Catholic News Headlines December 22, 2010


Dec. 21, 7pm—Dec. 22, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook Stem Cell Deceptions: Making Silk Purses from Cow Dung – The facts about stem cell research are not complicated. For example, we know that a stem cell taken from someone’s bone marrow or from the cord blood stored after a baby

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Share this article on Facebook Around 1,000 Anglicans in Australia could join Catholic Church ordinariate – Sydney, Australia, Dec 22, 2010 / 02:16 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Archbishop John Hepworth of the Traditional Anglican Communion has said that about 1,000 Australians are

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ortega: Cuba to release more prisoners – Havana, Cuba, Dec 22, 2010 / 06:02 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana recently announced that 11 more prisoners of conscience will soon be released by the

Share this article on Facebook Christmas a time to seek purification, walk toward Christ, says Pope – Vatican City, Dec 22, 2010 / 01:17 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Jesus’ birth invites all people to transform their hearts through his infinite goodness and mercy, Pope

Share this article on Facebook CNA news service to resume in 2011 – Denver, Colo., Dec 22, 2010 / 06:11 pm ( CNA ).- In celebration of Christmas and the New Year, CNA will suspend its regular news service on Thursday, December 23 and

Share this article on Facebook Executions decline by 12 percent in US – Washington D.C., Dec 22, 2010 / 06:05 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The number of executions carried out in the United States dropped by 12 percent in 2010. Commentators

Share this article on Facebook In Christmas messages, Holy Land’s Catholic leaders call for peace on earth – Jerusalem, Israel, Dec 22, 2010 / 04:01 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In their annual Christmas messages, two Catholic leaders in the cradle of Christianity urged prayer and

Share this article on Facebook Marriage and family are the ‘hope of humanity,’ cardinal explains – Barcelona, Spain, Dec 22, 2010 / 02:50 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain emphasized the importance of marriage and the family in

Share this article on Facebook New law will make Venezuela a dictatorship, warns archbishop – CNA STAFF, Dec 21, 2010 / 10:11 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Roberto Luckert of Coro, Venezuela said President Hugo Chavez’s new law will turn the country into a

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook United Nations warns that civil war at Ivory Coast a very real danger – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says there is a real risk of a return to civil war in Ivory Coast as …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Obama signs bill to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – Fulfilling a longtime campaign promise, U.S. President Barack Obama declared that members of the military will no …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook American Airlines severs ties with online travel giant Orbitz – American Airlines severed all ties with online travel giant Orbitz this week, ending a relationship formed 10 …

Share this article on Facebook Strict border entry rules are being largely ignored – U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors were supposed to start enforcing stringent ID requirements at …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Catholicism: A Trailer – This series called “Catholicism” by Father Robert Barron looks great. Fr. Barron is truly brilliant. He has the ability to make complex theological points that make

Share this article on Facebook Don’t You Make My Red State Blue – Many are cheering some pretty radical populations shifts in the latest Census. Folks from blue areas are moving to red areas . Shock, right? And some of those blue areas

Share this article on Facebook The Case For Personhood – Personhood. Personhood for the unborn. What pro-lifer could be against such a thing. Well, I suppose that no pro-lifer is opposed to personhood in principle. Some oppose

Share this article on Facebook This May Scare the Heck Out of You – Dude. I warn you. If you watch this, it may make you very nervous about our country’s safety. Obviously, this is a major flub. I’m not so much concerned about the man as

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Charts and More – 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 Dog Days – Lynn Wehner: Will Santa be bringing you a new four-legged friend? | My brother’s family just got a dog. We met her this weekend, and she’s absolutely adorable — a Gordon

Share this article on Facebook Keeping Christmas – Danielle Bean: It’s not about the doing | A few years ago, the week before Christmas found me in a panic. In a last-minute fit of anxiety, I wiped the family calendar

Share this article on Facebook Pans Under the Tree? – Arwen Mosher: Share your thoughts on practical gifts | My husband and I had been married for one Christmas, or maybe two, when some family friends gave us one of their

Share this article on Facebook Simple Little Christmas – Danielle Bean: | How are you doing these days? Are you making the most of these final days of Advent, finding pockets of prayer in your days, and finishing up

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Share this article on Facebook Abortion Hospital Decree & Pushback – Parts in this series: one, two, three, four, five, six The Diocese of Phoenix has now made available the decree of Bishop Olmsted revoking his permission for St.

