Catholic News Headlines Mar. 17, 2010


Mar. 16, 7pm—Mar. 17, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook REMEMBER THIS – Saint Jose Maria Escriva reminds us: “The spirit of Penance consists mainly in the fulfillment of the duty, each moment, however costly it may be” to feel true sorrow

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Share this article on Facebook Abortion is never a right, affirms Spanish bishop – Guadalajara, Spain, Mar 16, 2010 / 11:13 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Bishop Jose Sanchez of Siguenza-Guadalajara, Spain remarked Monday that abortion is “an attack against

Share this article on Facebook Accused Munich priest resigns in sex abuse case wrongly linked to Pope – Munich, Germany, Mar 17, 2010 / 03:35 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Tourism chaplain for the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising has been immediately suspended from ministry

Share this article on Facebook California candidate for governor aims to reduce abortions, thinks Prop. 8 ‘settled’ marriage – Sacramento, Calif., Mar 17, 2010 / 07:20 am ( CNA ).- California gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner is committed to reducing the number of abortions to zero and

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Brady calls for renewal of Irish Church on St. Patrick’s Day – Armagh, Ireland, Mar 17, 2010 / 03:01 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Sean Brady, Primate of All Ireland, spoke about renewal in his St. Patrick’s day homily at St.

Share this article on Facebook Christians should be the first to defend life and justice, says Venezuelan cardinal – Caracas, Venezuela, Mar 17, 2010 / 04:17 pm ( CNA ).- The Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, called on Venezuelans this week to reject violence in all

Share this article on Facebook Hispanics increasing Catholic numbers in US, but assimilation has downside – Hartford, Conn., Mar 17, 2010 / 06:23 am ( CNA ).- A new study of Hispanics shows they comprise an increasingly large percentage of the Catholic Church in the United

Share this article on Facebook Holy See confirms creation of Medjugorje Commission – Vatican City, Mar 17, 2010 / 09:56 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A statement was released by the Holy See on Wednesday confirming the formation of a commission to investigate

Share this article on Facebook House Budget Committee shoots down inclusion of Stupak Amendment in reconciliation – Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2010 / 12:51 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In a 19-17 vote on Monday night, the House Budget Committee shot down the inclusion of the Stupak-Pitts

Share this article on Facebook Love goes farther than reason in understanding God, Pope Benedict says – Vatican City, Mar 17, 2010 / 10:52 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Under a clear blue sky and on a perfect spring day, Pope Benedict XVI hosted the faithful and pilgrims in the

Share this article on Facebook Pope to sign letter to beleaguered Irish Church on Friday – Vatican City, Mar 17, 2010 / 11:59 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Using the platform of Wednesday’s general audience, the Holy Father announced on that he will sign his Pastoral

Share this article on Facebook Talk of ‘new intifada’ in Jerusalem overblown, Holy Land Custodian says – Jerusalem, Israel, Mar 16, 2010 / 09:32 pm ( CNA ).- Addressing tensions in Jerusalem, Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custodian of the Holy Land, has said the situation is

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Share this article on Facebook The Finger of God: Ecclesial Movements Flourishing in the Church – Such movements and communities are viewed as ‘a sign of hope’ in the world.

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Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Brady Calls for Renewal of Irish Church on St. Patrick’s Day – ‘There is true freedom in humbly acknowledging – like the wounded healers Peter and Patrick …

Share this article on Facebook FBI Vows Justice in Mexican Slayings – Recent violence linked to Mexico’s drug cartels has the Federal Bureau of Investigation vowing justice. …

Share this article on Facebook Mosul, Iraq: Another Targeted Execution of an Iraqi Christian – Sabah Yacoub Adam, 55, a married Chaldean Catholic and father of a child, was killed in cold blood.

