Catholic News Headlines March 29, 2011


Mar. 28, 7pm—Mar. 29, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Argentinean bishops denounce printing press blockade – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 29, 2011 / 04:06 pm ( CNA ).- The Argentinean bishops’ committee on justice and peace issued a statement denouncing the March 27 blockade of

Share this article on Facebook Caritas bishop sees long days ahead in Japanese rebuilding – Niigata, Japan, Mar 29, 2011 / 02:26 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Japan’s top Catholic charities official says the people face great challenges rebuilding their lives in the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Relief Services’ forced closure in Sudan endangers hungry – Khartoum, Sudan, Mar 29, 2011 / 01:29 am ( CNA ).- Catholic Relief Services has announced that it will be forced to close its food program in Sudan’s West Darfur state

Share this article on Facebook Despite controversy in NYC, pro-life billboards coming to Chicago – Austin, Texas, Mar 29, 2011 / 06:15 am ( CNA ).- A pro-life group plans to continue their billboard campaign in Chicago after a recent ad was pulled in New York City

Share this article on Facebook Good Friday stations will have Augustinian mark – Vatican City, Mar 29, 2011 / 11:51 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI asked a sister of the order of St. Augustine to author the prayers and meditations that will

Share this article on Facebook Group highlights 55,000 abortions in Mexico City – Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 28, 2011 / 07:31 pm ( CNA ).- The Population Council praised what it called the “extraordinary” results of legalized abortion in Mexico City. In

Share this article on Facebook John Paul II remembered as ‘friend of humanity’ – Rome, Italy, Mar 29, 2011 / 02:02 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Piero Marini, who served as Pope John Paul II’s master of liturgical ceremonies, said the late Pope’s

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan bishops urge Pope to name Shahbaz Bhatti a martyr – Lahore, Pakistan, Mar 29, 2011 / 03:05 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The bishops of Pakistan appealed to Pope Benedict to officially recognize Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Digital campaign ‘i-Confess’ Generates Interest in the Sacrament of Reconciliation – The Diocese of Brooklyn, working with both the Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Rockville Center are …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook 25 Years of Love and Life at the Pope Paul VI Institute – Inspired by Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae, one man takes a vision and makes it a reality. …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Faith and Reason: Missionary Pope Calls us ‘To Seek God and to Let Oneself Be Found by Him’ – Christians of the nascent Church did not regard their missionary proclamation as propaganda, designed to enlarge …

Share this article on Facebook Former Egyptian president under house arrest with family – Many believed that former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak had fled to Saudi Arabia with his family. Now, …

Share this article on Facebook Iranian Video Claims ‘Mahdi, or Islamic ‘messiah to Appear Shortly – A recent video implies that the Iranian government views the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that …

Share this article on Facebook Obama defends U.S. military intervention in Libya – U.S. President Barack Obama has defended America’s involvement in the military campaign against Moammar …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Newt Gingrich addresses Texas protestant ‘mega-church’ – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addressed Cornerstone Church, a protestant “mega-church” this …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Christians Beware, Obama Considering Arming Islamic Radicals in Libya – Just put these two stories from Weasel Zippers together, let them rattle around your cranium, and then gasp in horror at the stupidity of what the Obama administration

Share this article on Facebook Libya – Questions Remain – Bottom line. The President’s speech did little to convince me of anything. I remain on the fence. Initially, I supported intervention in Libya, back when Ghaddafi was

Share this article on Facebook SBA List’s TV Ad is Awesome – The Susan B. Anthony List along with other pro-life organizations has put together a devastating ad featuring former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson. I love

Share this article on Facebook Station One from Leonard Porter’s Studio – Station One from artist Leonard Porter’s new set of Stations of the Cross reveals not only an excellent meditation for Lent, but gives evidence of a renewed interest in

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan Issues Pastoral Letter On Confession – Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has issued a pastoral letter on the Sacrament of Penance. The letter, reprinted in the new issue of Origins, calls upon all

Share this article on Facebook Culture Of Life And Respect For Rights Of Families – VATICAN CITY, 29 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Made public today was a Message written by the Holy Father for a meeting of bishops who head episcopal commissions for the family and

Share this article on Facebook North African Bishops: ‘No To War’ In Libya – The bishops of Northern Africa have called for an end to the military conflict in Libya. “We know that war solves nothing, and when it breaks out, it is just as

Share this article on Facebook Two Nuns Produce The Text And Images For The Via Crucis – VATICAN CITY, 29 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The texts of the meditations for this year’s Via Crucis or Way of the Cross at the Colosseum have, by order of the Holy Father, been

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Be Heard – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Open Forum | (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 Lenten Lunching – Celeste Behe: Scrap Wraps Fit the Bill | What’s a three-letter term that’s synonymous with “meatless midday meal”? If your answer is “PBJ,” we’ve got good news for you:

Share this article on Facebook More of Your Book Picks – Rebecca Teti: what are your picks for light spiritual reading? | In today’s Coffee Talk, Keri, encouraged by all your light fiction recommendations, asks for some light

Share this article on Facebook Seventy Seven Times – Lisa Hendey: Giving the gift of forgiveness… | This morning, I sat in morning mass listening to my amazing pastor homilize on today’s gospel reading from Matthew 18.

