Archive of January 26, 2011

House speaker lends legislative support to Catholic schools

Jan 26, 2011 - 06:38 pm .- Speaker of the House John Boehner (R–Ohio) showed his support for Catholic education and school choice on Jan. 26, announcing the introduction of a bill that would restore funding for school vouchers in Washington, D.C.

Cardinal exhorts Venezuelans to imitate strength of persecuted Christians

Jan 26, 2011 - 05:59 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela is encouraging Catholics to imitate the strength of persecuted Christians and to confront the secularism “that seeks to eradicate God from public life.”

Joan of Arc's fearless witness invites greater love for Christ, Church, Pope says

Jan 26, 2011 - 03:25 pm .- St. Joan of Arc was united in prayer to Christ even at the end of her short life, when she yelled his name while being burned at the stake, the Pope said, holding her up as a model of strength.

Vatican to launch dialogue with non-believers in March

Jan 26, 2011 - 02:03 pm .- Dialogue between the Vatican, agnostics and atheists will take place in a new arena as of this spring.

University of Barcelona suspends Mass due to 'progressive' student group

Jan 26, 2011 - 01:50 pm .- Administrators from the University of Barcelona, Spain have announced that its weekly Wednesday Mass will be suspended due to protests  by a group of self-proclaimed “secular progressive” students.

Period of 'moral distress' in Italy must change, says cardinal

Jan 26, 2011 - 01:12 pm .- The head of Italy's bishops, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, painted a dire picture of the current state of Italian public life and politics in a recent speech. Despite the difficulties created by the "present situation," Italians must not give in to pessimism but should shift their attention to "change for the better," he said.

Sargent Shriver laid to rest amid praise for faithful public life

Jan 26, 2011 - 06:04 am .- Friends and family of political candidate and public servant R. Sargent Shriver remembered his life in a Jan. 22. Mass in Potomac, Maryland celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Presence of youth prominent at DC March for Life

Jan 26, 2011 - 03:11 am .- Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life on Jan. 24. People of all ages filled the streets, including a large number of young adults who came to show their support for the dignity of all human life.

Texting poll aims to highlight media influence in abortion debate

Jan 26, 2011 - 12:42 am .- The pro-life group Heroic Media launched a massive texting poll to hundreds of thousands of participants at the West Coast Walk for Life and the D.C. March for Life this past weekend, in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of media influence on the debate over abortion.

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