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December 31, 2014

Parents Starve 22-Day-Old Baby to Death, Infant Dies in Car Seat as They Ate at Restaurant

LifeNews.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
On December 23, 22-day-old Betsey Stephens died from starvation and neglect after going at least seven hours without nutrition. Her parents, Ruby and Roy Stephens, discovered that...

The Curious Case of Carlos Urrutigoity (VIII)

dotCommonweal - 2 months 4 weeks ago
This is the conclusion of a series of posts on the Urrutigoity case. Read the first part here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here, the fifth here, the sixth here,...

In 2009 Jonathan Gruber Said There Will be Obamacare Death Panels

LifeNews.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Back in 09–when Obamacare advocates castigated those who worried that Obamacare would lead to rationing–Jonathan Gruber said get the law passed first, then refuse treatment later...

Te Deum Laudamus, Te Dominum Confitemur

Saint Louis Catholic - 2 months 4 weeks ago
In youth I sought the golden flower Hidden in wood or wold But I am come to autumn When all the leaves are gold. -- G.K. ChestertonAs we end the calendar year, here within the...

Pope Sends Condolences on Passing of Former Congregation of Catholic Ed. Secretary

Catholic Education Daily - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Archbishop Giuseppe Pittau, a Jesuit who served in several Catholic education capacities throughout the Church, died on December 26 in Tokyo at the age of 86. Pope Francis sent a...

2014: The Year This Nerd Became Brave

Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer - 2 months 4 weeks ago
As I was looking back at this past year, I noticed that I did a lot of things (I packed more in a single year than I had in the past 6 years combined) because I made an unofficial...

Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Abortion Biz Killed 327,653 Babies in Abortions in 2013

LifeNews.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
The abortion giant Planned Parenthood has released its 2013 annual report and the new numbers indicate it did more abortions than the year before — killing 327,653 babies in...

Plenary Indulgence: Te Deum on Dec. 31 Veni Creator on Jan. 1

Communio - 2 months 4 weeks ago
§ 1. A plenary indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a church or in an oratory, are present [take part] in a recitation or solemn chant of: … 1° the hymn Veni...

Saint Sylvester

Communio - 2 months 4 weeks ago
On this final day of the civil year Mother Church honors the memory of Pope Saint Sylvester, who guided the Church with his teaching and life during the persecutions of Diocletian...

Pope Francis: Life is Always Worth Living, Even When Seriously Ill

LifeNews.com - 2 months 4 weeks ago
In a year that saw assisted suicide advocates be applauded by the press, Pope Francis made some poignant commentary about the sanctity of life in his message for the World Day of...

Pope's prayer intentions for January 2015

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
The Vatican has announced the prayer intentions of Pope Francis for January 2015. The Pope's general intention is: "That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of...

Pope Francis: Year End Is Time to Examine Conscience

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Pope Francis this evening brought a somber note to the New Year's Eve celebrations, recalling that God's entrance into time is a reminder that all of us had a beginning and will...

Insurer denies responsibility for sex-abuse claims against Minnesota archdiocese

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
The CNA insurance company has told a Minnesota court that it should not be responsible for payment of sex-abuse claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. CNA argues...

Plenary Indulgences 31 Dec and 1 Jan

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Today, the last day of the year, you have an opportunity to obtain a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, by taking part in the recitation or singing of the Te Deum in...

Focus on Catholic identity at America's Jesuit colleges, universities

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
Writing for The Atlantic, Autumn Jones looks at the approach taken by Jesuit-run colleges and universities in the US, especially in their approach to maintaining a distinctive...

Latin Mass Society urges English bishops to 'end marginalization'

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
In England, the Latin Mass Society has written to bishops, asking for their help in "ending the marginalization" of the traditional liturgy. Joseph Shaw, the chairman of the Latin...

Jordan's small Christian population struggling to help incoming refugees

Catholic Culture - World News - 2 months 4 weeks ago
In Jordan, a Christian population already drained by emigration is struggling to support a swarm of incoming refugees, both Christian and Muslim, from Syria and Iraq. Father...

“The world is charged with the grandeur of God”: a homily for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

The Deacon's Bench - 2 months 4 weeks ago
“The Madonna of Humility” (by Dominico di Bartolo, 1433 / Wikipedia) From the vault: my homily from January 1, 2009. Happy New Year! +++ About a century ago, the Jesuit poet and...

Ignatius, what happened? The Atlantic looks at 'rebranding' of Jesuit colleges

GetReligion - 2 months 4 weeks ago
A new article in The Atlantic looks at how many Jesuit colleges are rebranding themselves to project an image of fidelity to so-called "Catholic values" without proclaiming...

7 Catholic New Year's Resolutions

Saints 365 - 2 months 4 weeks ago
The New Year is upon us - and with its coming brings New Year's resolutions - we are all familiar with them; we have all made them; we have all broken them by January 7...The...

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