Catholic News Headlines December 3, 2010


Dec. 2, 7pm—Dec. 3, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook DEATH PEDDLARS’ ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT – Let me recount the ways pro-death forces profit from their deadly trade.  Abortionist Martin Haskell, developer of the intact dilation and extraction method of killing

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Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI meets with victims of Baghdad cathedral massacre – Vatican City, Dec 3, 2010 / 02:07 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI met with Iraqi Christians injured during the Oct. 31 attack on Our Lady of Salvation Syriac

Share this article on Facebook Islamic states push for global anti-blasphemy resolution – Madrid, Spain, Dec 3, 2010 / 03:58 pm ( CNA ).- The Organization of the Islamic Conference has sponsored a draft resolution at the United Nations that would condemn the

Share this article on Facebook New Archbishop of Seattle has ‘nothing to offer,’ except unchanging faith – Seattle, Wash., Dec 2, 2010 / 08:02 pm ( CNA ).- Seattle’s new Archbishop J. Peter Sartain told the faithful that he has nothing to offer them, except the faith he has

Share this article on Facebook Pope intensifies prayer for China, as state church prepares to choose leaders – Vatican City, Dec 3, 2010 / 07:54 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On the first day of December, Pope Benedict XVI asked Catholics around the world to pray for the Church in

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges Costa Rica to defend life issues – Vatican City, Dec 3, 2010 / 06:05 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict welcomed the new ambassador of Costa Rica to the Holy See, praising the diplomat’s country for its

Share this article on Facebook Signers protest removal of Manhattan Declaration app from iTunes – New York City, N.Y., Dec 3, 2010 / 05:17 am ( CNA ).- After Apple Inc. removed the Manhattan Declaration application from iTunes over complaints that it had offensive

Share this article on Facebook Theology must be a work of love for God, Pope tells theologians – Vatican City, Dec 3, 2010 / 12:23 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Theology must be a work of faith and not only scholarship, Pope Benedict XVI told members of the International

Share this article on Facebook U.S. bishops launch new website for book about Pope Benedict – Washington D.C., Dec 3, 2010 / 02:15 am ( CNA ).- An extensive new website dedicated to a book on Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy launched on Dec. 1 under the sponsorship of

Share this article on Facebook US Vatican Embassy condemns ‘harmful’ WikiLeaks – Rome, Italy, Dec 3, 2010 / 04:55 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See has condemned “in the strongest terms” the unauthorized disclosure of State

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook A bounty is offered on a Christian woman’s head – A Pakistani Islamic cleric has offered a bounty to anyone who takes the life of a Christian woman convicted of …

Share this article on Facebook Sudanese refugees sign up for absentee voting – Sudan’s “Lost Boys,” those who fled their nation’s civil war while as children …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Newt Gingrich proposes ‘replacing the left’ – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is calling for a radical “replacement of the left.” …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Could You Marry an Atheist? – Could you marry an atheist? I’m asking this seriously because someone I know is seriously considering doing so and he asked me what I would do. He asked me seriously. I

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Cutié Fathers A Child – Remember Fr. Cutié? He was the Miami priest who got caught playing smoochy smooch on a beach and converted to Episcopalian-ism quicker than you could say Archbishop

Share this article on Facebook Inspiring Video of the Day – You really should see this. Gateway Pundit writes: Holland Reynolds, a star runner from a small private high school in San Francisco, collapsed at the state

Share this article on Facebook Santa’s Kind of a Jerk – I think the people who made “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” kinda’ forgot that Saint Nicholas was a saint. Last night, all of a sudden everything became Christmasy

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Attends First Sermon Of Advent – VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At 9 a.m. today in the “Redemptoris Mater” chapel of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Pope and the pontifical family attended the first

Share this article on Facebook Costa Rica: Continue To Be A Beacon For Peace – VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Benedict XVI today received the Letters of Credence of Fernando F. Sanchez Campos, the new ambassador of Costa Rica to the Holy See, to

Share this article on Facebook Democracy Is Rooted In Christian Thought, Pope Reminds Theologians – The freedom of modern democratic societies would be impossible without the contribution of Christian thought, Pope Benedict XVI argued in a December 3 address to the

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Dec 3 – VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Bishop Agidius Zsifkovics of Eisenstadt, Austria. – Eight prelates of the

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 3 – VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Fr. Alexander Pyone Cho, currently “fidei donum” priest in the diocese of Salina, U.S.A., as bishop of Pyay

Share this article on Facebook Rotect Dignity Of Life, Pope Urges Costa Rica – Pope Benedict XVI stressed “the inviolable dignity of the person, beginning with the unswerving protection of human life,” when he met on December 3 with a new

Share this article on Facebook Telegram For The Death Of Cardinal Giordano – VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father has sent a telegram of condolence to Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, archbishop of Naples, Italy, for the death yesterday at

