Sunday, August 15, 2010

Weekly News (Second Week of August)

1. For Over 50 years, Nuns at a Convent in Rome Pray For Russia

Russian icons fill the walls of the small chapel of the monastery of Rome where nuns from around the world pray for Russia as part of a special effort for over 50 years now. [Read More]

2. RH Bill Advocates Get Ire of Archbishop

MANILA, August 11, 2010 —Retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz has expressed infuriation on the proponents of Reproductive Health Bill, saying their continued anti-population push is all driven by money and selfishness. [Read More]

3. Same-Sex 'Marriage' Can Resume in California Next Week — Judge

LOS ANGELES—Same-sex marriages will be able to resume in California next week, a federal judge ruled Thursday, following his landmark decision to overturn the state's ban on gay and lesbian weddings. [Read More]

4. Top 10 Gay Marriage False 'Facts'

When one judge overturned the will of more than seven million Californians last week in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, he listed 80 supposed "findings of fact" (FF) as evidence that Proposition 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Many of those 80 findings are not facts at all. They're lies or distortions. [Read More]

5. American Bar Association Calls for Homosexual Marriage Nationwide

( – The American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a resolution this week calling for same-sex marriage nationwide, and urging government at every level to “eliminate” any restrictions on homosexual unions. [Read More]

6. Inaugural Truth Academy Tremendous Success – Others Planned

Arlington Heights, IL – On Thursday, Americans for Truth about Homosexuality launched its first of many comprehensive “Truth Academies” to be held at various locations around the United States. [Read More]

7. Singapore Launches 'Dating Campaign' To Counter Low Birth Rate

SINGAPORE, August 13, 2010 ( - The government of Singapore announced that it has asked for tenders from communications agencies to produce a television commercial to "promote dating and come up with a 'unique dating concept' to get singles to interact" in a bid to deal with the city-state's low birth and marriage rates. [Read More]

8. Gay Marriage and the End of Christian Civilization

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, August 13, 2010 ( - Back in the 90s when Fr. Paul Marx, founder of HLI, was asked his opinion about the efforts to legalize "same-sex unions" he commented in his usual forthright fashion, "When they do that," he said, "it's the end." [Read More]

9. Catholic Education Prefect: Only Universities With Strong Catholic Identity Will Last

Vatican City, Aug 13, 2010 / 03:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News) - "Only the Catholic university that conserves its identity will have a future," said the prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education just days before the 20th anniversary of John Paul II's document “Ex Corde Ecclesiae.” [Read More]

10. Obedience vs. Conscience

What to do about all the lapsed Catholics? Those Catholics who don’t come to church because they reject the Church’s teachings on such matters as contraception, the ordination of women to the diaconate, and married priests. [Read More]

Today, August 15, is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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