Catholic News Headlines January 20, 2011


Jan. 19, 7pm—Jan. 20, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook After Ivory Coast talks fail, military action among disquieting options – Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Jan 20, 2011 / 03:16 am ( CNA ).- The failure of mediation in an electoral dispute in Ivory Coast could result in military action.

Share this article on Facebook French religious sister reveals details of John Paul II miracle – Paris, France, Jan 20, 2011 / 05:06 pm ( CNA ).- The French religious sister, Marie Simon Pierre, has revealed new details about the miracle that paved the way for John

Share this article on Facebook Legislation introduced to permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion – Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2011 / 05:29 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Legislation which would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion across all federal programs is

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s call for interfaith day of prayer provokes debate – Rome, Italy, Jan 20, 2011 / 01:01 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI’s call for world religious leaders to gather in Assisi, Italy to pray for peace has touched

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s second book on Jesus due out March 15 – Vatican City, Jan 20, 2011 / 07:10 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Barring any problems at the publishers, the second volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s two-volume biblical study,

Share this article on Facebook Profile: US ambassador seeks to ‘build bridges’ with Vatican – Rome, Italy, Jan 20, 2011 / 04:37 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- America’s ambassador to the Holy See says the two sides are working to rebuild trust following the leak of

Share this article on Facebook Survey: Americans still view Kennedy’s inauguration speech as important – New Haven, Conn., Jan 20, 2011 / 05:59 am ( CNA ).- Americans believe that key themes from President Kennedy’s inauguration speech are still important more than 50 years

Share this article on Facebook Vatican official encourages prudence in discussing possible second John Paul II miracle – Rome, Italy, Jan 20, 2011 / 01:41 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, has cautioned against

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Love triumphant in new TV film ‘The Lost Valentine’ – T.V. icon Betty White, at 89 years young is starring in the latest Hallmark Hall of Fame TV film, “The …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook China enjoys considerable economic growth – The Chinese economy is enjoying substantial growth, with an expansion of 10.3% for last year. According to …

Share this article on Facebook Many recall Baby Doc’s reign of money, women and corruption – Jean-Claude Duvalier, better known as “Baby Doc” – the son of former Haitian President …

Share this article on Facebook Report says 9/11 mastermind killed Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl – The nine-year-old murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, whose decapitation on a video widely …

Share this article on Facebook Tunisia’s unrest may spread, Arab League Chief warns – In a summit in Egypt among Middle Eastern leaders, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa warned that the region …

Share this article on Facebook Zetas drug gang figure arrested in Mexico – Mexican authorities say they have arrested a founding member of the notorious Zetas gang, who oversaw the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Canada: Transgender ‘Bathroom bill’ heads to third reading – On Dec. 8, the House of Commons approved C-389 at the report stage by a vote of 143-131. C-389 is Bill …

Share this article on Facebook House votes to repeal the Obama health care – The House of Representatives has voted to repeal the Obama administration\’s health-care legislation in a …

Share this article on Facebook Ontario, Canada: C-510, anti-coercion bill,defeated in House – On Dec. 15, the House of Commons voted down C-510, a private member’s bill that would have amended the …

Share this article on Facebook President raises human rights issues with China on official state visit – In China’s first meeting with a U.S. president in 13 years, U.S. President Barack Obama says that he will …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Muslim Leaders Verbally Attack the Pope, End Dialogue – The president of Al-Azhar, an Egyptian university, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, along with the leading members of the …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook About.com Readers’ Choice Awards – Like what you see on our CCH blogs and on our CatholicsComeHome.org website? Consider making your voice heard in About.com’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards ! Thanks for

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Incendiary Stupidity or Killing Incivility – The following has been redacted for your own safety. The other day I was killing time at Target. I overheard two guys shooting the breeze about the new civility. You

Share this article on Facebook Lack of Gov’t Oversight Led to Abortion Horrors – A grand jury in Pennsylvania is saying that the state failed to perform its job of oversight over abortion clinics. The Blaze reports: A filthy abortion mill where

Share this article on Facebook Monk Nabbed With Nun’s Remains – Weirdest story of the day. Maybe even of the week. A monk was trying to board a flight when baggage checkers opened up his bags and found… Reuters reports: A Cypriot

