Catholic News Headlines April 13, 2011


Apr. 12, 7pm—Apr. 13, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Middle East expert warns against illusion of ‘moderate’ Islamists – Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2011 / 06:15 am ( CNA ).- Habib Malik, a Lebanese Maronite Catholic scholar and human rights advocate, recently warned Western countries to be

Share this article on Facebook Natural fertility training session draws record numbers – Omaha, Neb., Apr 13, 2011 / 02:23 am ( CNA ).- A record number of women’s health practitioners from around the world have completed a training regimen in how to apply

Share this article on Facebook Pope praises non-canonized saints of the Church – Vatican City, Apr 13, 2011 / 11:27 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI offered those gathered in St. Peter’s Square a reflection on the “simple,” less well-known

Share this article on Facebook Scottish bishops welcome new English translation of the Mass – Glasgow, Scotland, Apr 12, 2011 / 07:19 pm ( CNA ).- Scotland’s bishops have become the latest to give their backing to the new English translation of the Roman Missal.

Share this article on Facebook Special working group created to revise ‘YouCat’ – Vatican City, Apr 13, 2011 / 04:24 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican is to create a special working group to review the content of the youth catechism “YouCat.” The

Share this article on Facebook Vatican confirms ordination of bishop in China – Vatican City, Apr 13, 2011 / 06:05 pm ( CNA ).- The Vatican has confirmed that Paul Liang Jiansen has been ordained as bishop of the Chinese city of Jiangmen. That’s the

Share this article on Facebook Victims of violence must not be forgotten, stress Colombian bishops – Bogotá, Colombia, Apr 13, 2011 / 01:57 pm ( CNA ).- The Colombian bishops are calling on society to remember the country’s victims of violence. Violence “has been a

Share this article on Facebook Youth catechism’s Italian version pulled over contraception error – Rome, Italy, Apr 13, 2011 / 11:48 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The publisher of the Italian-language edition of a youth catechism has pulled it from production because of a

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Former Egyptian president falls ill during questioning – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak fell ill with heart problems as he was being held by authorities for …

Share this article on Facebook Ivory Coast’s president elect say Gbagbo will face criminal charges – Ivory Coast’s president-elect Alassane Ouattara says that Laurent Gbagbo, the country’s captured …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI Calls the Faithful to Become Saints in a Great Mosaic of Charity – “Often we are led to believe that sainthood is reserved to a few chosen ones… saintliness, the fullness …

Share this article on Facebook Zetas drug gang blamed for mass grave in Mexico – Since the discovery of a mass grave in northern Mexico, soldiers’ originally unearthed 59 bodies in San …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook President Obama will call for a ‘balanced approach’ to reducing national debt – In a speech set for later today at the George Washington University, U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Controlling Human Genetic Engineering Part 2 – Rebecca Taylor is guest blogging here this month. Rebecca is a Technologist in Molecular Biology, MB(ASCP) and a practicing Catholic. She has been writing and speaking

Share this article on Facebook Girl’s Lemonade Stand Robbed, Happy Ending – This unbelievable story shows both the best and worst in people. A young girl ran a lemonade stand to raise money for her very sick cousin. Unfortunately, some punks

Share this article on Facebook Jesus as a Bisexual Druggie – Every year it happens. Someone releases a documentary or book saying something awful/ridiculous about Christ or Christianity as a way to cash in and be hailed as

Share this article on Facebook Ron Paul Is Right. Wait, Did I Just Say That? – I hate writing about Ron Paul because the mere mention of his name sets off a firestorm. But here’s my deal with Ron Paul. he’s one of those guys that I listen to for

Share this article on Facebook Which is Better? Easter or Christmas? – It is time to address the elephant in the room. The only way to deal with it is head on. To weigh the pros and the cons and determine once and for all, which is the

Share this article on Facebook Worst Presidential Campaign Kickoff…Evah! – Part of running for President is having a message and sticking to it. Failure to do so is kind of a problem. Tim Pawlenty showed that staying on message might not be his

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Press Office Declaration On Ex-Bishop Of Bruges – VATICAN CITY, 13 APR 2011 (VIS) – The following declaration was made to the press in the late afternoon yesterday by the director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr.

