Catholic News Headlines November 16 and 17, 2010


Nov. 15, 7pm—Nov. 17, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook REMEMBERING WE ARE NOTHING WITHOUT GOD! – “To penetrate, with the help of grace, into what we are and the greatness of the divine goodness, helps to keep us in our place; in the first place, in our own minds:

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Share this article on Facebook REPACKAGING DEATH AS LIFE – THE THIRD PATH TO IMPOSED DEATH – By Elizabeth D. Wickham, Ph.D. (Part Three—continued from yesterday) Critical Juncture in Health Care We are at a critical juncture in health care as funding moves from

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop reminds Catholics of God’s presence in times of persecution – Puerto Iguazú, Nov 16, 2010 / 05:54 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Marcelo Raul Martorell of Puerto Iguazu, Argentina reminded Catholics on Nov. 14 that God will always watch over

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Timothy Dolan named as president of US bishops’ conference – Washington D.C., Nov 16, 2010 / 10:24 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. bishops have elected New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan as president of the U.S. bishops’

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese speaks out against murder of mayor-elect in Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 16, 2010 / 09:58 pm ( CNA ).- The communications office of the Archdiocese of Xalapa, Mexico has told public officials that Mexicans need to see

Share this article on Facebook Argentinean bishop calls for government credits to apply to unborn – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 17, 2010 / 04:33 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Jorge Lozano of Gualeguaychu, Argentina is calling the government to give financial “credits” to

Share this article on Facebook Bishops give landslide approval to common agreement on Baptism – Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2010 / 03:06 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of a common agreement on Baptism Nov. 16. The move has been

Share this article on Facebook Catholic officials describe climate of terror in Iraq, call for justice – Mosul, Iraq, Nov 17, 2010 / 02:50 pm ( CNA ).- The situation for Christians in Iraq is becoming bleaker. The violence directed against them is no longer limited to the

Share this article on Facebook Church analyst: Election of Archbishop Dolan signals desire for strong leader – Baltimore, Md., Nov 16, 2010 / 02:17 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A well-known Church analyst says the election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as president of the U.S. bishops’

Share this article on Facebook Colombians protest program labeling abortion as a ‘right’ – Medellin, Colombia, Nov 15, 2010 / 10:09 pm ( CNA ).- Thousands of Colombians took to the streets in the cities of Bogota, Cali and Medellin on Nov. 11 to protest a

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi-Americans use close ties to advocate for peace – Knoxville, Tenn., Nov 17, 2010 / 07:56 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Susan Dakak learned of the shocking Oct. 31 attack that killed 70 people and wounded 75 at Baghdad’s

Share this article on Facebook Massachusetts bishops urge Senators to ratify nuclear arms treaty – Boston, Mass., Nov 17, 2010 / 12:37 am ( CNA ).- The Catholic bishops of Massachusetts have urged the ratification of a nuclear weapons treaty between the U.S. and

Share this article on Facebook Over 100 Catholic clergy attend exorcism training in Baltimore – Baltimore, Md., Nov 17, 2010 / 05:58 am ( CNA ).- Despite the intrigue and attention given to the topic of exorcism, the primary work of the Devil lies in daily

Share this article on Facebook Peruvian bishop blasts proposal to lower sexual consent age to 14 – Lima, Peru, Nov 16, 2010 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the Peruvian bishops’ committee on the family has warned the country’s Congress that lowering the age of

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Council for Culture to host Hollywood dialogue event – Atlanta, Ga., Nov 16, 2010 / 03:10 am ( CNA ).- The Pontifical Council for Culture and the Camartis Institute are calling for more North American partners and sponsors

Share this article on Facebook Pope appeals for release of Pakistani Christian mother facing death for blasphemy – Vatican City, Nov 17, 2010 / 05:47 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Rarely does Pope Benedict XVI make appeals on behalf of individuals. But the Pope broke from custom Nov. 17,

Share this article on Facebook Pope praises St. Juliana, visionary devotee of the Eucharist – Vatican City, Nov 17, 2010 / 01:14 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On Nov. 17, Pope Benedict XVI told general audience attendees how a 13th-century Belgiun nun, St. Juliana of

Share this article on Facebook Striking down Prop. 8 would have ‘Roe v. Wade’ impact, Archbishop Kurtz says – Baltimore, Md., Nov 16, 2010 / 05:15 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- If the hotly debated Proposition 8 in California is overturned by the judicial system, the cultural impact of