Share this article on Facebook Theology Must Be Nourished By Dialogue With The Logos – VATICAN CITY, 3 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At midday today Benedict XVI received members of the International Theological Commission, who have just completed their plenary

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Advent Wreath With Magnetism – Lynn Wehner: | I got this magnetic Advent wreath for a nephew a couple of years ago, and it was a big hit. It doesn’t take the place of real candles and greens, but, for

Share this article on Facebook Come One, Come All! – Kate Wicker: How to Host an Advent Cookie Swap | Just as the Samaritan woman reaches out to a thirsty stranger who reveals himself as Jesus (John 4:4-42), we, too, are

Share this article on Facebook God’s Promises Greater Than Our Hopes – Rebecca Teti: On Julian of Norwich | Continuing his series on women saints, the Pope spoke yesterday about Julian of Norwich. She’s a good example of “spiritual

Share this article on Facebook Pace Yourself – Rachel Balducci: taking care of you | How are you feeling? Are you holding up okay? Around here I’m already feeling a bit of frenzy, and I know I’m not alone. That has

Share this article on Facebook Prayers for Bishop Steinbock – Rebecca Teti: | The bishop of Fresno, John Steinbock, is in critical condition, battling lung cancer. His essay on Christians and cancer, written to his diocese, is

Share this article on Facebook Preparing Our Hearts & Taxi Moms – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast! | This week on the podcast (click here to listen, or click on the player above), Danielle, Elizabeth and I enjoy a great

Share this article on Facebook St. Nicholas Chocolates – Rebecca Teti: | Here’s a cute idea for St. Nicholas Day on Monday. Make a chocolate Santa look a little more authentic!

Share this article on Facebook You Are What You Learn – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education;

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Interview w/Al Kresta on the Fathers – Here’s an interview I did earlier this week with Al Kresta on The Fathers Know Best. I thought it was an excellent interview that got into some really fascinating

Share this article on Facebook They Don’t Ordain ‘Em Like They Used To–Literally! – GET THE BOOK. GET AUTOGRAPHED VERSION W/SPECIAL BONUS INTERVIEW.

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Practitioner Loses Medical License Permanently – Abortion practitioner George Shepard of Delaware, who assisted with abortions at the Maryland business of abortion practitioner Steven Chase Brigham, has permanently

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Vote Couple Posts Final Numbers: 74% Say Give Birth – The infamous couple that received international attention for asking the Internet to vote whether or not they would have an abortion of a 17-18 week-old unborn child

Share this article on Facebook Ben Nelson Uses Ruling to Claim ObamaCare Doesn’t Fund Abortions – Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska was one of two pro-life Democrats to find himself declared a traitor by the pro-life movement for supporting  the ObamaCare bill that

Share this article on Facebook Defeated Pro-Life Democrat Driehaus Sues Pro-Life Group – In the latest installment of the attacks on a pro-life group by a pro-life Democratic congressman, Steve Driehaus of Ohio has now filed a lawsuit against the Susan B.

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Drops “Choice on Earth” Christmas Cards – The national Planned Parenthood abortion business formerly sold “Choice on Earth” Christmas cards in prior years but appears to have dropped them, perhaps due to poor

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Played Role in New Ella Abortion Drug – Planned Parenthood dominates the abortion market — doing more than 25 percent of all abortions annually in the United States. So it’s no surprise the abortion business

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Women Uninformed About Medical Dangers of Birth Control Pill – In association with a conference held in the nation’s capitol today about the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill, a pro-life group has released the results of a

Share this article on Facebook Potential Republican Presidential Candidates Raise Big Bucks in PACs – New figures from the Federal Election Commission show potential Republican presidential candidates for the 2012 campaign are raising big bucks through their political

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Warrior, Adult Stem Cell Patient Carl Franz Passes – Yesterday, we were informed that a good friend of the National Right to Life, and one of the bravest souls I have had the pleasure of knowing, passed away. Carol Franz,

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin Book “America by Heart” is a Pro-Life Family Story – Sarah Palin’s new book could easily be subtitled, “A Pro-Life Story.” Like threads woven through a baby blanket, pro-life observations run throughout America By Heart:

Share this article on Facebook WHO Study Finds 30% Drop in Deaths From Unsafe Abortions – A new study by researchers from the World Health Organization finds more evidence countering the argument that abortions should be legalized in other nations because

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Assisted suicide lobby targets Vermont – by Alex Schadenberg Now that Peter Shumlin is the democrat Governor of Vermont the suicide lobby has announced their intention to lobby for a bill to legalize assisted

Share this article on Facebook It’s hard being a watchdog, but you’ve helped us persevere – by John-Henry Westen It has been a very tough haul, but in the end the Catholic Bishops of Canada are making substantial reforms to one of their organizations which was

Share this article on Facebook Join the Priests for Life novena to the patroness of the unborn – starts Saturday – by Fr. Frank Pavone Our Lady of Guadalupe is patroness of the unborn. Priests for Life has therefore composed a special prayer novena to prepare for her feastday. This

