Catholic News Headlines April 1, 2011


Mar. 31, 7pm—Apr. 1, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Gomez talks basketball with LA Lakers – Los Angeles, Calif., Apr 1, 2011 / 06:10 am ( CNA ).- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani and Archbishop Jose Gomez visited the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice session on March 30,

Share this article on Facebook Arizona becomes first state to ban race-based abortions – Phoenix, Ariz., Apr 1, 2011 / 01:17 am ( CNA ).- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation to ban abortions based on the race or sex of the unborn child or based on

Share this article on Facebook Catholic manga company’s new comic tells story of Pope Benedict – San Rafael, Calif., Apr 1, 2011 / 03:23 am ( CNA ).- Manga Hero, a California company that produces Japanese-style comics with Catholic themes, will offer World Youth

Share this article on Facebook EWTN says pulling Fr. Corapi programs respected Church authority – Irondale, Ala., Apr 1, 2011 / 04:11 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Eternal Word Television Network said its decision to halt programming by the popular speaker Father John

Share this article on Facebook Interreligious commission encourages Buddhists to ‘seek truth’ – Vatican City, Mar 31, 2011 / 08:32 pm ( CNA ).- The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue highlighted the importance of pursuing truth in a

Share this article on Facebook Mexican cardinal laments suicide increase – Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 1, 2011 / 01:53 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City expressed sadness over the increase in the number of suicides in

Share this article on Facebook New Ukrainian Catholic leader to combat secularism with alliances – Vatican City, Apr 1, 2011 / 12:34 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The 40-year old bishop newly elected to lead the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has ambitious plans to resist

Share this article on Facebook Vatican fully adopts new anti-money laundering measures – Vatican City, Apr 1, 2011 / 05:35 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- New laws to prevent possible money laundering and terrorism financing from being channeled through the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Vatican official: Attacks on the family must be met with Christian testimony – Madrid, Spain, Apr 1, 2011 / 06:03 pm ( CNA ).- Vatican Cardinal Antonio Canizares recently emphasized that the “public testimony of Christian families is very

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook A Book Review: The Word of the Lord by Pope Benedict XVI – It is amazing how prolific our beloved Pope Benedict XVI is given all his responsibilities. In 2010, he produced …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook One in five American mothers have children from different fathers – A new study shows that one in five of all American moms have children who have different birth fathers. And when …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook 400-year-old King James Bible found in British church – A highly rare 400-year-old King James Bible has been discovered lying undetected in a 12th-Century English Village …

Share this article on Facebook At least 12 killed Friday in attack on U.N. building in Afghanistan – At least 12 people have been killed in an attack on a United Nations building in Afghanistan. The attack followed …

Share this article on Facebook India’s population now stands at 1.2 billion people – The South Asian nation of India’s population now stands at 1.2 billion people, nearly equal to the …

Share this article on Facebook Mexican Attorney General resigns after 18 months in office – Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chavez has resigned after just 18 months in office. Chavez held a key post in the …

Share this article on Facebook Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of Our Lady of Walsingham, Meets with Pope – When the account of this period of Church history is written the Anglican Ordinariates …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Border Patrol has extremely limited jurisdiction along Mexican border – The federal government can only actually prevent or stop illegal entries into the United States along only 129 …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. sends CIA agents into Libya to analyze rebel forces – The Obama administration has sent teams of CIA operatives into Libya to gather intelligence on the identities and …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Judie Brown: Planned Parenthood Never the April Fool-Until Now! – A Live Action actor calls 30 Planned Parenthood clinics in 27 different states, inquiring about mammograms at …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. maintains complex policy of Libyan intervention – U.S. officials say the NATO-led military mission in Libya is only for humanitarian purposes. This official …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Laguna clergy are vocal vs RH Bill, says priest – SAN PABLO City, April 1, 2011― A priest from the diocese of San Pablo belied the opinion that members of the clergy are not vocal enough against the Reproductive Health

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook New Movie: Cristiada! – OK. This looks pretty darn awesome. A new movie starring Andy Garcia chronicling the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican

Share this article on Facebook Riot at Cowboy Poetry Festival – Millions of dollars in taxpayer funding allocated for the Cowboy Poetry festival sparked off a riot reminiscent of Madison Wisconsin recently. Pastoral poets and haiku

Share this article on Facebook Station Two From Leonard Porter – Station Two 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

Share this article on Facebook Wait, I Thought Jesus Was Made Up – I’m sure this is all part of some clever Church conspiracy to write something down about Jesus around 70 AD and then hide it away making it very difficult to find for

Share this article on Facebook What’s Wrong With The Japanese? – What’s wrong with the Japanese? I have never seen a race or a culture that stunk more at garnering sympathy than the Japanese. We Americans love to feel sorry for

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Challenges Facing Jewish And Catholic Leaders – VATICAN CITY, 1 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Bilateral Commission of Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the