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Advocates Mount Campaign for Pro-Life Republican Party Chair – The Susan B. Anthony List announced a new campaign today that will encourage pro-life voters to get involved in the process of electing a new Republican party chairman.

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Health Association Bashes Bishop on Abortion-Hospital – The Catholic Health Association is going after Bishop of Phoenix Thomas Olmsted, who declared St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center as no longer a Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Former Planned Parenthood Director Exposes Abortion Biz in New Book – Former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson was sitting at her desk when a co-worker at the center asked for some help with a woman getting an

Share this article on Facebook GOP Chair Candidates Priebus, Anuzis, Collins: We’re Pro-Life – Three of the candidates for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee have said in new interviews that they take a pro-life position on abortion. Former

Share this article on Facebook Key Pro-Life Leader Backs Priebus for Republican Party Chair – Respected pro-life leader Jim Bopp, the legal counsel for the National Right to Life Committee and a key Republican attorney has made an endorsement in the race for the

Share this article on Facebook Michigan Planned Parenthood Exec Stole 5K From Abortion Biz – An audit has discovered that the Director of Finance at the Planned Parenthood of Southwest Michigan abortion business used donations to pay for personal expenses. Rene

Share this article on Facebook Obama Leads in Florida, North Carolina for 2012 Election – President Barack Obama has leads in Florida and North Carolina against some of the major candidates who appear to be most likely to run against him in his 2012

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Win: Defense Bill OKd, No Military Hospital Abortions – The pro-life movement has received a significant legislative victory with today’s vote in the Senate passing a Department of Defense funding bill without a change in the

Share this article on Facebook Romney, Huckabee Lead GOP for 2012, Voters Want a Gov – Another new poll examining the Republicans looking to take no pro-abortion President Barack Obama continues to have some of the same names at the top of the stack. The

Share this article on Facebook What if One-Child Forced Abortion Policy Existed in Jesus’ Time – A few weeks back, media-mogul and mega-millionaire Ted Turner (himself a father of five and prominent among the “do as I say, not as I do” liberal elite) garnered some

Share this article on Facebook Windows of Pro-Life Leader’s Vandalized Home Get Replaced – A Christian company has generously offered to replace the windows at no cost of a national pro-life leader whose house was vandalized by abortion advocates recently.

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Adios, Christmas – controlling language and minds – by Chuck Colson December 22, 2010 (BreakPoint.org) – I recently met a man who left his native Cuba when he was eleven years old. He came from an upper class family and

Share this article on Facebook Budget bill passes without increased Christmas bailouts for abortion industry – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates scored some important victories in the Congressional lame-duck session that

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Supreme Court embryo ruling will lead to more deaths say pro-life groups – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, December 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Supreme Court of Canada decision Wednesday morning threatens to result in the destruction

Share this article on Facebook China converts entire village into prison to contain pro-life activist – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman DONGSHIGU, China, December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Chinese authorities have converted an entire village into a prison in order to

Share this article on Facebook Christian religious freedom under threat across EU: UN security organization – by Hilary White VIENNA, December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The religious freedom of Christians in Europe is under threat from “equalities” and anti-discrimination

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on Dec. 21 News – by Steve Jalsevac What a big news day again! The clarification by the Vatican should wipe out the massive distortion, wishful thinking on the part of liberals and

Share this article on Facebook Graphic abortion pictures cause another conversion – by Fr. Frank Pavone Today I want to share with you the following email I received from a pro-abortion person who visited the Priests for Life website and saw the

Share this article on Facebook Lessons from a Christmas Tree – by Steve Jalsevac Only three days to Christmas. Can you believe it? Time moves along more swiftly than we can barely endure during the latter days of this precious

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes – Dec. 21   Religion – 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. 22 – Homosexuality, DADT Repeal – 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 No mention of ‘population growth’ in key UN document complains UK parliamentary committee – by Hilary White LONDON, December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to a British parliamentary committee on international development, attempts to manipulate the

Share this article on Facebook Obama signs repeal of military ban on homosexuals – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday the repeal of the 1993 law that bans

Share this article on Facebook Orthodox Rabbi predicts deadly fallout from permitting homosexuality in military – by John-Henry Westen NEW YORK, December 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with LifeSiteNews.com, noted Orthodox Rabbi Yehuda Levin has predicted the U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood to affiliates: abortions mandatory – by Kathleen Gilbert CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Planned Parenthood Federation of America plans to require all its affilate groups

