Catholic News Headlines January 27, 2011


Jan. 26, 7pm—Jan. 27, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Catholic bishops condemn bus bombing in Philippines – Manila, Philippines, Jan 27, 2011 / 12:46 am ( CNA ).- The Catholic bishops of the Philippines and other leaders have condemned recent acts of violence in the country,

Share this article on Facebook CHA adopts dual approach to abortion funding in health care law – Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2011 / 06:08 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Catholic Health Association has endorsed legislation to restrict federal funding of abortion in the

Share this article on Facebook Hawaii bishop shocked at high-ranking priest’s departure for politics – Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan 27, 2011 / 10:00 am ( CNA ).- Bishop Larry R. Silva of Honolulu, Hawaii says he was “shocked and extremely disappointed” to discover that his

Share this article on Facebook Immigrant abuse reveals societal decay, warns Mexican archdiocese – Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 27, 2011 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- The Archdiocese of Xalapa, Mexico is warning that the abuse suffered by Central Americans traveling through Mexico

Share this article on Facebook Peoria diocese restarts Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s beatification cause – Peoria, Ill., Jan 27, 2011 / 01:46 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Diocese of Peoria has resumed its promotion of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause for beatification despite

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s example should be model for priests, Italian bishops’ head urges – Rome, Italy, Jan 27, 2011 / 05:43 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genova, Italy said that priests should follow the model of Pope Benedict XVI in fulfilling

Share this article on Facebook Priest calls for truth to be revealed in 2010 murder of bishop in Turkey – Rome, Italy, Jan 27, 2011 / 05:54 pm ( CNA ).- A parish priest in Turkey is calling for a “fair trial that establishes the truth” about the murder of  Bishop Luigi

Share this article on Facebook US bishops oppose return to workplace immigration raids – Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2011 / 08:00 pm ( CNA ).- Speaking for the U.S. bishops, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told the House Judiciary Committee on Jan. 26

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Share this article on Facebook Catholics and the Bible: Is the Bible the Source of Christian Beliefs? – Over the last 25 years I’ve had more debates than I can count with Christians of various denominations. …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook American missionary fatally shot in Mexico – Fifty-nine-year-old American missionary Nancy Davis has been fatally shot in Mexico. Authorities say that Davis …

Share this article on Facebook Hong Kong reports first death caused by A/H1N1 – Hong Kong’s first death from A/H1N1 has been reported. According to the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, a …

Share this article on Facebook Italian Cardinal Warns of ‘Religious Cleansing’ of Christians – Anti-Christian persecution is increasing in some parts of the world such that it is taking on the form of a true …

Share this article on Facebook Muslim cleric caught in trunk of car at U.S.-Mexico border – A controversial Muslim cleric, long on the lam and desperately seeking refugee status, has been found in the trunk …

Share this article on Facebook Riots tear through Egypt for second day – Anti-government protests continued for a second straight day in Egypt. Police clashed with protesters as they used …

Share this article on Facebook Teeth, tools found in Israeli cave shed new light on primitive man – Tools, along with the teeth belonging to prehistoric men recently discovered in a cave in Israel sheds new light – …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Vietnam’s Great Wall’ hailed as major archaeological find – In the mountain foothills of central Vietnam, one of the country\’s most important archaeological …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Time for School Choice: National School Choice Week Ends, Struggle Begins – The unwillingness of those currently in charge of the Federal Educational Bureaucracy to consider …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook State of the Union Address: President Promotes More Government to ‘Win the Future’ – President Barack Obama delivered his second State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, January 25, 2011. He …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 11 Craziest Things I’ve Ever Heard at Mass – 1) Whispered by a father in the pew behind me to his children: “When we get to the car I’m testing all of you on what the gospel was. And if you get it wrong you’re

Share this article on Facebook Ecumenism Is Obligatory – So sayeth the Pope. At a January 25 Vespers service closing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Benedict XVI said that ecumenical work is a “moral imperative”

