Sunday, May 9, 2010

Weekly News (Second Week of May)

1. Prelates Urge Filipinos to Vote in Conscience

Nation to Elect President on Monday

TANDAG, Philippines, MAY 6, 2010 ( The president of the Philippine episcopal conference is urging voters to follow their consciences when they head to the booths next week, and to be patient with the nation's first use of an electronic voting system. [Read More]

2. Prelate to Comelec: ‘Choose Heroism Not Compromise!’

MANILA, May 7, 2010—Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas called on election officials to do a heroic mission of achieving a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and credible election on May 10. [Read More]

3. Asian 'Gendercide' Migrates to North America

OTTAWA — In some parts of North America, it’s a big deal; in others, just a dirty little secret.

Gendercide is the clever term newly coined by The Economist for the abortion over the years of between 80 million and 100 million more female unborn babies than males in Asia. [Read More]

4. Celibacy Source of Grace, Not Abuse, Says Head of Belgian Church

Rome, Italy, May 7, 2010 / 07:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking about the current climate within the Catholic Church of Belgium to the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano newspaper, Archbishop Andre-Mutien Joseph Leonard highlighted the importance of formation for the priesthood. Celibacy, he underlined, is not the cause of sexual abuses and greater focus needs to be put on priestly formation to avoid future tragedy. [Read More]

5. Shroud of Turin Supports Resurrection, Expert Affirms

Rome, Italy, May 7, 2010 / 03:57 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- Professor Paolo Di Lazzaro, who is head of a group of researchers from the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Development in Italy, noted this week that the latest discoveries on the Shroud of Turin “are not in contradiction with the theory of the Resurrection” of Christ. [Read More]

6. Brazilian Supreme Court Approves Homosexual Adoption

BRASILIA, Brazil, May 7, 2010 ( - The Brazilian Supreme Federal Tribunal, the nation's highest court, has approved the adoption of two children by the lesbian sex partner of the woman who had originally adopted them, according to local and international news reports. [Read More]

7. More Internet Domains = More Porn

An attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is encouraging people to weigh in as the period for public comment on the proposed triple-x Internet domain ends Monday. [Read More]

8. Cameron’s U.K. Conservatives Promise to Consider Gay ‘Marriage’ in Equalities Manifesto

LONDON, May 5, 2010 ( – On Monday, just three days before the election, the U.K. Conservatives announced that under their leadership, the government would 'consider' changing the law to allow gay civil partnerships to be called marriages. Meanwhile, more British Tory supporters are warning conservative Brits not to cast their vote for David Cameron’s party in the general election tomorrow. [Read More]

9. Another UK Street Preacher Arrested, Charged, for Views on Homosexuality

WORKINGTON, UK, May 3, 2010 ( – Another street preacher in the U.K. has been arrested simply for proclaiming Christian teachings about the sinfulness of homosexual behavior. Dale Mcalpine says he was handing out leaflets in the Cumbrian town of Workington on April 20, when he was approached by passers-by and a police community support officer (PCSO) who identified himself as a homosexual. [Read More]

10. Hormonal Birth Control Pill Reduces Women’s Sexual Function: Study

May 7, 2010 ( – At the same time as the hormonal birth control pill turns 50, researchers have found a link between it and sexual dysfunction in the women who take it. In a German study, 32 per cent of over 1000 women surveyed who took the pill, were found to have some form of sexual dysfunction. [Read More]

11. Mother’s Day With Mary
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Happy Mother's Day!

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