Catholic News Headlines April 19, 2011


Apr. 18, 7pm—Apr. 19, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Controversial Barcelona priest not excommunicated, confirms archdiocese – Barcelona, Spain, Apr 19, 2011 / 06:01 pm ( CNA ).- The Archdiocese of Barcelona in Spain confirmed April 18 that Father Manuel Pousa was not automatically

Share this article on Facebook Irish Church report going to Pope this weekend – Vatican City, Apr 19, 2011 / 12:01 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Archbishop of Dublin said April 18 that the inquiry team sent to Ireland by Pope Benedict XVI will be in a

Share this article on Facebook National Geographic documentary examines relics of third-century saints – Rome, Italy, Apr 19, 2011 / 03:10 pm ( CNA ).- Two skeletons attributed to two married martyrs from the third century could be authentic, say researchers taking part in

Share this article on Facebook On election anniversary, Pope praised for his ‘profound goodness’ – Vatican City, Apr 19, 2011 / 06:00 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Upon the sixth anniversary of Benedict XVI’s election to the papacy on April 19, Cardinal Raymond Burke told

Share this article on Facebook US bishops join call for new Middle East peace talks – Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2011 / 01:27 am ( CNA ).- The U.S. Catholic bishops have joined a coalition of Christian, Jewish, and Muslims leaders urging the president and

Share this article on Facebook US Catholic Church finds astonishing variety of people joining this Easter – Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2011 / 02:52 am ( CNA ).- A Muslim, a family of seven, a marine, a former abortion clinic administrator – these are just a few of the many faces

Share this article on Facebook Vatican newspaper goes online in English – Vatican City, Apr 19, 2011 / 04:34 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- For the first time ever the Vatican newspaper will now provide a daily news service in English. Up until now

Share this article on Facebook Venezuela unwilling to dialogue with Church, says cardinal – Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 19, 2011 / 02:00 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela recently noted that the country’s government refuses to enter

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Last Supper was on Wednesday, not Thursday, scholar says – Christians have long traditionally observed Jesus Christ\’s Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. However — …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Khadafi’s military firing upon unarmed civilians – The war in Libya has intensified, with Dictator Moammar Khadafi resorting to despicable practices to keep his …

Share this article on Facebook Mexican drug violence spilling onto U.S. soil – Americans are increasingly getting caught in the deadly crossfire of Mexico’s ongoing war with the drug …

Share this article on Facebook President-elect urges Nigeria to stay calm after elections – Nigerian president-elect Goodluck Jonathan has urged his nation to end the \”sporadic unrest\” …

Share this article on Facebook Six years of Pope Benedict XVI: Catholic Church at the Beginning of a New Missionary Age – He is exactly what he told us all six years ago, a “. simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the …

Share this article on Facebook Syrian city of Homs under crackdown after protests – The Syrian government has cracked down on protestors in the city of Homs, as gunfire erupted overnight where …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Priest slams Aquino’s push for RH bill – SAN PABLO City, April 19, 2011―A Catholic priest has criticized President Benigno “Noynoy” Simeon C. Aquino for his insistence in pushing the reproductive health bill,

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Habemus Papam Punk! – Six ago yesterday little Fr. Dickie McBrien, the prognosticator of prognosticators, opined to the WaPo that a certain German Cardinal had zero chance of becoming Pope.

Share this article on Facebook Help The Crescat Go to Rome! – The Crescat has been chosen to go to Rome for the big blog meeting. She needs a little help getting there so if you can help her out please check her out. Hide your

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood and ACLU Team Up for Lawless Abortion Clinics – In light of the horrors perpetrated by Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, you’d think most people would be in favor of attempting to establish some minimum health

Share this article on Facebook Puberty Blockers for Confused Pre-Teens? – Remember the good ol’ days when the baby came out of the womb you looked down and could announce, “you have a baby boy” or “You’ve got a girl.” Well, it turns out you

Share this article on Facebook Shutting The Door To Salvation On May 21 – Starting May 22nd, I am so getting a dirt bike and maybe a tattoo. Oh, on second thought maybe I will just beat up Duran Duran or the cast of Glee. Oh, there might be a

Share this article on Facebook Station 6 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 7 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 .

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Urges UK To Abandon Nuclear Weapons – Addressing an anti-nuclear rally at a submarine base, Scotland’s leading prelate called upon the British government to abandon its nuclear weapons program. “I’ve been

Share this article on Facebook China: Crackdown On Protestant Church – Police in Beijing detained and released 47 members of an unregistered Protestant house church on April 17. The previous Sunday, police had detained 169 members.

