Catholic News Headlines April 18, 2011


Apr. 17, 7pm—Apr. 18, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Ambassador Kmiec offers resignation after critical report – Valletta, Malta, Apr 18, 2011 / 06:01 pm ( CNA ).- U.S. Ambassador to Malta Doug Kmiec has offered his resignation to President Barack Obama, insisting his writings have

Share this article on Facebook Photograph’s destruction likely ‘what the artist wanted,’ charges art historian – Rome, Italy, Apr 18, 2011 / 02:49 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The destruction of an art display depicting the crucified Christ drenched in urine is being described by one

Share this article on Facebook Pope appoints youngest bishop in US to Detroit archdiocese – Detroit, Mich., Apr 18, 2011 / 04:12 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict appointed Texas priest Jose Auturo Cepeda as an auxiliary bishop of Detroit. At the age of 41,

Share this article on Facebook Scottish cardinal attacks ‘shameful’ British nuclear weapons – Falsane, Scotland, Apr 18, 2011 / 11:09 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.K.’s most senior Catholic clergyman is calling upon the British Government to give up its “shameful”

Share this article on Facebook Tabernacle destroyed in Spanish parish – Madrid, Spain, Apr 18, 2011 / 01:55 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Several intruders broke into a Spanish church, destroying the tabernacle and crown on a statue of the

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Rio’ rises while ‘Scream 4’ dies a miserable death – Two films opened this past weekend – “Rio,” an animated comedy about birds and “Scream …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Fukushima: Experts say crisis could end in six to nine months – The plant operator at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant has set out a plan to end the crisis …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Christian Muslim Forum builds peace through the Bible, Qur’an – MATI City, April 18, 2011―An inter-faith group has found a most effective way of working for peace—that of sharing on the holy verses of the Qur’an and the Christian

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Another Reason to Hate the Media – OK. This is awful. The first three minutes or so are just buildup for the coming debacle. But I love the anchor just laughing at this idiot reporter. But this isn’t the

Share this article on Facebook Greatest Quote About Europe Since Churchill – Print this story out. Fold it up. Put it somewhere safe. In 50 years when people are wondering what the heck happened to Europe you can put your teeth in, change your

Share this article on Facebook Kmiec Resigns! – Doug Kmiec, Barack Obama’s ambassador to Malta, has resigned or was forced out depending on what you read. But the reason seems to be that he was speaking and writing

Share this article on Facebook Station Five from Leonard Porter – Now that we have entered Holy Week, CMR offers new meditations based on the set of the Stations of the Cross recently completed by New York painter Leonard Porter .

Share this article on Facebook Station Four from Leonard Porter – Now that we have entered Holy Week, CMR offers new meditations based on the set of the Stations of the Cross recently completed by New York painter Leonard Porter . (Mr.

Share this article on Facebook Voris, Corapi, And The Ned Flanderification Of Catholic Commentary – If you are lucky, you may have missed the current debate rippling through the Catholic interwebs. Actually, it is a debate that comes up from time time to time, this

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Angelus: Pope Asks For End Of Violence In Colombia – VATICAN CITY, 17 APR 2011 (VIS) – At the end of the celebration of the solemnity of Palm Sunday and the Lord’s Passion, the Holy Father prayed the Angelus with the

Share this article on Facebook God Desires To Lift The Human Being To Himself – VATICAN CITY, 17 APR 2011 (VIS) – Benedict XVI presided over the thousands of persons who filled St. Peter’s Square for the Eucharistic celebration of Palm Sunday and

Share this article on Facebook Leading English Prelate Criticizes ‘Big Society’ Program – Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster is criticizing the direction of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society program– an initiative designed to promote localism

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for April 16 – VATICAN CITY, 16 APR 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. – Cardinal Ivan

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for April 18 – VATICAN CITY, 18 APR 2011 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father named: – Fr. Jose Arturo Cepeda of the clergy of the archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas as auxiliary bishop of

Share this article on Facebook Program Of The Pope’s Apostolic Trip To Croatia – VATICAN CITY, 18 APR 2011 (VIS) – Following is the program of Benedict XVI’s apostolic trip to Croatia – scheduled for 4 – 5 June – for the National Day of Croatian

Share this article on Facebook Religious Leaders Urge Obama To Take Lead On Mideast Peace – Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany have joined other Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders in calling upon President Barack Obama to take a

Share this article on Facebook Spain’s First Female Ambassador Presents Credentials – VATICAN CITY, 16 APR 2011 (VIS) – Benedict XVI, who celebrates his 84th birthday today, received in audience Maria Jesus Figa Lopez-Palop, the first woman to serve as

