Catholic News Headlines Jan. 11, 2010


Jan. 10, 7pm—Jan. 11, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook Our prayer for today – “Today we ask our Lord to show us how to sanctify pain and contradiction, that we may know how to unite them to the Cross, that we may make frequent acts of atonement

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Adult stem cell research respects human integrity, says Mexican archbishop – Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 11, 2010 / 03:01 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Emeritus Carlos Quintero Arce of Hermosillo in Mexico encouraged the use of adult stem cells in medical

Share this article on Facebook Attacks in Malaysia designed to ‘annihilate’ Christians, warns Vatican official – Rome, Italy, Jan 11, 2010 / 12:59 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Robert Sarah, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples said last week that the recent

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father visits Cardinal Etchegaray in the hospital – Vatican City, Jan 11, 2010 / 02:01 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI dropped in to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for a visit to French Cardinal Roger Etchegaray on Saturday

Share this article on Facebook Pope decries violence against immigrants and Christians – Vatican City, Jan 11, 2010 / 05:27 pm ( CNA ).- After the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI called for respect between those of different religions or places of

Share this article on Facebook Portuguese Parliament approves gay ‘marriage’ – Lisbon, Portugal, Jan 11, 2010 / 07:04 pm ( CNA ).- Despite opposition from the Bishops’ Conference of Portugal as well as from a large portion of the country,

Share this article on Facebook Prop. 8 backer asks to withdraw from trial as high court blocks YouTube broadcasts – San Francisco, Calif., Jan 11, 2010 / 02:56 pm ( CNA ).- On Monday morning the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked the YouTube broadcasts of the hearings on

Share this article on Facebook Protect creation through education, Pope tells diplomats – Vatican City, Jan 11, 2010 / 10:37 am ( CNA ).- The Holy Father addressed the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See on Monday morning for what some call “the state

Share this article on Facebook Relativism must not be allowed to deny religion’s importance, Pope insists – Vatican City, Jan 11, 2010 / 06:44 pm ( CNA ).- In his “state of the world address” to the Diplomatic Corps to the Holy See on Monday, Pope Benedict surveyed the issues

Share this article on Facebook U.S. bishops reactivate nationwide campaign against federal abortion funding – Washington D.C., Jan 11, 2010 / 05:57 pm ( CNA ).- With House and Senate leaders meeting behind closed doors to forge a health care overhaul bill, the U.S. Conference of

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook No Comparison Between Reid’s and Lott’s Remarks, White House Says – Over the weekend, Reid apologized to President Obama about his remarks and the president accepted the apology.

Share this article on Facebook Prop. 8 Trial Begins: ‘Roe v Wade’ of Marriage Battle – Homosexual activists ask the the court to hold that California’s Proposition 8 protecting marriage …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Will Oppose Bills That Allow Public Funding of Abortion – The message is simple: Stop abortion funding in health care reform! Protect conscience. Ensure affordable health …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook Can someone be their own spiritual director? I have not been able to find a director… what should I do in the mean time? – Q: Father John, I haven’t been able to find a spiritual director yet (which is kind of frustrating). I am still looking, but what should I do in the meantime? Can

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Its The Condesscension Stupid – By now you have seen and heard about Senate Majority leaders unbelievably stupid remarks about Barack Obama in which he called him a “light-skinned” African American

Share this article on Facebook The Big Time – Matthew and I are debating whether we should get our own posse or get some of those over-sized sunglasses designed to keep us from being recognized, now that we are big

Share this article on Facebook The Inigo Montoya Abortion Defense – The New York Times reports that Tennessee Harold Ford is looking to be the next Senator from…New York? Yup. Well New York brought it on themselves by electing a former

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Feast of the Baptism of the Lord: Rediscovering and Bearing Witness to the Gift of Faith – VATICAN CITY, 10 JAN 2010 (VIS) – As is customary on today’s Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, this morning in the Sistine Chapel the Pope presided at the celebration of

Share this article on Facebook Sunday Angelus: Violence Must Never Be Used To Resolve Differences – VATICAN CITY, 10 JAN 2010 (VIS) – At the end of today’s Mass in the Sistine chapel, during which he baptised a group of newborn infants, at midday the Pope appeared at

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook All New NCRegister.com – Danielle Bean: National Catholic Register gets a major upgrade | Have you seen the all-new, awesome-looking NCRegister.com yet? No? Well, get on over there and check it

Share this article on Facebook Growing – Rachel Balducci: how the weeks fly by | That amazing video posted by Danielle was near and dear to my heart—I feel like this is exactly the kind of change my body is

