Catholic News Headlines March 18, 2011


Mar. 17, 7pm—Mar. 18, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook European court says crucifixes can remain in Italian schools – Strasbourg, France, Mar 18, 2011 / 12:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Italian public schools can continue to display

Share this article on Facebook Family group launches petition to nullify same-sex ‘marriage’ in Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 18, 2011 / 02:58 pm ( CNA ).- The Federal Network of Families in Argentina recently launched a petition calling on legislators to nullify

Share this article on Facebook Japanese Church officials survey damage, plan response to quake – Sendai, Japan, Mar 18, 2011 / 03:23 am ( CNA ).- Officials of the Catholic relief agency Caritas Japan have met with clergy of the Diocese of Sendai to discuss plans for

Share this article on Facebook NYC mayor signs bill placing demands on pregnancy centers – New York City, N.Y., Mar 18, 2011 / 06:18 am ( CNA ).- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill that places new demands on crisis pregnancy centers,

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s speech will conclude first session of Catholic-atheist dialogue – Vatican City, Mar 18, 2011 / 11:04 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Representatives of the Pontifical Council for Culture have confirmed that they will begin the Church’s official

Share this article on Facebook Priest urges Cubans to have hope – Havana, Cuba, Mar 18, 2011 / 05:58 pm ( CNA ).- Fr. Jose Conrado Rodriguez Alegre, pastor of the Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus in Santiago, Cuba, stated in a

Share this article on Facebook Relevant Radio expands news program with award-winning journalist – Green Bay, Wis., Mar 18, 2011 / 01:29 am ( CNA ).- The Catholic media initiative Relevant Radio recently announced the expansion of its news commentary program,

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook ‘Gender neutral’ version of Bible drawing controversy – The 2011 translation of the New International Version Bible, or NIV, does not change pronouns referring to God, …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Cooling efforts continue at Japanese power plant – Japan is still frantically trying to cool damaged reactors and exposed fuel rods at the crippled coastal nuclear …

Share this article on Facebook Libya orders ceasefire while battles continue – Libya\’s government announced an immediate ceasefire against pro-democracy protesters. The announcement …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook U.K. columnist blasts President Obama as aloof, indecisive – According to one British columnist, U.S. President Barack Obama is “indecisive, invisible, unable to …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Climber survives six days stranded on Utah ledge – When he set out to climb the rugged mountain peaks of No Man’s Canyon southeast of Salt Lake City, …

Share this article on Facebook First spacecraft enters planet Mercury’s orbit – A well-traveled NASA probe made history this week becoming the first spacecraft ever to enter into orbit around …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Energy-saving measures to save country P60-B – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, March 18, 2011—At least sixty billion pesos (P60 billion) will be saved this year alone if businesses implement energy-efficiency measures, an

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Conservatives Are the GOP’s Gays – Are conservatives the Republican’s gays? I’m serious. Just this week the Dems introduced legislation in the House and the Senate to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

Share this article on Facebook The No-Fly Zone Doesn’t Fly – Beware foreign entanglements. As you know, the UN (supported by the US) has voted to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya. Isn’t getting militarily involved in a civil war

Share this article on Facebook This Is The Fight — No Other – There is one way and one way only to know who has won the budget battle. The winner is not determined by whether the budget cuts $40 or $60 billion from the monstrous

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Dialogue Between Believers And Non-Believers – VATICAN CITY, 18 MAR 2011 (VIS) – In the Holy See Press Office at midday today, the presentation took place of the “Courtyard of the Gentiles”, an initiative by the

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Diplomat Emphasizes Parental Rights, Religious Liberty In Education – Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s leading representative at UN offices in Geneva, has reminded fellow diplomats that both parents have a fundamental right to

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for March 18 – VATICAN CITY, 18 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Bishop Jonas Guerrero Corona, auxiliary of Mexico, Mexico, as bishop of Culiacan (area 37,800, population

Share this article on Facebook Us Bishops Offer Prayers, Urge Donations For Japan – Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has written the Japanese hierarchy “to assure you of the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook “Supermoon” – Rebecca Teti: tomorrow the moon will be very close to earth | Be sure to look outside tomorrow night for a “beautiful moon.” That’s a full moon when the lunar cycle is

Share this article on Facebook Life With Toddlers – Rachel Balducci: It’s a grace-filled, humbling ride | My friend Susie came over the other night, popping in around bedtime to pick up a little project we were working on

Share this article on Facebook Register Today for Mom’s Day Away – Danielle Bean: | There are still spots open for our Faith & Family Mom’s Day Away brought to you by BibleToys.com. So many Faith & Family moms will be there—Rachel

Share this article on Facebook Saints, Feasting and Fasting – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast! | This week on the podcast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Sarah and Rebecca are joined by Jennifer

Share this article on Facebook School Rules – 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 See Me on CatholicTV – Danielle Bean: | Tomorrow morning (Friday) I will be a guest on CatholicTV’s This is the Day at 10:30 am EDT. I will be talking about how moms need occasional spiritual

