Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly News (Second Week of February)

1. EWTN Sues US Government Over Contraception Mandate

Irondale, Ala., Feb 9, 2012 / 10:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic media network EWTN sued the federal government Feb. 9, challenging the Obama administration's rule requiring many religious ministries to subsidize contraception and sterilization in their health plans. [Read More]

2. Church Group Asks Help For Earthquake Victims

ESCALANTE City, Feb. 9, 2012—The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) in Negros-Panay region has launched an appeal for earthquake victims in Negros Oriental. [Read More]

3. RH Bill Deprives Filipinos of Constitution-Guaranteed Freedom — Lawyer

MANILA, Feb. 9, 2012—After repeated assurances by proponents of the reproductive health (RH) bill that the measure merely aims to advance freedom of choice, it is becoming increasingly obvious to more and more Filipinos that the bill prohibits a remarkable portion of the population from exercising freedom in different forms which are enshrined in the Philippine Constitution. [Read More]

4. California's First 'Gay Marriage' Ending

One Christian leader says the divorce of a California homosexual couple who made headlines for their landmark wedding shows that the "gay" movement's ultimate goal is to impose their agenda on Americans. [Read More]

5. Orthodox Bishops Join Opposition to ‘Unjust’ HHS Contraception Mandate

( – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops – comprising the 65 Orthodox Christian bishops of the United States, Canada, and Mexico – has thrown its weight behind the opposition to the Obama administration’s mandate that all insurance carriers provide sterilization and contraception free of charge, including FDA-approved contraceptives that induce abortions. [Read More]

6. French President Says ‘No’ to Homosexual ‘Marriage’ and Adoption, Euthanasia

February 9, 2012 ( - French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been under pressure from socialist opponents to weaken his stance on human life and family issues, says he is not budging. [Read More]

7. Christopher West’s Comeback

After year away, controversial popularizer of Pope John Paul II’s theology of the body mounts defense [Read More]

8. Tagle: Clergy Sex Abuse In Asia a ‘Growing Concern’

THERE is a “growing concern” in the Church in Asia about the sexual abuse scandals that have plagued Catholic communities in the West in recent years, even if reported cases “are not so numerous yet as in other parts of the world,” said Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila yesterday. [Read More]

9. Secularism's Toll on Catholic Americans

Father Robert Barron on HHS mandate: 'I would hope that American Catholics would argue against the Obama administration move, not only because they are Catholics, but also because they are Americans.' [Read More]

10. Catholic Teaching on Contraception: For Married Couples Only?

Does the Catholic Church’s condemnation of contraception bind only on married couples or is it a universal moral norm? [Read More]

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