Catholic News Headlines April 21, 2010


Apr. 20, 7pm—Apr. 21, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook BEING A DISCIPLE – “The way we treat those around us is the feature by which we will be known as Christ’s disciples.  Our degree of union with Him will be seen in our understanding for

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput responds to criticisms of JFK speech – Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2010 / 12:56 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Following criticism of his recent JFK speech by an Italian scholar, Archbishop Charles Chaput responded today,

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of Argentina begin plenary assembly – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 21, 2010 / 12:01 pm ( CNA ).- With a Mass at the Cathedral of Buenos Aires celebrated by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and concelebrated by

Share this article on Facebook ‘Bombed Maria’ statue blessed by Pope headed to U.S. – Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2010 / 04:16 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- After the general audience on Wednesday morning at the Vatican, the Holy Father blessed what remains of a statue

Share this article on Facebook Cuban crisis must come to an end, says Catholic cardinal – Havana, Cuba, Apr 21, 2010 / 02:58 pm ( CNA ).- The leader of the Catholic Church in Cuba, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, released an interview on Monday which not only affirmed

Share this article on Facebook Ex-gays deserve a seat at Republican table, leader says – Washington D.C., Apr 21, 2010 / 01:25 am ( CNA ).- Citing the inattention of the Republican leadership and a recent GOP spending scandal involving an erotic night club,

Share this article on Facebook New website to help laity and clergy promote vocations – Washington D.C., Apr 21, 2010 / 03:43 am ( CNA ).- The U.S. bishops are preparing to launch a website to help laity and clergy promote vacations. The site aims to help

Share this article on Facebook Pope publicly pledges to continue fighting sex abuse in Catholic Church – Vatican City, Apr 21, 2010 / 12:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Today at the weekly general audience in Rome, Pope Benedict spoke publicly for the first time on fighting

Share this article on Facebook Pope reflects on Malta trip, calls youth to be heirs of St. Paul – Vatican City, Apr 21, 2010 / 10:24 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict’s experience in Malta was the subject of his catechesis at Wednesday’s general audience in St.

Share this article on Facebook Priests recognized by Benedict XVI for being servants of Christ – Vatican City, Apr 21, 2010 / 01:50 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy Father sent a special message to the priests of the world at Wednesday morning’s general audience in

Share this article on Facebook Religious leaders urge Arizona governor to veto anti-immigrant bill – Phoenix, Ariz., Apr 21, 2010 / 06:24 am ( CNA ).- Arizona’s three Catholic bishops and other religious leaders in the state have issued a statement calling on Gov. Jan

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court of Mexico rules against investigating 1993 murder of cardinal – Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 21, 2010 / 05:52 pm ( CNA ).- The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled Tuesday against investigating the case of the murder of Cardinal Juan Jesus

Share this article on Facebook Thousands attend beatification of Spanish priest – Valladolid, Spain, Apr 20, 2010 / 10:09 pm ( CNA ).- Thousands of Catholics from around the world attended the beatification ceremony for Fr. Bernardo Francisco de Hoyos

Share this article on Facebook Thousands in Argentina defend child’s right to a mother and a father – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 21, 2010 / 02:06 pm ( CNA ).- Nearly 7,000 in Argentina gathered Tuesday to protest a congressional committee’s approval of a bill that

Share this article on Facebook Young women honored with pro-life award share their stories – Washington D.C., Apr 20, 2010 / 07:03 pm ( CNA ).- At its annual gala, the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List recently honored several young women for their

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Congo refugees take shelter in Betou – More than 100,000 people have been displaced in fighting in the western provinces of the Democratic Republic of …

Share this article on Facebook European skies opening up – Airports across Europe are scrambling to make up a backlog of flights after a volcanic eruption in Iceland …

Share this article on Facebook New Acquittals for People who Attacked Christians in Orissa, India – Fr. Edward Sequeira, a Verbite priest who saw anti-Christian violence firsthand and was almost burnt to death …

Share this article on Facebook Phone shipments slowed due to ash cloud – Worldwide shipment of cell phones has been slowed this week due to the halting of flights over Europe. An eruption …

Share this article on Facebook Progress made in malaria fight in Africa – Strides have been made in the fight against malaria in Africa. According to the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: Margaret Carlson, Anti-Catholic Catholic Seizing the Abuse Crisis to Change the Church? – Margaret Carlson appears to be following Rahm Emanuel’s advice to “never let a good crisis go to …

