Sunday, August 21, 2011

Weekly News (Third Week of August 2011)

1. Pontiff Asks Youth to Seek Out the Less Fortunate

MADRID, Spain, AUG. 19, 2011 ( Faced with human suffering, God expects youth to give the best of themselves, Benedict XVI told World Youth Day participants at the end of the Way of the Cross this evening. [Read More]

2. P-noy's Sudden Prioritization of RH Bill Baffles CBCP Official

MANILA, August 20, 2011— President Benigno S. Aquino III’s directive to include the bill among 13 priority measures has elicited more questions than assertions from an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). [Read More]

3. Youth Describe 'Stronger' Faith and Excitement Following Pope's Address

Madrid, Spain, Aug 19, 2011 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The immense crowd of young people in Plaza de Cibeles was filled with excitement after Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the youth in Madrid, Spain on Aug. 18. [Read More]

4. New Study Mixes Good, Bad News About HIV

The Centers for Disease Control has recently released updated statistics on HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. [Read More]

5. Birth Control, Contraception Don’t Stop Abortion, Help Women

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve been asked what my stance is on contraception. It’s not breaking news that many oral contraceptives and some invasive barrier methods (IUD) have been proven to cause abortion, including the highly controversial ella and Plan B drugs, and I stand firmly against the use of anything that destroys a life created at conception. But what about contraception that prevents conception from taking place? [Read More]

6. Florida High School Removes Teacher for Criticizing Gay ‘Marriage’ on Facebook

MOUNT DORA, FL, August 18, 2011 ( - Mount Dora High School has removed a veteran social-studies teacher Gerald (Jerry) Buell from his classroom for Facebook comments critical of homosexual ‘marriage’. [Read More]

7. World Youth Day Priests Granted Power to Lift Abortion Excommunications

MADRID, Spain, August 16, 2011 ( – The Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, has granted all of the 2,000 priests attending World Youth Day this week the special power to the lift the excommunication and to grant absolution in confession to those who have committed the sin of abortion. [Read More]

8. Over-sexualizing Theology of the Body

DENVER — The secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family said an overemphasis of the sexual aspect of the theology of the body runs the risk of eliminating the depth and “mystery” involved in human and divine love. [Read More]

9. Academic Conference Seeks to Normalize Pedophilia

BALTIMORE, MD, August 16, 2011 ( – Researchers from several prominent U.S. universities will participate tomorrow in a Baltimore conference reportedly aiming to normalize pedophilia. According to the sponsoring organization’s website, the event will examine ways in which “minor-attracted persons” can be involved in a revision of the American Psychological Association (APA) classification of pedophilia. [Read More]

10. Please Stop Sexualizing Our Children

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