Catholic News Headlines Jan. 25, 2010


Jan. 24, 7pm—Jan. 25, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook Contemplating our sinful humanness – From a sermon on the Feast of the Epiphany: “O my Brethren, let us blush at our own pride and self-will. Let us call to mind our impatience at God’s providences towards

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Bishop encourages children to turn off the TV and encounter Christ – Madrid, Spain, Jan 25, 2010 / 02:47 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Antonio Angel Algora Hernando of Ciudad Real in Spain praised the Children’s Missionary Outreach last week saying

Share this article on Facebook Catholics and Evangelicals unite to defend marriage in Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan 25, 2010 / 06:46 pm ( CNA ).- A Catholic bishop in Argentina has joined local evangelical leaders in opposition to same-sex “marriage.” The

Share this article on Facebook Diocese to re-launch beatification cause for missionary Fr. Matteo Ricci – Rome, Italy, Jan 25, 2010 / 03:52 am ( CNA ).- The cause for the beatification of Jesuit missionary and Servant of God Fr. Mateo Ricci will be re-launched on Sunday

Share this article on Facebook English and Welsh bishops discuss local issues with Pope Benedict – Vatican City, Jan 25, 2010 / 01:53 pm ( CNA ).- Nine bishops from England and Wales met with the Holy Father on Monday morning. The “ad limina” visit between the English

Share this article on Facebook Oakland A’s recruit hangs up jersey to don habit – Oakland, Calif., Jan 25, 2010 / 04:18 pm ( CNA ).- Last Friday, 23-year-old Grant Desme, a minor league baseball player and top prospect for the Oakland A’s, announced

Share this article on Facebook Spanish archbishop urges Catholics to follow fundamentals of faith – Valencia, Spain, Jan 25, 2010 / 12:49 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Valencia called on the faithful last week to follow the example of St. Vincent the Martyr

Share this article on Facebook Special Council for Africa prepares suggestions for Pope Benedict – Vatican City, Jan 25, 2010 / 11:22 am ( CNA ).- The Vatican Press Office has released the details of the latest meeting of African bishops since the closing of their

Share this article on Facebook Terri Schiavo Foundation to hold benefit concert – St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan 25, 2010 / 06:12 pm ( CNA ).- Nearly five years after the death of Terri Schiavo, the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation has announced its

Share this article on Facebook Vatican newspaper amused but disappointed with ‘Sherlock Holmes’ – Vatican City, Jan 25, 2010 / 06:56 pm ( CNA ).- Despite its good showing at the box office, Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” has failed to impress the Vatican newspaper

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan Presides at Funeral Mass for fallen Haitian Prelate – Funeral Mass for Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot was held at the ruins of the cathedral where he perished.

Share this article on Facebook Ethiopian Airliner Crashes into Sea After Takeoff from Beirut

Share this article on Facebook New Bin Laden Message Warns of More Attacks on United States

Share this article on Facebook Persecuted Christians Given a Voice Online – Web site launched to provide a window into the world of suffering and persecuted Christian communities around the …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Calls His Priests to the Internet – Pope Benedict has called his pastors to actively use the new communications media to preach the gospel.

Share this article on Facebook Pope: Jesus Christ Is the Center of Christian Unity – ‘It is precisely in Christ and in the Spirit that the Church is one and holy, that is, an intimate …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook Is spiritual direction just a more involved form of confession? – Q: Father John, what is the difference between confession and spiritual direction? A: Confession and spiritual direction are like partially overlapping circles: they

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook A quick word about Kidsave – Our Kidsave child (right) with another very sweet girl from the program I want to put in a quick plug for Kidsave , which is currently gearing up for its 2010 Summer

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 3 Words To Drive “Progressive” Catholics Crazy – I’ve been running a Catholic blog for a few years now and have inadvertently come across certain words and phrases that just drive self described “progressive” Catholics

Share this article on Facebook Hilarious Media Bias on March for Life – Shhhh. 300,000+ people chanted, yelled and sung their way into Washington D.C. but somehow snuck past the mainstream media without their notice. Congratulations to the

