Catholic News Headlines March 4, 2011


Mar. 3, 7pm—Mar. 4, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Ann Arbor Dominicans withdraw plans to purchase JP II Cultural Center – Ann Arbor, Mich., Mar 4, 2011 / 04:39 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist announced March 3 that they are no longer planning to

Share this article on Facebook Catholic university to mark Pope Benedict’s 60 years in priesthood – Murcia, Spain, Mar 4, 2011 / 04:05 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia, Spain will host a worldwide congress Oct. 26-30 to honor Pope

Share this article on Facebook Colombian senator proposes amendment to prohibit abortion – Bogotá, Colombia, Mar 4, 2011 / 02:02 pm ( CNA ).- A Colombian senator recently proposed a constitutional amendment that would raise “an absolute and complete barrier”

Share this article on Facebook Knights of Columbus opening new facility for Haitian amputees – Port au Prince, Haiti, Mar 4, 2011 / 02:32 am ( CNA ).- On March 5, the Knights of Columbus will unveil their latest effort to help Haitian children injured in last

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani Catholics mourn death of Cabinet member with funeral Mass, protests – Islamabad, Pakistan, Mar 3, 2011 / 08:55 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Torn with grief over the recent assassination of Pakistani government minister Shahbaz Bhatti, the

Share this article on Facebook South Dakota passes bill requiring 72 hour wait for abortions – Sioux Falls, S.D., Mar 4, 2011 / 05:57 am ( CNA ).- South Dakota’s Senate voted on March 2 to pass legislation requiring women to wait 72 hours and be provided

Share this article on Facebook Vatican synod aims to rediscover ‘original enthusiasm’ of following Christ – Vatican City, Mar 4, 2011 / 12:46 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The newly-released outline for 2012’s Synod on the New Evangelization speaks of the Church’s need to rediscover

Share this article on Facebook Weak faith cannot compete with modern ‘idolatry,’ Denver archbishop warns – Paris, France, Mar 4, 2011 / 12:09 pm ( CNA ).- Addressing a gathering of European church officials on March 4,  Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver warned that many

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Movie fans have to get their ‘Indiana Jones’ on – The “Indiana Jones” four-film series have reaped nearly $2 billion – or $1,980,610,580, to be …

Share this article on Facebook Wild cards take to the stage in ‘American Idol’ – The TV singing contest “American Idol” has unveiled their Top 13, sending 11 hopeful contenders …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook The Happy Priest: Getting Ready For Lent – Lenten practices of penance have great benefits for our whole life, body, soul and spirit.  A serious …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Gadhafi’s son: Air strikes meant to scare protesters — not kill them – Saif Gadhafi, son of the Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, told a British reporter that recent air …

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s insistence Jews did not kill Jesus being lauded – Jewish groups and leaders worldwide welcome the clear declaration from Pope Benedict XVI that the Jewish people …

Share this article on Facebook Unrest erupts in Tripoli: Crowds chant ‘Gadhafi is an enemy of God’ – There are reports of massive unrest in the Libyan capitol of Tripoli. Crowds have begun to chant that longtime …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker vows never to compromise – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has vowed to never compromise on the core of his plan to curb the power of public …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Current unrest points to state’s labor history – The actions of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is moving to end certain aspects of public union collective …

Share this article on Facebook Gun sting operation in Mexico heavily criticized – Federal prosecutors, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allegedly permitted …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook The Secret to Holiness – “At the Wednesday general audience on March 2, Pope Benedict XVI discussed the life of St. Francis de Sales, a 17th century bishop and Doctor of the Church whose secret

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Tale of Two U’s – You know how I know we’re doomed? There are two stories out there right now that couldn’t be more different. Our reaction to them as a culture though is interesting.

Share this article on Facebook Bishop: I Would Never Deny Communion – Calling Ed Peters, Calling Ed Peters . In a newspaper interview ,the new Auxiliary Bishop in Indianapolis, Bishop Christopher Coyne, had something to say about denying

Share this article on Facebook MSNBC Orc Says Babies Wanna’ Die – MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur has the name of a Middle Earth orc. And he has the philosophy of one too. He said yesterday that the unborn babies would want their mothers to have

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EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput On American Religious Liberty, Shari’a – In an address delivered on March 1 at Georgetown University, Archbishop Charles Chaput reflected on the heritage of religious freedom in the United States, noting that

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan Blasts Obama’s Decision Not To Defend DOMA – Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, offered strong criticism of President Barack Obama’s recent decision

Share this article on Facebook Ash Wednesday: Pope To Preside At Mass In Santa Sabina – VATICAN CITY, 4 MAR 2011 (VIS) – At 4.30 p.m. on March 9, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, Benedict XVI will preside at a moment of prayer in the church of St.