Share this article on Facebook For Better or For Worse – Another inspiring American Idol story via Chelsea Zimmerman This is a heckuva guy. Please check out Chelsea’s blog Reflections of a Paralytic for some insightful

Share this article on Facebook Mom Jailed for Sending Kids to Better School – Locking children into failing schools just wasn’t enough. Now, we’re locking up mothers for trying to send their kids to better schools. This is madness. A mother has

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Condemn Ivory Coast Violence – The bishops of the Ivory Coast have issued a statement condemning the violence that has afflicted the nation since President Laurent Gbagbo refused to recognize Alassane

Share this article on Facebook Launch Of Initiative To Unite Believers And Non-Believers – VATICAN CITY, 27 JAN 2011 (VIS) – On 24 and 25 March, the Pontifical Council for Culture, the president of which is Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, will launch a new

Share this article on Facebook Muslim Population To Grow By 700 Million In 20 Years – The world’s Muslim population will grow from 1.6 billion to 2.3 billion in the next two decades, according to a report published by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public

Share this article on Facebook World Day Of Sick Message To Be Presented On 3 February – VATICAN CITY, 27 JAN 2011 (VIS) – At 11.30 a.m. on Thursday 3 February, the presentation will take place of Benedict XVI’s Message for the nineteenth World Day of the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Couple Chat – 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 Know the Real Enemy? – Arwen Mosher: Read this article and recognize it | It’s long, but if you read one thing today, let this be it: “The Winning Strategy” by Peter Kreeft. I can’t summarize

Share this article on Facebook Mystic & Politician – Rebecca Teti: On St. Joan of Arc | “One of the most original aspects of the holiness of this young girl was precisely the connection between mystical experience and

Share this article on Facebook Puzzle Power – Lisa Hendey: Are you a player? | For the past several years, my best friend has been playing the daily Sudoku puzzle that comes in our town’s newspaper.  She works the

Share this article on Facebook Tell Us About It – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 98 | 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 Were the ‘Good Ole Days’ Really Any Good? – Danielle Bean: | Rachel inadvertently kicked over a hornet’s nest yesterday with her post about the differences between modern day and old fashioned parenting styles. I

Share this article on Facebook Where Can I Get a Shirt Like That? – Lynn Wehner: | On the way to the mall for the March for Life, my daughter, Julia, took this picture of an unsuspecting pilgrim she saw in a D.C. bookstore. I just LOVE

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Cutie: Fallen Priest Gets Own Show . . . on FOX! – According to this piece by NPR, A former Roman Catholic priest who left the church to marry his girlfriend after the two were photographed embracing on a South Florida

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Asia Bibi in isolation cell – Asia Bibi, the Christian woman condemned to death accused of blasphemy and imprisoned in Sheikhpura jail for over a year and a half has been moved into an isolation

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Nick and Al Trying to Fly out of D.C.

Share this article on Facebook Fearing for safety, Pakistani Christians converting to Islam – Motivated by fear and better economic prospects, at least 20 Pakistani Christians are converting to Islam each week. In recent weeks, a leading Muslim politician who

Share this article on Facebook Pope calls Christian unity a ‘moral imperative’

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – January 27, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Jan. 27 4:00 – Direct to My Desk – Give to Street People? Or Not? Everyone panhandler asking for a handout is an

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Centers Correct Problems Following Gosnell Horror – Pennsylvania abortion centers found to have deficiencies by state officials in the aftermath of national revelations about the horrors at the abortion business Kermit

Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells Helping Women With Breast Reconstruction – An announcement recently from Japanese universities that they are establishing an institute to use adult stem cells for breast reconstruction is welcome news,

Share this article on Facebook Arkansas Senate: No Abortion Funding in Obamacare Exchanges – The Arkansas state Senate has said no to any taxpayer funding of abortions within the state excfhanges set up under the Obamacare health care reform law. Under the new