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Acts of the Oriental Churches – VATICAN CITY, 25 JAN 2010 (VIS) – The Synod of Bishops of the Syro-Malankar Major Archiepiscopal Church, having duty consulted with the Holy See, has adopted the

Share this article on Facebook Africa Council Stresses Need for Reconciliation, Says Theology Should Not Be Politicized – VATICAN CITY, JAN. 24, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Special Council for Africa of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops is emphasizing the need for reconciliation

Share this article on Facebook Announce the Word Using New Technologies – VATICAN CITY, 23 JAN 2010 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office, the Message for the forty-fourth World Day of Social Communications was presented. Its theme

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop, Muslim Leader Condemn Violence in Nigeria – January 25, 2010 As violence spreads from the north-central Nigerian city of Jos to surrounding villages, a group of Christians and Muslims, led by Archbishop John

Share this article on Facebook Audiences – VATICAN CITY, 25 JAN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Nine prelates from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, on their “ad

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI to Haiti: We Won’t Abandon You – VATICAN CITY, JAN. 24, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is affirming that the Church will not abandon the Haitian people and will do everything possible to contribute to

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Church Will Always Stand Alongside Haitians – VATICAN CITY, 23 JAN 2010 (VIS) – Made public today were two telegrams sent by the Holy Father on 16 January to Rene Preval, president of the Republic of Haiti, and to

Share this article on Facebook Funeral of Port-au-Prince archbishop; Bishop Urges Haitians To Return to God – January 25, 2010 Eleven days after Haiti�s leading prelate perished in the earthquake that killed over 100,000, the funeral Mass of Archbishop Joseph Miot of

Share this article on Facebook May Blessed Samso Stimulate Courageous Witness of Faith – VATICAN CITY, 24 JAN 2010 (VIS) – After praying the Angelus at midday today with thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope recalled how yesterday in

Share this article on Facebook Meeting of Special Council for Africa of Synod of Bishops – VATICAN CITY, 23 JAN 2010 (VIS) – A communique was released late this morning concerning the Special Council for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, which held its second

Share this article on Facebook Nuncio in Sudan: Situation in Darfur Improving – January 25, 2010 Archbishop Leo Boccardi, apostolic nuncio in Sudan and Eritrea, has observed that the situation in Darfur is improving. �The humanitarian emergency that

Share this article on Facebook Other Pontifical Acts – VATICAN CITY, 25 JAN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Fr. Monfort Stima, vicar general of the archdiocese of Blantyre, Malawi, as auxiliary of the same

Share this article on Facebook Pontiff Greets New Serbian Orthodox Leader – VATICAN CITY, JAN. 24, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is sending his prayers and best wishes to the new leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, the

Share this article on Facebook Sunday Angelus: A Church United in the Multiplicity of Her Charisms – VATICAN CITY, 24 JAN 2010 (VIS) – At midday today Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his private study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered in St. Peter’s

Share this article on Facebook Sunday Angelus: Christ Is Center of Christian Unity, Multiplicity of Charisms Enriches Church – VATICAN CITY, JAN. 24, 2010 (Zenit.org).- As the Church concludes its Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which ends Monday, Benedict XVI is affirming that communion

Share this article on Facebook The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World – VATICAN CITY, 23 JAN 2010 (VIS) – Made public today was the Holy Father’s Message for the forty-fourth World Day of Social Communications, which will be celebrated on 24

Share this article on Facebook Trustee of Catholic College Served as Planned Parenthood Board Member, Received College’s Highest Honor – January 25, 2010 A onetime board member of Planned Parenthood of Western New York serves on the board of trustees of an upstate New York Catholic university, according

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook An App for Quakes – Rachel Balducci: the benefits of technology | Here’s an interesting article about a man who survived the earthquake in Haiti thanks to an app on his iphone. “I had an

Share this article on Facebook How Blue Are You? – Danielle Bean: Has Blue Monday gotten you? | Some experts in the UK have done their homework and come to the conclusion that last Monday, January 18 was the “worst day

