Catholic News Headlines April 5, 2011


Apr. 4, 7pm—Apr. 5, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop addresses abuse, reaffirms commitment to justice – Santiago, Chile, Apr 5, 2011 / 02:02 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile reiterated the Church’s commitment to eradicating sexual abuse. The

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput praises defeat of Colorado civil unions bill – Denver, Colo., Apr 4, 2011 / 07:28 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Colorado legislators who killed a civil unions bill “did the right thing” and deserve voters’ thanks,

Share this article on Facebook California bishops lament stalemate in budget talks – Sacramento, Calif., Apr 5, 2011 / 12:26 am ( CNA ).- The halt to state budget talks in California is “tremendously disappointing” and “particularly devastating for the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic groups urge Mexican bishop to end homosexual ministry – Saltillo, Mexico, Apr 5, 2011 / 02:49 am ( CNA ).- Catholic family groups in the Mexican Diocese of Saltillo are urging Bishop Raul Vera Lopez to withdraw his support

Share this article on Facebook Ivory Coast cease-fire discussions reported after hundreds die – Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Apr 5, 2011 / 11:55 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- While cease-fire negotiations are underway in the Ivory Coast, Vatican charity Caritas Internationalis

Share this article on Facebook Priest recalls John Paul II’s death – Rome, Italy, Apr 5, 2011 / 06:02 pm ( CNA ).- A member of John Paul II’s office of Liturgical Celebrations recently reflected on the late Pontiff’s death. Msgr. Konrad

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court rules in favor of Ariz. religious schools – Washington D.C., Apr 5, 2011 / 05:56 am ( CNA ).- In what’s being lauded as a major victory for parental choice in education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona

Share this article on Facebook Vatican plans ‘spiritual journey’ for John Paul II beatification – Vatican City, Apr 5, 2011 / 01:09 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Perhaps the grandest beatification ceremony ever celebrated –­ the May 1 beatification of Pope John Paul II ­–

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Ivory Coast incumbent president negotiating surrender – After military skirmishes that threatened to plunge the West African nation of the Ivory Coast into civil war, …

Share this article on Facebook Program for the Beatification of John Paul II – VATICAN CITY (VIS) – This morning, a conference was held at the Holy See Press Office to present the preparations …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Republican budget plan would cut $5.8 trillion from U.S. budget in 10 years – A budget plan from Republicans, due to be unveiled would cut $5.8 trillion from U.S. spending over the next 10 …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook 60% of U.S. Afghan military deaths have occurred since Obama took office – At least 858 U.S. soldiers have died serving in Afghanistan since President Barack Obama took office in January …

Share this article on Facebook Terrorist suspects to stand military trial at Guantanamo – The self-described mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four others will be tried by a …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Abby Johnson Says Planned Parenthood Fudges the Math – When most pro-lifers criticize Planned Parenthood they can chalk it up to grumbly ol’ mean spirited anti women zealot types like myself just saying whatever we want

Share this article on Facebook Borrowing from Missing Children – Hey America keep on contracepting, keep on aborting, keep on viewing humans as a cancer on the planet, embracing gay marriage, and oh yeah let’s keep borrowing from the

Share this article on Facebook Paul Ryan on the Budget Crisis – The good news is that the decision is still in the hands of Americans to choose long lasting prosperity over doom. The bad news is that it’s still in the hands of

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Choice Mercenaries for Hire – The catch of the day goes to Denise Hunnell aka Catholic-Mom who found this ad on Craigslist. Hmmm, seems like Big Abortion is getting a bit nervous, huh? Because here’s

Share this article on Facebook What I Learned from Planned Parenthood – Poor secularist liberals are in a tizzy today due to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of tax vouchers for education. While I’m excited I do understand that this ruling

Share this article on Facebook When Holiness Is Not Enough? – By now, many of may have heard about those protesting the beatification of Pope John Paul II. There are signatories to a letter “A Statement of Reservations Concerning

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook In Memoriam For April 5 – VATICAN CITY, 5 APR 2011 (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks: – Bishop Luis Maria Estrada Paetau, O.P., ex apostolic vicar of Izabal, Guatemala, on 25

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for April 5 – VATICAN CITY, 5 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Alfred Agyenta, of the clergy of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, as Bishop of Navrongo-Bolgatanga (area 16,602,

Share this article on Facebook Program For The Beatification Of John Paul II – VATICAN CITY, 5 APR 2011 (VIS) – This morning, a conference was held at the Holy See Press Office to present the preparations and the program for the beatification of

Share this article on Facebook Saudi Arabia: Where Carrying The Rosary Is A Crime – Camille Eid, a professor at the University of Milan, describes the persecution Christians endure in Saudi Arabia. Eid, who has lived in Jeddah– the nation’s

Share this article on Facebook USCCB: Lobby against ‘disproportionate’ budget cuts to the poor – The Office of Government Relations of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Catholics to lobby against “disproportionate [federal budget] cuts in

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Mom’s Day Away Babies – Daria Sockey: Babies welcome! | I just wanted to share some photos I took of the sweetest and youngest guests who attended the Faith & Family Mom’s Day Away on Saturday.

