Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekly News (Third Week of August)

1. Busy Months Ahead for Benedict XVI

Trips to Spain, Italy; Synod for Mideast

ROME, AUG. 19, 2010 ( Some historic and noteworthy events await the Holy Father and Vatican officials after the summer break, when the Eternal City springs back to life. [Read More]

2. Caritas Philippines Appeals For Aid in Flood-Hit Pakistan

MANILA, August 21, 2010— Caritas Philippines urged the Filipino faithful to help provide aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan as the 20 million people made homeless grew increasingly desperate. [Read More]

3. Rejection of Gay Adoption Is Not a Matter of Tolerance, Asserts Mexican Archbishop

Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 20, 2010 / 02:04 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia, Mexico explained this week that the adoption of children by gay couples is not an issue of tolerance but rather a concern over legitimizing something that “goes against nature itself.” [Read More]

4. White House On The Defensive About Obama Christianity

WASHINGTON - The White House insisted on Thursday that President Barack Obama is a Christian who prays daily as it looked to tamp down growing doubts among Americans about the president's religion. [Read More]

5. Glenn Beck Is Wrong on the Importance of Homosexual ‘Marriage’ [Read More]

6. Pro-Life Leader: Treating Unborn as Non-Persons Key to Planned Parenthood Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2010 ( – What do serial killers, slave-owners, eugenicists, and abortionists have in common? According to Michael Hitchborn of American Life League, all these groups can only carry out crimes against human beings by first de-personalizing or trivializing the humanity of their victims. [Read More]

7. Obama Appoints another Homosexual Official

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2010 ( - Thursday, President Obama announced his intent to recess appoint four nominees to various administration posts; Richard Sorian, one of the appointees, is openly homosexual. [Read More]

8. FDA Okays Embryonic Stem-Cell Trials on Humans

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Even as a federal agency gave a California biotech firm the go-ahead to begin the first human trials of therapy employing human embryonic stem cells, a federal court approved a pro-life legal action that could lead to blocking President Obama’s promised expansion of federal funding for research using these cells. [Read More]

9. El Paso Priest on Homosexuality: Genuine Love Seeks Eternal Salvation, not 'Tolerance'

EL PASO, Texas, August 19, 2010 ( - Although his small stature and gentle voice don't betray it, Rev. Michael Rodriguez's strong words and fidelity to Catholic Church teaching against homosexuality have caused quite a stir. [Read More]

10. Ground Zero Mosque: ‘Wounded Site’

NEW YORK — Controversy surrounding plans to build an Islamic mosque and cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero prompted Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York to offer his services as a mediator — even as he avoided taking sides in the dispute. [Read More]

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