Dec. 28, 7pm—Dec. 29, 7pm
‘Retarded’ No More – By: Father Raymond J. de Souza In October, Barack Obama signed a new law that prohibits the U.S. government from referring to the “mentally retarded” in any of its
New Missionary Age: New Year Calls Catholics to the New Evangelization – Cultures formerly infused with a Christian culture are now regularly called post-Christian and understandably so. …
Four people arrested on suspicion of terrorism in Denmark – Four people have been arrested in Denmark in an attempted terrorist plot against the Jyllands-Posten newspaper, …
Fr. Lombardi: Vatican Press Secretary Reviews Pope’s Past Year – The creation of a new Congregation was perhaps a surprise, because nobody thought that we needed new institutions …
South Korea boldly plans to organize reunification with the North – In what is seen by many as a bold, even provocative move, South Korea’s Unification Ministry declared it …
Time running out for diplomatic solution in Ivory Coast – Tensions are mounting, and the time for a possible diplomatic solution to the Ivory Coast’s political …
Army official appeals to NPA rebels to surrender – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 29, 2010—Stressing its commitment to help people live normal lives in peace and harmony with others, the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry
GRP optimistic of January talks with MILF – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 29, 2010—Despite the clear stand of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that it will only return to the peace negotiating table once the
Catholic Charity Splits With United Way over Abortion Funding – CMR kudos to Portland Archbishop John Vlazny and a Catholic charity in Oregon which split with the United Way over the organization’s funding of Planned Parenthood. This
French Makes You Stupid – Nothing proclaims diversity like banning stuff, n’est-ce pas? Quebec’s family minister, Yolande James, has banned all religious instruction in government-subsidized
R. Lee Ermey Calls Out “Socialist” Obama – You can fast forward the first minute and a half until he starts talking. Then it gets awesome.
Activist Laments US Bishops Silence On Dont Ask, Dont Tell – A military activist who opposed the repeal of the dont ask, dont tell policy lamented the failure of the Catholic Church– presumably, the United States Conference
Catherine Of Bologna: Spiritual Weapons Against Evil – VATICAN CITY, 29 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father dedicated his catechesis during today’s general audience, held in the Paul VI Hall in the presence of 8,000 people, to
Chavez Pushing Venezuela Toward Totalitarianism, Cardinal Charges – Cardinal Jorge Urosa-Savino of Caracas is expressing concern that a totalitarian dictatorship is developing under the leadership of President Hugo Chavez. If someone
Columnist Rues US Indifference To Iraqi Christians – Tim Rutten, who shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1994, lamented Western indifference to the plight of Iraqs Christians in a recent Los Angeles Timescolumn. Oil and
Papal Audiences for Dec 29 – VATICAN CITY, 29 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Following today’s general audience, the Holy Father received Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, apostolic nuncio to India and to Nepal.
Pontifical Acts for Dec 29 – VATICAN CITY, 29 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed: – As members of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”: Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, president of the
Special Envoy To Closing Of Jubilee Year Of Vietnam Church – VATICAN CITY, 29 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Made public yesterday afternoon was a Letter from the Pope, written in Latin and dated 21 December, in which he appoints Cardinal Ivan
Faith & Your Fertility – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:
Fifth Day of Christmas – Rebecca Teti: art & song for all twelve days | Joy to the World! Joy to the world, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills
Most Fascinating Catholics of 2010 – Lisa Hendey: Who would you add to Lisa’s List? | I’m marveling that a year has past since our last installment of my “most fascinating” Catholics. What began on a whim
The Art of Sleep – Lynn Wehner: Oh, how it changes through the years … | You’re a new mom, and life seems to revolve around sleepless nights (and sometimes days) with your little one.
Fr. Cutie: Fallen Priest Writes Self-Justifying Book – Of course all humans have an impulse to justify their sinful actions. It requires grace and humility to not try to justify them and acknowledge their sinfulness. That
Bob Casey’s Weak Pro-Life Record Means Tough Re-Election – Senator Bob Casey was supposed to be the pro-life Democratic champion in the style of his father that the pro-life movement needed for a bipartisan attack on abortion.
Media Reports on Teen Birth Decline Forget Abstinence – When media outlets reported last week on the decline in the number of teen births, one leading researcher says they should have placed emphasis on abstinence education.