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Receives Iceland President – VATICAN CITY, 4 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today: “This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy

Share this article on Facebook CDF Official: Ecumenism’s Goal Is Union With Pope; Lutheran Ordinariate In Works? – In an interview with The Portal– a new publication devoted to the ordinariate of Anglican communities received into the Catholic Church– an official of the

Share this article on Facebook Day Of Prayer, Fasting In Pakistan As Assassinated Cabinet Minister Buried – Catholics and other Christians in Pakistan are holding three days of public mourning in memory of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Catholic cabinet minister assassinated for his

Share this article on Facebook Declaration By Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee – VATICAN CITY, 3 MAR 2011 (VIS) – A joint declaration of the twenty-first International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee Meeting was published at midday today. The

Share this article on Facebook In Memoriam for March 3 – VATICAN CITY, 3 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks: – Bishop Hernan Alvarado Solano, apostolic vicar of Guapi, Colombia, on 31 January at the

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for March 4 – VATICAN CITY, 4 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer S.J., secretary of the Congregation for

Share this article on Facebook Philippines: Ongoing Support And Assistance For Priests – VATICAN CITY, 3 MAR 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican Benedict XVI received a group of prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, who have

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for March 3 – VATICAN CITY, 3 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Jan Vokal of the clergy of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, official of the Secretariat of State, as

Share this article on Facebook Pope Receives Chilean President – VATICAN CITY, 3 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today: “This morning in the Vatican Apostolic Palace the Holy

Share this article on Facebook Synod Guidelines For The New Evangelization – VATICAN CITY, 4 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, this morning presented in the Holy See Press Office the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Calling Grace Kelly – Hallie Lord: Who is your style icon? | More than once I’ve been asked if I have any tips for making shopping for clothes easier. Yesterday it dawned on me that there is

Share this article on Facebook Casual Fridays – The Best Bosses – Lisa Hendey: Is your boss the best, or a beast? | In my working life, I’ve had occasion to be on both sides of the boss/subordinate equation a few times.  In my very

Share this article on Facebook Isn’t Daddy Great? – Arwen Mosher: My kids and I agree | For me, this is one of the cool things about having children: my kids are small, new-ish people… who think my husband is all kinds of

Share this article on Facebook Learning to Love, Loving to Learn – 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 Of Parties and Pancakes … It’s Next Tuesday! – Lynn Wehner: An idea or two for the eve of Lent | Next week, we shall witness the arrival of Ash Wednesday. How it got here, I honestly don’t know. We’ve had all the

Share this article on Facebook Opposites and Authors – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast | This week on the podcast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Kate, Danielle and I enjoy a wonderful

Share this article on Facebook Showing Sympathy – Rachel Balducci: How do we best offer our condolences? | Today I ran into an acquaintance I had not seen since last summer. This woman suffered the devastating loss of

Share this article on Facebook Unique For A Reason – Rebecca Teti: USCCB resources for defending marriage | The Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee in Defense of Marriage has a host of useful resources on that topic. Links to Church

Share this article on Facebook When the Word Is Clear – Lynn Wehner: Does God hit you in the head until you get it? | So, sometimes it takes me a while. Yesterday, I was drawn to this Bible passage (which begins with Jesus

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Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict’s “SHOCKING” Statement on the Jews! – The long-awaited second volume of Pope Benedict’s work Jesus of Nazareth is about to come out. (You can pre-order it here! ). This was the book he had started before his

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Black Life Advocates Mourn Outside Gosnell’s Clinic, Across the U.S. – Across the U.S., life advocates in the black community gathered outside abortion clinics Feb. 28 for the Day of Mourning, in remembrance of the tens of millions of

Share this article on Facebook Cartoons of the Day – Westboro no-brainers

Share this article on Facebook Congress Likely to Put Pro-Life Policies into Law – (WNS) The U.S. House of Representatives is one step closer to voting on a bill that would convert several pro-life policies — also known as riders — into law. The

Share this article on Facebook Day of prayer, fasting in Pakistan as assassinated cabinet minister buried – March 04, 2011 CWNews.com Catholics and other Christians in Pakistan are holding three days of public mourning in memory of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Catholic cabinet minister

