Catholic News Headlines Jan. 5, 2010


Jan. 4, 7pm—Jan. 5, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook CHANGING THE CULTURE – Archbishop Charles Chaput to a gathering of Catholic medical professionals:  “Changing the course of American culture seems like such a huge task; so far beyond the

American Papist: Not Your Average Catholic!

Share this article on Facebook Announcement: AmP to join Catholic Vote Action! – It’s been a long (and wonderful) road on American Papist, and today I’m happy to announce the biggest change to these pages since AmP went online in 2005. I am joining

Share this article on Facebook Photo: Clue #2 – Some of you guessed very close with the last clue, but can you guess more details now?

Share this article on Facebook Photo: Clue #3 (final) – Okay, most of you have got it, but what besides a new look is going to debut?

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop urges reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians – Rome, Italy, Jan 5, 2010 / 02:59 pm ( CNA ).- The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, renewed his call for reconciliation between Israelis and

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Pell blesses harbor ferry named for Bl. Mary MacKillop – Sydney, Australia, Jan 5, 2010 / 12:21 am ( CNA ).- Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell has blessed a “SuperCat” harbor ferry named for Blessed Mary MacKillop in

Share this article on Facebook Church in Colombia condemns assassination of governor – Cucuta, Colombia, Jan 5, 2010 / 12:56 pm ( CNA ).- The Bishops’ Conference of Colombia has denounced the kidnapping and murder of the Governor of the State of Caqueta,

Share this article on Facebook CNA updates Youtube channel – CNA STAFF, Jan 4, 2010 / 11:03 pm ( CNA ).- Catholic News Agency’s Youtube.com channel, CNA TV , has been redesigned for 2010 to allow users the ability to easily search

Share this article on Facebook Health care legislation needs ‘essential changes,’ bishops say – Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2010 / 08:41 pm ( CNA ).- The U.S. Catholic bishops have said that the proposed health care bill is “deficient” and needs “essential changes”

Share this article on Facebook Malaysian protesters and hackers target Catholic newspaper after ‘Allah’ ruling – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan 5, 2010 / 04:08 am ( CNA ).- Following the Malaysian High Court’s approval of a Catholic newspaper’s use of the word “Allah” for God,

Share this article on Facebook Millions of faithful see Benedict XVI in 2009 – Vatican City, Jan 5, 2010 / 11:17 am ( CNA ).- The Prefecture of the Pontifical House released statistics today detailing the estimated numbers of faithful able to

Share this article on Facebook New Milwaukee archbishop calls on Catholics to ‘sacrifice for the truth’ – Milwaukee, Wis., Jan 4, 2010 / 09:33 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Jerome Listecki was installed on January 4 as the 11th  Archbishop of Milwaukee at the Cathedral of St. John

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani archbishop praises Christmas security measures – Lahore, Pakistan, Jan 5, 2010 / 07:40 pm ( CNA ).- Following a year in which Christians in Pakistan were attacked by extremist Muslims, the President of the Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Paraguayan archbishop says creation must be protected to build peace – Asunción, Paraguay, Jan 5, 2010 / 06:59 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Pastor Cuquejo of Asuncion in Paraguay called on the faithful to build peace by protecting creation and

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s visit to Roman synagogue confirmed – Vatican City, Jan 5, 2010 / 02:18 pm ( CNA ).- Despite the negative reactions from some members of the Jewish community following his recent declaration of Pope Pius XII

Share this article on Facebook St. Peter’s Basilica now safer for Pope following Christmas security breach – Vatican City, Jan 5, 2010 / 11:09 am ( CNA ).- Changes have been made at St. Peter’s Basilica after a security breach on Christmas Eve that left the Pope on the floor

Share this article on Facebook Transgender appointment is ‘political correctness run amok,’ critic charges – Washington D.C., Jan 5, 2010 / 07:35 pm ( CNA ).- President Obama recently appointed a “transgendered” man as a Senior Technical Adviser to the U.S. Department of

