Catholic News Headlines November 28 and 29, 2010


Nov. 27, 7pm—Nov. 29, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook Antidote to Pride – “When my pride, profiting by some moment of inattention, starts to build its castles in the air, and tries to make me soar aloft, I will make it a rule to think of these

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook ECONOMICS OF LIFE-TAKING … WHEN ISN’T IT MURDER? – There was a time when it would never have occurred to simple folk that murder would become a recommended solution to budgetary woes—both at a national and a state level.

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Arab Christian theologian to be celebrated Dec. 4 – CNA STAFF, Nov 28, 2010 / 07:01 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholics will remember and celebrate the life of the great Arab Church Father St. John of Damascus on Dec. 4.

Share this article on Facebook Bishops urge Congress to condemn persecution of Iraqi Christians – Washington D.C., Nov 29, 2010 / 07:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The United States Conferences of Catholic Bishops urged Congress on Nov. 29 to pass a resolution condemning

Share this article on Facebook Catholics remember Dorothy Day on 30th anniversary of her death – Denver, Colo., Nov 29, 2010 / 05:52 pm ( CNA ).- Catholics are honoring the life and work of humanitarian Dorothy Day on Monday, marking the 30th anniversary of Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Officials block plans to build abortion clinic in Colombian city – Medellin, Colombia, Nov 29, 2010 / 05:53 pm ( CNA ).- Colombian officials recently blocked plans to build an abortion clinic in the city of Medellin.

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood in Alaska to use holiday bazaar to promote abortion – Anchorage, Alaska, Nov 28, 2010 / 06:12 pm ( CNA ).- Five days after the start of Advent, in which Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Infant Jesus, the

Share this article on Facebook Pope did not legitimize condom use, affirms Spanish bishop – Madrid, Spain, Nov 29, 2010 / 02:02 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The secretary general of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference recently remarked that the Pope’s comments in the

Share this article on Facebook Pope heralds beginning of Advent with pro-life vigil – Vatican City, Nov 28, 2010 / 11:08 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI heralded the beginning of Advent this year with an unprecedented worldwide pro-life vigil. On

Share this article on Facebook Pope reflects on Advent experience of expectation – Vatican City, Nov 29, 2010 / 02:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI welcomed the season of Advent during the Angelus prayer on Sunday, remarking on the nature of

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Authorities sweep Rio de Janeiro slum in drug bust – Authorities conducted a sweep of the Alemao favela slum in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this past weekend. …

Share this article on Facebook Casino mogul bids $330,000 for two white truffles – A pair of white truffles, one weighing about two pounds, has been bid upon by a Macau casino mogul to the tune of …

Share this article on Facebook Chinese turn increasingly to the private automobile for travel, status – China is a bustling nation who millions of occupants rely on walking, public transit or buses to go to work school …

Share this article on Facebook Egyptian society to change radically with mandated female representation – Egyptian society is about to take a radical leap into the 21st Century. Following Egypt’s election for …

Share this article on Facebook Finance ministers discuss debt bailout for Ireland – EU finance ministers have unveiled a rescue package for Ireland along with a long-term mechanism intended to …

Share this article on Facebook Free Asia Bibi! Pakistani Court Refuses Pardon for Christian Woman Sentenced to Death for Her Faith – Catholic Online has covered this story since Asia Bibi was unjustly sentenced to death for being a Christian. We …

Share this article on Facebook Mexican drug trafficking goes – literally – underground – The business of selling and distribution of illegal drugs is considered an “underground” …

Share this article on Facebook Researchers link global warming to recent malaria outbreaks – Malaria outbreaks in east African highland unaccustomed to the disease have caused concern that global warming is …

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Share this article on Facebook Alleged Christmas Tree Bomber Wanted to Kill Americans While ‘They Were With Families Celebrating the Holidays’ – Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19-year-old Oregon State student who is a Somali-born naturalized U.S. citizen, told …

Share this article on Facebook Catholics Remember the Servant of God, Dorothy Day on 30th Anniversary of Her Death – Her legacy lives on today in the 185 Catholic Worker communities in the U.S. and around the globe. In 2000, 20 …

Share this article on Facebook Guest Opinion: Dr. Deal Hudson on ‘On Condoms: More Dostoevsky, Less Catechesis’ – There is, of course, no new rule about condom use. What Benedict actually said is much more interesting than what …

Share this article on Facebook Questions arise in latest domestic terrorist attempt – A 19-year-old Somali immigrant is accused of trying to detonate a van he believed was filled with explosives in …

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Share this article on Facebook Beautiful Christmas Video – DOWNOAD THIS SONG FOR FREE: http://soundcloud.com/karmafree/jesus-lamb-of-god This is our gift to You!

