Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekly News (Third Week of Feb 2011)

1. Pope: Preach a Personal Relationship With Christ

Tells Filipino Prelates How to Keep God at the Center of Life

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 18, 2011 ( Benedict XVI says evangelization will come through the understanding that a personal relationship with Christ is the key to complete fulfillment. [Read More]

2. CBCP Pulls Out of Senate RH Bill Consultation

MANILA, Feb. 18, 2011—The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Thursday formally “disengaged” itself from a consultation with a Senate committee crafting the reproductive health (RH) bill. [Read More]

3. Pope John Paul II Beatification Events to Last Three Days, All Events Free

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2011 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has released new details about the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II. [Read More]

4. School to Revisit Religious Discrimination Policy

The University of California-Davis has decided to revise its discrimination policy that targets Christians as oppressors. [Read More]

5. Marriage Mayhem in Maryland

Same-sex 'marriage' bill looks likely to become law — but Catholics have voiced opposition, from Baltimore's archbishop to parish priests. [Read More]

6. Chinese Homosexuals Crash Kissing Competition

BEIJING, February 17, 2011 ( - A group of homosexual activists in China drew attention on Valentine’s Day when they crashed a kissing competition with their own romantic displays of affection. [Read More]

7. Peruvians Overwhelmingly Reject Abortion, Gay ‘Marriage’ in New Poll

LIMA, February 17, 2011 ( - Despite the aspirations of major presidential candidates to legalize abortion and homosexual ‘marriage’ in Peru, the vast majority of Peruvians say they are opposed to both ideas, according to a new poll. [Read More]

8. House Defunds Planned Parenthood, Blocks Funds For ObamaCare

The House has voted to block money to implement President Barack Obama's health care law, a victory for Republicans trying to derail the program, and has approved a GOP proposal to block federal aid for Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers voted to deny the healthcare funding by a near party-line vote of 239-187. [Read More]

9. Facebook Page Created to Honor Justin Bieber’s Pro-Life Views

Teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber surprised the world this week by saying he opposes abortion and calling it the “killing” of a “baby.” His pro-life views are drawing accolades from pro-life groups. [Read More]

10. Will Christians Survive in the ‘New Egypt’?

Copts wonder what the post-Mubarak era will bring. Egypt’s original Christian community hopes for end of bombings, killings, while Evangelical Christians long for an end to official harassment. [Read More]

11. Over 50,000 March Against Reproductive Health Bill in Philippines

MANILLA, Philippines, February 18, 2011 ( – Over 50,000 pro-life Filipinos gathered in opposition to the so-called reproductive health (RH) bill last Sunday at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Despite claims by advocates of the bill that only the Catholic Church is opposed, thousands of Evangelicals, Baptists, and Muslims joined the Catholic majority to show their pro-life stance. [Read More]

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