Share this article on Facebook Italian Translation Of Youth Catechism Pulled Over Contraception Error – The publisher of the Italian translation of a Vatican-sponsored youth catechism has removed the translation from the market because it erroneously implies that the

Share this article on Facebook Meeting Of Synod Of Bishops Special Council On Middle East – VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Special Council for the Middle East of the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops met for the third time on 30 and 31 March. The

Share this article on Facebook Memorial Of Blessed John Paul II – 22 October – VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has issued a decree establishing that the celebration of the memorial of Blessed

Share this article on Facebook Missionary Sees Spiritual Awakening In Japan – The recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in Japan are leading to a spiritual awakening there, according to a missionary priest. “The catastrophe which

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for April 12 – VATICAN CITY, 12 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Msgr. Joseph J. Tyson, auxiliary bishop of Seattle, as bishop of Yakima (area 46,051, population 649,840,

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for April 13 – VATICAN CITY, 13 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Erected the new ecclesiastical province of Pelotas (area 20,594, population 588,000, Catholics 341,000, priests 54,

Share this article on Facebook Presentation Of “Youcat”, Catechism For Youth – VATICAN CITY, 13 APR 2011 (VIS) – A press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office at 12.30 today to present “Youcat”, the Catechism of the Catholic Church aimed

Share this article on Facebook Saintliness Is The Measure Of Christian Life – VATICAN CITY, 13 APR 2011 (VIS) – During this Wednesday’s general audiences, Benedict XVI concluded the cycle of catechesis he has dedicated over the course of two years

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 6 Picks for Easter – Lori Hadacek Chaplin: Fill your baskets with these winners! | Are you planning on something extra special for your children’s Easter baskets? Check out my Easter basket

Share this article on Facebook Fancy Churches? – Lisa Hendey: Right or wrong? | Last week, while in Washington DC, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a few hours praying at and visiting the Basilica of the

Share this article on Facebook My “Valiant Defender” – Lynn Wehner: Late-Lent reminder: Jesus has my back | In the heat of the Lenten battle this week, do any of you need to hear these powerful words from Thomas a Kempis? I

Share this article on Facebook NFP FAQs – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (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 Slow Mama, Fast Toddler – Arwen Mosher: How do you discipline a little one from the couch? | This pregnancy and my activity restrictions have brought a new challenge: disciplining my toddler. For

Share this article on Facebook To Whom Are We Speaking? – Rebecca Teti: Benedict & the Court of the Gentiles | “She makes me a better liberal,” the woman wrote of her conservative friend in a post last week. She meant that the

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan Meets a Critic of Priests – Below Archbishop Dolan recounts a great exchange with a rather harsh critic he met in an airport. It gives a window into how your average priest is experiencing the

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Abuse scandal’s total cost: $2.34 billion since 2004 – The clerical abuse scandal cost American dioceses $123,703,433 in 2010, according to an annual report released on April 11 by the United States Conference of Catholic

Share this article on Facebook As Islam eyes political power, Egyptian Christians consider emigration – The rise of Islamic parties in the Egyptian Revolution, and the continued enforcement of the Sharia in the villages outside Cairo are frightening Christians, who are

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Debt Ceiling

Share this article on Facebook Father Pfleger willing to leave Church rather than resign pastorate – The embattled pastor of St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church told radio show hosts Tavis Smiley and Cornel West this weekend that he would look outside the Catholic Church

Share this article on Facebook Imam Kicks Out Citizen Journalist From Public “Islam Awareness Event” – On April 4 at Portland State University, a citizen journalist was kicked out of an event during “Islam Awareness Week” for having a flip cam and recording against the

Share this article on Facebook New York Times article on new missal translation – The New York Times has published an article on the forthcoming revised translation of the Roman Missal. NYT religion reporter Laurie Goodstein states that “thousands of

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer on her program today called former Sen. Alan Simpson a “truth teller,” chanting “preach it” as he slammed “homophobes” in the Republican Party.

Share this article on Facebook The Vatican will review and promote YOUCAT, the catechism for youth

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 13, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 13 4:00 – Yesterday: 150th Anniversary of Start of Civil War / The Civil War As A Theological Crisis Yesterday we

Share this article on Facebook ‘Underground’ Chinese priests arrested, beaten – Cardinal Zen says Vatican officials have blocked Pope’s plan for Chinese Church – Since last January, at least two underground priests (in communion with the Pope), from Xuanhua dioceses (Hebei), near Beijing, have been detained and badly beaten up.

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Arizona: Brewer Signs Bill Ending Tax Credits for Planned Parenthood – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill that would end the use of a state income tax credit for charitable contributions to the Planned Parenthood Arizona abortion

Share this article on Facebook Delaware Abortion Doc Wins Hearing, Reg Bill Moves Ahead – The Delaware state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow state health officials to inspect medical centers that do surgery and use anesthesia, which would

Share this article on Facebook Georgia House Wants No Abortion Funding Under Obamacare Law – The Georgia state House voted this week for an amendment to a bill that would ensure not taxpayer dollars can be used to pay for abortions under the state health care

Share this article on Facebook Idaho Assisted Suicide Ban Helps Elderly, Disabled, Patients – During the ongoing debate over the federal budget, abortion policy has taken front and center stage.  While this development is positive for the battle to protect new

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Senate Panel OKs Fetal Pain Abortion Ban Bill – The Indiana state Senate Health Committee voted 6-2 today for a pro-life bill that requires abortion practitioners to tell women considering an abortion that the life of

Share this article on Facebook Kentucky: David Williams Gets Pro-Life Group’s Endorsement – Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has picked up the endorsement of the statewide pro-life group Kentucky Right to Life. Williams received the backing of

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina County Drops Abortions From Employee Health Plan – A North Carolina county has voted to drop taxpayer funding of abortions from the health insurance plans all public employees receive from the Davidson County government.

