Tuesday, December 28, 2010

GOPUSA » Commentary » Malkin: The ACLU's Unholy War on Catholic Hospitals

"On Wednesday, the ACLU sent a letter to federal health officials urging the government to force Catholic hospitals in the U.S. to perform abortions in violation of their core moral commitment to protecting the lives of the unborn. They're counting on sympathetic Obama rationing czar Donald Berwick -- a recess appointee whose radical views on wealth and health redistribution were never vetted by Congress -- to dictate which religious principles hospital operators can and cannot follow."
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Philippines: bomb explodes during Christmas Mass

"A bomb exploded during Christmas Mass in a chapel on the island of Jolo, injuring 11. “I was reading the Gospel,” said Father Romeo Villanueva. “I was not yet finished when there was a loud explosion.” The Islamic separatist group Abu Sayyaf is suspected in the attack, which was condemned by the mainstream Muslim National Ulama Conference. Visit:Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Philippines: bomb explodes during Christmas Mass:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tom Powers: Vikings moved to Tuesday? Talk about a snow job - TwinCities.com

PHILADELPHIA - Oooooo, six inches of snow. Oooooo, I'm scared. Better call off the game and call in the National Guard. Heck, in Minnesota we dump six inches of snow out of our socks at the end of the day. What's going on with the NFL, anyway? Didn't the Vikings and Chicago Bears just play in a snowstorm at TCF Bank Stadium? Visit:
Tom Powers: Vikings moved to Tuesday? Talk about a snow job - TwinCities.com

Hospital’s suit over Medicaid dismissed

Boston Medical Center sued the state of Massachusetts over inadequate Medicaid reimbursements and this was the judge's response: "State Superior Court Judge Judith Fabricant, in yesterday’s ruling, acknowledged that the medical center’s argument is a significant one. But, she ruled that the solution to the medical center’s “extreme economic pressure” should be addressed in “the political branches of government, not in the courts" Visit:Hospital’s suit over Medicaid dismissed

Thursday, December 23, 2010

In the Bleak Midwinter

by Christina Rossetti (1872)


In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.


Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign:
In the bleak mid-winter
A stable-place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty,
Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

Angels and archangels
May have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim
Thronged the air,
But only His mother
In her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the Beloved
With a kiss.

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb,
If I were a wise man
I would do my part,
Yet what I can I give Him,
Give my heart.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vatican Says Pope's Book Misinterpreted, Condoms Still Banned - MyStateLine.com

Vatican Says Pope's Book Misinterpreted, Condoms Still Banned - MyStateLine.com

The first to recognize Jesus -- an unborn child!

The first to recognize Jesus -- an unborn child!: "When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: 'Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Luke 1:41-44 (New International Version)"

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pitchfork politics: the feds are targeting conscientious doctors | LifeSiteNews.com

Why should you care about the conscience rights of doctors? Conscience rights may determine whether you have a doctor or not.
From the article: "physicians want to be able to follow their consciences when they practice medicine and have the power to say “no” to certain medical procedures without having to fear being reprimanded or losing their jobs." Comments that follow the article list examples of other countries where conscientious doctors have been fired. Visit:
Pitchfork politics: the feds are targeting conscientious doctors | LifeSiteNews.com

Thursday, December 16, 2010

20 States Fighting Health Care - Citizens Voice | News | citizensvoice.com

"PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge Thursday it will expand the government's powers in dangerous and unintended ways.

The states want U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to issue a summary judgment throwing out the health care law without a full trial. They argue it violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties." Visit:Citizens Voice | News | citizensvoice.com:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Brett Favre Streak to End?

