Catholic News Headlines March 31, 2011


Mar. 30, 7pm—Mar. 31, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop Sheridan calls on Congress to defund abortion providers – Colorado Springs, Colo., Mar 31, 2011 / 06:54 am ( CNA ).- Congress should pass the Pence Amendment to defund organizations which offer abortion services, Bishop Michael

Share this article on Facebook Catholic charity mobilizes for Ivory Coast refugees as crisis escalates – Baltimore, Md., Mar 31, 2011 / 12:33 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Baltimore, Maryland. – Catholic Relief Service is working to provide immediate aid to over 100,000 refugees

Share this article on Facebook Patriarch sees Egypt faced with a choice: Democracy or Islamism – Rome, Italy, Mar 31, 2011 / 03:56 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “We don’t have an intermediate choice” between Islamism and democracy, says Cardinal Patriarch Antonios Naguib

Share this article on Facebook Presidential divorce in Guatemala mocks the family, charges expert – Lima, Peru, Mar 31, 2011 / 01:56 pm ( CNA ).- A family expert in Guatemala is accusing the country’s president and his wife of making “a mockery of the family.” The

Share this article on Facebook US bishops warn of radical secularism in Senate testimony – Washington D.C., Mar 31, 2011 / 01:45 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. bishops told a Senate subcommittee on March 29 that Catholics face growing threats to their

Share this article on Facebook Vatican decree reconciles woman who sought priestly ordination – San Diego, Calif., Mar 31, 2011 / 01:55 am ( CNA ).- A former advocate of women’s ordination, who later renounced her attempt to be ordained as a deacon and declared her

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Church in the Mirror: Archbishop Dolan, Abuse and Speaking the Truth in Love – Those who hate the Church are getting a lot of press these days. We are the perfect target and, through the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Bedouin encampments place high value on security – Al-Aizariya is a shanty town of 3,000 Jahalin Bedouin south of Jerusalem, a short walk from the city’s …

Share this article on Facebook Could the Discovered Codices Mention Christ’s Final Days? – Seventy lead codices turned up five years ago in a remote cave in eastern Jordan, a region where early Christian …

Share this article on Facebook Foreign Minister of Libya defects to England – Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa has defected to the United Kingdom, the British foreign ministry has …

Share this article on Facebook Only 15 nations contributing to military action in Libya – The military action Libya by the United States and its allies has been a very limited one. According to some …

Share this article on Facebook Organ harvesters seize kidney from Chinese man – It’s the classic urban horror story – a man in arrears due to gambling debts, offers to sell his kidney …

Share this article on Facebook Patriarch Sees Egypt Faced with a Choice: Democracy or Islamism – For the head of Catholics in Egypt and the Pope’s right-hand man on the ground, Egypt is destined to be …

Share this article on Facebook The ‘Middle East’ and Beyond: Revolution Rocks the World – The world is being rocked by a revolutionary storm. No one knows how far it will blow or how long it will last, …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Sheridan Calls on Congress to Defund Abortion Providers – Women’s health will in no way be put at risk if Planned Parenthood loses its federal funding. On the …

Share this article on Facebook Tea Party holding Republicans accountable – “Hang tough, or else” is the message Tea Party activists are giving the Republican majority they …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Judie Brown: Defund Planned Parenthood to Stop its Far-Reaching Tentacles – The push to enlighten Congress and to encourage its members to vote to defund Planned Parenthood is not solely a …

Share this article on Facebook Obama in 2002 denounced Iraq action as ‘dumb war’ – President Barack Obama once said that using military force to topple a murderous dictator amounted to a …

Share this article on Facebook Terry Schiavo: Remembering a Week of Death in the Springtime of Life – A few days after the death of this pro-life martyr, our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II also passed away. One death …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Dem: Medical Choices Must “Come from Govt” – Control is the end goal. It always was and always will be for big government thugs. What could go wrong with the government deciding how much you’re worth treating.

Share this article on Facebook Finally Some Corapi Answers – Thanks to the Register , finally we have some answers about Fr. Corapi’s relationship to Santa Cruz Media and SOLT. So much has been made of that Santa Cruz is a for

Share this article on Facebook GOP: Your Last Chance – Rumor has it, and I know it will come as quite a shock, that the Republicans are getting ready to cave on the budget. The story is out tonight (Caveat emptor: It comes

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood: “We’re Mostly a Surgical Facility” – Lila Rose and her Live Action crew have done it again. While the mainstream media have all but ignored the story I’ve listened to a lot of conversation about this on the

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Prayer Intentions for April – VATICAN CITY, 31 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for April is: “That through its compelling preaching of the Gospel, the Church may give young

