Catholic News Headlines April 28, 2011


Apr. 27, 7pm—Apr. 28, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Beatification watch: The Polish invasion of Rome begins – Vatican City, Apr 28, 2011 / 01:10 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- You don’t have to go far in Rome to know that a Polish invasion is underway. You can hear Slavic accents on

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal suspends controversial Chicago priest – Chicago, Ill., Apr 28, 2011 / 10:34 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Controversial Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger was suspended by the archdiocese on April 27 after making

Share this article on Facebook John Paul II exhibit to open in St. Peter’s Square – Vatican City, Apr 28, 2011 / 12:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- An exhibit chronicling the life of John Paul II will open in St. Peter’s Square in honor of the late Pope’s

Share this article on Facebook Naked Christ sculpture draws fire from Jamaican archbishop – Kingston, Jamaica, Apr 28, 2011 / 02:33 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Donald J. Reece of Kingston criticized Jamaica’s leading newspaper for publishing a front-page photo of a

Share this article on Facebook New missal translation a ‘gift’ to modern generation, says Denver bishop – Denver, Colo., Apr 28, 2011 / 05:58 am ( CNA ).- Auxiliary Bishop of Denver James D. Conley praised the new translation of the Roman Missal, calling it the Church’s

Share this article on Facebook Nigerian bishop criticizes politicians for role in violent outbreak – Lagos, Nigeria, Apr 28, 2011 / 04:43 pm ( CNA ).- A Nigerian bishop said corrupt leaders play a significant part in the violence that has killed at least 500 people in

Share this article on Facebook UK Catholic adoption agency loses appeal, facing closure – Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2011 / 12:58 am ( CNA ).- A Catholic adoption charity in England is facing closure after losing its appeal against a law forcing them to place

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Several dead as plan to transfer power in Yemen met with opposition – Yemen’s government and an opposition coalition are moving forward with plans towards an agreement that …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Changes at the Pentagon and CIA forthcoming with Gates departure – Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is set to step down soon, setting in motion changes at in the Pentagon and …

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court rules companies can require arbitration in lieu of class action lawsuits – It was a very significant decision – seen by many as a victory for businesses. The Supreme Court ruled this week …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Founder of Teen Challenge dies in traffic accident – The Reverend David Wilkerson was perhaps known as the author of “The Cross and the Switchblade,” …

Share this article on Facebook Nearly 200 people die in tornadoes in southern states – A trail of flattened homes and buildings, along with nearly 200 fatalities has followed tornadoes in six southern …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Touched by CCH Commercials! – “I was at work one day last week, and a colleague who knows that I am Catholic stopped by to talk. He said he had heard the Catholics Come Home commercial on TV. I was

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Ecologist calls for review of small-scale mining operations in RP – MALAYBALAY City, April 28, 2011—Ecologist Juan Romeo Nereus Olaivar “Neric” Acosta, a former congressman of the 1st district of Bukidnon province, has called for a

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Carrie Underwood “How Great Thou Art” – Carrie Underwood sang “How Great Thou Art” for a country music special “Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country,” which aired Friday night on CBS and it’s become a

Share this article on Facebook Junk DNA is the New Appendix – Remember for years and years we were told that appendixes were completely useless and proof that we lived in a godless world because no God would put something in us

Share this article on Facebook Man Arrested for Preaching – The guy was preaching about fifty feet away from a DMV that people were standing outside waiting for it to open. The charges were “impeding an open business.” Two

Share this article on Facebook Meatloaf, Should I Run for President? – This has got to be one of the greatest lines ever in the history of politics and/or television. In fact, in the history of the universe there’s less than a micro

Share this article on Facebook Superman Renounces His Citizenship – Today I found out Obama actually is an American and that Superman isn’t. Chalk it up as a bad bad day. Weasel Zippers has the story but essentially it’s a bunch of

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Christians turning to Conservative Party – Practicing Catholics in Canada are increasingly abandoning the Liberal Party for the Conservative Party, according to a new Angus Reid poll. The survey found that three

