Catholic News Headlines December 16, 2010


Dec. 15, 7pm—Dec. 16, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook the Minions Of ‘despicable Me’ Could Teach Kathleen Kennedy Townsend A Lesson – When Kennedy Townsend goes on a tear about someone she disfavors, the result is frustrating because she rarely sticks to facts. Her most recent target is Sarah Palin and

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Share this article on Facebook Ancient Christian monastery site in Persian Gulf opened to public – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec 16, 2010 / 01:47 am ( CNA ).- The remains of an ancient Nestorian Christian monastery and church on Sri Bani Yas Island in the

Share this article on Facebook Arizona hospital that performed abortion may lose Catholic status – Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 16, 2010 / 05:50 am ( CNA ).- According to a recent letter that became public on Dec. 15, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix may revoke the Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Bolivian bishops unmoved by decision to revoke diplomatic passports – La Paz, Bolivia, Dec 16, 2010 / 04:46 pm ( CNA ).- Church leaders in Bolivia are responding to the government’s decision to revoke the diplomatic passports of the

Share this article on Facebook Catholic dentist reflects on 18 years of serving poor in LA – Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 16, 2010 / 03:01 am ( CNA ).- Dr. Rich Meehan asks, “Did you want to see it?” about the molar he’s just extracted. His voice is matter-of-fact

Share this article on Facebook Dissident urges European Union to not be deceived by Cuban government – Havana, Cuba, Dec 16, 2010 / 05:49 pm ( CNA ).- Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas is cautioning the European Union to not be fooled by the country’s Communist

Share this article on Facebook In new message, Pope focuses on religious liberty for Christians – Vatican City, Dec 16, 2010 / 02:52 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Religious liberty — and the growing struggles of Christians and Church institutions worldwide — has emerged

Share this article on Facebook Pope gives Oklahoma City archdiocese a new leader – Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec 16, 2010 / 12:48 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bishop Paul S. Coakley of Salina, Kansas will become the new Archbishop of Oklahoma City, the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Venezuelan archbishop denies information in WikiLeaks report – CNA STAFF, Dec 16, 2010 / 02:05 pm ( CNA ).- The vice president of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference has characterized the information in a recently released WikiLeaks

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook The Truth and Life Dramatized Audio Bible – Sean Astin Talks of His Involvement – Some might remember Sean as Mikey Walsh from “Goonies,” Dave from “Ecino …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Bail is granted to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange – A British court granted bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted for questioning on allegations of …

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi Government Building Walls around Churches after Anti-Christian Violence – Concrete walls up to 10 feet high are being built around churches in Baghdad and Mosul to protect Christmas …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Republicans attempt to stave off $1.1 trillion spending bill – Senate Republicans took aim this week at a nearly $1.1 trillion spending bill intended to fund the federal …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook U.S. border patrol agent killed in shootout – A U.S. Border Patrol agent died this week in a gun battle with heavily armed suspects awaiting a drug load north …

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Share this article on Facebook Anglican Nuns Joining The Battle. Will You? – We have all seen the war movies and heard the stories of those too young to serve lying about their age so as to join the service in defense of liberty, justice, or

Share this article on Facebook Christmas Bonus For Planned Parenthood? – I don’t know if the push to defund Planned Parenthood is a reality in the next Congress. I know Michelle Bachmann and a few others have talked about it but it’s one of

Share this article on Facebook New Statesmen: Meet the Radical Jesus – The New Statesman’s Mehdi Hasan explains why Jesus was just a big lefty radical. Never mind that they’re clearly drawing a comparison between Jesus and mass murderer Che

Share this article on Facebook This Supermodel Can Lecture Me Anytime – Wow. Supermodel Kathy Ireland gives just about the best defense of life I’ve ever heard. Seriously. (I know this might be a bit old but it’s new to me.)

