Catholic News Headlines Dec. 20, 2009

Dec. 19, 7pm—Dec. 20, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Archbishop Nienstedt preaches joy and conversion to prison inmates – St. Paul, Minn., Dec 20, 2009 / 02:29 pm ( CNA ).- Tim O’Meara, 50, heartily shook Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Most Rev. John Nienstedt’s hand and grinned

Benedict XVI names new primate for Polish Catholics – Vatican City, Dec 20, 2009 / 12:33 pm ( CNA ).- After Sunday’s Angelus in Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI congratulated the new primate of the Polish church, Archbishop

Christmas is God’s answer to drama of humanity, Pope declares – Vatican City, Dec 20, 2009 / 12:19 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI led the Angelus from the window of his Vatican chambers on this crisp, clear winter morning of the

Church to celebrate feast of first martyr – CNA STAFF, Dec 20, 2009 / 05:16 am ( CNA ).- On Saturday, December 26, the universal church will commemorate the death of St. Stephen, the first man to give his life in

Pope Benedict’s environmentalism concerned with the ‘ecology of man,’ Vatican observer writes – Rome, Italy, Dec 20, 2009 / 04:02 am ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI’s so-called “green revolution” differs in key ways from parts of the environmentalist movement, Vatican

Slain Irish missionary priest remembered in Kenya – Kericho, Kenya, Dec 20, 2009 / 07:49 pm ( CNA ).- The memorial Mass for Fr. Jerry Roche, an Irish priest slain by burglars in Kenya, was held on Thursday. The Mass was

Vatican newspaper helps build school in Africa – Vatican City, Dec 20, 2009 / 12:23 pm ( CNA ).- After the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI sent a “cordial greeting” out to the employees of the Vatican newspaper,

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Health Reform Tells the Unborn: Sorry, No Room in the Inn. – How can we welcome the Infant King when we refuse to welcome our own infants? Indeed, we do not welcome our own …

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Dec 20 – Homily: Christmas in History – Fr. Ignatius, taking his queue from the Gospel of Luke, stresses the historicity of the Gospel accounts, and that we should be most concerned about what God thinks on

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Capalla says Christmas is hope – DAVAO CITY, December 20, 2009—Few days before Christmas, Davao Archbishop Fernando Capalla in his early Holiday message reminds the people not to live in despair despite

Conversion Diary

Christmas after atheism – Since I’m so often asked what it’s like to experience Christmas after a life of atheism (especially that I was an atheist even as a child), here is a quick roundup of

New Liturgical Movement

Christmas Proclamation, A Better English Version – The Proclamation from the USCCB , as compared with the Vatican edition , has left many people dissatisfied. John Burchfield of the St. Theresa’s Gregorian Schola made

Faithfulness in God Points to Christ – by John Vernoski Webmaster of (NLM Guest Article) Shawn Tribe’s commentary a few weeks back ( see here ) spoke about the Byzantine Calendar and our

The Year of Priests Cont. – I’ve been writing for some time that the new and paradigmatic ideal in Catholic liturgical music is the sacred music tradition, not just in theory (which has always been

The Anchoress

Dec 20 – O Key of David – Again a nice meditation from the DSMME’s and Julie at Happy Catholic joins in the exposition : O Key of David, O royal power of Israel, controlling at your will the gate

Snowed In Lookarounds – A lazy morning with snow everywhere. This is not my picture; I don’t remember where I found it, but I love it. Might as well lookaround and see what’s new! I’m still


Health Reform Bill Needs More Work Despite New Language on Abortion, Say Catholic Bishops – WASHINGTON—The Senate health reform bill should not move forward in its current form, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Avenging elephants in India didn’t forget – The great pastor of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness, has an interesting post: Last July, as you may remember, Christians in the Indian state of Orissa were subjected to

– I had a very fine left over fine carcass! I am making soup. Chicken soup. A savory roasted chicken having been consumed, I extracted from the freezer stock made at

Sen. Nelson sold himself – Sen. Nelson (D-NE) gets from Pres. Obama and Sen. Reid (D-NV) federal money for Medicaid … for Nebraska… pretty much forever? Sen. Nelson is apparently okay with other

WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Advent – COLLECT (2002MR) – The Collect for this Sunday is the Post-communion of the Feast of the Annunciation (25 March) in the 1962MR. Most of you who recite the Angelus know this prayer. This

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Christmas Is Not a Fairytale for Children, Says Pope [2009-12-20] – Calls It God’s Answer to Mankind’s Search for Peace

End-of-Year Charitable Contribution [2009-12-20]

John Paul II Closer to Canonization [2009-12-20] – Benedict XVI Advances Cause of Pius XII

Mary MacKillop to Be Australia’s 1st Saint [2009-12-20] – Called a “True Inspiration” In a World Lacking Heroes

On Bethlehem, City-Symbol of Peace [2009-12-20] – “A Peace That Is Laboriously Sought and Awaited”

Pontiff Speaks to Children of Catholic Action [2009-12-20] – “Jesus Sees You and Hears You, Even Though You Are Little”

Pontiff to Children: Approach Christ Without Fear [2009-12-20] – Tells Them That Jesus Is Glad to Hear From Them

Turkey’s Lack of Religious Liberty [2009-12-20] – It’s Been a Difficult Year for Christians


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