Catholic News Headlines March 2, 2011


Mar. 1, 7pm—Mar. 2, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Cuban government continues harassment of Ladies in White – Havana, Cuba, Mar 2, 2011 / 05:52 pm ( CNA ).- A Cuban dissident group is criticizing the country’s government for attempting to discredit the organization’s efforts in

Share this article on Facebook In new book excerpts, Pope tackles debates over Jews, Judas and Last Supper – Vatican City, Mar 2, 2011 / 02:10 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In his new book, the second volume of “Jesus of Nazareth,” Pope Benedict XVI demonstrates again that

Share this article on Facebook Islamic extremists assassinate only Christian in Pakistan’s cabinet – Islamabad, Pakistan, Mar 2, 2011 / 11:28 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Shahbaz Bhatti, a leading voice for religious freedom and peace in Pakistan, was assassinated March 2.

Share this article on Facebook Pope praises St. Francis de Sales’ secret to holiness – Vatican City, Mar 2, 2011 / 05:53 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- At the Wednesday general audience on March 2, Pope Benedict XVI discussed the life of St. Francis de Sales, a

Share this article on Facebook Proposed federal budget cuts could have ‘drastic’ impact on poor – Washington D.C., Mar 2, 2011 / 05:57 am ( CNA ).- As Congress considers a federal budget proposal for the upcoming year, Catholic experts have spoken out against

Share this article on Facebook US and Mexican bishops discuss border violence – Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 2, 2011 / 02:03 pm ( CNA ).- Bishops from dioceses along the U.S. – Mexico border are meeting March 1 – 3 to discuss the issues of border

Share this article on Facebook US judge allows Mexico abuse lawsuit to proceed against Archdiocese of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 2, 2011 / 12:57 am ( CNA ).- A federal judge has ruled that a Mexico City man can proceed with a U.S. clergy abuse lawsuit against the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican planning to launch online news portal – Vatican City, Mar 2, 2011 / 04:31 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican’s communications department is streamlining its presence on the Internet with a news portal that

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Ice Age’ blends dinosaurs, celebrity comedy to perfect pitch – How cold the “Ice Age” series miss? It has dinosaurs beloved by children, celebrity voiceovers …

Share this article on Facebook Pope exonerates Jews for Jesus’ death in new book – The pope has exonerated the Jews for the Savior\’s death, in his new book “Jesus of …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Libyan military bombs opponent stronghold in East – Libyan aircraft has bombed a section of eastern Libya as leader Moammar Gadhafi tried to take back control of an …

Share this article on Facebook More than 140,000 have fled Libya in wake of uprising – The United Nations refugee agency reports that more than 140,000 Libyans have fled to Egypt and Tunisia. Tens of …

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan’s minister for minorities assassinated – Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti has been assassinated in Islamabad, Pakistan. It was …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey governor Chris Christie confident of potential presidential victory – New Jersey governor Chris Christie says he knows he could win the White House if he ran for president next year. …

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Upholds Westboro Baptist: Offensive Speech Protected by 1st Amendment – The Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Battle for Baby Joseph’s Life Continues: ‘Quality’ vs. Sanctity of Life – London Health Sciences Centre, the hospital keeping Baby Joseph, said they would allow him to go home only on the …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook IPs call for end of mining on ancestral lands – BAYOMBONG, March 2, 2011—Tribal folks in Nueva Vizcaya called for an end of mining activities on their ancestral lands, saying large-scale mining will destroy their

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Fat Man’s Guide To Holiness – I have a confession, but don’t judge me. I’m a fatty. That’s right. I am a a big ol’ fatty fatty of the clan Boombalatty. But I do not write here today in some

Share this article on Facebook Awesome: Pro-Life Flash Mob – AveMaria111 writes: “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 Aww. They’re Playing Suicide Bomber – I don’t know if I could imagine more horrible things than this video. Maybe if I tried but I really don’t want to. Just something about kids playing “suicide bomber”

Share this article on Facebook Gymnast Refuses to Compete on Sabbath – This is good to see. It’s a little like Chariots of Fire. But with second graders. And gymnasts rather than runners. But other than that it’s kinda’ the same. The AP

Share this article on Facebook Pope Exonerates Jews, Again – Just in case you missed the first million times, here we go again. Pope exonerates Jews for Jesus’ death in new book VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has made a sweeping

