Sunday, May 1, 2011

Weekly News (Fourth Week of April 2011)

1. Pilgrims Converge in Rome for 3-Day Beatification
Vatican Reiterates Details of Vigil, Liturgies

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 29, 2011 ( Pilgrims arriving to Rome are looking forward to three days of events surrounding Sunday's beatification of Pope John Paul II, who died in 2005 at the age of 84 of complications associated with Parkinson's. [Read More]

2. Church Recalls John Paul II as ‘Great Defender of Life’

MANILA, April 28, 2011— Philippine Catholic Church officials stressed that Pope John Paul II will be remembered as a great "lover of life" and defender of the unborn. [Read More]

3. Church Will Prevail Against RH Bill—Bishop

SAN PABLO City, April 30, 2011—A Laguna Bishop told the faithful in a parish church here that the Catholic Church will remain strong and will never bow down in its fight against the Reproductive Health Bill (RHB) because it is with the side of Jesus Christ. [Read More]

4. Judge Wouldn't Pass Chance to Advance Homosexuality

Proponents of a California law that upholds traditional marriage contend that an openly homosexual judge's relationship with his partner gives grounds to overturn his rejection of the law. [Read More]

5. Driver Who Refused to Take Women for Abortions Wins Lawsuit

An Austin, Texas-based drive for the public Capital Area Rural Transportation System has won a settlement in a lawsuit he filed against the agency when he was disciplined for refusing to take two women to appointments for abortions. [Read More]

6. London Bishop at Royal Wedding: Marriage For ‘Man and Woman to Help Each Other Become What God Meant Each One To Be’

( – The Lord Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, spoke at the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William today, telling the couple and hundreds of invited guests that “marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves.” [Read More]

7. Study: Gay Teens Five Times More Likely to Attempt Suicide

NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 ( - Teens who self-identify as homosexual are five times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to attempt suicide, according to a study released last week. [Read More]

8. Rhode Island Gay ‘Marriage’ Bill Dead: House Speaker

PROVIDENCE, April 27, 2011 ( - A top legislative supporter of same-sex “marriage” in Rhode Island has conceded that there is too much opposition in the state Senate for the state’s gay “marriage” bill to pass, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. [Read More]

9. Youth Ministry Comes of Age

ARLINGTON, Va. — Pope Benedict XVI dedicated the month of April to pray for the evangelization of youth: “That through its compelling preaching of the Gospel, the Church may give young people new reasons for life and hope.” [Read More]

10. Weigel: Pope John Paul's Impact Will Continue for Centuries

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope John Paul II deeply influenced generations of Catholics who knew him in life, but his most enduring legacy — his teaching — is something that will continue to impact the Church for centuries, a U.S. biographer of the late Pope said. [Read More]


Words of our Lord to Blessed Sister Faustina:

“Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire lives as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them but the Merciful Savior.”

Today is the Feast of the Divine Mercy.

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