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Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. -George Orwell

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION... DECEMBER 6, 2016

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Do You Believe in Santa Claus?

What Happened to St. Nicholas?

19 Little-Remembered Facts About St. Nicholas

Is it Wrong to Celebrate St. Nicholas During Advent?

Here's why my kids get letters from Saint Nick every year











Why I Don't Have an Elf on My Shelf

Teaching Children the Faith

Advent: A Preparation for Christmas

First the Fast, Then the Feast

Today's Mass Readings

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 939



Obstruction Ahead: Senate Dems Plot Course to Delay or Derail Trump Cabinet Picks

On the Bipartisan Inadequacy of Governing Elites: A General Theory of Trump's Victory

Memo to Ben Carson: Push for a Repeal of the Community Reinvestment Act

Scientists Should Stop Mixing Their Work with Politics

The Nationalist Revival

The Left's Coming Counter-Attack

Anti-Gun Hysteria Is Hazardous to Your Health

K-12: Occupied Territory

The Successful Progressive Conspiracy to Burn a 'Climate Heretic'

President-Elect Donald Trump Ruined Her Desire to Date... Sad!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

THE FEDERALIST: DECEMBER 5, 2016

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Without The Electoral College, We'd Be More Likely To Have A Dictator

Why The Mainstream Media Can't Hold Trump Accountable

Why The Media Would Pretend Catholics Are Trading Abortion For Climate Change

Can Nationalism Create A New Fusionism On The Right?

Nationalism Stays Strong In Europe Despite Split Results In Italy And Austria

Fidel Castro: The Left's Beloved Symbol of Negation

Winter Is Coming: Advent Brings The Light When Darkness Grows

Media Attention To The South's Wildfires Will Only Make Things Worse

5 Ways To Combat Anti-Semitism By Raising Your Children Well

HBO's 'Westworld' Is Just 'LOST' With Robots

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LIFE NEWS: DECEMBER 5, 2016

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Donald Trump Gets an A+ So Far on Critical Pro-Life Appointments That Matter to Unborn Children

Trump Names Pro-Life Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Abortion Activist: "Sex is About to Get A Lot Less Fun" Because Donald Trump is President

Liam Neeson Resigns From Catholic Boxing Club After Members Upset He Made Video Promoting Abortion

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closes Three More Clinics in Pennsylvania

Satanic Temple Complains About New Texas Law Requiring Proper Burial for Aborted Babies

Responding to the False Argument: "If You Ban Abortion, Women Will be Investigated for Miscarriage"

University Bans Pro-Life Students From Having Official Club: "Would Give Them a Platform to Harass Others"

Irish Government Paying €30,000 to Woman Who Aborted Her Disabled Baby is "Utterly Outrageous"

Gilmore Girls Creator: It's "Absolutely" Possible Rory Might Kill Her Unborn Baby

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EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: DECEMBER 5, 2016



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

The Pontiff and the Dictator: What St. John Paul II told Fidel Castro and the Cuban people

St. John Paul II truly understood the importance of absolute values

Catholic Vietnam: Growing despite Communist oppression

Despite distance, Iraqi Christians keep the spirit of Christmas alive

"Warrior Monk" James Mattis on Knowing Our Enemy

Catholics: Price Is Right

Notre Dame Waffles on Trump Commencement Invite - Honored Pro-Abortion Obama in 2009

Canada's Boldest Professor Defies the Gender Police

Princess Diana's great-great-great-uncle may be on road to sainthood

This Forgotten Fatima Note Reveals Sr. Lúcia's 'Holy Ambition' for the Rosary

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION... DECEMBER 5, 2016

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Anti-Christian violence is now too common to attract the headlines

Nun killed in Democratic Republic of Congo

Father Stanley Rother: The first U.S.-born martyr

The Providence College Mob Comes for Anthony Esolen

Pope Benedict XVI: Evangelist to the World



How to Fight the Devil

How to Celebrate Christmas with Benedictine Nuns

Large Newman Centers Successfully Serve Secular Colleges

The Dangerous Road of Papal Silence

Today's Mass Readings

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT - CANDLE OF PEACE

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Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the way of Thine only-begotten Son: that through His coming we may attain to serve Thee with purified minds. Who liveth and reigneth, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root. And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge according to the sight of the eyes, nor reprove according to the hearing of the ears. 

But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: land he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. And justice shall be the girdle of his loins: and faith the girdle of his reins. The wolf shall dwell with the lamb: and the leopard shall lie down with the kid: the calf and the lion, and the sheep shall abide together, and a little child shall lead them. The calf and the bear shall feed: their young ones shall rest together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp: and the weaned child shall thrust his hand into the den of the basilisk. They shall not hurt, nor shall they kill in all my holy mountain, for the earth is filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as the covering waters of the sea. 

In that day the root of Jesse, who standeth for an ensign of the people, him the Gentiles shall beseech, and his sepulchre shall be glorious.

Alleluia, alleluia. I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go unto the house of the Lord. Alleluia.




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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LIFE NEWS: NOVEMBER 30, 2016

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Obama Unilaterally Forces States to Fund Planned Parenthood and Ignores Congress' Concerns

Planned Parenthood Sues to Overturn North Carolina Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

CDC Report: 113 Babies Died in Saline Abortions That Poisoned Their Lungs, Burned Off Their Skin

1,752 Babies Killed in Late-Term Abortions in NYC in One Year. 1 Baby Every 5 Hours...

