Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weekly News (First Week of January 2012)

1. Pope Stresses Importance of Education at Start of New Year

Reflects on Joy in Knowing Everlasting God Entered Our History

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 1, 2012 ( Benedict XVI says it can seem astonishing how "ultimately short and ephemeral life is," but he affirms that what gives meaning to our days is "written on the face of a Child who was born in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, and is today the Living One, risen for ever from the dead." [Read More]

2. Eight Million Devotees to Join Black Nazarene Feast

MANILA, Philippines - Around eight million devotees are expected to join the traditional procession of the Black Nazarene on Jan. 9, an official said yesterday. [Read More]

3. Barefoot Devotees Welcome on LRT-1 Trains

THE Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) is all set for the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Monday, January 9, as it assured passengers and devotees enough trains will be available in its Line 1 route. [Read More]

4. Jews and Evangelicals Stand with Catholic Church Against Contraception Mandate

Washington D.C., Jan 5, 2012 / 06:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Evangelical and Jewish leaders are supporting the Catholic Church's opposition to proposed federal rules requiring contraception and sterilization coverage in most new health care plans. [Read More]

5. Do You Feel Like a Girl ...Or a Boy?

A Texas-based attorney says he's concerned about a push from California's largest teachers union to implement "gender liberation" in schools. [Read More]

6. Homosexuality and the Incredibly Shrinking Jesus [Read More]

7. Philippines Pro-Life Advocates Close 2011 With Victories

As 2011 drew to a close, a huge push was made by supporters of the anti-life Reproductive Health (RH) Bill to have the legislation passed by the end of the year – exactly as Philippine President Benigno Aquino promised would happen. [Read More]

8. Washington State Governor Proposes Legalization of Gay ‘Marriage’

OLYMPIA, January 5, 2012 ( - Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire announced at a press conference yesterday that she plans to introduce a bill in the state legislature to legalize homosexual “marriage.” [Read More]

9. New HIV Cases Remain Steady–Behavior, Not Healthcare the Key

AIDS is too often treated as a civil rights rather than a public health issue. And the meme that condoms are the answer, is clearly wrong. [Read More]

10. Vatican Releases 'Year of Faith' Guidelines

Evangelization by Catholics worldwide will be the focus of the 2012-2013 effort.

VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—The Vatican issued guidelines Jan. 5 for how the Church at all levels should celebrate the Year of Faith, which starts in October 2012. [Read More]

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