Catholic News Headlines March 10, 2011


Mar. 9, 7pm—Mar. 10, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Asia Bibi fears she’s next, after Pakistani minister’s slaying – Lahore, Pakistan, Mar 10, 2011 / 01:34 am ( CNA ).- Speaking from her prison cell, Asia Bibi has voiced her “pain and concern” following the assassination of Minister

Share this article on Facebook House legal panel votes to defend traditional marriage law – Washington D.C., Mar 10, 2011 / 05:19 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The House of Representatives has determined that its legal counsel will support the Defense of Marriage Act

Share this article on Facebook In a first, Pope Benedict will take questions in Good Friday TV special – Vatican City, Mar 9, 2011 / 08:00 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI will participate in a first-ever question and answer session that will be televised Italy on

Share this article on Facebook Philosopher’s new book appeals to reason alone to make pro-life case – Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 10, 2011 / 05:26 am ( CNA ).- Dr. Christopher Kaczor’s latest book argues against abortion through reason alone, without reference to the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict urges wholehearted conversion during Lent – Vatican City, Mar 10, 2011 / 07:26 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- All are called by God to return to him with their “whole heart,” said Pope Benedict XVI at a special

Share this article on Facebook Scholars praise Pope’s new book for promoting biblical studies renewal – CNA STAFF, Mar 10, 2011 / 03:01 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI’s new book “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week” addresses misunderstandings about Jesus and helps

Share this article on Facebook Singers release CD to benefit Cuban exiles – Havana, Cuba, Mar 10, 2011 / 01:58 pm ( CNA ).- Thirty Spanish and Cuban singers including Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz, Ricardo Montaner and Willy Chirino, have

Share this article on Facebook Vatican meeting seeks to promote culture, economy in ‘new world’ of Asia – Vatican City, Mar 10, 2011 / 03:29 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and the Pontifical Council for Culture are looking to the “new world” in Asia and

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Spider-Man’ does more than whatever a spider can – Poor Peter Parker – a neurotic, unlucky at love kind of guy who pines away in secret for the cute girls. Donning …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook After the revolution, Middle Eastern women’s status largely unchanged – Women marched alongside men in the popular uprisings that shook Egyptian and Tunisian governments to their very …

Share this article on Facebook Dalai Lama announces retirement from the Tibetan exile movement – The Dalai Lama has announced his plans to retire as political head of the Tibetan exile movement. …

Share this article on Facebook Kadhafi’s forces set massive oil tank ablaze – A massive oil tank was set ablaze at the Sidra oil export terminal, the first time Libya’s oil …

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ Part II: ‘Violence does not build up the kingdom of God’ – In his latest book, the second installment of “Jesus of Nazareth”, Pope Benedict XVI soundly …

Share this article on Facebook Women continue to disappear into thin air in Juarez – Countless young women, many still in their teens and knowing little else than life at home with their parents, …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Controversial budget bill passes Wisconsin Senate – Wisconsin’s Republican-led state Senate passed Governor Scott Walker’s proposed restrictions on …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Judy Brown on Building Bridges of Hope and the 40 Days for Life Campaign – Hope is something that is often in short supply in today’s world. But it need not be. With God, there is …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook DAR issues ‘status quo’ order over contested CARP land – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, March 11, 2011—Acting swiftly on the request of the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) for intervention, the Department of Agrarian Reform

Share this article on Facebook Govt lauds peace monitoring team for reducing armed conflict in Mindanao – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, March 10, 2011—The head of the government secretariat of the Ceasefire Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) yesterday praised the

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Children Cost Too Darn Much!! – Every year or so you see some version of this story. It costs one gazillion dollars to raise a child. The implication, its just not worth it. Example. New research

Share this article on Facebook Is This Appropriate Sex Ed for 5 Year Olds? – The UK is completely insane. The Daily Mail reports: Explicit cartoons, films and books have been cleared for use to teach sex education to schoolchildren as young as

Share this article on Facebook Julianne Moore to Play Palin in HBO Movie – You might remember popular screen actress Julianne Moore from her star turn in her commercial promoting gay marriage. And who can forget her performance that turned

