Catholic News Headlines December 7 and 8, 2010


Dec. 6, 7pm—Dec. 8, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook HAVING A LARGE FAMILY IS A CRIME! – In the National Catholic Register, writer Pat Archbold opines, “Rutgers University Professor Helen Fisher, of the Center for Human Evolution Studies, has written for

Share this article on Facebook THE POPE, THE CONDOM, AND THE ELEPHANT – By Jeffrey A. Mirus We’ve been paying close attention to the reports of Pope Benedict’s comments regarding the use of condoms in certain special circumstances (see “What

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Share this article on Facebook Ahead of new Narnia movie, actor’s comments on Aslan cause controversy – CNA STAFF, Dec 7, 2010 / 09:00 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Actor Liam Neeson, the voice of the lion Aslan in the latest Narnia film, has drawn criticism for saying the

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop denounces chaos, fear in wake of Christian couple’s murder – Rome, Italy, Dec 7, 2010 / 06:05 pm ( CNA ).- Chaldean-Catholic Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk, Iraq has expressed regret over the climate of chaos, fear and confusion

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop encourages trust in God following devastating Colombian landslide – CNA STAFF, Dec 7, 2010 / 02:05 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Ricardo Tobon Restrepo of Medellin, Colombia expressed sadness and solidarity following the country’s recent

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Gomez leads Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration – Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 8, 2010 / 01:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Coadjutor Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles presided at the 79th Annual Mass and Procession in

Share this article on Facebook Catholics weigh in on teens’ excessive use of Facebook, texting – Denver, Colo., Dec 7, 2010 / 02:52 am ( CNA ).- A new study linking teen’s excessive use of Facebook and texting to alcohol abuse and sexual activity has ignited

Share this article on Facebook Chinese officials forcing bishops to attend state-church meetings – Beijing, China, Dec 7, 2010 / 03:10 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Two of the Chinese government’s “Catholic associations” are meeting from Dec. 7-9, with many bishops loyal to

Share this article on Facebook Christian leaders show solidarity with those impacted by Mount Carmel blaze – Rome, Italy, Dec 8, 2010 / 03:56 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A delegation of Christian leaders visited Mount Carmel in Israel to express solidarity after a recent fire killed

Share this article on Facebook Congress slated to vote on controversial DREAM Act this week – Washington D.C., Dec 8, 2010 / 12:23 am ( CNA ).- Democratic leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved on Dec. 6 to end discussion on a controversial bill that would grant

Share this article on Facebook Mary’s life shows God’s mercy is more powerful than evil, Pope says on feast day – Vatican City, Dec 8, 2010 / 12:43 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict said on today’s Feast of the Immaculate Conception that the day honoring Mary should give

Share this article on Facebook Religious leaders’ open letter reaffirms protection of man-woman marriage – Washington D.C., Dec 7, 2010 / 12:46 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The U.S. Catholic bishops have joined other American religious leaders in signing an open letter reaffirming

Share this article on Facebook Rep. Driehaus files defamation lawsuit over SBA List’s abortion funding claims – Washington D.C., Dec 7, 2010 / 05:49 am ( CNA ).- Outgoing congressman Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) has filed a federal defamation lawsuit against the Susan B. Anthony List,

Share this article on Facebook Spanish government decides not to extend maternity leave – Madrid, Spain, Dec 8, 2010 / 06:04 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Spain will not extend the country’s length of maternity leave until the economy improves.

Share this article on Facebook Sr. Theresa, Marian Sisters founder, dies at 88 – Lincoln, Neb., Dec 8, 2010 / 10:01 am ( CNA ).- Sister Theresa Gottvald, M.S., one of the two founders of the Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb. died

Share this article on Facebook Swiss bishops denounce ‘hostility’ toward Christian symbols – Rome, Italy, Dec 7, 2010 / 08:01 pm ( CNA ).- The Swiss bishops have issued a statement denouncing the government’s recent hostility toward Christian symbols in public

Share this article on Facebook US bishops endorse proposed nuclear arms reduction – Washington D.C., Dec 8, 2010 / 04:52 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has come out in favor of the proposed “New START” treaty,

