Catholic News Headlines March 8, 2011


Mar. 7, 7pm—Mar. 8, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Abolishing death penalty in Illinois would help build culture of life, say US bishops – Springfield, Ill., Mar 8, 2011 / 02:40 am ( CNA ).- The U.S. bishops are urging Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to sign an anti-death penalty law after weeks of indecision

Share this article on Facebook Catholic leaders join condemnation of Ivory Coast mosque burnings – Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Mar 8, 2011 / 01:10 am ( CNA ).- Catholic bishops and other religious leaders have condemned the Feb. 25 destruction of two mosques in Ivory Coast,

Share this article on Facebook Cord blood stem cells used to cure girl of brain cancer in Spain – Seville, Spain, Mar 8, 2011 / 02:04 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- A four-year-old girl has become the first patient in Spain to recover from brain cancer after being treated

Share this article on Facebook Mexican priest to appeal charge from Federal Electoral Institute – Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 8, 2011 / 04:01 pm ( CNA ).- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Valdemar Romero, announced March 6 that he will appeal a

Share this article on Facebook New Egyptian prime minister meets with Christians after attack on local church – Cairo, Egypt, Mar 8, 2011 / 04:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- After a Coptic Christian church was set on fire on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt’s new prime minister, Essam

Share this article on Facebook New TV program joins Pope’s homilies with artistic and musical treasures – Rome, Italy, Mar 7, 2011 / 09:26 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- March 12 will mark the debut of a new television series combining the words of Pope Benedict XVI with the

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan’s Catholic bishops could propose Shahbaz Bhatti as a martyr – Lahore, Pakistan, Mar 8, 2011 / 05:56 am ( CNA ).- The Catholic bishops of Pakistan will consider a proposal to ask the Vatican to declare assassinated Pakistani

Share this article on Facebook Philadelphia cardinal places 21 priests on leave following abuse allegations – Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 8, 2011 / 06:33 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia has placed 21 priests in the archdiocese on administrative leave,

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook President approves resumption of trials at Guantanamo – President Barack Obama has approved the resumption of military trials for detainees at the U.S. prison at …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook National Public Radio (NPR) figure caught on tape expressing anti-Right wing bias – National Public Radio – or NPR, is generally considered to be left of center, liberal and progressive and tolerant …

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin’s Walker accuses Democrats of hindering negotiations – An end to the legislative standoff that has frozen the Wisconsin government for weeks quickly evaporated after …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Prelate calls for penance, conversion among faithful as Lent begins – DAVAO City, March 8, 2011—Davao Archbishop Fernando R. Capalla called on Catholic faithful to actively participate in the Church’s observance of the Lenten season which

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Baby Conductor Extraordinaire! – 3 year old Jonathan is the best Orchestra Conductor I have ever seen. Jammies or no jammies, this kid rocks! Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. BTW– Make sure

Share this article on Facebook Caviezel in new JJ Abrams Pilot for CBS – Here’s a reason to many of you to set your DVR’s. The Wrap reports: James Caviezel, known for his title role in the Mel Gibson epic “The Passion of the Christ,” has come

Share this article on Facebook Charlie Sheen–This Isn’t Funny Anymore – I must admit, and I am a little ashamed of it now, that I had a few chuckles at Charlie Sheen’s expense a little while ago when some of his rants were published. Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Man Saves Abandoned Baby in Snow Bank – A horror. Love. And maybe a miracle thrown in. That looks like what happened in Minneapolis when a mother threw a newborn baby into a snow bank leaving her to die until

Share this article on Facebook Worst Speech to a Young Audience…Ever. – Obama buddy Van Jones thinks kids are kinda’ like super genius gods who live in a world with little basis to respect their elders. Supergenius? He obviously hasn’t met

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Chastity On The Rise Among Youth – An increasing number of teenagers and young adults are choosing to live chastely, according to a new study from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. The

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Remarks On Situation In Asia And Africa – VATICAN CITY, 6 MAR 2011 (VIS) – After praying the Angelus today, the Pope stated that he is “following with great concern the tensions which are currently being

Share this article on Facebook Interview Concerning Financial Information Authority – VATICAN CITY, 7 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Given below are extracts of a Vatican Radio interview with Marcello Condemi, associate professor of economic law at Rome’s G. Marconi

