Catholic News Headlines Jan. 8, 2010


Jan. 7, 7pm—Jan. 8, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook GENUINE GOODNESS – “Do not let your love be a pretense, but sincerely prefer good to evil.  Love each other as much as brothers should, and have a profound respect for each other.  Work

American Papist: Not Your Average Catholic!

Share this article on Facebook Update: Posts on AmP-CVA this week – Why do you tarry here? Get thee to the new AmP blog! And remember – if you use a reader to keep up on AmP, please update your feed to this new syndicated address:

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook 30,000 expected for sixth Walk for Life West Coast – San Francisco, Calif., Jan 8, 2010 / 03:53 am ( CNA ).- More than 30,000 pro-life activists are expected for the Sixth Annual Walk for Life West Coast on Jan. 23 in San

Share this article on Facebook Bishop who organized World Youth Day appointed to Australian diocese – Sydney, Australia, Jan 8, 2010 / 06:50 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Anthony C. Fisher was appointed on Friday by Pope Benedict XVI as bishop of Parramatta, Australia. Bishop

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of Mexico defend true marriage – Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 8, 2010 / 07:01 pm ( CNA ).- In defense of true marriage and the family, the Mexican bishops’ conference has called for more debate on the

Share this article on Facebook Bush to receive Cardinal O’Connor Award for pro-life efforts – Washington D.C., Jan 8, 2010 / 10:48 am ( CNA ).- Former President George W. Bush will be presented with an award by the lay group Legatus , for his work in advancing

Share this article on Facebook Coptic Christians clash with police after Christmas Mass shootings in Egypt – Luxor, Egypt, Jan 8, 2010 / 04:06 am ( CNA ).- The killing of seven in a drive-by shooting that targeted Egyptian Coptic Christians leaving a Christmas Eve midnight Mass

Share this article on Facebook Costly ‘marriage penalty’ in proposed health care bill draws criticism – Washington D.C., Jan 8, 2010 / 06:42 am ( CNA ).- Proposed health care reform could require some married couples to pay $2,000 or more compared to unmarried couples

Share this article on Facebook Major conference to discuss Cardinal Newman and intellectual life – Washington D.C., Jan 8, 2010 / 01:47 am ( CNA ).- In anticipation of the beatification of Venerable Cardinal John Henry Newman, a major conference will be held at the

Share this article on Facebook Malaysian court suspends decision allowing Catholic paper to use ‘Allah’ – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan 7, 2010 / 11:56 pm ( CNA ).- On Wednesday, the Malaysian High Court suspended a ruling that would have allowed a Catholic newspaper to use

Share this article on Facebook More thanks and good wishes for Vatican security from the Pope – Vatican City, Jan 8, 2010 / 11:26 am ( CNA ).- In his second audience with security staff in recent days, Pope Benedict XVI met with members of the Vatican Inspectorate

Share this article on Facebook Prayers being offered for murdered Coptic Christians – Vatican City, Jan 8, 2010 / 05:11 pm ( CNA ).- In the wake of the drive-by shooting and killing of several Coptic Christians and a police officer, Cardinal Walter

Share this article on Facebook Security official guarantees Pope’s safety – Vatican City, Jan 8, 2010 / 01:15 pm ( CNA ).- Security official Salvatore Festa, who coordinates activity between the Italian police who serve at the Vatican and Holy

Share this article on Facebook Spanish president seeking to mandate fast-track divorce in Europe, expert warns – Madrid, Spain, Jan 8, 2010 / 03:11 pm ( CNA ).- The vice president of the European Network of the Institute for Family Policy, Mariano Martinez-Aedo, denounced the

Share this article on Facebook Youth pray before WYD cross for victims of terrorism in Madrid – Madrid, Spain, Jan 7, 2010 / 10:01 pm ( CNA ).- A large group of young people gathered before the World Youth Day Cross and icon of the Virgin Mary in Madrid this week

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook I talk to God all day… is it really necessary to have dedicated prayer time? – Q: Dear Father Joseph, I pray frequently on a daily basis. I constantly talk to God during my work. However, a friend recently told me that I should also be spending

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Bored at Mass? – Sadly, many Catholics haven’t had or taken the opportunity to really learn what’s happening at Mass… By journeying through the parts of the Mass, we hope you will find

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Mindorenos satisfied with demo of Comelec’s PCOS – CALAPAN CITY, January 8, 2010—With a hundred and fifty representatives of various national and local political parties, government employees, church and non-government

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 64) – — 1 — I used to have all these romantic ideas about cold weather. I realize now, however, that they came from periods in my life when my parents and I lived in cold

