Sunday, February 14, 2010

Weekly News (Second Week of February)

1. Pope Says Suffering Need Not Exclude Joy

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 11, 2010 ( The faithful can live a joy that does not forget suffering, but rather, in fact, includes it, says Benedict XVI. [Read More]

2. Integrate Catholic Faith with Culture, Prelate Tells Chinoys

MANILA, February 12, 2010—The fact that the Chinese Lunar New Year falls on Valentine’s Day this year should all the more remind Filipino-Chinese Catholics to integrate their faith and Christ’s Gospel values to their culture and tradition. [Read More]

3. Bus Firm Drops ‘Anti-Christ’ Ads After Protests

SEOUL, South Korea, February 10, 2010--Protestants have forced bus companies to ban an advertising campaign against their missionary work by a group calling itself Anti-Christ. [Read More]

4. Is The 'Gay' Fix in On Prop. 8?

Last weekend the San Francisco Chronicle "outed" Proposition 8 Judge Vaughn Walker as an active practitioner of the homosexual lifestyle: "The biggest open secret in the landmark trial over same-sex marriage being heard in San Francisco is that the federal judge who will decide the case, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, is himself gay," revealed the Chronicle. [Read More]

5. Gay Marriage Supporters Fear Supreme Court's Ruling Was an Omen

Reporting from Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court cast its first vote last week on the legal challenge to California's voter initiative barring same-sex marriage, and some experts said it was a bad omen for those who hope gays and lesbians will win a constitutional right to such unions. [Read More]

6. Dr. Paul McHugh: There Is No Gay Gene

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, a plenary speaker at this year's Mere Anglicanism conference, served as the Henry Phipps professor of psychiatry, director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and psychiatrist in chief at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1975 to 2001. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine named him distinguished service professor in 1998. [Read More]

7. Half of Americans Consider Abstinence Education Effective: Poll

ASBURY PARK, New Jersey, February 11, 2010 ( - A Rasmussen Reports Survey released Tuesday found that half of American respondents consider abstinence-only sex education effective, while only 42% consider it ineffective. [Read More]

8. Catholic Church Needs to Change on Homosexuality: Leading U.K. Catholic Magazine

LONDON, February 11, 2010 ( – Britain’s left-leaning Catholic magazine, the Tablet, has called for the Catholic Church to “if not doctrinally, at least pastorally” change its teaching on homosexuality. The Catholic Church, said an unsigned editorial titled, “The Deepest Human Desire,” should “move on with confidence,” to facilitate greater acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle, or risk losing public approval. [Read More]

9. Why Big Families Might Be Easier

A woman said to me recently that my five children were very well behaved. It’s one of the best things I can hear so I thanked her. Then she asked me “how do you do it with so many?” [Read More]

10. Interview: Cut from American Idol, but Thrilled for Chance to Spread Pro-Life Message [Read More]


“I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.” - Anonymous

Happy Valentines!

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