Catholic News Headlines December 1, 2010


Nov. 30, 7pm—Dec. 1, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook Inviting Christ into my heart – Let us ask our Lord to work in us and through us, and let us do our utmost to draw Him down into our hearts, for He Himself has said: “Without Me you can do nothing.”

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League nativity sets find positive response from state governors – New York City, N.Y., Dec 1, 2010 / 05:55 am ( CNA ).- The Catholic League recently sent nativity scenes of the Holy Family to the 50 governors of the United States.  So

Share this article on Facebook Christians most persecuted religious group, Vatican tells summit meeting – Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec 1, 2010 / 03:16 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Christians are the world’s most persecuted religious group, the Vatican’s top diplomat told a summit of

Share this article on Facebook Exiled Cubans discuss role of faith in prison – Madrid, Spain, Nov 30, 2010 / 09:51 pm ( CNA ).- Four former Cuban political prisoners recently shared how their faith helped them survive their time in prison.

Share this article on Facebook God’s promises always surpass our expectations, Pope teaches – Vatican City, Dec 1, 2010 / 12:28 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Continuing his recent trend of highlighting women saints during his Wednesday audience, Pope Benedict XVI

Share this article on Facebook Jerusalem patriarch hopes prayer and fasting will ease drought – Jerusalem, Israel, Dec 1, 2010 / 03:22 am ( CNA ).- The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, has asked Christians in the Holy Land to join in prayer and fasting for

Share this article on Facebook New rector invites Pope to visit La Sapienza University – Rome, Italy, Dec 1, 2010 / 05:53 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The new rector of Rome’s La Sapienza University has issued an invitation to Pope Benedict XVI to visit the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI to visit Monaco in 2012 – Vatican City, Dec 1, 2010 / 01:55 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted an invitation to visit the country of Monaco in 2012.  The visit would be the first by a

Share this article on Facebook Pope names two new US bishops, as Seattle receives new archbishop – Vatican City, Dec 1, 2010 / 06:49 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI oversaw changes to the U.S. episcopate on Dec. 1, including resignations in New Jersey and

Share this article on Facebook Pro-family leaders warn that ‘hate group’ label defines Christianity as bigotry – Washington D.C., Dec 1, 2010 / 12:41 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Southern Poverty Law Center’s classification of pro-family groups as hate groups is the “next phase” of a

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Bertone: ‘Christians the Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World’ – ‘If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first…. because you do not belong to the world, and I …

Share this article on Facebook Cholera cases reach more than 72,000 in Haiti – The number of confirmed cases of cholera in Haiti has reached more than 72,000, including 1,648 deaths. United …

Share this article on Facebook Loose enriched uranium in Pakistan sparks alarm – The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan contacted the Obama administration last year with some troubling news. A stockpile …

Share this article on Facebook WikiLeaks founder now sought on sex crime charges – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been put on Interpol’s most-wanted listed. The 39-year-old …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Merry Christmas! Your unemployment benefits have run out – Unemployment benefits have been extended just so far for millions of the nation’s jobless – and …

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court says California prisons violate the Constitution – The majority of Supreme Court justices agreed this week that conditions in California’s prisons are so …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Christmas Story: The Musical – Curtain opens on a young boy. It’s Christmastime. The boy stares longingly into middle distance. The swell of music begins, crescendoing into a melancholic wish, and

Share this article on Facebook Bar Codes for IVF Embryos? – This story is scary for so many reasons. New Science writes: Researchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona have come up with an ingenious solution for keeping

Share this article on Facebook Charlie Brown is a Miracle – Charlie Brown is amazing mostly because after all the abuse and derision he took he didn’t eventually bring a gun to school, take out half the cafeteria, help himself to

Share this article on Facebook CMR’s 8 Signs Of The Apocalypse Vol. XVII – ══ 1 ══ Chocolate Covered Bacon! Ok, this may not be a sign of THE apocalypse, but is surely a good indication of an individual’s impending personal apocalypse. As the

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Anglican Parish Votes To Join Ordinariate – A parish of the Anglican Diocese of Calgary has voted to seek full communion with the Catholic Church under the terms of Pope Benedict’s apostolic constitution

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Bertone Addresses Osce Summit In Kazakhstan – VATICAN CITY, 1 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Made public today was the address delivered by Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. before the summit meeting of heads of

Share this article on Facebook Consecrated People: Gospel, Fraternity, Mission – VATICAN CITY, 26 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Pope today received participants in the general assembly of the Union of Superiors General (USG, for male religious) and the

Share this article on Facebook Decipher Reality From An Evangelical Standpoint – VATICAN CITY, 26 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received three hundred representatives from the Italian Federation of Catholic Weeklies a body which, since 1966,

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Statement On Pontifical Academy Of Sciences – VATICAN CITY, 1 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the English-language text of a declaration made by Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. in response

