Catholic News Headlines March 11, 2011


Mar. 10, 7pm—Mar. 11, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Historic Spanish church vandalized with satanic symbols – Almeria, Spain, Mar 11, 2011 / 05:54 pm ( CNA ).- A 100-year-old church under restoration in the Diocese of Almeria, Spain was vandalized with graffiti and satanic

Share this article on Facebook Japanese Church ‘in shock’ after massive earthquake and tsunami – Tokyo, Japan, Mar 11, 2011 / 12:21 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholic relief workers are mobilizing to help the victims of a tsunami caused by the largest earthquake in

Share this article on Facebook N. Dakota bishops: Catholics should not donate to ‘objectionable’ groups – Bismark, N.D., Mar 11, 2011 / 01:42 am ( CNA ).- Catholics and Catholic organizations should not endorse organizations with “morally objectionable” missions, North

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani Catholics encouraged by Pope’s concern, Bhatti legacy remembered – Rome, Italy, Mar 11, 2011 / 03:21 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI expressed his concern for the protection of human dignity and religious freedom again this

Share this article on Facebook Patriarch urges offering Lenten sacrifices for end to Middle East turmoil – Damascus, Syria, Mar 11, 2011 / 03:13 am ( CNA ).- Patriarch Gregorios III, head of the Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, is encouraging his faithful to offer their prayers

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges priests to preach on uncomfortable topics – Rome, Italy, Mar 11, 2011 / 04:44 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Priests must not preach “Christianity ‘a la carte’” and be willing to approach even uncomfortable aspects of the

Share this article on Facebook Toddler cancer patient’s vision of Mother Teresa inspires prayers for miracle – Washington D.C., Mar 11, 2011 / 05:45 am ( CNA ).- Family and friends of a two-year-old boy suffering from severe cancer are seeking a miracle through the intercession

Share this article on Facebook World Youth Day takes steps to be eco-friendly – Madrid, Spain, Mar 11, 2011 / 02:06 pm ( CNA ).- World Youth Day 2011 will be an environmentally friendly event, said Eva Latonda, director of the project “100%

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Answering the Call: A Young Man’s Journey to the Priesthood – Father David Carter brings the idealism and energy of youth to the priesthood; yet, he also has a maturity and …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Boy Scouts fill social service roles in Eastern Libya – The vacuum left by the fall of the Kaddafi regime in eastern Libya in social and other basic services is being …

Share this article on Facebook Breaking News: Massive Earthquake Devastates Japan, Triggers Tsunami, Headed for Hawaii – People on the East Coast of the United States awakened to apocalyptic images on their television screens as every …

Share this article on Facebook DISASTER IN JAPAN: Enormous 8.9 quake, Massive tsunami sweeps inland – A magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami has slammed Japan’s east coast. A 23-foot tsunami swept boats, …

Share this article on Facebook Nuclear emergency declared in Japan after tsunami – Japan is in a state of nuclear emergency following a massive tsunami and earthquake along its eastern coast. …

Share this article on Facebook Oil wealth doesn’t translate to plenty for Bahrain villages – Bahrain’s considerable oil wealth has definitely not trickled down to the smaller, poorer villages that …

Share this article on Facebook Tokyo at a standstill after massive quake, tsunami – Tokyo, one of the world’s most populous and bustling cities is at a standstill after a massive tsunami …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook U.S. government seizes control of three Tylenol factories – The U.S. government is taking control of three Tylenol plants after numerous drug recalls. A Food and Drug …

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin’s Walker wins – but opponents say battle is far from over – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has won the right limit the state’s government …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Human Trafficking Lawsuits Filed Against the Church of Scientology – Two suits, one against the Church of Scientology and another against their publishing division, Bridge …

Share this article on Facebook Tsunami dies out as it reaches Hawaii, U.S. west coast – While Hawaii and parts of the U.S. west coast have been put on high levels of alert following a massive quake and …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Prayer Request from Japan – A prayer request. Hi guys, My name is Paul and I’m a long-time reader of CMR. Right now I’m living in Japan, where, as you may be aware, a massive earthquake struck

Share this article on Facebook Ash-Holes – Wednesday night, Ash Wednesday, the Church was packed to overflowing with Catholics itching for ashes. I came directly from work and was meeting my wife at the Church. I