Share this article on Facebook Christians: Witnesses Of Easter’s New Path – VATICAN CITY, 27 APR 2011 (VIS) – This morning the Pope travelled from Castelgandolfo to the Vatican for the General Audience that took place in St. Peter’s Square and

Share this article on Facebook Easter: Resurrection Gives Strength To Human Hope – VATICAN CITY, APRIL 24, 2011 (VIS) This morning Benedict XVI celebrated the Easter Sunday Resurrection Mass in St. Peter’s Square. At midday, following the Eucharist,

Share this article on Facebook Exhibit Dedicated To John Paul II – VATICAN CITY, 28 APR 2011 (VIS) – Tomorrow morning the exhibit “John Paul II: Homage of Benedict XVI for the Beatification” will open in the Charlemagne Wing of

Share this article on Facebook Good Friday: Lord’s Passion And Via Crucis To Colosseum – VATICAN CITY, 22 APRIL 2011 (VIS) At 5:00 pm today, Good Friday, the Pope celebrated the Passion of the Lord in St. Peter’s basilica. Following the reading of the

Share this article on Facebook Holy Saturday: Faith In God Begins With Creation – VATICAN CITY, 23 APRIL 2011 (VIS) – At 9:00 pm this evening, Benedict XVI presided over the solemn Paschal Vigil, which began with the blessing of the new flame in the

Share this article on Facebook Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass and the Lord’s Supper – VATICAN CITY, 21 APRIL 2011 (VIS) At 9:30 today, Holy Thursday, in the Vatican basilica, the Pope celebrated the Chrism Mass, which is celebrated today in all cathedrals

Share this article on Facebook In Memoriam for April 28 – VATICAN CITY, 28 APR 2011 (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks: – Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R., major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the

Share this article on Facebook Iraq: Overflow Easter Crowd At Site Of October Massacre – So many Catholics attended Easter Sunday Mass at Baghdad’s Syrian Catholic cathedral that the number of Masses had to be increased from one to three, according to Aid to

Share this article on Facebook Persecuted Beijing Christians Evangelize Police Offers – Promise Hsu, a member of a Beijing Protestant church targeted by police, discusses the history of the Shouwang Church and its decision to continue to worship outdoors in

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for April 27 – VATICAN CITY, 27 APR 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father appointed – Bishop Felipe de Jesus Estevez, previously auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Miami, as bishop of

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for April 28 – VATICAN CITY, 28 APR 2011 (VIS) – Today the Holy Father appointed Fr. Virgilio do Nascimento Antunes, rector of Nossa Senhora de Fatima Sanctuary, as bishop of the

Share this article on Facebook Regina Coeli: Learning To Be Witnesses Of The Risen Lord – VATICAN CITY, 25 APR 2011 (VIS) – Benedict XVI, who has been at the pontifical residence at Castelgandolfo since yesterday, appeared at the balcony of the central patio

Share this article on Facebook Reliquary Of Blessed John Paul II – VATICAN CITY, 26 APR 2011 (VIS) – Following is the communique published by the Holy See Press Office regarding the reliquary of Blessed John Paul II, which will be

Share this article on Facebook Retired College President Discusses Conversion To Catholicism – Josiah Bunting III–a Marine and Rhodes scholar who went on to serve as president of Briarcliff College and Hampden-Sydney College and superintendent of the Virginia

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A Prayer for Your Husband – Danielle Bean: requested and re-posted | In today’s Coffee Talk, one reader requested a special prayer for husbands and another reader remembered this very special

Share this article on Facebook Easter Procession – Rebecca Teti: | Ilya Repin, Easter Procession in Region of Kursk

Share this article on Facebook Notes From the Cry Room – Lauren Warner: God speaks in unusual ways and unexpected places | I could barely hear the pastor’s voice over the loud speaker. Something about Lent and the raising of

Share this article on Facebook Rock On, Mom – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 111 | It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of

Share this article on Facebook The Bunny’s Angel – Arwen Mosher: The joy of teaching kids about God | When I decided to major in theology in college, one of the reasons I did it was so that when my future children asked

