex ‘marriage’ law – Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2010 / 06:24 am ( CNA ).- Opponents of a Washington, D.C. same-sex “marriage” law are appealing a court order that denied a motion to prevent

Share this article on Facebook Atheists invited to join Vatican Council for outreach initiative – Vatican City, Feb 25, 2010 / 04:00 pm ( CNA ).- The Pontifical Council for Culture has announced that it is creating a foundation to focus on relations with atheists and

Share this article on Facebook British government systematically attacking family values, Cardinal O’Brien states – Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Feb 25, 2010 / 03:29 am ( CNA ).- Responding to remarks by the Secretary of State of Scotland that encouraged openness to religion in public

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal states opposition to same-sex ‘marriage’ in Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 25, 2010 / 07:29 pm ( CNA ).- The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, released a statement this week reaffirming his

Share this article on Facebook Catholic bishops voice concerns ahead of health care summit – Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2010 / 05:31 pm ( CNA ).- The evening before the White House Health care Summit in Washington, the U.S. Catholic bishops urged political leaders

Share this article on Facebook Painting of Blessed Laura Vicuna modified after unpublished photo discovery – Santiago, Chile, Feb 25, 2010 / 12:47 am ( CNA ).- The recent publication of an actual photo of Blessed Laura Vicuna, patron of abuse victims, has prompted plans to

Share this article on Facebook Patriarch pleads with Iraqi Prime Minister to protect Christians – Beirut, Lebanon, Feb 25, 2010 / 01:48 pm ( CNA ).- The Patriarch of the Syro-Catholic Church sent an urgent letter to the Iraqi Prime Minister on Wednesday pleading for

Share this article on Facebook Philippines archbishop advocates prostitution ban as anti-AIDS measure – Manila, Philippines, Feb 24, 2010 / 10:08 pm ( CNA ).- A Catholic archbishop in the Philippines has called for a ban on prostitution to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Share this article on Facebook Political and social issues stem from moral crisis, advises Venezuelan cardinal – Caracas, Venezuela, Feb 24, 2010 / 10:59 pm ( CNA ).- In his message for Lent 2010, the Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, said the political and social

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict reflects on vocations during Lenten retreat – Vatican City, Feb 25, 2010 / 10:44 am ( CNA ).- Thursday marks the fifth day of meditation and prayer for this week’s Lenten retreat at the Vatican. Salesian Father

Share this article on Facebook Pope calls for united front against ‘slavery of money’ – Vatican City, Feb 25, 2010 / 11:18 am ( CNA ).- On Wednesday, the Holy See’s Press Office released the full contents of a letter from the Holy Father to the president of

Share this article on Facebook Rick and Karen Santorum to receive 2010 Poverello Medal – Steubenville, Ohio, Feb 25, 2010 / 02:11 am ( CNA ).- Citing the “outstanding” pro-life and pro-family witness of former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and his wife Karen, the

Share this article on Facebook Spanish Senate passes new law on abortion – Madrid, Spain, Feb 25, 2010 / 12:48 pm ( CNA ).- The Spanish Senate voted Wednesday to pass the Socialist government’s new law on abortion. The decision will allow women

Share this article on Facebook U.S. bishops report huge response to special Haiti collection – Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2010 / 05:12 am ( CNA ).- With U.S. diocesan aid to Haiti now totaling over $30 million, a Haiti Advisory Group has been created to help the

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin diocese withholding 2010 funds from CCHD – Green Bay, Wis., Feb 25, 2010 / 06:15 pm ( CNA ).- The Diocese of Green Bay in Wisconsin has chosen to withhold its annual funding of the Catholic Campaign for Human

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Diva tells hopefuls to believe in themselves – R & B diva Patti LaBelle is exhorting those who want to sing to “believe in yourself, just go …

Share this article on Facebook Oprah picks up ‘Family Affair’ – LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has grabbed up the rights to the …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Does ‘Facebook have nothing to do with school?’ – A middle-school student in Syracuse, New York invited her friends to make disparaging remarks about …

Share this article on Facebook Faithful friends at rest – Pet cemeteries, where beloved animal companions are buried with all the dignity befitting a human, are nothing …

Share this article on Facebook Mom likes you best! – It happens in many families with more than one child. Your son or daughter collapses in tears and says, …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook ‘Avatar’-like discovery made on ocean floor – A microbiologist’s recent discovery is touching a resonant chord with many researchers.