Share this article on Facebook Ivory Coast: The ‘Overlooked Crisis’ – The international community failed to take due notice of the humanitarian crisis brought on by Ivory Coast’s descent into civil war, Vatican Radio notes. More than one

Share this article on Facebook Libya: Bombs Are Causing Civilian Casualties, Says Bishop – The apostolic vicar of Tripoli has renewed his criticism of military intervention in Libya and called upon the international community to turn to the African Union to

Share this article on Facebook Message To Buddhists: Truth Is Necessary To Seek Peace – VATICAN CITY, 31 MAR 2011 (VIS) – Made public today was the annual Message to Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh, issued by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for March 31 – VATICAN CITY, 31 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of Kyiv-Halyc, Ukraine. –

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for March 31 – VATICAN CITY, 31 MAR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Removed Bishop Jean-Claude Makaya Loemba from the pastoral care of the diocese of Pointe-Noire, Republic of the

Share this article on Facebook ‘Remarkable’ Lourdes Healing: Man With Paralyzed Leg Walks 1,000 Miles – A man with a paralyzed leg who visited Lourdes in 2002 regained the use of his leg and subsequently made a 1,000-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. “In the name

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Let’s Talk About the Love of Your Life – 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 Make Way for Thespian Potatoes – Celeste Behe: More Meatless Meals Your Family Will Love! | Most often featured in a supporting role on burger platters, or as a stand-in to bulk up a meal, the potato

Share this article on Facebook The Teen Lunchbox – Lisa Hendey: Help me out! | OK Team, I need your suggestions. Out here in Fresno, we’ve got the lunchbox blues. Perhaps my malaise results from boredom, from too many

Share this article on Facebook Truck Overload – Arwen Mosher: Life with a little boy | How Do You Tuck In a Superhero? is a perfect name, but it’s already taken. So if I ever write a memoir about raising boys, it’ll

Share this article on Facebook You Did It! – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 107 | It’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

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Share this article on Facebook When You *Don’t* Have to Say Something in Confession – Properly catechized Catholics know that, when we have committed mortal sins, we are obliged to confess them, how many times we committed them, and any circumstances that

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook “Pro-Life Democrat” Dahlkemper May Run Again in Pennsylvania – Former Democratic Representative Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania told the Erie Times-News she is considering a run to reclaim her Congressional seat from pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Prominent in Agenda for UN Population Commission – Abortion, family planning, and sexual education will be vigorously debated in the upcoming UN Commission on Population and Development. The theme of this year’s

Share this article on Facebook Arkansas House Defeats Bill to License Abortion Centers – A state House committee in Arkansas has killed legislation that would subject abortion facilities in the state to stricter standards to ensure the health and safety of

Share this article on Facebook Companies Stop Using Abortion Cells to Test Artificial Flavors – Since a pro-life group announced that a biotech firm, Senomyx, is using aborted fetal cell lines to test their artificial flavor enhancers, two companies have announced

Share this article on Facebook Father Frank Pavone Remembers Death of Terri Schiavo – Father Frank Pavone, the president of Priests for Life, today remembered Terri Schiavo, the disabled woman whose former husband killed her six years ago after winning a

Share this article on Facebook Is Washington Planned Parenthood Hiring Unlicensed Nurses? – Just as Congress is trying to end federal funding to Planned Parenthood across the nation comes revelations that the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Central Washington

Share this article on Facebook Komen Planned Parenthood Grants Questioned After Mammogram Expose’ – Now that an expose’ has revealed Planned Parenthood abortion centers do not do mammograms on site but merely refer women to legitimate medical centers that do,  a key

Share this article on Facebook Pence: De-Funding Planned Parenthood Won’t Hurt Women’s Health – Congressman Mike Pence, who is heading up the effort in the House to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abrotion business says nothing in his amendment

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Relying on Obama to Save Taxpayer Funding – Planned Parenthood is buttering up President Barack Obama, because he has the last word on whether the abortion business will continue to receive tens of millions of

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Advocates Remember Terri Schaivo on Death Anniversary – On the anniversary of her 13-day starvation and dehydration death at the hands of her former husband, pro-life advocates are remembering Terri Schiavo and promising to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Applaud Alabama for Honoring Pregnancy Centers – While abortion advocates in places like New York City and Baltimore, Maryland attack pregnancy centers offering women abortion alternatives, the state of Alabama is

Share this article on Facebook Second House Committee OKs Ban on Taxpayer Funded Abortions – A second U.S. House committee has approved legislation to institute a government-wide ban on any direct taxpayer funding of abortions in any federal departments or

Share this article on Facebook Time to Pray for Courage for Catholic Bishops on Abortion – Last week two New York giants died within days of each other; one a pro-abortion political trailblazer who did much to advance abortion, and the other an auxiliary

