Archive of January 17, 2010

American Idol contestant Maddy Curtis comes from large pro-life family

Jan 17, 2010 - 07:10 pm .- Maddy Curtis, a sixteen-year-old from a Virginia family of twelve, is one of the contestants advancing in the American Idol singing contest. Curtis, the ninth child in the family, has an older brother and three adopted brothers with Down’s syndrome.

Pope's synagogue visit marked by mutual respect

Jan 17, 2010 - 06:47 pm .- The anticipation reached a crescendo as the Holy Father entered the great Synagogue Sunday afternoon in Rome.   The occasion was celebrated by kind words from all involved hoping for continued solidarity and dialogue, with only brief mention of Pope Pius XII after all.

Church denied expansion wins $1.25 million in damages

Jan 17, 2010 - 06:20 pm .- A federal judge ordered on Monday that Colorado's Boulder County must pay more than $1.25 million in attorney's fees to Rocky Mountain Christian Church, which claimed that the county violated its civil rights.

Thousands expected for March for Life events at National Shrine

Jan 17, 2010 - 03:14 pm .- The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception expects more than 10,000 people to attend its liturgies, prayer services, rosaries, Holy Hours and confessions for Catholics participating in the upcoming March for Life.

Chicago Catholics find their way back home

Jan 17, 2010 - 02:21 pm .- A 30 foot banner was just the invitation Matt Schneider needed to return home. Not home to where he grew up, but home to the Catholic Church and the faith that once was a part of his daily life.

Benedict XVI foresees new stage in Catholic-Jewish relations

Jan 17, 2010 - 01:37 pm .- The Holy Father called attention to his visit to the Synagogue of Rome in his address before the Angelus on Sunday to a packed St. Peter's Square.  With just hours left before the much-awaited encounter, Pope Benedict XVI anticipated it as a way to renew “harmony and friendship” between Catholics and Jews.

Pope entrusts victims of Haitian tragedy to Virgin Mary

Jan 17, 2010 - 01:31 pm .- After praying the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI remembered those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.  He prayed that patroness of Haiti, the Virgin Mary, protect and assist them so that they might "find aid and comfort."

Pope calls for protection for migrant and refugee children

Jan 17, 2010 - 11:48 am .- The World Day for Migrants and Refugees was recognized by the Pope in the Angelus on Sunday.  The Holy Father called for special consideration for child refugees as he reflected on the newborn baby Jesus and his “dramatic refugee experience."

Catholic college shuts down to participate in pro-life march

Jan 17, 2010 - 08:01 am .- Christendom College will close Friday, January 22 and transport the entire student body to participate in the 2010 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Catholics to celebrate feast of acclaimed virgin martyr

Jan 17, 2010 - 05:03 am .- On January 21, the universal church will commemorate the feast of St. Agnes, a young Roman girl who chose martyrdom over giving up her virginity in marriage.

Humble repentance and holiness essential for bishops, says Canadian prelate

Jan 17, 2010 - 02:32 am .- Archbishop Thomas Collins of the Toronto Archdiocese ordained two new auxiliary bishops this past week, and at one of the ordinations he spoke on the importance of humility for prelates, saying that bishops “always needs to recognize his own frailties.”

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