Share this article on Facebook President meets with Senate leaders to discuss top court pick – President Barack Obama met with both Democratic and Republican Senate leaders to discuss a replacement for …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook NARAL’s President Admits: Abortion Supporters Aging, Pro-Lifers Young and Zealous – The pro-life movement in America is growing in leaps and bounds, attracting young, zealous women to defend the …

Share this article on Facebook People still missing in oil rig explosion – Eleven people are missing and several others suffered critical injuries in an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook 52. Christian Rock (Mt 16:13-20) – “Love for the Roman Pontiff must be in us a delightful passion, for in him we see Christ.” – St José María Escrivá Matthew 16:13-20 When Jesus came to the region of

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Church, NGOs lead protest vs mining – GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 21, 2010—The local Catholic Church and anti-mining groups here are leading simultaneous protest activities against environmental destruction

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook Exercising when it’s not about vanity – My history with exercise goes something like this : A macabre dressing room experience prompts me to make a fist-shaking proclamation that — no, seriously this time –

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 7 Stupidest Environmentalist Movies – Tomorrow is Earth Day so I’m getting all my movies lined up for the day so I can watch them while I’m running the dryer (empty), turning on all the lights in the house,

Share this article on Facebook Caption Contest of Greatest Pic Ever – 1) “And we’re going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then we’re going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House, Yeeeeeaaaaaargh!” 2)

Share this article on Facebook Card. Castrillon-Hoyos Out At Latin Mass – The Traditional Latin Mass planned for April 24th honoring Pope Benedict on his five-year anniversary was scheduled to have Cardinal Dario Castrillon-Hoyos as the

Share this article on Facebook Check out Pewsitter – Pewsitter is one of the best Catholic websites on the internet. If you don’t check it out often you really should. Tons of news and links. They seem to be asking their

Share this article on Facebook CNN Poll: 39% of Americans Drunk Right Now – Shock poll. A CNN poll released Wednesday indicates that 61 percent of the public expect the president to nominate a liberal to replace John Paul Stevens on the Supreme

Share this article on Facebook College Covers Transgender Surgery? – As if college tuition wasn’t expensive enough. Now if you want to send your child to an Ivy League university you might be footing the bill for this? Daily Pennsylvanian

Share this article on Facebook Papers, Papers Please – We should be happy about this, why? Whether you know it or not, the next big political battle will be over immigration and it may be starting in just a matter of weeks.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Recalls His Apostolic Trip to Malta – VATICAN CITY, 21 APR 2010 (VIS) – In today’s general audience, held in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope recalled his apostolic trip to Malta, which took place last Saturday

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Calls for Holistic Development – Underlines Cultural Liberty and Values of Indigenous Peoples NEW YORK, APRIL 21, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The permanent observer of the Holy See at the United Nations is

Share this article on Facebook Hong Kong Catholics Support Quake Victims – HONG KONG, APRIL 21, 2010 (Zenit.org). Catholics in Hong Kong are showing their solidarity with people of the Qinghai province who endured a 6.9-magnitude earthquake

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For April 21 – VATICAN CITY, 21 APR 2010 (VIS) – His Beatitude Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, major archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, Ukraine, having obtained the consent of the Synod of Bishops of

Share this article on Facebook Pope Publicly Pledges To Continue Fighting Sex Abuse In Catholic Church – Vatican City, Apr 21, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Today at the weekly general audience in Rome, Pope Benedict spoke publicly for the first time on fighting clerical sex abuse

Share this article on Facebook Pope Thanks Priests for Their Commitment to People of God – VATICAN CITY, 21 APR 2010 (VIS) – At the end of his catechesis in today’s general audience the Holy Father addressed greetings to various groups, among them pastors and

Share this article on Facebook Pregnant 11-Year-Old Will Not Undergo Abortion, States Pro-Life Leader – Chetumal, Mexico, Apr 20, 2010 (CNA).- Various media outlets in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo reported this week that an 11-year-old who is almost 18 weeks pregnant

Share this article on Facebook Priests Rally Around Benedict XVI – Audience Marked by Enthusiastic Support for Pope By Carmen Elena Villa VATICAN CITY, APRIL 21, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Today’s general audience concluded with the tune of

Share this article on Facebook Victims’ Group Protest DC Appearance By Embattled Former Vatican Prefect – APRIL 21 (Catholic World News) — Sex-abuse victims have asked Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, DC, to block Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos from celebrating Mass

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Charts and More – Danielle Bean: Coffee talk: NFP | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Share this article on Facebook Off to a Good Start – Danielle Bean: | I had to smile this morning when I saw this chart where the Gabby and her younger brothers are tallying their catches for the day.So far, just one

