Catholic News Headlines April 7, 2011


Apr. 6, 7pm—Apr. 7, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League says NH Republicans’ new insults cross the line – New York City, N.Y., Apr 6, 2011 / 08:10 pm ( CNA ).- Catholic League President Bill Donohue says Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire “crossed the line” with comments

Share this article on Facebook Costa Rica archdiocese hopes to draw 45,000 for beatification viewing – Lima, Peru, Apr 7, 2011 / 02:03 pm ( CNA ).- The Archdiocese of San Jose, Costa Rica is hoping to draw 45,000 people for a John Paul II beatification celebration. The 11

Share this article on Facebook Courage Latino leader recounts conversion – Lima, Peru, Apr 7, 2011 / 05:52 pm ( CNA ).- The leader of a Catholic ministry to homosexuals recently recalled his conversion story. “God was leading me, through the

Share this article on Facebook Napa Institute conference to fortify Catholics for the ‘Next America’ – Irvine, Calif., Apr 7, 2011 / 01:53 am ( CNA ).- Mother Assumpta Long, O.P., has invited Catholics to register for the inaugural Napa Institute conference to help

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life ‘godfather’ celebrated for 38 years of activism – Chicago, Ill., Apr 7, 2011 / 06:02 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On April 2, more than 400 friends and supporters of Pro-Life Action League founder Joe Scheidler paid tribute

Share this article on Facebook Top Vatican official appeals for solidarity with African boat refugees – Rome, Italy, Apr 7, 2011 / 04:34 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- As thousands of refugees flee the unrest in North Africa for the more peaceful shores of Europe, the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook US bishops urge protection of poor in budget standoff – Washington D.C., Apr 7, 2011 / 12:01 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- As lawmakers battle over the nation’s budget proposal, the U.S. bishops called for action from Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Vatican to broadcast ceremonies for Holy Week, JP II beatification – Vatican City, Apr 7, 2011 / 03:23 am ( CNA ).- This year’s roster of traditional Holy Week television coverage from the Vatican will include the beatification events for

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Beleaguered Japan struck by 7.4 magnitude aftershock – A disaster-weary Japan, still coming to grips with an earthquake and tsunami that left untold thousands dead in …

Share this article on Facebook Gunman kills students at Brazilian schools, then kills self – A gunman killed 11 students and injured at least 18 more at a Rio de Janeiro school before taking his …

Share this article on Facebook New violence across the Gaza Strip claims life – At least one person is dead in renewed fighting along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. Hostilities …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Harry Reid warns that government headed for shutdown – \”If this government shuts down — and it looks like it\’s headed in that direction,\” …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook 800,000 government workers will be in limbo if shutdown proceeds – If a federal budget isn’t reached by the Friday deadline, a lot of government workers won’t be …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Assisi Redux – Except Not – How do you celebrate the 25th anniversary of something? Well, by everyone getting together and NOT doing what you did 25 years ago. Huh? Well that is exactly what the

Share this article on Facebook Dude!! – Take two horrible stories and mash them together and you get something worse. Much worse. Priest admits to sexual relationship with a woman. That’s a bad story. Man had

Share this article on Facebook Episcopal Church: Littering is Just Like Crucifixion – From what I understand Good Friday and Earth Day fall on the same day this year. Hooray! I, however, will not be giving Earth Day a moment’s thought after I write this

Share this article on Facebook SBA List Hits Planned Parenthood – Here’s a a full page print ad by the awesome Susan B. Anthony List running in today’s The Washington Examiner, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, and The Washington Post

Share this article on Facebook When A Lamp Is More Than A Lamp – Remarkable new photos from the renovation project at the magnificent Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In the capable hands of Notre Dame’s Duncan

Share this article on Facebook Women! Incorporate Your Uterus!!! – In what has to be the stupidest idea the ACLU has ever had (and that’s really saying something) they ultra liberal organization is now encouraging women to incorporate

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Appeals For Peace And Dialogue In Ivory Coast And Libya – VATICAN CITY, 6 APR 2011 (VIS) – Following today’s general audience the Pope said that he continued to “follow with great apprehension the dramatic events that the

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences For April 7 – VATICAN CITY, 7 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, archbishop of Lima, Peru. – Bishop Anthony

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for April 6 – VATICAN CITY, 6 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Antonio Marino, auxiliary bishop of La Plata, Argentina as Bishop of Mar del Plata (area 22,850, population

Share this article on Facebook St. Therese Of Lisieux And The Little Way – VATICAN CITY, 6 APR 2011 (VIS) – In his general audience in St. Peter’s Square today, attended by more than 10,000 people, Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to St.

