Catholic News Headlines February 18, 2011


Feb. 17, 7pm—Feb. 18, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Brazilian bishops criticize immorality of ‘reality shows’ – Brasilia, Brazil, Feb 18, 2011 / 06:31 pm ( CNA ).- The National Conference of Bishops of Brazil issued a statement on Feb. 17 criticizing the immoral nature of reality

Share this article on Facebook Catholic priest in Canada sues pro-life news site for $500,000 – Toronto, Canada, Feb 18, 2011 / 05:54 am ( CNA ).- A priest from Quebec has launched a $500,000 libel suit against LifeSiteNews Canada, a sum which the pro-life news

Share this article on Facebook Celebrity-dramatized audio Bible brings renewed vitality to Gospel story – Denver, Colo., Feb 18, 2011 / 11:08 am ( CNA ).- A new audio version of the New Testament dramatized by numerous celebrities is being heralded as a “significant”

Share this article on Facebook Mission of new Vatican evangelization office received with enthusiasm – Vatican City, Feb 18, 2011 / 01:54 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The head of the new Vatican office in charge of the “new evangelization,” said he is encouraged by the support

Share this article on Facebook Pope John Paul II beatification events to last three days, all events free – Vatican City, Feb 18, 2011 / 04:29 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican has released new details about the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II. The celebrations

Share this article on Facebook Thieves take famous crucifix from Battle of Waterloo site – Walloon Brabant, Belgium, Feb 18, 2011 / 01:40 am ( CNA ).- A 15th-century crucifix which survived the Battle of Waterloo has been stolen from a chapel at the site of

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Terminator’s’ time-traveling android packs them in – A surly, time-traveling android proved to be highly popular with movie-going audiences. The four films in the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Former Tunisian President in critical condition – The freshly ousted president of Tunisia is reported to be in critical condition following a stroke. The …

Share this article on Facebook Military crackdown in Bahrain targets protestors – The Arab nation of Bahrain is under military lockdown as the latest protests in the capital of Manama killed at …

Share this article on Facebook Saudi royal family member warns of possible uprising – Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, a senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned that their country could …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Alaskan governor says he will not implement healthcare reform – Alaska Governor Sean Parnell says he will not implement the federal health care overhaul passed by Congress last …

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Democrats flee union vote at Capitol – Wisconsin Democrats, fearing a near-certain Republican victory that would halt a half-century of collective …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Defunding Planned Parenthood:’Let the Abortion Providers Provide for Themselves’ – Finally, the political facade is being melted away and many Americans are beginning to see Planned Parenthood for …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook People’s Survival Fund pushed to protect farmers from climate change’s impact – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Feb. 18, 2011—Among the vulnerable sectors to climate change in Philippine society the agriculture sector is the most defenseless and exposed, which

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Anti Catholicism at Time Inc? – Did anti-Catholicism play a role in Time Inc forcing their CEO out the door? This story in the New York Times might make you think so. But the story is notable for a

Share this article on Facebook Euthanoodle – Let’s Poison Ramen Noodles – In what will surely become one of the most infamous comments ever made about abortion, Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin said yesterday that it is better to have an abortion

Share this article on Facebook HS Wrestler Forfeits Rather Than Wrestle Girl – Because of his faith, state wrestling title contender Joel Northrup had to forfeit a match. It was either that, or wrestle a girl. CNN A high school wrestler in

Share this article on Facebook Sanctuary!!!!! Sanctuary!!!! – In perhaps the strangest turn in the weirdest story of the year, clergy from Illinois are offering sanctuary to Democrats who fled Wisconsin to avoid upsetting their

Share this article on Facebook Sayed Musa to be Freed!? – This is great news. One for the good guys. Let’s hope all goes well. Last week, I wrote a post at the National Catholic Register about Sayed Musa being put to death in

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Challenges And Achievements Of The Church In Philippines – VATICAN CITY, 18 FEB 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican Benedict XVI received prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, who have just

Share this article on Facebook Communique Concerning Beatification Of John Paul II – VATICAN CITY, 18 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today. “The beatification of Servant of God Pope John Paul II

Share this article on Facebook House Committee Approves Protect Life Act – The House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved the Protect Life Act (HR 358) in a 33-19 vote. The measure, which awaits a vote in the full House of

Share this article on Facebook Mosul Archbishop: Christians Still Living In Fear – The Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul has told Newsmax that Christians in Iraq’s second-largest city live in a state of constant fear. Most families that fled the

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Feb 18 – VATICAN CITY, 18 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences six prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on their “ad

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Feb 18 – VATICAN CITY, 18 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed: – Fr. Stephen Dami Mamza of the clergy of Maiduguri, Nigeria, currently in Ireland where he is studying for

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Are Medieval Mystics Relevant? – Rebecca Teti: St. John of the Cross for everyone | That’s a question the Holy Father took up during yesterday’s papal audience on St. John of the Cross. Recognizing that

