Christmas in Mexico City

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman (Written Christmas Eve) MEXICO CITY, December 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tomorrow is Christmas, but the old Catholic tradition of waiting until midnight to break the Christmas Eve fast has strong roots here in Mexico, and although fasting is no longer mandated for Catholics, “La Noche Buena” (the “Good Night” before Christmas), remains the main event in this very traditional society. In Mexico City, where I am visiting relatives of a good friend, there is much to cheer the heart of those who struggle for the crucial values of life and family.  Mexico is a very young […]
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Christmas Greetings from Canadian Prime Minister Harper

21 December 2007 Ottawa, Ontario Greetings from the nation’s capital. The Christmas season is upon us once again and it’s a wonderful time of year. We can relax and be with our loved ones, celebrate our faith, reflect on our good fortune to live in the greatest country in the world. Of all the joys of the season, perhaps none is more satisfying than the joy of giving. Not just the gifts exchanged between family and friends, but the gifts of time, money and effort many give to people less fortunate than ourselves. That spirit of generosity is one of […]
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Archbishop has Priest Remove Notice from Parish Website About Blessing Homosexual Couples

By John-Henry Westen ST. PAUL, Minnesota, December 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has informed LifeSiteNews.com that after a meeting with Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, Father Leo Tibesar, of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish in Minneapolis has agreed to remove from the parish website “any language from the St. Frances Cabrini parish website that is in opposition to Roman Catholic Church doctrine.” Removed from the parish website was a page titled a “Statement of Reconciliation” which bemoaned Church teaching on sexual purity and married chastity and misrepresented these teachings as a form of “oppression.” The statement […]
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The Golden Compass Battle of Catholic Schools – One Board Bans it While Another Praises It

By John-Henry Westen Hamilton, December 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a 5-4 decision the Halton Catholic District School Board decided Tuesday to ban the anti-Catholic book“The Golden Compass” and the other two books in the “His Dark Materials” anti-religion series.  The film, “The Golden Compass” has ignited interest in the books and drawn the attention of Catholic leaders the world over who have condemned it. In addition to several US bishops and archbishops, the Vatican newspaper blasted the film and books in an editorial this week. The removal of the book from Catholic schools comes as no surprise considering the […]
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Homeschooling Missionary Family Narrowly Avoids German Deportation for Now

By Peter J. Smith UELFELD, Germany, December 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A US Baptist missionary family has narrowly avoided deportation from Germany for their commitment to educate their children at home thanks to successful eleventh hour negotiations by home school advocates. The International Human Rights Group (IHRG) reports that its European Counsel, Dr. Ronald Reichert, convinced German officials to drop a deportation order that would have required Mr. Clint Robinson, his wife Susan and their three children to leave Germany on Thursday for the outlawed practice of homeschooling their children. “The deportation has been postponed while we continue to negotiate […]
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Merry Christmas Message from President Bush

The following Christmas message has just been released by US President George W. Bush: Christmas 2007 “But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High…his kingdom will never end.’” Luke 1:30-33 During the Christmas season, our thoughts turn to the source of joy and hope born in a humble manger on a holy night more than 2,000 years […]
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“Value-Free” Sex Education already a Value Choice says Hong Kong Cardinal * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information. You can’t take Christ out of Christmas – Roland S. Martin on CNNhttps://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/20/roland.martin/index.html A Christless Christmas Is Senseless, Says Pope; Without God-Made-Man, It’s an “Empty Holiday”https://www.zenit.org/article-21341?l=english Waiting for Christmas With Hilaire Bellochttps://insidecatholic.com/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&… China plays role of Scrooge for Chinese Christianshttps://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/1050 The Hillary Who Stole Christmashttps://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OWEwNDQ0MmI2NTM0MTBmNGZiYTZlYzU0NGFlNGJhYjM… Sydney, Australia Catholic grant awarded to adult-stem cell research teamhttps://au.christiantoday.com/article/catholic-grant-awarded-to-adult-stem-cell-r… Oakland won’t enforce “bubble ordinance” […]
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