Archive of January 7, 2009

Identity thieves target Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn

Jan 7, 2009 - 11:15 pm .- Identity thieves have used the Bishop of Brooklyn’s Social Security number and birth date to apply for credit cards.

Spain: Bishops willing to 'take to the streets' in support of human life

Jan 7, 2009 - 09:29 pm .- The spokesman for the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Bishop Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, said this week the bishops of that country are willing to support new public protests if the current  government continues to insist on liberalizing abortion laws that are being debated in Parliament.

Police evict protesters from two closed New Orleans churches

Jan 7, 2009 - 07:00 pm .- Several Catholic parishioners in the Archdiocese of New Orleans who occupied two former churches to protest their closure were removed by police on Tuesday, with two being arrested.

Catholic News Agency presents exclusive 2009 Liturgical Calendar

Jan 7, 2009 - 04:07 pm .- Catholics wanting to stay in tune with the liturgical rhythms of the Church will now be able to do so with Catholic News Agency’s exclusive liturgical calendar.

Pope to send two messages to World Meeting of Families

Jan 7, 2009 - 02:17 pm .- The organizing committee of the Sixth World Meeting of Families which will open in Mexico City on January 14 announced that Pope Benedict XVI will send two messages to the participants of this historic event.

Pope: St. Paul teaches us that ‘spiritual worship’ involves reconciliation with God

Jan 7, 2009 - 11:51 am .- Despite coping with a cold, Pope Benedict XVI pressed ahead with his series of audiences on St. Paul’s teachings, this time focusing on his understanding of worship in Christ. This “spiritual worship” involves the world being reunited to God through Jesus’ sacrifice, the Pope said.

Italian archdiocese encourages support for priests in Iraq

Jan 7, 2009 - 10:47 am .- The Pastoral Office for Migrants of the Archdiocese of Turin said this week that the five-year long campaign called, “I have a new friend, an Iraqi Chaldean priest,” has been a success, and it encouraged the faithful to continue supporting the Christian community in Iraq.

Survival of premature baby of 23 weeks calls UK abortion laws into question

Jan 7, 2009 - 06:25 am .- A premature baby born in Britain 23 weeks into pregnancy has been allowed to return home six months after her birth, prompting her parents to question the British laws which permit unborn children like her to be aborted.

‘Secret’ University of Wisconsin plans for mid-term abortion clinic revealed

Jan 7, 2009 - 03:55 am .- Newly publicized plans for the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics to perform second-trimester abortions in a jointly-operated clinic have attracted protest from employees of the clinic and the Alliance Defense Fund.

U.S. Church to mark National Vocation Awareness Week

Jan 7, 2009 - 01:31 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week from January 11 to January 17.

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