Catholic News Headlines Mar. 11, 2010


Mar. 10, 7pm—Mar. 11, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook A GIFT OF GREAT PRICE – The graces which God bestows on us, his lights, his calls and the good thoughts with which he inspires us, have all been purchased for us by the sufferings and death of

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook CANON 915: THE ULTIMATE ACT OF CHARITY – Since so many Catholic politicians are currently supporting the Obama administration’s pro-culture of death agenda, and more and more bishops are backing away from

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Anti-Catholic tract distribution was ‘reprehensible,’ Tenn. bishop says – Knoxville, Tenn., Mar 11, 2010 / 06:49 am ( CNA ).- The recent distribution of Anti-Catholic tracts in a Tennessee town constituted “reprehensible acts of prejudice and

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI sends condolences for death of Egyptian Sheikh – Vatican City, Mar 11, 2010 / 02:26 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Pope remembered the Grand Imam and Sheikh of al-Azhar University, Dr. Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, after his

Share this article on Facebook Catholics United head insists Stupak Amendment goes too far – Washington D.C., Mar 10, 2010 / 10:04 pm ( CNA ).- The head of Catholics United, a group advocating the passage of the Senate health care bill, says that the abortion

Share this article on Facebook Celebrities should not undermine morals by endorsing condoms, Philippines bishops say – Manila, Philippines, Mar 11, 2010 / 03:36 am ( CNA ).- The Catholic bishops of the Philippines urged movie stars and artists not to endorse condoms, asking that they

Share this article on Facebook Diocese of Dallas receives two of its own as bishops – Dallas, Texas, Mar 11, 2010 / 12:18 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican announced on Thursday that Pope Benedict XVI has appointed two priests in the Diocese of Dallas as

Share this article on Facebook Dutch Catholic leaders call for external investigation of sex abuse cases – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Mar 11, 2010 / 03:46 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Following meetings between leaders of religious orders in Holland and members of the Dutch Bishops’

Share this article on Facebook Father Lombardi responds to Pontifical Academy for Life member, refutes claims – Vatican City, Mar 11, 2010 / 12:59 pm ( CNA ).- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi responded to an open letter this week sent to him by Christine de Vollmer, a

Share this article on Facebook Man’s happiness and fulfillment depend on religious freedom, asserts Vatican official – Vatican City, Mar 11, 2010 / 02:52 pm ( CNA ).- The secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Archbishop Mario Toso, remarked this week that, “man’s

Share this article on Facebook Michigan diocese investigates miracle attributed to former bishop – Marquette, Mich., Mar 11, 2010 / 08:26 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Diocese of Marquette is investigating an possible miracle attributed to Servant of God, Bishop Frederic

Share this article on Facebook Pope to visit Evangelical Lutheran Community of Rome next Sunday – Vatican City, Mar 11, 2010 / 05:21 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- This coming Sunday afternoon the Holy Father will pay a visit to a Lutheran Church in Rome. The much

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges priests to offer Confession and educate faithful on sin – Vatican City, Mar 11, 2010 / 11:32 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Participants in this week’s course on the hearing Confessions met with the Holy Father in audience on Thursday

Share this article on Facebook Shooter of pro-life activist does not feel bad about murders – Corunna, Mich., Mar 11, 2010 / 01:38 am ( CNA ).- The man accused of shooting and killing a pro-life advocate and a local business man in Michigan took the stand in his

Share this article on Facebook Study claiming Catholic co-eds likelier to ‘hook up’ draws criticism – Washington D.C., Mar 11, 2010 / 04:14 am ( CNA ).- A study which claimed that Catholic college women are likelier to “hook up” than women with no religious affiliation

Share this article on Facebook ‘Union of Mothers’ formed in Spain to protect women and motherhood – Madrid, Spain, Mar 11, 2010 / 06:49 pm ( CNA ).- Dozens of Spanish women protested at the country’s Ministry of Health on Monday, the International Day for Women, and

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Disney deems ‘Rapunzel’ as too girly – Everyone knows the story of “Rapunzel,” about a girl with mile-long hair kept in a tower. A …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Minority births outnumber whites in U.S. – According to recent figures, minorities in the U.S. are set to become the majority in 40 years.

