Catholic News Headlines April 11, 2011


Apr. 10, 7pm—Apr. 11, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Moral relativism paves way for Satanism, says expert – Rome, Italy, Apr 11, 2011 / 05:55 pm ( CNA ).- A society dominated by moral relativism “fosters the spread of Satanism,” an expert recently explained. Carlo Climati told

Share this article on Facebook Police officer who ended Brazil school massacre credits God – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr 11, 2011 / 02:00 pm ( CNA ).- The 33-year-old policeman who ended the school massacre in Brazil explained that God put him and another

Share this article on Facebook Pope Innocent XI’s remains make way for John Paul II – Vatican City, Apr 11, 2011 / 01:34 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The final resting place of Pope John Paul II has now been prepared. In a private ceremony in St. Peter’s

Share this article on Facebook Vatican orders Belgian bishop to leave country for treatment – Vatican City, Apr 11, 2011 / 03:44 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican has ordered a Belgian bishop accused of child abuse to leave the country for “spiritual and

Share this article on Facebook World Youth Day catechism suggests endorsement of ‘contraceptive methods’ – Vatican City, Apr 11, 2011 / 10:41 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A new Vatican-sponsored catechism intended for youth suggests that Christian couples “can and should” use

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Hop’ still hopping strong at nation’s box offices – The Russell Brand animated comedy, “Hop,” about a reluctant Easter Bunny who yearns to drum in a …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Christian Persecution Continues: Life for the Copts in Egypt after Mubarak – Life has not been easy for the Copts of Egypt since Mubarak was forced out of office on February 11, 2011. Their …

Share this article on Facebook Ivory Coast mercenaries accused of burning civilians alive – According to the United Nations, more than 100 bodies, some of them burned alive, have been found in the Ivory …

Share this article on Facebook Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo arrested – He refused to step down after his opponent was lawfully elected as his nation’s new president – now, …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Rising Hispanic population challenges Texas – New data from the 2010 U.S. census shows the Hispanic population in Texas is growing at a much faster pace than …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Feast of St. Stanislaus – Take time today to read about this bishop of Kraków, patron of Poland. “He is remembered with Saints Thomas More and Thomas Becket for vigorous opposition to the evils

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Jesuit peace-builder urges Catholic schools to be channels of peace communication – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, April 11, 2011—A Jesuit peace-builder has urged Catholic institutions and Catholic educational centers to be channels of peace communication for the

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Expectations and Promises – Foxfier (formerly Sailorette) writes at Head Noises. She wrote this guest post for CMR. Here she is: Broadly speaking, if folks read the prophecies in the Bible and

Share this article on Facebook Lap Dances for Extra Credit at Catholic College – A business professor at a Catholic college is under investigation for hiring strippers to perform lap dances for himself and students at a “business ethics” symposium.

Share this article on Facebook Make No Mistake — The Republicans Lost – I am sorry, but no matter how people try to spin it, the Republicans lost and so did life. There are many people who I respect that view the deal cut by Republicans as a

Share this article on Facebook Report: Catholic Colleges With Ties to Planned Parenthood – This is your must read of the day if you want to throw your hands up and pull your hair out. However, if you’d like to remain blissfully ignorant of how Catholic

Share this article on Facebook You-Genics – This week, Congress fought a battle over eugenics. Make no mistake. That’s what is was about. You might not know it because you see, the stupid Nazis almost ruined all

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook 150 US Catholic schools have links to Planned Parenthood – At least 150 Catholic colleges and universities in the US have provided some support for Planned Parenthood, the Cardinal Newman Society has disclosed. In a detailed new

Share this article on Facebook Angelus: Christ Breaks Down The Wall Of Death – VATICAN CITY, 10 APR 2011 (VIS) – At midday today, before praying the Angelus with faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Benedict XVI remarked on the readings of

Share this article on Facebook Christ’s Truth Breaks All Barriers, Even Death, Pope Tells Audience – Steadfast faith in Christ can overcome any obstacle, even death, Pope Benedict XVI told his midday audience on Sunday, April 10. Commenting on the day’s Gospel, which

Share this article on Facebook Croatia: Defending Religious And Cultural Identity – VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father received the letters of credence of Filip Vucak, new ambassador of Croatia to the Holy See, a country he will

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for April 11 – VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach, archbishop of Barcelona, Spain, and retinue. –

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for April 11 – VATICAN CITY, 11 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Fr. Paul Donoghue, S.M., as bishop of Rarotonga (area 234, population 12,760, Catholics 2,531, priests 9,