Share this article on Facebook It’s healthy to forgive, psychologist says

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – On Wednesday’s Hardball Chris Matthews compared former Speaker of the House and possible presidential candidate Newt Gingrich to a terrorist as he screeched “He looks

Share this article on Facebook Sen. Harry Reid Calls on Nevada Legislature to Close Brothels – Nevada should outlaw prostitution. That’s the message Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent the Legislature in his home state this week. He said the brothel industry is

Share this article on Facebook The Obama administration condemns the killing of a Pakistani Christian leader, but will it do more for religious freedom? – Eyes on Washington By Emily Belz World News Service On March 1, before the House Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted that the Obama

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 4, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 4 4:00 – Waging War to Make Peace: U.S. Intervention in Global Conflicts The controversial principle of a

Share this article on Facebook TROUBLE at the University of Dallas? – By Patrick Fagan TheCatholicThing.com Depending on how the Board of the University of Dallas votes tonight I (proud father of five UD alumni children) may well be

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook CDC Report: Most Teens Not Having Sex, Abstinence Ed Works – New data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) this week confirms the majority of teens are not having sex — and making it appear the abstinence education

Share this article on Facebook Idaho Senate Panel OKs Bill to Ban Abortions Over Fetal Pain – Because unborn children have the capacity to feel intense pain, the Idaho state Senate approved an avant garde bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Has Plane Ready to take Baby Joseph to U.S. – On the heels of the news that a prominent pro-life legal group, the ACLJ, has moved into play to help the parents of Baby Joseph Maraachli, who is suffering from a

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Respond to Planned Parenthood With 1M Petitions – Not to be outdone by the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which is besieging the Senate with more than 700,000 messages urging lawmakers to not yank its federal

Share this article on Facebook Senate Votes Next Week on Planned Parenthood-Related Funding Bills – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote next week on a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government and government programs through September that does not de-fund

Share this article on Facebook South Dakota Governor Likely to Sign 72-Hour Abortion Wait – Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota says he is pro-life and likely to sign into law a bill that requires a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion and helps women

Share this article on Facebook Texas House Passes Bill for Ultrasound Before Abortion – After Democrats used parliamentary stalling tactics and filed a slew of amendments designed to weaken the bill, the state House late Thursday approved a bill helping

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Standing jet ready to take Baby Joseph to any willing U.S. Hospital – by John-Henry Westen STATEN ISLAND, NY, March 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Priests for Life, the American Center for Law and Justice, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope

Share this article on Facebook Email intro – by Steve Jalsevac We welcome the many new subscribers and website readers to LifeSiteNews. You will quickly notice that LifeSiteNews does not report on only the direct

Share this article on Facebook European Court Could Rule Traditional Marriage Benefits Discriminatory – by Terrence McKeegan LUXEMBOURG, March 3, 2011 (C-FAM) – Legal experts warn that a European court is on the verge of deciding that Germany’s privileged legal status for

Share this article on Facebook Former abortionist now head of one of the largest pro-life medical practices in the U.S. – by Patrick B. Craine FAIRFAX, Virginia, March 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This week the pro-life community celebrated the life of the great Dr. Bernard Nathanson, famed

Share this article on Facebook New Halton Catholic equity policy criticized by pro-family and gay activists – by Patrick B. Craine HALTON, Ontario, March 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new equity policy by the Halton Catholic District School Board is facing criticism from both

Share this article on Facebook New to LifeSiteNews?  Also, Baby Joseph clarifications. – by The Editors We welcome the many new subscribers and website readers to LifeSiteNews. You will quickly notice that LifeSiteNews does not report on only the direct life

Share this article on Facebook Study: Contraceptive pills deplete women’s bodies of essential vitamins, antioxidants – by Thaddeus Baklinski BRONX, NY, Fri Mar 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study carried out by the Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept. of the Albert Einstein College of

Share this article on Facebook Young adult sex on the decrease: study says – by Rebecca Millette March 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Florida Judge Rules ObamaCare Can be Considered Invalid Within Seven Days if No Appeal – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Florida judge who ruled that the individual mandate in ObamaCare renders the law invalid has given the Obama Administration

Share this article on Facebook MSNBC Host Claims Unborn Support Abortion – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist While reporting on an Ohio bill that would forbid abortions after a baby’s heart has begun to beat, MSNBC guest host Cenk Uygur

Share this article on Facebook Northwestern University Apologizes for Live Sex Show in Classroom – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Pressure and outrage from alumni and other supporters has forced administratos at Northwestern University to reverse themselves