Share this article on Facebook My Two Cents – Rebecca Teti: | Me too, me too! That’s almost all I have to say about the shot in the arm that was the Mom’s Day Way. Danielle and so many others have already described

Share this article on Facebook Speak Up, We’re Listening – 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 The Perfect Gift – Rachel Balducci: which one keeps on giving? | Our dear sweet precious amazing daughter turns one this week. Can you believe it? I’m not sure I do! I would love to hear

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Barron’s CATHOLICISM: Exclusive Preview of Episode 5 – Here’s the latest exclusive preview of the CATHOLICISM project (below), coming out this Fall 2011. This clip is from episode 5, “The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul and

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook First Look at the Cover of Mass Revision! – Click to embiggen!

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 4, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 4 4:00 – A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement Over the past thirty years,

Share this article on Facebook Tuesday, April 5. 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 5 4:00 – The Arizona Shootings and Political Rhetoric Headlines read “Shooting in Arizona May Soften U.S. Political

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abby Johnson: Planned Parenthood Business Model All About Abortion – Myths about Planned Parenthood are spreading like grassfire. Thanks to a perfect storm of events, the abortion provider is scrambling to cauterize the biggest PR hit it

Share this article on Facebook Addressing Pro-Life Excuses: I Don’t Want to Offend Anyone on Abortion – I sometimes find the excuses that I hear from people who claim to be pro-life but will not take action on their convictions just plain laughable.  Then there are the

Share this article on Facebook Dick Scaife is Wrong: Conservatives Should De-Fund Planned Parenthood – I came across an interesting advertisement on page A13 of The Wall Street Journal Monday.  At the top it states, “From the Desk of Richard M. Scaife – An Open Letter to

Share this article on Facebook Family Research Council Ads Back Ban on Tax-Funded Abortions – The Family Research Council has launched a set of radio ads in eight congressional districts today calling on Republican members of the House to vote for a bill that

Share this article on Facebook Missouri House Supports Pro-Life Bill for Pharmacists’ Rights – The Missouri state House gave initial approval today to a bill that would allow pharmacists to refuse to sell the morning after pill, which can sometimes cause an

Share this article on Facebook Montana Gov. Schweitzer Vetoes Bill Stopping Abortion Funding – Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer vetoed a bill yesterday that would protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions with their tax dollars under the Obamacare health

Share this article on Facebook New Democratic Chair Called Heroine by Planned Parenthood Prez – With current national Democratic Party chairman Tim Kaine stepping down to mount a bid for the U.S. Senate from Virginia, party leaders have reportedly named Florida

Share this article on Facebook Obama Rejects Republican Short-Term CR Cutting DC Abortion Funds – President Barack Obama said today he would not sign a Republican short-term continuing resolution that reinstates a ban on taxpayer funding of abortions in the nation’s

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Group Announces First 2012 Pro-Life Targets – The pro-abortion group Emily’s List, one of the biggest liberal political organizations that funnels millions of dollars to pro-abortion candidates, has announced its

Share this article on Facebook Republicans Include DC Abortion Funding Ban in New CR Bill – House Republicans have included language in the new one-week Continuing Resolution that would put the ban back in place that prohibits taxpayer funding of abortions in

Share this article on Facebook Texas Medical Board Investigating Abuses at Abortion Centers – The Texas Medical Board has notified Operation Rescue that it is conducting an investigation into the wide ranging abuses the pro-life organization found when it

Share this article on Facebook Virginia: Vote on Abortion Funding in Obamacare on Wednesday – Democrats in the Virginia state legislature will lead an effort on Wednesday to overturn Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal to prohibit the state insurance exchanges created

Share this article on Facebook Wrong to Use Prenatal Genetic Testing to Push for Abortion – In a January Nature Magazine article the head of Stanford’s Center for Law and Biosciences, Hank Greeley, said that within five years, genetic testing kits will be

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Canada’s Bishops decide to re-investigate D&P partner over latest scandal – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian bishops are re-investigating one of Development & Peace’s partners after the

Share this article on Facebook D&P parish rep slams Harper Conservatives during appeal at Mass – by Patrick B. Craine A Burlington, Ontario parish representative for Development & Peace slammed Canada’s Conservative government while soliciting donations from the

Share this article on Facebook Discarded aborted babies in plastic jars discovered in India – by Christine Dhanagom KISHANGANJ, India April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Only days after 2011 census data revealed a child-sex ratio in India of 914 girls to every

Share this article on Facebook Filipino youth advocate chastity, not ‘reproductive health bill’ – by Thaddeus Baklinski MANILA, Tue Apr 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sexual purity is the best solution to unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, and not

