*The Golden Compass is still causing quite a stir. Insight Scoop does a good job of fisking those that are claiming it is good for the soul and that Catholics who are debating the story are over-reacting.
*The American Papist has an interesting story on how New Line Cinema is now spinning a quote from the USCCB to try and show that they support the Golden Compass.
*Benedict XVI's prayer intention for December - "That human society may be solicitous in the care of all those stricken with AIDS, especially children and women, and that the Church may make them feel the Lord's love." Mission Intention - "That the incarnation of the Son of God, which the Church celebrates solemnly at Christmas, may help the peoples of the Asiatic Continent to recognize God's Envoy, the only Savior of the world, in Jesus."
*Zenit has an article where the Pope sums up Spe Salvi.
*Mitt Romney is coming here, to the largest Catholic University in the USA (Texas A&M), to talk about his Mormon faith.
*SCHIP = more contraception for kids, less parental involvement.
*Russian Orthodox say if the Vatican abolishes Catholic Dioceses in Russia, then all problems are solved. Well, does that mean the Orthodox would abolish their dioceses in Catholic territories? I doubt it, the double-standard still exists.
*Some critics are saying that the movie Noelle is anti-Catholic.