Share this article on Facebook Open Your Ears – Elizabeth Foss: Today’s Small Steps Toward Kindness | Think: “Kind listening is often an act of the most delicate interior mortification, and is a great assistance

Share this article on Facebook Stop Action and Intrigue – Lori Hadacek Chaplin: ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ Delivers Fun for Kids and Grown Ups Alike | Fantastic Mr. Fox, the latest in family-film fare, brought me back to my days in

Share this article on Facebook Will You “Give Back”? – Lisa Hendey: Popular television show raises funds | Chances are if the television set in your home is turned on tonight, you might be joining the millions of Americans

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Sometimes you gotta dance like this – Ha. Here’s a weekly dose of fatherly inspiration for us (video below): No related posts. No related posts.

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook “Who will roll away the stone for us?” – As the women went to Jesus’ tomb to anoint his body, they asked one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us?” The stone was huge, and it sealed the body of Jesus

Share this article on Facebook Jesus Christ Broke The Power of Death – On Easter morning, the women who came to the tomb were asked, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here; he has been raised.” Jesus Christ broke the

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

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Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Happy Earth Day Baby

Share this article on Facebook Failure to Report Sexual Abuse – Again, and Again, and Again – This undercover footage was taken by Live Action President Lila Rose and Live Action Actor Jackie Stollar who both posed undercover as minors with Rose telling the staff

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 21, 2010 – Talking about the Things That Matter Most on April 21 “Best of Kresta in the Afternoon” this week as Al and Nick participate in the Ave Maria Radio Membership Drive,

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Business in Kentucky Hides Potential Sexual Abuse in Undercover Video – Louisville, KY (LifeNews.com) — Another abortion business has been caught on tape attempting to cover up a potential case of sexual abuse of a minor girl. A Louisville,

Share this article on Facebook American Idol Gives Back to Pro-Abortion Groups Again in Charity Program – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The popular talent television show American Idol has again decided to align itself with pro-abortion groups for its annual “Idol Gives

Share this article on Facebook China Criticized Over Sterilization Bid to Enforce Pro-Abortion One-Child Rule – Beijing, China (LifeNews.com) — Chinese officials have come under fire over the last week for a massive campaign to attempt to sterilize as many as 10,000 people for

Share this article on Facebook CNN Poll Shows Americans Want Conservative, Moderate Supreme Court Justice – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — When President Barack Obama names a replacement for retiring pro-abortion Justice John Paul Stevens, a new poll shows a majority of

Share this article on Facebook Kenya Government Starts Campaign for Pro-Abortion Constitution, Attacks Church – Nairobi, Kenya (LifeNews.com) — The government of Kenya, apparently with the help of the Obama administration, is rolling out a national educational campaign designed

Share this article on Facebook Mexico Abortion Debate Reopens as Raped 10-Year-Old Girl Becomes Pregnant – Mexico City, Mexico (LifeNews.com) — The abortion debate in Mexico has come to a head again as news has traveled across the country about a 10-year-old girl in a

Share this article on Facebook Obama Claims No Abortion Litmus Test for Supreme Court, But Establishes One – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama met top Senate leaders today to discuss is upcoming Supreme Court nomination and he promised he will have no

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma Becomes 22nd State to File Lawsuit Against Pro-Abortion Health Care – Oklahoma City, OK (LifeNews.com) — Oklahoma became the 22nd state to file a lawsuit seeking to overturn the government-run health care bill President Barack Obama

Share this article on Facebook Tennessee Governor Signs Bill to Help Stop Forced Abortions, Protect Women – Nashville, TN (LifeNews.com) — Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen surprised pro-life advocates today and, despite his pro-abortion stance, signed a bill that helps stop

Share this article on Facebook Virginia NARAL Wants Taxpayers for to Pay for Abortions on Disabled Babies – Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) — A battle is brewing in the Virginia state legislature over budget amendments proposed by pro-life Governor Bob McDonnell. Unhappy that

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook “We Will Not Abandon the Unborn Child”: Calgary Pro-Life Students Threatened with … – April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – What follows is the speech that Cameron Wilson, a student at the University of Calgary, gave to the media on Monday, April 19, 2010.

