Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekly News (Third Week of May 2011)

1. Pope Recommends Spiritual Direction to Everyone

VATICAN CITY, MAY 19, 2011 ( Anyone who wants to live their baptism responsibly should have a spiritual director, says Benedict XVI. [Read More]

2. Church Disowns ‘Catholics For RH Bill’ Group

MANILA, May 20, 2011— The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) disowned a supposed ‘Catholic’ group advocating for a measure on contraceptives. [Read More]

3. Judgment Day on May 21? Let's talk it over -- on May 22!

am as sure of the return of Jesus Christ as I am that the sun will rise tomorrow. But I have no idea when He will come back -- no one does. Not even Harold Camping. [Read More]

4. Hillary Clinton, USAID Mark ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’ [Read More]

5. Tennessee Senate OKs Ban on Teaching of Homosexuality

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — A bill passed Friday by the Tennessee Senate would forbid public school teachers and students in grades kindergarten through eight from discussing the fact that some people are gay. [Read More]

6. British X Factor Beauty Recalls Agonizing Pressure to Abort Son

ESSEX, UK, May 20, 2011 ( - Stacey Solomon, a 21-year-old singer and rising star of British television, is the mother of a wide-eyed three-year-old little boy that she says she was “in love with” before he was even born. [Read More]

7. Why the Catholic Church Needs to Be Distinctly Catholic

The Catholic Church needs to remember and promote what makes itself distinctly Catholic. Why? [Read More]

8. On Sex Abuse, the Buck Stops With the Bishops

News analysis: The Vatican confirms that bishops bear ultimate responsibility for dealing with clerical perpetrators. A recent scandal sheds some light on how that responsibility is being carried out. [Read More]

9. Study: No Single Cause of Clergy Abuse in US

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 18, 2011 ( A study on sexual abuse by clergy in the United States concludes that neither celibacy nor homosexuality can be pinpointed as the cause for the crisis, and that the problem is largely a historical one. [Read More]

10. Critics Say New Study Misses Real Reasons For Priest Abuse Crisis

Washington D.C., May 18, 2011 / 05:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A $2 million study commissioned by the U.S. bishops is not likely to put to rest questions about the causes of the sexual abuse crisis in the priesthood. [Read More]

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