Catholic News Headlines February 3, 2011


Feb. 2, 7pm—Feb. 3, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop underscores essential role of Church in Cuba – Havana, Cuba, Feb 3, 2011 / 02:56 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Angelo Becciu, the apostolic nuncio to Cuba, recently stressed that the Catholic Church “plays a very important

Share this article on Facebook Baltimore’s mandatory pregnancy center signs are unconstitutional, federal judge rules – Baltimore, Md., Feb 3, 2011 / 06:01 am ( CNA ).- A federal judge in Maryland has struck down a law which required pro-life pregnancy centers to post announcements that

Share this article on Facebook Christ’s resurrection is victory over sickness, Pope says – Vatican City, Feb 3, 2011 / 03:46 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI called the sick and healthy to reflect on the wounds of Christ in a new message issued to mark

Share this article on Facebook HLI releases statement on resignation of Fr. Euteneuer – Front Royal, Va., Feb 3, 2011 / 01:06 am ( CNA ).- After news broke that the former president of Human Life International, Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, stepped down abruptly

Share this article on Facebook Massachusetts Catholics fight to reinstate Defense of Marriage Act – Boston, Mass., Feb 3, 2011 / 04:33 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. Bishops and the Massachusetts Catholic Conference have joined a list of 17 religious groups moving to

Share this article on Facebook Pope promotes ‘gripping’ new Youth Catechism – Vatican City, Feb 3, 2011 / 01:59 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Pope has great expectations for the “Youcat,” a text designed to teach young people the ABC’s of Catholicism

Share this article on Facebook Use of ‘Mary’ as baby name plummets among American parents – Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2011 / 03:04 am ( CNA ).- A new analysis shows that although Biblical and saint names are still popular among parents, the use of “Mark” and

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Bowing to protest, Yemen president will not seek another term – In power for more than 30 years, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s U.S.-backed president declared that he will …

Share this article on Facebook Casualties mounting in Egyptian violence – The latest demonstrations in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt have at least five people dead and an unofficial count …

Share this article on Facebook Drug gang violence escalates in Monterrey – Violence among Mexican drug gangs has escalated in the Mexican city of Monterrey, the nation’s second …

Share this article on Facebook French High Court Affirms Traditional Marriage – This fall, the Council accepted the case of a lesbian couple that challenged the constitutionality of the French …

Share this article on Facebook Islamist Muslims Attack Two Christian Families in Egypt, Killing Eleven – News of a massacre of two Christian Coptic families by Islamists just emerged from Upper Egypt with the return of …

Share this article on Facebook Many Queensland homes left without power after cyclone – A massive cyclone has hammered northern Australia, leaving more than 170,000 without electricity in Queensland. …

Share this article on Facebook Social networking Web sites call for protests in Syria – As they did in Tunisia and Egypt, organizers are now calling upon the people of Syria to join in anti-government …

Share this article on Facebook YOUCAT: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church Released with Forward by the Pope – Given his diminutive stature and humble demeanor, many predicted that Pope Benedict XVI he would not have the same …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook President Obama shares his faith at the national Prayer Breakfast – The fact that U.S. President Barack Obama has rarely attended religious services has been a source of controversy. …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Hospital Association Reaches Agreement With Bishops – In a statement, Sister Keehan, who is the president of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), showed a united …

Share this article on Facebook Kill the Baby, Endanger the Mother: Day’s Work for a Late-term Abortionist – Meet James Pendergraft, a Florida abortionist now operating an office in the D.C.-area where he executes babies …

Share this article on Facebook Other U.S. states consider immigration bills similar to Arizona’s – Arizona’s controversial immigration law – that would allow law enforcement officers to stop people and …

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Exposed Again, This Time in Virginia – A second video released today from Lila Rose and Live Action once again shows Planned Parenthood’s …

Share this article on Facebook Statement of Fr Tom Euteneuer, Former HLI President: Setting the Record Straight – It is with great sadness, but also with a certain measure of relief, that I can now respond to the many inquiries …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Happy Feast of St. Blaise! – How much do you really know about Saint Blaise? Did you know that he made friends with wild animals? Did you know that he was martyred? Why do we associate him with the

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Borongan diocese to give more flood aid – BORONGAN, E. Samar, Feb. 3, 2011—The Diocese of Borongan will reallocate more of its budget towards relief funds, a local church official said. Fr. Juderick Calumpiano,

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Most Amazing Breakthrough – Skin Gun – This is truly an amazing breakthrough. As we all know, getting burned is one of the most horrific injuries one can sustain. A remarkable new therapy may change that

Share this article on Facebook An Open Letter to “New Advent” Editor – Dear Kevin Knight, As you are the editor of New Advent I am imploring you to justify yourself immediately to CMR. I was surfing the world wide interwebs today and I

Share this article on Facebook Notre Dame Law Prof Says CMR’s Wrong – Richard W. Garnett, a professor of law and associate dean at the Notre Dame Law School, differs with me on whether Governor Daniels is supportable by pro-lifers.

