Catholic News Headlines Mar. 22, 2010


Mar. 21, 7pm—Mar. 22, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook GOOD ADVICE FROM THE WORD OF GOD – Yahweh [God] says this: ‘A curse on the man who puts his trust in man, who relies on things of flesh, who turns from Yahweh.  He is like dry scrub in the wastelands; if

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI to send Our Lady of Mt. Carmel statue to earthquake-stricken Chile – Santiago, Chile, Mar 22, 2010 / 02:11 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI will present a new statue of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to Chile during this week’s Wednesday General

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI: Haydn, like Michelangelo, manifests God’s law of art – Vatican City, Mar 22, 2010 / 02:11 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- After having heard the rendition of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross ” last

Share this article on Facebook Bishops meet with Argentinian President: the Homeland is a gift, the Nation is a task – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 22, 2010 / 06:05 pm ( CNA ).- Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez met last week with the Executive Committee of the Bishops’ Conference

Share this article on Facebook Collection for Haitian seminary included in Pope’s Holy Week schedule – Vatican City, Mar 22, 2010 / 03:05 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Pope’s schedule for Holy Week was released by the Holy See on March 22. One unusual addition to the

Share this article on Facebook Denver archbishop denounces CHA ‘counter-witness’ against bishops on health care – Denver, Colo., Mar 22, 2010 / 05:14 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In his weekly column for the Denver Catholic Register, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver lists several

Share this article on Facebook Dissident encourages dignity and rights for Cubans – CNA STAFF, Mar 22, 2010 / 11:56 am ( CNA ).- In an interview with CNA, the president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya reiterated the need for a

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges further missionary efforts from African bishops – Vatican City, Mar 22, 2010 / 11:06 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Meeting with bishops from Burkina Faso and Niger on Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI encouraged advancement on the

Share this article on Facebook Possibility of new diocese for Medjugorje floated – Rome, Italy, Mar 22, 2010 / 04:52 pm ( CNA ).- Following last week’s announcement that a commission is being formed to investigate possible Marian apparitions at

Share this article on Facebook Pro-abortion lobbies ‘incensed’ at Stupak deal to pass health care – Washington D.C., Mar 21, 2010 / 10:03 pm ( CNA ).- Leading pro-abortion groups such as the National Organization of Women (NOW), Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Borat’ star weds longtime girlfriend – The hysterical star of “Borat” and “Bruno,” Sacha Cohen Baron married his …

Share this article on Facebook Review: Alice in Wonderland – A look at Tim Burton’s new view of an old classic.

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani Christian Couple Refuse to Convert to Islam. Husband Burned, Wife Raped – Their three children, ranging from 7 and 12, were forced to watch their parents brutalised

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook House Passes Health Care: A Nation Bitterly Divided – Congressman Bart Stupak earlier announced he would vote for the Bill, removing any doubt …

Share this article on Facebook House Passes Historic Health Care Reform Bill – President Obama expected to sign no later than Tuesday.

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook ACLJ Steps Up: Here Come the Lawsuits – The law “fails the American people and does not provide permanent protections for the life of the …

Share this article on Facebook PRI Board of Directors Mourns Passing of Pro-Life Pioneer, Fr. Paul Marx – He undertook the task of spreading the pro-life message with apostolic zeal, urging Americans to resist the …

Share this article on Facebook We Stood with Stupak: He Didn’t Stand for Life. – Is there anyone who will simply stand for LIFE, period, no matter the cost, no matter the fallout, no matter the …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook Mysticism – spiritual direction – frustrations – modern perceptions – what do I do? – Q: Fr. John, at some point would you address the issues facing modern mystics? For example, most spiritual directors do not seem to have experience with mysticism. Even

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Cam Sur PPCRV to hold political fora – NAGA CITY, March 22, 2010—Comelec citizens’ arm, the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) in Camarines Sur, supported by faith-based groups and