Share this article on Facebook Latest proposed stopgap bill de-funds D.C. abortions – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The latest short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) proposed to allow extended negotiations on a

Share this article on Facebook New Brunswick cuts funding to radical feminist ‘Status of Women’ – by Patrick B. Craine FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New Brunswick government is defending their decision to cut off all funding to

Share this article on Facebook Ontario bishops maintain funding restrictions on Development & Peace – by John-Henry Westen PEMBROKE, April 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Michael Mulhall of the diocese of Pembroke has reinstated restrictions on funding of the

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin, Ron Paul other potential GOP presidential hopefuls back defunding Planned Parenthood – by Peter Jesserer Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) — At least ten likely GOP contenders for the U.S. presidency have endorsed the major pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Significant rise in oral contraceptive use among teens: study – by Rebecca Millette ANN ARBOR, Michigan, April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The number of American teens using oral contraceptives is on a rapid rise according to a new

Share this article on Facebook UK MPs seek to ‘tighten’ abortion restrictions; pro-lifers skeptical – by Hilary White LONDON, April 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of MPs have launched a parliamentary bid to “tighten” abortion restrictions and require women to

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Warns Senate About Growing Threat to Religious Liberty of Catholics – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist During testimony on behalf of the U.S. bishops before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, Cardinal Theodore

Share this article on Facebook Muslim Troops Slaughter 1,000 at Catholic Mission in Ivory Coast – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Aid workers are reporting that at least 1,000 mostly Christians civilians were slaughtered this week at the Salesian Saint

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Defunding in Peril on the Hill – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist As of yesterday, 41 Senators have stated that they plan to block any spending bill that cuts Planned Parenthood funding, a

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Beauty in the Liturgy: Interview with Msgr. Guido Marini – The following interview with Msgr. Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies, appeared the Polish Sunday Catholic Weekly online. Wlodzimierz Redzioch: – What does the

Share this article on Facebook Converted by Beauty: President of the College of St. Mary Magdalen – An interesting interview appeared on the National Catholic Register yesterday, Converted by Beauty , with George Harne, president of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen

Share this article on Facebook Update on Instruction on Summorum Pontificum – Andrea Tornielli is suggesting today that the much anticipated Instruction on the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum will be released after Easter sometime “in the first

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook i-Confess contest promotes New York event – By Mary DeTurris Poust i-Confess. It’s not a joke or an app or part of the new Mass. It’s a digital campaign to drum up interest in the All Day Confessions event that

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Jesus Will Return May 21, 2011 … Rats! And I Had Plans! – At least I will be in Jerusalem and see it first hand when he descends to the Mount of Olives! Nut cases never seem to learn from history, or from the Bible for that

Share this article on Facebook New Book on the Revisions to the Mass – Jimmy Akin is locked away and hard at work getting his next book ready for the revisions in the Mass. Would you like to contribute to Catholic Answers to assist in this

Share this article on Facebook Only 8 Seats Left for Scott Hahn Pilgrimage – We are leading Dr. Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center through the Holy Land from May 22-June 1, 2011.For more info, click here . We only have 8 seats still available

Share this article on Facebook So, What’s Going on Here? – You have to look a few minutes to see what this is but … … it is Nana (Grandma Janet) reading to our Ray grandkids on the new iPad that just arrived. Cozy indeed!

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #077 – Catherine’s Two Nuns – “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 Bad Benedictine; “I love you, go home!” – As I anticipate coming into my tenth year as a Benedictine Oblate , I rejoice that the effect of Benedictine spirituality in my life has helped me to become less savage

Share this article on Facebook Because we’re all activists, now… – Screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi has taken the time to write a little primer-of-sorts, on what Hollywood knows about delivering a message and influencing thinking. It’s

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Announces Worldwide Telecasts for Holy Week, Easter and John Paul II Beatification Ceremonies – WASHINGTON (April 5, 2011)—The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has announced its Worldwide Telecasts for April-May, 2011. In addition to the traditional

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Alert to and request to readers! – An alert to and request to readers. On a blog called Lux Occulta there is posted a pdf of an article in a Catholic newspaper called The Catholic Voice written by a group

Share this article on Facebook Chicago “LIFE Mob” Hits the Streets Again – From a reader in Chicago: Chicago “LIFE Mob” Hits the Streets Again Youth cheer Joe Scheidler and upset pro-abortion rally. On April 2, 2011, hundreds of pro-life

Share this article on Facebook IRON LITURGY CAGEMATCH SHOWDOWN – I have been posting some liturgical compare and contrast pictures and videos lately.  Some readers have taken me to task for being unfair by posting images that are

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 28: Tuesday 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 Monday

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Of the Precious Blood, wine, water and dilution – From a reader: Fr., Perhaps one of your ossified manuals would address this. Today at Mass, the priest had a cruet of wine on the altar during the consecration. I am

Share this article on Facebook You decide – And exercise in contrasts: And then there was this: Technorati Tags: Call To Action, puppets, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

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