Catholic News Headlines December 23, 2010


Dec. 22, 7pm—Dec. 23, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook Humility, Poverty and the Conversion of America – Christmas is a very special time of year for all of us, but especially for pro-life families. We gather together to affirm all that we know is good, to celebrate the

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Health Association defies Phoenix bishop over abortion case – Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 23, 2010 / 04:42 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Catholic Health Association has once again found itself at odds with Church authority– this time, over

Share this article on Facebook Charity helps persecuted and suffering Christians in Haiti, Iraq and Pakistan – Konigstein, Germany, Dec 22, 2010 / 09:24 pm ( CNA ).- Aid to the Church in Need’s Christmas-time grants will assist persecuted and suffering Christians in countries

Share this article on Facebook US government interested in Pius XII’s wartime role, WikiLeaks cables show – Vatican City, Dec 23, 2010 / 01:08 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The controversy over Pius XII’s role in protecting Jews from the Nazis is not merely an academic dispute but

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Around 200 die in Ivory Coast violence – As many as 200 people have been killed in the Ivory Coast since presidential elections a month ago. In spite of …

Share this article on Facebook Two parcel bombs explode at two Separate embassies in Rome – Two parcel bombs detonated in two separate embassies in Rome. Two people were seriously injured in the blasts – a …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook U.S. approves nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia – In what many will see as a “Christmas gift for the entire world,” the U.S. Senate …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Medical Association Supports Bishop Olmsted on St. Joseph’s Hospital – The decree by Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted that St. Joseph’s Hospital can no longer be considered …

Share this article on Facebook DNA of distant relative of the Neanderthal discovered – Recently discovered DNA from an ancient pre-human girl found in Siberia leads researchers to believe she was an …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook The True Joy of Christmas – In preparation for the Advent of Christ, reflect on this excerpt by our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI about the true joy of Christmas: “Joy is the true gift of

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Grand Knight ordained priest – ROXAS City, Dec. 23, 2010— A Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus was ordained to the priesthood by Capiz Archbishop Onesimo Gordoncillo on December 13. read more

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Great Story on the Nashville Dominicans: on NPR! – National Public Radio is not what one might call particularly Catholic friendly. As the national voicebox for the values of Modernity, they often have a hard time

Share this article on Facebook A Honus Wagner Christmas – The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: The School Sisters of Notre Dame, who had been bequeathed the 100-year-old card, thought they had a buyer last month when it sold for

Share this article on Facebook Christian Bale to Play Heroic Priest – This looks pretty interesting. MTV reports: Bale will headline “Nanjing Heroes,” a period drama about the Massacre of Nanjing, also known as the”Rape of Nanking, from

Share this article on Facebook Lame Duck? No. Zombie Duck – The lame duck session of Congress is finally over. This session of congress has been called “the most ambitious legislative agenda that’s ever been pursued in a

Share this article on Facebook Super Cute Nativity Story – I loved it. HT Right Network

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Joyful Expectation Of Christmas Among Christians – VATICAN CITY, 22 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At this final general audience before Christmas, “with trepidation and wonder we approach the ‘place’ where everything began for us and

Share this article on Facebook Note From The Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith – VATICAN CITY, 22 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the English-language text of a Note published yesterday afternoon by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 22 – VATICAN CITY, 22 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed: – Bishop Mario Marquez O.F.M. Cap., auxiliary of Vitoria, Brazil, as bishop of Joacaba (area 10,283,

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 23 – VATICAN CITY, 23 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed: – Bishop William Slattery O.F.M., of Kokstad, South Africa, as metropolitan archbishop of Pretoria (area

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Christmas Celebrations Via The Internet – VATICAN CITY, 23 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The websites of Vatican Radio (www.radiovaticana.org) and of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (www.pccs.org), as well

Share this article on Facebook ‘Star Of Bethlehem’ May Have Been Conjunction Of Jupiter, Regulus – The star of Bethlehem mentioned in St. Matthew’s Gospel may have been a conjunction of the planet Jupiter and Regulus, a star in the constellation of Leo, according to

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Laud Senate Passage Of Nuclear Arms Treaty – The US Senate has ratified the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which was signed by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on April 8. The

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A Christmas Story – Lisa Hendey: One to share with the kids | I’m a sucker for anything with cute barefoot kids, beach scenes and New Zealand accents, so this one was a triple whammy!