Share this article on Facebook Vatican TV makes high-definition move with new broadcast van – Vatican City, Nov 16, 2010 / 07:22 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican has unveiled a new tool for evangelization in the form of a van equipped with 17 high-definition

Share this article on Facebook Vatican, Iranian officials agree on religious freedom issues – Vatican City, Nov 16, 2010 / 04:22 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Officials from Iran and the Vatican, meeting in Tehran, announced agreement on a set of principles concerning

Share this article on Facebook Without priests, Catholic military personnel seeking out Protestant pastors – Baltimore, Md., Nov 16, 2010 / 12:54 am ( CNA ).- Military Archbishop Timothy Broglio told bishops at their annual gathering in Baltimore that the U.S. military is

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Share this article on Facebook No more ‘Harry Potter,’ author J. K. Rowling declares – All good things must come to an end. The cultural phenomenon that was the “Harry Potter” craze – …

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s masses to be telecast in High Definition shortly – The pope is working on having his masses being telecast in high definition, or HD. The Vatican has unveiled a new …

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Share this article on Facebook Bishops Seeking New Missionaries for the ‘Digital Continent’ – ‘We digital immigrants need lessons on the digital culture, just as we expect missionaries to learn the …

Share this article on Facebook Guest Opinion: Legalizing Same Sex Marriage, Liberation – or Deprivation? – Gays are not second-class citizens but a gay man certainly makes a second-class mother. Two lesbian women may be …

Share this article on Facebook The USCCB’s New President, Archbishop Timothy Dolan – New Tone, New Face, New Voice – Archbishop Dolan brings with him a passion for orthodox Catholic faith, firm conviction on the right to life from …

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop of Islamabad calls Asia Bibi Case A Disgrace – Bishop Rufin Anthony says the blasphemy law “must be repealed; it does not fit with 21st century world …

Share this article on Facebook Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton announce engagement – After years of speculation, Britain’s Prince William and longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton have …

Share this article on Facebook Conclusions of Inter-Religious Meeting in Tehran between Muslim and Catholic Leaders – ‘Faith, by its very nature, requires freedom. Therefore, religious freedom, as a right inherent to human …

Share this article on Facebook Leading the Church’s Chosen: Interview with Bishop Tobin, Secretary, Congregation for Consecrated Life – I believe it’s very good that the Church stresses the vocation of baptism. But we must remember that both …

Share this article on Facebook Remember the Iraqi Catholic Martyrs: Send a Letter and Your Prayers – Last Sunday, one week after the attack at Our Lady of Salvation, the people who worship there went back. But it …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Former Representative Steve Driehaus Withdraws Legal Complaint against Pro-life Susan B. Anthony List – SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser welcomed Dreihaus’ decision to withdraw his complaint as …

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Share this article on Facebook ‘American Catholic Council’, Sensus Fidelium and the Voice of the Truly Faithful – Whenever dissenters challenge the Catholic Church, we are given an opportunity to more fully study …

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League on Opposition to Election: Archbishop Dolan’s Critics Freak out – The President of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, commented on the negative …

Share this article on Facebook Courthouse scanner pictures are saved – and shared online – Federal agencies promised that scanner photos, usually taken at airports as a precaution against smuggling weapons …

Share this article on Facebook Illegal immigrants may still receive college tuition in California – The California Supreme Court has decided unanimously that illegal immigrants who graduated from state high schools …

Share this article on Facebook Representative Charles Rangel found guilty on 11 counts – Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) has been found guilty Tuesday of breaking 11 separate congressional rules related …

Share this article on Facebook Surprising and Historic Vote: Archbishop Timothy Dolan Elected as President of United States Bishops Conference – Most pundits and ecclesial commentators strongly predicted Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson would be elected to …

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Share this article on Facebook Fatima Reflections #2 – Ave Maria ! Join Fr. Joseph Michael Mary in his ongoing reflections upon the Message of Our Lady of Fatima. To Download Audio go to http://airmaria.com?p=15955

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Share this article on Facebook Are Earlier Abortions Better than Later Ones? – Last month, Princeton’s University Center for Human Values sponsored a discussion on the abortion debate. Austin Ruse wrote a scathing summary of the conference over at

Share this article on Facebook Bad Idea: D.C. High School Drops F’s – On the list of bad ideas, this has got to be near the top of the list. Hey, we’re doing away with standards in pretty much every facet of life, why not in school as