Share this article on Facebook Kansas: Brownback Administration Offers Unborn Protection – For 13 years, the Kansas law banning abortions of viable unborn children has been thwarted by abortionists and the state Health department. With a new pro-life governor

Share this article on Facebook Mike Pence Not Running for President, Governor Bid Likely – In a long-awaited announcement, pro-life Congressman Mike Pence will not seek the Republican nomination for president and will leave open the possibility of a

Share this article on Facebook More Misleading Research About Abortion-Mental Health Link – On Wednesday evening, The New England Journal of Medicine released a study which purports to show that first-trimester abortions do not increase a woman’s risk of mental

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Lobbies Faith Leaders for Pro-Abortion Obamacare – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is holding a conference call today in what is a new bid by the Obama administration to lobby religious leaders to

Share this article on Facebook Obama Picks Pro-Abortion Activist to Lead Global Health Initiative – President Barack Obama has selected a pro-abortion activist from Minnesota to lead the multibillion dollar Global Health Initiative the State Department is sponsoring.

Share this article on Facebook Obama Renominates Rationing Czar Berwick to Medicare Post – Late Wednesday night, President Barack Obama renominated “rationing czar” Donald Berwick to his current post as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life News: Romney, Arizona, Abortion, UK, Catholic, Rhode Island – The following are pro-life news briefs from across the country and around the world. Mitt Romney May Skip Iowa Caucuses to Focus on New Hampshire Des Moines, IA –  As

Share this article on Facebook Researcher Pans Study Denying Abortion-Mental Health Link – A new study that denies the link between abortions and mental health problems has already come under criticism from one of the foremost researchers on abortion and

Share this article on Facebook Thune Expects 2012 Decision Next Month, Barbour Considering – Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says he will decide by the end of next month whether he will mount a bid for the Republican nomination for president to face pro-abortion

Share this article on Facebook US Lawmakers File Bills to Cut Funding for Pro-Abortion UN – Members of Congress met this week to discuss cutting  some US funding of the United Nations until it undertakes “sweeping” reform measures to prevent corruption and

Share this article on Facebook Washington Bill Attacking Pregnancy Centers Faces Hearing Opposition – On Monday, Jan. 24, the Healthcare and Wellness Committee held a hearing regarding HB 1366 (the euphemistically named “Limited Service Pregnancy Center Accountability

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Share this article on Facebook Christianity the last bastion against European secularist ‘totalitarianism’: Austrian think tank – by Hilary White VIENNA, January 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Austrian think tank and non-governmental organization is warning that freedom of religious expression is

Share this article on Facebook European Parliament attacks Lithuanian law curbing homosexualist propaganda – by Hilary White STRASBOURG, France, January 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Parliament this week has issued a condemnation of a Lithuanian a bill that seeks

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook New Cosmetic Line Targets 8-12 year-olds – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Forcing girls to grow up too fast has become a cottage industry in the United States with Walmart now jumping on the bandwagon

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan: Dozens of Christians Forced to Convert to Islam Every Week – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Out of fear for their lives, at least 20-25 Christians are converting to Islam every week in Pakistan as a result of increasing

Share this article on Facebook Repeal of ObamaCare Not Dead Yet in Senate – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who is known to be an expert on the Senate’s most arcane rules, has already

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook 15th Century Ethiopian Icon – Source: Ethiopian Christ icon found 500 years on – The Telegraph

Share this article on Facebook Abbaye de Pontigny, France – Brother Stephen Treat, O.Cist, of Sub Tuum recently posted a photo of beautiful Pontigny Abbey on his site. Pontigny is a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1114 which is

Share this article on Facebook Mosaic detail of Honorius III – In January 1218, Pope Honorius III (1216-27) asked the Doge of Venice, Zaini, to send Byzantine-trained craftsmen to Rome so that the mosaic decoration of the apse of