Share this article on Facebook France: Catholic, Jewish Leaders Warn Against Anti-Muslim Prejudice – The Council of French Religious Leaders– a group formed last November that includes Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist religious leaders– is

Share this article on Facebook Law To Combat Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing – VATICAN CITY, 1 APR 2011 (VIS) – At midday the Holy See Press Office published an informative note announcing that “today, 1 April, marks the coming into force of Law

Share this article on Facebook Libya: Bombings Have Killed Dozens Of Civilians, Says Bishop – Emphasizing that international military intervention in Libya has killed dozens of civilians, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli has renewed his calls for a diplomatic

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for April 1 – VATICAN CITY, 1 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For April 1 – VATICAN CITY, 1 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Peter Holiday of the clergy of the archdiocese of Johannesburg, South Africa, pastor of Our Lady of the

Share this article on Facebook Second Lenten Sermon In Redemptoris Mater Chapel – VATICAN CITY, 1 APR 2011 (VIS) – In the “Redemptoris Mater” Chapel of the Vatican Apostolic Palace at 9 a.m. today, in the presence of the Holy Father, Fr. Raniero

Share this article on Facebook Telegram For The Death Of Cardinal Vithayathil – VATICAN CITY, 1 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father has sent a telegram to Bishop Bosco Puthur of the Major Archiepiscopal Curia of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars,

Share this article on Facebook Ukrainian Catholic Leader: Married Priesthood Not Cause Of Vocation Boom – Less than a week after his enthronement as head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk said that the ordination of married men to

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Good Morning Noontime – Celeste Behe: Breakfast for Lunch! | There’s a reason that many restaurants serve breakfast around the clock, and it isn’t only that burly all-night truckers like French

Share this article on Facebook Moving So Fast – Rachel Balducci: | My cousin posted this on Facebook. Kids will think it’s cool. Mothers will weep at just how true it is.

Share this article on Facebook School Daze – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (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 Sneak Preview – Rebecca Teti: take a peek at F&F’s new web design! | Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but F&F will be rolling out a whole new look come Easter. We’re very excited about it. Take

Share this article on Facebook Something Positive for Lent – Joanne Lee: Giving Up, But Also Giving | We are well into the season of Lent—a season of sacrifice, penitence and reflection, a season marked by fasting and abstinence.

Share this article on Facebook Steubenville Must See List? – Lisa Hendey: What should I visit at Franciscan U? | As you read this, I’m headed across Eastern Ohio on my way to spend three days at the Media and Faith Conference at

Share this article on Facebook What About Alms? – Rebecca Teti: | Almsgiving seems to be the poor sister of Lenten practice: we don’t hear much about it. At least one book of the Bible, however, elevates almsgiving

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Secret Vatican Document on the Last Things *Revealed*! – I have some rather exciting news. The short version is: I have received a previously-confidential document of the Holy See that sheds important light on the Last Things

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Boxer Pushes False Claim Planned Parenthood Does Mammograms – Senator Barbara Boxer, the number one pro-abortion Democrat in the Senate, is pushing a false claim that Planned Parenthood does mammograms as a defense of their status

Share this article on Facebook China May Switch to Two-Child Forced Abortion Policy in 2015 – Chinese officials at the annual meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the National People’s Congress early last month discussed the idea

Share this article on Facebook Florida House Panel OKs Bill to Cut Abortion Funds in Obamacare – A Florida state House committee is following the lead of the state Senate, where a committee has also approved legislation that would remove abortion funding from the

Share this article on Facebook Iowa House Passes Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban – The Iowa state House on Thursday passed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on significant scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain

Share this article on Facebook It’s More Than The Economy, Stupid: Social Issues Matter – As the Iowa caucuses loom, potential contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are jockeying for position, each eager to establish themselves as the

Share this article on Facebook March for Life Belgium: Second Year, Double the Size – Last year a group of students decided that the pro-life message needed  to be front and center in Brussels, Belgium.  There is a huge  significance to Brussels as it is

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Senate Approves Post-Viability Abortion Ban – Following the lead of the state House, which approved a similar measure two weeks ago, the state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would ban abortions after the

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood, Abortion Enabled My Abuse; Now I’m Pro-Life – As the CR vote comes to a climax again next week, I wanted to share an incredible story with the LifeNews blog readers.  We’ve seen the Live Action undercover videos of

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers: Don’t Support American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Its springtime and Relays for Life, the American Cancer Society’s main fundraiser, are happening in cities all across the country over the next several months. It can be

Share this article on Facebook Texas Sends Family Planning Funds to Abortion Alternatives – Texas Republicans voted for amendments to their budget bill today that send money meant for family planning efforts to better causes, including funding abortion

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Ottawa Archbishop: D&P partner acts against ‘right to life,’ speaker cancelled – by John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, April 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast has cancelled the speaking engagements of the head of one of

Share this article on Facebook Library reverses decision to cancel screening of pro-life film – by Rebecca Millette WAUSAU, Wisconsin, April 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Wisconsin library that cancelled the showing of a pro-life movie earlier this week has now