Share this article on Facebook Poll: 54 Percent Oppose Giving Planned Parenthood Tax Money – A new poll conducted by the Polling Company and WomanTrend reveals a majority of Americans, 54 percent, oppose giving tax dollars for family planning services to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Emily’s List Targets More Pro-Life Lawmakers – Emily’s List, the pro-abortion group that only supports the most extreme pro-abortion women for Congress, has expanded the list of targets pro-life members it hopes to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Seek Calls on Planned Parenthood, Obamacare Vote – Leading pro-life organizations are working furiously to generate as many calls and emails as possible to members of the House and Senate ahead of expected votes on

Share this article on Facebook Rick Santorum May Announce Exploratory Committee Tonight – Rick Santorum, the pro-life former Pennsylvania senator, may announce tonight in an interview on Fox News that he is setting up an exploratory committee to allow him to

Share this article on Facebook Tapes Show Planned Parenthood Abortion Ctrs Hiding Statutory Rape – A pro-life organization that conducted an undercover investigation in 2002 has released today additional tapes showing staff at hundreds of abortion centers across the

Share this article on Facebook University of Detroit Mercy Hosted Pro-Abortion Professor – University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic college, is coming under criticism for hosting pro-abortion censured theologian Daniel Maguire, who delivered a lecture at the

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Becoming Pro-Life Battleground, Kaine May Face Allen – The state of Virginia is positioning itself as a key battleground in the 2012 election cycle. Last week, outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Utter madness’: Bolivia proposes UN treaty to recognize ‘rights’ of Mother Earth – by Rebecca Millette UNITED NATIONS, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – If the United Nations agrees to a draft treaty set forth by Bolivia later this month, “Mother

Share this article on Facebook Appeals court: Louisiana not forced to recognize out-of-state homosexual privileges – by Kathleen Gilbert NEW ORLEANS, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An appeals court has ruled against two homosexual men who were attempting to force the state of

Share this article on Facebook Banned Carleton pro-life club calls for judicial review of student union – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Carleton Lifeline has called for a judicial review of the student unions’ actions after their

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Thomas Tobin: Civil unions ‘just another name for what would be same-sex marriage’ – by Rebecca Millette PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Civil unions, said Bishop Tobin in a recent interview, are “just another name for what

Share this article on Facebook Bring your lightsaber: National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week kicks off today – by Kathleen Gilbert April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – If you spot a group of young people this week playing tug of war with an invisible rope, diving into a waist-deep

Share this article on Facebook Brownback signs late-term abortion ban – by Peter Jesserer Smith TOPEKA, Kansas, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law two bills that reform abortion regulations

Share this article on Facebook Major case about consent and life-sustaining treatment heads to Superior Court – by Alex Schadenberg April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) has been granted intervener status in the Rasouli case, which will be

Share this article on Facebook Maryland Senate quashes ‘transgender’ equality bill – by Rebecca Millette BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Maryland Senators today voted to quash a bill that would have added ‘transgender’ as a

Share this article on Facebook Nun, priest speaks at event seeking ‘full equality’ for homosexuals on Capitol Hill – by Thaddeus Baklinski MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Wed Apr 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rev. Bryan Massingale, a priest with the archdiocese of Milwaukee and an associate

Share this article on Facebook Outrage after North Dakota GOP senator suddenly tables historic measure banning all abortions – by Kathleen Gilbert BISMARCK, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates and sponsors of a North Dakota bill that would make it illegal to kill any unborn

Share this article on Facebook Quebec Minister slammed for grant to pro-life pregnancy centre – by Patrick B. Craine QUEBEC, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Quebec’s Health Minister was forced to apologize and re-pledge his full commitment to the “right to

Share this article on Facebook Tapes show hundreds of Planned Parenthood, NAF clinics covering up sex abuse – by Kathleen Gilbert April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life group behind a nationwide survey of Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation (NAF)

Share this article on Facebook Two botched abortion victims rushed to hospital from Milwaukee facility on same day – by Kathleen Gilbert MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers keeping watch outside a Milwaukee abortion facility witnessed two ambulances

Share this article on Facebook Youth Catechism also wrong on euthanasia, other religions Vatican admits – by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At a Vatican press conference today, officials admitted that a book intended to teach young

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Deranged Man Desecrates Altar in Minnesota Catholic Church – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A deranged man is being charged with committing a hate crime after he walked to the front of All Saints Catholic Church in

