Catholic News Headlines February 9, 2011


Feb. 8, 7pm—Feb. 9, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Amid criticism, President Obama moves to fill vacant religious ambassador post – Washington D.C., Feb 9, 2011 / 02:28 pm ( CNA ).- In the wake of criticism from religious leaders and political experts, President Obama has moved to appoint a religious

Share this article on Facebook Church offers mediation between gangs and government in Colombia – Bogotá, Colombia, Feb 9, 2011 / 04:00 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Julio Cesar Vidal Ortiz of Monteria, Colombia says he is confident the Catholic Church can help bring about the

Share this article on Facebook Illness is an opportunity to appreciate life, says Mexican bishop – Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 9, 2011 / 06:03 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca, Mexico recently recalled that illness is an opportunity to

Share this article on Facebook Indonesian Muslim mob attacks priest, burns three churches – Temanggung, Indonesia, Feb 9, 2011 / 05:51 am ( CNA ).- An estimated 1,500 Indonesian Muslims destroyed three churches before attacking an orphanage and hospital in

Share this article on Facebook New College of St. Mary Magdalen president pledges renewal, service to Church – Warner, N.H., Feb 9, 2011 / 12:21 am ( CNA ).- Music scholar Dr. George Harne has been appointed the new president of New Hampshire’s College of Saint Mary Magdalen.

Share this article on Facebook New Confession app is no substitution for the sacrament, Vatican says – Vatican City, Feb 9, 2011 / 12:12 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The sacrament of Confession “cannot be substituted by any computer application,” the Vatican said Feb. 9. The

Share this article on Facebook St. Peter Canisius a model for how to spread the Gospel, Pope says – Vatican City, Feb 9, 2011 / 02:25 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- To spread the Gospel, a believer needs a personal relationship with Jesus, an upright moral life, and a good

Share this article on Facebook Vatican denies clampdown on liturgical reform – Vatican City, Feb 9, 2011 / 04:55 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican has denied an Italian newspaper analyst’s claim that one of its departments will be dedicating

Share this article on Facebook Vatican liturgy committee welcomes new US members – Vatican City, Feb 9, 2011 / 02:50 am ( CNA ).- Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix and Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, New Jersey met in Rome February 2-3 with the

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Many notable ‘snubs’ litter Oscar nominations this year – Every year when Hollywood rolls out its list for those little golden statues – the Academy Awards, or Oscars, …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook China faces ‘severe, long-lasting drought’ – China is preparing for a long-lasting drought. Low to no rainfall in several provinces have caused wheat prices to …

Share this article on Facebook Freed Google executive ‘ready to die for Egypt’ – Egyptian Google executive Wael Ghonim says that he is “ready to die” to bring change to Egypt. …

Share this article on Facebook Legion of Christ: The Ten Questions of Fr. Richard Gill – They concern the still obscure points of the “mystery” of Marcial Maciel. But there are other …

Share this article on Facebook Mideast allies tell U.S. to go easy on Mubarak – The United States’ allies in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia and Jordan are advising the U.S. to go …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. customs employee and two NATO members killed in southern Afghanistan – A U.S. customs employee and two NATO service members have died in insurgent attacks in southern Afghanistan. A …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Clinic Regulation Hearings Held in Harrisburg. No More Houses of Horror! – The National Pro-Life Center, founded by Fr Paul Schenck, is joining with the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference in …

Share this article on Facebook Amid criticism, President Obama moves to fill vacant religious ambassador post – In a Feb. 1 letter, Archbishop Chaput – a former commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious …

Share this article on Facebook An Open Letter to Our Government: Abolish the Slavery of Abortion – President Obama, Members of Congress, and the Justices of the Supreme Court:  You have the power, …

Share this article on Facebook Brain-injured lawmaker speaking more after assassination attempt – Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is currently able to ask for toast with breakfast following a bullet to the brain …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Defunding Abortion Like Islam Or Something – Senator Frank Lautenberg clearly needs his meds changed. Complaining about GOP attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the genius Lautenberg dropped some pearls of wisdom

Share this article on Facebook Luckiest Biker…Evah!!! – Who drives around with a camera on their helmet, I don’t know. But the video looks absolutely real to me. This biker gets SLAMMED from behind, his bike gets wrecked and

