Sunday, May 27, 2012

Weekly News (Fourth Week of May 2012)

1. Pope: Growing Up Without a Dad Affects Concept of God

Says Christ Shows Us Who a Father Is and What a True Father Is Like

VATICAN CITY, MAY 23, 2012 ( Benedict XVI says that people today might have difficulty understanding the fatherhood of God, due to the prevalent problem in our culture of a lack of fathers in children's lives. [Read More]

2. ‘Sex Issues’ Top Youth Problem — Survey

MANILA, May 26, 2012―The most urgent concern of young people today are sex-related issues like pre-marital sex and teen pregnancies, according to a recent survey among Catholic youth ministers in the country. [Read More]

3. What Gets The Vote Is What Lawmakers Will Push – Bishop Cruz

MANILA, May 16, 2012–Retired Archbishop Emeritus Oscar V. Cruz, Judicial Vicar of the National Appellate Matrimonial Tribunal (NAMT), yesterday warned that advocates of same-sex unions will not get the support from Filipino voters in the coming elections. [Read More]

4. Why Gay Is Not the New Black

You can't compare skin color and behavior -- and skin color is innate and immutable; sexual orientation is not. And those are just two reasons. [Read More]

5. Hey Pro-Lifers: Six Things NOT to Do To End Abortion

For nearly forty years, pro-lifers have fought the infamous legality of abortion in our nation. We have seen victories and failures, progress and setbacks. We have seen more strides made in this movement in the last two years than we’ve ever seen in the past. [Read More]

6. Cardinal Schonborn: A Faithful Catholic Minority Can Re-Convert Europe

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2012 / 06:03 am (CNA).- Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna believes the small but growing number of faithful Catholic families in Europe can win the continent back to the Christian faith. [Read More]

7. The Strange Diffidence of Pro-Family Leaders on Homosexuality versus Pro-Life Issues

MADRID, Spain–Attending the Sixth World Congress of Families put on by the Howard Center, I am struck once again by the enormous gulf between the international pro-life groups and leaders that have assembled here — with their tremendous progress, momentum and cultural influence — and the diffident, ambiguous and defensive posture of pro-family groups and leaders opposing organized homosexuality. [Read More]

8. Parents Are Happier Than Non-Parents: Study

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 25, 2012 ( – Researchers at three North American universities have found that people who have children “report relatively higher levels of happiness, positive emotion, and meaning in life” than people who do not. [Read More]

9. No Evidence That Anti-Bullying Legislation Works: New Report

OTTAWA, May 24, 2012 ( - With legislation to combat bullying in schools currently being hotly debated in Ontario, and with many other provinces promising to consider such legislation, an investigation into anti-bullying policies and legislation across North America by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) has found that the effectiveness of these policies remains unproven. [Read More]

10. My Catholic Kid is Gay! Now What??

In a previous article, I detailed my ongoing struggle with same-sex attraction (SSA) as I live out my vocation as a Catholic wife and mother. From that perspective, I’d like to share what I think is an authentically loving response to what strikes fear into the hearts of most faithful Catholic parents: your son or daughter coming out as a gay man or lesbian. [Read More]

11. Who Is The Holy Spirit?

Happy Pentecost Sunday!

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