Catholic News Headlines April 23, 2010


Apr. 22, 7pm—Apr. 23, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook WORTHY OF CONTEMPLATION – “Jesus upon the cross was a spectacle which filled heaven and earth with amazement … It is this spectacle which ever was and ever will be the dearest object of the

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop of Ottawa: Sex ed standards can’t trump Catholic educational freedom – Ottawa, Canada, Apr 23, 2010 / 06:12 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholic leaders have spoken out in a dispute in Ottawa over whether an explicit sex education curriculum for

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop says Venezuelan justice system has been hijacked – Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 23, 2010 / 02:06 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Roberto Luckert of Coro, Venezuela said this week that the decision by Hugo Chavez to imprison Judge

Share this article on Facebook ‘Catholics for a Free Choice’ seeking to undermine Pope in Latin America – Lima, Peru, Apr 23, 2010 / 11:59 am ( CNA ).- The Latin American version of “Catholics for a Free Choice” (CFFC) has launched a campaign to mobilize gay, lesbian,

Share this article on Facebook Church must confirm Christian identity online, says Italian bishop – Rome, Italy, Apr 23, 2010 / 06:04 pm ( CNA ).- The Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) inaugurated a three-day conference on “Digital Witnesses” yesterday in Rome. The

Share this article on Facebook Church treated unfairly by media because of counter-cultural teachings, cardinal says – Rome, Italy, Apr 23, 2010 / 04:32 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict and the Church are not being treated fairly in the media coverage of the sexual abuse scandal

Share this article on Facebook Expert agrees that pedophilia is linked to homosexuality – Santiago, Chile, Apr 22, 2010 / 10:07 pm ( CNA ).- The newspaper, El Diaro de Chile, published an article last week by Spanish psychologist Jose Maria Amenos Vidal

Share this article on Facebook German bishop accused of physical abuse offers resignation to Pope – Rome, Italy, Apr 23, 2010 / 04:15 am ( CNA ).- Bishop of Augsburg Walter Mixa has written to Pope Benedict XVI and offered to resign following allegations he physically

Share this article on Facebook Macedonia’s spiritual heritage can help secular Europe, Pope says – Vatican City, Apr 22, 2010 / 08:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Meeting with the Ambassador of Macedonia to the Holy See on Thursday, the Holy Father expressed “great respect

Share this article on Facebook Mexican woman raped at age 13 explains why she never considered abortion – Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 23, 2010 / 05:59 pm ( CNA ).- Liana Rebolledo is a 33-year-old Mexican woman.  In a recent television interview she recounted that after she was

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma bishop to replace Cardinal Castrillón at Mass honoring Pope – Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2010 / 03:30 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Edward J. Slattery has decided that he will celebrate a solemn high Mass honoring the pontificate of Pope

Share this article on Facebook Pope accepts Belgian bishop’s resignation after admission of abuse – Vatican City, Apr 23, 2010 / 09:58 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI officially accepted the resignation of Bishop of Bruges Roger Joseph Vangheluwe on Friday.

Share this article on Facebook Priest on leave following alleged confession violation – Milwaukee, Wis., Apr 23, 2010 / 03:00 am ( CNA ).- A Catholic priest in Wisconsin was placed on administrative leave while the Archdiocese of Milwaukee investigates a

Share this article on Facebook Researcher finds strong link between contraception and HIV – Front Royal, Va., Apr 23, 2010 / 01:04 am ( CNA ).- A researcher reported earlier this week that there is a strong scientific link between hormonal contraceptives and a

Share this article on Facebook Under fire over letter, Cardinal Hoyos withdraws from celebrating D.C. Mass – Washington D.C., Apr 22, 2010 / 07:17 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos will not celebrate a Solemn High Mass in honor of Pope Benedict’s pontifical

Share this article on Facebook US lawyer for Vatican calls abuse suit ‘completely without merit’ – Berkeley, Calif., Apr 23, 2010 / 10:52 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In a statement released by the Holy See’s Press Office on Friday, the Vatican’s lawyer in the U.S., Jeffrey

