Catholic News Headlines December 9 and 10, 2010


Dec. 8, 7pm—Dec. 10, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook ORGAN WAGON COMING YOUR WAY? IT’S NO HURDY GURDY MAN! – One of the most remarkable public relations features of the culture of death is the innovative manner in which they attempt to sell the public on their “compassion.”  An

Share this article on Facebook WHO LOVES BABY-KILLING AND CHRISTMAS TOO? MEET PRO-ABORTION CATHOLIC FRANCES KISSLING – Ms. Frances Kissling might just have flipped her lid! After all those years of embracing the murder of preborn babies and defying Catholic doctrine while claiming she is

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Share this article on Facebook Abandonment of God carries dehumanizing consequences, warns cardinal – Valencia, Spain, Dec 10, 2010 / 05:51 pm ( CNA ).- The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments remarked that Catholics

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal appoints commission to revise Legion of Christ constitution – Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2010 / 01:42 am ( CNA ).- Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, the pontifical delegate to the Legion of Christ, has appointed the members of the commission

Share this article on Facebook Catholic radio network having an impact in western US, survey suggests – San Francisco, Calif., Dec 10, 2010 / 03:31 am ( CNA ).- Immaculate Heart Radio network listeners who responded to a survey say they are more active in their parishes as

Share this article on Facebook Chilean bishop calls for prison reform following tragic fire – Santiago, Chile, Dec 10, 2010 / 04:02 pm ( CNA ).- The president of the Chilean bishops’ conference is calling for prison reform in the country after 81 inmates died in

Share this article on Facebook China trying to prove it is ‘master of the Church,’ missionary priest warns – Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2010 / 05:00 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Father Bernardo Cervellera, a longtime observer of Sino-Vatican affairs, is deeply troubled by recent moves made

Share this article on Facebook Colombian bishops praise announced release of hostages by rebel forces – Bogotá, Colombia, Dec 10, 2010 / 04:00 pm ( CNA ).- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba Villota, has praised a

Share this article on Facebook Court case and congressional inaction put embryonic stem cell research in limbo – Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2010 / 05:11 am ( CNA ).- The fate of federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research remains in question as a federal appellate panel

Share this article on Facebook First WikiLeaks Vatican Embassy cable discusses ‘green’ Pope – Vatican City, Dec 9, 2010 / 08:18 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The WikiLeaks website has released its first U.S. State Department cable from the Embassy to the Holy See. The

Share this article on Facebook Kidnapped refugees in Egypt treated like ‘slaves,’ priest says – Cairo, Egypt, Dec 9, 2010 / 02:09 am ( CNA ).- About 250 Eritrean refugees and others are being treated like “slaves” by their trafficking kidnappers, a priest in Egypt

Share this article on Facebook Pope decrees sainthood for Italian, beatification for 11 others – Vatican City, Dec 10, 2010 / 12:26 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy See’s Press Office has announced the Pope’s decision to advance the sainthood causes for 16 Catholics.

Share this article on Facebook Senate Republicans block repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – Washington D.C., Dec 9, 2010 / 05:41 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Republican congressmen blocked the Senate from being able to vote on repealing the controversial “Don’t Ask,

Share this article on Facebook Seven million Vatican photos to get hi-tech makeover – Vatican City, Dec 9, 2010 / 01:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Call it the Catholic 20th century in pictures. More than seven million photographs in the Vatican archives —

Share this article on Facebook Spanish bishop: Vatican II contributes to communion of the Church – Madrid, Spain, Dec 9, 2010 / 06:00 pm ( CNA ).- The Second Vatican Council continues to be of great importance as it serves as “the necessary foundation for communion

Share this article on Facebook State meetings seen as loyalty test for conflicted Chinese bishops – South Orange, N.J., Dec 9, 2010 / 03:44 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On Dec. 9, two “Catholic Associations” of the Chinese government concluded a three-day meeting to select

Share this article on Facebook Twin priests celebrate golden jubilee – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec 9, 2010 / 02:04 pm ( CNA ).- Twin brothers from Parana, Argentina are preparing to celebrate a combined 100 years of priestly service.

