Catholic News Headlines December 17, 2010


Dec. 16, 7pm—Dec. 17, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Is God Naked? – Father James Farfaglia, author of “Is God Naked?” is a holy priest whose writings are well known to many Catholics. As you read this, remember that the definitions of

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput lends his support to the DREAM Act – Washington D.C., Dec 17, 2010 / 07:24 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput joined his brother bishops in expressing support for the controversial DREAM Act – a bill

Share this article on Facebook Baby Jesus shows God’s love for mankind, recalls bishop – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 17, 2010 / 03:49 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Luis Stockler of Quilmes, Argentina reflected on the celebration of Christmas, pointing out that the

Share this article on Facebook Court rules that Ireland’s abortion ban breached woman’s rights – Strasbourg, France, Dec 17, 2010 / 02:45 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The European Court of Human Rights ruled Dec. 16 that Ireland’s abortion ban breached the rights of a

Share this article on Facebook ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal hinges on Senate time crunch – Washington D.C., Dec 17, 2010 / 05:56 am ( CNA ).- The repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which could endanger religious freedom in the military, has passed

Share this article on Facebook Haitian bishops appoint head of rebuilding agency – Port au Prince, Haiti, Dec 17, 2010 / 01:06 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Haiti’s bishops have appointed the leader of an architecture and engineering unit, which will oversee

Share this article on Facebook Persecution leading Iraqi Christians to draw harsh conclusions – Rome, Italy, Dec 17, 2010 / 02:40 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- With Christmas fast approaching, Iraqi Christians are coming to the hard realization that there may be a day

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges courage and proper formation in proclaiming Christ to secularized society – Vatican City, Dec 17, 2010 / 06:07 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI encouraged Catholics to be faithful and courageous in witnessing to a secularized society in a letter

Share this article on Facebook Vatican deplores China’s ‘hostile acts’ as signs of fear and weakness – Vatican City, Dec 17, 2010 / 03:13 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican issued a sharp rebuke to China for forcing bishops and others loyal to Rome to take part in

Share this article on Facebook Venezuelan archbishop fears further division if Chavez’s law is passed – Caracas, Venezuela, Dec 17, 2010 / 02:02 pm ( CNA ).- The vice president of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference, Archbishop Baltazar Porras, warned that granting

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook More than 12,000 killed in Mexican drug war in 2010 – More than 12,000 people have died in Mexico’s drug war in 2010 alone. It was the deadliest year thus far …

Share this article on Facebook Torture and mistreatment rampant in Kashmir prisons – In a U.S. cable released by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks has suggests that torture and prisoner abuse is …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Obama-GOP tax-cut deal pushed through by a vote of 277-” – Republicans, coupled with conservative Democrats were able to pass the Obama-GOP tax-cut deal through the House by …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook 30-min encounter mar first day of ceasefire – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 17, 2010—The start of the 18-day ceasefire between the government and the communist front on December 16 was marred by a 30-minute gunfight in

Share this article on Facebook Film gives fresh take on popular Marian devotion – NAGA City, Dec. 18, 2010—In commemoration of the Tercentenary of the Devotion to Our Lady of Penafrancia, the Archdiocese of Caceres has produced a film that is expected

Share this article on Facebook OPAPP, GRP to observe ceasefire pact despite ambush – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 17, 2010—The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the peace negotiating panel with the communist front said Dec. 16 it

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Feds Force Bank to Drop Christmas – This far exceeds the regular ol’ war on Christmas story. This isn’t some town crank complaining about a nativity scene. This isn’t a sad little group of atheists holding

Share this article on Facebook Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet – Before you listen to this very simple and beautiful song please just read the story as to how it came about from Gavin Bryars: In 1971, when I lived in London, I was

Share this article on Facebook No Emanations and Penumbras In Europe? – I am still getting used to this topsy-turvy world in which Europeans increasingly act like (ol’ fashioned) Americans and new-fangled Americans increasing act like

