Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weekly News (First Week of August 2011)

1. A Prophet's Depression, an Apostle's Grief, a Disciple's Fear

Biblical Reflection for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time A

TORONTO, AUG. 3, 2011 ( Chapter 19 of the First Book of Kings presents us with the aftermath of Elijah's brilliant victory in the contest with Jezebel and the priests of Baal atop Mount Carmel. [Read More]

2. ‘Scandalous Works Lead to More Disordered Acts’

MANILA, August 5, 2011— “Goodness bears good fruit, but evil acts spawn more evil.”

This was the reaction of lawyer Jo Imbong over reports that two supposed vandals allegedly defaced a controversial art exhibit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). [Read More]

3. Canadian Lutherans Struggle Over 'Gay' Marriage

Signs of fracture are appearing in Canada's Lutheran Church, specifically when it comes to homosexuality. The Evangelical Lutheran Church has voted to perform same-gender "marriages" and permit practicing homosexuals to become pastors. [Read More]

4. Keep the Gay Blood Ban – California AIDS Flier Exposes Extreme Risks of Homosexual Sex [Read More]

5. Obama Birth Control Decision Labels Pregnancy a Disease

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), at the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has decided to re-define women’s health care yet again by mandating that by January 1, 2013, insurance providers give women a range of new “preventative services” free, no co-pay or deductible. [Read More]

6. Western Powers Pressure Needy Nations to Accept Abortion, Homosexuality

Western nations are using their financial power, and their clout at the UN, to pressure less nations to accept legal abortion and homosexuality, the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-Fam) reports. [Read More]

7. Gen Xers Don’t Want Divorce, But How Can They Avoid It?

August 5, 2011 ( – Generation X married couples prefer monogamy to divorce, according to a recent Baltimore Sun article. The article’s author Susan Reimer cited a survey by the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project, including its continued confirmation that the number of divorces has been in decline since it peaked in 1980. [Read More]

8. 2011 List of TV Networks Which Most Promote Homosexuality

August 4, 2011 ( - The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has released its new listing of TV networks rated according to “quantity, quality, and diversity” of pro-homosexual propaganda shown during primetime programming. [Read More]

9. Dealing With Debt — and Stewardship

“This coming month and every month to come, more or less, this government will spend $300 billion a month. That’s a lot of money. It’s more than any government has ever spent in the history of man,” Florida’s Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said in a closing speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, before August recess. [Read More]

10. 'CNN Hero' Feeds Children in Drought-Stricken Kenya

ARGYLL, Scotland (CNA/EWTN News) — Over 6,000 children in drought-stricken east Africa will receive a daily meal from this week onward. It is all thanks to a charity founded by a Catholic aid worker who was recently declared a “CNN Hero” and awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth for his work. [Read More]

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