Share this article on Facebook Hungarian Communist Leader Called For Priest Before Dying – János Kádár, the Communist leader who ruled Hungary for 32 years after the Soviet attack on the nation in 1956, asked to meet with a priest before he died, an

Share this article on Facebook Julian Of Norwich: Primacy Of Divine Love – VATICAN CITY, 1 DEC 2010 (VIS) – During today’s general audience Benedict XVI spoke about Julian of Norwich, a great English mystic who lived approximately between 1342

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani Court: No Pardon For Christian Woman Sentenced To Death – The Lahore High Court has ruled that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari cannot pardon Asia Bibi, the 45-year-old Christian mother of five whose death sentence on

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Dec 1 – VATICAN CITY, 1 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in audience Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, president of Equatorial Guinea.

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Nov 26 – VATICAN CITY, 26 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Gaudencio B. Rosales, archbishop of Manila, Philippines, accompanied

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 1 – VATICAN CITY, 1 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Accepted the resignation from the pastoral carte of the archdiocese of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo,

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Nov 26 – VATICAN CITY, 26 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father accepted: – The resignation from the office of auxiliary of the archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary, presented

Share this article on Facebook Pope Makes An Appeal For The Church In China – VATICAN CITY, 1 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Following his catechesis in today’s general audience, Benedict XVI made some remarks concerning the situation of the Church in China.

Share this article on Facebook Spiritual Exercises Of Cor Unum In Jasna Gora – VATICAN CITY, 26 NOV 2010 (VIS) – The Pontifical Council Cor Unum, “the agency of the Holy See responsible for orienting and co-ordinating the organisations and

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Benedict’s Vigil For Life – Rebecca Teti: | As Lynn noted last week, the Holy Father kicked off Advent by leading an international prayer vigil for life. This poster from an ad campaign in the UK

Share this article on Facebook Let God In – 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 Outgrowing My Mother – Eileen Pankow: Love, Loss, and the Old Mom I Never Had | I figured I’d be dead by now. As an adult orphan, I can’t really visualize myself growing old gracefully.

Share this article on Facebook People Are Nicer Than You Think – Danielle Bean: and other lessons I’ve learned on the internet | I had the enlightening experience once of having a surprise “in-real-life” social meeting with someone (I

Share this article on Facebook Yes – Lynn Wehner: | What better time than these early days of Advent to focus on Mary’s Yes that changed the world forever. And what better time to recommit ourselves to the

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Our Heads aren’t Suited for Our Hats – “One very common form of the blunder is to make modern conditions an absolute end, and then try to fit human necessities to that end, as if they were only a means. Thus

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Apple pulls Manhattan Declaration iPhone app over same-sex marriage opposition – Most of our liseners are well aware of and proud supporters of the Manhattan Declaration. One of the prime leaders of this effort is a Robert George – a friend and

Share this article on Facebook Battle of the Christmas Billboards

Share this article on Facebook Chief Justice Overturns Pardon for Asia Bibi in Pakistani Blasphemy Case – The Lahore High Court has ruled that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari cannot pardon Asia Bibi, the 45-year-old Christian mother of five whose death sentence on

Share this article on Facebook Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus – Must See!

Share this article on Facebook Teresa Tomeo on Fox and Friends

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 1, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 1 4:00 – Apologetics for the Twenty-first Century The vibrant and persuasive arguments of C. S. Lewis brought about a

Share this article on Facebook US bishops praise House resolution on protecting Iraq’s religious minorities – The U.S. bishops commended a resolution in the House of Representatives that condemns recent attacks on religious minorities in Iraq and calls for the U.S. government to

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LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Baltimore Sun Beats Washington Post in Covering Carhart Abortion Expansion – Three weeks ago, the Washington Post reported on the front page of its November 10 Metro section that a “Nebraska doctor who is one of the few in the country to perform

Share this article on Facebook British Govt Wants Easier Access to Abortion, Pro-Life Group Grumbles – Abortion is already readily available in the United Kingdom, but the British government has published a new paper saying it should be more widespread. In response, a

Share this article on Facebook Debunking the Lie: We Need to Reduce the Need for Abortion – I was reading an article this morning about the Personhood Amendment in Florida and how vehemently opposed Planned Parenthood is to this legislation.  The article was

Share this article on Facebook Details Emerge on LeRoy Carhart’s Late Abortions in Maryland – LeRoy Carhart, the infamous partial-birth and late-term abortion practitioner, is starting work on Monday at an abortion center in Maryland — expanding the business to

Share this article on Facebook Ella Abortion Drug Now Available, Called Contraceptive Pill – The Ella abortion drug, which has been billed by its distributor, the FDA and abortion advocates as an improved emergency contraceptive pill, is now available across the