Share this article on Facebook UNFPA Partners with Abortion Advocates in New Report – An abortion rights law firm joined with the UN agency overseeing population recently and issued a joint report declaring a human right to healthcare services, including

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Gov McDonnell Wants Abortion $ Out of Obamacare – Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell used the power of his office today to add a line to a bill the legislature passed concerning the state health insurance exchanges created

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Library Stops Censoring Film After Legal Threat – A public library in Wausau, Wisconsin has backed down from censoring a pro-life group’s desire to show the abortion film Blood Money following the threat of a lawsuit

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Atheist Christopher Hitchens Seeks Cancer Treatment from Evangelical Christian Doctor – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Christopher Hitchens, one of the world’s most famous atheists, has turned to the well-known evangelical American scientist, Dr.

Share this article on Facebook Enforcement of DADT Forcing Christian Chaplains Out of Service – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Obama Administration has begun to write the policies that will enforce an end to the ban on gays serving openly in the

Share this article on Facebook Ohio Township Takes the “Easter” out of Easter – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Citizens in Munson Township, Ohio are fighting another case of political correctness run amok after township trustees decided

Share this article on Facebook Study: Pro-Life Laws Lower Abortion Rates – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study has found that pro-life laws are part of the reason why abortion rates have declined in the last two decades. The

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook An Important Liturgical Reform of the Eighth Century – Prior to the first part of the eighth century, the church of Rome shared the custom of Byzantium and Milan in abstaining from the celebration of Mass on a regular basis

Share this article on Facebook Byron Consort of the Harrow School Touring the USA – From a reader comes information about a prestigious English boys choir which will be touring the United States beginning this weekend. Some background: Harrow School is

Share this article on Facebook Video of the Holy Father’s Ordination to the Priesthood – A few years ago, we had a look at Pope Benedict’s First Mass as a newly ordained priest (see A New Priest in 1951 – Part I and Part II ). Now footage of the actual

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Clearing up annulment myths and misconceptions – When it comes to annulment, there’s a lot of bad information out there. How can we tell the facts from the fiction? This week, in the latest In Focus section of Our

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #505 – Heal Me, O Lord – “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 Eat the Rich? – Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook The Confession, Fr. Corapi, SOLT, Baseball, More! – Have any of you folks been watching The Confession , on Hulu? I saw the first three chapters and found the confession scenes just riveting: When a cold-blooded hitman

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Drive through confessionals – WDTPRS POLL – We have talked about iPad Roman Missals on the altar.  We have talked about ATMs in the narthex of church’s for your weekly donations.  We have talked about electric

Share this article on Facebook I am confused. – The Catholic left condemned President Bush and the Iraq War. Why is the Catholic left not condemning President Obama and what he is doing in Libya?

Share this article on Facebook Just too cool, for people who like gizmos – Imagine the possible applications!

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 23: Thursday 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 Thursday in

Share this article on Facebook Of Popes, Jubilees and Pontifical Masses – I was alerted to this video over at Rorate. I would point out that this year on 29 June is the 60th Jubilee of our Holy Father’s ordination to the priesthood, together

Share this article on Facebook On the new, corrected translation. Wherein Fr. Z rants and reacts. – Liberals who don’t like the new translation either don’t like the clearer theology of the prayers or the sound of the prayers. The usual tack they take is people are too

Share this article on Facebook Prayer Request – Theft of Blessed Sacrament – In the Anderson, South Carolina Independent Mail. Police investigating break-in at Anderson church ANDERSON — Anderson police are investigating a break-in at St. Mary of

Share this article on Facebook Recent Posts of Interest and a couple other things – First, many thanks to WDTPRSers who sent the two volumes of Augustine’s sermons and also the great CD/DVD combo of the 40 voice Mass by Striggio. It is great. The sound

Share this article on Facebook Sr. Johnson responds to the USCCB! – I posted about the USCCB’s Doctrine Committee and their examination of Sr. Elizabeth Johnson’s book on the Trinity which seems to be heretical. NCFishwrap covered this

Share this article on Facebook The face of homosexual anti-Catholicism to come – Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami had an editorial letter in the Miami Sun Sentinel in defense of true, natural marriage.  Wenski’s note was dignified and measured.   He

Share this article on Facebook USCCB shreds Sr. Elizabeth Johnson’s book on the Trinity – US Bishops do care about theology and what is being taught and written.  For example, even though we already knew this, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson’s book on the Trinity,

Share this article on Facebook We need Summorum Pontificum. We need the new, corrected translation. – Over at Southern Orders there is a study in contrasts. For your consideration. And then… We need Summorum Pontificum.  We need the new, corrected translation. Technorati

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