Sunday, June 13, 2010

Weekly News (Second Week of June)

1. Priests Close Their Year With Successor of Peter

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 11, 2010 ( An image of the newly proclaimed patron of all priests was center stage this morning, hanging from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, as Benedict XVI and 15,000 priest-concelebrants closed the Year for Priests with a Mass for the feast of the Sacred Heart. [Read More]

2. Holy See Promotes Values-Based Response to AIDS

Affirms Effectiveness of Moral Law Approach

NEW YORK, JUNE 10, 2010 ( The fight against AIDS must address the deepest causes of the disease's spread through value-based behavioral education, says the permanent observer of the Holy See at the United Nations. [Read More]

3. Church Pins Hope on Aquino

MANILA, June 9, 2010— The Catholic hierarchy is counting on President-elect Benigno Aquino III’s promise of change. [Read More]

4. Catholics Denounce Slated 'Documentary' on Pope by Homosexual Activist

London, England, Jun 8, 2010 / 01:07 am (CNA).- A homosexual activist and Vatican protestor in the U.K. is slated to make what he calls a “factual” documentary on the Holy Father, which is set to air just before the upcoming papal trip. One critic of the proposed film called it further evidence of England being “a profoundly anti-Catholic country.” [Read More]

5. AFTAH Launches ‘Truth Academy’ to Train Youth on How to Fight ‘Gay’ Agenda [Read More]

6. Transexual Protection Bill Passes Second Reading in Canadian Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 11, 2010 ( - A private members bill seeking to enshrine protections for "transsexuals" and "transgendered" individuals has passed a second reading in the Canadian House of Commons, to the shock of at least one pro-family leader. [Read More]

7. Pro-Life TV Show Nominated For Emmy Award

CINCINNATI, June 11, 2010 ( - Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute has announced that their compelling pro-life TV show, Facing Life Head-On, captured the attention of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and has earned a nomination for the prestigious Emmy Award. [Read More]

8. Government of Catalonia, Spain, Recommends Oral Sex and Masturbation to Teens

CATALONIA, Spain, June 8, 2010 ( - The government of Catalonia, one of Spain's most populous regions, has created a sexual education website that recommends masturbation and oral sex to teens, and claims that condoms are the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. [Read More]

9. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

WASHINGTON — The archbishop in charge of more than 800 chaplains in the American armed forces has condemned the proposed repeal of the 1993 law banning openly homosexual persons from serving in the military. [Read More]

10. US Changes Passport Rules for Trans People

American trans men and women will be able to get their new gender recognized on their passports without having to undergo gender reassignment surgery. [Read More]

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