Share this article on Facebook Couple Chat – 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 Peace for Weary Travelers – Lynn Wehner: Easy ways to say “Be my guest” with love … | Expecting house guests this weekend for Christmas? Or later this season? Most likely, they’ve come a long way

Share this article on Facebook Sing We Now – Rachel Balducci: A tale of merriment | There was a knock at my door this evening. My house was quiet, my big boys and husband all at basketball practice. I had just put

Share this article on Facebook Speaking Christ’s Language – Rebecca Teti: …literally | When The Passion of the Christ was being made, I recall reading that the purest, closest-to-Christ’s Aramaic is spoken by a few tribes in

Share this article on Facebook Why The Other Lines Are Moving Faster – Rebecca Teti: One of life’s little mysteries explained | For those of you still Christmas shopping, here’s why your line seems to be stuck.

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ABC News Calls Nun Who Approved Abortion “Saintly,” Hits Catholic Bishop – ABC’s Dan Harris gave a slanted report on Wednesday’s GMA about the Catholic bishop of Phoenix, Arizona stripping a hospital there of its Catholic status: “This is a

Share this article on Facebook ACLU Asks Obama Admin to Force Catholic Hospitals to Do Abortions – The ACLU has again asked the Obama administration to force Catholic and other religiously-affiliated hospitals to do abortions in cases where the mother’s life is

Share this article on Facebook Arizona Planned Parenthood Pumps Tax Credits for Donations – Planned Parenthood Arizona is promoting tax credits intended for organizations that assist poor state residents for donations that would benefit the abortion business.

Share this article on Facebook Colorado Lacks Law for Justice for Mother, Baby in Hit and Run – Legislators in Colorado may look to change state law to provide protection and justice for women and their unborn children who are victims of violent crimes. On December

Share this article on Facebook European Court: No Abortion Right in European Law – Europe’s highest human rights court says there is no human right to abortion in Europe’s human rights convention, and that abortion laws are the purview of sovereign

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Sues Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Over Minor Charge – The Obama administration has filed a lawsuit against a pro-life protester who was given community service over a minor charge associated with his efforts to help women

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Confirms Nationwide Abortion Expansion – Planned Parenthood officials, in a new interview, have confirmed a LifeNews.com report issued Tuesday about a new mandate for its affiliates to operate at least one

Share this article on Facebook Population Control, Abortion Doesn’t Protect the Environment – Legislative efforts to prevent harmful climate change by reducing carbon emissions have encountered serious obstacles.  Major environmental legislation was never

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers Crash Abortion Christmas Parties, YouTube Yanks Videos – A group of pro-life advocates crashed the “holiday” parties of NARAL and the DC Abortion Fund to deliver the message that advocating abortion at Christmastime is

Share this article on Facebook Republican Party Chair Candidate Maria Cino Pro-Abortion – While four other candidates for the position of chairman of the national Republican party unequivocally say they are pro-life, Republican activist Maria Cino is not.

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Christmas letter from jailed pro-life hero Linda Gibbons – by The Editors Note: The following is the complete text of Linda Gibbons’ Christmas letter to supporters. Dear Friends of the unborn child: “He looked for judgment…but

Share this article on Facebook Christmas with Clarence – famed Scopes Monkey Trial lawyer was a communist apologist – by Dr. Paul Kengor Note: Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. December 22,

Share this article on Facebook Finnish Nurse convicted of murdering five patients – by Alex Schadenberg Aino Nykopp-Koski (60), a nurse, has been convicted of murdering five of her patients and attempting to murder another five patients. Nykopp-Koski

Share this article on Facebook Former prostitute/madam now helping women exit the ‘sick’ sex trade – by Patrick B. Craine December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The sex industry is “a sick world, full of broken dreams and empty promises, battered, shattered, sexually

Share this article on Facebook Saving sex for marriage leads to greater stability, communication – by Patrick B. Craine PROVO, Utah, December 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Couples who reserve sex for marriage enjoy greater stability and communication in their

Share this article on Facebook The acquital of Stéphan Dufour is not an assisted suicide precedent for Quebec. – by Alex Schadenberg Yesterday, the acquital of Stéphan Dufour for assisting the suicide of his uncle Chantal Maltais, was unanimously upheld by three judges on the

