Catholic News Headlines February 16, 2011


Feb. 15, 7pm—Feb. 16, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan says claim he hid millions from abuse lawsuits is ‘malarkey’ – New York City, N.Y., Feb 16, 2011 / 05:46 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York criticized as “malarkey” and “ridiculous and groundless gossip” a

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Church seeks to help victims of pirates – Vatican City, Feb 16, 2011 / 06:42 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Officials at the Vatican just concluded a meeting to look at ways to meet the spiritual, material and

Share this article on Facebook German bishops see recycled ideas in theologians ‘reform’ letter – Bonn, Germany, Feb 16, 2011 / 01:31 am ( CNA ).- Increasing numbers of European theologians have signed onto a set of proposals they say will “renew” the struggling

Share this article on Facebook Spanish cardinal urges Christians to love the Church as their mother – Madrid, Spain, Feb 16, 2011 / 06:04 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain is exhorting Catholics to “love our holy Mother Church as we love

Share this article on Facebook St. John of the Cross shows that faith gives man ‘wings’, says Pope – Vatican City, Feb 16, 2011 / 02:48 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The spirituality and teachings of the “Mystical Doctor of the Church” offer an example of a man whose burdens

Share this article on Facebook Transparency in Church finances gives the faithful satisfaction, says cardinal – Genoa, Italy, Feb 16, 2011 / 01:57 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The head of Italy’s bishops sees transparency in money-handling as one of the keys to the Church’s credibility

Share this article on Facebook UK pro-lifers praise ruling against ‘bedroom abortions’ – London, England, Feb 16, 2011 / 02:56 am ( CNA ).- Pro-life advocates say a British judge’s ruling that women cannot perform a “bedroom abortion” by taking pills at home

Share this article on Facebook Vatican cardinal: Adopted children need both a father and a mother – Rome, Italy, Feb 16, 2011 / 04:08 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, recently affirmed that

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Mummy’ series among the most popular movie franchises of all time – In our countdown of the top movie franchises of all time, Universal Studio’s action-adventure revamp of …

Share this article on Facebook The leader in cable TV news out ‘Fox’-es them all – FoxNews has its share of critics – some say the station is biased and relies heavily on sensationalism, amounting …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Secret recipe for Coca Cola allegedly discovered – The recipe for Coca Cola has remained a jealously guarded secret for 125 years. Now – …

Share this article on Facebook Three Massachusetts churches to remain open – The Vatican has ruled that three western Massachusetts churches, closed by the Springfield Diocese, should remain …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Muslim Brotherhood says it will form political party – The long banned Egyptian group Muslim Brotherhood says that it intends to form a political party once democracy is …

Share this article on Facebook One dead in protest clashes in Bahrain – One person was killed and several others injured after police fired on protesters in Bahrain. The protesters had …

Share this article on Facebook Tunisia, Italy agree to work together on refugees – The beleaguered North African nation of Tunisia, still coming to grips with an interim government with the …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Anglican Ordinariate Needs to be Taken Seriously in America – Br. Stephen Treat, O.Cist., a monk of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank in Wisconsin provides an …

Share this article on Facebook Holy Wood Studio: Training Actors, Calling Christians into the Culture – We need Christians to respond to the call of Christ the Divine Artist and take their place in creating new …

Share this article on Facebook L.A. priest removed after sexual misconduct allegations – A Catholic priest has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a high school girl more than 40 years ago. …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook 1st Diocesan College in Laguna inaugurated – SAN PABLO City, Feb. 16, 2011—After 45 years in existence, San Pablo Diocese in Laguna has finally inaugurated its first ever College run by the diocese in Sta. Cruz

Share this article on Facebook Bacolod gearing up for mass action against RH Bill – BACOLOD City, Feb. 16, 2011—The Diocese of Bacolod is mobilizing parishes and schools for a planned mass action against the reproductive health bill. read more

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Abby Johnson Teams with Lila Rose – Pretty awesome: Today Live Action announced the addition of Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director and employee of eight years, to the Live Action team as

Share this article on Facebook Ad: GOP Forcing Women into Back Alley – If the GOP has their way women would be forced into the back alley for abortions, according to a new ad from MoveOn.org. The ad stars some actress I don’t know but is

