Catholic News Headlines Dec. 24, 2009

Dec. 23, 7pm—Dec. 24, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook May Our Lord come to us each day, Pope says at Christmas Eve’s Mass – Vatican City, Dec 24, 2009 / 04:35 pm ( CNA ).- During the Christmas Eve’s Mass celebrated at the Vatican Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a moving homily in which

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Future of Humanity Passes Through the Family – ‘May Nazareth serve as a model of what the family should be. May it show us the family’s holy …

Share this article on Facebook Note: The Decree on the Canonization of Pope Pius XII – The recent signing of the decree is in no way to be read as a hostile act towards the Jewish people.

Share this article on Facebook Pope: The Ecclesial Movements are Gifts for the Whole Church – ‘It is no longer possible to think of the life of the Church of our time without including these gifts of …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: The Senate Health Care Legislation does not protect Children in the Womb. It Should be Opposed – ‘Federal funds will help subsidize, and in some cases a federal agency will facilitate and promote, …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook Make me worthy to understand… a Christmas prayer of St. Angela of Foligno – “O my God! make me worthy to understand something of the mystery of the burning charity which is in You, which impelled you to effect the sublime act of the Incarnation!

Share this article on Facebook Oh come let us adore him… – This is summary content only – please click on the title of the post to visit the blog and get the full post. God bless!

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Meditate and share the word of God, bishop urges BECs – SORSOGON, Sorsogon, Dec. 24, 2009—Underscoring the importance of the Scriptures as the foundation of basic ecclesial communities (BEC), Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook Merry Christmas! – Just popping in from total chaos holiday merrymaking to wish everyone a merry Christmas! I hope you all have a wonderful day tomorrow. Needless to say, I won’t be

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Special Request For Prayers – Matthew and I have a request. Our beloved brother Kevin is extremely ill with brain cancer. Without going into much detail, this is the type of situation that now

Share this article on Facebook A Very CMR Christmas Message – In the spirit of the season we bring the following very special Christmas message from the CMR brother-in-law, Pat Shay. Pat reminds of the timeless truth that while

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Blessed Christmas! – Danielle Bean: to you and yours from mine and me | I want to thank you for being a part of our Faith & Family community. Our online family here will have a special place

Share this article on Facebook I Am So Happy on Christmas Eve! – Rebecca Teti: Merry Christmas, everyone! | Do you know this sweet Norwegian carol? Listen to the melody here if not. Er Saa Glad Hyer Julekveld I am so glad each

Share this article on Facebook Meeting Him at Midnight – Danielle Bean: O Come Let Us Adore Him | A few years ago, when our pastor suggested that we Beans attend Midnight Mass for Christmas, I balked. What? We only had about a

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 23, 2009 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 24 Kresta Countdown of the top interviews of 2009 #30 – The Darwinian Revolution – Darwin Turns 200 Published 150

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 24, 2009 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 24 Kresta Countdown of the top interviews of 2009 #27 – Kresta Comments – “Where are the Grown-Ups?” As the flames

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Ben Nelson Attacks Pro-Life Advocates, Defends Pro-Abortion Compromise – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Facing an enormous backlash for becoming the 60th vote for a health care bill that his language allows to fund abortions, Ben Nelson is

Share this article on Facebook Do You See What I See? Christmas Reminds Pro-Life People Unborn Have Value – It was late in the afternoon the Saturday after Thanksgiving. My wife, Lisa, and I had established a temporary safe haven in our kitchen free from the usual chaos that

Share this article on Facebook Health Care Bill May be Delayed After Senate Passage Over Abortion Funding – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The divide over taxpayer funding of abortions in the congressional health care bill is so great that President Barack Obama plans to

Share this article on Facebook House Pro-Abortion Caucus Co-Chair: Kill Senate Health Care Bill, Start Over – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — In a shocking opinion column written today, the co-chair of the caucus of pro-abortion lawmakers in the House says the Senate should

Share this article on Facebook Obama Approval Hits New Low With Pro-Abortion Health Care, Worse Than Bush – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama’s approval rating has hit yet another new low in conjunction with the Senate preparing to approve his

Share this article on Facebook People as Pollution? Using Environment to Push Pro-Abortion Population Control – Pesticides, oil spills, litter — everyone agrees that these pollute the environment. But what about babies?

