Catholic News Headlines April 4, 2011


Apr. 3, 7pm—Apr. 4, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal urges end to ‘priestly ministry’ crisis – Valencia, Spain, Apr 4, 2011 / 05:58 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid, Spain called priests to make frequent confessions in order

Share this article on Facebook Congo bishop reportedly removed by Pope for serious mismanagement – Vatican City, Apr 4, 2011 / 12:32 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A French Catholic media outlet is reporting that the Vatican stripped a bishop in Congo of his diocese because

Share this article on Facebook New pro-life news source aims for cultural impact – Denver, Colo., Apr 4, 2011 / 02:49 pm ( CNA ).- Heroic Media, a faith-based company that promotes alternatives to abortion through mass media, has launched an online

Share this article on Facebook Oct. 27 set as date of Assisi gathering for world peace – Vatican City, Apr 4, 2011 / 05:47 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI will call people of goodwill to join him in working for peace during a “day of reflection,

Share this article on Facebook Pope approves new ‘blesseds’ from Spanish Civil War, French Revolution – Vatican City, Apr 4, 2011 / 01:41 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Twenty-two martyrs of the Spanish Civil War and a priest beheaded during the French Revolution will be declared

Share this article on Facebook Priests not immune from the devil, cardinal warns – Santiago, Chile, Apr 4, 2011 / 02:03 pm ( CNA ).- Vatican Cardinal Jorge Medina recently reminded Catholics that priests are not immune from the devil’s works. “Any

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Easter Bunny comedy ‘Hop’s to the top of the box office – It generally received poor notices, but that didn’t stop audiences from hopping in line to see it. The …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook The Happy Priest: The Blind Shall See and the Truth Shall Set Them free – Darkness abides in the deep recesses of opinions and ideologies not borne of – and informed by – the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Discovered codices appear to have earliest portrait of Christ – Seventy lead codices, booklets as large as a modern-day credit card were found in a cave in the hills overlooking …

Share this article on Facebook Over 1,600 injured in peaceful demonstration in Yemen – Police injured at least 1,600 people who had gathered peacefully to protest in the Yemeni city of Taiz. Live …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook ‘How we Govern Ourselves’. Obama 2012 Launched: Should Catholics Support Him? – I write as a private citizen who is a Catholic. I write because I am deeply concerned about the state of the …

Share this article on Facebook President Obama announces his intentions to run for re-election – Its official: U.S. President Barack Obama has announced his intentions to run for re-election in 2012. The …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Standoff for Life? – The Hill is reporting that 41 Senate Democrats are drawing a line in a the sand by publicly opposing the House passed bill to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Share this article on Facebook ‘Cause Jesus is Just Like Nudity and Drug Use – I don’t know exactly where we are as a culture but I’m pretty sure we can’t even see sane from where we are now. This story might be a good indicator as to where we’re

Share this article on Facebook Counterfeit Or Not? Alternative Currencies – This is an interesting case. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday tried to take a hoard of silver “Liberty Dollars” worth about $7 million that

Share this article on Facebook Who Portrayed The Best / Worst Jesus? – For the last several years it has been my custom to watch “Passion of the Christ” on Good Friday. It is a masterpiece in my opinion, an opinion that when it comes to

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Bishop: More Civilians Killed In Libya; Hundreds Of Thousands Flee – Eight civilians, “mostly women and children,” were killed by “bombs released by the international forces” on April 1, according to Bishop Giovanni Martinelli. The

Share this article on Facebook Day Of Reflection, Dialogue And Prayer In Assisi – VATICAN CITY, 2 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today published the following English-language communique: “On 1 January 2011, after the Angelus, Pope

Share this article on Facebook Decrees Of The Congregation For The Causes Of Saints – VATICAN CITY, 2 APR 2011 (VIS) – Today, during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope

Share this article on Facebook Lent: Time Of The Goodness Of The Lord – VATICAN CITY, 3 APR 2011 (VIS) – At noon today the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for April 4 – VATICAN CITY, 4 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, Germany. – Msgr. Franz-Josef

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts April 4 – VATICAN CITY, 4 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed William Wright of the clergy of the archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, as Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle (area

Share this article on Facebook Us Birthrate Falls Below Replacement Level; 41% Of Births To Single Mothers – The birthrate in the United States has fallen to 2.01 children per woman, which is below the replacement rate of 2.1. The birthrate plunged from 2.08 to 2.01 between

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Is Do-It-Yourself Doable? – Kelly Dolin: adventures in home improvement | Lent is a perfect time for cleaning and purging both our souls and our homes. I am tackling the Forty Bags for Forty Days