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Big CMR Thank You! – Matthew and I just wanted to pause and thank all of our readers, both new and old, for coming here each day. Thank you. Thank you very much. As a result, we have had our

Share this article on Facebook Fla. School Bans Red and Green – Weasel Zippers reports that a Florida school district has banned the colors red and green during Christmas season. No word on whether they’ll actually remove the colors

Share this article on Facebook Sheriff Joe and the Christmas Carols – Ho Ho Ho. Nobody gets between Sheriff Joe and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” Nobody. He’s got your Christmas spirit whether you like it or not. And it would seem that

Share this article on Facebook TSA Secret Recruiting Posters – With all the negative feedback the TSA has been getting lately over their more “aggressive” procedures, recruiting has been negatively impacted. So now the TSA has begin

Share this article on Facebook WaPo Hits Church With Un-padded Pipe – The fallout from the media’s purposeful misinterpretation of the Pope’s comments on condoms continues. The media continues to use the Pope’s comments to promote the

Share this article on Facebook Who The Hell Do You Think You Are? – Nigel Farage, MEP, beats the European Parliament over the head with common sense. Again. ht Culture War Notes

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Advent, A Time Of Expectation – VATICAN CITY, 28 NOV 2010 (VIS) – At midday today, the first Sunday of Advent and beginning of the liturgical year, the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study

Share this article on Facebook Church In Ireland In Need Of Radical Renewal, Says Leading Prelate – In a homily commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of the Servant of God Frank Duff, the founder of the Legion of Mary, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin

Share this article on Facebook Church In Philippines: Continue To Be A Leaven In Society – VATICAN CITY, 29 NOV 2010 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father received prelates from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, who have just

Share this article on Facebook Congo Clergy Warn Of ‘Genocide In The Making’ – In a message approved by their bishop, clergy of a northeastern Congolese diocese are warning that “populations in the east of the country remain subject to a regime of

Share this article on Facebook Hopes And Concerns Of The American Continent – VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Special Assembly for America of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops held its fifteenth meeting on 16 and 17 November.

Share this article on Facebook Japan: Seeking Solutions To Avoid Nuclear Proliferation – VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received the Letters of Credence of Hidekazu Yamaguchi, the new Japanese ambassador to the Holy See. In his

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Nov 29 – VATICAN CITY, 29 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Marc Ouellet P.S.S., prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. – Eight

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Nov 27 – VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Erected the new diocese of Bunda (area 5,530, population 1,023,390, Catholics 335,000, priests 2, religious 2)

Share this article on Facebook Promoting A Culture Respectful Of Life – VATICAN CITY, 27 NOV 2010 (VIS) – In the Vatican Basilica this evening, the Holy Father presided at first Vespers for the first Sunday of Advent. This year’s ceremony

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 1st Sunday of Advent – Danielle Bean: add an Advent blessing to your family’s prayer time | Blessing: O God, by whose word all things are sanctified, pour forth thy blessing upon this wreath,

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:

Share this article on Facebook Pass the Faith! – Jake Frost: Sharing the Faith is Simple But Not Easy | Those who have encountered the beauty and power of faith want to give that gift to their children. The question

Share this article on Facebook Sweet and Spicy Gingerbread Cookies – Danielle Bean: Advent Baking at its Best | How is your Advent going? Did you remember your candles on time this year? Did you dig the calendar out of the attic yet? Have

Share this article on Facebook When “Being Prepared” Goes Haywire – Lynn Wehner: | So last week, I ordered two boxes of Advent candles on-line. Figured I’d be prepared for both this year and next. Good planning keeps you organized, you

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Share this article on Facebook Are the 15 Promises of the Rosary Reliable? – (Originally appeared on my blog at ncregister.com) A correspondent writes: I was wondering if you could comment some time about some of these spiritual promises that

Share this article on Facebook Irvin Kershner and The Empire Strikes Back … and Harry Potter – SDG here (NOT Jimmy!) with a rare foray from guest-blogging limbo. I’ve been more than usually busy and had no time to hang out here at JA.o, but I always hope I’ll be

Share this article on Facebook What the Pope Said about Condoms

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – Novermber – 29, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Nov. 29 4:00 – Relativism: A Historic, Philosophical, and Practical View The day before he was elected Pope Benedict XVI,

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ACOG Again Denies Conscience Rights of Doctors on Abortion – The hostilities toward conscience rights are abundant.  This month the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) reviewed and reaffirmed the 2007 Ethics

Share this article on Facebook BirthOrNot Couple Closes Abortion Vote, Checking for Fraud – The couple behind the controversial BirthorNot web site, claiming to be taking a vote on whether or not to have an abortion, have closed the voting and will now check

Share this article on Facebook Direct Conversion May Make Embryonic Stem Cell Research Obsolete – Scientists made a major step towards making embryonic stem cell research obsolete when they used direct reprogramming to convert adult stem cells to an embryonic-like

Share this article on Facebook Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sees Billboard Focusing on Blacks, Abortion – A pro-life group in Wisconsin and an organization run by a black pro-life advocate have teamed up for the latest in what has become a national campaign to focus on how

Share this article on Facebook Partial-Birth Abortion Inventor Moves Clinic Next to Pediatricians Office – A group of Ohio pediatricians don’t care for their new neighbor — late abortion practitioner Martin Haskell, who invented the grisly partial-birth abortion procedure

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict Thanks Pro-Life Movement at Worldwide Prayer Vigil – In his remarks on Saturday night celebrating the worldwide prayer vigil he called for the international pro-life community to pray for an earnest end to abortion, Pope

