Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekly News (Second Week of August 2012)

1. Pope Benedict Challenges Believers to Put God Before Worldly Cares

(CNA/EWTN News).- God’s promise of a new and eternal life deserves priority over earthly desires for things that can never satisfy the heart, Pope Benedict XVI taught in his Aug. 5 Sunday Angelus address at Castel Gandolfo. [Read More]

2. ‘Youth, Most Threatened By Rise in HIV-AIDS Cases’

MANILA, August 9, 2012―With 27% of HIV-AIDS cases involving young people, alarm bells are sounding off that young Filipinos are the most-at-risk segment of the population at present. [Read More]

3. Church Leader Urges Congress: Prioritize Flood Victims’ Needs Over RH Bill Discussions

MANILA, August 8, 2012—After Congress “prematurely” terminated the debates over the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill, both pro- and anti-RH bill legislators are being called to give their full attention to the needs of their displaced constituents rather than prioritize the amendment of the bill. [Read More]

4. Homosexual Lobby Group Human Rights Campaign Strongly Opposes Rep. Paul Ryan

The nation’s most powerful “gay” lobby group, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), put out the graphic below about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), after he was picked Sunday as VP running mate by Mitt Romney. [Read More]

5. Polling Data: Young Adults More Pro-Life Than Other Age Groups [Read More]

6. Lee Kuan Yew: “Enormous” Problems if Singaporeans Don’t Procreate

Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has expressed concerns over Singapore’s low fertility rate. He was speaking at the Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru National Day celebration dinner on Saturday. [Read More]

7. Priest Says iPads, Tablets No Substitute For Missalettes

Rome, Italy, Aug 10, 2012 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- In a recent blog post, Father Antonio Spadaro, known as the Vatican’s “cyber theologian,” said that devices such as iPads, smart phones and tablets should not be used instead of missalettes at Mass. [Read More]

8. Oxford Study: Loving Fathers’ Involvement Vital to Good Behavioral Development of Infant

A study carried from Oxford University has found that fathers who have a close, loving relationship with their infant children have a profound impact on the behavioral development of their kids as they grow older. [Read More]

9. Cure for Culture Shock

The deadly shooting rampage during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises that left 12 dead and dozens wounded revived our fitful national debate about the impact films that feature human brutality have on the consciences of their audiences. [Read More]

10. Marketing Natural Family Planning

WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 8, 2012 ( The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops designated the last full week of July as national Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, with a focus on introducing people to the concept of NFP in general, debunking the common misconceptions that have been attached to it, and attempting to convince couples to use NFP in place of artificial means of contraception. [Read More]

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