Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekly News (Third Week of July 2012)

1. Philippine Bishops Release Pastoral Letter on New Evangelization

Highlight 9 Priorities Leading Up to 5th Centenary of Arrival of Catholicism

MANILA, Philippines, JULY 12, 2012, ( Looking towards the celebration of the fifth centenary of the arrival of Christianity to the nation, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released a pastoral letter on Era of the New Evangelization. [Read More]

2. Use Social Media But Value Real Relationships — Tagle

MARIKINA City, July 15, 2012—Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle urged the over 400 participants of the 1st Catholic Social Media Summit to consider the possibility that the desire to accumulate an enormous number of contacts on social networking sites indicates a yearning for authentic relationships that the virtual world cannot provide. [Read More]

3. Christianity Changing Lives of India's 'Untouchables'

Bangalore, India, Jul 12, 2012 / 04:07 am (CNA).- A human rights group in India says Christianity has brought slow but lasting change to the country's Dalits or “untouchables,” especially for the community's women who are often victims of prostitution and human trafficking. [Read More]

4. Statement by Andy Comiskey Expressing Concern About Exodus International and Alan Chambers [Read More]

5. World Population Day: What Is the UN Doing?

Billions of Dollars Directed to Reducing Births, While Countries Face Aging Populations

ROME, JULY 13, 2012 ( Last Wednesday was the United Nation’s World Population Day. Predictably the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) marked it by calling for more funds for family planning. [Read More]

6. Int’l Campaign Counters Gates Foundation’s bid to Depopulate Asia, Africa

MANILA, July 13, 2012—The world’s largest international pro-life organization has launched a campaign to defend the rights of women, in response to yet another massive effort by the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to carry out its depopulation agenda in developing nations. [Read More]

7. Does the Church Hate Persons With Same-Sex Attraction?

Father Paul Check of Courage International puts the question of homosexuality in its proper context.

As the California Proposition 8 marriage case wends its way toward the U.S. Supreme Court, the Church is subjected to increasingly hostile attacks. The, which reports on same-sex “marriage” issues, tells its readers, “The Catholic Church is the world’s single largest anti-gay hate group” and that Pope Benedict’s defense of the traditional family in January was “preposterous anti-gay hate speech.” [Read More]

8. Abortion Is ‘Directly Linked to Porn’: Anti-Porn Crusader

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 13, 2012 ( – A group of men campaigning against what they call the “pandemic” of pornography say that their fight is “directly linked” to the fight against abortion. [Read More]

9. Focusing on Wholeness: God’s Plan for Human Sexuality

July 13, 2012 ( - When it comes to sexuality, we Christians are mostly known for what we’re against, instead of what we’re for. [Read More]

10. Young Doctor Follows the Divine Physician

Meet a 28-year-old physician who is inspired by Mother Teresa. [Read More]

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