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Christians Abused By Orthodox Jews – Christian Churches and Christians in Jerusalem have recently been the victims of a number of anti-Christian attacks by ‘ultra-Orthodox’ Jews. [ Haaretz ] These churches

Share this article on Facebook Confessionals Out, Pagan Art Gallery In – Oh boy. I don’t even know where to start with this one. This story is just a microcosm of so much that’s wrong with so many of our “Catholic” universities. The Jesuit

Share this article on Facebook Elvis Fail – Today is Elvis’ birthday. So…kinda’ sorry about this. This guy looks like they mixed Elvis’ DNA with a rodent’s and filmed it as it had a seizure. I’m sure Elvis would

Share this article on Facebook Together At Last: Planned Parenthood and ACLU – Imagine the two worst people you’ve ever met getting together on a blind date and hitting it off famously. That’s what this is kind of like. For years the ACLU has been

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Casual Fridays – Managing Time – Lisa Hendey: What systems do you use to keep yourself, your career and your family organized? | Welcome to another installment of our Casual Fridays series, where we

Share this article on Facebook Celebrate Your Church Birthday – Joseph Pronechen: Baptismal Days Are Special | When it comes to birthdays, we can rattle off the date without thinking. Most birthdays are marked with some celebration,

Share this article on Facebook Faith & Family on the Radio – Danielle Bean: Tune in weekly! | Good news! Faith & Family Live is going to be beginning a regular segment on the Son Rise morning Show. Every Friday at 6:50 am EST,

Share this article on Facebook Lifelong Learning – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (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 Skirting the Issue – Hallie Lord: Fashion Friday vol. 8 | Ladies, I’m very, very cold. Yesterday morning it was 18° outside. This morning was an only slightly more bearable 24°. I know. You

Share this article on Facebook Start the Day Right – Rachel Balducci: good eats in the a.m. | So we talked about breakfast for dinner. Now let’s discuss breakfast for…breakfast! One of my favorite cooking sites recently

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook In Pursuit of Truth: The Vatican and astronomy – The Catholic Church teaches a beautiful and absolute synergy between faith and reason.  In fact, we believe that we can know with certainty at least the existence of God

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook The Baptism of the Lord – This weekend, we celebrate the Lord’s Baptism, and reflect on the meaning of baptism itself. This sacrament gives us many pro-life lessons. When we baptize a baby, it

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Decent Films Doings: The Reluctant Saint on DVD – Good news for Catholic movie fans! The Reluctant Saint, starring Maximilian Schell as Saint Joseph of Cupertino, comes to DVD next week from Ignatius Press. (A previous

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – Friday, January 8, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Jan. 8 4:00 – Kresta Comments 4:20 – The Limits of Liberal Democracy: Politics and Religion at the End of Modernity

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Has Considerable Negative Impact on Economy, African-Americans – There is a real economic toll related to abortion, but it’s not something Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or the Congressional Black Caucus complains about. In fact, they all

Share this article on Facebook Bart Stupak Won’t Back Down on Killing Health Care Bill Over Abortion Funding – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama and Democrats are doing everything possible to railroad the pro-abortion health care bill through Congress. As he

Share this article on Facebook Ben Nelson Calls Health Care Bill a “Mistake” as Abortion Deal Backlash Continues – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, the 60th vote for the pro-abortion health care bill in the Senate, now says it was a “mistake” for the

Share this article on Facebook Doctor Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion May Lose California Medical License – Anaheim, CA (LifeNews.com) — An abortion practitioner who already lost his medical license once may lose it against because of a botched abortion lost year. Andrew

Share this article on Facebook Florida Navy Officer Charged With Killing Pregnant Woman Who Refused Abortion – Pensacola, FL (LifeNews.com) — A Florida-based Navy officer has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a pregnant woman. Zachary

Share this article on Facebook Georgia Abortion Business Cuts Office Hours After 40 Days for Life Event – Augusta, GA (LifeNews.com) — The Planned Parenthood abortion center in Augusta, Georgia has cut its office hours in the wake of the 40 Days for Life prayerful pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Lawmaker Files Bill to Revoke Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood – Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) — An Indiana state senator has filed a bill that would cancel all state contracts and grants for Planned Parenthood of Indiana, the

Share this article on Facebook Justice Antonin Scalia: Advocates of Using Foreign Law Ignore Abortion Decisions – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently spoke at a conference sponsored by the Mississippi College School of Law. There, he said

Share this article on Facebook NARAL Honors Late-Term Abortion Practitioner LeRoy Carhart With 2009 Award – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Top pro-abortion group NARAL is honoring a late-term abortion practitioner who has put women’s health at risk with its 2009 Hero award

