Catholic News Headlines April 12, 2010


Apr. 11, 7pm—Apr. 12, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook BE A RAY OF LIGHT – “Are we really a ray of light in the midst of so much darkness, or are we still held fast bound by laziness or human respect?  It will help us to be more apostolic and

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Abuse scandals not exclusive to Catholic church, asserts Mexican lawyer – Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 12, 2010 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the College of Catholic Lawyers in Mexico, Armando Martinez, addressed the Mexican Bishops’

Share this article on Facebook Canon lawyer: New guide on responding to abuse shows Church is serious – New York City, N.Y., Apr 12, 2010 / 05:45 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy See released a document today outlining the procedures used by the Congregation for the

Share this article on Facebook European statisticians cast doubt on C-14 dating of Shroud of Turin – Rome, Italy, Apr 12, 2010 / 02:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Results of radiocarbon dating carried out by three laboratories in 1988 which placed the origins of the Shroud

Share this article on Facebook Italian academic criticizes Archbishop Chaput’s take on JFK speech – Rome, Italy, Apr 12, 2010 / 10:11 am ( CNA ).- Reflecting upon Archbishop Charles Chaput’s speech about John F. Kennedy and U.S. church-state relations, an Italian

Share this article on Facebook Legion reacts to ‘slanderous publication’ in Spanish newspaper – Madrid, Spain, Apr 12, 2010 / 05:55 pm ( CNA ).- Responding to allegations made in an interview published yesterday by the Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, the regional

Share this article on Facebook Pope reflects on Pius XII’s role in history after biographical film – Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Apr 12, 2010 / 11:16 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Following his Saturday matinee viewing of a fictional film about Pius XII, the Holy Father commented

Share this article on Facebook Woman rejects pressure from employer to have an abortion – Gerona, Spain, Apr 12, 2010 / 12:11 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- A criminal court in the Spanish city of Gerona has sentenced a restaurant owner to 19 months in prison and

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Abp. Burke Addresses ‘Obstinate Betrayal’ of Nuns, Catholic Health Association – ‘Who could imagine that consecrated religious would openly, and in defiance of the bishops as successors …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Bill to remove statute of limitations on sex abuse causes flurry – Connecticut bishops have asked the members of their church to oppose a proposed measure to lift the statute of …

Share this article on Facebook Former Mayor Ed Koch: Anti-Catholicism Evident in Media – The Jewish former mayor of New York is affirming that “continuing attacks” by the media on the …

Share this article on Facebook Gas prices edge slowly upward – Gas prices across the nation have ratcheted up over the past three weeks. The national average for a gallon of …

Share this article on Facebook Story of St. Paul Re-Told in Graphic Novel Format – SAN DIEGO, CA. (John Paul the Great Catholic University) – “We want our students to become ´St. …

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Makes Peace With Beatles? Context for the Comment attributed to the Vatican – A Beatles fan gives some context to accounts of “the Vatican’s” praise of …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook Frustration and Humility – Is there such thing as an “Act” of humility? – Q: Your recent comments on frustration, impatience and the need for humility and how to grow in it have been insightful and practical.  Thank you so much!  However, I

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook In memory of a lost cat – Our cat is gone. We have no idea what happened to her: animal control and the local pounds don’t have her, and the neighbors haven’t seen her recently either. She simply

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Atheist Idiots Want To Arrest The Pope – What to say about these two idiots and this ridiculous publicity stunt. The media know that is a publicity stunt but are happy to go along since piling on is all the

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood: Don’t Tell Sex Partner You Have HIV – Wow. I knew Planned Parenthood was against the right to life but wow. Now they’re even for the right to kill people outside the womb. Patterico writes: Planned

Share this article on Facebook Reality Show Abortions – Feminists want a little more reality. But only a little. You might know the MTV show “16 and Pregnant,” which to its credit does show that getting pregnant isn’t all

Share this article on Facebook Stupak Isn’t Paying the Price – Everyone knows by now that Tennessee Congressman Bart Stupak is retiring. And I’ve seen it reported everywhere that he’s “paying the price” for his awful and traitorous

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Agreement Between The Holy See And Bosnia-Herzegovina – VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2010 (VIS) – On Thursday April 8, in the House of the Armed Forces of Sarajevo, the signing of the Agreement between the Holy See and Bosnia

Share this article on Facebook Audiences For April 12 – VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father received today, in separate audiences four prelates National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (North II Region), during

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Bertone Brings Papal Support to Chile Lauds People’s Faith After Tragedy of Quake – CONCEPCION, Chile, APRIL 11, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI’s secretary of state is assuring earthquake and tsunami victims in Chile that they have the Pope’s spiritual

Share this article on Facebook Cdf Guidelines On Sexual Abuse Allegations – VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2010 (VIS) – Today the Vatican website, under the section called “Focus”, published a guide to understanding the procedures of the Congregation for

