Feb. 7, 7pm—Feb. 8, 7pm
Archbishop Gomez reminds Catholic business leaders Christ was an immigrant – Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 8, 2011 / 12:20 pm ( CNA ).- Immigration is a “religious and spiritual issue” as much as it is a matter of politics and economics, Los Angeles
Cardinal calls for pro-family policies in Peru – Lima, Peru, Feb 8, 2011 / 01:10 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani called on the Peruvian government to implement policies that promote family stability. In his
Diocese of Rome launches JP II beatification website – Rome, Italy, Feb 8, 2011 / 07:15 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Diocese of Rome launched a new website in honor of the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1.
EU calendar publishers reverse course, will include Christian holidays – Brussels, Belgium, Feb 8, 2011 / 01:13 am ( CNA ).- A European Union-published school calendar made a “regrettable omission” in excluding Christian religious holidays,
Philippines bishops rally Catholics against ‘reproductive health’ bill – Manila, Philippines, Feb 8, 2011 / 02:49 am ( CNA ).- Church leaders in the Philippines are leading the outcry against the the country’s proposed and highly
Refusal to air John 3:16 Super Bowl ad censored Jesus, media watchdog says – Washington D.C., Feb 8, 2011 / 05:43 am ( CNA ).- The Fox Broadcasting Company’s refusal to air a Super Bowl commercial which encouraged the reading of the Bible verse
Secularism should motivate Christians to evangelize, says Spanish archbishop – Madrid, Spain, Feb 8, 2011 / 06:03 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Juan Jose Asenjo of Sevilla, Spain said the attack of secularism should motivate Christians to “proclaim Jesus
Multi-millionaire abortionist accused of murder says he’s broke – Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist accused in the murder of infants and a woman at his filthy …
Freed Google executive leads Egyptian protesters in chant – Freed Google executive Wael Ghonim went to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to lead protesters chanting for Egyptian …
CCH Featured Apologetics Question – In Romans, chapter 3, it says that none is righteous and that all have sinned, but the Catholic Church teaches that Mary is without sin…could you explain that in light
MILF split is cause for serious concern—Gov’t peace panel – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Feb. 8, 2011—The government peace panel is looking “with serious concern” at the reported split in the ranks of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Political settlement between govt, MILF possible in one year – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Feb. 8, 2011—With peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) back on track, the government’s chief peace negotiator is
7 Reasons I Stink At Praying – I Am… Awesomely Humble. Sometimes, no sooner do I hit my knees when I start thinking about how wonderful I am to take time out of my day to pray. I’m like a short
A Government Of Clause And Of Men – John Adams famously and succinctly framed the American ideal when he said that we sought “A government of laws, and not of men.” If Barack Obama gets his way, that ideal
Great Theology of the Body Book – I read Marcel Lejeune’s book Set Free to Love and it’s great. I’m an idiot so I tend to stay away from heavy duty theology books but I read this, enjoyed the heck out of
Lila Rose Rope-a-Dopes – Lila Rose has had more of an impact on this country at 25 than just about anyone I can think of. Just amazing. Her videos just may make possible the federal defunding of
Obama and Reagan on Human Rights – Reagan: Obama: When I contrast these I can’t help but think of the great story from author and activist Natan Sharansky featured in The Weekly Standard which asked him
Pontifical Acts for Feb 8 – VATICAN CITY, 8 FEB 2011 (VIS) – Holy Father: – Appointed Fr. Sanctus Lino Manok, vicar general of Nebbi, Uganda, as bishop of the same diocese (area 5,098, population
Second Meeting Of Special Council For Middle East – VATICAN CITY, 8 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The second meeting of the Special Council for the Middle East of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops took place in the
South Korean Bishops Launch Pro-Life Initiative: Free Catholic Hospital Care – Unmarried pregnant women in South Korea– a nation with one of the highest abortion rates in the world– will be able to receive free maternity care in Catholic
Stop Deportations Of Haitians, US Bishops Urge – Coadjutor Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles and Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson are urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to halt the deportations of
A Father’s “Lamentations” – Arwen Mosher: Fun with family rules | What would happen if a regular old dad wrote his household rules in the style of the laws of the Old Testament? Apparently it would
Anything Goes – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Open Forum | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:
Faith & Family Live … In Person – Danielle Bean: Come to our Mom’s Day Away in April! | We at Faith & Family have been working hard behind the scenes to hammer out the details of our first-ever Faith &
Have You Seen My Rolling Pin? – Rebecca Teti: | My rolling pin went missing mid-December. Cut out right in the middle of Christmas baking, it did. Fortunately I have an emergency back-up pin, but the
Miracle of Life – Rachel Balducci: a beautiful video | Thanks, Fr. Tim!
