Catholic News Headlines April 12, 2011


Apr. 11, 7pm—Apr. 12, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Bishop calls for justice after mass graves discovered in Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 12, 2011 / 05:54 pm ( CNA ).- A Mexican bishop is calling on officials to shed light on the 88 bodies found in the city of San Fernando. Bishop

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal asks Ricky Martin to set strong example for youth – San Juan, Puerto Rico, Apr 12, 2011 / 02:05 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan, Puerto Rico, recently asked singer Ricky Martin to refrain from

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Zen: Vatican officials have blocked Pope’s plan for Chinese Church – Washington D.C., Apr 12, 2011 / 06:11 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- During his recent visit to Washington, D.C., Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun told reporters that mistakes and

Share this article on Facebook Cuban Knights of Malta medical mission treats hundreds – Miami, Fla., Apr 12, 2011 / 12:50 am ( CNA ).- Members and friends of the Cuban Association of the Knights of Malta provided medical care to over 1,000 poor patients in

Share this article on Facebook Pope John Paul II’s biographer welcomes new feast day, Oct. 22 – Rome, Italy, Apr 12, 2011 / 11:29 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope John Paul II’s biographer is welcoming the announcement of a new feast day for the soon-to-be beatified

Share this article on Facebook Report finds few allegations of sex abuse by Catholic clergy in 2010 – Washington D.C., Apr 11, 2011 / 07:38 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Only seven credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors in 2010 were made against Catholic priests in the

Share this article on Facebook Seattle bishop to head Diocese of Yakima – Seattle, Wash., Apr 12, 2011 / 04:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Auxiliary Bishop Joseph J. Tyson of Seattle will succeed Bishop Carlos Sevilla of Yakima, Pope Benedict XVI

Share this article on Facebook Sudan bishop says violence won’t stop southern independence – Khartoum, Sudan, Apr 12, 2011 / 03:13 am ( CNA ).- The Bishop of Khartoum in northern Sudan says that outbreaks of violence will not prevent the country’s south from

Share this article on Facebook Youth catechism publisher says ‘contraceptive’ language not in original text – San Francisco, Calif., Apr 12, 2011 / 12:28 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The English-language publisher of a new Vatican-sponsored youth catechism says that a passage

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Noted atheist author publishes secular ‘Good Book’ – British academic and famous atheist A.C. Grayling has published a compendium of secular thought and secular …

Share this article on Facebook Unique Bible collection begins road tour – Steve Green bought his first biblical artifact less than two years ago. His collection is already considered one …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Beginning October 22, 2011 Church will Celebrate Feast of Blessed John Paul II – The date was chosen to memorialize October 22, 1978 when a young, vibrant Polish Pope stepped out on to the …

Share this article on Facebook Fukushima power plant rises to highest severity level – The Japanese government has reluctantly upgrade the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, damaged …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Safeguards cannot protect vulnerable from euthanasia – An expert witness for the Quebec National Assembly’s Special Commission on the Issue of Dying with …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Few Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Catholic Clergy in 2010 – Only seven credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors in 2010 were made against Catholic priests in the U.S., …

Share this article on Facebook Sexual abuses reported from dioceses on decline – U.S. dioceses and religious orders have received 505 new credible allegations of child sex abuse by clergy in …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Ledesma urges PNoy’s intevention in Lumbia CARP case – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, April 12, 2011—A Jesuit archbishop has urged Malacanang’s intervention in the ongoing dispute over a 111-hectare agrarian reform estate in an upland

Share this article on Facebook Lipa archdiocese ends centennial celebration – LIPA City, April 12, 2011―The Archdiocese of Lipa ended its year-long Centennial celebration with a solemn Mass presided by Lipa Archbishop Ramon C. Arguelles together

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 7 Reasons Obama and The Easter Bunny Are Frighteningly Similar – I saw this picture and thought “Oh the Magical Imaginary Beings Convention was TODAY?” Darn it. I missed it again. But at least this pic was taken of Barack Obama and

Share this article on Facebook 7 Year Old Shields Younger Boys from Dog – You read stuff like this and it just amazes you. Palm Beach Post reports: A 7-year-old boy shielded his younger brother and another boy from a dog that escaped from a

Share this article on Facebook Fighting to Keep Children Dumb or Dead – A number of Democrats are screeching about the “oppression” of taxpayer money no longer funding the killing of D.C.’s unborn and giving families a choice as to where

Share this article on Facebook Madonna And Opus Dei? Really? – I suppose it was only a matter of time, she has tried everything else. There is a report out there that the Material Girl has ditched Kaballah for Opus Dei. FOR the past

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Anything Goes – 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 Exodus, Google Style – Danielle Bean: What would Moses Google? | I thought this was too cute not to share. Modern Moses!

