Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weekly News (Fifth Week of October)

1. Pope: Science Isn't to Be Worshipped or Feared

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 28, 2010 ( Benedict XVI is cautioning against two extreme attitudes toward science: that it holds all the answers to life's problems and that it is to be feared. [Read More]

2. Bishop Urges ‘Conversion' Among The Youth

BORONGAN, E. Samar, Oct. 28, 2010—Borongan Bishop Crispin Varquez invited the young people to undergo moral conversion as the whole Christendom is about to enter the season of Advent. [Read More]

3. Obama 'Mangling' Scripture, Says Commentator

Conservative commentator Robert Knight of Coral Ridge Ministries is taking issue with President Obama's recent "born gay, always gay" comments. [Read More]

4. Obama Says He Is Evolving on Homosexual Marriage

Washington ( – President Barack Obama, who has publicly supported civil unions but not same-sex marriage, told a group of bloggers Thursday his position is evolving. [Read More]

5. Researcher Confirms Cameron Hypothesis: Children of ‘Gay’ Parents More Likely to Identify as ‘Gay’ [Read More]

6. Countries Slam Attempts to Create New “Right” to Sexual Education at UN

New York, October 28, 2010 (C-FAM) - Angry delegates took to the UN floor this week to denounce a report that promotes a new human right to explicit sexual education for young children. [Read More]

7. New Study Confirms Overwhelming Death Rate of IVF Human Embryos

DENVER, Colorado, October 26, 2010 ( - A report by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on a study of IVF "efficiency" states that just 7.5 percent of all artificially fertilized embryos will go on to become live-born children. [Read More]

8. Houston Man Sees Hand of God in Chilean Miner Rescue Mission

HOUSTON (CNS)—Greg Hall was preparing to serve as an acolyte for Mass at Christ the Redeemer Church when an associate contacted him about a "banging on the pipe." [Read More]

9. Whose Life Is It Anyway?

The heartlessness of assisted reproduction goes on display in a dramatic Canadian surrogacy case.

VICTORIA, British Columbia — The deal was signed; the sperm was collected; the baby was conceived. All the usual steps in the surrogate motherhood cycle were successfully completed. Then something went wrong. The dream baby the young, wealthy British Columbia couple had planted in the womb of a young, poor single mother turned out to have Down syndrome. [Read More]

10. How Halloween Can Be Redeemed

Halloween has grown into a major secular holiday in American culture. But for those who don’t value devotion to the saints, the Eve has become "hollow" instead of "hallow." [Read More]

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