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 10 Days of D mac and Architecture: Number 3 – Tired of health care? Let’s talk architecture! Number Three: Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem . Enjoy! I was lucky enough to have been asked by my good friend

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Shares The Blame – Well, it is done. The Government takeover of health-care is now the law of the land complete with the federal funding of abortion. At this horrific moment we must make

Share this article on Facebook On Behalf Of An Ungrateful Nation… – Another great president once asked whether a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal can long endure? We have our

Share this article on Facebook Republicans Will Suffer for This – The conventional wisdom seems to be that the Democrats will suffer for this healthcare bill. And I believe they will…to a point. In the short term I believe Democrats

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Book Giveaway Winners! – Rachel Balducci: | Congratulations to our two winners in the To Save a Thousand Souls book giveaway. Heather Shipley: as the mother of three boys I would love a copy

Share this article on Facebook Do You Support Charity as a Family? – Danielle Bean: Please share your story with Faith & Family | In an upcoming issue of Faith & Family magazine, we are going to be focusing on some of the creative and

Share this article on Facebook Fishes Not Delicious – Rebecca Teti: Japan confirms what everybody knows | Comedian Jackie Mason has a routine about “acquired tastes.” If you have to acquire a taste for something, he holds,

Share this article on Facebook Moms & Dads Weigh In Here – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (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 One ‘Yes’ Can Change the World – Sarah Reinhard: Lessons From the Annunciation | All too often, I turn down the opportunity to be like Mary, to say Yes with my arms unconditionally open to embrace God’s

Share this article on Facebook Reform Reactions – Rebecca Teti: | If you’ve been waiting for a discussion of health care reform’s passing, may I direct you to our sister site? There are several related stories over at

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Hilarious: The Pope strikes again – This is a parody on a scene from a movie about Hitler. If you don’t think this is funny, at least realize that this is in no way making light of the evils perpetrated by

Share this article on Facebook Video: Why be Catholic DVD – I’m gonna have to get me a copy of this and check it out!  Tim Staples always does a brilliant job. And this looks like a very comprehensive and helpful DVD. You can

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Pavone on Health Care Vote: It’s Our Move – “You can’t pass the right kind of laws without the right lawmakers in office,” Fr. Pavone said. “America has spoken to its lawmakers about their concerns. The lawmakers

Share this article on Facebook He Suffered for the Sake of Human Life – The Passion of Christ was far more horrible than most of our crucifixes portray. As we reflect on how much he suffered, we also reflect on why. He suffered for the sake

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Suppose You’re a Priest . . . – . . . and one day you’re hearing confessions and a penitent comes in who you recognize by his voice as a fellow priest. He says, “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook 20 Promises for $2,500 – We Await Results

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Share this article on Facebook House approves health-care bill and aborts Democrats for life – Washington Post reports on the House passage of the Senate health-care bill.  Just as abortion dismembers an intact body and splits mother from child, so it continues to

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 22, 2010 – Talking about the Things That Matter Most on Mar. 22 The US House of Representatives voted 219-212 just before midnight last night to approve the $940-billion Patient

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Americans United for Life: Executive Order Won’t Stop Abortion in Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The pro-life group Americans United for Life released statements today from two of its top officials confirming what other pro-life

Share this article on Facebook House Passes Pro-Abortion Senate Health Care Bill After Executive Order Deal – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The House of representatives tonight approved the pro-abortion Senate health care bill on a 219-212 vote with a 34 Democrats joining

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Lawmakers, Activists Split on Stupak-Obama Abortion Funding Deal – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — While pro-life groups say the executive order deal struck between Rep. Bart Stupak and President Barack Obama isn’t worth much because

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Blast Executive Order Deal Between Stupak, Barack Obama – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Leading pro-life organizations are unanimous in their condemnation of the a deal between Rep. Bart Stupak and President Barack Obama to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Women’s Group Strips Bart Stupak of Pro-Life Award After Abortion Deal – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — In the first indication of just how upset Congressman Bart Stupak made pro-life groups by arranging a deal on abortion funding with

