Catholic News Headlines March 28, 2011


Mar. 27, 7pm—Mar. 28, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook At site of Nazi massacre, Pope deplores ‘grave offense to God’ – Rome, Italy, Mar 28, 2011 / 12:50 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI made a heartfelt appeal for peace at an emotional memorial ceremony in Rome, March 27. The

Share this article on Facebook Atheists and Catholics in Paris examine question of God – Paris, France, Mar 28, 2011 / 04:56 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI called for a greater sense of brotherhood in the world as the first official modern forum for dialogue

Share this article on Facebook Humanitarian and strategic questions surround Libyan intervention – Washington D.C., Mar 28, 2011 / 05:53 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholic observers are questioning the humanitarian impact and strategic aims of the U.S. intervention in

Share this article on Facebook Priest urges Ecuador’s president to reverse contraception campaign – Quito, Ecuador, Mar 28, 2011 / 02:05 pm ( CNA ).- Fr. Juan Carlos Mari is calling on the president of Ecuador to reverse a “family planning campaign” that would provide

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Alleged thorn from Jesus’ Crown to be exhibited – A relic claimed to be a thorn from Jesus’ crown is to go on display at the British Museum. The thorn …

Share this article on Facebook The Happy Priest: Jesus Encounters the Woman at the Well – Not only is the Samaritan woman searching for happiness, Jesus also seeks out the salvation of the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook ‘Iron Dome’ anti-missile system deployed in Israel – Israel stationed the first batteries of its “Iron Dome” short-range missile defense system in …

Share this article on Facebook Missionary Pope Inaugurates Courtyard of the Gentiles for Dialogue with Non-Believers – The God Whom believers learn to know invites you to discover Him and to live in Him. Do not be afraid! On your …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Sirte will not be easy to take,’ rebel forces say – Forces loyal to Moammar Khadafi are hanging on against Libyan rebels towards the Libyan leader’s hometown …

Share this article on Facebook Yemeni children join protest marches against government – Faces of Yemeni children are becoming more common in the street protests in this Middle Eastern nation. The people …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Wal-Mart greeter takes sexual discrimination lawsuit to Supreme Court – A greeter at Wal-Mart, 60-year-old Betty Dukes says that her store failed to giver her enough opportunities to …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook WANTED: Courageous Apostles – “Pope Benedict said at his Wednesday general audience that the modern world needs ‘zealous’ disciples of Christ, who will fight religious indifference with the ‘light

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Isabela prelature lights candles, rallies against RH bill – ISABELA City, Basilan, March 28, 2011—The prelature of Basilan held its protest against the reproductive health bill by lighting candles and doing the way of the cross.

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Chainsaw, A Little Person, And A Some Magic – Michael Hirsh sent this vid around and and it fun enough to share. Michael says he tried this on his children but with radically different results. Pretty cool magic

Share this article on Facebook Big Abortion Watches This and Changes Their Shorts – This video should come with a warning label for pro-aborts. “This video which shows thousands of young people on fire to end abortion may prove absolutely horrifying to

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Corapi & The Theology Of Personal Destruction – It is part of my job as a Catholic blogger to read as much as I can on hot Church topics and nothing is hotter than the Fr. Corapi story. So it is that I stumbled upon

Share this article on Facebook Lenten Series: Leonard Porter’s New Stations of the Cross – The works of New York painter Leonard Porter have been profiled on CMR in the past, but he recently unveiled a set of Stations of the Cross for the Church of Christ the

Share this article on Facebook The Ten Greatest (And Hilarious) Scientific Explanations for Fatima – I’m always amazed what people will believe in order to avoid believing in God. The Miracle of the Dancing Sun at Fatima which was seen by 70,000 people on October 13th,

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Appeals For Libya And For Dialogue In The Middle East – VATICAN CITY, 27 MAR 2011 (VIS) – “Faced with the increasingly dramatic news coming out of Libya, I am becoming progressively more concerned about the wellbeing and