Share this article on Facebook Washington state priest brings natural family planning to Peru’s highlands – Puno, Peru, Dec 8, 2010 / 04:28 am ( CNA ).- Fr. Philip Bloom’s medical missionary work aims for more than just healthy bodies. He’s helping Peruvians cultivate a

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook California lawyers duke it out over same sex marriage ban – Attorneys debated California’s same-sex marriage ban in a courtroom this week, with lawyers squaring off …

Share this article on Facebook Cathedral of the Incarnation Votes in Favor of Anglican Ordinariate – The congregation of the Cathedral of the Incarnation has voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposed Resolution …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook China: Persecution against Catholic Church, Bishops Compelled to Attend Gathering – We have followed with deep concern the heavy handed efforts of the Regime in mainland China against the legitimate …

Share this article on Facebook Chinese ‘Patriotic Assembly’ Gets Underway to Build Church Independent of the Vatican – Many bishops in attendance were coerced into attending the meeting. Two bishops whose ordination is unlawful under …

Share this article on Facebook Congregation of the Clergy on the Immaculate Conception of Mary – ‘God, One and Triune had foreseen from the very beginning the future incarnation of the Word cumulating …

Share this article on Facebook Europeans becoming increasingly overweight, obese – A common observation among some Europeans about visiting Americans was how they were usually overweight and wore …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Hacktivists’ sabotage Web sites who oppose WikiLeaks – In a frightening show of solidarity, supporters of WikiLeaks – a Web site that has spilled the beans on some …

Share this article on Facebook Japanese space probe reaches Venus after six months – The Japanese space probe, the Akatsuki has reached Venus after more than six months of interstellar travel. The …

Share this article on Facebook Our Lady of the Massacre: Eyewitness Account of Attack on Iraqi Catholic Church – ‘Leave them alone, take me!’ shouts Fr. Wasim, and is immediately hit with a bullet square in …

Share this article on Facebook WikiLeaks’ ‘war’ has very sobering consequences, analyst says – WikiLeaks, a Web site that has offered some highly unflattering documents about the United States and its …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook President agrees on extending tax cuts in compromise – U.S. President Barack Obama announced a bipartisan agreement with opposition Republicans on extending current tax …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Crisis Brewing? Treasury misprints $110 Billion of U.S. Currency – The United States Treasury developed a new high-tech $100 bill with new security features.  …

Share this article on Facebook Elizabeth Edwards ceases her cancer treatment – The wife of two-time presidential candidate John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, has ceased her cancer treatment. …

Share this article on Facebook Lesbian Coach’s Employment ‘Concluded’ at Belmont University – Headlines scream that Coach Howe was fired for being gay. The controversy has electrified both religious …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook CPP-NDFP declare ceasefire; bishops hail declaration – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 7, 2010—The Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP) central committee and military commission and the national executive committee of the

Share this article on Facebook FOI also obliges LGUs, not just nat’l gov’t – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 9, 2010—The Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill also obliges local government units (LGUs), not just national government offices, to disclose

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 12 Days of Christmas for Large Families!!! – This is great. I’ve heard every single one of these many many times. Please check out Faith & Family Live because 1) it’s a great website and 2) I’m feeling a little

Share this article on Facebook Can I Have Some Superstition On My Burger? – A Buddhist, a Priest, and a Rabbi walk into a burger joint…. The beginning of a bad joke? Well, yes and ummm….yes. The new owners at the New York Burger Company

Share this article on Facebook Euthanasia Makes People Live Longer – ABC.net.au reports that some leading euthanasia supporters are pushing the counter intuitive argument that legalized euthanasia will actually help people live longer:

Share this article on Facebook Go Watch This Video! – An Austrian MP tears the Turkish Ambassador apart for his double standards regarding religious persecution. Awesome 2 ! Go Watch This Video Now>>>>

Share this article on Facebook Kindergarten Aquinas – Some days I think I’m an awesome parent. Other days, not so much. I have lots of other days. You remember this video we had on the blog where this woman’s news interview

Share this article on Facebook Oh The Humanity! Rudolph Goes Down! – This Christmas video pleases my inner dark side, I guess. I think it might do the same for you. HT The Blaze