Share this article on Facebook Church to celebrate feast of newly canonized St. Damien – Honolulu, Hawaii, Apr 12, 2010 (CNA).- This Thursday is the feast day of St. Damien de Veuster, better known as St. Damien of Molokai. This year, the feast takes on new

Share this article on Facebook Church’s Mission: Proclaim The Merciful Love Of God – VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2010 (VIS) – At noon, Benedict XVI, at Castelgandolfo since the Sunday of the Resurrection, recited the Regina Coeli with the faithful in the

Share this article on Facebook eace and Joy Are For Everyone, Says Pope Notes Mission of Church Is to Spread God’s Mercy – CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, APRIL 11, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says the mission of the Church is to bring to all people the “joyous reality” of God’s merciful

Share this article on Facebook Is the Media Helping People or Confusing Them? – Vatican Spokesman Responds to Sex Abuse Scandal VATICAN CITY, APRIL 11, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The director of the Vatican press office is suggesting three steps for

Share this article on Facebook Pius Xii: A Great Master Of Faith, Hope And Charity – VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2010 (VIS) – At 5.30 p.m. yesterday in the pontifical residence at Castelgandolfo, Benedict XVI attended the screening of a film on Pius XII

Share this article on Facebook Plenary Assembly Of The Pontifical Biblical Commission – VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2010 (VIS) – The Pontifical Biblical Commission will celebrate its annual plenary meeting at the Vatican’s “Domus Sanctae Marthae” from 12 to 16

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For April 12 – VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Corepiscopus, Yousif Habash, as Bishop of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark of the Syrians

Share this article on Facebook Pope Notes Hopes for Shroud of Turin – CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, APRIL 11, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says he hopes veneration of the Shroud of Turin will help people to seek the Face of God.The Pope said

Share this article on Facebook Pope Reviews Pius XII Film – Praises Theme of Charity CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, APRIL 12, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI spent a few hours of his post-Easter rest watching a new film on Pope Pius

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Condolences For Plane Accident To The Polish Nation – VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2010 (VIS) – After the prayer of Regina Coeli in the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo, the Pope expressed his condolences to the Polish nation for

Share this article on Facebook President Obama appoints Franciscan friar to bioethics panel – APRIL 12 (Catholic World News) — President Barack Obama has appointed a Franciscan friar who teaches at the University of Chicago as a member of his Commission for the

Share this article on Facebook Programme Of Benedict Xvi’s Apostolic Trip To Cyprus – VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father will make an apostolic trip to Cyprus from 4 to 6 June, during the course of which the “Instrumentum laboris” of the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Are Domestic Violence Shelters Pro-Life? – Danielle Bean: | Reader Kristen writes: “When I was reading your post about not being able to donate some (or all) of your 40 bags at your normal donation site and the

Share this article on Facebook Known By Name – Jake Frost: Give Your Kids a Foundation of Faith | Once I was in Cologne, Germany, with my wife. While there, we attended mass at a neat old Medieval church, all stone

Share this article on Facebook Raising Saints – 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 Return of the Shroud – Rebecca Teti: | Two days ago the Shroud of Turin went on display for the first time in 8 years. Pilgrims will be able to visit and see it for the next 6 weeks. One very

Share this article on Facebook Too Gross Not to Share – Danielle Bean: What Would John the Baptist Do? | Steve Ray is a man who really puts his faith where his mouth is. And … ummm … he puts grasshoppers there too. Check

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook I’ll be on the Son Rise Morning Show Tuesday – For anyone who is interested in listening, I’ll be on the Son Rise Morning Show tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 7:50 AM CST. I think I’ll be talking about my new Love Life

Share this article on Facebook Just a piece of tissue, eh, Planned Parenthood? – This is a picture of what organizations like Planned Parenthood and other abortion proponents refer to as “just a piece of tissue” inside of a woman’s body. The baby

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Vacancy – Fr. Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has announced his retirement. The opening of a Supreme Court seat will

Share this article on Facebook Why Abortion Breaks All the Commandments: Part 2 – Fr. Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life James 2:10 states, “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Burke cites “public and obstinate betrayal of religious life” by Catholic Nuns who supported Health Care Reform Bill – This weekend Archbishop Raymond Burke spoke at three-day conference put on by the Institute on Religious Life and was awarded the Pro Fidelitate et Virtute Award. The

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Lombardi On Debate Concerning Sexual Abuse – VATICAN CITY, 9 APR 2010 (VIS) – Given below is a text entitled “Following Holy Week, Holding Our Course”, written by Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 12, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Apr. 12 4:00 – Kresta Commentary – Common Misconceptions About the Crusades On this day in the year 1204 the Fourth

