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Chinese Pro-Life Activist Calls for Reform, International Attention (1540)

Chen Guangcheng calls China’s one-child policy ‘a sin, because life is sacred.’

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Chen Guangcheng gives his video message from New York City.

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NEW YORK — The deteriorating human rights situation in China should inspire action on the part of the Chinese government and people, as well as the international community, said pro-life advocate Chen Guangcheng.

“Unfortunately, the human rights situation in China is in fact getting worse,” the blind activist warned. 

“This has to garner more attention from the world,” he said. “And the United States, in particular, as a beacon of freedom, needs to play a leading role.”

In a video recorded several days before World Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, Chen detailed the human rights abuses that are still regularly occurring in his home country.

“The violence in maintaining China’s...READ MORE

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After Decades-Long Ban, Christmas Holds New Meaning for Cuba (1381)

Local Catholics say that the reinstatement of Christmas as a national holiday in 1997 after decades of being outlawed has brought enormous good, but that its deeper meaning still needs to be understood.

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HAVANA, Cuba — Local Catholics say that the reinstatement of Christmas as a national holiday in 1997 after decades of being outlawed has brought enormous good “to the life of the nation,” but that its deeper meaning still needs to be understood.   



“Once again Christmas proves to be a source of happiness: however, we cannot forget that this beneficial aspect of Christmas has its roots and its nature in the religious event of the birth of Jesus Christ,” wrote editors from the Diocese of Pinar del Rio's magazine titled Vitral.

“The more Christmas in Cuba is imbued with its roots and its Christian religious nature, as it was in the past, the more good it will bring to the Cuban...READ MORE

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The Difference Between Sisters and Nuns, The Cause for Dorothy Day, Advent Is for Mercy and More! (2391)

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What’s the Difference Between Sisters and Nuns. Follow the link by Canon Lawyer Cathy Caridi to learn more.

What’s the Difference Between Sisters and Nuns by Canon Lawyer Cathy CaridiBig Pulpit

The Cause of Dorothy Day – William Doino, First Things/First Thoughts

Advent is for Mercy - Elizabeth Hoxie, Ignitum Today

Five Ideas: An Advent Wrapped in Silence – Sr. Theresa Noble, Pursued by Truth

Catholics Don’t “Believe” Life Begins at Conception – Rebecca Taylor, Catholic Lane

Messianic Prophecies: Zechariah 9:9-10 - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

Is the Church Suppressing God’s Will? – Elizabeth Scalia, First Things/On the Square

An Advent Resource from Fr. John Bartunek - Marta Goodwin, Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction

Ordinariate Lessons and Carols Around the...READ MORE

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Americas Summit Will Focus on Evangelization, Societal Challenges (1385)

Church leaders from North, Central and South America will meet Dec. 9-12 in Rome at the ‘Ecclesia in America’ conference, co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

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Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

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VATICAN CITY — Church leaders from North, Central and South America are meeting in Rome to discuss the New Evangelization across the region and discover how the Church can respond to shared societal problems.

“Three things stand out to me as particularly important for our discussion at the conference next week,” said Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization.

“Firstly, that America, broadly defined as the entire American continent from Alaska to Argentina, is a key area for the work of the New Evangelization, and that it remains a Christian continent,” Anderson said at a Dec. 4 Vatican press conference.

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Reparative Therapy on Trial (4532)

Two federal judges issue conflicting preliminary rulings in lawsuits filed against California’s new law, which bans 'sexual-orientation-change efforts' for minors.

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Gov. Jerry Brown of California is named as a defendant in a lawsuit against the banning of "reparation" therapy.

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[EDITOR'S NOTE:  This article is an updated version of the Nov. 30 article "Plaintiff Seeks to Block California Law Banning 'Reparative' Therapy for Minors."] 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Throughout adolescence and much of college, Aaron Bitzer did not openly acknowledge his sexual attraction to men, and when in his 20s he finally revealed the truth to a church minister, he found it tough to get the support and guidance he needed.

Ultimately, Bitzer was helped by one form of “reparative” or “conversion” therapy, designed to change or reduce unwanted same-sex attraction, and now hopes to be trained to provide this service for others.

He is one of three plaintiffs who have challenged a new...READ MORE

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The Flowering of Traditional Church Architecture, How to Establish a Family Altar and Much More! (1726)

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The Flowering of Traditional Church Architecture. Click on the link by Denis McNamara of Sacred Architecture magazine.

The Flowering of Traditional Church Architecture – Denis McNamara, Sacred Architecture

How to Establish a Family Altar and the Family Rosary During Advent by Dr. Taylor Marshall of the Canterbury Tales blogsBig Pulpit

When Priest Wanders from the Pulpit, He Often Strays From Faith – Relieved Debtor, Architecture + Morality

Healed by Sticks (Or Why I Love Going to Confession) – Ryan M., Ignitum Today

What is the Solution to our Stressful and Anxious Lives? – Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

New York Time Readers: Do Not Go Forth and Multiply – Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

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Mexican Babies Rescued From Abortion Receive Baptism (1990)

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City recently baptized 21 children between the ages of 2 and 6 who were saved from abortion.

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Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City.

– The Archdiocese of Mexico City

MEXICO CITY — Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City recently baptized 21 children between the ages of 2 and 6 who were saved from abortion.

According to the news service of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Cardinal Rivera presided at the ceremony with the friends and family members of the children, as well as with members of the National Pro-Life Committee, who reached out to the mothers to help them continue with their pregnancies.

The event took place at the local parish of Our Lady of Peace on Nov. 27.

During his homily, Cardinal Rivera spoke of the responsibility parents and godparents have to raise and educate their children, and he stressed that now that their...READ MORE

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Palestinian Christians Hail U.N. Resolution (2063)

Holy See urges Israelis and Palestinians to work to recognize the legitimate aspirations of both peoples.

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JERUSALEM — Palestinian Christians and Church officials have welcomed the United Nations’ Nov. 29 resolution to upgrade the Palestinians’ status to that of a non-member state.

The vote occurred exactly 65 years after the United Nations voted to establish one Jewish and one Palestine state in what was then called Palestine. While Israel accepted U.N. Resolution 181, Arab nations rejected it and tried to destroy Israel. During the war, hundreds of thousands of Arab Palestinians became refugees.

The Holy See, which also has non-member state status with the United Nations, said the vote “should be placed within the context of the efforts of giving a definitive solution, with the support...READ MORE

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