Catholic News Headlines February 11, 2011


Feb. 10, 7pm—Feb. 11, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop decries lack of state protections for Christians in Indonesia – Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb 11, 2011 / 12:42 am ( CNA ).- A bishop in Indonesia has strongly criticized national officials for failing to protect Christians and other

Share this article on Facebook Chicago pro-life project helps women halt second trimester abortions – Chicago, Ill., Feb 11, 2011 / 08:45 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- With the help of two pro-life groups in the area, a Catholic hospital in Illinois has become one of the first

Share this article on Facebook Colombian bishops: Church ready to facilitate peace process – Bogotá, Colombia, Feb 11, 2011 / 04:58 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Ruben Salazar Gomez, the president of the Colombian bishops’ conference, said the Church will act as a

Share this article on Facebook Massachusetts bishops: Severe state budget cuts must not ignore social needs – Boston, Mass., Feb 11, 2011 / 06:04 am ( CNA ).- Massachusetts politicians must remember the vulnerable in their spending cuts planned to remedy a $1.2 billion budget

Share this article on Facebook Number of priests growing worldwide, Vatican reports – Vatican City, Feb 11, 2011 / 05:35 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- There are more than 5,000 more Catholic priests globally in 2009 than there were in 1999, according to official

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Radio celebrates 80 years, focuses on digital future – Vatican City, Feb 11, 2011 / 03:13 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican’s radio station is celebrating its 80th anniversary — with a nod to its distinguished past but

Share this article on Facebook Web initiative lends support to ‘Protect Life Act’ – Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2011 / 03:00 am ( CNA ).- As the House of Representatives debates the Protect Life Act, a proposal that would ban abortion funding throughout

Share this article on Facebook West cannot understand risk of ‘Islamization,’ Iraqi archbishop warns – Kirkuk, Iraq, Feb 11, 2011 / 01:35 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The secular western world is incapable of fully understanding the threat of a “reawakening of Islam” in the

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns – He was an important U.S. ally, but ruled his nation with an iron fist. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has …

Share this article on Facebook Dozens die in new fighting in Sudan – Fighting between rebels and army in Sudan have left more than 100 dead, raising fears of instability following the …

Share this article on Facebook Savior Siblings: Manifestation of the Culture of Death and Genetic Slavery – The French Catholic Bishops responded to the birth of the one who is being called by the media a …

Share this article on Facebook Scripture Is Guide for Social Ministry, Says Cardinal – Cardinal Peter Turkson summarized the focus of “Caritas in Veritate” in five …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Real Doomsday Approaches? – There is this guy, an investment adviser named Porter Stansberry. He has been all over the airwaves and web for weeks promoting a video he made called “End of America.”

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Barron on Exorcism Movies – HT Mary’s Aggies

Share this article on Facebook Taxpayer Funding for Racism? – Why is it that the fact that African-Americans are overrepresented demographically in prisons is evidence of racism by Americans and the judicial system. How many times

Share this article on Facebook Thomas Peters vs. Vox Nova – This is awesome. I don’t often link to Thomas Peters of American Papist fame because I figure that most of the people who read us probably read him. But this is just too

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Background: World Day Of The Sick – February 11 is the 19th World Day of the Sick, a commemoration instituted by Venerable John Paul II. The title of Pope Benedict’s message for the day is entitled “By his

Share this article on Facebook French Bishops Lament IVF ‘Savior Sibling’ – Archbishop Pierre d’Ornellas of Rennes, joined by the other bishops of his ecclesiastical province, has issued a statement lamenting the utilitarianism surrounding the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook “Mercy, Mercy In This World” – Rebecca Teti: a song for the Lourdes day | Here’s one of those lovely instances when a bit of Catholic lore captures the imagination of those outside the faith. Do you

Share this article on Facebook New Marketplace for Fashion – Hallie Lord: Sense of Fashion has caught my eye! | Are any of you familiar with Sense of Fashion? I just discovered it myself. It’s like Etsy—a marketplace website—but

Share this article on Facebook Praying Away the Scary – Arwen Mosher: Prayer helps us handle irrational fear | My daughter, who’s four, has been “sleeping through the night” since she was two, but not really. In reality, over

Share this article on Facebook Teach Your Children Well – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (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 Valentines and Marriages – Lisa Hendey: Join us for a podcast about love! | This week on the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Kate, Elizabeth and I get

Share this article on Facebook Vote for Faith & Family in the Readers’ Choice Awards – Danielle Bean: We’re a finalist for “Best Magazine” | Have you checked out the About.com reader’s Choice Awards yet? We were excited to learn that Faith & Family

Share this article on Facebook You Are Loved – Rachel Balducci: don’t you forget it! | When Paul and I were first newlyweds, I worked at the local newspaper. On Valentine’s Day, employees got the special perk of

Share this article on Facebook Yours, Mine, Our (Bedroom) – Arwen Mosher: how does room-sharing work in your house? | My whole life, except for a few months during babyhood, I have never had my own bedroom. It’s true! I shared a

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook The Fathers Know Best Finalist for Readers’ Choice Awards – The Fathers Know Best has been nominated for the 2011 About.com Catholicism Readers’ Choice Awards. I hope that you will consider casting a vote for it–and for the

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta in the Afternoon – February 11, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 11 4:00 – February 12 – Birthday of Charles Darwin Alfred Russel Wallace’s Theory of Intelligent Evolution With

