Catholic News Headlines March 21, 2011


Mar. 20, 7pm—Mar. 21, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Corapi placed on leave after misconduct accusation – Corpus Christi, Texas, Mar 21, 2011 / 05:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Popular speaker and author Fr. John Corapi has been placed on administrative leave by superiors within

Share this article on Facebook NYC facing second lawsuit over pregnancy center regulations – New York City, N.Y., Mar 21, 2011 / 02:09 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The city of New York will face a second legal challenge to a controversial law imposing new requirements

Share this article on Facebook One thousand attend Mass of Reparation following protest at university chapel – Madrid, Spain, Mar 21, 2011 / 11:58 am ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Nearly 1,000 people, including students, professors and their families, attended a March 18 Mass of

Share this article on Facebook Religious sisters to continue mission in Japan – Saitama, Japan, Mar 21, 2011 / 03:55 pm ( CNA ).- Sister Ana Alvarado, a Peruvian religious sister of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Japan stated

Share this article on Facebook Vatican welcomes European court’s reversal of crucifix ban – Vatican City, Mar 21, 2011 / 04:54 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican has welcomed the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to overturn a ruling that would have

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Limitless’ box office returns on sci-fi thriller – A different sort of science-fiction film took the Number One spot at the nation’s box offices this past …

Share this article on Facebook Society Ignores the Pain Abortion Causes Women – It was in late January that the media publicized a flawed study saying abortion doesn’t cause mental …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Dwight Longenecker on Encounters with Angels – The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Sacred Scriptures remind us that angels have been part of our …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Khadafi compound in shambles after airstrike – Moammar Khadafi’s compound in Tripoli lay in ruins Monday after bombing by the United States and its …

Share this article on Facebook Vatican on Crucifix Decision: Crucifix an Expression of Cultural and Religious Identity – ‘It is thus acknowledged, at an authoritative and international juridical level, that the culture and …

Share this article on Facebook Yemeni top military commanders defect and declare support for protesters – In a sign of the call for democracy that is sweeping the Arab world, several top Yemeni army commanders have …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook More Clergy Allegations? Strike the Shepherd: The Sheep Need to Pray – Rather than scattering in fear, I hope that the unspeakable betrayal of a few clergy in our midst has caused us to …

Share this article on Facebook Newsweek: Americans largely unaware of basic civics – Newsweek magazine recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, and the …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Coop’s directors withdraw support from Ating Koop partylist – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, March 21, 2011―The members of the First Community Cooperative (FICCO) have formally affirmed the move of the cooperative’s Board of Directors (BOD)

Share this article on Facebook FICCO blazing the trail as RP’s biggest cooperative – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, March 21, 2011—Despite problems and factionalism within its board of directors (BOD), the First Community Cooperative (FICCO) continues to blaze the

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Calling the Bishop Names – Bishop Daniel Thomas visited our parish today and concelebrated Mass. You could tell people were on their best behavior. They even sang. I mean, we weren’t like Baptists

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Corapi: Convicted Already? – Father Corapi, the dynamic and well known evangelist, broke the news on his own website this weekend that he has been placed on ‘administrative leave’ following wide

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood, The New Back Alley – Oh if only abortion were completely legal this never would’ve happened. Oh wait…. LifeNews.com reports: A Planned Parenthood in Everett, Washington sent a woman to the

Share this article on Facebook SOLT Statement On Fr. John Corapi – The Rev. Gerald Sheehan, Regional Priest Servant of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) has issued a statement on the Fr. Corapi situation. This was

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Angelus: Plea For Safety Of Libyan, North African Peoples – VATICAN CITY, 20 MAR 2011 (VIS) – At noon today, following his pastoral visit to the Roman parish of St. Corbinian, the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study

Share this article on Facebook Crucifix, An Expression Of Cultural And Religious Identity – VATICAN CITY, 19 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. made the following declaration yesterday afternoon concerning the sentence

Share this article on Facebook Ethiopia: 10,000 Christians Flee Homes After 69 Churches Burned Down – Muslim extremists have burned down 69 Protestant churches– 46 of them Pentecostal– in southwestern Ethiopia. The violence started in the town of Asendabo following

Share this article on Facebook Good Friday Collection For The Holy Land – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, has sent a letter to the bishops of the world

Share this article on Facebook Mexico: Death Threats Against 162 Priests – Over 1,000 Mexican priests were victims of attempted extortion last year, and 162 received death threats, according to an analysis by the Mexico-based Centro Católico

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for March 21 – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. – His Beatitude

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for March 21 – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Anthony Fallah Borwah, professor of philosophy at the University of Liberia and administrator of the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Concludes Spiritual Exercises – VATICAN CITY, 19 MAR 2011 (VIS) – In the Vatican’s “Redemptoris Mater” Chapel this morning, Solemnity of St. Joseph, the Holy Father and Roman Curia concluded their

