Sunday, September 5, 2010

Weekend News (First Week of September)

1. Pope Recalls Being "Hemmed in" by Nazi Dictatorship

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 3, 2010 ( Referring to his own experience as a young man, Benedict XVI is encouraging youth to foster their desires for "something beyond everyday life," since that longing is a sign of God's "imprint." [Read More]

2. Archdiocese Promotes NFP Using Book

MANILA, Sept. 1, 2010— It has been said that the road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page. And for the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, one way to effectively promote natural family planning (NFP) methods is through books. [Read More]

3. Filipinos Snub Caritas Flood Aid Appeal

A week after appealing for aid for Pakistan flood victims, Caritas Filipinas is yet to receive donations from Philippine dioceses, says a Caritas official. [Read More]

4. Why Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality Isn’t Bigoted [Read More]

5. Behind the Mexican Court Decision on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Most Mexicans Oppose Controversial Approval

Mexico City — Although Mexico is a traditionally Catholic country with strong family values, recent legislative and court decisions have given a strong boost to the homosexual-rights agenda. [Read More]

6. Same-Sex Divorce' Revoked

A Texas court has reversed a judge's decision to grant a divorce in a case that involves two men. [Read More]

7. Texas Court Upholds Ban on Gay ‘Marriage’

DALLAS, Texas, September 3, 2010 ( - A Texas appeals court has struck down a trial court’s ruling Tuesday that the state’s ban on same-sex “marriage” violated the rights of a homosexual couple seeking a divorce. The court declared that “the natural ability to procreate” constituted the rational basis to restrict marriage to a man and a woman. [Read More]

8. USAID Pushes Social Marketing of Contraceptives in Philippines

MANILA, September 2, 2010 ( - The Philippine government is implementing a new marketing scheme developed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to push contraceptives on the largely Catholic population of the country. [Read More]

9. Mother Teresa left no future plans for her order, recalls Mother Mary Prema

Vatican City, Aug 23, 2010 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Missionaries of Charity, the religious order founded by Blessed Mother Teresa, has no set plan for the future, revealed the current Mother Superior. In an interview released on Monday by Fides news agency, she said that Mother Teresa left them only with her constant advice: to become ever more holy. [Read More]

10. Fr. Robert Barron Comments on Mother Teresa and Her Sisters

Today, Sept. 5, is the feast day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

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