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Receives His Beatitude Chrysostomos II – VATICAN CITY, 28 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today: “This morning Benedict XVI received in audience His

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Visits Rome’s “Fosse Ardeatine” – VATICAN CITY, 27 MAR 2011 (VIS) – This morning Benedict XVI visited Rome’s “Fosse Ardeatine” to commemorate the 335 victims executed there in 1944 by German occupying

Share this article on Facebook Cardinals Take Possession Of Diaconate, Titular Churches – VATICAN CITY, 28 MAR 2011 (VIS) – A note published today by the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff announces details of forthcoming ceremonies in

Share this article on Facebook Christ’s Thirst, A Symbol Of His Humanity – VATICAN CITY, 27 MAR 2011 (VIS) – At midday today, returning from his visit to Rome’s “Fosse Ardeatine”, the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Calls For Safe, Dignified, Stable Employment – VATICAN CITY, 26 MAR 2011 (VIS) – This morning Benedict XVI received in audience participants in a pilgrimage from the Italian diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia, organised

Share this article on Facebook Holy See, Observer At International Conference On Libya – VATICAN CITY, 28 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See is to participate as an observer at an international conference on Libya scheduled to take place tomorrow, 29 March, in

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for March 28 – VATICAN CITY, 28 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Archbishop Joseph Perumthottam of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars, India,

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Video Message To The “Courtyard Of The Gentiles” – VATICAN CITY, 26 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Given below is the complete text of the Holy Father’s video message to participants in the “Courtyard of the Gentiles”, a meeting

Share this article on Facebook Us Bishops: Military Intervention In Libya ‘Appears To Meet’ Key Just-War Standard – Military intervention in Libya, in the judgment of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), “appears to meet” the just-cause criterion of Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Usccb: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Should Not Be Protected Categories – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is opposing a proposal by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that would add “sexual orientation”

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Light Reading – Rebecca Teti: what do you recommend? | In my weekend post, Emily asks: “Do you have any suggestions for fun fiction paperbacks?  I need a fun, brainless read in my

Share this article on Facebook Mommy Needs Chocolate – Rachel Balducci: Liturgical Seasons of Family Life | Lenten seasons come and go, and some are so much more impressive than others. Last year, Lent rolled around and I

Share this article on Facebook Raising Them Right – 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 So What Are We Going to Do at the Mom’s Day Away? – Danielle Bean: Take a look at our schedule for the day | Well, I’m beginning to get pretty darned excited about our upcoming Faith & Family Mom’s Day Away on Saturday,

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Abby Johnson Exposes Planned Parenthood – The latest video from ExposePlannedParenthood.com featuring Abby Johnson

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Libya action

Share this article on Facebook N.Y.’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan on “60 Minutes” – If you missed Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s appearance last week on “60 Minutes” – enjoy. True champion of the faith and his ability to teach and hammer home is message

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 28, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 28 4:00 – Journey with Jesus: Discovering the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius The Spiritual Exercises of Saint

Share this article on Facebook US bishops: military intervention in Libya ‘appears to meet’ key just-war standard – Military intervention in Libya, in the judgment of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), “appears to meet” the just-cause criterion of Catholic

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Huckabee “Very Much Considering” Republican Presidential Bid – Former presidential candidate and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee says any speculation that he may not be open to running a second time for the GOP nomination should put

Share this article on Facebook Latest 40 Days for Life Campaign Saves 178 Kids From Abortion – I just got a note from a 40 Days for Life volunteer who was overwhelmed with joy. The message read, “I’m doing a praise dance right now!” The reason? Another life spared

Share this article on Facebook Maryland Pro-Life Groups Open Office Next to Late-Term Abortionist – Two pro-life groups have banded together to open a new office across the street from late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart, who started working at a Maryland

Share this article on Facebook New Ad for De-Funding Planned Parenthood Features Abby Johnson – Today, the Susan B. Anthony List, a prominent pro-life organization, announced the launch of a $100,000 radio ad campaign in Washington, D.C. in its latest effort to

