Catholic News Headlines March 7, 2011


Mar. 6, 7pm—Mar. 7, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Catholic Church supports pro-life amendment in Colombia – CNA STAFF, Mar 7, 2011 / 02:02 pm ( CNA ).- The Catholic Church in Colombia is throwing its support behind a constitutional amendment that would protect human life from

Share this article on Facebook Pope reminds seminarians: God calls each person by name – Rome, Italy, Mar 7, 2011 / 05:56 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The life of the Christian is a response to God’s call, Pope Benedict XVI told seminarians in Rome last week.

Share this article on Facebook Spanish bishops invite young people to participate in World Youth Day – Madrid, Spain, Mar 7, 2011 / 03:56 pm ( CNA ).- Bishops from Spain recently addressed a message to young Catholics, inviting them to participate in World Youth Day 2011.

Share this article on Facebook Vatican defends decision to seek new Caritas chief – Vatican City, Mar 7, 2011 / 01:50 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Following public declarations from the outgoing secretary general of Caritas that could cause serious damage to

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Governor Walker warns of imminent layoffs – Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has notified unions of impending layoffs if a budget-repair bill isn’t …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Lumads urge for creation of independent panel for IPs in GPH-MILF talks – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, March 7, 2011—Four indigenous peoples’ group within the boundaries of Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur have urged the creation of an independent panel to

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Christianity Made the West – Kevin Knight of New Advent must surf the web 23 1/2 hours a day because he finds these articles that I just never saw and I spend a good 22 1/2 hours on the interwebs

Share this article on Facebook Haggling Over the Cost of Humanity – You remember how pro-lifers were laughed at for saying abortion and infanticide were one in the same. Pro-aborts said we were crazy and that killing “blobs of tissue” in

Share this article on Facebook Look Who’s A Jew!! Qaddafi That’s Who!! – I guess Adam Sandler will have to update his awesome Hanukkah song with none other than Moammar Qaddafi. Too awesome to even check! ht Gateway Pundit

Share this article on Facebook The Kimyal Receive the New Testament – The first time we do anything is always the most exciting. But watching the reaction of these folks to receiving the Bible translated into their own language kinda’

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Can I Give Up Numbers for Lent? – Lynn Wehner: | I am not a numbers person. That said, it should then come as no surprise that I am teetering on the brink of insanity after just completing a financial

Share this article on Facebook Lent At Your Parish – Rebecca Teti: Says You: How does your parish observe Lent? | While I was on the path to conversion, I had a dear friend who kept needling me to “go Anglican” instead.

Share this article on Facebook Liturgy of the Hours for Lent – DariaSockey: Why not try something new? | Looking for a new devotion for Lent? Why not give the Divine Office a try? Long associated with clergy and religious, every

Share this article on Facebook Raising Saints – 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 Top Ten Lenten Observances for Kids – Danielle Bean: evergreen ideas | A couple of years ago, we polled you, our Faith & Family readers, to find out your top ten Lenten observances for kids. That post has

Share this article on Facebook Two Patron Saints Just for Moms – Daria Sockey: Meet Sts. Felicity & Perpetua | Have you ever noticed that the normal trials of life are always a worse when you have children?  Back when I was single, or

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Two Wild and Crazy Guys

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – NPR chief Vivian Schiller Says NPR Has “No Particular Bias” and accusations of being Liberal is a “Perception Issue.”

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan: another man killed after acquittal on blasphemy charge – Muhammad Imran, a man charged with blasphemy in April 2009 and later released for lack of evidence, was gunned down in the Danada, a village near Rawalpindi. He had been

Share this article on Facebook Pope remembers murdered Pakistani Catholic politician and prays for Libya

Share this article on Facebook Pope to visit Ireland next year? – Pope Benedict XVI will visit Ireland in 2012, according to media reports in that country. The Vatican has made no announcement about a papal trip to Ireland, but Irish

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 7, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 7 4:00 – While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement The

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells Successful For Breast Reconstruction – Results of a long-term study released Wednesday show that adult stem cells from a patient’s own fat tissue are safe for breast reconstruction for former breast cancer

Share this article on Facebook Baby Breeding 101: Business Busted Exploiting Women – There seems to be no end to the filthy bottom of the reproductive tourist trafficking industry. This story just broke, covering the bust up of a baby breeding surrogacy