Share this article on Facebook The month of March brings whale watchers – The California Coastal town of Dana Point is hunkering down for an influx of whale watchers this month. Gray …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook CORRECTION: Sydney Archdiocese Responds to ‘Homosexual Equivalency Activism Masquerading as Compassion’ – We are pleased to report that the Archdiocese has responded and, in fact, I was mistaken concerning their …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Chief justice denounces State of the Union address – Relationships between the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court has been tense, and Chief Justice John Roberts …

Share this article on Facebook Defender of the Faith: Bishop Stika Responds to Distribution of Anti-Catholic Tracts – ”The leaflets produced by Chick Publications are hateful, discriminatory, and full …

Share this article on Facebook Girl Scouts Distribute Planned Parenthood Sex Guide at UN Meeting – One recent Girl Scout project ‘aims at securing the right of women, men and adolescents aged between ten …

Share this article on Facebook The Upsurge of the Supernatural: The Future Church – 2 – Religion without the supernatural isn´t a religion, it´s a set of table manners. What I mean …

Share this article on Facebook Unemployment remains high in California – Unemployment grew in many parts of California in January. In more than eight counties, joblessness is as high as …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook What if I just don’t like to pray at all? – Q: Dear Father Joseph, maybe this isn’t the place (or blog) to post such a question, but what would you say to someone who doesn’t really *like* praying? I’m not saying

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook An Unshocking Statistic – Cassy Fiano has more on this unsurprising but deplorable statistic.

Share this article on Facebook Artist Leonard Porter Commissioned to Create a Set of Stations of the Cross – Just in time for Lent, noted traditional painter Leonard Porter has completed a set of *sketches* for a full set of 14 stations of the cross. CMR readers may remember

Share this article on Facebook Heretically Correct – The culturally corrosive effects of political correctness manifest themselves in many ways. Perhaps one of the more deleterious effects of this social tyranny is

Share this article on Facebook Six Year Old Suspended for Finger Gun – Are we insane? Seriously. Has our entire country gone totally and irretrievably looney? A six year old boy was just suspended for pointing a finger gun at other

Share this article on Facebook Women Are Dying…But It’s For a Good Cause – Oh you brave women. Taking one for the team is sooo wonderful of you. Realizing that your life means so little when compared to the overriding issue of sexual liberation

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Irish Bishops Welcome Vatican Statement on Abuse – MAYNOOTH, Ireland, MARCH 10, 2010 (Zenit.org).- As the bishops of Ireland continue confronting the scandal of priests’ sexual abuse of minors, they welcomed the

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops Oppose Senate Health Reform Bill, Clarify Politico Comments – March 11, 2010 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has reiterated its opposition to Senate health care reform legislation. On March 5, Politico reported

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Boy Moms and a Beautiful Book – Lisa Hendey: Get a sneak peek at Rachel Balducci’s new book! | On this week’s podcast (click here to listen or click on the player above), we focus on Rachel Balducci’s

Share this article on Facebook Help Me Take the Plunge – Arwen Mosher: Know about eating wheat- or dairy-free? | The two times I’ve posted about my sinus problems, commenters have mentioned that a wheat-free dairy-free diet

Share this article on Facebook How to Use Twitter Without Going Insane – Melissa Wiley: From Hashtags to Brizzly | Yesterday I talked about some reasons you might be interested in using Twitter. Today we’ll look at how to do that without

Share this article on Facebook Left Behind – Rachel Balducci: What Would You Do? | At the end of a quick but mildly frustrating trip to Target this morning, I got to the car to discover an item had been left on the

Share this article on Facebook Newt Gingrich Makes a Move – Tim Drake: Former Speaker of the House Finds a Home in God’s House | (Faith & Family likes to focus on what celebrities get right. The prominent people we highlight in

Share this article on Facebook Together Forever – 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 You Did It! Now Tell Us About It – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 58 | 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

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Top 10 Fr. Corapi-isms – Found this over on Patrick Madrid’s site. It’s modeled after the famously funny Chuck Norris-isms. Very funny! I’ve mentioned Fr. Corapi quite a bit on Fallible Blogma.