Share this article on Facebook Vatican delegations meet with Palestinians, Israelis, in separate negotiations – Vatican City, Dec 10, 2010 / 02:09 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Talks appear to be moving forward for the Vatican in Palestine and Israel. Vatican delegations met with

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin chapel approved as first US Marian apparition site – Champion, Wis., Dec 9, 2010 / 05:22 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- With approval from Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, a chapel in the town of Champion is now the

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Share this article on Facebook Catholic Media Review Highly Recommends ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ – Voyage of the Dawn Treader will rival The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for the role of favorite film in the …

Share this article on Facebook Chronicles of Narnia Sets Sail in 3D with ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ – Published in 1952, “The Voyage of The Dawn Treader,” is the third of C.S. Lewis’ …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ – A Conversation with Douglas Gresham – In this conversation Associate Editor Randy Sly explores with Douglas Gresham what his stepfather, C.S. Lewis, …

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Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Shrine Approved as First U.S. Marian Apparition Site – Following a two-year formal inquiry, Bishop David Rickin of the Diocese of Green Bay issued a decree with …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi Bishops to Address European Parliament on Anti-Christian Violence – ‘We don’t want to flee and abandon Iraq; we want to continue living here, but in peace. We are …

Share this article on Facebook Nobel Peace Prize awarded; winner remains in prison – The Nobel Committee held a ceremony in the Norwegian capital of Oslo to honor jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, …

Share this article on Facebook Special Report: Why China Ordained an Illicit Bishop – I am not suggesting that Guo is an underground member of the Chinese Communist Party, although it would be …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Majority of Americans think they’re worse off after Obama – A national dissatisfaction has seemingly gripped the majority of Americans. According to a recent Bloomberg …

Share this article on Facebook Republicans block repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – Senate Republicans blocked repeal of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” this week. The …

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Share this article on Facebook Alien star that shouldn’t exist is discovered – An alien world that shouldn’t exist – but does has been discovered by scientists. Astronomer …

Share this article on Facebook Exhibit tells of Albanian Muslims who helped Jews escape the Holocaust – Photographer Norman Gershman, documenting the work of Albanian Muslims who sheltered Jews during the Nazi …

Share this article on Facebook Fewer Americans file for unemployment insurance – Fewer Americans filed for unemployment last week. While an encouraging sign, economists say that much work remains …

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Share this article on Facebook Dec 09 – Homily: Juan Diego the Baptist of Mexico – On the fest day of St Juan Diego Fr. Bonaventure preaches on the Gospel that calls John the Baptist the greatest man born of a woman, that is, of the old dispensation

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Aquino anti-corruption campaign ineffective—Transparency International – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 11, 2010—The Aquino administration’s fight against corruption has been found ineffective especially since most Filipinos said that the most

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Share this article on Facebook A Different Kind of Christmas Poem – Let’s remember for a moment all those who ensure that we still have the right to celebrate Christmas. Ht Flopping Aces

Share this article on Facebook A Look of Christmas Horror – You don’t know what horror looks like until you’ve seen the face of a five year old boy who believes he just created his own personal Christmas apocalypse through a tiny

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Barron on Leaving the Church

Share this article on Facebook Ha! Punkd UN Delegates Agree to Ban H20 – This is hilarious. Well, it would be hilarious if these people and their movement weren’t so dangerous. Aaaah, it’s funny anyway. HT Weasel Zippers

Share this article on Facebook Horrible Anti-Christian Vandalism! – This is truly despicable and sad. Vandals have destroyed one of the most celebrated Christian pilgrimage sites in Britain and chopped down a tree said to have sprouted

Share this article on Facebook Jesuit: “I Am A Religious Atheist” – You know the old expression “kids say the darnedest things?” Well sometimes old Jesuits say the damnedest things. Perhaps we are at the point where writing about an old

Share this article on Facebook LifeSiteNews in Trouble – Patrick and I almost never link to LifeNews.com or LifeSiteNews.com so this post may seem a little weird coming from us. The reason we almost never link to them is

Share this article on Facebook O’Donnell Brings the Crazy – I’ll admit I wanted Christine O’Donnell to win her race for Senate. I did. I still wish a conservative had won in Delaware but my goodness, Christine O’Donnell just said

Share this article on Facebook Overpopulation is a Myth – Check out these vids from the Population Reseach Institute concerning showing that overpopulation is a myth. Al Kresta says this debate has a spiritual and theological

