Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekly News (Fourth Week of September 2012)

1. Religious Liberty at Risk

ROME, SEPT. 28, 2012 ( - Two recent reports on religious liberty have amply documented the challenges believers face in practicing their faith. [Read More]

2. Pro-Life Speakers in UP Forum Urge Students to Protect Freedom Threatened by RH Bill

MANILA, Sept. 24, 2012—Forty years after the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, Filipinos are still hounded by attempts to impose legislation despite vehement opposition. Fortunately, the opposition is sustained – and continuously growing, as more and more life-loving, God-respecting citizens learn more about a measure which seeks to earmark P14 billion of taxpayers’ money annually for its implementation. [Read More]

3. Book Busts Myths About Church Teaching on Hot Topics

.- Dr. Christopher Kaczor's new book addresses some of the most widely-held myths about the Catholic Church and its teachings, tackling sensitive topics like homosexuality and the abuse scandal. [Read More]

4. ‘Kvetch and Retreat’: Paul Ryan’s Capitulation on Homosexuals in the Military

Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s recent politically correct reversal on homosexuals in the military (to align with his running-mate) illustrates why conservatives often lose in politics by following a defeatist model of “Kvetch and Retreat,” as laid out by New York Orthodox Rabbi Mayer Schiller. [Read More]

5.  Why Teen Pregnancies Are On The Rise

PASAY CITY, September 19, 2012—Factors like lesser parental supervision, lesser stigma for pregnancies outside of marriage, earlier sexual activity and inadequate life skills, among others make it easier for teens today to get pregnant, according to a professor. [Read More]

6. Study: Urging Better Care for Pregnant Women Upsets Abortion Backers

New York, NY (CFAM/LifeNews) — A new study critiquing a drug’s effectiveness in childbirth sparked a vicious backlash from the abortion lobby this week, deepening concerns over the politicization of international maternal health research. [Read More]

7. Mother Teresa at 100: The Life and Work of a Modern Saint

In recent weeks, as we’ve celebrated her feast day and the 101st celebration of her birth,  we’ve been pondering the life and amazing contributions of a tiny woman who made a huge impact on our world. [Read More]

8. Dad Finds Porn on His 13-Year-Old Son’s Computer, Suggests Better Porn Sites

September 28, 2012 ( – It’s a situation too many parents find themselves in nowadays: they stumble across their child’s web browser history, or walk into his room and catch him in the act - viewing porn. [Read More]

9. Megachuch Pastor Joel Osteen Dodges CNN Questions on Homosexuality

September 27, 2012 ( – Texas Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen squirmed under a barrage of question about his beliefs on homosexuality during a discussion on CNN’s “Talking points with Soledad O’Brien” last Thursday. [Read More]

10. Abstracted From Reality: France Bans ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger — or at least give a glimpse of how strange they will soon become for us — France has decided to ban the words “mother” and “father” in regard to the civil-legal treatment of marriage. [Read More]

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