Share this article on Facebook Priests Celebrates Jubilee with Drag Nun Show – Yeah, this is just what we need. One of the best known priests in jolly ol’ England celebrated his 25th jubilee with a raunchy drag show. Father Michael Seed, the priest

Share this article on Facebook Rand Paul Takes on “Pro-Choice” Busybodies – I’ve always gotten a kick out of pro-aborts who complain that Republicans want the government in the bedroom while they themselves tell people what to do in every other

Share this article on Facebook The Beer Fast – THIS is how a guy should fast during lent. I found this story at New Advent . An American blogger has pledged to live only off beer during Lent. Following the ancient

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days, Again – Rachel Balducci: Let’s Take Out the Trash | Do you remember last Lent, when we talked about 40 Bags in 40 Days? I do—I remember it with fondness. I was a champion

Share this article on Facebook 5 Ways to De-Clutter Your Closet – Hallie Lord: Because some of us could use all the help we can get | Lent brings out the minimalist in me. Considering that we are a family of seven, this is a very good

Share this article on Facebook Get in Line – Lynn Wehner: Archbishop Dolan on Lent and confession | This surely won’t be the last post you’ll see this Lenten season about going to confession. Heck, it’s probably

Share this article on Facebook Hands On Help – Rachel Balducci: accepting it with grace | My dad drives my four big boys to and from school everyday. The fact that our school is less than a mile from our house does

Share this article on Facebook Prayers for Japan – Rebecca Teti: | I usually try to post something a little lighter on Fridays, but this morning I can’t get Japan off my mind. Whenever I hear about an earthquake, I think

Share this article on Facebook School Daze – 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 The Anti-Show-Off – Arwen Mosher: Do your kids have Trick Pony Radar? | Our two-year-old is talking like crazy these days – complete, complex sentences – but if you visited us and met him,

Share this article on Facebook Time for Mom and Loving Lent – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast! | On this week’s episode of the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player above) Rachel,

Share this article on Facebook Top Ten Reasons for Praying the Divine Office – DariaSockey: What are you waiting for? | 1. You get daily Scripture reading and prayer done at the same time. 2. It takes less than ten minutes each for morning,

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook “Underground” Chinese bishop dead at 95 – “Underground” Bishop Andrew Hao Jinli of Xiwanzi, northern Hebei province, died at Gonghui village church at the age of 95. He died on March 9 shortly after receiving

Share this article on Facebook 3,400 converts in Hong Kong – Bishop John Tong of Hong Kong, during the Annual Assembly of the Association of Lay Catholics in Hong Kong announced that “at Easter 3,400 catechumens will be baptised –

Share this article on Facebook Amazing Secnes from the Japan Quake / Tsunami – Lord Jesus, Who went about doing good and healing all, we ask You to bless all of those who are injured and sick due to the earthquake / tsunami in Japan. O Jesus, You

Share this article on Facebook Fiery Revenge – By Angela Lu World News Service At least one Christian is confirmed dead and several others are wounded in attacks in Ethiopia blamed on a large, well-organized group of

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life Legislation in Multiple States and US Congress – Pro-life legislation is on the move across the country, including in South Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas. A groundbreaking bill in South Dakota would create a template for

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – Hidden cameras

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 11, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 11 The Best of Kresta in the Afternoon 4:00 – Kresta Comments: End of the World Set for May 21, 2011? If there had

Share this article on Facebook Two More Philadelphia-Area Abortion Clinics Shuttered Following Inspections – In early November, two Philadelphia-area abortion clinics closed and the abortionist retired after a state inspection revealed nightmarish conditions at the facilities.

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abby Johnson: Tax Money Funds Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – Planned Parenthood has been misleading Congress and American taxpayers for many years. I know — I was part of the deception. For eight years I worked at a Planned

Share this article on Facebook American Hospital May Take Baby Joseph Maraachli in Transfer – The latest news in the case of Baby Joseph Maraachli is that an American hospital reportedly has agreed to take him as a transfer so he can have a medical procedure

Share this article on Facebook Internet, Social Media Can Help Pro-Lifers Win Abortion Battle – I was thinking the other day what Saul Alinsky would write about the Internet and social media sites like Facebook; and how he would strategize to use it for his own

Share this article on Facebook Lila Rose Seeks De-Funding at Site of 1st Planned Parenthood Video – At the site of the location of the first video pro-life activist Lila Rose released earlier this year exposing how it was helping sex traffickers, she called for