Share this article on Facebook Canadians slide to victory – Two Canadian athletes nabbed medals in the bobsledding competition. It was a sweet victory to a scene that had …

Share this article on Facebook Christian Father and Sons Killed in their Mosul Home – The killings come amid increasing chaos in Mosul as targeted attacks against Christians continue to rise.

Share this article on Facebook During Lenten retreat, Pope prays for Iraqi Christians and peace in the country – Benedict XVI is closely following the situation in Iraq and the escalation of violence against the Christian …

Share this article on Facebook French Church Desecrated, Blessed Sacrament Profaned – After breaking down the door of the Church of Morangis in Essonne, the vandals destroyed the …

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges respect for Iraqi Christians as murders continue in Mosul – Holy Father expressed deep sadness upon learning of the assassination of the father and two brothers of a …

Share this article on Facebook Relativism and the Erosion of Human Rights – The ideology of relativism claims that imposing any moral standard on anyone, and especially a child, is a gross …

Share this article on Facebook Spanish Senate Passes New Law on Abortion – For girls under the age of 16, the law states they must inform at least one parent or guardian of their desire to …

Share this article on Facebook U.K. Passes Sex-Ed Bill Forcing Schools to Promote Homosexuality, Abortion – Under the bill, all schools will be required to give children information on homosexual relationships as well as …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Stupak: 15-20 House Dems Dissatisfied with Obama Health Bill – Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) called President Obama’s new health care proposal …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook ‘Dr. No’ welcomed warmly at summit – Respect and civility are the bywords used to describe the health care reform summit in Washington today. …

Share this article on Facebook End of an Era: James Dobson Departs Focus on the Family – Evangelical Leader and staunch pro-life advocate, Dr. James Dobson, stepping down but not stepping back from ministry.

Share this article on Facebook Former sitcom star still missing – LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – Andrew Koenig, who played Kirk Cameron’s friend …

Share this article on Facebook Guest Opinion: Catholics Organize to Promote ‘Gay Marriage’? – ‘I’m unaware of any polling that shows that the majority of active Catholics no longer regard …

Share this article on Facebook Killer Whale Linked to Two Other Deaths – A 40-year-old woman died after a killer whale pulled her underwater in front of a shocked audience at a Florida …

Share this article on Facebook Nation’s jobless under half a million – Some analysts are blaming the wild winter weather. In any case, those seeking work in the U.S. is bubbling under …

Share this article on Facebook Priests for Life President Calls for Respectful Burial of Frozen Fetuses – 24 or more bodies of dead babies were found in a freezer when authorities investigated the abortion-related death …

Share this article on Facebook Rick and Karen Santorum to receive 2010 Poverello Medal – The medal, Franciscan University of Steubenville’s highest non-academic honor, will be presented by …

Share this article on Facebook Tempers Clash at Health Summit – The road to health care reform appears to be long and arduous one if today’s summit is any indication.

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook St. Teresa – Prayer and reflection on mortification – “Why O Lord, should I be preoccupied with my fears and lose courage in the face of my weakness? You give me to understand that I must fortify myself in humility, and

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Democrat Dictionary – Taxsperity – The uniquely moronic notion that prosperity can be achieved through increases in taxation. Biparthenasia – The art of killing the opposition party by

Share this article on Facebook Highlights Or Lowlights of the Obama Summit – My opinion: Obama looked really really bad at the healthcare summit. It got so bad I was waiting for Obama to blurt out an agreed upon safety word to end it. A lot went

Share this article on Facebook If Planned Parenthood WasToyota – Were it not for double standards, the gummint would have no standards at all. As you probably have heard by now, President and CEO of Toyota Corp., Akio Toyoda was

Share this article on Facebook New Focus on the Family Ad Pulled – How dare Focus on the Family put up an ad so disgusting that it forced the NCAA to pull it? How could they put up an ad featuring a father holding his son and the words,

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EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Aid Given to Haitian Seminarians, Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 300,000 – PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, FEB. 24, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Church leaders in Haiti are expressing gratitude for the aid given by donors worldwide, especially for seminarians who

Share this article on Facebook Appeals Continue as Oppenents Seek Stay of D.C. Same-sex “Marriage” Law – Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2010 (CNA).- Opponents of a Washington, D.C. same-sex
‘marriage’ law are appealing a court order that denied a motion to prevent the law from

