Catholic News Headlines January 18, 2011


Jan. 17, 7pm—Jan. 18, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook John Paul II remembered as great defender of life and family – CNA STAFF, Jan 18, 2011 / 11:51 am ( CNA ).- A member of the Pontifical Academy for Life’s board of directors recently explained that Pope John Paul II will be

Share this article on Facebook Profile: The American ‘CEO’ of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious – Vatican City, Jan 18, 2011 / 06:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Archbishop Joseph Tobin, the American who serves as secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of

Share this article on Facebook Rabbi and Pope discuss Jewish-Christian cooperation in Israel – Vatican City, Jan 17, 2011 / 08:10 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict met with prominent Israeli Rabbi Shlomo Riskin on Jan. 12, who updated the pontiff on the efforts of the

Share this article on Facebook Thousands of pilgrims celebrate devotion to Christ of Esquipulas in Guatemala – Esquipulas, Guatemala, Jan 18, 2011 / 03:59 pm ( CNA ).- Thousands of Catholics from Central America and Mexico gathered to celebrate the traditional devotion to the

Share this article on Facebook Vandals tag two California churches with anti-Catholic threat – Anaheim, Calif., Jan 18, 2011 / 01:29 am ( CNA ).- One or more vandals recently spray painted a misspelled phrase “Kill the Cathlics” on two different Catholic churches

Share this article on Facebook Weakening of Catholic identity contributes to school enrollment decline, cautions professor – Denver, Colo., Jan 18, 2011 / 06:02 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In the wake of the Archdiocese of New York recently closing 27 of its schools, conversation on the sharp

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Regis Philbin announces his retirement from TV – Regis Philbin has announced that he will step down from television at the conclusion of the 23rd season of …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Officials resign in Tunisia as many refuse to recognize new government – The North African nation of Tunisia endured further political instability as both Mohamed Ghannouchi and Fouad …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Chinese president HU to arrive in Washington for state visit – Chinese President Hu Jintao is set to arrive in Washington for a state visit that is driven by high-priority …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Condoms Should Come with Capes – To the progressive mind, there’s nothing condoms can’t do. It’s true. The belief that synthetic rubber birth control has the ability to cure any and all of humanity’s

Share this article on Facebook Gotta’ See This One – Normally I ignore anything that goes down on MSNBC but Chris Matthews was honored by my alma mater, a Catholic university, so I get especially annoyed at the

Share this article on Facebook NAACP Puts George Washington in a Box – Wow. An NAACP celebration honoring Martin Luther King Day put a statue of George Washington in a box. No official word yet on why our Founding Father was boxed but I’m

Share this article on Facebook Your Permanent Record Has Gone PC – Remember how in school teachers would threaten you with some infraction becoming part of your PERMANENT RECORD!!!!! And even back then we thought to ourselves it’s all a

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Calls For Greater Religious Freedom In Repressive Myanmar – The leading prelate in Myanmar (Burma), one of the world’s most repressive nations, is calling for greater religious freedom. Quoting Pope Benedict’s recent Message for

Share this article on Facebook Beginning Of Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity – VATICAN CITY, 18 JAN 2011 (VIS) – The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally celebrated every year from 18 to 25 January, begins today. The theme chosen for

Share this article on Facebook Non-Catholic Named Head Of Pontifical Academy – Pope Benedict has named Werner Arber, an 81-year-old professor emeritus of microbiology at the University of Basel, as president of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Share this article on Facebook Presentation Of Message For Day Of Social Communications – VATICAN CITY, 18 JAN 2011 (VIS) – At 11.30 a.m. on Monday 24 January Benedict XVI’s Message for the forty-fifth World Day of Social Communications will be presented in

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Come For Coffee – 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 Getting Things Done – Rachel Balducci: Finding my groove | Someone recently wrote to me asking how I run my week, if I have a set schedule and if so, what does that look like? At first, I was

Share this article on Facebook King’s Christian Legacy – Rebecca Teti: | Last evening as I was preparing dinner, I caught a nice interview on public radio with one Lewis Baldwin. He’s written a new book,Never to Leave Us

Share this article on Facebook Little Ones Reach Out – Arwen Mosher: New research shows unborn twins interact in the womb | Since I’m expecting twins, several friends have sent me links to this story, about how unborn twins

Share this article on Facebook The Pope At Home – Rebecca Teti: | In a special edition of Catholic TV’s House & Home show, we’re treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the papal apartments. Go here to see a “day in the

