Dec. 29, 7pm—Dec. 30, 7pm
Admitting Abortion Takes an Innocent Human Life – By Walter B. Hoye II Lessons from the Past “Ending partial-birth abortion, which would more accurately be named ‘late-term murder,’ does not save a single human life.” —
In Honor of Mary, the Theotokos – Mother of God, Mother of the Members of Christ – The Mother of God – what a marvelous yet serious responsibility she carried. Indeed, this was an incredible trust …
Former Israeli president convicted on rape charges – Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav, who led that nation from 2000 through 2007, has been convicted on rape and …
Mississippi governor receives turnaround support from the NAACP – Republican Governor Haley Barbour won a shining endorsement from the NAACP after the organization had …
Indiana earthquake downgraded to 3.8 on Richter scale – As an earthquake struck Indiana this week, it was felt in four states beyond. Phones were ringing off the hook at …
Exit Interviews For Lapsed Catholics – There is an interesting article over at America Magazine by William J. Byron, S.J. of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. In the article, Fr. Byron advocates for
Fr. Barron on Pope Benedict’s Christmas Message – A great elucidation on Pope Benedict’s recent Christmas message on renewal in the wake of moral compromise and dysfunction within the Church, especially related to the
MTV’s Abortion Special Forgot One Little Thing – If abortion is a completely legitimate and moral decision why not televise it? I know it’s a shocking suggestion but I think dragging abortion out of the media imposed
Benedict Xvi’s Prayer Intentions For January 2011 – VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for January 2011 is: “That young people may learn to use modern means of social communication
Chile: Bishops Lament Abortion Proposal – The bishops of Chile issued a statement on the Feast of the Holy Innocents lamenting a proposal that would legalize abortion in the cases of rape, birth defects, or a
Communique Of Secretariat Of State On Pope’s Motu Proprio – VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the English-language text of a communique issued by the Secretariat of State regarding the new legislation for the
Effort To Abolish Catholic Schools In Alberta – David King, Albertas former education minister, has launched a campaign to abolish the provinces system of separate publicly-funded Catholic schools. King supports the
Fr. Lombardi’s Note Concerning The Motu Proprio – VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a note written by Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. on the Pope’s Apostolic Letter
Holy Father Receives The “Pueri Cantores” – VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Today in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received participants in an international congress of the International Federation of “Pueri
Motu Proprio On Illegal Activities In The Financial Sector – VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the text of the Pope’s Apostolic Letter “Motu Proprio data” on the prevention and countering of illegal activities in
Papal, Holy See Highlights September-December 2010 – VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Following are highlights of the activities of Pope Benedict XVI and the Holy See for the months of September to December 2010.
Pontifical Acts for Dec 30 – VATICAN CITY, 30 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Msgr. Julian Ruiz Martorell, vicar general of the archdiocese of Zaragoza, Spain, as bishop of Huesca (area
Pope Benedict The Orwell Of Our Time – Writing in the latest edition of a British conservative quarterly, Theodore Dalrymple reflects on Pope Benedicts recently apostolic journey to England and Scotland.
