Sunday, July 10, 2011

Weekly News (First Week of July 2011)

1. Our World Needs Beauty, Pontiff Tells Artists

Says Charity Makes Life a Work of Art

VATICAN CITY, JULY 7, 2011 ( If truth shines in the beauty of art, then it can awaken in mankind the desire to make his whole existence something beautiful and true, says Benedict XVI. [Read More]

2. Bishops To Return Donated Cars To PCSO

MANILA, July 7, 2011— Catholic bishops who received sports utility vehicles (SUVs) from a state-owned lottery said they are returning them back to the agency. [Read More]

3. Vatican Official: UN Gay 'Rights' Agenda Endangers Church's Freedom

Geneva, Switzerland, Jul 8, 2011 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva says a recent resolution on “sexual orientation and gender identity” is part of an agenda that could restrict the Church's freedom. [Read More]

4. Judges Push Radical Agenda on Military

"Radical" and "disturbing" -- that's how one conservative law group is describing this week's federal court decision calling for the immediate lifting of the military's ban against openly homosexual personnel. [Read More]

5. Cisco Fires Marriage Defender Frank Turek – Latest Victim of Homosexual Intolerance [Read More]

6. Pregnancy Worries Are Temporary, But Abortion is Forever

I am always excited when a supporter reaches out and lets me know that they’ve been touched or helped directly by our pro-life efforts. [Read More]

7. Two-Child Policy in the Philippines?

Debate rages over' reproductive health’ bill. Corazon Aquino supported ‘people power’ in 1986; now her son, the country’s new president, suggests that the poor might not know what’s best for them. [Read More]

8. Planned Parenthood Releases New Sex, Abortion Guides for Youth Ahead of UN Meeting

NEW YORK, July 7 (C-FAM) - In advance of the UN youth conference later this month, the International Planned Parenthood Federation has released two new publications on abortion and sexual rights for youth. The new documents are the latest part of the organization’s larger campaign targeted at teenagers and older children. [Read More]

9. Brad Pitt Calls Gay ‘Marriage’ a Constitutional Right, Applauds NY Passage

July 7, 2011 ( – Superstar actor Brad Pitt has voiced his approval for New York’s legalization of same-sex “marriage,” calling for states across the U.S. to adopt similar laws. [Read More]

10. Pope Goes on Vacation — and Why We Should Too

How Benedict will spend his time off and why a little rest and relaxation is good for the soul and evangelization. [Read More]

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