Share this article on Facebook Philadelphia Reconsidering Dog Killing Ban – Philadelphia is going to the dogs – or not. Many Philadelphians including some on city council are reconsidering what they call a “knee jerk” adverse reaction to animal

Share this article on Facebook The Best Christmas Speech on Network TV – Every year I see this I’m half surprised that the networks haven’t edited this part out. I’ve gotta’ admit I find it moving every time. Thanks to Common Cents for

Share this article on Facebook Threats Against Pro-Lifers Escalate? – It seems that pro-aborts aren’t happy just killing babies anymore. Now they’re threatening people outside the womb too. Actually, it was always this way. Let’s face it,

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Share this article on Facebook 26 US Religious Leaders Affirm: Marriage Is Union Of One Man, One Woman – Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined 25 other religious leaders in affirming that “marriage is the

Share this article on Facebook China Tightens Grip On Church, Forces Bishops To Attend Meeting – China’s Communist regime is forcing dozens of bishops to attend a meeting in Beijing to elect a new president of the state-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Chinese Regime Treating Bishops Like Criminals – Father Bernardo Cervellera, the director of the AsiaNews service, decries the Chinese government’s heavy-handed treatment of Catholic bishops and priests. Clerics are

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 7 – VATICAN CITY, 7 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Bishop Gerardo de Jesus Rojas Lopez of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico, as bishop of Tabasco (area 25,267,

Share this article on Facebook Swiss Bishops Defend Presence Of Crucifix In Public Places – Criticizing “a strong hostility recently manifested against religious signs in public places” and the “tendency that pretends to confine people’s belief to the private

Share this article on Facebook US Nuns Need Not Fear Probe, Says Vatican Official – In an interview with the National Catholic Reporter, the secretary of the Congregation for Religious signals that American women religious have little reason to fear the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A Poem for The Blessed Virgin – Rebecca Teti: 3 minute deep-breath | Since Mary is the first-fruits of salvation, “redeemed in a more exalted fashion” as the Church teaches, this Hopkins poem seems

Share this article on Facebook Are Child-Free Flights a Good Idea? – Danielle Bean: Or a really really bad one? | Anyone who flies has probably had the not-so-fun experience of sharing the cramped space inside of an airplane with a

Share this article on Facebook Basilica in Gingerbread – Rebecca Teti: | Oh, man! I saw this over the weekend and thought it would make a great post— and now CMR’s beaten me to it. Still, I hope you enjoy my hometown’s

Share this article on Facebook Comments from Stangers – Rachel Balducci: put to a catchy tune | Here is a cute video from a family with seven kids—singing about all the comments they get when out in public. Can you identify

Share this article on Facebook David Sings for Mary – Danielle Bean: Ave Maria | Remember David Archuleta? The American Idol runner-up from a couple years ago? Well, my 15-year-old daughter Kateri certainly does. Along with

Share this article on Facebook House of the Lord – Robyn Lee: My Favorite Place to Pray | Have you ever been to a chapel or church dedication?  A few months ago I attended one at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. As we

Share this article on Facebook Love Them Through Christmas – Elizabeth Foss: Holidays Can Be Stressful for Kids Too | It is generally acknowledged that the holiday season can be difficult for adults. This time of year, headlines

Share this article on Facebook NFP Facts Here – 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 Talk To Us – 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 To Jesus Through Mary – Lynn Wehner: | On this cherished feast of the Immaculate Conception, we celebrate the conception of Mary in the womb of her mother, St. Anne. I invite you all to pray

Share this article on Facebook When Extra Coffee Won’t Suffice – Lynn Wehner: St. Joseph of Cupertino, pray for them! | Anyone know a college student who is right about now pulling all-nighters, drinking crazy amounts of espresso, and

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Angy Statement of the Day – Many Dems and the Far Left are livid over Obama’s deal on tax cuts. Watch Olbermann below: Obama May Not Only Not Get Re-Elected; “He May Not Even be Re-Nominated”

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Tax Cuts

Share this article on Facebook The story of the Immaculate Conception reflected in Vatican Museum frescoes

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 7, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 7 4:00 – The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church The Fathers Know Best: Your

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 8, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 8 4:00–6:00: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception In the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of 8 December, 1854, Pius IX