Share this article on Facebook Raising Up Saints – 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 St. Paul & Ecumenism – Rebecca Teti: Christian unity is everybody’s business | This evening in Rome, the Pope marked the feast of the conversion of St. Paul and the end of the week of

Share this article on Facebook Sweet Sister Love – Arwen Mosher: Why my younger kid(s) are lucky | Once upon a time, Camilla was my baby. I rocked her to sleep, changed her diapers, was there for feedings and nighttime

Share this article on Facebook Turning to Mary for Comfort – Sarah Reinhard: Our Lady of Tears | (The Feast of Our Lady of Tears is January 24) Mary comes to me, so often, just as I need her.  Sometimes she offers me peace in the

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook L’Angelus and the CFRs at the March for Life 2010 – I wasn’t able to attend the March for Life in DC this year. I was able to attend the March here in Dallas though – which was great. We posted some pictures and videos we

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook What is your Pro-life Strategy?

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Say WHAAAAT? – (Cross-posted on The League of Bearded Catholics blog) Hello, is this thing on? *Harrumph*… perhaps I was busy trimming my beard, or maybe my nose hair (which requires

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – My Agenda

Share this article on Facebook In Case You Missed It Friday… – Kresta Commentary – Abortion in America: 37 Years Later Watch live video from Kresta In The Afternoon’s channel on Justin.tv

Share this article on Facebook Martin Amis: We Need Public “Euthanasia Booths” – In an interview yesterday in The Sunday Times (of London), English novelist Martin Amis called for euthanasia booths on street corners to facilitate the death of elderly

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – January 25, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Jan. 25 4:00 – Touched by an Angel: The Inspiration Collection: Faith and Love Touched by an Angel was a television

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Advocates Gripe and Moan: Pro-Life Advocates Watering Down Roe – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Abortion advocacy groups had little good to say on the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that has produced more than 52

Share this article on Facebook Chris Smith March for Life Speech: End Abortion to Protect Women and Children – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The following is the text of the speech to pro-life advocates at the March for Life 2010 that took place today in Washington, DC. Smith,

Share this article on Facebook CNN Can’t Figure Out Who Attended the Annual March for Life Against Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Culture and Media Institute noticed that CNN had some of the worst coverage of the March for Life on Friday of any mainstream media

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers Credit Pro-Life Movement for Stopping Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Key pro-life lawmakers in Congress credit the pro-life movement for stalling a pro-abortion health care bill that appeared to have

Share this article on Facebook National Right to Life Launches New Campaign to Stop Pro-Abortion Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The National Right to Life Committee has launched eLobby for Life Week, a new nationwide grassroots lobbying campaign to voice

Share this article on Facebook Status of Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill Uncertain as Senate, House Democrats Meet – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The status of the pro-abortion health care bill in Congress is uncertain as House and Senate Democrats spent the weekend planning their

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Remains Top Obstacle to Health Bill amid Long Silence from Dems – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Both the White House and Congressional Democrats remained stuck at a crossroads over the

Share this article on Facebook Bp. Lori: Health Bill must Protect Life and Principle of Subsidiarity – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Asked by LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) this past week to sound off on President Obama’s health care

Share this article on Facebook Homosexualist Ontario Education Minister Moved to Transportation Ministry – By Patrick B. CraineTORONTO, Ontario, January 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty did a major overhaul of his cabinet last week. From the

Share this article on Facebook Miami Archdiocese again Features Prominent Gay-Activist Priest – By Eric GiuntaJanuary 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Miami Archdiocese’s St. Thomas University is once again sponsoring spiritual exercises by a gay-activist priest,

Share this article on Facebook Scheidler: Jenkins Remains Utterly Immovable on ND 88 – By James TillmanWASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Joseph Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League says that prior to last week he had sent letters

Share this article on Facebook Second Annual Pro-life Campus Activism Contest Set for February and March – MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Human Life Alliance (HLA) and Students for Life of America (SFLA) have announced the second annual Campus Impact Award

