Catholic News Headlines February 25, 2011


Feb. 24, 7pm—Feb. 25, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook After setback in dialogue with Islam, Vatican official entrusts talks’ future to God – Vatican City, Feb 25, 2011 / 12:59 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Dialogue will continue on God’s time, said a Vatican official as talks with an top Egyptian authority of Islam

Share this article on Facebook Catholic mothers debate breastfeeding and government involvement – Denver, Colo., Feb 25, 2011 / 02:21 am ( CNA ).- Although they agree on the numerous benefits of breastfeeding, prominent Catholic experts on motherhood are at odds over

Share this article on Facebook Defunding threat finds Planned Parenthood at vulnerable point in its contentious history – Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2011 / 07:10 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Planned Parenthood is now at a point of “significant vulnerability” because of a shift against abortion and

Share this article on Facebook Mexico considers making ‘sexual preference’ a human right – CNA STAFF, Feb 25, 2011 / 02:02 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the Mexican association Familia Mundial, Juan Dabdoub, has denounced the country’s government for

Share this article on Facebook Peruvian bishops: Abortion is an injustice, not a right – Lima, Peru, Feb 25, 2011 / 03:54 pm ( CNA ).- The Peruvian bishops’ defense of life committee recently released a statement explaining that any law permitting abortion

Share this article on Facebook Pope to visit site where Nazis executed hundreds of Italians – Vatican City, Feb 25, 2011 / 03:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Next month Pope Benedict XVI will mark the anniversary of a brutal massacre that took the lives of 335 Italians

Share this article on Facebook Women who sought priesthood renounces ‘alleged ordination’ – San Diego, Calif., Feb 25, 2011 / 06:11 am ( CNA ).- A former advocate of women’s ordination, who was attempted to be ordained as a deacon, has renounced her attempt to

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Superheroes on the silver screen rate it – Long a favorite of comic book geeks, the X-Men movie franchise, about a group of “mutants’ …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Billboard focusing on African-American abortion removed – A billboard focusing on African-American abortion rates has been taken down because of concerns for public safety. …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Is former Tunisian leader Ben Ali dead? – Tunisian’s government was forward with Saudi Arabian leaders: is their former president, Zine El Abidine …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Republicans end collective bargaining rights for most public workers – Wisconsin Republicans that have supported plan to end collective bargaining rights for most public workers took a …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Laguna’s St. Peter’s Seminary is 30 years old – SAN PABLO City, Feb. 26, 2011—Laguna’s St. Peter’s College Seminary in the Diocese of San Pablo has just celebrated its 30th year of foundation, according to its rector

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Dear Mr. Boehner: We’re Not Here for Moral Victories – Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List along with a number of other leading pro-lifers like Lila Rose and Brian Burch of Catholic Vote just sent a public

Share this article on Facebook Gnarly Gnarlington Vatican Assassins – CBS just suspended Two and a Half Men. I think they did this because Charlie Sheen admitted he is a Vatican Assassin. I think I knew, I think I’ve always known . Guys,

Share this article on Facebook Just to Annoy Pat – Here’s CNN’s video of a 103 year old nun polka dancing on her birthday. I think this might annoy Pat. Not that Pat doesn’t like nuns and it’s certainly not that he

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abort Harassment Leads to Pulling Abortion Billboard – All it took was some pro-abortion harassment, a threat of violence, and the prospect of an Al Sharpton led protest and now a pro-life billboard is being removed from

Share this article on Facebook Your Chance to Retitle the Pope’s Book – Dom Bettenelli tweeted something that got me thinking. I know that’s dangerous but I’m left alone a lot so it’s either do laundry or blog. Hmmmm…blogging wins. The

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 10 Hours Making, 2 Minutes Breaking – Rebecca Teti: | If you have the patience, here are instructions for making an Angry Birds cake. Or you could be like me and just marvel at the video.

