Catholic News Headlines April 14, 2011


Apr. 13, 7pm—Apr. 14, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Brussels archbishop hit with foam pies, refuses legal action – Brussels, Belgium, Apr 14, 2011 / 01:46 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The head of the Catholic Church in Belgium told CNA that he won’t be taking legal action against the

Share this article on Facebook Japanese ambassador ‘very grateful’ to Pope for his generosity – Vatican City, Apr 14, 2011 / 12:48 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Japanese Ambassador to the Holy See says he’s “very grateful” to Pope Benedict XVI, after the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Poverty not reduced by population control, states Vatican’s UN observer – New York City, N.Y., Apr 14, 2011 / 01:08 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The chief Vatican representative to the United Nations said that pushing population control methods on

Share this article on Facebook Top choral director calls modern Church music ‘ecclesiastical karaoke’ – London, England, Apr 14, 2011 / 05:46 am ( CNA ).- A Grammy winning music director has delivered a stinging attack upon modern Church music.  Joseph Cullen, choral

Share this article on Facebook US bishops launch John Paul II memorial website – Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2011 / 02:51 am ( CNA ).- In honor of the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II, the U.S. bishops’ conference launched a new website

Share this article on Facebook Vatican’s China commission says bishop’s ordination was illegitimate – Vatican City, Apr 14, 2011 / 04:32 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican is describing the recent ordination of a Chinese bishop without the approval of Rome as “gravely

Share this article on Facebook Video of Muslims burning Christians is a fraud, Salesians confirm – Madrid, Spain, Apr 14, 2011 / 02:57 pm ( CNA ).- A video allegedly showing Christians being burned alive by Muslims in Ivory Coast is a fraud, the Salesians recently

Share this article on Facebook Virtual pilgrimage opened at St. Francis of Assisi’s tomb – Rome, Italy, Apr 14, 2011 / 06:10 pm ( CNA ).- Officials at the shrine of St. Francis of Assisi have installed two video cameras in the crypt of the basilica so

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Viral video asks: What if Moses had used the Internet? – The Story of Exodus using today’s Internet tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Maps has become a …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Seven people killed in latest clashes in Yemen – Seven people have been killed in clashes in Yemen. Thousands of anti-government protesters across the country are …

Share this article on Facebook Tunisia files criminal charges against former president – Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali now faces 18 legal cases against him for crimes against the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Democrats, Republicans must work together, Obama says – U.S. President Barack Obama says that Democrats and Republicans should come together to address the …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook “Stretching the Stewardship Way of Life” – Check out this article by Fr. Dave Zimmer commenting on the anti-Catholic segment involving Catholics Come Home commercials on Bill Maher’s show a few weeks ago. “The

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Mati villagers celebrate Earth Day 2011 – MATI, Davao Oriental, April 14, 2011―More than 700 villagers coming from different barangays of Davao Oriental rallied the cause of an endangered Mother Earth during the

Share this article on Facebook Mindanao lumads celebrate Earth Day with rituals – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, April 14, 2011—Indigenous peoples (lumads) in Mindanao started their 5-day celebration of Earth Day yesterday with the ritual “pamalas” to ward off

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Holy HissyPfit! – Father Michael Pfleger, the bombastic Obama supporting Chicago priest, recently made some very disturbing comments that call into question his willingness to stay in the

Share this article on Facebook Obama, Champion of Down Syndrome Children? – This is sickening. President Barack Obama criticized Republicans with cheap shot after cheap shot yesterday in defending his budget ideas but this one really was just

Share this article on Facebook Republicans — Reject The Deal – Attention rank and file Republicans in the House. Your leadership has lied to you and lied to us. First they promised to cut $100bn, then $61bn, then cut a deal at$38bn

Share this article on Facebook What a Woman in Crisis Really Needs – This story by Calah Alexander of Barefoot and Pregnant fame absolutely blew me away. What an amazing pro-life story. It’s your must read of the day. Calah Alexander

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Receives President Of Latvia – VATICAN CITY, 14 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today published the following communique: “Today in the Apostolic Palace Benedict XVI received in audience

Share this article on Facebook Communique On Meeting On Catholic Church In China – VATICAN CITY, 14 APR 2011 (VIS) – At midday today the Holy See Press Office published the following English-language communique on the IVth Plenary Meeting, held in the

Share this article on Facebook Holy Week Celebrations To Be Presided By The Pope – VATICAN CITY, 14 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff today published the calendar of ceremonies to be presided by Benedict XVI