Share this article on Facebook Moms & Dads Weigh In Here – 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 There In Our Midst – Danielle Bean: We women need each other | Oh my GOODNESS, what an amazing experience it was hosting our first-ever Faith & Family Mom’s Day Away on Saturday! I hardly

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook RE: Your Brains – I was pleased by how much of the video I was able to understand, even though it’s been several years since I used ASL regularly. My skills with ASL definitely aren’t

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 1, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 1 4:00 – Thirty Years Ago: When President Reagan Was Shot On March 30, 1981, Ronald Reagan, president for merely 10

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days for Life Campaign Has 253 Babies Saved From Abortion – Mondays are the best days during the campaign. Monday means that it’s time to report the number of saves. So here’s some good news to start your week. Thus far in the

Share this article on Facebook Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper: We Won’t Touch Abortion – Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged today that the Conservative Party will not touch the issue of abortion if voters reward the party with a majority

Share this article on Facebook Kermit Gosnell’s Wife Gets Bail Despite Abortion Coverup – The wife of controversial abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell will be freed on bail despite several charges against her in connection with the botched abortion and

Share this article on Facebook Likely GOP Presidential Candidates Want Planned Parenthood De-Funded – This week, the Susan B. Anthony List contacted Republican presidential hopefuls to ask them where they stand on defunding Planned Parenthood. Several potential

Share this article on Facebook Medical Groups Back Planned Parenthood, Ignore Mamogram Expose’ – Two medical groups participated in a conference call today to urge support for Planned Parenthood in its battle in Congress to keep its massive taxpayer funding.

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota Taxpayers Forced to Pay for More Abortions in 2009 – Forced by a state Supreme Court decision years ago to pay for elective abortions, taxpayers in Minnesota were forced to pay for nearly 4,000 abortions in 2009, or about

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Appeals Florida Judge’s Ruling Overturning Obamacare – The Obama administration has filed papers with the federal appeals court in Atlanta seeking to overturn a Florida judge’s ruling declaring the entire Obamacare law

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Activists Cover Up Pro-Life Billboards in Chicago – Pro-abortion activists in Chicago have covered up a group of billboards a pro-life organization put up around the city last week to draw attention to how abortion

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion President Obama Launches Bid for Re-Election – President Barack Obama today announced he will seek-another term as president, where he has advance the promotion and funding of abortion and pro-abortion groups at am

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Senators Vow to Keep Funding Planned Parenthood – A group of 41 pro-abortion members of the Senate have vowed they will do everything they can to keep taxpayer money flowing from the federal government to the Planned

Share this article on Facebook Scientists Grow Human Heart in Lab Using Adult Stem Cells – Scientists report that they are trying to grow live human hearts in the laboratory. Dr. Doris Taylor of the University of Minnesota presented her team’s latest work at

Share this article on Facebook University of Michigan Killing More Embryos for ESCR – Researchers at the University of Michigan announced over the weekend they killed more human embryos and created two new embryonic stem cell lines which have the genes of

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘The greatest profession on earth’:  6 moms spreading the word about motherhood – by Rebecca Millette CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Not only do these six moms have 44 children between them, they are beautiful, vibrant,

Share this article on Facebook Arizona governor signs telemed abortion ban, abortion overhaul – by Peter Smith PHOENIX, Arizona, April 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law over the weekend a pro-life measure that makes substantial

Share this article on Facebook Breakthrough: New heart grown using adult stem cells – by Hilary White April 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers at the University of Minnesota used adult stem cells to create a living human heart that they hope will

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Paediatric approves the dehydration of infants who may not be otherwise dying – by Alex Schadenberg April 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Paediatric Society – bioethics committee, released a statement on April 1 concerning the withholding

Share this article on Facebook DAY 27: 253 saved — that we know of – by Shawn Carney – 40 Days for Life It’s Monday! Mondays are the BEST days during the campaign. Monday means that it’s time to report the number of saves. So here’s some

Share this article on Facebook Ellen McCormack, pro-life activist, RIP – by Michael New April 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This past Sunday, longtime pro-life activist Ellen McCormack passed away. Since the pro-life movement often devotes

Share this article on Facebook Harper: abortion, gay ‘marriage’ won’t be on the agenda, even with majority – by Thaddeus Baklinski WELLAND, Ontario, Mon Apr 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has reaffirmed his previous promises never to address the

Share this article on Facebook Heroic pro-life Indian Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil dies at age 84 – by Thaddeus Baklinski ANGAMALY, India, Mon Apr 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Church and political leaders are mourning the sudden passing of Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil,

Share this article on Facebook Let the youth teach us about being pro-life – by Fr. Frank Pavone I often point out that our youth are not simply the “future leaders” of the pro-life movement. They are leaders here and now, in more ways than one.