Share this article on Facebook Duly Noted – Rachel Balducci: sharing love and joy | A friend of mine is making an interesting Lenten commitment this year—she’s sending handwritten notes to family and friends (and

Share this article on Facebook Getting It Clean? – Arwen Mosher: What’s your evening routine? | Since my husband and I became parents, our evening routine has gone like this: put the kid(s) to bed, tackle tidying the

Share this article on Facebook Hair It Goes – Hallie Lord: the dreaded postpartum hair loss | Oh, girls. Something terrible has happened: I’ve hit the dreaded postpartum hair loss phase! It’s so awful I can barely

Share this article on Facebook Hair Today – Rachel Balducci: Thank you, Lord | Hallie’s post about post-partum hair loss resonated with me, and I’m happy to report I’m on the other side of that adventure. Ten

Share this article on Facebook School Daze – 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 The 30 Day Plan – Kate Wicker: Once a Month Cooking Can Be Fun & Easy | Katie Conner, a mom of six, used to dread dinnertime until she started practicing once-a-month cooking (OAMC), a

Share this article on Facebook What’s Cooking, Mom? – Danielle Bean: Share your plans for dinner! | I recently borrowed The Best 30-Minute Recipe from the library, and it’s been fun flipping through the pages and getting

Kresta In The Afternoon

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Share this article on Facebook Dr. Alveda King Blasts Billboard “Censorship” – Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, released the following statement today regarding the billboard in Manhattan that proclaims

Share this article on Facebook Outrage of the Day – The 24 February 2011 edition of ABC’s The View neglected one side of the abortion debate by bringing on two staunch supporters of Planned Parenthood in Congress without

Share this article on Facebook Pope analyzes revolts in Middle East with President of Lebanon

Share this article on Facebook Reverse Thinking – These “Reverse Thinking” videos are brilliant and powerful. Watch all the way through.

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – February 25, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 25 4:00 – Kresta Comments 4:20 – The Catholic Perspective on Paul: Paul and the Origins of Catholic Christianity If

Share this article on Facebook Virginia bill will impose safety standards on abortion clinics – CWNews.com Virginia’s legislature has passed a bill that will impose new safety standards on abortion clinics. Abortion advocates fear that the legislation will force

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Practitioner Placed on Probation for Abusing Drugs – The Arizona Medical Board has issued a decision restricting the medical license of abortion practitioner Gabrielle Goodrick for abusing prescription drugs. Goodrick had

Share this article on Facebook Black Pro-Life Advocates Upset Abortion Billboard Axed in NYC – Leading black pro-life advocates are not happy that Lamar advertising company took down a billboard a pro-life group put up in the SoHo district of New York City raising

Share this article on Facebook Family of Terri Schiavo Comes to Defense of Baby Joseph – The family of Terri Schiavo knows something about having the power of medical decisions taken away from them — as they confronted the man who decided to take the live of

Share this article on Facebook FBI Arrests Pro-Abortion Activist for Threatening Pro-Lifers – FBI officials have arrested a pro-abortion activist who reportedly threatened at least two unnamed pro-life advocates and other pro-life stalwarts. The Federal Bureau of

Share this article on Facebook Jindal, Santorum Denounce Truce on Abortion, Social Issues – Without naming names, to top Republicans have joined in on the condemnation of the idea Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels puts forward saying there should be a truce on social

Share this article on Facebook Louisiana Law Shutting Down Abortion Center Upheld in Court – A federal court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by abortion advocates against a Louisiana law requiring them to meet certain patient health and safety

Share this article on Facebook NBC Still Ignores Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Videos – You can lead a network to a story, but you can’t make it report. Certainly not if the story reveals the disturbing truth about one of liberalism’s sacrosanct

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood’s Coverup: Attacking Pro-Life Hero Phill Kline – Phill Kline is a pioneer. In 2007, as Kansas Attorney General, he became the first prosecutor to bring criminal charges against Planned Parenthood anywhere in the

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Priest Offers to Pay for Baby Joseph’s Surgery – An American Catholic priest who heads a pro-life group has offered to pay for all of the costs associated with getting 13-month-old Joseph Maraachli from Canada to the

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers to Boehner: Fight for Planned Parenthood De-Funding – A few dozen leaders of pro-life organizations sent House Speaker John Boehner a letter on Thursday asking him to fight for the Pence Amendment — the legislative language

Share this article on Facebook Tax-Subsidized Abortions on College Campuses Must be Stopped – The debate over Obamacare last spring raised the issue of abortion coverage in health-insurance plans. This is more prevalent than many people realize. Last spring,

Share this article on Facebook Top Activist Admits Pro-Abortion Movement Losing, in Tailspin – Frances Kissling, the former president of Catholics for Choice, wrote an opinion piece in Friday’s Washington Post titled, “Abortion rights are under attack, and

