Catholic News Headlines December 2, 2010


Dec. 1, 7pm—Dec. 2, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook NO MORE ‘MENTAL RETARDATION.’ SO? – By Leticia Velasquez Early [October] President Barack Obama signed a law decreeing that federal statutes must no longer use the term “mental retardation.” The phrase

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Share this article on Facebook Americans ‘overwhelmingly united’ on moral issues, Knights of Columbus leader says – Washington D.C., Dec 2, 2010 / 04:09 am ( CNA ).- Contrary to the conventional wisdom, America is not a house divided over moral issues. In fact, according to Carl

Share this article on Facebook Anti-Catholicism contributes to violence against clergy, Scottish church spokesman laments – Glasgow, United Kingdom, Dec 2, 2010 / 12:59 am ( CNA ).- Responding to comments made against Pope Benedict during his visit, a Scottish spokesman for the Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Bishop calls out Catholic governor in Illinois for approving civil unions – Springfield, Ill., Dec 2, 2010 / 08:13 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Illinois’ legislature passed a bill on Dec. 1 that will establish same-sex civil unions in state law. While

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian bishops seek constitutional protection for unborn – Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dec 1, 2010 / 08:04 pm ( CNA ).- Four dioceses in the Brazilian state of Sao Paolo have announced a joint effort to prevent the legalization of

Share this article on Facebook Catholics urged to hold off on Christmas celebrations until Dec. 24 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec 2, 2010 / 05:58 am ( CNA ).- Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City urged Catholics in his diocese to be “faithful” to the Advent Season this

Share this article on Facebook Letter shows Pope Benedict pushed faster penalties for abuse in 1980s – Vatican City, Dec 2, 2010 / 02:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Previously unseen correspondence shows Pope Benedict XVI taking an active concern for “more rapid” prosecution

Share this article on Facebook Over 60,000 in Spain call for release of Asia Bibi – Madrid, Spain, Dec 2, 2010 / 03:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Representatives of HazteOir.org, a civil rights organization in Spain, have delivered a petition calling for

Share this article on Facebook Respect for life leads to development of peoples, states Vatican archbishop – Vatican City, Dec 2, 2010 / 05:57 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care noted this week that respect for human life is what fosters the

Share this article on Facebook Wikileaks’ Vatican cables involve national security, intelligence and religious freedom issues – Washington D.C., Dec 2, 2010 / 03:43 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The ongoing Wikileaks “Cablegate” project could result in the release of more than 800 U.S. diplomatic cables

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook 1980’s: Cardinal Ratzinger Pushed for Faster Prosecution of Clerical Abuse – A letter from 1988, published for the first time on Dec. 2  in the Vatican newspaper …

Share this article on Facebook Amazon halts the hosting of WikiLeaks – This has not been WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange’s year. First, possible espionage charges …

Share this article on Facebook Drug figures flee – but order restored to Brazilian slums – While almost 600 drug traffickers manage to flee – normality is being restored to Rio de Janeiro slums. Police are …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Light of the World’ a Must-Read: Sound Bites Fail to Capture Benedict XVI’s Message – Benedict XVI has great hope in God’s ability to transform our lives and world. The door is open and the …

Share this article on Facebook Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew Calls for Unity in Faith and in Truth – Bartholomew I warned that “those who preach Christ separated from one another cannot convince the world …

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani man files lawsuit against U.S. in death of family – A Pakistani man has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for $500 million over the death of his son and …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Anonymous official: U.S. would support European stability – A U.S. official told Reuters that the United States would be ready to support the extension of the European …

Share this article on Facebook Powell, Obama beseech world to restart START – U.S. President Barack Obama, along with former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, is urging the Senate to …

Share this article on Facebook Pro-life Hero Joe Scheidler’s Home Vandalized by Anti-Life Activists – Joe Scheidler told LifeSiteNews.com that the vandal who threw the two bricks and a threatening note through his …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Lumads call for scrapping of IPRA Law, NCIP – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 3, 2010—A Higaonon datu (leader/chief) along with tribe leaders of the Bagobo and Manobo nations called for the scrapping of the Indigenous

Share this article on Facebook Lumads perform rite to protect ancestral lands vs. devt aggression – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 2, 2010—Hundreds of leaders of various indigenous peoples (lumad) communities in at least four Mindanao provinces will perform a Pigsapaan or a

Share this article on Facebook War won’t achieve peace—Mindanao army chief – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 3, 2010—Peace cannot be attained through war. This was stressed by Major General Victor Felix, commanding general of the 4th Infantry “Diamond”

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A “Blob of Tissue” With Attitude – Just a blob of tissue, eh? EMBED-Squirming Alien Baby – Watch more free videos Via Viralfootage.com

Share this article on Facebook Even Bees Like Junk Food – Hey, a lot of us like the junk food. It doesn’t mean we are bad people. And this doesn’t mean these are bad bees. Bees from Brooklyn have been showing up in their hives

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Barron on Pope Benedict’s “Light of the World” – More than the secular press can figure out.

