Catholic News Headlines March 24, 2011


Mar. 23, 7pm—Mar. 24, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Controversial book on salvation has Catholics and evangelicals asking for clarity – Denver, Colo., Mar 24, 2011 / 06:22 am ( CNA ).- “Love Wins,” a new book by prominent evangelical pastor Rob Bell, was creating controversy weeks before it was released

Share this article on Facebook Electrician sparks life commitment by turning down abortion clinic job – Minneapolis, Minn., Mar 24, 2011 / 09:34 am ( CNA ).- A sign in the bathroom of Tim and Nicole Roach’s home in Fari­bault, Minn. reads, “Gratitude, Always Re­member to

Share this article on Facebook Faith and science support defense of the unborn, states Argentinean archbishop – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 24, 2011 / 04:09 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata, Argentina recently explained that the defense of the unborn is supported

Share this article on Facebook Fighting in Ivory Coast could drag country into civil war – Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Mar 24, 2011 / 03:39 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Reports from Ivory Coast indicate that the embattled West African nation is on the brink of civil war,

Share this article on Facebook Latino Catholic association opens new Washington, DC chapter – Washington D.C., Mar 24, 2011 / 02:49 am ( CNA ).- The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders opened its newest chapter in Washington, D.C. on March 23, with a ceremony

Share this article on Facebook Peru court upholds presence of crucifix in public places – Lima, Peru, Mar 24, 2011 / 12:54 pm ( CNA ).- The Constitutional Court of Peru ruled that the Bible and the crucifix do not violate the secular nature of the the

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook In a galaxy far, far away – ‘Star Wars’ series triumphant – Once upon a time, in a dusty movie studio in Burbank, far, far away from the glamour and glitz of Hollywood, a …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Khadafi’s forces roll on despite air attacks – Western warplanes have bombarded Libya for a fifth night, but have far failed to stop leader Moammar …

Share this article on Facebook Syrian government cracking down on protestors – Security forces in Syria have cracked down on anti-government protestors, killing at least nine protestors in the …

Share this article on Facebook Tsunami was at least seven stories high at peak – According to Kyodo News, the tsunami wave that hit a coastal city in Iwate Prefecture after the earthquake on …

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Tells United Nations Human Sexuality Not an ‘Identity’, Has Moral Dimenision – Third, the Holy See wishes to affirm its deeply held belief that human sexuality is a gift that is genuinely …

Share this article on Facebook Youthful dissent in Algeria stifled by government – Popular revolutions have shaken the Arab world. In Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Syria, Libya and Morocco, people have …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers want answers from Obama on Libya operation – U.S. President Barack Obama has returned to the White House after a trip to Latin America – and lawmakers are …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Census: One is six Americans are Hispanic – According to the recent U.S. Census, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the population increase over the …

Share this article on Facebook Exchanging the Truth of God for a Lie: Transgender Activists and the Cultural Revolution – The “Gender Identity Movement” is dangerous. Those who are involved in the activist wing of the …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook CSOs express support for PNoy; recommends top 3 issues for NorMin – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, March 24, 2011—Leaders and members of different Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Northern Mindanao expressed Wednesday their wholehearted

Share this article on Facebook PNoy bats for public-private partnership to address Mindanao power woes – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, March 24, 2011—President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III batted on Wednesday for the public-private partnership in order to address the

Share this article on Facebook PNoy urges business leaders to support impeachment of ombudsman – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, March 24, 2011—President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III urged the leaders of the business community in Northern Mindanao, as well as local

Share this article on Facebook Rally organizers to declare Laguna pro-life and family-friendly zone – SAN PABLO City, March 24, 2011―A multi-sectoral pro-life rally organized by the Knights of Columbus in coordination with the Diocesan Family Life Ministry of San Pablo

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 13 Slogans for the Previously Anti-War Left – 13 New Slogans for the Anti-War Protesters who oddly don’t seem too upset by Obama’s…uhm…kinetic military actions. 1) All We are Saying is Give Bombs a Chance 2)Make

Share this article on Facebook I Was Born This Way – For years I have fought my own nature, but no more. Ever since I can remember, I have felt this way. It has always been just below the surface, but I have done my best

Share this article on Facebook School: “Pick a Song that Doesn’t Say Jesus” – A school in California attempted to prevent a disabled student from using his choice of song in the talent show because the song inluded the word “Jesus.” I’m honestly

Share this article on Facebook Transgenders Want Birth Certificates Changed – This would simply fly in the fact of reality. This would be the crowning achievement of subjective opinion over objective fact. So of course, it’ll probably happen. SF

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Iranian Christians To Stand Trial For Blasphemy – Five Iranian Christians will soon stand trial on charges of blasphemy against Islam, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide. The five– a Protestant pastor and four

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for March 24 – VATICAN CITY, 24 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Giuseppe Giudice of the clergy of the diocese of Teggiano-Policastro, Italy, currently pastor of the

