Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weekly News (Fourth Week of July)

1. Benedict XVI Now 7th Oldest Pope in History

ROME, JULY 22, 2010 ( On Monday, Benedict XVI became the seventh oldest pope in history, considering only those popes who reigned since the year 1400 when records became more reliable. [Read More]

2. CBCP Official Urges Aquino to Clarify Stance on RH Bill

MANILA, July 22, 2010— An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) called on President Benigno Aquino III to publicly state his position on a measure that seeks to promote birth control. [Read More]

3. Abuse Scandal Rooted in Homosexuality, Not Pedophilia, Says Catholic League President

Washington D.C., Jul 22, 2010 / 06:59 pm (CNA).- Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, spoke out in an article on the Washington Post's website on Thursday, defending his assertion that the widespread perception of a “pedophilia crisis in the Catholic Church” is not supported by data and research. [Read More]

4. University of Illinois Says Professor ‘Has Not Been Fired’ for Teaching Catholic Doctrine On Homosexuality in Catholicism Class – He’s Just Not Teaching Classes

( – Threats of legal action persist after the University of Illinois responded to demands by the Alliance Defense Fund to fully reinstate a professor relieved of duty for teaching Catholic doctrine on homosexuality in a Catholic doctrine class. [Read More]

5. Online Predators Threaten Kids – Novel Tells The Story

TMI -- too much information -- can kill. Literally. Terri Blackstock, one of our most gifted contemporary novelists, hits another one out of the park with Predator, a new Zondervan title illustrating the dangers inherent with online relationships. [Read More]

6. ABC Family Has Second Highest Proportion of "Gay Friendly" Hours, Just Behind MTV

July 23, 2010 ( - ABC Family, which was founded in 1977 as an extension of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcast Network, has earned a "good" rating from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for its "LGBT-inclusive" programming, which took up 37% of its original prime time programming over the 2009-2010 season. [Read More]

7. One in Seven Men in London “Gay Scene” Infected with HIV/AIDS

LONDON, July 22, 2010 ( – Rates of HIV infection and AIDS have risen dramatically in the last seven years among London’s homosexual men according to a homosexualist health group. [Read More]

8. 47% of Gay Couples Have “Sex Agreements” – Only 45% Monogomous: Study

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2010 ( – Forty-seven percent of gay couples in a recently published study said that they had "sex agreements" with their partners, which clarify how often and in what circumstances they are permitted to have sex with others. [Read More]

9. Will Europe Admit to Being Christian?

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights recently heard a case that could decide the future of the public expression of Christianity in Europe. [Read More]

10. VIDEO: Will American Christians Learn from Britain’s ‘Gay’ War on Christians? [Read More]

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