Share this article on Facebook Personalities Of The Catholic Combox – The comment box in the blogosphere, or combox, is the wild wild west of the internet. In the combox you can and will meet all kinds of strange and wondrous characters.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Consecrated Life: Light, Prophecy, Wisdom Of The Church – VATICAN CITY, 3 FEB 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday, Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Day of Consecrated Life, the Holy Father presided at second Vespers

Share this article on Facebook Croatian Bishops Welcome Papal Visit, Lament Threats To Family – The bishops of Croatia have issued a pastoral letter welcoming “with great joy” Pope Benedict’s upcoming apostolic visit to the nation. Noting that “his main reason for

Share this article on Facebook Emmanuel Community: Eucharistic Communion And Mission – VATICAN CITY, 3 FEB 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received members of the Emmanuel Community, currently marking the twentieth anniversary of the

Share this article on Facebook Greater Sensitivity Towards The Sick And Suffering – VATICAN CITY, 3 FEB 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office a press conference took place to present Benedict XVI’s Message for the nineteenth World Day

Share this article on Facebook Letters Of Credence Of New Austrian Ambassador – VATICAN CITY, 3 FEB 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican Benedict XVI received the Letters of Credence of Alfons M. Kloss, the new ambassador of Austria to the Holy

Share this article on Facebook Missionary: Egyptian Protestors Want Democracy, Not Islamic State – An Italian missionary who ministers in an impoverished section of Cairo has told the Fides news agency that the protestors there are more interested in democratic

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Feb 3 – VATICAN CITY, 3 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in audience Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples.

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Feb 3 – VATICAN CITY, 3 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Maribor, Slovenia presented by Archbishop Franc

Share this article on Facebook Typical New Us Nun: 43-Year-Old Who Prays Rosary, Comes From Large Family – The typical newly-professed woman religious is a 43-year-old cradle Catholic who prayed the Rosary and participated in retreats and Eucharistic adoration before entering

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Intimate Friendship With Christ – Rebecca Teti: | The Pope’s catechesis on St. Teresa of Avila yesterday amused me. Near the start he recounts this cute scene from her childhood. As a 9-year-old girl,

Share this article on Facebook Let’s Get Glowing – Danielle Bean: GlowCrazy makes a great gift for kids! | In late December, I received a GlowCrazy review product in the mail. Being the smart mom that I am, I immediately

Share this article on Facebook Let’s Talk About the Love of Your Life – 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 Make Way for Super Mom – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 99 | 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 Name Secret – Arwen Mosher: Do you share your baby names? | One of the first things that I thought about when I found out we were having twins: baby names. We’d already decided -

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook “Painful Conclusion”: Senators Say FBI & DOD Could Have Prevented Ft. Hood Shooting – A new Senate report on the 2009 Fort Hood shooting blames the FBI and Department of Defense for failing to recognize or act on alleged shooter Army Major Nidal Malik

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Share this article on Facebook New youth catechism comes with enthusiastic papal endorsement – Vatican City, Feb 3, 2011 (CNA/EWTN News) The Pope has great expectations for the “Youcat,” a text designed to teach young people the ABC’s of Catholicism using a

Share this article on Facebook Pope calls on religious to show the joy of doing God’s will

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – January 3, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 3 Live From Legatus Summit in Naples, FL 4:00 – Egypt street violence escalates: Few options for Obama administration

Share this article on Facebook Typical new US nun: 43-year-old who prays Rosary, comes from large family – The typical newly-professed woman religious is a 43-year-old cradle Catholic who prayed the Rosary and participated in retreats and Eucharistic adoration before entering

Share this article on Facebook Under death threat, Pakistani lawmaker backs away from bid to amend blasphemy law – Sherry Rehman, a member of the National Assembly for the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), has agreed to follow the party line and withdraw her bill to amend the

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Arkansas House Cmte Kills Bill Removing Obamacare Abortion Funding – A state House committee in Arkansas has killed legislation that would have removed the abortion funding form the state health insurance exchange Arkansas would create

Share this article on Facebook Attorney General Seeks Quick Supreme Court Review of Obamacare Lawsuit – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced today that he will file a petition on behalf of the state with the Supreme Court to ask it to take an expedited review

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Landlord Sues to Stop New Abortion Practitioner – A landlord has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a new abortion practitioner from setting up shop in Wichita, Kansas to replace late-term abortion practitioner George

Share this article on Facebook MoveOn.Org Helps Planned Parenthood After Sex Trafficking Coverup – The liberal activist group MoveOn.org is helping the Planned Parenthood abortion business in the wake of videos showing its staff aiding two alleged sexual traffickers