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Board Delays Hearing on Abortion Practitioner Evading Law – The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has announced it is delaying hearings in a case related to an abortion practitioner who evaded state law by making illegal

Share this article on Facebook Brazil Soccer Player Jailed, Killed Woman Refusing Abortion – Bruno Fernandes das Dores de Souza, the former captain and goal-keeper of the very popular Rio de Janeiro soccer team Flamengo, has been jailed for his alleged role in

Share this article on Facebook Connecticut Group: NARAL Lying About Pro-Life Protestors – The Family Institute of Connecticut, a pro-life group, is accusing the state chapter of the pro-abortion organization NARAL of lying about the pro-life protestors who

Share this article on Facebook House Honors Chinese Human Rights Activist Liu Xiaobo – The House of Representatives today voted overwhelmingly today to approve a resolution authored by pro-life Rep. Chris Smith congratulating Tiananmen Square survivor Liu

Share this article on Facebook Jimmy Carter’s Legacy: Pro-Abortion Judge Stephen Reinhardt – Some pro-life advocates are still confused about former President Jimmy Carter and whether he was pro-life or supported abortion. While Carter claimed to be pro-life,

Share this article on Facebook Judge: Planned Parenthood Rushed Abortion on Sexually Abused Teen – A judge has issued a ruling saying a Cincinnati Planned Parenthood abortion business rushed an abortion it did on a 14-year-old girl who was a victim of sexual abuse.

Share this article on Facebook Michelle Bachmann: New Congress Should Defund Planned Parenthood – Rep. Michele Bachmann has become a prominent national conservative figure as an articulate female spokeswoman for issues like abortion and her latest call demonstrates

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Pro-Life Bill Protects Pharmacists Conscience Rights – A bill filed for the next session of the Missouri legislature would protect the rights of pharmacists who don’t want to dispense drugs that can sometimes cause an

Share this article on Facebook Montana Lawmakers Will Consider Bills on Assisted Suicide – After the Montana Supreme Court made the state the third to allow the practice of assisted suicide, state lawmakers want their say and will consider legislation on both

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey Choose Life Plates Finally Allowed After Six Years – New Jersey motorists will finally have the option to purchase “Choose Life” license plates now that the state has agreed to end a six year block on them. The state

Share this article on Facebook No Room in the Inn: Unborn Children Rejected Like Jesus – “She wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7). The fact that there was no room for Jesus,

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina County Cuts Paid Abortions for Employees – Wake County, North Carolina is the latest to cut taxpayer funded abortions for government employees — a move that is helping spread the new trend nationwide to get

Share this article on Facebook Obama Backs Privacy Rights When Convenient, on Abortion – There’s been much controversy in recent weeks over the issue of full body scans and pat-downs at airport security checkpoints across America.  Individuals from all

Share this article on Facebook Obama Rationing Czar Berwick: I’m Happy With ObamaCare – President Barack Obama’s Medicare chief, rationing advocate Donald Berwick, says he is happy with ObamaCare in terms of how it redistributes wealth similar to the

Share this article on Facebook Parental Notification in Illinois: Will Minors Finally be Protected? – To date, minors in the state of Illinois have been completely unprotected from the physical and psychological harms of abortion. In 1995, legislators in the Illinois

Share this article on Facebook Practitioner Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Wins Early Release – Massachusetts-based abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh, who received six months in prison after pleading guilty to the charge of manslaughter in relation to his

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Champion Joe Pitts to Head Key ObamaCare Panel – When it comes to abortion and taxpayer funding of it, Congressman Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania is the one of the big pro-life champions on Capital Hill. Now he will have

Share this article on Facebook Republican Party Chair Candidates to Debate Pro-Life Issues – The candidates seeking the critical post of chairman of the Republican Party will participate in a debate next month that will partly focus on pro-life issues, including

Share this article on Facebook Republican, Democrat to Lead Congressional Pro-Life Caucus – To pass or defeat legislation in Congress, it frequently takes a bipartisan effort of pro-life Republicans and Democrats working together to accomplish the goal. For

Share this article on Facebook Santorum to Decide Soon on 2012, Says Palin Would Do Well – Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says he will make a decision in early 2011 about whether he will mount a bid for the Republican nomination for president. Although

Share this article on Facebook Senate May Vote Today on Defense Bill With Pro-Abortion Language – The Senate may vote as early today on the 2011 defense authorization bill that contains language turning military base hospitals into abortion facilities. The

Share this article on Facebook Ted Turner Calls for Global One-Child Policy Like China’s – Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, called on world leaders Sunday to address the global warming crisis by drastically reducing the number of people on the planet.