Share this article on Facebook The Day Away – Rachel Balducci: one last plug | I just wanted to give a little encouragement to anyone who is on the fence about this weekend’s Mom’s Day Away. If you’re feeling

Share this article on Facebook Welcome Guest Blogger Celeste Behe! – Danielle Bean: Guiding Us Through Lenten Meals | Celeste Behe is a pretty rockin’ awesome mom who happens to be a Faith & Family senior writer. This Lent, she has been

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook The “Just Me and Jesus” Myth – All I need to worry about is “Me and Jesus,” right? Pop-Christianity has perpetuated this overly-simplistic dogma. But does it do more harm than good? I think yes. The

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Khadafi “No Fly”

Share this article on Facebook Hundreds protest archbishop’s stand against corporal punishment at school – Garbed in the trademark purple of St. Augustine High School, more than 500 students, parents and other supporters of the 7th Ward institution’s use of corporal

Share this article on Facebook The best picture of John Paul II according to personal photographer

Share this article on Facebook Third church attacked as Pakistani extremists declare war over Florida Koran burning – An armed group of seven people attacked the Catholic Church of St. Thomas in the military district of Wah, about 45 km from Islamabad. The attack took place at 6.30 pm

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – March 29, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on March 29 4:00 – Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction John Fea is here to offer an

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Biz Calls FBI on 40 Days for Life Pro-Life Advocates – An abortion business that recently was caught in an undercover investigation violating Texas’ abortion laws called the FBI on pro-life advocates participating in the 40

Share this article on Facebook Abortions & Funerals, Bishops & Politicians: The Dance of Death – I’ve seen so much death, corpses in the hundreds. Friends, family, neighbors, parishioners, friends’ relatives, classmates. There is a finality in a corpse that is

Share this article on Facebook Company Uses Fetal Cells From Abortions for Artificial Flavors – A pro-life group that monitors the use of cells from babies victimized by abortions is today bashing the biotech company Senomyx, which it says produces artificial

Share this article on Facebook Florida Committee Passes Abortion Bill Infoming on Fetal Pain – Add Florida to the list of states where legislatures are advancing a bill concerning late abortions based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Abortions Drop 12 Percent in 2010, Lowest Since 1988 – The number of abortions in Kansas fell 12 percent last year, according to a preliminary report from the state health department. They are now at their lowest point since

Share this article on Facebook Kansas: Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban Sent to Gov. Brownback – The Kansas state legislature has sent two pro-life bills to Governor Sam Brownback — including one that will ban late abortions based on the scientific evidence showing

Share this article on Facebook Michigan Atty General Sues to Close Unlicensed Abortion Center – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit seeking to closed a troubled abortion center in the Detroit area that Schuette says is not properly licensed.

Share this article on Facebook On Bills Limiting Abortions, Pro-Choice Isn’t Pro-Choice – Pro-choice has such a nice ring to it. It sounds like freedom and respect, and as though those on the other side are forcing women into something unspeakable.  The

Share this article on Facebook Pelosi Tells Pro-Abortion Dinner: GOP Waging “War on Women” – Using militaristic terms at a dinner sponsored by one of the nation’s most polemic pro-abortion groups, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi condemned Republicans who

Share this article on Facebook Philippines: Battle on Reproductive Health Bill Renews in May – As I write, there is a battle royal underway in the Philippine Congress. On the one side are the Planned Parenthood types, backed by well-funded international

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers Back Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser – The political action committee associated with the Family Research Council’s lobbying group is launching a radio ad campaign to support Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice

Share this article on Facebook Santorum: Abortion to Blame for Some Social Security Problems – Rick Santorum the former Pennsylvania senator who is eying a bid for the Republican nomination for president, blamed part of the insolvency problems related to social

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Bill mandating pro-homosexual content in school curricula passes California committee – by Christine Dhanagom SACRAMENTO, California, March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill that would require California public schools to revise their social science

Share this article on Facebook Biotech company using cell lines from aborted babies in food enhancement testing – by Rebecca Millette Updated: 03/29/11 at 4:16 pm. LARGO, Florida, March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pepsico, Kraft Foods, and Nestlé are among the corporations

Share this article on Facebook Canada’s pro-life movement gears up for May election – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, March 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s pro-life movement is gearing up for the May 2nd federal election, with the country’s

Share this article on Facebook Dr. Death planning to open euthanasia clinic in South Australia – by Alex Schadenberg Adelaide Now is reporting, that Philip Nitschke, Australia’s Dr. Death, is scouting Adelaide Australia for a location for a euthanasia clinic. The