Share this article on Facebook Visit To Roman Parish Of St. Corbinian – VATICAN CITY, 20 MAR 2011 (VIS) – This morning, Benedict XVI made a pastoral visit to the Roman parish of St. Corbinian, where he celebrated Mass and consecrated the new

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A Litany to the Japanese Martyrs – Danielle Bean: Let’s Pray for Japan | Blogger Pentimento has a lovely idea. Together, let’s pray a litany to the Japanese martyrs for Japan: Our Lady of Akita, pray for

Share this article on Facebook Backwards – Rachel Balducci: new recommendation could be a challenge | From the American Academy of Pediatrics comes the new recommendation that we should now keep our children in a

Share this article on Facebook Faith & Family On CatholicTV – Danielle Bean: Hear all about our Mom’s Day Away! | If you missed my interview on CatholicTV‘s This Is the Day last Friday, you can check it out here on video. My

Share this article on Facebook From Tots to Teens – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (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 Make Room for Baby – Kelly Dolin: Welcoming a new baby into a crowded house | Two of my friends are expecting.  A twenty-something former student awaits the arrival of her first. Patricia

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Do you consume information? Or does it consume you? – “What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Civil Rights Breakthrough! – I’m working on getting The Fathers Know Best available on Nook. As a test, I uploaded this short story for Nook (the same one I used to test the software for Kindle). If

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Let’s Be Patient and Have Some Prudence – Mark Shea on the accusations against Fr. John Corapi: Everybody is writing me about Fr. John Corapi being put on administrative leave. What do we do? How do we respond?

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 21, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 21 4:00 – Libya, War, Operations and the Civilian / Military Divide Energized by international strikes on Moammar

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Baby Joseph Maraachli Receives Tracheotomy Today at Hospital – Baby Joseph Maraachli, the 14-month-old Canadian infant who was denied the medical procedure in his country, will receive a tracheotomy today at a Catholic hospital in

Share this article on Facebook Does the Minnesota Medical Association Support Human Cloning? – The short answer is yes. But the real question is what they support doing with cloned human embryos. They apparently support creating cloned human embryos, using the

Share this article on Facebook Fiscal Conservative Groups Seek Planned Parenthood De-Funding – More than two dozen fiscally conservative and libertarian groups are calling for Congress to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While

Share this article on Facebook Florida Panel Strengthens Parental Notification on Abortion – A Florida state legislative committee has approved a bill that would strengthen the parental notification law voters approved years ago to ensure abortion advocates are

Share this article on Facebook More Than 100 Babies Saved From Abortion During 40 Days for Life – It’s always great to start your Monday with good news, so here it is: So far, we are aware of at least 101 lives saved from abortion during this 40 Days for Life

Share this article on Facebook National Pro-Life Student Group Hosts Second Annual Banquet – Students for Life of America will host its second-annual Spring banquet Thursday night to raise funds for promoting campus pro-life groups at colleges and universities

Share this article on Facebook New York Faces Lawsuit Over Law Attacking Pregnancy Centers – New York City faces a new lawsuit, filed late Friday, over a law its city council passed and Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed that targets pregnancy centers helping women

Share this article on Facebook No Compromise on De-Funding Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – Planned Parenthood wants you to believe that cancer screening is the only or main thing that the nation’s largest abortion provider does. The facedown in Congress on the

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Downplays Opposition to Rape Reporting Bill – The Planned Parenthood of Illinois abortion business is trying to downplay its opposition to legislation that would expand the definition of who is a “mandatory

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Sends Woman to Hospital After Botched Abortion – A Planned Parenthood in Everett, Washington sent a woman to the hospital late Friday following a botched abortion and the head of the local abortion business is coming

Share this article on Facebook Polls: Americans Oppose Obamacare on One Year Anniversary – Two new polls show Americans oppose the pro-abortion Obamacare legislation on its one-year anniversary. One year after President Obama signed the law, the number of

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Upset Abortion-Infanticide Case Dropped – The pro-life group Operation Rescue, which was one of the leading organization to expose a grisly abortion-infanticide case, is upset charges have been dropped against

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Tim Pawlenty to Start Exploratory Cmte for President – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will announce this afternoon that he will create an exploratory committee to formally consider a bid for the Republican nomination to

Share this article on Facebook Ray Flynn: One of the Few Remaining Real Pro-Life Democrats – Following the Bart Stupak betrayal, several pundits declared the end of the pro-life Democrat. For months, Congressman Stupak and a small group of Catholic House members