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Blast Maryland Decision To Recognize Same-sex Marriages – February 25, 2010 Maryland’s attorney general, Douglas Gansler, has announced that the state will recognize homosexual marriages that have taken place in the five states

Share this article on Facebook British Government Systematically Attacking Family Values, Cardinal O’Brien States – Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Feb 25, 2010 (CNA).- Responding to remarks by the Secretary of State of Scotland that encouraged openness to religion in public life, Cardinal

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George Urges Catholics and Mormons To Defend Religious Freedom – Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb 24, 2010 (CNA).- On Tuesday, Cardinal Francis George, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, gave a talk to nearly

Share this article on Facebook Christian Father and Sons Killed in Their Mosul Home – Mosul, Iraq, Feb 24, 2010(CNA).- The persecution of Christians in Iraq escalated on Tuesday, as three relatives of a Syro-Catholic priest were killed in their own home

Share this article on Facebook German Bishops Ask Forgiveness for Sex Abuse – Freiburg, Germany, Feb 24, 2010 (CNA).- On Tuesday, the German Conference of Catholic Bishops began their plenary session. On the first day of meetings, president of the

Share this article on Facebook Indian Bishops Protest Blasphemous Textbook, Oppose Anti-blasphemy Law – February 25, 2010 Days after violence erupted in Punjab following the publication of a textbook with a blasphemous image of Jesus, the bishops of India welcome actions

Share this article on Facebook Muslims Attack Christian Churches, Homes in Pakistan’s Largest City – February 25, 2010 A mob of Muslims in Karachi vandalized two Protestant churches, beat up Christians in the streets, and attacked Christian shops and homes on February

Share this article on Facebook Pontiff Pleas for Iraqi Christians’ Safety – VATICAN CITY, FEB. 24, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is asking the Iraqi government to increase security around places of worship; a letter to the Iraqi prime minister

Share this article on Facebook Rick and Karen Santorum To Receive Steubenville Honor – Steubenville, Ohio, Feb 25, 2010 (CNA).- Citing the
"outstanding" pro-life and pro-family witness of former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and his wife Karen, the Franciscan

Share this article on Facebook Turin Readies for One Million Shroud Viewers – By Chiara Santomiero TURIN, Italy, FEB. 24, 2010 (Zenit.org).- More than a million pilgrims have made reservations to view the Shroud of Turin when it is displayed this

Share this article on Facebook Two Philippine Bishops Endorse Pro-life Presidential Candidate – February 25, 2010 Breaking with the tradition of offering commentary on election-related moral issues without endorsing candidates, two Philippine bishops have endorsed

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops Report Huge Response To Special Haiti Collection – Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2010 (CNA).- With U.S. diocesan aid to Haiti now totaling over $30 million, a Haiti Advisory Group has been created to help the U.S. bishops

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops Urge Bipartisanship in Health Care Debate, Call for Reform that Protects Life, Consciences – WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 24, 2010 (Zenit.org).- As lawmakers prepare for Thursday’s White House Health Care Summit, the U.S. Bishops are calling for a commitment to

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops: Enact Pro-life Health Care Reform – February 25, 2010 The United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging congressional leaders to �commit themselves to enacting genuine health care reform

Share this article on Facebook Venezuelan Political and Social Crisis Stem from Moral Crisis, Says Cardinal – Caracas, Venezuela, Feb 24, 2010 (CNA).- In his message for Lent 2010, the Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, said the political and social crisis that

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 40 Bags and Fighting Fatigue – Lisa Hendey: Join us for a chat on 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)

Share this article on Facebook Baby? Toddler? Preschooler? – Arwen Mosher: How do you define them? | My Blaise, who is thirteen months old, has made big strides this week. Just days ago he would take three tentative steps from the

Share this article on Facebook Best Baby Gear – Rachel Balducci: What’s worth having? | When Henry was born over two years ago, most of our baby gear was either outdated, overused or just plain gone. It had been

Share this article on Facebook How to Stay Strong Spiritually During Lent – Fr. John Bartunek, LC: Ask a Priest vol. 8 | Q:  Every year I start out Lent with great ambition and hope for spiritual growth, but somewhere along the way I lose

Share this article on Facebook Husbands & Wives – 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:

Share this article on Facebook Keep On Bagging – Danielle Bean: Just a friendly reminder to … purge! | Are you taking part in our Lenten challenge to rid your home of 40 bags of clutter this Lent? This is just a

Share this article on Facebook Marriage Support En Español – Rebecca Teti: “Por Tu Matrimonio” launches | Strengthening marriage is a high priority for our bishops as you know. To complement their popular website For Your

Share this article on Facebook On Big Families – Rachel Balducci: and some of the advantages | At the end of a very long day, where I felt outnumbered and outmatched and wanting to lock myself in the bathroom for as

Share this article on Facebook Pass the Prosciutto – Sherry Antonetti: Confessions of a Foodie Mom | I have foodie obsession disorder but it’s okay, I have it under control now. It all started last summer when I went to

Share this article on Facebook Rock On, Mom! – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 56 | It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Pavone calls for Public Christian Burial of Aborted Babies – Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said today that the 24 bodies of dead babies found in the freezer of a Philadelphia abortion

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Prophecy Resources – A reader writes: Could you recommend some good materials on understanding prophecy in Scripture? I found myself in a discussion with a Seventh-Day Adventist who is

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Iran Curling

Share this article on Facebook Hundreds of Iraqi Christians flee violence in Mosul; Pope voices alarm – Hundreds of Christian families are leaving Mosul, Iraq each day to escape a concerted campaign of violence and intimidation. Syrian Catholic Archbishop Basil Casmoussa

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), who is Catholic, twice declined to say whether presidential adviser Harry Knox should resign for claiming that the Pope is “hurting people in

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood of WI Makes False Statement, Fails to Report Child Sex Abuse – New undercover footage shows staff at a Milwaukee, WI Planned Parenthood abortion clinic counseling a purportedly 14-year-old statutory rape victim not to tell anyone

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – February 25, 2010 – Talking about the Things That Matter Most on Feb. 25 4:00 – Conversing with God in Lent: Praying the Sunday Mass Readings with Lectio Divina Lectio divina is an ancient

Share this article on Facebook US bishops renew push for health care reform – The United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging congressional leaders to “commit themselves to enacting genuine health care reform that will

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Share this article on Facebook Alaska Court Hears Lawsuit Against Parental Notification on Abortion Ballot Prop – Juneau, AK (LifeNews.com) — An Alaska court on Wednesday held a hearing on a ballot initiative proposal that would allow parents to be informed when their minor

Share this article on Facebook Americans Oppose Reconciliation, Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill as Summit Begins – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — With President Barack Obama and top Republicans and Democrats meeting at the White House health care summit, Americans have a clear

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops: White House Health Care Summit Should Promote Pro-Life Ethic – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — If there is anything President Barack Obama and top Republicans and Democrats should be able to agree on at the White House health care

Share this article on Facebook GOP Leader: Invite Pro-Life Democrat Stupak to White House Health Care Summit – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The top Republican in the House says President Barack Obama should invite the leading pro-life Democrat to tomorrow’s White House health

Share this article on Facebook Hillary Clinton Misleads About Home With Mother Teresa to Hide Abortion Record – A few years ago, I wrote a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton. Released in 2007, the book flopped, dismissed by conservatives who didn’t believe Hillary believed in

Share this article on Facebook NCAA Pulls Post-Tim Tebow Pro-Life Ads From College Basketball Web Site – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Fresh from its successful Super Bowl television commercials featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam celebrating life, Focus on the Family

Share this article on Facebook Obama May Have Plan B, Backup Pro-Abortion Health Care Plan if Summit Fails – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama is using today’s White House health care summit as a last-ditch effort to win more support for the pro-abortion

Share this article on Facebook Oregon Planned Parenthood to Begin Selling Women Dangerous Abortion Drug – Eugene, OR (LifeNews.com) — A Planned Parenthood affiliate in southwestern Oregon will begin selling the dangerous abortion drug to women that has already claimed the

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Responds to Video of Sex Abuse, Abortion Coverup – Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood officials are responding to the latest video showing the nation’s largest abortion business covering up a potential case

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Democrats Renew Threat: No Health Care Bill With Stupak Amendment – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — As the next chapter of the debate over the pro-abortion health care bill begins, pro-abortion House Democrats are renewing their pledge

Share this article on Facebook Spain’s Parliament Passes Law Expanding Abortion, No Parental Consent for Teens – Madrid, Spain (LifeNews.com) — The Spain Parliament on Wednesday approved the final version of a new law that expands abortions and provides no parental consent for