Share this article on Facebook Text of Executive Order on Abortion in Stupak-Obama-Democrats Health Care Comrpomise – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The following is the text of the executive order in the recently announced agreement between Rep. Bart Stupak and a group of Democrats

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 12 States Ready to Launch Lawsuits against Federal Health Care Law – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Virginia and eleven other states are readying the first battle with the federal government over

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days for Life Celebrates 2,500 Babies Saved During Campaigns – Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for LifeMarch 22, 2010 (40daysforlife) – As the dust settles following the devastating U.S. House vote that

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Paul Marx: A Giant Among Men Dies – By James Tillman March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Father Paul Marx, OSB, dubbed the “Apostle of Life” by John Paul II, left this world last Saturday shortly after

Share this article on Facebook Grove City College Psychologist Warren Throckmorton Blasted for Backpedaling on Homosexuality – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanGROVE CITY, PENNSYLVANIA, March 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A psychologist teaching at the conservative-Evangelical Grove City College has

Share this article on Facebook Health Care Bill Passes Congress after Last-Minute Stupak Flip-Flop – By John JalsevacWASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Sunday evening the U.S. Congress voted to approve the Democrats’ pro-abortion health care reform

Share this article on Facebook Italian Candidate a Threat to Religious Freedom on International Scene: Catholic Lobby Group – By Hilary WhiteROME, March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Emma Bonino’s power and influence will increase dramatically both nationally and internationally if she wins the

Share this article on Facebook LifeSiteNews is Under Attack – Dear readers,This letter is hard to write.  We are under attack – a sustained and focused attack, and need your help and support at this time. Let me explain.The

Share this article on Facebook Media Attacks Mounting against Pope over Irish Abuse Letter – By Hilary WhiteROME, March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The secular mainstream media has reacted to the release of the letter from the pope this weekend on the Irish

Share this article on Facebook Shock: Stupak Shot Down Last-Ditch Attempt to Include Own Abortion Funding Ban – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a baffling about-face, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) on Sunday fought against a last-ditch

Share this article on Facebook Stupak Defends Health Bill Vote – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with FOX News Channel’s America Live with Megyn Kelly Monday, Rep. Bart Stupak

Share this article on Facebook Sunday Commentary on Health Care Vote Outcome – The Obama administration has won its victory, for now, on the health care battle. In the end, when it mattered the most, the pro-life Democrats betrayed all Americans

Share this article on Facebook Texas Rep. Identifies Self as Man who Shouted “Baby Killer” during Stupak Speech – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer has identified himself as the lawmaker who shouted “baby

Share this article on Facebook Vietnamese Abortion Rates Skyrocket; Doctors Anguished by the Killing – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiHANOI, Vietnam, March 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rising abortion rates, especially among unmarried teens, and widespread sex-selective

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Founder of Human Life International Dies at Age 89 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The man Pope John Paul II referred to as the “Apostle of Life,” Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, 89, beloved founder of Human Life

Share this article on Facebook Full Text of Executive Order on Abortion in Health Care – The following is the full text of the Executive Order issued by President Barack Obama that supposedly strikes all abortion funding from health care reform: ENSURING

Share this article on Facebook Phony Executive Order Paves Way for Passage of Health Care Reform – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Rep. Bart Stupak, who stood strong for life throughout the long and contentious battle over abortion funding in

Share this article on Facebook Protest Against Speaker Pelosi Planned for Vatican Today – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A group of pro-life activists plan to stand outside the gates of St. Peter’s holding signs asking for the excommunication of

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Classical Architect William Heyer Named Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Pontifical College Josephinum – The classical architect William Heyer has been named adjunct professor of Fine Arts at the Pontifical College Josephinum beginning in the Fall of 2010. Heyer will teach

