Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekly News (Third Week of June)

1. Eucharist Is Not Understood, Laments Pope

Says Well-Celebrated Mass Is Best Catechesis

ROME, JUNE 17, 2010 ( The doctrine of the Eucharist -- and its relevance for believers -- is not sufficiently understood and must be a catechetical priority, says Benedict XVI. [Read More]

2. CBCP Studying DepEd Sex Education Program

MANILA, June 14, 2010— The Department of Education’s request for dialogue regarding sex education has been referred to CBCP Legal Office through Atty. Jo Imbong. This was the update given by CBCP President and Tandag Bishop Nereo P. Odchimar in a radio interview Monday. [Read More]

3. Archbishop Cruz Asks Aquino to Abolish Pagcor

MANILA, June 16, 2010—Archbishop Oscar Cruz urged President-elect Aquino to abolish the state-run gambling firm Philippine Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) for bringing havoc to the country. [Read More]

4. New 'Ella' Drug Should Be Labeled an Abortion Pill, Argues Pro-Life Leader

Front Royal, Va., Jun 18, 2010 / 01:49 am (CNA).- In response to the FDA's safety approval of a new drug being described as a “morning-after” pill, a pro-life leader denounced the drug as an abortifacient, and argued that it needs to be labeled accurately. [Read More]

5. Battle Over the Blood — FDA Upholds Ban on Homosexual Male Blood Donations

“Detection of HIV infection is particularly challenging when very low levels of virus are present in the blood for example during the so-called ‘window period.’ The ‘window period’ is the time between being infected with HIV and the ability of an HIV test to detect HIV in an infected person….FDA’s MSM policy reduces the likelihood that a person would unknowingly donate blood during the ‘window period’ of infection. This is important because the rate of new infections in MSM is higher than in the general population and current blood donors.” – Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Read More]

6. Lawyers Deliver Final Arguments in California ‘Gay Marriage’ Case

San Francisco (AP) - Lawyers arguing a landmark federal case involving California's same-sex marriage ban made their final arguments Wednesday, with supporters describing matrimony as an institution intended to promote childbearing and opponents saying the U.S. Supreme Court had recognized it as a fundamental right. [Read More]

7. Gay Group Wants Homosexuality To Be Taught Kids, Too

BAGUIO CITY — If government is ready to teach children about sex, shouldn’t it be ready also to teach children about homosexuality so the gay community would no longer be a punch line to a joke? [Read More]

8. Irish Bishops Lobby Against Gay Unions, Call for Conscience Protections

DUBLIN, June 18, 2010 ( – While Irish legislators prepare to pass civil partnership legislation, the country’s Catholic bishops conference has issued a last minute call for a halt to the plans. Failing that, they said, parliament must allow for “greater recognition of the proper autonomy of Churches and the right to social and civil freedom in religious matters.” [Read More]

9. NY Catholic Parish: ‘Live the Gospel at Pride Parade’

NEW YORK CITY, June 15, 2010 ( - A Jesuit-run Catholic parish in New York City is promoting the New York City “LGBT” Pride March in defiance of a directive from New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, reports [Read More]

10. Spanish Clinic Investigated for Allegedly Treating Same-Sex Attraction

BARCELONA, Spain, June 16, 2010 ( - The government in Catalonia, Spain, is investigating the clinic Policlinica Tibidabo for offering treatments to help their clients get rid of unwanted homosexual desires. The clinic could face fines if it is confirmed that such treatments are being performed. [Read More]

11. Pro-Life Exorcist: “Never in All of History Have We Seen Evil Promoted So Effectively”

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 ( - “Satan is normally ‘hidden’ … but nowadays he is walking tall in powerful structures of sin like abortion, pornography, sex slavery, rapacious greed and terrorism,” writes pro-life leader, Catholic priest and exorcist Reverend Thomas J. Euteneuer in his new book, Exorcism and the Church Militant. [Read More]

12. AIDS Can Be Stopped with “Values-Based” Approach: Vatican Delegation to the UN

ROME, June 17, 2010 ( – In a speech on Monday, the Vatican Ambassador to the UN said the focus in the global fight against AIDS needs to shift to a “values-based” approach that will change people’s risky sexual behavior. [Read More]

13. Dads & Sons [Full Article]

Especially for my dad:

Happy Father's Day!

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