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook The Abortion Industry & the Genocide of African-Americans – Both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ran key stories recently about abortion in the African American community. They mentioned a billboard campaign arising

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Kudos to Archbishop Chaput! – He’s just done the right thing by backing up a school in his Archdiocese that declined to allow two children of lesbian “parents” to re-enroll. GET THE STORY. It’s

Share this article on Facebook Theological Connections II: The Foundation Stone – In the previous post, I talked about how a realization in one area can lead to developments in very different areas. I also mentioned that we’re going to do a series of

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook The Ratzingers and Hitler – I am reviewing Marilyn Chandler McEntyre’s Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies . She dishes chewy chapters on telling the truth, sharing stories, making conversation,

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 11, 2010 – Talking about the Things That Matter Most on Mar. 11 4:00 – Lenten Pep Talk: Holy Week is Coming As we enter the closing weeks of Lent, Ave Maria Radio chaplain Fr. Pat

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops: Politico Wrong on Its Position on Health Care Bill, Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new reports earlier this week in the political web site Politico caused a stir in the pro-life movement. Politico’s report made it

Share this article on Facebook Day to Honor Abortion Practitioners an Oxymoron as Patients Killed, Injured – Every year on March 10, abortion groups promote giving thanks for the dwindling number of abortionists in America, but could there be a bigger oxymoron than Abortionist

Share this article on Facebook Democrats May Use Slaughter Rule to Pass Pro-Abortion Health Care Without Vote – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — As Democratic leaders in Congress plot their next move on how to get the pro-abortion Senate health care bill through the House, a new

Share this article on Facebook Democrats: We Have Votes for Health Care Bill Without Fixing Abortion Funding – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Top House Democrats who are intimately involved in the discussions over the Senate health care bill and its provisions funding and

Share this article on Facebook Illinois House Panel Passes Pro-Abortion Reproductive Health and Access Act – Springfield, IL (LifeNews.com) — An Illinois House committee on Wednesday passed the Reproductive Health and Access Act, a bill that would aggressively promote

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Democrats Joe Donnelly, Dale Kildee May Oppose Pro-Abortion Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Two key pro-life Democrats in the House whose votes could determine the fate of the pro-abortion Senate health care bill have come down

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook A Short Story of a Loving Mother’s Miscarriage and Her Fruitful Sorrow – By Adrianne AdderleyEditor’s note: This article by Adrienne Adderley tells the powerful story of how her miscarriage and the recovery of the body of her 12-week gestated

Share this article on Facebook Abp Listecki: Pro-Abort Pols Could be Denied Communion – By Kathleen GilbertMILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki said Tuesday that, while he would not “embrace” an

Share this article on Facebook Argentinian Judge Reverses Homosexual ‘Marriage’ – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentBUENOS AIRES, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Argentinan judge has nullified the “marriage” recently

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Drake Found Guilty of Murdering Pouillon – By Kathleen GilbertOWOSSO, Michigan, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Harlan Drake, the Michigan man accused of shooting to death local pro-life protester Jim

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on March 10 News – So far, our fundraiser has been a very slow crawl with about $5,500 having come in to date. Individual donations have varied from $5 to $700. That’s a long, long ways

Share this article on Facebook Commentary: Blazing the Trail to Personhood, California Style – By Judie BrownMarch 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Things are really heating up in California as Pastor Walter Hoye continues his grassroots campaign to help assure that

Share this article on Facebook Dutch Group Pushes for Suicide for Elderly Who are “Tired of Living” – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiBRUSSELS, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Dutch parliament may soon be considering the possibility of legalizing suicide and

Share this article on Facebook European Court of Human Rights Will Hear Italian Crucifix Appeal – By Hilary WhiteSTRASBOURG, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear an appeal of its ruling that Italy must ban

Share this article on Facebook Inclusion of God in Pledge of Allegiance Upheld in Federal Appeals Court – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the words “one nation under God” in the Pledge of

Share this article on Facebook Letters to the Editor – Re: New LifeSiteNews Regional Versions and Other Changes Thank you for all you do. Your site is even more in need than ever. I donated what I could today. God bless you

Share this article on Facebook Manitoba Alcoholic Fights for Faith-Free Rehab – By Patrick B. CraineWINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Winnipeg man who struggles with alcoholism is complaining that he is unable to find a

Share this article on Facebook Massive Pro-Life Campaign Greets Subway Riders in US Abortion Capital – By Peter J. SmithNEW YORK, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Every day subway riders in New York City are discovering a new message: “abortion changes you” – and it

Share this article on Facebook Parliamentarian: No Reconciliation Until after Senate Health Bill Passed – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senior GOP sources cited by Roll Call Thursday said that Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin has

Share this article on Facebook Pesky Florida Pro-lifers Bring End to Planned Parenthood Program Funding – By Kathleen GilbertMARTIN COUNTY, Florida, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After four years of dedicated activism, a group of Florida pro-lifers is celebrating a