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey Gov. Christie Vetoes Planned Parenthood Funding Bill – Following the release of a video that has received nationwide attention showing Planned Parenthood staff at a New Jersey abortion center helping alleged sexual

Share this article on Facebook No Primary Endorsement From McCain for 2012 GOP Candidates – 2008 Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain from Arizona announced this week he would not be making an endorsement in the 2012 presidential race in the

Share this article on Facebook NPR Admits Errors in Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Video Report – In a surprising turn, NPR admitted some of its errors in reporting on the video Live Action released showing Planned Parenthood assisting sexual traffickers to get STD

Share this article on Facebook Obama Administration Accused of Spiking CDC Abortion Data – The Obama administration is facing accusations today from a conservative web site that alleged the Centers for Disease Control is purposefully spiking annual data it

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Attacks Videos of Sex Trafficking Coverup – In a CNN interview yesterday, Stuart Schear, Planned Parenthood’s vice president of communication, refused to appear on the program with Live Action president Lila Rose

Share this article on Facebook Rape Language Dropped From Bill Banning Tax-Funded Abortions – Language that pro-abortion advocates misconstrued as weak on the issue of rape has been dropped from a bill pro-life groups are strongly supporting that would ban

Share this article on Facebook Second Video Shows Planned Parenthood-Sex Trafficking Coverup – A second videotape has been released showing a Planned Parenthood abortion business covering up an alleged sex trafficking ring. The first tape showed staffers in New

Share this article on Facebook State Health Department to Probe Abortion Center in Video – The New Jersey state health department will investigate a shady abortion business a Planned Parenthood official mentioned in an investigative video showing staff at

Share this article on Facebook Video on Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Goes to Virginia Attorney General – Lila Rose of Live Action has released the letter sent sent to Virginia state attorney general Kenneth Cuccinelli with the video footage of the second Planned Parenthood

Share this article on Facebook YouTube May Censor Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Expose’ – The popular video sharing web site YouTube is threatening to censor a new video that exposes how a Planned Parenthood center in New jersey aided and assisted actors in

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Arkansas store ‘shields’ young shoppers from pic of Elton John, gay partner – by Rebecca Millette MOUNTAIN HOME, AR, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Arkansas grocery store that was criticized for putting a magazine “shield” over the cover

Share this article on Facebook Artificially produced stem cells may ‘hold on’ to genetic past – by Hilary White ROME, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Are the new stem cell technologies too good to be true? New research suggests this may be the case.

Share this article on Facebook Canada Post quickly removes sexually explicit items from web shopping links – by Rebecca Millette OTTAWA, Ontario, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada Post was quick to remove inappropriate shopping links from their online Comparison

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on Feb. 2 News – by The Editors Today we published Human Life International’s response to Fr. Euteneuer’s statement. The HLI statement raises additional, serious concerns about the

Share this article on Facebook Congressmen, activists call for Planned Parenthood defunding in wake of undercover video – by Patrick B. Craine February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of the release of an explosive undercover video this week, two prominent congressmen as well as

Share this article on Facebook Filipino bishops ‘willing to be imprisoned’ to protest anti-life bill – by Patrick B. Craine MANILA, Philippines, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two Catholic bishops in the Philippines have called for a campaign of “civil

Share this article on Facebook Moral collapse at Ms. Magazine — sex-selection abortion as a ‘problem’ – by Albert Mohler Thursday, February 3, 2011 (AlbertMohler.com) – For almost forty years, Ms. magazine has been the most famous voice of the feminist movement in print.

Share this article on Facebook More Bishops speak out against Saskatchewan marriage commissioner ruling – by Thaddeus Baklinski REGINA, Saskatchewan, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two more Canadian bishops have joined their voices with that of Calgary Bishop Fred

Share this article on Facebook Niece of Martin Luther King named 2011 winner of Cardinal O’Connor Pro-Life Award – by Patrick B. Craine STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced last week that Dr.

Share this article on Facebook Pro-family group puts pressure on European Court over notorious homeschooling case – by Hilary White February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Alliance of Romanian Families (AFR) is intervening in the case of Domenic Johansson, the Swedish boy who was

Share this article on Facebook Pro-lifers pack hearings on bill targeting crisis pregnancy centers – by Christine Dhanagom OLYMPIA, Washington, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Washington state Senate heard testimony yesterday regarding a bill that targets

Share this article on Facebook Second video appears to show Virginia Planned Parenthood aiding pimp – by Patrick B. Craine RICHMOND, Virginia, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Just days after an explosive undercover video showed a Planned Parenthood manager in New

Share this article on Facebook Senate narrowly votes to retain abortionist Obamacare law – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman WASHINGTON, D.C., February 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a narrow vote cast on party lines, the U.S. Senate has voted down a measure that

