Catholic News Headlines January 12, 2011


Jan. 11, 7pm—Jan. 12, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Abby Johnson reveals details of pro-life turnaround and Catholic conversion – College Station, Texas, Jan 12, 2011 / 06:45 pm ( CNA ).- Despite legal challenges and personal attacks from Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson has published a new memoir

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Kicanas consoles community in grief over Arizona shooting – Tucson, Ariz., Jan 12, 2011 / 05:38 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson celebrated a Jan. 11 Mass on behalf of the victims of the Arizona shooting and

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Relief Services still hopeful for Haitian rebuilding efforts – Baltimore, Md., Jan 12, 2011 / 06:05 am ( CNA ).- A year after the January 2010 earthquake that left Haiti’s capital in ruins, a million residents of Port-au-Prince

Share this article on Facebook New Venezuelan laws ignore will of the people, warn bishops – Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 12, 2011 / 06:59 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The bishops of Venezuela are heavily criticizing a new law which allows the country’s President Hugo

Share this article on Facebook On earthquake anniversary, Pope appoints archbishop, sends $1.2 million to Haiti – Vatican City, Jan 12, 2011 / 12:24 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Exactly one year since a catastrophic earthquake took the life of the Archbishop Serge Miot of Port-au-Prince,

Share this article on Facebook Purgatory inflames hearts with God’s love, Pope says – Vatican City, Jan 12, 2011 / 02:57 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict continued his recent theme of reflecting on women saints during his weekly audience, highlighting

Share this article on Facebook Spanish archbishop defends baptism amid culture of death – Toledo, Spain, Jan 11, 2011 / 08:04 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Archbishop Braulio Rodriguez of Toledo, Spain is defending baptism’s “yes to life” in the face of the

Share this article on Facebook US sex abuse attorney extends practice against Catholic Church overseas – St. Paul, Minn., Jan 12, 2011 / 02:17 am ( CNA ).- Attorney Jeff Anderson, who claims to have won more than $60 million from the U.S. Catholic Church in clerical

Share this article on Facebook Vatican analyst reports approval of beatification for Pope John Paul II – Vatican City, Jan 12, 2011 / 02:39 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Vatican officials have concluded that a miraculous healing credited to the intercession of Pope John Paul II is

Share this article on Facebook Youth build chapels to replace churches damaged in Chilean earthquake – Santiago, Chile, Jan 12, 2011 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- Young Catholics in Chile are building chapels for rural communities whose parishes were damaged in the country’s

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Much work remains to be done after Haitian earthquake – The Caribbean nation of Haiti was rattled to its core by an earthquake January 12 of 2010. Many homes and building …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook China shows off stealth fighter during military visit – Just in time for U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visit to China, the military there unveiled its new stealth …

Share this article on Facebook Giffords expected to recover after shooting – Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been given a “101 percent chance of surviving” …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Arizona Shooting Victims: ‘Powerful, Authentic Catholic Witness’ Is Brought To Light – Bishop of Tucson Gerald Kicanas remembered our sister Christina Green and our brother Federal Judge John Roll: …

Share this article on Facebook Dirty Vagabond Ministries: Love for Inner City Youth – Dirty Vagabond Ministries has heard the Holy Spirit’s call to the Church, the call to serve the poor, the …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Special report: Mining threatens 4th largest freshwater lake in RP – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Jan. 12, 2011—Mineral explorations and mining activities are threatening the biodiversity of the Philippines’ fourth largest and Mindanao’s second

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Abp. Chaput on Judge John Roll – Archbishop Chaput writes about slain Catholic Judge John Roll. It’s a beautiful tribute to a good man: In January 2008, at the invitation of Bishop Thomas Olmsted, I

Share this article on Facebook Bad Signs – Today’s Journal Of Doom – If this is true , we are even more screwed than I thought. President Obama said “We don’t have a stronger friend and stronger ally than Nicolas Sarkozy, and the French

Share this article on Facebook Feds Tell College “You’re Not Catholic” – This should serve as a warning to every Catholic school in America. The Cardinal Newman Society has this shocking report: Immediately following today’s ruling that a New

Share this article on Facebook Violent Anti-Catholic Thug or Brilliant Artist? – As if there weren’t enough evidence we were failing our kids with our education system, and now this shocking public display of ignorance! The OC Register reports:

Share this article on Facebook Which Story is More Apocalyptic? – You wanna’ be scared. No one and I mean no one will be able to read this post and see this video and remain unmoved. And when I say you’ll be moved I mean you’ll be

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Catherine Of Genoa And The Experience Of Purgatory – VATICAN CITY, 12 JAN 2011 (VIS) – During this morning’s general audience, held in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 9,000 faithful, Benedict XVI focused his catechesis

Share this article on Facebook Egyptian Ambassador Received In The Vatican – VATICAN CITY, 12 JAN 2011 (VIS) – Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. released the following declaration yesterday evening: “This evening Lamia Aly

Share this article on Facebook International Community, Haitian Government Ignoring Church – One year after the earthquake that devastated Haiti, bishops are charging that the nation’s government and the international community are ignoring the Church to the

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Dec 12 – VATICAN CITY, 12 JAN 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon the Holy Father received in audience Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, Germany.

