Catholic News Headlines Mar. 10, 2010


Mar. 9, 7pm—Mar. 10, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook A WORM? – “Let us dig out the worm of pride and selfish self-love.”  (St. Catherine of Siena, Magnificat, February p 345)

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Share this article on Facebook BLAZING THE TRAIL TO PERSONHOOD, CALIFORNIA STYLE! – Things are really heating up in California as Pastor Walter Hoye continues his grassroots campaign to help assure that human personhood makes the ballot in the state.

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Share this article on Facebook Apostolic Exhortation on Bible expected after Easter – Vatican City, Mar 10, 2010 / 06:31 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Following a press conference on Monday to present a new book, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic announced that Pope

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput suggests ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for pro-life advocates – Cleveland, Ohio, Mar 9, 2010 / 10:24 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Calling pro-life advocates and all Christians to courage and virtue, Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput

Share this article on Facebook Argentina judge revokes same-sex ‘marriage’ decision – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 10, 2010 / 12:56 pm ( CNA ).- A federal judge in Buenos Aires has nullified the “marriage” of two gay men that took place last week in the

Share this article on Facebook Argentinean NGO defends attack on country’s crucifixes – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 10, 2010 / 07:04 pm ( CNA ).- An NGO in Argentina has issued a statement urging one of the country’s governors to oppose the demands of the

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI asks for generosity towards Turkey quake victims – Vatican City, Mar 10, 2010 / 02:40 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- At Wednesday’s general audience, the Holy Father remembered those affected by the earthquake in Turkey on

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of Sudan discuss country’s situation ahead of elections – Vatican City, Mar 10, 2010 / 04:33 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bishops representing the nine dioceses of Africa’s largest country are at the Vatican this week for their “ad

Share this article on Facebook Colombian bishops urge renewed agreement for peace and reconciliation – Bogotá, Colombia, Mar 9, 2010 / 10:59 pm ( CNA ).- The National Commission of Reconciliation, led by the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia Bishop Ruben

Share this article on Facebook Diocese of Hong Kong to receive 3,000 catechumens – Hong Kong, China, Mar 10, 2010 / 03:36 am ( CNA ).- About 3,000 catechumens will be received into the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Hong Kong. Two of their first

Share this article on Facebook Hundreds of clergy expected for conference on priesthood in Rome – Vatican City, Mar 10, 2010 / 12:11 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Beginning Thursday a two-day international theological convention will take place at the Pontifical Lateran

Share this article on Facebook Lawyer distances himself from alleged children of Fr. Maciel, says money for silence unacceptable – Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 10, 2010 / 02:49 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Attorneys representing the alleged children of Father Marcial Maciel, the founder of the Legion of

Share this article on Facebook Misdialed call connects woman who had scheduled an abortion to pro-life help – Indianapolis, Ind., Mar 10, 2010 / 06:23 am ( CNA ).- An Indiana woman who inadvertently dialed a pro-life group instead of a Planned Parenthood clinic about her

Share this article on Facebook Nearly one million in Spain march for life, protest new abortion law – Madrid, Spain, Mar 10, 2010 / 12:51 am ( CNA ).- Nearly one million Spaniards marched in cities across the country on March 7 defending the right to life of the unborn

Share this article on Facebook Pope sends message of condolences to victims of Nigerian violence – Vatican City, Mar 10, 2010 / 11:38 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI remembered the victims of the recent sectarian violence in Nigeria during the General

Share this article on Facebook Rep. Stupak more hopeful about abortion deal for health care bill – Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2010 / 08:21 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Following his remarks last week that he and his colleagues are prepared to strike down health care reform if

Share this article on Facebook St. Bonaventure teaches Christians about being open to new charisms, Pope explains – Vatican City, Mar 10, 2010 / 11:14 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy Father returned to St. Bonaventure for the subject of his catechesis at the General Audience on

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Teen idol Corey Haim dies from overdose – Former teen idol Corey Haim has died from an apparent drug overdose. The 38-year-old actor was found unresponsive …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Levada Explains Ecumenism and the Anglican Ordinariates – ‘First time that the Catholic Church has reached out in response to men and women of Western Christianity …