Share this article on Facebook Vote for Best Catholic Newspaper – Here’s the deal. About.com is running a contest about which Catholic newspaper is the best. And I want you to vote for the Register for three reasons: 1) I work there

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinals To Take Possession Of Diaconate Churches – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAR 2011 (VIS) – A note published today by the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff announces details of forthcoming ceremonies in

Share this article on Facebook Declaration On Assassination Of Pakistani Minister Bhatti – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a declaration made this morning by Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. concerning the

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Defends Marriage, Family Life Before Un Commission On Women – The Holy See’s delegation defended marriage and family life and condemned discrimination against women during a February 28 meeting of the UN Economic and Social

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Delegate Urges Anglo-Catholics: Accept Pope’s Offer Of Unity – Auxiliary Bishop Peter Elliott of Melbourne, a former Anglican who now serves as the Holy See’s delegate for the Australian ordinariate, is urging Anglo-Catholics to

Share this article on Facebook Pope Receives The Executive Director Of The WFP – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAR 2011 (VIS) – At the end of his general audience this morning, the Pope received in private audience Josette Sheeran, executive director of the United

Share this article on Facebook Presentation Of Volume Two Of “Jesus Of Nazareth” – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAR 2011 (VIS) – In the Holy See Press Office at 5 p.m. on Thursday 10 March, a press conference will be held to present the book: “Jesus of Nazareth.

Share this article on Facebook St. Francis Of Sales: Great Master Of Spirituality And Peace – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAR 2011 (VIS) – During today’s general audience, which was held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope spoke about St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Charts and More – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (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 Prepared To Be A “Bigot”? – Rebecca Teti: | A group of us were chatting after Mass last Sunday about an absolutely unhinged conversation taking place on a neighborhood listserve. You can guess the

Share this article on Facebook Sharing Prayer – Arwen Mosher: Let’s do it! | Sometimes when my tiny twin boys are kicking me, I actually tear up thinking about how many people are praying for them. To me, prayers are

Share this article on Facebook What Moms Want – Lisa Hendey: Here’s your chance – how can your parish better support you? | Next Monday, I have the pleasure of providing a webinar called Catholic Moms: Building and

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Share this article on Facebook 6 DAYS LEFT TO HELP THE FATHERS KNOW BEST! – VOTE NOW! You can vote once per day!

Share this article on Facebook Marriage, New Heaven, New Earth – A reader writes: If the new earth is a restoration of the original Creation plan by God and God affirmed marriage or the role of a spouse in Gen 2:18, how do you deal

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Waiting for Charlie

Share this article on Facebook Highlights of the Pope’s new book “Jesus of Nazareth. Holy Week” – We have already recorded an interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio, former student of then-professer Ratzinger and English language publisher of the Pope’s new book. Fr.

Share this article on Facebook New Indiana auxiliary bishop says he would never deny Communion – Indianapolis Bishop-designate Christopher J. Coyne answered questions from The Indianapolis Star on a wide variety of subjects for nearly an hour last week. Here are a

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan: Cabinet minister who defended Christians is assassinated – Shahbaz Bhatti, a lay Catholic who served as Pakistan’s federal minister for religious minorities, was assassinated on March 2 while traveling to work. He was 42. The

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 2, 2001 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 2 4:00 – First Hand Report on the New Zealand Earthquake The massive 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Practitioner Charged for Illegally Prescribing Drugs – An abortion practitioner in Florida was arrested and charged with enriching himself by illegally writing and selling prescriptions for powerful painkillers. Zvi Harry

Share this article on Facebook British Doctors Giving Women Bad Advice on Abortion – According to a Fox News story published online this weekend, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is now requiring that all women considering abortion be

Share this article on Facebook Calls Show Abortion Centers Hiding Statutory Rape, Skirting Law – Yesterday, a pro-life group revealed new information about a months-long undercover investigation of several abortion businesses in Texas that were found to have

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Seattle University Backs Planned Parenthood Internships – Seattle University, a Catholic educational institution, , is coming under fire from a pro-life group for offering students internships with the local Planned Parenthood

Share this article on Facebook Ex-Louisiana GOP Gov. Buddy Roemer May Run for President – Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer is expected to announce on Thursday that he will be forming an exploratory committee to potentially seek the Republican nomination

