Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekly News (Third Week of February 2013)

1. Pope's Resignation Directs Faithful to God

Pope Benedict XVI's greatest act – his resignation – shows the love which the pontiff has for the Church, and his detachment from personal power, says Fr. Robert Gahl, associate professor of Ethics at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. [Read More]

2. Cardinal: Lent Is Time to Help Others

MANILA, Feb. 14, 2013— In his Lenten message, the head of Manila’s Roman Catholic Church called on the faithful to help other people, especially the needy. [Read More]

3. Archbishops Decry Military Gay Benefits Plan

.- Two U.S. archbishops involved in defense of marriage efforts and the military spoke out against a new Pentagon policy giving gay couples many of the benefits of military spouses. [Read More]

4. Demanding Recognition of Same-Sex 'Marriage' Pushes Intolerance, Not Freedom

MANILA, Feb. 7, 2013—With steps being taken in some developed nations toward legitimizing unions or even “marriages” between persons of the same sex, some Filipinos may fall into equating such steps with the pursuit of progress and development. [Read More]

5. Father of Chinese Infant Crushed by Family Planning Vehicle Speaks Out

This report was originally published in Xian Dai Jin Bao (Zhejiang Province Branch of Xinhua News Agency) 现代金报.  What follows is a translation. [Read More]

6.  Iceland Considering Banning Porn Because of Negative Impact on Women, Children

REYKJAVIK, February 15, 2013, ( – The tiny state of Iceland, known for going its own way among European nations, is looking at possible ways to ban internet pornography. [Read More]

7. How to Create a Strategy for Lent's Meatless Fridays

It's Lent and for many this is a time to create an intentional game plan for meatless Fridays. [Read More]
8. Benedict Will Still Be There for Us

Like most Catholics, I woke on the morning of Feb. 11, 2013, to a different sort of alarm. [Read More]

9. Benedict's Renunciation and The Wolves Within The Church

Monday's was an earthquake announcement that had to have greater significance than the Pope merely being tired and worn out. So, really, why did Pope Benedict suddenly announce that he would abdicate the ministry of Successor of St. Peter in only 17 days? [Read More]

10. (Video) Interview with Fr. Lou Cameli - Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality

Fr. Lou Cameli renowned theologian in the Archdiocese of Chicago, has made it his personal mission to clarify this message and get it out. He's written a new book titled Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality: New Paths to Understanding (Ave Maria Press, paperback, 192 pages) which examines the Church's magisterial teachings and offers pastoral and psychological responses to it. [Read More]

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pro-Life Month 2013 Activities


Feb. 3: Pro-Life Sunday

Opening of Pro-Life Month
       Venue: Mass at Minor Basilica of  the Black Nazarene, Quiapo, Manila
                    Mass Celebrant: Msgr. Clemente Ignacio
                    Time: 3:00 pm

Feb. 14, Thursday:

VALENTINES DAY Distribution of Candies w/ Pro-Life Messages Project

Feb. 17, Sunday: Pro-Life Convention

      Theme: “A Pro-Life Nation: The Future in our Hands”
      Keynote Speaker: Mr. Eric Manalang, President, Pro-Life Philippines
      Venue: Pope Pius XII, UN Ave. Taft, Manila
      Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
      Registration Fee: P500.00

Feb. 21, Thursday: Mass for Healing
      Venue: Santo Domingo Church,  Quezon Ave., Quezon City
      Mass Celebrant: Fr. George Moreno,OP
      Healing Services: Fr. Allan Lopez, OP
      Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Feb. 24, Sunday:
       Closing of Pro-Life Month
       Venue: Mass at Redemptorist Church, Baclaran,Pque.
       Time: 10:30 am

Please organize activities to promote our pro-life mission…defend and care for all human life, such as prayer rallies, forums, contests and signature campaigns. For more info and inquiry, call Pro-Life Philippines office at 7337027, telefax 7349425 or text us at 09192337783 or email us at  or view our website for updates. 


Feb. 9- 10: Davao

Feb. 13- Siena College, Taytay Rizal (3-5pm)
                   Filipinos for Life (7:00 pm)

Feb. 14- University of Santo Tomas

Feb. 15: CFC- YFL (7pm- 9pm)

Feb. 11- 12: Cebu

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Courage/Encourage Conference 2013

A Spiritual Conference for Members and Friends of Courage and EnCourage

Thursday, July 25th - Sunday, July 28th
University of St. Mary of the Lake -- Mundelein, Illinois -- Archdiocese of Chicago

As a Courage Chaplain/Contact your presence at the annual conference is very important and appreciated.  We hope you will mark your calendar to join us at St. Mary of the Lake for four days of inspiring speakers, fellowship, prayer, and worship.  As we get closer to the conference, more information will be added to the web site.  We will let you know when this information is available.

In the meantime, you have access to our dynamic speakers and their presentations from the last two conferences via online video. Go to this page:


Courage International, Inc.
8 Leonard Street
Norwalk, CT 06850