Catholic News Headlines January 19, 2011


Jan. 18, 7pm—Jan. 19, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop of Tucson lays Catholic shooting victims to rest – Tucson, Ariz., Jan 18, 2011 / 08:27 pm ( CNA ).- After the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and injured thirteen, including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal celebrates founding of Lima, defends authentic marriage – Lima, Peru, Jan 19, 2011 / 02:05 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima, Peru recently defended marriage between one man and one woman and warned that

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Nicora to head Vatican’s new financial watchdog agency – Vatican City, Jan 19, 2011 / 04:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the president and staff for a new independent department responsible for

Share this article on Facebook EWTN announces plans to acquire National Catholic Register – Birmingham, Ala., Jan 19, 2011 / 10:00 am ( CNA ).- Eternal Word Television Network, the world’s largest religious media provider, announced on Jan. 19 that it would be

Share this article on Facebook Human rights groups urge Obama to press Chinese president on abuses – Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2011 / 02:56 am ( CNA ).- As the White House welcomes President Hu Jintao of China this week, critics are decrying China for its record of human

Share this article on Facebook John Paul II’s blood to serve as relic in Polish church – Krakow, Poland, Jan 19, 2011 / 01:04 am ( CNA ).- A vial of blood drawn from Pope John Paul II will be installed as a relic in a Polish church soon after his

Share this article on Facebook Letter from 1997 shows Vatican concern to ensure abuse verdicts, officials say – Dublin, Ireland, Jan 19, 2011 / 06:54 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A newly released 1997 letter that some claim proves a Vatican-led cover up of clergy sex abuse in Ireland is

Share this article on Facebook Man’s 3,700-mile run across America emphasizes importance of prayer – Oceanside, Calif., Jan 19, 2011 / 05:43 am ( CNA ).- A Catholic man is running across America and praying the whole way. Despite the difficulties he has faced, he says

Share this article on Facebook Marking week of prayer, Benedict XVI cites four ‘pillars’ for Christian unity – Vatican City, Jan 19, 2011 / 12:55 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Improving the unity of Christians today requires the same elements that united the first apostles in Jerusalem,

Share this article on Facebook Mexican actor pledges to build largest pro-life women’s clinic in US – Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 19, 2011 / 06:03 pm ( CNA ).- Mexican producer and actor Eduardo Verastegui has announced that his organization, Mantle of Guadalupe, is

Share this article on Facebook US bishops say health care law needs crucial changes in new Congress – Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2011 / 07:54 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In a Jan. 18 letters to members of the 112th Congress, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with eight counts of murder – A doctor in Philadelphia has been charged with eight counts of murder, including one woman and seven babies. …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Army commander accused in mass rapes in Congo – An army commander in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been accused of leading the mass rape of at …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Baby Doc’ arrested shortly after returning to Haiti – Infamous Jean-Claude Duvalier – also known as “Baby Doc” was arrested less than 48 hours after …

Share this article on Facebook Funds frozen for deposed Tunisian leader – While he may have fled his nation of Tunisia, problems are just beginning for ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben …

Share this article on Facebook Profile: The American ‘CEO’ of the Vatican’s Congregation for Religious – Learning the realities of monastic life and women’s religious orders have been new for him. Getting used …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook GOP taking aim against ‘Obamacare’ – Republicans originally called their refutation of U.S. President Obama’s health care reform package …

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Liberal Sargent Shriver Dies; Democratic Challenger to Obama Emerges – I would still like to see genuinely Pro-Life people in both parties. So, I believe it is time to shake them both …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League: Knights of Malta Demonized by Journalist Seymour Hersh – ‘The Knights of Malta is a charitable organization that dates back to the 11th century, a time when …

Share this article on Facebook EWTN Announces Plans to acquire National Catholic Register – Eternal Word Television Network, the world’s largest religious media provider, announced on Jan. 19 that …

Share this article on Facebook Ken Blackwell on ‘Welcoming Hu Jintao?’ – Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China, was not voted in by the Chinese …

Share this article on Facebook Protect the Lives of the Most Vulnerable: Archbishop Dolan Writes to Congress – We present the full text of a letter sent to all members of the 112th Congress of the United States from the …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Charter change, key to Mindanao peace process – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Jan. 19, 2011—Changes in the present Constitution that recognizes the rights of the Bangsamoro people would be a key factor in achieving a viable

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Head of CCHD Worked For Pro-Choice Campaign – While the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has come under well deserved scrutiny for supporting groups such as ACORN and groups with ties to promoting

