Catholic News Headlines February 7, 2011


Feb. 6, 7pm—Feb. 7, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Catholics in Argentina applaud priest for courageously defending faith – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 7, 2011 / 03:04 pm ( CNA ).- An organization in Argentina has launched a campaign in support of Fr. Jorge Daniel Gomez, a priest  being

Share this article on Facebook International Catholic nurses seeing rise in threats to consciences – Vatican City, Feb 7, 2011 / 02:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholic health care workers are facing a worldwide erosion of spiritual and moral standards in their

Share this article on Facebook New papal representative faces great challenges in Pakistan, says Mexican archbishop – Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 7, 2011 / 05:55 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Christophe Pierre of Mexico recently remarked that the new apostolic nuncio to Pakistan will have an

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges new archbishops to draw people out of ‘stormy seas’ – Vatican City, Feb 7, 2011 / 05:10 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI ordained five new archbishops Feb. 5 at the Vatican and called upon them to “throw out the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican looks to expand dialogue with non-believers to US – Rome, Italy, Feb 7, 2011 / 03:26 pm ( CNA ).- As Paris prepares to host a new forum for dialogue between believers and non-believers, the Vatican official in charge of

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘The Roommate’ slashes its way to the top of the box office – A low-budget horror thriller virtually identical to “Single White Female” along with countless …

Share this article on Facebook Young people giving up T.V. to read their e-books – Young teenagers and children, enchanted with shiny new things, are putting away their video games, TVs, DVD …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Another Benedict is Here, Leading the Church into a New Missionary Age – I believe we are at the beginning of a new missionary age of the Catholic Church being led by a Pope who took the …

Share this article on Facebook British Prime Minister calls for greater scrutiny of some Muslim groups – In his first speech as British Prime Minister, David Cameron has denounced \”state …

Share this article on Facebook British Prime Minister talks tough on extremism – According to British Prime Minister David Cameron, Europe must stamp out intolerance of Western values within its …

Share this article on Facebook Dozens dies in Sudan army mutiny – The southern part of the African nation of Sudan won its independence in a recent referendum – and with that …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Growing U.S. Hispanic population may hinder Republisn gains – In the United States, states such as Nevada — whose population grew at a brisk 35.1% — are also states with …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Pastor travels with sex star to denounce pornography – Nevada pastor Craig Gross preaches at length on the destructive nature of pornography, and the damage it can have …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Gov’t, MILF urged to resolve land conflict – KABACAN, North Cotabato, Feb. 7, 2011—A ceasefire monitoring group called on the government and two factions of Moro fronts in Mindanao to “immediately intervene and put

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Anne Rice: Catholic Church is Dinhonest, Immoral – Novelist Anne Rice is working out some of her issues very publicly and attacking the Church. Carl Olson writes: Novelist and Unvert Anne Rice (who is also a Notable

Share this article on Facebook Baby Darth Vader – In a terrible and ridiculously smut-filled year for Superbowl commercials, this was the one bright spot. I love the way baby Darth reacts at the end. Awesome.

Share this article on Facebook Get Your Clothes On!!! – I’ve got a little bit of a cold. OK. It’s a really bad cold that would have normal men laid up in bed and crying out for Chicken Soup. But that’s not how I roll. So I

Share this article on Facebook NY Times: Hot Women are Pro-Life – Hot women are pro-life. Hey,it’s not me saying it. It’s the New York Times. And oddly enough they don’t seem thrilled about it. Doing her best imitation of the Wicked

Share this article on Facebook The Priest Voice – I know well and have known many priests during my earthly span and I hope to be around long enough to get to know even more. And so, over the years, I have had many

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Angelus: Sick People, Human Dignity, Situation In Egypt – VATICAN CITY, 6 FEB 2011 (VIS) – At midday today Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered below in St. Peter’s Square.

