Sunday, June 10, 2012

Weekly News (Second Week of May 2012)

1. That Bread Is Really Jesus Christ

ROME, JUNE 5, 2012 ( This Thursday, Benedict XVI will preside over Holy Mass in the courtyard of Saint John Lateran, and then lead the procession of the Body of Christ to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major. [Read More]

2. Philippines: Door to Asia

Priest Tells of Church's Strengths, Challenges

ROME, JUNE 8, 2012 ( The Philippines are the door to the Far East for the Catholic Church. The first missionaries arrived in 1521 and today, with close to 100 million inhabitants – 80% of whom are Catholics -- it presents a very different picture to the rest of Asia. [Read More]

3. Bishop Endorses 1st Catholic Social Media Summit

MANILA, June 8, 2012—In spearheading the use of online media to spread the Gospel, the Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged parishes, schools, youth organizations and religious communities to attend the 1st Catholic Social Media Summit being organized by a group of young Catholics promoting digital evangelization. [Read More]

4. Catholic Schools Will Follow Ontario's Gay-Straight Club Requirement

Toronto, Canada, Jun 7, 2012 / 04:10 am (CNA).- Catholic schools in the province of Ontario will abide by a law requiring them to allow “Gay-Straight Alliance” clubs, despite concerns about the loss of religious freedom. [Read More]

5. Culture of Death Gets Rid of the Person, Not the Problem

I have realized what separates the progressive way of solving humanity’s problems and the right way. [Read More]

6. Int’l Conference Equips Traditional Family for Modern-Day Lifestyles

MANILA, May 31, 2012—Amid attempts by some quarters to redefine the traditional family, an international conference that celebrates aims to strengthen relationships within the family has started, with the participation of delegates representing the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). [Read More]

7. Denmark Forces Churches to Perform Same-Sex ‘Marriages’

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, June 7, 2012, ( – The nation of Denmark has voted to force churches in the established Evangelical Lutheran Church to perform same-sex “marriage” ceremonies inside their sanctuaries, although one-third of all the denomination’s priests say they will not participate in such rituals. [Read More]

8. Screwtape’s Formula: Boys, Video Games & Porn

June 7, 2012 ( - A generation of young men is choosing fantasy over reality. At least that’s what Dr. Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University and psychologist Nikita Duncan argue in their new book, The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It. [Read More]

9. SDG Reviews 'Prometheus'

Ridley Scott returns to Alien territory with a sprawling sci-fi horror epic that raises big questions about life, faith and God. [Read More]

10. Powerful Film Examines Faith, Persecution

For centuries, Christians have wrestled with the questions of how their faith should impact culture and how far they should go to promote a righteous and just society. For Greater Glory, a film arriving in theaters June 1, dives head first into such thorny issues. [Read More]

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