Share this article on Facebook Hong Kong Cardinal Rues Communist Persecution, ‘Policy Of Compromise’ – Speaking in the United States, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong said that “I bring bad news about the Church in China.” “All these years the policy of the

Share this article on Facebook India: Tens Of Thousands Of Christians To Protest Persecution – Tens of thousands of Christians will take to the streets of Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, and Bangalore on Good Friday in silent protest of the persecution of Christians in

Share this article on Facebook Plenary Meeting Of The Pontifical Biblical Commission – VATICAN CITY, 14 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Pontifical Biblical Commission will hold its annual plenary session from 2 to 6 May in the Domus Sanctae Marthae (Vatican City),

Share this article on Facebook Pope Receives New Patriarch Of Antioch Of The Maronites – VATICAN CITY, 14 APR 2011 (VIS) – At midday today Benedict XVI received in audience the bishops and faithful of the Maronite Church, on the occasion of the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Ack! Small Successes! – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 109 | Whoops! I almost forgot to put this up for you all this morning … here we go! … It’s important for moms to recognize that

Share this article on Facebook Divorced, Not Separated…From The Church – Rebecca Teti: | I know I’ve posted on this before, but so many divorced Catholics think they’re unwelcome at Church, I like to remind people periodically that it’s not

Share this article on Facebook In Search of Support – Rachel Balducci: Please give your two cents! | A friend was recently asking me for advice on finding a good nursing bra and I realized I have the perfect place to ask:

Share this article on Facebook Pregnancy Fatigue – Arwen Mosher: When do you start wanting the baby out? | My husband and I were getting in the car. I made an “oof” sound as I climbed into my seat, and he glanced at me

Share this article on Facebook Sacramental Gifts that Keep On Giving – Lisa Hendey: What is your gift of choice? | I loved this recent article at the Catholic News Service Blog that reported on a young Confirmand’s decision to donate the

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:

Share this article on Facebook Win These Cute and Yummy Lambs – Danielle Bean: Free Chocolate for Easter | As we promised you in Lori’s Easter guide, the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi are offering a giveaway of a pair of these

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook ATTENTION PRIESTS! How Well Are You Doing Your Job? – Let me begin this post by offering an apology to priestly readers for using a rather provocative headline. It is not my intention to question whether you are doing your

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Burning Rage – At least 21 people died in Afghanistan during three days of protests over one Florida pastor’s bizarre Quran-burning ceremony, and a top U.S. general warned that the

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – School Bus Billboard

Share this article on Facebook Christians in the Middle East – By George Weigel Dr. Habib Malik of the Lebanese American University has been a friend for many years. Few men have such an informed and humane view of the sad, even

Share this article on Facebook Do Kids Need a Mom and Dad? Arkansas Says No; Virginia Says Yes – In a 7-0 ruling on Apr. 7, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved law that prohibited any cohabiting couples from adopting or fostering a child. Act 1 —

Share this article on Facebook Give Chikin a Chance – Chick-fil-A faces sustained campaign from gay activists and campus groups over pro-marriage statements By Megan Basham Some might call it much ado about free chicken,

Share this article on Facebook Ourtageous Statement of the Day – MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Breaks Down in Tears Over Thought of Planned Parenthood Defunding Instead of “relying on Planned Parenthood for (her) birth control” how about

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan: hundreds of Christian girls forced to convert to Islam – In Pakistan forced conversions to Islam, rapes and forced marriages are on the rise. The victims are mostly Hindu and Christian girls, belonging to religious minorities,

Share this article on Facebook Pope turning 84 Saturday – Receives birthday greetings by e-mail

Share this article on Facebook SNAP Psychiatrist Sent to Prison – Dr. Steve Taylor, a Louisiana psychiatrist who has worked with the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP), has been sentenced to two years in prison for

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court to Hear Important Religious-Freedom Case – The Supreme Court has consented to hear a case that Notre Dame law professor Rick Garnett calls “the most important religious-freedom case in 20 years.” According to

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 14, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 14 4:00 – TBA 4:20 – The 2011 Budget and the Looming Battle Over the Debt Ceiling Yesterday President Obama laid out

Share this article on Facebook Top choral director calls modern Church music ‘ecclesiastical karaoke’ – A Grammy winning music director has delivered a stinging attack upon modern Church music. Joseph Cullen, choral director at the London Symphony Orchestra, says that