Share this article on Facebook Iranian president denounces U.S. troops – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is harshly criticizing U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan. In a visit to Kabul, …

Share this article on Facebook Pope: St. Bonaventure Teaches Christians about Being Open to New Charisms – ‘The wise helmsmen of the boat of Peter – Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II – defended the newness of the …

Share this article on Facebook Sanctions against Iran intensify – Royal Dutch Shell has announced that it is no longer selling oil to Iran. The Netherlands-based oil giant is …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. vice president criticizes Israel – In his visit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reiterated his condemnation …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook U.S. President down in approval polls – Many in a recent U.S. poll say they strongly disapprove of the president’s proposed health care reform. …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Pregnant Woman is Like… – Please. Won’t you take a moment of your time to say a little prayer or donate some of your hard earned money to help the metaphor and simile disabled. They walk among

Share this article on Facebook Child of Lesbian Couple Denied Entrance to Catholic School – The case of a the kindergarten age child who was refused an opportunity to return to his local Catholic school because his parents are openly gay is creating a

Share this article on Facebook Is This Part of the Prosperity Gospel? – Ht Failblog

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood: Then and Now – This is from a Planned Parenthood pamphlet from 1952: Did the science change? Or did the organization’s crazy thirst for abortion profit change? HT Live Action

Share this article on Facebook Stupak Won’t Be Fooled – Matthew mentioned this in an update to a previous post, but I thought it needed more attention. Rep. Bart Stupak says he will not be fooled into voting for the

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput Suggests “Dos and Don’ts” for Pro-life Advocates – Cleveland, Ohio, Mar 9, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Calling pro-life advocates and all Christians to courage and virtue, Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput provided a

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Levada Explains Ecumenism, Says World Is Longing for Symphonic Unity – KINGSTON, Ontario, MARCH 9, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The goal of ecumenism is union with the Catholic Church, a union that transforms the Church by enriching it, the leader of

Share this article on Facebook King of Spain “Cooperating with Evil” by Signing Abortion Law, Says Bishop – Madrid, Spain, Mar 9, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla of Alcala de Henares remarked this week that by signing a bill into law that dramatically

Share this article on Facebook Nearly One Million March for Life in Spain, Protest New Abortion Law – Madrid, Spain, Mar 10, 2010 (CNA).- Nearly one million Spaniards marched in cities across the country on March 7 defending the right to life of the unborn and demanding

Share this article on Facebook Pope Affirms Matteo Ricci’s Love for Chinese on 400th Anniversary Celebration – MACERATA, Italy, MARCH 9, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Father Matteo Ricci always had a profound love for the Church and for the Chinese people, Benedict XVI affirmed. The Pope

Share this article on Facebook Rep. Stupak More Optimistic about Abortion Deal for Health Care Bill – Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Following his remarks last week that he and his colleagues are prepared to strike down health care reform if it provides

Share this article on Facebook U.K. Churches Prepare for 2012 Olympics – LONDON, MARCH 9, 2010 (Zenit.org).- In the recent Vancouver Winter Olympics, many countries were pitted against each other in competition. For the Christian churches,

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Spokesman Expresses “Concern and Horror” over Nigerian Violence – Vatican City, Mar 9, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- In wake of the recent violence in the Jos region of Nigeria that left 200 people dead, the director of the Holy See’s Press

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Spokesman Says European Sex Abuse Cases Being Dealt with Correctly – Vatican City, Mar 9, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi commented today on the decades-old sex abuses cases in several European

Share this article on Facebook Wednesday Audience: St. Bonaventure – Uniqueness and Continuity of the Church – VATICAN CITY, 10 MAR 2010 (VIS) – During today’s general audience, celebrated in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope turned his attention to the written works and doctrine of St.