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Are You Happy? – Sherry Antonetti: Pondering Joy and Reveling In Life | “Are you happy?” was the catch title on the magazine. I didn’t pick it up, but still the question lingered. I

Share this article on Facebook Eagles! – Rebecca Teti: | Free Videos by Ustream.TV Here is a live webcam of Decorah Eagles parenting a nest of eaglets. Enjoy! (A few seconds into the feed, you have to endure an

Share this article on Facebook From Colic to College – 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:

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook VIDEO: What’s the Real Story Behind the Infamous “Incident of the Statues”? – GET THE BOOK. GET THE AUTOGRAPHED VERSION WITH EXCLUSIVE BONUS INTERVIEW ON CD. KINDLE VERSION.

Kresta In The Afternoon

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Share this article on Facebook Doug Kmiec Out As Ambassasdor to Malta – The U.S. ambassador to Malta, an important Roman Catholic supporter of President Barack Obama, said Sunday he would resign after a State Department report criticized him

Share this article on Facebook Patriot Guard Riders Drown Out Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

Share this article on Facebook Spike in False Claims – Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the spike in false claims made against priests: The report on clergy abuse was released a week ago today, and for some

Share this article on Facebook Technology without God pulls humanity down, pope says on Palm Sunday – Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI warned that technological progress must not lead people to think they can “become God.” About 50,000

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 18, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 18 4:00 – Pope Benedict XVI and Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 16-Year-Old Girl Suffered Botched Abortion at Planned Parenthood – Local pro-life advocates have obtained more details concerning a woman who was recently victimized by a botched abortion at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Centers in Delaware Affiliated With Gosnell Will Close – Two Delaware-based abortion facilities associated with embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell will likely remain closed, according to new information from

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Practitioner Evicted From Las Vegas, Nevada Clinic – A Las Vegas abortion practitioner has been evicted from one of the two abortion facilities he operates in the large Nevada city, and is now down to operating just one

Share this article on Facebook British Government Wants to Withhold Late Abortion Numbers – The British government is facing accusations that it is planning to cover up the frequent reports the national health department typically puts out about abortions,

Share this article on Facebook Carleton U. Pro-Life Group Asks Court to Review Discrimination – The pro-life student group at Carleton University continues responding to the student association’s decision in January to uphold a decision it made last year to kick

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Obama Apologist Kmiec Resigns as Malta Ambassador – After facing criticism from the State Department for spending too much time trying to defend President Barack Obama to Catholics, Douglas Kmiec says he will resign from

Share this article on Facebook Georgia Pro-Life Org Upset House Passes No Pro-Life Bills – Georgia Right to Life is not happy that the state legislature didn’t preclude any pro-life legislative victories for unborn children in the same way numerous states

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Senate Votes to End Tax Funding of Planned Parenthood – The Indiana state Senate today voted to end taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business less than a week after Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted down a

Share this article on Facebook Komen Admits Planned Parenthood Grants Don’t Get Women Mammograms – In new emails Susan G. Komen for the Cure is sending to people complaining about their grants to the Planned Parenthood abortion business, officials claim the grants are

Share this article on Facebook Manchin Blasted by Pro-Life Group for Funding Planned Parenthood – West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is earning strong criticism from a pro-life group who says the self-declared pro-life senator who is working overtime to cover up his

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina Legislators Look to De-Fund Planned Parenthood – With Congress having failed to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business thanks to Democrats in the Senate, now, North Carolina legislators are looking to yank

Share this article on Facebook Responding to Criticism Over Pro-Life Concerns on American Cancer Society – I was recently asked by a pro-choice friend, “What is the worst thing you’ve been called by someone on the other side of the abortion issue?” I was able to respond that

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Day 40: Over 4,000 babies saved from abortion thanks to 40 Days campaigns – by Shawn Carney – 40 Days for Life Well, here we are … the final day of the first 40 Days for Life campaign of 2011. And what an amazing campaign it has been with a

Share this article on Facebook What the pope told us about post-abortion healing in February – by Fr. Frank Pavone At the end of February I was privileged to be welcomed at the Vatican as a new member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Established in 1994 by Pope

Share this article on Facebook Yahoos at Yale: what did You expect? – by Chuck Colson April 18, 2011 (Breakpoint.org) – For some time now, I’ve been telling you that the Christian worldview is the only worldview that provides us with a

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Fulton Sheen Cause Moves Ahead – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The cause for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen is set to advance next month when Bishop Daniel J. Jenky of Peoria