Share this article on Facebook Judge Rules ObamaCare Constitutional Despite Abortion Funding – A federal judge in Virginia has issued a preliminary ruling in one of several lawsuits filed against ObamaCare, which pro-life groups opposed because it contained no

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood in California Opens Abortion Center After Affiliate Dumped – Planned Parenthood has opened a new abortion center north of San Francisco after the national abortion business dumped one of its local affiliates following significant

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood in Michigan Buys Facility for New Abortion Center – Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan has purchased a new building that it plans to use to house a new abortion facility in this suburb north of Detroit. Planned

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Lawmakers Make Women Veterans Bill of Rights Abortion Neutral – The House of Representatives passed, on a voice vote Tuesday night, the Women Veterans Bill of Rights but not before pro-life lawmakers were able to attach an amendment

Share this article on Facebook Scotland Assisted Suicide Bill Defeated a Second Time – A bill that would make Scotland the first part of the United Kingdom to legalize assisted suicide has been defeated a second time. Margo MacDonald, an Independent

Share this article on Facebook Senate Republicans Legislative Block Could Affect Military Abortion Debate – Senate Republicans today unanimously agreed to use a filibuster to block any controversial legislation until a deal is worked out on extending tax cuts to Americans — a

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “Ultrasound Jesus” Ad Sparks Controversy – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Christian advertising campaign in the UK that features Jesus in the womb with a halo is drawing fire from abortion advocates

Share this article on Facebook Ant-Covered Jesus Part of New Smithsonian Exhibition – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A federally funded Smithsonian exhibit lauding the influence of gay and lesbian artists is coming under fire for presenting an

Share this article on Facebook Pediatricians Incensed When Late-Term Abortionist Opens Clinic Next Door – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A group of pediatricians in Sharonville, Ohio are furious about the opening of a clinic by late-term abortionist Martin Haskell

Share this article on Facebook Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Report Being Questioned – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Flawed surveying and political bias are being blamed for a long-awaited Pentagon study on gays in the military that claims a

Share this article on Facebook Update! Smithsonian Pulls Ant-Ridden Christ Image from Exhibit – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Pressure from the public has resulted in the removal of an offensive film from an exhibit at the  National Portrait Gallery

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Bartolucci to Celebrate Usus Antiquior Mass at Ssma Trinità – Rome’s personal parish for the Extrraordinary Form, Ss.ma Trinità dei Pellegrini, is holding a novena for the Immaculate Conception. Every day of the novena, there is

Share this article on Facebook Dominican Rite Calendar for 2011 Available – I am happy to announce that the Dominica Rite Liturgical Calendar for 2011 is now available for download at Dominican Liturgy . This calendar reflects the norms and

Share this article on Facebook Interview with Ecclesia Dei Secretary on Three Years of Summorum Pontificum – The German Service of Vatican Radio today carries an interview with Msgr. Guido Pozzo , the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, on the occasion of three

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical High Mass for the Immaculate Conception – On Wednesday 8 December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Right Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Bishop of Nottingham, will celebrate High Mass at the Throne.

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Meets Sancta Missa – From the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago comes the following report : November 30, 2010 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meets Sancta Missa In thankful

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Advent Conspiracy: Let’s not try so hard – By Mary DeTurris PoustEvery Advent I set out with the best of intentions. I will pray more, and I will not allow the secular world’s clarion call of “Buy, buy, buy” to

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook A Catholic college girl’s lament – So, you think it’s safe to send your children to (at best) a nominally Catholic college or university? Think again. Meet Emmy Cecilia (her pen name), a young Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Did NASA Discover Life on One of Saturn’s Moons? – Gawker reports: NASA is  holding a press conference on Thursday  “to discuss an astrobiology finding.” Are they going to announce that they’ve found evidence of

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Free Holy Heroes CD – From my friend, and founder of Catholic Scripture Study, Gail Buckley: My friends Kerri and Ken Davison, are making a great offer that I want to pass on to you,

Share this article on Facebook Muslim Student … – … reveals the real intent behind her hajib. Muslim Student’s True Opinion Neoconservative thinker David Horowitz was put on the spot by a Muslim student during a speech

Share this article on Facebook My Friend Peter Williamson on Journey Home – Peter Williamson is a convert to the Catholic Church and now a Scripture scholar who teaches at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit Michigan. Recently he was with

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #429 – Martyr for the Crucified – Blessed Helen Kafka – “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 Cancun, Rationing, Blustery Day Linkfest! – It is so incredibly blustery out there, today! But I like rain and wind! Dew and rain, bless the Lord. Frost and chill, bless the Lord. Ice and snow, bless the Lord.