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Launches Last-Minute Campaign to Defeat Senate Health Care Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Family Research Council is launching a last-minute phone calling campaign in an attempt to get at least one of the Democratic

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Decry Senate Passage of Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The following is a collection of comments from various pro-life groups that contacted LifeNews.com with comments following the Senate

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin: Death Panels in Senate Health Care Bill Worse Than We Thought – Last weekend while you were preparing for the holidays with your family, Harry Reid’s Senate was making shady backroom deals to ram through the Democrat health care

Share this article on Facebook Senate Ends Filibuster on Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill, Sets Christmas Eve Vote – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Senate voted 60-39 along party lines on Wednesday to end the filibuster of the pro-abortion, government-run health care bill. The

Share this article on Facebook Senate Passes Health Care Bill: Funds Abortions, Mandates Insurance Coverage – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Senate today passed the government-run health care bill that includes massive taxpayer funding of abortion and opens the door for

Share this article on Facebook Senator Bob Casey Accused of Abandoning Father’s Legacy Against Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — With today’s vote for a health care bill that will force taxpayers, and possible insurance companies, to pay for abortions, some

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook A Candle Burning Brightly – By John-Henry WestenDecember 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mothers teach us a great deal about love. Over 2000 years ago a 9-month pregnant mother braved the 70-mile

Share this article on Facebook A Difficult Year Put into Perspective – By Steve JalsevacDecember 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This has been the most challenging and difficult year ever for us at LifeSiteNews and for myself as the manager

Share this article on Facebook Christmas Eve Vote Shows Arrogance of Dem’s ‘Monument to Greed for Power': CWA – WASHINGTON, D.C., December 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the passage of the Senate health care reform bill, Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for

Share this article on Facebook Christmas: the Pinnacle of Providence – By Tim WaggonerDecember 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Christmas in Nashville.  Sounds like a country song, doesn’t it?My wife and I made the 13-hour drive from a small

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on Dec. 23 News – Last regular news until January 4 – Thank you to all those who have raised our fundraising total to $76,421. That is really encouraging! There won’t be anymore appeal letters, but we hope those who have

Share this article on Facebook God’s Surprise – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiDecember 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dear LifeSiteNews readers, this year I want to share with you a story about the birth of my first

Share this article on Facebook House Dem Defects to GOP Blaming Pelosi and ObamaCare – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Alabama Congressman has left the Democratic Party and joined US House Republicans, saying

Share this article on Facebook In Final Stage, Abortion Could Remain Top Obstacle to Health Bill – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., December 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Now that the health care bill has made it out of the U.S. Senate, only one more revision

Share this article on Facebook Peace on Earth? – By James TillmanDecember 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – ‘Tis the season for platitudes.To some it seems the season for platitudes by necessity.  When private individuals,

Share this article on Facebook Senate Passes Health Care Overhaul 60-39 – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., December 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Slightly after 7 a.m. the morning of Christmas Eve, the U.S. Senate voted to pass President

Share this article on Facebook The Joy and Responsibility of Fatherhood – By Patrick B. CraineDARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia, December 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This Christmas is certain to be the most special I have had.  My wife and I, married

Share this article on Facebook The Silence of Christmas and the Role of the Family – By Matt AndersonDecember 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It is incredible to think about the miracle and historical reality of that Christmas over 2000 years ago when our

Share this article on Facebook White House Pressuring Rep. Stupak into Silence on Abortion – By James TillmanWASHINGTON, December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) has said that the White House and House leadership have tried to pressure

Share this article on Facebook Why is Christmas so Beautiful? – By John JalsevacDecember 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lately I have been pondering the topic of beauty. Roger Scruton, a British philosopher whose area of specialty is

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook Health-Care: Still Hope in Reconciliation – By The Editors | The health-care reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate this morning “violates the longstanding federal policy against the use of federal funds for

Share this article on Facebook Register Readers Reflect on Christmas in a Lean Year – By JOHN BURGER | The nation is trying to pull up its bootstraps after one of the worst recessions in recent history. Unemployment has exceeded 10%. Home foreclosures

