Catholic News Headlines December 20, 2010


Dec. 19, 7pm—Dec. 20, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood’s Stocking Stuffers—Tickets to Hell – Every year Planned Parenthood’s (PP) disdain for Christ and the celebration of His birth comes slithering forth. As discomforting as this is to those of us who are

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Share this article on Facebook A beautiful thing: Dr. Carlo Bellieni’s mission to the unborn – Rome, Italy, Dec 20, 2010 / 05:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Dr. Carlo Bellieni, a neonatal doctor in Siena, Italy, is working tirelessly to change the way the world looks

Share this article on Facebook Christmas should make us more humane, says Spanish cardinal – Barcelona, Spain, Dec 20, 2010 / 06:09 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain noted Dec. 19 that Christmas “must make us all more humane.”  He

Share this article on Facebook Haitian bishop: Earthquake recovery enters new phase – Providence, R.I., Dec 20, 2010 / 02:58 pm ( CNA ).- With the one-year anniversary looming of the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake that rocked Haiti, killing some 230,000

Share this article on Facebook Mexican archbishop urges reconciliation instead of violence – Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 20, 2010 / 02:01 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Constancio Miranda Weckmann of Chihuahua is urging Catholics in Mexico “to seek out reconciliation and

Share this article on Facebook Papal preacher says new evangelization must return to ways of the apostles – Rome, Italy, Dec 20, 2010 / 07:32 pm ( CNA ).- The methods and means that served the apostles to evangelize the pre-Christian world are valuable to Christians today as

Share this article on Facebook Pope highlights UK visit, clerical sex abuse in ‘state of the Church’ address – Vatican City, Dec 20, 2010 / 02:40 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI gave what’s considered the “state of the Church” address on Monday, highlighting his visit to

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Tron: Legacy’ triumphant at the box office – The original “Tron,” in 1982, was a box-office dud. It was the first motion picture to be based …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook It’s all Good with Shaun Moore: More than Surviving, Thriving with Diabetes – I learned along the way that life remains unpredictable. It sometimes sneaks up on us and throws us a …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Former Iranian foreign minister calls dismissal ‘un-Islamic’ – Iran’s former foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki was very nonplussed to find that he had been fired from …

Share this article on Facebook Ivory Coast refugees continue to mount – More than 4,000 natives of the Ivory Cost have fled their homeland in the past few weeks. The United Nations …

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Share this article on Facebook First lunar eclipse on Winter Solstice in 456 years – Winter Solstice, which falls on this Tuesday, will mark the first lunar eclipse to coincide with the day in 456 …

Share this article on Facebook Pardon may be in the office for wild west outlaw – Henry McCarty, also known as William Bonney, but better known as Billy the Kid, died 130 years ago. New Mexico …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook 7 Yr. Old Sings Amazing Grace – George from Convert Journal gives a little history of this little girl. That is, if 7 year old’s can have history. This is pretty amazing. Rhema Marvanne’s mom died of

Share this article on Facebook Chastisement – When reading the Old Testament, the chastisement of the Jews is relentless. Every time they turn their back on God through disobedience, they are attacked, enslaved, or

Share this article on Facebook Economics Takes the Place of Morality – I recently read a piece in the Irish Times worrying that economics was entering into the debate over euthanasia. But I can’t help but think it’s always been there. Let’s

Share this article on Facebook Forgive The Expression “Christmas Party?” – These people are insane. There is no other way to say it. In their feeble little liberal minds, to even say the word Christmas is so offensive that it must be apologized

Share this article on Facebook Public Schools Pedophile Problem – Wait, I thought this was exclusively a Catholic problem!? I’m sure we’ll be seeing hundreds of news articles about this, a few movies, and dozens of books on the

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Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI, Roman Curia Exchange Christmas Greetings – VATICAN CITY, 20 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Today in the Sala Regia of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father held his traditional meeting with the cardinals, archbishops,

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 18 – VATICAN CITY, 18 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, as his special envoy to

Share this article on Facebook Pope Recalls Dogma of Assumption, Urges Scholars to Follow ‘Way of Beauty’ – In a message to Rome’s pontifical academies, Pope Benedict recalled the 60th anniversary of the promulgation of the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Message for the World Day of the Sick – VATICAN CITY, 18 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Made public today was the Holy Father’s Message for the nineteenth World Day of the Sick which will be held, as is traditional, on 11

Share this article on Facebook St. Joseph, Legal Father of Jesus and “New Man” – VATICAN CITY, 19 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At midday today, fourth Sunday of Advent, the Pope appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered in