Share this article on Facebook Gosnell-Associated Abortion Practitioners in Delaware Suspended – Two abortion practitioners in Delaware associated with embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell were suspended for not reporting the massive abuses Gosnell

Share this article on Facebook Haley Barbour Again Opposes Abortion-Social Issues “Truce” – Haley Barbour, the Republican governor of Mississippi who is mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, has said again that he opposes any talk of a truce on

Share this article on Facebook Michigan Committee Approves Partial-Birth Abortion Ban – Michigan could be the next state to ban partial-birth abortions following a Supreme Court decision in April 2007 upholding a federal ban on them. States are banning the

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska OKs Bill to Remove Abortion Funding From Obamacare – Nebraska is on its way to becoming the next state to use the option given to states under the Obamacare health care reform law to opt out of paying for any abortions

Share this article on Facebook New York City Council OKs Bill Attacking Pregnancy Centers – Despite massive opposition from pro-life advocates and supporters of centers helping pregnant women, the New York City council passed a bill today attacking pregnancy

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Ignores Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Videos – Lila Rose, the head of the Live Action organization that released videos showing Planned Parenthood centers helping undercover investigators posting as sex traffickers,

Share this article on Facebook Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Abortionist Gosnell – Prosecutors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania announced today they will seek the death penalty for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who faces charged related to killing

Share this article on Facebook Senate Asked to Approve Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood – Now that Congress has approved a Continuing Resolution funding the federal government for two additional weeks, pro-life advocates are calling on the Senate to approve

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: New York City Council passes pregnancy center gag law – by Kathleen Gilbert NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill designed to gag pro-life pregnancy resource centers passed the New York City Council Wednesday

Share this article on Facebook Catholic YouTube sensation Michael Voris coming to Kitchener, Ontario for talk – by John-Henry Westen March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the fast-rising stars of the Catholic new media world is coming to Kitchener Ontario to stir up young

Share this article on Facebook Critics of Philippines population control bill could be jailed for six months – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MANILA, March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Filipino legislators are on the verge of voting on a population control bill that would impose

Share this article on Facebook Dr. Bernard Nathanson, ‘faithful and courageous servant of the Lord’ – by Steve Jalsevac NEW YORK, N.Y., March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Not too long ago, it would have been unimaginable that an atheistic Jew and leading U.S. abortion

Share this article on Facebook Dr. Nathanson feared for his life before first pro-life speaking event – by Dr. Jack Willke March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Bernard Nathanson will go down in history as one of the prominent pro-life figures in the abortion controversy.

Share this article on Facebook Exclusive: ‘Her passion was for pro-life’: daughter-in-law tells Jane Russell abortion story – by Kathleen Gilbert SANTA MARIA, California, March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A “pillar of strength” – these were the words Etta Waterfield used to describe her

Share this article on Facebook How did this happen? Why same-sex ‘marriage’ makes sense to so many – by Albert Mohler March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Why does same-sex marriage make sense to so many people? The momentum toward the full legalization of same-sex

Share this article on Facebook Mother of woman who died in botched abortion seeks change to laws – by Thaddeus Baklinski ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Wed, Mar 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Five years ago Stephanie White lost her healthy 21-year-old daughter Denise during a

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan’s only Christian official shot dead by Islamic extremists – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ISLAMABAD, March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pakistan’s only Christian government minister, Shahbaz Bhatti, has been shot dead by Muslim

Share this article on Facebook Phill Kline: Kansas Supreme Court ‘obstructed’ child rape investigation to save Planned Parenthood – by Peter Smith TOPEKA, Kansas, March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has accused the Kansas Supreme Court of obstructing his

Share this article on Facebook Praying mayor undeterred despite legal threat from Quebec Secular Movement – by Rebecca Millette SAGUENAY, Quebec, March 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mayor Jean Tremblay of Saguenay, Quebec, who announced last month his intention to appeal a

Share this article on Facebook Pro-aborts want an international right to abortion: that’s completely upside-down! – by Fr. Frank Pavone Advocates of legal abortion want more than to keep Roe vs. Wade intact. They want to establish an international right to abortion, enforced on an

Share this article on Facebook Who’s bashing whom? – by Chuck Colson March 2, 2011 (BreakPoint.org) – Well, the battle over so-called gay marriage is over, so we conservative Christians might as well accept it and go back