Share this article on Facebook New Continuing Resolution Funds Abortion, Planned Parenthood – In the latest development in the budget battle that concerns federal funding for abortions and the Planned Parenthood abortion business, House Republicans unveiled a

Share this article on Facebook New Video Shows Abortion Activists at Their Most Extreme – A new video CatholicVote.org has produced exposes some of the extremist views of the most hardcore abortion advocates. The video shows pro-abortion activists at a rally

Share this article on Facebook NYC Mayor Asked for Hearing on Bill Attacking Pregnancy Centers – A pro-life law firm representing some of the pregnancy centers in New York that would be adversely affected by a new law the city council passed have delivered an appeal

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Accused of Ignoring Hyde Amdt on Abortion Funding – A pro-life group that uncovered how the University of North Carolina was requiring students to pay for abortions under a student health care plan says the Obama

Share this article on Facebook Obama Nominates Abortion Advocate for Federal Appeals Court – President Barack Obama has nominated a pro-abortion former Kansas state attorney general to serve on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, setting up another battle

Share this article on Facebook Pelosi: GOP Spending Cuts Hurt “Biblical Power to Cure” People – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making waves with a comment she made during a press conference about the budget cuts Republicans have advocated and they have her

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Would Sue South Dakota on Abortion Waiting Period – The Planned Parenthood abortion business is threatening to sue the state of South Dakota if its governor, as expected, signs into law a bill the legislature passed that

Share this article on Facebook Washington: 51 People Die From Assisted Suicide in 2nd Year – A new report from Washington state officials shows 87 people received lethal doses of medications under the second-in-the-nation law that legalized the practice of

Share this article on Facebook White House Won’t Say Who Attended Private Obamacare Meetings – House Republicans are upset the Obama administration continues to stonewall in releasing information about who attended private meetings with President Barack Obama and

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Feeding tube restored to immigrant woman unable to pay Jesuit hospital – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Rwandan immigrant woman and survivor of the horrors of the 1994 genocide who had her feeding tube

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Same-sex ‘marriage’ bill fails in Maryland House – by Kathleen Gilbert ANNAPOLIS, March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill to deconstruct the legal definition of marriage as between a man and a woman has failed to win

Share this article on Facebook European Court of Human Rights to hear allegations of forced sterilization – by Thaddeus Baklinski STRASBOURG, France, Fri Mar 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On March 22 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will hold a hearing to investigate

Share this article on Facebook Gay couple drops demand for more money from B&B owners – by Rebecca Millette CORNWALL, UK, March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The homosexual couple that sued the Christian owners of a UK Bed and Breakfast last year for

Share this article on Facebook Girl cured of brain cancer using umbilical cord stem cells – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman CÓRDOBA, Spain, March 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the first transplant of umbilical cord stem cells in Spanish history, a four year old

Share this article on Facebook Mexican socialists plan push to decriminalize abortion nationwide – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MEXICO CITY, March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Socialist Party of the Democratic Revolution’s (PRD) faction the Mexican Senate said

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes – Islam – 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 North Dakota bishops: don’t fund groups advocating for abortion, contraception – by Kathleen Gilbert FARGO, North Dakota, March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholics should not offer financial support to groups that promote abortion, contraception,

Share this article on Facebook Obama ‘bullying summit’ invites leader Dan Savage who blamed Christians for gay bullying – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Among those invited by the Obama administration to attend its conference on bullying today is

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood vows to sue South Dakota over abortion bill – by Rebecca Millette PIERRE, South Dakota, March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota has announced that it will

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life groups join in tribute to ‘Father of Pro-Life Activism’: Joe Scheidler – by John-Henry Westen CHICAGO, March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Saturday, April 2, hundreds of pro-lifers and more than two dozen leaders from all over the country

Share this article on Facebook Report unmasks extremely explicit sex education materials for children in UK – by Rebecca Millette March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A report issued in the UK earlier this week, called “Too Much, Too Young,” unmasks the extremely explicit nature

Share this article on Facebook Study: UK doctors consistently oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide – by John-Henry Westen LOS ANGELES, CA, March 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A review of research carried out over 20 years suggests that UK doctors appear to consistently

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook 8.9 Quake Kills Hundreds in Japan – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Prayers are desperately needed for the people of Japan where one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded struck 80 miles