Share this article on Facebook Texas Speaker: Chisum, Paxton Answer Pro-Life Survey, Strauss Doesn’t – In what has become a contention race to become the next Speaker of the Texas state House of Representatives, two key candidates have responded to a pro-life survey from

Share this article on Facebook Upton Wins Key House Committee Nod After Opposition From Pro-Lifers – In an  inside baseball battle at the House of Representatives, Michigan congressman Fred Upton has tentatively won the fight to lead the powerful Energy and Commerce

Share this article on Facebook William Brennan’s Legacy: A Supreme Court Creating Abortion “Rights” – One man’s biography becomes the story of jurisprudence when constitutional interpretation is governed by personality and politics. No matter how heavy the theorizing may

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist’s license revoked permanently – by Peter Smith ELKTON, Maryland, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another piece of New Jersey abortionist Steven Brigham’s abortion empire has crumbled, after the

Share this article on Facebook Among Ghana’s poorest, radio show sparks last minute pro-life rescue – by Kathleen Gilbert KUMASI, Ghana, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Brought to the brink by a life of poverty in a Ghanaian village, a young girl was on the verge

Share this article on Facebook Are British children being sexualized by media? Govt’ to ‘review’ – by Hilary White LONDON, December 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The UK’s coalition government has ordered an independent review to ask whether retailers and broadcasters

Share this article on Facebook Baby saved on Sacramento City College campus! – by Students for Life of America This story comes from Steve Macias, our West Coast Field Agent who is based out of California, Nevada and Arizona. He has working on

Share this article on Facebook BirthorNot poll results: 74% say give birth, 1.7 million fraudulent votes – by Kathleen Gilbert December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The couple that hosted an online poll asking internet users whether or not they should abort their baby has

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian soccer star sentenced to four years in prison for attempting forced abortion on girlfriend – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman RIO DE JANEIRO, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Brazilian soccer star Bruno Souza has been sentenced to 54 months in prison following

Share this article on Facebook Canada’s ‘trans’ bill passes, goes to third reading – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, December 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian bill seeking to enshrine protections for ‘transsexuals’, which has been dubbed a

Share this article on Facebook Col. Oliver North: We could lose 20 percent of military over ‘don’t ask’ repeal – by On the Beat The U.S. military could face enormous losses of troops in this ninth year of the “War on Terror” – and al-Qaida has nothing to do with it. But what’s

Share this article on Facebook Culture Shock! In a U.S. First, a Bishop has approved visions from Heaven – by On the Beat For the first time in U.S. history a bishop has officially approved a Marian apparition.  Think of the political incorrectness involved in such a

Share this article on Facebook D.C. Archdiocese shoots down rumor Archbishop Ok’d event with ‘Catholic’ gay group – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has reaffirmed the illegitimate status of Catholics

Share this article on Facebook D-Day for “Don’t ask, don’t tell” begins Wednesday in Senate – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A vote on repealing the law banning homosexuals from military service will happen in the U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Doctors can’t be forced to do abortion referrals, New Zealand’s High Court rules – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman NEW ZEALAND, December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Doctors cannot be forced to do abortion referrals or give medical advice about abortion,

Share this article on Facebook Famed Canadian pro-life leader Heather Stilwell passes away at 66 – by Patrick B. Craine SURREY, British Columbia, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life and pro-family movement is mourning the “great loss” of famed pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Friend of jailed pro-life heroine Linda Gibbons asks supporters to send her Christmas cards – by Thaddeus Baklinski TORONTO, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life heroine Linda Gibbons may spend another Christmas in jail this year if her next court

Share this article on Facebook Full-text e-mail intro for Monday, December 6, 2010 – by Steve Jalsevac We are pleased to let our full-text subscribers know that today we are one step closer to fully restoring the old format of the full-text e-mail, which

