Catholic News Headlines February 4, 2011


Feb. 3, 7pm—Feb. 4, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Catholic bishop urges prayer to prevent civil war in Egypt – Rome, Italy, Feb 4, 2011 / 02:50 pm ( CNA ).- Coptic Catholic Bishop Youhannes Ezzat Zakaria Badir of Luxor-Tebe in Egypt said that since the outbreak of massive

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Church querying US Anglicans for possible ordinariate – Washington D.C., Feb 4, 2011 / 01:21 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl said in an interview that the Catholic Church has sent out questionnaires to learn

Share this article on Facebook CNA rolls out ‘Pope Benedictions’ Facebook page – CNA STAFF, Feb 4, 2011 / 05:20 pm ( CNA ).- Catholic News Agency has launched a new initiative on Facebook to share the words, thoughts and teachings of Pope Benedict

Share this article on Facebook May the holiness of consecrated people edify the Church, Pope prays – Vatican City, Feb 4, 2011 / 06:48 pm ( CNA ).- At the conclusion of Evening Prayer in Feb. 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome,

Share this article on Facebook New iPhone app aims to help Catholics go to Confession – South Bend, Ind., Feb 4, 2011 / 03:01 am ( CNA ).- Developers of a new “confession helper” iPhone application say they found inspiration in Pope Benedict XVI’s call for

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Lenten spiritual exercises to focus partly on John Paul II – Vatican City, Feb 4, 2011 / 06:00 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- This year’s week-long Vatican retreat to begin the Lenten season will focus in part on Pope Benedict XVI’s

Share this article on Facebook Short on priests and faithful, Boston archdiocese considers parish mergers – Boston, Mass., Feb 4, 2011 / 05:53 am ( CNA ).- On Feb. 2, the Archdiocese of Boston announced plans for a reorganization that could change how many parishes operate.

Share this article on Facebook Slovenian archbishop resigns, leaves local Church with huge debt – Vatican City, Feb 4, 2011 / 03:43 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Franc Kramberger of Maribor, Slovenia under

Share this article on Facebook Vatican to update bioethics guidelines for Catholic health care workers – Vatican City, Feb 4, 2011 / 12:37 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican department in charge supporting Catholic health care workers has announced that it will soon release

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Global food prices set to go skyward – According to the United Nations, world food prices hit their highest level on record in January. The Food and …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Algeria to lift 19-year ‘state of emergency’ – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has said that his nation’s 19-year state of emergency will be …

Share this article on Facebook Ancient church with ornate tile work discovered in Judean Hills – Archaeologists have uncovered a 1,500-year old church in the Judean Hills in Israel. The well-preserved mosaic …

Share this article on Facebook Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood declares that ‘We are against Zionism’ – As if to reiterate the hard line about an Islamic group that may become a key player in the future of post-Mubarak …

Share this article on Facebook Muslim Brotherhood denounces Mubarak as ‘like Dracula’ – Speaking in a telephone interview from his home in a tiny Italian enclave in the Swiss Alps, Youssef Nada, a …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Ilocos Norte’s heritage Church undergoes revival – LAOAG, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 4, 2011—A painstaking restoration job is underway in Ilocos Norte, the rebuilding of San Jose de Dingras Church, a 15th century-old building

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook God Given or Government Given Rights? – “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are

Share this article on Facebook Mom Jailed For Not Writing Absent Notes – Maybe we should start homeschooling our five children. Although the idea of my wife getting dragged off to the slammer for a few hours for failure to write absent notes

Share this article on Facebook Now That’s Funny – Yesterday I wrote an open letter to New Advent’s Editor Kevin Knight complaining that Patrick has his picture up next to his column while I never do. Check out what

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Must Hate Lila Rose – In the latest episode of pro-lifers favorite sitcom “When Lila Rose Attacks: The Planned Parenthood Chronicles” a massive but intentional miscommunication occurs where

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Anglican-Catholic Dialogue Enters New Phase – The official dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion– the Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC)– will begin a new round of

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Feb 4 – VATICAN CITY, 4 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia. – Bishop Felix Genn of