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Advocate Wants CEDAW for Radical Transformation of American Law – New York, NY (LifeNews.com/CFAM) — Last week in New York, Janet Benshoof, a panelist at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Convention for the

Share this article on Facebook British Conservative Leader Wants Abortion Time Limit Cut, Pro-Life Group Wary – London, England (LifeNews.com) — The leader of the British Conservative party wants to cut the time limit on late-term abortions and make it so they can’t be done after

Share this article on Facebook FRC Buys 500K in Ads Against Pro-Life Democrats on Abortion, Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Family Research Council announced today it is spending $500,000 on radio ads in the districts of 20 members of Congress formerly

Share this article on Facebook Latest Birth Stats Show U.S. Experiencing Underpopulation Due to Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — With 52 million abortions and since 1973 and more than 1.2 million taking place every year one population expert says he is not

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Files Complaint in Iowa Against Telemed Abortion Drug Process – Des Moines, IA (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life group has filed a complaint with the media board in Iowa about the new “telemed” process Planned Parenthood is using to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Victimized by Mail Fraud, Letter Sells “At Home Abortion Kit” – Chicago, IL (LifeNews.com) — A veteran pro-life organization has been victimized by mail fraud as someone sent letters to pro-life groups selling a so-called “at home

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 50 Year Sentence for Murderer of Unborn Baby – By James TillmanSACRAMENTO, California, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Friday, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Greta Curtis Fall sentenced a 32-year-old man to

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Clinic Anesthetist Accused of Intentionally Infecting 12 Women with Hepatitis C – By James TillmanMELBOURNE, Australia, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — At least twelve women have been infected by Hepatitis C after being treated by the same

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Bishop Urges Prime Minister to Focus On Palliative Care, Not Euthanasia – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A letter from Pierre Morissette, Bishop of Saint-Jérôme and President of the Canadian Conference of

Share this article on Facebook Christian Ads Promoting Biblical Take on Sexuality Pulled From Toronto Public Transit – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiTORONTO, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Christian group “Bus Stop Bible Studies” has voluntarily removed one of the forty ads it is

Share this article on Facebook Christopher West Takes Sabbatical to Reflect on Approach – By Patrick B. CraineEXTON, Pennsylvania, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Renowned Catholic writer and speaker Christopher West has taken a six-month sabbatical to

Share this article on Facebook David Cameron Pro-Life? Don’t Believe it, British Pro-Lifers Warn – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain’s leading pro-life political lobby has warned voters not to heed Conservative leader David Cameron’s

Share this article on Facebook Doctor Who Killed “Wrong” Unborn Twin Has License Revoked – By James TillmanTAMPA, Florida, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The Florida Board of Medicine has revoked the medical license of a Sarasota doctor who killed the

Share this article on Facebook Governors Issue Proclamations Highlighting Trauma of Abortion – By Peter J. SmithUNITED STATES, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. governors of Texas and Minnesota have both issued official proclamations that put the

Share this article on Facebook Ignatius Press Head Responds to “Stalled Pedophile Case” Blamed on Cardinal Ratzinger – By Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.   April 12, 2010 (IgnatiusInsight) – The following is Fr. Joseph Fessio’s response to an Associated Press report claiming to have found

Share this article on Facebook Josie Duggar Released from, then Readmitted to Hospital – By James TillmanLITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Josie Brooklyn Duggar, the preemie baby born at 25 weeks gestation to the Duggar family of

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abort Groups Praise Justice Stevens, Call for Pro-Abort Successor – By James TillmanWASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Justice John Paul Stevens retires from the U.S. Supreme Court, pro-abortion groups are calling

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Marks 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with Campaign Celebrating Life – CHICAGO, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life group CatholicVote.org says it’s time to use Earth Day to celebrate nature’s greatest gift – human life.With

Share this article on Facebook Support for Repealing Health Care Law Rises to 58%: Rasmussen – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nearly three weeks after President Obama signed the federal health care bill into law, more U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Official Slams ‘Obstinate Betrayal’ of Nuns, Cath. Health Assoc. – By Kathleen GilbertMUNDELEIN, Illinois, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic consecrated religious who openly dissent from the authority of Rome and the church’s

Share this article on Facebook Vatican’s Number Two Official: Homosexuality is the Cause of the Sex Abuse Crisis – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentSANTIAGO, Chile, April 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican’s number two official, Secretary of State

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Brutal Death of Child Bride Causes International Concern – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The shocking practice of arranging marriages for girls under the age of 15 is once again making headlines after a 13 year-old

Share this article on Facebook Casual Sex On the Rise in U.S. – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study has found that more and more Americans are settling for non-romantic sexual relationships, a trend that is being

Share this article on Facebook Controversial Candidate Withdraws Nomination – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In what is considered to be a major triumph for pro-life conservatives, the radical pro-abortion Dawn Johnsen, President

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Interesting Liturgical Commentaries from Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff on Vatican Website – The Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has provided (in Italian so far, though with at least an English index at this point as well) some

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical Arts Quarterly – One of the major journals on the subject of the liturgical arts which came within the context of the 20th century Liturgical Movement was Liturgical Arts Quarterly .

