Monday, July 2, 2012

Weekly News (First Week of July 2012)

1. Defending Religious Freedom

Threats at Home and Abroad

ROME, JUNE 28, 2012 ( As the Church in the United States continues its campaign to defend religious liberty, with its “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign a recently-published book examined the variety of threats. [Read More]

2. Church to Oppose Mega Casino Project

MANILA, June 29, 2012— If the government would allow the proliferation of more casino in the country, it must prepare for the consequences of more addicts, stealing and putting more stress on their families, a ranking Catholic bishop said. [Read More]

3. Use Funds For RH to Address Child Labor Problem – Bishop

MANILA, July 2, 2012— Spend funds intended for contraceptives to solve the burgeoning problem of child labor, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Archbishop Jose Palma told government officials during a recent interview over Radio Veritas. [Read More]

4. President Using Military to Advance LGBT Agenda

A conservative military watchdog thinks the recent government-sanctioned events in honor of the military's homosexuals will spread to bases around the world if Barack Obama is re-elected president. [Read More]

5. Facebook Founder Chris Hughes Donates $100,000 to Pro Homosexual 'Marriage’ Forces in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — Supporters of same-sex marriage exceeded the $100,000 they needed to raise to receive a matching contribution from a co-founder of Facebook. [Read More]

6. Archbishop Fulton Sheen Beatification Could Come 'Very Quickly'

Peoria, Ill., Jun 30, 2012 / 07:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest connected with the cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has said the “historic speed” with which he was declared venerable could be a sign that next steps to the beatification and canonization of the famous U.S. television evangelist and author might proceed at a rapid pace. [Read More]

7. Forced Abortion: The Most Despicable Human Rights Violation

On June 2nd, a despicable human rights violation was committed, and the world took notice. Chinese woman Feng Jianmei was dragged from her home, beaten, and forced to abort her seven month old unborn child, because it was her second pregnancy. [Read More]

8. Leading California Gay Rights Leader Arrested Over Child Porn Possession

June 27, 2012 ( – A prominent leader in the gay-rights movement in California headed to jail on June 22 after police say they caught him in possession of graphic images of toddlers engaged in lewd acts of sodomy and oral sex. [Read More]

9. Pro-Lifers on Obamacare Ruling: ‘Abortion Is the Greatest Social Injustice’

( – Pro-life activists gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court on Thursday expressed disappointment in the court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, which upheld all of the law except the expansion of Medicaid – including the requirement that Americans buy health insurance plans that pay for contraceptives and abortion. [Read More]

10. How Will Gay ‘Marriage’ Hurt Us? Here’s How.

June 28, 2012 ( - Christians are often asked by gay activists why they oppose same-sex “marriage.” “How does our marriage hurt you?” they ask. [Read More]

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