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Share this article on Facebook Catholic Senators Strongly Favor Abortion – The nation’s current Catholic senators are three times more likely to cast pro-abortion votes than pro-life votes, according to an analysis of voting records published

Share this article on Facebook Chilean Bishops Renew Call For Prison Reform – In July, the bishops had requested that the nation’s president consider showing clemency to women prisoners with children, elderly prisoners, and terminally ill

Share this article on Facebook Decrees Of The Congregation For The Causes Of Saints – VATICAN CITY, 10 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Today, during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Receives President Of Lithuania – VATICAN CITY, 10 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today: “This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in

Share this article on Facebook Iran To Execute Christian Pastor For Renouncing Islam – Youcef Nadarkhani, a 32-year-old Protestant pastor who became a Christian at the age of 19, has been sentenced to death for renouncing Islam. Nadarkhani maintains that

Share this article on Facebook Mary’s Message: Openness To The Action Of The Holy Spirit – VATICAN CITY, 8 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At 4.15 p.m. Benedict XVI went to place the traditional floral wreath at the foot of the statue of Mary, in celebration of today’s

Share this article on Facebook Meeting Of Permanent Working Commission Holy See-Israel – VATICAN CITY, 10 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Made public today was an English-language communique concerning the plenary meeting of the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Dec 10 – VATICAN CITY, 10 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 10 – VATICAN CITY, 8 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Vilmar Santin O. Carm., vicar of the parish of “Sao Lazaro e Coracao Imaculado de Maria” in the

Share this article on Facebook Prelate Not Recognized By Pope Elected Leader Of Chinese Bishops – Forced by Communist authorities to gather in Beijing, China’s state-recognized bishops– some in communion with the Holy See, and others not– elected Bishop Ma Yinglin,

Share this article on Facebook Presentation Of The Missionary Museum Of Propaganda Fide – VATICAN CITY, 9 DEC 2010 (VIS) – This morning at the Rome headquarters of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, a press conference was held to present the

Share this article on Facebook Resumption Of Talks Between The Holy See And The PLO – VATICAN CITY, 9 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following English-language communique at midday today: “Talks between the Holy See and the

Share this article on Facebook The Immaculate Conception And The Power Of Divine Grace – VATICAN CITY, 8 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At midday today, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study to

Share this article on Facebook US Bishop Approves Marian Apparitions – Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay has officially approved the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin. “I declare with moral

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Share this article on Facebook Advent Reading … Mom Style – Lynn Wehner: | We all have family-favorite stories and picture books that we read each Advent season with our children. Those special books that light up the kids’ eyes

Share this article on Facebook Baby’s First Christmas – Rachel Balducci: How do you celebrate? | For each First Christmas of our children, I have always made sure to get a special Christmas ornament. With some children this

Share this article on Facebook Free Christmas Photo Cards for Bloggers – Hallie Lord: Shutterfly offers a bloggy deal | Hello, girls! How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Have you tackled those Christmas cards yet? I have a

Share this article on Facebook Gaudete Sunday – Rachel Balducci: Rejoice! | Growing up, we always decorated our Christmas tree on Gaudete Sunday. I’ll admit here that as a girl I never actually knew the official

Share this article on Facebook Got Cookies? – Lynn Wehner: Try out a berry delicious family favorite | As Kate Wicker noted last week, the sweet scent of seasonal cookie swaps is in the air! I’m actually

Share this article on Facebook Joyful Anticipation – Arwen Mosher: another Advent hymn | One of the beautiful things about the liturgy during Advent – and I never noticed this as a kid, but am increasingly aware of it as

Share this article on Facebook Loving & Learning – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (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 Mary’s Message From The Spanish Steps – Rebecca Teti: | Each December 8, the people of Rome gather at the Spanish Steps to honor the Immaculate Conception. The pope’s lovely remarks for the occasion yesterday

Share this article on Facebook Naming the Christmas Tree – Robyn Lee: and other annual traditions. | After reading Rachel’s post about her Christmas tree, I started to think about the trees of Christmas past and decided to share

Share this article on Facebook Radical Advent Joy – Tom and April Hoopes: User’s Guide to Sunday | Sunday, Dec. 12, is the Third Sunday of Advent (Liturgical Year A, Cycle I), Gaudete (“rejoice”) Sunday. Marian The feast

Share this article on Facebook Rock On, Mom – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 94 | 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