Share this article on Facebook Prayer And Missionary Zeal: John Paul Ii’s “Two Pillars” – VATICAN CITY, 9 APR 2011 (VIS) – On Saturday afternoon Benedict XVI attended a screening of the documentary “Pilgrim in White”, by the Polish director Jaropslaw Szmidt

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Easter Egg Sweetness – Rachel Balducci: a cute idea! | Here’s a clever idea for Easter—sweet little eggs filled with a message! I love the idea of putting inside the egg a note of

Share this article on Facebook Support for Moms & Dads – 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:

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook An Evening of Tribute to Joe Scheidler – Below are a couple videos produced for / at the recent evening of tribute to Joe Scheidler in Chicago. It was a truly inspiring event that brought out nearly every

Share this article on Facebook Brother of assassinated Pakistani minister asks for pope’s help in Pakistan

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Finding Middle Ground

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 11, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 11 4:00 – Direct to My Desk – Give to Street People? Or Not? Everyone panhandler asking for a handout is an

Share this article on Facebook Vatican invites bloggers to May 2 conference – A meeting for bloggers will take place in Rome on the afternoon of Monday 2 May 2011. The aim of the meeting, which is being organised by the Pontifical Councils for

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 2012 Poll Shows Obama, Palin Fare Poorly in Florida – A new poll in Florida is getting attention because it shows pro-abortion President Barack Obama faring poorly among all voters and pro-life former vice-presidential

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days for Life Now Up to 346 Babies Saved From Abortions – With just 7 days left in the spring campaign, we are now aware of 346 babies whose mothers have turned away from abortion – that we know of! Here are just a few of the

Share this article on Facebook Doctors Failed to Report Kermit Gosnell’s Botched Abortions – Doctors in Philadelphia are attempting to defend why they apparently failed to report the numerous botched abortions and other medical problems that took place at the

Share this article on Facebook National Right to Life Committee Elects New Pro-Life President – On Saturday, members of the National Right to Life Committee board of directors elected a new president to head the venerable organization as it continues to fight for

Share this article on Facebook Obama Refused Boehner Demand to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding – New reports issued today on the exchanges between pro-abortion President Barack Obama and pro-life Speaker John Boehner show Obama refused to agree to Boehner’s demand

Share this article on Facebook Pence, Planned Parenthood President Duel After Budget Deal – Following the budget deal that forced Senate Democrats to hold a vote soon on revoking the taxpayer funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business receives, leading

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood’s ‘Truth Team’ Forgets Its Abortions – Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has dispatched a “Truth Team” to rally opposition to the Pence Amendment (H.R. 1, sec. 4013), a measure to stop federal

Share this article on Facebook Politifact Misleads in Bashing Jon Kyl Over Planned Parenthood – The political fact checking web site Politifact has issued a misleading report criticizing pro-life Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona concerning a statement he

Share this article on Facebook Report: 150 Catholic Colleges Have Ties to Planned Parenthood – A Catholic educational watchdog group released a new report today detailing the connections more than 150 Catholic colleges and universities have with the Planned

Share this article on Facebook Romney Forms Exploratory Committee for GOP Presidential Bid – Former Massachusetts governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the first step today towards a second run for the presidency by announcing he

Share this article on Facebook Stupak Heads to Lobbying Firm, Planned Parenthood a Client – Former Congressman Bart Stupak, the architect of the sellout of Obamacare that saw a handful of pro-life Democrats cave on opposition to the bill over its abortion

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers Cave on Planned Parenthood/ObamaCare Funding – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A fierce budget battle on the Hill ended at the eleventh hour on Friday night when pro-life lawmakers were forced to give up

Share this article on Facebook Pope: Christians Confused and Doubtful About Resurrection – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist While commenting on Sunday’s gospel before praying the Angelus yesterday in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged

Share this article on Facebook Sign of Things to Come in the US? Budget Woes Force Rationing of “Women’s Reproductive Health” Services in the UK – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist While U.S. lawmakers argue over funding of “women’s reproductive health” services, cutting these services may one day be

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Aidan Nichols: The Ordinariates, the Pope, and the Liturgy – The Ordinariate Portal has been publishing excerpts of Fr. Aidan Nichols addresses at a recent meeting on Anglicanorum Coetibus near Toronto, Canada. Here is an excerpt

Share this article on Facebook The Icon of New Martyr Elizabeth: Postscript – Some commentators on last week’s article, written by Aidan Hart, raised a number of good points that I thought were worthy of further consideration. The first related to

Share this article on Facebook The Story of Susanna in the Liturgy of Lent – In the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the story of Susanna is read as the epistle of Monday of the fifth week of Lent. This episode is not in the Hebrew text of

Share this article on Facebook Video from Procession at S. Nicola in Carcere – For those who want to see a little video footage of the procession from the recent Solemn Pontifical Mass at S. Nicola in Carcere, here it is from John Sonnen :

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook What’s your most powerful Mass experience? – By Mary DeTurris Poust When I was talking with Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York on his radio show last week, the archbishop mentioned celebrating Mass in the

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook From the Womb to the Tomb – My run from the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem to the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Just posted a Running trip, “2011-04-11 Bethlehem to Jerusalem”, to @EveryTrail.