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook China Forced Abortion Opponent Chen Beaten Over New Video – A new video featuring One Child Policy activist Chen Guangcheng was leaked to the China Aid Association Wednesday. It has just been reported that this morning, Chen and

Share this article on Facebook Hawaii Choose Life License Plate in Jeopardy, Needs Sales – The Hawaii Choose Life license late is in jeopardy and is in danger of being discontinued unless pro-life motorists on the island purchase another 50 of the license

Share this article on Facebook House Committee OKs Bill to Remove Abortion Funding From Obamacare – A House of Representatives Committee on Friday approved legislation that would remove any potential abortion funding the Obamacare health care web site may allow. The

Share this article on Facebook House to Call HHS Secretary Sebelius to Testify on Planned Parenthood – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be called on by pro-life lawmakers in the House of Representatives to testify on the Planned Parenthood

Share this article on Facebook Kansas House Committee OKs Abortion-Parental Rights Bill – Thursday afternoon, the House Federal State Affairs committee passed HB 2035, the Abortion Reporting Accuracy and Parental Rights Act. Committee members Judith Loganbill

Share this article on Facebook Montana Defeats Bill Allowing, Regulating Assisted Suicide – On Thursday, state lawmakers in Montana defeated a bill that would have allowed and regulated assisted suicide. The Senate Judiciary Committee defeated SB 167 that would

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Church Investigating Possible Eucharistic Miracle at a Michigan Middle School – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Church officials have been called in to investigate a possible miracle that took place in the chapel of a Catholic middle

Share this article on Facebook GOP Spending Cuts Target Title X Funding – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Pro abortion groups are crying foul after learning that the GOP’s spending cut plans include the elimination of the Title X

Share this article on Facebook Rwandan Government to Sterilize 700,000 Men . . . with US Tax Dollars! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Steven W. Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute (PRI), expressed outrage today at a clear instance of U.S. tax

Share this article on Facebook Study: Majority of Teens Want to Remain Chaste Until Marriage – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In an age of MTV and sex ed programs that encourage teens to have sex, a new study released on Wednesday has found that an

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Abbazia di Sant’Antimo – Image credits: Wikipedia

Share this article on Facebook Solemn Pontifical Mass, Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell CT. – This past Monday, February 7, Bishop Joseph Perry (Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago) celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the usus antiquior (Votive Mass

Share this article on Facebook The Icons of Irina Gorbunova-Lomax – Here are some icons by a France-based Russian icon painter. She has and exquisite touch in the graceful flow of the line that conforms to the prototype and describes

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Vote for us, and get a chance at $10 million! – Stop what you’re doing and go here to vote for OUR SUNDAY VISITOR in the About.com Reader’s Choice Awards for Catholic newspaper, and get a chance to win $10 million*!!

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Come with us to Rome & Assisi – Join us in Rome for the Beatification of John Paul II. Included is an exclusive meeting and talk by George Weigel, blessing from the Pope, full tour of Rome and Assisi,

Share this article on Facebook Going with Mary to Visit Elizabeth – Today I ran from Jerusalem to Ein Kerem where Mary visited Elizabeth 2,000 years ago. It was cold, foggy and rainy and I imagined it might have been so for Mary as well.

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father – is he Holy? – Since we are at Mount Sinai today, I thought this was significant. The young man stood up at my conference and parroted the Fundamentalist mantra: “The Pope is a sinner

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #090 – A Lifelong Regret – “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 Mubarak Out; Another Historic Marian Feastday! – It occurs to me that the ouster of Hosni Mubarak and the potentially world-changing events that are occurring today in Egypt have happened on a Marian feastday: today is

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of the Americas Discuss Successes, Challenges of Communicating the Gospel with Modern Social Media – BALTIMORE, Md. ( February 11, 2011 )— The annual meeting of the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Canadian Conference of Catholic

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook HELP WDTPRS in the Reader’s Choice Awards! – I ask for more help!   WDTPRS is a finalist for BEST BLOG and several other categories in the About.com Reader’s Choice Awards. You have been so good with these things.

Share this article on Facebook Philadelphia – It’s time for more purification. Are you ready, Philadelphia? It is time for us all to get tough and bear this Cross in the face of the mysterium iniquitatis. Get down

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Can a traditional rite of baptism be in English? – From a priest reader: Please excuse my sending this request to you, but I have not been able to find an answer to my questions. A couple have asked me to baptize their

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Why is the Protestant “For the kingdom, the power, the glory…” in our Catholic Mass? – A reader asked: One of the things I like about the TLM [Traditional Latin Mass] is that we don’t have to pray like the Protestants Our Father.  Isn’t the fact that

Share this article on Facebook RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST – Here are some recent posts of interest, ne pereant. Lot’s of questions in the last few days! (“Quaeritur” is Latin for “It is asked”, a classic way of introducing

Share this article on Facebook Rosary for the Bishop Project – My friend Fr. John Boyle has a good project going.  I would like a make it my own in solidarity. Fr. Boyle says: Choose your own bishop to pray for. I have selected my

Share this article on Facebook UPDATE REVIEW: iPhone app to help you make a good confession updated – I have reviewed the new iPhone app tool to help you examine your conscience and then make a good sacramental to a priest (the only way to get absolution, of course). I

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