Share this article on Facebook I See FOCA – Rebecca Teti: | At the Register’s new site, Tom Hoopes notes that just about every measure of FOCA will be accomplished by the health care bill. Here’s just one example:

Share this article on Facebook Life, Death and Beauty – Danielle Bean: one year in 2 minutes | I think one of the most beautiful parts of God’s creation is the changing of seasons. Watch this short video and you’ll see what I

Share this article on Facebook Mary, In a Pinch – Sarah Reinhard: Our Lady of Prompt Succor | (The feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor is January 8) God’s timeline is different from mine. While I’m busy praying every

Share this article on Facebook Moms & Dads Gather Here – 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:

Share this article on Facebook Music and Motherhood – Arwen Mosher: Do you play an instrument? | Once upon a time, I was a flute player. When I was in school, I played the flute in the concert band and the piccolo in

Share this article on Facebook When Mom is Sick … – Robyn Lee: … Everything Falls Apart | If you follow Danielle Bean on facebook and twitter (like I do), you would know that she was feeling under the weather last week.

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Using Facebook, Twitter and the future of Fallible Blogma – Happy new year, everyone! I want to announce a few changes to how I’ll be using FallibleBlogma.com, Facebook and Twitter this new year. I’ve been a bit busy this last

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Barack Obama Begins Second Year of Pro-Abortion Presidency With Lowest Marks – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — According to Gallup’s first full data set for 2010, Barack Obama starts his second year in office with the highest disapproval rating of

Share this article on Facebook Brown and Coakley Continue to Feud on Abortion in Massachusetts Senate Race – Boston, MA (LifeNews.com) — Massachusetts special Senate election candidates Scott Brown and Martha Coakley continue to feud on abortion. In a recent debate both Brown,

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops Rep: Health Care Reform Bill Pro-Abortion on Funding, Conscience – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A representative of the nation’s Catholic bishops has a new opinion column published at the Washington Post telling how the health care

Share this article on Facebook Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Accused of Flipping on Abortion to Get Pro-Life Votes – ahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) — Florida governor and current Senate candidate Charlie Crist has developed a reputation as lukewarm on pro-life issues. Now that he faces a

Share this article on Facebook Former VP Candidate Sarah Palin Will Headline Pro-Life Event in Ohio in March – Columbus, OH (LifeNews.com) — Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will headline a pro-life rally in Ohio this coming March. Her appearance on behalf of Ohio

Share this article on Facebook House, Senate Still Far Apart on Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill, But It’s Coming – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The House and Senate are still far apart on the pro-abortion health care bill, but one senator who met with President Barack Obama on

Share this article on Facebook Judge: Doctor Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Must Stop Doing Them – Anaheim, CA (LifeNews.com) — A California medical board says an abortion practitioner who killed a woman last year in a botched abortion must stop doing them. However,

Share this article on Facebook Nevada Judge Says Personhood-Abortion Amendment Too Broad for State Ballot – Carson City, NV (LifeNews.com) — A Nevada state judge today stuck down the language for a personhood-abortion ballot measure that would define unborn children as a

Share this article on Facebook President Barack Obama to Re-Nominate Pro-Abortion Dawn Johnsen to Top Post – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama will re-nominate pro-abortion attorney Dawn Johnson to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.

Share this article on Facebook President Barack Obama Will Renominate Two Abortion Advocates for Judgeships – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — With Senate Republicans blocking their nominations because of their pro-abortion views and other issues, two nominees for federal

Share this article on Facebook President George W. Bush to Get Cardinal O’Connor Pro-Life Award From Legatus – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Former President George W. Bush will receive the prestigious Cardinal John J. O�Connor Pro-Life Award from the Catholic business group

Share this article on Facebook Top Bioethics Stories of the Decade Yield Hope, Concern on Abortion, Euthanasia – The first ten years of the 2000s (please, no arguments over whether the first decade really ends this year) brought bioethics front and center into national and

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 100 Polish Scientists Condemn In Vitro Fertilization – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiWARSAW, January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Polish scientists have issued a document demanding that the government legislate a

Share this article on Facebook China Admits Massive Gender Imbalance from One Child Policy – By Hilary WhiteJanuary 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Chinese state media has admitted that the country’s One Child policy has resulted in a potentially disastrous

Share this article on Facebook Dodd: Health Bill ‘Hanging by a Thread’; Bishops Fire New Salvo – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Reflecting on delicate health care negotiations currently underway, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)

Share this article on Facebook Judge Throws out Nevada Personhood Referendum – By James Tillman  CARSON CITY, January 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Friday, a Carson City district judge threw out a proposed personhood Nevada ballot initiative

