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December 2, 2013

‘Dozens of pastors’ not quoted in front-page story

GetReligion - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Readers of The Oklahoman, my hometown newspaper and one-time employer, awoke today to a banner, front-page story on controversy over a play opening in Oklahoma City this week. Yes...

Is the Medieval Liturgy a Source for the Modern Lectionary?

New Liturgical Movement - 4 months 2 weeks ago
This article is the fourth of a five-part series occasioned by a recent article by Dr. Kwasniewski. Click the following links to read part 1, part 2 and part 3. It is a well-known...

NDP MPs push for improved palliative care: praised by anti-euthanasia leader

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Thaddeus Baklinski OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2013 ( – The issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide are making strange bedfellows in Canada, with one prominent anti-...

Francis, Putin meet amid threats to religion 11/25/13

New Evangelization Television (NET) - NY - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among the expectations for the meeting: efforts to forge closer ties between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox...

Group Sues for “Legal Personhood” for Chimps in State With Highest Abortion Rate - 4 months 2 weeks ago
An animal rights group has filed a lawsuit seeking “legal personhood” for chimpanzees in the state of New York, the state with arguably the nation’s highest abortion rates....

Canadian town council votes to ban pro-life banners on bypasses

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Peter Baklinski HAMILTON, Ontario, December 2, 2013 ( – The city of Hamilton will look into crafting new legislation to shut down a peaceful weekly pro-life...

It's Not about the Stuff

Saint Louis Catholic - 4 months 2 weeks ago
We don't need beautiful churches; they are appropriate because God deserves our best.We don't need beautiful vestments; they are appropriate because God deserves our best.We don't...

On the exhortation

dotCommonweal - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Posted to our homepage, two pieces on Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium. First, from our editors, who in “Out of the Tomb” write:

The Five Wise Virgins of Advent

Saint Louis Catholic - 4 months 2 weeks ago
251Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride.tunc simile erit regnum caelorum decem virginibus...

USCCB international policy committee head lauds Iran nuclear deal

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 months 2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON — The interim multilateral accord that could put the brakes on Iran’s nuclear development program is a steppingstone for a long-range deal that “enhances genuine peace...

765,651 abortions in 2010 in states that report abortion numbers; down 3%: latest CDC figures

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., December 02, 2013 ( – Abortion numbers are continuing to decline, according to the latest figures from the Center for Disease...

In clearest statement to date, pope prays for victims of sex abuse

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 4 months 2 weeks ago
VATICAN CITY — In his clearest public reference as pope to the subject of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis urged bishops to support abuse victims while also reaching out to...

End the Censorship: Inform Women Abortion Increases Breast Cancer Risk - 4 months 2 weeks ago
In the US we are used to abortion advocates claiming that the risk of elective abortion is relatively trivial, and major medical organizations denying any link between abortion...

Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Zagreb, Croatia, Dec 2, 2013 / 02:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Croatian voters have approved an amendment to their country’s constitution that defines marriage as the union of a man...

Pope Francis: former bouncer

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Did you see this on the Catholic News Service: In conversations with parishioners, pope reveals he once was a bouncer VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In addition to having worked sweeping...

Book Review: "Like a Woman Scorned" by Randi Hart

A Catholic View - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Alison Carson meets attorney Rick Waterman while he is in town for a month-long trial.  During that month, they carry on an affair,  and all seems ideal.  The problems begin when...

Am I Really Here?

The Reason for Our Hope - 4 months 2 weeks ago
This is perhaps the question I am hearing posed most frequently these days by my fellow pilgrims. Sixty-five in all, we arrived yesterday in the Holy Land from Edmonton for our...

Bioethicist Wants to Prevent Elderly People From Living Too Long - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Bioethicist Founding Father Daniel Callahan has long supported death panel health care rationing based on age. He has now weighed in against spending a lot on research to delay...

Amazing A Cappella Cover of ‘Little Drummer Boy’

Creative Minority Report - 4 months 2 weeks ago
This is pretty darn awesome. This has always been one of my favorite Christmas tunes.HT The Blaze*subhead*Merry Christmas.*subhead*


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