Share this article on Facebook Finding Closure with Jumper Cables – The latest entry into the Habit of Witness series is a particularly poignant one, written by Carmelite Sister Timothy Marie. When the convent car breaks down, Sister

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ON CBCP AND SSPX PRAYER FOR THE DEFENCE OF LIFE – ‘Madonna and Child’, tempera and gold on panel painting by Bartolomeo Vivarini, ca. 1475 Anonymous said… Father Abe, Sa pangunguna ng SSPX eh nakiisa ang CBCP at ilang

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names Co-Adjutor Bishop O’Connell as Bishop of Trenton, Accepts Resignation of Trenton’s Bishop Smith; Names New Auxiliary for St. Louis, Accepts Resignation of Auxiliary There – WASHINGTON (December 1, 2010) — Pope Benedict XVI has named Co-Adjutor Bishop David M. O’Connell, 55, as bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey, and accepted the

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Launches Website for New Book on Benedict XVI: www.popebenedictbook.com – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will launch an extensive new website dedicated to the new book Benedict XVI: Essays and Reflections on His Papacy , which was

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 1 Dec: St. Nahum, prophet – Many Old Testament figures are numbered among the saints by the Catholic Church. You can find them listed in the Martyrologium Romanum. 1. Commemoratio sancti Nahum,

Share this article on Facebook A different take on Russian roulette – I have a hard time trusting the press when reporting things such as this.  I am inclined to believe what LifeSite reports. Still, I think this requires additional

Share this article on Facebook A few quick and crazy notes for readers – The new blog software is more exacting about selecting comments for the moderation queue.  Don’t freak out if your comments sometimes wind up in moderation.  Then again,

Share this article on Facebook A St. Andrew’s Day surprise – Did any of you notice this? This took me a bit by surprise. Card. Bertone went to Kazakhstan and gave the Orthodox Church there a major relic of St. Andrew from those

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Prayer For The Unborn – From CNA: Pope Benedict XVI composes prayer for the unborn Vatican City, Nov 30, 2010 / 05:50 pm (CNA).- The Pope prayed for the protection of life and the family at the

Share this article on Facebook Benedict’s Christ is not a teddy bear: Analysis by Samuel Gregg – My friend Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute is one of the smartest writers, commentators I know. He has a very good piece on the blog of the Acton Institute about Pope

Share this article on Facebook Bishop protrates himself as penance for crimes against children – Do you remember that I suggested that to do penance for the crimes against minors by priests and bishops, and the damage they have done to the Church, bishops especially

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Anglicans seek Rome – Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity. From the Calgary Herald. Calgary Anglicans first to join Roman Catholic Church By Sean Myers, Calgary Herald November 30,

Share this article on Facebook Card. Ratzinger wanted a revision of penal section of Code in 1988 – My friend John L. Allen, Jr., the nearly-ubiquitous fair-minded columnist sadly still writing for the NCR has an interesting piece you will want to read with care. Keep

Share this article on Facebook Critics and criticisms of Benedict XVI and his condom comments – Sandro Magister, Italian Vaticanista, has a thought provoking piece today which deals with criticisms of Pope Benedict XVI and what he said offered by his supporters.

Share this article on Facebook Do your sins bug you? – Been to confession lately? Preachers often reach for analogies to help people understand spiritual realities. Here is a good one, picked up from Ironic Catholic. If you

Share this article on Facebook Interview with Msgr. Pozzo, Secretary of the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” – Over at NLM there is a very useful entry, which also asks from some help from people who are competent in German. At the German site of Vatican Radio there was an

Share this article on Facebook No frills Vespers read for the tired brethren – No frills Vespers read aloud from the Breviarium Romanum for the brethren, tired and yet all the same obliged. In which one also prays for benefactors, which means you

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Hanukkah – From a reader: Is it okay for us to observe Hanukkah in anyway? It think it depends on what you mean by “observe”. We can sure watch with respect what Jews do at this

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: using really old Holy Water – From a reader: Retrieving some books from storage this afternoon, I came across a bottle of holy water that I filled at the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham a *long*

Share this article on Facebook RADIO SABINA STREAMING – Advent Music, Rosary in Latin – Z-Cam & Radio Sabina, or “Fr Z TV” is on the air most of the time! I have added Gregorian chants for the 1st Sunday of Advent to the playlist and quite a few versions of

Share this article on Facebook RECENT POSTS OF INTEREST – Here are a few recent posts you might not want to miss. Card. Ratzinger wanted a revision of penal section of Code in 1988 QUAERITUR: using really old Holy Water Do your

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS POLL: Your Advent practices – Advent is a season of preparation for the Second Coming of the Lord as well as celebration of the First Coming, the Nativity of the Lord. Many include in their

Share this article on Facebook Which apps are apt for Apple? – I noted at the site of the young Papist that Apple decided to remove the Manhattan Declaration from their app store.  I noted at the same site that the obviously

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