Share this article on Facebook Vermont custody dispute highlights legal consequences of same-sex unions – Alexandria, Va., Jan 5, 2010 / 06:13 am ( CNA ).- In a case showing some ramifications of the legal recognition of same-sex unions, a Virginia woman has disobeyed a

Share this article on Facebook Vermont custody disputes highlights legal consequences of same-sex unions – Alexandria, Va., Jan 5, 2010 / 06:13 am ( CNA ).- In a case showing some ramifications of the legal recognition of same-sex unions, a Virginia woman has disobeyed a

Share this article on Facebook Zoogle.com launches Catholic social networking venture – CNA STAFF, Jan 5, 2010 / 02:09 am ( CNA ).- A new Catholic social networking website named Zoogle is claiming that a “new era” in mass communications gives the Church an

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Church of Scientology Sues Daughters of St. Paul for Publishing Book by Catholic – The lawsuit puts Scientology at risk of building a greater enmity with Catholics around the world.

Share this article on Facebook Ho Chi Minh City Redemptorists accused of propaganda against the State – The campaign against the Redemptorists appears to be but the start of a new anti-priest campaign.

Share this article on Facebook Three more Irish bishops resign in wake of Dublin abuse report – The only other serving bishop named in the report, Bishop Martin Drennan of Galway, said he did not believe the …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook Why Genuflect? Kneeling in mass and adoration – When a man is proud, he stands tall; his posture reflects his self-perception. When a good man (one who is not suffering with pride) is in the presence of greatness, he

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Catholics Come Home recommends… – Looking to learn more about God’s Word this year? Catholics Come Home recommends these great Bible-learning resources to help you fall in love with Scripture this New

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook I Am Overwhelmed By God’s Mercy – I am overwhelmed. What is more is that I would be committing the grave sin of ingratitude to God if I did not state how thankful I am. As many of you know, my brother

Share this article on Facebook If Only Abortionists Could Marry – Experts have noticed the problem. There’s a shortage of people willing to step up and do the job. And because of that, the limited number of those who have joined are

Share this article on Facebook Live From Lockerbie Its Beyonce! – There are certain things you shouldn’t do no matter how much money they are paying you. Beyoncé Knowles performed for an hour on New Year’s Eve at a party thrown by

Share this article on Facebook Oh No! He Really Believes It – You know how everyone (including us at CMR) mocks Obama a bit for his out sized ego and how he thinks that the solution to every crisis facing America is “a major

Share this article on Facebook Were We Ever Winning? – Looking around the Christian blogosphere and even in conversations with real life actual people there’s an ineffable (I love that word!) feeling among Christians that

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Pell Blesses Ferry Named for Bl. Mary MacKillop – Sydney, Australia, Jan 5, 2010 (CNA).- Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell has blessed a �SuperCat� harbor ferry named for Blessed Mary MacKillop in one of the

Share this article on Facebook Health Care Legislation Needs “Essential Changes,” Bishops Say – Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2010 (CNA).- The U.S. Catholic bishops have said that the proposed health care bill is
‘deficient’ and needs ‘essential changes’ because it lacks

Share this article on Facebook In Memoriam – VATICAN CITY, 5 JAN 2010 (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks: – Bishop Estevao Cardoso de Avellar O.P., emeritus of Uberlandia, Brazil, on 3 December

Share this article on Facebook Montana’s High Court Protects Doctors Assisting Suicide, Stops Short of “Right to Die” – Helena, Mont., Jan 4, 2010 (CNA).- In its final decision of 2009, the Supreme Court of Montana denied victory to pro-euthanasia group
‘Compassion & Choices’ on its quest

Share this article on Facebook More Than Two Million Attend Papal Events in 2009 – VATICAN CITY, 5 JAN 2010 (VIS) – During the course of the year 2009, a total of 2,243,900 faithful and pilgrims participated in general or special audiences, in the

