Archive of January 29, 2011

South Africa's Catholics praying for ill Nelson Mandela

Jan 29, 2011 - 07:59 pm .- Former South African president Nelson Mandela is in the prayers of the country's Catholic Church following his hospitalization for a severe illness.

'Lost Valentine' TV movie promotes Catholic values, says priest

Jan 29, 2011 - 06:22 pm .- A new made-for-TV movie by Hallmark and a faith-based film company in time for Valentine's Day promotes “tremendous” Catholic values, a priest involved with the production said.

Papal adviser finds holes in new study on abortion and mental health

Jan 29, 2011 - 04:08 pm .- A new study concluding that women who have abortions are not at risk for later psychological problems used questionable methodology, comments Dr. Carlo Bellieni, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Haitians in Kansas City offer prayers for all who suffer

Jan 29, 2011 - 01:01 pm .- Some 50 Catholic Haitian-Americans came to pray on the Jan. 12 anniversary of the earthquake that devastated their already devastated home island nation.

Vatican official hopes talks with Egypt's Muslims will continue

Jan 29, 2011 - 12:24 pm .- Following an Egyptian institution's decision to freeze inter-religious talks with the Vatican earlier this month, the head of the Pope's department for interfaith dialogue has given his assurances that the Holy See is still planning to attend their next scheduled meeting.

High stakes and hopes for Egypt's Christians in historic protests

Jan 29, 2011 - 07:10 am .- As clashes between anti-government protesters and Egyptian police intensified on Jan. 28, some Coptic Orthodox Christians disregarded their church's call for peaceful non-involvement – in hopes that the possible abdication of President Hosni Mubarak could advance the cause of their freedom.

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