Share this article on Facebook ALL to Launch Pro-Life T-Shirt Week, iPod Touch Contest April 27 – By Kathleen GilbertApril 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Life League is gearing up for its annual Pro-Life T-Shirt Week next week, when pro-lifers across

Share this article on Facebook Another Undercover Video Shows Kentucky Abortuary Failing to Report Child Sex Abuse – LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, April  21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As part of the latest installation in a long stream of evidence against abortion centers nationwide, the

Share this article on Facebook Arizona House Passes Amendment Requiring Citizenship Proof of President – By Peter J. SmithPHOENIX, Arizona, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Arizona House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to a measure that would

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: Euthanasia Bill Defeated in Canada 228 – 59 – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Parliament overwhelmingly defeated today the private members bill seeking to

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Parliament Debates Euthanasia – Vote Today – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The private members bill seeking to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada received

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Province May Scrap Controversial Human Rights Tribunal – By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John JalsevacREGINA, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Saskatchewan government is considering scrapping that province’s controversial

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops Fight Back as Gay ‘Marriage’ Advances in Argentina – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentPILAR, Argentina, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic bishops of Argentina have issued a clear

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Civil Rights League Backs Ban on Coercive Abortion – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Civil Rights League announced Thursday their support for a private member’s bill

Share this article on Facebook Fordham Study Provides ‘Empirical Evidence’ for Sexual Orientation Change Efforts – By Hilary White   April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers at Fordham University in New York have published a study in the March edition of the Journal of Men’s

Share this article on Facebook ‘Idol Gives Back’ — To Pro-Abortion Groups – By Kathleen GilbertFRONT ROYAL, Virginia, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Once again, “American Idol” is aligning itself with pro-abortion groups: among the groups

Share this article on Facebook Irish Pro-Life Advocates Question ‘Non-Judgmental’ Catholic Crisis Pregnancy Service – By Hilary WhiteDUBLIN, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates in Ireland are questioning the methods of and the close association between the Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Letters to the Editor – Re: Survey: Concerned Parents Want Media, Gov’t to Fight TV SmutRegarding the best way to monitor television and other media. The opening sentence is very disturbing:

Share this article on Facebook NARAL’s President Admits: Pro-Aborts Aging, Pro-Lifers Young and Zealous – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life movement in America is growing in leaps and bounds, attracting young, zealous women

Share this article on Facebook Obama Sends Conflicting Signals Over Supreme Court Nominee and Abortion – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. President Barack Obama sent conflicting signals on how abortion would play into his pick for

Share this article on Facebook Swedish Officials Set to Review State Kidnapping Case of Homeschooled Child – By Peter J. SmithSTOCKHOLM, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Swedish authorities will convene soon to decide what to do about seven-year-old Dominic Johansson, who

Share this article on Facebook Tennessee First State to Opt Out of Abortion Mandate in Health Bill – NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Less than one month after Congress passed its sweeping health care bill, Tennessee’s Legislature has become the

Share this article on Facebook The Pill’s Deadly Affair with HIV/AIDS – By Joan Claire RobinsonApril 21, 2010 (PRI) – The world’s deadliest killer, HIV/AIDS, and the Birth Control Pill have been carrying on a secret and deadly “love affair”

Share this article on Facebook University of Ottawa President Admits Involvement in Ann Coulter Fiasco – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, April 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The President of the University of Ottawa, Allan Rock, has acknowledged his involvement in the series

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Irish Doctor’s Plight Proves Why Americans Need Conscience Protections – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An Irish Catholic doctor practicing Church-sanctioned Napro Technology in a Catholic hospital was hauled before a medical board

Share this article on Facebook Man Who Preached Atheism Dies a Believer – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The famous one-time atheist academic, Antony Flew, who experienced a profound conversion after studying research into genetics

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Split on Religious Freedom Case – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Supreme Court Justices appeared sharply divided during arguments on Monday concerning whether or not a California law school

Share this article on Facebook Tonight’s “American Idol” to Raise Money for Pro-Abortion Organizations – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A leading pro-life group is demanding that the producers of American Idol reveal that tonight’s “Idol Gives Back” fundraising

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A Memo to Corpus Christi Watershed – Corpus Christi Watershed has been the creative force behind the digital distribution of liturgical music and liturgical enlightenment generally, pioneering the use of

Share this article on Facebook Chrism Mass of Msgr. Rifan – Salvem a Liturgia has some images of the Chrism Mass of Msgr. Fernando Arêas Rifan of the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney dedicated to the

Share this article on Facebook Exhibition of Rescuant Chapel and Vestments of All Saints Wardour Castle – The NLM was informed of a rather interesting exhibition which will be taking place in England on Saturday, June 19th, The Wardour Chapel Exhibition — apparently one of

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical Arts Quarterly 1935: “Christian Art in the Far East” – Recently, I was quite delighted to pick up a complete set of Liturgical Arts Quarterly (LAQ) which ran from the early 1930’s until the early 1970’s — and as a point of

Share this article on Facebook More on the Pilgrimage in Trier, Germany – As noted by Gregor, a video has been made available with some of the sights and sounds of the Trier pilgrimage. Here is that video.

