Sunday, April 3, 2011

Weekly News (Fifth Week of March 2011)

1. Pope Announces a Third Vatican Council

With all of the confusion resulting from Vatican II, everyone’s been wondering if and when Vatican III would arrive. Unless you live under a rock, it’s been hard to ignore the vatican-insider chitter-chatter leaking out in the media about this highly anticipated announcement. [Read More]

2. CBCP Media Office Launches Online Site for Holy Week, Easter

MANILA, April 1, 2011—The media office of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines launched on Friday an online site that caters to overseas Filipino workers and physically impaired to join the celebration of Holy Week and Easter. [Read More]

3. EWTN Says Pulling Fr. Corapi Programs Respected Church Authority

Irondale, Ala., Apr 1, 2011 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Eternal Word Television Network said its decision to halt programming by the popular speaker Fr. John Corapi followed the lead of legitimate Church authority. [Read More]

4. Illinois High School Allows Display Celebrating Homosexual ‘Civil Unions’ Law [Read More]

5. Catholic School Blocks Speech By Former Homosexual for ‘Homophobia’

CABOOLTURE, Australia, March 31, 2011 ( – An Australian Catholic secondary school has withdrawn permission for an event featuring a former homosexual speaker at the school, saying the presenter is not in line with Christian values and that “the Catholic Church abhors all forms of homophobia.” [Read More]

6. China May Switch to Two-Child Forced Abortion Policy in 2015

Chinese officials at the annual meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the National People’s Congress early last month discussed the idea of “relaxing” the one-child family planning policy that has resulted in forced abortions, coercive sterilizations and other human rights abuses. [Read More]

7. Majority of Catholics Attending Mass Weekly Support Gay ‘Marriage’ or Civil Unions: Poll

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2011 ( - Support for same-sex “marriage” and civil unions runs high among the Catholic population, even claiming the majority of Catholics who attend Mass weekly, according to a poll released this month.
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8. Pope Warns of Sex-Ed and ‘False Ideologies’ in Attacks on Latin American Families

ROME, March 29, 2011 ( – The Catholic bishops of Latin America must protect families and children from “education programs which trivialize sexuality” and “false ideologies” Pope Benedict XVI said in an address this week. [Read More]

9. Faith Is the Remedy for Modern Moral Crisis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican-Jewish dialogue commission warned of a “moral crisis” in modern secular society and said religions need to respond with prayer, charitable action and dialogue. [Read More]

10. Priest Accused of ‘Anti-Gay Indoctrination’ For Teaching Catholic View of Homosexuality In Class

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 29, 2011 ( – A Catholic priest has come under fire from homosexual activists for “anti-gay indoctrination” after he taught his students what the Catholic Church teaches about homosexuality in his high school course on gay “marriage.” [Read More]

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