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A Floridian Gem: St. Edward, Palm Beach – For a born-and-bred Florida boy, I know appalingly little about the ecclesiatical architecture of my native state. For one thing, it took me a while to discover there

Share this article on Facebook Benedictines of Norcia to Broadcast Christmas Matins, Vespers and Masses – Just a reminder that the Benedictines of Norcia make available their Masses and the Divine Office online for your edification. ( Listen here ) Readers will be interest

Share this article on Facebook Christmas from St. Peter’s Basilica – To preface our coverage of Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica this evening, the full booklet for the Mass has been made available on the Vatican’s website. Here is the

Share this article on Facebook In principio erat Verbum – Among the remains of the Gallican Rite, I want to share with you these beautiful pages of an early nineteenth century French missal. This is the way a deacon solemnly

Share this article on Facebook Puer Natus Est: Consider this Introit Seriously – I’ve been writing about proper chants here for an age, and received little objection. But yesterday I posted a note that we should cool it on the Christmas carols and

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Christmas stories of love, loss and life – By Mary DeTurris Poust One year ago the Catholic writing world lost a precious gift and friend, Emilie Lemmons. I didn’t know Emilie personally but got to know her, as

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Very Intelligent Conversion of Frances Kang – Frances Kang is a thinker from Chinese heritage. We met in San Francisco. He has an interesting genealogical story here , but you will probably be most interested in his

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Breath of Heaven – My podcast reading the Nativity Narrative of the Gospel of St. Luke

Share this article on Facebook Last Minute Christmas Gift – Who did you forget on your Christmas gift list? I know I forgot someone. There is always the Amazon Gift Certificate! You can print one up as you’re running out the door

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ADD BLOGGER BECOMING PARANOID – christiandefenders Says: December 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm Reply May I remind the gentleman from Legaspi that this is an English Blog. Your posts will be deleted within 24

Share this article on Facebook MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL! – May the blessing of the Lord’s Nativity bring Peace and Joy in our hearts, in our family and in our land. CHRISTUS NATUS EST, ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Christmas Sermon: liturgy is the first priority – The shepherds teach us a priority: hasten to worship.  Everything else comes later. In his sermon for Christmas Pope Benedict shows his mystical side.  He is a

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Schillebeeckx… RIP – I just learned that Fr Edouard Schillebeeckx died today. Fr S had many erroneous ideas but at one point did some good theological work. May God be merciful to him now.

Share this article on Facebook Live stream of the Holy Father’s Mass – I am tuned in to the broadcast of the Holy Father’s Mass from St. Peter’s. The Sistine Choir is still pretty bad. During the Holy Father’s entrance I caught a glimpse, I

Share this article on Facebook Merry Christmas! – Merry Christmas everyone! Post from: WDTPRS Merry Christmas! Post from: WDTPRS Merry Christmas!

Share this article on Facebook Nuncio says Rome has more interest in internet than a “terna” his sends – My friend Fr. Ray Blake of Brighton’s St. Mary Magdalen has this interesting piece: Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, the Apostolic Nuncio [in the UK] has given an

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict knocked down by woman before Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica – This isn’t the first time someone tried to get at the Pope, but this one actually got to him. Here is a story from AP: Pope Knocked Down by Woman at Christmas Mass

Share this article on Facebook Vigil of Christmas – (2005) Roman Martyrology – In the 2005 Roman Martyrology for Vigil of Christmas has a fascinating entry.  Here is the first entry of Christmas Eve day: 1. Commemoratio omnium sanctorum avorum Iesu

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Share this article on Facebook A Star and a Pure Heart [2009-12-24] – Biblical Reflection for Solemnity of the Epiphany Year C

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Christmas Vigil Homily [2009-12-24] – “God Is Important, by Far the Most Important Thing in Our Lives”

Share this article on Facebook Papal Address to Saints Congregation [2009-12-24] – “Holiness Means Constantly Striving for a High Standard of Christian Living”

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Christmas Greeting to Curia [2009-12-24] – “The Year Now Ending Was to a Great Extent Marked by Africa”

Share this article on Facebook The Consequences of Bad Ideas (Part 1) [2009-12-24] – Interview With Father Marcel Guarnizo

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