Share this article on Facebook Feel Good Flash Mob at Heathrow – If only this could happen in real life…well it kinda’ did but you know what I mean. HT Deacon’s Bench

Share this article on Facebook Funny Baby Video – If you don’t think this is cute, you’re probably dead inside or you need an exorcist. I found it very cute so I’m obviously ok. I’m not so sure about you. Thanks to

Share this article on Facebook Obama is Surrounded by This – Surrounded by this kind of adulation and sycophancy, it’s no wonder Obama seemingly has so little ability to adjust, change course, or have any kind of real

Share this article on Facebook Out Of His Vegan Mind! – My first car was a 1974 Chevy Vega. I loved that Vega. This Vega, not so much. Father Richard Vega, a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and president of the

Share this article on Facebook Tony Danza: Shut Up About God Already!! – Who’s the Boss Tony? Here’s a hint…. Its Not You! It could have been a funeral-home scene out of a “Sopranos” episode. At the wake for crime author Philip Carlo, Tony

Share this article on Facebook Vid: Church Burial Service for Aborted Babies Who Had Been Kept in Jars – 34 aborted babies recovered from an illegal late term abortion clinic in Elkton were buried Monday in a ceremony at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Cherry Hill New

Share this article on Facebook Why Earmarks Matter – Its The Little Things – On the way home from work, I listened to Mark Levin speaking about earmarks. Republicans have now agreed to ban the practice. Mark says that this is great, but that we

Share this article on Facebook Worst PSA Ever: Bristol Palin and The Situation – This is painful. They should be required to run an anti-suicide PSA every time they show this. I’m all for Bristol getting the word out on abstinence but there’s got to

Share this article on Facebook Wow. USCCB Elects Abp. Dolan – The National Catholic Register reports some shocking news: New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan was elected president of the U.S. bishops’ conference at 10am this

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Compares Gay Marriage To Abortion On Eve Of Roe V. Wade – Addressing his brother bishops on November 15, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the US bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage, compared

Share this article on Facebook In Memoriam for Nov 17 – VATICAN CITY, 17 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks: – Bishop Petros Hanna Issa al-Harboli of Zaku of the Chaldeans, Iraq, on 3 November at the

Share this article on Facebook Mass For Victims Of Attack Against Cathedral In Baghdad – VATICAN CITY, 17 NOV 2010 (VIS) – In the Vatican Basilica at 5 p.m. on 25 November, at the initiative of the Syrian-Catholic Church in Rome, a Mass will be held in

Share this article on Facebook Papal Appeal For Asia Bibi – VATICAN CITY, 17 NOV 2010 (VIS) – At the end of today’s general audience the Holy Father, with reference to the situation of Christians in Pakistan, pronounced the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Recalls Italian Earthquake Of 1980 – VATICAN CITY, 17 NOV 2010 (VIS) – During his greetings to faithful at the end of his general audience today, the Pope addressed a group of Italian pilgrims from the

Share this article on Facebook St. Juliana Of Cornillon Helped To Institute Corpus Christi – VATICAN CITY, 17 NOV 2010 (VIS) – In today’s general audience, celebrated in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope focused his attention on St. Juliana of Cornillon who

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Again Urges: No Contraception, Sterilization Mandates In Health Care – Addressing the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Preventive Services for Women on November 16, Deirdre McQuade, spokeswoman for the United States Conference of

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Share this article on Facebook Advent Vigil for Life – Lynn Wehner: Has your parish given the Pope an R.S.V.P.? | Advent begins on Sunday, November 28. As we know, it is a special time of waiting — a time for expectant

Share this article on Facebook Crafty Lady – Rachel Balducci: Help needed! | In a few weeks I’m appearing on a two-hour live television program that will feature me and three of my boys doing Christmas crafts and

Share this article on Facebook Mean Girls and Best Friends – Danielle Bean: How can women support one another? | Author Kelly Walen caused a stir three years ago with a New York Times female-friend-bashing essay, My Sorority

Share this article on Facebook Our Bishops Have Been Busy – Lisa Hendey: A big week for the USCCB | If you’ve spent any time online in Catholic circles today, it’s likely that you heard the big, historic news about the election

Share this article on Facebook Plan Your Family the Natural Way – 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 Scripture Alive! – Rebecca Teti: | I’m incredibly excited about something I heard on the radio just now. I was on my way home from the office and tuned in just in time for a beautifully

