Catholic News Headlines March 14, 2011


Mar. 13, 7pm—Mar. 14, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Caritas Japan working to rebuild lives of disaster victims – Sendai, Japan, Mar 14, 2011 / 03:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Catholic relief agency Caritas Japan has begun working to help untold numbers of people rebuild their

Share this article on Facebook Catholic psychotherapy conference in Denver to draw 200 participants – Denver, Colo., Mar 13, 2011 / 07:24 pm ( CNA ).- A conference for Catholic workers in the field of psychotherapy is slated to draw nearly 200 people to Denver. The

Share this article on Facebook Cuban dissidents indignant over government support for Gaddaffi – Havana, Cuba, Mar 14, 2011 / 01:53 pm ( CNA ).- The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswald Paya, stated March 8 that Cubans are furious with the

Share this article on Facebook Family expert accuses Spain of turning society against human life – Madrid, Spain, Mar 14, 2011 / 03:55 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the Institute for Family Policy in Spain, Eduardo Hertfelder, recently accused the Spanish government

Share this article on Facebook Vatican creates online presence for John Paul II as beatification nears – Vatican City, Mar 14, 2011 / 11:45 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- With the help of Facebook and YouTube users, the Vatican hopes to create a broad audience for material on the

Share this article on Facebook World’s largest bronze stations of the cross line street in Rome – Rome, Italy, Mar 14, 2011 / 06:44 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Anyone making their way along Rome’s Via della Conciliazione toward St. Peter’s Basilica this Lent will be

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Battle Los Angeles’ blasts its way to the top – People could stay home and watch real-life devastation and destruction on the news channels as an earthquake and …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook At least 275 tremors hit tsunami-torn Japan – There have been at least 275 tremors that have struck quake-torn Japan since last week. The official death toll …

Share this article on Facebook Incredible stories of survival emerge from Japan – As the nation of Japan endures its worst crisis since the end of World War II following a massive earthquake and …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Rick Santorum Takes on Jihadism, Showing Moral Coherence and Political Courage – Santorum does not separate social and economic issues.He is comfortable in his skin and has the communications …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Ozamiz school holds retreat for the deaf – OZAMIZ City, March 14, 2011―Aiming to strengthen their spirituality and restore their broken relationship with God due to sins, 33 deaf students of La Salle University

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook ACLU Outraged Students Pray Before Test – You wanna’ know one of Matt’s rules of thumb. If the ACLU is outraged, Matt is happy 99.99% of the time. Weasel Zippers reports: The left’s never-ending war on

Share this article on Facebook Another Santorum Scandal? – Santorum calls Jihad “evil” and says Sharia has no place in America. I think a shared nightmare among GOP political consultants starts with, “Rick Santorum walked up to

Share this article on Facebook Baby Joseph Saved By Priests For Life – Thank God! Baby Joseph is on his way to a hospital in St. Louis. The baby who was hours from being pulled off life support at his Canadian hospital has been rescued by

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Vote Video: This is the Pro-Choice Movement – Warning: NSFW. Some nasty language. I think it’s mostly beeped out but you can definitely understand what’s being said. So much for safe, legal and rare from the

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Dignity And Courage Of Japanese Following Earthquake – VATICAN CITY, 13 MAR 2011 (VIS) – After praying the Angelus today, the Pope spoke of the “images of the tragic earthquake and the consequent tsunami in Japan” which, he

Share this article on Facebook Japanese Bishop: ‘We Must Take Courage’ – “The Church in Japan will respond to the tragedy of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan with prayer and solidarity,” said Bishop Marcellinus Daiji Tani

Share this article on Facebook Mayors: Promoters Of Collaboration, Solidarity, Humanity – VATICAN CITY, 12 MAR 2011 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father received members of the National Association of Italian Local Authorities. In his address to them, the

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for March 14 – VATICAN CITY, 14 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Joseph Nguyen Tan Tuoc, director of formation for candidates to the priesthood in the diocese of Phu

Share this article on Facebook Professor Warns Against ‘Badvocacy’ On Behalf Of Africa – Laura Seay, a Morehouse College professor whose expertise is in African politics, has warned against Western ‘badovacy’ which, despite its good intentions, can do more

Share this article on Facebook Telegram From The Pope For Victims Of Earthquake In Japan – VATICAN CITY, 12 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father, through Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B., has sent a telegram of condolence to Archbishop Leo Jun

Share this article on Facebook The Eclipse Of God Leads To A Loss Of The Sense Of Sin – VATICAN CITY, 13 MAR 2011 (VIS) – At midday today the Pope appeared at the window of his private study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Promote Catholic Media & Win An IPad 2 – Lisa Hendey: Help us spread the good news! | Have you heard the big news? Tomorrow, March 15, is “Catholic Media Promotion Day”.  This grassroots effort is designed to

Share this article on Facebook What Are You Waiting For? – Danielle Bean: Our Mom’s Day Away Needs You! | Hey, guess what? I noticed that some of you still haven’t registered for the Faith & Family Mom’s Day Away coming up on