Share this article on Facebook NOW: Abortion Good, Hooters Bad – The National Organization for Women doesn’t believe parents should have the right to bring their kids to a Hooters restaurant. Yeah, the same people who want to outlaw

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Aborts 97% of the Time – Abortion giant Planned Parenthood released its 2008-2009 Annual Report. And the news is horrific. Red State reports: Behind the colorful graphics and happy faces is a

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Share this article on Facebook Apostolic Vigour And Drive For Naples Jubilee Year – VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father has sent a Message to Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, archbishop of Naples, Italy, for opening of the archdiocese’s Jubilee

Share this article on Facebook Communique Concerning Chinese Catholic Assembly – VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At midday today the Holy See Press Office released the following English-language communique concerning the Eighth Assembly of Chinese

Share this article on Facebook Harvard Law Journal Article Defends Marriage – Princeton University politics professor Robert George and two doctoral candidates have coauthored an article in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy defending

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Bestows A Prize On Marian Academy Of India – VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Yesterday evening at the Palazzo of San Pio X, the Pontifical Academies held their fifteenth public session on the theme: “The

Share this article on Facebook Italian Culture Profoundly Marked By Catholic Church – VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Today in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received the Letters of Credence of Francesco Maria Greco, the new Italian ambassador to the Holy

Share this article on Facebook Lutheran Leader Acknowledges Reformation’s ‘Damaging Aspects’ – Addressing Pope Benedict during a December 16 audience, Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan of Palestine and Jordan, the new president of the Lutheran World Federation, paid

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Dec 17 – VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Carl A. Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, accompanied by

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 17 – VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Peter Paul Angkyier, former vicar general and diocesan consultant of Damongo, Ghana, as bishop of the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Meets With Roman University Students – VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Yesterday at 5 p.m., in keeping with a pre-Christmas tradition of meeting with university students, the Holy Father presided at Vespers

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Christmas Tree To Be Lit In A Ceremony Today – VATICAN CITY, 17 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Benedict XVI today received a delegation from the town of Luson in the province of Bolzano, part of the Italian region of Alto Adige,

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Curve Balls & Christmas – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast! | This week on the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player above) we discuss those happy

Share this article on Facebook Education Information – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (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 Every Day is Christmas – Joseph Pronechen: Adoration is an All-Year-Long Blessing | Soon will be the season to sing one of our most cherished carols: “Adeste Fideles — O Come Let Us Adore Him.”

Share this article on Facebook Gifts for Girlfriends – Lisa Hendey: What would you give? | A few times each Christmas season, I have occasion to gather with groups of girlfriends for festive holiday get togethers.  At a few

Share this article on Facebook Home Spaces – Robyn Lee: How do you brighten up a bare room? | Recently I started working from home a few days a week. It took me some time to adjust to working from home. I missed

Share this article on Facebook Love Has Shown Himself! – Rebecca Teti: | At yesterday’s Audience, the pope highlighted a relatively modern saint. Veronica Giuliani was a Capuchin Poor Clare whose 350th anniversary the Church

Share this article on Facebook Mad for Plaid – Hallie Lord: From pants to pumps, I’m smitten! | What do you think of plaid? Is it a fashion do or don’t? I happen to love plaid (especially in the cooler months), but I

Share this article on Facebook Multiply Multiculturally – Rebecca Teti: | It may not be very Advent-y, but my mind is blown, so I had to share.

