Catholic News Headlines November 2 and 3, 2010


Nov. 1, 7pm—Nov. 3, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook A Prayer for our fellow Americans – May the Lord hear your prayers and make peace with you; may the Lord God never abandon you in time of evil. May he give to all of you a heart to worship him and to do

Share this article on Facebook Be Happy – “Happy the man who makes progress daily, who does not weigh what he did yesterday, but makes his resolution for today and keeps it.  The holy man sets his heart on

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Share this article on Facebook Ahead of weekend trip to Spain, Pope asks for prayers – Vatican City, Nov 3, 2010 / 11:42 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- As the Spanish cities Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona make final preparations for the Holy Father’s arrival

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop recalls that ‘death is illuminated by the faith’ – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 2, 2010 / 01:53 pm ( CNA ).- In a message commemorating the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, Archbishop Jose Luis Mollaghan reminded

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI teaches proper use of reason, affirms Cardinal Bertone – Rome, Italy, Nov 2, 2010 / 06:12 pm ( CNA ).- Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone recently highlighted the Pope’s call to Catholics to use reason based

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of Spain send letter of condolence to Archbishop of Baghdad – Madrid, Spain, Nov 3, 2010 / 12:00 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, has sent a letter of

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Charities honors bishops with commemorative medal – Washington D.C., Nov 3, 2010 / 12:49 am ( CNA ).- At Catholic Charities USA’s recent 100th anniversary celebration, the group honored several Catholic leaders with

Share this article on Facebook Chaplains opposed to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal coming under pressure – Washington D.C., Nov 3, 2010 / 06:13 am ( CNA ).- A federal court has again reinstated the U.S. military’s policy against open homosexuals in service. While military

Share this article on Facebook Church in Cuba opens new seminary for first time in 50 years – Penalver, Cuba, Nov 3, 2010 / 06:02 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- In a sign of continuing dialogue between Catholic leaders and the Raul Castro government, the country’s

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi Christians asking hard questions after shocking cathedral attack – Detroit, Mich., Nov 3, 2010 / 02:54 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “It is only speculation,” Fr. Safaa Habash said, “an opinion.” Still, he couldn’t help but wonder about the

Share this article on Facebook More than 37,000 visit churches on the Way of St. James – Pamplona, Spain, Nov 2, 2010 / 11:59 am ( CNA ).- A tourism program aimed at promoting churches during the Year of St. James in Spain has made it possible for more than

Share this article on Facebook Peruvian cardinal reminds Catholics of the universal call to holiness – Piura, Peru, Nov 3, 2010 / 01:55 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura, Peru reminded Catholics that holiness is “the universal vocation of all” in his

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict speaks about sex abuse scandals in new book – Rome, Italy, Nov 3, 2010 / 02:55 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The world will have a more complete idea of Pope Benedict XVI’s thoughts on sexual abuse in the Church when his

Share this article on Facebook Pope expresses shock at ‘violent deaths’ of 58 Iraqi Catholics – Vatican City, Nov 2, 2010 / 09:53 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message to the Syriac archbishop of Baghdad, marking the funerals of those who were

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s first words in Barcelona to be in Catalan – Rome, Italy, Nov 1, 2010 / 10:01 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The first official words pronounced by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Barcelona on Nov. 7 will be in

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life advocates help prevent forced abortion in Austin – Austin, Texas, Nov 2, 2010 / 06:10 am ( CNA ).- After a temporary restraining order, the parents of a 16-year-old girl in Texas have agreed not to force their daughter

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life group reports 541 babies saved from abortion during campaign – Fredericksburg, Va., Nov 2, 2010 / 03:26 am ( CNA ).- The U.S.-based group 40 Days for Life announced at the end of their fall campaign that this year 541 babies were

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life Republicans make significant gains in midterm election – Washington D.C., Nov 3, 2010 / 04:17 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- As Catholic voters appeared to break for Republican candidates, Election Day 2010 changed the leadership of

Share this article on Facebook University of Notre Dame mourns death of 20 year-old student – South Bend, Ind., Nov 2, 2010 / 12:37 am ( CNA ).- The University Notre Dame recently held a memorial Mass for a 20 year-old film student who died on the school’s

Share this article on Facebook US bishops grieve with Iraqi Catholics following brutal attack – Washington D.C., Nov 2, 2010 / 12:00 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholic bishops in the U.S. expressed their solidarity with Iraqi Christians after Islamic militants stormed

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Facebook has fascinating theory on romantic breakups – Facebook is the premiere social networking site that is literally into everybody’s business – marital …

Share this article on Facebook Free contraceptives may be a part of health care reform; fight underway – A panel of experts will advise the government when it meets this month to begin considering what …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Calls Faithful to Holiness and being Configured to Jesus Christ – Benedict XVI concluded by encouraging people to follow Margaret of Oingt’s invitation “to …