Share this article on Facebook Plenary Of Supreme Tribunal Of The Apostolic Signatura – VATICAN CITY, 4 FEB 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican, Benedict XI received participants in the plenary assembly of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic

Share this article on Facebook Third Phase Of Anglican-Catholic Dialogue To Begin In May – VATICAN CITY, 4 FEB 2011 (VIS) – Official dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, which began forty years ago, has concluded its first two

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Are You a Group Fitness Fan? – Robyn Lee: Finding motivation to exercise | If you noticed, many of us are writing about the snow and being stuck indoors. I have a normal tendency to hibernate in the

Share this article on Facebook Burst! – Rebecca Teti: | One of our ads at the top right reminded me to post this recollection of a priest with an out-sized personality and a heart to go with who made a lasting

Share this article on Facebook Communicating and Supporting – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast! | On this week’s episode of the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Sarah,

Share this article on Facebook Family Feasts – Arwen Mosher: Do you celebrate? How? | When I checked my email this morning, I got a happy surprise – several messages wishing our son a happy feast day. We commemorate

Share this article on Facebook Pillows, Eye Masks, and Carry-Ons, Oh My! – Hallie Lord: adorable travel accessories | So … who’s coming to the Faith and Family Mom’s Day Away with me? I’d so love to meet you all in person! Since I’ll be

Share this article on Facebook Readin’ and Writin’ and More – 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 Superbowl Snacks – Rachel Balducci: What’re you making? | Are you geared up for the big game on Sunday? If food is a big part of your scene, tell us what you’re making! Food Network had a

Share this article on Facebook What I Say to Mary – Simcha Fisher: a mother’s prayer | Good bye, guys, good bye! Have a good day—have a good hike!  It’s gonna feel so good to get to the top of that mountain!  I got you

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Bazillions Gather to Protest Global Warming, Only Few March For Life – Recently over a bazillion brave souls gathered in the freezing weather to protest global warming. Alright, so they didn’t really have souls. And it wasn’t really a

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

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Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – February 4, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 4 Live From Legatus Summit in Naples, FL 4:00 – Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Hope In 2008 Rosalind Moss, author,

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist Gosnell Could Face Death Penalty, Has No Lawyer – Kermit Gosnell, the controversial abortion practitioner who killed a woman and seven babies in abortion-infanticides, could face the death penalty for the charges — but

Share this article on Facebook Battle to De-Fund Abortion, Obamacare Starts Next Week – The battle to stop all federal taxpayer funding of abortions, and to ensure the Obamacare health care reform law does not allow abortion funding, starts in hearings in

Share this article on Facebook CDC Will Publish Abortion Report After Obama Admin Bashed – The Centers for Disease Control has come under fire from conservatives concerned that the Obama administration is suppressing the annual abortion numbers the federal

Share this article on Facebook Don’t Ignore Study Showing Colleges Fund Abortions in Health Care – Students for Life of America has released a new University Health Care Study of the 200 largest univerisities in the U.S. SFLA found 194 colleges and universities

Share this article on Facebook Members of Congress Question Sebelius on Telemed Abortions – Seventy-one members of Congress have signed their names to a letter sponsored by pro-life Rep. Steve King of Iowa questioning Health and Human Services Secretary

Share this article on Facebook Obama Attack on Abortion Conscience Clause Likely Imminent – An attack against conscience rights by the Obama Administration that has been on the radar for some time is now imminent.   While federal law purports to protect

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Not Retiring Soon – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the five justices comprising the pro-abortion majority on the nation’s highest court, says she will not retire anytime

Share this article on Facebook Rick Santorum Chides Daniels on Abortion-Social Issues Truce – In an interview with conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum slammed Mitch Daniels, also a potential GOP

Share this article on Facebook Soros’ Strategy Call Helps Planned Parenthood on Videos – Media Matters for America, a liberal “media watchdog” front group run founded and supported by liberal billionaire scion George Soros has staged a conference call with

Share this article on Facebook Three More Videos Show Planned Parenthood Helping Sex Traffickers – Live Action released today three more videos from the undercover investigations it conducted earlier this month of Planned Parenthood abortion centers helping alleged