Share this article on Facebook Papal Message For First Anniversary Of Haiti Earthquake – VATICAN CITY, 12 JAN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father has written the following Message to mark today’s first anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti. The Message was read

Share this article on Facebook Policeman Shoots 4 Christians In Egypt – Less than two weeks after a church bombing in Alexandria left 21 Coptic Christians dead, an off-duty policeman shot four Christians on a train, killing a 71-year-old

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 12 – VATICAN CITY, 12 JAN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Archbishop Murilo Sebastiao Ramos Krieger S.C.I. of Florianopolis, Brazil, as metropolitan archbishop of

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Facebook, Friends and Faith – Lisa Hendey: What helps? What hurts? | This weekend, I have the pleasure of speaking at a conference on the topic “Finding Friendship in the Facebook Generation”.  My

Share this article on Facebook Fertility Facts – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (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 Film Fun – Arwen Mosher: How do you agree on movies? | Now that Christmas is over and we’re staring down a couple more months of winter, it’s time for Bryan’s and my annual January

Share this article on Facebook Homemade Hot Cocoa – Rachel Balducci: When the Swiss Miss won’t do | All this cold weather has me thinking about two of my favorite things: being warm and chocolate. Enter this homemade hot

Share this article on Facebook May I Have That in Writing? – Lynn Wehner: Thoughts on the handwritten thank you note … | It’s almost three weeks since Christmas. Do you know where your thank you notes are? I used to be so good

Share this article on Facebook Not Said By The Pope – Rebecca Teti: the name “Christian,” not the Christian name | After reading a series of blog posts about the Pope’s calling for an end to odd-ball names, I went looking

Share this article on Facebook Resolutions – Rachel Balducci: Good for what ails ya | For the past few years, I have done the Word Resolution approach for the New Year. Instead of a list of things I want to

Share this article on Facebook The Trouble With Trust – Jake Frost: a strong family requires constancy | Fun times with little kids can head south real fast as bed-time approaches. We were at my brother John’s house with my

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical Pet Peeve #78: Changing the Prayer of the Faithful Response – Just today I was reviewing a proofread version of my forthcoming book Mass Revision: Your Essential Guide to the Changes in the Liturgy, which is scheduled to come out

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Practitioner Pulling Gun on Pro-Lifers Faces Hearing – The abortion practitioner who brandished a gun when heading to do abortions at the Charleston Women’s Medical Center abortion facility in West Ashley, South Carolina in

Share this article on Facebook Alaska Officials Reject Ballot Amendment Banning Abortions – Two Alaska officials have rejected a proposed statewide ballot proposal that would have the result of banning abortions in the state. Alaska’s new Attorney General John

Share this article on Facebook Herman Cain Announces Potential Republican Bid for President – Businessman Herman Cain, today, became the first Republican of note to announce the development of an exploratory campaign to examine a possible bid for the Republican

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Bill Would Stop Mental Health Exception for Late-Term Abortion – Previously in Kansas,  late-term abortion practitioners like George Tiller have been able to merely cite the law when doing abortions on unborn children later in

Share this article on Facebook Members of Congress Work to Stop Tax-Funded Abortions in Nation’s Capital – Members of Congress are working to stop the taxpayer funding of abortions in the nation’s capital that the Obama administration put in place in concert with Democrats in

Share this article on Facebook Montana Bill Would Protect Pregnant Women, Unborn Children – Legislation introduced in the Montana legislature would provide protection and justice for pregnant women and unborn children who are victims of violent crimes. The law

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Affiliate Targets Older, Menopausal Women – The Planned Parenthood abortion business has come up with just about every health-related scheme imaginable to bring in non-abortion customers to de-emphasize its main

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Shut Out Again From Urging No Abortion in ObamaCare – For the second time, the Institute of Medicine Committee on Preventive Services for Women shut out pro-life groups from making official comments about the implementation

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups: De-Fund Planned Parenthood Over Abortion Decline Halt – Reacting to the news from the Guttmacher Institute that the two-decade decline in abortions has stalled, pro-life groups say the numbers point to the need for

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers Should Rejoice in Abortion Decline Despite Report – Yesterday, the Guttmacher Institute released their abortion figures for 2008. The big story is that the consistent decline in America’s abortion rate has apparently

Share this article on Facebook Vanderbilt Abandons Policy Forcing Nursing Students to Do Abortions – After a pro-life legal group filed a complaint against Vanderbilt University for a policy requiring incoming nursing students to assist in abortions, the college has

Share this article on Facebook Vanderbilt University Policy Should Caution Pro-Life Med Students – You may be next. Vanderbilt University recently informed a fourth year nursing student that she must sign a form mandating that she be ready to assist in abortions…or

