Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekly News (Fourth Week of May 2011)

1. Pope Benedict Backs Changes at Caritas

Vatican City, May 27, 2011 / 06:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has given his backing to the reorganization of the international Catholic charity Caritas, which will see the organization work more closely under Vatican guidance in a bid to enhance its Catholic identity. [Read More]

2. Aquino Says Population Could Boost Economy

MANILA, May 27, 2011— President Benigno Aquino III has made comments that contradict his previous claims and of the reproductive health (RH) bill proponents that overpopulation is a problem. [Read More]

3. Following Outcry, Brazilian President Cancels Homosexual Indoctrination Program in Nation’s Schools

BRAZIL, May 27, 2011 ( - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has agreed to eliminate a very explicit United Nations approved program designed to convince children and adolescents to accept homosexual behavior and transsexualism, following threats from Protestant and Catholic legislators to block new legislation in protest. [Read More]

4. Bill Donohue: Abuse Report's Failure to Note Role of Homosexuality 'Unacceptable'

New York City, N.Y., May 26, 2011 / 12:54 am (CNA).- Catholic League president Bill Donohue said that a recent study on sex abuse within the U.S. Catholic Church defies its own research in concluding that homosexuality was not a significant factor in the crisis. [Read More]

5. Responding to Family-Unfriendly Awards Event

The Parents Television Council (PTC) is urging the public to voice its objection to a sexually explicit segment of the recent 2011 Billboard Music Awards show, which aired on television. [Read More]

6. Illinois Defense of Marriage Initiative Is Launched Today [Read More]

7. Success: Human Neurons From Adult Skin Cells

Scientists at Stanford report that they can turn human skin cells directly into functioning nerve cells in the lab dish. The process does not involve an intermediate step of forming a stem cell, but directly converts skin cells into neurons. [Read More]

8. How to Train Good Priests

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Rome-based Catholic foundation is offering a course to help educators ensure the spiritual and psychological formation of candidates for the priesthood and the consecrated life. [Read More]

9. SDG Reviews 'Kung Fu Panda 2'

Kung Fu Panda marked a turning point of sorts for DreamWorks Animation, and not just because it was the studio’s highest-grossing animated film without Shrek in the title. [Read More]

10. Oprah Winfrey, God and Gays

May 26, 2011 ( - Oprah Winfrey, the undisputed queen of daytime TV and popular spirituality, signed off her show after 25 years with a shout-out to both Jesus Christ and the homosexual culture. [Read More]

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