Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekly News (Third Week of May 2012)

1. Pope Outlines Power of the Holy Spirit In Prayer

Vatican City, May 16, 2012 / 03:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI says Christians should avail themselves to the Holy Spirit in prayer – particularly when they cannot find the words or inspiration to pray. [Read More]

2. How the Gay-Marriage Mob Slimed Manny Pacquiao

Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is guilty -- of being true to his Catholic faith. The gay-marriage mob is guilty -- of the very ugly bigotry it claims to abhor. And left-wing media outlets are guilty -- of stoking false narratives that shamelessly demonize religion in the name of compassion. [Read More]

3. Superficial Idea of Beauty May Be Seen in Natural Born Men’s Desire to Be Beauty Titlists

MANILA, May 14, 2012—While same-sex “marriage” supporters in the United States attempt to put homosexual unions and holy matrimony on equal footing, the issue on Philippine shores recently has been the idea of admitting men – albeit physically altered – into beauty pageants for women in the name of equality. The issue, however, may indicate a lack of respect for women and a superficial understanding of beauty. [Read More]

4. Law Professor Says Flawed View of Sex Threatens Religious Freedom

Washington D.C., May 18, 2012 / 04:09 am (CNA).- A law professor at George Mason University believes that current threats to religious freedom are intrinsically connected to the modern understanding that “sexual freedom is about shaping yourself.” [Read More]

5. Study Proves Banning Abortion Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Health

A new study which demonstrates that abortion restrictions in Chile have improved maternal mortality outcomes has received a lot of attention from pro-life blogs and websites. [Read More]

6. Despite Threat of Fine From Eurocrats, Moscow Government Again Prohibits ‘Gay Pride’ Parade

May 18, 2012 ( - The Moscow city government has declined to issue a permit for a “gay pride” parade for the seventh year in a row, defying a European Court of Human Rights ruling against the city in 2010 that resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in fines. [Read More]

7. Lady Gaga Warned to Tone Down Philippine Show

MANILA: Lady Gaga was warned Friday to refrain from nudity, lewd conduct and blasphemy when her Asian tour reaches the Philippines next week, after her controversial act was banned by neighboring Indonesia. [Read More]

8. Finding Balance in Personal and Professional Life

Saturday Book Pick: Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction, by Matthew Kelly [Read More]

9. Would Jesus Approve of Same-Sex 'Marriage'?

It was one thing for President Obama to call for the legalization of same-sex marriage. But it was quite another to say that it's Jesus who causes him to embrace this position. [Read More]

10. Contraceptives and the Environment

What the Pill Is Doing to Our Water Supply

When a new synthetic substance is created, or a naturally occurring substance is generated at greatly increased levels, the effects can be far longer-lasting and wider-reaching than its manufacturers predict or intend. [Read More]

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