Catholic News Headlines Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 21, 7pm—Dec. 22, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook A CHRISTMAS WISH – “I want to belong wholly to the Lord!”  (Blessed Giuseppina Nicoli, http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/)

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Ecumenical Patriarch on Christian Persecution in Turkey – A statement by Bartholomew about the difficulties Turkish authorities create for the Christian Orthodox community …

Share this article on Facebook Irish Prelate Demands Resignation of Four More Bishops – Catholic archbishop of Dublin is claiming the support of the Vatican in his demands for the resignation of four …

Share this article on Facebook The Persecution of Christians in Turkey

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Stupak: White House Pressuring Me to Keep Quiet on Abortion Language in Senate Health Bill – A review of the Senate language indicates a dramatic shift in federal policy that would allow the federal …

Share this article on Facebook Freedom Federation Opposes Senate Healthcare Bill that Funds Abortion – The Freedom Federation is comprised of some of the nation’s largest multiracial, multiethnic, and …

Share this article on Facebook Senate Abortion Language is No Compromise, Pro-Life Dem Says – ‘While I and many other pro-life Democratic House members wish to see health-care coverage for all …

Share this article on Facebook Senate Health Care Reform Bill is an Abortion Bill – If Reid’s bill becomes law, a federally funded and managed health care plan will cover elective abortions …

Catholic Online > Video > Most Popular

Share this article on Facebook Dec 22 – Homily: Prepare Your Soul For Christmas – There is one penance that is above all other penances; the sacrament of confession. Make a good through confession in preparation for Christmas. Remember, though a

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook Concern about seeking out and approaching a spiritual director? – Part I – Facing the challenge – Based on a good number of comments and poll responses over the past year, apprehension is a recurring obstacle to seeking spiritual direction. More than 500 of you have

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook A Merry Eucharistic Christmas – As Catholics, we have prepared for weeks during Advent for the coming of Jesus this Christmas. But how can we bring to life the true meaning of Christmas this year? Here

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Bishop urges faithful to remain resilient in time of crisis – CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Dec. 22, 2009—Coupled with his traditional Christmas greetings, was a bishop’s advice to his flock to remain resilient and to work for peace in

Share this article on Facebook Prelate calls on flock to be instruments of God’s love – GUMACA, Quezon, Dec. 22, 2009—Sending his traditional Christmas greetings to Gumaca faithful, Bishop Buenaventura Famadico urged his flock to allow themselves to become

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Santa to Remember – Back in the days when I was a reporter I remember interviewing this man. Needless to say, I came away impressed. This was a very special man. The Philadelphia Bulletin

Share this article on Facebook Adoptive Parents Want To Return Son – The defining attribute of be a parent is that the welfare of your child is more important than anything else. Anything else. When, in 2007, Melissa and Tony Wescott of

Share this article on Facebook Build-A-Bah-Humbug – You know that cute little store in the mall where kids can build cute little bears all their own? Well, they have a new feature this year. Its called “EcoNazi

Share this article on Facebook EcoNazis: Dogs Guilty by Association – We all know that the Green Movement’s ultimate enemy is mankind. There are just too many of us, that is where all this leads. But animals are all fine and dandy because

Share this article on Facebook Funny: Dad Makes Rookie Mistake – I made similar mistakes with my first two children but then I learned my lesson. This is a classic rookie mistake made all that much funnier by the fact that he actually

Share this article on Facebook Some Christmas Music To Put You In The Mood – Last year some of the young folk went on the youtubes and sang some Christmas songs. I liked this one. Silent Night Here is beautiful songs by Kristin Chenoweth. So You

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook 2009 Unfolded with an Africa Theme, Says Pope, Stresses Need for Reconciliation on All Levels – VATICAN CITY, DEC. 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI, while highlighting key events of this year, noted that 2009 has “passed largely under the sign of Africa.” The

Share this article on Facebook Cincinnati Receives New Archbishop – Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec 21, 2009 (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Cincinnati welcomed the appointment of its new Archbishop on Monday. Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation

Share this article on Facebook Excavation Uncovers Nazareth Home from Jesus’ Time, Provides Unprecedented Window into Ancient Lifestyles – NAZARETH, DEC. 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Excavations in Nazareth have uncovered an unprecedented discovery: the remains of a family home from Jesus’ time. A press release

Share this article on Facebook Former Planned Parenthood CEO Teaches at Georgetown’s Nursing School – December 22, 2009 The former CEO and president of Planned Parenthood of Maryland and Planned Parenthood of Mahoning Valley has been adjunct instructor in the Department