Share this article on Facebook Flipping the fear about preaching on abortion – by Fr. Frank Pavone Early in my work at Priests for Life a woman wrote, “I can’t help but think that if twenty years ago I heard a sermon in my Church against abortion,

Share this article on Facebook Killing an unborn child is never the solution say 78 Argentinean obstetricians – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of 78 Argentinean obstetricians and gynecologists have signed a public declaration in favor of

Share this article on Facebook New video: spend foreign aid on malaria relief, not condoms – by Kathleen Gilbert FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new video by the Population Research Institute is taking the government to task for

Share this article on Facebook Priest accused of ‘anti-gay indoctrination’ for teaching Catholic view of homosexuality in class – by Rebecca Millette INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic priest has come under fire from homosexual activists for “anti-gay

Share this article on Facebook Pro-family groups praise PM Harper’s family tax proposal – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the campaign trail Monday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a family income-splitting

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life laws work: study – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new analysis of abortion data across all 50 U.S. states has found solid evidence that legislation

Share this article on Facebook Rep. Barney Frank to introduce gay employment non-discrimination bill this week – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as prohibited grounds of

Share this article on Facebook Study suggests religion heading for extinction in Canada and 8 other countries – by Thaddeus Baklinski DALLAS, Texas, Tue Mar 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A mathematical study conducted by Richard Wiener of the University of Arizona, and Daniel

Share this article on Facebook The Philippines Under Fire – by Steve Mosher FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, March 28, 2011 (pop.org) – As I write, there is a battle royal underway in the Philippine Congress. On the one side are the

Share this article on Facebook Virginia argues whole health reform law unconstitutional, not just insurance mandate – by Peter Smith RICHMOND, March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Virginia’s attorney general (AG) has filed opening briefs with a federal appeals court, arguing that the

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Gov. signs law mandating hospital safety standards for abortion clinics – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed legislation that requires abortion clinics to follow the same

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook EU to Ban All Cars from European Cities by 2050 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In an effort to cut climate change emissions, the European Commission has unveiled a draconian new plan that is aimed at

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Report Shows Drop in Care to Low Income Women – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In spite of its aggressive campaign to convince lawmakers who want to defund them that they provide health services to low

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Victory in the Philippines! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Months of prayer vigils, education initiatives and organized rallies by pro-life forces in the Philippines paid off when a

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Of Gods and Men – An intriguing looking film, Of Gods and Men , about Cistercian monks killed in Algeria in the mid 1990’s. Here is the trailer.

Share this article on Facebook Renovation: St. Peter the Apostle, Louisiana – St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in the Diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana have recently undergone some renovations after a hurricane flooded their parish church.

Share this article on Facebook Usus Antiquior at Harvard University – As readers will know, we here at the NLM are always eager to promote and report on Masses in either the usus antiquior or in a “reform of the reform” vein which are

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Only Two Seats Left – Only TWO more seats available on our bus for the Beautification trip to Rome! If you want to go, sign up quickly or the seats will be gone. Click here for more

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #018 – Jeanie’s Secret – “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 Old Comments System Restored – I’ve asked several times over the past few weeks whether folks preferred the Disqus comments style of the usual and via comments and emails, the majority have made it

Share this article on Facebook Reasoning Through a Bone-Deep Faith – My column at First Things this week is a slightly enlarged response to a question I received in an email, from a young man who wrote: “I know the Church puts a high

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal to Senate: Respect Religious Freedom of All – WASHINGTON (March 29, 2011)—“We remain firmly committed to the defense of religious liberty for all—not just for Catholics—because our commitment is to the dignity of

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Herald DIGITAL only £10 ($16) ending soon; sample from my column – I was wrong about something.  The chance to subscribe to the digital edition of the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, does not end on 30 March.  It ends on

Share this article on Facebook Confirmed: UK will use new Roman Missal from 1st Sunday of Advent 2011 – I just saw this on the site of the Catholic Truth Society, which is the UK publisher for the new, corrected Roman Missal. The Roman Missal in its new English translation

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 21: Tuesday 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 Tuesday in

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Children reading the Gospel during Mass – From a reader: I am a curate in a busy city centre parish in the UK. I have just been told by my Parish Priest that I should be flexible [?] and pastoral [?!?] at

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: ideal measurements for vestments – From a transitional deacon: I am wondering if there is such a thing as an ideal measure for sacred vestments, both in Gothic and Roman cuts. I am planning to buy some

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Why pray to “confuse” enemies rather than “convert”? – From a reader: Sometimes you write that we should pray for strength for the Pope but confusion for his enemies.  Shouldn’t you pray for the conversion the his enemies?

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: very strange night visitor edition – I was about to shut down and go to bed and thus checked to make sure that the cams were working. That’s when  I saw it. At first, I thought it might be an immature gray

Share this article on Facebook This leaves me deeply conflicted. – I suspect that nearly every one of these sisters either left their order or now run the Catholic Health Association. Painful.

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