Share this article on Facebook The Most Real Thing Ever – Lynn Wehner: A reflection for the third week of Advent | Our week following Gaudete Sunday — a week celebrating joy. Yet many people I love are suffering, trying to see

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Goodbye – Goodbye. For now. I’ll be back soon though. I’m just taking the next couple of weeks off from Fallible Blogma (and almost the internet altogether) in order to reflect

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Abortion Hospital Smackdown: Part II – Yesterday I reported on the situation between Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted and St. Joseph’s Medical Center, which operates in his diocese as a Catholic hospital and

Share this article on Facebook You Know What the Most Unfair Thing in the World Is? – It’s when you’re totally exhausted and you’re lying in bed trying to fall asleep but you’re suffering from a bout of insomnia and you want to fall asleep more than

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 17, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 17 4:00 – 6:00: Christmas Book / DVD Recommendation Special Today it’s our annual book/DVD recommendation Christmas

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Actress Kate Walsh Urges Donations to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – Kate Walsh, the actress known for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery on the ABC dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, is urging end-of-year donations to the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishop Gives Hospital Til Tuesday for Abortion Recant – Bishop Thomas Olmsted has given a Catholic hospital until Tuesday to confirm its policies on abortion to those of the Catholic Church or face decertification of its

Share this article on Facebook Judge Holds Hearing on Biggest Lawsuit Against ObamaCare – A federal judge held a hearing Thursday in the main case more than 20 states filed against the ObamaCare health care law that contains massive abortion funding. U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Media Outlets Misreport European Court Decision for Ireland Abortion Ban – Mainstream media outlets reporting on the important European court decision concerning the Ireland abortion ban and the legal challenge three women filed against it have

Share this article on Facebook Mike Pence: Cut All Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood – Rep. Mike Pence, the leading member behind legislation in Congress that would de-fund Planned Parenthood, is not happy about the new annual report the abortion business

Share this article on Facebook More Faulty Criticism of Abortion-Mental Health Link Evidence – Earlier this week, the Washington Post ran an article about a new study disputing the contention that abortions increase the risk of mental-health problems among women.

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey Senate Votes Soon on Planned Parenthood Funds – The New Jersey state Senate will vote on Monday on legislation to restore taxpayer funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Last month, the state Assembly

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Purchases Google Ads to Promote ObamaCare – Forced to contend with the unpopularity of the ObamaCare health care law that fails to prohibit abortion funding, the Obama Administration has been forced to purchase

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Youth Provide Best Christmas Present for America – America has had a hard year with ObamaCare passing in March and the current Presidential Administration taking every step it can to promote their abortion agenda here in

Share this article on Facebook Republicans Stop Pro-Abortion Omnibus Bill as Reid Pulls It – Late Thursday, pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gave up on trying to pass the 1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that contains numerous goodies for the

Share this article on Facebook Showing Restraint: Judge Right to Overturn ObamaCare – On December 13, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson issued a decision on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s challenge to the constitutionality of Obamacare’s “minimal essential

Share this article on Facebook Silenced Pro-Life Michigan Sidewalk Counselor Gets Legal Help – On Wednesday, in Wayne County Circuit Court, the Chicago-based Thomas More Society appeared with veteran sidewalk counselor Chris Coatney to seek dismissal of a personal

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Share this article on Facebook e-mail intro – by Steve Jalsevac Campaign donations have now reached $67,552. $82,448 to go. Check out the brief Kings Firecrackers performance videos in today’s Newsbytes – Family .

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes Dec. 16 – Family – by Steve Jalsevac * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes Dec. 16 – Life Issues – by Steve Jalsevac * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook EU Court Rules Abortion Not a Human Right – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A ruling in a case known as the “Roe v. Wade” of Europe has found that while Ireland’s abortion laws need some specific

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers Vow to Fight “Net Neutrality” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to cast a 3-2 vote in favor of regulating the Internet on December 21,

Share this article on Facebook NH Democratic Party Under Fire for Anti-Christian Comments – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Democratic Party of the state of New Hampshire is being accused of “religious intolerance” after its spokeswoman publicly

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI: Religious Freedom is Path to Peace – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican released the World Peace Day message for 2011 yesterday in which Pope Benedict declares Christianity to be the most

Share this article on Facebook Study: Networks Sexualize Teen Girls at Alarming Rates – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new report published by the Parents Television Council™ (PTC) details the nature and extent of Hollywood’s obsession with

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Gold, Glaze or Scumble: Creating or Destroying the Illusion of Space – In good sacred art, it is not just the style of the figures that is important. Even the appearance of the negative space around the figure is controlled by the artist.

