Catholic News Headlines April 15, 2010


Apr. 14, 7pm—Apr. 15, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook DRAW EVER CLOSER TO CHRIST – Reflecting on Christ’s suffering and death, St. Thomas Aquinas wrote “Christ suffered at the hands of the Gentiles and the Jews, of men and of women – an example being

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Before attacks of the world, penance is a necessary grace, Pope Benedict says – Vatican City, Apr 15, 2010 / 04:54 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “We must obey God instead of men,” said the Holy Father in a memorable address to members of the Pontifical

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI emphasizes Real Presence of Jesus in Eucharist – Vatican City, Apr 15, 2010 / 10:52 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- That “Jesus Christ continues alive and truly present in the consecrated host and the chalice” is the central

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of Uruguay begin plenary assembly – Montevideo, Uruguay, Apr 15, 2010 / 01:58 pm ( CNA ).- Yesterday, the Bishops’ Conference of Uruguay opened its first Plenary Assembly of 2010 in the Uruguayan city of

Share this article on Facebook California Catholic Lobby Day denies abortion solves state budget problems – Sacramento, Calif., Apr 15, 2010 / 01:23 am ( CNA ).- In anticipation of Catholic Lobby Day, the California Catholic Conference (CCC) has called for an end to state

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Hummes calls priests to Rome to close Year for Priests – Vatican City, Apr 15, 2010 / 02:23 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “Come to Rome and God will bless you,” the prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy Cardinal Claudio Hummes

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ruini speaks on Pope Benedict and ‘cleaning’ of the Church – Vatican City, Apr 15, 2010 / 05:39 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- This “isn’t the first time the Church has suffered,” Cardinal Camillo Ruini said as he reflected on the current

Share this article on Facebook Catholic pro-life leader demands protection for abused, pregnant girls – CNA STAFF, Apr 14, 2010 / 10:09 pm ( CNA ).- The chairwoman of Alliance for the Family, Christine de Marcellus de Vollmer, denounced the media push to decriminalize

Share this article on Facebook Christopher West taking break from speaking to reflect on advice – Exton, Pa., Apr 15, 2010 / 06:10 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholic speaker Christopher West has taken a six-month sabbatical at the Theology of the Body Institute after

Share this article on Facebook Mexican bishops reiterate ‘zero tolerance’ for pedophilia – Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 15, 2010 / 05:48 pm ( CNA ).- The Bishops’ Conference of Mexico praised Pope Benedict XVI this week for his efforts addressing clerical sexual

Share this article on Facebook Several dead after Al Qaeda-linked militants bomb cathedral in Philippines – Manila, Philippines, Apr 15, 2010 / 03:01 am ( CNA ).- Abu Sayyaf militants conducted a bombing assault on Isabela City in the Philippines on Tuesday morning, killing

Share this article on Facebook Strong majority of priests are good men, affirms Mexican official – Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 15, 2010 / 12:05 pm ( CNA ).- A high-ranking federal official in Mexico asserted this week that “the vast majority of priests are good men who

Share this article on Facebook Vatican paper says Beatles don’t need absolution – Vatican City, Apr 14, 2010 / 07:22 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On Wednesday, L’Osservatore Romano (LOR) followed up on an article from last Saturday’s edition which paid

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: Pentecost and the Ecclesial Movements – Ecclesial movements are the providential response of the Holy Spirit to critical challenges of the new millennium, …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Cloud of volcanic ash delays international flights – Flights over the United Kingdom and Nordic countries have been delayed after a volcanic eruption has sent tons of …

Share this article on Facebook ‘You can see a lot of blood. It’s flowing like a river.’ – Bodies lying like broken mannequins everywhere. Rescuers trying to battle thin air and raging winds to pull …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Tea party lists its heroes and zeroes – Just in time for tax day, the Tea Party Express has unveiled its list of heroes and targets – politicians that run …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Arizona passes toughest immigration bill yet – The state of Arizona has passed it toughest ever immigration legislation this week. Under the new law, it would be …

Share this article on Facebook President Obama, Michele earned $5.5 million in 2009 – It’s tax time and everyone has a chance to see hoe much they made for the year of 2009. According to the …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Library of Congress to catalog Tweets – They know when you are sleeping. They know when you are awake. They know when you . Tweet. The U.S. Library of …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook DAR distributes 65 has of 144 promised to Sumilao farmers – CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 16, 2010—Delaying tactics employed by San Miguel Food, Inc. (SMFI) and the inaction of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) have further

Share this article on Facebook Laguna bishop to ordain new priest – SAN PABLO CITY, April 16, 2010—The bishop of San Pablo Diocese is scheduled to ordain a new priest for the Diocese on April 22, 2010. His Excellency Bishop Leo M. Drona