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Experts: Pedophilia is a “Sexual Orientation” – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Two experts on pedophilia testified in front of the Canadian Parliament and said pedophilia was a “sexual orientation” similar

Share this article on Facebook Lost Conscience Protections Can be Restored! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Even though the Obama Administration has rescinded most of the conscience protection provisions that were in force since the

Share this article on Facebook Prominent Psychiatrist Under Investigation for Lewd Photos – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist   Dr. Joseph Kenan, president of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, is under investigation by the Medical Board of

Share this article on Facebook UK Court: Christians are Unsuitable Foster Parents – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a landmark judgment which will have a serious impact on the future of fostering and adoption in the UK, the High Court has

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Coptic Cairo – David Clayton has been showing you some Coptic icons in the recent weeks and I was interested to share some images I recently found from a website, Coptic Cairo . Here

Share this article on Facebook March 2011 Adoremus Bulletin – The March 2011 edition of the Adoremus Bulletin is online. Here are a few of the articles from the current edition. Sacred Architecture: Encountering the Beauty and

Share this article on Facebook The Lay Folk’s Mass Book – I have always rather enjoyed the titles found within the Early English Text Society series, and was particularly interested to recently come across this particular

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Blessed! Recovering! – At home catching up on family, mail, exercise, computer, e-mail, reading, prayer. 13 speaking venues in next 5 weeks. Yikes! Www.StevesSchedule.com.

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #537 – First Year of Teaching – “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 Prosecutors to seek Death Penalty for Gosnell – UPDATED – Via Lifesite News : Prosecutors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania announced today they will seek the death penalty for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell , who faces

Share this article on Facebook Shahbaz Bhatti; free speech martyr – Via Allahpundit , who called the video “haunting” : Click here to view the embedded video. Washington Post coverage here . Writes Margaret Cabaniss at Inside Catholic:

Share this article on Facebook The Bullying Mob; Everything Tea Partiers Were Not – Click here to view the embedded video. ________——-_______ It’s a long video, but keep watching, and if you can’t abide hearing the “F-word” then cover your ears toward

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook An Anglican priest on his way in opines – Technorati Tags: Anglican Provisions, Anglicanorum coetibus, Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Share this article on Facebook Diaconal-Cardinalatial news. – I saw a notice on VIS that two worthy old cardinals will take possession of their titular churches in Rome.  These are diaconal titles and the worthies are Cardinal

Share this article on Facebook Help the blog. Vote today. – You can vote daily for WDTPRS in the Best Blog category and the Best Podcast category at the Reader’s Choice Awards. It takes but a moment and I would be grateful for

Share this article on Facebook Lent begins in one week! – For Latin Church Catholics the beginning of Lent comes in one week with Ash Wednesday. Are you ready?  Do you have a plan for your Lent? Be prudent as you plan and don’t

Share this article on Facebook Live stream of Space Walk right now. – Just too cool.  As I write… UStream has a LIVE stream of the space walk right now.

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan: Catholic critic of blasphemy law shot dead – From the Catholic Herald.  Say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Shahbaz Bhatti. Catholic critic of blasphemy law is shot dead in Pakistan By Ed West Pakistan’s

Share this article on Facebook Publishers of the new, corrected Roman Missal! Attention! – Pretty soon people are going to be buying LOTS of new missals.  They are going to have to decide whose to buy. I understand that Liturgy Training Publications and

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: About Lenten reading – From a reader: The Little Black Book This booklet surfaces around Lent in some local parishes and is based on the writings of Bishop Ken Untener (1937-2004). PLEASE

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Bishop consecrating chalice, vestments during Mass – I had this in my email: I am trying to locate the rite (prayers and rubrics) for the consecration for a Chalice / Paten and Vestments. There is a local bishop who is

Share this article on Facebook QUESTION FOR READERS about new, corrected translation of the Roman Missal – Do you readers, especially in the USA, know of any bishop who has authorized the use of the new, corrected English translation of the Roman Missal, either for regular

Share this article on Facebook RADIO SABINA STREAMING – Rosary in Latin and Prayers for Pope Benedict – Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! Because of a special prayer intention right now I have just entirely Latin chaplets of the Rosary

Share this article on Facebook REVIEW: Some thoughts about the Pope’s new book – part I – I have been reading the new, second volume of Benedict XVI’s book, Jesus of Nazareth.  A preview copy was sent to me by the publisher. I have been circling back over

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