Catholic News Headlines Dec. 23, 2009

Dec. 22, 7pm—Dec. 23, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook A CHRISTMAS THOUGHT – O Lord, you entered a lowly cradle in Bethlehem and created Paradise within a stable.  (St. Thomas Villanova, quoted in Magnificat, p. 31)

American Papist: Not Your Average Catholic!

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Vote’s Top 10 Reasons for Hope – I love Top Ten lists. And I love Hope. Catholic Vote’s Brian Burch puts them together. Here’s his first reason for hope in 2010: 10. It’s Cool to be Pro-Life Across the

Share this article on Facebook Papist Picture of the Day – 12/23/09 – Must Read: Catholic Vote’s Top 10 Reasons for Hope Politics: Stupaks says White House trying to keep him quiet on abortion problems Someone isn’t going to make it all

Share this article on Facebook Stupaks says White House trying to keep him quiet on abortion problems – CNSNews reports : Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said the White House and the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives have been pressuring him not to speak out

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook 42. Seeking a Fertile Heart (Mt 13:1-23) – “While the Lord was calling me, all the world’s pleasures stood nearby. As though holding deliberations with a friend, my mind pondered what course to take, which to

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Gov’t evacuates farm animals from danger zones – LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 23, 2009—With barangay residents refusing to leave behind their farm animals in the highly-dangerous areas within the eight and seven-kilometer radius

Share this article on Facebook Legazpi bishop visits Mayon evacuees – LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 23, 2009—Concerned with the plight of evacuees huddled in evacuation centers, Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon visited Gogon and San Roque Elementary

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Abortion: “A Simple Solution” – The Maryland Women’s Abortion Clinic is running an ad highlighting that abortion offers a “simple solution to a complex problem.” Does that make anyone else sick? And

Share this article on Facebook Bob Casey is More Pro-Life Than You – Senator Bob Casey, who is still awaiting his much needed spine implentation surgery, is saying he’s more pro-life than you. Yup. He went there. Taking a cue from Patrick

Share this article on Facebook Jimmy Carter’s Well Timed Apology – Jimmy Carter is sorry. (Not really) Jimma, when not spooning with Hugo Chavez, has said and written many bad things about Israel. He has substantially blamed Israel for

Share this article on Facebook Neb. Governor: Give The Bribe Back! – Nebraska Governor Heineman told Senat(wh)or Ben Nelson to give Harry Reid’s bribe back, Nebraska doesn’t want it. Good for him! ht to Gateway Pundit for the vid . Plus.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Warns Against Secularization, Says Environmental Work Should Include Value for Persons – VATICAN CITY, DEC. 22, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is urging Finland, and all of Europe, to cling to values promoted by religious groups lest they disappear through

Share this article on Facebook Christmas: Child Makes the Love of God Manifest – VATICAN CITY, 23 DEC 2009 (VIS) – In his general audience, celebrated this morning in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope focused his remarks on the subject of Christmas. At the

Share this article on Facebook Mary Ward Advances Toward Sainthood, British Founder Was Once Called a Heretic – VATICAN CITY, DEC. 22, 2009 ( Zenit.org ).- Mary Ward, British founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has been recognized as venerable by Benedict XVI. On

Share this article on Facebook Note Concerning Decree on the Heroic Virtures of Pius XII – VATICAN CITY, 23 DEC 2009 (VIS) – Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. today issued the following note concerning the signing of the recent decree

Share this article on Facebook Other Pontifical Acts – VATICAN CITY, 23 DEC 2009 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Christian Bock of the clergy of the diocese of Erfurt, Germany, as a member of the administrative council

Share this article on Facebook Pope: Society Must See “Power of Faith” – VATICAN CITY, DEC. 22, 2009 (Zenit.org).- In ministering to a society that is falling away from God, it is imperative for bishops to be witnesses to the “power of

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops: Oppose Senate Health Care Legislation Until Moral Deficiencies Are Addressed – December 23, 2009 Denouncing current Senate health care legislation as deficient because it provides federal funding for abortions and leaves Catholic hospitals and

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Advent Ends on a High Note – Arwen Mosher: With the “O Antiphons” | When I was a kid we always looked forward to December 17th and the start of the “O Antiphons” during Evening Prayer. The antiphons

Share this article on Facebook Cajun Christmas to You! – Danielle Bean: | Here’s a taste of the beautiful Christmas music available from the Cajun band L’angelus: Right now, you can download your choice of a free mp3 from

Share this article on Facebook Christmas Traditions Old & New – Lisa Hendey: What are some of your time honored traditions? | When it comes to Christmas, one of the longest standing family traditions in my family is the eating of

Share this article on Facebook NFP FAQs – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (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 Welcoming Baby Jesus – Melanie Bettinelli: Preparing our children, and ourselves | We got the boxes down from the attic in time for the first Sunday of Advent. Our Advent wreath blazes on our

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook “Come, Lord Jesus, Do Not Delay,” – Tomorrow night, Christians gather around the Manger. “Come, Lord Jesus, do not delay,” the Church’s liturgy prays. On Christmas Eve, as darkness covers our towns and