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Recalls Yad Vashem Visit, Calls Experience “Overwhelming” – VATICAN CITY, DEC. 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is describing his visit in May to Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial as an “overwhelming” encounter with hatred. The

Share this article on Facebook Holy Land Patriarch Issues Christmas Message, Rues Situation of Palestinians – December 22, 2009 Archbishop Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, has released a Christmas message in which he laments the situation of Palestinians and calls for a

Share this article on Facebook Other Pontifical Acts – VATICAN CITY, 22 DEC 2009 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed: – As members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Archbishop Edmond Farhat, apostolic nuncio, and

Share this article on Facebook Phoenix Bishop: Church Has Role in the University, Task of Evangelization, Serving Truth – PHOENIX, Arizona, DEC. 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The bishop of the Phoenix Diocese is affirming that the Church has a necessary role in the university, which is primarily

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Knight: John Paul II’s Holiness “Unmistakable” – NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, DEC. 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Pope John Paul II’s holiness was apparent to anyone who met him, or even read his writings, says the supreme knight

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Coming to My Kitchen Aid – Lisa Hendey: Can a domestic mess become a baker? | My Christmas present arrived early this year, in time to help me through the onslaught of Cookie Exchange parties,

Share this article on Facebook Last Chance to Slow Down – Danielle Bean: An end-of-Advent reminder |

Share this article on Facebook Perspective – Rachel Balducci: The importance of this Season | “Today, as in the time of Jesus, Christmas is not a fairytale for children, but rather God’s answer to the drama of

Share this article on Facebook Rub-a-Dub-Dub – Arwen Mosher: How do your kids like the tub? | My husband goes into the bathroom to draw a bath for our son, and as soon as he hears the water running, Blaise makes a

Share this article on Facebook Santamental Journey – Rebecca Teti: | Here’s an obituary that will make you smile. It tells the story of Grover Gouker, a WWII Vet who returned to his hometown in Pennsylvania, took work at

Share this article on Facebook Seasonal Sipping – Danielle Bean: Get cozy with these warm-your-bones drinks | Whether you’re entertaining or just celebrating with family, specialty drinks make any occasion feel like a

Share this article on Facebook Speak Now – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Open Forum | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Share this article on Facebook Taming a Material Girl – Kate Wicker: Teaching children contentment | A few summers ago a friend and her daughter invited my two oldest daughters and me over to her house to go swimming. But

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Barron on Abortion and Health Care – A video of the always insightful Fr. Barron on the most controversial issues of the day: Abortion and health care. Related posts:Colbert Video: The Bible out of contextA

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Pavone: Christmas and Politics Do Mix – Coalition Forming Regarding Elections 2010 Washington, DC. — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, the largest pro-life ministry in the Catholic

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 22, 2009 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 22 Kresta Countdown of the top interviews of 2009 #34 – Violence Against Christians in Pakistan Rooted in Long

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook After Senate, Lawmakers Will Have to Decide Between Abortion and Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Senate is expected to approve its pro-abortion health care bill this week and conclude round two of the match between pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Asheville, North Carolina Councilman Cecil Bothwell Acts as Abortion Center Escort – Asheville, NC (LifeNews.com) — Newly-minted city councilman Cecil Bothwell has received considerable national news attention recently because he is a declared atheist,

Share this article on Facebook Bart Stupak Says He Will “Hold Firm” on Banning Abortion Funding in Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Should the Senate ultimately pass its pro-abortion health care bill at the end of the week, the next step for the measure will be a

Share this article on Facebook Bob Casey’s Wife: Will Support Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill After Prayer – Scranton, PA (LifeNews.com) — Members of the pro-life group Insurrecta Nex and local Pennsylvania pro-life advocates are in day two of a vigil outside Senator Bob

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops Oppose Nelson-Reid Deal on Abortion Funding in Senate Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Catholic bishops have issued a new statement responding to the so-called compromise deal on abortion funding struck by Harry Reid

Share this article on Facebook Conservative Attorney Sues Obama Admin Over Abortion-Health Care Meetings – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A conservative attorney has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration demanding that it release documents about meetings on

Share this article on Facebook Judge in Killing of Abortion Practitioner George Tiller Considering Roeder Motions – Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — The judge who is presiding over the case involving the killing of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller will be considering motions

Share this article on Facebook Kathleen Sebelius Admits, Covers Up Abortion Funding in Health Care Measure – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is getting attention for an interview yesterday in which she essentially admits that the American public