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 5 Reasons I Love Twitter – Melissa Wiley: And Why You Should Join In! | 1) Speed and Ease. It’s the fastest, easiest way I’ve found to jot down the funny things my kids say, the delicious moments

Share this article on Facebook Charts and Phases – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (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 Giving Up the World – Catherine Rose: And Gaining a New One | I had plans, good ones. The world was a mess, I was 25 years old, and I was going to help fix it.  I had seen much of the world,

Share this article on Facebook It’s a Girl – Lisa Hendey: Welcoming Maddalena Marie Sansone! | On Saturday, March 6th the world got just a little bit sweeter with the birth of precious little Maddalena Marie

Share this article on Facebook Martyrs In Mosul – Rebecca Teti: | From the Hanc Aquam blog comes this sad report. The Prioress of the Adrian Dominicans writes: “As of now, the five elderly sisters who have been holding

Share this article on Facebook Overcome Your Lenten Temptations – Fr. John Bartunek, LC: Ask a Priest vol. 10 | Q: My 11-year-old son decided to give up sweets for Lent, but at two weeks into Lent he’s in misery about wishing to have a

Share this article on Facebook Spring’s Not-So-Fun Side – Arwen Mosher: Do you have allergies too? | It’s unseasonably warm for Michigan right now, with highs in the 50s all week. How fondly I remember the springs of my past,

Share this article on Facebook Surprise! – Rachel Balducci: Pregnancy, labor and birth in a flash | I was intrigued and amazed by this story at Foxnews.com today about a woman who discovered she was pregnant

Share this article on Facebook That Useless Old Internet – Danielle Bean: The pundits don’t always get it right | I was amused recently to read a 1995 Newsweek column by Clifford Stoll, in which he predicts the demise of that

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Every attack on Christianity is an opportunity – When Christianity is (or Christians are) persecuted it is easy to get defensive or to respond in kind. But if we do that, we miss out on a very powerful opportunity to

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Abortion: The Opposite of Love – Lent teaches us the meaning of love. Jesus endures his passion and crucifixion for each of us, giving himself away that we might have life. Abortion, on the other hand,

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook United Breaks Guitars – Regular readers know that one of my commitments for Lent is to blog something every day (except Sundays). Well, last week I wasn’t able to do that because . . . I

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput defends school’s decision not to re-enroll lesbian’s children – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has written a newspaper column defending an archdiocesan school’s decision not to re-enroll two children being raised by an openly

Share this article on Facebook Heidegger II – Yesterday’s post on Heidegger and his Nazi involvement kept me thinking about false gospels. False gospels are not just for Joe the Plumbers. They appeal to the elite

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 10, 2010 – Talking about the Things That Matter Most on Mar. 10 4:00 – No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy Many who know of Fr. Donald Calloway know him because of his conversion

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Arizona Pro-Life Advocates File Appeal in Case Involving Law Limiting Abortions – Phoenix, AZ (LifeNews.com) — An Arizona pro-life legal group has filed an appeal in a case in state court filed by abortion advocates seeking to stop a set of pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Connecticut Court Holds Hearing on Lawsuit to Overturn Assisted Suicide Ban – Hartford, CT (LifeNews.com) — A state judge held a hearing on Monday in the first step of a lawsuit by euthanasia advocates seeking to overturn the Connecticut ban on

Share this article on Facebook Democrats Take Issue With March 18 Date for Pro-Abortion Health Care Vote – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A dustup took place yesterday on Capitol Hill as a top Democratic leader took issue with President Barack Obama’s spokesman over the

Share this article on Facebook Georgia Bill Banning Race-Based, Sex-Based Abortions Draws National Attention – Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) — Following up on a billboard campaign throughout Atlanta saying there are too many abortions done on black unborn babies, a statewide

Share this article on Facebook House Bill Would Expand Obama’s Promoting Embryonic Stem Cell Research – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Two members of Congress have introduced new legislation designed to expand President Barack Obama’s decision to force taxpayers to fund

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Pro-Life Billboard Campaign Gets Women Help Instead of Abortions – Overland Park, KS (LifeNews.com) — When billboards went up last November in Johnson County, Barb Gosa hoped they’d see an increase in clients at her Advice and Aid

Share this article on Facebook Man Who Shot Pro-Life Advocate: I Have No Remorse, Killed Him Over Abortion – Owosso, MI (LifeNews.com) — The man who is on trial for killing local pro-life advocate James Pouillon and a businessman says he has no remorse over the shooting.