Share this article on Facebook Starting over on Health Bill would be Pro-Life Victory: Knoxville Bishop – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At the Vigil Mass for Life, held last Thursday at the National Basilica in D.C., Bishop

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Decision Sparks Pro-Abort Fears of Demise of Roe v. Wade – By Patrick B. CraineWASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United States Supreme Court last week struck down campaign finance laws that restricted

Share this article on Facebook West Coast Walk For Life Draws Over 35,000 To San Francisco – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiSAN FRANCISCO, January 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At least 35,000 pro-lifers marched along San Francisco’s waterfront in the 6th annual Walk

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook 2010 March for Life Breaks Records – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The 2010 March for Life broke records on both sides of the issue this year. While a record number of people marched for life

Share this article on Facebook Another Kennedy Seat in Trouble – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist GOP challengers are now saying that the House seat held by Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) may encounter the same fate as

Share this article on Facebook Controversial WebCast Allows Viewers to Determine Fate of Unborn – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Just as pro-life marchers were heading home from what many believe was the biggest rally in the 37 year history of the March

Share this article on Facebook Energy Healers Converge on Haiti – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist As if the suffering of the Haitian people is not enough, quake victims are now being victimized again by “energy

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Ceremonial Details of the Pontifical Mass in the Rite of Lyons – Part I: Mass of the Catechumens – We have spoken before of the rite of Lyons (see: Rite of Lyons and the relevant section of Liturgical Variations in the Most Unlikely of Places: The Paten for just two

Share this article on Facebook Feast of St. Ildephonsus in Toledo – Last Saturday, 23 January 2010, H.E. Msgr. Braulio Rodríguez Plaza, Archbishop of Toledo and Primate of Spain, celebrated Mass in the Mozarabic Rite in his Cathedral on

Share this article on Facebook Patriarch of Venice to Assist at Mass in the Extraordinary Form – His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Scola, the Patriarch of Venice, who was recently featured on the NLM, will assist pontificaliter at a Holy Mass according to the

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Mass and Vespers by Abp.Burke in Artallo – This past weekend, the small town of Artallo, thanks to the intelligent farsightedness of its parish priest Canon don Marco Cuneo, witnessed the true glory of the

Share this article on Facebook Sacred, Beautiful, Universal – I’ll be posting about this in many installments in the future but I wanted to just offer this one snippet for now. Essentially what we have here is a film that can

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Exposing the roots of America’s national discontent – By Russell Shaw As Americans wait, hopefully or apprehensively as the case may be, to see what happens next to the Obama legislative agenda, a question unavoidably

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook John Calvin, call your office – Tonight on EWTN at 8:00 p.m. ET, my friend Marcus Grodi , a former Presbyterian minister who converted to the Catholic Church and now heads up the Coming Home Network,

Share this article on Facebook Rush of terror alerts on three continents plus Middle East – The Israeli security blog Debka has this story: In the last three days, the governments of eleven countries have scrambled to elevate their preparedness levels for

Share this article on Facebook The Most Spectacular Wedding Invitation Extravaganza You’ll Ever See – Two things: 1) I really hope they don’t get divorced. I’d hate to see the trailer they’d produce for that disaster epic. 2) Looks like Jeff has pretty good bo staff

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Little Black Book of Violence – Over at PJTV , Dr. Helen talks to Lawrence Kane about his book, The Little Black Book of Violence: What Every Young Man Needs to Know About Fighting . I had seen this

Share this article on Facebook The Habit Maker – This is so lovely, I don’t even care that it doesn’t quite fit the space. The seamstress for the Daughters of St. Paul (H/T Phatmass ) &a0; And different sorts of

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Catechism Expert for U.S. Bishops Explores the Place of Christian Art in the New Evangelization in Recent Book – WASHINGTON—Christian art can serve as a visual Gospel in a visual culture, according to a new book by Jem Sullivan, Ph.D., interim director of the Secretariat of