Share this article on Facebook Pope to Sign Letter to Beleaguered Irish Church on Friday – ‘Read it for yourselves, with an open heart and in a spirit of faith.My hope is that it will help in the …

Share this article on Facebook St. Patrick’s Prayer against Paganism – This prayer of St. Patrick called “St. Patrick’s Breast-Plate” was …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook My 11 year old’s challenges with Lent… and what about Sunday? – Q: Dear Father John, my question is on behalf of my 11-year-old son, Matthew. Matthew decided to give up sweets for Lent. he did this completely on his own and just

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Share this article on Facebook Just Because It’s Saint Patrick’s Day… – Just because it’s St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t make this OK. Alright? Thankfully this little guy doesn’t have a license so he’s not driving but he just made in his

Share this article on Facebook Nuns Endorse Obamacare – This is awful. The AP reports: Catholic nuns are urging Congress to pass President Barack Obama’s health care plan, in an unusual public break with bishops who say it

Share this article on Facebook Oh No! Pro-Life Dem Crumbles! Another Yes. – Uh-oh. A “pro-life” Catholic Democrat from Michigan just announced he’ll vote for Obamacare. He says it’s ok because he’s still pro-life. He tells the New York Times

Share this article on Facebook Text of Nun’s Letter Endorsing Obamacare – The following is the full text of the letter from Catholic nuns endorsing Obamacare. Below the letter is a complete list of the signatories. Dear Members of Congress: We

Share this article on Facebook The Aging Hippie’s Nightmare – There’s bad news and good news for all the aging hippie rucksack wandering Dharma bum pro-choice types. First. Hold on to your sandals ’cause here’s the bad news. You

Share this article on Facebook Throwing The Bathwater Out With The Baby? – In all the discussion about whip counts it is easy to lose sight of what really counts and what the health care debate is really all about. It should come as little

Share this article on Facebook Well, Except For That…. – Accepting, excepting…. The NY Times just ran a profile on the Rev. Robert Carter, SJ who just passed away at the age of 82. Fr. Carter made headlines in the 70s when

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Share this article on Facebook Abortion Is Never a Right, Affirms Spanish Bishop – Guadalajara, Spain, Mar 16, 2010 (CNA/Europa Press).- Bishop Jose Sanchez of Siguenza-Guadalajara, Spain remarked Monday that abortion is “an attack against life,” and

Share this article on Facebook Accused Munich Priest Resigns in Sex Abuse Case Wrongly Linked to Pope – Munich, Germany, Mar 17, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- The Tourism chaplain for the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising has been immediately suspended from ministry after more

Share this article on Facebook Audiences – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAR 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in audience Cardinal Jose T. Sanchez, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy.

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Prays for Demise of Health Care Bill, Urges Congress to Uphold Rights of Every Person – By Kirsten K. Evans WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- On Capital Hill, President Barack Obama and U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Share this article on Facebook California Candidate for Governor Aims To Reduce Abortions, Thinks Prop. 8 “Settled” Marriage – Sacramento, Calif., Mar 17, 2010 (CNA).- California gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner is committed to reducing the number of abortions to zero and thinks same-sex

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Brady Calls for Renewal of Irish Church on St. Patrick’s Day – Armagh, Ireland, Mar 17, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Sean Brady, Primate of All Ireland, spoke about renewal in his St. Patrick’s day homily at St. Patrick’s

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Brady’s Role in Abuse Interviews Clarified – MAYNOOTH, Ireland, MARCH 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Church in Ireland is clarifying Cardinal Sean Brady’s personal involvement in collecting evidence regarding cases of

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Clergy Look for Faith Renewal in Pope’s U.K. Visit – London, England, Mar 16, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Following Queen Elizabeth II’s formal announcement on Tuesday of the Pope’s Sept. 16-19 visit to the U.K., numerous

Share this article on Facebook Establishment of International Commission on Medjugorje – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAR 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today published the following communique: “An international investigative commission on Medjugorje has been

Share this article on Facebook Group Accuses Spanish Government of Seeking To Deny Conscientious Objection Rights – Madrid, Spain, Mar 16, 2010 (CNA).- The National Association for the Defense of the Right to Conscientious Objection is accusing the government in the Spanish region of

