A Service of EWTN
Sunday Guide
Claire Dwyer
User’s Guide to Sunday, Dec. 15
Courtney Mares/CNA
The 50 year-old Vatican tradition of the blessing the infant Jesus figurines on Gaudete Sunday began in 1969 with St. Pope Paul VI at the iniative of the Roman Oratori Center.
Culture of Life
Claire Dwyer
Resources for the second half of the season.
Mary Farrow/CNA
A statistic frequently cited this year by Dr. Leana Wen, who was fired from her position as president of Planned Parenthood in July, is now considered one of the "biggest lies."
Catholic News Agency
If passed, the bill would require full coverage for certain contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in health care plans and remove exemptions for religious organizations.
Catholic News Agency
In a letter Bishop Conley wrote: “Jesus Christ is the Divine Physician, who offers us the grace of healing. I entrust myself to the healing power of Christ, and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary."
Ed Condon/CNA
In an email dated April 1, 2014, Deputy Commissioner Graham Ashton advised Charlie Morton, assistant director of media and corporate communications for the Victoria police department, not to make a media appearance in response to the “Lawyer X” scandal, because forthcoming announcements about Cardinal Pell could distract media and public attention.
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
In a press conference before the event, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, discussed the importance of palliative care, which focuses on alleviating suffering and improving quality of life.
Matt Hadro/CNA
Turkey has long denied that the genocide took place, claiming that the number of those killed was far less than is commonly estimated and that many deaths were due to the ongoing First World War.
Catholic News Agency
Four diocesan bishops gathered for formal consultations on the topic “The Sexuality of Man – How should one discuss it scientifically-theologically and judge it ecclesiastically?” in the German capital on Dec 5.
Matthew Bunson
The new poll released today finds a deep divide between Catholics who are active in the practice of the faith and those who are not.
Msgr. Charles Pope
If one in a state of mortal sin — no matter what the sin — has not sacramentally confessed and been absolved, he must not receive Holy Communion. There are no exceptions.
Judy Roberts
Their own principal subsequently joined in the criticism, stating that the decision by chaperones to leave before the performance began was a violation of the Catholic school’s ‘inclusion’ statement.