Catholic News Headlines December 28, 2010


Dec. 27, 7pm—Dec. 28, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Hospitals and the Intent to Kill – Below is the complete text of St. Joseph’s Hospital’s statement issued in response to Bishop Thomas Olmsted’s decree. Our analysis follows.  St. Joseph’s Resolved in

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook High rate of asthma in Puerto Ricans remains perplexing medical mystery – The high rate of asthma in Puerto Rican children remains a perplexing medical mystery for researchers. According …

Share this article on Facebook Like Pope Leo the Great, Pope Benedict will go down in History for His Homilies – Highly respected European Journalist Sandro Magister releases the third volume of the homilies of Pope Benedict …

Share this article on Facebook New fossil discovery may change everything known on primitive man – If a recent discovery made in an Israeli cave proves to be genuine, it changes everything which was …

Share this article on Facebook Philippines: Churches Full in Mindanao Despite Concerns over Militant Muslim Attacks – Sources tell AsiaNews about the poor security in Jolo (Mindanao), a town targeted by Muslim extremists for years. …

Share this article on Facebook Thousands of Pakistanis mourn assassinated leader – Thousands of mourning Pakistanis gathered at the grave of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in southern …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook “Every child needs the love of a family” – Check out the words of our Holy Father during the Angelus Prayer on the Feast of the Holy Family (accompanied by YouTube video/audio). “The Holy Family is certainly

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Begging Obama to Help Iraqi Christians – A group of Republicans and Democrats are urging President Obama to help prevent the death of more Iraqi Christians. In their public letter to President Obama, the group

Share this article on Facebook Is Happy New Years Offensive? – Happy New Year! Or is that offensive? We’re told that “Merry Christmas” is offensive because not everyone celebrates Christmas. So we’re stuck with generic salutations

Share this article on Facebook The Lord of the Flies School – When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I decided to put the children in charge. I hesitate to

Share this article on Facebook UK Catholic School Now 95% Muslim – Via Weasel Zippers we found this sad, but ultimately unsurprising story. ( Daily Star ) – A CATHOLIC school faces being taken over by a mosque after it was revealed that

Share this article on Facebook Worst Pastor Evah!!! – Pastor Grinch, I guess. HT The Blaze

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Angelus: Holy Family And Plea For An End To Violence – VATICAN CITY, 26 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At midday today, the first Sunday after Christmas and Feast of the Holy Family, Benedict XVI appeared at the window of his study to

Share this article on Facebook Christmas Message Delivered By The Pope On BBC Radio – VATICAN CITY, 24 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the transcript of a Christmas message delivered this morning by Benedict XVI on the BBC Radio 4 programme “Thought for

Share this article on Facebook Lord Make Your Promise True: Of Peace There Will Be No End – VATICAN CITY, 24 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Pope tonight celebrated Midnight Mass in the Vatican Basilica for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. In the course of the

Share this article on Facebook May The Birth Of The Saviour Bring Peace To The World – VATICAN CITY, 25 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At midday today, Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, the Holy Father pronounced his traditional Christmas Message from the central

Share this article on Facebook Oregon: Catholic Agency Withdraws From United Way Over Planned Parenthood – At the direction of Archbishop John Vlazny of Portland, Catholic Community Services has withdrawn from United Way of Lane County because of United Way’s funding of

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 28 – VATICAN CITY, 28 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Gabriel Sayaogo of the clergy of the diocese of Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, vicar general, as bishop of

Share this article on Facebook Pope Has Lunch With The Poor – VATICAN CITY, 26 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today offered a luncheon to people assisted by the various Roman communities of the Missionaries of Charity, in order

Share this article on Facebook Quebec Bans Christmas Carols In Government-Subsidized Daycare Centers – Quebec’s family minister, Yolande James, has banned all religious instruction in government-subsidized daycare centers. Since 1997, the province has subsidized 85% of

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Childhood Memories on Film – Lynn Wehner: Remembering Mom | We gave a special gift to my dad this Christmas. After years of talking about it and trying to find a projector that could handle the

Share this article on Facebook Fourth Day of Christmas – Rebecca Teti: art & song for all twelve days | Nativity, A Christmas Poem, John Donne Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb, Now leaves His well-belov’d imprisonment,

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

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Alaska Governor Wants Court to Reconsider Teen Abortion Law – Alaska Governor Sean Parnell asked a court last week to reconsider its decision from earlier this month to severely weaken a parental notification law. Superior Court

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Supreme Court Decision Could Lead to Cloning Research – Canadian pro-life advocates are concerned a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada could pave the way for grisly research involving cloning and merging