Share this article on Facebook Hispanics Increasing Catholic Numbers in U.S., but Assimilation Has Downside – Hartford, Conn., Mar 17, 2010 (CNA).- A new study of Hispanics shows they comprise an increasingly large percentage of the Catholic Church in the United States. While

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Confirms Creation of Medjugorje Commission – Vatican City, Mar 17, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- A statement was released by the Holy See on Wednesday confirming the formation of a commission to investigate the

Share this article on Facebook House Budget Committee Shoots Down Inclusion of Stupak Amendment – Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- In a 19-17 vote on Monday night, the House Budget Committee shot down the inclusion of the Stupak-Pitts amendment in the

Share this article on Facebook Oratorians Welcome News of Founder’s Beatification – BIRMINGHAM, England, MARCH 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The priests of the English Oratories founded by Cardinal John Henry Newman are affirming they are “delighted” by the

Share this article on Facebook Other Pontifical Acts – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAR 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Fr. Valdemir Ferreira dos Santos of the clergy of the archdiocese of Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil, pastor

Share this article on Facebook Papal Letter to Irish Faithful To Be Published Soon – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAR 2010 (VIS) – In remarks to pilgrims at the end of today’s general audience, the Pope addressed a special greeting to Irish faithful who are today

Share this article on Facebook Pope Becomes Honorary Citizen of Romano Canavese – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAR 2010 (VIS) – In a brief ceremony following today’s general audience, the Holy Father received the honorary citizenship of Romano Canavese, the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Seen as Leader Ridding Church of “Filth” – ROME, MARCH 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- First as the prefect for the Church’s doctrinal congregation, and now as Pope, Benedict XVI has made a decisive contribution to the

Share this article on Facebook Pope To Sign Letter to Beleaguered Irish Church on Friday – Vatican City, Mar 17, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Using the platform of Wednesday’s general audience, the Holy Father announced on that he will sign his Pastoral Letter to

Share this article on Facebook Pope To Visit Queen, Beatify Cardinal Newman during England Visit – London, England, Mar 16, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- In a joint press conference on Tuesday, the U.K. Government and the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Scotland, England

Share this article on Facebook Prelate Urges Prayer Life Before Social Life, Laments Priests With a “Lack of Spiritual Content” – ROME, MARCH 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- There is a “lack of spiritual content” in some priests, because they put their social work before their spiritual life, according to a

Share this article on Facebook Queen Elizabeth II, U.K. Government Welcome Papal Visit – ROME, MARCH 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom announced today that Benedict XVI will be visiting September 16-19. Government and Church

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops: Ills of Health Bill Outweigh Benefits, Disappointment Over Legislators’ Push for Abortion – WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Faced to an upcoming vote on health care reform, the U.S. bishops are protesting that the current bill contains too many

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Catholic Population Rises by Nearly 1 Million; Mormons 4th-largest Religious Body – March 17, 2010 The Catholic population of the United States rose from 67,117,016 to 68,115,001 between the beginning and end of 2008– an increase of 1.49%, according to

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Paper: U.S. Bishops Speak for Catholic Church on Health Care Reform – Vatican City, Mar 16, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- In a story written by reporter Marco Bellizzi, the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano (LOR) points out that the American

Share this article on Facebook Wednesday Audience: The Theology of St. Bonaventure and St. Thomas Aquinas – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAR 2010 (VIS) – In this morning’s general audience, held in St. Peter’s Square, Benedict XVI continued his catechesis on St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio,

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Share this article on Facebook Corned Beef – Rachel Balducci: Is it what’s for dinner? | Just a quick bloggy poll as you take a break from your St. Pat’s Celebrations or preparations: how many of you are making

Share this article on Facebook Him: Out, Me: In – Arwen Mosher: How do your family members feel about the outdoors? | My husband is an outdoorsy person. I am not. When we were in college, he spent an entire summer in