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes Dec. 3 – Militant Islam – by Steve Jalsevac * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Confronts “Catholic” Governor for Approving Civil Unions – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois is taking on the state’s “Catholic” governor who claimed his faith is what

Share this article on Facebook Evidence Proves Pope Tried to Crack Down on Abusers 20 Years Ago – By  Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican released documentation yesterday proving that as early as 1988, Pope Benedict XVI actively sought a faster way to

Share this article on Facebook Shocker: Survey Finds Teens More Interested in Family Values than Sex Ed – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist UK authorities were shocked at the results of a recent survey in which the majority of teens said they would rather be taught

Share this article on Facebook Speaker-to-Be Modifies “Men Only” U.S. House to Accommodate Women – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Respect for female members of the House is behind a newly proposed project by the Speaker-in-waiting, John Boehner (R-OH) to

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Interview with Ecclesia Dei Secretary – Full Text – Wednesday I had mentioned an interview with Msgr. Guido Pozzo , the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, on the occasion of three years of Summorum

Share this article on Facebook New Liturgical Music Databases: Introducing Two Sacred Music Initiatives for EF and OF – Guest Article by Jeffrey Ostrowski Some NLM readers will be familiar with Corpus Christi Watershed’s video work with the Church Music Association of America , or perhaps

Share this article on Facebook The Creation of a New Icon – The Merciful Jesus – When writing about Aidan Hart’s work last week I noticed the icon below. It represents an interesting postscript to the recent discussion of the portrayal of the Sacred

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Understatement of the year: “This debate will be followed closely at the Turkish embassy.” – As Europe slowly begins to wake up to the serious danger it faces, a gutsy Catholic member of the Austrian parliament,  Ewald Stadler , adds a few choice words of his

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook For Family (and probably a very few others) – We went to a short play “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” in a small town here in Michigan. My son and his daughter Maria Faustina (my granddaughter :-) were in the play.

Share this article on Facebook Liz Lev on Benedict’s “Light of the World” and Condoms – In the recent edition of Zenit.org, my good friend in Rome, Liz Lev , wrote an astute review of Pope Benedict’s interview in the new book Light of the World . She hits

Share this article on Facebook New Catholic Scripture Study (CSS) Bible – And lots of other good things to buy for Christmas! Free shipping on some orders. Visit Steve’s Store here .

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #258 – Donkey’s Ears – “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 Gifts and Crafts Hodgepodge – You guys know I usually take a lot of time to put together as comprehensive a “gift idea” post, around this time of year. But I am just so swamped, and so up against a

Share this article on Facebook Paving Over Grace & Preparing a Place – Two must-reads for you, over at Patheos –well, three, actually! If you are a fan of books and movies, and I know you are, check out Joseph Susanka’s excellent take on

Share this article on Facebook When Editors Attack! – Hi guys…just wanted to tell you things might be a little quie– Yeah…as I was saying…gonna be a little quiet around here; I’m up against a hard deadline. Later. If I

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook THE MODERNIST PERSONA by Jack Taylor – His Holiness Pope Paul VI v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Catholic Bishops to Congress:  The Dream Act is the ‘Right Thing to Do’ – WASHINGTON (December 3, 2010)—In a letter to Congress December 2, Coadjutor Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Gov. of Illinois suppoters unnatural unions bill. Bp. of Springfield warns him. – From CNA: Bishop calls out Catholic governor in Illinois for approving civil unions By Benjamin Mann, Staff Writer Springfield, Ill., Dec 2, 2010 / 08:13 am (CNA/EWTN

Share this article on Facebook Friday Penances: a Catholic practice or not? – Last March, in the wake of sexual abuse of children by clergy, Benedict XVI wrote a pastoral letter to the people of Ireland.  He asked the Church in Ireland to do

Share this article on Facebook Morning Coffee… and your good news – This morning I trotted out my “French Press” coffee maker for a change of pace.  Well… not so much of a change of pace, since at the rectory in England this is how we

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 111: 4th Eucharistic Prayer; don Camillo (Part IX) – Herein we compare the lame-duck ICEL version of the 4th Eucharistic Prayer now still in use with the new, approved and corrected translation which we will soon be able

Share this article on Facebook PRAYERCAzT 30: 3 tones of the Christmas Preface (1962MR) – Welcome to another installment of What Does the Prayer Really Sound Like? Today we will hear the three tones of the Preface for Christmas in the 1962 Missale Romanum and

Share this article on Facebook Pres. Obama’s speechwriter makes anti-Catholic joke – This is the sort of person Pres. Obama chooses for his speech writing staff.  Now we will have to wait to see what POTUS does about this. From The Catholic League: OBAMA

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Nuptial blessing during a TLM – From a reader: For a traditional Latin Solemn High Nuptial Mass with three priests, are there any known restrictions on which priest may administer the nuptial blessing,

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