Share this article on Facebook Obama Praises China’s Human Rights – President Obama today praised the “evolution” in human rights in China. Just minutes later, a blogger in Philadelphia pulled his hair out and banged his head on his

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Grocholewski, Special Envoy To Manila – VATICAN CITY, 20 JAN 2011 (VIS) – Made public today was a Letter, written in Latin and dated 28 December 2010, in which the Holy Father appoints Cardinal Zenon

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal, Ex-Sistine Choir Director Discusses Crisis in Church Music – Describing Pope Benedict’s decision to name him a cardinal as “a sign of love of the Pope for sacred music,” Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci discussed the crisis in Church

Share this article on Facebook Future Pope Secretly Ordained Slovak Seminarians – In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Jozef Tomko discussed his decades of friendship with Pope John Paul II. The two met in 1969, when the future Pontiff

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Jan 20 – VATICAN CITY, 20 JAN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Fun With Weather – Rebecca Teti: | I fear to be any place this cold, but this is, um, cool.

Share this article on Facebook Now if Only I Could Fly – Lynn Wehner: | A loving child’s compliments never get old. This recent exchange with my dear 7-year-old Leah reminded me of that. I fearlessly rescued her favorite

Share this article on Facebook Rise and Shine! – Rachel Balducci: Are you a morning person? | I love waking up early. Sleeping in has always been a challenge for me, and I always opt to get in bed early so I can get

Share this article on Facebook Sick and Tired? – Lisa Hendey: Does your house have the “yuckies”? | I’ve got a sick teenager at my house.  As I type this, he’s swaddled in my bed with a wet washcloth on his head,

Share this article on Facebook Stand By Your Man – 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 The Good People Of Tucson – Rebecca Teti: in which I beg to differ with just about everyone | It is terribly sad that it often takes an awful event to illuminate the incredible goodness all around

Share this article on Facebook Time for Some Mom-Bragging – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 97 | 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 Two Good – Arwen Mosher: Our little guy hits a milestone | Blaise had a birthday today! Back in the fall of 2008, I blogged about Camilla’s second birthday. Blaise was born about

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Civil Rights Breakthrough! – Aside from blogging, researching, dance calling, low carb cooking, and watching the odd TV show or DVD, I also–very occasionally–write fiction. And I’ve just published

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Roe v Wade 38th Anniversary – This is the work of political cartoonist Gary McCoy from the St. Louis area. Congrats to him for this poignant cartoon that exposes the ugliness of the abortion industry

Share this article on Facebook Changing the Mood: Two Inaugurals—JFK and Reagan – PAUL WILL BE ON THE PROGRAM THIS AFTERNOON AT 4:00 EASTERN TIME TO DISCUSS THIS PIECE. January 18, 2011 Paul G. Kengor This January 20 marks the anniversary of two

Share this article on Facebook Congressmen introduce bills to strip abortion funding from federal health care – In the first real attempt to dismantle the nation’s health care law, two Republican congressmen introduced legislation on Thursday prohibiting the federal funding of

Share this article on Facebook Mexican actor pledges to build largest pro-life women’s clinic in US – Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 19, 2011 ( CNA ) Mexican producer and actor Eduardo Verastegui has announced that his organization, Mantle of Guadalupe, is planning to build

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – Apparently our resolve to be more civil in political discourse lasted all of two weeks. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), on the floor of the US House yesterday had this to say:

Share this article on Facebook Priest from US Civil War declared Venerable by Pope

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – January 20, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Jan. 20 4:00 – Changing the Mood: Two Inaugurals—JFK and Reagan Today marks the anniversary of two unforgettable inaugural

Share this article on Facebook Top Islamic scholars suspend talks with Vatican – CWNews.com Egypt’s Al Azhar University, the world’s leading center of Sunni Islamic thought, has suspended talks with the Vatican in protest over the “insulting remarks”

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Boehner, Pro-Life Advocates Launch Bills to Ban Tax-Funded Abortions – House Speaker John Boehner and a bipartisan group of pro-life members of Congress held a press conference this morning to launch two bills prohibiting government funding

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops Did Not Support Obamacare Repeal Vote – Every major national pro-life organization was on board with the vote by House Republicans to repeal the Obamacare law because they worry about the abortion funding and