Share this article on Facebook Temporary Legal Victory For Traditional Marriage In California – In a temporary victory for supporters of Proposition 8– the 2008 California ballot measure that recognized marriage as the union of a man and a woman– the Ninth US

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Mom’s Day Away Twitter Party – Hallie Lord: Will You Be There? | So, girls … who’s coming to the Faith and Family Mom’s Day Away event? Though I hope you all answered with a resounding “Me!”, I

Share this article on Facebook Never to Part – 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 Wake Traditions – Lisa Hendey: How do you say goodbye? | Today, we spent the day in the company of my recently deceased Grandpa Wayne, with a good old fashioned “wake”. All day at Grandma

Share this article on Facebook Way to Go, You! – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 106 | t’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 What Would You Like to See in a Catholic College Guide? – Danielle Bean: We want to hear from you! | We are planning a Faith & Family College Guide for our Fall 2011 issue of Faith & Family magazine, and we want your input to

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Dino Deaths & Original Sin – A reader writes: I’ve got my brain in a crunch. If death, disease, pain and suffering entered the world because of the first sin, then how would one best reconcile the

Share this article on Facebook Happy Meat-Eating Friday! (2011 Edition) – A reader writes: Mr. Akin, You wrote last year about meat on the Solemnity of St. Joseph even though it was a feast day.

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 24, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 24 4:00 – Verily, Verily: The KJV – 400 Years of Influence and Beauty As historian Tony Lane once noted, without the

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells Help Patients with Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis – A team of scientists from Thessaloniki, Greece, have shown that chemotherapy followed by adult stem cell transplant can stop progression of aggressive multiple sclerosis

Share this article on Facebook Alabama Committee Holds Hearing on Fetal Pain-Abortion Bill – An Alabama state House committee held a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because scientific evidence from several

Share this article on Facebook Arkansas Cmte OKs Bill to License Centers Using Abortion Drug – An Arkansas legislative committee has approved a bill that would require any medical center giving out the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug to women to be licensed by the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Universities on Front Lines of Abortion Culture – When I speak with supporters of Students for Life, they often ask how many pro-life student groups we have at Catholic universities. Many believe that our nation’s

Share this article on Facebook Huckabee Hosts Online Fundraiser for Pro-Life Candidates – Potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee today is hosting an online fundraiser for pro-life candidates for other elected offices — a move that will keep him in

Share this article on Facebook Jim DeMint Won’t Run for Republican Presidential Nomination – Sen. Jim DeMint, a prominent pro-life conservative from South Carolina, has ruled out running for president before but, today, a spokesman for him said he is definitely

Share this article on Facebook Judge: Gosnell Must Financially Face Botched Abortion Lawsuit – A judge approved an agreement between attorneys for both sides in the civil lawsuit embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell faces concerning the death of a young

Share this article on Facebook Michele Bachmann Expected to Form GOP Exploratory Committee – Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a pro-life advocate from the state of Minnesota, will reportedly form an exploratory committee in June, or perhaps earlier, to consider a

Share this article on Facebook Milwaukee Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Sees False Charges Dropped – Today in Milwaukee, Wisconsin municipal court, the Thomas More Society secured justice for a pro-life sidewalk counselor who was falsely arrested and charged with

Share this article on Facebook NYC Gets Second Lawsuit Over Law Attacking Pregnancy Centers – New York City is now officially facing a second lawsuit over a new ordinance the city council approved and Mayor Mike Bloomberg signed that places hefty restrictions on

Share this article on Facebook Ohio: Pro-Life Republican Ken Blackwell Mulls Senate Bid – Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a firm advocate for the right to life, is reportedly mulling a run for Senate in Ohio in 2012. A recent Public Policy

Share this article on Facebook One Year Later, Abortion Funding in Obamacare Still a Concern – Three one-year anniversaries for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) fall this month: the Act’s passage in Congress (March 21), President Obama’s

Share this article on Facebook Pregnancy Center in New York City Burglarized, Trashed – Vandals burglarized and virtually destroyed a pregnancy center in the South Bronx, just days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a city council bill into law that

Share this article on Facebook Princeton Student Accused of Racism for Fliers on Black Abortions – A Princeton Theological Seminary student is facing accusations of racism for passing out fliers on campus talking about the way in which abortion disproportionately

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Friday’: the statutory rape song everyone loves to hate – by Kathleen Gilbert This is why I hate the Internet. The viral music video ‘Friday’, featuring 13-year-old Rebecca Black of Anaheim Hills, California, has been crowned

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days participants harassed with pornography, physical assault: Washington state – by Kathleen Gilbert EVERETT, Washington, March 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Only days after reports emerged of a firebomb attack on an elderly participant in a 40 Days

Share this article on Facebook Ban on race and sex selective abortions passes Arizona legislature – by Christine Dhanagom PHOENIX, Arizona, March 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill that would ban abortions based on the race or gender of the baby was passed by the