Share this article on Facebook Toronto pro-lifer arrested, reporter’s camera seized – by Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, December 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life witness Mary Wagner was arrested again by Toronto police this morning as she spoke

Share this article on Facebook US forces vote on “sexual orientation” in general assembly – by Samantha Singson (Co-authored by Lauren Funk) NEW YORK, December 23 (C-FAM) – The United States made good on its promise to force a vote on “sexual orientation” in

Share this article on Facebook Vatican official says no punishment expected for dissenting nuns under investigation – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ROME, December 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After decades of dissent by large numbers of American nuns against Catholic doctrines on life

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Four Part Conference on Sacred Art, Kenrick Glennon Seminary – Back in early October, our own David Clayton made the trip to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis and gave four talks on the subject of sacred art. I am happy to

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Mass of Dom Louis-Marie in Gricigliano – On November 17th, Dom Louis-Marie, the Abbot of Benedictine Monastery of Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux, celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the ICRSS seminary in

Share this article on Facebook Russian Icon of the Mother of God of Fatima – A reader sent to me an interesting article about the development of an icon of the Mother of God of Fatima, which I thought I would pass on to NLM readers. One

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Take a virtual tour of St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome – Like the virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel that I posted on this blog a few days ago, here’s another one that lets you explore the the exquisite Cathedral church of the

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Answers Live – Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on Wednesday. You can listen to the archived show here . For more info on listening options, click here . It

Share this article on Facebook Free Market Economy or Socialism? – I was recently asked: “Between a Socialist system of economics or a Free market Capitalist system, which is more Moral? Which system best represents a Christian view? My

Share this article on Facebook Steve Involved in Top-notch British Production: “Keys of the Kingdom” – Last summer I was in England to give a series of talks at two conferences. While there, I was interviewed for a top-notch Brithish production entitled KEYS OF THE

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #054 – The Christmas Sled – “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 “Always thinking of my lady…” – Brian Saint Paul at Inside Catholic (which you surely want to visit daily) sent this picture my way; I call it the “photo of the day.” When I think of our soldiers, so

Share this article on Facebook Behold! We have always been “radical” -updated! – I very much like this piece by Pat Gohn : “Behold!” is one of my favorite words from the Bible. The wordsmith in me adores words that tickle my ears, words that are

Share this article on Facebook How does the site look? – I have never been able to “see” the configuration problems that some have recently complained about while using IE. Please let me know how it is, now?

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A little arm-chair medicine and the Phoenix Affair – It is hard to make long-distance determinations about the facts of a case when those facts are sketchy. That said, a reader sent the following: Just a bit of medical

Share this article on Facebook An upcoming beatification – In the Italian daily La repubblica there is an article about an upcoming beatification. Vatican City – In spite of the fact that only his salary was coming in, they had

Share this article on Facebook An upcoming film about a Catholic priest during the “Rape of Nanjing” – Via CMR I read this: This looks pretty interesting. MTV reports: Bale will headline “Nanjing Heroes,” a period drama about the Massacre of Nanjing, also known as

Share this article on Facebook Clarification… Ding… Dong… Ding – I had posted here that Lloyd Dean is the Catholic Healthcare Association’s Chairman. At this time he is not. He was in 2008. But he is now on the Executive Committee of

Share this article on Facebook No moss under these feet – So… out of the plane and into the car, no traffic through the Midtown Tunnel, got call “Come to a concert!”. I dropped my stuff at the rectory, got into a subway, and

Share this article on Facebook The Pope will follow up with the British people on Christmas – In case you haven’t see this… from AFP: Pope to deliver Christmas message on the BBC LONDON (AFP) – Pope Benedict XVI will deliver a brief message for BBC radio’s

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS 23 December Collect (2002MR) – Here is the first prayer for the Mass of 23 December, the last full day of Advent before the Vigil of Christmas. COLLECT: Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, nativitatem Filii

Share this article on Facebook Why a woman has chosen to stop receiving Communion on the tongue – From the National Catholic REGISTER.  My emphases and comments: Why I’m Giving Up Communion On the Tongue Share BY DANIELLE BEAN I have always received the Eucharist on

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