Share this article on Facebook Health Dept Ignored Abortionist Who Killed Woman, Babies With Scissors – Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell of Pennsylvania was charged with 8 counts of murder yesterday related to the botched abortion death of a woman and his infanticides

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Abortion-Fetal Pain Bill Stalled by “Pro-Life” Legislators – A bill in the Iowa legislature to protect unborn children supported by several pro-life groups is stalled because two “pro-life” legislators say it doesn’t go far

Share this article on Facebook Judge Denies Bail for Abortion Practitioner Gosnell And Staff – Kermit Gosnell was arraigned without bail late Thursday afternoon after charged with eight counts of murder in the death of a woman from a botched abortion and seven

Share this article on Facebook Montana House OKs Bill for Justice for Pregnant Women, Unborn – The Montana state House has okayed a bill that would provdie justice and protection for pregnant women and their unborn children who are victims of violant attacks

Share this article on Facebook Pennsylvania Governor Upset by Lack of Abortion Oversight – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who is pro-life, is upset by the lack of state oversight concerning the abortion practitioner recently charged with 8 counts of murder

Share this article on Facebook President Hu Denies China Has Forced Abortion Policy – Members of Congress today met with China President Hu Jintao one day after the foreign leader tried to duck questions yesterday from the press on the nation’s poor human

Share this article on Facebook Report: Oklahoma Most Pro-Life, Washington Most Pro-Abortion – Americans United for Life released a new state-by-state report on the status of state legislation that protects women and unborn children on abortion and on bioethics

Share this article on Facebook Santorum Makes Contorversial Remark on Obama, Race and Abortion – Potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is drawing attention today for comments he made in an interview where he mentions race in the context of

Share this article on Facebook Senate Now Faces Pressure to Follow Suit on Obamacare Repeal – With the House having approved a bill to repeal the abortion-funding ObamaCare bill, pressure is now on the Senate to do so — although Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid

Share this article on Facebook Speaker John Boehner Presses China President Hu on Abortion – Members of Congress today met with China President Hu Jintao one day after the foreign leader tried to duck questions yesterday from the press on the nation’s poor human

Share this article on Facebook Virginia House Committee: Toughen Abortion Center Standards – One day removed from a national controversy surrounding an abortion practitioner in Pennsylvania who killed a pregnant woman and several babies shortly after “live birth

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist brutally murdered ‘hundreds’ of living newborns: clinic worker – by Kathleen Gilbert PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A massive, photograph-laden Grand Jury Report released Wednesday has detailed the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic group hosting abortion advocate Stephen Lewis knew about his views – by Patrick B. Craine LONDON, Ontario, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of a Catholic educational fund in the Diocese of London, Ontario that is hosting an

Share this article on Facebook China Aid Director: U.S., Western countries ‘accomplices’ in China’s brutal One Child Policy – by Rebecca Millette CHINA, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By funneling tens of millions of dollars to organizations such as the United Nations Population Fund

Share this article on Facebook Director of China Aid: U.S., Western countries ‘accomplices’ to China’s One Child Policy – by Rebecca Millette CHINA, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By funneling tens of millions of dollars to organizations such as the United Nations Population Fund

Share this article on Facebook Minors can get secret abortions in Kentucky without parental consent, court rules – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman LOUISVILLE, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Out of state minors are permitted to obtain abortions in Kentucky without their parent’s

Share this article on Facebook Pope personally endorses French March for Life – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman FRANCE, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message of endorsement to the organizers of the French March for

Share this article on Facebook Population growth challenges can be met with human ingenuity, say engineers – by Hilary White January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While overpopulation doomsayers continue to call for reductions, forcible if necessary, of the human population, a

Share this article on Facebook Pro-gay Baum, dissident De Roo to speak Friday at Ontario Catholic college – by Patrick B. Craine WATERLOO, Ontario, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ontario Catholic college in the Diocese of Hamilton is set to host a talk Friday by two

Share this article on Facebook Sargent Shriver, last pro-life Democrat on presidential ticket, dies at 95 – by Kathleen Gilbert BETHESDA, Maryland, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A legendary civil servant, one of the last of the old school of pro-life Democrats in