Share this article on Facebook Walking Through Winter – Danielle Bean: How’s the weather where you are? | After seeing Lisa’s video of natural beauty and warm weather in California over the weekend, I was inspired to share a

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook The Bad Kind of Minimalism – As I get older, I find myself becoming more and more of a minimalist. I want less stuff. I want less distractions. I want less good things in my life in order to make

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook John Paul II: The Insta-Saint? – My blogging confrere Pat Archbold currently has a post in which he looks at the question of how quickly saints get minted and, though he doesn’t name him, whether John

Share this article on Facebook VIDEO: How did the Church Fathers explain the perpetual virginity of Mary? – GET THE BOOK. GET THE AUTOGRAPHED VERSION WITH EXCLUSIVE BONUS INTERVIEW ON CD.

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ACLU Tries to Silence Catholic Bishops on Obamacare Rules – The pro-abortion ACLU legal group is trying to silence the nation’s Catholic bishops when it comes the implementing Obamcare and ensuring the health care law does not

Share this article on Facebook Herman Cain: Defund Racist Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – Herman Cain is a businessman who is the first Republican to start an exploratory committee to gauge the potential for running a campaign for the GOP nomination to take

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Committee Holds Hearing on Abortion-Fetal Pain Bill – A legislative committee in the Iowa House held a hearing today on a measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the notion that unborn children

Share this article on Facebook NARAL Report Ignores How Abortion Activists Losing Ground – As part of its annual “Who Decides?” report on the state of abortion legislation in the United States, NARAL President Nancy Keenan penned a letter which attempted to

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Senator Introduces Bill to Stop Webcam Abortions – It’s official. Lincoln Sen. Tony Fulton has introduced his bill to ensure the controversial practice of telemed abortions don’t cross state lines from Iowa to Nebraska.

Share this article on Facebook Polls Show Voters Still Want ObamaCare Repealed, Scaled Back – The day before the House of Representatives is slated to vote for legislation to repeal the Obamacare health care law, new polling data shows Americans continue to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Republican Group Pressures New Chairman Priebus – Although most Republicans are pro-life, a political pressure group calling itself the Republican Majority for Choice is urging newly-elected republican National

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Activist to Challenge Pro-Abortion Obama in Democratic Primary – Randall Terry, the controversial pro-life activist, will challenge pro-abortion President Barack Obama in the Democratic primary with the sole mission of bringing up the

Share this article on Facebook Stopping Abortion Starts With Focus on African-Americans – A campaign launched in Los Angeles this week seeks to raise awareness to what is becoming known as “black genocide” — the devastation occurring in black America as

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion – black genocide? – by Chuck Colson January 18, 2011 (Breakpoint.org) – Last fall, I had the privilege to listen to a speech by Walter Hoye, one of the great African-American leaders of our

Share this article on Facebook Bed and Breakfast owners fined for turning away gay couple – by Hilary White January 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It is illegal in Britain for guesthouse keepers to refuse to allow two homosexual men to share a bed in their

Share this article on Facebook Bill Gates proposes universal ‘birth registry’ to help control population – by Thaddeus Baklinski WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the keynote address to the mHealth Summit held in November last year, Bill Gates

Share this article on Facebook Christian therapist faces being barred after ‘sting’ by homosexualist journalist – by Hilary White January 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In yet another instance of the growing conflict between believing Christian professionals and the homosexualist

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on Jan. 17 News – by Steve Jalsevac This coming Saturday the rapidly growing West Coast Walk for Life will take place in San Francisco followed by the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Share this article on Facebook Condom company advertises London’s diocesan-approved ‘gay Masses’ – by Hilary White LONDON, January 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the world’s leading condom manufacturers advertised a Catholic Mass offered in December by a group

Share this article on Facebook Despite massive contraceptive use, 24% of unborn Californians die by abortion – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One out of every four unborn Californians dies as a result of induced abortion, a figure far

Share this article on Facebook Do most women really want the right to abortion? – by Celia Wolf-Devine January 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the reasons that many men support liberal abortion laws is because they have been persuaded that this

Share this article on Facebook Expert: Abortion has led to 300,000 extra breast cancer deaths in U.S. – by LifeSiteNews.com January 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortion has led to 300,000 additional breast cancer deaths in the United States since the Roe v. Wade Supreme

Share this article on Facebook In sex-saturated San Francisco, West Coast Walk for Life a beacon of hope – by Students for Life of America Note: Steve Macias the Students for Life of America West Coast Field Agent Growing up in Sacramento, California I am well accustomed to