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Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Burke: ‘Every Aspect’ Of A Catholic University’s Life Must Be Catholic – In a recent address at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Cardinal Raymond Burke discussed the teaching of Venerable John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on the vocation

Share this article on Facebook Catholics And Lutherans: Closer Witness To The Gospel – VATICAN CITY, 16 DEC 2010 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican, the Holy Father received Bishop Munib A. Younan and Rev. Martin Junge, recently elected as president and

Share this article on Facebook Fraternity Is As Vital As Freedom And Equality – VATICAN CITY, 16 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Today in the Vatican, the Holy Father received the Letters of Credence of five new ambassadors to the Holy See: Suresh Prasad Pradhan

Share this article on Facebook Italian Jesuit Honored As ‘Righteous Among Nations’ – Yad Vashem, the State of Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, has honored Italian Jesuit Father Raffaele de Ghantuz Cubbe (1904-83) as one of

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences for Dec 16 – VATICAN CITY, 16 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 16 – VATICAN CITY, 16 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Bishop Paul Stagg Coakley of Salina, U.S.A., as metropolitan archbishop of Oklahoma City (area 109,997,

Share this article on Facebook World Day Of Peace: “Religious Freedom. The Path To Peace” – VATICAN CITY, 16 DEC 2010 (VIS) – In the Holy See Press Office at midday today, a press conference was held to present the Pope’s Message for the forty-fourth World Day

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Just You & Your Guy – 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 Lego Madness – Rachel Balducci: Keep your boys entertained | Several online friends have posted a link to this clever and sweet Lego Nativity. Have you seen it? I’m going to help my

Share this article on Facebook Lighting The Little Lights – Rebecca Teti: | He’s not just the Pope, he’s the bishop of Rome. Like other bishops, he visits his parishes. On Gaudete Sunday he visited St. Maximilian Kolbe parish,

Share this article on Facebook Talk About The Weather – Rachel Balducci: Are you cold? | In last week’s Faith & Family Live podcast, I told Danielle and Lisa that we were freezing cold here in Georgia. “Y’all,” I said in

Share this article on Facebook Way to Go, You! – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 95 | 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 Winter Wonderland – Lynn Wehner: A magical morning, December 2007 | In many parts of the U.S., snow has fallen already this winter season. From flurries to blizzards, the white stuff has

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop Threatens Smackdown on Catholic Abortion Hospital – Tomorrow (Friday, December 17th) there may be one less Catholic hospital in America. Why? Because Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix has set that date as

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Share this article on Facebook Arizona Catholic hospital defends abortion – December 16, 2010 CWNews.com Despite the threat of the imminent revocation of its status as a Catholic institution, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix

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Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – On Wednesday’s Hardball, Chris Matthews brought told former Washington D.C. chancellor of public schools Michelle Rhee to “stay away from the right wing” because she was

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 16, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 16 4:00 – Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion Biologists Stephen Jay Gould, Richard

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Share this article on Facebook Arizona Catholic Hospital Defends Abortion From Bishop’s Letter – St. Joseph’s Hospital is defending itself from criticism by a Catholic bishop who says it may see its status as a Catholic institution revoked over a controversial

Share this article on Facebook Barbara Walters’ Question on The View Gives Pregnant Pause – The View co-host Barbara Walters is getting an earful from popular pro-life blogger and family advocate Rachel Campos-Duffy. She made the mistake of asking a

Share this article on Facebook Canada Hospital Abortions Dropped in 2008, Figures Unreliable – New figures produced by the Canadian government show a supposed reduction in the number of abortions in Canada from 2007-2008 but a pro-life organization notes they are

Share this article on Facebook Court: No Abortion Right in Ireland, Europe, But Attacks Ban – The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights today unanimously reaffirmed that the European Convention on Human Rights contains no “right” to abortion. That’s

Share this article on Facebook Court’s Decision Doesn’t Require Ireland to Legislate Abortion – Today’s judgment from the European Court of Human Rights will require detailed analysis over coming days but some clear points emerge immediately. The most important is

Share this article on Facebook Omnibus Bill Funds DC Abortions, Planned Parenthood – The omnibus appropriations bill the Senate will consider this weekend or early next week to fund the federal government contains a laundry list of goodies for

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Gets $363M in Tax Money, Abortions Rise – The Planned Parenthood Federation of America finally released its 2008-2009 Annual report detailing its financial figures. The report shows it received more government

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Respond to European Court Ruling on Abortion – Several pro-life groups have issued responses to the ruling by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights that confirmed there is no abortion right in

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Lawmakers Chosen to Lead ObamaCare Panel – In a move that puts the official stamp on what pro-life groups have already applauded, pro-life lawmakers were put in top positions on a key panel that will assess

Share this article on Facebook South Korea Court Upholds Sentence for Cloning Scientist Hwang Woo-Suk – A South Korean appeals court today upheld the conviction of Hwang Woo-Suk, the prominent scientist who faked his experiments supposedly showing advances in embryonic

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Pro-Life Group Supports ObamaCare Opt Out Bill – A Wisconsin pro-life group wants the Badger State to become the next to opt out of the portions of the ObamaCare health care law that could result in massive abortion

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Share this article on Facebook email intro – by Steve Jalsevac Canada’s “Conservative” Prime Minister Stephen Harper did a very strange thing today, actually voting against a bill that would ban abortion coercion.