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Ave Maria Radio App on IPhone and Android – Avem NOW YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE AVE MARIA RADIO APP ON YOUR IPHONE AND ANDROID DEVICES – IT’S FREE – LISTEN TO AVE MARIA RADIO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD – TELL EVERYONE YOU

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Libyan no-fly zone

Share this article on Facebook European court allows crucifix in public schools – Crucifixes in public school classrooms do not violate a student’s freedom of conscience, a European high court ruled Friday in a verdict welcomed by the Vatican in its

Share this article on Facebook Free Screening / Win a Trip to NYC!!! – Ave Maria Radio would like to invite you to a special listener-only screening of the film Soul Surfer . It is the touching and powerful true story of Bethany Hamilton, a

Share this article on Facebook Outrage of the Day – Show up drunk to work, serve a 5-month PAID suspension (vacation) while investigations occur, return to work. Thank God for his Union contract that does not allow the

Share this article on Facebook The secret of Mother Teresa’ success, according her postulator

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 18, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 18 4:00 – Kresta Comments 4:20 – Libya and the Doctrine of Justifiable Rebellion The revolutions in North Africa

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Case Dropped Against Florida Woman in Abortion-Infanticide – The case against Florida abortion center owner Belkis Gonzalez who was arrested on two felony counts related to the death of a baby in a bizarre abortion case, has been

Share this article on Facebook Delaware Bill Responds to Gosnell, Inspects Abortion Centers – Responding to the problems associated with embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who did abortions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Delaware, the Delaware

Share this article on Facebook Federal Appeals Court Fast Tracks Pro-Life Obamacare Lawsuit – A federal appeals court has fast-tracked one of the many legal challenges to the Obamacare law that pro-life groups opposed because of abortion-funding and rationing

Share this article on Facebook Firebomb Thrown at Elderly Woman at Pro-Life Prayer Event – A homemade incendiary device was thrown at one of the participants of the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer vigil at an abortion business in Kalispell, Montana on

Share this article on Facebook Government Shouldn’t Provide Tax Incentives for Abortions – With April right around the corner, many of us have taxes, tax credits, deductions, and other tax-related matters on our mind. This week, so did the U.S. House Ways and

Share this article on Facebook Obama Nomination of Six For Appeals Court Shows Abortion Extremism – Demonstrating allegiance to the pro-abortion agenda, Stephen Six successfully captured the attention of President Obama and recently received a judicial nomination to

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma House Votes Against Destruction of Embryonic Humans – The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would prohibit human embryo destruction for experiments, by a vote of 86 votes in favor and 8 votes opposed. Contrary to what

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood is Abortion Violence Masquerading as Compassion – A priest friend of mine has been known to say, “abortion is nothing more than violence masquerading as compassion.” Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood of Central Texas Closes Two Centers – Planned Parenthood of Central Texas is closing two of its centers that make abortion referrals to its main location. The affiliate of the national abortion business did

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood President Misleads on Its Own Abortion Stats – The president of the national Planned Parenthood abortion business mislead readers of a Texas publication in a new interview where Cecile Richards purposefully

Share this article on Facebook Prayer at 40 Days for Life Helps Women Seeking Abortions – Abortion thrives on despair. The despair of women often leads them to believe that abortion is their only solution. The despair of clinic workers helps convince them

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers: Obama’s Weakening Abortion-Conscience Rule Hurts Doctors – Several pro-life groups are sending a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius warning her of the alarming effects on patients that will follow the Obama

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Australian bishops denounce pro-abort, anti-family Green Party agenda – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman AUSTRALIA, March 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the lead-up to a March 26 state election, the Catholic bishops of New South Wales,

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: ‘Bomb’ thrown at elderly pro-life activist at 40 Days vigil – by John Jalsevac March 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homemade “bomb” akin to a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an elderly pro-life activist during a 40 Days for Life

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: Three Planned Parenthoods closing! – by Jill Stanek Jivin J reported March 17 that Planned Parenthood of Galion, Ohio, was closing “later this month,” according to the Galion Inquirer. The PP website states

Share this article on Facebook Controversial Catholic priest to be appointed to Catholic high school: reports – by Rebecca Millette CHICAGO, Illinois, March 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Father Michael Pfleger of the Archdiocese of Chicago will soon be appointed to a local

Share this article on Facebook Croatian Christians rise up in support of teacher accused of ‘homophobia’ – by Rebecca Millette ZAGREB, Croatia, March 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Recent attacks on Christianity in Croatia in the name of anti-discrimination toward homosexuals

Share this article on Facebook Crucifixes in Italy’s classrooms ok says European Court of Human Rights – by John Jalsevac STRASBOURG, France, March 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Displaying crucifixes in schools does not violate the rights of non-Christian students, ruled

Share this article on Facebook Day 10: We should never, never, NEVER give up! – by Shawn Carney – 40 Days for Life Abortion thrives on despair. The despair of women often leads them to believe that abortion is their only solution. The despair of

Share this article on Facebook Fighting ‘contraceptive mentality’ is ‘essential’ for the culture of life: Cardinal Burke – by Patrick B. Craine SYDNEY, Australia, March 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Restoring the “respect for the integrity of the conjugal act” and correcting the

