Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weekly News (Third Week of March)

1. Holy See Confirms Creation of Medjugorje Commission

Vatican City, Mar 17, 2010 / 09:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A statement was released by the Holy See on Wednesday confirming the formation of a commission to investigate the “phenomenon” of Medjugorje. [Read More]

2. ‘Knights’ Gear Up For Nationwide Rally vs Condoms, Pills

MANILA, March 19, 2010—The country’s biggest organization of Catholic men is ready for marches in several Philippine cities on Saturday to protest the government’s aggressive campaign for the use of contraceptives, organizers said. [Read More]

3. Church Forms Alliance to Fight AIDS ‘Rise’

MANILA, March 15, 2010—The Roman Catholic Church is helping the government combat rising HIV infections in the country but denounce role of condoms in its fight. [Read More]

4. New Sex-Ed Bill in England Draws Ire of Catholic Leader

London, England, Mar 18, 2010 / 12:28 am (CNA).- The House of Lords in Britain is currently debating a new bill that will require Catholic schools to provide, among other things, “non-judgmental” information on access to abortion and contraception to students as part of a new sex education initiative. In response, one Catholic politician has called the new legislation “radical” and “a crisis of conscience for parents and teachers alike.” [Read More]

5. Retired General: Gays Made Dutch Weak in Bosnia

WASHINGTON -- A retired U.S. general says Dutch troops failed to defend against the 1995 genocide in the Bosnian war because the army was weakened, partly because it included openly gay soldiers. [Read More]

6. Unintended Consequences of a Lesbian Bishop

A religious watchdog organization says the election of a lesbian as a bishop in the Episcopal Church will cause problems in a number of areas. [Read More]

7. 'Bella' Actor and 7000 Youth Rally for Chastity in Guatemala City

GUATEMALA CITY, March 19, 2010 ( - More than 7,000 young people between 12 and 25 participated in a rally in Guatemala City and pledged themselves to chastity this week. The rally was part of the first National Congress of Catholic Youth, an event organised by the Augustinian Recollect Youth (JAR), March 13-14. [Read More]

8. Catholic Doctors, More Bishops Insist: Catholic Teaching Incompatible with ObamaCare

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2010 ( - Several more U.S. Catholic bishops, as well as a national association of Catholic medical doctors, have stepped up to rescue the Catholic name from organizations claiming the abortion-laden Senate health care bill is compatible with Church teaching. [Read More]

9. CDC: Gay Men’s HIV Rate 44 Times that of Other Men; Syphilis Rate 46 Times Higher

A data analysis released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the disproportionate impact of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men in the United States. [Read More]

10. Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and the Persecution of Civil Society

Advocates of same-sex “marriage” present the idea as a step forward for tolerance and respect. But recent developments place that interpretation very much in doubt. [Read More]

11. March Men [Read More]

12. Should Catholic Schools Accept Children of Homosexual "Parents"?

Archbishop Chaput deserves another round of kudos for a stand he has taken regarding a school in his archdiocese. Basically, he backed the school up when it refused to allow two children of lesbian “parents” to renew their enrollment. [Read More]

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