Love & Marriage – 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:
Questions to Ask Before 2011 – Danielle Bean: inspiration for family discussions | Whatever your plans for New year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, the beginning of a new calendar year invites us to reflect
Sixth Day of Christmas – Rebecca Teti: art & song for all twelve days | Christians, Awake And Greet The Happy Morn Christians, awake, salute the happy morn Whereon the Saviour of the world was
Fr. Cutie: What Options Did Fallen Priest Have? – In our previous post, we looked at the situation regarding Fr. Albert Cutié, who has written a self-justifying book regarding the scandal he created by having an
Meet Some of the Real Pro-Life Heroes: Choosing Life – During this Christmas season I have had the blessing of being introduced to some real pro-life heroes. No, not the kind who work on Capitol Hill fighting legislative
Oregon Catholic Group Stops Using United Way Over Planned Parenthood – The Catholic Community Services Board in Eugene, Oregon has stopped using the United Way as a charity partner through which it can receive donations because of ties to
Planned Parenthood Launches New Sex Ed Program for Kids – The Planned Parenthood abortion business is continuing its mission to attract more eventual customers but using sexual education to build relationships. As they have in
Post-Abortion Women Saddened by MTV “No Easy Decision” Show – Women who have had or work with women who have had abortions are reacting to the contorversial MTV show, “No Easy Decision,” featuring a teenage girl’s abortion
Pro-Life Leaders Want Congress to Overturn Death Panel Regs – Leaders in the pro-life community are angrily responding to the news that the Obama administration added “death panels” to the ObamaCare implementation. They are calling
Republican Chairman Michael Steele Confirms Pro-Life Views – Republican Party chairman Michael Steele confirmed his pro-life views in a new interview with the Susan B. Anthony List as he faces several candidates looking to replace
Republicans Eye Five Senate Races in 2012 Affecting Abortion – Republicans are already eying five Senate races in 2012 that they say involve incumbent senators who may have a tough time winning re-election bids. While most of the
Texas Legislators Promote Bill for Ultrasounds Before Abortions – If a woman is going to have an abortion, shouldn’t she at least be given all of the information she needs to make an informed decision beforehand? That’s the question
UN Sneers But Teen STAR Abstinence Program Gets Results – Nothing gets the debate burning hotter at the UN than one over sex education for children. Last Fall conservative UN delegations angrily protested a report claiming for
Last Call! – by Steve Jalsevac Time is running out! This is the last call for our 2010 Christmas Campaign. The campaign officially ends tomorrow. (Click here to donate) $110,000 has
Cantiones Sacrae II: Hodie Scietis – Jeffrey Ostrowski pointed me to this video for Christmastide, which is taken from a new publication, Cantiones Sacrae II .
Christmas in Des Moines – Some readers in Des Moines, Iowa, send in some images from Christmas day. The celebrant was Msgr. Frank Chiodo and those who read the comment boxes on this and other
Do you need a patron saint for the new year? – By Mary DeTurris Poust So I went ahead and gave the old Patron Saint Generator a spin over at Conversion Diary for a little New Year’s fun with a spiritual twist. (Hat
The woman who inspired the iconic WWII “Rosie the Riveter” poster has died – “Geraldine Doyle, 86, who as a 17-year-old factory worker became the inspiration for a popular World War II recruitment poster that evoked female power and independence
#363 – The Little Mouse & The Most Important Person in the World – “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.
“A Terrifying Sign of the Times” – Fr. Robert Barron looks at Pope Benedict XVI’s Christmas Message.
Listing the Year-End Lists – Am down with a bad headcold today, but wanted to share some year-end lists. Check back again, as I will add more “top ten lists” as I find them. Why do we do these
A natural law argument – I bring to your attention an exchange between Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George, on the one hand, and Barry Deutsch on the other, and then the
Interview with Jeffrey Tucker about liturgical music – The Church’s sacred music played an important role in my conversion, when I was a young man. There is a great deal of work to do. But perhaps just as in the spring
Kathryn Jean Lopez on MTV’s pro-teen abortion reality show – Kathryn Jean Lopez has a new article on the disturbing special run on MTV (aka evil media sewer) earlier this week, in which a young woman from the reality TV show 16
New Vatican laws for Vatican finances – Did you notice that Benedict XVI created a new “internal affairs” unit prevent problems with the Holy See’s finances, both internal and external? There is a story on CNS
Pages removed from Vatican’s online 1960 “Acta Apostolicae Sedis”: Rubrics of Breviary and Missal – The Vatican website’s OCR copy of AAS 52 has blank pages for pp. 593-740. John XXIII’s new code of rubrics, “Rubricae breviarii et missalis Romani,” is on pp. 622-42.
QUAERITUR: Can I continue to be an Extraordinary Minister of Communion? – From a reader asked a question about the post I made about the document Ecclesia de mysterio, which among other things requires that we avoid using Extraordinary
QUAERITUR: Ember Days with the Novus Ordo – From a reader: I was wondering if you could help me out. Are Ember days optional in the Pauline Mass? I ask because a friend of mine says hat they have been done away
Tulsa – 24-26 Jan: workshop for priests on the Ministry of Exorcism – This is a note explicitly for priests. Again, we are given an example of how Bp. Slattery of Tulsa is standing up and doing his work. Every diocese should have an
You say “wherever” and I say “everywhere”… – Documents from the Holy See were, once upon a time, composed in Latin. They tended to be clear and concise. Then things changed, with unfortunate results. Document