Share this article on Facebook Anyone Taking Trump Seriously? – I’ve read in a number of places some guardedly positive feedback to Donald Trump’s consideration of running for President. I’ve read how they’re pleased that he’s

Share this article on Facebook Battle Over a 25 ft. Cross in Suburbs – There’s a lot going on in Baldwin, PA. Normally, I’m not sure I’d side with a guy who lights up a 25 foot cross on top of his house in the suburbs. But there’s something

Share this article on Facebook Is Deception Always Wrong? I’m Not Convinced – Ever since the release of the Lila Rose – Live Action videos that exposed Planned Parenthood for their illegal practices (beyond the obvious immoral practices,) I have

Share this article on Facebook Obama’s Gift to the Egyptian People – This has to be one of the funniest things I’ve ever read. Honestly. It’s been shown that President Obama’s administration was all over the map on this Egypt thing, to

Share this article on Facebook Well, That Didn’t Take Long – Hooray for the Egytpian people. Well, except if you happen to be in the 20% of the population that is Coptic Christian. If you are part of that 20%, then sorry dude.

Share this article on Facebook What We Don’t Know About The Brain – Watch this amazing video about a boy who doesn’t know he is missing part of his brain. As the doctor says, this case just goes to show what they don’t know about the

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Praise Budget Resolution’s Pro-Life Measures, Lament Cuts To The Poor – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are urging Congress not to slash international poverty assistance. “The

Share this article on Facebook John Of The Cross: Purify The Heart In Order To Meet Christ – VATICAN CITY, 16 FEB 2011 (VIS) – In his general audience today, held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope focused his attention on St. John of the Cross, “spiritual friend to

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Feb 16 – VATICAN CITY, 16 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Bishop Emanuel Messias de Oliveira of Guanhaes, Brazil, as bishop of Caratinga (area 14,927, population

Share this article on Facebook Talk-Radio Host On 150 Stations Is Catholic Convert – Allen Hunt, a talk-radio host whose show is broadcast on 150 stations, discusses his conversion to the Catholic faith in a Catholic newspaper interview. Hunt, a former

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Baby Needs – Arwen Mosher: What’s your “must-have” list? | I have a few friends who are currently expecting their first children, and they’re navigating the world of baby registries

Share this article on Facebook Car Care 101 – Lisa Hendey: What would you do? | This weekend, I had a great reminder that it’s good to have some basic car care knowledge.  A friend and I took a daylong road trip

Share this article on Facebook Collision With a Dentyne Truck – Jake Frost: Love Lessons in Gum | Imagine the scene. A businessman strides briskly through an airport. Coming upon one of those airport convenience stores with piratical

Share this article on Facebook Faith & Your Fertility – 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 Help Choose a Cover – Lisa Hendey: Your opinions are needed! | Many of you know that I’ve been busy for the past several months working on my next book, to be titled: A Book of Saints for

Share this article on Facebook Parenting Brilliance – Rachel Balducci: let’s share strategies | Here’s my Question of the Day: what have you found to be the most effective method for eradicating potty mouth? Rebecca’s

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Al Kresta Challenges Former Priest Alberto Cutie – THIS AFTERNOON on “Kresta in the Afternoon” Al will be interviewing Alberto Cutie a.k.a. “Father ‘Oprah'” due to his frequent radio and television appearances. Cutie

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – February 16, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 16 4:00 – US Bishops to Revise “Faithful Citizenship” Document on Voting This coming November the Catholic bishops

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Ban on Tax-Funded Abortions in Nation’s Capital Looks Safe – It looks like the attempt to renew the ban on taxpayer funding of abortions in the nation’s capital is safe — thanks to the failure of the District’s representative to

Share this article on Facebook Case With 107 Charges Against Planned Parenthood Moves Ahead – After two years of delay, the case with 107 charges against Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri has finally moved forward. The charges, initially filed by

Share this article on Facebook Debate Delayed on Bill Not Allowing Shooting Abortionists – The sponsor of the bill that abortion activists wrongly say would allow the legal shooting of abortion practitioners has put off further discussion of the legislation