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

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Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Belgian Bishop Steps Down, Admits Sexual Abuse: Pope Immediately Accepts Resignation – ‘Over the course of these decades I have repeatedly recognized my guilt towards him and his family, and I …

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal of Turin Calls for a Novena of Prayer (9 Days) for Pope’s Visit to the Holy Shroud – Cardinal Poletto asked that the entire archdiocese complete the novena for the Pope and “the intentions …

Share this article on Facebook Declaration of US Lawyer for the Vatican Concerning Sex Abuse Case – While legitimate lawsuits have been filed by abuse victims, this is not one of them. Instead, the lawsuit …

Share this article on Facebook HTC ‘Incredible’ is indeed incredible – The sleek, super stylish smartphone HTC Incredible has won a glowing endorsement from Wired, a technology review …

Share this article on Facebook Putting the ‘coke’ back into Coke – Cocaine, in Victorian times was an ingredient in the soft drink standby Coca Cola. The South American nation of …

Share this article on Facebook Secret behind ancient desert walls discovered – Low stone walls in desert plains found in Israel, Jordan and Egypt have perplexed archaeologists for many years. …

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Releases Statements Concerning the Resignation of Belgian Bishop Roger Joseph Vangheluwe – ‘The decision of the bishop of Bruges, and the calling of this press conference, express the transparency …

Share this article on Facebook Vatican says U.S. lawsuit on sex abuse has ‘no merit’ – An Illinois man has filed a lawsuit demanding that the Vatican release the names of thousands of Catholic priests …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook North Dakota Approves Petition for Abortion Decapitation, Skull Crushing Ban – It says a lot about how far we’ve sunk as a godly nation that we would need to pass a law banning the …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Quotes to lift your day! – In honor of today’s first reading ( Acts 9:1-20 ), which tells the story of the conversion of St. Paul, here are some St. Paul quotes to uplift you on this Friday of the

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 77) – — 1 — I never cease to be amazed at how important it is to have dedicated planning time each week. Every Sunday evening I take an hour go through the following

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Caring About Children or Anti-Catholicism? – The latest glut of “news” stories by the media hitting the Catholic Church for abusing children has much more to do with anti-Catholicism than actually protecting

Share this article on Facebook Kung Fooey – George Weigel has delicious rebuttal to the imbecilic letter published by theologetic Hans Kung. Rebuttal is actually being too kind. Smack down is more like it. Some

Share this article on Facebook Selective Outrage over GOP Sexism – In what has to be one of the stupidest things said or done by the GOP in…well since the last time Michael Steele opened his mouth in front of a microphone, an Ohio

Share this article on Facebook The Bishop of Bruges – Abuser Resigns – Ugh! Declaration of Bishop Roger Joseph Vangheluwe of Bruges, Belgium “When I was still just a priest, and for a certain period at the beginning of my episcopate, I

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Attorney: Lawsuit Against Holy See Lacks Merit – Says Abuse Tragedy Is Used as Media Campaign VATICAN CITY, APRIL 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- A U.S. lawsuit filed against the Holy See lacks merit and seems to be a publicity

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Slattery Replaces Former Vatican Prefect As Celebrant For DC Traditional Liturgy – APRIL 23 (Catholic World News) — Bishop Edward Slattery has replaced Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, the former prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, as the

Share this article on Facebook Church in US to Study “Marriage Building” – Conference Will Look at Successful Parish Models WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Catholic Church in the United States has defined “marriage building”

Share this article on Facebook Declaration of U.S. Lawyer Concerning Sex Abuse Case – VATICAN CITY, 23 APR 2010 (VIS) – With reference to the lawsuit against the Holy See which lawyers in the United States have filed at a federal court in Milwaukee, in

Share this article on Facebook Declarations Concerning Resignation of Bishop of Bruges – VATICAN CITY, 23 APR 2010 (VIS) – Given below are the texts of two declarations, one by Bishop Roger Joseph Vangheluwe of Bruges, Belgium, concerning his resignation

Share this article on Facebook French Bishops Ask: Why Not Be a Priest? – Launch Priestly Vocation Campaign PARIS, APRIL 22, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The bishops of France are asking young men to consider the priesthood in a new vocational campaign