Share this article on Facebook Having a large family is a crime! – by Judie Brown In the National Catholic Register, writer Pat Archbold writes that, “Rutgers University Professor Helen Fisher, of the Center for Human Evolution Studies,

Share this article on Facebook Hundreds pray for conversion as Carhart begins Maryland late-term abortions – by Kathleen Gilbert GERMANTOWN, Maryland, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of Maryland pro-life protesters gathered at the Germantown Reproductive Health

Share this article on Facebook Ireland reports 64 cases of “adverse reactions” to HPV vaccine – by Hilary White DUBLIN, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A report by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has shown that a vaccination program using Gardasil, the drug

Share this article on Facebook Lawmakers slam Obama for editing God out of national motto & Declaration – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Congressional lawmakers is calling out President Barack Obama for repeatedly editing

Share this article on Facebook LifeSiteNews is struggling – by Steve Jalsevac Dear LifeSiteNews supporters, It is difficult for me to have to write this letter. But it is also necessary, for the truth is that we are in a tough

Share this article on Facebook Major religious leaders release statement supporting true marriage – by John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Leaders of some of the largest religious communities in the United States have come together to express

Share this article on Facebook Nativity scene vandalized in Toronto – again – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The nativity scene placed in front of Toronto’s Old City Hall courthouse by the Catholic lay

Share this article on Facebook New video shows Chile’s defense of life doesn’t stop with trapped miners – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman CARACAS, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new video produced by the pro-life Latin American Alliance for the Family (ALAFA) shows that

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes Dec. 7 – Homosexuality, Transgenderism – by Steve Jalsevac Note: This issue has become one of huge cultural change being imposed upon more and more elements of society. Religion has also become highly infected.

Share this article on Facebook Newsbytes, Dec. 7 – Religion – 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

Share this article on Facebook No room in the inn: The unborn are crowded out like Jesus was – by Fr. Frank Pavone “She wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7). The fact that there was no

Share this article on Facebook Study: Marriage makes for good men; good men marry – by LifeSiteNews.com EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Researchers have long argued that marriage generally reduces illegal and aggressive behaviors

Share this article on Facebook Update on C-389, Canadian ‘transgender’ bathroom bill – by On the Beat New Democrat MP Bill Siksay’s ‘transgender’ bill, which seeks to enshrine protections based on “gender identity” and “gender expression”,  is up for

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Bioethicists Decide It’s Ethical to Stunt Growth in Disabled – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A 20-member group of doctors, ethicists and parents of disabled children has come to the conclusion that deliberately stunting

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Publish Letter as Oral Arguments Begin in CA Same-Sex Marriage Case – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist On the same day that California’s gay-marriage ban was back in court, the U.S. bishops, along with a broad coalition of the

Share this article on Facebook Christian Teen Murdered for Faith – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In the wake of the Baghdad bombing of a cathedral that left dozens dead, news has surfaced from Somalia about a teenage girl

Share this article on Facebook CNN Founder Calls for Global One-Child Policy – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Media mogul and CNN founder Ted Turner called on world leaders this Sunday to institute a global Chinese-style one-child policy

Share this article on Facebook If Homosexual Ban is Repealed, a Quarter Million Troops Will Leave Service – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist If officials decide to overturn the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy banning homosexuals from serving openly in the military, an

Share this article on Facebook Relative of Princess Diana on the Way to Sainthood – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Vatican investigation has declared Passionist Father Ignatius Spencer, the great, great, great uncle of Diana, Princess of

Share this article on Facebook US Student Test Scores Still Lag Behind Global Competition – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS  Staff Journalist In spite of massive public education reform programs in the past decade, U.S. students are still only achieving “average”

Share this article on Facebook Will Promiscuity Doom Wikileaks Founder? – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Even though many believe he should be tried for treason, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is currently in British custody for

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Canons Regular of St. John Cantius Begin to Offer Ordinary Form Tutorials – Many are already more than familiar with the tutorials in the usus antiquior offered by the likes of the the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, not to mention countless

Share this article on Facebook Dominican Rite Solemn Mass: Feast of St. Cecilia, Portland OR – I am pleased to present to our readers images of the Dominican Rite Solemn Mass, celebrated at Holy Rosary Church on the Feast of St. Cecilia, November 22, 2010, to

Share this article on Facebook Feast of Christ the King at Christendom College – The good folks at Christendom College shared with the NLM this video from their patronal feast day; the Feast of Christ the King.

