Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weekly News (First Week of March 2012)

1. Papal Preacher’s Homily Themes for Lent 2012 Revealed

Vatican City, Mar 1, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- The Preacher to the Papal Household has revealed the topics for the four homilies he will preach to Pope Benedict XVI during Lent. [Read More]

2. Manila Archdiocese to Relaunch Website

MANILA, March 2, 2012— The Archdiocese of Manila will relaunch its website in a ceremony to be led by Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle on Saturday, March 3. [Read More]

3. The Kids Are Not Always Alright

The real-life stories of young adults who were conceived through anonymous sperm donation offer painful sentiments that our amoral society needs to heed. [Read More]

4. ‘Homosexual Arrogance’ in New Mexico

A hair stylist in New Mexico is refusing to do Governor Susana Martinez’s hair again. Activist Peter LaBarbera calls the incident “a lesson in homosexual activism” for conservatives. The reason Antonio Darden is snubbing the governor is that she does not support homosexual “marriage” — and Darden is refusing to do her do until she changes her stance. [Read More]

5. Cardinal Speaks Out Against UN Call For Homosexual Equality In Africa

( - Cardinal Robert Sarah strongly voiced opposition to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s call for an end to social and legal discrimination of homosexuals in Africa, commenting on how homosexuality goes against the Catholic faith and African culture. [Read More]

6. Catholic Church Not Unsympathetic to Infertile Couples

The Catholic Church is often portrayed as unsympathetic to infertile couples. Because the Church finds IVF wrong, others mistakenly believe that the Church has no compassion for the pain and heartbreak of infertility. That is simply untrue. [Read More]

7. Christian Model Crusades to Protect Young Girls Against Hyper-Sexed Cosmo Magazine

WOODLAND HILLS, California, March 2, 2012 ( – Nicole Weider was at the top of her game in the modeling world, landing jobs with Victoria’s Secret and appearing on the covers of magazines like Maxim and Esquire, when a deep depression left her disconcerted about the way the fashion industry used her body for profit. [Read More]

8. Maryland Governor Signs Same-Sex 'Marriage’ Bill as Referendum Clears First Hurdle

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 1, 2012 ( - The governor of Maryland has signed a new law extending the definition of marriage to include homosexual couples one day after opponents were given the green light to collect signatures for an initiative to put the marriage question to state voters. [Read More]

9. Being Catholic at Work

“For the Christian living in the middle of the world, he or she must choose to act responsibly in daily work. Work should be ordered to the glory of God, to the service of society, to the fulfillment of family obligations. It also provides a vital area for personal apostolate.” (Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God Volume 5, p.292-293) [Read More]

10. Multiple Births: When 'Supply' Exceeds 'Demand'

What's to Come of Treating Children as Commodities?

WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 29, 2012 ( In 1934, a French Canadian mother gave birth to five daughters who would become internationally famous as the first recorded set of quintuplets to survive infancy. During their childhood, the Dionne sisters became a popular tourist attraction and went on to appear in several Hollywood movies. [Read More]

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