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 101 lives spared from abortion — and counting! – by Shawn Carney – 40 Days for Life It’s always great to start your Monday with good news, so here it is: So far, we are aware of at least 101 lives saved from abortion

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Domestic Terrorism Ignored After Bomb Thrown at Pro-Life Prayer Vigil – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In spite of the extensive coverage given whenever an act of violence is perpetrated against an abortion clinic, when

Share this article on Facebook EU Rules Crucifixes in Classrooms Don’t Violate the Law – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a stunning reversal of a lower court ruling, the “Grande Chambre” of the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Friday that

Share this article on Facebook Father John Corapi Put on Administrative Leave After Woman Files Unsubstantiated Claims – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Father John Corapi is asking for prayer after being put on administrative leave after a former female employee filed a

Share this article on Facebook Pope Calls for Protection of Civilians in Libya – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In an appeal launched after reciting the Angelus yesterday in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Beneidcct XVI addressed the “alarming

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Episcopal Consecration in Tarazona, Spain – This Saturday, 19th of March, Feast of St. Joseph, the new bishop of the Spanish diocese of Tarazona, Msgr. Eusebio Hernández Sola, OAR, was consecrated in the church of

Share this article on Facebook Feast of St. Benedict (Usus Antiquior) – With today being the Feast of St. Benedict, the Father of Western Monasticism, in the calendar of the usus antiquior (it is July 11th in the modern Roman calendar) the

Share this article on Facebook The Symbols of the Four Evangelists – This follows on from an article written a couple of weeks ago: about the quincunx and its relationship to the traditional image of Christ in Majesty showing with

Share this article on Facebook Time Drawn Into Eternity Conference: Papers of Bishop Elliott and Fr. Van der Putten, FSSP – We recently shared some photos from this conference, and we are very gratefui to the Te Deum Institute of Sacred Liturgy for sending us the following papers from their

Share this article on Facebook Upcoming Talks on Dominican Chants for Lent – Of interest to our readers on the East coast of the United States, and those who may find themselves there in the upcoming weeks, the Friars Preachers are holding a

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Shaw: Contraception one reason for Catholic flight from confession – By Russell Shaw After the death of Dr. Bernard Nathanson last February, we were reminded that somebody once asked him why he became a Catholic. Because, said Dr.

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook At Geronimo’s Grave – At Geronimo’s grave in Fort Sill Oklahoma. He was always a childhood hero of mine. When I galloped around the woods and fields on my horse as a kid I always pretended I

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #514 – The Forgetfulness of Kenfella – “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 36 Hours after Corapi-Stormfall – “God knows full well all that is happening and if Father Corapi is innocent as he claims, then perhaps the priest is being used as a poster child to fix a broken

Share this article on Facebook You can find anything on the internet… – Even your religion. Max Lindenman describes his experience: So great was my desperation that I felt no surprise, only relief, at finding the wit I sought on a right-wing

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Media Advisory – “The Catholic Church and Immigration: Pastoral, Policy and Social Perspectives” conference at The Catholic University of America (CUA) is being live-streamed today,

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Brick by brick in London – I received a note from the Latin Mass Society in England about a fine celebration of St. Joseph’s Day in Westminster Cathedral.  A few lines and a photo… Fr Andrew

Share this article on Facebook Brick by continuity brick in Macon, Georgia – From a reader about St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Macon, GA where Fr. Allan McDonald is building brick by brick.  You will remember Fr. McDonald from his rodent wars

Share this article on Facebook Latin in the Ordinary Form, seminary. Wherein Fr. Z rants. – I am forever lamenting the sloppy, inaccurate term long used by many of the traditionalist camp, “the Latin Mass”, to describe older, pre-Conciliar form, Extraordinary

Share this article on Facebook Lent: the silly season in some places – As a preamble. From a reader: Here is a a picture I took, instead of Holy Water, or the sand, its a purple cloth. This is not my home parish, but I happen to be in that

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 13: Monday of the 2nd 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 Monday of

Share this article on Facebook Mexico: Priests targets for extortion, kidnapping, murder – From Agenzia Fides: Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) – Last year more than one thousand priests were victims of attempted extortions (for their “protection”, amounts ranging

Share this article on Facebook Priests, holiness, and avoiding a spiritual peril – I am getting a lot of email and phone calls about something in the news recently about accusations made against a priest. I don’t know enough about the case in question

Share this article on Facebook Thanks – Many thanks to a reader, not sure who you are, who sent music CD’s of The Sixteen singing English polyphony.  I have on right now Robert Fayrfax Missa Albanus.  It is so

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Monday in the 2nd Week of Lent – Today’s prayer, quite ancient and designated the Gelasian Sacramentary for the early Roman Church’s use on Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent, was once arranged a bit

Share this article on Facebook What is your good news? – Do you have some great news for the readers?

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