Catholic News Headlines February 28, 2011


Feb. 27, 7pm—Feb. 28, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook As Catholics flee Libya, Church responds with prayer, charitable works – Tripoli, Libya, Feb 28, 2011 / 03:31 pm ( CNA ).- The Catholic Church in Libya is being “purified once again” as its members are forced to evacuate the country amid

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Mahony retires, passes leadership in LA to Archbishop Gomez – Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 28, 2011 / 02:21 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- With the retirement of Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has taken over leadership of

Share this article on Facebook Chile: Legalizing abortion does not reduce maternal mortality – New York City, N.Y., Feb 28, 2011 / 03:49 pm ( CNA ).- Chile, a country that does not allow abortion, recently received the International Protect Life Award for being

Share this article on Facebook Colombian bishops stress protection of adopted children – CNA STAFF, Feb 28, 2011 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- The Bishops’ Conference of Colombia is calling on the country’s Constitutional Court to reject arguments in favor of the

Share this article on Facebook Pope tells Vatican academy that abortion ‘resolves nothing’ – Vatican City, Feb 28, 2011 / 12:59 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Abortion “resolves nothing,” Pope Benedict XVI the Pontifical Academy for Life Feb. 26. The academy was meeting

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Audiences line up to ‘down the red pill’ in ‘The Matrix’ – In the original “The Matrix,” film audiences were given the opportunity in 1999 to either take …

Share this article on Facebook Best Picture winner raises awareness of speech impediments – “The King’s Speech,” about Great Britain’s King George VI struggle to overcome …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Catholics flee Libya, Church Responds with Prayer, Charitable Works – The Catholic Church in Libya is being “purified once again” as its members are forced to …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI Warns of the ‘Eclipse of the Meaning of Life’ – In his words to the Pontifical Academy for Life the Pope acknowledged the threats arising out of what he referred …

Share this article on Facebook Son of African dictator commissions luxury yacht – A German group that monitors international corruption reports that the son of Equatorial Guinea’s …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook House GOP Leader Won’t Rule Out Funding Planned Parenthood in Final Continuing Resolution – A coalition of prominent pro-life conservative leaders sent a letter last week to House Speaker John Boehner …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. governors take scalpel to state budgets – In the new austerity brought on by the recession and high unemployment, …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Mahony Retires, Passes Leadership in LA to Archbishop Gomez – Before a crowd of 3,500 faithful at Los Angeles’ Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Cardinal Mahony …

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Pavone, Schindler Family Fighting to Save Baby Joseph from Death Mandate – Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life and the family of Terri Schiavo have come to …

Share this article on Facebook Remains of prehistoric child found in Alaska – Some 11,500 years ago, a prehistoric family laid the remains of a three-year-old child to rest in their home in …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Conflicting laws on land use further disadvantage marginalized sector – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Feb. 28, 2011—The Philippine Congress is very good at crafting timely and relevant laws that protect and advance the protection of the marginalized

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Aww. Planned Parenthood Gettin’ Nervous – The poor dears at Planned Parenthood are in a tizzy. According to The Politico, in an emergency move they’re purchasing $200,000 worth of ad time to beg for continuing

Share this article on Facebook Non Graphic But Horrifying Pro-Life Ad – Defund. Planned Parenthood. Now. HT Jill Stanek

Share this article on Facebook Two Years Later…. – Want to see what a difference two years can make? The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Receives President Of European Parliament – VATICAN CITY, 28 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today: “Today, Monday 28 February, the Holy Father Benedict XVI

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Receives The Pontifical Academy For Life – VATICAN CITY, 26 FEB 2011 (VIS) – At midday today Benedict XVI received participants in the annual meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life, led by their new

Share this article on Facebook New York: Pro-Life Billboard Removed After City Officials Complain – Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has denounced a billboard company’s decision to remove a pro-life billboard following complaints from city officials. The billboard

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Feb 28 – VATICAN CITY, 28 FEB 2011 (VIS) – Holy Father today received in separate audiences three prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on their “ad

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Feb 28 – VATICAN CITY, 28 FEB 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, as a counsellor of the Pontifical

Share this article on Facebook Pope Accepts Resignation Of Maronite Patriarch – VATICAN CITY, 26 FEB 2011 (VIS) – Made public today was a Letter from the Pope addressed to His Beatitude Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir for the occasion of his

Share this article on Facebook Speaking, Understanding The Language Of The New Media – VATICAN CITY, 28 FEB 2011 (VIS) – At midday today, Benedict XVI received participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications who are

Share this article on Facebook Trusting In God’s Love In Our Daily Lives – VATICAN CITY, 27 FEB 2011 (VIS) – At midday today Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square

Share this article on Facebook Underground Chinese Bishop Dead At 90 – A Chinese bishop who was sentenced to a decade of forced labor because of his fidelity to the Pope has died at the age of 90. Bishop Augustine Hu Daguo ministered in the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A New Day for Faith & Family – Danielle Bean: Bayard Inc. acquires Faith & Family magazine | I have wonderful news to share today! Please read on for an important press release regarding changes at

Share this article on Facebook Ask the Experts – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (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 Clean Sweep – Rachel Balducci: Getting ready for Lent | My home is still an explosion of love—red construction paper hearts decorate the dining room, glittery hearts hang on a door.