Share this article on Facebook Soul to Soul Conversations – Mary DeTurris Poust: the importance of spiritual friendship | We live in age when we can strike up a new friendship with the click of a mouse, when our “friends,” many

Share this article on Facebook Speak Your Mind – 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 Stellar Kids’ Book Pick for Advent – Danielle Bean: Little Star Shines! | What a treat to receive a copy of Anthony DeStefano’s newest children’s book, Little Star, in the mail this week! I sat down

Share this article on Facebook Turkey Delight – Rachel Balducci: if all else fails… | I read with great interest the comments in Danielle’s post about brining a turkey (and I’ll just admit right here I have no idea

Share this article on Facebook Where’s the Sun Gone? – Arwen Mosher: Share your ideas for brightening dark evenings | When I was a young adult I loved “fall back” because it gave us an extra hour of sleep one Saturday night.

Share this article on Facebook You’re Eating WHAT for Thanksgiving? – Lynn Wehner: Oddballs at your family table … | I’m having visions of the Thanksgiving dinner table. Mmm … I see traditional favorites like tender turkey with gravy,

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Share this article on Facebook General Audience: Pope calls for release of Christian woman condemned to death in Pakistan

Share this article on Facebook How does the Vatican prove someone is a saint? Key points of the Canonization process

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – November 16, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Nov. 16 Live from the US Conf. of Catholic Bishops Meeting in Baltimore, MD 4:00 – USCCB Fall Assembly Report The annual

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – November 17, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Nov. 17 Live from the US Conf. of Catholic Bishops Meeting in Baltimore, MD 4:00 – Ave Maria Radio Headed to London for

Share this article on Facebook Two leading American Vatican-watchers offered frank criticism of Vatican public relations and management policies, at a November 15 forum in Washington. – Two leading American Vatican-watchers offered frank criticism of Vatican public relations and management policies, at a November 15 forum in Washington. “The Vatican

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Coverage: New President Elected – Archbishop Timothy Dolan Has Been Elected to a Three-Year Term To Serve As President of the USCCB This is an historic vote as no sitting vice-president has ever failed

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Coverage: New Vice-President Elected – Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of the Archdiocese of Lousiville Has Been Elected to a Three-Year Term To Serve As Vice-President of the USCCB

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Share this article on Facebook Alaska Planned Parenthood Uses Mitzvah Mall Bazaar to Promote Abortion – Five days after the start of Advent, in which Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Infant Jesus, the largest provider of abortions in Alaska plans to utilize

Share this article on Facebook Congressman Drops Elections Complaint to Jail Pro-Life Women’s Group’s Leader – Congressman Steve Driehaus, who lost his bid for re-election earlier this month, has withdrawn his complaint he filed that could have resulted in jail time for the

Share this article on Facebook Congressman Warns of Pro-Abortion CEDAW Treaty Before Hearing – Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey sent a letter to his Republican colleagues in the Senate warning them of the problems associated with the CEDAW treaty slated for a

Share this article on Facebook Democrats for Life Takes Big Shots From Pro-Life Leaders – Jill Stanek, the pro-life blogger and famed nurse who exposed the brutal practice of live birth abortions at her Chicago-area hospital, is taking the biggest shot yet at

Share this article on Facebook Donald Berwick Retreats on Rationing, Republicans Complain About Hearing – President Barack Obama’s Medicare chief backed away from the pro-rationing positions he’s taken previously during a hearing today before the Senate Finance Committee.

Share this article on Facebook House Democrats Keep Pro-Abortion Nancy Pelosi as Leader – Americans may have rejected pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her pro-ObamaCare allies in the 2010 midterm elections, but House Democrats voted Wednesday to keep her

Share this article on Facebook Jindal Out for President in 2012, Gingrich Maybe In; Poll Shows Close GOP Race – Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is well-liked by pro-live voters, but he is saying he will definitely not be a candidate in 2012. Meanwhile, New Gingrich may well be

Share this article on Facebook Michigan Canter Closing Where Alberto Hodari Forced Teen’s Abortion – The Michigan abortion center where embattled abortion practitioner Alberto Hodari forced a teenager to have an abortion against her will is closing. Womancare of

Share this article on Facebook New Catholic Bishops President Chided Biden, Pelosi on Abortion – The nation’s Catholic bishops broke with precedent that normally sees the vice-president move up the ranks to become the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic

