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Headlines for January 22, 2010

Released Friday, Jan. 22

Pro-lifers brave DC rain to join in March for Life CWN - January 22, 2010

Tens of thousands of American pro-life activists joined in the annual March for Life in Washington on January 22, marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The marchers crowded the city's...

Cardinals hear cautiously optimistic report on Vatican finances CWN - January 22, 2010

The council of cardinals who oversee the economic affairs of the Holy See has concluded an annual review of the budget, the Vatican has announced. During a 2-day session, chaired by the Secretary of...

Successor chosen for Cardinal Mahony in Los Angeles? CWN - January 22, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI will soon appoint a coadjutor archbishop of Los Angeles, according to an American Catholic blogger. Writing on the Catholic Vote Action blog, and citing “reliable authority,”...

Pope extends term of Cardinal Bertone as Secretary of State CWN - January 22, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in his post as the Vatican Secretary of State, the Vatican newspaper reports. The Holy Father declined to accept the resignation that...

Nigerian archbishop clarifies remarks, confirms churches have been burned down CWN - January 22, 2010

As calm returns to the north-central Nigerian city of Jos, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama has clarified comments he made about inaccurate media reports about the violence between Muslims and...

Kenyan bishops will oppose new national constitution unless it protects life from conception CWN - January 22, 2010

The bishops of Kenya have announced that they will oppose a new constitution being considered by the nation’s lawmakers unless it explicitly protects the right to life from conception to natural...

'Troubling' attack on religious influence in court challenge of California's Proposition 8 CWN - January 22, 2010

In a court challenge to California’s Proposition 8—the voter initiative that barred same-sex marriage—plaintiffs have argued that religious groups are “arrayed against the interests of gays and...

Muslim prayer rooms vandalized in Malaysia CWN - January 22, 2010

A day after Malaysian police arrested eight men for attacking Christian churches, two Muslim prayer rooms have been doused with kerosene in Johor, where a Catholic parish had earlier been attacked....

Abortion lobby uses Haitian tragedy for fundraising plea CWN - January 22, 2010

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) responded to the devastating earthquake in Haiti with a plea for emergency funding, announcing a special mission to support family-planning...

Notre Dame’s Father Jenkins heads to March for Life CWN - January 22, 2010

Eight months after the University of Notre Dame drew criticism from over 70 bishops for awarding an honorary degree to President Barack Obama, Father John Jenkins has traveled to Washington for the...

Indiana priest convicted of assaulting 2 boys CWN - January 22, 2010

A priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend has been convicted of assaulting two boys. The assault of one boy took place in 1979, a year before former Holy Cross brother James R. Blume was...

Minnesota Catholic college hosted presentation by Planned Parenthood representatives CWN - January 22, 2010

In 1972-- nine years before he founded Human Life International-- Father Paul Marx founded the Human Life Center at St. John’s University in Minnesota. Last year, the College of Saint Benedict and...

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