Share this article on Facebook Don’t Miss Mom’s Day Away – Danielle Bean: Join us for a special day just for moms like you! | There are still spots available for our upcoming Faith & Family Mom’s Day Away on Saturday, April 2 in

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Bunnies – Danielle Bean: Save the baby humans! | Wow. If you’ve seen that too-dumb-for-words “We Won’t Go Back” pro-abortion ad MoveOn.org released a few weeks ago, you will be

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Do not become utterly absorbed in activism – “Do not become utterly absorbed in activism! There would be so much to do that one could be working on it constantly. And that is precisely the wrong thing. Not becoming

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – February 28, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Feb. 28 4:00 – The Living Stations of the Cross Experience the Passion like never before. Walk with Jesus on the Way of

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Arizona House Says No to Telemed Abortions Without Doctor – Concerned that women’s health will be put at risk if the controversial practice of telemed abortions come to Arizona, the state House today voted to ensure that medical

Share this article on Facebook Bernard Nathanson: A Life Transformed by Truth on Abortion – A man who made a career of death and lies became a hero for life and truth. This morning in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Archbishop Timothy Dolan will celebrate a Mass of

Share this article on Facebook Boehner Maps Planned Parenthood De-Funding Strategy, Pro-Lifers Worried – In a new interview, Speaker John Boehner talked about the upcoming strategy behind the next steps in the battle to de-fund Planned Parenthood and he urged pro-life

Share this article on Facebook British Doctors Slammed for Unscientific Abortion Guidelines – The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is getting more criticism over draft guidelines supposedly providing doctors, nurses and counselors with

Share this article on Facebook First Horse iPS Cells Reduce Need for Embryonic Ones – Canadian scientists have produced the first induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from a horse. The cells show all the typical characteristics of pluripotent stem cells,

Share this article on Facebook HuffPo, Mother Jones Claim Pro-Life Group OKs Killing Abortionists – Two liberal publications, the Huffington Post and Mother Jones, have seized on a recent dustup in an attempt to make one mainstream pro-life group appear as if it is

Share this article on Facebook Liberal Hollywood Elite Trash Natalie Portman Over Motherhood – To hear the members of the liberal Hollywood elite tell it, actress Natalie Portman committed the ultimate sin last night at the Oscars when she took the stage to accept

Share this article on Facebook Newt Gingrich Expected to Launch Potential Presidential Bid – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is expected to launch an exploratory committee in the next two weeks that would help him gauge whether or not he want to mount a

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Spending 200K on Ads for Taxpayer-Funding – The Planned Parenthood abortion business is rolling out a new television commercial designed to persuade members of the Senate to support the continuation of its

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict Delivers Abortion Message to Pro-Life Leaders – Pope Benedict XVI delivered a message on abortion to pro-life leaders during his meeting with members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, which has spent the last three

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Flash Mob in Chicago Surprises “Walk for Choice” – A pro-abortion “Walk for Choice” rally was held in downtown Chicago’s Daley Plaza on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Participants of the “Walk for Choice” were protesting

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Launches Ad, Tour to De-Fund Planned Parenthood – The Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life women’s political group, today announced a television commercial and grassroots tour across the country to build up

Share this article on Facebook University of Iowa Deal With Planned Parenthood Abortionist Blasted – The University of Iowa is the subject of criticism from pro-life groups after the Associated Press obtained a copy of an agreement the college made with an abortion

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Bunnies in a blender’ anti-Planned Parenthood ad will have pro-aborts seeing red – by John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 30-second TV ad spot put out by American Life League features a cute bunny being plopped

Share this article on Facebook Anti-life media manufactures hysteria – by Daniel McConchie In the last two weeks, the prospect of significant pro-life gains in state legislatures this year has seemed to throw those in the hard-left wing of

Share this article on Facebook Baby Joseph can go home to die, but without tracheotomy: family says unacceptable – by Patrick B. Craine To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here. LONDON, Ontario, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dying

Share this article on Facebook Buoyant pro-life ‘flash mob’ catches pro-abortion rally by surprise – by Kathleen Gilbert CHICAGO, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-abortion protesters in Chicago met with a surprising sight this Saturday when a pro-life “flash