Share this article on Facebook Virtually Dating: Phony online facades jeopardize genuine relationships – Virtually Dating By Randy Hicks (WNS)–We’ve all heard the phrase “the eyes are the window to the soul.” In a similar way, some ideas are a window to the soul of our

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 40 Days for Life: Couple Leaves Planned Parenthood With No Abortion – There is so much momentum heading into the closing weekend of 40 Days for Life! Tonight, I am speaking in Los Angeles at a 40 Days for Life event. Then tomorrow, I head

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops Join Pro-Life Groups: De-Fund Planned Parenthood – When members of Congress vote today on revoking taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business, the nation’s Catholic bishops are joining pro-life

Share this article on Facebook House De-Funds Planned Parenthood, Passes Pro-Life CR – The House of Representatives voted today for the Continuing Resolution funding the federal government that contains a ban on abortion funding in the nation’s capital.

Share this article on Facebook House De-Funds Planned Parenthood, Senate Allows Funding – The House of Representatives voted today for the Continuing Resolution funding the federal government that contains a ban on abortion funding in the nation’s capital.

Share this article on Facebook House Strips Funding From Obamacare Law, Senate Votes No – On a 240-185 vote today, with all Republicans supporting and all but three Democrats in opposition, the House of Representatives voted today to strip the Obamacare

Share this article on Facebook Idaho Governor Signs Fetal Pain-Based Abortion Ban – Add Idaho to the list of states that have followed the trend Nebraska started and banned abortions based on scientific evidence clearly showing unborn children

Share this article on Facebook Illinois House Defeats Bill on Abortion Center Regulations – Illinois House lawmakers defeated a bill yesterday that would protect women by putting more regulations of abortion centers in place, but the pro-life measure may have

Share this article on Facebook Martin Sheen Sheds Light in Reasons for His Pro-Life Views – Actor Martin Sheen has gone against the grain of Hollywood for years with his pro-life views and, in a new interview, he talked about some of the family machinations

Share this article on Facebook Obama Administraton Catigates Vatican Over Family Planning – The contrast between the priorities of the developed and developing world was as clear as night and day. “It is detrimental to not have adequate family planning

Share this article on Facebook Obama Cuts Women’s Health Care, Funds Planned Parenthood – President Barack Obama is facing criticism from a conservative group for cutting women’s health care while holding steadfast to funding for the Planned Parenthood

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma Sends Fetal Pain Abortion Ban, Obamacare $ Ban to Falin – Two pro-life bills the state legislature gave final approve to on Wednesday are on their way to Governor Mary Falin and are expected to be signed into law soon. One

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group: Obama OK With Massive Black Abortion Rate – A pro-life organization says President Barack Obama is, ironically, allowing the high rate of abortions on black women and children to continue by refusing to de-fund

Share this article on Facebook Ron Paul Starts Organization to “Test the Waters” for 2012 – Congressman Ron Paul has quietly put together an organization to start “testing the waters” to see if the 2008 Republican presidential candidate wants to make another

Share this article on Facebook Updating the Stem Cell Research Wars: A Non-Scientist Primer – As soon as scientists begin discussing the differences between embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, and altered nuclear transfer, most

Share this article on Facebook Utah Health Department: Abortion Numbers Drop to 10 year Low – A new report from the Utah Department of Health finds the number of abortions in the western state has dropped to a 10 year low, which is good news for the pro-life

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Senate rejects measures defunding Planned Parenthood, health law – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Senate Thursday afternoon voted 58-42 to strike down a measure that would have

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal asks Ricky Martin to stop pushing sodomy on young people – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic cardinal archbishop is calling on Ricky Martin to stop promoting the

Share this article on Facebook Delaware poised to pass gay civil unions – by Peter Jesserer Smith DOVER, Delaware, April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lawmakers in Delaware are poised to pass legislation that would give homosexual couples a

Share this article on Facebook House passes budget gutting D.C. abortions, separate bill defunding Planned Parenthood – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday afternoon passed the final budget bill for FY2011,

Share this article on Facebook Judge dismisses abuse of process application in Gibbons case – by Tony Gosgnach TORONTO, Ontario, April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A provincial court judge has dismissed a defence application for a stay of proceedings on the

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska bishop: Catholic politicians who support Planned Parenthood should be denied Communion – by Patrick B. Craine LINCOLN, Nebraska, April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Though not “formally excommunicated,” Catholic politicians who support Planned Parenthood or