Share this article on Facebook New York City Council Holds hearing on Bill Attacking Pregnancy Centers – The New York City Council held a hearing today on a bill sponsored by abortion backers to attack pregnancy centers that provide women with tangible pregnancy assistance

Share this article on Facebook New York City Faces Lawsuit if Anti-Pregnancy Center Bill OKd – A pro-life legal group said new York City officials should keep in mind its promise that the city would face a lawsuit if the city council moves ahead with a bill

Share this article on Facebook North Dakota Doesn’t Charge Unlicensed Abortion Practitioners – North Dakota officials will not charge a pair of unlicensed abortion practitioners who appear to have done abortions in the state well after their medical licenses

Share this article on Facebook Panel Told: Don’t Put More Abortion, Birth Control Funding in ObamaCare – Representatives of pro-life groups told the Institute of Medicine today that the agency should not declare abortion or birth control as “preventative” care under the

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Puts Pocketbook Above Women’s Interests – The Obama Administration is taking advice from Planned Parenthood again.  This time, the nation’s largest abortion provider was invited to advise the Institute of

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Just 26 Percent of Americans Believe Obama Will be Re-Elected – A new poll conducted by the political news web site Politico finds just 26 percent of Americans say they believe pro-abortion President Barack Obama will be re-elected

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Group Sues FDA to Promote Plan B Drug to Teens – A pro-abortion legal group filed a lawsuit today to force the Food and Drug Administration to allow sales of the contorversial PLan B drug over the counter to all

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Congressman John Boehner Elected New House Speaker – Congressman John Boehner, a pro-life advocate who led the fight against the abortion-funding ObamaCare legislation in the House was unanimously elected today by his

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group at Canada’s Carleton University Pressured to OK Abortion – The student government at Carleton University in Canada has no problem with allowing a pro-life stuent group on campus — so long as the organization affirms women have a

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Hold Reception for New Members of Congress – Top pro-life advocates pressed the flesh with pro-life incoming members of Congress last night at a reception and encouraged them to remain firm in their resolve to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Sarah Palin Considering 2012 Republican Presidential Bid – In a new interview with the New York Times magazine, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin confirms she is considering a possible 2012 presidential bid. Should

Share this article on Facebook Senate Republicans Elect Pro-Life Leaders, Democrats Pick Abortion Advocates – Senate Republicans and Democrats held leadership elections today for the top positions and leaders for each party for the next session of Congress. Little changed as

Share this article on Facebook Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder: Abortion Truce Letter Doesn’t Represent Us – The fallout is continuing over the controversial letter a group of Tea party leaders and a pro-gay rights Republican organization authored calling for social issues to

Share this article on Facebook Washington Center That Did Secret Abortion on Teen Closes – The abortion business near Seattle that did a secret abortion on a teenager years ago has closed. The Cedar Women’s Clinic, which was the first abortion center to open

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Share this article on Facebook All charges dropped against pro-life pastor – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOAKLAND, California, November 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Appellate Division of the Alameda Superior Court has dismissed all criminal

Share this article on Facebook Bill Clinton applauds population growth in Philippines – By Matthew AndersonMANILA, Philippines, November 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has praised the Philippines for its large population,

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George reaffirms bishops’ stance on health care, abortion – By Patrick B. CraineBALTIMORE, Maryland, November 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his parting address as president of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Francis

Share this article on Facebook Carleton pro-life student group loses club status – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, November 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Carleton Lifeline, the campus pro-life group that made headlines last month after several of

Share this article on Facebook Catholic School Board Praised for Pro-Family Approach to Controversial ‘Equity’ Policy – By Patrick B. CraineHALTON, Ontario, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Halton Catholic District School Board earned praise from one of the fiercest opponents of

Share this article on Facebook Christian doctor forced off adoption panel goes to EU Court of Justice – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, November 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A British Christian pediatrician has applied to be heard at the European Court of Justice after she was

Share this article on Facebook Christian doctor forced off adoption panel loses Employment Tribunal hearing – By Hilary White   LEICESTER, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  An Employment Tribunal judge has found that there was no discrimination in the case of a Christian

Share this article on Facebook Colombian Court Refuses to Impose Gay ‘Marriage’ on Country – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentBOGOTÁ, November 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a surprise decision, Colombia’s ultraliberal Constitutional