Share this article on Facebook US Teacher’s Union Asks UN to Mandate Graphic Sex Ed to Combat “Homophobia” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A representative of the National Education Association (NEA) has asked the UN to do more to combat “homophobia and transphobia”

Share this article on Facebook Walk 4 Choice Rallies Described as “Depressingly Small” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Last Saturday’s much touted “Walk for Choice” rallies, which were designed to take place in various cities throughout the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Solemn Vespers in Rochester, New York – Always eager to promote those who pursue Sung Vespers in a parish or chapel setting, here is a video clip, coming from Rochester, New York, where they recently

Share this article on Facebook The Brussels Academy of Icon Painting – As a postscript to the article about the work of Irina Gorbunova-Lomax, a reader of my blog has sent me information about two more websites with more up-to-date work of

Share this article on Facebook Usus Antiquior at Primary School – We shared with readers yesterday news of a Mass in the Ordinary Form, offered ad orientem at a Texas High School. Today, Dr. Matthew Doyle, the Birmingham representative

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Your guide to a Catholic Lent – Lent is just a few days away. Are you ready? Have you thought about what you want to incorporate into your life for the next 40 days? Or remove from your life? OSV has a

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #508 – Oh, To Have A Friend – “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 “At some point you’ve made enough money…” – I don’t want to be unfair. NPR is a big organization, and a big organization, especially if it is headed by someone with valuable know-how and an even more valuable

Share this article on Facebook Astonishing Art; The Book Surgeon – Yes, that’s a book. Nothing has been added to it, but a brilliant artist has subtracted from it, and in doing so he has rendered the book into a work of art that helps

Share this article on Facebook M-O-O-N spells Movie I Wanna See – I am not a fan of the “hard sci-fi” film genre. I can take science fiction when it is about as weighty as Firefly or Cowboy Bebop , which is to say, not very. I maintain

Share this article on Facebook The Demon Dreamseller – Drape a lovely girl over the hood of a sports car and the poor chimps start drooling over it immediately. Show them a condominium overlooking a beach at sunset. Show

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Decry Assassination of Pakistani Official Who Worked For Rights of Minorities, Christians – WASHINGTON ( March 4, 2011 )—The March 2 assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister of Minority Affairs, silenced the voice of someone who worked to raise the

Share this article on Facebook Interfaith Group Urges Speaker of the House to Defend DOMA Legislation in Court – WASHINGTON (March 4, 2011)—Leaders of Catholic, Protestant and Sikh communities of faith—together representing tens of millions of adherents—joined together to urge the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook ALERT: REQUEST FOR PRAYERS FOR A MIRACULOUS CURE: Joseph – 2 years old – If you don’t pray for miracles, you won’t obtain them. I have been exchanging some messages with a priest friend.  I had to share them with you in edited form: A

Share this article on Facebook Archbp. Dolan reacts to Pres. Obama’s betrayal of DOMA – From the site of the USCCB.  My emphases and comments: Archbishop Dolan Calls Refusal to Defend Defense of Marriage Act an ‘Alarming and Grave Injustice’ WASHINGTON

Share this article on Facebook Brick by Brick in Kansas City, Kansas: Confessions – every parish, every Wednesday in Lent – Sometimes I wonder if Bp. Finn of Kansas City, MO and Archbp. Naumann of Kansas City, KS compete with each other to be the best Catholic bishop they can be. Here is

Share this article on Facebook Card. Burke speaks to a Catholic Men’s Conference – A favorite Cardinal, His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke, was recently in Pendleton, OR at a the Northwest Catholic Men’s Conference.  A choir of students from one of my

Share this article on Facebook Everything’s up to date in Kansas City, MO. – I caught this excellent post over at SERVIAM! And while the sweet sounds of bats upon balls heralds another year of America’s Pastime, the spring training to which I

Share this article on Facebook Exhibits for the blind at the Vatican Museum – From CNA: Vatican City, Mar 3, 2011 / 11:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Specially-trained guides are now available to offer one-of-a-kind tours of the Vatican Museums to the

Share this article on Facebook REVIEW: Some thoughts about the Pope’s new book – part II – For Part I go HERE. I have read an advance copy of the new, second volume of Benedict XVI’s book, Jesus of Nazareth. The new book will be released worldwide for Lent

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS – 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Before we head into the weekend, we should have a glance at the Collect, or “Opening Prayer” for the 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the traditional calendar it will be

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