Catholic News Headlines January 4, 2011


Jan. 3, 7pm—Jan. 4, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook Path to Holiness – â��The shortest and almost the only way to achieve sanctity is to have a horror for all which the world loves and embraces.â�� (St. Ignatius Loyola,

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook Lovers of the Law Despise Babies – Just as the New Year was getting under way, I heard a sermon by a priest named Father John on a subject that invited further reflection. The topic was the existence in

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Apologetics conference targets challenges of ‘post-Christian’ America – Irvine, Calif., Jan 4, 2011 / 02:22 am ( CNA ).- The California-based Napa Institute will hold its first annual apologetics conference July 28-30 on the theme “Catholics

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese of Mexico City denounces city officials’ intolerance – Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 4, 2011 / 06:05 pm ( CNA ).- The Archdiocese of Mexico City’s weekly newspaper published an editorial criticizing the city’s officials for their

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of Chile oppose bill lifting abortion restrictions – Santiago, Chile, Jan 4, 2011 / 03:53 pm ( CNA ).- The Bishops’ Conference of Chile recently expressed opposition to a bill that would legalize abortion in some cases.

Share this article on Facebook Church’s role is critical in run-up to Sudan independence vote – Baltimore, Md., Jan 4, 2011 / 05:53 am ( CNA ).- Sudan’s Catholic bishops say their country “will never be the same again,” once a January 2011 referendum that could

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani governor’s murder causes shock, pessimism about end to blasphemy law – Lahore, Pakistan, Jan 4, 2011 / 04:14 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The assassination of a Pakistani governor who opposed the country’s blasphemy law will make it “virtually

Share this article on Facebook Spain dedicates World Cup trophy to St. James – Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Jan 4, 2011 / 11:23 am ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The president of the Spanish soccer association, Angel Maria Villar, and the coach of

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook The Happy Priest’s New Years Resolution: I Refuse to be a Zombie – I am very disturbed by what I see in America.  To me America has become, for the most part, a land of …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Attack on Coptic Church in Egypt reverberates globally – An attack at a Coptic Christian Church in Alexandria, Egypt that took 22 innocent lives …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Jerry Brown takes California governor’s post a second time – Edmund Gerald Brown Jr., or just Jerry Brown to most, was sworn in as California’s 39th governor this …

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Justice says U.S. Constitution Being misinterpreted, used as substitute for legislation – According to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Army to work with LGUs, church, NGOs to sustain the gains of peace – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Jan. 4, 2011—The Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division yesterday vowed to pursue its partnership with local government units (LGUs),

Share this article on Facebook Church leaders reaffirm commitment to protect M’nao environment to promote peace – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Jan. 4, 2011—Hundreds of Roman Catholic church leaders all over the southern Philippines recently reaffirmed their commitment to protect the

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Boehner Is Da Bomb! – I love this. In response to a letter by five Senate Dems vowing to block the repeal of Obamacare, Boehner sent this little diddy. Senators Reid, Durbin, Schumer, Murray

Share this article on Facebook NCR Writer Pretends to be Pope. What Could Go Wrong? – Wow. I didn’t think that the National Catholic Reporter could get any stranger. But they did. And not just by little. Get this, NCR writer Michael Sean Winters pretends

Share this article on Facebook Pelosi Says the Darnedest Things – Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi just said that even if every American was completely happy with their health insurance, Obamacare would still be needed. Oh, and to repeal it

Share this article on Facebook The Apocalypse For Dummies – Just about a year ago, in one my favorite titles of 2010 ( “I Like My Crazy With Extra Nuts” ) I wrote about the doomsday cult of Harold Camping. Camping, a self styled

Share this article on Facebook Who Said This? – Who said this? The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal: Bombing Of Egyptian Church Is ‘Perversion Of Religion’ – The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has condemned the New Year’s bombing of a Coptic Orthodox church in Egypt that left 21 dead. “This is

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Jan 4 – VATICAN CITY, 4 JAN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Archbishop Joao Braz de Aviz of Brasilia, Brazil, as prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Responds To Egyptian Imam: ‘No War May Be Waged In God’s Name’ – Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, has responded to criticism of Pope Benedict by the former grand mufti of Egypt. Following a January 1

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Anything Goes – 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 Eleventh Day of Christmas – Rebecca Teti: art & song for all twelve days | As Lately We Watched As lately we watch’d o’er our fields thro’ the night, A star there was seen of such glorious light.