Share this article on Facebook Editorial: Bishops’ Development and Peace report encouraging, but only the beginning – LSN EditorialNovember 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Development and Peace funding controversy has reached a new, and hopeful stage with the release last week of the

Share this article on Facebook Editorial: Canadian Bishops Finally Admit Development and Peace Funded Problematic Groups – LSN EditorialNovember 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It’s official. In a recent interview with Catholic journalist Deborah Gyapong, Msgr. Pat Powers, the secretary

Share this article on Facebook Former Rep. Driehaus withdraws complaint against pro-life group over billboards – By Matt AndersonCOLUMBUS, Ohio, November 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former Representative Steve Driehaus (OH-1) has requested to withdraw a legal complaint against

Share this article on Facebook France’s highest court accepts case demanding homosexual ‘marriage’ – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanPARIS, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – France’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, has accepted a constitutional challenge to the

Share this article on Facebook Germany’s Christian Democrats narrowly vote to retain embryo screening ban – By Hilary WhiteBERLIN, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Germany’s ruling party has voted to retain a party policy in favor of the country’s ban on the screening of

Share this article on Facebook Grisly remains of aborted babies found in Thai Buddhist temple – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiBANGKOK, Thailand, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Police in Thailand have uncovered the remains of more than 300 aborted babies hidden

Share this article on Facebook Lithuanian parliament considers law banning promoting homosexuality – By Hilary WhiteVILNIUS, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following violence at last May’s Gay Pride parade in Vilnius, the Lithuanian parliament is considering

Share this article on Facebook Michigan bills seek dignified burial for abortion victims – By Matthew AndersonLANSING, Michigan, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new set of bills that has cleared the Michigan Senate would protect the remains of aborted

Share this article on Facebook New York City Council considers ‘crippling’ crisis pregnancy center bill – By Matthew AndersonNEW YORK CITY, New York, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New York City Council considered a bill yesterday that would require crisis

Share this article on Facebook North Dakota prosecutor refuses to charge unlicensed abortionist – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiFARGO, N.D., November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – North Dakota State’s Attorney Birch Burdick has announced that he will not file criminal

Share this article on Facebook Palin admits deliberating 2012 presidential bid – By Matthew AndersonWashington, D.C., November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview published on the New York Times website today, pro-life Republican Sarah

Share this article on Facebook Pro-abort Pelosi re-elected as head of House Dems; pro-life Boehner to lead GOP – By Matthew AndersonWASHINGTON, D.C., November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – House Republicans and Democrats have chosen their respective leaders today, electing to renew

Share this article on Facebook Push on for gay ‘marriage’ in Australia – By Hilary WhiteCANBERRA, November 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australia’s minority Labour government has supported a motion in the lower House instructing all MPs to

Share this article on Facebook ‘Seismic shift’ as Archbishop Dolan wins upset election as head of U.S. bishops – By Patrick B. CraineBALTIMORE, Maryland, November 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a surprise vote that was described as a “seismic shift” by one prominent Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Toronto’s Aid to Women saving babies every week – by Pauline Kosalka TORONTO, Ontario, November 16, 2010 (theinterim.com) – In the fight against abortion, there is a need to go beyond the legal dimensions and help those

Share this article on Facebook Vancouver council unanimously backs ‘transgender’ bill – By Patrick B. CraineVANCOUVER, British Columbia, November 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to back a controversial

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Timothy Dolan Elected to Head USCCB – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a surprising upset, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) elected Archbishop Timothy Dolan over sitting vice

Share this article on Facebook Bishop to Bury Babies Found in Dumpster – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The most Reverend Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing, Michigan will personally conduct the funeral rites for seventeen aborted

Share this article on Facebook Bishop: Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Is “Akin to Roe v. Wade” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The newly elected vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) says that if the courts strike down

Share this article on Facebook Black Magic Suspected in Bizarre Outbreak at Trinidad School – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist  More than 17 female students at a school in Trinidad fell mysteriously ill last week with symptoms eerily similar to those

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Pavone to Write for Washington Post – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Priests for Life founder Father Frank Pavone has been invited by the liberal Washington Post to be a regular columnist for

Share this article on Facebook Massachusetts High School Teachers Stage “Coming Out” Assembly – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A group of seven homosexual teachers at the Concord-Carlisle High School in Massachusetts led an afternoon assembly last month

Share this article on Facebook Mother Gives Birth to Homosexual Son’s Child – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A 50 year-old woman in Mexico has given birth to the child of her son, a homosexual businessman who was yearning for a baby.