Share this article on Facebook Those Who Glorify My Mercy – Danielle Bean: Divine Mercy Novena Day 7 | Today is the seventh day of the Divine Mercy novena that will end on Divine Mercy Sunday, this coming Sunday. You can read

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 What to Pack? – Lisa Hendey: What would you take to Rome? | OK friends, Rebecca shared the good news recently that I will be headed to the Vatican this weekend. This trip was a very big

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – April 28, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on April 28 4:00 – The 2011 Budget and the Looming Battle Over the Debt Ceiling Yesterday President Obama laid out his vision

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Baby Jospeh’s Father: Why Did Hospital Refuse Medical Care? – Baby Joseph is home, and apparently not as unconscious as the London hospital representative stated. From the story: Baby Joseph napping at home in his crib on Easter

Share this article on Facebook Pennsylvania Pro-Life Group’s Town Hall Hits Gosnell Abortions – The abortion center “house of horrors” discovered in West Philadelphia will be among the topics addressed at a pro-life town hall meeting Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m.

Share this article on Facebook South Carolina Bid to Stop Some Tax-Funded Abortions Fails – A move to strip funding for rape and incest abortions from the state employees’ health insurance plan failed by one vote Wednesday in the Republican-controlled South

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ‘Sense of outrage’ over abortion should lead Canadians to March for Life: Bishops’ group – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, April 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadians need to “recover a sense of outrage” over the immense tragedy of abortion in their

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George suspends controversial Obama-supporting Rev. Pfleger – by Kathleen Gilbert CHICAGO, April 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Arrangements to shift a controversial Chicago priest out of his pastoral position fell apart after his

Share this article on Facebook Chinese President: one-child policy stays – by Patrick B. Craine BEIJING, China, April 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While a new census shows that China is experiencing a dramatic drop in population growth and an

Share this article on Facebook Indiana passes bill defunding Planned Parenthood: Gov. Daniels mulls – by Kathleen Gilbert INDIANAPOLIS, April 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill set to make Indiana the first state to cut Planned Parenthood taxpayer funding awaits a

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Senate OKs bill to force abortion clinics to adopt hospital standards or close – by Peter Jesserer Smith TOPEKA, Kansas, April 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Kansas Senate has passed a bill that will force abortion clinics to get in line with

Share this article on Facebook Man pleads guilty after attempting to force girlfriend to abort at gunpoint – by Patrick B. Craine COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ohio man pleaded guilty to attempted murder Thursday after he was charged for attempting to

Share this article on Facebook Rhode Island gay ‘marriage’ bill dead: House speaker – by Kathleen Gilbert PROVIDENCE, April 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A top legislative supporter of same-sex “marriage” in Rhode Island has conceded that there is too

Share this article on Facebook Russia considering abortion restrictions to slow population collapse – by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent April 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a speech last week Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that measures must be taken in

Share this article on Facebook Women entering workforce major contributor to plunging Italian birth rates – by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, April 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The decision by most women to delay childbirth for work and careers is the main cause of

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook DOMA Lawyer Refuses to be Bullied – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The lawyer who stepped in to defend the federal ban on gay marriage after it was abandoned by the Obama Administration said he

Share this article on Facebook EWTN Unscathed by Deadly Tornado Outbreak in Birmingham – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist America’s most beloved Catholic communications network was spared the devastation caused by a massive tornado outbreak that

Share this article on Facebook Report: US Has Highest Rate of Single-Parent Families in Developed World – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new report has found the U.S. has the highest percentage of children being raised by a single parent in the developed world.

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Benediction of New Abbot of Heiligenkreuz – In February, the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz in Austria, which we have often covered here on the NLM elected a new abbot, cf. our report here . This Easter Monday,

Share this article on Facebook Life on Mount Athos Filmed by 60 Minutes – On Easter Sunday, the news program 60 Minutes broadcast the following report on the monastic communities of Mount Athos in Greece. This was the first time in 30 years

Share this article on Facebook University of Illinois St. John’s Newman Centre Usus Antiquior – We mentioned this past Monday that a Mass was being planned by the University of Illinois’ St. John’s Newman Centre with Fr. Michael Driscoll celebrating. In follow-up,

