Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekly News (Third Week of February 2012)

1. Wide Range of Religious Leaders Testify Against Contraception Mandate

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2012 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Individuals from a variety of religious backgrounds testified at a congressional hearing about the threat to religious freedom posed by a new federal contraception policy. [Read More]

2. Prelate Cites RH Bill's Redundancy, Anti-Women Points

MANILA, Feb. 16, 2012—Why pass a reproductive health (RH) bill when specific agencies are already tasked with addressing issues that the bill is supposedly concerned with? [Read More]

3. Political Leaders Protect Marriage and Children from Homosexual/Transsexual Demands

New York, February 17 (C-FAM) Resistance to the United States’ new foreign policy priority is emerging around the world for the same reasons it has been rejected within the U.S. Political leaders are holding the line against homosexual/transsexual demands when it comes to marriage and teaching children about homosexual/transsexual activity. [Read More]

4. CNA Columnist Begins Series on Living With Same-Sex Attraction

Denver, Colo., Feb 16, 2012 / 09:01 am (CNA).- In a new series of guest columns, CNA contributor Patrick Einheber will discuss his experience as a faithful Catholic with same-sex attraction. [Read More]

5. NJ Voters Left Out of 'Gay Marriage' Decision

The New Jersey Assembly has voted to approve same-gender "marriage," and the state Senate had already given its stamp of approval to the bill -- which Governor Chris Christie has promised to veto. But efforts for a referendum are already under way. [Read More]

6. Studies: Birth Control, Contraception Don’t Cut Abortions

Studies have shown that contraception increases sexual activity — i.e., that more contraception means more sex. [Read More]

7. Renegade Nun Presents ‘A Catholic Case for Same-Sex Marriage’

MOUNT RAINIER, MARYLAND, February 15, 2012, ( – On Valentine’s Day, a priest and a nun penned an op-ed in The Washington Post entitled, “A Catholic Case for Same-Sex Marriage.” [Read More]

8. Documentary About Actress Turned Nun Nominated for Oscar

Hollywood, Calif., Feb 17, 2012 / 04:12 am (CNA).- Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., a former actress turned cloistered nun, will attend her first Academy Awards show since 1959 to show support for “God is the Bigger Elvis,” an Oscar-nominated documentary about her and her abbey. [Read More]

9. The Mayan Calendar 2012: End Timing Is Not Everything

The end of the world is once again high, or so claim interpreters of 8 so-called Mayan calendar. [Read More]

10. The Church as a Powerful Voice for Abuse Victims

A Psychologist Speaks on Prevention That Works

Part 1

A Psychologist Speaks on Screening Potential Seminarians

Part 2

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