Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekly News (Fourth Week of April)

1. Vatican To Finance Adult Stem Cell Research

ROME – The Vatican is pushing for research of adult stem cells as an alternative to the use of embryonic stem cells, which the Catholic Church opposes because it maintains that the destruction of the embryo amounts to the killing of human life. [Read More]

2. Clergy Sex Scandals a ‘Wake-up Call’ for Church

MANILA, April 22, 2010—The clerical sex abuse crisis should serve as a wake-up call for the Catholic hierarchy, a church official said. [Read More]

3. Researcher Finds Strong Link Between Contraception and HIV

Front Royal, Va., Apr 23, 2010 / 01:04 am (CNA).- A researcher reported earlier this week that there is a strong scientific link between hormonal contraceptives and a woman's risk of contracting AIDS/HIV. [Read More]

4. Abuse Victim in Malta: Pope Benedict XVI Is a 'Saint'

Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2010 / 01:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican analyst Andrea Tornielli spoke with Joseph Magro, 38, one of eight victims of clerical abuse who met with Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to Malta. Magro said the meeting “was truly a most beautiful gift, after all this suffering, we all cried, even the Pope.” [Read More]

5. Archie Comics Introduces First Homosexual Character

New York (AP) - Riverdale High is getting its first gay character. [Read More]

6. Republicans Blast Porn-Surfing on the Job by SEC Officials

Washington (AP) - Republicans are stepping up their criticism of the Securities and Exchange Commission following reports that senior agency staffers spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were supposed to be policing the nation's financial system. [Read More]

7. Vatican Appoints Strongly Pro-life Bishop Wenski to 'Gay-Friendly' Miami Archdiocese

VATICAN CITY, April 20, 2010 ( - Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Florida, to become the next metropolitan archbishop of Miami, which has gained a reputation as a "gay-friendly" diocese for hosting homosexualist events. [Read More]

8. Ottawa Archbishop Urges “Firestorm of Response” to Explicit Sex Ed Curriculum

OTTAWA, Ontario, April 22, 2010 ( – Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa has called on Ontario Catholic parents to issue “a firestorm of response” to the Ontario government in light of Premier Dalton McGuinty's assertion Wednesday that Catholic schools will be required to implement a new elementary sex ed curriculum that promotes homosexualism and other activities contrary to Catholic teaching. [Read More]

9. Wayne Besen's 'Spy' Mission Uncovers Christian Kindness at 'The Awakening 2010' [Read More]

10. Memoirs of an Exorcist

ROME, APRIL 23 2010 ( Father Gabriele Amorth is considered the most expert exorcist in the world, having performed this duty for more than 25 years and 70,000 exorcisms. [Read More]

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