Catholic News Headlines January 7, 2011


Jan. 6, 7pm—Jan. 7, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese calls on Mexicans to abandon veneration of St. Death – Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 7, 2011 / 12:21 pm ( CNA ).- The spokesman of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Fr. Hugo Valdemar, is urging Mexicans to abandon the practice of

Share this article on Facebook Belgian proponent of liberation theology under investigation for sexual abuse – Rome, Italy, Jan 7, 2011 / 05:10 pm ( CNA ).- Fr. Francois Houtart, a strong promoter of Marxist liberation theology, has admitted to sexually abusing a minor.

Share this article on Facebook Italian bishop urges international community to respect religious freedom – Rome, Italy, Jan 7, 2011 / 07:02 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, is urging the international community to ensure

Share this article on Facebook Need for better Catholic school books prompts mother to start publishing company – Waterfront, Mich., Jan 7, 2011 / 05:52 am ( CNA ).- As Cheryl Dickhow was teaching English and Religion to Catholic junior high students over the course of several

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani archbishop says assassination shows dangerous rise in extremism – Lahore, Pakistan, Jan 7, 2011 / 02:15 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Assassinated Pakistani Gov. Salman Taseer was a “staunch defender” of the rights of minorities and stood up

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical North American College celebrating 150 years, and biggest class in a generation – Vatican City, Jan 7, 2011 / 03:12 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- After 150 years in Rome, some things at the Pontifical North American College are being changed but traditions

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Religious leaders vow to make abortions ‘rare’ in New York City – Archbishop Timothy Dolan, gathered other religious leaders this week in order to draw attention to New York …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Defiant southern Sudanese return to cast votes – Defiant and proud to take part in their nation’s future, thousands of southern Sudanese have …

Share this article on Facebook Egyptian Coptic Christians bravely attend religious services – Dressed in black and openly weeping, Egyptian Christians bravely attended religious services in full force to …

Share this article on Facebook Much of Haiti still in ruins a year after massive quake – One year later after a massive earthquake sent most of Haiti tumbling to the ground, much has remained unchanged. …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Democrat Senate expected to shoot down repeal on ‘Obamacare’ – Some Republicans seem hidebound to shoot down U.S. President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care reforms. …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Increase of devotees for Nazarene feast in CDO expected – CAGAYAN DE ORO, Jan. 7, 2011—Church and local officials in Cagayan de Oro City are expecting greater participation of devotees of this year’s 3rd Black Nazarene

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Baby Explores Playroom – I couldn’t help but smile all through this video so I’ll show it to you guys. Even I get a little tired of being snarky about weighty issues all the time. Sometimes a

Share this article on Facebook Bad Moon Rising – Forgetting all the climate change blather, this is a very serious concern. Food riots, geopolitical tensions, global inflation and increasing hunger among the planet’s

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Group Sells Easter Themed Porn – OK. This has to go down as one of the stupidest ideas ever. It’s probably right under freeing Barabbas and just over Germany invading Russia. Yeah, it’s that stupid. The

Share this article on Facebook City Of Death – This is a most horrible statistic. NEW YORK (WABC) — New and eye-opening statistics about the rate of abortions in New York City have been released by the Health

Share this article on Facebook Man Saves 80 Babies from Abortion, Adopts 50 – This is truly the most amazing story I’ve seen since I can remember. HT Eric Sammons

Share this article on Facebook Pope Visits Sick Children – I found this video of Pope Benedict XVI visiting sick children really beautiful. And it reminds me of the beauty of love and how there’s no evolutionary reason for

Share this article on Facebook They Really Think We’re Idiots – This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen on television. Seriously. Can you imagine that MSNBC thinks you’re so stupid that they have to do a demonstration like this to

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Visits Sick Children In Rome’s Gemelli Hospital – VATICAN CITY, 5 JAN 2011 (VIS) – This afternoon, to mark tomorrow’s Solemnity of the Epiphany, the Holy Father travelled to the Agostino Gemelli hospital in Rome where

Share this article on Facebook Mission Of Christians Is To Reflect The Light Of Christ – VATICAN CITY, 6 JAN 2011 (VIS) – Following this morning’s Mass in the Vatican Basilica, at midday the Pope appeared at the window of his study overlooking St. Peter’s

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Jan 7 – VATICAN CITY, 7 JAN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Msgr. Leonardo Bonanno of the clergy of the archdiocese of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy, vicar general,

