Catholic News Headlines February 10, 2011


Feb. 9, 7pm—Feb. 10, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop calls for renewed missionary zeal in Latin America – San José, Costa Rica, Feb 10, 2011 / 05:57 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the Latin American Bishops’ Council, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis, is calling for renewed

Share this article on Facebook Canadian bishops seek action to save Afghan Christian’s life – Kingston, Canada, Feb 10, 2011 / 02:29 am ( CNA ).- On behalf of his country’s Catholic bishops, Canadian Archbishop Brendan M. O’Brien of Kingston has asked his

Share this article on Facebook Concerns voiced Middle East Synod was misunderstood by Muslims – Vatican City, Feb 10, 2011 / 01:52 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican’s 2010 meeting for the Middle East has been misunderstood by many in the region as calling for a

Share this article on Facebook Every Catholic is called to encourage vocations, Pope says – Vatican City, Feb 10, 2011 / 03:00 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The vitality of the Church depends on individual Catholics fostering vocations in their homes and parishes, the

Share this article on Facebook House begins debate on ‘long overdue’ abortion funding restrictions – Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2011 / 05:15 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The House of Representatives has begun debate on proposals targeting funding of abortion in the federal

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict’s World Youth Day schedule released – Madrid, Spain, Feb 10, 2011 / 02:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- World Youth Day 2011 organizers have published Pope Benedict XVI’s complete schedule of activities for the

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s envoy to Vietnam looks forward to improved relations with government – Rome, Italy, Feb 10, 2011 / 04:44 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI’s new representative to Vietnam is looking forward to strengthening ties between the Vatican and the

Share this article on Facebook Retraining employees is latest response to Planned Parenthood exposé – New York City, N.Y., Feb 10, 2011 / 01:21 am ( CNA ).- After the release of a new round of videotapes in which Planned Parenthood employees agree to cover up a sex

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Condom shipment for Japan mysteriously hijacked – Malaysian Police are investigating the disappearance of more than 700,000 ultra thin condoms to be shipped to …

Share this article on Facebook Officials say that Mexican drug violence is ‘not an emergency’ – While thousands have died, and continue to die in drug gang-fueled violence in Mexico, White House officials say …

Share this article on Facebook Sources say Mubarak will step down as Egypt’s president – Sources say that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be relinquishing his position after more than two weeks of …

Share this article on Facebook WikiLeaks: Is Saudi Arabia running out of oil? – It’s a very disturbing document, if it proves to be true. Documents leaked on Julian Assange’s …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Married lawmaker resigns after sending shirtless photo to woman on Craigslist – It was a major slip of decorum aided and abetted by a popular Web site that has flouted public standards many …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Get Your Catholic Media Bundles! – Order the popular Lighthouse Catholic Media bundles from CatholicsComeHom.org! These make great (even unexpected) gifts for family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors–and

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook ARMM official wants August polls postponed – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Feb. 10, 2011—An official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is pushing for a postponement of the 2011 ARMM elections citing unresolved

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Married Congressman Resigns for…Ick! – A GOP Congressman is resigning but I’m not sure if the reason is infidelity or sheer cheeseballery. The Blaze reports: Rep. Christopher Lee, a married Republican

Share this article on Facebook Media Malpractice – Vatican Response – So many news outlets have misreported about the new I-Phone app that Vatican spokesman has responded. This, of course, has prompted a whole new wave of media malpractice

Share this article on Facebook Most Common Big Family Fracases – New parents will often ask me questions about how to raise children because I have five children, none of whom are (currently) in jail. Asking me for parenting advice is

Share this article on Facebook OK. Now I’m Worried. – U.S. Director of National Intellgence James Clapper testifies that the Muslim Brotherhood is about as dangerous as your local Jaycees chapter. This is horrifyingly

Share this article on Facebook Refusing to Suffer is Refusing to Live – Chelsea Zimmerman wrote what I consider a must read of the day about how suffering must be accepted as part of life. A refusal to accept suffering has disastrous

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Afghan Faces Death Penalty For Converting To Christianity – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the head of NATO are calling upon the Afghan government to release Musa Sayed, an ex-Muslim Red Cross worker who faces