Share this article on Facebook Woman Draws Pro-Life Shock by Live Blogging Abortion on Twitter, YouTube – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A woman who calls herself Angie the Atheist is prompting shock from pro-life advocates for live-blogging her drug-induced abortion and

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days for Life Becoming a Global Phenomenon – Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for LifeFebruary 24, 2010 (40DaysforLife) – As we open the second week of our 40 Days for Life campaign, I’d

Share this article on Facebook Beauty Queen Quotes Bible, Accused of ‘Promoting Death of Gay People’ – By Kathleen GilbertBEVERLY HILLS, California, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a flashback to last year’s Miss California controversy, another California beauty

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Doctor: ‘Baby Isaiah’s Status As Human Is On Trial In Canada’ – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiWINNIPEG, Manitoba, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Canadian doctor has stated in an editorial in the Winnipeg Free Press that the

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on February 24 News – Barack Obama seems to have inadvertently forced the rise of an increasingly determined group of pro-life Democrat Congressmen. This new phenomenon bodes well for the

Share this article on Facebook Day 9 of 40 Days for Life: The Difference You Can Make – Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for LifeFebruary 25, 2010 (40DaysforLife.com) – Do you know how important your presence in front of  an

Share this article on Facebook English Catholic Bishops ‘Welcome’ Assisted Suicide Guidelines Condemned by Pro-life Movement – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite urgent warnings from the British pro-life movement and shouts of triumph from euthanasia

Share this article on Facebook No Need to Change Assisted Suicide Law with New Guidelines: U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Gordon Brown has welcomed new assisted suicide guidelines issued by the Director of Public

Share this article on Facebook Obama Challenged on Abortion in Health Care at Summit, but Dismisses Subject – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After hours of back and forth sparring between Democrats and Republicans over health care

Share this article on Facebook Quebec Mayor Defends City Hall Prayer before Human Rights Tribunal – By Patrick B. CraineSAGUENAY, Quebec, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mayor of Saguenay, Quebec, Jean Tremblay, is before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal

Share this article on Facebook Risk of Stillbirth 4 Times Higher After IVF – AARHUS, Denmark, February 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who become pregnant with a single fetus after in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm

Share this article on Facebook Saskatchewan MPs Say Abortion is Harmful to Maternal and Child Health – By Patrick B. CraineSASKATOON, Saskatchewan, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortion is harmful to the health of mothers and children, write Conservative Members

Share this article on Facebook Spanish Senate Approves Law Permitting Abortion on Demand as a ‘Right’ – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanMADRID, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Spanish Senate yesterday gave final approval to Spain’s new “abortion law,” which declares

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Woman Forced to Share Daughter with Lesbian Ex-Partner – By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Texas mother challenging her former lesbian

Share this article on Facebook The Secret to Olympic Success?: ‘Have Babies’ Says Gold-Winning Russian Biathlon Team – By Patrick B. CraineWHISTLER, British Columbia, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Russia’s biathlon relay team revealed the secret to their success following their

Share this article on Facebook Time Is Ripe For New Appointments to Aging Canadian Supreme Court – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, February 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper may be in a position to appoint seven or eight new judges to the

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Pavone Calls for Burial of Fetuses Found in Freezer – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said today that the 24 bodies of dead babies found in the freezer of a

Share this article on Facebook IVF Babies May be at Risk for Stillbirth – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist New research has found that that women who conceive through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection

Share this article on Facebook New UK Bill Forces Catholic Schools to Promote Abortion/Homosexuality – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist  A new bill proposed by Britain’s Labor government will force Catholic and other faith-based schools to promote homosexuality

Share this article on Facebook Report Warns of “God Gap” in US Foreign Policy – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new report issued by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs warns of a serious “capabilities gap” in American foreign policy

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Divine Praises – In the spirit of renewal, solemnity, and active participation, here is a plainchant version of the Divine Praises that any congregation could sing.

