Catholic News Headlines April 8, 2010


Apr. 7, 7pm—Apr. 8, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook OUR HEARTS BELONG TO GOD – “Let your heart ever belong to God through purity of intention, attachment to his love, and confidence in his divine mercy.”  (St. Peter Julian Eymard, Magnificat, March

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI formally invited to Chile – Santiago, Chile, Apr 8, 2010 / 01:39 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On Wednesday, the president of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, extended an official invitation to Pope Benedict XVI

Share this article on Facebook Bishops encourage Colombians to vote in upcoming elections – Bogotá, Colombia, Apr 8, 2010 / 12:02 pm ( CNA ).- The Bishops of Colombia are urging citizens to vote in the country’s upcoming presidential elections.  In a letter to

Share this article on Facebook Britain drops controversial sex-ed legislation from bill – London, England, Apr 8, 2010 / 02:47 am ( CNA ).- The British parliament dropped clauses in an education bill that would have made it mandatory for Catholic schools to

Share this article on Facebook Catholics Come Home to launch organization to encourage priests – Atlanta, Ga., Apr 7, 2010 / 10:28 pm ( CNA ).- A new Catholic lay organization called EncouragePriests.org launched on Holy Thursday, April 1, to support clergy.

Share this article on Facebook Christian Youth association organizing sit-ins to support Pope – Rome, Italy, Apr 8, 2010 / 10:58 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Italy’s Gioventu Cristiana (Christian Youth) association is organizing a national demonstration in major cities

Share this article on Facebook Decision to transfer Padre Pio’s body causes a stir – Rome, Italy, Apr 7, 2010 / 07:03 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Capuchin friars of San Giovanni Rotondo have announced that St. Pio of Pietrelcina’s body will be moved into

Share this article on Facebook Group denounces efforts to introduce same-sex ideology into Catholic education – Madrid, Spain, Apr 8, 2010 / 06:07 pm ( CNA ).- The Spanish organization, Professionals for Ethics (PFE), warned this week that the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays,

Share this article on Facebook Holy Shroud hidden from Hitler’s grasp in Benedictine Abbey – Rome, Italy, Apr 8, 2010 / 10:27 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy Shroud was transferred from Turin during World War II to keep it out of reach of Adolph Hitler,

Share this article on Facebook Population expert sees dangers as U.S. birthrate falls below replacement – Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2010 / 06:37 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. birthrate fell from 2007 to 2008 and is now below replacement rate. One population expert, noting

Share this article on Facebook Southern Catholic College announces abrupt closure, cites lack of funds – Dawsonville, Ga., Apr 8, 2010 / 04:14 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Southern Catholic College, a Legionaries of Christ institution, has announced that due to a lack of funds it

Share this article on Facebook Vatican rebuffs claim Pope blocked Fr. Maciel investigation – Vatican City, Apr 8, 2010 / 02:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “It’s paradoxal – and for informed people ridiculous – to attribute to Cardinal Ratzinger the reponsibility of

Share this article on Facebook W. Virginia bishop says Mass for victims of coal mine explosion – Wheeling, W.V., Apr 8, 2010 / 12:08 am ( CNA ).- On Tuesday Bishop Michael J. Bransfield presided at a Mass for the victims of the West Virginia coal mine explosion. He

Share this article on Facebook Zero tolerance for abuse, Mexican bishops reiterate – Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 7, 2010 / 09:48 pm ( CNA ).- The Mexican bishops’ conference published a statement on its website this week reiterating the Church’s zero

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Dwight Longenecker: In Praise of Patriarchy – The feminists had promised that their argument was not theological, merely pragmatic and egalitarian. …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Greek debt sends world markets into a tailspin – The world stock market took a hit over the possibilities of the nation of Greece defaulting on previous loans. …

Share this article on Facebook Holy Shroud of Turin was Hidden from Hitler’s Grasp in Benedictine Abbey – The Holy Shroud was transferred from Turin during World War II to keep it out of reach of Adolph Hitler, according …

Share this article on Facebook Taliban releases video of U.S. POW – A U.S. prisoner of war is seen on a recently released video from the Taliban begging to be sent home. In the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook U.S., Russia sign disarmament treaty – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev have signed a historic treaty that would reduce …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook New U.S. homeless is not on the street – Nearly 1.2 million homes were foreclosed upon during the recent U.S. recession, driving their owners elsewhere. …

Share this article on Facebook New U.S. jobless figures spike on Easter weekend – While there was significant job creation for the month of March, the number of U.S. workers laid off increased …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Do You Love Life? – Matthew Warner at Fallible Blogma created this short video. It’s definitely worth a watch.