Share this article on Facebook Note On Appointment Of Apostolic Delegate To Kosovo – VATICAN CITY, 10 FEB 2011 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a note released by the Holy See Press Office this morning, concerning today’s appointment of the new nuncio

Share this article on Facebook Nuns Denied Opportunity To Vote In Ontario Election – Four nuns were denied their right to vote in the Cambridge (Ontario) municipal election for Catholic school board candidates last fall. Sister Michael Daniel Dumais, 39,

Share this article on Facebook Other Pontifical Acts for Feb 10 – VATICAN CITY, 10 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Accepted the resignation from the office of major archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, Ukraine, presented by Cardinal Lubomyr

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Feb 10 – VATICAN CITY, 10 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Four prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on their

Share this article on Facebook Papal Message: Proposing Vocations In The Local Church – VATICAN CITY, 10 FEB 2011 (VIS) – “Proposing Vocations in the Local Church” is the theme of the Pope’s Message for the forth-eighth World Day of Prayer for Vocations,

Share this article on Facebook Press Conference To Assess Results Of The Pauline Year – VATICAN CITY, 10 FEB 2011 (VIS) – At 11 a.m. on Thursday 17 February in the Holy See Press Office, a conference will be held to present an assessment of the Pauline Year

Share this article on Facebook Priests’ Divergent Views On Egyptian Protests – Msgr. Robert Stern, head of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, and Father Luciano Verdoscia, an Italian missionary in Cairo, offer differing analyses of the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 100 Small Successes – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 100 | 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 Couple Chat – 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 Faith “Seemed To Be Fading Away” – Rebecca Teti: St. Peter Canisius “formed people’s faith for centuries” | Since the Church finds herself re-proposing the faith to people who were once Catholic—and

Share this article on Facebook How Can We Stop Bullying? – Lisa Hendey: What will help? | Today is “National Stop Bullying Day”.  This event, which happens on the second Wednesday of every February, encourages schools to conduct

Share this article on Facebook True Confessions – Rachel Balducci: Worth the effort | Excited talk of the new Confession App has led to a statement from the Vatican clarifying that the application is “not a substitute

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING NEWS: Ave Maria University Names New President and CEO – Ave Maria University is announcing today that Jim Towey will be the new President and CEO. His duties will begin July 1, 2011. The press conference will be held at 10:30

Share this article on Facebook Canadian bishops seek action to save Afghan Christian’s life – Kingston, Canada, Feb 10, 2011 (CNA) On behalf of his country’s Catholic bishops, Canadian Archbishop Brendan M. O’Brien of Kingston has asked his government to

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Share this article on Facebook House Dems Say They Oppose Hyde Amendment, Support Taxpayer Funding of Abortion – A group of House Democrats — asked directly if they support the use of federal (taxpayer) funds to pay for abortion — said yes, they do.

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta in the Afternoon – February 10, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 10 4:00 – Egypt army poised to take charge, Mubarak to address nation Egypt’s military announced on national

Share this article on Facebook Vatican says iPhone confession app is ‘no substitute’ for a priest

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Arizona Committees Consider New Bills to Limit Abortions – Two committees in the Arizona legislature considered bills on Wednesday to further limit abortions after the passage of a package of bills last legislative session. The

Share this article on Facebook District of Columbia Planned Parenthood Caught Aiding Sex Trafficking – Planned Parenthood abortion centers in three states have been caught on undercover video footage ignoring alleged sex traffickers and a new audio file Live Action

Share this article on Facebook Donald Trump Generates Presidential Buzz, Says He’s Pro-Life – In a surprise move today, business mogul Donald Trump will address the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a convention largely seen as a springboard

Share this article on Facebook Grisly Abortion Practitioner Gosnell’s Trial Moving Ahead – A judge ruled on Wednesday that the case against a grisly abortion practitioner, Pennsylvania-based Kermit Gosnell, can move forward. Gosnell is the abortion

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Cmte Oks Bill on Abortion-Fetal Pain, Information – Under legislation an Indiana state Senate committee approved on Wednesday, women would get information from abortion practitioners they may not otherwise receive. The

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Women in Congress Want Abortion Industry De-Funded – Women leaders of pro-life groups and top pro-life women in Congress will join together on Thursday for a press conference where they will talk about how they want the