Share this article on Facebook The Word Of God Is The True Star In Our Lives – VATICAN CITY, 6 JAN 2011 (VIS) – In the Vatican Basilica at 10 a.m. today, the Pope presided at Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. In his homily

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Lament Indifference To Plight Of Persecuted Christians – In three recent letters and statements, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has condemned recent attacks on Christians around the world. Archbishop

Share this article on Facebook US Catholics Invited To Pray Novena For Haiti – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is asking Catholics in the United States to pray a novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe for Haiti. The novena begins on

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Announces Revised Edition Of New American Bible – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced it has canonically approved the publication of New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE). The first

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Casual Fridays – Change of Environment – Lisa Hendey: Shaking things up a bit | One of my favorite things to do when I’m on the road as I am this week is to take a photo on my iPhone and share it on my Twitter

Share this article on Facebook Change of Plans – Lisa Hendey: Another “Family Movie Night” | I had the chance during my travels yesterday to pre-screen the upcoming Family Movie Night feature “Change of Plans” and

Share this article on Facebook Prayer for Putting Away Decorations – Tom and April Hoopes: User’s Guide to Sunday | Sunday, Jan. 9, is the feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Liturgical Year A, Cycle I). Papal Pope Benedict XVI will

Share this article on Facebook Pretty Planners for 2011 – Hallie Lord: What do you use? | Happy New Year! I hope you’re all having the merriest of Christmases! In honor of this brand new year, I thought I’d highlight three

Share this article on Facebook Teach Your Children Well – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI explains Epiphany to pediatric ward

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Dead Birds

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – Parents of students at Monadnock High School said they were outraged after learning that safe sex kits distributed to their children contained not just condoms but

Share this article on Facebook Things Fell Apart – By Russell Shaw TheCatholicThing.com In 1950, a novel called The Cardinal sped to the top of the bestseller list and stayed there, ahead of books by Ernest Hemingway and

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – January 7, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Jan. 7 4:00 – Most under-reported Vatican stories of 2010 If it’s true that the only thing worse than negative publicity

Share this article on Facebook US Catholics invited to pray novena for Haiti – As the first anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti last year approaches, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invites U.S. Catholics to stand

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Daniels Close to Presidential Run, Abortion Truce May Hurt Him – Reports indicate Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is inching closer towards a presidential run for the Republican nomination, but he may be hurt by an abortion truce he

Share this article on Facebook Gallup: Plurality, Some Democrats, Support ObamaCare Repeal – As House Republicans take the first step today towards voting on a bill that would repeal the abortion-funding ObamaCare bill pro-life groups oppose, a new Gallup poll

Share this article on Facebook House Takes First Step in Repealing Abortion-Funding ObamaCare – The House of Representatives took its first step today in repealing the abortion-funding ObamaCare bill that pro-life groups strongly oppose. On a 236-181 vote,

Share this article on Facebook Kentucky Senate OKs Ultrasound Before Abortion Bill – Just hours after a Kentucky state Senate committee approved a bill that would allow women a chance to see an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion, the full state

Share this article on Facebook Light of Christ Can Overcome Abortion’s Culture of Death – In between the joys of Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Church offers us a reminder of the suffering that can be caused by fear. On December 28, the Church celebrated

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Bill Opts State Out of Abortion-Funding ObamaCare – Nebraska legislators will become the latest to debate a measure that would opt the state of the abortion-funding components of the ObamaCare health care law. The state

Share this article on Facebook Pence Drops Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – Congressman Mike Pence dropped a bill in the hopper today in the House of Representatives that would revoke federal taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Rudy Giuliani Denies a White House Run – Although pro-life Repbulican voters rejected the pro-abortion but otherwise well-regarded New York City mayor for the GOP nomination in 2008, Rudy Giuliani is reportedly

Share this article on Facebook Romney Leads Republicans in New Hampshire, Fares Best in Nevada – New polls released in New Hampshire and Nevada reveal good new for the potential presidential campaign of Mitt Romney. The former governor and 2008 presidential

Share this article on Facebook Shock: 41% of New York City Pregnancies End in Abortion – A new statistic released by the New York City health department is shocking pro-life advocates across the country today as it shows 41 percent of pregnancies end in

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Defender of pro-abortion and homosexualist policies appointed to Vatican’s Academy of Sciences – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent January 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, a Brazilian

Share this article on Facebook Email Intro – by The Editors Most recent blog posts: – Possibly the most laughable piece of gay propaganda … ever  – John Jalsevac – Using Catholic card to marginalize those who

