Sunday, August 14, 2011

Weekly News (Second Week of August 2011)

1. The Foreign Woman Who Stopped Jesus in His Tracks

TORONTO, AUG. 9, 2011 ( Today's watershed Gospel story of Jesus' meeting with the Syro-Phoenician woman (Matthew 15:21-28) presents us with a break in Jesus' usual procedure of ministering only to Israelites and anticipates his great mission to the Gentiles. [Read More]

2. CFC-FFL Top Leader Warns of New Threats to Family, Life

SAN PABLO City, August 8, 2011―The head of a large family renewal group in the country has warned of new threats to the solidarity of family in the face of spreading secularism in society and increasing moral relativism. [Read More]

3. Lay Groups Sue Artist, CCP Officials

MANILA, August 11, 2011—Officials of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and an artist are facing imprisonment if they will be found guilty of violating Art. 201 of the Revised Penal Code. [Read More]

4. Bishop Jean Laffitte Warns Against Overemphasizing Sexual Aspects of Theology of Human Love

Denver, Colo., Aug 11, 2011 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Jean Laffitte is warning against focusing too intently on the sexual aspect of Blessed John Paul II's Theology of the Body, which he says runs the risk of eliminating the depth and “mystery” involved in human and divine love. [Read More]

5. Bradley Dean Sues Rachel Maddow and MSNBC for $50 Million for Falsely Claiming he Wants to Kill Homosexuals [Read More]

6. Viewing The News Through Eyes of Faith

Two veteran journalists have authored a book that encourages Christians to understand the news of the day from a different perspective. [Read More]

7. Catholic Church: Unborn Children Have a Soul at Conception

Today we turn to the document’s treatment of the Church’s varied voices on when the body is infused with a soul. [Read More]

8. New York to Implement Mandatory Sex Ed in All Public Middle Schools, Bishops Encourage Opt-Out

NEW YORK, August 11, 2011 ( - The mayor of New York City plans to force all public middle and high school students to participate an explicit sex education regimen, a mandate the Archdiocese of New York is calling on Catholic parents to fight. [Read More]

9. Canadian Parents Battle Pro-Homosexual Public Schools

BURNABY, British Columbia — A Catholic civil-rights group in Canada has published a parental-rights declaration as a way to assist parents in their struggles with school bureaucracies intent on normalizing homosexuality. [Read More]

10. Pope Looks Forward to World Youth Day

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA) — Pope Benedict XVI is eager to meet the vast crowds of young people who are gathering in Madrid and is looking forward to the “wonderfully spiritual” moments that will occur during the four-day international event. [Read More]

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