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Bomb The Vatican? – The media has been fanning the flames of anti-Catholicism this month and now a columnist for the state owned ABC in Australia is comparing the Pope to Osama bin Laden

Share this article on Facebook Lt. Col. Allen West On Religion of Peace – At the Hudson Institute’s Reclaim American Liberty Conference a question was posed to Lt. Col. Allen West, a candidate for Congress in Florida, as to how best to respond

Share this article on Facebook Paul Verhoeven’s Jesus – What the heck is wrong with Hollywood? Why do they feel that they have to go out of their way to ridicule Christianity all the time. Now, the sleazemeister who brought

Share this article on Facebook Pray for Pope Benedict – The Cardinal Newman Society launched an Easter Prayer Campaign for Pope Benedict XVI in response to New York Archbishop Dolan’s call for Catholics to pray for the Holy

Share this article on Facebook SSPX To Williamson: Shut Up For Real This Time – The secretary general of the Saint Pius X Society has ordered Bishop Richard Williamson to shut up for real this time. A year or so ago when Bishop Williamson made

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook 1.5 Million to Visit Turin Shroud – Pilgrims Meditate on Christ’s Passion and Death TURIN, Italy, APRIL 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The exhibition of the Holy Shroud of Turin, which began Saturday, will have

Share this article on Facebook ACCORD SIGNED BETWEEN HOLY SEE AND LOWER SAXONY – VATICAN CITY, 15 APRIL 2010 (VIS) – Last Tuesday, 6 April, an accord between the Holy See and Lower Saxony was signed in Hanover, Germany, modifying the Concord of 26

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Returns to Hanoi – Comes Home Strengthened by Rome Visit HANOI, Vietnam, APRIL 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- After spending more than a month in Rome where he was receiving medical treatment,

Share this article on Facebook Audiences For April 15 – VATICAN CITY, 15 APRIL 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Urges Priests to Come to Rome – Cardinal Says Clergy Is Untainted by Crimes of a Few VATICAN CITY, APRIL 15, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is encouraging all clergy to come to Rome in June for the

Share this article on Facebook Cardinals to Mark Papal Anniversary – VATICAN CITY, APRIL 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Cardinals living in Rome will gather next Monday to mark Benedict XVI’s fifth anniversary as Pope. “This will be an

Share this article on Facebook Declaration Of The Press Office Director – VATICAN CITY, 15 APRIL 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office Director, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., made the following declaration yesterday afternoon: “Ecclesial

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi Christians Return Home for Easter – Violence Continues in Baghdad MOSUL, Iraq, APRIL 15, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The archbishop of Mosul of the Chaldeans is reporting that a record number of people attended

Share this article on Facebook Mass For Victims Of Smolensk Accident – VATICAN CITY, 15 APR 2010 (VIS) – This afternoon at 5:00pm, Cardinal0 Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, will preside at a Mass for the souls of Polish

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For April 15 – VATICAN CITY, 15 APRIL 2010 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Bishop Jacob Venance Koda from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Same, Tanzania

Share this article on Facebook Pope Wants to Dialogue With Atheists, Says Prelate – Holy See Is Rigorously Dealing With Pedophile Priests VALENCIA, Spain, APRIL 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is working to further the dialogue between faith and

Share this article on Facebook Pope: World Needs Voice of Teacher-Priests – Reflects on Educational Mission That Comes With Ordination VATICAN CITY, APRIL 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Though priests are called to preach a message that is not their

Share this article on Facebook The Eucharist: Heart Of Christian Life – VATICAN CITY, 15 APRIL 2010 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father received the prelates of the North II Region of the Brazilian National Conference of Bishops on the conclusion

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Go mom Go! – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 62 | 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

Share this article on Facebook Land of the Free – Danielle Bean: Sweetening the Deal on Tax Day | Well, it’s tax day. Whether this day is a cause of pain (We owe how much?) or pleasure (Mega-refund, baby!), there is one

Share this article on Facebook One Love, Two Faiths – Kate Wicker: Living a Mixed Marriage | In a best possible world, anyone who was called to the married life would find a faithful Catholic spouse. Yet, the reality is

Share this article on Facebook Perfect Pizza … on the Grill – Danielle Bean: Hits and Misses in Creative Cooking | Once, when I posted about making homemade pizza here at Faith & Family, someone in the comments recommended trying

Share this article on Facebook Putting Them First – Arwen Mosher: Finding a good kind of unbalance | Sometimes I just have to trust that God knows better than I do. After I posted yesterday about what a busy and fun week

Share this article on Facebook Questions About Couples – 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 Stage Fright – Robyn Lee: Overcoming Fears at a Local Talent Competition | I’m involved in a farmer’s club with my Mom and Aunt. I never go to meetings; my mom pays my dues; and the