Share this article on Facebook Ongoing Renovations at St. Mary’s, Alexandria, Virginia – I thought I would share some images of a renovation being executed at St. Mary’s in Alexandria, Virginia, undertaken by the firm, Gardiner Hall . The renovation is yet

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Information Service (VIS) Launches Blog – The Vatican Information Service announced today that it has launched its own blog at http://www.visnews.org .

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Gender issues reach new levels of insanity in Maine – By Mary DeTurris Poust Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any crazier, someone in Maine opens the door to a whole new kind of crazy. The Maine Human Rights

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Did Jesus Ever Run? – I’ve run a lot around Israel in the last year — along the shore of Galilee, from Nazareth to Sepphoris and back (click hyperlink to see on YouTube video), around the

Share this article on Facebook Pilgrimage Day 4: Up to Jerusalem

Share this article on Facebook TV Ad Turns Atheist to Catholic – Catholics Come Home is an amazing new ministry reaching tens of thousands of fallen away Catholics (and other kinds too). If you haven’t seen their short videos, you

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Defending Benedict Against Theatricals – There is a plot afoot to arrest the Pope when he goes to England in September. As it seems Her Majesty, the Queen had apparently expressed an interest in putting

Share this article on Facebook Douthat, JPII and B-16 -UPDATED – Over the past week , in correspondences with friends, I’ve wondered how Pope John Paul II -whom I revere for a holy man- was such a poor judge of character? He named so

Share this article on Facebook The Celibacy Lecture – My husband was working with the Scouts this weekend and the church scandals came up. One woman said, “if the Catholics did not insist on a celibate priesthood…” My

Share this article on Facebook Your Morning Energy Boost – This kid is so light on his feet!

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops’ Expert on Prevention of Clergy Abuse of Minors Offers Ten Points for Protecting Children – WASHINGTON—The Catholic bishops’ expert on preventing clergy abuse of minors, Teresa Kettelkamp, offered ten tips for child safely to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names Los Angeles Pastor As Bishop Of Eparchy Of Our Lady Of Deliverance Of Newark For Syrian Catholics – WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Reverend Chorbishop Yousif Habash, 58, pastor of Sacred Heart Syrian Catholic Church in Los Angeles, as bishop of the Eparchy of

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League’s full page ad in the New York Times – The Catholic League has weighed in with a full page ad in the New York Times (aka Hell’s Bible). The text: GOING FOR THE VATICAN JUGULARRecent accusations against the

Share this article on Facebook comic relief – This is how I felt getting up today and thinking about the news I would read. An editorial cartoon… Michael Ramirez!

Share this article on Facebook Do you have any good news? – I think we could all use GOOD NEWS! What is your good news?

Share this article on Facebook In fairness to writers in America Magazine – A couple things: In America Magazine, Sean Michael Winters, who is wrong about most things, got something right about the ghastly MSM recent coverage clerical sexual

Share this article on Facebook Is Benedict XVI a “better Pope” than John Paul II? A couple views and then Fr. Z really rants. – The Holy Spirit probably does not choose Popes.  As Joseph Ratzinger explained before his own election, the Holy Spirit guides the choice of a Pope, or a Council for

Share this article on Facebook Omnibus omnia factus sum – From a reader: I thought perhaps you could use an anecdote today.  I have my 8th grade students researching a project on whether the priest should face “ad populum” or

Share this article on Facebook PRAYERCAzT: Vespers (Breviarium Romanum) – Sometimes I get tired enough that I would almost be willing to pay someone to read my office to me so that i don’t have to read more words. Anyway… I just turned on the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: good commentary on Sacrosanctum Concilium – From a reader: I am currently taking an Intro to Liturgy course for my MA in Theology program.  I am not entirely sure that what is being taught is orthodox.  The

Share this article on Facebook Recent posts of interest – Lest you miss them… But first… “Pray for the Pope” store – buttons and other stuff Omnibus omnia factus sum QUAERITUR: good commentary on Sacrosanctum Concilium Is

Share this article on Facebook Time For Some Fair and Balanced Reporting on Clerical Sexual Abuse – For weeks now, and especially during Holy Week, Catholics have been subjected by the secular and liberal catholic media to yet another onslaught of old stories about the

Share this article on Facebook Weigel’s piece in First Things… then Fr. Z rants – Preface: I urge priests and bishops reading this to at the very least skip to the last part if you think you don’t have time to read the whole. _____ George Weigel has a

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