Share this article on Facebook Study Finds Unborn Babies Respond to Mother’s Mood – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiNAGASAKI, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scientists have discovered that unborn babies respond to their mother’s mood while she is watching

Share this article on Facebook Stupak: I Don’t Buy Promises for Later Abortion-Funding ‘Fix’ to Health Bill – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan told the Associated Press this week that he was “more

Share this article on Facebook Tom Cruise’s Religion in the Spotlight Over Forced Abortion Allegations – By Peter J. SmithCANBERRA, Australia, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Church of Scientology, popularly known as the church to which Hollywood superstar Tom

Share this article on Facebook Toronto Archbishop Joins 40 Days Prayer Vigil and Celebrates Mid-Point Mass – By Steve Jalsevac TORONTO, Ontario, March 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Monday, Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins participated for the second time in a Toronto 40

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook CDC: 16 Percent of Young Americans Have Genital Herpes – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49

Share this article on Facebook Daycare Workers Charged with Drugging Children – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Two daycare workers in Ohio have been charged with giving children a dietary supplement in candy in order to make them sleep.

Share this article on Facebook FDA Expects Recall of Popular Foods to Grow – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that the recall of popular food products containing

Share this article on Facebook New “No” Votes Render Health Care DOA – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Hopes for quick passage of the Senate version of health care reform in the U.S. House may have been dealt a death blow by at

Share this article on Facebook New Catholic Prayer Apps for iPhones – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Adding to its impressive list of 140,000 applications – or “apps” – Apple’s popular iPhone now has apps for the Rosary and the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Beauty in Romania – Romanian Orthodox Church in Sibiu, Romania ( Click to enlarge )

Share this article on Facebook Blog of the White Monks in Sri Lanka – We recently mentioned the new foundation of monks who are departing in the coming days for Sri Lanka from Heilegenkreuz in Austria, founded by Archbishop Malcolm

Share this article on Facebook Continuing Debate Surrounding the Modern Ambrosian Lectionary – We recently mentioned to readers the debate that is presently swirling around the subject of the new Ambrosian lectionary, instigated by a public critique of the work by

Share this article on Facebook More Colloquium video – I keep finding ever more from the Sacred Music Colloquium DVD . This is all very nice material for inspiring Catholic musicians to think seriously about what they are

Share this article on Facebook Stational Churches of Lent: Thursday after the Third Sunday in Lent – Station: Ss. Cosma e Damiano (Collecta: S. Marco) The basilica seen from the back; it is built into old Roman buildings found within the Roman Forum ( Image source ) (

Share this article on Facebook The Treasure of the Shroud – As you may know, the Holy Shroud of Turin will be publicly shown for the veneration of the faithful this year, from 10 April to 23 May, for the first time since the Holy

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Looking into the eyes of poverty – By Mary DeTurris PoustI will never forget the first time I looked real poverty in the eyes. I was a young reporter for Catholic New York newspaper. Having grown up in a

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Australia and Philippines in July – We just booked our flights:  Detroit > Los Angeles > Sydney > Manila > Tokyo > Detroit Janet and I have been invited for a ten-day apologetics speaking tour in Australia

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Breaking News! Er, Bones! – EMBED-Awesome News Room Fight on Live TV – Watch more free videos H/T

Share this article on Facebook Lenten Retreat Day – Took this with my phone. Came out well, didn’t it? I know, I’m very quiet. Sorry. It’s a quiet Lent. I feel so disinclined toward reading or writing about politics, and

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names Vicar General, Pastor As Auxiliary Bishops For Dallas – WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Father J. Douglas Deshotel, 58, vicar general of the Diocese of Dallas, and Msgr. Mark J. Seitz, 56, pastor of Dallas’s St. Rita

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “marriage is NOT for Adam and STEVE” – From The Telegraph in the UK: My emphases and comments: Priest apologises for joking that marriage is not for ‘Adam and Steve’ A Catholic priest [no, he is a deacon] has

Share this article on Facebook A miracle through Bishop Baraga? – I believe my friend, now Bishop of Marquette, H.E. Most Rev. Alexander Sample was once the postulator for the cause of Bishop Baraga, but that would have been many years

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS – Thursday 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

Share this article on Facebook Zmirak responds to Hoopes, Fr. Z does Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 – There is a bloggy debate going on between Mr. Zmirak and Mr. Hoopes.  Rather, it turned into a debate. Zmirak started the ball rolling it with a piece in Inside

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