Share this article on Facebook It’s The Love, Stupid – The announcement that Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio has been appointed co-adjutor archbishop for Los Angeles and successor to Cardinal Mahony leaves the

Share this article on Facebook Liberal Version of a Tea Party – And we’re the scary ones? HT Moonbattery

Share this article on Facebook Man Charged With Murder for Forced Abortion – A Pennsylvania pharmacist has been charged with causing his pregnant girlfriend to have a miscarriage. But the interesting thing is that Orbin Eeli Tercero, 38, is being

Share this article on Facebook Opposite Day – My kids are big fans of something called opposite day. They always find it very amusing to say and do the opposite of what they mean or want. I find it very cute when

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Decision to transfer Padre Pio’s body causes a stir – Rome, Italy, Apr 7, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- The Capuchin friars of San Giovanni Rotondo have announced that St. Pio of Pietrelcina’s body will be moved into the new

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For April 8 – VATICAN CITY, 8 APR 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Nicolas Baisi, rector of the seminary of the diocese of San Miguel, Argentina, as auxiliary of the

Share this article on Facebook Prelate warns of African scandals, says abusive priests are ‘destroying the Church of God’ – APRIL 8 (Catholic World News) — One of Africa’s most prominent prelates warned in his Chrism Mass homily that “the misbehavior of priests in Africa has not been exposed

Share this article on Facebook PRESIDENT NAPOLITANO TO OFFER A CONCERT FOR THE POPE – VATICAN CITY, 8 APR 2010 (VIS) – As he did last year, Giorgio Napolitano, president of the Italian Republic, will offer a concert to mark the Holy Father’s birthday and

Share this article on Facebook W. Virginia bishop says Mass for victims of coal mine explosion – Wheeling, W.V., Apr 8, 2010 (CNA).- On Tuesday Bishop Michael J. Bransfield presided at a Mass for the victims of the West Virginia coal mine explosion. He said the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Balducci Blessings – Danielle Bean: | I just received a text from our dear Rachel. The text read as follows: “Girl!!!” After I picked myself up off the floor, I managed to text back and

Share this article on Facebook Curiouser George – Rebecca Teti: | Who knew Margaret & H.A. Rey were such adventurers? Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal carried a fascinating review of a new exhibit about the creators of

Share this article on Facebook It’s a Man-Woman Thing – 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 Now Moments – Arwen Mosher: Sacrifices worth making | The plan tonight was to go out to dinner. My sister had agreed to babysit. I was wearing a pretty sweater and big hoop earrings.

Share this article on Facebook Princess Balducci Update – Danielle Bean: | Isabel Annemarie Balducci was born at 10:00 pm last night, April 7, 2010. Mother, father, brothers (and the entire internet) are on cloud nine.

Share this article on Facebook Sharing Small Steps – Lisa Hendey: Listen in to a conversation with co-authors Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss on this week’s podcast. | On this week’s podcast (click here to listen or click

Share this article on Facebook The Central Mystery – Pat Gohn: an ongoing study of the Catechism | When I teach from Part One of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, I begin class by asking this question:  “What is the

Share this article on Facebook Those Who Glorify My Mercy – Danielle Bean: Divine Mercy Novena Day 7 | Today is the seventh day of the Divine Mercy novena that will end on Divine Mercy Sunday, this coming Sunday. You can read

Share this article on Facebook You Did It! Now Tell Us About It – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 61 | 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 Father-Daughter Dance: A good idea? – I think things like this are really cool. It’s an uncommon courage (unfortunately) on the part of both the fathers and the daughters to step up and participate in

Share this article on Facebook What 40 Days For Life has accomplished in only 3 years – There is a ground swell in the pro-life movement that is coming together like never before. We gotta keep it up! Check out these stats for the past 3 years of 40 Days

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook We, too, must run – On the morning of Jesus’ resurrection, there was a lot of running taking place. The women, having seen the empty tomb, ran back to the disciples. Peter and John, having

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Hey, I Waited Till It Was Over! – So Easter Sunday I was lying down, working on my laptop, when all of a sudden the lights flicker and the room starts rocking back and forth. Realizing it was an

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Coal Boss

Share this article on Facebook Lost in Translation, AP, NYT & the Vatican – One expects international news agencies to be careful with translations expecially when such delicate matters as reputation rest on them. Is it too much to ask the AP

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – We have plenty of examples to disagree with Jim Wallis on without having Glen Beck muddy the waters for his ratings. On his show yesterday, Beck continued to elevate his

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 8, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Apr. 8 4:00 – Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church Dr. Leon Podles is the author of Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Austin, Texas Second City to Force Pregnancy Centers to Post Non-Abortion Signs – Austin, TX (LifeNews.com) — The state capital of Texas is now the second city in the nation — following Baltimore, Maryland — to force pregnancy centers to post signs