Share this article on Facebook Virtual mosaic will help efforts to find Diabetes cure – November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and how the disease is greatly impacting the quality of life for untold …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Al-Qaeda of Iraq Calls Pope ‘Hallucinating Tyrant of the Vatican’, Threatens ‘Killing Sword’ – What is increasingly clear is that those behind the massacre of Catholics with their priests, during the …

Share this article on Facebook Al-Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for Baghdad church massacre – An al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Catholic church in Baghdad that ended in …

Share this article on Facebook China’s census takers to knock on 400 million doors – From now until November 10, China’s census takers will be knocking on as many as 400 million dollars to …

Share this article on Facebook New Book on Pope Benedict XVI: Peter Seewald’s Questions to Pope Revealed – The German journalist Peter Seewald asked the Pope a controversial set of questions over a week-long series of …

Share this article on Facebook Savage Violence: Cardinal George on Attack on Iraqi Cathedral – ‘The October 31 attack on the Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad that killed 58 and wounded 75 has …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer retains her seat – U.S. Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California defeated former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina in their …

Share this article on Facebook Democrats maintain grasp on Senate after elections – While Republicans reported major gains in Tuesday’s midterm elections, projections indicate that …

Share this article on Facebook Mid-term Elections 2010: Not a Tsunami But the Tide Is Turning – While Democrats retained control of the Senate, they lost six seats to Republicans who needed to gain 10 seats …

Share this article on Facebook Nancy Pelosi to relinquish gavel to John Boehner – The first woman Speaker of the U.S. House, Nancy Pelosi will relinquish her gavel to Republican opponent John …

Share this article on Facebook President Obama retracts calling Republicans ‘enemies’ – U.S. President Barack Obama apologized on the eve of the Congressional elections. He now says he …

Share this article on Facebook President Obama’s visit to Mumbai to cost $200 million a day – When U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Middle Eastern nation of Mumbai, it will cost a whopping $200 million …

Share this article on Facebook Real Catholic Speaker of the House: American Political Landscape Shifts – The new Speaker of the House will be John Boehner of Ohio. He is a faithful Catholic who fully understands the …

Share this article on Facebook Republicans record sweeping victories in House of Representatives – Republican candidates reported sweeping victories in U.S. midterm elections. A takeover of the U.S. House of …

Share this article on Facebook Washington seen as biggest loser in midterm elections – There is a widespread feeling that the Republican victories in Tuesday’s midterm elections were not a …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: Preventing Voter Fraud Abroad and in the United States – It is deeply offensive to see our system of government become corrupted while we fight for the freedom of people …

Share this article on Facebook Parents are the First Teachers: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Important School Choice Case – The current overly federalized approach to the provision of education in the United States is failing. Statistics …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Feast of All Souls – “If we had no care for the dead, we would not be in the habit of praying for them.” -St. Augustine Today is the Solemnity of All Souls, during which we remember to pray

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Share this article on Facebook CBS Photoshops Black/White Obama – How can CBS News explain this photoshopped picture? What possible explanation could they have? Accompanying their election coverage on their website, CBS published this

Share this article on Facebook Chris Matthews Loses It on Michelle Bachmann – Look, we all knew this was going to be a rough night for the MSNBC gang. But this is just crazy. I initially put this on the Live blog but it’s so nasty and rude that I

Share this article on Facebook Congrats GOP: Now Gimme!! – Congratulations to you GOP on your tremendous victory Tuesday. Congratulations to you too, future Speaker Boehner. I know you have many things you believe are part of

Share this article on Facebook Don’t Believe the Hype of a GOP Sweep – Don’t trust those predicting a GOP sweep. Here’s the thing, nobody knows anything. Just two years ago all the prognosticators foresaw a new era of progressivism with the

Share this article on Facebook Free Contraception Under Obamacare – You want a reason to vote today. Here’s a pretty good one. As if America weren’t going broke fast enough, now the federal government is going to buy contraceptives for

Share this article on Facebook I’m a Pro-Gridlock American – Last night I watched all the different news programs. I even watched MSNBC for a while if you can believe it. All of the media at one point or another bemoaned that the

Share this article on Facebook Live Bogging The Apocalypse –Again – 12:30 AM: Here’s the vid of Boehner’s speech tonight. I think it was awesome. This could be seen as Boehner’s first national address. It seems to me he’s the oppositte

Share this article on Facebook Scalia: Many Athiests Irrational – The St. Thomas More Society recently honored Antonin Scalia with its “Man for all Seasons” award. In his acceptance speech the Supreme Court Justice had some choice

Share this article on Facebook Steele Takes the Bait on Palin Story – I wasn’t even going to write about this but it kept bugging me so here I am. Yesterday the Politico wrote a slam piece with tons of unattributed and derogatory quotes

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Share this article on Facebook Baghdad: Slain Syrian Catholic Priest Had Prepared For Worst – Father Thaer Abdal, one of two Syrian Catholic priests murdered by Islamic militants in his church on November 1, had prepared his parishioners for the worst in