Share this article on Facebook Saying Goodbye to Our Bishop – Lisa Hendey: Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop John T. Steinbock | Rebecca kindly requested your prayers last week for my bishop, Bishop John T. Steinbock

Share this article on Facebook Stand By Your Man – 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 Stress Free Prep and Wish Lists – Lisa Hendey: Join us for this week’s podcast | This week on the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Rachel, Danielle and I

Share this article on Facebook ‘Tis the Season – Arwen Mosher: for Christmas card pictures – what do you like? | Since it’s December, one of the things on my to-do list is Christmas cards. It’s a multi-part process:

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Share this article on Facebook America Gets Its 1st Approved Apparition! – Yippie! Approved apparitions are cool! The apparition took place in 1859 in what is now the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. For the last two years a diocesan commission

Share this article on Facebook America’s 1st Approved Apparition Was WHAT??? – Yesterday’s news reports that Our Lady of Good Help had just become America’s first approved apparition caused many folks to do a doubletake. Some wondered whether Our

Share this article on Facebook Diocesan Statement On OLA Center – STATEMENT OF THE DIOCESE OF TOLEDO REGARDING THE CENTER DEVOTED TO “OUR LADY OF AMERICA” IN FOSTORIA (SENECA CO.), OHIO In response to a number of inquiries which have

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Empty Chairs

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day: Nobel Peace Prize winner Xiaobo

Share this article on Facebook In Iran, a Christian pastor faces death sentence – A Christan pastor in Iran has been sentenced to death for allegedly renouncing his Muslim religion and another faces a possible indictment on the same charge of

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous or Not? Palin to Walters: The Media Have Made People Think I’m Scary, Uninformed and Polarizing – I want you to decide. Is this an outrageous statement on Palin’s part – that it’s the media’s fault that people think I’m uninformed and polarizing? Use the comments box

Share this article on Facebook Pope meets with President of World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder

Share this article on Facebook Poverty: Where We All Started – The Population Research Institute (PRI) just released the fourth episode of their highly popular YouTube cartoon series. The series, which has to date garnered more than

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 10, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 10 4:00 – Beyond a House Divided: The Moral Consensus Ignored by Washington, Wall Street, and the Media If you follow

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 9, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 9 4:00 – Embryo: A Defense of Human Life Typically, right-to-life arguments have been based explicitly on moral and

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Share this article on Facebook Abortion Backers Put Women at Risk, Promote RU 486 Drug Without Ultrasound – A new study published by abortion advocates could put women’s health at risk by suggesting they do not receive an ultrasound prior to using the dangerous RU 486 abortion

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Pro-Lifers: Prime Minister Should OK Free Vote on Abortion Bill – In advance of a debate in parliament over a bill that would stop coerced and forced abortions on women, a pro-life group says Prime Minister Stephen Harper should

Share this article on Facebook Carhart Should Prompt States to Ban Late-Term Abortions – With all the news this week with LeRoy Carhart’s first days as a late-term abortionist in Maryland, I just wanted to reflect on importance of each life, born and

Share this article on Facebook Final Exit Network Activists Claim Georgia Assisted Suicide Law Invalid – Members of the Final Exit Network are charged with assisting the suicide of a Georgia person and their attorneys have raised in court the claim that the Georgia law

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks Over Fetal Pain – Iowa legislators are putting their plans to stop LeRoy Carhart from doing late abortions by putting into action their effort to pass a law similar to the one in Nebraska

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Planned Parenthood Abortion Groups Merge After Financial Problems – Two Iowa affiliates of the Planned Parenthood abortion business are merging and, though they cite other reasons, pro-life groups say financial troubles are likely

Share this article on Facebook May Christmas Remind Us of the Gifts of Human Life – I never tire of hearing Christmas carols – even if they’re being piped into stores and malls just to encourage shopping excesses.  But hearing Christmas tunes recently

Share this article on Facebook Mitch Daniels Furthers Truce, Abortion Shouldn’t “Get in the Way” – Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels upset pro-life advocates earlier this year when he called for a “truce” on social issues including abortion. Now, he may have gotten

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Opens Abortion Biz in Omaha, Nebraska – Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has opened a new abortion business in Omaha, Nebraska on the northwest side of town that is the second in the large Midwestern city.

