Archive of January 16, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 16, 2010

Beatification ceremony of brave Spanish martyr announced

Jan 16, 2010 - 04:30 pm .- The Vatican announced on Friday the time and location of the beatification of Fr. Josep Samsó i Elisa, a Spanish priest and martyr. According to the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, the ceremony will take place on Jan. 23 at the parochial basilica of Santa Maria n Mataro in the Archdiocese of Barcelona.

University’s first graduates celebrated as ‘pioneers’ and ‘heroes’

Jan 16, 2010 - 02:01 pm .- Receiving their diplomas last month, the first graduates of John Paul the Great Catholic University were hailed as “pioneers” and “heroes,” whose legacy will be remembered by future graduating classes. Nineteen students earned bachelor’s degrees – 10 in business and nine in communications media – during a graduation ceremony in St. Francis Chapel at Mission San Diego de Alcala.

Salesians recount tragedy in Haiti

Jan 16, 2010 - 01:03 pm .- This week Father Ducange Sylvian, the Salesians' superior in Haiti, described the tragedy the country's Salesians are facing following the earthquake that devastated the country on Tuesday.  He noted that one brother is missing, students are trapped under a collapsed school and a Salesian nun has been hospitalized.

Cardinal Etchegaray returns home to recuperate

Jan 16, 2010 - 12:55 pm .- Cardinal Roger Etchegaray has been released from Rome's Agostino Gemelli Hospital after having his femur repaired. He was described as in "good condition."

Benedict XVI named honorary citizen of Freising, Germany

Jan 16, 2010 - 12:33 pm .- A delegation from the German city of Freising met with Pope Benedict XVI just after noon on Saturday to confer honorary citizenship on him.  The Pope accepted the gesture and used the occasion to reaffirm the role of the Church in today's society.

North American College rector reflects on 150th anniversary celebration

Jan 16, 2010 - 05:59 am .- The Pontifical North American College in Rome marked its 150th anniversary with Masses, a papal audience, talks and toasts.  A reunion for alumni of the college was held from Jan. 8 - 13 alongside events to celebrate the century-and-a-half milestone since the founding of the college.

Freedom always triumphs over oppression, say Venezuelan bishops

Jan 16, 2010 - 03:21 am .- The Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela has called on the country's citizens to commit themselves to rebuilding the country by following the ideals of their founding fathers and holding fast to life and liberty.

'Right to abortion' enslaves women, expert warns

Jan 16, 2010 - 01:08 am .- Iñigo Urien Azpitarte, an expert on violence against women, warned this week that the “right to abortion” championed by feminists and abortion supporters ends up enslaving women because they are turned into instruments of sexual gratification.