Share this article on Facebook Northern Ireland Cardinal Remembered as Champion of Peace and Justice – Armagh, Ireland, Jan 4, 2010 (CNA).- Cardinal Cahal Brendan Daly, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh, Ireland died on December 31 at 92 years-old. In recent days he has been

Share this article on Facebook Other Pontifical Acts – VATICAN CITY, 5 JAN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Munich and Freising, Germany, presented

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Clinic Listed on Jesuit University�s Student Health Services Site – January 05, 2010 The web site of the Student Health Services office at Loyola University New Orleans includes Planned Parenthood among its list of local clinics and

Share this article on Facebook Pope Expresses Grief for Death of Japanese Cardinal – Vatican City, Jan 4, 2010 (CNA).- Cardinal Peter Seiichi Shirayanagi, Archbishop Emeritus of Tokyo, died at the age of 81 on December 30. The Japanese cardinal was

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Congresswoman: Senate Language O.K. – Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2010 (CNA).- Catholic Congresswoman, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) hinted last week that she will support the abortion language of the health care

Share this article on Facebook Sebelius Praises Senate Health Plan’s Abortion Coverage – Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2010 (CNA).- In a little-publicized interview given with the Feminist blog, �BlogHer.com,� Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Be Heard – 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 Just One More – Mary Alice Teti: “Real Life” Meets “Open to Life” | On Christmas Eve our church was filled to capacity. We managed to arrive early enough to find a pew that was empty

Share this article on Facebook Moving Stuff Around – Lisa Hendey: Do you like to rearrange? | This past weekend, Greg and I were busy around the house doing a three room shuffle that resulted in me getting a new home

Share this article on Facebook Rejoice Always – Arwen Mosher: My resolution for 2010 | I was a little stunned when I hopped over here a few days ago and caught Rachel’s post about one-word resolutions for the new

Share this article on Facebook Saints of Christmas: John Neumann – Rebecca Teti: The Twelfth Day of Christmas* | Do you know the amazing life of the 4th bishop of Philadelphia, St. John Neumann? Born in 1811 in what’s now the Czech

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Marching For Life – The March for Life in Washington, as well as the Walk for Life in San Francisco, are always great events each year. People show up to express their support of the unborn

Share this article on Facebook This Silent No More Awareness Campaign – At the March for Life in Washington, DC, women who have had abortions lead the way. As they march they carry signs that say “I Regret My Abortion.” This Silent No More

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Extremist Ties

Share this article on Facebook Freedom of Religion? Not

Share this article on Facebook Lying in the Bed We Made – In a case showing some ramifications of the legal recognition of same-sex unions, a Virginia woman has disobeyed a Vermont court order to turn over sole custody of her

Share this article on Facebook Majority Favors Abortion Ban in Health Care Bill – According to Rasmussen Reports: Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters favor a ban on abortion coverage in any health insurance plan that receives federal subsidies. A new

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – That this is even a controversy is almost beyond belief. The video below shows MSNBC’s David Shuster blasting Brit Hume’s on-air appeal to Tiger Woods to consider

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – January 5, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Jan. 5 4:00 – Liturgical Translations: Should there be a “grass-roots” review of the new Missal? A recent article in the

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Conservatives, Abortion Advocates React to Plan to Bypass Conference Committee – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Conservative activists and abortion advocates in Congress are reacting to the news today that Democrats plan to avoid a formal

Share this article on Facebook NIH Director Promotes Politics Over Adult Stem Cell Research, Sound Science – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — In a new opinion column appearing the magazine Science, NIH director Francis Collins appears to put politics over science. In a list of

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Tags San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese on CCHD, Abortion – San Francisco, CA (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life group says the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Archdiocese of San Francisco continue to support an

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups: Contact Congress in Person to Stop Abortion in Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Busy signals, full voicemail boxes and bounced emails — those are some of the responses pro-life advocates are getting when contacting

