Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekly News (Fourth Week of May)

1. Papal Visit to Cyprus Will Be a "Huge Event"

NICOSIA, Cyprus, MAY 27, 2010 ( Benedict XVI's upcoming June 4-6 visit to Cyprus is anticipated by Catholics as a "huge event," said a priest of that country. [Read More]

2. CBCP Declares Our Lady of Guadalupe Church a National Shrine

MANILA, May 28, 2010— The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has designated the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe a national shrine, the seventh in Manila. [Read More]

3. 'Lost' Ends with Catholic Twist

Madrid, Spain, May 27, 2010 / 08:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Spanish daily, La Razon, published an analysis following the finale of the television series, “Lost,” which told the story of survivors of an airline crash on a mysterious island. The newspaper remarked that the series, which captivated millions of viewers for seven years, ended with a Catholic storyline. [Read More]

4. Democrats’ War Funding Amendment Would Allow Homosexuals to Serve in Military

( – Democrats in the both the House and Senate are trying to amend the 2011 war funding bill to allow gays, lesbians, and bisexuals to serve in the military, a move opposed by the heads of all four branches of the armed services. [Read More]

5. FRC Report: Homosexual Assaults in Military ‘Disproportionately High’

Homosexuals in the military are about three times more likely to commit sexual assaults than heterosexuals [Full Story]

6. Cardinal: Equating Marriage and Homosexuality in Schools is 'Harmful to Children'

QUEBEC CITY, May 27, 2010 ( – “Currently, in Canada there is no real equality of rights because children, in the mother’s womb, are not at all protected: not at all,” said Quebec City Cardinal Marc Ouellet at the May 15 Congress of Campaign Life Quebec. “We are one of the rare countries in the world, in the whole world, where children in the maternal womb have no protection at all.” [Read More]

7. Conservative Media Fiddle While the Military Burns

Barney Frank and his friends are rolling their tanks through Congress while everyone is talking about something else. As we reel from one crisis to the next, homosexual activists and their allies are muscling through their agenda, with nary a peep from the nation's conservative talking heads. [Read More]

8. Moscow Refuses Permit to "Gay Pride" Parade Organizers

MOSCOW, May 25, 2010 ( - For the fifth year in a row, the government of the city of Moscow has defied the international homosexual lobby and has refused to issue a permit for a "gay pride" parade. [Read More]

9. Filipino D&P Partner Scrubs Statements Opposing Country’s Bishops from Website

BANGKOK, Thailand, May 27, 2010 ( – A Thailand-based partner of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P), recently exposed for its promotion of a “reproductive health” (RH) bill in the Philippines that has been opposed by the country’s bishops, has scrubbed its site of references to the bill. [Read More]

10. Apologetics for the Facebook Generation

Interview with Author Mary Eberstadt

By Carrie Gress

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 28, 2010 ( Christianity has a lot more to offer the world than atheists give it credit for, says the author of "The Loser Letters." [Read More]

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