Share this article on Facebook Sacrificial Lambs and Lone Wolves – Yesterday NPR fired Ron Schiller who was busted on video by James O’ Keefe bashing conservatives as racist xenophobes. They also accepted his superior’s resignation.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Courts: ‘In God We Trust’ Does Not Violate Constitution – The United State Supreme Court has let stand an appellate court decision declaring that the national motto (“In God We Trust”) is constitutional. Atheist activist

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Meets With Priests Of The Diocese Of Rome – VATICAN CITY, 10 MAR 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican’s Hall of Blessings, as is traditional at the beginning of Lent, the Pope met with pastors and priests of

Share this article on Facebook Lent: Experiencing The Regenerating Mercy Of God – VATICAN CITY, 10 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday, Ash Wednesday, Benedict XVI presided at the traditional penitential procession from the church of St. Anselm on Rome’s

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For March 10 – VATICAN CITY, 10 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Bruno Lilli, bureau chief of the Vatican’s Healthcare Assistance Fund, as director of the same organisation.

Share this article on Facebook Publication Of Second Volume Of Pope’s Book On Jesus – VATICAN CITY, 10 MAR 2011 (VIS) – In the Holy See Press Office this afternoon, the presentation will take place of the second volume of Benedict XVI’s book on Jesus of

Share this article on Facebook Us, Illinois Bishops’ Conferences Laud Death Penalty Ban – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is praising Gov. Pat Quinn for signing a bill abolishing the use of capital punishment in Illinois. Sixteen

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 90 Seconds of Lenten Reflection – Danielle Bean: | Catholic Digest has an inspiring series of Lenten video reflections that I am pleased to share with our readers here at Faith & Family. This one was for

Share this article on Facebook Faith & Family Needs You – Danielle Bean: Are you a subscriber? | Here at Faith & Family, our transition to new ownership is complete, but our work has just begun. As a direct result of the tumult

Share this article on Facebook First Comes Love … – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Marriage | (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 Groaning Yet Grateful – Arwen Mosher: Excited for Lent? | I remember, during college, going to Mass on the last day before Lent and looking at the crucifix, the statues and icons, somewhat

Share this article on Facebook It’s Not About You – DariaSockey: Learning to pray the Psalms | Some people I know just can’t get into using the Divine Office. They don’t want to pray a Psalm of mourning when they are

Share this article on Facebook Kicking Off Lent – Lisa Hendey: Enjoy this video to get excited for the season! | I love Archbishop Timothy Dolan—his enthusiasm, his faith, and his attitude draw me in every time I have

Share this article on Facebook One Small Success at a Time – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 104 | It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of

Share this article on Facebook Outward Signs – Rachel Balducci: showing our true identity | I took a deep breath before walking into the grocery store this afternoon. I pinched my cheeks and smoothed my hair and

Share this article on Facebook Rachel Balducci Has Something to Say … – Danielle Bean: | about the Faith & Family Mom’s Day Away! Listen! Register now!

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Guantanamo and Obama

Share this article on Facebook Court won’t hear challenge to ‘In God We Trust’ – The Supreme Court won’t hear an atheist’s latest challenge to the U.S. government’s references to God. The court refused to hear an appeal from Michael Newdow, who says

Share this article on Facebook GOP 2012 Hopefuls On What They Are Giving Up For Lent – By Chris Moody – The Daily Caller The 40-day period of sacrifice before Easter began Wednesday, and some Republican presidential hopefuls plan to whip their way around

Share this article on Facebook Holy See at UN: don’t confuse economic growth, human development – Citing Pope Benedict’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate, the Holy See’s chief representative at the United Nations urged members of a UN committee not to confuse economic

Share this article on Facebook Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection

Share this article on Facebook New Egyptian prime minister meets with Christians after recent attack – After a Coptic Christian church was set on fire on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt’s new prime minister, Essam Sharaf, took the unprecedented step of meeting with local

Share this article on Facebook On Beijing Topic List: One-Child Policy’s Future . – China’s controversial “one-child” policy has once again come up for discussion during the annual meeting of the country’s legislature and its top political advisory

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – On Wednesday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, Mitchell stuck up for NPR as she declared: “Nobody is suggesting that their journalism has been at all biased.”