Share this article on Facebook More Than Television – Daria Sockey: 13 Lenten Catholic Family Movie Picks | “We don’t have TV in our home,” says the radical Catholic mother. Before you decide that this is just too (Choose

Share this article on Facebook NFP FAQs – 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 Over 18, Under Our Roof – Lisa Hendey: How do you handle rules for “adult” children? | Our senior, Eric the eighteen year old, has a bad case of Spring fever combined with raging Senioritis.  The

Share this article on Facebook Time for Change – Rachel Balducci: This hurts! | I am compelled to comment on the time change, which has thrown a miniature wrench into our daily schedule. It’s not a standard-size

Share this article on Facebook Top o’ the Mornin’ to You! – Danielle Bean: Some Irish sayings in honor of St. Patrick | Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I thought we could share some sweet and clever Irish blessings in honor of good St.

Share this article on Facebook Which Cleaning Method Works Best? – Rebecca Teti: | Hey, Bags Ladies! Come back! I didn’t mean it like that! I mean all you participants in the 40 Bags, 40 Days challenge. I thought you might be interested

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Share this article on Facebook Awesome Video: The Catholic Story – I have been waiting for this project to be finished for over a year now. It is Fr. Barron’s project to tell a thematic story of the Catholic faith. It is the best story

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Share this article on Facebook Even Now… – Jesus Christ can change us and can change our world. We are people of hope. When Jesus visited Martha and Mary to console them over the death of their brother Lazarus,

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Andrew Breitbart’s Greatest Outbursts – Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. Example below .

Share this article on Facebook Ave Maria Radio and Ave Maria University at the Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Health Care Sundae

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – Monday night it was the Republican Party that was caught in the crosshairs of Chris Matthews, which he accused of being too “narrow.” Well on Tuesday’s Hardball, the

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 17, 2010 – Talking about the Things That Matter Most on Mar. 17 LIVE FROM AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY IN AVE MARIA, FL 4:00 – The Irish American Chronicle The phrase Irish-American brings

Share this article on Facebook Vatican confirms Pope Benedict XVI has set up an international commission on Medjugorje

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Share this article on Facebook Bill Expanding Obama’s Embryonic Stem Cell Research Order Pushes Human Cloning – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — An expanded look at the new bill filed by two members of Congress to expand President Barack Obama’s decision to force taxpayers to fund

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Health Assn Backing Pro-Abortion HCR Bill Causes Pro-Life Dem Flip-Flop – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Catholic Health Association is coming under fire from pro-life Catholic leaders for backing the Senate pro-abortion health care

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Vote Releases New Television Commercial Supporting Bart Stupak – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The following update comes from Brian Burch, the president of Catholic Vote, which released a new video supporting pro-life Democratic

Share this article on Facebook Despite Objections, Girl Scouts Distributed Planned Parenthood Handout at UN Mtg – Late last week we reported in our weekly Friday Fax that the Girl Scouts allowed the distribution of an explicit and dangerous sex guide � produced by the International

Share this article on Facebook More Polls Show Voters in Democrat Districts Don’t Want Pro-Abortion Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A third set of polls released by a national pro-life women’s group finds voters in the congressional districts of pro-life and moderate

Share this article on Facebook New Poll: Opposition to Pro-Abortion Health Care Highest Yet, Democrat Misleads – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new Wall St. Journal poll finds opposition to the pro-abortion Senate health care bill at its highest levels yet, but a top Democrat

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Centers Using Dangerous Abortion Drug More, Survey Shows – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A national survey of Planned Parenthood abortion centers finds a higher number are giving women the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Claims Stupak Would Ban Insurance Coverage for Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Stupak amendment is no long on the table for discussion in the health care bill, but that hasn’t stopped Planned Parenthood from

Share this article on Facebook Poll Reveals 46% of Doctors Would Quit if Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Passed – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new poll that should cause significant concerns for backers of the pro-abortion Senate health care bill finds nearly half the nation’s