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Martyred By Communists Beatified In Romania – A Latin-rite bishop who was tortured and martyred under the Romanian Communist regime was beatified on October 30 in Oradea, Romania. Born in 1911 in what is now Serbia,

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Levada on All Souls’ Day – Today (Tuesday, Nov. 2nd) the Church celebrates the Feast of All Souls – the souls of the faithful departed. The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal: US Must Not Abandon Defenseless Iraqis – Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued a statement deploring the October 31 attack by Islamic

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Action: Learn The Art Of True Love – VATICAN CITY, 30 OCT 2010 (VIS) – In St. Peter’s Square this morning, Benedict XVI met with 100,000 children and young people from Italian Catholic Action who are

Share this article on Facebook Church And Survivors Must Unite Against Sexual Abuse – The organisers of a demonstration here in Rome by survivors of clerical sex abuse met on Sunday evening with papal spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi. Following standard

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Lombardi Editorial: A Synod of Service for All – What is the Synod message asking of the governments of the peoples of the Middle East? That Christians “can enjoy all the rights of citizenship, freedom of conscience

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Warns Ban On Religious Defamation Can Conceal State Sponsored Oppression – In the wake of the brutal assault on a Catholic Church in Baghdad, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressed the

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Oct 30 – VATICAN CITY, 30 OCT 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Marc Ouellet P.S.S., prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. -

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Nov 3 – VATICAN CITY, 3 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Msgr. Xavier Novell Goma, bursar of Solsona, Spain, as bishop of the same diocese (area 3,536, population

Share this article on Facebook Pope Asks For Prayers For His Forthcoming Trip To Spain – VATICAN CITY, 3 NOV 2010 (VIS) – “I invite you to accompany me with your fervent prayers this weekend as I make a pastoral visit to Santiago de Compostela, joining the

Share this article on Facebook Pope On Cleaning Consciences And Marguerite d’Oingt – “There is trash on the streets of the world”, says Pope Benedict, “but also in many souls, let us allow the words, life and light of Christ into our conscience, so it

Share this article on Facebook Pope Prays For True Rebirth In Iraq As Victims Laid To Rest – The victims of Sunday’s massacre in Our Lady of Salvation Church Baghdad were laid to rest Tuesday. A telegram from Pope Benedict to the leader of the Syro-Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Pope Speaks Of Sanctity, Prays For Victims Of Iraq Attack – VATICAN CITY, 1 NOV 2010 (VIS) – On today’s Solemnity of All Saints, which “invites us to raise our gaze to heaven and meditate on the fullness of divine life which

Share this article on Facebook Prayer For The Deceased In Grottos Of Vatican Basilica – VATICAN CITY, 2 NOV 2010 (VIS) – As is traditional on All Souls Day, at 6 p.m. today Benedict XVI went down to the grottos of the Vatican Basilica to pray privately for

Share this article on Facebook Purification And Configuration With Christ – VATICAN CITY, 3 NOV 2010 (VIS) – In today’s general audience, which was held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope dedicated his attention to Margaret d’Oingt, who was born in

Share this article on Facebook The Culture Of Communication And New Languages – VATICAN CITY, 3 NOV 2010 (VIS) – In the Holy See Press Office at midday today a preference was held to present the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for

Share this article on Facebook Weeks Before Attack, Baghdad Archbishop Had Cried Out Against Persecution – On October 15, Syrian Catholic Archbishop Athanase Matti Shaba Matoka of Baghdad delivered one of the most memorable interventions during the Synod of Bishops for the

Share this article on Facebook Younger Generation Increasingly Pro-Life – Polling data, record crowds at the 2009 and 2010 March for Life in Washington, and a steep increase in the number of student pro-life groups over the past four years

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Share this article on Facebook A Good Habit – Arwen Mosher: How does your family pray for the dead? | On the last day of a theology class I took in college, the professor walked into the room, looked at us

Share this article on Facebook Anything Goes – 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 Caught! – Rebecca Teti: just like in the movies | Here’s a weird story with a happy ending. A baby who fell out of a six-story window survived unharmed. Her fall was broken by an

Share this article on Facebook College Calls – Lynn Wehner: For anyone swimming in campus visits … | My 16-year-old son wants to go to college. I’m talking now. Oh, in high school he has friends and is getting good

Share this article on Facebook Confession Is Good For The Soul – Rebecca Teti: In which I ask the really tough questions | How many fun-size candy bars have you eaten today?online survey

Share this article on Facebook Election Day – Rebecca Teti: what are your election day traditions? | Win or lose, I love election day! I come by the love of politics honestly: my grandfather wrote a political column

Share this article on Facebook Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them – Danielle Bean: Day of the Dead | Today is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day). And it is also the beginning of a particularly fruitful time of

Share this article on Facebook Let God In – 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 Oh-Sew-Sweet Epilogue – Lynn Wehner: My S.O.S. was heard! | Let’s just say I get by with a little help from my friends. I mentioned in a post last week that my seamstress talents were — how

