Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weekly News (First Week of June 2011)

1. U.S. Bishops to Issue Document on Assisted Suicide

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 3, 2011 ( The U.S. bishops will debate and vote on a document on physician-assisted suicide at their spring general assembly, which will be held June 15-17 in Seattle. [Read More]

2. Prelates Oppose Moves to Introduce Divorce in PH

MANILA, June 4, 2011— Some prelates voiced out their strong opposition to yet another controversial measure that touches on the core of Filipino culture which the House Committee on Revision of Laws in Congress has began discussing last June 1. [Read More]

3. Commercial Interests, Lack of Information Behind Support of RH

MANILA, June 3, 2011―Sectors that stand to gain materially from a reproductive health law are among the supporters of House Bill 4244, asserted Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao. [Read More]

4. Objections Fly with Rainbow Flag

President Obama has declared June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month" -- and to the dismay of a pro-family group based in Richmond, Virginia, the Federal Reserve Bank is joining in the celebration. [Read More]

5. Illinois’ Anti-Christian ‘Civil Unions’ Law Must Be Repealed [Read More]

6. Obama Admin Approves More Embryonic Stem Cell Research Funding

NIH Director Francis Collins has added two more lines of human embryonic stem cells to its Registry, bringing the current total to 93 lines approved for federal funding. [Read More]

7. Responsible Sexual Practice Only Realistic Solution to AIDS: Vatican Conference

VATICAN CITY, June 2, 2011 ( – Despite the hopes of secularist aid organizations, the Vatican has strongly reiterated its position that the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS has been and will continue to be a deadly failure. At a conference this weekend sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, a roster of speakers defended and promoted the Church’s position that teaching responsible sexual behavior is the only realistic solution to the global HIV/AIDS crisis. [Read More]

8. Dr. Death Meets an Old Friend

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — He earned notoriety as the nation’s foremost advocate of assisted suicide, helping at least 100 patients kill themselves, and today Dr. Jack Kevorkian met an old friend at a Michigan hospital. [Read More]

9. ‘If We Don’t Care, Gay Marriage Will Pass’

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island warns civil unions are a ‘gateway’ to a greater social evil. [Read More]

10. In The World, Not Of It: Facebook & Catholic Evangelism

I spend too much time on Facebook. I’m working to fix that. Recently, I’ve gotten a little help from an unexpected place.

About 90% of my Catholic “friends” on Facebook drive me up a wall. Up. A. Wall. The news feed wall of my Facebook account, to be more specific. [Read More]

MUST READ: FDA Issues Contraceptives Warning

WASHINGTON (EWTN NEWS) — The Food and Drug Administration released a warning on May 31 that certain classes of oral contraceptives for women may cause serious and potentially fatal blood clots. [Read More]

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