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan Promises Help to Women in “Difficult Pregnancies” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In response to recent reports that 39 percent of all pregnancies in New York City end in abortion, Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Morris Says Vatican Not Involved in Discovery Exorcism Show – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist According to Fox News contributor, Fr. Jonathan Morris, the story about the Vatican teaming up with the Discovery Channel to do

Share this article on Facebook French Magazine Exploits Little Girls – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The editor of a popular French magazine, well-known for its penchant for the provocative, is believed to have been fired just

Share this article on Facebook Obama Administration Reverses “Death Panel” Decision – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Only three days after going into effect, a controversial Medicare regulation that would have effectively reinstated the

Share this article on Facebook Use of Alternatives to Surgical Abortion on the Rise – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Several new studies have found that the number of women turning to alternative forms of abortion is rising steadily across the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican and Discovery Channel Plan New Series on Exorcism – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican is teaming up with the Discovery Channel to produce a series documenting authentic cases of hauntings and

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Coptic Stella Maris icon – Stephane Rene, who painted this icon, is a contemporary artist trained in the Coptic tradition. He is based in London and teaches at the Prince’s School of Traditional

Share this article on Facebook Epiphany at St. Gabriel’s, Stamford CT. – I am pleased to present a few photos of the Solemn Mass offered at St. Gabriel’s in Stamford, CT. on the feast of the Epiphany. The music for the Mass: Prelude: Wie

Share this article on Facebook The Society of St. Bede the Venerable – An interesting development coming out of Collegeville and St. John’s Abbey: (Click banner to link to their website) From their website, a bit of information about the

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook ‘Chilling’ abortion statistics out of NYC – By Mary DeTurris Poust Sobering. Chilling. Horrifying. There’s really no other way to describe the statistics just released by the Health Department: 41 percent of all

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Far out, man – Tune in, turn on, and click the image . . . http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Share this article on Facebook Something to keep in mind – “The problem with Internet quotations is that many of them are not genuine.” — Abraham Lincoln http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Sent by my Arab Christian Friend Living in the Middle East – About Muslims – There are several sources claimed and denied for the statements below, including the Prime Minister of Australia among others. It’s original source is irrelevant to me

Share this article on Facebook Two Radio Shows Today – I will be on two radio shows today: 1) Drew Mariani on Relevant Radio at 5 PM Eastern discussing the Baptism of Jesus. 2) Catholic Answers Live at 6 PM Eastern

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #459 – Corpus Christi Shrine – “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 Packing Weekend! – Through no one’s fault –for once, not even my own–but due to sheer busyness, I am later making this announcement than I wanted to be, but… This weekend, I’ll be folding

Share this article on Facebook Aftershock; Haiti, Hardship, Help & Hope – After Shock I wrote recently again about the neverending suffering of Haiti , and the remarkable resiliency of the people and the children who live in conditions

Share this article on Facebook Departures & the Lord of Our Trys – The other day, I posted a bit of gorgeous music from a film soundtrack. I’d been turned on to the music by Joseph Susanka, the excellent writer who also blogs at Inside

Share this article on Facebook Devils are hot; as in topical! – Giotto, Exorcism at Arezzo (1297-99), Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi No, not hot as in tropical ! Okay, bad wordplay, but Tim Muldoon’s started it, here with his

Share this article on Facebook Muslims Protecting Christians with their Bodies – Egyptian Muslims had promised to act as human shields for the Coptic Christians in their Christmas Eve mass, and they were true to their words : Egypt’s majority Muslim

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook SOMASCAN SEMINARY ALUMNI GATHERING! – TO ALL GRADUATES OF SOMASCAN FATHERS SEMINARY IN LUBAO, PAMPANGA PLEASE READ AND ATTEND!

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A priest’s first time out as deacon for a Solemn TLM – On the blog Called By Name we have the description from Fr. Kyle Schnippel, Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, about his first time as deacon for a

Share this article on Facebook It’s a 1st Friday today: WDTPRS POLL – It is the First Friday of January and of a new year of salvation. Think about 1st Friday devotions. WDTPRS POLL [poll id=”48″]

Share this article on Facebook NYC – 30 Jan – TLM and talk by Martin Mosebach – In New York City on 30 January there will be a Solemn Mass at Our Saviour Church at 59 Park Avenue (at 38th) followed by a lecture in the undercroft at 7 PM by

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 114: Sing those Litanies! – Inspired by something I did recently in New York City, in this audio project I get into Litanies, namely, singing Litanies, not just reciting them.  I guess this is also

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