Share this article on Facebook British Health Official: Leave Babies Born at 23 Weeks to Die – An official of the British National Health Service, the governmental socialized medicine program, is drawing gasps from pro-life people worldwide over comments she made

Share this article on Facebook De-Funding Planned Parenthood Should Unite Social, Fiscal Conservatives – At a time when Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and some other conservatives are advocating putting social issues like abortion on the back burner so monetary issues like

Share this article on Facebook Maryland Cmte Hears About Woman’s Death From Legal Abortion – Last week, a Maryland state Senate Committee heard about the death of a young woman from a botched abortion and how abortion centers in the state are not properly

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota Fetal Pain-Based Late Abortion Ban Introduced – Minnesota legislators today introduced a bill in the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives that would stop abortions after the point at which the unborn child

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Imitates Pro-Life Bus Tour With Its Own – They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and the Planned Parenthood abortion business has organized a last-minute bus tour to counter the one the Susan B.

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Girls Shackled, Strip Searched Now Settle Lawsuit – The pro-life advocates, including college-aged girls, who were shacked and strip searched after peacefully protesting abortion in Maryland in 2008, have settled the

Share this article on Facebook Release of Medical Records Holding Up Transfer of Baby Joseph – As the parents of Baby Joseph Maraachli in Canada wait for a hospital to transfer their son to in order to get a tracheotomy procedure so he can go home, a leading

Share this article on Facebook Second Gosnell-Associated Abortion Practitioner Loses License – A second abortion practitioner associated with Kermit Gosnell, the man charged with eight counts of murder for killing a woman in a failed abortion and killing babies in

Share this article on Facebook Utah House Passes Bill for Doctors to Refuse to Do Abortions – A bill the Utah state House passed today would allow doctors who are morally opposed to abortions to refuse to participate in them — including in cases of rape or

Share this article on Facebook Women Speak Out Bus Tour Hits Planned Parenthood Tax Funding – The Women Speak Out bus tour made its first stops today in Iowa in an effort to raise grassroots support for encouraging the Senate to follow the House’s lead in

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Delaware abortionists get suspended licenses over ties to ‘House of Horrors’ – by Peter Smith WILMINGTON, Delaware, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Delaware officials have now suspended the medical licenses of two abortionists over their

Share this article on Facebook Gay couple files complaint against Christian B&B owners for refusing civil union ceremony – by Kathleen Gilbert PAXTON, Illinois, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual man has filed human rights complaints against two bed and breakfasts in Illinois

Share this article on Facebook How can you help to defund Planned Parenthood?: key webcast to air Monday night – by Kathleen Gilbert March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Top pro-life leaders in the struggle to end federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood will host a webcast on

Share this article on Facebook In midst of demographic collapse, Japan approves ‘morning after’ pill – by Thaddeus Baklinski TOKYO, Mon Mar 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At same same time as Japan is suffering rapid dmeographic collapse, the country’s Ministry of Health

Share this article on Facebook Maryland county settling lawsuit over arrest, strip search of pro-life college girls – by Rebecca Millette ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today attorneys representing the pro-life group Defend Life, along with several participants

Share this article on Facebook Massive investigation of Texas abortion clinics discovers serious legal violations – by Kathleen Gilbert AUSTIN, Texas, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Filthy clinic conditions, massive privacy violations, illegal dumping of human tissue, staff

Share this article on Facebook Mexican teen accuses school prefect of kidnapping her, forcing her to abort his child – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman QUINTANA ROO, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A sixteen-year-old high school student has accused a high school prefect of seducing and

Share this article on Facebook More genetic problems with artificial stem cells – by Hilary White TORONTO, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Toronto-based research team has discovered “worrying” genetic flaws in artificially constructed

Share this article on Facebook Noted liberal challenges Planned Parenthood’s ‘birth-control myth’ – by Jill Stanek Three weeks ago I noticed liberal commentator Kirsten Powers make what appeared to be pro-life statements on Twitter and wondered aloud whether she was

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood ‘Truth Tour’ mimics route of pro-life bus tour – by John Jalsevac March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – If the itinerary for Planned Parenthood’s “Truth Tour” sounds eerily familiar, that might be because it’s almost an

Share this article on Facebook Prof apologizes for, then defends live classroom sex demo – by Rebecca Millette EVANSTON, Illinois, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Human sexuality professor, John Michael Bailey of Northwestern University in Illinois, has