Share this article on Facebook Horror: Abortionist Charged With 8 Counts of Murder – This is maybe the most awful thing I’ve ever read. I’m sorry to even report something like this. Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey writes: This may be as ghastly a story outside of

Share this article on Facebook Judge John Roll, Hero – We’ve reported before that Judge John Roll seemed like a good Catholic family man . Now it seems he died attempting to protect another shooting victim, according to

Share this article on Facebook True Grit Like You Have Never Heard It – I think the world of Fr. Barron. His review of True Grit (spoilers included) is a perfect example of what is so great about him. He sees the mystical in the mundane,

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Irish Abuse Coverup? – Many news outlets are reporting that there is a “smoking gun” letter from the “Vatican” that instructed them not to report abuse claims and threatened them with

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Abortion ‘The Most Horrendous Taking Of Human Life In History’: Bishop Finn – In a column preceding the January 22 March for Life, Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City – St. Joseph observed that “almost 60 million surgical abortions have been

Share this article on Facebook Invoking The Gift Of Full Communion – VATICAN CITY, 19 JAN 2011 (VIS) – In his general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope dedicated his catechesis to the Week of Prayer for Christian

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Jan 19 – VATICAN CITY, 19 JAN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Pecs, Hungary, presented by Bishop Mihaly Mayer,

Share this article on Facebook Pope Calls On Young People To Drive Carefully – VATICAN CITY, 19 JAN 2011 (VIS) – At the end of today’s general audience the Holy Father greeted members of the Italian association “Figli in paradiso: ali tra cielo e

Share this article on Facebook Us Bishops: Address ‘Serious Moral Problems’ In Health-Care Law – “Rather than joining efforts to support or oppose the repeal of the recently enacted health care law,” the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A Baby’s Best Start – Kate Wicker: They Deserve Life | In my BC (“before children”) days when I was still a full-time working girl, I was on the staff of a regional women’s publication. When

Share this article on Facebook A Light in the Darkness – Lynn Wehner: Power outage? Search for the candles … and the Lord | A week of snowstorms was capped off yesterday by an ice event that sank our day’s plans — and

Share this article on Facebook All Dressed Up – Lisa Hendey: Treat your new e-reader to a new cover! | During the last podcast, we chatted briefly about Kindle books for Catholic Moms.  A lot of you are sporting new

Share this article on Facebook Every Mom Works – Danielle Bean: | I was intrigued by the variety of comments from at-home moms and all manner of working moms Daria Sockey received on her feature article about choosing

Share this article on Facebook Faith & Family In Transition – Danielle Bean: | Good news! Faith & Family magazine and Faith & Family Live are in transition to a new home—one that will provide us with the support and financial

Share this article on Facebook Getaway Greatness – Arwen Mosher: On having blessings at both ends | This weekend Bryan and I spent forty-eight hours together away from our kids. It was the first time since Camilla was

Share this article on Facebook Go Natural – 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 How the Piggy Cookie Crumbles – Danielle Bean: It feels good to say YES | Two days ago, 4-year-old Daniel spent the better part of an hour browsing the pages of one of the girls’ cookie cookbooks.

Share this article on Facebook Picture Perfect – Rachel Balducci: I love this | This picture was on my homepage today, a featured photo from National Geographic. What is it about this picture of a bride and groom in

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook “Vatican Warned Bishops Not To Report Child Abuse”! – That’s the sensationalistic headline of this story in the New York Times. As usual, it’s by Laurie Goodstein, and as usual she make significant errors in her reporting

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist Charged With Murdering Patient, Newborns – A Philadelphia physician, Kermit Barron Gosnell, was charged Wednesday with murder and other offenses for allegedly causing the death of one of his female patients and

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Chinese President in USA for State Visit

Share this article on Facebook EWTN Acquires National Catholic Register – EWTN Global Catholic Network has signed a letter of intent to acquire the National Catholic Register, the nation’s leading Catholic newspaper. “I am very pleased and

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Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – January 19, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Jan. 19 4:00 – Supreme Court lets stand DC gay marriage law The US Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand a law authorizing

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Practitioner Killed Seven Babies With Scissors – Today, abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell was charged with murder in the death of a woman from a botched abortion, but the charges also include seven horrifying cases

Share this article on Facebook China Activist Asks Hu and Obama to Condemn One-Child Policy – With President Hu Jintao of China in Washington this week for meetings with President Barack Obama at the White House, a two-time Nobel Prize nominee is calling for