Share this article on Facebook No prescription and no parental notice for Welsh teens to get free morning after pill – by Hilary White CARDIFF, April 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Recent legal changes in Britain have made the hormonal drug the Morning After Pill (MAP) free to women across

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Belgian Couple Euthanized Together – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Belgian couple who could not imagine life without one another after one was diagnosed with terminal cancer, were euthanized

Share this article on Facebook Fukukshima 50 Are Prepared to Die – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The heroic band of workers who have been risking their lives to prevent the meltdown of four stricken reactors at the Fukushima

Share this article on Facebook Second Company Stops Using Aborted Fetal Cell Lines to Test Flavors – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Less than a week after the pro life group, Children of God for Life, announced a boycott of companies associated with Senomyx,

Share this article on Facebook U.S.Bishops Formally Criticize Nun’s Theology Textbook – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine has issued a statement criticizing the doctrinal

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook Fostering Peace – By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE | VATICAN CITY (CNS) —  Interreligious dialogue is the peacemaker’s alternative to secularism and fundamentalism, a top Vatican official wrote

Share this article on Facebook Santo Commodius, Ora Ro Nobis – By Simcha Fisher | One of the nice things about having a half-brother who works as a custodian in the office of the papal Advocatus Diaboli is that you hear all kinds of

Share this article on Facebook Secret Vatican Document on the Last Things *Revealed*! – By Jimmy Akin | I have some rather exciting news. The short version is: I have received a previously-confidential document of the Holy See that sheds important light on

Share this article on Facebook Winter’s Bone – in 30 Seconds! – By Steven D. Greydanus | Paying tribute to Winter’s Bone in a 30-second rhyming review presented some challenges. I decided to riff on one of the bluegrass songs in the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Creating an Icon of a Modern Saint by Aidan Hart – I wrote a piece a while ago about the creation of an icon of a contemporary saint. In the exchanges in the comments section below the original posting, I mentioned how I

Share this article on Facebook On Acquiring the Mind of the Church Through the Sacred Liturgy – Don Mark Daniel Kirby, OSB, of the excellent blog, Vultus Christi, posted recently on Acquiring the Mind of the Church . His piece includes a quote from Yves Congar

Share this article on Facebook Rose Chasuble, St. Bede’s Studio – This Sunday is Laetare Sunday, one of the two Sundays of the liturgical year when the liturgical colour is rose — the other, of course, being Gaudete Sunday in Advent.

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Meatless Fridays: What are you serving tonight? – By Mary DeTurris Poust It’s Friday. Time for another meatless meal. Are you in need of some new ideas, something other than pizza or fish? I have just the thing. Or

Share this article on Facebook Participated in a Catholic college’s overseas program? Tell me about it – Possibly the single-most formative year of my life was my junior year in college, which I spent in Innsruck, Austria, through a study-abroad program offered by my alma

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook NEW! Stations of the Cross Talk – Check it out and buy it HERE . It is available in both CD disk or MP3 download (MP3 available very soon). Learn the origins and history of the Stations, what led up to

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #509 – Two Good Men – “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 Are you Happy? – When my Elder son was very small, and was trying to figure out facial expressions, he would ask me, or my husband, or the lady at the grocery store, “Are you ‘appy?” He

Share this article on Facebook EWTN Responds to Critics re Fr. Corapi – If it’s Friday, there must be something new to read about Father John Corapi! That does seem to be the truth of it, doesn’t it? In a way, it’s a shame. On these Fridays

Share this article on Facebook Remembering Schiavo and John Paul II – Leticia Velasquez has written a beautiful witness to life and love on the main page: It was the first day of spring in 2005. I was at the florist in the seaside village

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A study in contrasts, or why we need Summorum Pontificum and the Corrected Translation – Compare and contrast. And…

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 Fr. Z on John Allen on “Top Nine Reasons why Baseball is to Sports what Catholicism is to Religion.” – My friend the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr., sadly still writing for the ultra-liberal dissenting National Catholic Reporter has a in his Friday saddle-bag a

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 24: Friday 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 Friday in

Share this article on Facebook RADIO SABINA STREAMING – Rosary in Latin, Stations, Prayers for Pope Benedict – Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! Friday: I have Stations of the Cross on the stream.  Also, today I am co-hosting the Decorah Eagles.

Share this article on Facebook Sometimes rumors are true. – The other day I mentioned that I had heard that Msgr. Keith Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham would be received by Pope Benedict XVI. This is on VIS:

Share this article on Facebook Spring poems – It is April and the world is slowly coming back to life.  Baseball season is back. I have made some PODCAzTs with seasonal poetry.  I am contemplating one for Spring. If

Share this article on Facebook STATIONS OF THE CROSS (PODCAzTs from Fr. Z) – Many parishes and chapels will have the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross during Lent. What version does your parish use? I have audio projects with the Way of the

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