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Universities: Lead Students To Light Of The World – VATICAN CITY, 7 FEB 2011 (VIS) – At midday today the Holy Father received participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for Catholic Education. In his address

Share this article on Facebook Costa Rica: Bishops Speak Out Against IVF – The bishops of Costa Rica have condemned legislation that would legalize in vitro fertilization in the Central American nation. “The Church is opposed from the moral

Share this article on Facebook Ohio Bishops Call For End Of Death Penalty – Concurring with recent comments made by a state supreme court justice and a former director of state prisons, the bishops of Ohio are calling for the abolition of the

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Feb 7 – VATICAN CITY, 7 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences four prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on their “ad

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Feb 7 – VATICAN CITY, 7 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Linus Lee Seong-hyo, professor and director of the Suvon Centre for Academic Research, as auxiliary of

Share this article on Facebook Spiritual Exercises Of The Pope And The Roman Curia – VATICAN CITY, 5 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The annual spiritual exercises of the Pope and the Roman Curia are due to begin on 13 March, the first Sunday of Lent. This year’s

Share this article on Facebook Task Of Pastors: Devotion, Communion, Eucharist, Prayer – VATICAN CITY, 5 FEB 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican Basilica, the Holy Father conferred episcopal ordination upon the following five priests: Msgr. Savio Hon

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Empty Yourself – Kate Wicker: Let God fill you up | “Excuse me, ma’am?” a teenager invades my deep thoughts as I stand stewing over what brand of canned black beans will provide the best

Share this article on Facebook How To Be Happy At Home – Rebecca Teti: what does it take to be a happy housewife? | Here’s a story whose end I didn’t see coming. I might have shared it on a podcast already—can’t recall. When

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

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – February 7, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 7 4:00 – The Soon-to-Be Archbishop of LA Talks Immigration, Catholic Radio, and More José Horacio Gomez was born in

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Health Association Gets Kickback for Obamacare OK – The Catholic Health Association infuriated the pro-life Catholic community when it endorsed the Obamacare bill that failed to sufficiently protect against taxpayer

Share this article on Facebook Dangerous Abortion Biz Owner Could be Released From California Prison – Budget cuts in the state of California could allow the release of a dangerous abortion business owner who put women at risk with health and safety violations that

Share this article on Facebook Democrats Promise to Stop Tax-Funded Abortion Ban in Senate – Members of the House of Representatives are slated to hold hearings this week on two bills that would stop taxpayer funding of abortions. The legislation is expected to

Share this article on Facebook Hawaii Holds Hearing on Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide – The Hawaii legislature today is holding a hearing on a bill that would make the island state the third to officially legalize assisted suicide. The measure would have it

Share this article on Facebook Liberals, NAACP, Defend Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Videos – Liberal groups, including the NAACP and the Sierra Club, are rushing to the defend of the nation’s largest abortion business after videos were released last week showing

Share this article on Facebook Memo: CDC Had Abortion Report in November, Coverup Alleged – A new memo ironically uncovered by a liberal, pro-abortion blog is making the case a conservative web site has advanced that the Centers for Disease Control purposefully

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma Pro-Life Group Lobbies for Abortion-Fetal Pain Bill – The statewide pro-life group in Oklahoma is pushing hard for the legislature to approve a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the

Share this article on Facebook Pennsylvania Needs Bill to Stop Abortion Funding in ObamaCare – One of the big questions in Pennsylvania right now is whether state lawmakers will listen to the voice of the people and pass a measure that will allow the Keystone

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Videos Shock VA Governor, Attorney General – The governor and attorney general in Virginia are shocked by the video footage released last week by Live Action, which conducted undercover investigations of Planned

Share this article on Facebook Reflections on Pro-Life President Ronald Reagan on His Birthday – “My administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the

Share this article on Facebook West Virginia Legislators Propose Bill to Honor Stillborn Babies – Eleven members of the West Virginia House of Delegates introduced the West Virginia Grieving Parents Act (HB3043), or “Bobby’s Law,” on Monday. The proposed legislation