Share this article on Facebook Uganda: Prelate Decries Ritual Child Sacrifice – Speaking at the installation of a bishop on December 18, a Ugandan prelate denounced the practice of ritual child sacrifice, which the nation’s leading newspaper

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Christmas by the Numbers – Danielle Bean: a seasonal re-run | I can’t believe it’s been five years since I first posted this original “Christmas by the Numbers” post on my own blog. Now I feel

Share this article on Facebook Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence – Daria Sockey: Old Hymn, New View | Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand; ponder nothing earthly minded, for with blessing in his hand

Share this article on Facebook Parenting Pointers – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook EXPOSED! Catholic Abortion Hospital’s *Network*! – According to an agreement worked out last week, Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) has until tomorrow (Tuesday, December 21), to respond to Bishop Thomas Olmsted’s

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Alaska Man Charged With Forced Abortion in Attacking Wife – An Alaska man is charged with attempting to make his wife have an abortion when he attacked her with the intent to cause her to have a miscarriage of their unborn child.

Share this article on Facebook Americans, For First Time, Say ObamaCare Will be Repealed – Americans, for the first time in a Rasmussen poll since Congress approved the abortion-funding ObamaCare bill earlier this year, say they believe it will be repealed.

Share this article on Facebook Democrats Give Up on Votes for Obama’s Pro-Abortion Judges – Democrats have officially given up on seeking votes for four pro-abortion judicial nominees President Barack Obama put forward for lower court positions. In exchange,

Share this article on Facebook Mike Pence to Decide Next Month on President, Governor Bid – Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana excites social and fiscal conservatives alike and will reportedly decide next month whether he will run for president or governor of

Share this article on Facebook Obama Push to Rescind Conscience Rights Upsets Pro-Life Doctors – A national organization of Christian doctors is strongly concerned about the Obama administration’s effort to rescind conscience protections the Bush administration put

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Uses Sexual Assault Exams to Boost Abortion Business – A Planned Parenthood watchdog groups says it is installing sexual assault examination suites in newly-begun abortion facilities in order to boost its abortion business.

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Halo Ultrasound Billboards Head to Cincinnati, Ohio – Billboards featuring a unique ultrasound photo depicting “Mary’s ultrasound” that have become popular across the Internet are now headed to Cincinnati, Ohio they were

Share this article on Facebook Report Shows Catholic Healthcare West Promotes Abortions – San Francisco-based Catholic Healthcare West is already facing a rebuke from a Catholic bishop over an abortion one of its hospitals did that he says violated Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Washington Board Won’t Protect Pro-Life Pharmacists in Rules – The Washington Board of Pharmacy voted on Thursday against changing state rules to allow consideration for pro-life pharmacists and pharmacies that don’t want to

Share this article on Facebook Wichita, Kansas Pro-Lifers Protest Plans for New Abortion Ctrs – Approximately 70 pro-life people gathered in the cold rain over the weekend to protest plans to open a new abortion business in this central Kansas city following the

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion greater threat to Europe than Islamic terrorism: Duke of Kent’s son – by Hilary White LONDON,  December 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Legal abortion is “the single most grievous moral deficit in contemporary life” and its proliferation

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian President becomes ‘Santa Claus’ for homosexuals as reign ends – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman December 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has become the “Santa Claus for gays” as his reign comes to an

Share this article on Facebook Coed quarters & free birth control – the new campus culture? – by Albert Mohler December 20, 2010 (AlbertMohler.com) – The campus of George Washington University must be an interesting place to be — and it looks like it may quickly

Share this article on Facebook College football player saves the life of a road maintenance worker with stem cells – by Daniel McConchie There’s an uplifting story in last week’s New York Times about Matt Hoffman, a college football player with Rowan University in New Jersey, who saved

Share this article on Facebook Divine aid for climate change – by Chuck Colson December 20, 2010 (BreakPoint.org) – Who says that we live in a secular age? I’ll have you know that a recent U.N. climate change conference began with a

Share this article on Facebook Gay activist elected to Catholic school board in Ontario – by Patrick B. Craine OAKVILLE, Ontario, December 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The recent election of a homosexual activist to the Halton Catholic District School Board

Share this article on Facebook Jim Caviezel calls abortion ‘the greatest moral defect of the western world’ – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman SPAIN, December 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Actor James Caviezel, who played Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ,” said in

Share this article on Facebook Most voters predict health law repeal – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., December 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More American voters than ever believe that Congress will manage to repeal the federal

Share this article on Facebook Ontario Catholic teachers union funds leading gay activist group – by John-Henry Westen TORONTO, December 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Faithful Catholic teachers are outraged after discovering that the Ontario English Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Senate repeals ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to repeal the 17-year legislation that codified the United