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Activists Admit: It’s Abortion, Not Women’s Health – In the Commonwealth of Virginia, under legislation passed yesterday, any physician’s office performing five or more first trimester abortions a month will now be

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook For the past week, LifeSiteNews has been following two on-going dramas in a series of reports that a – by Steve Jalsevac For the past week, LifeSiteNews has been following two on-going dramas in a series of reports that are well worth reading. Each of these dramas involve

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood’s Misleading Mammogram Claims – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Even though Planned Parenthood always uses the “we provide access to other services such as mammograms” excuse for

Share this article on Facebook Situation Dire for Christians in Libya – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The small contingent of Christians who live in Libya fear the fall of Muammar Gadhafi only because his government protected the

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Joins Growing Outcry over Obama DOMA Decision – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The office of the General Counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has joined a host of other groups from

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Reprinted: Geoffrey Webb, The Liturgical Altar – I was pleased to learn from Romanitas Press that they have recently reprinted Geoffrey Webb’s excellent work, The Liturgical Altar . We have made reference to this work

Share this article on Facebook Some Notes on Byzantine Pre-Lent – Guest article by John Vernoski, moderator of http://www.byzcath.org The current Byzantine Liturgy and the Roman usus antiquior have a point of unity in their respective

Share this article on Facebook St Paul and St Bonaventure by Manuel Farrugia – I am grateful to a Maltese reader for sending us these pictures. The artist, Manuel Farrugia, is a young man just 22-years old from Gozo, Malta. Most of the skilled

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook An awesome video about an inspiring man. – This is what it means to live the Gospel. A big h/t to The Deacon’s Bench for sharing this today. Take a minute to watch it. Have a tissue handy. It’s beautiful,

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Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Day 8: Masada, Dead Sea, Camels & more – Here is Part One. Part Two coming soon.

Share this article on Facebook Papal Encyclicals & Church Documents – For a marvelous resource of Church Documents and Encyclicals going all the way back to the 1200’s, click on St. Peter’s Basilica. Isn’t it great to have the Church! God

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #511 – McCarthy’s Message – “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 Perpetual Adolescents in the Widening Gyre -UPDATED – I give you two rather different pieces, both sharing a common thread: the full-rein head we have given to all of our adolescent leanings. If the society has been

Share this article on Facebook Spitzer-take; In the Arena? – To the surprise of no one, Kathleen Parker is departing CNN’s Parker/Spitzer ; Kathleen Parker, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who co-hosted CNN’s 8 p.m. show, is

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “It wouldn’t be the first time a Pope has had his arm twisted.” – This comes from Damian Thompson: 10,000 traditional Catholics appeal to the Pope not to water down Summorum Pontificum My first ever blog post, four years ago, reported

Share this article on Facebook A clarification about my statements concerning SSPX bishops – Whenever I post something about the SSPX, and I mention that the priests and bishops of that Fraternity are suspended, I get loads of email protesting that they aren’t.

Share this article on Facebook ALERT! WDTPRS POLL ACTION ALERT! – ALERT! Right after helping this blog by voting in the Reader’s Choice Award (click at the right), would you look at this poll on the site of the Wall Street Journal?

Share this article on Facebook Bringing spagetti to a gun fight: NCR writer attacks Dr. Peters, Peters responds. – An Irishman was walking down the street one day and, to his delight, he saw a big crowd surrounding a couple of blokes coolly and systematically duking it out.  The

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Herald (UK) – Wm. Oddie opines about Pres. Obama – From William Oddie of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald comes this strong opinion piece about the President of the United States.   I generally dismiss

Share this article on Facebook Friday: Reading Pope Benedict’s new book – I have read a couple stories lately which claim that Pope Benedict’s second volume on Jesus of Nazareth has some surprises. It does. I may not post as much today. I have

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: advice to a new Catholic mother? – From a new mother: What advice is there for a new mother? I have no examples in my life, I became Catholic on my own. But since I’ve had my baby, all of my previous

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Holy Communion at two Masses on the same day? – From a reader, comes a question I have answered quite a few times, but which bears repetitio. Are there any circumstances in which one can receive Communion more than

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time – untroubled devotion – Let us has a swift look at the Collect (“Opening Prayer” as it has been called) for the upcoming 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time.   Easter comes rather late this year.  We

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