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Allentown Catholic Diocese anticipates new structure to welcome Anglicans – A priest of the Archdiocese of Washington has told a Pennsylvania newspaper that the decision over whether to establish a personal ordinariate of former Anglicans in the

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI on the meaning of sin

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Japan Trifecta

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Exposed…Again – WARNING: Extreme (bleeped) language

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 14, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 14 4:00 – Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican creates online presence for John Paul II as beatification nears – Vatican City, Mar 14, 2011 (CNA/EWTN News) With the help of Facebook and YouTube users, the Vatican hopes to create a broad audience for material on the life and

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days for Life Saves 35 Babies From Abortion, Has Intl Success – When people hear about babies saved from abortion, it motivates them to trust God — and participate in 40 Days for Life. After all, how often do you have an opportunity

Share this article on Facebook Baby Joseph Maraachli Rescued from Canadian Hospital – Baby Joseph Maraachli has been rescued from a Canadian hospital that refused to perform a medical procedure on the 13-month-old baby so he could return home to his

Share this article on Facebook Daniels Remains Committed to Abortion Truce Amid Criticism – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels remains committed to the social issues-abortion truce he declared last summer despite new and continued criticism from Republicans who say

Share this article on Facebook Doctor: Story on Nebraska Abortion Law Doesn’t Square with Facts – Mainstream media in Nebraska and neighboring Iowa have used one heart-wrenching story as a way to try to pour cold water on the success of a Nebraska law that prohibits

Share this article on Facebook Idaho Backs Bill to Opt Out of Obamacare Abortion Funding – An Idaho state House committee today approved a bill that would allow the state to opt out of the abortion funding under the Obamacare health care reform bill. The

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Legislators Want Planned Parenthood Prosecuted Not Kline – A press conference was convened at the Topeka Statehouse, Thursday, on behalf of approximately 90 state reps and senators calling for the government to prosecute child

Share this article on Facebook Lisa Murkowski OKs Funding Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has announced she will not stick with most of the rest of the Republican caucus in the Senate on any vote to revoke taxpayer funding for the

Share this article on Facebook Missouri House Zaps Health Exception From Late-Term Abortion Ban – The Missouri state House today zapped the health exception from the current state law restricting abortions. The law would remove the general health exception from the

Share this article on Facebook Only One Planned Parenthood in Trafficking Videos Contacted Police – In the months following the release of videos from Live Action showing footage of undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood centers helping alleged sex traffickers

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Seeks Probe of Abortion Deaths in Kansas – Why are women dying at abortion centers in Kansas and why is the public not getting complete information about what happened to these women and why — that’s what one

Share this article on Facebook Some Pro-Lifers Urge GOP to Oppose CR Over Abortion Funding – Some national pro-life groups are urging Republicans to vote against the short-term Continuing Resolution the House is expected to vote on during a Tuesday session

Share this article on Facebook Wife of Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Wants Her Bail Lowered – The wife of controversial abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who has been charged with eight counts of murder in connection with killing a woman in a botched abortion

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Baby Joseph airlifted to U.S. hospital – by Patrick B. Craine To join a Facebook page in support of the parents of Joseph Maraachli, click here. St. LOUIS, Missouri, March 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After

Share this article on Facebook DAY 6: 35 babies saved from abortion already! – by Shawn Carney – 40 Days for Life When people hear about babies saved from abortion, it motivates them to trust God — and participate in 40 Days for Life. After all,

Share this article on Facebook Idaho Senate passes bill clarifying that assisted suicide is illegal – by Alex Schadenberg An article in the Idaho Statesman reported last Friday on the vote on the Idaho Senate on bill SB 1070, the bill that clarifies in the Idaho criminal

Share this article on Facebook Latest stopgap budget bill fails to include Planned Parenthood cuts – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The latest stopgap budget bill (H.J. Res 48), which would fund the U.S. government through to

Share this article on Facebook New Mexico House passes unborn victims of violence bill, opposed by Planned Parenthood – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lawmakers in the New Mexico state House of Representatives approved a measure that gives limited

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Exposed: new video unmasks abortion advocates – by Rebecca Millette CHICAGO, Illinois, March 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new video released by CatholicVote.org unmasks the disturbing nature of a “pro-choice”

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life legislative round-up: Georgia bill seeks to put abortion clinics out of business – by Peter Smith March 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – There are recent developments relating to pieces of pro-life legislation making their way through the legislatures of

Share this article on Facebook Seattle man sued by federal prosecutors for entering, obstructing abortion facility – by Thaddeus Baklinski SEATTLE, Mon Mar 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Federal prosecutors in the U.S. District Court for Western Washington at Seattle have filed a civil

Share this article on Facebook Study proves accuracy of new Down syndrome test, increases fears of ‘weeding out’ Down’s children – by Rebecca Millette March 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine and authored by researchers in Cyprus, shows the success