Share this article on Facebook Summer Kitchen Vermin – Arwen Mosher: Have you been invaded? | A few weeks ago when the ants invaded, the sight of one would send Camilla shrieking to find me so I could kill it for her. This

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook What makes the Catholic Church different than other Christian denominations? – When a lot of people are first drawn to the Catholic Faith they feel that they must totally leave behind what they were taught growing up. They feel that embracing

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Another Polish Tragedy – Great article reprinted below by our friend Ron Rychlak and posted at insidecatholic.com. The nation of Poland is still in shock over the plane crash that killed 97

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Space Exploration

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 15, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Apr. 15 4:00 – What the New Nuke Treaty Really Means Laying out a nuclear weapons strategy for the decade ahead, President

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Democrats Will Use Supreme Court Battle to Attack Justices Who Oppose Unlimited Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new report indicates Democrats in the Senate plan to use the upcoming battle over a Supreme Court nominee as a chance to attack the

Share this article on Facebook Governor Tim Pawlenty Draws Cheers, Jeers for Declaring April Abortion Recovery Month – St. Paul, MN (LifeNews.com) — Tim Pawlenty, the pro-life Minnesota governor and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, is drawing cheers and jeers from

Share this article on Facebook House Republican Leader Boehner Says Repealing Pro-Abortion Health Care Top Priority – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Republican leader in the House who could become Speaker if the GOP topples Democrats in November says the number one priority for

Share this article on Facebook New Abortion Law in Nebraska on Fetal Pain Could Weaken Roe v. Wade Further – Lincoln, NE (LifeNews.com) — The Nebraska legislature has signed off on a bill that Governor Dave Heineman will sign today that could head to the courts and ultimately

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Enthusiasm at High Levels Despite Barack Obama’s Extensive Abortion Advocacy – Reports of the death of the pro-life movement have been greatly exaggerated.

Share this article on Facebook Tennessee House Passes Bill to Opt Out of Abortion Funding in Obama Health Care Law – Nashville, TN (LifeNews.com) — The Tennessee state House has approved legislation to have the state opt out of using state tax money to pay for abortions in state

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Ark. School District: All Fliers OK… Except ‘Church-Related’ Ones – LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, April 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Pulaski County Special School

Share this article on Facebook CEDAW to Elect New Members in June – Campaign for Pro-Abort Members Begins – By Samantha SingsonApril 15, 2010 (C-FAM) – The controversial compliance committee for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Share this article on Facebook Chicago’s Fr. Pfleger Apologizes but Reaffirms Support for Women’s Ordination – By Patrick B. CraineCHICAGO, Illinois, April 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of Chicago has issued a statement from Fr. Michael Pfleger responding to

Share this article on Facebook Economist: Contraceptive Culture Shifts Economic Power away from Women – By Kathleen GilbertApril 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The contraception revolution has, contrary to its image, shifted wealth and power away from women and is in effect

Share this article on Facebook English Bishops Attack Cardinal for Comments on Homosexual Priest Crisis – By Hilary WhiteROME, April 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Cardinal Secretary of State and number two man in the Vatican, Tarcisio Bertone, is under attack from within

Share this article on Facebook Jesuit U. of Detroit Mercy Criticized for Keeping Pro-Abort Nun Board Member – DETROIT, Michigan, April 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The University of Detroit Mercy, a Jesuit Catholic institution, has come under fire for failing to remove links to

Share this article on Facebook Mother of Murdered Daughter, Unborn Grandson Calls for Renewal of Unborn Victims of Crime Bill – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiEDMONTON, Alberta, April 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mary Talbot, mother of Olivia Talbot who, along with her unborn son Lane, was murdered in

Share this article on Facebook New Global Study Shows Maternal Mortality Significantly Lower Than Previously Thought – By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. and Austin RuseApril 15, 2010 (C-FAM) – A new study out this week by the leading British medical journal shows maternal mortality rates have

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey School Nixes ‘Cross-dressing’ Fashion Show After Parent Complains – By Peter J. Smith MAPLE SHADE, New Jersey, April 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Just a simple “misunderstanding?”  That is what officials at Maude Wilkins Elementary

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Court: National Day of Prayer is Unconstitutional – By John JalsevacApril 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a decision released Thursday, U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb declared the National Day of Prayer

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Governor Seeks to Ban State Abortion Funding – By John JalsevacApril 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has put forward an amendment to the state budget that would ban abortion funding by

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “Twilight” Series Tops List of Most Challenged Books in 2009 – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The enormously popular occult fiction series, Twilight, was ranked No. 5 on the annual report of most “challenged books”

Share this article on Facebook Attempt to Repeal CA Marriage Law Fails – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Attempts by homosexual activist groups to repeal California’s ban on same-sex marriage have failed due to lack of interest.