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Opposes Women Veterans Bill of Rights – The National Right to Life Committee has mailed a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging a no vote on the Women Veterans Bill of Rights, a measure

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life News: GOP Chair, Pregnancy Centers, Gianna Jessen, Ohio, Britain – The following is a compilation of pro-life news briefs and updates: Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele Draws Another Challenger Washington, DC — Republican party

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Report Highlights Adoption Benefits for Children, Families – In a new paper released today by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family research Council, Dr. Patrick Fagan demonstrates how adoption improves

Share this article on Facebook Women Veterans Bill of Rights Bill Presents Abortion Concerns – The House of Representatives will consider a bill this afternoon that presents pro-life advocates with concerns about abortion and funding abortions with taxpayer

Share this article on Facebook Worldwide Abortion Prayer Vigil Shows Support for Human Life – When was the last time prayer made the news? It happened this past weekend, as Pope Benedict XVI led a worldwide prayer vigil for nascent human life. The Pontiff urged

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Child Sex Abuse in Public Schools Dwarfs Problem in Catholic Institutions – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An editorial page editor for Colorado’s Gazette says the media’s focus on sex abuse within the Catholic Church has left little

Share this article on Facebook Christmas is Winning the Culture War – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist After many years of enduring innocuous labels for Christmas such as “happy holidays” and “season’s greetings,” it appears that

Share this article on Facebook Pope Leads Worldwide Vigil for Nascent Human Life – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Along with the worldwide Church, Pope Benedict XVI conducted a vigil for “nascent human life” in St. Peter’s Basilica on

Share this article on Facebook Repeal of ObamaCare Gaining Momentum – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The push to repeal the vastly unpopular health care reform law gained considerable momentum last week when an Ohio suit

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Advent Customs: St. Barbara’s Branches (Barbarazweige) on December 4th – Continuing with our consideration of some Advent customs, we now turn to one which is particularly rooted within the German speaking countries of Europe — from whence

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ranjith Welcomed Back in Sri Lanka as a Cardinal – For further images: Cisterian Monks of Sri Lanka

Share this article on Facebook President for Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Calls for Re-Apporach to Second Vatican Council – John and Lucy Ambs have a mailing list which occasionally sends out various news items of Catholic interest — sadly I can give you no information at this time as to how

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OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Ten ways to get more out of Advent – Need help making Advent more meaningful? OSV lays out a nice clear outline for making the most of this season of dark and light:Reflect on Advent as a time of waiting.

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Anglican Bishop Says Good-bye to 75 Parishes … – … as he says Hello to Rome. Here is Bishop Burnham’s “Farewell Sermon.” For the whole story and text of the sermon, click here . One has to respect the sacrifice and

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #478 – An Alibi – “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 Advent Silence & Our Poor Goblets – “You too left Egypt when, at baptism, you renounced that world which is at enmity with God. ” — St. Augustine The Benedictine Nuns at Oxfordshire had a silencing snow to

Share this article on Facebook Buster, Gratitude, Hillbilly Thomism UPDATED – When Buster was pretty small , perhaps three or four years old, a priest asked a rhetorical question during his homily–I don’t remember the question; it might have been

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook REFUTING THE SILLY ARGUMENT OF AN ISLAM LEADER AGAINST THE BIBLE – Moses in Prayer Anonymous said… good afternoon father! i saw 1 video of an islam leader saying our bible is not true. he tells one of the reasons why: in the last part

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Commend House Resolution Seeking Protection for Religious Minorities in Iraq – WASHINGTON (November 29, 2010) — The U.S. bishops commended a resolution in the House of Representatives that condemns recent attacks on religious minorities in Iraq and

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A 1st Sunday of Advent sermon – I haven’t posted a sermon in quite some time. Here is a Sunday offering. [display_podcast]

Share this article on Facebook Anglican bishop lays miter, crozier at Our Lady’s feet and goes to Rome – Anglicans who come over to Rome often make dramatic, painful sacrifices.  They risk losing ties with family and friends, incomes, social standing, and particularly

Share this article on Facebook Anti-Christianity, anti-Christmas billboard – WDTPRS POLL – I wonder about this one… A billboard in New Jersey is promoting atheism by asking motorists to question certain holiday traditions and to “celebrate reason,”

Share this article on Facebook Christian woman sentenced to death by Muslims for being Christian – From a reader: Asia Bibi, a resident of Ittanwali in the eastern province of Punjab, was working at a local farm when the Muslim women with whom she was working called

Share this article on Facebook Hell’s Bible on the Pope’s statement about condoms – Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) had this story yesterday.  It is written by David Gibson, David Gibson, a writer for PoliticsDaily.com and author of “The Rule of

Share this article on Facebook Once again, the key passage

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Here once again is the key passage on the subject in the book, “Light of the World: The

Share this article on Facebook Your Advent plans: What do you want from your Advent? – Advent remains a penitential season, but unlike that of Lent in many respects.  I think perhaps we can call Advent a season of penitential joy, or joyful penitence.  It

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