Archive of January 19, 2011

US bishops say health care law needs crucial changes in new Congress

Jan 19, 2011 - 07:54 pm .- In a Jan. 18 letter to members of the 112th Congress, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops advised significant changes to the health care overhaul passed by the previous session of Congress.

Letter from 1997 shows Vatican concern to ensure abuse verdicts, officials say

Jan 19, 2011 - 06:54 pm .- A newly released 1997 letter that some claim proves a Vatican-led cover up of clergy sex abuse in Ireland is being misrepresented, Vatican and Irish Church officials said.

Mexican actor pledges to build largest pro-life women's clinic in US

Jan 19, 2011 - 06:03 pm .- Mexican producer and actor Eduardo Verastegui has announced that his organization, Mantle of Guadalupe, is planning to build the largest pro-life women's clinic in the United States.

Cardinal Nicora to head Vatican's new financial watchdog agency

Jan 19, 2011 - 04:06 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the president and staff for a new independent department responsible for overseeing the financial activities of Vatican agencies. The move comes after an investigation by Italian bank authorities into money transfers by the Vatican bank.

Cardinal celebrates founding of Lima, defends authentic marriage

Jan 19, 2011 - 02:05 pm .- Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima, Peru recently defended marriage between one man and one woman and warned that other unions are contrary to the natural order.

Marking week of prayer, Benedict XVI cites four 'pillars' for Christian unity

Jan 19, 2011 - 12:55 pm .- Improving the unity of Christians today requires the same elements that united the first apostles in Jerusalem, Pope Benedict XVI said Jan. 19.

EWTN announces plans to acquire National Catholic Register

Jan 19, 2011 - 10:00 am .- Eternal Word Television Network, the world's largest religious media provider, announced on Jan. 19 that it would be acquiring the National Catholic Register from its current owners, the Legionaries of Christ.

Man’s 3,700-mile run across America emphasizes importance of prayer

Jan 19, 2011 - 05:43 am .- A Catholic man is running across America and praying the whole way. Despite the difficulties he has faced, he says he wants to use his talents to serve God and to help those he prays for.

Human rights groups urge Obama to press Chinese president on abuses

Jan 19, 2011 - 02:56 am .- As the White House welcomes President Hu Jintao of China this week, critics are decrying China for its record of human rights abuses and urging the Obama administration to “vigorously” address the issues during the Chinese president's visit.

John Paul II’s blood to serve as relic in Polish church

Jan 19, 2011 - 01:04 am .- A vial of blood drawn from Pope John Paul II will be installed as a relic in a Polish church soon after his beatification.

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