Share this article on Facebook The Good News of Christmas is for Everyone, including the Unborn. – Behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people…A Savior has been born for you” (Luke 1:10-11). The good news of Christmas is for

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Judge Rejects Scott Roeder’s Necessity Defense in George Tiller Murder Trial – Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) — A judge ruled today that Kansas law does not allow a man accused of killing late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller to use a

Share this article on Facebook MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Says Pro-Lifers Wish There Was Stoning for Abortion – Chuck Norris has drawn a lot of liberal fury for his latest column about abortion and the Christmas story. MSNBC�s Rachel Maddow drew a wild analogy on her TV show

Share this article on Facebook Sam Brownback: I Hope Abortion Kills Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill in Congress – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — In an opinion piece posted at the Politico web site, Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback says he hopes the abortion funding in the

Share this article on Facebook Senators Challenge Health Care Bill Section Making Death Panels Permanent – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Two pro-life senators plan to raise a constitutional challenge to a section of the Senate health care bill that makes the infamous

Share this article on Facebook Sex and the City Actress Cynthia Nixon Promotes Taxpayer-Funded Abortions – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Hollywood elite and abortion promotion have long been synonymous but Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon is quickly becoming one

Share this article on Facebook Stupak: Obama Admin Bullying Me to Accept Abortion Funding in Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Congressman Bart Stupak, the pro-life Democrat who has been the consistent champion against abortion funding in the health care bill,

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 2009 Washington March for Life Events Schedule – Washington D.C., December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In order to help pro-life pilgrims plan their trip for the upcoming Washington March for Life, LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Another Woman Dies of Hormonal Contraceptive in Switzerland – By Patrick B. CraineBASEL, Switzerland, December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Swiss Federation of Service to Patients (Patientenstellen der Schweiz) has called for

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on Dec 22 News – Internationally acclaimed author and artist Michael O’Brien is generous in his comments about what LifeSiteNews means to him. The Family Reseach Council seems to have

Share this article on Facebook DeMint: Dems Illegaly Sneaking Senate Rule Alterations Prohibiting Changes to Health Bill – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., December 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Monday called Democrats to task for sneaking alterations to the

Share this article on Facebook Euthanasia Advocate Attacks Bishops’ Bioethics Revision – By Kathleen GilbertDENVER, Colorado, December 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One leading national euthanasia advocate has attacked the U.S. Bishops’ revision of bioethics

Share this article on Facebook Final Senate Health Vote Now Expected 7 am Christmas Eve – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  The Senate is now expected to hold a final vote to pass President Obama’s health care

Share this article on Facebook FRC Calls Senate Health Care Push “Nightmare Before Christmas” – By Steve JalsevacWASHINGTON 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com ) – In its Washington Update for Today the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. summarizes the Democrats’

Share this article on Facebook Last Call for Life and Family! – Dear Readers,If the end of 2009 is any indication of what 2010 has in store, we need your help big time to prepare for the great challenges of the new year.As 2010

Share this article on Facebook Letters to the Editor – Re: Last Call for Life and Family I want to thank you very, very much for making it possible for me to stay abreast of the truth about what goes on at “the hill” and for

Share this article on Facebook Lifesite News, Valiant Defender of Truth – By Michael O’Brien Author, artistI have been reading Lifesite daily news for many years now, and have always found that it offers straightforward, honest, insightful

Share this article on Facebook Majority in US Opposed to Homosexual “Marriage” – By John JalsevacDecember 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A newly released Angus Reid poll shows that the majority of Americans are opposed to same-sex “marriage.”In the

Share this article on Facebook Mexico City Approves “Homosexual Marriage” and Adoption – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentMEXICO CITY, December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Homosexual marriage” and gay adoption received approval from

Share this article on Facebook No Human Rights for Fetuses because of Undeveloped Nervous System: Ethicists – By Kathleen GilbertDecember 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While the unborn child could be considered a “patient,” such a status should not be confused with having human

Share this article on Facebook Obama Disapproval Jumps after Furtive Senate Health Vote – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rasmussen Reports’ Daily Presidential Tracking Poll has showed a spike in disapproval of

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Voters Oppose Proposed Health Care Plan – By James TillmanHAMDEN, CT, December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) — According to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University, a majority of American voters now “mostly

Share this article on Facebook Priest Editor Says Canada’s Catholics should stop funding KAIROS – By Fr. Alphonse de Valk Editor Catholic Insight MagazineTORONTO, December 22, 2009 (catholicinsight.com) – Throughout much of 2009 Canada’s Catholic bishops have been

Share this article on Facebook Swedish Government Seizes Child from Home Schooling Family – GOTLAND, Sweden, December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) — A Christian home schooling family could permanently lose custody of their only child simply because they

Share this article on Facebook Top Ten Good News Stories of 2009 – Compiled by John-Henry WestenDecemer 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following are the top ten good news stories of 2009, ranked according to popularity.1) 12-Year-Old