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishop Right to Push Back Against Culture of Death – Bishop Thomas Olmsted, of the Phoenix, Arizona Diocese took the extraordinary step last week of removing Saint Joseph Hospital’s Catholic status. The measure comes after

Share this article on Facebook Mitch Daniels: Truce Directed at Liberals, Not for Social Conservatives – Indiana governor Mitch Daniels has given yet another interview in which he talks about a social issues truce he put forward this summer that upset pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Bill Bans Telemed Abortions Using RU 486 Drug – A proposed law in Nebraska would stop the telemed abortion process currently employed at Planned Parenthood centers in neighboring Iowa from expanding there. Telemed

Share this article on Facebook Obama Solidifies Democrats for 2012, Palin Lacks Support – A new CNN poll released today shows pro-abortion President Barack Obama is solidifying his support as he heads into the year leading up to he expected re-election bid.

Share this article on Facebook Pennsylvania Parental Consent Abortion Law Gets Legal Aid – Attorneys representing pro-life legal groups are giving aid and support to a parental consent law that requires minor teens to get their parent’s permission for an

Share this article on Facebook Republican Party Chair Michael Steele to Join Pro-Life Debate – Michael Steele, the embattled chairman of the national Republican Party, says he will participate in a January 3 debate co-sponsored by a leading pro-life organization.

Share this article on Facebook Top Jewish Rabbis in Israel Oppose “Abortion Epidemic” – Yona Metzger and Shlomo Amar, the chief Jewish rabbis in Israel, are calling on Israeli residents to fight the “abortion epidemic” they say is ravaging the country. The

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor Gets Legal Help – Today in Milwaukee municipal court, the Thomas More Society entered a not guilty plea on behalf of a pro-life sidewalk counselor. James Marcou was arrested and charged

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Matutinum de Nativitate Domini, Budapest – While this recording is now over a year old, it is worth sharing both for its contents, as well as to show again some of the liturgical goings-on in Budapest and with

Share this article on Facebook Rorate Mass at St. Ann’s, Buffalo, New York – One of our readers sent in the following report of a recent Rorate Mass held in Buffalo, New York. I was intrigued to read the commentary about some national customs. If

Share this article on Facebook Some Franciscan Churches in Italy – St. Francis of Assisi has always been numbered amongst my favourite saints and continues to be so as a man of the Church who was inspired by the gospels, by the

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Pope shares lunch with 250 homeless Romans – Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust Pope Benedict XVI invited 250 homeless people served by the Missionaries of Charity to share lunch with him at the Vatican. During the

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook A winter’s day meditation: Tempus fugit. Memento mori. – “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and get gain’;whereas you do not know about tomorrow.

Share this article on Facebook Inconvenience Store – Makes me wonder how far away their bathroom is located. http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – “To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history. “To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in

Share this article on Facebook Steve on the Priesthood – Vocation Boom Radio interviewed me twice about the priesthood. Below are the audio links to listen if you wish. In both audio clips (1 hour each) Steve begins at 40

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #251 – Christmas 1941 – “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 A 2011 Gift to Self & the World – Christmas has, in too many ways, become the equivalent of an overdone theme-park vacation. By its end, one is knock-kneed with exhaustion and desperately in need of a

Share this article on Facebook Lux Aurumque – Unmistakably Eric Whitacre. Haunting and beautiful.

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Blogs You Might Consider – I like Catholic bloggers who work and play well with other bloggers.  Some don’t, you know.  Some bloggers think that others bloggers are competition.  I think we can

Share this article on Facebook Card. Burke pontificates with the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate – Here is some liturgical eye-candy for ya! Go to the site of AirMaria for many more great photos! His Eminence Card. Burke on 26 December pontificated in the

Share this article on Facebook Ecclesia de mysterio…. Ever heard of it? – In 1997 the Holy See issued an important document, unusual in its form and provenance in that it was signed by eight dicasteries, or departments of the Roman Curia.

Share this article on Facebook Fr. John Harvey of Courage, R.I.P. – I ask your prayers for the repose of the soul of Fr. John Harvey, OSFS, who died yesterday. Fr. Harvey was the founder and director of Courage, a ministry to homosexuals

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical tradition of the Feast of the Holy Innocents – A priest friend sent this: Dom Gueranger has some fascinating points for today’s feast.  He states that the vestments for today’s feast is Purple: “The Red vestments of

Share this article on Facebook Violence against Christians – I am looking at some stories on CWN. Philippines: bomb explodes during Christmas Mass A bomb exploded during Christmas Mass in a chapel on the island of Jolo, injuring

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: “Nobis quoque peccatoribus” and +Joe Bagofdoughnuts, Bp. of Black Duck – I was working on my weekly article for the paper, for the column that gave this blog its original name and purpose, and turned up something that might interest you. The

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