Share this article on Facebook Sheriffs bust author of pedophile’s ‘how-to’ guide sold on Amazon – by Peter Smith ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, December 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Florida sheriffs working with Colorado law enforcement have nabbed the self-published

Share this article on Facebook We must embrace conflict – by Steve Jalsevac My dear friends, Only five more days until Christmas, the celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace. And yet, we should not forget that

Living His Life Abundantly

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New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook The Image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus promoted by Cardinal Burke – Cardinal Archbishop Raymond Burke visited New England recently as keynote speaker at the annual President’s Council Dinner of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. For

Share this article on Facebook The Usus Antiquior and the Major Seminary of Krakow – The Polish blog Nowy Ruch Liturgiczny reports a story about the usus antiquior at the major seminary in Krakow . They report that on Dec. 10th, the major seminary of the

Share this article on Facebook Three Icons of Christ: Unity and Diversity – There is perhaps a tendency to think of iconography as being utterly uniform, and, of course, it is true that there is a certain kind of uniformity to it; a uniformity

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook A Social Network Christmas – Here is an ingenious and quite touching video depicting how the Good News of the Incarnation and birth of Christ the Lord might have been shared on Facebook, had it

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Bethlehem!!! Birthplace of our Lord! – Why were the shepherds the first to be told about the birth of Jesus? Hint: where was he born? In a stable with animals? The reason the Shepherds were notified first is

Share this article on Facebook Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds? – Today and tomorrow I will be on Relevant Radio and Ave Maria Radio discussing Bethlehem and the Birth of Our Lord Jesus. I wrote this article which I thought you might

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #048 – The Story Behind Silent Night – “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 “Star Over Bethlehem” – Julie Davis of Happy Catholic has a Christmas treat from an unexpected source: Agatha Christie! In a fast podcast, Julie reads one of Christie’s short stories. It is

Share this article on Facebook Hecker like the Flour! – Illustration by Dr. Pat McNamara, 1993 I somehow neglected to share with you last week this very interesting profile of a very interesting Catholic priest who had an

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Anything worth doing is worth over-doing. – The Motley Monk, who is a pretty good cook, has 10 tips for your Holiday Cheer and Dining. We are instructed that these rules are the “essence of Christmas dinner” at

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Christmas grim “state of the union” (Christmas) address to the Roman Curia – The Holy Father’s 2005 Christmas greetings address to the Roman Curia was one of the most important of his still short pontificate. He has now delivered his 2010

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s grim “state of the union” (Christmas) address to the Roman Curia – The Holy Father’s 2005 Christmas greetings address to the Roman Curia was one of the most important of his still short pontificate. He has now delivered his 2010

Share this article on Facebook Fecit lunam per tempora sol cognovit occubitum suum – Perpend and be amazed. With the help of APOD. And read here. Sometime after sunset tonight, [The eclipse begins on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st, at 1:33 am EST (Monday,

Share this article on Facebook How to deal with the pervasive problem of sacrilegious Communions – Over at Stella Borealis there is a good, common-sensical post which has … well… good common sense.   These things have been said here at WDTPRS before, but repetita

Share this article on Facebook I couldn’t resist. – I had to share with you this story from the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald. I am not sure if this is available on the CH webpage.  I found it the front

Share this article on Facebook Miracle Near 34th Street: My and your Christmas plans. WDTPRS POLL ALERT! – There is a POLL at the end! Where will you be for Christmas this year and at which Mass do you plan to assist? For Christmas this year, I will again be in New York City

Share this article on Facebook Priest says Muslim extremists want to rid Middle East of Christians – Putting our problems as Catholics in the modernist world in perspective, here is a story from CNA. Priest says Muslim extremists want to rid Middle East of Christians

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: confession during Mass, not just before – In a comment under another entry, a reader asked: I have been told by some older folks that this was a very common practice at all Masses in years past. Is this no

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: obligation to go to Christmas Mass twice so as to bring the squeakers – From a reader: My wife and I this year were going to attend Midnight Mass this year. My father was going to stay at our house to watch our 2 and 1 year olds since they

Share this article on Facebook RECENT POSTS – First… RADIO SABINA has some music for Advent and some views of the feeders. There is also a chaplet of the Rosary in Latin that cycles through. Then… may I ask you

Share this article on Facebook Refusal the Extraordinary Form could break unity with the Pope – Our friends at Rorate (happy anniversary to them) posted about a conference on traditional forms of liturgical worship held in France. The great Msgr. Nichola Bux spoke.

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