Day: December 24, 2010


Pope’s Thought for the Day: ‘mere Christianity’ Without Whimsy – Dm. Thompson, Tlgrph

Pope’s Thought for the Day was Simple & Profound – Francis Phillips, Cthlc Herald

full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s thought for the day here

The Great Discipleship of Teaching – Father Robert John Araujo SJ, Mirror of Justice

USA: San Francisco To Ban Circumcision – Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Clarifying the Canonical Status of Sister Margaret McBride – Doctor Ed Peters, ITLOTL

Must-See Video: Bp. Olmsted on Where He Gets His Identity – Thomas Peters, Amrcn Ppst

A Christmas Gift From Bp. Olmsted: Bold Episcopal Leadership – Phil Lawler, On the News

Pastor Changes the Offertory, What Do I Do? – Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Priest’s 1949 Chalice, Stolen Years Ago, Makes Its Way Back to Him – V. Ambuul, CNS


Was Christmas Necessary? – Reginaldus, The New Theological Movement

Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas – David Warren, Ottawa Citizen

Mary’s Painless Delivery of Christ – Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

The Incarnation and Christmas Excess – R.R. Reno, On the Square

The Pope’s Merry Christmas: “Only the Truth Saves” – Sandro Magister, Chiesa

Christmas Movies You Want to See – Terry Teachout, InsideCatholic

History’s Greatest Male Role Model – Iain Duncan Smith, London Mail

Bringing Christmas to Life Again – Father Roger Landry, The Integrated Catholic Life

The Partu Inviolability of Our Lady – Mark P. Shea, Catholic and Enjoying It!


Oh Canada! The Culture of Death North of the Border – John Breen, Mirror of Justice

How Democrats Gave up on Religious Voters – Tiffany Stanley, The New Republic

Behold! Radical Christianity, Oriented Heavenward! – Elizabeth Scalia, Summa This

An Interesting Health-Care Connection – Phil Lawler, On the News

What the U.S. Military Must Learn from the Church – Tim Drake, National Cthlc Register

Confession During Mass, Not Just Before – Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Art and Liturgy: The Splendor of Faith – H. Reed Armstrong, InsideCatholic