Share this article on Facebook China President Hu Jintao Tries to Ignore Question on Human Rights – President Hu Jintao appeared at a joint press conference today with President Barack Obama and did his best to ignore questions about human rights from American

Share this article on Facebook House Approves Bill Repealing Abortion-Funding Obamacare – The House of Representatives today fulfilled its election mandate to repeal the bill that caused Republicans to sweep into office and install a new pro-life majority. On

Share this article on Facebook House Leader Challenges Senate Democrats on Obamcare Repeal – With the House of Representatives expected to clear its repeal bill later today, pro-life House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the number two GOP lawmakers, challenged

Share this article on Facebook Practitioner Charged With Murder in Botched Abortion Death – Pennsylvania-based abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who is responsible for killing a woman in a botched legal abortion last November, has been charged with murder.

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Applaud House Vote for Obamacare Repeal – Several pro-life groups are responding to this afternoon’s vote approving legislation to repeal Obamacare, the health care “reform” bill that allows abortion funding and

Share this article on Facebook Sargent Shriver, Only Pro-Life Democrat on Presidential Ticket, Dies – Sargent Shriver, who has the distinction of being the only pro-life Democrat on a national presidential ticket in modern times, passed away after battling Alzheimer’s at

Share this article on Facebook Six More States Join Lawsuit Against Pro-Abortion Obamacare – Six more states have joined the coalition of 20 states that have filed a lawsuit against the Obamacare law that has prompted serious abortion-funding and rationing

Share this article on Facebook Thousands March for Life at Events in Washington, Carolinas – Leading up to the March for Life in Washington, tens of thousands of people have taken part in statewide pro-life events — with Marches for Life and Walks for Life

Share this article on Facebook Washington to Hear Bill Soon Attacking Pregnancy Centers – The Washington state legislature will hold a hearing soon on a bill that would attack pregnancy centers offering women abortion alternatives. Last year, the Senate

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 25% of Canadian Catholic college to attend USA March for Life in Washington – by LifeSiteNews.com OTTAWA, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This weekend over one quarter of the student body of Ontario, Canada’s Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy

Share this article on Facebook 35,000 forced abortions taking place in China as Chinese president visits U.S. – by John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Victims who have lived through imprisonment and harassment by the Chinese government, including

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist arrested for stabbing newborns to death in clinic – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman PHILADELPHIA, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been arrested for the murder of seven newborn

Share this article on Facebook BBC marks anniversary of King James Bible by claiming King David was gay – by Hilary White LONDON, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – BBC Radio 4 has marked the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible by claiming that

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: US House votes to repeal abortion-expanding health care law – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a 245-189 vote Wednesday evening, the US House of Representatives voted to repeal

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Catholic school board “bullied” into scrapping pro-family policy – by Patrick B. Craine HALTON, Ontario, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dozens of homosexual activists flooded the Halton Catholic District School Board offices

Share this article on Facebook Director of China Aid: U.S., Western countries ‘accomplices’ to China’s One Child Policy – by Rebecca Millette CHINA, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By funneling tens of millions of dollars to organizations such as the United Nations Population Fund

Share this article on Facebook Doctors depressed over Obama’s health care reform, survey says – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More work, less pay, worse care. That seems to be doctors’ diagnosis of US president Barack

Share this article on Facebook More Down syndrome babies will die with new 98% accurate test: disability rights campaigners – by Hilary White HONG KONG, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers from the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Share this article on Facebook Prime Minister Harper: No abortion law even if Conservatives win majority – by Rebecca Millette OTTAWA, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview to mark his five-years as Prime Minister of a minority government, Prime Minister

Share this article on Facebook Pro-family groups urge appeals to overturn ruling that struck down DOMA – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family advocates are urging a federal appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that

Share this article on Facebook Rahm Emanuel: Pro-abort-praised Exec. order broke pro-life resistance – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new interview of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has cast into doubt the

Share this article on Facebook Record-breaking crowd participates in March for Life in Washington State – by Daniel McConchie I was privileged to join an estimated 7,000 people who showed up in the freezing drizzle Tuesday at the capitol in Olympia, Washington to make our

Share this article on Facebook Saskatchewan gvmt: Marriage commissioners must perform gay ‘marriages’ – by Patrick B. Craine REGINA, Saskatchewan, January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Marriage commissioners in Saskatchewan will be fired for refusing to “marry” same-sex

Share this article on Facebook Some media reports have been irresponsible in their reporting of Quebec double murder case – by Alex Schadenberg I am often surprised how the media is willing to report a double murder as a possible “mercy killing” even before the facts of the case have been