Share this article on Facebook The Commencement of the Great or O Antiphons – Today we commence the Great or “O Antiphons” of Advent which are said seven days preceding the vigil of Christmas. The O Antiphons, so called because each of the

Share this article on Facebook The Three Holy Youths: Ananias, Azarias and Misael – Continuing on with our considerations of the presence of Old Testament prophets and righteous in the liturgical calendar, yesterday’s reading in the Roman Martyrology

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Logos Bible Software Manuals-Anyone Have Logos and Need Them? – I have switched to Logos for Mac and have the new Logos Bible Software Training Manuals so I no longer need the manuals for the Windows version. Anyone have Logos 4 who

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #046 – The Legend of the Christmas Rose – “Stories from the Heart” is a daily radio program which features Catholic inspirational stories. The stories are uplifting, bringing the heart and soul closer to God. Each show is around 14 minutes.

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “The Big Cover” of Government Solutions – Winter is promising to be a home-heating oil budget-buster and so my husband and I have taken to turning down the thermostat and wearing bulky sweaters all day. I never

Share this article on Facebook A father muses on his frailty – Cormac Newman Susanka The recent birth of his son, Cormac got Joseph Susanka musing about fatherhood , but I think his sentiments can be easily understood by all

Share this article on Facebook Apparently National Buildings Are Warm – I was grousing below about–among other things– being cold in my house as we try to keep the energy bills down. Then I saw this picture of our First Lady, Michelle Obama,

Share this article on Facebook How to Love a Snowflake! – Snowflake Photos from SnowCrystals.com In this frigid weather, it’s hard, I know. But there is a way to totally change how you feel about snowflakes, particularly in

Share this article on Facebook O Sapientia! (O Wisdom!) – As Pat Gohn’s column so rightly pointed out yesterday , our Advent is like a pregnancy, and we are nearing our culmination . Finally, we come to the last week of Advent,

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 97% – Via CMR: Abortion giant Planned Parenthood released its 2008-2009 Annual Report. And the news is horrific. Red State reports: Behind the colorful graphics and happy

Share this article on Facebook European court: Ireland’s abortion laws breach human rights – The European Court of Human Rights seems to think that abortion is a human right. From The Catholic Herald: European court rules that Ireland’s abortion laws breach

Share this article on Facebook Hurray for President Obama! – Did you ever think to read that here? President Obama’s approval rating may be at an all time low, but today for me he ticked up a notch! POTUS signed a critically

Share this article on Facebook Mele Kalikimaka for the TLM goers in Honolulu – For your Brick by Brick file… H.E. Most Rev. Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu has “increased recognition” for the use of the pre-Conciliar books for Mass and

Share this article on Facebook O – Today we begin the final days of Advent, which bring with them the beautiful O Antiphons. Years ago I made a page about these antiphons.  I must update the last couple

Share this article on Facebook Our Lady of the Snows – From Ironic Catholic comes this image after the latest Minnesota blizzard.

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Are Mass intentions for the living forbidden? – From a reader: Recently, I went to my parish office to make an offering for a Mass to be said for the young daughter of a friend of mine that is recovering from …. The

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: When Mass is in an unconsecrate place do you still kneel? – From a reader: Every year we attend a youth conference held in a local hotel. Ever since I can remember, they have everyone stand during Mass. They have even had

Share this article on Facebook The O Antiphons: 17 December – O Sapientia – The O Antiphons: 17 December O Sapientia LATIN: O Sapientia, quae ex ore Altissimi prodidisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviter disponensque omnia:

Share this article on Facebook Time Magazine’s dopey and erroneous remarks about Pope Benedict – Time Magazine chooses, usually poorly, some “person of the year”.  Time this year included Benedict XVI among “people who matter”, indicating his “Highs” and “Lows”.

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