Share this article on Facebook Obama-Praised Gay Activist Says God is a “Sinful Homophobic Bigot” – WASHINGTON, January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Frank Kameny, a “pioneering” homosexual activist who was honored by President Obama and his administration, says the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict Reframing Environment Issues to Include Humanity, Born and Unborn – By Hilary White, Rome correspondentROME, January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The protection of the environment must be connected to the protection of human life,

Share this article on Facebook Prop. 8 Trial Begins Today: “Roe v. Wade” of Marriage Battle – By James Tillman  SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — This morning the highly-anticipated  Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial began, a case that some have

Share this article on Facebook Stupak, Dems Reaffirm ‘No’ Vote on Pro-Abortion Health Bill – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Strong words by conservative House Democrats assuring constituents of their resolve against

Share this article on Facebook Trial of Abortionist George Tiller’s Killer Begins Wednesday – By Peter J. SmithWICHITA, Kansas, January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The trial of Scott P. Roeder, the man who has admitted to killing notorious late-term abortionist

Share this article on Facebook Ugandan Catholic Bishops Oppose Controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill – By Patrick B. CraineKAMPALA, Uganda, January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Bishops of Uganda have spoken out about the highly controversial

Share this article on Facebook Utah Legislator Bears Child for Male Homosexual Couple – By Patrick B. CraineSALT LAKE CITY, Utah, January 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Utah state legislator has announced that she is serving as a surrogate mother for two

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Cancer Groups Downplay New Study Linking the Pill/Abortion to Breast Cancer – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The national cancer establishment is continuing to stifle news of a study linking oral contraceptives with breast cancer. The

Share this article on Facebook Crucial Same-Sex Marriage Trial to Appear on YouTube – y Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A California federal judge has decided to allow the trial of a same-sex marriage case that could determine if homosexuals will

Share this article on Facebook Deadly Occult Rituals On the Rise – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The last month has seen a number of news stories about occult rituals being linked to the torture and murder of women and

Share this article on Facebook Vatican News Sources Pan “Avatar” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Calling the plotline bland and accusing it of “giving a wink toward” environmental fanaticism, Vatican news sources have given

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook FOCA’s Triumph – By Tom Hoopes | It looks like FOCA really was an Obama priority after all. You remember FOCA. “Well, the first thing I’d do as president is, is sign the Freedom of

Share this article on Facebook So Glad to Be Here – By Danielle Bean | Hello NCRegister folks! I am thrilled to see the launch of the new NCRegister site and honored to be a member of the blogging team here. As the only

Share this article on Facebook The French Dis-Connection – By Tim Drake | We’ve known that things were bad for the Church in France, but a new study shows just how bad they are for the “eldest daughter of the Church.” The IFOP

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Ex-Lutheran Pastor who Became a Byzantine Catholic Priest – The Catholic Anchor in Alaska sent in this interesting story of a former Lutheran pastor who became a Byzantine Catholic priest. Fr. Barrand offers some pertinent

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Mass in Copenhagen – First images of the Pontifical Mass sung by the Bishop of Copenhagen , His Excellency Czeslaw Kozon (who had previosuly celebrated missa cantata in the usus antiquior ),

Share this article on Facebook Restored Altar Frontal for the Sistine Chapel – Some of you may have noticed the altar frontal we had not seen before in yesterday’s papal Mass in the Sistine chapel. Here is a better look at it (click to enlarge):

Share this article on Facebook There’s no debating taste when it comes to music at Mass – Rev. Christopher Smith, STL, Parochial Vicar at Saint Francis-by-the-Sea Catholic Church on Hilton Head Island dispels eight commonly held myths about music at Mass.

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Another look at the Brit Hume controversy – By Mary DeTurris Poust Last week we reported ( HERE ) on Fox News analyst Brit Hume’s on-air observations that fallen golf legend Tiger Woods should turn to Christianity

Share this article on Facebook Marriage on trial – By Mary DeTurris Poust Same-sex “marriage” heads to Federal District Court in California today, where judges will hear arguments in an effort to overturn Proposition 8,

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook “It’s Crap,” says Mark Shea, and he rejects it. And so do I. – Mark Shea throws down the hammer pretty hard on those who impugn Catholics (myself, Karl Keating, and some others) as “Neo-Catholics.” Mark sees this epithet as a

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook “Rabbi, I can see the coastline!” – I cannot describe the sensation I feel every time we look out the window and see the coastline of Israel from the window of the plane. Yeah, we are exhausted — 8 hours

Share this article on Facebook My Run Around Jerusalem – Arrived at 3:30 AM and got to bed at 7:00 AM Monday. Got up in the afternoon and took a run to get back in the swing of things and acclimated. If I run the first two