Share this article on Facebook Okay, Mama! – Arwen Mosher: Loving (and surprised by) a new stage | The children were supposed to be tidying the block mess they’d made, but Blaise got upset about something and came

Share this article on Facebook Our Souls Know Better – Heidi Bratton: on getting one spiritual step ahead | My cleaning spree started with the long-overdue decision to throw out a box of cassette tapes.  It ended four days

Share this article on Facebook The Bells of St. Mary’s – Lisa Hendey: Who would you cast in the lead roles? | On Saturday night, I found myself home alone.  Adam was with a friend, Greg was at work, and I was worn out from a

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook ACLU: Kids Have a Constitutional Right to Contraception – According to Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, the state’s Healthy Montana Kids program is failing to provide children with something

Share this article on Facebook Bachmann To MSNBC’s Matthews: That Thrill Isn’t Tingly Anymore – A combative Chris Matthews accuses Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) of being “hypnotized” and under a “trance.” Bachmann says we’re out of this “nightmare” and “we’re

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal: US must not abandon defenseless Iraqis – Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued a statement deploring the October 31 attack by Islamic

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Share this article on Facebook Dan Coats is not Republican Establishment – Shep Smith on Fox declared Coats’ win over gun-totin’, pro-life, anti-homosexual marriage Democrat Brad Ellsworth a win for the Republican establishment. Nonsense.

Share this article on Facebook Dem Joe Manchin ran as a conservative republican – W. VA Senate-elect Joe Manchin (D) was a very popular governer with a 70% approval rating. He was the gun toting, Obama trashing, anti-abortion candidate. Take a look at

Share this article on Facebook Don’t look now, but I’m agreeing with Bill Maher – His demographic analysis of Islam is off, although widely believed, but at least he has the guts to say what he said and the guts to stand by it.

Share this article on Facebook Keynes, Kenya: Not the Same?. – Is President Barack Obama really a Keynesian? When comics at Second City posed the question at Comedy Central’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” Saturday on the

Share this article on Facebook Pat Toomey vindicated – Of all the elections none more satisfied me than Pat Toomey’s election as Senator from PA. Many of us remember how Rick Santorum and George Bush supported Arlen Spector

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life Dems who backed Health Care bill – I just noticed three pro-life Democrats who set aside their prolife convictions and voted for the final health care bill. They lost tonight.  When we look at this more

Share this article on Facebook Sister of Cardinal Van Thuan recalls stories of her brother

Share this article on Facebook Someone Has A Guardian Angel Working Overtime – An 18-month-old boy survived after falling seven floors and bouncing off a Paris cafe awning into the arms of a passer-by, witnesses said Tuesday. “My son saw a little

Share this article on Facebook Susan B Anthony List Defeats 15 of 20 “Votes Have Consequences” Candidates – Today, the Susan B. Anthony List announced that it successfully defeated 15 of its 20 targeted self-described “pro-life” Democrats who voted for the pro-abortion health

Share this article on Facebook The Death of the Pro-Life Democrat – Christianity Today , the journal of opinion for American evangelicals, looks at the death of pro-life Democrats. “Thanks to pro-life groups and backlash over health care

Share this article on Facebook The Devil and Daniel Webster – National Review profile: The Devil and Daniel Webster Meet the man poised to take down progressive giant Alan Grayson. When Daniel Webster signed up to run for Congress

Share this article on Facebook The skeleton in this Lutheran’s closet – A preliminary look at Ron Johnson (R) indicates that he opposes gay marriage and abortion (except rape & life of mother), opposes embryonic stem cell research

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – November 2, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Nov. 2 4:00 – Iraq Cathedral Raid Bloodiest Attack on Christians Since War Began Iraq launched an investigation on Tuesday

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – November 3, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Nov. 3 4:00-6:00 – Post-Midterm Election Analysis Special Today we look at the midterm elections from all angles. Guests

Share this article on Facebook Volatility of the American electorate – Sometimes it seems as though these last few elections are about disgust for the status quo rather than support for a clear agenda. 2006:  We hate Bush but don’t trust

Share this article on Facebook What should Republicans do now? List your answers, ask your questions – With a victory in the House larger than any since the Second World War when in 1946 they took 56 seats and again in 1994 when they took 52. At this moment, Republicans

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Share this article on Facebook Abortion Groups NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List Dejected After Election – Abortion advocacy groups are dejected following the shellacking they faced on Tuesday in the Congressional and state midterm elections. “Yesterday was a difficult day”

Share this article on Facebook Assisted Suicide Advocates Forget Hope a More Powerful Force Than Death – In a recent statement, Ludwig Minelli, founder of the Swiss death clinic, Dignitas, called for suicide drugs to be legally available to distraught spouses of his suicide