Share this article on Facebook Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson Joins Live Action – In a pairing that promises the Planned Parenthood abortion business will face more pressure over its taxpayer funding and abuses like exploiting sexually trafficked

Share this article on Facebook House Actress Lisa Edelstein Does Pro-Abortion MoveOn Ad – Lisa Edelstein, who currently stars as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the television drama House, has recorded a new television ad for the George Soros-funded MoveOn.org, a liberal

Share this article on Facebook Huckabee at Second Pro-Life Event in Two Days, Jabs Obama – Mike Huckabee, the potential Republican presidential candidate, appeared at his second pro-life event in two days and took a comedic jab at pro-abortion President Barack

Share this article on Facebook Justin Bieber Says He’s Pro-Life on Abortion, Wait for Sex – Though his views on political matters don’t matter much to national public policy, a Justin Bieber opinion on a hot topic like abortion could make waves for the millions

Share this article on Facebook Mike Pence to Headline Event for Pro-Life Women’s Group – Congressman Mike Pence, who is in the middle of a battle to revoke the federal taxpayer funding of the nation’s biggest abortion business, will headline an event tonight

Share this article on Facebook Pelosi Wrong: Planned Parenthood Puts Women, Children Last – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged today on the House floor that Republican plans to de-fund Planned Parenthood “put women and children last.”  Those who value

Share this article on Facebook Second Chance at Life for Adult Stem Cell Transplant Patient – An update on the City of Hope’s 10,000th bone marrow adult stem cell transplant. The patient, now identified as 51-year-old William Fuller, was released from the

Share this article on Facebook Time for States to Crack Down on RU 486 Abortion Drug is Now – “Telemed abortions” have made headlines in the last year, and with that attention AUL has received numerous requests from state legislators and policy groups seeking to

Share this article on Facebook Top New York Pro-Abortion Activist Fired After Financial Misconduct – Kelli Conlin was the pro-abortion giant of New York — essentially running the pro-abortion movement in the Empire State. That is, until she was forced to quit recently

Share this article on Facebook University of Michigan Hit for Overcharging Pro-Life Group – The Alliance Defense Fund sent a letter Monday to the University of Michigan over what it says are unconstitutional fees it assessed to a pro-life student group after it

Share this article on Facebook West Virginia Cmte OKs Bill to Remove Abortion From Obamacare – A West Virginia state House committee today approved a bill to make it so no health insurance policy, public or private, could cover abortions. The legislation, endorsed

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 107-count criminal case begins against Planned Parenthood in Kansas – by Peter Smith TOPEKA, Kansas, February 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The criminal case built by former Kansas attorney general Phill Kline is now moving forward against

Share this article on Facebook 16-year-old pop superstar Justin Bieber: abortion is ‘like killing a baby’ – by Kathleen Gilbert February 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a soon-to-be-published interview with Rolling Stone, teen idol Justin Bieber revealed that he shares

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Vasa to doctors: Faith trumps supposed medical norms – by Patrick B. Craine KANSAS CITY, Kansas, February 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Medical professionals are called to follow Christ courageously in their practice even

Share this article on Facebook CBC Radio-Canada ‘vilifying’ Canadian evangelicals – Evangelical Fellowship files complaint – by Thaddeus Baklinski OTTAWA, Wed Feb 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “While Evangelicals have shown a high tolerance for comment, critique and even ridicule of our

Share this article on Facebook Condemning violence against Middle East Christians too ‘politically incorrect’ for EU ministers – by Hilary White BRUSSELS, February 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Council of Europe has done it and so has the EU Parliament, but the EU’s Foreign Ministers have

Share this article on Facebook Former Planned Parenthood director joins staff of Live Action – by John Jalsevac February 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today the pro-life group Live Action announced the addition of Abby Johnson, the former director of a Planned

Share this article on Facebook French Assembly approves more liberal embryo law – by Jeanne Smits February 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The French National Assembly voted in favor of a revised bioethics bill on Tuesday that will allow for more

Share this article on Facebook NARAL leader funded lavish lifestyle with organization’s funds, says audit – by Peter Smith NEW YORK, February 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A former longtime president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York is at the center of a major financial scandal,