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina High School Had Denied Pro-Life Student Free Speech, Backs Down – Asheboro, NC (LifeNews.com) — A North Carolina high school is backing down after a pro-life legal group helped a pro-life student who faced a revocation of her free

Share this article on Facebook Poll: 72 Percent of Americans Oppose Paying for Abortions in Health Care Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new poll shows 72 percent of Americans oppose paying for abortions with their tax dollars under the government-run health care bill in

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Democratic Congressman, Doctor, Switches to GOP Over Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Alabama congressman Parker Griffith has had enough of the Democratic Party thanks to its pushing a pro-abortion health care bill. The

Share this article on Facebook Senate OKs Manager’s Amendment to Health Care Bill Funding Abortions – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Tuesday morning, the Senate approved the Harry Reid manager’s amendment to the government-run health care bill. Reid’s amendment

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Christians in Britain Wondering Why “Equality and Diversity” Don’t Apply to Them – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, December 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christians in the U.K. are continuing to warn that the government’s planned “equality” legislation will

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on Dec 21 News – We are tempted to say, “who needs all this right now?”It’s almost Christmas and we are having a hard time focusing on and keeping up with all the drama going on in the

Share this article on Facebook Commentary: Christmas with Congress, A Seat for Aborted Souls – By Jen Shroder “A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, Refusing to be comforted, Because they are no

Share this article on Facebook Constitutional Amendment on Marriage Filed in New Mexico Senate – By Peter J. SmithSANTA FE, New Mexico, December 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A proposal to ban same-sex “marriage” via constitutional amendment has been filed in the

Share this article on Facebook Hate Crimes and a Tale of Two “Shephards” – by Peter J. SmithHARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, December 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Both Matthew Shephard and Jason Shephard are alleged to have been victims of hate

Share this article on Facebook Irish Prelate Demands Resignation of Four More Bishops – By Hilary WhiteDUBLIN, December 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic archbishop of Dublin is claiming the support of the Vatican in his demands for the resignation

Share this article on Facebook Letters to Editor – Prominent Canadian Journalist Calls for Imposed Planetary One-Child PolicyDiane Francis’s comments on overpopulation are misguided and dangerous. I am a mother of five.

Share this article on Facebook Senate Clears Second Health Care Hurdle 60-39 – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., December 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Tuesday morning the Senate cleared the second of three important procedural votes needed

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook Do Signatures Prove that Shakespeare was a Catholic? – By Tim Drake | Father Andrew Headon, vice-rector of the Venerable English College, has offered some compelling evidence of William Shakespeare’s Catholicism.

Share this article on Facebook Pius XII’s New Status Draws Criticism and Praise – By EDWARD PENTIN | Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to proclaim Pope Pius XII as “venerable” surprised and delighted many who have been campaigning to clear the wartime

Share this article on Facebook Senate Votes for Abortion Compromise – By The Editors | The second of three votes prior to the final passage in the Senate of the health-care reform act came this morning, and this vote was to pass Senate

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Blessing the Creche – I received an inquiry looking for a blessing of the creche that is an actual blessing of the creche, instead of a blessing of the event or the people at the event.

Share this article on Facebook CD Review: Louis Vierne, Messe Solennelle, Opus 16 – Louis Vierne, Messe Solennelle, Opus 16: A Recreation of a Traditional Latin Mass at St. Sulpice, Sunday of the Resurrection . Choeur d’Oratorio de Paris, Choeur

Share this article on Facebook EF Ordination – And more images here.

Share this article on Facebook Kalenda in English, audio – By popular demand, Jonathan Eason sings the Kalenda in English .

Share this article on Facebook Mozarabic Rite in Cathedral of Toledo, December 18th – The website of Una Voce Málaga in Spain is reporting a recent Mozarabic rite liturgy in the Cathedral of Toledo. (I expect that this was in accordance with the Missale

Share this article on Facebook Saint Meinrad Embraces Creative Commons – There is a wonderful trend in the liturgical world toward free sharing of liturgical music. Many sites are involved but it is absolutely thrilling to see Saint Meinrad

Share this article on Facebook Some News about the SSPX Discussions – Via the website Panorama Católico Internacional (found via messainlatino.it ) come news about the doctrinal discussions between the Holy See and the SSPX. The follwing

Share this article on Facebook Zenit Says Maniple Never Abrogated – Perhaps as news this is a bit of a stretch, but a few years ago the idea that the manipulum fletus et doloris would be discussed in a remotely mainstream venue, at least