Share this article on Facebook Colorado Personhood Amendment on Abortion Loses by Wide Margin Again – In a banner election year for pro-life advocates, sponsors of the Colorado personhood amendment that would prohibit abortions expected the measure would fare better, but

Share this article on Facebook Election Preview: Pro-Life Women Win, “Pro-Life” Dems Lose Over ObamaCare – With a pro-life landslide expected tonight as votes from across the nation are counted, pro-life advocates are eagerly awaiting the results in races for the House and

Share this article on Facebook Exit Polls: Pro-Abortion Health Care Reason for Big Pro-Life Election Wins – Look no further than the health care reform bill that allows for taxpayer funding of abortions as the reason why so many pro-life candidates own elections to federal and

Share this article on Facebook Fetal Tissue Research: Catholic Doctors Must Stand Up for Life – The culture we live in is under assault.  Nowhere are the battles more clearly drawn than in the world of medicine. And unless Catholics step into the cultural breech,

Share this article on Facebook Florida Pro-Life Senate Candidate Rubio Defeats Pro-Abortion Crist – In a victory that will inspire pro-life Hispanics across the country, pro-life Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio captured the Florida Senate seat. He won the

Share this article on Facebook Gubernatorial Wins Give Pro-Life Advocates Chance to Cut Abortions Further – With wins from across the country in key gubernatorial elections, pro-life advocates have a clear opportunity to reduce abortions with the passage of additional pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Mike Pence Steps Drown From House GOP Leadership, Possible 2012 Run – Congressman Mike Pence, a respected national pro-life leader, is stepping down from his position as chairman of the House Republican Conference one day after a huge win

Share this article on Facebook New Republican House Leaders Likely Uniformly Pro-Life – In the day after a banner election year for pro-life advocates and the Republican Party, which took over the House from pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies,

Share this article on Facebook Obama Loses His Pro-Abortion “Yes Men” in Congress – Though the dust is still settling on the last of the election results, the picture is clear.  Last night was a huge victory for Life on both the federal and state

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Advocates Capture House of Representatives, Topple Pro-Abortion Pelosi – Abortion advocates will no longer control the House of Representatives as pro-life candidates won nationwide and Republican gains well more than the 40 seats needed to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Democrats Pay the Price for Backing Abortion-Funding ObamaCare – They said the legislation that would allow a government-run health care program did not fund abortions and they said an executive order President Barack Obama signed

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life GOPer Benishek Wins Seat of Health Care-Abortion Traitor Stupak – Republican surgeon Dan Benishek won last night in his bid to replace retiring Congressman Bart Stupak, the Michigan representative who pro-life groups considered a

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life News: Bella, Obama, Patents, Catholic, Canada, Australia – Bella Pro-Life Film Project Has Saved 200 Babies From Abortions Hollywood, CA — A special life-saving project using the movie “Bella” has reportedly resulted in 200

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Senate Candidates Rubio, Coats, Portman, Paul Win – Early results from states where polls have already closed show three pro-life Senate candidates winning. They include Marco Rubio in Florida, Dan Coats in Indiana, Bob

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Women Win, 23 Abortion Opponents Win Key Senate, House Races – Proving that women candidates don’t have the be abortion supporters to win in states both red or blue, pro-life women won 23 victories in contests for key Senate and

Share this article on Facebook Republicans, Pro-Life Candidates Win 20 State Houses; Abortion Implications – Republicans captured control of 20 state legislative bodies as pro-life candidates won elections in state after state. The results have huge abortion implications and

Share this article on Facebook Senate Elections Provide Big Gains for Pro-Life Movement on Abortion – Americans clearly preferred pro-life candidates on Tuesday when it came to the most hotly contested races for the Senate in the 2010 elections The results make it so

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Share this article on Facebook “100% Pro-Life” Rand Paul Wins Kentucky Senate Race: Claims “Tea Party Tidal … – By John JalsevacNovember 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republicans are one step closer to a possible takeover of the U.S. Senate with the election of Rand Paul in the

Share this article on Facebook “Awesome” Election 2010 Reaction from US Pro-Life Leaders – By John-Henry WestenWASHINGTON, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Last night was a great night for the pro-life movement,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director

Share this article on Facebook “Pastor to the Unborn” Rev. Hunter Tells Pro-Lifers to “Persevere No Matter What … – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an impassioned address to hundreds gathered on Friday night at the International Pro-Life

Share this article on Facebook “Pro-Life Warrior” Marco Rubio Levels Turncoat Crist in Florida Senate Race – By John JalsevacNovember 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life and Tea Party-baked Marco Rubio (R), the son of Cuban émigrés, cruised to an easy victory in the Florida

Share this article on Facebook A Round Up of Pro-life Governor’s Races – By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As we await tonight’s election results, here are several pro-life governor’s races worth

Share this article on Facebook Bart Stupak’s Seat Goes to Pro-Life GOP Physician – By Peter J. SmithLANSING, Michigan, November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life physician Dan Benishek (R) has seized the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak,