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Language in Senate Health Care Bill Will Make Final Bill, Casey Says – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — When House and Senate Democrats meet behind closed doors to iron out the final abortion funding language in the government-run health

Share this article on Facebook Walk for Life West Coast Expects 30,000 Pro-Life Advocates Opposing Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Two young women who stood on opposite sides of the abortion debate until a few months ago will headline the 6th Annual Walk for Life

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook At Least Two Canadian Cities Ban Offensive “Virgin” Transit Ads – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiCALGARY, Alberta, January 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Calgary is one of at least two Canadian cities that have pulled sexually suggestive ads,

Share this article on Facebook Insurance Companies Prefer Abortion as Cheaper than Giving Birth: PP Director – By Kathleen GilbertBALTIMORE, Maryland, January 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A local Planned Parenthood official has bluntly admitted why health insurance companies are

Share this article on Facebook Jennifer Lopez Down on In Vitro – So Why is IVF Contrary to Pro-Life Values – Commentary By Hilary WhiteJanuary 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – I have to admit that when I hear the name Jennifer Lopez, traditional morality is not the first thing that

Share this article on Facebook Obama Appointees “Transgender” as Latest Homosexual Nominee – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has achieved another “first” for homosexual advocates by nominating a

Share this article on Facebook Ontario Gvmt Won’t Say Whether Catholic Schools Can Teach Beliefs on Homosexuality – By Patrick B. CraineSee companion article from yesterday: Ontario Gov’t Initiative Would Force Catholic Schools to Violate Church TeachingTORONTO, Ontario, January 8,

Share this article on Facebook Portugal’s Parliament Gives Preliminary Approval to “Gay Marriage” while Cardinal Fiddles – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanLISBON, January 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Portuguese Parliament has given an initial approval to a bill that will institutionalize

Share this article on Facebook Potter Critic Michael O’Brien Takes on the Vampires of Twilight – By John-Henry WestenOTTAWA, January 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the world’s best-known critics of the Harry Potter series has produced an insightful analysis of

Share this article on Facebook Public Appearances by Sex Abuse Scandal Bishops Spark Uproar in Milwaukee – By Kathleen GilbertMILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, January 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee is facing outrage from a victim advocacy group after

Share this article on Facebook U.N. General Assembly “Sexual Orientation” Vote Reveals Defection by Catholic Nations – By Piero A. Tozzi, J.D.NEW YORK, January 7, 2010 (C-FAM.org) – An analysis of how countries voted with respect to novel non-discrimination categories based on “sexual

Share this article on Facebook US Pro-Family Advocates Call on Gov’t to Enforce Pornography Laws – By Patrick B. CraineJanuary 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Australia, India, and China are implementing tighter internet filtering to prevent the dissemination of

Share this article on Facebook Wall Street Journal: Health-Reform Punishes Married Couples with High Premiums – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When it comes to saving money on health-care, the current Democratic proposals in Congress makes

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Embark on New Push for Immigration Reform – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced the launch of a nationwide campaign to push for the enactment of

Share this article on Facebook Citizens Outraged by Portrayal of Bestiality on TV – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Parents Television Council® (PTC) is urging the public to file indecency complaints with the Federal Communications

Share this article on Facebook New Citizen Movement Demanding C-SPAN Coverage of Health Care Debate – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist “Demand an end to the secret negotiations!” says the website of a new citizen movement that is putting  pressure on lawmakers

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey Lawmakers Kill Same-Sex Marriage Bill – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a stunning defeat for proponents of same-sex marriage, New Jersey lawmakers failed in their last-ditch effort to pass a same

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook Federal Study Confirms Contraception-Breast Cancer Link – By Tim Drake | Ten years ago, Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, authored the book, “Breast Cancer: Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill,” which established the connection

Share this article on Facebook Victory for Marriage in New Jersey – By THE DAILY BLOG | Supporters of traditional marriage won another important victory Jan. 7 as the New Jersey Senate rejected a bill that would have made same-sex

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Architecture: Basilica of Santa María la Real, Covadonga, Spain

Share this article on Facebook Clergy Conference in Rome: Pontifical Mass (Modern Roman Liturgy) with Archbishop Burke, St. Peter’s Basilica – A few final images from the Year for Priests Clergy Conference in Rome , organized by the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy . Namely, the Mass of Archbishop

Share this article on Facebook Grüssau Abbey – For my birthday this year, I went on pilgrimage to Our Lady of Grüssau (Krzeszów) in Silesia, Poland. Perhaps some of you remember that Grüssau was mentioned on the NLM

Share this article on Facebook Investitures with the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles , celebrated the investiture of four postulants as well as the first profession of a novice on Wednesday, 6 January 2010, the