Showing Our Love – Robyn Lee: How Will You Be Celebrating Valentine’s Day? | Is it too early to talk about Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is a funny day (and I don’t mean ha, ha). I have
Where Are You From? – Lynn Wehner: The response may surprise you … | “I’m from the east coast.” “I’m from New York.” “I’m from a little town near Naples, Italy.” When we’re asked the
SMASH HIT! The Hot New Tune That All The Cool Kids Are Dancing To! – This was done by friend of mine based on lyrics written by his 9-year old niece when she was asked to pen a song about a goat. I think it’s wicked awesome.
Pence: Deny Federal Funding to Planned Parenthood; “A Scandal To Every American” – In the wake of Lila Rose and Live Action Film’s release of multiple undercover investigations at Planned Parenthood “Clinics” in multiple states showing workers willing
Planned Parenthood clinic caught in another revealing ‘sting’ – For the third time in less than two weeks, a Planned Parenthood employee has been caught on videotape giving helpful advice to a man who identifies himself as the
Rome Diocese launches site dedicated to John Paul II’s beatification – By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — The Diocese of Rome launched a new website dedicated to the beatification and canonization of Pope John Paul II.
Today on Kresta in the Afternoon – February 8, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 8 4:00 – Human Rights Watch slams Egypt treatment of Copts Meanwhile the US-based Human Rights Watch has accused
Vatican official instructed US bishop to withhold files of troubled priest – February 07, 2011 CWNews.com In 1984, the prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy wrote to an American bishop, instructing him not to hand over personnel files in the
Act on Planned Parenthood Footage, Ask Congress to Defund It – If you are at all plugged in to the pro-life movement, by now you’ve heard and probably seen the shocking undercover footage in which a Planned Parenthood clinic manager
Bills Related to Abortion, Fetal Pain Are Necessary – The following was written by director of National Right to Life’s Department of State Legislation, attorney Mary Balch, and is definitely worth a read: Paul Benjamin
Colorado Woman Given Abortion Drug Instead of Antibiotic – A Colorado woman is severely distraught now that she has realized a Safeway pharmacy accidentally gave her a drug used in abortions instead of an antibiotic she needed.
Governor Tim Pawlenty Presses Pro-Life Issues in Iowa Speech – Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty pressed pro-life issues in a speech in Iowa yesterday that is seen as an outlining of some of the themes he is expected to run on once he
Hawaii Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide Quickly Defeated – No sooner did a bill to make Hawaii the third state to officially legalize assisted suicide receive a hearing than it was tabled in committee, essentially killing the
House Holds Hearing on Bill Banning Tax-Funding of Abortions – A House subcommittee held a hearing today on a bill that would combine several provisions banning federal taxpayer funding of abortions into one permanent law to ensure
Iowa Abortion-Fetal Pain Bill Advances, Now Faces Hurdles – A bill in the Iowa legislature to protect unborn children, supported by several pro-life groups, passed one hurdle but now faces another in order to continue moving
New Hampshire Bill Would Cut Planned Parenthood Tax Funding – In light of a slew of new videos showing officials at local centers of the nation’s largest abortion business helping sex traffickers, a New Hampshire legislator has
New Video Has New York Planned Parenthood Helping Sex Traffickers – A new video in a series of undercover investigations reveal staff at a New York City Planned Parenthood abortion business going further than centers in New Jersey and
Pennsylvania Holds Hearing on Abortion Practitioner Gosnell – State regulators in Pennsylvania allowed a doctor to allegedly “operate as a serial killer,” without taking action to shut down his abortion facility—until it was too
Planned Parenthood Exec Blasts Videos He Hasn’t Watched – A top Planned Parenthood executive who has been the leading public spokesman responding to a slew of videos showing the abortion business helping sex traffickers
Planned Parenthood to Retrain Staff After Sex Trafficking Scandal – The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation’s biggest abortion business, has been forced to announce it will retrain its workers following a scandal that
‘Puzzling’ that UK still pushing morning-after pill despite rise in STDs says study author – by Hilary White NOTTINGHAM, UK, February 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It is “puzzling” that government policy makers are still pushing the morning-after pill (MAP) on
Catholic health care facilities ‘battling a culture of death’: Vatican health office – by Hilary White ROME, February 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican is concerned about the increasingly anti-life direction of health care ethics, Bishop Jose L.