Share this article on Facebook Bill to Allow Euthanasia Legalization Introduced in Australia: Senator Hopes for Vote before … – By Hilary White and John JalsevacMELBOURNE, November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senator Bob Brown of the Australian Green Party has introduced a private senator’s bill

Share this article on Facebook Brownback Takes Kansas in Landslide – By John JalsevacNovember 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers in Kansas can breathe a sight of relief now that Sam Brownback has won the governorship that was

Share this article on Facebook Campaign Launched to Promote “Heroic” Choice of Adoption in Canada – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A national campaign to draw attention to the “heroic” choice of adoption for women with unplanned

Share this article on Facebook Campaign Life Coalition is led by a man of vision – Commentary By John SmeatonOTTAWA, Canada, November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – My snapshot (right) expresses for me what real pro-life leadership is all about. It’s Jim

Share this article on Facebook Charlie Sheen Rampage Tied to Smut Addiction Says Expert – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiNEW YORK, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Actor Charlie Sheen’s drunken rampage with a porn star at the Plaza Hotel and his looming divorce

Share this article on Facebook Colorado Personhood Amendment Soundly Defeated at Ballot Box – By Peter J. SmithDENVER, Colorado, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life effort to get personhood status for the unborn went down in flames on Tuesday night,

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on Nov. 1 News – Tuesday marks the most critical of mid-term elections in recent US history. That is, the very future of the United States as a viable social, political and economic

Share this article on Facebook Embattled Christine O’Donnell Loses to Coons in Delaware Senate Race – By John JalsevacNovember 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The “Tea Party tidal wave” (as newly elected Kentucky Senator Rand Paul labeled it tonight) that is sweeping the

Share this article on Facebook Ex-Lesbian Lisa Miller Loses Appeal to Prevent Transfer of Daughter to Former Lesbian Partner – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentMONTPELIER, Vermont, November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ex-lesbian Lisa Miller has lost an appeal to the

Share this article on Facebook First Hour of Debate on “Roxanne’s Law” Takes Place in Canadian Parliament – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, November 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “No pregnant woman should ever have to choose between protecting herself and protecting her

Share this article on Facebook Five Things We Know About the Catholic Vote – Commentary by Deal W. HudsonNovember 2, 2010 (CatholicAdvocate.com) – The polling results released by the New York Times last week do not come as a surprise to anyone

Share this article on Facebook GOP Captures President Obama’s Old Senate Seat – By Peter J. SmithCHICAGO, Illinois, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republicans have captured President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat in Illinois as Mark

Share this article on Facebook GOP Wins Big Margins in House, Dems Hold Control of Senate – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republicans made huge gains in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, establishing a

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Voters Kick Out Gay “Marriage” Justices – By Peter J. SmithDES MOINES, Iowa, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Iowans punished three state Supreme Court Justices on Tuesday for their rulings legalizing

Share this article on Facebook Long-Time Canadian Pro-Life Heroine, Heather Stilwell, Honoured in Ottawa – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of pro-life supporters honoured a long-time Canadian pro-life heroine with an

Share this article on Facebook Massive Pro-Life Blowout in US Governor Races – By Peter J. SmithUNITED STATES, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life candidates made a massive sweep of U.S. governor’s races on Tuesday’s midterm elections,

Share this article on Facebook Porn – The Most Dangerous Threat in the Culture War, Says LifeSite Editor – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews was developed in 1997 as a response to the anti-life media that refuses fair

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Hero Mike Pence Steps Down from House Republican Conference – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. Rep. Mike Pence has announced that he will not seek re-election as head of the House

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Pat Toomey Wins Pennsylvania Senate Seat after a 6 Year Wait – By Peter J. SmithPITTSBURG, Pennsylvania, November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Six years after his narrow primary loss to pro-abortion Sen. Arlen Specter, Republican

Share this article on Facebook Republican Senate Hopes Dim as West Virginia Senate Seat Goes to Pro-Life Dem Manchin – By Peter J. SmithCHARLESTON, West Virginia, November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life Gov. Joe Manchin III has bested pro-life Republican challenger John Raese in

Share this article on Facebook Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission to Appeal Case against Pro-Family Activist – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiREGINA, November 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has been granted leave to appeal a Saskatchewan

Share this article on Facebook The Morning After — What Does it All Mean? – Commentary by Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryNovember 3, 2010 (AlbertMohler.com) – The meaning of the 2010 election is destined now to be

Share this article on Facebook UK Pro-Life Leader: “This is World War III” – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, October 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life movement must promote a true understanding of the transmission of human life to

Share this article on Facebook White Ribbon against Pornography Awareness Week – October 31 to November 7 – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiNovember 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This week marks the 22nd annual White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) Week, which runs Sunday, Oct. 31,

Share this article on Facebook Why is the Church Afraid of Modesty? – Commentary by Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspectives MinistryNovember 1, 2010 (OregonFaithReport.com) – QUESTION: My husband and I are glad that the church is finally