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EWTN Press Release - EWTN’s Christmas Specials To Include “The Star of Bethlehem” Documentary from “The Passion of the Christ” Producer

EWTN’s Christmas Specials To Include “The Star of Bethlehem” Documentary from “The Passion of the Christ” Producer

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Christmas specials on EWTN Global Catholic Network this year include a new documentary proving the existence of the Star of Bethlehem from the producer of “The Passion of the Christ”) as well as classics with stars such as Loretta Young, Christopher Plummer, Frankie Avalon, Snooky Larson, June Valli, Mario Lanza, and Rosalind Russell. There is literally something for everyone. Highlights include: (All times below are U.S. Eastern Time.)

The Star of Bethlehem

From “The Passion of the Christ” Producer Stephen McEveety comes a documentary that proves the existence of the Star of Bethlehem, whose existence has been debated for centuries by historians, scientists and scholars. “Either they believe the Star is true or they think it was made up by the early Church,” says Texas A&”M Professor Rick Larson. “I took a different approach in my research and treated the Star as a mystery or puzzle, looking at the Bible and comparing the facts of Scripture with facts from science and history.” (10 a.m. Dec. 21, 11 p.m. Dec. 25, 8 p.m. Dec. 27, 3 a.m. Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 31)


The San Juan Children’s Choir Presents: Siempre Navidad (Always Christmas)

This festive concert, with music from around the world, displays the joyful spirit of Christmas in Puerto Rico. (30-minute version: 9 a.m. Dec. 20. 60-minute version: 6 p.m. Dec. 22 and 4 p.m. Dec. 27)


The Story of the Selfish Giant

A grandfather uses Oscar Wilde's timeless tale to unlock the true meaning of Christmas for his granddaughter. This is a charming story with a strong Christian message about the meaning of love and sacrifice. It is bound to become one of your Christmas favorites.

(10:30 a.m. Dec. 20 and 4 p.m. Dec. 26).


The Chimes

Written by Charles Dickens and narrated by Derek Jacobi, this is the story of a poor and discouraged 19th Century porter. Chiming church bells magically transport him to the future where his hope is renewed. (4 p.m. Dec. 23 and 6 a.m. Dec. 27)


Loretta Young: 3 & 2 Please

Academy Awarding Winning Actress Loretta Young starts as “Sister Ann,” a nun who brightens the lives of patients in a Catholic hospital at Christmas. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 11 a.m. Dec. 23, 2:30 a.m. Dec. 26, and 2:30 a.m. Dec. 27)


The First Christmas

Narrated by Christopher Plummer, this colorful animated production tells the traditional story of the birth of Jesus. (4:30 p.m. Dec. 24, 11 a.m. Dec. 25, and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 27)


The Promise

A 1967 dramatization of the Annunciation and Nativity, followed by a brief discussion of the film by Father Patrick Peyton and Frankie Avalon. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 3:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 5:30 a.m. Dec. 27, 3 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29)


Christopher Close-Up: Christopher Classic Christmas

Christopher Founder Father James Keller, M.M. celebrates Christmas with stars of yesteryear, including Snooky Larson, June Valli, Mario Lanza, Rosalind Russell and more. (6:30 a.m. Dec. 21, 9 p.m. Dec. 22, and 3 a.m. Dec. 24)


Catholic University of America Christmas Concert

This annual concert presents a brilliant blend of angelic voices and the wonderful sounds of the Christmas season. (11 p.m. Dec. 23 and 2 p.m. Dec. 25)


The World is Born: Christmas with the Louisville Chorus

The Louisville Chorus celebrates the sounds of the season in this special presentation of Christmas favorites. The choir performs in the historic St. Martin of Tours Church in Louisville, Kentucky. (10 p.m. Dec. 23, 2 p.m. Dec. 27, and 11 a.m. Jan. 1)


Dana: Our Family Christmas

Join Dana, her family and friends as they present an old-fashioned family Christmas. Hear the meaning of many traditional customs, and gather new ideas for you and your family. (9 a.m. Dec. 24 and 4:30 a.m. Dec. 27)


Solemn Mass at Midnight with Pope Benedict XVI (Live from Rome)

Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord: Midnight Mass with the Holy Father from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. (6 p.m. Dec. 24 (live), 8 a.m. Dec. 25, and 4 p.m. Dec. 25)


Choral Meditations and Solemn Mass of Christmas Eve from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Live from Washington, D.C.)