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Researchers drew the wrong conclusions,’ says expert about abortion/mental health study – by Thaddeus Baklinski SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, February 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that concluded that

Share this article on Facebook Canadian bishops’ organization opposes ‘transgender’ bill – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, February 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the Canadian ‘transgender’ bill faces a final vote in the House of Commons Wednesday, the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Health Association reiterates support for former Catholic hospital’s abortion – by Patrick B. Craine WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sr. Carol Keehan, the president of the Catholic Health Association, has again expressed

Share this article on Facebook Famous actor presents petition opposing looser embryo research law – by Jeanne Smits PARIS, France, February 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Monday morning two vintage Citroën 2CV’s left onlookers astounded when they drove up to the

Share this article on Facebook If Canada’s Bill C-389 passes, transgenderism will be taught in kindergarten: CLC – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, February 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – If the Canadian ‘transgender’ bill passes, children at four and five years of age can expect

Share this article on Facebook Kickback: Obama appoints dissenting nun who helped pass Obamacare to faith-based council – by Thomas Peters February 7, 2011 (CatholicVote.org) – “If you want to gain favor from President Obama, be a bad catholic.” That personal observation gained even more

Share this article on Facebook Obama admin accused of hiding abortion statistics – by Christine Dhanagom February 7, 2011 (Lifesitenews.com) – Conservative blogger and CNN correspondent Erick Erickson is alleging that the Center for Disease Control’s

Share this article on Facebook Pope exhorts health care workers promote culture of life – by Rebecca Millette VATICAN CITY, February 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI urged health care workers to uphold and promote life in an short address before

Share this article on Facebook The perverse morality that facilitated Gosnell’s ‘house of horror’ – by Niamh Ui Bhriain Note: Niamh Ui Bhriain is an Irish pro-life activist with the Life Institute February 7, 2011 (Life Institute) – It takes a particularly horrific

Share this article on Facebook The romance of domesticity – taking joy in the ordinary – by Chuck Colson February 7, 2011 (Breakpoint.org) – Celebrities: We hear all the time about their money, lovers, homes, and jet-setting lifestyles. Yet they are among

Share this article on Facebook UK bed & breakfast owners deluged with obscene, threatening e-mails, phone calls – by Rebecca Millette CORNWALL, UK, February 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Christian owners of the UK Bed & Breakfast who recently went to court for refusing to provide

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Embattled Planned Parenthood Turns to George Soros – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Planned Parenthood is responding to a recent undercover sting in which its employees were seen giving guidance to sex

Share this article on Facebook Justice Ginsburg Won’t Retire Before 2012 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Court watchers will be interested to know that one of the most liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers Confront HHS Secretary on “TeleMed Abortion” Scheme – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a letter signed by 71 lawmakers, Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is

Share this article on Facebook Mexico City Forced to Shut Down Homosexual “Playground” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Officials in Mexico City have been forced to shut down late night service on the last cars on five different subway lines

Share this article on Facebook Rejected Christian Ad Mistakenly Airs During Super Bowl – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A commercial by a Christian group that invites Super Bowl viewers to look up John 3:16 was mistakenly aired just before the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook “When Drab is a Favorite Color” – This is not strictly speaking a liturgical matter, but I think it plays into the bigger question of how radical a revival of Catholicism’s historic fostering of beauty

Share this article on Facebook A Brief Note – I wanted to communicate to our readers that I will be, in addition to my contributions to The New Liturgical Movement I will occasionally be contributing to The

Share this article on Facebook An Update Regarding St. Paul’s University Catholic Center, Madison, Wisconsin – The last month has been a busy one for Matthew Alderman Studios . I have wrapped up shop drawings for an ambo and tester for a church interior renovation, produced more

