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December 17, 2014

Archdiocese’s safe environment program to be audited onsite in 2015

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 11 hours 13 min ago
This spring, an external agency will conduct an onsite audit of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ safe environment policies and procedures to determine compliance with...

Pope Francis credited for urging U.S., Cuba to normalize relations

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 11 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON  — Pope Francis personally appealed to President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this year to encourage both leaders to normalize diplomatic relations, a...

Pope celebrates 78th birthday

Catholic Culture - World News - 11 hours 17 min ago
Pope Francis celebrated his 78th birthday on December 17 with a cake, a cup of the traditional Argentine maté tea, and impromptu tango dancing by couples in St. Peter's Square....

“There’s a Baby in Our Trash Can:” Couple Calls Police After Mom Abandons Newborn

LifeNews.com - 11 hours 22 min ago
After a woman gave birth, she abandoned her newborn baby by putting the infant in a neighbor’s trashcan. When the Utah woman’s neighbors realized they had discovered the child,...

Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties

Catholic Culture - World News - 11 hours 22 min ago
Pope Francis played a key role in mediating talks between the US and Cuba, resulting in an exchange of prisoners and opening the way for the first direct talks between the...

Today’s Desperate Lie from a Torture Defender

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 11 hours 34 min ago
Just as though I have not recommended How to Break a Terrorist (by an actual interrogator) a thousand times to laptop bombardiers and Torture Lovers, a combox torture zealot with...

Angels, Our Invisible Holy Friends

CatholicMom.com - 11 hours 35 min ago
The invisible world of Angels is often overlooked, though amazingly it has been with us since the dawn of creation. Countless Angels offer service and protection to humankind....

Book Signings: English Tea Room & Covington Farmers Market

The Catholic Foodie - 11 hours 36 min ago
Attention Local Peeps! If you’re in the Greater New Orleans Area – including the Northshore (Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville) – I want to let you know about two book signing...

British Catholic monk expects prison for promoting Christian teaching on homosexuality: interview

LifeSiteNews - 11 hours 53 min ago
'I’ve decided I have to obey God’s law and not the State’s law. Which will land you in a lot of trouble,' he tells LifeSiteNews.

Man Found Guilty of Killing His Girlfriend Because She Got an Abortion

LifeNews.com - 11 hours 55 min ago
In 2002, 23-year-old Elaine Fonseca-Rodriguez was found beaten to death in her Kentucky home. During the investigation prosecutors found that she was killed by her boyfriend, Juan...

Parishes retain joint counsel in resolving abuse claims

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul, MN) - 11 hours 56 min ago
Leaders at parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are working together to share resources while trying to help those who claim to have been sexually abused as a...

Pope Francis strengthens commission for the protection of minors

Catholic News Agency - General - 12 hours 1 min ago
Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 02:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis appointed eight new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on Wednesday, completing...

Worthy of heavenly visitors

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 12 hours 5 min ago
If the angel Gabriel appeared to you, how would you respond? How would you feel if you were asked to give birth to Jesus? Speaking for myself, if an angel of the Lord ever...

The work of angels benefits all

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 12 hours 6 min ago
On this fourth Sunday of Advent, let’s begin with a quiz. Aside from Jesus, Mary and Joseph, what other figurine do most people feel is essential to their Nativity set. Most...

Prayer Requests

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 12 hours 9 min ago
Many of my readers know or know of the Lenaburgs.  Their daughter Courtney is dying. Of your charity, please pray for her and for them. Father, thank you for Courtney’s life and...

Lois Lerner Emails May Add New Proof of IRS Discrimination against Pro-Life Groups

Thomas More Society - 12 hours 24 min ago
Thomas More Society Submits Legal Request to IRS to Secure Newly Accessed Emails (December 17, 2014 – Washington, D.C.) – Thomas More Society has submitted a Freedom of...

BOLD: Pastor Encourages A Public Affirmation of Faith on Marriage and Family

Rorate Coeli - 12 hours 31 min ago
Rorate received the text of a letter that was placed in all bulletins -- for both the Novus Ordo and traditional Latin Masses -- by the Pastor and Parochial Vicar of St. John the...

Ireland rules out referendum on abortion, but puts gay ‘marriage’ on the ballot

LifeSiteNews - 12 hours 31 min ago
The Life Institute says in refusing an abortion referendum, Ireland's health minister has aligned his party 'with the extreme left and with abortion on demand.'

The Next 26 Hobby Lobbys: Obama is Trying to Force These Businesses to Obey HHS Mandate

LifeNews.com - 12 hours 39 min ago
In July, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby, a Christian-run store, doesn’t have to obey the HHS mandate that is a part of Obamacare that requires businesses...

ASK FATHER: Participate in Nativity play during Mass?

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 12 hours 52 min ago
From a reader… QUAERITUR: My pastor has asked my wife, newborn, and me to portray the Holy Family during Christmas Eve Mass. We would process in and then the baby would be placed...

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