Share this article on Facebook Pennsylvania state employees fired for ignoring ‘house of horrors’ abortion clinic – by Kathleen Gilbert HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, February 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Several state employees in Pennsylvania have been fired as part of the fallout after

Share this article on Facebook Vancouver archbishop: health care workers have ‘grave duty’ not to cooperate in evil practices – by Rebecca Millette VANCOUVER, British Columbia, February 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a homily during the White Mass for health care providers in January,

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Non-Catholics Using Best-Selling New Confession App – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The new iPhone app, Confession: A Roman Catholic App, has not only risen to the number one spot on Apple’s “Lifestyle” app

Share this article on Facebook Toddler Born Without a Cerebellum Makes Astonishing Progress – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A three year-old boy who was born with key parts of the brain either missing or severely atrophied has doctors stumped as he

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review San Francisco’s Anti-Catholic Resolution – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Thomas More Law Center filed a petition this week with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that it reverse a Ninth Circuit Court

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Intervenes to Save Massachusetts Churches – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican issued a rare decree yesterday in which it ordered St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Adams, Massachusetts, and two

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook 1,500 year-old Church with Mosaics Found in Israel – Here are some photos of a recently excavated church in Israel, close to Jerusalem that is thought to have been active between the 5th and 7th centuries AD. The article

Share this article on Facebook Cardinals Amato and Ranjith Taking Possession of Their Titular Churches in Rome – Last week, we reported on Raymond Cardinal Burke taking possession of his titular church. Over the last weekend, two other prominent cardinals took possession of their

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Basilica Maestro at St John Cantius, Chicago – A note came in from the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius about this noteworthy event: On Sunday, February 13th, Fr. Pierre Paul, maestro di cappella (chapel master) at

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Biblical, Historical Adventures in Israel – Yesterday Janet and I went in Palestinian city of Hebron, home and burial site of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Saw Oaks of Mamre (Gen 18). Found Tomb of Jesse and Ruth.

Share this article on Facebook Mary a Mediatrix? Isn’t there just One Mediator? – The Bible says, “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim 2:5). Yet Catholics refer to Mary as a Mediatrix

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #413 – My Life – Heavenly Signs – “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 Challenges, Rewards of Teaching Deaf Children – Catechist extraordinaire Lisa Mladinich, whose weekly column “Be an Amazing Catechist” has become a first-stop resource for RCIA facilitators and CCD teachers, has for

Share this article on Facebook Deacon Greg Kandra, Columnist – As if he doesn’t have enough to do, Deacon Greg has decided to take on a weekly column, and today we launch him – check out All Things New : In a movie chock full of

Share this article on Facebook Lenten Reading: Jesus and Jewish Roots of the Eucharist – It’s that time of the year again. As Ash Wednesday approaches (it’s later than usual this year, and am I the only one who feels likes she’s missing it and needs it to

Share this article on Facebook Musing on Baseball, Stan Musial, Babe Herman – I am just so done with seeing snow everywhere. I have not seen my grass since before Christmas, and I need to see green. I need to see a big expanse of green. Preferably

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook An initial comment concerning the Instruction about Summorum Pontificum – Many people have written to me asking about the rumors that the upcoming Instruction about Summorum Pontificum and asking if the Instruction will undermine the Holy

Share this article on Facebook Lent is around the corner – start planning – This upcoming Sunday is already Septuagesima. Did you realize that Lent begins on 9 March? Do you have a plan for your Lent? Here is a suggestion for part of your Lenten

Share this article on Facebook Msgr. Gaenswein receives an honorary doctorate. – For a long time it has irked me that newsies in the MSM constantly refer to certain cities in Muslim countries as “the holy city of ___”.  I don’t object to the fact

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: headcoverings for women also outside church? – From a reader: Father, I read and answered your poll regarding veiling during Mass. I have been thinking and praying about taking it a step further; to wearing a head

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Parish usher wants to be a JP to officiate at wedding of Catholics – From a reader: I have a good friend who is much older than I. Sadly, he disagrees with a lot of the Church’s stances. Despite that, he hears Mass regularly (every

Share this article on Facebook Vespers from the Breviarium Romanum read with no frills – For the tired brethren.

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