Catholic News Headlines January 21, 2011


Jan. 20, 7pm—Jan. 21, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook After abortionist’s conviction, clinic whistleblower to receive award – Germantown, Md., Jan 21, 2011 / 01:35 am ( CNA ).- A pro-life group’s first whistleblower award will go to a former clinic worker in Massachusetts who provided evidence

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan outlines bishops’ advice to new Congress – Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2011 / 12:40 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Along with their Jan. 18 recommendations on fixing “serious moral problems” in last year’s health care

Share this article on Facebook As scandal rocks Italian government, Pope urges return to morality – Rome, Italy, Jan 21, 2011 / 01:56 pm ( CNA ).- Italians are calling for truth in a possible sex scandal that threatens to cause serious damage to their current

Share this article on Facebook Church in Brazil labors to help flood victims – Brasilia, Brazil, Jan 21, 2011 / 06:54 pm ( CNA ).- Two Catholic bishops in the region of Rio de Janeiro have reported on the arduous work  carried out by the Church in

Share this article on Facebook Devout Catholic Sargent Shriver remembered for public service and pro-life stand – Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2011 / 06:08 am ( CNA ).- Catholic politician and public servant Robert Sargent Shriver died on Jan. 18 at the age of 95 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Share this article on Facebook Holy Wood Acting Studio aiming to form actors with good character – Culver City, Calif., Jan 21, 2011 / 03:01 am ( CNA ).- On March 28, a team of acting coaches and other entertainment industry professionals will partner with spiritual

Share this article on Facebook Pope blesses special lambs on Feast of St. Agnes – Rome, Italy, Jan 21, 2011 / 05:50 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- After an unusual journey, a pair of lambs destined for great things were blessed by Pope Benedict XVI in a

Share this article on Facebook Vatican bank chief issues warning about US, European economic policies – Rome, Italy, Jan 21, 2011 / 03:05 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Current fiscal and monetary policies in the United States and Europe risk increasing government control over

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook The Catholic Church: Gift of Love, Truth and Life – It was bishop Fulton J. Sheen who said, “There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate …

Share this article on Facebook Wal-Mart to begin stocking healthier foods – Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer says it will be stocking more healthy foods as part of first lady …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Republicans may attempt to freeze funding for health care reform – As House Republicans voted to repeal President Obama’s health care reform bill, democrats were …

Share this article on Facebook Rick Santorum, Man with a Chest, Defends Right to Life and the Natural Law – Senator Rick Santorum’s speech in Houston and recent interview with Terry Jeffrey are a …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook U.S. can only go $300 billion more in debt – The amount of U.S. debt subject to the country’s legal maximum has topped $14 trillion for the first …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Duh! Of The Day – CNN Health reports on a startling finding. Promiscuity decreases your chances of finding a good husband. They looked at the results from a number of national studies

Share this article on Facebook Jesuit: Our Job Isn’t to Bring People to God – Now, this is depressing. Not surprising. But definitely depressing. I just got this video from the Cardinal Newman Society concering Georgetown University. And it’s a

Share this article on Facebook Let’s Put Ralphie on Trial Too – Al Sharpton is calling for FCC hearings for Rush Limbaugh because he imitated a Chinese voice in a comical fashion. I’m thinking that if Rush should be on trial

Share this article on Facebook Most Awkward Tennis Moment — EVAH! – This is great. In a post match interview at the Australian Open, Kim Clijsters gives commentator Todd Woodbridge a hard time about a text message he sent. Too funny!

Share this article on Facebook PZ Myers – Amoral Monster – Professional atheist and jerk, PZ Myers reveals the full blackness of his soul. First, never quote Mother Teresa at me — she was an evil hag who worshipped poverty, who

Share this article on Facebook Santorum’s Not a Racist Homophobic Bigot – Rick Santorum is back in the news. This time, the news media is wondering if he’s racist. You might confuse this with the times they accused him of being a homophobe but

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Australian Bishop Laments Treatment Of Asylum Seekers – An Australian bishop has called upon the nation’s government to offer more humane living conditions to those seeking political asylum. “The federal government must ease

Share this article on Facebook Blessing Of The Lambs For The Feast Of St. Agnes – VATICAN CITY, 21 JAN 2011 (VIS) – This morning in the Apostolic Palace, following a centuries-old tradition, Benedict XVI blessed several lambs whose wool will be used

