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December 4, 2014


Saint Louis Catholic - 5 months 3 weeks ago

Coming soon: the Vatican's report on US women religious

Catholic News Agency - General - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Vatican City, Dec 4, 2014 / 01:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has confirmed it will release its report on the state of women religious in the United States later this month,...

Today’s Advent Work of Mercy

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Help Our Lady of the Rosary of Greenville, SC build a fine new parish. Fr. Dwight Longenecker has the scoop here. They are a small and poor parish and could really use your help.

Remember in Your Prayers - December 5, 2014

Archdiocese of Saint Louis - 5 months 3 weeks ago
     Rev. John Dempsey on hospice care at St. Agnes Home

Chinese Abortion Doc Aborts Her Own Grandchildren, But One Grandchild Miraculously Survives - 5 months 3 weeks ago
China brutally enforces a “one child per family” law, but often we only hear dry, faceless statistics about forced abortion in China. PRI, through on-site investigations in China...

New York court rules chimps do not have human rights

The Deacon's Bench - 5 months 3 weeks ago
From Science: Advocates of “legal personhood” to chimpanzees have lost another battle. This morning, a New York appellate court rejected a lawsuit by the Nonhuman Rights Project (...

Christmas tree arrives in St. Peter's Square; lighting set for December 19

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
A massive Christmas tree, a white fir over 80 feet tall that will be set up in St. Peter's Square, has arrived at the Vatican. A ceremonial lighting of the tree will take place on...

The Treasury of Santa Giulia in Brescia

New Liturgical Movement - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Our Ambrosian caorrespondent Nicola de Grandi recently paid a visit to the monastery complex of Santa Giulia in the city of Brescia, and sent me some great pictures from the...

Virginia Health Department Allows Abortion Clinics to Put Women’s Lives at Risk - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Virginia Department of Health, consisting primarily of new appointees of pro-abortion Gov. Terry McAuliffe, voted 13-2 today to amend licensing rules for abortion facilities...

Advent Craft Based on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Though it’s a staple for Advent, some people get tired of continuously chanting the haunting tune of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”  I’ve heard it described as “boring” and “dreary...

Interview with Cardinal Scola on the Synod: - "I believe the Pope won't take the position allowing communion for 'remarried' divorced"

Rorate Coeli - 5 months 3 weeks ago
"No communion for the [remarried] divorced: I think the Pope will decide thus." Interview with Cardinal Scola:  Faithfulness to doctrine is necessary. Corriere della Sera, ...

Wherein Fr. Z is happy

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 5 months 3 weeks ago
You might recall that, at the end of October, while I was in Rome I shopped for fabric and trim and ordered up a set of Pontifical vestments from the famous ecclesiastical shop...

Diana Was in the Waiting Room Preparing to Have an Abortion When This Happened - 5 months 3 weeks ago
I would like to tell a story of pro-life victory, a story of life. A young woman named Diana told the following story on the “Stories from the Sidewalk” series. “I’ll never forget...

Pope lauds volunteers working with the poor

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis praised the work of the Federation of Christian Organisations for International Volunteer Service (FOCSIV) during a private audience with the group's members on...

Pope speaks on 'hidden virtue,' repentance, and hope

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis spoke of the "hidden holiness" in the Church in his homily at daily Mass on December 4. "The proud, the vain, the �Christians in appearance' will be demolished,...

China promises to stop harvesting organs from condemned prisoners

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The Chinese government has announced that it will stop harvesting organs from the bodies of executed convicts, beginning next year. The Beijing regime, which executes more than 2,...

Bishop Ricken is feeling holy

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 5 months 3 weeks ago
With all of the commercialized distractions that accompany the season of Advent, what’s a Catholic to do to stay focused? Bishop David Ricken, a somewhat accomplished singer who...

Manila announces 5-day holiday during January papal visit

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The city of Manila has announced a 5-day holiday during the visit by Pope Francis to the Philippines in January, and the national government may follow suit, the Catholic News...

US birth rate hits new all-time low

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
The birth rate among women in the US, which dropped significantly during the worldwide recession, continues to fall, a new study shows. The fertility rate in the US has dropped...

Sri Lanka: Church leaders fear political exploitation of January papal visit

Catholic Culture - World News - 5 months 3 weeks ago
Some Christian leaders in Sri Lanka are asking Pope Francis to postpone his scheduled visit to their country in January, fearful that the Pope's presence will be exploited to...


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