Share this article on Facebook Christopher West Takes Sabbatical – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Christopher West, the popular speaker and writer who has traveled the world teaching Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

Share this article on Facebook Scientists Create Embryos From DNA of Three People – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Scientists in the UK created – and destroyed – eighty embryos containing the DNA from a man and two women. London’s Sun is

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI to Brazilian Bishops on the Liturgy – In his ad limina address today to Northern Brazilian prelates, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI commented [ the following is a quick NLM translation ]: “The lack of

Share this article on Facebook First Hungarian Bishop Since Council Offers Solemn Pontifical Mass in Usus Antiquior – The blog of the Capitulum Laicorum Sancti Michaelis Archangeli in Budapest, Hungary, report an event of particular significance for the usus antiquior in that country;

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Celebrates Mass with the Pontifical Biblical Commission – At 7:30 Thursday morning Rome Time in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass ad orientem with the members of the Pontifical

Share this article on Facebook The Other Modern: A Call To Artists – As many of our readers will know, Matt Alderman and I have been pursuing a series, The Other Modern . The Other Modern is really meant to describe the project of an

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Parents want more control over inappropriate content in media – By Mary DeTurris Poust One of the only prime-time shows we allow our children to watch is American Idol . They love it, and it has become family TV night for us. While

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook A death in the family – In your kindness, please pray for the repose of the soul of my sister-in-law, Tammy (married to my brother Andrew). She died in her sleep last night of what appear to be

Share this article on Facebook The latest atrocity: three-parent embryos – The headline reads: “UK scientists have created ‘designer embryos’ containing DNA from a man and TWO women.” As I read this bizarre and disturbing news item regarding

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Benedict, Off-the-Cuff – Rocco Palma has early excerpts of some spontaneous remarks made by Pope Benedict XVI at mass, today: We must rather have the courage, the joy, the great hope that there

Share this article on Facebook Sex Abuse is about Control & Power – The Catholic League has taken out a full-page ad in the NY Times that tries to be a point-by-point rebuttal to the Times’ reverberating prelude to Holy Week. As rebuttal

Share this article on Facebook Working while tired – Some of you may have seen a post that was unfinished. I accidentally hit “publish” instead of “save.” There was nothing wrong, scandalous or offensive about the thing,

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Advisory – Media Credentialing Open For Cultural Diversity Convocation In May – WASHINGTON—Media intending to cover the Catholic Cultural Diversity Network Convocation at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, May 6-8, can register now with the

Share this article on Facebook Given Inappropriate Content in Digital Media Era, Parents Want More Control – WASHINGTON— A United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) national survey of parents about media’s impact on their children finds parents are deeply concerned

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “Why not bomb the Vatican, and riddle the Pope with bullets as he staggers out of the flames?” – The following is amazing, even for those of us who are used to reading unhinged hate-speech. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reveals its true colors. I know

Share this article on Facebook And now for this lighter note… about SSPX Bishop Williamson – Pain is a matter of perspective and priority.  You cease to think of your headache if you hit your thumb with a hammer. After the last couple of weeks of slime in the

Share this article on Facebook Brick by Brick in Oakland, CA – For your Brick by Brick file a reader in the Diocese of Oakland wrote: His Excellency, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, will visit St. Margaret Mary’s Church for the

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father in spontaneous sermon to Pont. Biblical Commission – great stuff – The Holy Father gave a spontaneous sermon to members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission today during a Mass for their meeting. I wish he would do this more often.

Share this article on Facebook How to get bad news: a practicum – I don’t often look at these “Hitler finds out about [FILL IN BLANK]” videos, but this one is pretty funny. If you understand German, you might have to turn the audio

Share this article on Facebook Kung claws his way back into the news – I suspect Fr. Kung was getting nervous about not reading his name in the paper for a while, and so he staged another little nutty for the press. German theologian urges

Share this article on Facebook PRAYERCAzT: Nones and Vespers (BrevRom) – More no frills Nones and Vespers. I just turned on the mic and read Nones and Vespers. With one frill… I sing the Vespers hymn this time.  I am used to the newer melody

Share this article on Facebook Save The Liturgy – Save The World: a gloss on observations of Card. Cañizares – Regular readers here may… just possibily… recall that I drone on and on about what I think is Pope Benedict’s “Marshall Plan” for revitalizing Catholic identity after

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed, et al. – From the Feeder. Here is, I am pretty sure Chipping Sparrow, who likes millet. Not sure who this is. Mr. and Mrs. Cowbird, though I wish they would find another food

Share this article on Facebook The other point of view – Given that I know my computer is actively working against me… I think I understand this.

Share this article on Facebook The UK’s Catholic Herald on present attacks against Arcbhp. Nichols of Westminster – In the current number of the UK’s best Catholic weekly The Catholic Herald you will find two pieces of interest about the recent accusations leveled against the

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