Catholic News Headlines November 15, 2010


Nov. 14, 7pm—Nov. 15, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook REPACKAGING DEATH AS LIFE – THE THIRD PATH TO IMPOSED DEATH – By Elizabeth D. Wickham, Ph.D. A major transformation of traditional medical ethics is taking place. What was once unthinkable has become acceptable, and no one really

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Bishops discuss ways to bring peace to Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 15, 2010 / 06:11 pm ( CNA ).- The bishops of Mexico have expressed their desire to become agents of peace and offer guidance amid widespread

Share this article on Facebook Catholics should not fear ‘political isolation,’ says Cardinal George – Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2010 / 01:40 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Francis George opened the annual bishops’ meeting today by stressing that Catholics “should not fear

Share this article on Facebook Court upholds traditional marriage in Colombia – Bogotá, Colombia, Nov 15, 2010 / 02:49 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Colombia’s Constitutional Court has voted to uphold the sanctity of marriage in the country.

Share this article on Facebook Pope: Bishops’ conferences should serve bishops not replace them – Vatican City, Nov 15, 2010 / 07:18 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A national conference of Catholic bishops exists so that pastors of the Church might “share the fatigue of

Share this article on Facebook US bishops urge patience in Haiti reconstruction efforts – Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2010 / 05:43 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Several U.S. bishops gave an update on Church relief efforts in Haiti during their annual fall gathering in

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook U.K. Catholic Church to Welcome 50 Anglican Clergy Early in New Year – Catholic Bishops from England and Wales will unveil their plans for receiving 50 Anglican clergy – including five …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook British couple finally freed from Somali pirates – A British couple kidnapped off their private yacht by Somali pirates is finally free after more than a year in …

Share this article on Facebook Freed Democracy Advocate in Burma extends Olive Branch to regime – Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi has been recently freed from nearly 20 years of house arrest, and she …

Share this article on Facebook Greece’s Debt Far More Serious – While Athens says its debt reduction is on track, new EU figures are showing much higher debt last year than …

Share this article on Facebook Millions converge on Mecca for the Muslim Observance of Hajj – At least two-and-a-half million Muslims have converged in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca to …

Share this article on Facebook New outbreak of polio prompts vaccinations in Africa – International aid organizations said this week that they were starting a campaign to immunize three million people …

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan: Christians, Muslims try to Save Asia Bibi from Death for Being a Christian – Woman sentenced to death sees her lawyers to file appeal. Increasingly, people are mobilizing against the …

Share this article on Facebook Pope: Communicate the Gospel with Courage! – Pope spoke of the need for “men and women who speak through their lives, who can communicate the Gospel …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Guest Opinion: Democrats for Life PAC Was a Kiss of Death in 2010 – Now we know that most voters were terrified and outraged by Obamacare. Now we know that tea party activists turned …

Share this article on Facebook Rangel storms out of ethics subcommittee hearing – Representative Charlie Rangel, D-New York accused of 13 allegations of unethical behavior stormed of his House …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Act As the Lord Would Act: Cardinal George’s Final Address as President of U.S. Bishops Conference – “Orthodoxy is necessary but not enough; the devil is orthodox. He knows the Catechism better than anybody …

Share this article on Facebook Latino students in the majority in California’s public schools – Hispanic and Latino students now make up the majority of students in California’s public school system, …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Awesome: Flag Kid Gets Escort from Bikers – OK. Let’s see that school administrator come out now and tell everyone to remove the flag from their bikes.

Share this article on Facebook Horror: Drunk Driver Sues Parents of Child He Killed – Honestly, this is the worst thing I’ve read…maybe ever. I don’t even have anything to say but register my own horror at the soullessness of this action. CNS reports: A

Share this article on Facebook OK Yeah There’s Death Panels, So What? – Remember when liberals all laughed at Sarah Palin for tagging Obamacare with the term “death panels.” They all said there was no such thing and if you believed there

Share this article on Facebook The Superbowl Of Dead Babies – Picture this… It is halftime during the Superbowl. You just watched some funny commercials from Doritos, Budweiser, or Geico. Then the next commercial hits the tube.