Share this article on Facebook Mitt Romney Says He Was Never Pro-Choice on Abortion as Mass Governor – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Mitt Romney is likely one of several Republican candidates who will vie for the GOP nomination and the right to take on pro-abortion

Share this article on Facebook National Day of Appreciation of Abortion Providers Ignores Hurting, Killing Women – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Today is National Day of Appreciation of Abortion Providers, the annual celebration by pro-abortion activists of abortion practitioners.

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Looks for Hard Abortion Stories to Promote Health Care Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Hoping to promote the Senate health care bill that funds abortions and could direct millions more to its abortion centers, Planned

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Groups Send Congress Letter, Want More Abortion Funding in Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Abortion advocates are not content with the massive abortion funding and promotion of abortion in the Senate health care bill the House

Share this article on Facebook Republican Poll of Iowa Caucus Voters: Mike Huckabee Leads Romney, Palin – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — With pro-life advocates longing for 2012 thanks to the extensive pro-abortion record of President Barack Obama, it’s never too early to

Share this article on Facebook Senate Republican Leader: Reconciliation Can’t Stop Health Care Abortion Funding – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — As the process of the health care debate moves forward this week, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is reminding colleagues and

Share this article on Facebook Senate Republicans Won’t Let Democrats Use Abortion to Pass Health Care Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — If Democrats in Congress think they can rely on an appeasement strategy on abortion to pass the health care bill through the Senate via

Share this article on Facebook Stupak Says No Abortion Funding Deal in Place, Won’t Back Down on Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Bart Stupak, the Michigan congressman whose pro-life Democratic colleagues have the ability to determine whether the Senate health care

Share this article on Facebook Top Democrat Contradicts Pelosi on Abortion, White House on March 18 Vote Date – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — In a Tuesday morning interview, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the Maryland lawmaker who is the second highest ranking Democrat in

Share this article on Facebook West Virginia House Panel OKs Bill Allowing Women Ultrasound Before Abortion – Charleston, WV (LifeNews.com) — A West Virginia state House committee signed off on a Senate-backed bill that would allow women a chance to see an ultrasound of their

Share this article on Facebook White House Faith Council Releases Final Report, No Plan to Reduce Abortions – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships presented its policy recommendations to President Barack

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Share this article on Facebook A World Thirsting for Truth – Dear LifeSiteNews Readers,This is message #2 in our campaign asking LSN readers to join with us and be Heroes for the cause by making a generous gift to LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abp Chaput Weighs In Catholic School’s Battle with Lesbian Couple – By Peter J. Smith BOULDER, Colorado, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, Colo. has stepped in to support a Boulder Catholic grade

Share this article on Facebook British Supreme Court Rejects Case of Marriage Registrar Forced to Perform Gay Ceremonies – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The case of the Christian civil registrar being forced by her employers to perform homosexual civil

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Group Launches National Campaign to Protect Children from Child Porn, Sex Crimes – OTTAWA, Ontario, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada Family Action (CFA) has launched a nation-wide citizen action campaign to demand tougher laws to protect

Share this article on Facebook Family Breakdown Costing UK £41 Billion a Year: Report – By Patrick B. CraineCAMBRIDGE, U.K., March 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Family breakdown now costs Britain £41.7 billion per year, estimates the Relationships

Share this article on Facebook Gender Ideology “Violent” to the Unborn and a Threat to Women: Vatican UN Delegation – By Hilary WhiteNEW YORK, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of the Vatican’s delegation to the UN has identified “gender ideology” as “violent” to the unborn

Share this article on Facebook Homosexuality is ‘Totally Destructive of Christian Teaching’ Says Traditional Anglican Primate – By Patrick B. CraineSee Part I and Part II of this LifeSiteNews exclusive interview.HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of the Traditional