Share this article on Facebook Moral Relativism Fosters Spread of Satanism – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The press director of the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome says a society dominated by moral relativism

Share this article on Facebook Pope Paul VI’s Pectoral Cross and Ring Up for Sale on e-Bay – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist   Decades ago, when Pope Paul VI agreed to sell some of his jewelry to raise money for charity, the last thing he expected was

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Temporarily Suspends Printing of New Youth Catechism – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican has temporarily suspended publication of YouCat, a new youth catechism, due to a mistranslation in the Italian

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook 5th Sunday in Lent, Communauté Saint-Martin – One of the reform of the reform communities in France is the Communauté Saint-Martin , of whom we have spoken of here on more than one occasion. (See: Reform of the

Share this article on Facebook Solemn Mass for Artists, Church of Our Saviour, NYC – Solemn Mass for Artists The newly formed Catholic Artists Society will host an inaugural event and “Mass for Artists” on Sunday May 15th at the Church of Our Saviour in

Share this article on Facebook Usus Antiquior in Dutch Cathedral of Groningen – From the blog In Caelo et in Terra , the blog of Mark de Vries in the Netherlands, comes the story of the First EF Mass in Groningen Cathedral : With an estimated 80

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook A response to NY Times story on changes to Mass – By Mary DeTurris Poust In case you missed it, the New York Times ran a front-page story on the new translation of the Roman Missal in yesterday’s edition. The story, “

Share this article on Facebook Praise for saints of the non-canonized variety – By Mary DeTurris Poust If you were to look at the chain around my neck, you’d find a medal of Pope John Paul II, a Miraculous Medal touched by Mother Teresa, and a

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Bill Boards, and mailers, and websites, oh my!! – I put on my emergency flashers when I saw it on I-275. I had to pull over for a quick picture because I had never before seen a church advertise like it was a casino.

Share this article on Facebook Day 2: Mount Tabor, Cana & Nazareth – Great first full day of our pilgrimage. We started out at Mount Tabor (Mountain of the Transfiguration). Then we renewed wedding vows in Cana of Galilee. Next we had

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #513 – Seizing the Moment – “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 “But You’re So Happy!” – I love this story from Sr. Mary George, FSMG: I am a firm believer that children say some of the most heartfelt prayers that I know. So, I asked my 1st grade class on

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Highlight Protecting the Poor, Fiscal Responsibility as Moral Criteria of Budget Debate – WASHINGTON (April 13, 2011)—The federal budget should protect human life and dignity, make the poor a top priority and promote the common good of all during tough

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “But… for Wales?” – This is fascinating.  NCFishwrap is urging support of one of their darlings, the Hon. Doug Kmiec, Attorney General for Wales…. er um… Ambassador to Malta.  You will

Share this article on Facebook 22 October: a new feast day and an old feast day! – A long-time participant here just pointed out to me in my email that the new feast day designated for Bl. John Paul II, 22 October, is also the feast of Sts. Nunilo and

Share this article on Facebook A note of thanks – I am particularly grateful to the participants who wrote to tell me that, because of one of the entries here, they determined to make a good confession. It is nice to

Share this article on Facebook Another reason for a govt. shut down and the Closing of National Parks – From Hugh Hewitt‘s blog. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Why Global Warming Alarmism Makes Me Laugh Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at 8:40 AM Because it ought all to be Yellowstone

Share this article on Facebook Former Congressman Bart Stupak, stupaks again. – Remember the verb “to stupak”? This is in from Catholic Vote: His tears have turned to smiles with bigger paydays. Formerly principled former Congressman Bart Stupak,

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 36: Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent – These 5 minute daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Wednesday

Share this article on Facebook NYT: liberals massaging liberals over the new, corrected translation – I have dozens of emails alerting me to the fact that Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) ran an A1 page story by the always objective Laurie Goodstein about the new,

Share this article on Facebook Of press releases and gallbladder surgery. – I am puzzled at a recent statement by Fr. Lombardi about the “ex-” bishop of Bruges in Belgium.  My comments in this press release on VIS. “In view of the proceedings

Share this article on Facebook Office of Readings for Bl. John Paul II available – The Latin texts of the Office for Bl. John Paul II for the Liturgia Horarum are now posted on the Vatican website. Latin English Technorati Tags: Bl. John Paul II

Share this article on Facebook Scotland’s Bishops to deploy the new, corrected translation in September – My emphases in this story from CNA: Glasgow, Scotland, Apr 12, 2011 / 07:19 pm (CNA).- Scotland’s bishops have become the latest to give their backing to the new English

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Wednesday 5th Week of Lent: “a gracious hearing when they cry out to you” – COLLECT: Sanctificata per paenitentiam tuorum corda filiorum, Deus miserator, illustra, et, quibus praestas devotionis affectum, praebe supplicantibus pium benignus

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