Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekly News (First Week of March 2011)

1. Pope Tells PHL Bishops: Take Care of Your Clergy

MANILA, March 4, 2011—Pope Benedict urged the Philippine bishops to put a premium in the ongoing formation of priests and to guide them to spiritual maturity. [Read More]

2. Canadian Bishops Challenge Youth to Live Chastity

Encourage Counter-Cultural Following of Christ

OTTAWA, Ontario, MARCH 3, 2011 ( The Canadian bishops are challenging young people to live their sexuality joyfully by living it truthfully, as God intended, by the exercise of chastity. [Read More]

3. Impatience a Hallmark of Homosexual Activists

Opponents of California's Proposition 8 -- radical homosexual activists and their supporters -- obviously aren't content to let the traditionally long judicial process play out. [Read More]

4. Virginity Making a Comeback, Report Says

— Curious what people are up to when it comes to sex?

For some of us, not much, according to a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics which painstakingly details the country’s sexual habits. [Read More]

5. Catholic Leaders Urge Gays to 'Come Out'

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) says gay people risk destroying their lives if they keep their sexuality secret and don’t seek help. [Read More]

6. Texas House Passes Bill for Ultrasound Before Abortion

After Democrats used parliamentary stalling tactics and filed a slew of amendments designed to weaken the bill, the state House late Thursday approved a bill helping women see an ultrasound of their baby before considering an abortion. [Read More]

7. Former Abortionist Now Head of One of the Largest Pro-Life Medical Practices In the U.S.

FAIRFAX, Virginia, March 3, 2011 ( - This week the pro-life community celebrated the life of the great Dr. Bernard Nathanson, famed for his dramatic conversion from a leading abortionist to a stalwart and outspoken advocate for children in the womb.

Dr. Nathanson’s passing reminds us of the powerful testimony of the dozens of doctors who have left the squalor of their abortion facilities and committed themselves to life-giving and authentic health care. [Read More]

8. Liturgy’s Effect on Gay 'Marriage' Debate

Perhaps you’ve visited the popular weblog of the inimitable Fr. Z (AKA Fr. John Zuhlsdorf at where one of his trademark battle cries is, “Save the liturgy, save the world!” If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. [Read More]

9. ‘Gay’ Atheist Warns of ‘Tyrannous New Liberal Morality’ Oppressing Christians

LONDON, March 4, 2011 ( - Last week’s ruling of the High Court in London banning pro-family Christian couples from fostering children has even self-described “gay” atheists concerned. The justices ruled that it was appropriate to ban a Christian couple from fostering children since they refused to present homosexual sex as positive. [Read More]

10. Bad Mass = Weak Faith

ROME (CNS) — A weakening of faith in God, a rise in selfishness and a drop in the number of people going to Mass in many parts of the world can be traced to Masses that are not reverent and don’t follow Church rules, said two Vatican officials and a consultant. [Read More]

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