Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekly News (Third Week of November 2011)

1. Vatican Takes Legal Action Against Clothing Company Over Pope Ad

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2011 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican will take legal action against Italian clothing company Benetton to prevent the circulation of an ad featuring Pope Benedict XVI kissing a Muslim imam. [Read More]

2. Filipino Bishops Join Asian Social Media Networking Meet

FILIPINO Catholic bishops are taking part in a meeting in Taiwan this week on how to harness social communication for their pastoral ministry. [Read More]

3. Transgender = Protected Class

Though Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) is expected to sign into law a bill that grants special rights to transgendered people, one pro-family group is pleased that public restrooms won't be required to accommodate their gender confusion. [Read More]

4. How Many Boy Victims of Penn State Homosexual Predator Jerry Sandusky Will End Up Thinking They are ‘Gay’? [Read More]

5. Scientist: Human Life Begins at Conception, Fertilization

When one considers the ethics of manipulation, the question of whether we ought to, or whether we may manipulate an organism or entity depends on the answer to the first and most fundamental question: What is it? [Read More]

6. The Pornographic Pandemic - We Are Awash in Porn

November 18, 2011 ( - In a conversation with a priest in my diocese, I shared my spiritual director’s report that every other confession he hears from men involves the sin of pornography. The pastor’s response was shocking: “Oh, it’s much worse than that!” Since then, this sad reality has been confirmed by many others: The sin of pornography is overwhelming Catholic men. [Read More]

7. Parents Beware: ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ Features Disturbing Treatment of Abortion

November 16, 2011 ( - Parents with children who are thinking of watching the latest Twilight film, Breaking Dawn – Part I, should be aware that it features disturbing discussions about abortion that carry ambiguous, if not openly anti-life messages, according to a professor at a Canadian college. [Read More]

8. Judge: Prop. 8 Supporters Can Defend Law in Court

Ruling reached Nov. 17: 'Neither the governor, the attorney general, nor any other executive or legislative official has the authority to veto or invalidate an initiative measure that has been approved by the voters.' [Read More]

9. The State of Catholic Youth Today

The young Church is hungry for the truth. After World Youth Day, they head to National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. [Read More]

10. A Second Chance for Marriage

Tips on How to Reduce Divorce

ROME, NOV. 18, 2011 ( The destructive consequences of marriage breakdowns are well-known. A recent report published by the Institute for American Values provided some suggestions on how to reduce this heavy toll. [Read More]

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