Share this article on Facebook Jesus Is The Solid Rock Upon Which To Build Our Lives – VATICAN CITY, 6 MAR 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 New Director Of Financial Information Authority – VATICAN CITY, 7 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today announced that Cardinal Attilio Nicora, president of the Financial Information Authority, has appointed

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for March 7 – VATICAN CITY, 7 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in audience Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, archbishop of Genoa, Italy and president of the Italian Episcopal

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For March 5 – VATICAN CITY, 5 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Bishop Dieudonne Watio of Nkongsamba, Cameroon, as bishop of Bafoussam (area 13,000, population 1,917,000,

Share this article on Facebook Reflecting On The Mystery Of The Divine Call – VATICAN CITY, 5 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon, in keeping with an annual tradition, the Holy Father visited the Major Roman Seminary for the occasion of the feast

Share this article on Facebook Us Bishops To Congress: Remember The Poor, Don’t Fund Abortions – Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, chairman of the committee on domestic justice and human development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), is

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 40 Ways for 40 Days – Danielle Bean: Are you ready for Lent? | In case you and your family are still seeking inspiration for this year’s Lenten season, I thought I would share the 40 ideas I

Share this article on Facebook Donut, Cake, or Something Else? – Arwen Mosher: What’s your Fat Tuesday treat of choice? | I’ve got one item on my to-do list before bed tonight: mix up the dough for tomorrow’s faschnachts. Faschnachts

Share this article on Facebook How I Do It – DariaSockey: | When people ask me how I find time to do all the things I do (like write or pray the Divine Office), I usually tell them it’s because I have lowered some

Share this article on Facebook Psalms Beyond the 23rd – DariaSockey: Let’s share our favorite verses | What I like best about praying the Divine Office is that is has made me familiar with many of the psalms. The Church says

Share this article on Facebook Sew Cute! – Rachel Balducci: for your favorite seamstress | If you are handy on the sewing machine (or know someone who is), and enjoy sewing clothes for yourself or your children,

Share this article on Facebook Speak Now – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Open Forum | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Blogma Exclusive: Fr. Barron on Our Lady of Lourdes – One of the episodes from CATHOLICISM that I am looking forward to most is episode 4 – “Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary, the Mother of God.” Mary is one of

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Annual Lent Fight! (2011 Ed.) – In my previous post I said we’d look more closely at Pope Benedict’s statement in his new book concerning Jewish people and how they are not collectively responsible for

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook 75% of Those Killed for Religious Hatred Are Christian – GENEVA, Switzerland, MARCH 7, 2011 Zenit.org Citing a study that found 75 out of every 100 people killed for religious hatred are Christian, the Vatican’s representative

Share this article on Facebook Abusive priests live unmonitored? – By GILLIAN FLACCUS The Associated Press Monday, March 7, 2011 LOS ANGELES — The charges of child molestation came too long after the abuse to send Carl Sutphin, a Roman

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – March Madness

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – Matt Lauer to Rick Santorum: Do You Really Think People Care About Social Issues Right Now? NBC’s Matt Lauer didn’t exactly throw out the welcome mat for possible

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI will make history with a TV audience Q&A

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten Message – Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Lenten period, which leads us to the celebration of Holy Easter, is for the Church a most valuable and important liturgical time, in view

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 8, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 8 4:00 – Preparing for Lent As we prepare for the start of Lent tomorrow with Ash Wednesday, our chaplain, Fr. Pat

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days for Life Campaign Closing Abortion Centers Starts Wednesday – The 40 Days for Life prayer campaign that organizers say has helped close down nine abortion centers starts on Wednesday in hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S.

Share this article on Facebook International Women’s Day Prompts Appeal on China, Abortion – Congressman Chris Smith and human rights activists addressed China’s brutal women’s rights record at a Monday press conference marking the 100th Anniversary of

Share this article on Facebook May You Rest in Peace, Dr. Bernard Nathanson – This past year has been one of personal loss for me. This past April our founder, Father Paul Marx, O.S.B., Ph.D., passed away in the odor of sanctity. Now we have lost

Share this article on Facebook Michelle Obama Hosts Planned Parenthood Prez for Women’s Day – First Lady Michelle Obama gave an award to Pakistan’s Ghulam Sughra during the International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Department in Washington on

Share this article on Facebook Networks Go Crazy Over Sheen, Downplay Planned Parenthood Scandal – If they ever take a break from publicizing Charlie Sheen’s cocaine dos and dont’s, or detailing the power politics within his Beverly Hills harem, the networks should