Share this article on Facebook Crowd Cheers as Teen Stabs Himself To Death On-Stage – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A troubled teen performing at an open mic night in an Oregon club stabbed himself to death in front of a cheering audience who

Share this article on Facebook Is Tweeting Bad for the Brain? – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A team of researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) released a study last week that found evidence that

Share this article on Facebook UK Approves Sex Change Drug for 12 Year-Olds – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Those of you who were shocked by our story last week about a new trend that celebrates boys who like to dress up as

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Palm Sunday, Communauté Saint Martin, Blois, France – [More from the Communauté Saint Martin, a reform of the reform community in France. The following images come from their House of Formation near Blois.] * * * I am sure

Share this article on Facebook Palm Sunday, St-Eugene, Paris, France – [Another view of Palm Sunday from France, this time from the usus antiquior from St-Eugene in Paris.]

Share this article on Facebook The Italian Debate About Continuity, Rupture and the Second Vatican Council – I have been following with great interest some of the recent entries of Sandro Magister on the debate occurring within Italian circles at the present moment about the

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Day 7: Masada, Qumran, Jericho, Dead Sea & Camels – Another great and fun day. Enjoy the videos. Part i Part II

Share this article on Facebook Does John 3:16 Teach “Faith Alone”? – My mother asked me, “How would you like fifty cents?” I quickly responded, “I would like it very much.” What a silly question to ask an seven year old. Of course I would

Share this article on Facebook Intrepid Pilgrim Runners around Jerusalem – Three pilgrims joined me for a run around the Old City of Jerusalem today on Palm Sunday. It was a feast for the senses along with the mind, the body and the heart. We

Share this article on Facebook Passover Lamb: a true story – Contributed by Jesse Ray 4-18-2011 I arrived on the scene with my gun and stoically loaded in some self-defense rounds (although I was clearly not in danger). I did not

Share this article on Facebook Two Great Jewish Movies – Since we are in Jerusalem over Passover, I thought I would share two of our favorite Jewish movies. Recently watched “ Everything is Illuminated ” again. It is funny and

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #190 – Trees of Lent – “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 Prithee, Who is Primary? – If Abbot and Costello had gone classical…(thanks to Joseph ) Click here to view the embedded video.

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Doctrine Committee Chairman Gives Rationale for Critiquing – WASHINGTON (April 18, 2011)—Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, chair of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, sent a resource to bishops, April 18, outlining the

Share this article on Facebook Polish National Catholic-Roman Catholic Dialogue Discusses Steps Toward Communion, Local Misunderstandings – WASHINGTON (April 18, 2011)—A meeting of the Polish National Catholic-Roman Catholic dialogue took place at St. Paul’s College in Washington on April 5 and 6. Bishop

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names San Antonio Seminary Rector as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit – WASHINGTON (April 18, 2011)—Pope Benedict XVI has named Father José Arturo Cepeda, 41, rector of Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, as an auxiliary bishop in the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A monastery with falling numbers trying to find more men – Today’s number of the New York Times in the Media and Advertising section there is a story about the Benedictine Abbey at Portsmouth, RI, which is, essentially, aging to

Share this article on Facebook Brick by brick in Wyoming – I like Wyoming.  I spent time there as a kid.  My mother grew up there. Carmelites in Wyoming will send you great coffee.  Wyoming Catholic College, which I have

Share this article on Facebook Civil War Daily Gazette – I think for a while I will be following the day by day developments of the American Civil War via the Civil War Daily Gazette. 150 year after the fact, this site has a

Share this article on Facebook L’Osservatore Romano: criticizing the questioners – If you haven’t yet seen this, you will want to hop over and have a look at Sandro Magister‘s always useful place. In this case, Magister presents the back-to-back

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 41: Monday of Holy Week – 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. I had a truly

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Inserting a ditty into the reading of the Passion – From a reader: During the reading of the Passion today, the choir jumped in at random moments to sing part of “What Wondrous Love Is This”. That feels wrong; is it? What

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Monday in Holy Week: “we who are flagging from our weakness” – COLLECT Da, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut, qui ex nostra infirmitate deficimus, intercedente Unigeniti Filii tui passione, respiremus. Today’s prayer was in the 1962

Share this article on Facebook When agendas trump logic – One of the worst pieces of reasoning I have seen in a while…. almost as bad as that recent stupid piece in TIME about the new translation . Get a load of this, from the

Share this article on Facebook Your Good News – Do you have any recent good news for us all?

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