Share this article on Facebook University of British Columbia drops restrictions on pro-life display – by Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, B.C., March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last year, a graphic display set up by pro-life students at the University of British Columbia

Share this article on Facebook We must be willing to suffer the consequences of being pro-life – by Fr. Frank Pavone An 11-year old girl who is a supporter of Priests for Life sent me the following email very recently: “My mother and I are taking a bus and will be

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Baby Joseph Transferred to Catholic Hospital in St. Louis – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Under cover of darkness, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, arrived in Ontario, Canada, Sunday night

Share this article on Facebook Intense Religious Opposition Thwarts Maryland Same-Sex Marriage Bill – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Even though it was widely expected to pass, Maryland’s same-sex marriage bill will be shelved for another year after a last

Share this article on Facebook Japanese Bishop: People are “Exhausted and Disoriented” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Bishop Martin Tetsuo Hirago, of the hard hit diocese of Sendai, Japan, said the tragic 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami

Share this article on Facebook Plan B Linked to Greater Risk of Heart Disease – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Jeanne Monahan, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, says there have been a number of media

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Benedictine Altar Arrangements: Cathedrals of Sioux City and Aracaju – Two examples of the spreading use of the “Benedictine” altar arrangement (which might also be called the “Sirian” arrangement ) from different parts of the Americas have

Share this article on Facebook Lenten Events – A quick note that this March 19th, the Feast of St. Joseph, Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth, the Executive Director of ICEL, will be offering a “Lenten Morning of Recollection”

Share this article on Facebook The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts – Guest Article by John Vernoski, moderator of http://www.byzcath.org In the early Church, it was thought that the solemnity with which the Church celebrated the Holy Forty Days

Share this article on Facebook The Westminster Chasuble, Wardour Chapel – We have been showing you various vestments from the collection of the English recusant Wardour Chapel . I am grateful for Brother Lawrence pointing out another set of

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Lenten progress report: How are we doing? – By Mary DeTurris Poust We are now in the first full week of Lent. The time when the reality of our Lenten sacrifices starts to hit home. Last week we were pumped up on

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #541 – The Lady in Blue – “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 New Mass Translation; Discerning Success – Pondering the (in my humble opinion unduly controversial) new English translations for the Holy Mass, Russell Shaw wonders how many people today are equipped to

Share this article on Facebook Rob Bell, Common Names and Jesus – There’s something to be said for having an unusual moniker. A few years ago, our family traveled with another family and the husband/father of the other gang kept

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook My Debate With An Atheist or Agnostic – AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN JUB ALABASTRO, CFD DAVAO AND JOUN DUKZ, AN ATHEIST OR AGNOSTIC . This is a public thread in one of the forum. I deleted some posts of other persons

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 85 years old and on the mark – The great Fabrizio sent me this story from the Daily Mail in the UK saying: I don’t know if I was more edified by the man’s humility or by that of the young soldiers.

Share this article on Facebook An evening with St. Joan – TCM has a Joan of Arc movie marathon going!  I think St. Joan of Arc is a great example for young people, girls and boys alike. Have you ever read Mark Twain’s superb

Share this article on Facebook Do you have good news? – Let the other readers here know about your good news!

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 06: Monday of the 1st Week of Lent – Today is Monday of the 1st Week of Lent. The Roman Station is San Pietro “in vincoli“, also called the Basilica Eudoxiana.  The titular cardinal is His Eminence Donald

Share this article on Facebook PRAYER ALERT – Japan: new explosion at reactor – There was a new explosion at one of the reactors in Japan and reports are in that 2.7 meters of a rod are exposed.  They are not able, apparently, able to get enough

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Can a Vicar General tell a priest not to say the TLM? – From a reader: Does the Vicar General have the power to tell a Priest to stop saying the Extraordinary Form of the Mass? No. Does a Vicar General has the power to

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Feast days during Lent, or “plenus uenter facile de ieiuniis disputat” – From a reader: This year, the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on a Friday.  In the Extraordinary Form, it’s a first class feast.  Meat would normally,

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: What to wear for my first TLM? – From a reader: I have recently learned of an EF mass about an hour from my home. I would like to attend. In the past when I’ve had the opportunity, I’ve chickened out. I

Share this article on Facebook Sackbut by Sackbut: A rediscovered Mass for 40 voices – For your “Just Too Cool” file this is in from Reuters: “Lost” 450-year-old mass soars on British charts By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – A sumptuous first recording

Share this article on Facebook Wirral’s Dome of Home: Institute of Christ the King in England? – Brick by Brick.  Wirral’s Dome of Home. First, a related story: Mass marks re-opening of Wirral church (with video).  The accents tell you we are close to Liverpool!

Share this article on Facebook Wm Oddie: Extraordinary Form in seminaries – From the UK’s best Catholic daily, the Catholic Herald (for which the undersigned now writes a weekly column – you can still get the digital edition for 10 pounds =$16)

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