Sunday, September 4, 2011

Weekly News (First Week of September 2011)

1. Pope: Beauty Can Cause a Conversion

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 31, 2011 ( Benedict XVI is inviting people to visit art museums not only for cultural enrichment but also for the opportunity to strengthen a bond with the Lord, to be invited by beauty to "ascend to God." [Read More]

2. Filipinos Ready to Pray 1 Million Rosaries

MANILA, Philippines, AUG. 31, 2011 ( The Family Rosary Crusade in the Philippines is spearheading a campaign to get 1 million Filipinos to pray 1 million rosaries in 200 days for all nations in the world. [Read More]

3. UN Plan to Defund PH Birth Control Program Lauded

MANILA, Sept. 1, 2011— Some Catholic bishops described as ‘good news’ the reported plan of the United Nations (UN) to halt giving aid to the Philippine government’s population control program. [Read More]

4. Familiar Issue Revisiting Maine

Homosexual activists are trying to repeal Maine's voter-approved law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman, but one marriage traditionalist doesn't think the outcome will please repeal supporters. [Read More]

5. Help AFTAH Shine the Light of Truth into the Darkness

In this David-and-Goliath fight against the Homosexual Lobby – which is 1,000 times better funded and organized than the ragtag band of pro-family warriors fighting the normalization of homosexuality — you might wonder if supporting an organization like Americans For Truth really does any good. You bet it does! Please read below for two examples of how YOUR gifts to AFTAH make a big difference. [Read More]

6. Abortion Increases Risk of Women’s Mental Health Problems 81%

A new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry by leading American researcher Dr. Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University finds women who have an abortion face almost double the risk of mental health problems as women who have their baby. [Read More]

7. How to Defend Your Children Against Pro-Gay Lessons in The Classroom

August 25, 2011 ( - As young people across North America head back to school next week parents need to attend to more than just making sure the back-to-school clothes and utensils are in place. There is an unprecedented attack on morals coming from the school. [Read More]

8. Withdrawing Feeding Tube From Comatose Woman is ‘Euthanasia’: Spanish Bishop

HUELVA, SPAIN, September 2, 2011 ( – The bishop of Huelva, Spain says that withdrawing food and fluids from patients “constitutes an act of euthanasia.” Bishop Jose Vilapana’s comments, issued last week in a statement, were made in response to a decision by family members of 90-year-old Ramona Estevez to remove her feeding tube. [Read More]

9. D.C. Padres Baseball Team Promotes Priestly Vocations

Washington D.C., Sep 2, 2011 / 06:02 am (CNA).- A baseball team of 11 Catholic priests and seminarians from the Archdiocese of Washington will play a team of high school and college varsity players to help promote vocations. The team’s first baseman, Fr. Larry Young, can’t wait for the game. [Read More]

10. Homosexuality, Civil Rights, and Natural Law

Massive and successful efforts have been made to characterize homosexuals as normal rather than deviant. Yet heterosexuals are still befuddled about same-sex attraction. And a long series of attempts have been made during the last century to “diagnose” the causes. [Read More]

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