Sunday, December 18, 2011

Weekly News (Third Week of December 2011)

1. Pope Speaks of Something Greater Than Answered Prayers

Says God's Most Valuable Gift Is the Gift of His Friendship

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 14, 2011 ( Benedict XVI says God's greatest answer to prayer is the gift of His friendship and presence. [Read More]

2. New Manila Archbishop Expected To Speak On Critical Issues

HARDLY had Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle warmed his seat as 32nd Archbishop of Manila, the faithful already expected him to lead the Catholic Church across “stormy” waters brought about by political bickering and glaring poverty that sends more Filipinos abroad. [Read More]

3. Record Drop In US Marriages Caused By Social Changes

Washington D.C., Dec 16, 2011 / 06:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The fact that the number of Americans getting married is at a record low is due to changes in society’s values, public policy decisions and economic factors, says sociologist Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox. [Read More]

4. Consumers Contributing to Sex-Change Operations?

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest homosexual activist group, is lauding companies that provide medical coverage to change one's gender. [Read More]

5. Red Cross: Women Should Have “Access to Safe Abortions”

New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — A recently issued report from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent has caused concerns that the organization may start advocating for abortion rights. [Read More]

6. Study Reveals How Pregnancy Can Help Fight Heart Disease

From the Gawker science blog io9 comes a particularly cool revelation about pregnancy that might seem apolitical at first glance, but holds powerful implications for one of the abortion movement’s more callous talking points. [Read More]

7. Nigeria’s Bishops Praise Ban on Public Expression of Homosexuality

ABUJA, Nigeria, December 14, 2011 ( - Nigeria’s Catholic bishops are praising the country’s Senate for its “courageous and hope-inducing decision” to pass a bill outlawing same-sex unions and public displays of homosexuality last month. [Read More]

8. Student Sues School Over Punishment For Stating Religious Objection to Gay Lifestyle

HOWELL, Michigan, December 15, 2011 ( - A Catholic student in Michigan is suing a teacher who reportedly punished him for stating his religious belief against the gay lifestyle when that teacher asked him his opinion on the issue. [Read More]

9. Bringing Tim Tebow & Others To The Fullness of Truth That Is The Catholic Church

A very interesting debate broke out recently following my article on the attacks Denver Quarterback Tim Tebow is coming under from militant liberal secularists concerning his public displays of faith. [Read More]

10. Father Barron's Commentaries on Christopher Hitchens

We've assembled a handful of archived videos of Father Barron commenting on his work and illness for your reference. Please pray with us for Christopher Hitchens and his family. [Read More]

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