Mother of Woman Who Died in Abortion Named Person of Year – The mother of a young woman who was killed in a failed abortion has been named the person of the year by the pro-life organization Operation Rescue. Eileen Smith is an
MTV Show “No Easy Decision” a Reminder Abortion Industry Misleads Women – Early in 2010, feminist author Jessica Valenti was concerned about the show 16 and Pregnant not validating a teenage girl’s choice to have an abortion. Valenti argued in
New York Pregnancy Centers Still Battle Anti-Free Speech Law – Pregnancy centers helping women find abortion alternatives in New York City continue to battle the city council and its attempt to limits its free speech. The city
Pro-Abortion Obama EEOC Nominee Chai Feldblum Approved – Lost in the shuffle in the last week of the most recent session of the Senate was news that another one of President Barack Obama’s pro-abortion nominees was confirmed.
Pro-Life New Year’s Resolution: De-Fund Abortion, Planned Parenthood – When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, pro-life organization have one they definitely intend to keep: pressing for bills in Congress to de-fund abortion and
State Health Care Compact an ObamaCare Repeal Idea – Next year, Republicans in Congress will float their legislation to repeal ObamaCare, though some suggest the legislation is not likely to succeed in overturning the
Status of Democrats for Life Questioned After Pro-Life Criticism – The status of Democrats for Life of America is in doubt after the organization spent the year coming under fire from numerous pro-life groups for its role supporting
Texas Pro-Life Group Backs Paxton Over Straus for Speaker – In the latest move in the contentious debate over the next Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Alliance for Life announced today it has endorsed Rep.
Burke Celebrates Pontifical Mass in Rome at Seminary of Franciscans of the Immaculate – The good friars of the Franciscans of the Immaculate sent in the following news to the NLM yesterday of a Pontifical Mass offered by Cardinal Burke in Rome. Here is
December 29th: King David – As readers will know, for the past year or two I have been highlighting some of the Old Testament prophets, prophetesses and righteous as they arise in the liturgical
Midnight Mass from the Benedictine Monastery of Norcia – The Monks of the Benedictine Monastery of Norcia very kindly sent us notice that their recent midnight Mass has been posted in its entirety on Gloria.tv. Here it is.
New Members of the Congregation for Divine Worship – The Supreme Pontiff has today assigned to the Cardinals elevated at the Consistory of 20 November 2010 their memberships in the various dicasteries of the Roman Curia.
My Best Birthday Present – How could I be happier now that I’m 56 years old and well over the hill, heading for the finish line. I said to Janet, “Look what we got started!” TOP: Janet and I with
#531 – The Year We Had a Sensible Christmas – “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.
Deathwish: Texting While Driving – Via Deacon Greg , a powerful video from AT&T that needs to be widely disseminated and viewed by your kids, and by adults, too:
Get Your Patron Saint for 2011 – Regular readers know that around this time each year I have been fortunate enough to have someone “pull a patron saint” – someone who will be a specific teacher and
“I don’t go to Mass because…” – His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, has a great insight, by means of a reductio ad absurdum: I am heartily sick of the protest “I don’t go to Mass because my parents
29 Dec: St. David, king, prophet… sinner, penitent – Holy Church considers many Old Testament figures to be saints. The other day I posted about the Roman Curia’s wall calendar getting wrong the date of the commemoration
ALERT! I asked for good news, but…Christmas collection stolen, orphans suffer – From a reader: I know you’re looking for good news, but this item just crossed my deck. Fr. William Felix, a good man and a holy priest, has had the entire Christmas
Kansas City, MO: Cause for Sainthood for Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey – Here is some good news from the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph: Diocese Granted Jurisdiction in Historic Process Half a world away from a shrine that attracts
One of the dumbest things I have read about Bp. Olmsted and St. Joseph’s formerly Catholic hospital – Via The Motley Monk I picked this up. Even if you are not sure what to think about Bp. Olmsted (D. Phoenix) declaring that Sr. McBride was excommunicated for her
Prayers please – May I please ask your prayers for a concern? Thanks!
QUAERITUR: Can we be godparents to the child of followers of the SSPX? – From a reader: My husband and I have been asked to be Godparents to the son of friends of ours who are members of a Pius X church. It is my understanding that the
What is your good news? – Have any good news for us?