Share this article on Facebook Introit: Second Sunday of Lent – From this new site comes an edition and recording of the entrance for the 2nd Sunday in Lent: Here is the chant in English, so that you can compare as you listen

Share this article on Facebook Minor Basilicas of Rome: Santa Maria in Domnica – From the Churches of Rome Wiki : Santa Maria in Domnica is also known as Santa Maria alla Navicella and is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church is believed

Share this article on Facebook Spanish Dalmatic, Segovia Cathedral – Dalmatic, Segovia Cathedral, Spain (Photo by Lawrence Lew, OP)

Share this article on Facebook Stational Churches of Lent Series: Ash Wednesday through the Thursday after the 1st Sunday in Lent – Following my own advice that it is never too late to get started on a good Lenten project, it struck me today that, while many of us are not so blessed as the men of the

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Statistics show increase in worldwide Catholic population, vocations – The most recent statistics compiled by the Vatican show an increase the percentage of Catholics worldwide and a rise in the number of priests and seminarians worldwide,

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook It’s time for the fastest 2 hours in Catholic radio – Starting my “Open Line” radio show in a couple of minutes. You can listen online here: http://ewtn.com/radio/index.asp (3-5 pm ET). http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Share this article on Facebook What if we just said, “Why don’t you just get over it?” – The jungle drums of frustration and panic are beating in reaction to the impending revision of the Roman Missal. Granted, the syncopation is a bit uneven, and the

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Absent from the Body = Present with the Lord? – I realize now – that as a Protestant — I misquoted the Bible when challenging Catholics about Purgatory. Catholics taught that there was a “transition” between earth and

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The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Obama’s Salvation in One “Smart” Step – Rick at Brutally Honest wonders if some member of the press might ask Obama to define what he means by socialism , given Obama’s statement yesterday : “Contrary to the

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook DEFENSORES FIDEI – THE 1ST APOLOGETICS SEMINAR IN BAGUIO IN BENGUET – Fr. Abe, CRS with Mrs. Alex Tan, Bro. John Emperador and Atty. Marwil Llasos, O.P. Last February 2o, 2010 our team led by our President and his darling wife went up to

Share this article on Facebook MORE EXCHANGE WITH ADD BLOGGER DBASE23 ON INFANT BAPTISM – Jesus with the Infants, Children and their Parents dbase23 said… A, KAYO PALA ANG TUMUTUTOL NA IYAN. INAANGKIN MO NGAYON ANG ARTICLE NA YAN. HE, HE, HE… dBase: Well

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Another brick in the Wall of Solomon – Time and time again I read about how archeologists discover things which confirm “tales” from ancient authors or from Scripture, putting skeptics and scoffers in their

Share this article on Facebook Curling continues – The women of Canada are dueling the women of Switzerland. Oh the drama! Post from: WDTPRS Curling continues Post from: WDTPRS Curling continues

Share this article on Facebook LITURGICAL MEETING ALERT – I understand the meeting of the North American Society of Aspiring Liturgists (NASAL) is to be held at Sea World in Orlando, FL. Most of the talks will be held at the

Share this article on Facebook Proceedings of 1st (2008) FOTA International Liturgical Conf. in Cork, Ireland – A friend sent a note about a forthcoming book entitled Benedict XVI and the Sacred Liturgy, which will include the proceedings of the 1st FOTA International Liturgical

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Can laypeople own a monstrance? – From a reader: I trust your judgment and I would like to know if it is ok to own a miniature monstrance.  Sites online sell them. [Image attached for reference.]  It’s a

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: How to do vespers in a parish? – I have been getting more and more news of parishes implementing some form of the Office or Liturgy of Hours for the people to sing. I want to put this out there for

Share this article on Facebook Registration update – I just approved a passel of registrations which had piled up during my recent travel.  Sorry about the delay. However, there were some which I did not approve.  I won’t

Share this article on Facebook Scrolling posts reminder – Dont’ forget these, which have scrolled off:Sermon for 1st Sunday of Lent (1962MR)QUAERITUR: It is hard to learn the “Tridentine Mass”? From the LCWR: Lenten Carbon Fast

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed – Back at last for a time at home, I have been able to note the changes at the feeder. The first thing to note is how much they can eat.  Holy cow. His scriptis, I note

Share this article on Facebook To people who write and cite documents – I have noticed lately that when citing Church documents some writers are perhaps less than clear about the use of capitalization. Here is a small point for students and

Share this article on Facebook Wherein Fr. Z rants – QUAERITUR: not genuflecting to tabernacle during Mass – From a reader: I had a question about the rubrics of the ordinary form that I can’t seem to find an answer to. Before the consecration, it is the practice of the sacred

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