Share this article on Facebook The Pope Receives Syro-Malabar Bishops – VATICAN CITY, 7 APR 2011 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father received in audience a group of bishops of the Syro-Malabar rite, on their “ad limina” visit. At the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Looking for Catholic College Stories – Danielle Bean: | For our upcoming college guide in Faith & Family magazine, we are hoping to highlight not only “the usual” Catholic colleges, but we want to also share

Share this article on Facebook Prayer in the Digital Age – Lisa Hendey: A “must read” for today’s wired Catholic! | Later in the week, I’ll be excited to share with you the continuing adventures I’ve been enjoying for the past

Share this article on Facebook Succeed and Tell – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 108 | 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

Share this article on Facebook The Big Reveal – Rachel Balducci: a clever approach | In one of the cutest methods I’ve seen for revealing baby’s gender, one Catholic blogger writes about the fancy cupcakes she used to

Share this article on Facebook Together Forever – 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:

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 7, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 7 Best of Kresta in the Afternoon 4:00 – Christians Caught in the Middle of Middle East Strife? Christians and

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Alabama House Gives OK to Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban – The Alabama House of Representatives voted 69-19 to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which protects unborn children capable of feeling pain. The action

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Obama Apologist Kmiec Criticized by State Department – Douglas Kmiec, the Pepperdine University law professor who become one of the leading apologists for electing pro-abortion President Barack Obama, won an ambassadorship

Share this article on Facebook Chinese Family Planning Official Kills Man Over Forced Sterilization – Seeking to enforce the one-child policy that involves forced abortions and sterilizations for violators, a Chinese family planning official has been accused of killing a

Share this article on Facebook Democrats May Shut Down Government Over Abortion Funding Ban – Senate Democrat on Thursday said they will not pass a bill the House is expected to approve that would keep the federal government funding for another week because it

Share this article on Facebook House Passes Bill Stopping DC Abortion Funding, Democrats Opposed – The House of Representatives today approved a short-term  continuing resolution that would fund the federal government for a week and that contains a pro-life rider

Share this article on Facebook Idaho Governor Otter Signs Bill Banning Assisted Suicide – Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed SB 1070, a measure prohibiting assisted suicide in Idaho. The bill comes as Oregon and Washington has approved assisted

Share this article on Facebook Illinois Governor Criticized for Pro-Abortion Appointment – Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois is coming under fire from Republicans in the state Senate for naming the head of a pro-abortion political action committee to a spot on the

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Senate Gives Final OK to Post-Viability Abortion Ban – The Missouri state Senate has given final approval to legislation that would ban abortions after the point of viability. The measure, which received a final vote of

Share this article on Facebook Obama, Reid, Top Democrats Once Supported DC Abortion $ Ban – If the government shuts down on Saturday, military men and women will have to serve while not getting a paycheck. Families planning on spending spring break at one of

Share this article on Facebook On World Health Day Government Wants You to Fund Abortions – Today is World Health Day and your government is taking your money and giving it to the largest child killing organization on earth in the name of “health care”.

Share this article on Facebook Tapes Show Planned Parenthood Injured Woman in Botched Abortion – The audio tapes of a 911 call in Washington state confirms a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington state was forced to rush a woman to the hospital following a

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Legislature Removes Abortion Funding From Obamacare – The Virginia legislature has approved an amendment pro-life Gov. Bob McDonnell added to a health care bill that allows the state to opt out of the abortion funding in

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 45,000 Catholic teachers forced by union to pay $60 each for defeat of Conservative candidates – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, April 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Post reported today that the controversial Ontario English Catholic Teachers’

Share this article on Facebook DAY 30: Thank you to the clergy who are leading by example – by Shawn Carney – 40 Days for Life As I’ve traveled to 40 Days for Life vigils this spring I’ve seen more and more priests, pastors and clergy than ever before! It is

Share this article on Facebook Don’t say it: Whither free speech? – by Chuck Colson April 7, 2011 (Breakpoint.org) – A Chicago-area high school student named Heidi Zamecnik wore a t-shirt to school reading “Be Happy, Not Gay.” She wore

Share this article on Facebook On World Health Day, your government wants to use your money for abortion – by Bryan Kemper April 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today is World Health Day and your government is taking your money and giving it to the largest child killing