Share this article on Facebook Press Release: Celebrant Change Announced for Washington DC Mass – In consultation with His Eminence, Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, The Paulus Institute has agreed to seek another celebrant for the Pontifical Solemn High Mass taking

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Celebrating the service of volunteers – Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 19-23, Catholic Charities USA is highlighting the work of individual volunteers and volunteer

Share this article on Facebook On health care reform, the bishops got it right – By Russell Shaw In the wake of passage of the health care bill, some Catholics are complaining that the bishops erred in the end by opposing the measure over the

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook I have a dear friend who was sexually molested by her father… – I want her to read this powerful meditation — I am not really sure what else to call it — written by the very popular blogger Elizabeth Scalia, a brilliant writer

Share this article on Facebook MADE (sterile) IN CHINA – This is outrageous even by Communist Chinese standards of outrageous crimes against humanity. Doctors in southern China are working around the clock to fulfil a

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook – Christians now outnumber Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa by 2 to 1 A study published on April 15 by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has found that the number of

Share this article on Facebook 90 Year Olds Move In – My parents are 70 years married. My dad is 91. Today we moved them into our home for their last years. Four generations now in our home – 12 of us. All of us are pleased

Share this article on Facebook My Busy Office – It is never quiet and I am never along :-)  Little Bella keeps me company.

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict: 6 Accusations, 1 Question – The Passion of Pope Benedict. Six Accusations, One Question by Sandro Magister Pedophilia is only the latest weapon aimed against Joseph Ratzinger. And each time, he is

Share this article on Facebook Weigle Pounds Kung – Weigel rips Küng for attack on Pope Benedict George Weigel takes Hans Küng to task for his vituperative personal attack on Pope Benedict XVI, calling it “mean-spirited

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook ‘Zo goes off on Blow – Background here

Share this article on Facebook The Great Prostration; Count Me In – In an impromptu, and very beautiful homily , Pope Benedict XVI last week brought up the issue of penance: Penance is grace; it is a grace that we recognize our sin, it

Share this article on Facebook The Heart of the Matter – I was thinking about this : The fullness of healing, of course, can only come when the victims finally feel capable of saying “I forgive you…” That moment -which cannot

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 23-26 April – Washington DC – BLOGNIC? – I will be in Washington, DC from Friday 23 – 26 Monday April. I am wondering if anyone might be interested in a blognic. There may be some people in town for the

Share this article on Facebook Bishops – read this. Deacons – read this. Hey priests… – I’m in.  I don’t know what it will be yet.  But I’m in. Take a look at this entry at The Deacon’s Bench.  It was a proposal by a Deacon Charles Rohrbacher.  He is

Share this article on Facebook Card. Castrillon praised that French bishop. Why? Something missing from the reporting? – Something has been bothering me in the now viral news story about the letter His Eminence Dario Card. Castrillon Hoyos wrote to the French Bishop Pierre Pican. You know

Share this article on Facebook Happy Birthday Rome! – Today is the traditional observed 2763rd anniversary of the founding of Rome! 2763 AUC! For more on the fellow who worked out the date, see this.

Share this article on Facebook NEWS FLASH: Card. Castrillon will not be celebrant for Washington DC Mass. – FIRST note that the 24 April Pontifical Mass for the anniversary of the inauguration of Pope Benedict’s pontificate will go on. I received this PRESS RELEASE from the

Share this article on Facebook No brainer from Germany: 44% would go to the OLD, traditional Mass – In order to have a clear, effective voice in the world, Catholics need to have a clear understanding of who they are and what they believe.  In order to have a strong

Share this article on Facebook POLL ALERT! (Not really) POLL ALERT! – This was from CMR about POTUS and SCOTUS:CNN Poll: 39% of Americans Drunk Right Now Shock poll. A CNN poll released Wednesday indicates that 61 percent of the public

Share this article on Facebook Provocative piece to put the recent controversies in perspective – Take a look at this: “There are cases of sexual abuse that come to light every day against a large number of members of the Catholic clergy. Unfortunately it’s not a

Share this article on Facebook Should seminarians still keep their heads down about being, say, Catholic? Still? – In my US seminary days, we had to hide going certain places, such as parishes where the priests believed in One God, Creator of heaven and earth, etc.  One of my

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