Share this article on Facebook Protect Life Act to Zap Abortion in Obamacare Gets Spotlight – The Protect Life Act, a Congressional bill that would zap the abortion funding the Obamacare health care reform legislation allows, got the spotlight Wednesday afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Senator Kyl to Retire in 2012, Leave Behind Pro-Life Legacy – Today, pro-life Republican Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona announced he would not seek reelection in 2012. Sen. Kyl’s departure from the US Senate will mark the end of a

Share this article on Facebook Texas Senate Committee Passes Abortion-Ultrasound Bill – A Texas state Senate panel on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child before having an abortion. When used

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Beatification Proposed for Italian Youth Who Started Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The cause for the beatification of an Italian youth who created an international exhibit on Eucharistic miracles is being

Share this article on Facebook Catholics Call on Bishops to End Ties with Catholic Health Association – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A major pro-life group is calling on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to end their relationship with the

Share this article on Facebook NY Planned Parenthood Deceives Public – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist When asked why an employee of a  Planned Parenthood clinic in the Bronx was caught aiding and abeting an alleged sex trafficker

Share this article on Facebook Vandals Use Satanic Symbols to Deface Catholic Church – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Police in Dayton, Ohio are looking for the person(s) responsible for spray painting Satanic symbols on statues at Immaculate

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A System of Heraldry for the Anglican Ordinariates – My first substantive article for The Anglo-Catholic , a website dedicated to the nascent Ordinariates, is being published today. You can read it here . It is a treatment

Share this article on Facebook Dom Cassian Folsom, OSB, Offers Solemn Mass at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans – We mentioned earlier last month that the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans in the Diocese of Shreveport was hosting a liturgical conference from January 31st to Feburary

Share this article on Facebook New Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey – The Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz in Austria, which we have often covered here on the NLM ( click here for former posts) has today elected a new abbot, after its

Share this article on Facebook Sighcula Sighculorum – I always rather enjoyed my occasional visits to a blog which came out of Westminster Cathedral in London, Solomon, I Have Surpassed Thee . That blog came to a close two

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook A German Comments on Islam – A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates.  When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #089 – The Strange Career of Thomas Pound – “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 iPhone Confession; Verdicts Via NPR – A few days ago I wrote about the new confession prep app developed by two priest and approved by the Bishop of Fort Wayne. While I thought the tool could be a terrific

Share this article on Facebook Mubarak Leaving; Egypt Steps Into Great Unknown – Looks like this may be real : Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is to step down tonight, two sources have told NBC News, losing his 30-year grip on power after 17 days of

Share this article on Facebook St. Scholastica; Irritating Sister – photosource When I made my first inquiries about becoming a Benedictine Oblate, I received this icon with the monastery’s response. It sits on my desk, still. Today is

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook New President of Ave Maria University – My friends at Ave Maria Radio sent me a note that today it will be announced that there is a new President and CEO of Ave Maria University, Mr. Jim Towey. There will be

Share this article on Facebook Pray for Egypt and the safety of Egyptian Christians – It looks like Pres. Mubarak is not stepping down.  I suspect some of the crowds will go bananas.  Pray for Egypt and especially the safety of fellow Christians in this

Share this article on Facebook Propose rather than impose – An alert reader informed me about a post on the blog of Msgr. Charles Pope in Washington D.C.  I had the pleasure of meeting him last year at the time of the great

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Is it a sin not to pray every day? – Regarding the new iPhone app to help make a good confession (which I thoroughly reviewed here) a reader asks: I read a couple bloggers didn’t like that the app includes

Share this article on Facebook Snowmonk – We have heard from this tyke before. My four year old is at again. (I’m not sure if he has a future in advertising or in a monastery). During a fresh snowfall on the

Share this article on Facebook Some random thoughts – Just some random thoughts. Bearnaise sauce freezes well. Washing amices is a pain. At a certain temperature, snow squeaks. I was only slightly impressed with a Lee

Share this article on Facebook Will newsies NEVER report on the iPhone confession app correctly? – First, there was a whole string of headlines suggesting that the new iPhone app meant to help people make a good confession was actually a substitute for going to

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