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Drum roll, please – According to OSV author and Net geek, Eric Sammons, who has written a script to calculate such things, osvdailytake.com is the No. 72 most popular Catholic blog out

Share this article on Facebook Watch, and be uplifted – Bear with me while I post yet another pro-life video. We really can’t see enough of this stuff, right? This is a great clip from the March for Life. If this doesn’t make

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook “Beat him out of recognizable shape.” – Here’s a list of actual English subtitles from actual Hong Kong Kung Fu Movies, sent to me the other day by an e-mail pal.* These are the results of the original Chinese

Share this article on Facebook I gotta git me one of these – I am so putting this on my Amazon wish list . Anyone? Anyone? http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook “Call No Man Your Father” – Why do Catholics call their priest “Father” when Jesus said, “Call no man your father.” If you haven’t heard this question yet, some day you certainly will. We must

Share this article on Facebook My Latest Two Runs: Vasai and Mumbai – Click here for map, pictures and videos of Mumbai India Run Click here for map, pictures and videos of Vasai India Run

Share this article on Facebook Run thru Vasai India – Click here for map, pictures and videos of Vasai India Run

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #082 – The Bridge of St. Michael – “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 American Idol and Human Dignity – Who would have thought it? I’ve been a vocal critic of the way American Idol so often showcases people at their undignified worst (admittedly with their permission)

Share this article on Facebook Do you Subcribe? – Don’t shut me out! It never occurs to me to push the RSS feeds, but after reading this , I realize I probably should! Then you can get me in your email box, all day

Share this article on Facebook Trying out a New Comments Thingy – You may notice that the comments thingy is different than it has been. Now you will be able to reply more directly to another commenter, and if you want to go tussle

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “And with your spirit” – From the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, with my emphases and comments.  I edit because of length.  The author, Fr Milner died in December, [Stop now,

Share this article on Facebook A moment of prayer – Vespers, and requests – May I ask to you stop, right now, and say a prayer for anyone who has asked your for prayers or anyone for whom you have promised to pray? I include all those who have

Share this article on Facebook A mordant observation about the Week for Christian Unity – I missed this on the great Fr. Blake’s blog the other day.  Fr. Blake is the P.P. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton. About the week of Christian Unity: Strange that it

Share this article on Facebook Blessings at Communion time… again – I just hammered out my weekly column for the paper.  Among other things I wrote about the issue of blessings during Mass at Communion time. I have written about this

Share this article on Facebook Books for singing the Passion during Holy Week in the Extraordinary Form – My friend Jeffrey Tucker – who just a few says ago found me a version of the Apostle’s Creed in Latin with chant notation for a project I was working on – has posted at

Share this article on Facebook FOLLOW-UP: Online volume of Acta Apostolicae Sedis has been corrected – Do you remember my post about the pages missing from the 1960 volume of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis on the Holy See’s online archive?   HERE. The pages which would have

Share this article on Facebook Funny stuff – From the National Catholic Register with my emphases and comment: 11 Craziest Things I’ve Ever Heard in Church by Matthew Archbold 1) Whispered by a father in the pew

Share this article on Facebook Habeas corpus: The Curious Cause of Bp. Fulton Sheen – From CNA: Peoria diocese restarts Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s beatification cause Peoria, Ill., Jan 27, 2011 / 01:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Peoria has resumed

Share this article on Facebook Inspiration for a March for Life in London – This gives me the opportunity to link back to two interesting posts! First, remember the post HERE, linked to a post on Fr. Finigan’s blog, about the possibility of a

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: What sort of candles can be blessed at Candlemas? – From a reader: If I bring personal candles to the EF mass on Candlemass, must they be made of beeswax? Can they be entirely made of non-beeswax (paraffin)? Not sure if

Share this article on Facebook TOTAL FAIL – I picked this up from CMR: Locking children into failing schools just wasn’t enough. Now, we’re locking up mothers for trying to send their kids to better schools. This

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