Share this article on Facebook Obama: Catholic Schools Need Not Apply – Choice is for killing children, not for educating them. Understand that and you understand this present administration. President Obama has initiated a national

Share this article on Facebook Of Maureen Dowd, I-Phones, and I-Diots – There has been a lot of commentary these past days on the new I-Phone app that helps you prepare for confession. Here is, officially, the stupidest commentary you will

Share this article on Facebook Pence Blasts Planned Parenthood – Congressman Mike Pence picks up the ball after the Lila Rose videos and calls for denying federal funding to abortion providers. I wish this guy were running for

Share this article on Facebook Who Had The Worst Week? – CMR Who Had The Worst Week Christina Aguilera Black Eyed Peas Lindsay Lohan AOL Pittsburgh Steelers view results ction get_referrer(lk){var

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Bearing Witness To The Gospel Of Charity Among The Needy – VATICAN CITY, 9 FEB 2011 (VIS) – At the end of today’s general audience, the Pope addressed a greeting to bishops who are spending this week in Castelgandolfo to

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Feb 9 – VATICAN CITY, 9 FEB 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday evening the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany.

Share this article on Facebook Peter Canisius: Faithful To Dogma, Respectful To People – VATICAN CITY, 9 FEB 2011 (VIS) – Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning’s general audience to St. Peter Canisius, whom Leo XIII proclaimed as “the

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Feb 9 – VATICAN CITY, 9 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Erected the new ecclesiastical province of Lilongwe (area 24,025, population 4,660,000, Catholics 1,056,979, priests

Share this article on Facebook ‘The Mother Teresa of Cairo’ – The Catholic Herald has profiled Maggie Gobran, a Coptic Orthodox laywoman who ministers to Christians who live in Cairo’s garbage dumps. “In the rubbish dumps Christian

Share this article on Facebook Usccb Urges Passage Of ‘No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act’ – Testifying before a House subcommittee on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Richard Doerflinger called for the prompt passage of the No

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Spokesman: Cautious Optimism On Protests In Egypt, Tunisia – Father Federico Lombardi, director of Holy See Press Office, describes recent protests in Tunisia and Egypt as a manifestation of citizens’ desires for greater liberty

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Baby Girl Clothes, Packed – Arwen Mosher: keeping the “fun” stuff in storage | So we found out our currently in utero babies are boys. We’re happy about this. Boys are great! What’s not to love?

Share this article on Facebook For the Youth of the World – Lynn Wehner: Madrid is calling … any takers? | Am I the only one, or does this little montage have your heart bursting with joy for our Church? Grassroots Films has

Share this article on Facebook Growing Up Together – Elizabeth Duffy: Letting go of spiritual oneupmanship | Coming into our marriage, I assumed that I was more spiritually advanced than my husband. I’d lived a year in

Share this article on Facebook Let God In – 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 Yum! – Lisa Hendey: Do you have a favorite frozen recipe? | Friends, you all know I’m not the resident cook here at Faith & Family, but I have to tell you I am in love with a

Share this article on Facebook Yummy Cookbook – Rachel Balducci: a sweet treat | Lisa’s post on her new fave kitchen appliance prompted me to write about my favorite book to go with that—Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Obama Smoking

Share this article on Facebook Permanent Ban on Abortion Funding Long Overdue, Says USCCB in House Testimony – 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. 3), said a representative of the

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Video Investigation Featured on CBS Evening News – This is an AMAZINGLY accurate, unvarnished, honest, possibly even sympathetic piece that CBS Evening News did on Lila Rose and Live Action Films’ undercover

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges priests to be consistent with what they preach

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta in the Afternoon – February 9, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 9 4:00 – Kresta Comments: End of the World Set for May 21, 2011? If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Advocates Continue Attacking Phill Kline in Kansas – Former Kansas prosecutor Phill Kline will face an ethics hearing on February 21, 2011, on politically-motivated charges that he acted improperly during his

Share this article on Facebook Democrats Blast Pro-Life Bills to Cut Tax-Funded Abortions – Democrats blasted two bills today at a press conference that would help ensure Americans don’t have to fund abortions with their taxpayer dollars — either through the

Share this article on Facebook Lila Rose: Planned Parenthood Deceives in Sex Trafficking Video Response – The following are six of the top deceptions Planned Parenthood has engaged in in its response to the sex trafficking videos. Deception 6) “We reported this to the FBI”

Share this article on Facebook Pittsburgh Settles Lawsuit With Pro-Life Advocate on Speech – The city of Pittsburgh settled a lawsuit filed by a pro-life advocate against it over the buffer zone law that has been the subject of lawsuits by pro-life advocates.