Share this article on Facebook Pro-lifer arrested for walking by abortion clinic awarded $10,000 – by Kathleen Gilbert LIGONIER, Pennsylvania, April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Pennsylvania man arrested by police for walking by an abortion clinic because he was

Share this article on Facebook Santorum officially testing the presidential waters – by Peter Jesserer Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum announced Wednesday that he has formed an

Share this article on Facebook The face of hate – by J. Matt Barber April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Progressives” are like pig farmers. In an effort to bury opposing viewpoints they sling pejorative slop, labeling

Share this article on Facebook U of North Carolina student lied about anti-gay assault – by Kathleen Gilbert CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNCCH) student with a vicious burn wound

Share this article on Facebook USCCB: defunding Planned Parenthood ‘not one of those hard choices’ – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The choice to defund America’s largest abortion provider should not be a difficult one to make,

Share this article on Facebook Utah State Office of Education scraps contraception presentation – by Thaddeus Baklinski SALT LAKE CITY, Thu Apr 14, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The draft version of a slideshow on contraception, developed by the Utah State Office of

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “Mother Earth” to be Given the Same Rights as Humans? – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Bolivia is planning to introduce a draft United Nations (UN)treaty this month that will give “Mother Earth” the same rights as

Share this article on Facebook Japanese Crises Spark Religious Awakening – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A missionary priest working in the crisis-ravaged country of Japan says the combination of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear

Share this article on Facebook Newly Released Undercover Tapes Reveal National Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Abortion Centers – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A pro-life organization that took the lead in uncovering the widespread practice among abortion providers of covering up the

Share this article on Facebook Philadelphia Gives Condoms to 11 Year-Olds – Without Parent’s Permission! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new campaign by the Philadelphia Department of Health to combat an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases among youth in

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Biblical Scenes Inside the Roman Catacombs – From Rome Reports, the biblical scenes most represented inside the Roman Catacombs : Here are some excerpts of the text from within the video: “The art of the catacombs

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical Society Established at Boston College – The NLM was recently contacted by some members of Boston College who let us know that they have established Una Voce at Boston College . From their recently established

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Mass in Amsterdam – Last Sunday (Passion Sunday), H.E. Most Rev. Czesław Kozon, bishop of Copenhagen, conferred the Sacrament of Holy Confirmation on eight adults and afterwards celebrated

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Day 3, Part I: Beatitudes, to Banias, to Golan – A great day but too much for one video so I cut today in half. Here is the first half. Enjoy! All is well.

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #286 – The True Cross – “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 Difficult Lent – Love, Pain and Balance – It’s been a difficult Lent, for me, at least. Lots of things to ponder, and so little free time to really do it. One thing I’ve learned this Lent is that I am lending

Share this article on Facebook How the Tsunami Happened – Awesome, terrifying and fascinating – when the earth opens up at the 11:31 mark it’s chilling H/T Patrick Madrid Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook The Church is not a Democracy – As Holy Week approaches we can always count on provocative headlines, like Time Magazine’s Is Hell Dead? which looks at the latest book by Evangelical preacher Rob Bell

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops to Congress: At a Time of Painful Budget Cuts, Defunding Planned Parenthood ‘Not One of Those Hard Choices’ – WASHINGTON (April 14, 2011)— In an April 13 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston urged Congress to vote for a

Share this article on Facebook New U.S. Catholics Include Former Abortion Clinic Administrator, Marine, Seven Family Members – WASHINGTON (April 14, 2011) —A young adult raised in communist Cuba, an African woman who grew up as a Muslim, a marine being deployed in June, and a former abortion

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “ecclesiastical karaoke” – From CNA: London, England, Apr 14, 2011 / 05:46 am (CNA).- A Grammy winning music director has delivered a stinging attack upon modern Church music.  Joseph Cullen,

Share this article on Facebook “It is possible to fully understand the Mass.”…. NOT. – My friend Jeffrey Tucker over at the Chant Cafe has a great entry on music and matters liturgical… and you. He provides bullet points which are each food for thought.

Share this article on Facebook Brick by Brick in Amsterdam – If it can be done in Amsterdam, it can be done anywhere. NLM has a page with some photos of a recent Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Amsterdam. Friends,

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 37: Thursday 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 Wednesday

Share this article on Facebook The Bronx is up… – … and the Battery down. Technorati Tags: NYC

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Thursday in the 5th Week of Lent: Defending the Faith – COLLECT Adesto, Domine, supplicibus tuis, et spem suam in tua misericordia collocantes tuere propitius, ut, a peccatorum labe mundati, in sancta conversatione

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