Catholic News Headlines February 24, 2011


Feb. 23, 7pm—Feb. 24, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Amid violent protests, Catholic missionaries continue their work in Libya – Tripoli, Libya, Feb 24, 2011 / 02:03 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- As a swell of protestors and pro-government troops battle to establish control of Libyan cities, Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Bishop urges Catholics to strengthen faith during Lent – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 24, 2011 / 01:57 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Carlos Franzini of Rafaela, Argentina invited Catholics to seek out Christ during the upcoming Lenten

Share this article on Facebook For Belgian Church rocked by scandal, three new auxiliary bishops – Rome, Italy, Feb 24, 2011 / 12:55 am ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed three new auxiliary bishops to assist Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of

Share this article on Facebook More than 300,000 young pilgrims to participate in ‘Days in the Dioceses’ – Madrid, Spain, Feb 23, 2011 / 08:49 pm ( CNA ).- More than 300,000 young people from all over the world will be welcomed by families across Spain prior to the beginning

Share this article on Facebook Muslims set fire to Christian town in Bangladesh – Rome, Italy, Feb 24, 2011 / 03:09 am ( CNA ).- More than 300 Muslims set fire to a town in Bangladesh in order to strip indigenous Christians, Hindus and Buddhists of

Share this article on Facebook New phase begins in canonization cause of first African-American priest – Chicago, Ill., Feb 24, 2011 / 05:56 am ( CNA ).- The Archdiocese of Chicago has begun a new phase of the investigation that could ultimately canonize Fr. Augustus

Share this article on Facebook Obama decision on marriage law raises questions of religious liberty, future of marriage – Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2011 / 05:05 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Obama administration’s decision not to defend a key federal marriage law raises worrying questions about

Share this article on Facebook Red World Youth Day bandanas recall love of martyrs – Cordoba, Spain, Feb 24, 2011 / 04:03 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez Gonzalez of Cordoba, Spain recently explained that the red bandanas that were distributed to

Share this article on Facebook Vatican advisor not surprised by British elder care horror stories – Rome, Italy, Feb 24, 2011 / 07:26 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Stories of elder care nightmares in England and Wales are the result of a new generation of “scared people” that

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘American Idol’ may start using Facebook ballots – Those who use Facebook may soon have the power to decide who will take the grand prize in the popular TV singing …

Share this article on Facebook New Evangelization Television garners 4 New York Emmy Nominations – The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced that New Evangelization …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook At least 98 dead, 200 missing in Christchurch quake – At least 98 people are dead and 200 people are missing in Christchurch following a massive earthquake. Office …

Share this article on Facebook What happens to Libya after Gaddafi falls? – There is little question that Moammar Gaddafi’s brutal regime in the North African nation of Libya is on …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Death by Judicial Fiat Continues: Hospital Still Trying to End Baby Joseph’s Life – Baby Joseph is once again being threatened with death by judicial fiat.  The hospital is attempting …

Share this article on Facebook Toyota recalls 2.17 million more vehicles – Toyota car makers are recalling 2.17 million cars due to sudden-acceleration issues. The recall affects six models …

Share this article on Facebook Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible Declared Best Seller in First Two Months – The cast for the Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible New Testament (RSV-CE) is a veritable …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Media Suddenly Loves Undercover Stings – A blogger put in a prank call to Governor Scott Walker while pretending to be a big billionaire donor. After reading the news reports I honestly don’t see the news in

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers Are Always Over the Line – Lila Rose was over the line with her undercover stings on Planned Parenthood. Pro-lifers holding up graphic abortion signs are over the line. The Susan B. Anthony List

Share this article on Facebook Real Collective Bargaining – Elections – Let me quote the innocuous Ann Coulter regarding government unions. It used to be widely understood that collective bargaining has no place in government employment. In

Share this article on Facebook Saudi Bomb Plotter Arrested, Targeting Bush – I wonder how this will become Sarah Palin’s fault. The New York Post reports: A Saudi man has been arrested for allegedly buying chemicals and equipment to make a bomb

Share this article on Facebook This is Why The Internet Was Created – If you’ve ever wondered to yourself if the internet serves any beneficial purpose to society at all, here’s your answer. It doesn’t. But it can be really fun. This is

Share this article on Facebook When Churches Attack!! – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has recently seen a string of indictments from a grand jury report relating to the seemingly endless sex abuse scandal. To be sure, it is

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook First Communion Photo Etiquette – Lisa Hendey: What’s appropriate? | I received a very thoughtful email today from a photographer who was hired to shoot photos before, during and after an upcoming First

Share this article on Facebook Just the Two of You – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Marriage | (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 Let’s Be Successful, Shall We? – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 102 | It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of

Share this article on Facebook Meals for Moms – Rachel Balducci: a handy website! | I’m setting up meals for my friend who just had twin boys (babies number six and seven!), and a friend alerted me to an amazing

Share this article on Facebook Not a Vegetable – Arwen Mosher: boy bewilders doctors | Have you seen this story yet? A three-year-old boy in New York is missing his cerebellum – a vital part of his brain – and yet