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Ill-fated royal romance of Prince William’s ancestor – By Msgr. Owen F. Campion The royal marriage of Britain’s Prince William , heir to the throne after his father, Prince Charles, to Kate Middleton will not create one

Share this article on Facebook Why Canada can’t have a Catholic king or queen – By Msgr. Owen F. Campion According to Our Sunday Visitor’s 2011 Catholic Almanac, 43 percent of the Canadian population identifies itself as Catholic, and the Charter of

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook JPII Beatification: Day One: Arrival – All are tired but also exhilarated. We had a few miss their flights but all are arriving now. We had Mass first, then time to enjoy a delicious lunch at Ristorante di

Share this article on Facebook Running thru Heart of Rome – Running thru churches and history of Rome. running thru Rome

Share this article on Facebook Streaming Beatification on the Web – VATICAN CITY, APRIL 21, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican will work through its official Twitter and Facebook pages to live-stream the vigil and beatification of John Paul

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #550 – At the Midnight Hour – “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 Virgins, Martyrs and Vermin – A few more thoughts on the quirks of the canonization process… Regarding the round-the-clock publicity surrounding the capture and liberation of Private Jessica Lynch,

Share this article on Facebook What Saints Can’t You Stand? – I don’t mean to overdo the Fr. Jim Martin plugs — I swear, nobody’s passing me anything under the table. But today in Slate, Fr. Jmi published a fascinating piece,

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook Rebuttal to Gerry Soliman’s Eternal Security – v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Normal 0

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names Miami Auxiliary Bishop Estévez as Bishop of St. Augustine, Florida; Accepts Resignation of Bishop Galeone – WASHINGTON (April 27, 2011)—Pope Benedict XVI has named Miami Auxiliary Bishop Felipe de Jesús Estévez, 65, as bishop of St. Augustine, Florida, to succeed Bishop Victor

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops Join with Other Christian Leaders to Call for ‘Circle of Protection’ Around Programs for Poor People – WASHINGTON (April 28, 2011)—A diverse coalition of Christian leaders, including Catholic bishops, the National Association of Evangelicals, Bread for the World,

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A Pope as tough on himself as he was on others – From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald comes this story about a saintly Pope in difficult times. My emphases and comments: The holy pope who lived on

Share this article on Facebook A priest rants about modern weddings – A friend alerted me to a fine rant by a priest, who has the unlikely name of Reverend Know-It-All.  I hope our mail doesn’t get mixed up. In any event, Rev. K-I-A has

Share this article on Facebook Beating back the smoke of Satan – There are many who think that the beatification of John Paul II has come too quickly.  It is too soon, they say, to have the proper perspective about the nexus of his

Share this article on Facebook Broken Arrow by Broken Arrow – Happy news was related to me via email. One of WDTPRS’s favorite American bishops, His Excellency Most Rev. Edward Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma found a place for the FSSP

Share this article on Facebook Cause proposed for California-based Basque Claretian missionary priest – From the Pasadena Star-News with my emphases and comments: Claretian priest buried at the San Gabriel Mission is subject of recent petition for sainthood By Brenda

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Pfleger suspended by Card. George – Remember the Chicago – and I say Chicago rather than Catholic – priest Fr. Michael Pfleger? A reader alerted me to this headline and story in the Chicago Tribune:

Share this article on Facebook Gotta love Manhattan – Straight forward.

Share this article on Facebook OSV: Ecumenism and the Pope of Christian Unity – Our Sunday Visitor was kind enough to send me an advance copy of an editorial for their 8 May issue.  I think, once you read it, you’ll know why they sent it. Allow me

Share this article on Facebook PASCHALCAzT 51: Easter Thursday – You who arrive only at the eleventh hour – These 5 minute daily podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day and a little insight into Easter and its Octave. Today is Wednesday in the Octave of

Share this article on Facebook Why pro-abortion advocates are terrified of ultra-sound machines. – Intentionally or unintentionally, this commercial is a good pro-baby advocate. You can see why pro-abortion advocates are terrified of ultra-sound machines. Technorati

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