Share this article on Facebook Feast of St. Ambrose of Milan – St. Ambrose of Milan, pray for us. Best wishes to our friends in the Ambrosian rite. * * * I have had the great privilege to see the ancient mosaic above in person, and

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical Video from Switzerland – We were speaking of liturgical videos earlier today and recently the folks at Gloria TV sent in the following recording of a Don Reto Nay offering Mass in the usus

Share this article on Facebook Perugia: Mass in Honour of Blessed J.H. Newman – The Italian blog Rinascimento Sacro have posted photographs of a Mass ( usus antiquior ) offered in Perugia this past December 4th in honour of Blessed John Henry

Share this article on Facebook The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – As today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I thought it might be of interest to many of our readers to see some quotations which have

Share this article on Facebook The Mass of Domenico Cardinal Bartolucci – As was announced this past week, Domenico Cardinal Bartolucci was to offer Mass at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. By way of

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Princess Diana’s ancestor moves toward sainthood – A Vatican investigation has declared that Passionist Father Ignatius Spencer, the great, great, great uncle of Diana, Princess of Wales, lived a life of “heroic virtue,”

Share this article on Facebook Waiting for “La Madonna” to arrive tonight – By Mary DeTurris Poust Another “new” Advent season tradition has just come to my attention, so I had to share. (The fact that it’s an Italian tradition makes it that

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Hey! I used to go to school with that guy – Now this is pretty amazing. Dave Beaumont was in my class (’78) when we both attended “Our Lady Queen of Angels” high school seminary in San Fernando, CA.  I haven’t

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Black Friday vs. Adoration – A friend wrote: “Writing an article about “Black Friday” at our parish. First Friday Adoration – not enough people sign up to sit with our Lord. A few of us fill in and

Share this article on Facebook Dear oh Deer! – Last week my son shot and butchered a deer on our land and we have been eating venison ever since. It took the family a day to skin, butcher and prepare the meat. Almost

Share this article on Facebook Humorous Diversion – Angelic Twaddle is a blog that has humor with a conscience. You may want to check in with Louis Hall for a light diversion once in a whiile at

Share this article on Facebook Radio Shows & a Talk on Feast of Immaculate Conception – Don’t forget that Wednesday is a holy day of obligation for Catholics. it is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. I will doing two radio shows Wednesday morning: 1)

Share this article on Facebook The Pope, the Word of God & The Holy Land – I love taking pilgrims to the Holy Land. My certification card for teaching at the holy sites was just renewed and on the way in the mail. I will be leading six groups

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #035 – The Immaculate Conception – “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 #450 – Miss Gra’Ma at Christmas – “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 “Hail, Full of Grace!” – The Annunciation by Waterhouse A little collection of links and videos appropriate to the Holy Day: Start with Deacon Greg, whose affection for Our Lady seems to have

Share this article on Facebook “Movin’ On Up;” the Background! – Deacon Greg Kandra –who is due to move The Deacon’s Bench over to Patheos on December 13–is busy hanging up bookshelves and making the place ready. As evidence of his

Share this article on Facebook And now…Bernadette! And Adele! – Father James Martin graciously permits Patheos to excerpt a chapter of his wonderful book My Life With the Saints so that we can get to know St. Bernadette Soubirous,

Share this article on Facebook Ants on Jesus & the Voice of One Man! – My Tuesday Column is up over on the home page . Today I am looking at the “Ants on Jesus” story, and the reaction of Washington Post Art Critic Blake Gopnik to poor old

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook BORN AGAIN NA ATENISTA, MAS BAGAY SA NEW ERA – SEMPLANG KAY BRO. MARS! – Ateneo de Manila University Chapel – The Gesu Ateneo said… Mabilis sabihin ng mga pari at CFD na di nila sinasamba ang mga larawan, pero kung titingnan mo ang

Share this article on Facebook Dec. 25 THE BIRTH OF JESUS by Louis G Joy – The Birth of the Messiah THE BIRTH OF JESUS http://doig.net/NTC07.htm Zechariah  was a priest in the priestly order of Abijah, which was the eighth priestly division.

