Catholic News Headlines February 22, 2011


Feb. 21, 7pm—Feb. 22, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Baptism frees man from materialism, selfishness, says Pope in Lenten message – Vatican City, Feb 22, 2011 / 01:33 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In his 2011 message for Lent, Pope Benedict emphasized that Baptism releases men and women from the “burden” of

Share this article on Facebook Bishop of Green Bay ends moratorium on CCHD collection – Green Bay, Wis., Feb 22, 2011 / 05:59 am ( CNA ).- Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay has announced the end of a moratorium on local collections for the Catholic Campaign

Share this article on Facebook Bishop of Tunis fears murder of priest signifies growing Islamic extremism – Tunis, Tunisia, Feb 22, 2011 / 03:20 am ( CNA ).- A Catholic bishop in Tunisia expressed fear of growing Islamic extremism in the area after a 34 year-old Polish

Share this article on Facebook Bolivian bishops cautiously investigate bleeding statue of Christ – Lima, Peru, Feb 21, 2011 / 09:32 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Cristobal Bialasik of Oruro, Bolivia is reiterating the Church’s cautious response to allegedly miraculous statues

Share this article on Facebook Catholics defend Cathedral of Lima against gay provocation with prayer – Lima, Peru, Feb 22, 2011 / 06:51 pm ( CNA ).- On Saturday, Feb. 19, hundreds of Peruvian Catholics gathered at the entrance to the Cathedral of Lima to pray a Rosary for

Share this article on Facebook Live Action president responds to controversy over group’s tactics – Denver, Colo., Feb 22, 2011 / 03:09 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Lila Rose, president of the pro-life activist group Live Action, has issued a new statement responding to

Share this article on Facebook UC Davis withdraws religious discrimination description after Christian group protests – Davis, Calif., Feb 22, 2011 / 01:10 am ( CNA ).- After protests from a student group, the University of California at Davis has withdrawn a school policy that implied

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Star Trek’ finds successful new life as movie franchise – Sometimes the most dazzling successes come from abject failures. “Star Trek” as a TV series in …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Buried with Christ, Raised with Christ: Pope Benedict XVI Releases Lenten Message – As we look at world events, the question we ask in our day is no different than the one posed in the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Christchurch Cathedral has weathered quake damage before – While the sight of the crumbling spire at Christchurch Cathedral is certainly one of the starkest images to emerge …

Share this article on Facebook Europe’s Stuttering Timidity in Denouncing the Persecution of Christians – Pope Benedict XVI’s appeal during his papal journeys to France, the Czech Republic, Malta, the United …

Share this article on Facebook Filipino Sisters Seek to Rescue Women from Sex Trade – Their charism – “We are the extension of the heart and hands of the good shepherd looking for the lost …

Share this article on Facebook Libyan military ratchets up brutality in uprising – The North African nation of Libya is in chaos, as the military has taken to shooting everyone it sees on sight as …

Share this article on Facebook ‘We may be witnessing New Zealand’s darkest day’ – Dozens are reported dead – and that figure is expected to rise, and buildings lie in rubble in Christchurch, New …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Four Americans killed onboard hijacked ship – Four Americans have been killed by Somali pirates after their boat was seized off the coast of that African nation …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook CCH Recommends… – Any Friend of God’s is a Friend of Mine By Patrick Madrid The best ever explanation of the Catholic doctrine of the communion of saints written for a popular audience.

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 7 Reasons the March for Life is Better Than Wisconsin Protests – There’s all this fawning press about this amazing group of protesters in Wisconsin. I decided to compare that protest with the March for Life. And I’ve come up with: 7

Share this article on Facebook Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Indifference – This is an amazing true story written by a man who unexpectedly faced the worst of the culture of death. It’s the must read of the day. This is a man who never suspected

Share this article on Facebook Joe Mantegna’s Prayer – Most of you probably know the actor Joe Mantegna. Well, Tony Rossi wrote an excellent piece on Mantegna and his autistic daughter. Definitely worth a read. “I went to

Share this article on Facebook Laughable Religion Reporting – Part MXVII – I know it is axiomatic that the Ordinary Ministers of the Media do not know how to report on religion. However, some examples are so laughable they need highlighting.

Share this article on Facebook Police Arrest 11 YrOld For Stick Figures – Are these people dain bramaged? Police arrested an 11 year old boy for drawing stick figure with a gun shooting teachers. Inappropriate drawing? Yup. Jail-able offense?