Share this article on Facebook Some Tea Partiers Ask GOP to Put Aside Social Issues – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A homosexual activist group that had little to do with the conservative victory of November 2 is now trying to dictate terms to

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Share this article on Facebook Augustinian Canons of Klosterneuburg Make Foundation in the US – The Provost of the famous Augustinian Canonry of Klosterneuburg and Abbot General of the Austrian Congregation of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine, Rt. Rev. Bernhard

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Biffi Critiques the Postconciliar “Spirit” of Vatican II – Readers may recall some while ago a discussion of the critique made by Cardinal Biffi around the topic of the new Ambrosian lectionary. Today on Chiesa , Cardinal Biffi

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Joseph Fessio: The Pope, The Anglicans and the Mass – I have only been able to listen to a very tiny bit of this 64 minute presentation by Fr. Joseph Fessio on “The Pope, The Anglicans and the Mass” which looks at the

Share this article on Facebook More Early Christian Architecture of Spain – When one thinks of the Christian architecture of Spain, I believe many of us have a tendency to immediately think of Spanish baroque — and almost exclusively. But of

Share this article on Facebook Rare Opportunity To Study With A Master – There is still room in Dr. Mahrt’s advanced class at the CMAA’s Winter Chant Intensive coming up in January in New Orleans. Perhaps the leading scholar of Gregorian

Share this article on Facebook Reader Report from Barcelona, Spain – One of our readers sends in some images of Mass celebrated in Barcelona in the usus antiquior from the Església de Santa Maria de Montserrat de Pedralbes o Parròquia de

Share this article on Facebook Studio Update from Matthew Alderman – Just to let our readers know that I have been keeping busy during my occasional absences from the New Liturgical Movement , I thought you might enjoy Matthew Alderman

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Share this article on Facebook An earthquake in Baltimore with Dolan’s election – By Greg Erlandson A rather uneventful fall meeting of the U.S. bishops was shaken by the unexpected election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York as the next

Share this article on Facebook Upset in USCCB election of president. Archbishop Dolan wins over sitting VP – UPDATE – Posted by Mary DeTurris PoustIn an unprecedented move, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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Share this article on Facebook “How I Solved the Catholic Problem” — Confessions of a Protestant missionary to Guatemala – Guatemala is at a turning point. Historically it’s been a 100% Catholic country — but that’s changing — rapidly. Demographers predict that early in this century

Share this article on Facebook A look at the unraveling of the “seamless garment” faction of U.S. bishops – The Catholic World Report has a good piece on what writer George Neumayr calls “Cardinal O’Conner’s Revenge.” It thoughtfully explores the underlying reasons why the

Share this article on Facebook Battle Toad – “A new toad species with striking red eyes, discovered in the cloud forests of Chocó, Colombia.” Photo credit: Robin Moore/iLCP http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Share this article on Facebook I Would Like to Show You More Than This – A few thoughts are in order here: 1) The 80s gave us some truly excellent music and some truly lame music videos. 2) Bryan Ferry is a talented singer-songwriter. 3) The

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan’s Latest Service will be a Great One – From my friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: “The version of the story I heard was that Tim Dolan, then an eighth grader at Holy Infant Parish in Saint Louis, rang the

Share this article on Facebook Hallelujah Chorus & Organ at Macy’s – Watch Peoples’ Reaction – People in their heart love beauty, spirituality and God. Look what happens when a random act of culture and beauty and spirituality bursts forth at Macy’s.

Share this article on Facebook ONE THOUSAND MILES! – Last Thanksgiving 2009 my son Jesse suggested we run 1,000 in one year. We set up a chart (click here) and started keeping track. I JUST PASSED THE GOAL A FEW DAYS

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s New Interview in a New Book!! – Click image for more info or to order.

Share this article on Facebook Robert Spencer & Peter Kreeft Debate Islam – The topic: “Is the only good Muslim a bad Muslim?” I myself would argue in the affirmative. The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts– one of a handful of Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Run Chart and Updates – UPDATE 11-16-10: Wow! I just passed the 1,000 mile mark in Rome. See the blog with maps, photos, and videos. ************************************************** UPDATE

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #519 – St. Martina – “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.

Share this article on Facebook #520 – I Don’t Want To Be a Grandfather – “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.