Share this article on Facebook Will the Catholic Campaign for Human Development Keep Its Promises? – Commentary by Deal HudsonNovember 2, 2010 (InsideCatholic.com) – Last week, the USCCB issued its “Review and Renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.” The

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Advises Faithful Not to Use Materials from Intercessors of the Lamb – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Archbishop of Omaha has asked the faithful to refrain from using any materials or books distributed by the now

Share this article on Facebook Judicial Activism Takes a Hit in Iowa – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Three judges who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Iowa have been voted out of office by an angry electorate

Share this article on Facebook Life Returns to the U.S. Capital – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A wave of incoming pro-life conservative lawmakers have not only stripped the gavel from the hands of pro-abortion Speaker

Share this article on Facebook Obama Administration Threatens Catholic Colleges – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Obama administration has issued new regulations that open the door to possible state intrusion into curriculum, student

Share this article on Facebook Pope Condemns Attack on Iraqi Catholics – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Pope Benedict XVI has condemned the most recent spate of violence against the Christian community in the Middle East after al

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Demands End to Discrimination Against Christians – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In the wake of a bloody massacre of 58 Catholics during  Mass in a Cathedral in Baghdad this weekend, Archbishop Francis

Share this article on Facebook Voters Say No to Pot, Personhood and ObamaCare – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A record number of ballot initiatives in yesterday’s election produced some losses for the pro-life movement, as well as for

Share this article on Facebook What Today’s Outcome at the Polls Could Mean – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist If the outcome of today’s vote lives up to expectations, conservatives will seize control of the House today along with a

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook More Than 500 Lives Saved – By Tim Drake | Forty days ago, more than 500 mothers in crisis pregnancies were considering aborting their unborn babies. Today, as a result of 40 Days for Life

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Compendium of the Reforms of the Roman Breviary, 1568 – 1961: Part 10.1 – The Reform of 1960 – In the year 1956, the Archbishop of Bologna, Giacomo Cardinal Lercaro, addressed a liturgical congress held in the city of Assisi, on the subject of the reform of the

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical Notes for All Souls Day – With today being All Souls Day, let us first of all remember to pray for all of the dead. As well, those who cannot do so in person today, but who wish to participate in

Share this article on Facebook More From Bishop Slattery on the Sacred Liturgy: Recovering the Sung Introit and Looking to the New English Missal – Earlier in October we noted that the Eastern Oklahoma Catholic had published part of an address given by Bishop Edward J. Slattery on the subject of the sacred liturgy

Share this article on Facebook The “Truth” of the Liturgy – I have before me a church bulletin from a parish in my diocese. We read: November is the month when we, as a church, remember and pray for all the members of our parish

Share this article on Facebook The Feast of All Saints: The Angels – From the Breviary according to the use of the Roman Curia, 1529, the continuation of a Carolingian homily commonly read on the feast of All Saints in the Middle Ages. It

Share this article on Facebook The Feast of All Saints: the Virgin Mary, Model of the Saints – From the Breviary according to the use of the Roman Curia, 1529, the continuation of a Carolingian homily commonly read on the feast of All Saints in the Middle Ages. We

Share this article on Facebook The Monastery of St Benedict, Sao Paolo, Brazil – A comment posted at the end of last week’s article about the Bueronese school pointed me to the Benedictine Basilica of the Assumption in São Paulo, Brazil. I thought

OSV Daily Take

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Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Here’s the most encouraging headline I’ve since since yesterday’s election – Abortion Groups NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List Dejected After Election Oh, yeah, baby! I loved seeing that. And I loved seeing this quote from the same

Share this article on Facebook The earliest known daguerreotype image of Abraham Lincoln – This is fascinating. The basic story is this: In 1977, Albert Kaplan, an antiquarian collector of 19th-century artifacts, shelled out $27 to buy an old daguerreotype

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Running Tour of Athens! Following St. Paul & more – I think you will enjoy my latest run through Athens early this morning. I put it up with about 70 pictures and 10 videos. It is covered with beautiful Greek music. I

Share this article on Facebook Steve Ray on the Catholic Hack! – Steve Ray was recently interviewed on two podcasts by Joe McClane, the Catholic Hack. To listen to the first podcast click here ; for the second click here . Visit the

Share this article on Facebook What Does Water and Spirit Mean? – A while ago a Protestant friend tried to prove that Born Again by “water and Spirit” did not mean baptism. Here is one paragraph that he sent me: In John, chapter 3,

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “What Does God Look Like?” – Deacon Greg has a way of finding the perfect graphic to go with a piece , and he has done it again here – using that painting (which I have shamelessly cribbed) to

Share this article on Facebook Boehner’s Emotion; Rubio’s Future – UPDATED – A few thoughts on last night: Some were appalled to see John Boehner get emotional as the talked about the victory, and his background. I liked it. My blue-collar