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 Easter Winners – Danielle Bean: Updates From Our Recent Giveaways | Many thanks to our generous sponsors who have offered a number of giveaways for Faith & Family readers last week. The

Share this article on Facebook Homeschooling in a New State – Lisa Hendey: Do we have any homeschoolers in Maine? | I was surprised by a recent note from my friend Elyse who does our lovely Mass Worksheets on CatholicMom.com. Elyse

Share this article on Facebook Music For Holy Week – Rebecca Teti: what are your favorites? | We often discuss Advent & Christmas music here, but some of the most hauntingly gorgeous melodies ever written honor Christ’s

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Share this article on Facebook Vatican Preparing Action on Biblical Inerrancy: Prayers Needed! – You may remember that back in 2008 the Holy See held a session of the synod of bishops devoted to the theme “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.” The

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook British PM: End law against Catholic monarchs – Royal succession rules banning Roman Catholics from succeeding to the throne should be scrapped, the Prime Minister has said. David Cameron said Catholics should be able

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Debt Ceiling

Share this article on Facebook Delaware officials continue probe of abortion clinic linked to Pa. doctor charged with murder – Delaware officials have reached a tentative agreement with an operator of a Delaware abortion clinic linked to a Philadelphia abortionist who is charged with murder. The

Share this article on Facebook Filipino president: ready to risk excommunication birth-control bill – Philippine President Benigno Aquino said he is willing to risk excommunication from the Catholic Church rather than scrap the so-called Responsible Parenthood Bill,

Share this article on Facebook New book takes a look at the messages left at the tomb of John Paul II

Share this article on Facebook The ordinariate is really happening – The ordinariate is really happening. It really is. After a year and a half since the publication of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus which made

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 19, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 19 4:00 – The Invisible World: Understanding Angels, Demons, and the Spiritual Realities That Surround Us Anthony

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 90% of Down Syndrome Children Aborted, Survivors Bring Joy – There is an ugly statistic made well known by none other than The New York Times from a 2007 article; 90 percent of all pregnancies where the unborn child is given a

Share this article on Facebook Canada Supreme Court to Hear Key Euthanasia Case in May – The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) has been granted intervener status in the Rasouli case which will be heard before the Superior Court on May 18. The Rasouli

Share this article on Facebook Donald Trump Falters on Question Over Privacy, Abortion – Businessman Donald Trump faltered when responding to a series of questions on abortion that saw NBC reporter Savannah Guthrie attempt to challenge him on the so-called

Share this article on Facebook Fact Checking Christianity Today on Planned Parenthood’s Abortions – Last week on the day that the House and Senate were set to take a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood, Christianity Today writer Tobin Grant authored a “fact checking”

Share this article on Facebook Fact: 96% of Pregnant Women at Planned Parenthood Get Abortions – I’ve been getting a lot of emails over the last week regarding a Planned Parenthood statistic that Students for Life of America has been using in emails and on our

Share this article on Facebook Mike Huckabee Leads New Iowa Poll, Romney if He Doesn’t Run – If pro-life former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee decides to run again for the Republican nomination to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama, he

Share this article on Facebook New Abby Johnson Television Ad Takes on Planned Parenthood – Former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director Abby Johnson has released a new ad that takes on the much-disputed 3 percent figure Planned Parenthood uses to

Share this article on Facebook Obama Easter Breakfast Has Religious Leaders Who Enabled Abortion – President Barack Obama hosted a collection of “religious leaders” at the White House this morning for an Easter prayer breakfast. The event would have been a respected

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Ads Attack Lawmakers Opposing Tax Funding – Seeking retribution for their votes to deny the abortion business taxpayer funding, the political arm of Planned Parenthood launched radio advertisements today targeting

Share this article on Facebook Tennessee Senate OKs Amendment to Limit Court on Abortion – The Tennessee state Senate has approved again an amendment pro-life groups are fighting for to limit the reach of a pro-abortion state Supreme Court ruling preventing

Share this article on Facebook Texas Pro-Life Group Backs Ultrasound Before Abortion Bill – When members of the Texas Senate vote on a bill that allows women a chance to see an ultrasound before an abortion, they will do so knowing that one of Texas’ statewide

Share this article on Facebook UN Forgets Abortion is Not an International Human Right – Earlier this month, the Center for Reproductive Rights issued a release noting that abortion providers “have been explicitly included in a select group of heroic

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Sex change’ for 10-year-old boy ok says Australian judge – by Thaddeus Baklinski SYDNEY, Tue Apr 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Family Court Justice Linda Dessau, who has a history of approving “sex change” procedures for

Share this article on Facebook Another abortion clinic bites the dust in Vegas – by Peter Jesserer Smith LAS VEGAS, Nevada, April 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another abortion clinic is closing in “Sin City,” as the clinic’s owner has been evicted