Share this article on Facebook Handsome in Pink – Rachel Balducci: Does that fly? | A few weeks ago I was clicking around on-line and came across a clothes website that caught my eye. I really like the website, but what

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Are Catholics Chicken or Something? – Recently I was getting into my truck, and a gentleman I didn’t know came over to talk to me. He was out front having a smoke and spotted me while I was getting into my

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Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 12, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 12 4:00 – TBA 4:20 – Streetwalking with Jesus: Reaching Out in Justice and Mercy For over two decades Deacon John

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Bob Casey Will Vote Against De-Funding Planned Parenthood – The office of Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who claims to be a pro-life Democrat, has confirmed he will not vote for an amendment to de-fund the Planned Parenthood

Share this article on Facebook Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Ignorant About Pro-Life Thought – In his column, Abortion foes push beliefs to the brink, Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times presents a theory about pro-lifers. “Abortion is murder. Or so its vocal

Share this article on Facebook DC Mayor Vincent Gray Arrested Protesting Abortion Funding Ban – Vincent Gray, the mayor of Washington, DC, was arrested along with three dozen pro-abortion activists on Monday for protesting the budget deal in Congress that will

Share this article on Facebook First Patient Injected With Embryonic Derivatives Identified – The first patient to be injected with derivatives of human embryonic stem cells has been identified. Timothy J. Atchison of Chatom, AL, was the first patient injected in

Share this article on Facebook Guatemala Withdraws Pro-Life Opposition to Population Document – Guatemala affords their nation’s unborn children some of the most protective laws in the world.  Article 3 of Chapter I in Title II of the Constitution of Guatemala

Share this article on Facebook House CR Cuts Abortion Funds, UNFPA, Population Control Money – House Republicans have unveiled the language of the long-term Continuing Resolution and are giving the pro-life community more good news when it comes to de-funding

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Signs Fetal Pain-Abortion Ban – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback got the chance to act on his pro-life convictions and sign into law two pro-life bills that would help limit abortions in the state, which

Share this article on Facebook Minnesota Advances Fetal Pain, No Tax $ for Abortion Bills – The Minnesota legislature today advanced two different pro-life bills — one that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on fetal pain and another that

Share this article on Facebook Pennsylvania Cmte Votes for Oversight Bill on Abortion Centers – Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee voted for legislation (HB 574) that would require the state’s abortion clinics to be regulated like every other

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Spent $1M on Democrats in 2010, 600K Lobbying – Most of the focus over the last few days concerning Planned Parenthood has been on whether it would received federal funding, but new figures on its election and

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Groups Claim Funding Battle Ups Fundraising – There’s nothing like the having the ability to tell your donors and supporters that the sky is falling to drive up fundraising numbers and generate more money from

Share this article on Facebook Speaker Boehner Notes Pro-Life Support for New Budget Deal – Stopping abortion funding in the nation’s capital, a vote in the Senate on de-funding Planned Parenthood, and cutting taxpayer funding of population control groups —

Share this article on Facebook Terri Schiavo’s Family Backs Rehabilitation Center in New York – Terri Schiavo was subjected to a painful 13-day starvation and dehydration death by her former husband who refused to provide her with proper medical care and

Share this article on Facebook Texas Senate Panel OKs Bill for Ultrasound Before Abortion – The new version of the bill allowing women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn baby before an abortion has been approved in a state Senate committee and is now

Share this article on Facebook Two Women Victimized by Botched Abortions at NAF Centers – As the National Abortion Federation prepares for its annual conference in Chicago this week, one of its former board members sent two women to the hospital in separate

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘In no way can one vote for a candidate’ who backs abortion, gay ‘marriage’: archbishop – by Patrick B. Craine AREQUIPA, Peru, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An informed Catholic can never vote for a candidate who backs abortion or homosexual “marriage,”