Share this article on Facebook Memoirs of an Exorcist – Interview With Author Who Spoke to Father Amorth By Antonio Gaspari ROME, APRIL 23 2010 (Zenit.org).- Father Gabriele Amorth is considered the most expert exorcist in

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For April 23 – VATICAN CITY, 23 APR 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Bruges, Belgium, presented by Bishop Roger Joseph

Share this article on Facebook Prayer for Vocations This Sunday – “Three Aspects … I Consider Essential for an Effective Priestly Witness” VATICAN CITY, APRIL 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- As this Sunday is the 47th World Day of Prayer for

Share this article on Facebook Prelates Talk Papal Trips, Spain’s Culture of Death – Cardinal Opens Plenary Assembly MADRID, Spain, APRIL 22, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The situation of family values is not improving in Spain, and instead, there is a “serious

Share this article on Facebook San Francisco Archdiocese Files Suit Over $21.7M Property Tax Bill – APRIL 23 (Catholic World News) — Following unsuccessful municipal appeals, the Archdiocese of San Francisco has filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court over the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Big Families Are the New Green – Simcha Fisher: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint, One Baby at a Time | (Editor’s note: This article ran in the Spring 2010 issue of Faith & Family magazine, but it elicited

Share this article on Facebook Grace to Cultivate Kindness – Elizabeth Foss: Today’s Small Steps Toward Kindness | Think: “Devout people are, as a class, the least kind of all classes. This is a scandalous thing to say; but the

Share this article on Facebook Not a “Fun” Mom – Arwen Mosher: my confession | In today’s podcast we talked about parenting little ones, and I mentioned how much joy I get from my children. They are precious to me, and

Share this article on Facebook Ordinary Time – Lisa Hendey: One of my favorite songs from Marie Bellet | Fr. John’s post today reminded me of one of my favorite songs – “Ordinary Time” by the amazing Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Overcoming Evil With Sweet – Rebecca Teti: | “Evilest pictures of the pope.” That’s been a mighty popular internet “meme” the past few weeks. Blogger Anna Arco “fights” back with Sweetest Pictures

Share this article on Facebook Should I Be a ‘Working Mom’? – Fr. John Bartunek, LC: Ask a Priest vol. 13 | Q: I am an at-home mom of 4 young children (none of them in school yet) and it’s terrible to admit, but I can’t help but

Share this article on Facebook Teach Your Children Well – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (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 What April Showers Bring – Hallie Lord: Fashion Friday! | April showers bring May flowers … or so the saying goes. Those same April showers surely call for a cute umbrella, don’t you think? And

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Vocations Sunday – This Sunday is “Vocations Sunday.” We pray that many will hear the call to the priesthood, the call to devote themselves fully to the proclamation of the Gospel of

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Muslim Fundamentalism And Freedom of the Press

Share this article on Facebook Crude words from a Cardinal and a Senator – “A proposed immigration bill in Arizona has escalated a war of words between a Senator and Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony. The cardinal attacked the bill on his

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – Academy Award-winning Director James Cameron said that climate change is “as great as the threat” the United States faced in World War II. Enough said.

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 23, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Apr. 23 “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 CNN Accused of Pushing China’s One-Child Forced Abortion Policy on Earth Day – Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) — CNN is facing accusations that a news story it wrote on Earth Day promotes the one-child policy in China that has resulted in forced

Share this article on Facebook Georgia House Committee Approves Pro-Life Bill Targeting Racist, Sexist Abortions – Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) — The legislation in Georgia that would ban abortions done specifically because the child is African-American or a girl jumped through its

Share this article on Facebook Kentucky Right to Life and Rand Paul Feud Over Pro-Life Candidate Survey – Frankfort, KY (LifeNews.com) — Kentucky Right to Life and Senate candidate Rand Paul are clashing over a candidate questionnaire Paul completed for the group. While

Share this article on Facebook Mainstream Media Accounts on Abortion of “Wrong” Baby Speak Volumes – A Sarasota, Florida, doctor recently lost his medical license on the basis of an error he made in 2006 in an abortion procedure where he mistakenly took the life of the