Trump Admin Should Investigate Planned Parenthood for Promoting Forced Abortions in China

CNN Panel Shuts Down Guest Who Mentions Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

Hollyweird Censors Gosnell Movie: Producer Says Distributors Won't Touch Tale of Abortion Horrors

Kelloggs Pulls Ads From Pro-Life News Site: It's "Not Aligned With Our Values as a Company"

Goofy Joy Behar Slams Christians Against Birth Control: "Are They Talking to God Now?"

Presbyterian University Openly Promotes Partnership With Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

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EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: NOVEMBER 30, 2016



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Just Like a Shepherd: Celebrity Pontiff Hangs Out With Hollywood Celebrity

The "Concern"

Cardinal Pell: Many Catholics 'Unnerved' by Church Under Francis

In Pakistan, 13 sentenced over lynching of Christian couple

Humanitarian needs going unmet in Iraq, Catholic leaders tell Congress

UK: Government urged to protect religious freedom in new Bill of Rights

The next battlefront for religious freedom

Norwegian Catholic Church accused of membership inflation

'You Can't Do Education Right if You Get Humanity Wrong'

A Seventeenth-Century Trump?

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION... NOVEMBER 30, 2016

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Signs of Renewal in the Study of Catholic Theology

10 Fascinating Facts about Advent

History and Symbolism of the Advent Wreath

The Advent Gift of John the Baptist

Preparing for Christ at Advent and at All Times














Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle

Ireland's happy pro-life warriors

Catholics Wage Legal Battle for Life in Poland

Praying as a Family with the Nativity Set

Today's Mass Readings

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 937



Why all that Dancing in the Streets of Miami?

Vicious Teenagers Have Run Cuba for 57 Years

Fidel Castro's Admirers: The Dunce, the Coward, and the Criminal

Elizabeth Warren's Embarrassing Attack on Medical Research

What a Trump Supreme Court Would Mean for Abortion

Outstanding Pick: Why Conservatives Should Be Thrilled By Trump's HHS Nominee

Double Standards on Abortion and Animal Rights

Artists' Free Speech Rights at Stake in Washington Florist Case

What About the Cultural Imbalance?

Can Democrats Quit Identity Politics?

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

LIFE NEWS: NOVEMBER 29, 2016

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President-Elect Donald Trump Names Pro-Life Tom Price as HHS Secretary

New HHS Secretary Tom Price: Defund Planned Parenthood, Selling Aborted Babies is Barbaric

Planned Parenthood Opposes Tom Price for HHS Secretary: He Will Defund Us

Lawyer Behind Roe Worried About Keeping Abortion Legal Under Trump: It's Really Frightening

CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are Healthier Than Their Sexually Active Peers

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Who Wrote Broadway Musical "Hamilton," Donates to Planned Parenthood

Woman Who Used Coat-Hanger to Kill Her 24-Week-Old Unborn Baby Pleads Not Guilty to Assault

Abortionist Willie Parker: "My Christian Mind" Tells Me to Oppose Trump and Kill Unborn Children

Late-Term Abortionist Warren Hearn: Pro-Life People are "A Violent Terrorist Movement"

Woman Spends 14 Years in Depression, Drug Abuse After Aborting Her Baby: "I Pray Others Choose Life"

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EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: NOVEMBER 29, 2016



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

The Enemy That Won't Be Named

Miami archbishop recalls Catholic persecution in Cuba, prays for peace

Tom Price appointment to head HHS met with pro-life applause

A response of prayer and solidarity to the Chapecoense plane crash

Nigerian Catholics reflect on mercy: God never fails to forgive

Strong Catholic Men Make Strong Catholic Parishes

What the Anointing of the Sick Is and Isn't

"We support the frail and failing members of the Body of Christ"

Advent is a Time for Greater Silence and Prayer

A List of 244 Priest-Scientists (From Acosta to Zupi)

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FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION... NOVEMBER 29, 2016

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Vatican judge says cardinal-critics of Jorge Bergoglio could lose red hats

Bergoglio Surrogate Fires Warning Shot

Divorce, Abortion... What's Next, Jorge?

Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun Says Vatican Deal with China Would 'Betray Jesus Christ'

The Refiner's Fire: The Biblical Vision of Purgatory



The History of Advent

Four Advent Attitudes

Providence College and Dr. Anthony Esolen: An Alumnus Speaks Out

Esolen: The Church is Not Putty in the Hands of "History"

Today's Mass Readings

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 936



When a Monster Dies

Good Riddance: The Last of the Cold War Soviet Stooges Goes the Way of His Masters

Castro's Socialism and Death

When Did the Left Know the Truth about Cuba, and Why Does it Still Support the Communist Regime?

The Ten Most Outrageous Reactions to Castro's Death

The Left and its appalling whitewashing of the vile legacy Fidel Castro leaves behind in Cuba

The Dictator and the Dissident

BBC: The torture of Erdogan's enemies in Turkey has been going on for months

The Liberalism of the Founding Fathers Is Not to Blame for Our Current Problems

Watching The Professors

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