Share this article on Facebook Praise, ridicule over abortion stance ‘doesn’t matter,’ only fidelity to Christ, says Phoenix bishop – by Kathleen Gilbert PHOENIX, December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite a bombardment of outrage from media and leftist activist organizations, the bishop

Share this article on Facebook Pro-abort vandalism prompts act of generosity – by LifeSiteNews.com December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of an act of pro-abortion violence, a Cincinnati window company has offered to replace the damaged

Share this article on Facebook Rep. Chris Smith: Lord Windsor’s article a “must read” for pro-life, human rights advocates – by On the Beat Lord Nicholas Windsor’s article in the ecumenical journal First Things calling for a new abolition movement to end legal abortion has now circulated into

Share this article on Facebook There can be no ‘Peace on Earth’ without ‘Peace in the Womb’ – by Bryan Kemper December 22, 2010 (BryanKemper.com) – Picking out the Christmas tree with the kids, singing Christmas hymns at church, teaching my children about the

Share this article on Facebook Victory: Senate strips provision allowing abortion on military bases from defense bill – by Peter Smith December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Senate has passed the defense authorization bill for FY2011, but only after controversial provisions,

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook 2011 Musica Sacra Saint Louis Conference – The following was brought to the NLM’s attention a couple of weeks back and involves some names which will be already familiar to our readers, including Fr. Samuel

Share this article on Facebook Gregorian Accompaniment – Guest article by Jeffrey Ostrowski T wo famous quotes by Jean-Philippe Rameau (an important theorist/composer) and Willi Apel (who wrote an important book on Gregorian

Share this article on Facebook Trivulzio Candelabrum, Duomo, Milan – (Image source: Wayn.com ) (Image source: Micol & Marco 101 Cose da Fare a Milano )

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Christmas decorations taken too far. Would you be embarrassed if this were your next-door neighbor? – Here are 25 houses I wouldn’t want to live next to. I wouldn’t want them in my neighborhood. I wouldn’t want them in my state.  They are kind of funny, but I prefer to

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Olmsted De-certifies “Catholic” Hospital – My friend and canon lawyer Ed Peters writes: Bishop Olmsted, Canon 216, and St. Joseph’s Hospital Well, the situation at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, in terms of

Share this article on Facebook Radio Shows Today – Radio Shows Today: 1) Catholic Answers Live at 7 PM Eastern – Questions from Non-Catholics; 2) Teresa Tomeo’s Catholic Connections at 9:15 AM; 3) The Catholic Guy with

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #529 – Lord, Watch Over Your Special Children – “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 O Come, O Come – Emmanuel, God-With-Us… Emmanuel, born in Haiti the day after quake in which father died. He did not survive/Photo, “Missionary Ed” Stricken with some sort of bug, over

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Hubbard Commends Senate Ratification of New Start Treaty – WASHINGTON (December 22, 2010)— Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, NY, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Brick by brick in Williamston, MI – For your Brick by Brick file… from a reader: After decades with no crucifix and no tabernacle in the sanctuary (other than a processional cross), both were installed

Share this article on Facebook Have yourself a multicultural little Christmaaaaas… – From Religion Law Blog comes A Politically Correct Nativity Play: Characters: Mary and an Angel. (Please note that the role of the Angel is Non Gender specific and

Share this article on Facebook Irony – In the leak industry the table turns pretty quickly. WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange turns on the Guardian after paper leaks info on his alleged sexual assault BY Aliyah

Share this article on Facebook Reminders about Christmas and Holy Communion – First, if you are not in the state of grace, don’t just go to Holy Communion anyway.  That’s a sacrilege and a mortal sin.  Those of you who are lax about Mass

Share this article on Facebook St. Joseph’s in Phoenix: a note about their “follow” list on Twitter – As the problem in Phoenix with St. Joseph’s Formerly Catholic Hospital develops, I went to look at their St. Joseph’s Twitter feed. You can’t read too much into the list

Share this article on Facebook We have seen this movie before, and it ain’t The Bells of St. Mary’s. – We have seen this movie before, and it ain’t The Bells of St. Mary’s. The conflict in Phoenix between Bp. Thomas Olmsted and St. Joseph’s Hospital exemplifies a deeper

Share this article on Facebook Yummmm! – Cookie break. Espresso with the best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the cosmos, made by and sent by my mother. I, not my mother, made the espresso, by the way.

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