Share this article on Facebook California company to use stem cells from aborted babies to treat paralysis – by Christine Dhanagom PALO ALTO, California, March 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The California based company StemCells, Inc announced last week a new experimental

Share this article on Facebook Catholic school workshop with gay ‘marriage’ advocate postponed after parent backlash – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, March 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Toronto Catholic school board’s decision to postpone a controversial equity workshop with

Share this article on Facebook DAY 16: Day of the unborn child – by Shawn Carney – 40 Days for Life Today’s devotional is about the incarnation of Christ — complete with the passage from Luke’s gospel where the angel Gabriel brings

Share this article on Facebook Florida gov. promises to approach slew of abortion bills as ‘pro-life governor’ – by Kathleen Gilbert TALLAHASSEE, March 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Facing a record number of pro-life bills in the Florida legislature, Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Share this article on Facebook iPhone app attack – by Chuck Colson March 23, 2011 (Breakpoint.org) – The greatest threat to religious liberty and free speech in the United States is on the attack again. I’m not talking

Share this article on Facebook New York City pregnancy center ‘virtually destroyed’ – by John Jalsevac NEW YORK, NY, March 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday a pregnancy care center in New York City across from the Planned Parenthood clinic in the

Share this article on Facebook Oxford ethicist: use IVF to create only smart babies – by Thaddeus Baklinski OXFORD, UK, Thu Mar 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Australian ethicist working at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics claims that

Share this article on Facebook US Bishop: How long will pro-abort politicians be able to receive Communion – by John-Henry Westen PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “One must honestly ask, how many times and years may a Catholic politician vote for the so

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Can We Learn to Read the Book of Nature Today? – 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 symbolic

Share this article on Facebook Santa Maria della Consolazione, Todi, Italy – (Source: Dino Marcantonio )

Share this article on Facebook The Short Phelonion in the Byzantine East – Recently I re-posted a research piece I wrote in 2009 on the topic of the planeta plicata — or folded chasuble. In response to this piece, one of our Eastern Christian

Share this article on Facebook Twitter Reminders: Follow Us – Just a quick reminder to our readers about Twitter. Please follow us not only here, but also there. @NLMblog (NLM blog posts) @stribeNLM (Shawn Tribe) And while we are

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #545 – The Month of St. Joseph – “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 Annunciation; Restoration Calls – “I am the Lord, there is no other; I form the light and create the darkness; I make well-being and create woe; I, the Lord, do all these things. Let justice desend, O

Share this article on Facebook Church is Holy; Scandals are of Man – Pat McNamara, whose column “In Ages Past” runs every Tuesday here at Patheos , has an interesting piece up today on Scandals and the Church ; a question and answer from

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook On Anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s Death, Bishops Call U.S. to Do More for Latin America – WASHINGTON (March 23, 2011)—On the anniversary of the 1980 assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, the chairmen of various committees of the United

Share this article on Facebook President of USCCB Reiterates Bishops’ Resolve to Deal Firmly with Clerics Who Abuse Children – WASHINGTON (March 24, 2011)—Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, reiterated the U.S. bishops’ resolve to

Share this article on Facebook The Catholic Relief Services Collection Helps “Jesus in Disguise” – WASHINGTON (March 24, 2011)—The Catholic Relief Services Collection (CRSC) supports families in distress, whether across the street or half way around the globe. The

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “Two hours on my knees and I should never think of it again.” – A question to you knowledgeable readers. St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is known to have said something about how he would accept the suppression of the

Share this article on Facebook A pair of pair of cufflinks – As I was looking for more information on the so-called “Augustinian biretta” (which seems to be a lot taller than a Roman biretta), on Dieter Philippi’s site I ran

Share this article on Facebook About the upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum – There was a great deal of anxiety poured out by traditionalists over reports that an upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum might erode Pope Benedict’s own

Share this article on Facebook Damian Thompson on birettas – From Damian Thompson‘s blog: Bring back the biretta: why hatless priests should reclaim their heritage By Damian Thompson Religion Last updated: March 24th, 2011 Here is

Share this article on Facebook Friday Lenten Penance on 25 March – Annunciation – Those who are bound by the law are to do penance on Fridays of Lent. However, tomorrow, Friday is 25 March, the Solemnity (in the post-Conciliar calendar) of the

Share this article on Facebook Harvard – 25 March (Annunciation) – TLM – From reader: The Harvard Knights of Columbus and the Harvard Latin Mass Society invite you to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Friday,

Share this article on Facebook Joseph Ratzinger and Hans Kung: compare and contrast – Be sure to check out the latest by my friend Samuel Gregg who writes for Acton Institute.  Mr. Gregg has a fine comparison of  Papa Joseph Ratzinger and Fr. Hans Kung,

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 16: Thursday 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 Thursday of

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Thursday in the 2nd Week of Lent (2002MR) – steadfastness and the human heart – In the older, pre-conciliar Missal, today’s Collect was used on Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent as an Oratio super populum or “Prayer over the people” which followed

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