Share this article on Facebook UK assisted suicide campaigner commits suicide at Swiss ‘clinic’: had arthritis – by Hilary White LONDON, April 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The decision of an 84-year-old euthanasia campaigner to take her own life at the infamous suicide “clinic” in

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Activists Throw Pies at Belgian Archbishop – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Belgium, was pelted four times with

Share this article on Facebook Cohabiting Catholic Couples are in “Great Spiritual Danger” Warns Santa Fe Archbishop – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Most Rev. Michael Sheehan Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has issued a pastoral letter in which he addressing the

Share this article on Facebook Family Planning Official Stabs Man to Death in China – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a tragic example of why members of Congress should keep the pro-life amendments in the budget proposals being

Share this article on Facebook Fordham Honors Feminist Nun Who Works for “Greater Glory of She Who Is” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Jesuit-run Fordham University has bestowed honors on Sister Elizabeth Johnson, the feminist theologian whose book, Quest of the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Baronius Latin-English Breviary: Update – For those interested, Baronius Press has now announced the price of their 4 volume Latin-English Breviary ($350 USD) and have a “Breviary Pre-Order Alert Form” now set

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Student Society Chants Divine Office – It is always encouraging to hear of those who have chosen to take up the practice of personally praying the Divine Office, but it is all the more encouraging to hear of

Share this article on Facebook Wyoming Catholic College and Blessed John Henry Newman – It has been awhile since we have had anything about Blessed John Henry Newman, or for that matter, Wyoming Catholic College . The following press release was brought to

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Measuring ‘success’ in breaths, smiles – A friend and colleague, Brian Caulfield, has written a touching story about Cardinals’ pitcher Trever Miller and faith in the face of adversity over at Fathers For Good

Share this article on Facebook Tune in to Archbishop Dolan’s show today – I’ll be talking about my newest book, “The Essential Guide to Catholic Prayer and Mass,” with Archbishop Timothy Dolan on his weekly radio show, A Conversation with the

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Radio – Me with Teresa Tomeo, Tom Loewe and John Hale fundraising at Ave Maria Radio. Send a pledge. Call 877-288-1077 . The “Kids are Pilgrims” video is here .

Share this article on Facebook Granddaughter Bella, Under 2 Years: Praying the “Hail Mary” TOOOO Cute! – Baby Rosary Click on the link to the right to listen. Bella is seen below with her older sister Maria Faustina Ray. Missing from the picture is older brothers Joshua

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #483 – Celebration of Baptism – “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 Benedict, Therese and “Ze little vay!” – I love this. I have needed St. Therese (and St. Catherine of Siena – another strong woman) all day today, and I loved hearing our Holy Father expound on the Little Way

Share this article on Facebook Jubilation! Paul and Jimmy and Stomp – I don’t know about anyone else, but I need a little Jubilation in my life, today! This is five minutes of wonderful fun! Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook No, EWTN is not airing Fr. Corapi – Via For reasons I will never understand, when it comes to this ongoing issue with Father John Corapi , my encouraging a “wait and see” attitude has translated (for some)

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Call for Responsible Transition in Afghanistan, Voice Concern over U.S.-Pakistan Relations – WASHINGTON (April 7, 2011)—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) stressed the importance of a responsible transition of the leadership of Afghanistan to the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Baronius Press will soon issue Latin-English Breviarium Romanum – At long last the worthy Baronius Press is just about ready with its three volume, Latin-English edition of the Breviarium Romanum. Having the English side by side with

Share this article on Facebook Is today the anniversary of the Crucifixion? – From rogueclassicism: ante diem vii idus apriles ludi Megalesia (day 4) 30 A.D. — crucifixion of Jesus (one reckoning according to the astronomical estimates) 303 A.D. —

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 30: Thursday 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

Share this article on Facebook Msgr. Guido Marini interviewed – I was alerted to the following by a friend.  The present Papal Master of Ceremonies, Msgr. Guido Marini gave an interview to the Sunday magazine of Niedziela in Poland.

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Jazz concert in a church during Lent – From a reader: Could you please be gracious to me and comment on a recent happening at our parish church in ___ UK. A few days ago in the middle of Lent the Parish

Share this article on Facebook The strangest thing I have read in a long time – From CMR comes something so breathtakingly absurd that I wondered if I wasn’t looking at a 1 April post. My emphases. In what has to be the stupidest idea the ACLU has

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