Share this article on Facebook Vote on Repeal of Pro-Abortion Obamacare Bill Comes Next Week – After postponing the vote scheduled for today on the repeal of the Obamacare bill that presents abortion-funding and rationing concerns, House Republicans have

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook After Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Transgendered Want Same Privileges – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Now that Congress has repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the policy that prevented homosexuals from serving openly in the military,

Share this article on Facebook Decades-Long Decline in Abortion Rates Comes to a Halt – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The decades long decline in the number of annual abortion rates appears to have stalled, with numbers indicating a spike in

Share this article on Facebook Egypt Recalls Vatican Ambassador after Pope’s Remarks – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Egypt’s foreign ministry has recalled its Vatican ambassador for “consultation” after Pope Benedict’s address to the diplomatic

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict Calls for a Return to Use of Christian Names – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In an era when baby names such as Sienna and Brooklyn are considered fashionable, Pope Benedict XVI is calling for a return to

Share this article on Facebook Vanderbilt Forcing Nurses to Participate in Abortions – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist One of the nation’s top public interest law firms has filed a complaint against Vanderbilt University for forcing all students

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Dom Columba Marmion on the Interior and Exterior Dimensions of Divine Worship – It will certainly come as no revelation that a tension can exist between one group of faithful who promote solemnity, beauty and decorum within the sacred liturgy and

Share this article on Facebook Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel, Dominican House of Studies – McCrery Architects was recently commissioned to undertake a renovation of Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel which is part of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Stretching toward God: Do yoga and Catholicism mix? – By Mary DeTurris Poust Today, over at patheos.com , I tackle the subject of yoga — something I love — and how it benefits my Catholic prayer life — something some

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Boycotting Planned Parenthood Sponsors WORKS! – Victory: Companies cease support of Planned Parenthood, dropped from boycott list Doug Scott, president of Life Decisions International (LDI), said in an email recently

Share this article on Facebook Individually Sealed Communion Kit – Isn’t it great to be Protestant? (chuckle)  You can now take Communion safely with these nice prepackaged crackers and grapejuice. Just pull off the hermetically sealed

Share this article on Facebook Naming a Child – By Ed Peters: The pope on children’s names No, the pope didn’t “rail” against giving un-Christian names to babies, but he did point out, calmly and correctly, that names

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #327 – A Peak Inside the Gate – “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 Breather for Beauty – Click here to view the embedded video.

Share this article on Facebook Authority is a Fearsome Gift – UPDATED – There may be something to Lisa Mladinich’s view that as a nation we have become so suspect of authority that we have lost sight of our responsibility to wield authority

Share this article on Facebook The Madness of the Mainstream Media – If Michael Kelly and Tim Russert were alive today , they would be sickened and appalled to see the shambling madness that has descended upon their profession, most

Share this article on Facebook The only thing worse… – What could possibly be worse than getting a phone call to come to a hospital because your spouse wife, or your son or your daughter has been shot by a madman and may not

Share this article on Facebook Vocation Awareness Week – This is Vocation Awareness Week — one of my favorite weeks of the year, because (as regular readers know) I get to bring out the Nun News Network banner (designed by

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook BAGONG PAKIKIPAGTALASTASAN HINGGIL SA ‘SOLA SCRIPTURA’ O ‘BIBLE ALONE’ DOCTRINE, Part 9 – The Apostles with the Blessed Virgin during the Pentecost Kenston said… Pasensya na po at di na po ako nagpakilala sa site nyo… maari nyo naman po tingnan yung site

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Head of Justice and Peace to Address 2011 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering – WASHINGTON ( January 12, 2011 )—Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will address the opening plenary of the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A note about The Tablet – My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the p.p. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, posted this about The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill). Keep in mind this may be hard to substantiate.

Share this article on Facebook Egyptian policeman shoots Christian girls – From Catholic Culture: Policeman shoots 4 Christians in Egypt Less than two weeks after a church bombing in Alexandria left 21 Coptic Christians dead, an off-duty

Share this article on Facebook Michael Voris about tabernacles and, gasp, liberals! – Michael Voris has another indirect, deeply nuanced reflection, this time touching on issues such as the placement of the tabernacle in churches.

Share this article on Facebook Miracle attributed to Ven. John Paul II – Andrea Tornielli reports that yesterday the cardinal and bishop members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints voted to accept a miracle attributed to the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Mass “in honor” of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – I have received a few emails asking me (again, this year) if it is appropriate to celebrate Mass (again, this year) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I

Share this article on Facebook SSPX Bp. Fellay criticizes Benedict XVI about Assisi meeting – From The Catholic Herald (which has a huge discount right now annual subscriptions to the full digital version): SSPX leader criticises Pope’s plan to hold

Share this article on Facebook What’s in a name? A lot, as it turns out. – Once upon a time a couple liberals got really mad at me when I suggested that a Christian saint’s name might be a good thing for their little stupor mundi, rather than

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