Share this article on Facebook Man Who Killed Pro-Life Advocate Protesting Abortion Sentenced to Life in Prison – Owosso, MI (LifeNews.com) — The man who shot pro-life advocate James Pouillon because he was upset with the graphic abortion signs he used when protesting abortion

Share this article on Facebook Mexican Girl Refuses to Have Abortion, Acknowledges Life of Unborn Child – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — An 11-year-old Mexico girl has decided against having an abortion despite pressure from pro-abortion groups to have one after becoming

Share this article on Facebook Missouri State Senate Passes Pre-Abortion Counseling, Ultrasound Bill – Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — The Missouri state Senate voted today to approve a bill that would help women with a pre-abortion ultrasound and give them

Share this article on Facebook NFL Star Chris McAlister Accused of Booting Wife After Her Abortion Refusal – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — NFL football star Chris McAlister, a free agent pro-bowl player formerly with the Baltimore Ravens, stands accused of booting his wife

Share this article on Facebook Obama to Pick Supreme Court Justice by Late May Replacing Pro-Abortion Stevens – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama will pick a new Supreme Court justice by late May who would replace retiring pro-abortion Justice John Paul

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Democrats Respond to Pro-Life Groups Targeting Them on Abortion Vote – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Members of Congress who were formerly considered strong pro-life Democrats but who have been targeted by pro-life groups because of

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Legislature Sides With McDonnell, Stops Taxpayer-Funded Abortions – Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) — The Virginia state legislature last night sided with pro-life Gov. Bob McDonnell by upholding his amendment to the state budget to cut

Share this article on Facebook White House Rep Can’t Defend Obama’s Abortion Litmus Test for Supreme Court – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The top spokesman for President Barack Obama was stymied by the press Wednesday afternoon after Obama said in a morning meeting that he

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop of Westminster Praised Labour’s Sex Education Bill – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, April 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an early April interview with the BBC Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, and head of the Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Bolivian President Decries Feminizing Influence of Hormones in Food – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentCOCHABAMBA, Bolivia, April 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bolivian President Evo Morales has caused a stir in

Share this article on Facebook Calvin College Students Protest Oversexed American Apparel Ads – By Kathleen GilbertGRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, April 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Students at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are urging a boycott of American

Share this article on Facebook Nazis Were First to Exploit Pedophile Priests to Attack Entire Catholic Church – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanROME, April 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “There are cases of sexual abuse that are coming to light every day against a great number of the

Share this article on Facebook New Catholic Education Official Has Strong Anti-Life, Anti-Family Record as British MP – By Hilary WhiteROME, April 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates in Britain are shocked at the decision by the Catholic Education Service of England and Wales

Share this article on Facebook North Dakota Approves Petition for Abortion Decapitation, Skull Crushing Ban – DICKINSON, North Dakota, April 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A North Dakota grassroots pro-life organization is announcing the official beginning of an effort to

Share this article on Facebook Pouillon Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison – By John JalsevacApril 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Harlan Drake, the truck driver who shot and killed pro-life activist James Pouillon and local gravel pit owner Mike

Share this article on Facebook Ruling Mexico City Party Seeks Imprisonment for Doctors who Refuse to Cooperate with Abortions – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentMEXICO CITY, April 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members of Mexico City’s ruling Party, the Democratic Revolution

Share this article on Facebook Study Confirms Autism Boom – Correlates with Aborted Fetal DNA in Vaccines – By John JalsevacWashington, DC, April 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed 1988 as a “change point” in

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Clerical Abuse Prosecutor Obsessed with Hunting Down Vatican, Pope – By Kathleen GilbertST. PAUL, Minnesota, April 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. attorney who sent documents to the New York Times that the paper used in an article

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “Bombed Maria” Statue On its Way to America – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The head of a statue of Our Lady that survived the horrific bombing of Nagasaki in 1945 is making its way to the U.N. in New

Share this article on Facebook ACORN Boss Praises Socialism and Condemns Tea Party as Racist – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The head of the embattled community organizing group, ACORN, told a group of young people that they should be proud to call