Share this article on Facebook Government can require foster parents to affirm homosexuality rules UK High Court – by Thaddeus Baklinski LONDON, Mon Feb 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK Christian couple fighting their local council adoption panel over a decision to bar them from

Share this article on Facebook Irish pro-lifers pleased with election outcome – by Hilary White DUBLIN, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Irish pro-life advocates who campaigned hard to keep abortion in the forefront of the election issues say

Share this article on Facebook Nova Scotia man who admitted euthanizing his wife now blames wife’s doctor – by Thaddeus Baklinski LIVERPOOL, Nova Scotia, Feb 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Nova Scotia man who last week told The Chronicle Herald newspaper that he killed his

Share this article on Facebook Pedophilia a ‘sexual orientation’ experts tell Parliament – by Rebecca Millette OTTAWA, Ontario, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a recent parliamentary session on a bill relating to sexual offenses against children,

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Academy for Life back on track: tackles umbilical blood research, post-abortion syndrome – by Hilary White ROME, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mood was decidedly chipper on Friday at the most recent gathering of the Pontifical Academy for Life

Share this article on Facebook Pope: ‘Abortion resolves nothing, rather it kills the child, destroys the woman’ – by John-Henry Westen VATICAN, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI addressed the Pontifical Academy for Life Saturday saying, “doctors are called to

Share this article on Facebook Prosecutor tells investigator: we don’t have to accept report clearing Phill Kline – by Peter Smith Note: For more general background on this important case, click here. TOPEKA, Kansas, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The disciplinary

Share this article on Facebook Video: Kline says ‘those in power’ blocked Planned Parenthood, Tiller investigation – by Peter Smith TOPEKA, Kansas, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Phill Kline expressed optimism on Friday, after day 5 of his ethics trial, that Gov. Sam Brownback

Share this article on Facebook Witness: Phill Kline didn’t need/want adult patient names – by Peter Smith Note: For more general background on this important case, click here. TOPEKA, Kansas, February 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Steven Maxwell, Phill Kline’s

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Furor Erupts over Removal of Pro-Life Billboard – B y Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A billboard declaring the womb to be the “most dangerous place for an African American” has been removed from its prominent

Share this article on Facebook House Speaker Calls National Debt a “Moral Threat” to America – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist While addressing a conference of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called the

Share this article on Facebook Judge Awards Custody of Teen to His Homeless Dad – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Brooklyn judge has decided that a 17 year-old boy who has been in the custody of his well-paid mother all of his life, will

Share this article on Facebook Kidney Rationing: Facing the Inevitability of “Death Panels” – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Anyone who doubts the inevitability of the emergence of “death panels” doesn’t need to wait until ObamaCare is in

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Abbaye Saint Joseph de Clairval – More video of the liturgy (Ordinary Form) from the Abbaye Saint Joseph de Clairval in France.

Share this article on Facebook Cover of the New English Edition of the Roman Missal – The Catholic Truth Society’s Catholic Compass blog has up an article on the New Missal’s Cover Explained where they give a preview of the binding of the new edition of

Share this article on Facebook The Divine Liturgy by Hieromonk Gregorios – I was recently sent notice of this by one of our readers and a blogging colleague. It looks rather interesting for those interested in the study of the Byzantine Divine

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life flash mob takes demonstrators by surprise – We’ve all seen the classical music and opera “flash mobs” popping up in mall food courts around the country in recent months. Well, here’s a new, pro-life take on the

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Short Promo Video for our Pilgrimages – Here is our new 11-minute video about our pilgrimages, explaining how safe they are, where we go, what kind of food we eat, and much more. Now easily accessible on

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #535 – The Story of a Curse – “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 Lunchtime Sanity Break – Recommended to you, by Buster. Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook Sweet Promise and Rank Propaganda – If you missed Sr. Lisa Doty talking about talking in Church , do check her out, and while you’re over at the portal, do yourself a favor and avail yourself of some

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Chicago Pro-Life Flash Mob! – From a reader: CHICAGO – A pro-abortion “Walk for Choice” rally was held in downtown Chicago’s Daley Plaza on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Participants of the “Walk for

Share this article on Facebook Concerning the “liturgical vigilante” – Be sure to check out Pat Archbold’s perspicacious and amusing piece over at the National Catholic Register entitled, “Liturgical Vigilantes“. A few of good bits: As

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS POLL: How do you pray the Rosary? – NB: Don’t forget the Spiritual Bouquet (you can participate daily) for Pope Benedict! The Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is prayed according to different methods

Share this article on Facebook Where you are! – Here is a snapshot of places people are – more or less – when they visit!   These may be pretty rough approximations. Anaheim, California Springfield, Illinois

Share this article on Facebook Your good news and request for prayers – Do you have any good news to share with the readers? For my part, I am embarking today on a new writing project.  Please say a prayer that my mind be clear and that I

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