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Planned Parenthood: Sex Trafficking Tapes a Hoax – Stung by four tapes clearing showing its staff members assisting two people claiming to run a sex trafficking ring and wanting to get abortions for the young girls they

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on February 3 News – by Steve Jalsevac LifeSiteNews reports often depend on credible information tips from readers. We have gained a trusted reputation for respecting all confidences, when

Share this article on Facebook South Dakota bill mandates pregnancy help center counselling before abortion decision – by Patrick B. Craine PIERRE, South Dakota, February 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new South Dakota measure would require women to seek counselling from a pregnancy help

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook French High Court Upholds Traditional Marriage – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The usual demand by proponents of same-sex marriage for “equality” fell flat last week as the French Constitutional Council,

Share this article on Facebook Landlord Sues to Prevent Abortions in Business Park – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The landlord of a business park in Wichita, Kansas is suing an abortionist to prevent her from using their office space to

Share this article on Facebook NJ Governor Denies Funds to Planned Parenthood – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In the wake of a scandal surrounding the cover up of child sex trafficking in a New Jersey Planned Parenthood, Governor Chris

Share this article on Facebook ObamaCare Legal Challenge May be Fast-Tracked to Supreme Court – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Virginia’s attorney general announced yesterday that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the legal challenge to the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A Greek Troparion in the Latin liturgy for Candlemas – Guest article by Henri de Velliers On February 2nd, the Churches of East and West celebrated the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Presentation of Jesus in

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Burke to Take Possession of Titular Church of Sant’Agata dei Goti – I noted this in the latest VIS news service transmission (which you can subscribe to via email for those interested), but a reader wrote in to ask if we couldn’t publish

Share this article on Facebook Dominican Rite Update: Masses at D.S.P.T. in Berkeley CA – I promised in a recent post to get the dates for the Dominican Rite Masses to be celebrated this semester for the students at the Dominican School of Philosophy and

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook The ‘lost generation’ everyone seems to miss – By Mary DeTurris Poust About three years ago, I started giving workshops entitled: “The Lost Generation: Reaching Out to Adult Catholics Disconnected from the Faith.”

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook I can totally picture my grandson, Blaise, doing this – And for that matter, I can totally picture my son, Jon (Blaise’s dad), doing his part, like the dad in this commercial. http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook From Cocaine to Catholic – Rob Grassley wrote his conversion story and posted it here. It was very popular. Now he wrote a letter to a friend explaining in simple terms why he became Catholic —

Share this article on Facebook Gays in the Military? What Do the Joint Chiefs of Staff Think? – Watch the reaction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #498 – The First Day – “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 The Yin and Yang of Catholic Young – It is fascinating to ponder the Taoist idea of Yin and Yang – the notion of an eternal cycle that grows to a fullness that must then transition to something else. I

Share this article on Facebook Why Tyranny Fears Art – About ten years ago, maybe longer, I read an interview with U2’s Bono, and he said (paraphrasing from memory) “art and lovemaking are the ways to touch God.” I think he

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A first fruit of the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus – For your Brick by Brick and Pope of Christian Unity files. A first fruit of the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus. Do you remember the story about the number of people

Share this article on Facebook A visit to the Met, a matter of great joy, and music so beautiful it hurt – Yesterday I followed some inclinations and did some spontaneous things.  Am I glad I did.  Thursday 3 February was a memorable day. I mentioned in another post that

Share this article on Facebook An award site. Will you help WDTPRS? – At this point one Catholic blog has a pretty good chance of coming out on top in the Religion category of the Blogger’s Choice Award. Take a look at the line up (by

Share this article on Facebook Birettiquette revisited – A priest friend lately asked me about how to handle a biretta while in choir.  This only the first time I have been asked about birettas in the last days.  Therefore, I

Share this article on Facebook NYC Sunday 6 Feb – Dedication of the parish church – Holy Innocents’s, Manhattan (Indulgence) – This Sunday, 6 February at 10 AM, the Church of the Holy Innocents celebrates the 110th anniversary of its consecration by Archbishop Michael Corrigan in 1901. A special

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: caged in the museum edition – Yesterday I felt compelled by a Strong Inner Voice to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Some old/news stuff is back, btw.  More on that elsewhere. In any event, I

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