Share this article on Facebook Pentagon Rescinds Invitation to Franklin Graham – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Complaints about comments made about Islam by evangelist Franklin Graham in the wake of Sept. 11 have caused the Pentagon to

Share this article on Facebook SEC Officials Viewed Porn While Economy Collapsed – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a memo released last night by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the government agency in charge of overseeing

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Interim Rector Appointed to Kenrick Glennon Seminary and New Rector Search Begins – The blog, Saint Louis Catholic, is reporting that an interim head of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary has been appointed and that a national search for a permanent rector is

Share this article on Facebook Meet the NLM Writers: Some of Our Extra-Liturgical Interests – The NLM has always attempted to maintain a fairly tight focus. This is quite intentional and we do not intend to alter this. Indeed, the NLM’s very nature is that it is

Share this article on Facebook The Icons of Sr Petra Clare – When Pope Benedict XVI spoke recently to assembled artists (in the broadest sense of the term) in Rome, he was echoing John Paul II and Paul VI in calling for a new

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Antony Flew, a former atheist who discovered God, RIP – World Pays Tribute on Death of Atheist Turned Believer Leading academics, philosophers and members of the Christian faith across the world continue to pay tribute to

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Vangheluwe of Bruges, Belgium, resigns – Another episcopal domino topples as public awareness of and outrage at the clergy sexual abuse problem increases. Although I wish that this problem would evaporate

Share this article on Facebook How the Nazis engineered a pedophile priests scare in the 1930s – Italian Catholic intellectual Massimo Introvigne (whom I met on a couple of occasions when in Rome for speaking engagements), has contributed an important and

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Still Not Alone in My Home Office – When Bella or the other grandkids are not keeping my company, my 91 year old father is. He is the best dad in the world and took good care of me when I was a kid. I am

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “No one wants to see Pope prostrate…” – As we’ve wondered about the impact of a Great Prostration , I remembered this discussion on In the Arena, the current-events panel show produced by NET-TV in the Diocese

Share this article on Facebook God and Man: News Roundup – In no particular order, here are the stories that are taking up space in my tab-bar today: Surprise! Obamacare is going to increase your expenses ! Right on top of all

Share this article on Facebook Palate Cleanser – The God and Man Roundup below got me itching to hear David Bowie’s Modern Love : Never gonna fall for (Modern Love) walks beside me (Modern Love) walks on by (Modern

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Marriage, Divorce and Bereavement Ministries to Host Conference on Strengthening Marriage and Family Life – WASHINGTON—Hundreds of Catholic leaders, including bishops, priests, deacons, religious and laity, will gather June 23-26, at Xavier University, Cincinnati, for a

Share this article on Facebook Father Of Priest, Scientists, Military Men, People From Other Countries And Faith Traditions Among New Priests – WASHINGTON—Gregory A. Rapisarda of the Archdiocese of Baltimore is a widowed deacon with four children, one of whom is priest. When he is ordained to the priesthood this

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day – An oldie but a perennially valid goodie. A dear friend sent this excellent piece: In recognition of Shakespeare’s 445th Birthday, this Thursday, April 23, 2009, will be

Share this article on Facebook BLOGNIC FINAL! Sat. 24 April – 4-7 pm – The Dubliner – The Washington DC blognic will be atThe Dubliner 202.737.3773 520 N Capitol Street NorthwestWashington, DC 20001-1510 4-7 pm recommended Get Directions(202) 737-3773 One

Share this article on Facebook Instruct Fr. Z in a matter of great importance – I have decided that I am nearly completely ignorant on a topic of grave importance. I don’t know much about Country Music.What provoked this?  I occasionally zoom around

Share this article on Facebook Out and about in D.C. – The National Archive has a fine reminder.

Share this article on Facebook Rehearsing the Mass – The rehearsal for tomorrow’s Pontifical Mass.

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: Old Master Edition – I am in the National Gallery, gallery 3 enjoying Italian Gothic painting. Here is a tryptich of Puccio Di Simone and Allegretto Nuzi. The subject is Our Lady Enthroned,

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