Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weekly News (First Week of February)

1. Pontiff Calls for Complete Fidelity to Magisterium

Says That Doctrine Is Live-Giving, Not Prohibiting

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 5, 2010 ( Benedict XVI is urging prelates to call Catholics to complete fidelity to the magisterium, presenting Church teaching as a message of hope rather than a series of prohibitions. [Read More]

2. Church Remains Vigilant vs. RH Bill

MANILA, Feb. 5, 2010—Guarding against the passage of a bill that seeks to promote artificial family planning has become a matter of vigilance for the Catholic hierarchy. [Read More]

3. HIV Patient Warns vs. Internet Sex Sites

MANILA, Philippines - Magazine editor Wanggo Gallaga, a person living with HIV, warned the youth against having sex with strangers they meet through the internet. [Read More]

4. Gay Rights: Don't Ask, Don't Think

The central argument in favor of same-sex marriage or overturning "don't ask, don't tell" contains a fatal flaw. In fact, this is the flaw at the heart of the entire gay rights movement. [Read More]

5. Spanish Government Course Teaches Sex Can Be Practiced with 'Girl, Boy or Animal'

Madrid, Spain, Feb 3, 2010 / 01:01 pm (CNA).- Parent organizations in Spain are fiercely protesting the curriculum of the Socialist government’s required education course, “Education for the Citizenry,” after it was revealed that in one Spanish city, students are being taught that sex can be freely practiced, even with animals. [Read More]

6. NYT: Rampant Polygamy in Gay 'Marriage' May Benefit Institution

SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 5, 2010 ( - In discussing a new study confirming that polygamy is a staple within gay "marriages," a New York Times article has suggested that doing away with the concept of spousal fidelity in marriage represents an "evolution" that "might point the way for the survival of the institution." [Read More]

7. 'Right to Abortion' Enslaves Women, Expert Warns

Madrid, Spain, Jan 16, 2010 / 01:08 am (CNA).- IƱigo Urien Azpitarte, an expert on violence against women warned this week that the “right to abortion” championed by feminists and abortion supporters ends up enslaving women because they are turned into instruments of sexual gratification. [Read More]

8. Abstinence-Only Education Linked to Decreased Promiscuity in High-Risk Teens: Study

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2010 ( - Theory-based, abstinence-only intervention has been linked a lower rate of sexual involvement among African American preteens, according to a study in the February issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association. [Read More]

9. Researcher: Half of Gay Couples Choose to be 'Non-Monogamous' [Read More]

10. Psychology Grounded in Catholic Thought

The Catholic vision of the person joined with the best of psychology can point the way to healthy relationships, contend the staff and founders of the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. [Read More]


"The soul that journeys to God, but doesn't shake off its cares and quiet its appetites, is like someone who drags a cart of dirt uphill." - St. John of the Cross

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