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Should Lose Funding Over Exploting Teen for Abortion – Leading pro-life groups are reacting to the news that an Ohio judge ruled for the parents of a sexually abused teenager, on whom Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati did an

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Uses “Choice on Earth” Theme for Fundraising Email – The national Planned Parenthood abortion business is at it again, using a sacrilegious Christmas theme to raise money for its efforts to promote and perform abortions.

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life House Must Focus on Stopping Abortion Funding – The election is over – thank goodness – and now it’s time to pass some pro-life laws. Polling data can be presented supporting all sorts of viewpoints.  Results can be

Share this article on Facebook Rockford, Illinois Abortion Center Threatens Pro-Life Advocates – Things are getting rocky in Rockford, Illinois. The town’s abortion mill is yet again the site of bizarre happenings. For years, the Northern Illinois Women’s Center has

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin Warns of Death Panels From Debt Commission – Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin says the death panels that stirred up so much controversy concerning the ObamaCare legislation may be coming back. But,

Share this article on Facebook Scientists Create Cloned Mice With Two Genetic Fathers – Using a very roundabout technique, scientists have created mice with two genetic fathers. But don’t look for this to be applicable any time soon with humans. The

Share this article on Facebook Scientists Still Pushing for Human Cloning Amid Media Blackout – While the subject of cloning has not been in the news lately, people should realize that there are some scientists who still want human clones, and politicians pushing

Share this article on Facebook Senate Opposes Bill Turning Military Hospitals Into Abortion Centers – The Senate turned back a second by pro-abortion Democrats to stop a Republican filibuster against a Defense Department funding measure that would also allow abortions at

Share this article on Facebook Straus Being 50 Percent Pro-Life Not Good Enough for Texas – As Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas celebration plans are now underway, the historic recent elections are fading from the attention of most.  The in-depth temporal

Share this article on Facebook Tim Pawlenty Book Courage to Stand Possible Precursor for 2012 Bid – Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota will unveil a new autobiographical book Courage to Stand next month and the book tour associated with it has political observers

Share this article on Facebook Top Companies Stop Backing Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz – A pro-life organization that monitors corporate donations to the Planned Parenthood abortion business says several top companies have stopped providing it with financial

Share this article on Facebook UN and Planned Parenthood Sponsor Campaign to OK Willful HIV Infection – A new campaign seeks to eliminate disclosure laws which require HIV positive individuals to inform their sex partners of their potentially deadly infection. The campaign

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Share this article on Facebook ‘Remove Ignatieff’ say pro-family groups after Liberal leader backs radical ‘trans’ bill – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, December 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family leaders are calling for Canadian Liberal party leader Michael Ignatieff’s removal

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist neglected informed consent in case of statutory rape victim: judge – by Kathleen Gilbert CINCINNATI, Ohio, December 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A county judge has ruled that an Ohio Planned Parenthood abortionist failed to follow

Share this article on Facebook Canadian gvmt urged to offer asylum to Pakistani Christian facing death – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, December 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activist Mark Pickup is calling on the Canadian government to protest a Pakistani

Share this article on Facebook Canadian women back coerced abortion bill in video campaign – by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, December 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian women are voicing their support for Roxanne’s Law, a bill to seeking to ban abortion

Share this article on Facebook Fourth part of humorous video series debunking overpopulation released – by Patrick B. Craine FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, December 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Population Research Institute (PRI) has just released the fourth episode of their

Share this article on Facebook Parliament of Malawi expands criminal penalties for sodomy – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman December 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Parliament of the African nation of Malawi has passed a law adding lesbian sodomy to its list of

Share this article on Facebook Raising up a new generation of pro-life warriors: Students for Life of America – by John Jalsevac December 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 1996 a sobering Gallup Poll was released that confirmed what many pro-life activists already suspected, but

Share this article on Facebook Repeal of military abortion ban, ‘don’t ask’ postponed while Reid get votes – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has put off holding a cloture vote on a defense

Share this article on Facebook Report tracks growing trend of anti-Christian incidents in Europe – by Hilary White VIENNA, December 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A report issued by a Vienna-based human rights watchdog group has tracked five years of anti-Christian

Share this article on Facebook SBA-List tells Driehaus to blame voters, not them, for losing ‘livelihood’ – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Susan B. Anthony List has fired back at outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus’s defamation