Share this article on Facebook Bart Stupak Says He Plans to Run, Still Faces Pro-Life, Pro-Abortion Opposition – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Congressman Bart Stupak today walked back previous comments suggesting he would retire due to the enormous backlash he’s faced as a

Share this article on Facebook Democrat Won’t Halt Hearing on Pro-Abortion Obama Appeals Court Pick Liu – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee has said he has no plans to delay the hearing on the abortion advocate President

Share this article on Facebook Italian Hospital to Become the First Today to Distribute Dangerous Abortion Drug – Bari, Italy (LifeNews.com) — An Italian hospital in this city is expected to become the first in the nation to distribute the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that has

Share this article on Facebook Obama May Send Millions to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz for HIV Testing – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama may have found another way to thank the Planned Parenthood abortion business for supporting him in the 2008

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Denies All Democrats Endorsement Over Abortion Funding – Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) — A statewide pro-life group in Indiana has set a national precedent by adopting a new policy resolution denying its endorsement to any

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life News: Indiana, Arizona, North Carolina, NARAL, Abortion, Health Care – Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) — Indiana became the latest state to file a lawsuit against the new pro-abortion health care program President Barack Obama signed into

Share this article on Facebook Several States Looking at Banning Abortion Funding Under New Health Care Law – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama signed the new government-run health care bill into law less than three weeks ago. Yet, six states are already

Share this article on Facebook Southern Republican Leadership Conference Seen as 2012 Presidential Kickoff – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A politically influential Republican conference kicks off today and it is seen by political observers as an unofficial start to the 2012

Share this article on Facebook Tennessee House to Vote on Bill to Opt out of Abortion Funding Under Health Care – Nashville, TN (LifeNews.com) — The Tennessee state House on Thursday will vote on a bill that would have the state opt out of using state tax money to pay for abortions

Share this article on Facebook You Can Go Home Again, But Planned Parenthood May be Doing Abortions – I thought it would be heartwarming to return to the neighborhood in which I grew up. I could relive the days of childhood, when I walked to the ice cream store and the

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 1,800 Carry Cross of Abortion on Good Friday at Minn. Planned Parenthood – By Kathleen GilbertST. PAUL, Minnesota, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Good Friday, the headquarters of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, and South

Share this article on Facebook Battle of the Judges Continues in Argentina over Gay ‘Marriage’ – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentBUENOS AIRES, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Argentinean judge has yet again authorized a homosexual

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George at Pfleger Award Ceremony: ‘Abortion Kills Racial Justice’ – By Kathleen GilbertCHICAGO, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Presiding at an archdiocesan event honoring controversial priest Fr. Michael Pfleger for his civil rights

Share this article on Facebook Chicago Archdiocesan Office Apologizes for ‘Pro-Choice’ Obama Remark – By Kathleen GilbertCHICAGO, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sr. Anita Baird, the founding director of the Office of Racial Justice for the Chicago Archdiocese, has

Share this article on Facebook Euthanasia Prevention Group: Contact Your MP Now to Vote against Euthanasia Bill – OTTAWA, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) is urging concerned Canadians to make a last minute push to convince Members of

Share this article on Facebook Filipino Bishop Warns Faithful about ‘Catholics for Choice’ – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiMANILA, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A press release from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has warned the public

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Late-Term Abortion Bill Awaiting Governor’s Desk – April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill that would require abortionists to report the reason why they performed abortions after 21 weeks is sitting on the desk of

Share this article on Facebook Letters to the Editor – Re: Interview: Development & Peace South African Partner Freely Admits Abortion Advocacy I have become aware that an article by Patrick B. Craine with the above title

Share this article on Facebook McGill Forces Pro-Life Club to Accept Special Restrictions – By Patrick B. CraineMONTREAL, Quebec, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) has reinstated the club status of Choose Life,

Share this article on Facebook Montana Bishop Boots Gay Group from Parish Hall – By Kathleen GilbertBILLINGS, Montana, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Michael Warfel of Great Falls-Billings has asked a local support group for homosexuals to

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Moves Ahead with Abortion Ban Based on Fetal Pain – By Peter J. SmithOMAHA, Nebraska, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Nebraska legislature is getting ready for its second vote on a measure that would ban abortion

Share this article on Facebook New York Cops Nab Pharmacist Charged With Murdering His Unborn Child – By Peter J. SmithBATH, New York, April 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – State Police in New York have apprehended a pharmacist on the run from the law for allegedly forcing

Share this article on Facebook NYU Law Panelist: CEDAW Would Bring “Radical Transformation of American Law” – By Terrence McKeegan, J.D.NEW YORK, NY, April 8, 2010 (C-FAM) – Last week in New York, Janet Benshoof, a panelist at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the