Share this article on Facebook After 20,000 complaints Jesuit university still promoting Planned Parenthood – by Thaddeus Baklinski SEATTLE, Washington, Tue Apr 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Seattle University, a Catholic, Jesuit-run university in Seattle, Washington, is still

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput: Refusing to act on pro-abort Catholic politicians hasn’t worked – by Rebecca Millette DENVER, April 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput delivered a keynote address at the University of Notre Dame

Share this article on Facebook Canon lawyer speaks on excommunication for politicians backing Planned Parenthood – by Patrick B. Craine WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Excommunication of Catholic politicians backing taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood can

Share this article on Facebook Controversial pro-Obama priest would leave Church rather than take position at high school – by Rebecca Millette CHICAGO, Illinois, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Controversial Catholic priest, Father Michael Pfleger of the Archdiocese of Chicago, has said

Share this article on Facebook D.C. Mayor, council members arrested while protesting loss of abortion funds – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mayor of the District of Columbia and other city officials have been arrested on Capitol

Share this article on Facebook Diocese declines to host immigration event due to pro-abortion, pro-homosexual speaker – by Christine Dhanagom AUSTIN, Texas, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the second time in his one year tenure as head of the Austin diocese, Bishop Joe Vasquez

Share this article on Facebook Doctors pushed paralyzed Irish man to refuse ventilator and die – by Hilary White DUBLIN, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a powerful op-ed in today’s Irish Times, an Irish man with degenerative motor neurone disease (MND) has

Share this article on Facebook Illinois gov. appoints pro-abort leader and major campaign donor to human rights commission – by Peter Jesserer Smith SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of a pro-abortion political action committee is getting a seat on Illinois’s

Share this article on Facebook It’s official: Mitt Romney considering a run for the presidency – by Peter Jesserer Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has finally taken the first step toward a

Share this article on Facebook Judge demands names and addresses of all homeschoolers in Mississippi – by Rebecca Millette MISSISSIPPI, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) announced today that it is fighting a request by a

Share this article on Facebook Martin Sheen reveals wife was conceived in rape, talks about ‘strong’ anti-abortion views – by John-Henry Westen DUBLIN, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Well-known for his role as President Bartlet in the television drama “The West Wing,” actor Martin

Share this article on Facebook Nearly 350 babies saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life – by John Jalsevac April 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The spring 2011 40 Days for Life campaign has now entered its 34th day, and with just a week left to go, stories of

Share this article on Facebook Parents urge Ontario bishops to re-evaluate support for gov’t equity policy – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Ontario Catholic parents is calling on the province’s bishops to re-evaluate their

Share this article on Facebook State-of-the-art rehab center to be dedicated to Terri Schiavo – by John Jalsevac MEDFORD, N.Y., April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A community center located in Medford, NY, will be dedicating their facility to the memory of Terri

Share this article on Facebook Toronto Right to Life sponsors huge pro-adoption ad campaign on subway system – by Rebecca Millette TORONTO, Ontario, April 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Toronto Right to Life Association will kick-off a huge pro-adoption ad campaign on the city’s

Share this article on Facebook United Way cuts funding to Ottawa Planned Parenthood – by Thaddeus Baklinski OTTAWA, Tue Apr 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An official of the United Way in Ottawa revealed that it has stopped funding for Planned Parenthood

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Blessed John Paul II’s Feast Day Will be October 22 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican has just published a notice regarding the feast day assigned to Pope John Paul II, who will be beatified this year

Share this article on Facebook Boys in Pink Nail Polish? J. Crew Ad Sparks Debate – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS STaff Journalist A J. Crew ad showing a boy having his toenails painted bright pink has sparked controversy among those believe depictions such

Share this article on Facebook Crucial Pro-Life Vote in Senate on Thursday – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In order to win concessions from the Democrats on budget cuts, House Speaker John Boehner agreed to remove a rider that would

Share this article on Facebook Lap Dancers and Planned Parenthood on Catholic Campuses – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In the same week that the Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) issued a devastating report documenting more than 150 current and past

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Lenten Veils: Portland OR and Oakland CA – A bit late, but thanks to Fr. Anthony-M. Patalano, O.P., pastor of Holy Rosary Church in Portland OR, I can now post some pictures of the statues of the church veiled