Share this article on Facebook Harry Reid: We’ll shut down government before we shut down Planned Parenthood funding – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A coalition of pro-abortion U.S. Senate Democrats led by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) say

Share this article on Facebook Montana lawmakers cut Planned Parenthood, family planning funding – by Peter Smith HELENA, Montana, March 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lawmakers in the Montana House of Representatives have moved to cut family planning money entirely

Share this article on Facebook Proposed Italian law bans starvation and dehydration of terminal patients – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ROME, March 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Italian Chamber of Deputies has begun to debate a new bill that would prohibit the starvation

Share this article on Facebook Student vows to bring gay-straight alliance into Ontario Catholic school – by Patrick B. Craine MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A student at an Ontario Catholic high school whose bid to launch a “gay-straight alliance”

Share this article on Facebook Ted Haggard admits he’s bisexual but says he won’t act on it – by John-Henry Westen A fascinating interview piece by Kevin Roose in the current issue of GQ magazine is the most revealing coverage to date of disgraced pastor Ted

Share this article on Facebook Vatican warns United Nations against radical ‘agenda to re-define gender’ – by C-FAM Staff NEW YORK, March 17 (C-FAM) The annual UN women’s commission ended a week late with opposite sides forming over how to treat gender. While the theme of the

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Jesuit Begs for Prayer for Japan – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Brother Arun D’Souza, SJ, is still in the disaster stricken country of Japan, and says only prayer can give the people the

Share this article on Facebook NJ Court Rules Mother Must Adopt Child Conceived Through IVF – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a decision that could have a far-reaching impact on couples who choose in vitro fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy to start a

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s New Book Hits NY Times Best Seller List – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The second volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s book on Christ’s life is set to hit the March 27 edition of the New York Times

Share this article on Facebook Senate Refuses to Consider Any Bills Defunding Planned Parenthood – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) drew a line in the sand yesterday when he told pro-life lawmakers that any attempts to

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Of possible interest to NYC-area readers: Annunciation at Holy Innocents – A solemn Pontifical Mass (ordinary form) will be celebrated on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, 25 March, at 6:00 P.M., at the Church of the Holy Innocents

Share this article on Facebook St. Patrick’s Day — in Ireland – Photos were sent to us yesterday of a Solemn Mass on the Feast of St. Patrick from Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Cork City, Ireland. The celebrant was the recently

Share this article on Facebook The Relief Carving of Jonathan Pageau – Here is some relief carving by an artisan based in Canada. Jonathan is Eastern Orthodox and is working very much within the iconographic form, the principles of which he

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan addresses sex abuse crisis on 60 Minutes – On an episode of 60 Minutes set to air Sunday, March 20, at 7 p.m. ET, on CBS, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York tells Morley Safer that the sex abuse crisis needs to

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Dominic Now Home – My grandson Dominic is now OK and home from the hospital after his exploded appendix. Thanks for your prayers.

Share this article on Facebook Radio Shows Thursday – On Friday I am on The Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio and on Al Kresta’s Show on Ave Maria Radio to discuss St. Joseph. Was he old or young? See my schedule at

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #525 – The Miraculous Staircase – “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 Is Society Purposely Messing with Boys’ Heads? – A very thoughtful and surprisingly moving piece by Anthony Esolen, at Inside Catholic : Why, I wonder, do boys these days get no love? What have they done to deserve

Share this article on Facebook Lenten Thought for the Day – In order to arrive at having pleasure in everything, Desire to have pleasure in nothing. In order to arrive at possessing everything, Desire to possess nothing. In order

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Archbp. Gullickson: “ad Orientem” will be our saving grace – Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, Nuncius to the Antilles, has a blog called Island Envoy. We have heard from His Excellency before, when he had sharp words about bishops

Share this article on Facebook Attention Priests, Canonists! 2011 Canon Law Conference at Shrine of O.L. Guadalupe – Last year I attended a Canon Law Conference at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near LaCrosse, WI hosted by now-Card. Burke.  It was great! Card. Burke is again

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 10: Ember Friday of the 1st Week of Lent – These 5 minute daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Ember

Share this article on Facebook Lenten Soup – Vegetable broth Chopped up vegetables Ginger root, shaved Soy sauce and rice vinegar Rice noodles Bring broth to a boil with the ginger. Put in the noodles and cook for

Share this article on Facebook REVIEW UPDATE: Confession app for iPhone now for Android – Remember that iPhone app intended to help people make a good confession? It is now released for Android as well. The developer wrote to say that they had added the

Share this article on Facebook TOMORROW! PERIGEE! SUPER MOON! – Have you tied everything down? Super Moon is coming! 14%, folks. Technorati Tags: perigee, Super Moon

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Friday of the 1st Week of Lent (2002MR) – In the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary today’s Collect was used on the Friday after Quinquagesima. I assume it was dragged into Lent because of the themes present in the

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: Thursday in the 1st Week of Lent – Today’s prayer is unchanged from the Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and so-called “Gregorian“. It was in the 1962 Missale Romanum too. It was the used on the 8th

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