Share this article on Facebook Spurred by health care reform, Planned Parenthood to mandate affiliates perform abortions by 2013 – by Christine Dhanagom NEW YORK, January 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a move linked to beneficial effects of the health care reform law, The Planned Parenthood

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Group Publishes List of Top 10 Best and Worst Events for Families in 2010 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The newly elected pro-life House of Representatives and growing anti-Christian bigotry in Europe are included on a list

Share this article on Facebook Hate Speech Found Scrawled on Second California Church – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In the latest of a series of crimes against Catholic churches in California, vandals spray-painted the words “Kill the

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops Want ObamaCare Revised – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist As the vote to repeal the vastly unpopular health care reform law gets underway in the House today, the U.S. Bishops have sent

Share this article on Facebook Vial of JPII’s Blood to Become Primary Relic After Beatification – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the long-time aide of Pope John Paul II, is in possession of a vial of blood that will become the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Press Conference of the New Ordinary for the Anglican Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England and Wales – The Anglo-Catholic has transcribed a press conference given by Fr. Keith Newton, the new Personal Ordinary of the Anglican Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in

Share this article on Facebook Q Sings Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories – The ceremonies of Holy Week rank among the most memorable of the liturgical year. In the texts of the liturgy, themes of betrayal, abandonment, dejection, love and death

Share this article on Facebook Three Gloria’s for the New English Translation – As we progress toward the implementation of the new English translation of the Roman Missal we are hearing and seeing more activity surrounding this — including that

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Pennsylvania abortion doctor accused of killing seven babies with scissors – What a horrifying story. No words are adequate. From YahooNews: A doctor who provided abortions for minorities, immigrants and poor women in a “house of horrors” clinic

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook “You are Peter” in Jesus’ language of Aramaic – Since we will soon be in the land where all this took place — Israel — I thought you would find this interesting. So, what did it sound like at Caesarea Philippi when

Share this article on Facebook A Video Glimpse into India and our Ministry here – Enjoy the movie and India. Let me know what you think. This is the most exotic country I’ve been to and most Americans can’t even imagine.

Share this article on Facebook Glimpses of our Ministry in India – I created a nice 9 minute video to share our adventures here in India sharing and defending the Catholic faith. I am having Internet issues but hope to get it uploaded

Share this article on Facebook Needles & Condoms on the Beach – Another run on Juhu Beach along the Indian Ocean in Mumbai. Have to keep in shape, love the adventure, and love to share the world with my friends. It was hot and the

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #026 – Angels/Mother’s Guardian Angels – “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 Gentlemen: A tale of two apologies – First read the New York Times going through a long, belabored and ultimately lame exercise of excuse-making where a simple “we screwed up, sorry” would have sufficed –

Share this article on Facebook The Palin Problem and a Palinoia Romp – Two exceedingly good posts today on Sarah Palin, the woman no one can stop talking about. First from James Taranto, a very thoughtful and well-reasoned look at what is

Share this article on Facebook Three Tenors Teenage Version – The video has been around for a while, apparently , but it’s the first time I’ve seen it. Not bad. They’re kind of screaming out their top notes by the end, but not bad

Share this article on Facebook Wish I’d seen this 20 years ago – “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Albert Einstein.”

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI on the ‘pillars of Christian unity’ – His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI during his General Audience, in the context of a week dedicated to Christian Unity spoke of the “four pillars” of Christian Unity. After

Share this article on Facebook Bp. Finn on the defense of human life – On the The Catholic Key, blog of the newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph comes this, which will also be in print. The great Bp. Robert Finn… with my

Share this article on Facebook Bp. Tobin (D. Providence) on Pres. Obama’s speech in Tucson! NOT impressed! – The newspaper of the Diocese of Providence, RI, has a column by His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin.  We have heard from Bp. Tobin before (here and here). My

Share this article on Facebook Denis Leary – scum – From The Catholic League.

Share this article on Facebook The fruits of the pro-abortion culture of death: horror in Philadelphia – The young Papist alerted me to this, and the always informative Jill Stanek has a lot more, about a developing story in Philadelphia. The details are ghastly. Two notes

Share this article on Facebook The Instruction concerning Summorum Pontificum – Do you remember that there was supposed to be an Instruction concerning Summorum Pontificum? So … where is it? I have been of two minds about this instruction for a

Share this article on Facebook Two space or not two space – WDTPRS POLL – Damian Thompson has an interesting post on his blog. He tackles the convention of typing two spaces after a period, or “full stop” as the British call them. The use of

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