Sunday, February 28, 2010

Weekly News (Fourth Week of February)

1. Hello, Is God There?

French Bishops Warn Against Phone Confessions

PARIS, FEB. 26, 2010 ( The bishops of France are warning the faithful that a private initiative to offer confessions over the phone is not sponsored by the Catholic Church. [Read More]

2. Two Bishops Endorse ‘JC’ for President

MANILA, Feb. 25, 2010— Seemingly setting the stage for collision of religion and politics, some Catholic bishops will use their pulpits to deliver political sermons or endorse candidates—defying the church’s long-time non-partisan stance. [Read More]

3. Filipinos Turn to God Over El NiƱo

MANILA, Feb. 26, 2010—Temperature is high. The rains are still to come. More and more Filipinos are turning to God to solve the nation’s water crisis. [Read More]

4. So, Are You a Sex Addict?

MANILA, Philippines - Dr. Patrick Carnes, an internationally known speaker and author on addiction and recovery issues, listed a number of behavior patterns that may indicate the presence of sexual addiction. [Read More]

5. Boys in Girls’ Locker Rooms? Maine Schools Subject to Radical ‘Transgender’ Guidelines [Read More]

6. Maryland Bishops Criticize Decision to Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

Baltimore, Md., Feb 26, 2010 / 06:17 am (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Maryland and political leaders have taken “strong exception” to the state attorney general’s decision to recognize same-sex “marriages” contracted in other jurisdictions. They charged the ruling shows “a fundamental disregard for the nature and purpose of marriage.” [Read More]

7. Head of Marines Defends Military Ban on Open Homosexuals

WASHINGTON, DC, February 26, 2010 ( – The highest general in the U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday that he opposes changing the law prohibiting open homosexuals from serving in the armed forces, making him the most senior military commander to speak out forcefully against White House plans to nix the ban. [Read More]

8. Vatican Economist: Recession Caused by Low Birthrate

Blames Small Families, Poor Savings Habits

ROME, FEB. 8, 2010 ( Bankers are not the cause of the global economic crisis, according to the president of the Institute for the Works of Religion. Rather, the cause is ordinary people who do not "believe in the future" and have few or no children. [Read More]

9. The Bitter Fruit of Decriminalizing Homosexual Behavior

By Bryan Fischer

As the Family Research Institute reports, historian Paul Johnson has written that decriminalizing homosexuality, which was done beginning in the 1960s for ill-conceived reasons of supposed compassion, has left us now today with a "monster in our midst" — a powerful, vicious, and punitive homosexual cabal that is determined to overthrow completely what remains of Judeo-Christian standards of sexual morality in the West. [Read More]

10. Turn to the Spiritual Masters to Overcome Internet Superficiality

“Priests should use the Internet to evangelize more.” That’s what Pope Benedict’s World Communications Day message says. “But how?” That’s the question many priests have. The Register asked some experts. This is part seven in a series. [Read More]


"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean." - Maya Angelou

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