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma Senate Committee OKs Abortion-Fetal Pain Abortion Ban – An Oklahoma state Senate committee voted today for a state House-passed bill that would ban abortions after 20 because unborn children have been shown to feel intense

Share this article on Facebook Philippines: Reproductive Health-Abortion Bill Fails to Pass – The controversial “Reproductive Health (RH) Bill” opposed by pro-life groups because it advances a contraception-birth control agenda that could lead to the eventually

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Republican Fights to Fund Planned Parenthood – Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is one of just a handful of pro-abortion Republicans in the Senate, but she has become the most outspoken of the group saying she will

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Billboard in Chicago Uses Obama Image to Hit Abortion – A pro-life billboard is coming to Chicago soon that will feature an image of President Barack Obama as it talks about how abortion has decimated the African-American

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group, Members of Congress Back Virginia on Obamacare – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a pro-life legal group and nearly 50 members of Congress today filed an amicus brief urging a federal appeals court to

Share this article on Facebook Senate Committee Hearing on Pro-Abortion Goodwin Liu This Week – The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on pro-abortion federal appeals court nominee Goodwin Liu, whom President Barack Obama picked for the Ninth

Share this article on Facebook Terri Schiavo’s Family Sponsors Symposium on End of Life Issues – The family of Terri Schiavo, through their Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, will present a symposium on end-of-life issues before a special Mass to remember and honor

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Gov. McDonnell Signs Bill, Cracks Down on Abortion Centers – Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed a bill pro-life advocates supported that would crack down on abortion businesses in the state and ensure they are following better

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion lobby to play Whac-A-Mole with ‘abortion is black genocide’ billboards – by Jill Stanek The other side can’t dispute the statistics. Nationwide, according to Guttmacher, “the abortion rate for black women is almost five times that for white

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian pastor condemned to prison for spanking children, loses mind – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman AMAZONAS, Brazil, March 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Brazilian pastor from the nation’s Amazonas region has become mentally ill following

Share this article on Facebook Canada’s pro-life, pro-family political party announces ‘Family Care Allowance’ policy – by Rebecca Millette ENFIELD, Nova Scotia, March 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Christian Heritage Party, Canada’s pro-life, pro-family political party, will soon

Share this article on Facebook Canadian election call killed pro-homosexual bills – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, March 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  The controversial ‘transgender’ bill died on the order paper after the Canadian Parliament was

Share this article on Facebook DAY 20: 178 babies saved from abortion! – by Shawn Carney – 40 Days for Life I just got a note from a 40 Days for Life volunteer who was overwhelmed with joy. The message read, “I’m doing a praise dance right

Share this article on Facebook Illinois gay civil unions threatens to force Catholic Charities out of adoptions – by Kathleen Gilbert SPRINGFIELD, March 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Government officials in Illinois are reconsidering the Catholic Church’s involvement in adoptions

Share this article on Facebook Population control ‘RH Bill’ fails to pass in Philippines – by Patrick B. Craine MANILA, Philippines, March 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After an organized campaign of rallies, prayer vigils, and education initiatives,

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life march in Spain draws over 150,000 participants – by Rebecca Millette MADRID, Spain, March 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An estimated 150,000-plus pro-lifers gathered to celebrate life and protest a new abortion law in

Share this article on Facebook So much for truth in advertising: abortion and African Americans – by Chuck Colson March 28, 2011 (Breakpoint.org) – According to the New York Times, last month, Life Always, the group behind the website ThatsAbortion.com, put up a

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops: Drop non-discrimination protections for ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ – by Patrick B. Craine With files from Rebecca Millette WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Recognizing “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Beware of Polls Claiming Catholics Support Same-Sex Marriage! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist  In spite of widespread headlines claiming that a majority of Catholics (53%) support same-sex marriage, the polls, which were

Share this article on Facebook Does Facebook Contribute to Depression in Teens? – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics have issued a new set of guidelines in which they refer to “Facebook