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life groups launch 2,000-mile ‘Defund Planned Parenthood’ bus tour – by John Jalsevac March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two of the United States’ top pro-life groups today launched a 4-day, 2000-mile bus tour to raise awareness about the

Share this article on Facebook Rochester bishop: Vatican isn’t against homosexuals entering priesthood – by Kathleen Gilbert ROCHESTER, New York, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The bishop of the New York diocese of Rochester has dismissed a statement from the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook That Planned Parenthood ‘Truth Tour’ – they seem to have forgotten a few key statistics – by Daniel McConchie In case you’ve not seen it, here’s the Planned Parenthood bus that’s heading around trying to get Americans pumped up to support continued taxpayer

Share this article on Facebook Vatican official criticizes outgoing Caritas secretary-general – by Patrick B. Craine ROME, Italy, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Vatican official has publicly criticized the outgoing head of Caritas Internationalis after she

Share this article on Facebook Victory for Christian student group as U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal – by Rebecca Millette WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal filed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Share this article on Facebook We must minister to those suffering from abortion – by Fr. Frank Pavone At the end of February I was with the Holy Father as he addressed the Pontifical Academy for Life. The Academy had addressed the theme of

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook House to Launch Defense of DOMA – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced on Friday that the U.S. House will appoint attorneys to defend the Defense of

Share this article on Facebook Plane Standing By to Fly Baby Joseph to America – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Some of the country’s top pro life organizations are rallying to the aid of baby Joseph Maraachli in an attempt to get him into

Share this article on Facebook Support for Same-Sex Marriage on the Rise – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new national poll has found that public support for same-sex marriage is rising with those in favor of the unions on the

Share this article on Facebook Trend to Jail Parents Who Resist Mandatory Sex Ed Classes May be Coming to America Soon – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A growing trend in U.S. and European public schools to mandate graphic sex ed programs that promote promiscuity and

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Anglican Ordinariate: Ordination of Fr. Edwin Barnes – The Ordinariate Portal has a photo set available from the recent ordination of Fr. Edwin Barnes, former Anglican bishop of Richborough. The ordination took place in

Share this article on Facebook Orientation in Jewish Prayer – Those who have read Fr. Uwe Michael Lang’s excellent book, Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer will already be familiar with the subject of

Share this article on Facebook Some Lenten Considerations – With Lent beginning this Wednesday, it seemed to me that we should continue our tradition of putting before our readers some considerations for possible Lenten

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Is high-tech fasting on your list this Lent? – Lenten fasting is no longer limited to chocolate cake, wine with dinner or in-between-meal snacks. In our high-tech world, fasting often extends to blog reading,

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Controversial Talks in Dallas – Ran 6.2 miles this morning in Dallas. Seems that my talk on Peter and the Papacy offended Baptists last night. Tonight I speak on Mary at St. Francis of Assisi in

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #538 – The Covenant of Christ with the Blessed Virgin Mary – “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 Another reason to defund PBS! – Mad men, sad men and … happy men? Is it too difficult for Sesame Street to teach the concept of gladness? While watching this video, everything in me was screaming,

Share this article on Facebook Great Reads, Hot Links! – Like Flannery O’ Connor and loathe Jack Chick? Or vice-versa? You’ll be surprised (or perhaps you won’t) to find that Max Lindenman sees them as cousins under the ink! :

Share this article on Facebook If “Up” Were Made in the ’60’s – Via Buster: Click here to view the embedded video.

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Continue to Urge Congress to Remember the Poor in Budget Priorities – WASHINGTON (March 7, 2011)—Congress should place the needs of the poor, unemployed, hungry and other vulnerable people first as it sets its budget priorities for Fiscal

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Monday Supper … and poetry – I am posting a Monday instead of Sunday Supper offering. We are having a meeting of our literary group, and I am cooking. We are reading G. M. Hopkins, in a certain

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Can I attend SSPX Triduum? – From a reader: I attend the Extraordinary Form of Mass celebrated each Sunday by a priest of my diocese. This is great and I’m very grateful to be able to receive my

Share this article on Facebook Two “Brick by Brick” notes for your edification – First, may I ask the readership to take about 5, maybe 6, seconds to VOTE for this blog?  Click HERE. I had great notes from readers. First, … St. Benedict’s Chapel in

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