EU: Omitting Christmas, Easter from agenda was a ‘mistake’ – by Rebecca Millette BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Commission admitted that it made a “mistake” by omitting Christmas and Easter
Now a New York Planned Parenthood caught aiding sex trafficker – by John Jalsevac February 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New undercover footage by the pro-life group Live Action, from inside a Bronx, NY Planned Parenthood clinic shows
South Korea Catholic Church offers free delivery, shelter and financial support for single mothers – by Rebecca Millette SOUTH KOREA, February 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an effort to promote a culture of life, the South Korean Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CBCK)
Telegraph interviewer insults and ridicules believers. Is it a warning? – by Hilary White ROME, February 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Did anyone else notice something odd about that article in the Telegraph? The one about the goings on in
Virginia attorney general: Planned Parenthood shows ‘open willingness’ to aid sex trafficking – by Rebecca Millette VIRGINIA, February 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood has shown an “open willingness” to aid in illegal sex trafficking of minors,
Woman afraid for her baby’s life after pharmacy accidentally gives abortion pill – by Kathleen Gilbert DENVER, Colorado, February 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Denver woman is afraid for her baby’s life after a pharmacy accidentally gave her a pill
Pharmacist Gives Pregnant Woman Abortion Drug by Mistake – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A pregnant woman who thought she was picking up an antibiotic at the local drugstore was horrified to learn that she received
Philadelphia Archdiocese to Bury Victims of “House of Horrors” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced that it is setting aside a potential grave site that will be used to bury the
Pro-Abortion Nun Gets Kick-Back From Obama Administration – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Obama Administration has rewarded one of the nuns who publicly backed ObamaCare by appointing her to the President’s
UK Couple Being Run Out of Business by Homosexual Activists – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Homosexual activists are targeting the Christian owners of a UK Bed & Breakfast who refused to provide a room to a same-sex
Book Notice: Liturgical Reflections of a Papal Master of Ceremonies (Liturgical Conferences of Msgr. Guido Marini) – Many of you will recall that Msgr. Guido Marini, the papal master of ceremonies, gave a number of short conferences on various liturgical topics which appeared in
Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Moscow – I have always been rather taken by the iconography and architecture of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Moscow; it must be one of my favourite Eastern churches.
The Feast of St. Agatha from Sant’Agata dei Goti: Cardinal Burke Takes Possession of His Titular Church in Rome – We recently mentioned that Raymond Cardinal Burke was to take possession of his titular church of Sant’Agata dei Goti — which, incidentally, was formerly the titular
An all-new PatrickMadrid.com coming soon – I’m happy to report that the completely new and improved patrickmadrid.com website, which we’ve been working on assiduously for the past month, is nearly ready to go
Final Judgment based on “Faith Alone’? – Is “Faith Alone” the Basis for the Final Judgment? Dear Baptist Friend Jerry : I had no intention of writing you again this soon but after having dinner with your
Ultimate Biblical Jerusalem Run – “The Ultimate Biblical Jerusalem Run” all the holy sites with maps, pictures, video. Enjoy! Check it out here I ran three hours around Jerusalem and documented all the
#473 – Our Lady of Tynberg – “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.
Egypt: As Vague as We Wanna Be – Photosource In 2003, when the United States liberated Iraq, an older Iraqi man related his vision of what life would be like without Saddam Hussein. “Democracy!” he
iPhone for Lent: A Confession App? – UPDATED – Gabriel Malor sent this my way, with the note: “very cool!” Catholic Church OK New Confession App for iPhone . An iPhone app aimed at helping Catholics through
Whoa, this is COOL! – I don’t know, I look at these pictures and then consider the NYC Subway system, or others and think, why aren’t we doing staggering, creative things like this, anymore?
World Youth Day, Madrid 2011 – HOLY SMOKES! Via Deacon Greg Chills! Chills to hear that baritone voice again, and to see these youthful crowds. Chills to realize that Popes John Paul II and Benedict
Permanent Ban on Abortion Funding Long Overdue, Says USCCB in House Testimony – WASHINGTON (February 8, 2011) — A permanent ban on abortion funding is long overdue, which is why the U.S. bishops support the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (H.R.
Catholic League reacts to bogus claims about iPhone app for confession help – I reviewed the iPhone confession app here. The Catholic League has a not about downright stupid or perhaps even malicious news reports about the new iPhone app designed
Feed the birds! – There is a sale on feed going on at the bird store right now. I want to go to the store in a couple days and stock up while the prices are lower. Will you help? I
How to cook for a Super Bowl Party – Did you see the Cowgirl’s contribution to Super Bowl Food? I said it before, I’ll say it again. If I ever get to that part of Texas, I would like to meet this gal. She
QUAERITUR: folded chasuble – From a reader: Yesterday, a 75-year old monsignor asked me if I’d ever seen a chasuble folded in front. I replied, No, only in the back. At TLM ordinations. He said
QUAERITUR: Women singing in church – From a reader: I’m a catholic musician. I’ve been reading papal and other magisterial documents about liturgical music. I would like to ask what is the status
RADIO SABINA STREAMING – Rosary in Latin – Sacred Music (mostly) – Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! There is sacred music in the playlist. An entirely Latin chaplet of the Rosary followed by the Litany
REVIEW: The new iPhone app for confession – useful but flawed – About a million people have written to me about the new “confession” app for the iPhone. Well… not a million, but a lot. I am all for anything that gets people to go
There are converts, reverts and unverts… deverts? – Via Creative Minority Report: Novelist Anne Rice is working out some of her issues very publicly and attacking the Church. Carl Olson writes: Novelist and Unvert Anne
WDTPRS POLL: Should women wear head-coverings in church? – In another entry I presented the case of a woman asked by the priest not to wear a chapel veil when coming up to read at Mass. The mantilla/chapel veil topic always