Share this article on Facebook What If Your Parents Were Morons? – On the first day of school, young Lucy took her seat in science class. The teacher began to explain why there was no God and why she was an atheist. The students all

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Abortion, War and Taxes – The formerly very liberal and very pro-choice Bookworm is thinking long and hard about abortion arguments in the 21st Century : I dreamed last night about the first

Share this article on Facebook Great Coffee Without Geekery – Oh, come on! You don’t have to go through all this for a great cup of coffee . All you have to do is visit the Mystic Monks . I think I’ll grab a bag of the

Share this article on Facebook It’s all so beautiful! – Via Deacon Greg , who says: This may be the world’s most eloquent homily on life and death, and it doesn’t contain a single word. One year in 120 seconds from Eirik

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Praise New Jersey Senate Vote Preserving Marriage – WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage,

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops Call on Parishes to Help Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care Reform – WASHINGTON— In a nationwide call to Catholics to prevent health care reform from being derailed by the abortion lobby, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Blessing cellphones, laptops – From Engadget:  Vicar gives his blessing to cellphones and laptops (but not to their most common uses) By Joseph L. Flatley posted Jan 11th 2010 at 1:07PM Not to be

Share this article on Facebook Bp. Finn (D. Kansas City-St.J) on vocations – This is the Year of Priests.  I think it is fair, especially during this year, when talking about the Year of Priests, we talk about vocations to the priesthood. Let us

Share this article on Facebook Card. Razafindratandra, RIP – Armand Gaétan Cardinal Razafindratandra, Archbishop Emeritus of Antananarivo, Madagascar, has died at 84. For some years I did the Christmas cards for my old boss H.E.

Share this article on Facebook FEEDBACK: “I am 59 years old and like the current liturgy.” – There is a Latin phrase: repetita iuvant…. repeated things help… or… repetition of things helps you you to remember them. In discussions about the older, traditional

Share this article on Facebook Msgr. Guido Marini on liturgical issues: the “Benedictine arrangement” – Again, I am pleased to link you to the site of NLM which posted the full text of a presentation by the papal MC Msgr. Guido Marini delivered to the wonderful clergy

Share this article on Facebook Palin… in comparison, and in the news – In the news in more way than one. I just heard that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is going to be a Fox News contributor and even as a host! That should be interesting!

Share this article on Facebook POLL: Sen. Reid v. Sen. Lott – a double standard? – You citizens of the USA have probably by now heard about the comments made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) about then-candidate Barak Obama.  Pretty much

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: baptism of Catholic’s child in a non-Catholic service – From a reader: My brother-in-law (to-be), her CATHOLIC brother, is having a baby in a few months and is planning to have the child baptized in a Presbyterian service.  I

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: removing gloves before Communion in the hand – From a reader: One question:  does any document specifically state one must remove gloves prior to receiving on the hand?  I have always taught this to be the case as I

Share this article on Facebook RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST – Here are some links to some recent posts of interest just to make them a little easier to find.   Don’t forget to help WDTPRS by using the Google Thingy on the side bar

Share this article on Facebook The kerfuffle in Thiberville, France seems to be resolved, for now – I read on Fratres that the dust up in France over the replacement of a pastor (who coincidentally celebrated Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum) is, for the time being

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Share this article on Facebook Codex Honors St. Paul, Furthers Ecumenism [2010-01-11] – Only 998 Copies to Be Created

Share this article on Facebook European Commission: Catholics Need Not Apply [2010-01-11] – Discrepancies Noted in Anti-Discrimination Politics

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Advanced Diplomatic Relations in 2009 [2010-01-11] – Reports Ties With 178 States, and Counting

Share this article on Facebook Infants Baptized by Pope Receive Double Blessing [2010-01-11] – Parents of Newborn Reflect on the Vatican Tradition

Share this article on Facebook Papal Address to Diplomatic Corps [2010-01-11] – “To Cultivate Peace, One Must Protect Creation”

Share this article on Facebook Patriarch to Accompany Pope to Rome’s Synagogue [2010-01-11] – Hopes Gesture Will Strengthen Interreligious Relations

Share this article on Facebook Pontiff Notes Fundamental Need in Mideast Conflict [2010-01-11] – Reiterates Right to Homeland

Share this article on Facebook Pope Has Better Idea for Money Spent on Violence [2010-01-11] – Notes Waste of Resources That Could Be Used for Poor

Share this article on Facebook True Environmentalists Are Pro-Life, Says Pope [2010-01-11] – Affirms Ecology Issue Should Be Set in Larger Framework

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Lament Politicization of Health Care [2010-01-11] – Will Oppose Bills That Allow Public Funding of Abortion

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