Share this article on Facebook European Parliament Condemns Persecution Of Christians – Members of European Parliament have passed a resolution condemning violence against Christians in Iraq and Egypt. “I think we are in a very significant moment in the

Share this article on Facebook May Society, Public Institutions Rediscover Moral Roots – VATICAN CITY, 21 JAN 2011 (VIS) – At midday today, Benedict XVI received directors and officers of the Police Headquarters in Rome. The Pope began his address by

Share this article on Facebook Papl Audiences for Jan 21 – VATICAN CITY, 21 JAN 2011 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in audience Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A Pro-Life Way to Win $300 – Hallie Lord: Design a shirt for OverPopulationisaMyth.com | Hi girls! Are any of you graphic designers? Or fledgling graphic designers? If so, you should take a peek at

Share this article on Facebook Casual Fridays – Work/Service Connection – Lisa Hendey: Does working help or diminish your ability to do community service? | This week, on my weekly “tech” update for the Son Rise Morning Show, I shared about

Share this article on Facebook Christmas Tree, Staying – Arwen Mosher: What’s your record? | “Tree? All gone?” Blaise was confused this morning, pointing to the spot in our living room where our Christmas tree was standing

Share this article on Facebook Nominate Your Favorites – Lisa Hendey: Help support your favorite resources with a nomination | I wanted to spread the good news about a way you can help to promote your favorite Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Proclamation of the Kingdom – Tom and April Hoopes: User’s Guide to Sunday | Sunday, Jan. 23, is the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Liturgical Year A, Cycle I). Readings for Mass Isaiah 8:23-9:3;

Share this article on Facebook Super Schooling – 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:

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Like a Leaf Upon the Water – This song recently became one of my favorite songs. The way the delicate words roll off of this voice and into the melody is, quite simply, beautiful. Not only do the

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – January 21, 2011 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Jan. 21 4:00 – ENDOW and St. Catherine’s Academy ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) is a Catholic

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook “Sla, Sla” – When Babies Get Babies Better Than Grown-Ups – Like most Americans, I read in horror about the arrest of the Philadelphia butcher, I mean abortionist, Kermit Gosnell.  I was shocked to hear how Gosnell had been

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Activists Attack Washington Pregnancy Centers – On January 18, 2011, a new bill was introduced in the Washington State House and Senate that tries to put Pregnancy Resource Centers and Medical Clinics out of

Share this article on Facebook Arizona Lawmakers File Telemed Abortion Ban, Ultrasound Bill – The first two pro-life bills of the next legislative session of the Arizona legislature have been introduced and they follow a very successful session seeing new bills

Share this article on Facebook China’s One Child Abortion Policy: Heaven Not Harvard – Being a mom of three, I often chat with other moms and read mommy blogs.  Something I read struck me this week as solidly ironic.  An article printed in the Wall Street

Share this article on Facebook Flipping Lieberman’s Senate Seat to Pro-Life Side Tough Task – Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, one of the most prominent members of the US Senate, announced this week he would not seek reelection in 2012. Consistently unpredictable on

Share this article on Facebook Innovative Program Brings Values, Virtues to Sex Education – What passes for “sex education” these days is often considered pornographic and highly offensive to traditional community standards. One popular American book, targeted

Share this article on Facebook Kansas Sees New Late-Term Abortion, Parental Consent Bills – In an extraordinary show of unity, a majority of representatives in the Kansas House have co-signed HB 2035– the Abortion Reporting Accuracy and Parental Rights Act. The

Share this article on Facebook Media Attack on Santorum Over Abortion Comment Unfair – In the wake of the CNSNews.com interview with potential presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and his criticism of President Obama’s support for abortion rights, numerous

Share this article on Facebook New Commission May Insert Abortion in $40 Billion UN Program – Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion? A just-announced UN commission will decide. The new commission is supposed to “make transparent”

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life News: France, Abortion, BarlowGirl, Verastegui, Assisted Suicide – The following are pro-life news briefs from across the world. Thousands Plan to March for Life in France Paris, France — The seventh annual March for Life in Francewill

Share this article on Facebook Switch to Pro-Abortion Governor Allowed Abortionist Horror – The grand jury calls him a butcher of women. If the charges are proven correct, he is a butcher of baby girls and boys too, a poster boy for what Roe v Wade has wrought.