Share this article on Facebook More Images from the Chant Intensive

Share this article on Facebook Nuptial Mass – Fr. Allan McDonald of St. Joseph’s in Macon, Georgia, recently celebrated his first EF Nuptial Mass. The congregation, who are now privileged to have the EF on on Sunday

Share this article on Facebook The Trombone Choir and its Liturgical Qualities – My first serious exposure to liturgical polyphonic music was in a trombone choir in college. There is something very special about the sound. It has an organ-like

Share this article on Facebook Visual Continuity – In Epiphania Domini Romæ MMX Source: Fotografia Felici

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Killian Is Coming Home Soon, Very Soon – Here’s a snap of grandad visiting with the little man a week or so ago. And here’s the wee lad, as of today. He’s rather a stout little fellow, wouldn’t you say? Praise

Share this article on Facebook The Big Chill – Britain’s SKY News is reporting that winter conditions across the UK are bad and getting worse. This satellite image shows all of England, Wales, and Scotland entirely

Share this article on Facebook Yesterday, on the “Open Line” radio program . . . – We had two hours worth of calls on a good variety of issues, including a few on Medjugorje, Guadalupe, and Marian apparitions in general, the sinlessness of Mary,

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “You will always have this…” – Inside Catholic is reposting something I’d forgotten that I’d written , and upon re-reading, I think it’s worth recommending to you: I knelt at my seat, thanking and

Share this article on Facebook Bad Day, Good Readings – “The temptation to acedia is an invitation to abandon involvement and leave the pangs of creativity to others.”, — Michael Casey, Fully Human, Fully Divine “…my capacity

Share this article on Facebook Random Must-Reads – Collected in my tab-bar since I started feeling cruddy – might as well share with you all the things I have either read or “ been meaning to get to reading… ” All

Share this article on Facebook Young Women of Good Intention – I’m going to ask a favor of my readers who pray, to keep the intentions of a few young women in their prayers, particularly for the next week. First up, Elder Son’s

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook CLARIFICATION ON THE ONE AND ETERNAL SACRIFICE OF CHRIST – fan of scott hahn said… …one more thing father, i’m just trying to figure out kasi kung pano ko maipapaliwanag ng husto kung pano naging sacrifice in nature ang misa

Share this article on Facebook NASAAN ANG MGA LUMANG KOPYA NG EVANGELIO? – One of the glorious arts of the Vatican Museum. An Angel points to a Man to search not only for the treasures of the Earth but also to the treasures of Wisdom to be

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Collection For Church In Latin America, January 23-24, Highlights Theme ‘Keep Faith’ – WASHINGTON—Keep Faith is the theme for the 2010 Collection for the Church in Latin America, to be taken up the weekend of January 23-24 in most parishes.

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Brick by brick at the Mother Church – Thanks to John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus I can dip into the bowl of liturgical eye candy with this image of the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship in a

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League: Pres. Obama renominates anti-Catholic lawyer – The Catholic League has this to say about Pres. Obama’s renomination of an anti-Catholic lawyer who once compared pregnancy to slavery. OBAMA RENOMINATES ANTI-CATHOLIC

Share this article on Facebook Wonderful investiture of Benedictine postulants in Kansas City – We talk a great deal, and rightly so, about praying for vocations among men.   We must also pray both that women will answer a call and also have a place to go to

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Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s “Novel” Traditions [2010-01-08] – Interview With Consultor for Pontifical Liturgies

Share this article on Facebook Christian Churches Attacked in Malaysia [2010-01-08] – Controversy Continues Over Use of Word “Allah”

Share this article on Facebook Crucifix Destroyed, Catholics Injured in Vietnam [2010-01-08]

Share this article on Facebook Drive-By Shooting Kills 6 Egyptian Christians [2010-01-08] – Cardinal Kasper Stresses Solidarity with Coptic Orthodox

Share this article on Facebook Missionary Priest Dies in Tunisian Explosion [2010-01-08]

Share this article on Facebook On Feast of Holy Family [2010-01-08] – “Children Are a Gift and a Project of God”

Share this article on Facebook On St. Stephen the Martyer [2010-01-08] – “Loving the Poor Is One of the Privileged Ways to Live the Gospel”

Share this article on Facebook Papal Homily for End-of-Year Liturgy [2010-01-08] – “Make an Effective Contribution to Building Up the Church”

Share this article on Facebook Pope Greets Italian Inspectorate’s Vatican Force [2010-01-08] – Calls Work a “Valuable Service”

Share this article on Facebook President Named for Monuments Commission [2010-01-08]

Share this article on Facebook Ugandan Group Forms Breakaway Church [2010-01-08]

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