Share this article on Facebook Casual Fridays – Bringing Work Home – Lisa Hendey: Do you pack a briefcase? | One of my biggest memories from my days of working in an office was the packing of my briefcase at the end of each day.  For some

Share this article on Facebook Comfort and Style for Tender Tootsies – Hallie Lord: High heels to live in … and die for! | If you’re anything like me, you occasionally enjoy slipping your feet into pair of pretty high-heels. But if you’re

Share this article on Facebook Is Art an Extra? – Karen Edmisten : I think it’s a core curriculum. | Recently our family visited a local art museum. We wound our way around Van Gogh, roamed past Renoir, ambled by

Share this article on Facebook Perfect Pizza Dough – Rachel Balducci: I finally found my fave | It’s been a while since we’ve discussed pizza nights and pizza dough. I just wanted to share the dough I discovered a few

Share this article on Facebook School ‘Em Right – 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 Sign Language – Rebecca Teti: | I get a kick out of this sign. Have to wonder what goes on at that restaurant to have occasioned it, though.

Share this article on Facebook Starting Dental Care – Arwen Mosher: When do kids need it? | Last week my daughter asked me how long it was until our upcoming dental appointment. “Nine days,” I told her, and her face fell.

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ABC News Was OK With Videos Attacking Pregnancy Centers – Given the reactions of the left to both the Acorn and Planned Parenthood stings you might be surprised to learn that Eyeblast has uncovered a nearly identical sting, at

Share this article on Facebook Alaska Could Become Next State With Choose Life License Plate – Alaska could become the next state with a Choose Life license plate allowing state motorists to express their support for human life and the abortion alternative of

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Hail Passage of Bill Removing Abortion From Obamacare – The nation’s Catholic bishops have already put their name behind the legislation that would remove any concerns about funding abortions with taxpayer dollars from the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Boston College Asked to Cancel Pro-Abortion Event – Boston College is coming under criticism from a Catholic educational watchdog group for an event it is planning honoring a pro-abortion Catholic priest. On March 7, the

Share this article on Facebook Exposing Abortion Corruption: A Tale of Two Prosecutors – When Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams raided the medical offices of Kermit Gosnell, he thought he was raiding a pill mill, the largest source of illegal

Share this article on Facebook House Considers Amendment to De-Fund Planned Parenthood – During a terse debate in which abortion backers attacked pro-life lawmakers as wanting to threaten women’s rights and health — yet ignoring the ways in which the Planned

Share this article on Facebook House Overwhelmingly Votes to Scrap Plannned Parenthood Funding – The House of Representatives today voted overwhelmingly to scrap funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business and ensure it can’t receive any federal funds

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Committee Passes Landmark Abortion-Fetal Pain Bill – Today, the House Federal & State Affairs committee passed by voice vote HB 2218, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, sponsored by 47 state representatives

Share this article on Facebook Mike Pence’s Comments Supporting Planned Parenthood De-Funding – The following are the comments Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana made on the floor of the House of Representatives this evening supporting his amendment to revoke all

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Cmte Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks – On Wednesday, the House Health Care Policy Committee of the Missouri state House passed a bill that would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy except if

Share this article on Facebook Now is the Time to End Taxpayer Funding of Abortion – The history of federal abortion funding highlights the urgent need to reverse the new health care law’s assault on unborn life, and to enact a permanent, government-wide

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Weakens Protections for Pro-Life Medical Workers – The long-awaited decision by President Barack Obama to overturn conscience protections the Bush administration put in place to protect pro-life medical workers who don’t

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Groups React to De-Funding Vote – Predictably, the nation’s largest abortion business is upset by this afternoon’s vote in the House of Representatives to ensure the Planned Parenthood abortion business

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Majority of Americans Say Abortion Morally Wrong – A majority of Americans surveyed in a new national poll say they believe abortion is morally wrong — and that includes a good percentage of people who call themselves

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Bingaman to Retire From New Mexico Senate Seat – Senator Jeff Bingaman, a pro-abortion Democrat from New Mexico, announced today he would not seek reelection in 2012. A seat that was firmly in Democratic hands may now

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Que(e)rying Religion’ – Ontario panel tackles ‘LGBT’ opposition in schools – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, February 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of the successful campaign by homosexual activists to overturn a pro-family

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: Historic amendment to defund Planned Parenthod passes overwhelmingly in House – by Kathleen Gilbert February 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a historic vote Friday afternoon, the US House voted to strike all federal funding for the Planned

Share this article on Facebook Physician-assisted suicide: a recipe for elder abuse and the illusion of personal choice – by Alex Schadenberg The following is one of the most important articles ever written concerning assisted suicide in Oregon, Washington State and the other US proposed

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life leaders urge support for Justin Bieber after pro-life comments – by John Jalsevac February 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of Justin Bieber’s pro-life remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, pro-life leaders are