Share this article on Facebook Live-Blogging Election Day! – ***I’ll be constantly updating, so check back!*** Have you voted? I expect heavy participation! Tell us about turnout and mood, in the comments section! More links and

Share this article on Facebook Putz, Yutz & Sacred Honor – My husband had a dental appointment early this morning, and I went with him because the dentist is an amusing, chatty fellow and it’s fun to talk to him while my

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ANG PAGBABALIK NG KALULUWA SA DIOS MATAPOS MAMATAY ANG TAO – The Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Anonymous said… magandang araw po father! gusto ko lang po sana magtanong, saan po sa bibliya at katesismo yung paniniwala

Share this article on Facebook Man Recalls How Pius XII Hid Jews in the Vatican – His Holiness The Servant of God Pope Pius XII Says Nazis Planned to Annihilate Catholics Next NEW YORK, NOV. 2, 2010 ( Zenit.org ).- A Jewish man is giving testimony to

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook 2010 Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection Slated For November 20-21 – WASHINGTON (November 2, 2010) — The 2010 Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection is slated for November 20-21 in parishes throughout the United States. Fight

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Home Missions Appeal Director Receives Father Mader Award for His Support of Missionary Work – WASHINGTON (November 2, 2010) — David Suley, director of the Catholic Home Missions Appeal at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has been awarded

Share this article on Facebook President of U.S. Bishops Offers Prayers, Solidarity with Iraqi Christians, Says U.S. Has Moral Obligation to Help – WASHINGTON (November 2, 2010) — Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offered the prayers of the

Share this article on Facebook Religious Leaders, Youth to Meet in ‘Generations of Faith’ Interreligious Encounter – WASHINGTON (November 2, 2010) — Religious leaders and young adults from Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh traditions will meet for a day of dialogue and

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook All Souls – Manhattan – Solemn TLM tonight – There will be a Solemn Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum at Holy Innocents in Manhattan (near 37th and Broadway) for All Souls, Tuesday – election day – 2 November at 6

Share this article on Facebook All Souls’ Day Indulgence – 2 November Plenary Indulgence – From the Handbook of Indulgences Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is

Share this article on Facebook Ever wonder if… – Sometimes it’s really hard to tell.

Share this article on Facebook Military chaplains opposing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ told to “get out” if they don’t like it – Here is a disturbing story from CNA: Chaplains opposed to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal coming under pressure Washington D.C., Nov 3, 2010 / 06:13 am (CNA).- A federal

Share this article on Facebook MUGS GONE WILD! This time MAGNET gone wild! – I love emails with photos of WDTPRS stuff, coffee mugs and other swag… in the wild. A seminarian reader sent a note: Hi Father, I thought you’d appreciate this. This

Share this article on Facebook New consultors to the CDWDS – From VIS we learn that the Holy Father has appointed new consultors to the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. I will highlight a few who

Share this article on Facebook Politics and maturity – From the indefatigable Laudator: Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913-1994), Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección (Bogotá: Villegas Editores, 2001), p. 248 (tr. by Stephen at

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: “bishops in soutanes with big, gaudy riiiiiiings” – We now shift away from the less important issues – salvation outside the Church and American exceptionalism – to focus on something of momentous significance. From a

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: “free from attachment to sin” for plenary indulgence – Several readers have asked along these lines: To get a plenary indulgence we have to be completely detached from sin, affection for sin, even venial sins.  Since only

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: artificial flowers – From a reader: At the meeting of the Altar & Rosary Society this morning, the discussion about Christmas poinsettias came up. It was suggested that even though real

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: In mortal sin, but I have to go to Mass. What do I do? Fr. Z rants. – From a reader: I feel horrible I fell in to mortal sin today and I am supposed to go to Mass, what do I do? Why is this hard? You go to Mass anyway.  Just go.  If you

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Is it right to genuflect in a Catholic church? – From a reader: I have become confused by genuflexion and I am hopeful you may be able to clear up my problem. I am a convert from Anglicanism and in that tradition I had

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Work or school on Holy Days of Obligation – From a reader: I have a question regarding Holy Days.  I am no longer a student, but when I was I always remember having school on Holy Days (and I went to a Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Stephen Maturin would be delighted – Which it is great news. From CNA: Pope’s first words in Barcelona to be in Catalan Rome, Italy, Nov 1, 2010 / 10:01 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- The first official words

Share this article on Facebook The Post Election Entry – Here is an entry for some post-election discussion.  CIVIL comments are welcome. My first observation: If the GOP was not going to take control of the Senate, then it is

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS POLL about your intentions for the US midterm elections – Here is a WDTPRS poll intended for US citizens. Given the way soon-to-be Card. Burke has been subjected to anti-Catholic reporting in the mainstream press (USAToday) and

Share this article on Facebook What is a “neocon”, “paleocon”, etc. And WDTPRS POLL: Which are you? – I know that I have posted about this before, but it bears another round. Sometimes in these electronic pages we see people tossing around terms such as neocon paleocon

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