Share this article on Facebook Official Flags End Zone Prayer – A Washington state high school football player was flagged for kneeling and pointing to heaven after scoring a touchdown. Reportedly, the line judge said the running

Share this article on Facebook This Should Scare You – When reading this, remember that liberal ideas start off as being jeered at as crazy but they just keep returning again and again until they’re taken seriously and

Share this article on Facebook Uhm. So Rick Santorum Was Right, Huh? – Hey, remember when Senator Rick Santorum said that if judges made all rules governing sexuality and marriage unconstitutional, then soon polygamy and even bestiality

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ratzinger And Revision Of Canonical Penal Law – VATICAN CITY, 2 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the text of an article by Bishop Juan Ignacio Arrieta, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. the

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ratzinger Pushed For Swifter Dismissal Of Abusive Priests – In 1988, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger unsuccessfully sought changes to the Code of Canon Law in order to secure swifter dismissal of priests “guilty of serious and

Share this article on Facebook Code Of Canon Law’s Penal Provisions To Be Revised – In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI, out of concern for the “integrity and consistent application of discipline in the Church,” gave the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts

Share this article on Facebook Hungary: Mediator Between East And West – VATICAN CITY, 2 DEC 2010 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received the Letters of Credence of Gabor Gyorivanyi, the new Hungarian ambassador to the Holy

Share this article on Facebook In Memoriam for Dec 2 – VATICAN CITY, 2 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The following prelates died in recent weeks: – Cardinal Urbano Navarrete S.J. on 22 November at the age of 90. – Bishop Sergio Valech

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Dec 2 – VATICAN CITY, 2 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris and president of the Conference

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Atheists & the Reason for the Season – Rebecca Teti: | The American Atheists are sponsoring billboards using classic Christmas images and parodying Christian “Reason for the Season” campaigns. You can see the

Share this article on Facebook Hoop Dreams – Rachel Balducci: We’re playing Basketball | We had two basketball games tonight—our two oldest sons play for their middle school. We were at the gym for hours where we

Share this article on Facebook Just the Two of You – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Marriage | (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 Not Too Late – Lynn Wehner: New program can save some babies mid-abortion | As we celebrate life and wait with expectant faith this Advent for the coming of our Savior, we can read

Share this article on Facebook Preparation Season – Arwen Mosher: on keeping Advent | Two years ago, I blogged about my new resolution to keep Advent. I now make that resolution every year. In some ways it’s gotten

Share this article on Facebook Something We’ve Been Asking For – Danielle Bean: Family-Friendly TV Entertainment! | A Walk In My Shoes – 2:33 TRLR from Moms4FamilyTV.com on Vimeo. There’s a lot to complain about on television these

Share this article on Facebook Way to Go, You! – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 93 | It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict on Mystical Experiences – Right now in his weekly catecheses, Pope Benedict is giving a series of meditations on female saints from the Middle Ages. Many of them are mystics, and in the first

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion, Conscience Clauses, And the Practice of Medicine – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have again ruled physicians must perform an abortion or refer to someone who will when asked by a women or

Share this article on Facebook Bill to Expand Obama’s Embryonic Stem Cell Funding Appears Dead – It appears Congress will not likely pass a bill that has had pro-life groups concerned by expanding the decision by President Barack Obama to force Americans to pay for

Share this article on Facebook California Abortion Biz May Close Over Lawsuit From Ex-CEO – A San Francisco area chain of abortion centers may close up shop thanks to financial problems and a lawsuit filed by the woman who was its chief executive officer.

Share this article on Facebook Court to Hear Lawsuit on Obama’s Embryonic Stem Cell Funds – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia will hear oral arguments Monday in the appeal of a lower court ruling related to the lawsuit brought by stem cell

Share this article on Facebook New Zealand Pro-Life Group Tags Prime Minister on Abortion – Family First New Zealand is disappointed by comments made by Prime Minister John Key on the Stuff.co.nz web chat this week that there would be no changes to the parental

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Women’s Leader: Ella Drug Maker Covers Up Abortion – The leader of a pro-life women’s group is not happy that Watson Pharmaceuticals announced yesterday it is making the new ella abortion drug available nationwide. As

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifer Joe Scheidler’s Home Hit by Pro-Abortion Vandalism – Joe Scheidler is a name pro-life advocates know because he has been one of the leaders of the pro-life movement for decades. Scheidler has become a frequent target of

Share this article on Facebook Robert Latimer Gets Full Parole After Killing Disabled Daughter – Robert Latimer, the man who murdered his disabled daughter by forcing her into the cab of his truck and letting exhaust fumes kill her, has been given a full parole.