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook 50 Anglican Clergy To Enter Catholic Church: Report – Fifty clergy of the Church of England will enter the Catholic Church as part of the Anglican ordinariate that is taking shape, according to The Telegraph. Last week,

Share this article on Facebook Aid For People Of Haiti, Prayer For Nascent Life – VATICAN CITY, 14 NOV 2010 (VIS) – Following today’s Angelus the Pope again expressed his “closeness to the dear people of Haiti who, because of last January’s terrible

Share this article on Facebook Angelus: Pope Highlights Importance Of Agriculture – VATICAN CITY, 14 NOV 2010 (VIS) – In his remarks prior to praying the Angelus this Sunday, the Holy Father spoke of the importance that work, especially agricultural

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan Pays Tribute To Dorothy Day – Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York paid tribute to the Servant of God Dorothy Day (1897-1980), the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement., during Vespers on November

Share this article on Facebook Brazil: Function Of The Episcopal Conference – VATICAN CITY, 15 NOV 2010 (VIS) – At midday today Benedict XVI received prelates from the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (Region centre west), who have just

Share this article on Facebook Communicate The Gospel Clearly And Courageously – VATICAN CITY, 13 NOV 2010 (VIS) – At midday today the Holy Father received participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, who have dedicated

Share this article on Facebook Healthcare In The Light Of “Caritas In Veritate” – VATICAN CITY, 15 NOV 2010 (VIS) – A press conference was held this morning in the Holy See Press Office to present the twenty-fifth international conference promoted by

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Nov 15 – VATICAN CITY, 15 NOV 2010 (VIS) – Holy Father today received in audience Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Nov 13 – VATICAN CITY, 13 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Bishop Paul Yembuado Ouedraogo of Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso, as metropolitan archbishop of

Share this article on Facebook Sport, A School Of Human And Christian Values – VATICAN CITY, 15 NOV 2010 (VIS) – At midday today the Pope received a group of Italian ski instructors accompanied by Franco Frattini, minister for Foreign Affairs whom

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Honk if You Love Me – Lynn Wehner: Lessons Preached by Geese (Yes, Geese) | Honk. Flap, flap, flap. Honk. Flap, flap, flap. Did you hear that? Fall is pressing forward, and here in New

Share this article on Facebook It’s a Party In There – Arwen Mosher: of multiplying Mosher children | Today was an exciting day in the Mosher household. I had my first official midwife appointment, which is always fun, and I

Share this article on Facebook Let’s Talk Turkey – Danielle Bean: How will you cook your bird this year? | I’m making myself a little crazy here these pre-Thanksgiving days. Because I think I want to brine our

Share this article on Facebook Making the Time – Joseph Pronechen: Morning Offering & Angelus, Every Day | When St. Paul instructed his readers to “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), he meant the same for

Share this article on Facebook Parenting Pointers – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook “Apostolic visitation” to Ireland starts

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Rangel ethics hearing

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – November 15, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Nov. 15 Live from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Meeting in Baltimore, MD 4:00 – Miami Archbishop Visits Cuba for

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Coverage: Bishops Affirm Cardinal George’s Letter to President, Voice Solidarity with Suffering of Christians in Ira – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) affirmed by acclamation during their annual Fall General Assembly a November 9 letter from Chicago Cardinal

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Coverage: Bishops Praise Generosity of U.S. Catholics, Detail Breadth of Church’s Response to Tragedy in Haiti – After the terrible earthquake that last January devastated Haiti and buried almost 300,000 people beneath the rubble, U.S. Catholics responded with remarkable

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Coverage: Bishops Urged to Embrace Social Media in Order to Effectively Evangelize ‘Digital Continent’ – The Catholic Church faces an urgent call to evangelize the new “digital continent” of social media, according to a presentation to the United States Conference of

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Coverage: Cardinal George Opening Address – Dear Brother Bishops: Three years ago, we were preparing to receive the visit of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, to this country and to the United Nations. Well

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops President: We Were Right on Abortion, Health Care – In his final speech as the outgoing president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Francis E. George said the nation’s Catholic bishops were right on

Share this article on Facebook Court Dismisses Charges Against Pro-Life Pastor Witnessing on Abortion – A trial court has dismissed the charges Oakland city officials placed on pro-life Pastor Walter Hoye for violating a new law created with the sole intention of stopping

Share this article on Facebook Democrat Will Challenge Pro-Abortion Nancy Pelosi for Leader – A moderate Democrat from North Carolina says he will challenge pro-abortion outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her bid to remain the leader of the House Democrats. Rep.

