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]

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