Share this article on Facebook Quebec Mayor to appeal human rights tribunal decision banning prayer – by Rebecca Millette SAGUENAY, Quebec, February 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The major of Saguenay, Quebec, Jean Tremblay, announced this week his intention to appeal

Share this article on Facebook Vigil planned in support of family of ‘baby Joseph’ set to lose life support – by Patrick B. Craine To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here. LONDON, Ontario, February 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook ACLU to Challenge Schools that Filter LGBT Websites – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The promotion of the homosexual agenda in the nation’s schools is set to get a big push by the American Civil Liberties Union

Share this article on Facebook Lawmaker Delivers Impassioned Speech on House Floor in Defense of Life – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist U.S. Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) delivered an impassioned and hard-hitting speech on floor of the U.S. House of

Share this article on Facebook Traditional Religious Orders Continue to Thrive – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new report on religious life in America released this month by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has once again

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Calls on Egyptian Authorities to Protect Christian Population – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches is calling upon the present ruling authorities in Egypt to “protect and

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Institut St. Philipp Neri – We have shared items with you before from the Institut St. Philipp Neri in Berlin, Germany, and I wished to inform readers that this priestly society has now made an

Share this article on Facebook More Photos from Cardinal Ranjith’s Mass in His Titular Church in Rome – Further photos of Cardinal Ranjith taking possession of his titular church in Rome have been provided by John Sonnen . Here are a few.

Share this article on Facebook Musica Sacra Florida – We were recently contacted by Musica Sacra Florida about a forthcoming workshop there, sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Church Music Association of America in

Share this article on Facebook Urgent: International Appeal for the Preservation of the Integrity of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum – INTERNATIONAL APPEAL IN DEFENSE OF SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM SIGN IT SHARE IT MAKE IT KNOWN ( Please note: If you are brought to a donation page after signing the appeal,

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Shaw: Why hasn’t this ‘ancient, demanding faith’ left any mark on Catholic voters? – By Russell Shaw Writing recently about Rick Santorum’s quest to become the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, George Will remarked that Santorum’s chances depend

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Islam’s Public Enemy #1: A Coptic Monk – Meet Coptic priest Zakaria Botros from Egypt. Little known in the West but making waves with Muslims in the Middle East. He fights fire with fire. He sits with the

Share this article on Facebook Pilgrimage Day One

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #504 – The Legend of Casilda – “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 Batter My Heart – Batter my heart, three-person’d God ; for you As yet but knock ; breathe, shine, and seek to mend ; That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend Your force, to

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Boston College Law to honor infamous pro-abortion Fr. Robert Drinan SJ – I received this from the Cardinal Newman Society. My emphases and comments: Cardinal Newman Society Asks Boston College to Cancel Event Celebrating Notorious

Share this article on Facebook Discount on digital Catholic Herald (time’s running out on the ‘tenner’) – We need to support good Catholic publications. The UK’s best Catholic weekly The Catholic Herald has a digital web-edition, the whole print edition available online.

Share this article on Facebook For the weary brethren, vespers read with no frills (Breviarium Romanum) – As a fraternal homage.

Share this article on Facebook I weep. – Over at The Crescat I read an interesting and consoling entry. a tribute medley… … dedicated to those who have a special place in their hearts for the Gather Hymnal. You

Share this article on Facebook More fruits of Anglicanorum coetibus! – The print edition of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, has an item by the loverly and persistent Anna Arco about four more Anglican priests resigning

Share this article on Facebook Pence Amendment passed to cut off taxpayer money for Planned Parenthood abortionists – While the newsies focus on Madison WI, in Washington DC it seems that the Pence Amendment to the CR passed 240 to 185. The Pence Amendment would eliminate federal

Share this article on Facebook PRAYER REQUEST TO READERS – Please, in your kindness, stop and say a prayer right now for a priest in a very good ministry, whose ministry is under attack.  I suspect he is too Catholic. St.

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: A seminarian soft on abortion. What to do? – From a reader: I know a pro-choice seminarian, (he told me himself he believed that abortion was ok in certain circumstances-such as the health of the mother and very

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: priest answers cellphone during Mass – From a reader: My wife attended Mass today with my children for our homeschooling co op. There were two priests concelebrating the Mass. The older priest’s cell phone

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Use of the beretta at Mass, revisited – I just received an email request from a priest for instructions about the appropriate use of the beretta during Mass. Beretta? I hereby re-post what I already offered

Share this article on Facebook Reason #645795 for Summorum Pontificum – The nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen Jr., columnist for the ultra-liberal National Catholic Reporter has a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal. My emphases and comments.

Share this article on Facebook Separate but equal – Have you heard the news story about the young man who refused to wrestle a girl at a high school wrestling meet?  We are not talking about the ridiculous thing called

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS – 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time – “be all that you can be” – Let us have a swift look at the Collect (“Opening Prayer” as it has been called) for the upcoming 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   Because Easter comes rather late this

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