Share this article on Facebook Terri Schiavo Remembered on 47th Birthday, Family Carries On – The family of Terri Schiavo is remembering a daughter and a sister today whose life was taken before she had a chance to live most of it. They are celebrating her as she

Share this article on Facebook UN Youth Conference in Flux After Tunisa Drops Out – If present dithering is any indication, the promised global conference celebrating the UN International Year of Youth may not happen after all. As it stands now,

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Beware of Fast Food . . . Wrappers? – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Researchers have found that the chemicals used to keep grease from leaking through fast food wrappers are being ingested by

Share this article on Facebook Christians Counter Atheist Billboard in NYC – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Hundreds of thousands of drivers who enter New York City every day through the heavily traveled Lincoln Tunnel will see two

Share this article on Facebook Controversial Organ Donation Program Kicks off in New York – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A bizarre new program kicked off in the city of Manhattan this week that will monitor 9-1-1 calls pertaining to people who are

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Confirmations for St. Philip’s Preparatory School at the London Oratory – Nearly two months ago, we mentioned St. Philip’s Preparatory School for Boys whose liturgical life is characterized by the liturgical excellence we have come to expect

Share this article on Facebook Details: Russian Icon of Christ

Share this article on Facebook Time to Get your 2011 Liturgical Calendar – If you haven’t thought about this yet, you should: namely, acquiring a new liturgical wall (or desk) calendar for the upcoming 2011 year — now only a few weeks away.

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Remembering martyred missioners: The true cost of discipleship – Posted by Mary DeTurris PoustToday marks the 30th anniversary of the martydom of Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel and lay

Patrick Madrid

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Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Group Picture of our St. Paul Cruise – Thought you might like to see the group of wonderful pilgrims who joined us for our Footprints of St. Paul Pilgrimage & Cruise through Turkey, Greece and Italy. We are

Share this article on Facebook Muslims Slaughter Iraqi Catholics during Mass – Gruesome pictures. For those who still think Islam is a peaceful, tolerant religion here is a rude awakening. This is what often happens when Islam predominates in a

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #257 – The Play – “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 “Full of Grace” & Divine Cells, too – When I studied Anatomy and Physiology in college , the lesson that included microchimerism , became instructive to me on a different level. Learning that every child

Share this article on Facebook The Advent of the Bridegroom – I remember once discussing psalms with a nun and mentioning that one of my favorites was Psalm 19 , which begins: The heavens proclaim the glory of God, and the

Share this article on Facebook Welcome Advent into our Deepest Void – Graphic thanks to Curt Jester I shed tears of gratitude and joy that you have come round again, O Advent, to shake us from our torpor as early night comes, and the match

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook POPE BENEDICT XVI – PRAYER FOR THE UNBORN – The Virgin and Child Lord Jesus, You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence the Church and the history of men; You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your

Share this article on Facebook POPE PRAISES CBCP’S ROLE IN BLOCKING RH BILL – Pope Benedict XVI bringing Christ to the world ABS-CBNNEWS.COM, DEC. 1, 2010 ( http://www.abs-cbnnews.com ): POPE PRAISES CBCP’S ROLE IN BLOCKING RH BILL “POPE BENEDICT XVI

Share this article on Facebook SI RIZAL AT ANG TRINITY – The Crucified Lord at Calvary mariola aguilar said… butata??? haha so ibig nio bang sabihin nainiwala na si rizal sa TRINITY? pakisagot pls…. kung di nio masagot ang

Share this article on Facebook THE BEREANS APOLOGETICS AND RESEARCH MINISTRY DROPS DR. ANTHONY PEZZOTTA LIKE A HOT POTATO!!! by Bro. Marwil N Llasos, O.P. – Atty. Marwil Llasos, O.P. at the entrance of Sorsogon Cathedral Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable

Share this article on Facebook THE CRUCIFIED GOD AND MANALO by Bro. Teewee Diego – The Crucifixion of the Incarnate Son of God Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “And the old deserted Year / Seems dying with the day” – With a tip of the biretta to the Laudator. Thomas Caulfield Irwin (1823-1892), December: It is bleak December noon, Winter-wild and rainy grey: By the old road thinly

Share this article on Facebook Check out VIS article on Card. Ratzinger’s efforts against child abuse – Today in the VIS there is an English rendering of the article I mentioned yesterday from L’Osservatore Romano. CARDINAL RATZINGER AND REVISION OF CANONICAL PENAL LAW

Share this article on Facebook Deacon’s Q&A about Extraordinary Form to create unity in multicultural parish – Here is an offering from the Catholic Sentinel, the twice monthly publication of Oregon Catholic Press, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Portland. Rev. Mr.

Share this article on Facebook I am resolved: A Christmas Pudding – Upon my return at-long-last home found a box from my amazon wishlist which included, from some kind soul, 2 pudding basins! I once tried (successfully) to make a pudding

Share this article on Facebook More about Msgr. Pozzo’s interview with Vatican Radio – NLM usefully posted some highlight of Msgr. Guido Pozzo’s interview with Vatican Radio, posted in VR’s German section. After looking through the Italian text which I

Share this article on Facebook POLL ALERT! WaPo on religious freedom of military chaplains and homosexuals – POLL ALERT! The Washington Post has a rather slimy question with a poll concerning religious freedom and the US Military, especially in regard to “don’t ask – don’t

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: “Vamp till ready” during the “Lamb of God” – From a reader: It seems that recently our parish, at the direction of or with the consent of our priest has changed the wording of the Agnus Dei. Apparently, saying

Share this article on Facebook REVIEW: Pilgrim’s Guide to Rome’s Principal Churches – My friends at Angelus Press sent me a copy of A Pilgrims Guide to Romes Principal Churches by Fr. Father Tylenda, SJ.  Softcover, $29.95. This is a handsome and useful

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