Archive of January 20, 2011

Pope’s second book on Jesus due out March 10 (Updated)

Jan 20, 2011 - 07:10 pm .- Barring any problems at the publishers, the second volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s two-volume biblical study, “Jesus of Nazareth,” will be out during Lent.

Legislation introduced to permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion

Jan 20, 2011 - 05:29 pm .- Legislation which would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion across all federal programs is “one of our highest legislative priorities,” the new Speaker of the House has said in his introduction to the legislation.

French religious sister reveals details of John Paul II miracle

Jan 20, 2011 - 05:06 pm .- The French religious sister, Marie Simon Pierre, has revealed new details about the miracle that paved the way for John Paul II’s May 1 beatification.

Profile: US ambassador seeks to 'build bridges' with Vatican

Jan 20, 2011 - 04:37 pm .- America’s ambassador to the Holy See says the two sides are working to rebuild trust following the leak of alleged diplomatic cables that caused embarrassment late last year.

Vatican official encourages prudence in discussing possible second John Paul II miracle

Jan 20, 2011 - 01:41 pm .- The prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, has cautioned against rushing to attribute a possible second miracle to John Paul II.

Survey: Americans still view Kennedy’s inauguration speech as important

Jan 20, 2011 - 05:59 am .- Americans believe that key themes from President Kennedy’s inauguration speech are still important more than 50 years later, a new survey says.

After Ivory Coast talks fail, military action among disquieting options

Jan 20, 2011 - 03:16 am .- The failure of mediation in an electoral dispute in Ivory Coast could result in military action.

Pope's call for interfaith day of prayer provokes debate

Jan 20, 2011 - 01:01 am .- Pope Benedict XVI’s call for world religious leaders to gather in Assisi, Italy to pray for peace has touched off a lively debate among Italian Catholic opinion leaders.

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