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Mass of Cardinal Brandmüller – Our frieds at Messa in Latino have some first photos of the Pontifical Mass which His Eminence Walter Cardinal Brandmüller, the former President of the Pontifical

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Secession is official for southern Sudan – By Mary DeTurris Poust In a landslide vote that promises to create a new and different kind of turmoil for the region, the people of southern Sudan voted to secede from

Share this article on Facebook Shaw: U.S. bishops’ new efforts on Catholic identity ‘mighty late’ – By Russell Shaw Recent, apparently unrelated developments point to a stepped-up effort by the bishops to bolster the Catholic identity of Catholic higher education and

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Radio Shows on Monday – From Jerusalem today (Monday) on RelevantRadio.com Sean Herriott’s show 7 AM Eastern time… and …AveMariaRadio.net Teresa Tomeo show at 9:45 AM EST.

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #460 – The Lesson with a Sequel – “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 Beauty as Spiritual Food – The Crescat’s Katrina Fernandez has long been at war with “ugly” church art and architecture which she insists “makes Baby Jesus cry…” . She has an interesting essay up

Share this article on Facebook Heather King; the Anti-Anne Rice – Last summer, when Anne Rice loudly announced that she was “quitting” Christianity but not Christ, I wrote a long point-by-point response that seems to have gone missing

Share this article on Facebook Johnny Carson and Lolita – Really drowning in work over here, and also dealing with a stubborn keyboard, so blogging will be light for the next couple of hours. Enjoy this Carson clip. Was there

Share this article on Facebook The New Comments Thingy – Okay, now that you’ve had a week or so to play with it, how are you liking the new comments thingy? Once you register your Disqus ID you shouldn’t have to keep entering

Share this article on Facebook Yay Packers! – Yes, I rooted for the Packers, and was very glad to see them win. It’s been quiet around here, I know. Sorry about that. I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth- I

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Deportations to Haiti Should Be Halted, Say USCCB Migration Committee Chair and Chairman of Catholic Relief Services – WASHINGTON ( February 7, 2011 )—In a joint letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano February 7, Archbishop José H. Gomez, Coadjutor

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A really fun Super Bowl Commercial – Speaking of commercials, this one was GREAT. Most of them were not. And the music is what I believe I will chose for my first entrance to my cathedral if I am ever made

Share this article on Facebook It’s the small things, sometimes – A friend and I went to have dim sum at the Golden Unicorn in Manhattan’s China Town. Some shots.

Share this article on Facebook Obama Administration rewards another pro-abortion nun – There are women religious in the US who are trying to usurp the bishops’ right to teach and govern the Church in the USA.  I nicknamed this the Magisterium of Nuns. We

Share this article on Facebook POLL ALERT! LOWEST Super Bowl Commercial – Our friends at SERVIAM have a poll going about which Super Bowl commercial lowered the standard for good, acceptable commercials, and made everyone collectively stupider

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: How can I leave the Catholic Church? – From a reader: I joined the Church through RCIA about five years ago. My experience as a Catholic has been pretty unsatisfactory and I’m beginning to wonder if I haven’t

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Should I remove chapel veil to read during Mass? – From readerette: I recently feel called to wear a chapel veil and wore it for the first time this weekend. It was a very humbling experience. My pastor asked me to take

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Should I teach my child to confess sins in kind and also number? – From a reader: I’m preparing my oldest child for his First Holy Communion. This great little Communion book from TAN publishers instructs the child to confess his sins

Share this article on Facebook Sounds from Sunday’s Mass at Holy Innocents (Manhattan) – Anniv. of Dedication – Sunday at Holy Innocents in Manhattan, Mass was celebrated for the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church. Sounds from the Mass are below. After Mass and meeting

Share this article on Facebook Why does the old fashioned style of Catholic-Anglican dialogue continue? – Remembering that Pope Benedict, who had the CDF issue Anglicanorum coetibus, is the Pope of Christian Unity, I share here an piece by William Oddie of the UK’s best

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