Share this article on Facebook Mother Seton’s Conversion – Rebecca Teti: | Did you read the happy news this Christmas of the reception of 3 Anglican bishops and 3 nuns into the Church under the new Anglican provision set up by

Share this article on Facebook Resolution Prayer – Arwen Mosher: Helped me in 2010 – let it help you in 2011! | I know it’s now 2011 and we’re looking forward, but does anyone care to join me in a little 2010

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Be Kind to Everyone You Meet – “Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle.” ~St.Ephraim The person driving the car that just cut you off. The annoying woman taking

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Cutie: Fallen Priest as Wholly Innocent Victim – Parts in This Series: One (Celibacy in General) | Two (Cutie’s Options) As of Tuesday (January 4th), Fr. Albert Cutié’s book DILEMMA: A Priest’s Struggle With Faith and

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – Statistics come to life when Swedish academic superstar Hans Rosling graphically illustrates global development over the last 200 years. Fascinating to watch.

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – US Gun Sales to Mexicans

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – NBC’s Today Show host Meredith Vieira takes to promoting the propaganda of the mother of a 5 year old cross-dressing boy. The very fact that she is using her 5 year old

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – January 4, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Jan. 4 4:00 – Kresta Comments: End of the World Set for May 21, 2011? If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Advocates Bemoan Repeal Vote, Abortion De-Funding – The head one of the leading abortion advocacy groups is already complaining about House Republicans and the vote they scheduled for next week to overturn

Share this article on Facebook Backgrounds of New Wichita Kansas Abortion Practitioners Cause Alarm – Two abortionists who are each planning to open abortion clinics in Wichita sometime later this year may pose a hidden danger that could be easily underestimated by

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops of Chile Oppose Weakening Abortion Ban – The Catholic bishops in Chile have issued a new statement opposing any effort to weaken the pro-life laws that protect women and unborn children. The South American

Share this article on Facebook Democrats Fight Back on ObamaCare Repeal, Some Will Support It – Democrats are already fighting back on the expected vote on a measure that would repeal the ObamaCare law that causes abortion and rationing concerns for pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Give Parents Perinatal Hospice Option Instead of Abortion – No parent wants to be faced with the news that his or her child will be born with a terminal illness. For a family receiving this diagnosis, this news is chilling and

Share this article on Facebook New UN Maternal Health Commission May Promote Abortion – Last week the UN announced the members of a new commission to enforce its guidelines on women’s and children’s health. The commission is supposed to “make transparent”

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion New York and Nevada Governors Get Catholic Mass – The newly-minted governors of New York and Nevada have received a Catholic Mass in their honor and the events are coming under fire from pro-life Catholics. Andrew Cuomo

Share this article on Facebook Schedule: Pro-Life Pence May Run for Governor, Not President – Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana may be preparing for a bid to become the next governor of Indiana as opposed to joining what is expected to become a crowded

Share this article on Facebook Seventh Walk for Life West Coast Marks Abortion Opposition – Tens of thousands of people are expected to rally in downtown San Francisco to mark the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Roe v. Wade Not in Constitution – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia frequently talks about his views on abortion and the high court case that allowed for unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for

Share this article on Facebook Virginia Bill Would Create Wrongful Death Statute for Unborn – Fresh from a victory in the last legislative session with its Baby Bill, the pro-life Family Foundation is moving ahead with legislation that would create a wrongful

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Australian Court Allows Minor to Undergo Sex Change – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An Australian judge has ruled that an autistic boy can begin the process of changing into a woman, but must have his sperm

Share this article on Facebook Egyptian Imam Accuses Pope of “Interference” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Egypt’s top Muslim imam has publically criticized Pope Benedict’s call for world leaders to defend Christians, saying it

Share this article on Facebook ObamaCare and Abortion Funding in GOP Crosshairs – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Incoming House Republicans have announced that they will take up a vote to repeal ObamaCare next Wednesday, and will then turn

Share this article on Facebook Offensive Super Bowl Ad Will Not Air – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An add mocking the Lord’s Supper failed to make the top 10 list of finalists in an on-line competition that will determine

Share this article on Facebook Study: Increased Use of Contraceptives Caused Abortion Rates to Double – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A study appearing in the January issue of the journal Contraception has found that as the use of contraceptives increased, so

