Sunday, April 10, 2011

Weekly News (First Week of April 2011)

1. Pope Stresses Link Between Popular Piety, Liturgy

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 8, 2011 ( Benedict XVI is acknowledging the importance of popular expressions of piety, but is encouraging the close unity of these with the Church's liturgy. [Read More]

2. From Rome, 91-Year-Old Cardinal Returns to PH to Fight RH Bill

MANILA, April 8, 2011— After 25 years in Rome, one of the country’s three living cardinals returned to the Philippines to be one of the voices in the church’s campaign against a birth control measure. [Read More]

3. Courage Latino Leader Recounts Conversion

Lima, Peru, Apr 7, 2011 / 05:52 pm (CNA).- The leader of a Catholic ministry to homosexuals recently recalled his conversion story.

“God was leading me, through the advice of priests I spoke with, to see that a sexually active life, even with just one person of the same-sex, could not bring me happiness,” Guillermo Marquez told CNA. [Read More]

4. Homosexual Influence = Tyranny of The Minority

According to one researcher's findings, a small segment of the population seemingly has overwhelming influence over the rest of America. [Read More]

5. Study: U.S. Has 4M 'Gay' Adults; 1.7% of Populace

SAN FRANCISCO - A California demographer has released a best guess of how many homosexual adults are in the U.S. [Read More]

6. Donald Trump Explains Conversion to Pro-Life Side on Abortion

Business mogul Donald Trump shocked attendees at the conservative CPAC conference in February when he declared himself pro-life after years of supporting the pro-abortion position. [Read More]

7. Mandated Gay Clubs in Catholic Schools Can’t Help Students Overcome Homosexuality: Ontario Govt

TORONTO, Ontario, April 8, 2011 ( - Ontario Catholic schools will not be permitted to use the support groups that are being mandated under the government’s controversial equity and inclusive education strategy to counsel homosexual students to “reform their sexuality.” The government revealed the unprecedented challenge to the province’s publicly-funded Catholic education system in comments to LifeSiteNews. [Read More]

8. Head of Belgian Catholic Church Hit With Pies For Views on Abortion, Homosexuality

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 7, 2011 ( – Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Brussels was hit in the face with custard pies Tuesday by homosexual activists who oppose what the head of the Belgian Catholic Church has said about homosexuality. [Read More]

9. Papal Preacher Extols Selfless Love

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Genuine love for others is the cornerstone of charity, but it needs to be backed up by concrete action to be a complete expression of God’s love for humanity, the papal preacher said. [Read More]

10. Stations of the Cross Reflect 'Level of the Human Heart'

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The cloistered Augustine nun who has written the meditations for Pope Benedict XVI’s Way of the Cross service said she strived for simplicity to give a voice to children who have been abused in the Church and beyond. [Read More]

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