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Virginia Sen. Webb to Quit, Opens Door for Allen – First-term Democratic Senator Jim Webb of Virginia announced today he will retire instead of seeking re-election in the 2012 election cycle. The news is good for

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Should Note Abortion-Fetal Pain Legal Issues – Yesterday, Mary Balch responded to my article (posted on the Human Life Review’s website) criticizing the National Right to Life Committee’s “Pain-Capable Unborn Child

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Bill Designed to Starve ObamaCare to be Introduced Next Week – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A major showdown is looming on the Hill as House Republicans announce plans to use a vital bill intended to keep the government

Share this article on Facebook iPhone Confession App Mischaracterized on Internet – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new iPhone app for Confession is causing a lot of buzz in cyberspace, but misleading headlines that make it appear to be a

Share this article on Facebook Newborn Baby Abandoned in Sports Arena Restroom – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Police in Greenville, South Carolina are trying to discover the identity of a woman who delivered a baby boy in the bathroom of

Share this article on Facebook NY Planned Parenthood Allows “Pimp” to Pose as Guardian – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The third in a series of undercover videos released by a national pro-life group shows a Planned Parenthood employee in a Bronx

Share this article on Facebook Super Bowl “Test Baby” Ad Infuriates Parents – By  Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Super Bowl ad for a vacation rental company that featured a baby being smashed against a window has outraged parents across

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A Cistercian Abbey in Ireland – I was very taken by this little reconstruction sketch of the Irish Cistercian abbey of Mellifont, the first of its order in that nation, posted by Br. Stephen over at

Share this article on Facebook Further Photos of the Mass of Cardinal Brandmüller – Further to our post about the Pontifical Mass of Cardinal Brandmüller in the Santuario di Campocavallo di Osimo, Ancona, further photos have been sent our way. Photo

Share this article on Facebook Motu Proprio on a New Liturgical Movement? – Andrea Tornielli, the most reliable vaticanista of this pontificate, has the following news , which we give you here in an NLM translation: In the coming weeks a

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook More on high-tech confession help – By Mary DeTurris Poust It seems everybody is talking about that confession app we mentioned here last month ( Confession: There’s an app for that ). It even made the

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook I’ll be speaking in San Antonio, TX, next week. Hope you can make it.http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Hair Cut only Once a Year – David had a very handsome son. His name was Absalom and he betrayed his father the king and led a rebellion against him. The Bible says that Absalom was “beautiful“ and

Share this article on Facebook Ultimate Biblical Run through Jerusalem! – I hit all the holy biblical site and documented them with video and pictures. I decided people would like to see all the biblical and holy sites in and around the Old

Share this article on Facebook What is Important in Life? – “A man is no fool to give up what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot before being killed by South American Indians for telling them about

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #273 – Four Saints of Winter – “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.

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Blog problems caused user registration problems – I think that while there were blog problems, there were some problems with user registration. I found some registration notices in my email which I cannot find in the

Share this article on Facebook Cong. for Divine Worship… but no longer Discipline of the Sacraments? – The intrepid Andrea Tornielli is reporting that, well… here it is in my quick translation: In the next weeks there will be published a document of Benedict XVI which

Share this article on Facebook FOLLOW UP: REVIEW of iPhone app for help with confession – You have seen, perhaps, my review of the new iPhone app for helping you make a good confession. I made some observations and some others are chiming in as well.  Good

Share this article on Facebook Go visit Fr. Finigan! Look at the changes to his blog and church! – My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, has not only revamped his fine blog, but he has a post about revamping the roof of his parish church! Go say “hi”

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Long distance sacramental absolution of sins? No. – Subsequent to my review of the new iPhone app to help with (not substitute for) sacramental confession and absolution of sins, I have received some questions about

Share this article on Facebook The blog was down – Sorry about the technical problems.   The blog was down yesterday for over seven hours.  There was a problem with the server.  I was unable to rouse up help with the

Share this article on Facebook The WDTPRS POLL about women covering their heads in church. VOTE! – The poll is still going.  As of this writing there are just over 2700 votes. The overwhelming majority favor a return to the practice of head coverings for women in

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