Share this article on Facebook Younger Generation of Americans Solidly Behind Pro-Life View – This past summer, a presenter at the pro-abortion conference, Women Deliver, lamented that the younger generation is not pro-abortion enough.  Abortion advocates, she

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist Gosnell denied bail in case of grisly infant murders – by Peter Smith PHILADELPHIA, January 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortionist Kermit Gosnell and several of his accomplices who were arrested Wednesday on eight counts

Share this article on Facebook As Roe anniversary approaches, dozens of pro-life rallies take place across U.S. – by Kathleen Gilbert January 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an American tradition that has now grown stronger than ever, the return of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Share this article on Facebook Calgary bishop: Court wrong to force marriage commissioners into same-sex ‘weddings’ – by Patrick B. Craine CALGARY, Alberta, January 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The move in Saskatchewan to force marriage commissioners to perform same-sex “marriages”

Share this article on Facebook Chinese president: forced abortion policy doesn’t exist – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the United States this week, one lawmaker

Share this article on Facebook European Union sparks outrage by financing homosexualist organizations in Cameroon – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman CAMEROON, January 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com)—Government officials and citizen organizations in the African nation of Cameroon are denouncing

Share this article on Facebook Head of U.S. Bishops’ anti-poverty arm was team member for pro-abort state senator campaign – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C. January 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of the U.S. Bishops’ anti-poverty arm, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Share this article on Facebook Irish voters must not forget unborn during economic crisis: pro-life leaders – by Hilary White DUBLIN, January 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life and national sovereignty leaders in Ireland are calling for Irish voters to focus on the country’s

Share this article on Facebook Join us praying to end abortion on January 22 – by Fr. Frank Pavone The Catholic bishops of the United States have designated January 22 as a special day of prayer and penance in reparation for the massive killing

Share this article on Facebook Must-watch abortion speech by Ronald Reagan – by John Jalsevac Personhood USA has put together a powerful video featuring a speech by former President Ronald Reagan on abortion. It is a must-watch. “I know what I’m

Share this article on Facebook Philly’s ‘House of Horrors’ shows lapse in enforcement of pro-life laws – by Daniel McConchie As a full-time pro-life advocate, few things about the abortion industry surprise me anymore. It is routine for the abortion industry to trample on

Share this article on Facebook Pro-lifers don’t help people after birth? Nonsense. – by Helen Alvare Co-authored with Greg Pfundstein, Matthew Schmitz, and Ryan T. Anderson January 21, 2010 (Witherspoon Institute) – One of the most frequently repeated

Share this article on Facebook Put a crisis pregnancy center in every hospital says Head of Russian Orthodox Church – by Thaddeus Baklinski MOSCOW, January 21, 2011 (LifeSIteNews.com) – The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has offered Russian authorities suggestions on how to

Share this article on Facebook Religious girls in long skirts luckier in love? – by Hilary White That’s what Pravda says: Religious women in strict clothes would be laughed at and used as a subject for countless jokes during the beginning of the

Share this article on Facebook Rhode Island bishop: Obama’s Tuscon compassion ‘meaningless’ in light of abortion support – by Kathleen Gilbert PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, January 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although President Obama was met with praise for his recent heartfelt speech

Share this article on Facebook Scientist appointed to Vatican academy admits he is ‘pro-legalization of abortion’ – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BRAZIL, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A scientist recently appointed to the Vatican’s prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences has

Share this article on Facebook Second graders perform oral sex in class, and somewhere, Planned Parenthood rejoices – by Kathleen Gilbert Here is a story on Drudge today that, while truly shocking, is a little less so for coming out of San Francisco: A teacher at Oakland’s Markham

Share this article on Facebook The art of marriage – by Chuck Colson January 21, 2011 (Breakpoint.org) – Christian videographers recently went to the streets of New Orleans to ask people what they thought about marriage.