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook A War on Christmas? An Archbishop and a Rabbi Respond – By Tim Drake | When New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Rabbi Harlan Wechsler shared a live interfaith dialogue on Sirius XM Radio’s The Catholic Channel, Sunday,

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Culture: Monastic Products – Here at The New Liturgical Movement , we have written often of the liturgical life of the Cistercian monks at Spring Bank Abbey in Sparta, Wisconsin, just down the road

Share this article on Facebook Keep the Carols to a Minimum – The shopping malls have had Christmas carols playing since just after Halloween. The Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, and independent evangelicals have long ago

Share this article on Facebook Office of Vigils to be Sung at Cathedral of St. Mary’s, North Dakota this Christmas – As many NLM readers know, one of our pursuits in relation to a new liturgical movement surrounds the Divine Office, both in private recitation, as well as in public.

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook An interfaith view of Christmas and community – By Mary DeTurris Poust Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York joined Rabbi Harlan Wechsler, founding rabbi of Congregation Or Zarua, on his show Rabbi Wechsler Teaches on

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Bravo Bishops! Bravo Majority of Americans! – US bishops: Oppose Senate health care legislation until moral deficiencies are addressed Denouncing current Senate health care legislation as deficient because it

Share this article on Facebook Recommended Book for Next Christmas … – … but get it now :-)  A friend named Cheri who joined us on our November pilgrimage to the Holy Land highly recommended this book. Her kids loved it — and so did she.

Share this article on Facebook Step into the Holy Sepulchre! – This is a VERY COOL website with 360 degree pictures moving you throughout the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Go round and round and even tip up to see the

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Dec 23- O Emmanuel – The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist bring it all home God has always been with us, but the Incarnation radically changed His manner of being “with

Share this article on Facebook Diva, Me – Well, I don’t know if I am a diva, but as the saying goes, it is an honor merely to be nominated !

Share this article on Facebook Obama Executive Order & Interpol – I’m thinking that when Steve Schippert began his blog , which he calls Threats Watch , he never thought he would be tracking a threat from his own Executive Branch and

Share this article on Facebook The Art of the Painless Coup – REPOST – Originally posted in October 2005 Reposted due to this THE ART OF THE PAINLESS COUP PART I Peggy Noonan wrote a piece yesterday in the WSJ that made many people

Share this article on Facebook When Anchoress Crashed and Burned – I stumbled on to this tonight, while looking for another piece. In re-reading, I realized this is where I was, precisely 5 years ago, tonight. I do surely miss my

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Christmas Masses – An “omnium gatherum” – Under this entry you can post your Christmas Mass plans. Do you have a midnight Mass?  Music?  Special events? Let us know. Post from: WDTPRS Christmas Masses – An

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Press Office comment on Decree of heroic virtues of Ven. Pius XII – From the Vatican Press Office comes this, with my emphases and comments: NOTE CONCERNING DECREE ON THE HEROIC VIRTUES OF PIUS XII VATICAN CITY, 23 DEC 2009 (VIS) – Holy

Share this article on Facebook NYC – Manhattan – Christmas Midnight TLM with music – There will be a Solemn TLM for Midnight Mass (yes, midnight, Christmas) at Holy Innocent’s in Manhattan. Here is the music line up: Prelude Music (starting at 11:30 PM)

Share this article on Facebook The Cloisters – Today I jouneyed up the west side to the Cloisters. On the last stretch I stopped for a moment where Washington stopped on the heights above the river. The the short

Share this article on Facebook USCCB: Senate health care bill “deficient” – From the USCCB: BISHOPS CALL SENATE HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL ‘DEFICIENT,’ ESSENTIAL CHANGES NEEDED BEFORE MOVING FORWARD   Seek to retain federal policy on abortion

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Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Address to Latvian Envoy [2009-12-23] – “Radical Measures May Be Necessary to Uphold the Common Good”

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Sees Shining Stars in Hong Kong [2009-12-23] – Says Catholic Education Helps Combat Drug Addiction

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Laments Same-Sex “Marriage” Law [2009-12-23]

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Lauds Papal Peace Day Message [2009-12-23] – Underlines Relation of Humanity With the Environment

Share this article on Facebook Coadjutor Named for Shrewsbury Diocese [2009-12-23] – Vacancy Filled in Jashpur, India

Share this article on Facebook Mary: Model and Paradigm of Belief for Christians [2009-12-23] – Reflection for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Year C

Share this article on Facebook On the Feast of Christ’s Birth [2009-12-23] – “God Has Come So Near to Each One of Us”

Share this article on Facebook Papal Address to Bangladeshi Ambassador [2009-12-23] – “Intimidation and Violence Erode the Very Basis of Social Harmony”

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Address to Envoy from Kazakhstan [2009-12-23] – “Religions Have Much to Offer to Development”

Share this article on Facebook United Methodists, Catholics Discuss Climate [2009-12-23] – Mirror Copenhagen Summit With Christian Perspective

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Statement on Venerable Pius XII [2009-12-23] – “A Model of Christian Life for the People of God”

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