Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weekly News (Third Week of April 2012)

1. Bishop Cites ‘Compartmentalized’ Faith

MANILA, April 19, 2012—While the Philippines is reputed to be the world’s most godly country, a Catholic bishop said this faith is not consistent among many Filipinos. [Read More]

2. Women's Religious Conference 'Stunned' by Vatican Reform Announcement

Washington D.C., Apr 20, 2012 / 05:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) says that it “was stunned” by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's recent assessment of the group. [Read More]

3. Wanted: 'Spiritual Producers' For 'Most Important Film' Ever

Executive producer David Wood describes The Resurrection as a sequel to Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. [Read More]

4. RH Bill Denies Freedom of Religion, Choice – Lawyer

MANILA, April 19, 2012—As pro-lifers in the United States gear up for another nationwide rally for religious freedom in June to protest the birth control mandate, numerous Filipinos still need to open their eyes to the fact that one of the Philippine government’s proposed measures violates the freedom of religion. [Read More]

5. Melinda Gates Promotes Abortion at Mtg, Attacks Catholics

New York (LifeNews/CFAM) — Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a Catholic, is telling governments to dismiss the controversial link between contraception and population control and explicitly rejects Catholic social teaching along the way. Her rhetoric is part of her multi-billion dollar foundation’s new “NoControversy” campaign to reinforce universal access to birth control as a priority in the developing world. [Read More]

6. New York Times Op-ed: Cohabitation Can Lead to Divorce

April 19, 2012 ( - The belief that living together before marriage helps to avoid divorce is “contradicted by experience,” says a New York Times Op-Ed by clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay, published this past Saturday. [Read More]

7. UK Clients Not Allowed to Ask for Help Leaving Homosexuality: Professional Therapist Guidelines 

LONDON, April 19, 2012 ( – While most medical ethics throughout the western world has adopted the primacy of patient autonomy as its guiding principle, the psychiatric and psychological professions in the UK are becoming increasingly authoritarian in matters of sexuality, according to one would-be therapist. [Read More]

8. Pray, Date, Marry

“Become the woman of your dreams, and you’ll attract the man of your dreams,” Sarah Swafford advises young women. [Read More]

9. Two Things Conservative Catholics Should Stop Doing  [Read More]

10. Greedy Governments and Gambling Reports Spell Out Social Costs

ROME, APRIL 20, 2012 ( With economic growth still anaemic and tax revenue down, governments are hoping that they can find additional funds by allowing more gambling. [Read More]

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