Share this article on Facebook Obama’s Words Come Back to Bite Him

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #475 – Expulsion of the Acadians Pt. 1 – “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 Gorgeous Chant – I once read a comment by Lady Abbess Benedict Duss, OSB to the effect that the chant in Latin was the most effective and most complete and transcendent prayer of praise

Share this article on Facebook On the Craftsmen – Rule of St. Benedict, Chapter 57 for April 10 If there are craftsmen in the monastery, let them practice their crafts with all humility, provided the Abbot has given

Share this article on Facebook Panis Angelicus & our Priests – Two must-reads for you this morning: start with Max Lindenman’s intimate and fresh encounter with a bishop he was prepared to dislike , because our media-constructed

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Drop in Number of Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse Continues; Application of – WASHINGTON (April 11, 2011)—Reports of current instances of sexual abuse of minors continues to decrease, with seven credible allegations against seven priests reported

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 150 Catholic colleges with connections to Planned Parenthood – From the Cardinal Newman Society: New Report Exposes More Than 150 Catholic College Connections to Planned Parenthood Manassas, Va. – Today, April 11, 2011, The Cardinal

Share this article on Facebook Collect for the Commemoration of Bl. John Paul II – When a person is beatified their “cult” or the public liturgical observance of the person is normally restricted to the place most closely associated with the blessed’s

Share this article on Facebook Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in England already attacked in The Tablet – A while back I told you that in England some priests have started a new Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.  They want a Confraternity which is faithful to Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Do you have 5 minutes? – Listen to a LENTCAzT!

Share this article on Facebook How is your Lent so far? II – A couple weeks ago I asked how your Lent was going… if you were sticking to your plan… if you had a plan, that is. It is time to ask again. So? How’s it going? Select an

Share this article on Facebook How long? – From Ten Reasons with my emphases: You really can’t make this stuff up. Ernesto Cardenal, the Jesuit Marxist liberation theologian who served in the violent

Share this article on Facebook It’s Tea Time for Mystic Monk! – Yes, I have been peddling Mystic Monk Coffee, sold by the traditional Carmelite men in northern Wyoming. It’s swell, after all, and when you buy it you are helping them

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 34: Monday of the 5th 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 Monday of

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: “While I use to veil as a little girl, my first Holy Communion…” – From a reader: Dear Fr. Z, Several months ago, after attending several Extraordinary Form Masses that our new pastor began to offer (a daily Mass once a week), I

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Advise on missalettes, booklets for the Extraordinary Form – I had a telephone call from a friend with a question about missalettes or booklets for use by congregants who attend the Roman Rite’s Extraordinary Form of Mass. He

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Do you/why don’t you take ads? – I have had questions from several readers in the last week, and two today, asking if I am willing to take advertisements or, on the other hand, why I don’t do

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: New translation and inclusive language – From a reader: What is and is not currently allowed to be used at Mass? What will and won’t be allowed after November? What falls into the “bad but nothing to be done

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Sign of Peace questions – From a reader: I’ve heard that the sign of peace at Mass is optional (for priest and people), and that its position within the Mass can be moved to another part of the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Tarting-it-up for a church wedding – [Raising my eyes to heaven even as I grope for that third rail with my outstretched toe.] From a readerette: I’m having a bit of a conflict with my bride-to-be best

Share this article on Facebook RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST – NB: Registration and message moderation matters And: It’s Tea Time for Mystic Monk! QUAERITUR: New translation and inclusive language QUAERITUR: Tarting-it-up for a

Share this article on Facebook Registration and message moderation matters – I have noticed lately that I am getting more false registrations from spammers.  Therefore, I will be a bit pickier about the registrations I approve.  It really helps

Share this article on Facebook Shivers… 165… Eaton Place? – I had no idea. I turned on the tele and fliped around… and suddenly had gooseflesh at the catch of a strain of music. Upstairs Downstairs. It’s back. And a Rose is a

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