Share this article on Facebook What’s So Great About Democracy? – Over at the National Catholic Register, I have a piece up that asks “What’s So Great About Democracy?” With dictator after dictator facing early retirement over the last

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Baldelli To Take Possession Of His Diaconate – VATICAN CITY, 22 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff today announced that at 6.30 p.m. on Sunday 27 February Cardinal Fortunato

Share this article on Facebook Coptic Christians Call For A Secular Egypt – Amid fears that a post-Mubarak Egypt will become increasingly Islamist, thousands of Coptic Christians marched in Cairo on February 20 to demand the removal of Article 2

Share this article on Facebook India: 18 Bishops Fast To Protest Karnataka Commission Report – Tens of thousands of Christians in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka took to the streets on February 20 to protest a recent report that absolved the local

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Feb 22 – VATICAN CITY, 22 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Bishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix I.S.P.X., auxiliary of the archdiocese of Quebec, Canada, as metropolitan

Share this article on Facebook Presentation Of Holy Father’s Lenten Message For 2011 – VATICAN CITY, 22 FEB 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office, a press conference was held to present the 2011 Lenten Message of the Holy Father Benedict

Share this article on Facebook Renew Our Acceptance Of Baptismal Grace During Lent – VATICAN CITY, 22 FEB 2011 (VIS) – Made public today was the 2011 Lenten Message of the Holy Father Benedict XVI. The text, dated 4 November 2010, has as its title a

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Different yet Similar – Arwen Mosher: learning to pay attention to my kids as individuals | I love getting advice from more experienced parents, especially ones who’ve had or known lots of

Share this article on Facebook Jesus Loves the Little Children – Rachel Balducci: Teaching children about the faith | My friend Kelly at In the Sheepfold recently had a thoughtful post on the resources she’s used to teach her young

Share this article on Facebook Now’s Your Chance – 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:

Share this article on Facebook Um, you guys? – Danielle Bean: We need you to vote for us! | Just a quick little self-serving reminder to PLEASE vote for Faith & Family in the Best Magazine category in the About.com

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Videos: Evidence, Momentum Building Against Planned Parenthood – The evidence and momentum to strip Planned Parenthood’s federal subsidies that we, the tax-payer, give to them every year is building. There’s a good chance we can do it

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – February 22, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 22 4:00 – Christians Caught in the Middle of Middle East Strife? Christians and Muslims are involved together in the

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 2011: The Beginning of the End of Planned Parenthood, Abortion – Last Friday, for the first time ever, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to federally defund the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. As you may

Share this article on Facebook Arizona House OKs Ban on Sex-Selection, Race-Based Abortions – The Arizona state House has signed off on a bill that bans abortions sought for sex-selection reasons or because the unborn child is of a certain race. Although the

Share this article on Facebook British Doctors: Tell Women No Abortion-Breast Cancer Link – A British doctors group has prepared new preliminary guidelines saying women should be told there is no link between abortion and breast cancer. That’s not going over

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Hospital May Still Remove Baby Joseph’s Life Support – A Canadian hospital is still threatening to remove the life support for Baby Joseph Maraachli, a one-year-old boy from Windsor, Ontario, has been at Victoria Hospital in

Share this article on Facebook Delaware Abortion Regulations Pushed After Gosnell Horror – A national pro-life organization is working with local pro-life groups and elected officials in Delaware to promote better regulation of the abortion industry in the

Share this article on Facebook Ex Director: Planned Parenthood Has History of OKing Sex Trafficking – In two recent interviews responding to the national videos that have received so much attention, former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director Abby Johnson says the

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Senate Passes Bill to Improve Information on Abortion – The Indiana state Senate passed today a pro-life bill that would improve the informed consent requirements for abortion practitioners before an abortion is performed.

Share this article on Facebook John Thune Not Running for Republican Nod for President – South Dakota Sen. John Thune, who is pro-life, said today he will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012 to face pro-abortion President Barack Obama.

Share this article on Facebook Joy Behar Calls Pro-Lifers Evil, Immoral, and Stupid – Joy Behar ripped the House of Representatives on her program on Monday for their recent defunding of Planned Parenthood. Behar, focusing on the organization’s birth

Share this article on Facebook Phill Kline Fights Back, Says Abortion Probe Tactics Sounds – A disciplinary hearing against former Kansas prosecutor Phill Kline kicked off yesterday with all the intensity expected when the matter of abortion is involved. Kline

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood in Kansas Ignored 164 Cases of Child Rape – Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline dropped a bombshell during a hearing today in a case involving pro-abortion pushback against the charges he filed against a