Share this article on Facebook NOT a Vegetable – Arwen Mosher: boy bewilders doctors | Have you seen this story yet? A three-year-old boy in New York is missing his cerebellum – a vital part of his brain – and yet

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Share this article on Facebook Don’t Forget to Vote! – If you like The Fathers Know Best and the videos, etc., we have been presenting here, please vote for The Fathers Know Best as best Catholic book for 2010 in the

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Canonist: New York’s Governor Cuomo should be barred from Communion – February 24, 2011  CWNews.com A leading canon lawyer has criticized Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany for administering Communion to New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, a

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – High price of democracy

Share this article on Facebook Hero Priests! – An elderly man is fighting for his life after accidentally lighting himself on fire inside a Long Island church Thursday morning. The 89-year-old man, who goes to mass

Share this article on Facebook MSNBC Tag Teams Pastor Over Pro-Life Billboard – Journalist and publicist Karen Hunter belittled Pastor Stephen Broden on MSNBC Thursday over a pro-life billboard in New York City that reads “The Safest Place for an

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – February 24, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 24 4:00 – Spirituality at Work: 10 Ways to Balance Your Life on the Job Inviting us to pause, reflect, and act with

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Decries Refusal to Support Defense of Marriage Act – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issues the following from its Office of General Counsel: “Marriage has been understood for millennia and across cultures

Share this article on Facebook Vatican studies how to help women post-abortion

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook CDC: Abortions Declined in 2007, Black Women Have Highest Rate – A new report the Centers for Disease Control issued today indicates abortions fell in 2007 to their second lowest level in the last 10 years. However, as has been the

Share this article on Facebook De-Funding Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Health – I believe that ending an innocent human life is morally wrong. I also believe it is morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use

Share this article on Facebook Fort Wayne, Indiana Pro-Life Group Moves Next to Abortion Ctr – The board of directors of Allen County Right to Life, a local affiliate of Indiana Right to Life based in this northeastern Indiana city, will be moving the offices of

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Opposes UN Pro-Abortion Agenda at CSD Meetings – The Holy See delegation to the United Nations this week condemned the “attempt at wholesale social engineering” imposed on Africa by UN population control policies. In a

Share this article on Facebook Indiana: Lugar’s Pro-Life Weakness Opens Door to Mourdock – Senator Richard Lugar, the senior Republican Senator from Indiana, faces a tough reelection in 2012. Currently in his sixth term, Lugar is the most senior Republican

Share this article on Facebook Kansas House Okays Two Pro-Life Bills Limiting Abortions – The Kansas state House passed two important pro-life bills today, the Abortion Reporting Accuracy & Parental Rights Act and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Share this article on Facebook Kanye West Sends Controversial Abortion Tweet Attacking Women – Singer Kanye West is no stranger to controversy and more is coming his way thanks to a controversial tweet he sent out on Twitter concerning abortion. The rapper hinted

Share this article on Facebook Kentucky House Defeats Bill for Ultrasound Before Abortions – A Kentucky state House panel has defeated a bill the state Senate already approved that would allow women a chance to see an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion.

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Falsely Uses Mammograms to Defend Tax-Funding – Reeling from a vote in the House of Representatives that would deny any and all taxpayer funding, the Planned Parenthood abortion business is turning to its non-abortion

Share this article on Facebook Second Set of Vigils Focuses on Planned Parenthood De-Funding – On Friday, pro-life advocates will again gather across the country for a set of vigils to focus attention on the efforts in Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood. These

Share this article on Facebook Texas State House Committee Passes Abortion-Ultrasound Bill – A Texas state House committee on Wednesday approved a bill similar to one the state Senate has already approved that would allow women considering an abortion a chance

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Hospital Rejects Baby Joseph, Family Not Giving Up Hope – Children’s Hospital of Michigan has told the parents of 13-month-old Joseph Maraachli it will not accept the transfer of the infant whose parents are fighting a hospital

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Senate OKs Bill Cracking Down on Abortion Centers – The Virginia state Senate has signed off on a bill the state House revived that would crack down on abortion businesses in the state and ensure they are following better

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Detroit hospital refuses Baby Joseph, but family still optimistic – by Patrick B. Craine To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here. LONDON, Ontario, February 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The

Share this article on Facebook EXCLUSIVE: Videos show ‘vegetable’ Baby Joseph reacting to parents – by Patrick B. Craine To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here. LONDON, Ontario, February 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dying

Share this article on Facebook Kansas judge testifies ‘probable cause’ existed to investigate criminal PP activity: Kline Hearings – by Peter Smith TOPEKA, Kansas, February 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Judge Richard Anderson took the stand Wednesday in the ethics trial against former Kansas Attorney

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Travesty: 249 child-age abortions over 3 years, just four sex abuse reports: Kline Hearings – by Peter Smith TOPEKA, Kansas, February 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Evidence entered into the Phill Kline ethics trial Wednesday revealed that state agencies had

Share this article on Facebook Pence:  budget bill frees funds for health clinics that don’t promote abortion – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Contrary to some arguments, the cut to Planned Parenthood funds in the U.S. House budget