Share this article on Facebook Scotland Pro-Life Advocates Launch Bid to Stop Debate on Assisted Suicide Bill – Glasgow, Scotland (LifeNews.com) — Scotland pro-life advocates have launched a new effort with the hope of preventing a debate on a bill in the Scottish Parliament that

Share this article on Facebook Woman in India Commits Suicide After Husband Pressures Her to Get Abortion – Mumbai, India (LifeNews.com) — An Indian woman has killed herself following an abortion she obtained after pressure form her husband, who did not want children. Sarika

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Author of Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill Fears for His Life – By Patrick B. CraineKAMPALA, Uganda, January 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The author of the controversial Uganda anti-homosexuality bill says that he fears for his life

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on Jan. 4 News – Happy 2010!It is important to begin this year by especially thanking all those who financially supported this work during 2009. Our Christmas season fundraiser

Share this article on Facebook Fox News’ Brit Hume Blasted for Inviting Tiger Woods to Consider Christianity – Commentary by Catholic League president Bill Donohue NEW YORK, January 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Anyone who doesn’t understand the premium that Christianity puts on

Share this article on Facebook Montana Supreme Court Legalizes Doctor-Assisted Suicide – By Peter J. SmithHELENA, Montana, January 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Montana Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that state law does not prevent physicians from

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abort Decade Wish List: Repeal Hyde, Recruit More Abortionists – By Kathleen GilbertJanuary 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Forward-looking pro-abortion advocates hope soon to see abortion fueled nationwide with taxpayer money, explicit

Share this article on Facebook San Francisco Archdiocese Reinvestigates, Approves Pro-Abortion CCHD Grantee – Washington, DC, January 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Archdiocese of San Francisco continue to support an organization

Share this article on Facebook Spanish Bishop Denounces Abortion as “the worst dictatorship that can exist” – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanVALENCIA, SPAIN, January 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Valencia denounced abortion in a well-publicized sermon last

Share this article on Facebook Study: Young Children Who Are Spanked Are Happier and More Successful as Teenagers – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiGRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, January 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A US-based study suggests that spanking isn’t harmful for children and, in fact,

Share this article on Facebook Tim Tebow Pro-Life Superbowl Ad in the Works? – By Kathleen GilbertCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, January 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rumors of a pro-life advertisement featuring the story of University of Florida

Share this article on Facebook U.S Taxpayers Would Pay Over $898 Million Over 9 Years for Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Couples – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. taxpayers have now learned that footing the bill to pay for federal benefits to same-sex

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Fox News Analyst Under Fire for Christian Remarks – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The liberal media is responding with characteristic hypocrisy to a comment made on the Fox News Sunday show by

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers Plan for Speedy Health Reform Passage – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Congressional leaders are indicating that they plan to bypass a formal conference committee to hash out health care reform

Share this article on Facebook Montana Becomes Third State to Allow Assisted Suicide – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court of the state of Montana ruled on Dec. 31 that physicians who help terminally ill

Share this article on Facebook Turkey Wants Bones of St. Nicholas Returned – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Turkish archeologist, who claims that because St. Nicholas spent most of his life in Turkey and once said he did not want to

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Clergy Conference in Rome: Schedule Change for Wednesday Pontifical Vespers – The organizers of the ongoing ‘Year of Priests’ Clergy Conference in Rome have asked that the following change to the schedule be announced. The Pontifical Vespers with

Share this article on Facebook Epiphany Customs and Blessings – Mosaic of the Three Magi, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy Being near the Feast of the Epiphany, the question arose as to some of the customs which surround this

Share this article on Facebook Epiphany Proclamation – After a long absence in parish life, it would appear that the traditional Epiphany Proclamation, defining the date of Easter and laying out the calendar to come, is

Share this article on Facebook Pray Tell: A New Blog – Yes, I know that new blogs open every minute or so in real time, but this one looks to be worth some attention. The contributors are serious people, friendly critics of