Share this article on Facebook Obama Names Abortion Backer Gary Locke Ambassador to China – President Barack Obama added another pro-abortion entry to his record as president on Monday when administration officials confirmed he will nominate pro-abortion

Share this article on Facebook Washington Bill That Could Shut Down Pregnancy Centers Dies – Legislation in Washington state that that threatened to shut down 56 pregnancy centers has died, much tot he appreciation of the head of the nation’s largest network of

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Email intro – by The Editors Latest LifeSiteNews blog posts: Planned Parenthood ‘Truth Tour’ – forgotten key statistics – Daniel McConchie Noted liberal challenges Planned

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook ABC to Launch New Christian-Bashing Show – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Unless the public steps in to put a stop to it, ABC is working on a pilot for a new sitcom entitled “Good Christian B-tches”

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers Fume Over Hidden Funding in ObamaCare – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Conservative lawmakers are fuming over the discovery of $105 billion that was hidden in ObamaCare that will enable the

Share this article on Facebook Mob of 4,000 Muslims Attack Christian Homes in Egypt – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An angry mob of 4,000 Muslims attacked the homes of Christians in a small village near Cairo in retaliation for a relationship

Share this article on Facebook UK Bishop: Don’t Rub Off Your Ashes! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Catholics around the world will be receiving their ashes tomorrow to mark the start of the Lenten season, and a UK bishop is

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Fr. George Rutler: Why We Need Lent – Continuing with our preparations for Lent, which begins tomorrow, the following is an excerpt from Fr. George Rutler’s essay, “Why We Need Lent”. A link to the piece in

Share this article on Facebook Missa Papae Marcelli, Buffalo, New York – One of my own favourite Mass settings is Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli , so I was interested to hear of its use recently in Buffalo, New York: “March 6, 2011:

Share this article on Facebook New Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain Meets Queen – Various photos and stories have been circulating into the NLM’s inbox in recent days about the new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, His Excellency, Antonio Mennini,

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan: Bring light of faith into public square – At the annual Public Policy Day sponsored by the New York State Catholic Conference in Albany today, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York told Catholics from around the

Share this article on Facebook Shaw: Why we need poets to recover good Catholic liturgy – By Russell Shaw Some years ago the critic George Steiner published a provocative book called ” Real Presences .” As far as I know, Steiner wasn’t a believer, but his

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Free Catholic Bible Study & Apologetics Resources – “The following may be helpful for seminary students, religious professor/faculty- teachers, any Catholic students taking  religious education classes,  and also may be

Share this article on Facebook If you don’t like goofey family videos, “run” for your life… – …but if you don’t mind silly movies Grandpa makes for his sick grandson in the hospital, you might be able to tolerate it.

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #539 – He Found Saint Anthony – “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 Big Fat Tuesday Lenten Linkfest! – Click here to view the embedded video. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, of course , and today is Shrove Tuesday , aka Fat Tuesday , so let’s take a look at the wealth of

Share this article on Facebook Serving Something Greater than the Self – This past weekend our family got a kind some reinforced instruction on how the smallest acts of generosity can sometimes have surprising, even life-changing impacts on

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops to Launch Scholarship Fund in Africa, Part of Efforts of Solidarity Fund – WASHINGTON (March 8, 2011)—The U.S. bishops will begin a scholarship program and provide funding for educational programs identified by the bishops’ conferences of

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Australia: Auxiliary bishop writes to Pope, considers resignation, Church too narrow – The Canberra Times has this Hard times: troubled bishop writes to Pope BY GRAHAM DOWNIE, RELIGION REPORTER 08 Mar, 2011 08:12 AM The parlous [“parlous”?  This is

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 00: Shrove Tuesday – Today is Shrove Tuesday, a day upon which many would seek to be “shriven” before the beginning of Lent.  It is “Fat Tuesday”.  When the discipline of Lent was more

Share this article on Facebook News about the Instruction on Summorum Pontificum – The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has on his blog a note about the upcoming Instruction for Summorum Pontificum. Here, in my fast translation, is the heart of the matter.

Share this article on Facebook Vespers with no frills – Breviarium Romanum – I am pretty tired, so I made a couple mistakes in reading through… but not bad ones! Vespers for the brethren who are surely as tired as I am right now.

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