Share this article on Facebook Papal Liturgy: An Excerpt from the Ordo Romanus Primus – Two books fascinate me in their details whenever I open them. One is the Liber Pontificalis . The other is the Ordo Romanus Primus . With our recent posting of some rare

Share this article on Facebook Passiontide Veils of the London Oratory – General view of the Nave and Sanctuary High Altar Altar of St. Philip The Lady Altar St. Patrick’s Chapel St. Wilfrid’s Chapel Chapel of Blessed John Henry Newman

Share this article on Facebook Stations of the Cross, Ss. Trinita, Rome – Video Source: John Sonnen

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Not true: Madonna abandoning Kabbalah for Opus Dei – Well this one certainly shot at the speed of light today through the Catholic blogosphere: The [U.K.] Mirror has reported that Madonna is backing away from the Jewish

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Day 1: Arrival to Galilee – Everything went well today. The group arrived, half on Delta and half on El Al. Most of the pilgrims are from the Phoenix diocese with Fr. Rob Clemons, famous for doing

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #476 – Expulsion of the Acadians Pt. 2 – “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 A Hermitage in Your Future? – My husband thinks this will be me, one day : The hermitage isn’t what you’d expect: a small home in a quiet neighborhood of Essex, Maryland, that was originally built as

Share this article on Facebook Mercy, Mercy! – This comes to us via Pianogirl, who writes of Georgio Allegri’s Miserere mei, Deus : For many years, it was thought that Mozart composed this piece because a copy of it

Share this article on Facebook Reopening Comments – I don’t know about anyone else, but I have very much enjoyed the quiet.

Share this article on Facebook Viper-bitten and Polarized in Lent – I’m a little behind and late getting this linked , but my column is up at First Things, where I am reflecting on todays readings and how viper-bitten the whole church

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops’ Website Honors Legacy of Pope John Paul II – WASHINGTON (April 12, 2011)—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has launched a new website to honor the legacy of the late Pope John Paul II. The

Share this article on Facebook Head of Bishops’ Latin America Office Named National Director of the National Pontifical Mission Societies – WASHINGTON (April 11, 2011)–Father Andrew Small, 42, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate, has been named  National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies. The appointment

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names Auxiliary Bishop Tyson of Seattle to Succeed Bishop Carlos Sevilla of Yakima, Washington – WASHINGTON (April 12, 2011)—Pope Benedict XVI has named Auxiliary Bishop Joseph J. Tyson of Seattle,  53, to succeed Bishop Carlos Sevilla of Yakima, Washington, 75, and

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Another verminous blog entry, brought to you by… Adam and Eve – … and spring. Since I have had posts on rats in rectories and skunks under houses, let’s have another one in which we can reflect on our mortal state and the fact that

Share this article on Facebook Atlas Shrugged – Today I noticed on Twitter that a movie based on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is soon to be released.  At least the first part of the book in the first installment of the

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 35: Tuesday 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 Tuesday of

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Mephitidae – From a reader: Father, I have read with interest your posts on Mice in the Rectory. Now, perhaps you have something for Skunks under the Farmhouse. Our air-conditioner

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: TLM “straw” subdeacon – From a reader: I serve Low Mass five or six days out of the week as well as participating in Sunday Vespers, so my priest recently asked if I would be able to serve as

Share this article on Facebook REVIEW: Letters to an Altar Boy (Angelus Press) – The publishing arm of the SSPX has reprinted a 1952 work by Fr. David E. Rosage, Letters to an Altar Boy (reprint 2011). The thin book begins with a quote from Rev.

Share this article on Facebook Something to spark your reading interests – I noticed that Amazon is pushing now their Kindle reader at a lower price with the tradeoff that they can push ads and sponsored screensavers to your device. You can

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Tuesday 5th Week of Lent: bittersweet – COLLECT Da nobis, quaesumus, Domine, perseverantem in tua voluntate famulatum, ut in diebus nostris et merito et numero populus tibi serviens augeatur. In the

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: Writing in your books – I love books.  I enjoy and use books (cf. utor and fruor).  I might actually have too many books. (Hmmm… Possible?) I also write in books. I write in my own books,

Share this article on Facebook We do not know the day or the hour. – We do not know the day or the hour. I had seen this video before, but Patrick Madrid posted it on his page. It reminds me of in our Latin Church we sometimes pray about

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