Share this article on Facebook Senate shoots down ‘don’t ask,’ military abortion ban repeal – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. Senate Democrats failed in their bid to bring a defense authorization bill to the Senate

Share this article on Facebook The dark side of biotech: expert details grisly fate of fetal body parts – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Every day in America, countless packages are carefully transferred for use by government,

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Dies in Senate – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Chances of repealing the controversial ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military any time soon have all but evaporated

Share this article on Facebook Narnia Fans Fuming After Actor Claims Aslan Doesn’t Just Symbolize Christ – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood/UNAIDS Lobby to End HIV Positive Disclosure Laws – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and UNAIDS have teamed up to launch a new campaign aimed at eliminating

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Majority of Americans Fared Worse Under Obama – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new poll has found that more than half of all Americans believe they’re worse off now than when President Obama first took

Share this article on Facebook Statue of Our Lady Survives Blaze – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Firefighters in the south Texas town of Port Isabel were stunned to find a perfectly intact statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Share this article on Facebook Unions Top the List of ObamaCare Waivers – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Dozens of unions are now on a growing list of more than 222 businesses that have been granted waivers by the Obama

Share this article on Facebook Visitation of Nuns Unlikely to Cause “Earthquake” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life said he does not

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Bishop Approves Marian Apparitions – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist After a two year investigation by some of the world’s top Marian theologians, Bishop David L. Ricken of the diocese of Green

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook 15th Century Chasuble, Victoria and Albert Museum – 15th century chasuble (shape later modified) Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London For more information on this vestment,

Share this article on Facebook Ad Orientem, et cetera, at Boston College – This past December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the St. Thomas More Society at Boston College held a Mass in the Ordinary Form in St. Mary’s Chapel. A

Share this article on Facebook Balancing the General and the Particular – I recently saw this Deposition by Carl Schmitt (1889-1989). Schmitt was a classically trained American artist who was a friend of Hilaire Belloc (who owned work by

Share this article on Facebook Benedictine Altar Arrangement in Colombia – It has been a while since we featured the Benedictine Altar Arrangement. An excellent example now comes to us from the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Cathedral of

Share this article on Facebook Further Photos from the Mass of Cardinal Bartolucci – As promised, further photographs from the Mass offered at Ss. Trinita in Rome by Domenico Cardinal Bartolucci, courtesy of John Sonnen . The Mass was a Missa Prelatizia,

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical High Mass at Holy Cross Priory, Leicester – Below are some initial photographs from the Pontifical High Mass at the Throne celebrated by Bishop Malcolm McMahon OP in the Priory Church of the Holy Cross, Leicester

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook ‘Meet Jesus’ in the new Roman Missal – Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre uses the video clip above to invite young Catholics to go beyond simply learning the words of the

Share this article on Facebook Whose feet are we willing to wash? – Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust I am simply in awe of this program and the people who make it possible: The custom of washing another’s feet was embedded in the cultures

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin apparitions through the lens of Lourdes – Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust Jesuit Father James Martin, who has written a book about his own Lourdes experience, writes today about the similarities between

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #499 – The Duty To Live #1 – “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 #500 – The Duty To Live #2 – “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 For Him: Make a Straight Path to Your Heart – When we remove all obstacles to his presence he will come, at any hour and moment, to dwell spiritually in our hearts. –St. Charles Borromeo All obstacles; what can they

Share this article on Facebook Oh, No! The Editor is Back! – And meaner than ever ! Discovered yesterday that a freelance project I thought was due later is due sort of…now. I must get cracking, because it’s a big ‘un! Please pray

Share this article on Facebook Sanders Filibusters/Clinton Takes Over! – Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders , of Vermont, has been engaged in a filibuster on the Senate floor; he doesn’t like the Obama/GOP tax plan. Good optics I may not agree

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook Marian Apparition in US Declared Worthy of Belief – Our Lady Appeared in 1859 to Belgian Immigrant in Wisconsin GREEN BAY, Wisconsin, DEC. 8, 2010 ( Zenit.org ).- On today’s feast of the Immaculate Conception, patroness

Share this article on Facebook SINO ANG BABAENG KAUSAP NG DIOS SA GEN. 3.15? – The Immaculate Conception of Mary Anonymous said… father di ba ang kausap ng Diyos dyan si Eba at ang Ahas? di ba hinahayag dyan ang sumpa sa kanilang dalawa? paano po

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Mini-Documentary on Homelessness by Hawaiian Seventh Graders Wins 2010 CCHD Multi-Media Art Contest – WASHINGTON (December 10, 2010)—A mini-documentary on homelessness by the seventh grade religious education class at St. John Vianney Catholic School in Kailua, Hawaii,

Share this article on Facebook National Vocation Awareness Week to Be Celebrated January 9-15 – WASHINGTON (December 9, 2010)—The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, January 9-15.