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Americans oppose abortion funding by 3-to-1 margin – By Mary DeTurris Poust A new national poll shows that 72 percent of U.S. voters oppose any use of public money in the health care reform plan to pay for abortion. That’s

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook A Cavalcade of Visual Ironies – Here are a couple funny ones for ye. Weird, yes, but they’re ironic, and I like ironic. http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Share this article on Facebook Christmas Decoration Slackers: There’s One in Every Neighborhoodhttp://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Dec 22 – O Rex Gentium – O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust. Or, more

Share this article on Facebook Let Your Light So Shine Before Men – Writer Ada Calhoun has “come out” as a Christian . (H/T HotAir ) I especially liked this part: All of us need help with birth and death and good and evil, and religion

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook AWAITING JOY THE GREAT FEAST OF THE LORD JESUS’ NATIVITY – The Incarnation of the Son of God I am not sure of having the opportunity to touch the internet again before Christmas so, I extend now my greetings to all our friends,

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Call Senate Health Care Reform Bill ‘Deficient,’ Essential Changes Needed Before Moving Forward – WASHINGTON – The current health care reform bill is ‘deficient’ and should not move forward without ‘essential changes,’ the chairmen of three committees of the United

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI to Roman Curia for Christmas… some liturgical observations – The other day Pope Benedict addressed the Roman Curia for the annual exchange of Christmas greetings. You might recall his foundational speech in 2005 which defined much

Share this article on Facebook Did Shakespeare study for the priesthood… in Rome? – Fr. Longenecker has an interesting post about Shakespeare: The literature on Shakespeare being a Catholic keeps mounting. Clare Asquith’s book Shadowplay along with the

Share this article on Facebook Michael O’Brien on “Twilight”: modern man’s futile flight from conscience – From a reader: I think Michael O’Brien’s new piece (12/19/09) on “Twilight” and its popularity is a much better analysis than the one written by Sophie Caldecott.  I

Share this article on Facebook The turning point – Did you notice that as of yesterday, in the northern hemisphere at least, it is now winter? We reached the turning point in our spiral through space and time. I always

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS – 22 December COLLECT (2002MR) – We are closing in on our goal.   Let’s look at the Collect for 22 December in the 2002MR.  The Roman Station today is the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles. COLLECT: Deus,

Share this article on Facebook Wonderful photos, not to miss – My friend John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus has some great photos from the recognizable Gesu e Maria on the Corso in Rome, where the older form of Mass is celebrated on

Share this article on Facebook Working on the road to NYC – Working on the road requires light gizmos! I can usually work from my phone. Now I am trying an old netbook someone recently gave me loaded with Ubuntu… which I still

ZENIT RSS-Newsfeed

Share this article on Facebook “The Future of Humanity Passes Through the Family” [2009-12-22] – Reflection for Feast of Holy Family Year C

Share this article on Facebook Adapting the Mysteries of the Rosary [2009-12-22] – And More on Vigil Masses and on Readings

Share this article on Facebook Aide: When Will Christians Unite? [2009-12-22] – Recalls Pope’s Visit to Jesus’ Birthplace

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Warns Against Secularization [2009-12-22] – Says Environmental Work Should Include Value for Persons

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Letter to Cardinal Cordes [2009-12-22] – Praises Cardinal’s Work With Youth, Movements, Caritas

Share this article on Facebook Jerusalem Patriarch’s Christmas Message [2009-12-22] – “Our Dreams for a Reconciled Holy Land Seem to Be Utopia”

Share this article on Facebook Latin Patriarch: Still No Peace on Earth [2009-12-22] – Reports Signs of Hope, Record Number of Pilgrims

Share this article on Facebook Mary Ward Advances Toward Sainthood [2009-12-22] – British Founder Was Once Called a Heretic

Share this article on Facebook Movements Are Gifts to the Church, Says Pope [2009-12-22] – Lauds Cardinal Cordes for Helping Them Grow

Share this article on Facebook Papal Message to Envoy From Denmark [2009-12-22] – “Individuals and Communities Must Change Their Behavior”

Share this article on Facebook Pope: Society Must See “Power of Faith” [2009-12-22] – Bishops of Belarus Conclude Visit to Rome

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Address to Finnish Ambassador [2009-12-22] – “Charity … Transcends Justice in Human Relations”

Share this article on Facebook Press Union Urges Media to Serve Humanity [2009-12-22] – Stresses Journalist’s Role in Just Economy

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