Share this article on Facebook Rocks Thrown at Australian Pro-Life Election Candidate – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiADELAIDE, Australia, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life candidate running in the upcoming South Australian state election says he has

Share this article on Facebook UK Tories Publish “Rainbow List” of Gay Candidates – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British Conservative party has published a “rainbow list” of twenty openly homosexual candidates, five of

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Vanity Fair Attacks Christianity and Fr. Corapi – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist After calling the city of Cincinnati’s Creation Museum “an armory of righteous revisionism,” a restaurant reviewer at Vanity

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Tells UN the Drive for “Gender Equality” is Hampering Women – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist  The Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations (UN) said on Monday that some UN programs seeking to advance gender

Share this article on Facebook Washington’s Death with Dignity Law Claims 47 Lives in First Year – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Washington State Department of Health is reporting that 36 people used lethal prescriptions to kill themselves in the first

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A Cistercian Muses on the Israelites and Monks Wandering in the Desert – Yesterday I noted some early Irish monastic writings in relation to good Lenten reading — and of course, it makes good spiritual reading generally. In a similar vein, I

Share this article on Facebook Benedict Speaks on Continuity, New Development and Tradition within the Church – At today’s Wednesday General Audience, the Holy Father spoke on the place of new developments within the Church, on importance of tradition of continuity. Here is part

Share this article on Facebook Stational Churches of Lent: Wednesday after the Third Sunday in Lent – Station: S. Sisto Vecchio (Collecta: S. Balbina) ( Images source ) From the Churches of Rome wiki: It was one of the tituli, the first parish churches in Rome, known as

Share this article on Facebook The Consecration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary Chapel – An Account of the Ceremonies (Part 2) – We continue the description of last week’s Consecration of the chapel of the Fraternity of Saint Peter’s American seminary in Denton, Nebraska. Part 1 was posted last

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Census too personal?

Share this article on Facebook Random Lenten Thoughts – I love spending time going through my various “Quotations” books. I have Bartlett’s, of course, and many others, some from the popular culture, some from politics, some

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook PANALANGING PAULIT-ULIT, LABAG BA SA BIBLIA? – Lucas 1:28 “At pumasok siya sa kinaroroonan niya, at sinabi, Magalak ka, ikaw na totoong pinakamamahal, ang Panginoon ay sumasa iyo.” Anonymous said… Fr. Abe, Totoo po

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “Omnium in mentem” English translation by a reader – A reader has offered the following.  Canonists will be interested: I recently translated Pope Benedict’s revisions to the Code of Canon Law, which he made this past

Share this article on Facebook A little debate about the Extraordinary Form in the blogs – A while ago, I posted on John Zmirak’s get punchline at the end of an article: And by changing back the flag, by taking back our Mass, we are saying: Go back to Hell.

Share this article on Facebook Good news, please? – Folks, I really need some good news.  I think others could use it as well. I have gotten so many requests for prayers in these last few days. I think that Old Scratch is

Share this article on Facebook Prayer requests and intentions – I have had a lot of email from people with prayer requests, some in pretty dire straights. When I get these I stop and say at least a Hail Mary or some other appropriate

Share this article on Facebook St. Peter’s Basilica watch – I was going through some things and found an old watch I haven’t used for a while. You might find it interesting. Closer.  Note the appropriate roman numerals. It wants

Share this article on Facebook Twitter update: another feed – @FatherZuhlsdorf – I have started another Twitter feed: @FatherZuhlsdorf I will use this one to follow a great many more people. Post from: WDTPRS Twitter update: another feed -

Share this article on Facebook URGENT POLL UPDATE on Denver priest attacked for being obedient – Look what you have done! ORIGINAL ENTRY HERE.  Comment there.  UPDATE 10 March 1813 GMT: LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE! The poll graphic on the denverpost.com page is screwed

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS – Wednesday 3rd Week of Lent – Prayer over the people (2002MR) – A great new feature of the 2002 Missale Romanum in Latin is that for Lent the “Prayer over the people” or Oratio super populum has been revived as an option. Priests can

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