Share this article on Facebook Today’s blog posts – by The Editors Record-breaking March for life crowd in Washington State – Daniel McConchie Why the female left hates Palin: WSJ editor says ‘abortion’ – Peter Smith

Share this article on Facebook Top homosexualist group leads mandatory ‘hate-crime’ training for Windsor Police – by Rebecca Millette WINDSOR, Ontario, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Windsor Police Service (WPS) announced last week an extensive training initiative in

Share this article on Facebook Why the female left hates Palin: WSJ editor says ‘abortion’ – by Peter Smith James Taranto, editor of the Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Web Today”, has a brilliant column

Share this article on Facebook Witness in Christian therapist case threatened – by Hilary White LONDON, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian psychotherapist who was to appear before a professional conduct panel today has asked that the

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “ObamaNet” to Require ID Card for all Internet Users – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The country’s leading pro-family organization is warning citizens that White House cyber security and Commerce Secretary Gary

Share this article on Facebook “Repeal and Replace” Gets Underway – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Now that the newly elected members of the U.S. House have voted to repeal ObamaCare, lawmakers will now focus on fulfilling the

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist Charged with Murdering Newborns with Scissors – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An abortionist whose practice catered to poor minorities has been charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths

Share this article on Facebook MTV’s Racy New Show Could be Considered Child Porn – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Media watchdogs are warning parents that a new MTV show, Skins, which features teen actors as young as 15 in extremely explicit

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Better Late than Never – My apologies to the alert reader (Rev. David Akerman) who sent this news item in back last Lent, but better late than never: There is only a fragment left of the 19th

Share this article on Facebook First Usus Antiquior Mass Offered by Spanish Bishop – This 15th of January H.E. The Most Rev. Manuel Ureña Pastor, Archbishop of Saragossa, celebrated a solemn requiem in the usus antiquior in the parish church of Epila in

Share this article on Facebook St. Sebastian – Today in both forms of the Roman calendar, we commemorate St. Sebastian, the third century martyr. Here is what the Roman Martyrology says: Also at Rome, ad Catacumbas ,

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook BIG NEWS! George Weigel to Speak to our Group in Rome! – George Weigel, the biographer of Pope John Paul II, has agree to speak to our pilgrimage in Rome. We will arrive in Rome to share in the historical event of the

Share this article on Facebook Was Jesus Nice? – People often criticize us if we speak the truth or step on someone’s toes — usually if we are honest about sin or bad conduct. Jesus was loving and kind. He would never

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #469 – Our Lady of Good Aid – “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 A Golden Voice with a Word in Season – Every time I talk to Pat Gohn speak , I find myself marveling at the resonance of her lovely alto. She has one of those voices that belongs behind a microphone or a

Share this article on Facebook Gosnell; Baby Feet Kick the Nation – If your stomach and your psyche can stand it, read the grand jury report on this fiendish abortionist, Kermit Gosnell . I have been afraid to write about this woman -

Share this article on Facebook New “Gloria” for New Roman Missal – Having long begged my musician sons to please try to compose a singable, non-bombast-filled-nor-sickly-sweet-nor-plodding “Gloria” to replace the two (just two) versions

Share this article on Facebook The Burdened Do Not Shrug – A little fun. Because I am missing Rome desperately, particularly as I look out my window and gaze upon the silvery sky that promises more snow tonight, I reposted my

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Curry Announces the 10 Year Review of – WASHINGTON (January 20, 2011)—Bishops and Catholic university presidents across the United States will engage in conversations over the next year as a first step in the

Share this article on Facebook Christian Churches Together Respond To ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail,’ Voice Gratitude for Civil Rights Leaders – WASHINGTON (January 20, 2011)—Christian Churches Together in the USA (CCT) issued a response to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” on January 14. The

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Developments with wheat, celiac – I have written about hosts and wheat and celiac (here and here, etc.). For the consecration to be valid, the hosts must be made from wheat flour.  Not wheat… not

Share this article on Facebook REQUEST: Your ideas for an Instruction on Summorum Pontificum – Yesterday I wrote that the long-expected Instruction on Summorum Pontificum is on its way. Unfortunately, the comments under that entry are… shall we say… not

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