Share this article on Facebook Doctor refused ‘conscientious objector’ status for not referring for abortions in Spain – by Rebecca Millette MADRID, Spain, April 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a landmark ruling, a pro-life Spanish doctor who refused to refer for abortions was denied the

Share this article on Facebook Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood move to state level – by Christine Dhanagom April 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Days after Republican Congressmen in Washington abandoned the effort to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal

Share this article on Facebook Priest who paid for young girls’ abortions acquitted by bishop – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BARCELONA, April 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic priest who financed the abortion of two young girls in his care will not be

Share this article on Facebook Prop. 8 judge proves case for recusal after admitting he’s gay – by J. Matt Barber April 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Proposition 8 is an amendment to California’s State Constitution. It was passed by a comfortable margin via ballot

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Share this article on Facebook Blasphemous “Art” Destroyed in France – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Police in southern France are looking for the persons responsible for destroying a photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine

Share this article on Facebook Faithful Catholic Educators Are Fed Up With the NCEA – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A leading Catholic educator expressed exasperation with the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) for its willingness

Share this article on Facebook SNAP Psychiatrist Sentenced for Child Porn Possession – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Dr. Steve Taylor, a Louisiana psychiatrist who has worked with the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Book Notice: Benedict XVI and Beauty in Sacred Art and Architecture – By way of the Liturgical Pimpernel comes the news that the proceedings of the second Fota International Conference on the sacred liturgy (which publication we mentioned

Share this article on Facebook Follow Me on Facebook – I have finally decided to setup my own personal Facebook page which, like my Twitter account , will be for NLMish and other related or reasonably related matters — but

Share this article on Facebook Palm Sunday Miscellany: United Kingdom – More from the London Oratory * * * Holy Name, Manchester

Share this article on Facebook Palm Sunday Procession: Santissima Trinità  dei Pellegrini, Rome

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Martin Sheen talks about his Catholic faith, opposition to abortion – Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust In an interview with Irish Central, Hollywood veteran Martin Sheen talked in a surprisingly open way about his deep Catholic faith and his

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Day 8, Part 2: Mt. of Olives, Mt. Zion – I will have Part 1 up in two days. It is our walk through the Via Dolorosa, the REAL Stations of the Cross. Enjoy Part 2. Part 3 will be up a little later today. All is

Share this article on Facebook Technical Problems for First Christians – Yes, the first Christians had a difficult time with the technical transistion from scrolls. You will certainly appreciate the need for the first “tech guys”. Enjoy! I

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #395 – The Legend of the Tree of the 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 The Gates of Hell are Rattling… – My column at First Things this week looks at the aphorism that “those who can’t do teach,” and wonders what lessons have been learned from those bishops of ours who did

Share this article on Facebook William and Kate’s Wedding – Some seriously brilliant look-alikes, here, particularly Rowan Williams, Camilla and Prince Harry! ( H/T ) Click here to view the embedded video.

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 6 years ago… where were you? – Six years ago today, Joseph Card. Ratzinger was elected as Bishop of Rome and he took the name Benedict, sixteenth of that name. Where were you? What were your thoughts

Share this article on Facebook LENTCAzT 42: Tuesday 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. Today is Tuesday in

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Eucharistic Prayer for Masses with Kiddies – From a reader: Masses at our local Catholic grade school use Eucharistic Prayer II for Masses with Children, in which many congregational responses are added, even

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Using the new, corrected translation before Advent in private concelebration. – From a priest: Dear Fr. Z, I’d be interested in your thoughts on this: The new translation of the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal (Ordinary Form) becomes the official

Share this article on Facebook QUAERUNTUR: Of several issues, personal and other, with a few rants – I have far too many emails in my box about several points.  I hope with this I can put them to rest. The resignation of Amb. Kmiec.  What do I think? I think what I

Share this article on Facebook REVIEW: L’Osservatore Romano’s new website and online editions – My general mantra for how the Vatican uses technology has for decades been: Yesterday’s Technology Tomorrow! The semi-official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has

Share this article on Facebook Royal Wedding preview – Do you remember the dancing wedding … entrance… ummm… procession? Here is a rehearsal for the entrance procession for the upcoming royal wedding. Yes… we need Summorum

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: unhappy edition (with a REQUEST… and some useful Latin) – This is not my shot.  I found it on the Twitter feed of Glacier National Park via Disputations. Behold, Sialia pissedofftica, aka the Bluebird of Unhappiness. It is the

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Tuesday in Holy Week: strengthening our grasp on Christ, His grasp on us – [A special note for priests alone at the end.  Nobody else look! o{];¬) ] COLLECT (2002MR): Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, da nobis ita dominicae passionis sacramenta

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