Share this article on Facebook Ontario bishops to schools: use anti-bullying programs faithful to Catholic teaching – by John-Henry Westen OAKVILLE, ON, January 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the eve of a critical vote by the Halton District Catholic School Board on whether or not to

Share this article on Facebook Oprah: My baby’s death was ‘my second chance’ – by Kathleen Gilbert January 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Talk show maven Oprah Winfrey revealed that her anxiety over her teenage pregnancy was so great that, when her

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook China’s Human Rights Record to be Sidelined During State Visit – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Chinese Leader, Hu Jintao, who was refused a formal state dinner by President George W. Bush in 2006 because of the communist

Share this article on Facebook City of Berkeley to Pay for Sex-Change Operations – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The city of Berkeley is expected to agree tonight to set aside $20,000 a year to pay for city workers who want

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers to Study State of U.S. Mental Healthcare in Wake of Tucson Shooting – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Now that that finger-pointing and politics of the Tucson shooting have been laid aside, the Congressional Mental Health Caucus

Share this article on Facebook Priest and Former New Age Enthusiast Warns Catholics Away from Eastern Meditation – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist After decades of his own involvement, Father Bill Kneemiller, a Catholic priest and former teacher of transcendental

New Liturgical Movement

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Share this article on Facebook Modernism and the Other Modern: A Cautionary Tale – Noble simplicity Industrial austerity A point Shawn and I have brought up a number of times before in our discussions of the Other Modern and its relationship to both

Share this article on Facebook Noble Simplicity as Expressed Through Cistericanesque Sobriety: One Variant – Recently Matthew Alderman and I have been speaking about the concepts of noble simplicity and noble beauty. As we have noted by way of preliminary caveat, in considering

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Questioning the ‘strange silence’ on abortion stats – Retired New York State Assemblyman Michael Benjamin, in a N.Y. Post column , questions why recent statistics showing that 41 percent of all New York City pregnancies end

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Infant Baptism – Infant Baptism is discussed and argued about quite a bit in some circles. I, of course, was raised Baptist and taught that Infant Baptism was a man-made tradition

Share this article on Facebook Official Blessed! John Paul the Great! – It’s official: Blessed John Paul II, Pope Benedict to declare predecessor Blessed Pope Benedict XVI approved the miraculous healing of a French nun on Friday, paving the

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #009 – Nino de Atocha – “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 Encouragement from St. Francis de Sales – To persevere in the devout life it is a matter of deciding upon some excellent and generous maxims, with the right intention. The first I would suggest to you is that of

Share this article on Facebook Interrupted by God… – I love this piece by Benedictine Sister Ann Marie Wainright, writing from St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota: When I transitioned from my life as a layperson

Share this article on Facebook O Season of Idols! – UPDATED – My Tuesday column is up over at First Things, and it’s pondering the recent Golden Globes show and the season of glittery “awards” that is upon us: It was never so rare,

Share this article on Facebook Put Down Game; Pick Up Ax – Click here to view the embedded video.

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan Outlines U.S. Bishops’ Legislative ‘Principles and Priorities’ For New Congress – WASHINGTON(January 18, 2011)—In a letter to Congress, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB),

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Welcome New Obama Policies on Cuba, Express Hope – WASHINGTON (January 15, 2010)—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed an Executive Order by President Obama broadening the scope of travel

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A request for prayers: Robert Crouse – R.I.P. – A favor please. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Robert Crouse, a priest of the Church of Canada (Episcopalian/Anglican) who was a friend. I met him years

Share this article on Facebook ALERT! Introduction in House of Reps. of “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” – I understand that there is a vote in the House of Representatives tomorrow which concerns the repeal of the pro-abortion “Obamacare” legislation as well as the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic institutions are failing because of failing “Catholic identity” – On this blog I have harped incessantly about Catholic identity.   I have proposed that a primary aim of Pope Benedict’s pontificate is to revitalize our Catholic

Share this article on Facebook England and Wales will use new translation in September, not December – The UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has a story stating that… New Mass translation to be used in parishes from September By Mark Greaves The new

Share this article on Facebook For your consideration – I am sure that the readership here would prefer to have Catholic blogs make a good showing in the Bloggers’ Choice Award for this year. Would you take a moment to vote

Share this article on Facebook Vespers for tired priests (BrevRom); Fr. Z also answers feedback and then rants. – Vespers with the Breviarium Romanum with no frills.  There is a thrill, however… you can hear my cellphone interfering with the speakers at one point and there are a

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