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Would Get Lawsuit From Virginia if Approved – Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) — The pro-abortion government-run health care bill would find itself the subject of a lawsuit from Virginia officials should Congress

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Decide Retirement Soon – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, one of the five members of the pro-abortion majority on the high court, says he will decide

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Respond to PoliticsDaily’s David Gibson on Abortion Funding – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Two pro-life groups — Americans United for Life and the National Right to Life Committee — have issued responses to an editorial

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Share this article on Facebook Battle for Washington: Pro-Life Coalition Giving Last Full Measure on Health Care – By Peter J. Smith   WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With what may be the final onslaught of the health care bill coming this weekend, pro-life

Share this article on Facebook D&P Accuses LSN, CLC of Association with Groups that Use Violence; “Far Right Wing … – By John-Henry WestenOTTAWA, March 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The official international development arm of the Canadian Bishops’ Conference has produced a 10-page

Share this article on Facebook Former Tiller Abortionists Make Albuquerque the New Late-Term Abortion Capital – By John JalsevacALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Two women who once specialized in post-viability abortions during their employment at George

Share this article on Facebook Maternal Health Plan about Saving Lives, not “Family Planning”: Canadian Foreign … – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Family planning and contraception are not included in Canada’s new maternal and child health

Share this article on Facebook ‘Naïve or Disingenuous': Archbishop Hits Back at CHA’s Support for Pro-Abort Health Bill – By Peter J. SmithKANSAS CITY, Kansas, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann blasted Sister Carol Keehan and the Catholic Health

Share this article on Facebook Okla. Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Same-Sex ‘Divorce’ Case – OKLAHOMA CITY, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought a “divorce” between two women

Share this article on Facebook One Abortion Every 11 Seconds in Original 15 EU States – By Hilary WhiteROME, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortion rates in Europe are on the rise, with one child being killed at least every 11 seconds in the original

Share this article on Facebook Prime Minister Harper Addresses Marijuana, National Day Care – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Harper clearly expressed his opinion on a variety of issues, including the topics of

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion ‘Escorts’ vs. 40 Days Volunteers – Commentary By David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for LifeMarch 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Outside abortion centers, faithful volunteers are praying for God

Share this article on Facebook The Cost of a Story – Dear LSN Readers, What costs $120, balances the liberal bias of the mainstream media, exposes the evils in the culture attacking life, family and conscience, and informs

Share this article on Facebook Time-Crunched Dems Lunge for Saturday Finish Line on Health Bill – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With another in a long list of deadlines for the Senate health care bill approaching this weekend,

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Newspaper: U.S. Bishops Speaks for Church on Health Bill – By Kathleen GilbertVATICAN CITY, March 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An article in L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican, has weighed in on the

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Share this article on Facebook House May Use Gimmick to Pass Unpopular Health Care Reform – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In the event that they can’t garner enough votes to pass the Senate health care bill in the House, leader are now taking

Share this article on Facebook Phyllis Schlafly: Prayer Can Stop Obamacare! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist For those who think the passage of Obamacare is a “done deal,” Phyllis Schlafly,  attorney and long-time conservative activist,

Share this article on Facebook Priests For Life Mobilizes Citizens on Health Care – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist During these last crucial days before the vote on a pro-abortion health care reform bill, Father Frank Pavone has put together

Share this article on Facebook Survey: One-Third of All Doctors to Quit Medicine if Obamacare Passes – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new survey published in the latest issue of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine found that nearly one-third of

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Releases Message for 25th World Youth Day – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Message of the Holy Father for the twenty-fifth World Youth Day, which will be celebrated on Palm Sunday, March 28, has

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Dutch Archbishop on Interior Life, Continuity of the Priesthood – Zenit this evening picks up on an address by Dutch Archbishop Willem Jacobus Eijk of Utrecht, wherein he urges his priests to pursue prayer life before social life :

Share this article on Facebook Feast of St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland – Like St. Valentine’s Day or “Carnival”, St. Patrick’s Day has been relatively removed by the world from its properly religious context, and accordingly is celebrated as