Share this article on Facebook Key Pro-Life Senator: Republican Party Needs New Chairman – Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican who is one of the leading pro-life conservatives in the Senate, says the national Republican Party needs a new chairman. He

Share this article on Facebook New York Times Columnist Says Death Panels Needed to Fix Economy – When former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin warned about the potential for “death panels” under ObamaCare that would make life and death medical decisions for

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Respond to Tea Party Activists Calling for Abortion Backdown – The letter jointing signed by Republican gay rights activists and a small group of Tea Party leaders has sent shockwaves throughout the pro-life movement. Two leading

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Leaders Receive Life Prizes Award for Work Against Abortion – A group of six pro-life leaders and activists are recipients of the second round of awards from a foundation seeking to honor pro-life advocates for their tireless

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life News: Health Care, Prayer, Abortion, Wisconsin, Minnesota – Some 58 Percent of Americans Still Favor Repealing ObamaCare Washington, DC — Voters continue to favor repeal of the new national health care plan, and most continue to

Share this article on Facebook Rationing Advocate Donald Berwick to Testify in Senate on ObamaCare – Donald Berwick, the rationing advocate President Barack Obama appointed to implement ObamaCare and head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will finally

Share this article on Facebook Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Pro-Abortion CEDAW Treaty – The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday on the CEDAW treaty that has been used to pressure nations to legalize abortions. While the treaty is

Share this article on Facebook Tea Party Activists Tell Republicans: Avoid Social Issues, Abortion – The fiscally conservative tea party activists were crucial to electing pro-life candidates in the 2010 mid-term elections, but now they are calling on Republicans in

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook “You, me…we’re all just grown up embryos”: Billboard campaign counters embryo … – By Hilary WhiteDUBLIN, November 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Embryo research has “failed miserably” to help patients, and is far exceeded in medical successes by adult

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Kicanas endorsed by Rainbow Sash Movement as next U.S. bishops’ head – Matthew AndersonNovember 15, 2010, (LifeSiteNews.com) – With the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting this week to elect its new President, the

Share this article on Facebook Discrimination case against woman seeking ‘Christian roommate’ dropped – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiGRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, November 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A civil rights complaint accusing a Michigan woman of illegal housing

Share this article on Facebook Dutch journalist threatened with torture, death following letter condemning abortion – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanDEN BOSCH, Netherlands, November 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life journalist Mariska Orbán de Haas says that she has received hundreds

Share this article on Facebook Iowa and Maryland pro-life groups determined to keep out late-term abortionist – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiNovember 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life groups in two of the states where late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart has announced plans to open

Share this article on Facebook Moderate/pro-life Democrat to challenge Pelosi as minority leader – By Matthew AndersonWASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” yesterday morning, Rep.

Share this article on Facebook New Irish priest group: Church must re-evaluate sexual teaching – By Hilary WhiteNovember 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – About 200 priests were present at the first meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Port Laoise on

Share this article on Facebook Philippine legislators plan to push controversial Reproductive Health Bill – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiMANILA, November 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members of the Philippine House of Representatives said on Thursday they plan to start hearings

Share this article on Facebook Prof resigns from Catholic college after announcing gay ‘marriage,’ complains she was ‘fired’ – By Patrick B. CraineSPRINGFIELD, Illinois, November 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual woman is complaining that she was fired from a Catholic university in

Share this article on Facebook Six Pro-Life Heroes to Split $600,000 Award – NATICK, MA, November 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Gerard Health Foundation today made the much-anticipated announcement of the 2009-2010 winners of its Life Prizes

Share this article on Facebook Voluntary extinction: America’s one child policy? – Commentary by Chuck ColsonNovember 15, 2010 (BreakPoint.org) – According to Britain’s Guardian newspaper, the Chinese government “has been considering options for

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Allows “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” to Stand – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to allow the 1993 law against homosexuals serving in the military to remain in force while

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops Report Large Turnout for Exorcism Session – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A revival of interest in the rite of exorcism appears to be sweeping across the country as more than 60 priests and 56 bishops

Share this article on Facebook UK High Court May Bar Christians from Foster Parenting – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The British court system is on the verge of a landmark collision between homosexual “rights” and freedom of religion as the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Norbertine Life at St. Michael’s Abbey – By now, many of you will have no doubt seen this video on the Norbertines of St. Michael’s Abbey on other sites, but for the sake of those who have not, and out of

Share this article on Facebook The Feast of St. Josaphat at the Vatican – Friday, November 12th, was the feast of St. Josaphat, martyred in the year 1623 for his ardent championship of union with Rome among the Byzantine-rite Christians of the