Share this article on Facebook Unfit to foster: Christianity an ‘infection?’ – by Chuck Colson April 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For 15 years, Owen and Eunice Johns served as foster parents to British children. Social workers praised them as “kind

Share this article on Facebook Vandals cover up pro-life billboards featuring Obama – by Kathleen Gilbert CHICAGO, March 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Vandals have covered over billboards recently erected in Chicago that feature a pro-life message

Share this article on Facebook Washington Archdiocese priest tackles Catholic acceptance of homosexuality – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bemoaning the American pulpit’s silence on the topic, a priest contributor at one of the most

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Magic Kingdom to Celebrate “Gay Day” on June 4 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A pro-family group in Florida is warning families who plan to visit the Magic Kingdom this summer to avoid going there on the

Share this article on Facebook Showtime Celebrates Darkest Period in Church History During Easter Season – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist “Never let an Easter go by without sticking a thumb in the eye of Christians” must be a secret adage among the

Share this article on Facebook What Could be Earliest Image of Christ Found in Jordanian Cave – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Archeologists say the face of a figure drawn on the cover of a tiny booklet recently found in a crevice in the wall of a

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Divine Liturgy Celebrated in Rome by the New Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church – On March 23, the bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church elected as their new leader the youngest member of their hierarchy, 41 year-old Bishop Sviatoslav

Share this article on Facebook It is Coming. Are You Going? – June 11-13th is coming quicker than one might think. Those are the dates for this year’s Pentecost pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres and this might be a good time for

Share this article on Facebook Two Fathers of the Church for April 4th – St. Ambrose of Milan is one of the great Fathers of the Church whose name is associated with one of the great liturgical traditions of the West. He left us an important

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Have you studied overseas? OSV wants to know. – Last week OSV Editor John Norton posted about his own experiences studying overseas during his junior year of college. Now we need your stories for inclusion in a

Share this article on Facebook Shaw: Libya conflict shows need for rethinking just war theory – By Russell Shaw The military intervention in Libya by the United States and NATO offers new evidence that the just war theory stands in need of rethinking. The theory is

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Answers Live – Tonight I am on Catholic Answers Live at 7 PM Eastern. We will be answering questions from non-Catholics. You can listen on-line at CAL Radio.

Share this article on Facebook Steve Interviewed on Papal Infallibility in Salt Lake Tribune in Mormon Country – I was recently privileged to be interviewed for a very good article on Infallibility by Kristen Moulton of the Salt Lake Tribune. The end result was very good. You can

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #076 – The Seven Sorrows of Mary – “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 “He has a degree in philosophy…” – From Francis Beckwith at Return to Rome, (which you should check out) has a conversation between a physician and a bio-ethicist . Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook Another Update on Joseph – Well, the spinal tap on my cousin Joseph came back normal. If you recall last week we thought he might die within hours , and then there was hope . The doctors are now

Share this article on Facebook Corapi Story; Devil’s Delight – Over at Deacon Greg’s place, the raging, the speculation, the accusing, the snide remarks, the sneering, the hyperventilating, the name-calling, the condescension, the

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Home Missions Appeal Strengthens the Church at Home – WASHINGTON (April 4, 2011)—There are 87 Catholic home mission dioceses in the United States. Whether due to the rugged terrain or the poverty of the population, these

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “CPA in the Spring, CDF in the Fall.” – I picked this up from the Catholic Key the blog of the newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. My emphases. The Next Theologian to be Censured by the Church

Share this article on Facebook Ivory Coast: Stories of slaughter of Catholics by Muslim troops – I found this via Gateway Pundit: Bumped: MUSLIM TROOPS SLAUGHTER 1,000 CATHOLICS IN IVORY COAST Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, April 3, 2011, 10:22 PM (UPDATED & BUMPED)

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 27: Monday of the 4th 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 the 4th

Share this article on Facebook More on the upcoming prayer meeting in Assisi – From VIS with my emphases and comments: DAY OF REFLECTION, DIALOGUE AND PRAYER IN ASSISI VATICAN CITY, 2 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today published the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: About the 2nd Confiteor – From a reader: Can a preist decide to have second confiteor as a holy jester before holy communion. The 1962 edition of the Missale Romanum does not mention the 2nd

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: How early can the Easter Vigil 2011 begin? – Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2011. From a reader: There is a parish in our diocese that is advertising (in the bulletin and even in the diocesan paper) a

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Monday 4th Week of Lent – Oratio super populum – The 3rd edition of the Missale Romanum restored the Lenten “Prayer over the people”. The prayer today has a problem. ORATIO SUPER POPULUM: Plebem tuam, Domine,

Share this article on Facebook You decide. – A study in contrasts. Or else… Do we need Summorum Pontificum and the Corrected Translation? I think so.

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