Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly News (Second Week of October 2011)

1. Don't Get Lost in Problems, Says Pope

Encourages Perceiving the Beautiful Things That Come From the Lord

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 12, 2011 ( Benedict XVI says we should more frequently recall how God has protected and guided us, noting that this exercise not only helps in "times of darkness" but also fills us with joy. [Read More]

2. Archbishop Named for Manila

54-Year-Old Headed Philippine Bishops' Doctrine Commission

MANILA, OCT. 13, 2011 ( Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle of Imus, Philippines, has been named the metropolitan archbishop of Manila. [Read More]

3. Minnesota Catholic Leaders Say ‘Gay Marriage’ Group Is Misleading

St. Paul, Minn., Oct 4, 2011 / 12:22 am (CNA).- A self-described Catholic group advocating “marriage equality” in Minnesota is misleading Catholics and others about the nature of marriage and is not recognized by the Church, according to church leaders in the state. [Read More]

4. Artist Uses Unique Way to Reach World For Christ

The animated project "Theo" is the latest use of modern technology to win children to Christ and keep them interested in the gospel story. [Read More]

5. Philippines Congress Adjourns Without Vote on RH Bill

Filipinos breathed a huge sigh of relief yesterday as Congress adjourned for their month-long recess without any legislators attempting to force a vote on the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill despite promises from supporters of the bill in the House of the Representatives that it would be passed that day. [Read More]

6. Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Was a Pro-Life Movement Victory

Just this week, Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan signed into law that state’s version of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. As our affiliate, Right to Life of Michigan, said: “The law is a long awaited, celebrated achievement by dedicated pro-life people in Michigan” [Read More]

7. Supreme Court of Canada Homosexual ‘Hate Speech’ Case Could Be Decisive For Religious Freedom

OTTAWA, October 13, 2011 ( - A case argued before the Supreme Court yesterday, if decided the wrong way, could result in “a virtual open season on anyone communicating a religiously informed position on any matter of public policy,” according to Don Hutchinson, general legal counsel for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, which intervened in the case - Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) v. William Whatcott. [Read More]

8. Chastity and Building the Culture of Life

Chastity builds up the culture of life among all people by promoting healthy relationships in which people turn away from selfishness and turn toward generous self-gift. The lifestyle of kindness and self-gift that comes from practicing chastity inspires people to work together in doing the will of God and transforming their families, friendships, neighborhoods and societies into strong examples of authentic love. [Read More]

9. When We Redefine Marriage, These Five Wedding Traditions No Longer Make Sense

All this week I’ve been thinking about weddings. My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary, and then Hallie Lord is hosting a little online party where bloggers are writing about their honeymoons. [Read More]

10. The Holiness and Work of St. Teresa of Avila, Mystic and Church Reformer

On Oct. 15, Roman Catholics celebrate the Spanish Carmelite reformer and mystic St. Teresa of Avila, whose life of prayer enriched the Church during the 16th century Counter-Reformation. [Read More]

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