Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekly News (Fourth Week of Feb 2011)

1. An Arab Springtime?

Egyptian Jesuit Analyzes Revolution Wave

ROME, FEB. 24, 2011 ( The revolution under way in the Arab world began Dec. 17 when Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian, set himself on fire to protest a policewoman seizing the scale he used to sell fruit because he didn't have a permit.

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2. President Aquino Unveils Cardinal Sin Monument

MANILA, Feb. 25, 2011--On the 25th anniversary of EDSA People Power 1, President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay unveiled a bronze statue of the late Jaime Cardinal Sin. [Read More]

3. Pro-life Advocate Lauds Ayala Alabang Ordinance

MANILA, Feb. 25, 2011— Pro-Life Philippines President Eric Manalang called on barangay councils opposed to the reproductive health bill to take measures that respects human life. [Read More]

4. Mexico Considers Making 'Sexual Preference' a Human Right

CNA STAFF, Feb 25, 2011 / 02:02 pm (CNA).- The president of the Mexican association Familia Mundial, Juan Dabdoub, has denounced the country’s government for considering a constitutional amendment that would make “sexual preference” a human right. [Read More]

5. Catholics Defend Cathedral of Lima Against Gay Provocation With Prayer

Lima, Peru, Feb 22, 2011 / 06:51 pm (CNA).- On Saturday, Feb. 19, hundreds of Peruvian Catholics gathered at the entrance to the Cathedral of Lima to pray a Rosary for Peace in response to a “Kiss-in Against Homophobia” organized by a small group of homosexuals and lesbians just a few yards away from the church. [Read More]

6. Obama Betrays America By Refusing to Defend the Defense of Marriage Act [Read More]

7. Teens Tired of 'Hook-Up' Lifestyle

A pro-family analyst says the national trend shows a drop in teen pregnancies and the number of teenagers who admit to engaging in sexual intercourse. [Read More]

8. U.S. Hospital Rejects Baby Joseph, Family Not Giving Up Hope

Children’s Hospital of Michigan has told the parents of 13-month-old Joseph Maraachli it will not accept the transfer of the infant whose parents are fighting a hospital that wants to remove his breathing tube. [Read More]

9. Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Bill Passes Maryland Senate, Opponents React

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, February 24, 2011 ( – The Maryland Senate spent the day Wednesday debating the much-argued same-sex “marriage” bill before approving it in a 25-22 preliminary vote late in the day. The bill is scheduled for a final Senate vote sometime today, which is expected to mirror yesterday’s outcome. [Read More]

10. Why Rome Loves John Paul

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With more than a million people expected to descend on Rome for Pope John Paul II’s beatification May 1, the event is being described as yet another pilgrim “invasion” of the Eternal City. [Read More]

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