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Chairman Commends House Passage of Dream Act, Calls on U.S. Senate to Follow Suit – WASHINGTON (December 10, 2010)—Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, coadjutor archbishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “Catholics Come Home” – A reader alerted me to an initiative undertaken in the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savanah. Here is an excerpt from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The

Share this article on Facebook A moment with Matins – It may be that some of you do not have a sense of what the priest or religious experienced when reading the old office of Matins, with the older form of the divine

Share this article on Facebook A note from a priest and a request for your prayers – I had to share this with the readership: Thank you so much for “What does the prayer really sound like.” [HERE is the PRAYERCAzT for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.] I have

Share this article on Facebook An ironic exercise in contrasts – I am at the moment putting together an article for The Wanderer where the original WDTPRS work was and is done. I wanted to share this tidbit: When Moses came from his

Share this article on Facebook Archd. Washington DC: homosexual activist “catholics for Equality” is NOT Catholic – This is from LifeSite: D.C. Archdiocese shoots down rumor Cardinal Ok’d event with ‘Catholic’ gay group BY KATHLEEN GILBERT WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2010

Share this article on Facebook I sleepless, or, who you are. – I took a look at who was online. Here is a snap of about that last 10 minutes. The locations are proximate. Willmar, Minnesota Berlin Zagreb, Grad Zagreb Cambridge,

Share this article on Facebook Iran: Christian convert to be executed – Pray, please, for our brother Christian Youcef, sentenced to be executed in Iran for converting to Christianity from the religion of peace. Iran to execute Christian

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: strange things for a First Confession – From a reader: My son recently made his first Confession as part of a Reconciliation service for his entire grade. While they did have individual confessions, there were

Share this article on Facebook S. Ioannis Didaci Cuahtlatoatzin – From the estimable Vultus Christi: Yes, that would be the much loved Saint Juan Diego of Guadalupe as he is designated in the new Solesmes Antiphonale Monasticum for

Share this article on Facebook St. Juan Diego’s miracle – Yesterday’s feast got me thinking about St. Juan Diego, of Our Lady of Guadalupe fame. Under normal circumstances, for a beatification there must be a miracle which has

Share this article on Facebook Stunningly dopey editorial – From the Catholic League comes a note about an example of extreme religious illiteracy… or is it just plain stupidity? My emphases and comments. MENORAH IS A RELIGIOUS

Share this article on Facebook Stupid hateful destruction of a celebrated Christian pilgrimage site – I believe that time in the public stocks might not be adequate for the party or parties responsible. From CMR: This is truly despicable and sad. Vandals have destroyed

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: Z-CAM edition – I just thought to share this screenshot from the Z-CAM. This Nuthatch decided to hang out and blink into the webcam for a while. Fun. They eating like fiends, it growing

Share this article on Facebook The numbers game: attendance at TLMs – A friend of mine has made an argument that if the numbers of TLMs and people attending them may not be growing quickly, it is nonetheless growing.  At the same the

Share this article on Facebook Thoughts about the “Benedictine arrangment” – At NLM there are photos of a “Benedictine arrangement” of an altar in Bogota. The “Benedictine arrangement” is, of course, the placement of the Crucifix with candles at

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Advent – Collect (200MR): – We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”.  This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: Collect – Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent – The Collect for Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent. This is an ancient prayer, found in the Gelasian Sacramentary among the prayers for Advent. Concede, quaesumus,

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: Comparison of versions of today’s Collect. – I posted this in 2007, and herein revise. Here is the Collect for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent in the 2002MR: COLLECT: Excita, Domine, corda nostra ad praeparandas

Share this article on Facebook What is going on in China? – In all seriousness. John Allen, the nearly ubiquituous, fair-minded writer for the ultra-lefty NCR has a piece about what is going on in China. Crackdown in China takes

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