Share this article on Facebook The German Choral Dialect and a Jewel on the Rhine: St. Valentine, Kiedrich – On Sunday, 31 October 2010, H.E. The Most Rev. Franz-Peter Tebarz-van Elst, Bishop of Limburg, celebrated Pontifical Mass in the parish church of Saints Valentine and

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Behind closed doors at the exorcism meeting – By Mary DeTurris PoustDo you believe in ghosts? Demons? Possession? Certainly many of us must have at least a passing interest in these other-worldly things or we

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Quantitative Easing: So simple even kids can understand it – Courtesy of The Anchoress (And please excuse the couple of bad words spoken herein.) http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Share this article on Facebook What’s wrong with this picture? A Catholic nun is frisked by a TSA worker – This is the main photo-story at the Drudge Report right now, accompanied by the headline: THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON . I don’t know about that, but I do know that there’s

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Grand Finale to our St. Paul Pilgrimage & Cruise – The final video and Grand Finale for our St. Paul Cruise and Pilgrimage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-YFI5TnNK8

Share this article on Facebook Walking with Peter and Paul in Rome – On our last day following St. Paul we finished it his tomb for Mass. But first we had the best ever private tour of the Sistine Chapel, visited the tomb of Pope John

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #518 – Lest the Enemy Prevail – “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 “Blood and Forgiveness” – When Deacon Greg Kandra showed me his homily for yesterday, I wrote to him that had written “the best piece I have yet seen on the slaughter of Iraqi Christians; it

Share this article on Facebook Quantitative Easing, Explained – Choose your poison. Why do I feel like at some point, this government is going to show up–covered with feathers–claiming, “as God is my witness, I thought turkey’s could

Share this article on Facebook Recommended Advent Reading – Advent will very quickly be upon us, and with it all of the worldly distractions, commitments and tight schedules that have helped make Christmas itself feel–for

Share this article on Facebook The Picture of the Day: – So, it looks like a head-covered TSA worker is physically patting down a nun . The Drudge Headline: “The Terrorists Have Won!” Patrick Madrid wonders about it . This

Share this article on Facebook The Wedding Dress that Made History – From standing before the eyes of the nefarious Dr. Joseph Mengele to standing in a damaged synagogue wearing a white silk wedding gown. Only wonder leads to knowing.

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Affirm Cardinal George’s Letter to President, Voice Solidarity with Suffering of Christians in Iraq – WASHINGTON (November 11, 2010) — At their Fall General Assembly, November 15-18, the U.S. bishops will receive an update on the situation in Haiti and the U.S. Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Praise Generosity of U.S. Catholics, Detail Breadth of Church’s Response to Tragedy in Haiti – BALTIMORE (November 15, 2010) — After the terrible earthquake that last January devastated Haiti and buried almost 300,000 people beneath the rubble, U.S.  Catholics

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Urged to Embrace Social Media in Order to Effectively Evangelize ‘Digital Continent’ – BALTIMORE (November 15, 2010) — The Catholic Church faces an urgent call to evangelize the new “digital continent” of social media, according to a presentation to the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A priest wonders why there is a revival of exorcists; Fr. Z rants – Take a look at this, from CWN and then… well… just take a look. Prominent US priest bemused by exorcism conference Father Richard Vega, a priest of the Archdiocese

Share this article on Facebook Of nuntii and bishopese and the “New Evangelization” – I had intended relay this the day Damian posted it on his blog at The Daily Telegraph.  I was reminded of it tonight over supper with friends (including the great Fr.

Share this article on Facebook Parenting: nintendo during Mass, Communion – Some food for thought for parents and for priests alike. I remember once how I caught hell from a weak-kneed pastor because I wouldn’t give Communion to a girl quite

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Mozart’s Requiem too distracting from prayer? – From a reader: Just an interesting link that highlights a requiem mass presided by three FSSP priests set to Mozart’s Requiem…if I only could be so lucky to have it

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: survey at sermon time – From a reader: Today at Mass, instead of a homily the priest invited a member of the Parish Council to the podium to inform us that it would be helpful to them if we’d

Share this article on Facebook The Pope of Christian Unity changed an Anglican bishop’s mind – From CNA: Converting Anglican bishop says papal action changed the landscape Richborough, England, Nov 14, 2010 / 06:45 pm (CNA).- The Anglican Bishop of Richborough

Share this article on Facebook Tuesday: Going to London – For you Londoners or others who are around town today… finally it isn’t raining. I will meet a friend for lunch.  Then probably wend my way across town to the British

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