Share this article on Facebook Taiwan Considers Cash for Births as Fertility Rate Dips to World’s Lowest – By Hilary WhiteApril 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The government of Taiwan announced last week that it will consider paying couples cash bonuses to have more children,

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Birth Rate Drops Below Replacement Level – By Patrick B. CraineWASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. births dropped 2% in 2008, bringing the country’s birth rate below replacement level, new

Share this article on Facebook UN Judge: Pope Should be Prosecuted at International Criminal Court for “Crimes against … – By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.April 8, 2010 (C-FAM) – In London last Friday, a high ranking United Nations (UN) jurist called on the British government to detain Pope

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey Defunds Planned Parenthood – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The state of New Jersey has joined a growing list of states that have cut off Planned Parenthood from taxpayer funds, even for

Share this article on Facebook Pediatricians Warn Schools about Dangers of “Pro-Gay” Policies – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The prestigious American College of Pediatricians (ACOP) has sent a letter to the superintendents of more than 14,000 U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Rep. Bart Stupak Said to be Considering Retirement – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist After a long and bruising battle to excise abortion funding from ObamaCare, an effort that ended in a disappointing

Share this article on Facebook Special Deals in ObamaCare to be Made Public – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A leading lawmaker in the U.S. House is investigating and is planning to make public all of the legislative deals made by the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A Beautiful Session of Chant Teaching – This is an extremely interesting presentation by Scott Turkington of the essential framework of Dom Mocquereau for understanding the underlying structure of chant and

Share this article on Facebook Holy Week at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, Rome – The Roman church of Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini have up a full photo gallery of Holy Week there. (A reminder as well to our reform of the reform parishes to make

Share this article on Facebook Holy Week at St John Cantius Parish, Chicago – Continuing our coverage of Holy Week in various locations, we now turn to the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago Illinois who have also made a full photo

Share this article on Facebook Holy Week with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, Castello – By way of Rinascimento Sacro , some Holy Week photos from the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate at the Chiesa del Monastero delle Murate in Castello. Tenebrae Good

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Ecclesiastical Humor: Not everyone is happy about Archbishop Gomez’s Appointment to LA – You know this would come out, sooner or later. It seems to be an axiomatic law of the universe that a Hitler diatribe video must be made as a comedic subtext for any

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Holy Land Pilgrimage Day One – All has gone perfectly, though one suitcase was lost. All are happy, safe and well fed. We arrived in the sunlight so all could see the Sea of Galilee as we descended

Share this article on Facebook Why so Few Muslims Convert to Christianity – Because they know there is a gun pointed at their head. This story is typical. Egypt is considered a moderate Muslim Arab country but it is still a capital offense to

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook As Poor or Rich as We Feel – As I sit here not getting as much done as I had wished, I kind of liked this story which I can’t even claim is true , because I don’t know that it is, but it’s worth

Share this article on Facebook Re-recorded the “Treasury” Podcasts – Because the originals seemed to be set at too low a volume, I just got done re-recording all of the podcasts for the Treasury of Catholic Prayers . So, for those who

Share this article on Facebook Staring into the Empty Tomb – “There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Facebook Catholics Donate Almost $60 Million Through Special Sunday Collection for Haiti – WASHINGTON— A special Collection for Haiti in Catholic parishes nationwide has raised $58.7 million to date.

Share this article on Facebook Relationship Between Salvation, Justice, Topic Of Council Of Churches Faith And Order Commission – WASHINGTON— The relationship between salvation and justice was one of the key topics at the spring meeting of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of

Share this article on Facebook What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Bp. Jenky (D. Peoria): tabernacle must be in center of all churches in five years – I thought you would like to know about a positive development in the Diocese of Peoria. My emphases and comments:  Directive on location of tabernacles from Bishop Jenky

Share this article on Facebook Perhaps the worst ever design for a church – If they actually build this monstrosity in L’Aquila, Italy, the Roj Mahal in Los Angeles will no longer be the ugly church I have ever seen. I think the locals might

Share this article on Facebook President Obama’s personal “domestic security force” – Someone sent me a link to second Youtube video. But first watch this one:

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: leaving the “and” out of the form for absolution – From a reader: Forgive the scrupulosity of the question:  At my most recent confession, the priest, who I confess to with some regularity on and off, absolved as follows

Share this article on Facebook Slow blog day – In more ways than one. The blog has been loading a little slowly today.  Sorry about that. Hopefully I will be able to get at this soon.

Share this article on Facebook Thanks to readers – After several weeks away from home, I am collecting my mail from the various people who collected it. So far, I have have found items sent by kind readers from my

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