Share this article on Facebook Students participate actively by listening – Scott Turkington on Psalm singing at this afternoon’s session of the Winter Intensive: I don’t think it when the entire text is written out musically – syllable for

Share this article on Facebook Vigil of the Epiphany in the Ambrosian Rite – Today, the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord, an important triduum begins, which is considered second only to the Holy Easter Triduum in the Ambrosian

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Weighing in on Brit Hume – By Mary DeTurris Poust The video clip of FOX News analyst Brit Hume recommending that fallen golf legend Tiger Woods turn away from Buddhism and embrace Jesus Christ if

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Daddy-O William Shatner’s Beatnik Interpretation of Sarah Palinhttp://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

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Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook America Rising! – Democrats better take cover in 2010!

Share this article on Facebook Questions for “Bible Christians” – A while ago I put together a list of over 35 questions for “Bible Christians” who reject the Catholic Church but believe in sola Scriptura — the Bible Alone. This issue

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook The No Jihadi Litigator’s War – Yesterday, Ed Morrissey looked at this piece by Peter Beinart : Peter Beinart makes an interesting, if somewhat contradictory, argument at the Daily Beast regarding Dick

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook CHURCH HISTORY: 3RD CENTURY – CENTURY OF PERSECUTIONS AND THE FOUNDING OF EASTERN MONASTICISM – Fragment of the Greek New Testament. The Manuscripts studied in the School of Alexandria. Inset, the icon of Sts. Perpetual and Felicity, martyrs of the faith. 1. FIFTH

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A cautionary tale in France – Sometimes it seems that the trajectory of your life is to serve a a warning to otheres not to go down the same path you took.His rebus dictis, there is a truly bizarre

Share this article on Facebook A reaction to Pres. Obama’s “terror speech” – Once again we hear that we need a greater use of technology… blah blah… Okay, let’s do that.  What is the projected budget for the U.S.?  How much money would it take to

Share this article on Facebook ASIANEWS: Underground Bishop of Xiwanzi dies, security tightened for funeral – Lest we get too involved with our oh-so-difficult problems in our parishes or dioceses…. From AsiaNews: Underground Bishop of Xiwanzi dies, security tightened for

Share this article on Facebook Bp. Vasa’s (D. Baker) 2010 predictions – A reader sent me this serious yet amusing bit: The following hoaxes/myths will be exposed in 2010:   Manmade global warming Atheistic evolution Relativism is the only

Share this article on Facebook Chosing bishops – At Stella Borealis, which blog covers churchy news of my native place and region, there is an interesting entry about the appointment of bishops in the zone… and a brief

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Z’s predictions for 2010 – I have had over a dozen e-mail requests for my predictions for 2010.  I’ll dash off a few: The TLM will continue to get traction as aging-hippies leave the scene and

Share this article on Facebook Malaysia: hackers’ cyber attack Catholic newpaper – Watch for a lot more of this in the future. From CNA: Malaysian protesters and hackers target Catholic newspaper after ‘Allah’ ruling Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan 5, 2010

Share this article on Facebook Positive news about the talks between the SSPX and Holy See – The always interesting Rorate as well as the experts of liturgical eye-candy NLM, not to mention the Italian site messainlatino.it all get my biretta tip for

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: reading Liturgy of Hours on iPhone during Adoration – From a reader: I purchased an iPhone this weekend, and have downloaded the ibreviary so far it works great. I was wondering if it would be appropriate to use my

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS stuff “in situ” – Have you brought some WDTPRS things? A Save The Liturgy mug?  A Say the Black button? Send a photo of your swag in the wild! Post from: WDTPRS WDTPRS stuff “in situ”

Share this article on Facebook Your good news – Do you have some good news to pass along to otherwise shell-shocked readers? I will start it off.  It turns out that after lots of tests my mother does not have bone

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