Share this article on Facebook Final Passiontide Veils: Two Gems – I cannot resist showing you two more photos of Passiontide veils; one from the London Oratory, and one from the “Collegiata Insigne of St. John Battista” in Umbria,

Share this article on Facebook More Passiontide Veils from Readers – Sint-Pancratius , Netherlands Church of the Holy Ghost , Tiverton, Rhode Island

Share this article on Facebook Singing Readigs in Holy Week and Easter – This page is indispensable for those who are responsible for singing the readings in the extraordinary form. This is also a page to bookmark for the future. Yes, it

Share this article on Facebook Stational Churches of Lent: Monday after Passion Sunday (Fifth Sunday in Lent) – Station: S. Crisogono in Trastevere (Collecta: S. Giorgio) ( Image source ) From the Churches of Rome wiki: The church was one of the tituli, the first parish churches

Share this article on Facebook The Other Modern: Fresco by Gino Severini, Basilique Notre-Dame du Valentin in Lausanne, France – While recently reading Jacques Maritain’s chapter on ” Beauty and Modern Painting ” from his work, Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry , I was rather interested — and

Share this article on Facebook The Wounded Liturgy by Bishop Marc Aillet – Msgr. Marc Aillet , Bishop of Bayonne and former vicar General of Msgr. Dominque Rey , the excellent bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, has given a talk on “The Wounded Liturgy”

Patrick Madrid

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Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook “It is not over, it has just begun,” says Catholic Convert Gingrich – Newt Gingrich was a Baptist — but last year converted to the Catholic Church . I like his perspective on the Health Care Vote. You can read his article here .

Share this article on Facebook How Did YOUR Congressman Vote? – You might want to check on how your congressman voted on the Health-care bill (the Senate bill which passed the House last night). Remember how they voted as you prepare

Share this article on Facebook Obama Squeezes! Stupak Caves on Pro-life Stand! Booh! – Stupak decision ‘Unconscionable’ — Simple demand to have pro-life protections in law abandoned CHICAGO –  Brian Burch, President of CatholicVote.org, issued the

Share this article on Facebook The Ripe Fruit of Islam again seen in Pakistan – “Pakistan: rape and torture are penalty for Christians’ failure to renounce faith http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=5795 In a brutal

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook A Few Words from Eric Hoffer – “Freedom means freedom from forces and circumstances which would turn man into a thing, which would impose on man the passivity and predictability of matter. By this

Share this article on Facebook Obamacare & the Aging Population – Since the Democrats last night offered anecdote-after-anecdote in order to justify the passage of Obamacare, I guess anecdotes are now completely fair entries into the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Archbp. of Ottawa: kneel! – This is from The Gazette of Ottawa with my emphases and comments: Ottawa archbishop lays down law on kneeling Tuesday, April 7, 2009 By Jennifer Green   OTTAWA —

Share this article on Facebook Gerald Warner’s thunder about the abuse scandal and what caused it – The Telegraph offers this by Gerald Warner (Gerald Warner is an author, broadcaster, columnist and polemical commentator who writes about politics, religion, history,

Share this article on Facebook NYC – 25 March – Solemn Mass for Life – Holy Innocents Church – I received this PRESS RELEASE: CARDINAL WILL PREACH AT SOLEMN MASS MARKING 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRO-LIFE ENCYCLICAL New York, March 21, 2010 – New York’s Agnus Dei

Share this article on Facebook Prayers for Pope Benedict – In checking the blog of His Hermeneuticalness this morning, I found… I am reminded that Pope Benedict does have a public email address: benedictxvi@vatican.va Now might

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life Democrat voting stats on healthcare bill – From Jill Stanek: # The only pro-life Democrat to change his vote from a yes to a no due to the failure to include the Stupak-Pitts amendment was Rep. Dan Lipinski

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: priest gives horrible, erroneous counsel in confession; to whom do I turn? – From a reader: Christ has given me the heavy cross of same sex attractions to carry (I’m 26). Today I confessed matter regarding same sex activity and I was [get this]

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