Share this article on Facebook THE PROTO-EVANGELION – THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE IMMACULATE MOTHER – ‎”And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” GOD THE FATHER in Genesis

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Dolan, Bishop Blaire Urge Congress to Support Tax Credits for Low-Income Families, Relief for Unemployed – WASHINGTON (December 7, 2010) — Congress should protect vulnerable communities, particularly low-income families and children, and support the continuation of the Earned

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Gregory Named Bishops’ Moderator of Jewish Affairs, Succeeds Archbishop Dolan, Newly Elected USCCB President – WASHINGTON (December 8, 2010) —Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta has been named Moderator of Jewish Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops, Evangelicals Call for Ratification of New Start Treaty – WASHINGTON (December 7, 2010) — Representatives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) called for

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “I have never killed a man, … – …  but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”

Share this article on Facebook CINO AWARDS – I picked this up from the estimable Serviam. Voting for the 2010 CINO Awards is underway here. He made the choice pretty hard. Nancy Pelosi Doug Kmeic Joe Biden National

Share this article on Facebook Colbert goes to war on the War on Christmas – Pretty funny.   Some won’t think so. Too bad. If you are worried you won’t like what Stephen Colbert says, don’t click the play button. Just don’t.

Share this article on Facebook COWGIRL teaches about canning… venison – This is GREAT! Yes, this is officially my kind o’ gal. I am green in many ways.  This time I am green with envy. I must… must.. if I am in area, meet this lady.

Share this article on Facebook FANTASTIC! Don’t miss this. – From CMR… this is GREAT…  but the real credit is to Faith & Family Live. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go and SPIKE THEIR STATS in appreciation!

Share this article on Facebook For priests who must sing upcoming TLMs – Reminder to priests who may have to sing a TLM on Sundays and on the feast on Wednesday. PRAYERCAzTs are available. 011 07-12-03 Feast of the Immaculate Conception 012

Share this article on Facebook Guys… not… – I now hate the word: guys

Share this article on Facebook Marian apparition approved in D. of Green Bay, WI – This is from the site of the Diocese of Green Bay: Bishop Ricken approves Marian apparitions at Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help GREEN BAY, Wis. (December 8, 2010) —

Share this article on Facebook O, the poor sisters! – From the Fishwrap… Vatican must hear ‘anger and hurt’ of American nuns, official says by John L Allen Jr on Dec. 07, 2010 ROME — Rome must acknowledge the “depth of

Share this article on Facebook OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Ambrose and pro-abortion Catholic politicians – Some time ago I made a PODCAzT about St. Ambrose and pro-abortion Catholic politicians. 054 08-04-29 Pro-Abortion Politicians and Communion; St. Ambrose and Emperor

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 112: Winter poems – Well… I went and did it again.  I made a PODCAzT. I’m not going to say what’s in it other than that there are some poems.  You’ll know a most of the authors, think,

Share this article on Facebook St. Ambrose: copycat, rookie, disliked by St. Jerome – In the ancient world, invective was a standard tool of debate.  Interlocutors would often pour acid on each in a way we today… well, perhaps not some who read blogs

Share this article on Facebook St. Ambrose: silent reader, admired by St. Augustine – Today’s first entry in the Martyrologium Romanum says: 1. Memoria sancti Ambrisii, episcopi Mediolanensis et Ecclesiae doctoris, qui pridie Nonas aprilis in Domino

Share this article on Facebook Thanks – Today is the 5th birthday of this blog. Thank you for helping to make this blog a success. May God Almighty be praised above all created things.

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS POLL: Color of Advent Vestments and my annual rant – Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent. Blue is not a liturgical color of the Roman Rite (though some use it for Marian

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: Collect – Immaculate Conception – Here is the Collect for the Mass for this day’s feast, the Immaculate Conception, in the 2002MR. Deus, qui per immaculatam Virginis Conceptionem dignum Filio tuo

Share this article on Facebook What do you give up when you convert? – When Anglicans in England come over to Rome, they will give up a great deal. In many cases they may have to give up their churches. For you in the burbs, that wouldn’t

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