From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, USA. (10 p.m. Dec. 24 (live))


Urbi et Orbi from Rome: Pope Benedict's Christmas Message to the World (Live)

From St. Peter's Square. Join the Holy Father for his inspiring Christmas Day message to the world on the celebration of Christ’s birth. (6 a.m. (live) Dec. 25, 10 p.m. Dec. 25, 3 a.m. Dec. 26, and 5 p.m. Dec. 26)


EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 27th year, is available in over 148 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com and publishing arm, EWTN, is the largest religious media network in the world.
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Metrodome Roof Collapses

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Turner Calls for Global One-Child Policy

Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, called on world leaders Sunday to address the global warming crisis by drastically reducing the number of people on the planet. Maintaining that the very future of humanity was at stake, Turner urged immediate action: “If we’re going to be here [as a species] 5,000 years from now, we’re not going to do it with seven billion people,” said Turner, who went on to propose the immediate adoption of a global one-child policy.
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Pro-Life Champion Joe Pitts to Head Key ObamaCare Panel | LifeNews.com

"When it comes to abortion and taxpayer funding of it, Congressman Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania is the one of the big pro-life champions on Capital Hill.

Now he will have the opportunity to head a key subcommittee that will have jurisdiction over efforts to repeal the ObamaCare law or, at minimum, de-fund the law or the abortion funding it allows." Visit:
Pro-Life Champion Joe Pitts to Head Key ObamaCare Panel | LifeNews.com

Republican, Democrat to Lead Congressional Pro-Life Caucus | LifeNews.com

"Today, Rep. Chris Smith, the pro-life champion from New Jersey, announced that he and pro-life Rep. Dan Lipinski will head the caucus as the next session of Congress provides pro-life advocates their highest numbers ever in the House of Representatives." Visit:

Republican, Democrat to Lead Congressional Pro-Life Caucus | LifeNews.com

Saturday, December 04, 2010

A Pro-Life Reflection on Advent by Father Peter West

"Reflecting on Mary’s pregnancy can teach us patience and the attitude of joyful expectation that all of us should have as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus and as we wait for his second coming in glory at the end of time. This attitude of joyful expectation should accompany the pregnancy of every woman as we await the birth of her pre-born child. Each child is made in the image and likeness of God no matter what their handicaps or circumstances of conception. Every child deserves a chance to be born and to continue to grow and develop outside the womb. Jesus identifies with the pre-born since he himself was a pre-born child." Father West's homily can be found here: Advent Reflection

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Scottish Parliament rejects MacDonald euthanasia bill

"The Scottish parliament, today, stunningly defeated Margo MacDonald's End-of-Life Assistance bill, that would have legalized euthanasia in Scotland.

The bill was defeated by an astounding 85 to 16 vote, with two abstentions." Visit:Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Scottish Parliament rejects MacDonald euthanasia bill:

Alaska judge to fast-track Miller's suit - The Hill's Ballot Box

"Miller's lawsuit claims the state applied a faulty and arbitrary 'voter intent' standard to the counting of write-in ballots and wants thousands of ballots thrown out due to improper spelling of Murkowski's name or other irregularities. " Visit: Alaska judge to fast-track Miller's suit - The Hill's Ballot Box:

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Cardinal O'Connor Conference :: 2011 Speakers

The Cardinal O'Connor Conferennce on Life for 2011 is a conference for high school and college students. It will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Georgetown University. Speakers include Steven W. Mosher on China's One Child Policy, Mother Agnes Mary Donovan Superior General of Sisters of Life, and the Diocese of Scranton's Rev. Chrles Connor PhD. and others. For Further information or to register visit:Cardinal O'Connor Conference :: 2011 Speakers