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Share this article on Facebook A little moist-eyed – Inexplicably, a little moist-eyed over here after watching this. Not sure why. But I loved it. Deacon Greg says wouldn’t you like to be greeted like this in heaven?

Share this article on Facebook Col. West Goes to Washington – I just love this picture of Col. Allen West showing up for his five day congressional orientation : Yup. Got my military helmet bag; always ready for a battle, and I’m

Share this article on Facebook Dolan New USCCB Prez – For American Catholics who pay attention , today’s big news is the surprise election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as President of the United States Conference of Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Marx’s Mistake – UPDATED – My Tuesday column is up: It was not the Marxist ideal in communism that was in error, really. It was that communism was compelled, rather than voluntary. Sometimes a

Share this article on Facebook Retreating Nuns… – I want to go to there. Yes. I want to go to there. I want to go to the retreats with the retreating nuns who are preparing for the new liturgical year by taking rather

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDERS [CFD] WEBSITE – Isahel said… Hi Fr. Abe, Pa advertise naman sa blog mo Fr.Abe, meron na kami ngayong CFD website: http://www.catholicfaithdefender.weebly.com viewers can drop their questions

Share this article on Facebook HOW COME PHILIPPINE MARTYRS GOMBURZA AND THE GOOD-HEARTED HEROINE MELCHORA AQUINO ARE NOT VENERATED AS SAINTS? – Melchorra Aquino, popularly known as Tandang Sora – the Mother of Philippine Revolution. Inset, the three Catholic priests who were killed for their love of country: Fr.

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Share this article on Facebook A little late maybe, but this upgrade is welcome – The Vatican may…may be moving away from high-deaf in regards to technology to high-def. From CNA: Vatican TV makes high-definition move with new broadcast van Vatican

Share this article on Facebook An important reason why I will – must – never,ever be a bishop – I spent the whole afternoon in the Victoria and Albert Museum.  Incredible. One of the things I like about the museum are the hand’s on exhibits. Here is your chance to

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI on the role of bishops conferences – First, let me ask: Have you read Apostolos suos yet, as I suggested elsewhere? As the USCCB has a plenary meeting, as the CEI still hums with the Pope’s message, this

Share this article on Facebook Catholic priests in the military: serious shortage – Back in the day, I reached out to the US Navy about being a chaplain.  I never heard back.  I am probably too old now. I have, however, heard stories from chaplain

Share this article on Facebook Change to the coat-of-arms of the Roman Curia? – I found something you should know about. Preamble:  Surely someone with little intellectual flexibility will opine that all the heraldry stuff is meaningless in our

Share this article on Facebook Church sign – Speaking of signs, a reader sent me this shot taken somewhere in Dallas, TX. It made me chuckle.

Share this article on Facebook In town – I am taking a brief break from my visit to the exhibit on the English language at the British Library. They close in at 8 local time tonight, after which I will have eat

Share this article on Facebook Let all Conferences of Bishops broadcast meetings LIVE – Here is one reason why The Catholic Herald is the UK’s best Catholic weekly. Though … now I think on it… I am open to correction.  Has any other Catholic publication

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Can a church’s name be changed? – Parish mergers happen.  When they do, sometimes a new name is cobbled up to identify the new entity.  Sometimes, however, names of churches are changed. From a reader:

Share this article on Facebook SUDDEN IMPROMPTU PRECIPITOUS LONDON BLOGNIC TODAY 6:30 pm – This evening I will at the Buckingham Arms in Petty France, near St James’s Park tube station at 6:30 pm. My intention is to go this afternoon either to the V&A or the

Share this article on Facebook The Big … um… News – People are wondering why I didn’t post about Archbp. Dolan’s election as President of the USCCB. I was doing far more pleasant things. Okay… here we go. Archbp. Dolan

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: Renaissance Siena edition – I was at the V and A today. The Sienese painter Bernardino Fungai (+c.1516) and his Virgin and Child with Two Saints gives us a nice Christological Goldfinch. I think

Share this article on Facebook US bishop hear the word “blog” during meeting – Problem: Catholic Bishops in general today know as much about most social issues – in this case the internet and social networking – as they did about astronomy in the

Share this article on Facebook Wise allocation of time and resources? – The last strictly domestic flight I had, I watched as a female TSA supervisor sidled over to a make officer and say something quietly. He looked at me and then slightly

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