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December 18, 2014

5Q+1 interview, part 2: RNS writer David Gibson on what GetReligion doesn't 'get' about religion news coverage

GetReligion - 1 day 12 hours ago
Second of two parts In case you missed it, we ran the first — and my favorite — part of our interview with award-winning Religion News Service national reporter David Gibson on...

Beyond ‘The Interview’: UN votes to send North Korea to Intl Criminal Court for forced abortion, other atrocities

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 12 hours ago
The UN found that North Korea subjected tens of thousands of political prisoners to 'murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions, and other sexual violence.'

Fair-trade commerce supports just wages, safe conditions for workers

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 1 day 13 hours ago
MARYKNOLL, N.Y. — Fair-trade chocolate tastes better than its commercially produced counterparts, “because you can’t taste the blood of the worker,” Cara Weidinger said. She was...

Irish High Court prepares to rule in case of pregnant woman kept alive to save baby

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 13 hours ago
'The legal advice would be there is one life here and it is the unborn child. Everything practicable has to be done,' says the hospital.

The nurse repeatedly urged her to abort: now her baby is her 7-year-old ‘joy’

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 13 hours ago
'I look at this kid and I always think to myself, my God, if I had listened to that woman!' she said.

Author Describes the Shocking Thing She Saw Watching Abortions for Book Research

LifeNews.com - 1 day 13 hours ago
Author Magda Denes witnessed abortions for her book In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death Inside an Abortion Hospital: “I am drawn to the unit, irresistible, by my reactions of...

A Catholic Approach to Holiday Merriment

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 13 hours ago
“Actions speak louder than words.”  “One picture is worth a thousand words.”  “Talk is cheap.”  We have lots of different sayings that generally express the same thing–words...

U.S. Army chaplain reprimanded for citing Scripture in suicide prevention training

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 13 hours ago
The complaint was filed by an outside atheist group. 'There was never a formal complaint from anyone inside the unit,' says Colonel Ron Crews of the Chaplain Alliance for...

Activist Says Killing Babies After Birth is a Perfectly Moral Choice

LifeNews.com - 1 day 13 hours ago
(LiveActionNews) — In an article for the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, a well-known Canadian bioethicist, Udo Schuklenk, argues that aborting a child after birth...

Photopost Request: Gaudete Sunday and Rorate Masses

New Liturgical Movement - 1 day 13 hours ago
We will be doing a photopost for the Rorate Sunday, upcoming this December 21, for Masses in both forms as well as celebrations of the Office. Please send photos to photopost@...

Stephen Colbert’s Top Catholic Moments

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 14 hours ago
As MCPF (My Close Personal Friend) Stephen bids farewell to his show at Comedy Central tonight, Busted Halo has a nifty roundup of top Colbert Catholic moments. This one below,...

Hear the heartbeat: federal appeals court to consider life-saving heartbeat laws in January

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 14 hours ago
Are we willing to contend in prayer for justice to be established in our nation? Or will we declare “The timing isn’t right” or “The Supreme Court isn’t stacked right”? These...

Vatican Cardinal: To resist evil we must ‘call it by its name’

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 14 hours ago
'The first way to ‘resist evil’ is to recognize it,' says Cardinal Mauro Piacenza.

Top 12 studies showing risks to couples in same-sex unions

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 14 hours ago
Recommending an international expansion of the Courage apostolate should be considered by the Synod as a primary pastoral outreach to those with homosexual tendencies and their...

As Che and Fidel gaze on the scene….

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 1 day 14 hours ago
So, the Holy See, indeed Pope Francis himself, gets involved with the freeing of an American citizen held in Cuba for several years. The citizen, Alan Gross, is released.  He...

D.C. Council approves measure that could force employers to pay for employees’ abortions

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 14 hours ago
Should it become law, the bill would prevent Catholic and other religious employers from disciplining employees when they publicly disclose having an abortion, using abortion...

Cancer patient gets her wish granted, meets Pope Francis

The Deacon's Bench - 1 day 14 hours ago
From CBS News:  Since birth, they’ve called her “one tough cookie.” Now, Gracie West is living up to that nickname as she fights cancer. She’s had nine rounds of chemotherapy, and...

Across America, churches continue to struggle for their religious freedom

LifeSiteNews - 1 day 14 hours ago
In this Christmas season, I hope you and your family are especially grateful for this most precious gift of religious freedom to our nation.

Byz-y Mama: On Being Human

CatholicMom.com - 1 day 15 hours ago
One of the biggest surprises my all-too-naive self had upon getting married was discovering that sex was a lot less like that one scene from Somewhere in Time and a lot more like...

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