Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekly News (Second Week of December 2011)

1. Pope: Fear Sin More Than Persecution

THE church should fear the sin of its own members more than hatred against Christians, Pope Benedict XVI said. [Read More]

2. US Might Turn Blind Eye to Religious Freedom

While Christians Suffer More Persecution Than Any Other Faith

ROME, DEC. 8, 2011 ( Christians have become the most persecuted followers of any religion in the world today, according to participants at a recent conference in Moscow. Yet the U.S. government appears to be scaling back its work to safeguard this crucial human right. [Read More]

3. Health Chief Won’t Quit Over ‘Gay Slur’

HEALTH Secretary Enrique Ona defended himself from demands for his resignation over alleged “anti-gay” statement during a meeting on acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) last week. [Read More]

4. Report Challenges Jesuit Universities’ 'Sexual Diversity' Conference

Washington D.C., Dec 7, 2011 / 03:13 am (CNA).- A new report by the Cardinal Newman Society says a conference series hosted by two Jesuit universities appears to question and even undermine Church teaching on sexuality and marriage. [Read More]

5. Gotta Be Married To Get Divorced

The Texas Supreme Court has the task of deciding whether marriage will continue to be defined as a union between one man and one woman. [Read More]

6. Obama Offers Plan For U.S. To Be Global LGBT Sex Cop

The Obama administration has announced it intends to make the United States the global sex cop, with plans to try to intervene in the workings of other nations where homosexuality is not promoted as well as plans to create special provisions for homosexuals and those with other lifestyle choices to gain special admittance to the U.S. [Read More]

7. Study Showing Abortion Hurts Women’s Mental Health Attacked

Washington, DC (CFAM/LifeNews) — It did not take long for a new study finding a link between abortion and mental health to spark unfounded criticism of the paper and attacks against the author. [Read More]

8. ‘Gayest Superbowl Halftime Show Ever’?

The gay and lesbian news outlet Xtra is predicting that the 2012 Superbowl halftime show will go down in history as the “gayest Superbowl halftime show ever.” [Read More]

9. European Parliament Urges Access to Abortion to Stop The Spread of AIDS

December 9, 2011 ( - The European Parliament, the European Union’s representative body, has passed a resolution urging the use of abortion and contraception to stop the spread of AIDS, while making no mention of abstinence education. [Read More]

10. Archbishop Dolan Discusses Church Teaching on the Dignity of Human Life

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (EWTN News/CNA)—New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan gave the inaugural lecture for Notre Dame’s Project on Human Dignity Dec. 6, citing the worth of each human life as a basic principle of Catholic faith. [Read More]