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 10, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 10 4:00 – In Philadelphia, Fears That Abusive Priests Still Active Three weeks after a scathing grand jury report

Share this article on Facebook US, Illinois bishops’ conferences laud death penalty ban – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is praising Gov. Pat Quinn for signing a bill abolishing the use of capital punishment in Illinois. Sixteen

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Disciplined Doctor Reopens Troubled California Abortion Clinic – A troubled abortion center that has closed and reopened numerous times as its abortion practitioners have run afoul of the law is open again in southern California. W.

Share this article on Facebook Illinois Abortion Advocates Oppose Sexual Abuse Reporting Bill – A bill inspired by the pro-life group Americans United for Life would expand the definition of who is a “mandatory reporter” of suspected sexual abuse to include

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Practitioner Admits Five Abortion Deaths in Five Years – Overland Park, Kansas abortionist Herbert Hodes traveled to Topeka Wednesday to testify against the abortion clinic licensing bill, but while doing so, revealed

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota Lawmakers Introduce Human Cloning Ban Bill – Human cloning would be banned in Minnesota under a bill introduced today at the state capitol and supported by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, the statewide

Share this article on Facebook Mitch Daniels Further Explains Social Issues-Abortion Truce – Mitch Daniels, the Indiana governor and potential presidential candidate, further explained his call for a truce on social issues like abortion in a new interview that

Share this article on Facebook New Mexico House OKs Limited Unborn Victims of Violence Bill – The New Mexico state House approved today a bill that would provide justice and protection for some pregnant women and their unborn children when attacked in violent

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma House Passes Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban – The Oklahoma state House has approved legislation that would make the state the next to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the scientific evidence

Share this article on Facebook Pharmacist Convicted for Forcing Girlfriend to Have Abortion – A New York man who was a pharmacist has been convicted of in connection with a case that saw him force his girlfriend to have an abortion by slipping her the dangerous

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Americans Back Waiting Period, Ultrasound Abortion Bills – A new national poll reveals a strong majority of Americans favor state legislation that requires a waiting period before an abortion and they say such laws are effective

Share this article on Facebook Post-Gosnell Inspections Close Two Problematic Abortion Centers – After the national controversy the deplorable conditions and brutal infanticides at the abortion center Kermit Gosnell ran drew national attention, Pennsylvania

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Advocates to Honor Leader Joe Scheidler Next Month – On Saturday, hundreds of pro-life advocates and more than two dozen leaders from all over the country will gather in Chicago on April 2 to honor Pro-life Action League

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Demands Pro-Life Provisions in Next Budget Bill – With the Senate having defeated both a pro-life budget bill the House passed and a Senate version not containing provisions to de-fund Planned Parenthood and stop some

Share this article on Facebook Record Number of Pro-Lifers Join 40 Days for Life Event – The first day of the latest 40 Days for Life campaign saw record numbers of pro-life people turn out at locations across the United States to pray at abortion centers

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook DAY 2: We’re off and running! – by Shawn Carney – 40 Days for Life Just two days into the largest 40 Days for Life campaign ever and we’ve seen record crowds at kickoff events across the United States

Share this article on Facebook Editorial: Fr. Rosica, civility, and Fr. Gravel’s lawsuit – by The Editors March 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Thomas Rosica wants desperately for the Catholic blogosphere to be more civil. LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) readers will

Share this article on Facebook Final arguments in Gibbons abuse of process hearing – by Tony Gosgnach TORONTO, Ontario, March 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Crown called its final two witnesses, and it and the defence made their final submissions, as

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes – Homosexuality – by Steve Jalsevac * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes – Life Issues – by Steve Jalsevac * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are

Share this article on Facebook Popular pro-life ‘bunnies in a blender’ Planned Parenthood ad rejected – by Patrick B. Craine WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A popular ad targeting Planned Parenthood by leading pro-life group American Life League, aimed