Share this article on Facebook Pope Reaches Out to Young French Non-Believers – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The first session of the Vatican’s new initiative to encourage dialogue with non-believers took place on Friday at the Sorbonne

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life and Pro-Family Bills Flooding State Houses Across the Nation – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist As lawmakers head back to the Capitol this week for an epic budget battle that could end with the defunding of abortion giant

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Enthronement of New Major Archbishop of Kiev-Halych – On 23 March 2011, the 40 bishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Synod elected Sviatoslav Shevchuk as the new Major Archbishop of Kiev-Halych and head of the Ukrainian Greek

Share this article on Facebook Photos from Mass at the High Altar of York Minster – A couple of weeks back, we mentioned a Mass to be celebrated in the usus antiquior at the High Altar of York Minster in York in the North of England. The NLM is told

Share this article on Facebook Summer Latin Session for Clergy at FSSP Seminary in Nebraska – We tend to avoid doing too many announcements here on the NLM, only because there are so many events which are out there to promote and one can very quickly become

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Abercrombie & Filth – By Mary DeTurris Poust Abercrombie & Fitch has once again made news with its sexualization of children, this time with a push-up bikini top aimed at 8 year olds. (Due to

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Explains Job of a Bishop – From my friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: A remarkable essay by the Eagle of Fargo Ironic. One of the most important essays by a bishop on Canon 392 (the norm setting

Share this article on Facebook CatholicsComeHome.org Responds to the Idiot HBO Host BillMaher – This guy Maher is a jerk extraordinaire. CatholicsComeHome.org is a great organization (I am on the Board of Advisers). here

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #546 – Catherine Doherty and Her Blue Door Stories – “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 Ferraro’s Funeral – UPDATED – I’ve had a few emails asking me why I haven’t yet commented about the death of Geraldine Ferraro and fact that she will be laid to rest this Thursday after a funeral

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Corapi and the Limits of Tragedy – In an earlier piece, Max Lindenman admitted to spending more time reading internet comboxes than is probably healthy for any human being. In this week’s column, he

Share this article on Facebook Human Brain, Human Soul – Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook Noodles by hand – Incredible – This is fascinating, stay with it. Courtesy of my Elder Son: Click here to view the embedded video.

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops’ Subcommittee on Church in Latin America Approves Nearly $2 Million in Grants at March Meeting – WASHINGTON ( March 28, 2011 )— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America approved nearly $2 million in grants during

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Dissident Irish priests whinge about new translation, again, after meeting with Irish Bishops – The dissenting Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland, whom we treated here, are having a nutty over the decision of the Irish Bishops Conference not to conform to

Share this article on Facebook Do you have any good news? – What is your good news? For my part I am – touch wood – not ill or cold or hungry, there is sunshine, the coffee is very strong and delicious, a few encouraging

Share this article on Facebook Follow up: TLM at York for St. Margaret Clitherow – You may recall that there was to be a TLM in York as part of a celebration of St. Margaret Clitherow.  Photos are available. Apparently the Anglican Dean of the

Share this article on Facebook How a bishop who thinks with the Church can’t help but get it right. – Attention seminarians, priests and bishops. I was going to post about a fine address by the Bishop of Fargo, Most Rev. Samuel Aquila (he says Aquíla, rather than

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 20: Monday of the 3rd 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 in

Share this article on Facebook Of vandals, thorns and blooms – Do you remember vile scrubs hacked away at the Holy Thorn Tree in Glastonbury, England? I found in The Mail a story that the Thorn Tree is blooming. Bud by bud.

Share this article on Facebook Rumor about the upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum. – A reader sent a link to a story about the upcoming Instruction on Summorum Pontificum. Actually, he sent two links, one to a French site Golias, not exactly conservative

Share this article on Facebook Very cool Benedictine Nuns in England who use technology well! – From The Anchoress I learned about DigitalNunDaily.  This is a very cool site by some very cool Benedictine Nuns of Holy Trinity Monastery in East Hendred, England. They

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