December 22 CATHOLIC WORLD NEWS
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Pope critiques 'gender ideology' in year-end address to Roman CuriaCWN - 8 hours ago
“The Church represents the memory of what it means to be human in the face of a civilization of forgetfulness,” Pope Benedict XVI said in his address to the Roman Curia on December 21. In his year-end address the Pope issued a powerful critique of attempts to redefine marriage, and of the “gender ideology” through which, he warned, “the very notion of being--of what being human really...

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem issues Christmas messageCWN - 15 hours ago
In his Christmas message, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem reviewed the year’s developments in interreligious and ecumenical relations as well as local political developments.“Interreligious...
Death threats against Irish archbishop in abortion-law debateCWN - 4 hours ago
Irish police are investigating death threats against Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. The archbishop reported that after he voiced opposition to the legalization of abortion he received a...
Egypt: mob of 50,000 Muslims intimidated Christians before referendumCWN - 15 hours ago
An estimated 50,000 Muslims took to the streets of Asyut, a central Egyptian city of 400,000, to intimidate Christians on the eve of Egypt’s constitutional referendum, according to the Associated...
FBI recorded 68 anti-Catholic ‘hate crimes’ in 2011CWN - 4 hours ago
The FBI crime report for 2011 listed 68 anti-Catholic “hate crimes” in the US. The FBI statistics included over 6,000 incidents that were classified as hate crimes. Nearly half (47%) were...
US bishops back gun control, health-care access in response to Newtown shootingsCWN - 4 hours ago
In a public statement responding to the Newtown massacre, the chairmen of three committees of the US bishops’ conference have joined in a call for tighter restrictions on legal gun ownership,...
The world looks to Christ as source of joy: papal preacherCWN - 4 hours ago
In his 3rd and final Advent Sermon for 2012, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher to the pontifical household, said that the birth and infancy of Jesus are marked by “a rush of calm and...
US bishops: preserve child tax credit, charitable deduction, unemployment compensationCWN - 15 hours ago
Reflecting on “the moral and human dimensions of how to reduce unsustainable federal deficits,” the bishops who chair two committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urged members...
Record ‘retweets’ for Pontiff; comparison with Bieber statistics provokes criticismCWN - 15 hours ago
The Vatican newspaper has reported that Pope Benedict is “exceeding pop stars like Justin Bieber in the percentage and number of retweets of his messages.” “More than 1.2 million followers of the...
Business journal editorial: Save Little Sisters of the Poor from HHS mandateCWN - 4 hours ago
An editorial in the Investors’ Business Daily calls attention to the Little Sisters of the Poor, whose work will become impossible in the US if the HHS mandate goes into full effect without a broad...
USCCB, Orthodox diocese laud changes to children’s online privacy regulationsCWN - 15 hours ago
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America have issued a joint statement supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s changes to the...
Gun control not the only approach to preventing mass murder, columnist arguesCWN - 4 hours ago
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, many politicians are calling for more restrictions on gun ownership. Charles Krauthammer writes that he has no objection--except that gun-control laws won’t...
Columnist argues US drone warfare is immoral CWN - 4 hours ago
Writing in England’s Catholic Herald, American Catholic columnist Mark Shea argues that the drone strikes carried out by the US military cannot be justified. Not only do the drones claim too many...
American Protestant pastor imprisoned in IranCWN - December 20
The Iranian government has jailed a Protestant minister who is a US citizen. Rev. Saeed Abedini, who was born in Iran but now lives in the US with his wife and 2 children, was arrested while he...
All joy comes through Jesus, Pope tells young ItaliansCWN - December 20
At a December 20 audience with young members of Italy’s Catholic Action, Pope Benedict XVI said that God is a source of joy, a guide in love, and a maker of peace. "There are many people who...

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