Sunday, August 8, 2010

Weekly News (First Week of August)

1. Benedict XVI Wanted To Be A Librarian

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had hoped to leave the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to become Cardinal archivist and librarian at the Vatican Secret Archives. [Read More]

2. Church Threatens To Excommunicate Abortion Supporters

MANILA, August 6, 2010— A Roman Catholic prelate warned the Catholics they risked excommunication from the Church if they support abortion. [Read More]

3. Anti-Prop. 8 Ruling Claims Pope Benedict’s Teachings ‘Harm’ Homosexuals

San Francisco, Calif., Aug 6, 2010 / 05:11 pm (CNA).- The federal ruling which overturned California’s Proposition 8 cites a document by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, as evidence for the claim that religious beliefs about the sinfulness of homosexual relationships “harm gays and lesbians.” [Read More]

4. Catholic League Calls Author Anne Rice's Rejection of Christianity a 'Tragedy'

New York City, N.Y., Aug 6, 2010 / 10:24 am (CNA).- The Catholic League responded to the recent statement of author Anne Rice, who in 2008 announced that she had returned to the Catholic faith, but now says she is no longer a Christian but remains “committed to Christ.” [Read More]

5. Mexican Supreme Court Permits Homosexual 'Marriage' - Now to Decide Adoption

MEXICO CITY, August 6, 2010 ( - The Mexican Supreme Court has issued a verdict upholding the constitutionality of a Mexico City law creating homosexual “marriage," and will now proceed to decide if the same can be imposed on the states as a "right," and whether or not homosexuals can be permitted to adopt children. [Read More]

6. Prominent Lutheran Pastor: Yes, I Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, August 6, 2010 ( – Rev. Tom Brock is a senior pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis who recently became the center of a controversy after his personal struggles with same-sex attraction were made public. [Read More]

7. Californians Already Fighting Back

SAN FRANCISCO— With a stroke of his pen, a federal judge has overturned 7 million California votes that upheld marriage as being between one man and one woman. [Read More]

8. Opinion: The APA's Biased Paper on Same-Sex Attraction and Therapy

August 3, 2010 ( - The debate over therapy for same-sex attraction (SSA) and gender identity disorder (GID) has been going on for years. Recently, the APA put out a paper designed to resolve the issue. [Read More]

9. Cuba: The Castros’ Ambiguous Relationship With the Catholic Church

HAVANA — For a brutal revolutionary who has had no problem ordering executions on a whim, Fidel Castro seems to have a soft spot in his heart for that “opiate of the masses,” organized religion, especially Catholicism. [Read More]

10. Pro-Abort Catholic: Women Should Feel 'Guilty' if They Don't Abort Inconvenient Child

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2010 ( - Proponents of feminism within a religious tradition play a crucial role in subverting "religious fundamentalism" in Catholicism, according to a member of the pro-abortion group Catholics for the Right to Decide. [Read More]

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