Archive of December 6, 2009

Catholic Senator won't say if he agrees with Cardinal Rigali's pro-life statement

Dec 6, 2009 - 03:39 pm .- Pro-life Catholic Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D-Pa.) wouldn’t give a clear response when asked if he agreed with Cardinal Justin Rigali’s Nov. 20 statement that there is “no way” the current Senate health care bill can be supported as it currently stands, since it permits tax dollars to fund abortions.

Pope Benedict invites Copenhagen representatives to rediscover the ‘moral dimension of human life'

Dec 6, 2009 - 11:07 am .- Following the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday, the Holy Father commented on the United Nations Conference on Climate Change which will begin on Monday in Copenhagen. He expressed his hope that the conference would uphold an attitude of respect and responsibility for creation.

Word of God produces abundant fruits, Pope Benedict says at Angelus

Dec 6, 2009 - 11:01 am .- From the window of the Vatican Palace, Pope Benedict XVI delivered his pre-Angelus address to the pilgrims and faithful gathered below in St. Peter's Square on the second Sunday of Advent. His message encouraged them to follow the word of God, which St. Ambrose said "will produce its fruits for us."

Church celebrates feast of St. Nicholas, the 'original' Santa Claus

Dec 6, 2009 - 04:47 am .- Today, December 6, the faithful commemorate a bishop in the early church who was known for generosity and love of children. Born in Lycia in Asia Minor around the late third or fourth century,  St. Nicholas of Myra is more than just the inspiration for the modern day Santa.

Mikulski Amendment would include Planned Parenthood in health care bill, says pro-life leader

Dec 6, 2009 - 04:32 am .- A pro-life leader has criticized the Senate’s addition of the Mikulski Amendment to the proposed health care bill, voicing concerns that the provision’s sponsor herself has admitted it would fund some of Planned Parenthood’s services. The amendment’s required coverage of “preventive care” could also include abortions.

Cardinal Karlic urges laity to turn to prayer and the Eucharist to be missionaries of Christ

Dec 6, 2009 - 12:04 am .- Cardinal Estanislao Karlic, Archbishop Emeritus of Parana, Argentina, encouraged the participants of 3rd Plenary Assembly of the Christian Life Movement to be true missionaries of Christ by always resorting to prayer and the Eucharist.

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