Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weekly News (First Week of May 2011)

1. Pope: Christians Believe in Someone, Not Something

VATICAN CITY, MAY 6, 2011 ( The Christian faith is not based on believing in something, but in Someone, Benedict XVI says. [Read More]

2. Cancer Risk of Oral Contraceptives Ignored By RH Advocates

MANILA, May 6, 2011―Two reproductive health care advocates insisted on the safety of oral contraceptives (OCs) only a week after former Department of Health (DOH) chief Esperanza Cabral’s admission of a higher risk of breast cancer as a side effect of contraceptive pills. [Read More]

3. Vatican Says Bin Laden 'Gravely Responsible,’ Hopes For Peace

Vatican City, May 2, 2011 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican says it does not rejoice in the death of Osama bin Laden.

“Faced with the death of a man, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibility of each and every one of us before God and before man, and hopes and commits himself so that no event is an opportunity for further growth of hatred, but for peace,” spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, S.J. said on May 2. [Read More]

4. Reviving Fatherhood, Marriage in Black Families

A national initiative that works to improve the well-being of children by encouraging fathers to be involved, responsible, and committed has issued a "call to action" to ignite a social movement for the black church. [Read More]

5. Minnesota Lawmaker’s Gay Marriage Defense Goes Viral

Though Minnesota politicians voted to put a gay marriage ban on the ballot in 2012 yesterday, the eloquent words of one of the measure's detractors have caught the nation's attention. [Read More]

6. Philippines: Catholic Bishops Seek Prayer Against RH Bill

Catholic Bishops in the Philippines have set Monday, May 9 as a “National Day of Prayer” in the Philippines. May 9 also will mark the opening of the legislative session which will reopen debate on the controversial “RH bill“, a bill which is opposed by the Catholic Church and many other Christians in this pro-life and pro-family nation. [Read More]

7. Brazil Supreme Court Defies Constitution, Grants Homosexual Civil Unions

BRASILIA, May 6, 2011 ( - Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal has ruled that homosexual unions are equivalent to the “stable unions” of heterosexuals under national law, despite the Brazilian Constitution’s clear limitation of such unions to heterosexual couples. [Read More]

8. The Betrayal of Homosexuals

Under the guise of liberalism, freedom of choice, conscience rights and a host of other masks we see at present the most widespread and prevalent betrayal of homosexuals in the history of the world. We consider this betrayal in its various sources sometimes against justice, sometimes against charity, and always against the truth. [Read More]

9. Putting the Holy in Hollywood

New acting studio wants to 'plant a cross' in the middle of the film capital of the world. [Read More]

10. Evangelization Is a Challenge in Digital World, Says Official

Archbishop Celli Notes Need for a "Language That Can Be Understood"

ROME, MAY 5, 2011 ( Evangelization in a world of communications technology is the biggest challenge the Vatican is facing today, according to the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. [Read More]

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