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

Wednesday, 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'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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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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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


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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'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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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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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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Monday, November 28, 2016


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

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Fidel Castro's War on Religion

Vatican Ostpolitik and the Death of Fidel Castro

After Castro, priests pray for end to communism in Cuba, Venezuela

The Four Cardinals and the Encyclical in the Room

New Catholic Relief Services chairman has strong Middle East focus

The Church must be prepared to fight for Catholic schools, says former diplomat

Mexican archdiocese closes missing persons registry

Advent: In My End Is My Beginning

#iGiveCatholic 2: Catholic Day of Giving Spreads

Trying to find confession times? There's an app for that...

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Belgium bishop co-authors book in support of pre-marital sex, same-sex relations

The Prophetic Voice of Four Cardinals

Catholics everywhere should be grateful for the four cardinals' appeal

Submitting dubia is a standard part of Church life. It's not unreasonable to expect a clear answer...

Bishop Peter J. Elliott on liturgy, "rigidity" and "reform of the reform"

In Syrian monastery, priest who escaped ISIS sees signs of hope

#StandTogether: Two hints something's stirring on anti-Christian persecution

Death by Fidel

A hidden gem for Catholic sightseers in New York

Today's Mass Readings

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Fidel Castro Bet On The Wrong Horse And Died A Failure

You Wouldn't Believe Who's Praising Murderous Dictator Fidel Castro At His Death

Why The Left Loves Totalitarians Like Fidel Castro

Mike Gonzalez: How Fidel Castro Destroyed Cuba

Why Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Are Two Sides Of The Progressive Coin

Why Is Press Evasion Innovation Under Obama But A Threat Under Trump?

I'm A Black Voter. Here's Why I Pulled The Lever For Trump...

Why We Should Have Seen The Transgender Craze Coming

Surprise: Progressives Demand Gun Control...After Knife Attack At Ohio State University

Our Family Stays Sane For Christmas With This Advent Plan

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Sunday, November 27, 2016


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Preparing Our Hearts and Minds for Advent

Preparing for the light of Christmas in the darkness of Advent

12 Ways to be more mindful this Advent

Advent: The Real Meaning of Christmas Lights

Advent Is Mary's Time

Advent: The Mercy Promised to Our Fathers

Advent: A Season of Waiting

A Catholic Advent

An Advent welcome: Draw near to God, and surrender to the quiet

Today's Mass Readings

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O God, by whose word all things are sanctified, pour forth Thy blessing upon this wreath, and grant that we who use it may prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ and may receive from Thee abundant graces. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made. In him was life: and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Out of Sion the loveliness of his beauty. God shall come manifestly: our God shall come, and shall not keep silence. A fire shall burn before him: and a mighty tempest shall be round about him. He shall call heaven from above, and the earth, to judge his people. Gather ye together his saints to him: who set his covenant before sacrifices.

Give to the king thy judgment, O God: and to the king's son thy justice: To judge thy people with justice, and thy poor with judgment. Let the mountains receive peace for the people: and the hills justice. He shall judge the poor of the people, and he shall save the children of the poor: and he shall humble the oppressor. And he shall continue with the sun, and before the moon, throughout all generations. He shall come down like rain upon the fleece; and as showers falling gently upon the earth. In his days shall justice spring up, and abundance of peace, till the moon be taken sway. And all kings of the earth shall adore him: all nations shall serve him. For he shall deliver the poor from the mighty: and the needy that had no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy: and he shall save the souls of the poor. He shall redeem their souls from usuries and iniquity: and their names shall be honorable in his sight. And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Arabia, for him they shall always adore: they shall bless him all the day.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016


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U.S. bishops wish 'Happy Thanksgiving' to America

The Miraculous Story of the Forgotten Catholic Hero of the First Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving in America was a Catholic Mass

Thanksgiving and Whatever

Thanksgiving for the Greatest Gift of All

This Year's Thanksgiving Saint

On Giving Thanks

Breaking Bread at a Broken Thanksgiving Table

Not Your Typical Lesson in Giving Thanks

Today's Mass Readings

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