Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekly News (Holy Week 2012)

1. Preparing for the Paschal Mystery With Youth

The Church Celebrates Palm Sunday, World Youth Day

ROME, MARCH 30, 2012 ( "Always be joyful in the Lord!" – Philippians 4:4

These words from St. Paul have been chosen for this year's World Youth Day, which will be celebrated in Rome this weekend on Palm Sunday. [Read More]

2. PH to Enter ‘Demographic Sweet Spot’ in 3 Years—BSP Chief

MANILA, March 30, 2012—The Philippines is set to reap immense benefits from a booming population dominated by young people, a development which the head of the central bank said would propel “accelerated economic growth.” [Read More]

3. UN May Recognize Sex Rights for Ten-Year Old Children

NEW YORK, March 30 (C-FAM) The UN Commission on Population and Development is considering “sexual and reproductive health and rights” for children as young as ten. [Read More]

4. Is Obama On Verge of 'Gay Marriage' Endorsement?

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Interviews with gay rights advocates and people close to President Obama's campaign suggest it is no longer a matter of if, but when he publicly voices his support. [Read More]

5. When Truth Becomes a ‘Crime Against Humanity’

I am a Bible-believing Christian Pastor and as such I oppose homosexuality and the now global movement to legitimize it in society. [Read More]

6. New Study Shows Abstinence Education Effective

Research published this week revealed more evidence that a Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) abstinence program is effective in delaying sexual onset. [Read More]

7. Europe Faces Easter Egg Quandary

BRUSSELS (AP) — 'Tis the season to paint Easter eggs in Europe. Now children, listen: Handle with care, they break easily — and this year there are not too many about so they are very expensive. [Read More]

8. Moral Degradation at the Heart of Economic Crisis: Joint Vatican-Jewish Statement

ROME, March 30, 2012 ( – The global economic crisis has been caused by moral failings in a society that has abandoned traditional universal moral precepts, according to a joint Jewish/Catholic statement issued today from the Vatican. [Read More]

9. Why Opposing The Gay Lobby Is Not Anti-Gay

March 29, 2012 ( - Earlier this month the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s (GLAAD) “Commentator Accountability Project” included me on their list of people who deserve special scrutiny before they can be engaged as commentators on the marriage debate. But it is organizations like GLAAD that need to be held accountable for the impact of their rhetoric on the public debate. [Read More]

10. Make the Most of the Final Days of Lent

“Lent is a time for self-denial and prayer; a time to reconnect with Scripture; a time to purify ourselves and reconcile with God through the sacrament of penance,” wrote Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia in a recent column. [Read More]

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