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December 4, 2013

Saint John of Damascus

Communio - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Grant, we pray, O Lord, that we may be helped by the prayers of the Priest Saint John Damascene, so that the true faith, which he excelled in teaching, may always be our light and...

Moderating LifeSiteNews comments can be brutal

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Steve Jalsevac Since LifeSiteNews added the powerful Disqus commenting feature we have received many thousands of comments from readers under our news reports. However, we...

A Modest Balanced Budget Proposal

Catholic Vote - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Conservatives should not waste their time or energy promoting a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.  It is too hard to accomplish.  The amendment process requires...

Obama quotes the pope in economic address

The Deacon's Bench - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Details, from the AP:  The Pope is making the world sit up and pay attention to poverty with his dedication to serving the poor, and it looks like world leaders are taking a leaf...

Australian gay couples have five days to “marry” with High Court’s “reserved” decision

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Hilary White CANBERRA, December 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Australian court has “reserved judgment” on whether a proposed law to allow “gay marriage” in one state is...

Nearly two-thirds of gay men who know they have AIDS have sex without condoms: CDC report

LifeSiteNews - 4 months 2 weeks ago
by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows approximately 62 percent of gay men who know...

Baby Born Prematurely at 25 Weeks Makes Precious Thanksgiving Card

LifeNews.com - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Brad Fischetti sent me the most darling little photo from a close friend of the family, who wrote: Meet baby Anthony, who was born November 25 at just 25 weeks 2 lbs. 2 oz. He is...

Irish Government Looking to Reopen Embassy to Holy See

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
The Irish government has given its strongest indication yet that it may reopen its embassy to the Holy See. Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s foreign minister, said he is in...

The Spirit of Worldliness

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
In his homily during his daily Mass the other day, Pope Francis warned against the spirit of worldliness. He called it “a fruit of the devil who makes his way forward with the...

Pope Francis Approves Creation of Commission for Protection of Minors

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Pope Francis has approved the creation of a special commission for the protection of children.  The suggestion was made by the eight-member Council of Cardinals currently...

Pope Francis: Christian Words Without Christ Hurt Are a Deception

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
During his homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned against those who do not practice what they preach, saying they damage not only themselves but others....

Intense Gunfire Reported in Bangui

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Reports of intense gunfire are coming out of the capital of the Central African Republic on the eve of a UN Security Council vote on a resolution authorizing the intervention of...

U.S. Ambassador Hopes to Foster Positive Relationship with the Holy See (Part 1)

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
The United States Embassy to the Holy See has been the focus of a good deal of media attention lately. Shortly after Ambassador Ken Hackett, who served for 40 years in Catholic...

Legion of Christ Explains Policy on Addressing Abuse of Minors

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
According to a letter sent today by Father Sylvester Heereman, acting general director of the Legion of Christ, the congregation is committed to openly and aggressively addressing...

Legion of Christ Affirms Commitment to Addressing Abuse of Minors

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 2 weeks ago
ROME (Dec. 5) – The Legion of Christ is committed to openly and aggressively addressing allegations of sexual abuse. This was the primary message in a letter sent today by Fr....

Doctor Assisted Suicide? Nope! Activists Want Netherlands to Allow Anyone to Kill Patients

LifeNews.com - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Euthanasia isn’t about using medical means to end suffering. Rather, activists ultimately believe that there is a fundamental right to suicide, including using any method the self...

FAITHFUL FAN | Catholic soccer coaches make mark at public schools, too

Saint Louis Review - Viewpoints - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Joseph Kenny | jkenny@archstl.org Soccer in St. Louis and Catholics are forever linked. Much of it is attributed to the outstanding program of...

CATHOLIC BY GRACE | Advent helps us learn how to wait

Saint Louis Review - Viewpoints - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Denise Bossert My due date was Dec. 26, but by Christmas Eve 1985, I was ready to be done with it. I stretched out on the bed and reluctantly...

Ministry to teens with same-sex attraction requires sensitivity

Saint Louis Review - St. Louis News - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Jennifer Brinkerjbrinker@archstl.org The subject of same-sex attraction can be complex, especially when it comes to explaining Catholic Church...

National Night of Prayer for Life calls for end to abortion

Saint Louis Review - St. Louis News - 4 months 2 weeks ago
Jennifer Brinker | jbrinker@archstl.org Twenty-four archdiocesan parishes will participate in the 24th annual National Night of Prayer for Life in December. They will join...

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