Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekly News (First Week of January 2011)

1. Pope Urges Religious Tolerance, Condemns Attacks on Christians

MANILA, January 7, 2011—POPE Benedict XVI appealed for religious tolerance amidst surging persecution of Christians and urged the faithful to commit themselves in building a society that ensures freedom of worship as a means to achieve peace in the world. [Read More]

2. Make Home a Virtue School, Pontiff Tells Families

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 6, 2011 ( Benedict XVI is encouraging Christian families to make their homes a nursery of virtues. [Read More]

3. 'Devotion' Reminds Prelate of Black Nazarene Feast

A SENIOR prelate in Cagayan de Oro reminded Thursday the Black Nazarene devotees to stay true to the meaning of the occasion and not be overwhelmed by the promises of "miracles". [Read More]

4. 'Subjective' Definition Should Be Revised

A backer of abstinence education says the government is funding a message that attempts to redefine the meaning of "abstinence." [Read More]

5. China Cracks Down on Porn

BEIJING, January 7, 2011 ( - A nationwide crackdown on pornography by the Chinese government has resulted in the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications shutting down more than 60,000 porn websites in 2010, according to a Xinhua News report. [Read More]

6. Defender of Pro-Abortion and Homosexualist Policies Appointed to Vatican’s Academy of Sciences

January 6, 2011 ( - Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, a Brazilian neuroscientist who was appointed yesterday to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, is an open defender of the pro-abortion and homosexualist ideology of Brazil’s new president, Dilma Rousseff, LifeSiteNews has learned. [Read More]

7. Report: No More Candy in Safe-Sex Kits for Students

( - An AIDS services group is removing candy from safe-sex kits distributed to high school students in Swanzey, N.H. The kits also contained condoms and "fruit-flavored lubricant," the New Hampshire Union-Leader reported. [Read More]

8. House Takes First Step in Repealing Abortion-Funding ObamaCare

The House of Representatives took its first step today in repealing the abortion-funding ObamaCare bill that pro-life groups strongly oppose. [Read More]

9. Outlawing the Natural Law

A world-renowned Catholic doctor warns of the new assault on human dignity and talks about prayer’s medical “side effects,” his debates with Jack Kevorkian and how to prevent Alzheimer’s. [Read More]

10. Remembering Father John Harvey

The founder of Courage has died at 92. He sought a gentle approach, yet always faithful to Church teaching, to addressing same-sex attraction. [Read More]

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