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Leaders Mourn Passing of Bernard Nathanson – The news that former abortion practitioner turned pro-life educator and hero Bernard Nathanson has passed away has been tough for the many pro-life leaders who knew him

Share this article on Facebook Virginia House Revives Bill Targeting Abortion Center Problems – The Virginia state House has revived legislation the state Senate killed that would target the problems at abortion centers and put more regulations in place that would

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Email Intro – by Steve Jalsevac The passing of Dr. Bernard Nathanson leaves some of us with a sense of personal loss. He was a great man, a unique personality that left a strong

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Former Abortionist and Pro Life Hero Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The New York obstetrician and abortionist who converted to Catholicism and the pro-life cause after watching a sonogram of an

Share this article on Facebook Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi Flees Tripoli – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Reporters on the ground in Libya say that demonstrators appear to have gained a foothold in the capital of Tripoli and have

Share this article on Facebook Plight of Baby Joseph Draws Worldwide Attention – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Thousands of people around the world are praying for a one year-old Canadian boy on life support who is caught between a

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Americans Side With Wisconsin Governor Against Unions – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a new poll asking voters to weigh-in on the showdown between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the state’s public employee

Share this article on Facebook UK Teacher Assaulted for Teaching “Other Religions” to Muslim Girls – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An East London school teacher was left with a slashed face and a fractured skull when four Muslim men attacked him for teaching

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Bishops Weigh-in on Union Dispute – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In response to the dispute between union workers and state lawmakers in Wisconsin, the state’s Catholic bishops are calling on

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Ordinariate: Ordination of Fr. David Silk, Former Anglican Bishop of Ballarat – Thanks to the Ordinariate Portal for pointing out the following photos showing the ordination to the Catholic priesthood of Fr. David Silk, former Anglican bishop of

Share this article on Facebook Te Deum Institute of Sacred Liturgy: Sacred Time, the Liturgical Year and Bishop Peter J. Elliott – Time Drawn Into Eternity, A Conference on Sacred Time and the Liturgical Calendar The Te Deum Institute of Sacred Liturgy of the Diocese of Tulsa will host a conference

Share this article on Facebook The Feast of Saint Peter’s Chair – Today, the 22nd of February, the Roman Martyrology announces: “The Chair of St Peter at Antioch, where the disciples were first called Christians”. The earliest mention

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Dr. Bernard Nathanson, abortionist-turned-pro-life activist, dies at 84 – Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who presided over more than 60,000 abortions before having a change of heart and becoming a vocal opponent of abortion, died of cancer today at

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Day Five: Full Day in Bethlehem & Hebron – EVERYONE IS ENJOYING YOUR COMMENTS. I READ THEM ON THE BUS AND EVERYONE IS GRATEFUL. THE HUMOR IS MUCH APPRECIATED AS ARE YOUR PRAYERS AND COMMENTS. KEEP THEM COMING!

Share this article on Facebook Is God Like a GPS System? – There are a million reasons why God is NOT like a GPS system but I am in Australia and I made a wrong turn and my GPS started reprimanding me and saying “Recalculating!”

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #533 – By Any Other Name – “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 “Racism is a God-damned thing!” – If you are not reading historian Pat McNamara’s weekly column In Ages Past , you’re missing great profiles, of American Catholics who impacted this nation in dramatic

Share this article on Facebook Holy Eucharist, Humility and Flannery O – My column at First Things this week looks at the story of Father Augustin Escobar, the California priest who recently had his priestly faculties suspended for

Share this article on Facebook Wise, brave exposition on suffering – Read Timothy Dalrymple’s personal and poignant exposition : The tenth of February was the fifteenth anniversary of the day on which I broke my neck in a gymnastics

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A new spin on parish bulletins – I saw this at And Sometimes Tea: Technorati Tags: collections, parish bulletins

Share this article on Facebook Dog Bites Man! Sun Rises In East! SSPX, Holy See disagree! – John Thavis of CNS has a piece today, with the headline “Traditionalist bishop cites lack of progress in talks with Vatican” which was also – for reasons which will be

Share this article on Facebook Film about confession up for an Oscar? – From Headline Bistro.  I have not seen this movie. Hollywood Goes to Confession: The Hollywood glitterati aren’t  leaving religion at the door this Oscar season. In

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 118: Benedict XVI’s Message for Lent; Fr. Z on love and on Peter – NB: iTunes users… I found that there was a second enclosure buried in these posts which screws up the iTunes feed. Let me know if you are not getting this on iTunes.

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Dress code for teens for dances, etc? – From a reader: We belong to a Catholic homeschooling group and now that our children have reached their teen years, we are beginning to organize dances and formal social

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