Share this article on Facebook The TV shows and movies that promoted homosexuality the most in 2010 – by Rebecca Millette LOS ANGELES, CA, January 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – America’s Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced nominations yesterday

Share this article on Facebook Two pro-life House bills seek to ban abortion in fed programs, health care law – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two major bipartisan pieces of pro-life legislation were unveiled on Capitol Hill today that would

Share this article on Facebook UN Commission to decide whether to insert abortion into $40 billion program – by Susan Yoshihara NEW YORK, January 20 (C-FAM) – Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion? A just-announced UN commission will decide. The

Share this article on Facebook What about the twins? The deadly logic of abortion – by Albert Mohler January 21, 2011 (AlbertMohler.com) – Saturday will mark the 38th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that opened the floodgates for

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Art Exhibit Features Bullet-Ridden Portrait of Pope – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Bezpala Brown Gallery of Toronto is set to unveil a new exhibit that includes a bullet-ridden portrait of Pope Benedict XVI

Share this article on Facebook Egypt Cuts Off Dialogue with Vatican – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Rather than engage in peaceful dialogue about ways to stem the rising tide of anti-Christian violence in Egypt, that country’s

Share this article on Facebook Major Pro-Life Bills Introduced in Congress – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Just days before the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, lawmakers have introduced two new pro-life bills that will permanently

Share this article on Facebook PA Dept of Health in Hot Water After Grisly Abortion Clinic Find – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The release of a grand jury report on the West Philadelphia abortion clinic that was dubbed a “shop of horrors” by

Share this article on Facebook Teacher Watches as Second Graders Perform Oral Sex in Class – By  Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An elementary school teacher at Markham Elementary School in Oakland, California has been suspended indefinitely after a pair

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Noble Simplicity: Guildford Cathedral – Br. Lawrence was kind enough to point me in the direction of a very good set of photographs of one of Britain’s more overlooked modern Anglican cathedrals, Guildford ,

Share this article on Facebook Provisional Programme Released for July 2011 Fota Liturgical Conference – The St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy has released the provisional programme for the Fota IV liturgical conference to be held in Cork this July. Here it is:

Share this article on Facebook Prudentius on the Passion of St. Agnes – Of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr, the Catholic Encyclopedia comments, “Of all the virgin martyrs of Rome none was held in such high honour by the primitive church, since

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Bono reflects on Sargent Shriver and faith – U2 frontman Bono offers a beautiful reflection on Sargent Shriver and how his life embodied our own Gospel call. From Bono’s NY Times op-ed piece, “What I Learned from

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook BIG NEWS! George Weigel to Speak to our Group in Rome! – George Weigel, the biographer of Pope John Paul II, has agree to speak to our pilgrimage in Rome. We arrive in Rome to share in the historical event of the Beatification

Share this article on Facebook Running and Fishing in Goa India; Upcoming 15 Talks in 3 Days! Yikes! – What a different world it is here is Goa India. Just proves that India is not JUST Bombay but has widely diverse areas and culture. Goa was converted by the Portuguese

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #488 – The Story a Statue Recalls – “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 Abortion, Language and Looking Away – Photosource “Over a period of two decades, government health and licensing officials were repeatedly presented with evidence about Gosnell , and repeatedly chose to do

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Thousands to Pray For End to Abortion at National Prayer Vigil for Life – WASHINGTON (January 21, 2011)—Over 10,000 worshippers, many of them youth from schools around the nation, are expected to gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 21 January: St. Agnes of Rome, virgin and martyr – Here is something I have posted in the past… about St. Agnes of Rome.  Newcomers to WDTPRS may not have seen it. Behold the skull of Agnes. The dies natalis (“birthday

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s 2nd volume of ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ coming soon! – The second volume of the Holy Father’s work Jesus of Nazareth will be released for Lent 2011, with a date of 15 March. This volume will focus on the period the Lord’s

Share this article on Facebook Lauds with a few frills for the busy brethren (BrevRom) – It is the feast of the wonderful St. Agnes, virgin martyr.  Her name is in the Roman Canon. Here is a reading of Lauds from the Breviarium Romanum.  I sing the hymn and,

Share this article on Facebook Notise anything odd about the hedline? – Someone in Green Bey nodded: I’m not sure I would want to visit Chicaco.

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 116: Bp. Athanasius Schneider’s proposal for a “Syllabus” on the correct interpretation of Vatican II – His Excellency Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, has made quite a splash over the last few years. He first caught people’s eyes

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