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Weber’s chants online and more complete – For years, Fr. Samuel Weber has been the samizdat source of English chant for the American church. He is well-schooled in the Gregorian tradition and even prefers it to

Share this article on Facebook Ornamented Floors in Architecture – I was recently reading the blog of an excellent architect whose ecclesiastical work we have featured here before, Dino Marcantonio (See: Another Talented Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Stational Churches of Lent: Wednesday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent – Station: S. Paolo fuori le Mura (“in aperitione aurium”) (Collecta: S. Mennas) ( Image source ) ( Image source ) From Blessed Ildefonso Schuster’s, The Sacramentary :

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Share this article on Facebook A Ferrari for Catholic relief in Haiti – OK, I never thought I’d get an opportunity on this blog to post an image of a Ferrari. Must be St. Patrick dispensing special blessings today. Here’s the story: Tomorrow

Share this article on Facebook U.S. health reform debate… in St. Peter’s Square – An interesting tidbit at the end of Catholic News Service’s story today about Pope Benedict XVI’s general audience: Just before the pope began speaking, a man in the

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Share this article on Facebook Meat this Friday? Feast or Fast? – From my friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: No dispensation for this Friday (St. Joseph) is needed. That the general law of abstinence from meat on Fridays (c. 1251) does

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Confirms Commission to Study Medjugorje – Vatican confirms commission to study Medjugorje The Vatican has confirmed the formation of a commission to investigate the reported Marian apparitions at Medjugorje,

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “Fear is useless, what is needed is trust.” – Pondering the possibility of America being “remade” under the auspices of a Health Care Non-Vote-Deeming , I found myself thinking of St. Patrick, and the conflict

Share this article on Facebook St Patrick’s Breastplate & Lent – Reposted from 2007 It is not what thou art, nor what thou hast been, that God looks upon with his merciful eyes, but what thou wouldst be. – The Cloud of Unknowing. Keep

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Marks Refugee Act Thirtieth Anniversary, Catholic Church Commitment To Refugees – WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the largest resettlement organization in the United States, on March 17, marked the thirtieth 

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Share this article on Facebook A reminder – As I was listening to the news tonight, I tuned into hear Fox News White House correspondent Major Barrett in front of the White House. As he spoke there was a Cardinal

Share this article on Facebook Commission for inquiry about Medjugorje – From VIS (in my translation): Communiqué of the Press Office of the Holy See: International Commission for inquiry about Medjugorje An international Commission for

Share this article on Facebook Did EWTN get bumped from a cable company’s channel list? – I received a note or two today suggesting that a cable company axed EWTN. Anyone having a hard time getting it? Post from: WDTPRS Did EWTN get bumped from a cable

Share this article on Facebook Embarassing treatment of Summorum Pontificum on vatican.va website – I received a note from a friend of many years in Rome. I don’t know how many times have I called them to alert them to unbelievable errors in their transcripts and

Share this article on Facebook How to write a news piece on the German abuse scandal and the Pope’s involvement – We have seen in the MSM some dreadul stories trying to lead readers to think the worst about the Pope without any real evidence.  Insinuation at its worst, for it

Share this article on Facebook In preparation for the Feast of St. Joseph – The current Enchiridion Indulgentiarum #19 attaches an partial indulgence to the following prayer in honor of St. Joseph. This will also be our Holy Father’s name day.

Share this article on Facebook Mass on Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent – What a moving formulary for Holy Mass in the older form today. I am not usually the emotional type when saying Mass.  I really wish that “priestcraft” wasn’t a negative

Share this article on Facebook Pray – I just read something on a liberal website, sent by a reader itching that I comment. It was unspeakably hateful about the Church and about the Holy Father. Pray. Just

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS POLL! Your progress through Lent: honest assessment – Passiontide is around the corner. How are you doing with your Lent? Chose what best describes your Lenten experience so far. I made a plan from the beginning of Lent and

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