Share this article on Facebook Top OBGYN group’s draft guidelines on abortion cover up abortion/breast cancer link – by The Editors LONDON, February 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of researchers has slammed a top professional association of obstetrician-gynecologists after new

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Couple Killed by Pirates Were a “Wonderful Part” of Parish Life – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A retired couple from St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica who were among four Americans shot to death by Somali pirates

Share this article on Facebook Most Extreme Executive Order in US History Mandates Acceptance of All “Gender Identity and Expression” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick issued what some are calling the most extreme executive order in the history of the U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Obama Administration Will No Longer Defend State Law Protecting Traditional Marriage – By Susan Brinkman, OCDS Staff Journalist The Obama Administration announced yesterday that is has pulled its legal support for the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Share this article on Facebook Quake Leaves Diocese of ChristChurch “Out of Action” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck ChristChurch, New Zealand on Feb. 22 and left at least 75 dead, seriously damaged the

Share this article on Facebook Woman “Priest” Publicly Renounces Ordination – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Norma Jean Coon, who believed herself to have been ordained to the diaconate in 2007 has had a change of heart and has publicly

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval – A reader alerts us to the following video excerpt from the Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval , Flavigny, recorded in 1992 on the occasion of the elevation of the Abbot.

Share this article on Facebook Dino Marcantonio – Parts of the Church Building: The Altar Rail – I recently noted that architect Dino Marcantonio has continued his “Parts of the Church Building” series which he sets within the context of a discourse by St. Germanus

Share this article on Facebook Dominican Rite On-Line Tutorials – Our readers know that the Eastern Dominican Province have made a serious of training videos available for friar priests to learn to celebrate Dominican Rite Low Mass. As

Share this article on Facebook Prayers for New Zealand – Photo from AP Photo : “- Sent using Google Toolbar” As many of you will no doubt know by now, there was an earthquake in New Zealand on Tuesday which caused deaths as

Share this article on Facebook St. Francis and the Divine Office – When people think of St. Francis of Assisi, they typically do not think of the sacred liturgy. This is not because Francis was aliturgical or anti-liturgical of course,

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Share this article on Facebook 5,000 Years of Religion in 90 Seconds – Another very cool interactive map takes you through the the many religions and centuries. Watch how Christianity spreads at the very end. Click on the image to the

Share this article on Facebook Day 7: Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Mass at Gethsemane – Today we begin with 8 AM Mass at Gethsemane at the rock where Jesus sweat blood. Then to Pater Noster at the top of the Mount of Olives to pray at the place where Jesus

Share this article on Facebook Ed Peters and the Diocese of Albany “Should Cuomo Receive Communion?” – From Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: My brief replies to Albany’s brief response A political wag once observed that the fastest way to start a ruckus on Capitol Hill is to point

Share this article on Facebook Eucharistic Miracle in Michigan? – We’ll see what my bishop thinks. Read the article here .

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #503 – If – “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 Pilgrim, Ora et Labora; the Fountain of Youth? – Look at this 103 year-old Catholic Sister , Sr. Cecilia Adorni , as she dances a remarkably spry polka amid the senior citizens whom she still serves. Watch her dance —

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Finds Weakening of Health Care Conscience Rule a ‘Disappointment,’ Affirms Some Positive Elements – WASHINGTON ( February 18, 2011 )—The Obama administration’s final rule rescinding important elements of a federal regulation protecting the conscience rights of health

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Chairman Supports Wisconsin Bishops on the Rights of Workers – WASHINGTON (February 24, 2011)—Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “a te numquam separari permittas” – I just completed an article for The Wanderer.  In this week’s offering I delved into the first of the priest’s possible preparatory prayers before Holy Communion during

Share this article on Facebook A jewel of a comment from a priest. Must read. – Under another entry, my old friend Fr. Sotelo made a good observation: Perhaps it is now time for the bishops to sit down and write the Charter for the Protection of the

Share this article on Facebook A Mystic Monk shot… with a .308! – An alert reader let me know that H.E. Most Rev. Paul Etienne, Bishop of Cheyenne, WY, went to visit the Carmelite men near Cody, WY.  There are photos on His

Share this article on Facebook Bp. Morlino’s (D. Madison) full statement available – As promised, the statement from the Bishop of Madison, WI,  H.E. Most Rev. Robert Morlino, is now available in toto on the website of the diocesan newspaper, the

Share this article on Facebook Can. 915 – Lunge, parry, riposte – Dr. Peters, Bp. Hubbard and Gov. Cuomo (D. Albany), Dr. Peters – The great canonist Ed Peters, on his blog In the Light of the Law, let’s us know about an exchange over an issue of canon law he has had with the Diocese of Albany, NY.

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Can I go to another parish for a “big” confession? – From a reader: I was recently listening to one of your podcaZts about St. Augustine, and became convinced of my need to make a good confession. A quick questions: I

Share this article on Facebook The black helicopters have arrived – This may be my last post. Can anyone tell me what the heck this is? Technorati Tags: helicopter

Share this article on Facebook WINONA, MN: Annual SSPX seminarian/priest hockey game – The SSPX seminary for the USA is found in the southern part of my native Minnesota, … hockey is just plain normal. A thoughtful reader alerted me to this story from the

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