Share this article on Facebook Spain’s front runner for prime minister promises to repeal abortion law – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MADRID February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s current front runner for the position of prime minister in 2012, has

Share this article on Facebook Wichita landlord suing to block abortion plans in his building – by Patrick B. Craine WICHITA, Kansas, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The landlord of a Wichita business park has sued abortionist Mila Means and obtained a

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Despite Fears of the Future, Egyptian Christians Want Mubarak Out – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Although he was once regarded as a bulwark against the persecution of Christians by the Muslim majority in Egypt, embattled

Share this article on Facebook ObamaCare Repeal Fails in Senate – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist By a strict party line vote of 51-47, the U.S. Senate voted against repeal of the Patient’s Protection and Affordable Care Act,

Share this article on Facebook Second Video Shows Planned Parenthood Covering Up Sex Trafficking Ring – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The undercover investigation that videotaped a Planned Parenthood employee in New Jersey covering up an alleged sex trafficking

Share this article on Facebook Study: Jesus and Obama Tied as Teen Role Model – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study released this week found that while two out of three teens regard someone they know personally as a role model,

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook More from Archbishop Léonard’s Pontifical Mass – Further to our recent post about the Solemn Pontifical Mass of André-Joseph Léonard, Archbishop of Brussels and Primate of Belgium, the Louvain Newman Society have

Share this article on Facebook Notre Dame de la Bonne Delivrance, Paris

Share this article on Facebook The Sub Tuum Praesidium – Guest article by Henri de Villiers, Paris The Sub tuum praesidium is probably the oldest Christian prayer dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This prayer was long used

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Throat blessings anyone? – By Mary DeTurris Poust Are you getting your throat blessed today? Do you even have that option? This traditional Catholic blessing used to mark the Feast of St. Blaise,

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Behold how much the world has changed in just 15 years – “What   is   the Internet, anyway?” a clueless Bryant Gumbel asks his equally clueless co-hosts on the “Today” show, way  back in 1994. I can’t blame him, though. When I

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Eucharistic Miracles Website – Interesting site with articles on the Eucharist and the Real Presence, a catalog of Eucharistic miracles and more. It is a wealth of information — especially as we

Share this article on Facebook For Those Who Want to Track us Closely… – …follow us on Twitter at twitter Www.twitter.com/jerusalemjones

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Exposed! – *** BREAKING NEWS *** An undercover sting operation has caught abortion giant Planned Parenthood red-handed in the act of aiding and abetting human trafficking and

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #493 – Journey to God: Noel Chabanel – “Stories from the Heart” is a daily radio program which features Catholic inspirational stories. The stories are uplifting, bringing the heart and soul closer to God. Each show is around 14 minutes.

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Catholic ComBoxes, Catholic Harumphs! – My friend Tony Rossi — who has a fun and thoughtful piece up over at Patheos, looking at the headline-reflecting themes on this seasons episodes of “V” , particularly as

Share this article on Facebook Egypts Army has Chosen? – UPDATED – From Ed Morrissey at Hot Air : The Mubarak regime has begun to act more forcefully to shore up its power after days of protests pushed it to the brink of collapse.

Share this article on Facebook With my Kids, Ghostbusters! – Click here to view the embedded video.

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook AN APPEAL TO GERRY SOLIMAN by Atty. Marwil Llasos – The Woman Clothed with the Sun at war with Satan, the ancient Dragon Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable

Share this article on Facebook GERRY SOLIMAN JUST DOESN’T GET IT CORRECTLY!!! by Atty. Marwil Llasos – The Woman Clothed with the Sun, depicted in stained glass Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Coincidence? I wonder. – Some people may not realize that football isn’t over yet.   Football is one of those things people watch when it isn’t baseball season. That said, Green Bay and

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Am I forbidden to kneel after the Agnus Dei? – From a reader: Our parish has always knelt for the Second Elevation (after the Agnus Dei). This is a regular Novus Ordo Mass. Our priest retired and now our new

Share this article on Facebook Some food for thought about how to approach priests concerning liturgical aberrations – Here is something from a priest reader I think is appropriate right now.  A little food for thought. My emphases and some editing. A story came to me in the last week or

Share this article on Facebook St. Blaise Day Blessing – WDTPRS POLLS! – Today is St. Blaise Day in the Latin Church.   It is a day traditionally associated with the special blessing of throats. Specially blessed candles held in the form of

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS 3 Feb: St. Blaise – life is dangerous business – COLLECT: Exaudi, Domine, populum tuum, cum beati Blasii martyris patrocinio supplicantem, ut et temporalis vitae nos tribuas pace gaudere, et aeternae reperire

Share this article on Facebook What’s wrong here? – What wrong with this… caption?  The photo is fine! Pope Benedict XVI Pope Benedict XVI is helped with his mantle as he leads a vesper mass to mark the presentation of

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