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Noble Simplicity: A Carmel in New York City – This is an image from an old edition of Liturgical Arts Quarterly , of a Carmel in New York City. I am unsure if the building still stands, though I wonder if it has

Share this article on Facebook Papal Mass for the Octave of Christmas – St. Peter’s Basilica, 1 January 2011:

Share this article on Facebook Some Topics to Explore on NLM in 2011: Reader Contributions Requested – The beginning of a new year presents a good opportunity to raise some topics of interest for the NLM this year — taken in addition to all of our usual topical focuses

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook When is daily Mass like the U.S. mail? – By Mary DeTurris Poust I am not (sad to say) a daily Mass-goer, but yesterday I decided to hit the 12:15 p.m. Mass at my parish, in part because I’d promised another

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook A primer on the difference between devotion and superstition – Here’s the entire “Catholic Answers Live” show from yesterday , January 3rd. One of the issues we covered in this show is the superstitious practice of burying a statue

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Cuomo’s concubinage and holy Communion – My friend and canon lawyer Ed Peters writes: Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, and Sandra Lee, a television celebrity, live in what is known technically as public

Share this article on Facebook How the U.S. Census Effects the Church – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The 2010 census figures announced Dec. 21 will have effects that go far beyond allocating federal dollars and shaping the representation of states in

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #049 – The Church Bells – “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 How weird. – Hmmm, that’s pretty weird. I took a look at my traffic, and found that I had readers from the senate, the house, the fda, the usda, the nps, the doj, all these .gov

Share this article on Facebook Seriously, who triumphs, here? – My “Surrender” piece on the home page , and my blog post which expands on it , are creating some angry or confused reactions. I anticipated that, to an extent, and wish

Share this article on Facebook Surrender unto Surrender for Peace – I admit, my Tuesday column requires some patience . If you jump too quickly you’re going to think I’m saying Christians should never defend themselves. Jesus surely

Share this article on Facebook Wee Three Kings – A really great photo via Catholic Vote :

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook BINHI BA NI MARIA SI JESUS? SINO ANG KAAWAY NG AHAS SA GEN. 3.15? – Mary conceived and brought forth a SON… JESUS JC said… ANG NAKALAGAY SA MGA TALATA NG HEBREW BIBLE NA TAGLAY TAGLAY NG STA. IGLESIA NGAYON ANG DUDUROG SA ULO NG AHAS

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese of Milwaukee files for bankruptcy – The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is to file for bankruptcy. Part of the story… read the rest there.   My emphases. Archdiocese

Share this article on Facebook Canonist Ed Peters about Bp. Hubbard and on Gov. Cuomo receiving Communion – This is a commentary by the distinguished canonist Ed Peters about the public perception of New York’s new governor, Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo’s concubinage and holy Communion

Share this article on Facebook FOLLOWUP: Pages removed from Vatican’s online 1960 “Acta Apostolicae Sedis” – You may recall my post entitled “Pages removed from Vatican’s online 1960 “Acta Apostolicae Sedis”: Rubrics of Breviary and Missal.” Page were missing from the Vatican’s

Share this article on Facebook Just TOO COOL! – There was a partial solar eclipse of the sun yesterday. Spaceweather has a photo of the Space Station eclipsing the eclipsed rising crescent sun! How often do you see a

Share this article on Facebook L.A. Attorney: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests Are ‘Entirely False’ – This is something we all knew had to be the case.  From Newsbusters. My emphases : Where’s the Media? L.A. Att’y Declares Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests

Share this article on Facebook Possible miracle attributed to Ven. John Paul II – From the blog of the intrepid Andrea Tornielli comes this note about the possible approval of a miraculous healing through the intercession of Ven. John Paul II: In Il

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: altar candles… what can they be made from? – From a seminarian: It is becoming increasingly popular to use those fake candles with replaceable oil. Even the side-altars in St. Peter’s use these, and as we know,

Share this article on Facebook RADIO SABINA STREAMING – Christmas Music, Rosary in Latin – Merry Christmas! Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! I have added Christmas music to the playlist. There is still an entirely Latin

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed – Whew!

Share this article on Facebook Video interview with Card. Burke – A video interview with Raymond Card. Burke from gloria.tv. He speaks about speaking about abortion in the public square, about the Extraordinary Form, Communion in the

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