Share this article on Facebook Apostolic Visitation of U.S. Religious Concludes – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Mother Mary Clare Millea, ASCJ, Apostolic Visitator for Institutes of Women Religious in the United States, held a concluding

Share this article on Facebook China May Relax One-Child Policy Within Five Years – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Authorities in Beijing are considering a relaxation of the country’s controversial one-child-only policy, not because they’ve

Share this article on Facebook Controversial Health Care Czar on the Ropes – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The future of Dr. Donald Berwick, the man put in charge of Medicare who supports rationing health care, is unable to gain the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook St. Andrew’s Abbey Church, Bruges – Image source: The Saint Bede Studio Blog

Share this article on Facebook The Diakonia of Saint Lawrence – “Lawrence hastens through the city streets, And in three days he gathers up The poor and the sick, a mighty throng Of all in need of kindly alms. He sought in every

Share this article on Facebook The Qunicunx – a Geometric Form of Christ in Majesty – One of my hopes for the cultural renewal is the revival of a Christian form of geometric patterned art. With this in mind I have done my best to study past work, and try

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Helping earthquake, tsunami victims in Japan – Catholic Relief Services is standing by ready to assist people affected by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan early Friday morning. From CRS: “We know from 2004

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #520 – I Don’t Want To Be a Grandfather – “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 Earthquake, Tsunami; half a world under siege – There is really nothing to say, but in this first Friday of Lent, a day of abstinence, let us offer up our prayers and sacrifices for the stricken nation of Japan and

Share this article on Facebook From $10-$20 a shot to $1500? – Incredible, infuriating story A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection. Next week, the price shoots up to $1,500 a dose, meaning the

Share this article on Facebook Helpful Catholics and Happy Catholics – Here is how helpful , concerned Catholics (and friends) can donate to Catholic Relief Services specifically for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami : As with all

Share this article on Facebook Ride on, King Obama! – UPDATED – Instapundit links to an interesting piece at Powerline, where it is suggested that President Obama might prefer to be a King : Obama enjoys being president, and he

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Anglican-Catholic Dialogue Looks at Moral Discernment, Homosexuality – WASHINGTON (March 11, 2011)—Anglican and Catholic ecumenical leaders examined moral discernment and homosexuality at their current round of dialogue where they explore

Share this article on Facebook Pope Accepts Resignation of Bishop Ricard; Names Archbishop Wenski as Apostolic Administrator until New Appointment – WASHINGTON (March 11, 2011)—Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ, 71, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Dr. Peters on being “pastoral” v. being faithful – The great Ed Peters, Canonman, has offered on his blog In the Light of the Law some observations about the discussion of c. 915 and the Governor of New York. But first,

Share this article on Facebook England: 26 March – Pilgrimage to York – I would love to be at this one! From a reader: Just in case this hasn’t come to your notice yet. A truly historic event is due to take place at York Minster in little

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Burnham on the Catholic Church and the secular gospel – Fr. Andrew Burnham of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham will has Lenten Reflections in the print edition of the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Hating the Church in Australia – When it comes to the selection of bishops, finding good candidates, it is the usual practice for the Nuncio, or another figure, to send questionnaires to some priests

Share this article on Facebook Japan – Will you, with me, pray in a special way for the people of Japan?  I think we would do well to offer additional penances for their intention. Perhaps your Stations of

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 03: Friday after Ash Wednesday – Today is Friday after Ash Wednesday. The Roman Station is Sts John and Paul on the Caelian Hill.  A former titular Cardinal was Eugenio Pacelli, Pius XII. Don’t forget!

Share this article on Facebook PONTIFICAL TLM in WASHINGTON DC CANCELLED: “unable to obtain the necessary permission” – Keep in mind that the Pontifical Mass was to be celebrated in honor of the anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict.  It is also to be the 60th Jubilee of the Holy

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict’s Book is now available – Not only has Vol. II of Jesus of Nazareth released, it is available. And it has arrived. I had the .pdf from the publisher, and now I have the book itself.  A kind

Share this article on Facebook SPAIN: Church vandalized with satanic symbols – The other day a university chapel in Madrid was disrupted and profaned and vandalized. Now comes this. From CNA: Historic Spanish church vandalized with satanic symbols

Share this article on Facebook STATIONS OF THE CROSS (PODCAzTs from Fr. Z) – Many parishes and chapels will have the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross during Lent. What version does your parish use? I have audio projects with the Way of the

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