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Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells Cure HIV Patient – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Doctors in Berlin are confirming that they have indeed cured a man of HIV/AIDS after using adult stem cells to treat his

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Olmsted To Strip Hospital of Catholic Status – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix is planning to strip a local medical center of its Catholic status tomorrow if it does not

Share this article on Facebook Senate Poised to Pass “Parade of Bad Bills” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Two major pieces of legislation are poised to pass the Senate within the next few days – one that will allow homosexuals to

Share this article on Facebook Switzerland To Consider Legalizing Incest – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Swiss lawmakers are now considering a controversial new bill that will decriminalize consensual adult relationships between

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Another Armadillo: Renzo Piano’s Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church – The gold standard of bad church architecture, Our Lady of the Angels, is often called “The Yellow Armadillo” by its critics due to some of the more peculiar design

Share this article on Facebook Co-Founder of Franciscans of the Immaculate on the Use of the 1962 Missal and Breviary – In the following video, Fr. Gabriel Maria Pelletieri, a co-founder of the Franciscans of the Immaculate (FFI), speaks about his order’s use of the Missal as well as the

Share this article on Facebook The Usus Antiquior and Seminarians in De Tiltenberg, the Netherlands – A seminarian from the Netherlands sends in news from the seminary of De Tiltenberg in Vogelenzang. Recently, a Mass was offered in the seminary, on the feast day of St.

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Share this article on Facebook Love Apple – Dislike Jobs: Watch this 1.5 Minute Video to See Why – I love Apple, MacBook Pro and the iPhone — but I am furious with their inventor! Steve Jobs has become Big Brother to manipulate and coerce us to accept his immoral view

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #527 – The Oak & The Mistletoe – “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.

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Share this article on Facebook “Limited Dictatorships” of the Americas – So, Hugo Chavez thinks he should be allowed to run a dictatorship for a year : Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday asked congress to grant him special powers to

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook First Director General Named for New Haiti Building Unit – WASHINGTON (December 16, 2010)— Yves Lacourcière has been appointed as the first director general of the newly established architecture and engineering unit of the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict Accepts Resignation of Oklahoma City Archbishop Beltran, Appoints Kansas Bishop Coakley as Successor – WASHINGTON (December 16, 2010)—Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Eusebius Beltran, 76, from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of

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Share this article on Facebook Cable guy: Do it yourself! – I have a very long ethernet cable that had broken connectors. It was time to make a change. I have had a cable crimper and tool for a long time and some connectors. Hack

Share this article on Facebook If lay people “assist” at Mass, what does the priest do? Fr. Z rants. – A reader sent me a link to a blog I had never seen, Priest’s Secretary for an especially irritating entry.   The entry wasn’t irritating because the blog itself is

Share this article on Facebook New Nuncio for Great Britain – I know we must suspend judgment… but… From His Hermeneuticalness: I had prepared a post to put up when the Vatican Bollettino announced that the new Apostolic Nuncio

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: absolution without any confession – From a reader: There is a parish in our diocese that offers a rather unique penance service with no individual confession offered. A penance service is held and people

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: recording my own confession – From a reader: Under stress, my mind goes blank. I find Confession really stressful, so therefore can not mentally absorb the advice of the priest nor remember hardly

Share this article on Facebook R.I.P. – My digital thermometer, has died. I thought it just needed a new battery. It served me well for many years.

Share this article on Facebook St. Haggai, prophet, and a note about a calendar – Many Old Testament figures are accounted as saints by the Catholic Church. Today is the commemoration of St. Haggai, one of the twelve prophets of the Old Testament.

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS Thursday in the 3rd Week of Advent: We’re all going to die! – This Collect was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary.  In the 1962MR it was one of the prayers for Ember Saturday of Advent.  The cutting, snipping experts of Fr.

Share this article on Facebook What’s going on with the Legionaries of Christ? – At Sandro Magister’s place there is an article about what is going on with the correction of the Legionaries of Christ.  Here is the preamble: ROME, December 16, 2010 –

Share this article on Facebook You, too, can write like a Pope! – I know that some people out there, in the real world or the blogosphere… certainly no one here… writes as if she had magisterial authority. She may consider herself

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