Share this article on Facebook The surprising fruits of 40 Days for Life: one woman’s story of life and love – by Rebecca Millette MONTREAL, Quebec, March 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Becoming actively involved in 40 Days for Life brought so much more to Natalia Zięba than she

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Anglicans to Consider Giving Communion to Unbaptized – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The head of the Anglican Church of Canada has confirmed that they will hold discussions this spring about whether or not to

Share this article on Facebook Pope to Make Historic TV Broadcast on Good Friday – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Pope Benedict XVI is set to make history on Good Friday when he takes part in a question and answer session on Italian TV, a

Share this article on Facebook Study: Virginity Makes a Comeback Among US Teens – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is considered one of the largest and most

Share this article on Facebook Union Workers in Wisconsin Threaten to Shoot, Bomb Homes of Republican Lawmakers – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Less than two months after the horrifying shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona  prompted nationwide calls

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook NLM Reprint: Use, History and Development of the “Planeta Plicata” or Folded Chasuble – This article was originally published just over two years ago on March 8, 2009. * * * With it being Lent, there seemed to be a natural opportunity to speak to a matter

Share this article on Facebook Sacred Art of Leonard Porter – I wish to introduce NLM readers to the impressive work of Leonard Porter , a 47 year old American artist whose studio is based out of New York, NY. From the Studio

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook What is your BEST confession experience ever? – Lent is here, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation has a special importance in this season of penitence and conversion. The inestimable Mark Shea has written a gripping

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Answers Live – Making the Most of Lent – On Wednesday I was the first guest on Catholic Answers Live. The topic was “Getting the Most Out of Lent.’ Below are the questions I answered. To hear the broadcast

Share this article on Facebook Political Views: Yeah, You Know What I Think? – 1) Waffles anyone? 2) Waiting for the new Obama statue!

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #517 – A First Communicant’s Novena/A Sick Call In Quebec – “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 Nun Humor on Fasting, More – UPDATED – By a Benedictine with a sense of humor. Benedictines — at least the “old school” ones — are bound by their vow of poverty to waste nothing, even unto making a little

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook USCCB, Illinois Bishops Laud State’s Death Penalty Repeal – WASHINGTON (March 10, 2011)—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) congratulated the Illinois bishops, the Catholic Conference of Illinois, the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook GOP 2012 hopefuls on what they are giving up for Lent – With a biretta tip to Catholic Culture o{]:¬)   I saw this in the Daily Caller: GOP 2012 hopefuls on what they are giving up for Lent By Chris Moody – The Daily Caller

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 02: Thursday after Ash Wednesday – Today is Thursday after Ash Wednesday.   The Roman Station is San Giorgio in Velabro.  Bl. John Henry Newman was once the Titular Cardinal of this ancient little church.

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Deacons and blessings with the traditional Roman Ritual – From a deacon reader: I very much enjoy your blog! You have written much on the power and effectiveness of Holy Water blessed according to the old rite (which includes

Share this article on Facebook RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST – Recent posts of interest: WDTPRS – Thursday after Ash Wednesday – “Prayer over the People” (2002MR) QUAERITUR: Deacons and blessings with the traditional Roman Ritual

Share this article on Facebook Say The Black – Do The Red – I had this from a priest friend who is a military chaplain: A blessed Lent “in capite jejunii” to you! I thought you might enjoy this. The Vicar General of the

Share this article on Facebook Sensible examination of SSPX/Rome talks – Over at The Sensible Bond, which I have recommended before, there is a very strong entry about the SSPX and who gets to judge what Catholic doctrine is. Here is

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS – Thursday after Ash Wednesday – “Prayer over the People” (2002MR) – The Latin 2002 Missale Romanum restored the ancient custom of the Oratio super populum at the end of Mass.  It had been stripped out of the Novus Ordo by the liturgical

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS – Thursday after Ash Wednesday – God crowns His own merits in us – Where does today’s Collect come from? It is present in the Hadrianum and Paduense manuscripts of the so-called “Gregorian Sacramentary“. “But Father! But Father!”, I am

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