Share this article on Facebook Christian Churches Together Discusses Evangelization, Issues Statement On Haiti, Plans Day For Common Anti-Poverty Effort – WASHINGTON—Christian Churches Together in the USA okayed a common action against poverty across the county for April 2, and issued a statement of solidarity with

Share this article on Facebook President of U.S. Bishops Expresses Sorrow for Earthquake Aftermath in Letter to President of Haitian Bishops – WASHINGTON—Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed �profound sorrow and deepest condolences for the

Share this article on Facebook World Day for Consecrated Life Set for February 7 in U.S. – WASHINGTON—The 14th celebration of the annual World Day for Consecrated Life, February 2, will be marked in the United States the weekend of Feb. 7.  The occasion is

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A little cartoon irony – With a biretta tip to The Black Biretta, this was on the site Catholic Cartoons. Post from: WDTPRS A little cartoon irony Post from: WDTPRS A little cartoon irony

Share this article on Facebook Caveat pipiator: The Vatican and Twitter – Who’s tweeting the tweeters?  When I learned that the Vatican had launched a couple Twitter feeds, I thought was do these … folks, know what they are in for?  If this is

Share this article on Facebook D. Phoenix raises the bar on time and extent of marriage preparation – People have a natural right to marry.  Despite that, I have from time to time heard smart people, including priests, opine that while perhaps it ought to be relatively

Share this article on Facebook Old Mass/new Mass thoughts – part 8 – Under another entry (“I am 59 years old and like the current liturgy.”) there has been some consideration of the age of Catholics who prefer the newer form of the Roman

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict and ecumenical dialogue with the Orthodox – Pope Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity. He is the Pope of Christian Unity because he is the Pope of Continuity. Liberals will always try to define the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Priest won’t preach on Sunday assigned to deacon – From a reader: This Sunday my family and I attended a OF mass, [or “Ordinary Form” or Novus Ordo] at the homily, ironically the reading was Christ’s first homily; the

Share this article on Facebook Some Catholic stats and surprises… Fr. Z rants – I think we all know that some sectors of the Church’s life, in the USA at least, though better than in many places in the world have nevertheless been devastated in the

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: Conversion of St. Paul – Collects compared (1962MR & 2002MR) – In honor of the Apostle to the Gentiles let us make a rapid comparison of the Collects, or “Opening Prayers”, for today’s feast.  We’ll look first at the 1962 Missale

Share this article on Facebook Wherein Fr. Z muses about Latin and the vernacular and mirages – In the poll I posted about preference for language of Holy Mass in the Latin Rite, Latin is pasting the vernacular. Anyone can vote in that poll… registered to comment

Share this article on Facebook Your good news – To start a new work week, how about some of your good news? Post from: WDTPRS Your good news Post from: WDTPRS Your good news

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Share this article on Facebook A Franciscan Challenge in China [2010-01-25] – Superior Recalls Importance of Inculturation

Share this article on Facebook French Philosopher Defends Benedict XVI [2010-01-25] – Bernard-Henri Lévy Decries Spread of Disinformation

Share this article on Facebook Nuncio Named for Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea [2010-01-25] – Cardinal Lajolo Appointed to Apostolic Signatura

Share this article on Facebook Pakistanis Decry Torture, Death of Christian Girl [2010-01-25] – 12-Year-Old Reportedly Raped by Employer

Share this article on Facebook Persecuted Christians Given a Voice Online [2010-01-25] – Web Site Offers Look Into Suffering Communities

Share this article on Facebook Pope Says Now Is Time for United Testimony [2010-01-25] – Week of Prayer Concludes at Pauline Basilica

Share this article on Facebook Stories of Success for the Church in England [2010-01-25] – Interview With Archbishop of Westminster

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Promise Aid to Rebuild Haitian Churches [2010-01-25] – Parish Collections to Be Sent to Earthquake Victims

Share this article on Facebook What a Theologian-Pope Tells Theology (Part 1) [2010-01-25] – Interview With Archbishop Bruno Forte

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