Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weekly News (Third Week of March 2013)

1. Pope Gives First Impression of Simplicity, Sense of Humor

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, today commented on the Pope's first public appearance Wednesday evening, when Francis greeted the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square. [Read More]

2. Without Christ Crucified, Church a 'Pitiful' Organization, Pope Says

.- The day after he was elected, Pope Francis emphasized that every believer – including bishops, cardinals and Popes – must proclaim Jesus crucified to be true Christians. [Read More]

 3. Pope Francis Has 'High Hopes' for Filipinos

Manila, March 14, 2013 - The new pope of the Catholic Church is banking on the Filipinos in preserving and extending the ideals of Catholic faith in the world. [Read More]

4. Divorce Not The Answer to Failing Marriages, Lay People Told

MANILA, March 10, 2013 – With House Bill 1799 or the divorce bill looming in the horizon, a Catholic priest on Sunday urged the people to throw the measure on the back burner as it does not really solve the issue of failing marriages among couples. [Read More]

5. New York Times Greets New Pope With Abortion, Gay Marriage, and the 'Dirty War'

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires is now Pope Francis, and Thursday's New York Times front-page "Man In the News" profile by Emily Schmall and Larry Rohter, "A Conservative With a Common Touch," opened respectfully. But after a dash of local color and historical context, the Times quickly mounted its old hobby horse: the Church's positions on liberal issues like abortion and gay marriage [Read More]

6.  Pope Francis: Defend the Unborn From Abortion Even if Persecuted

"Defend the unborn against abortion even if they persecute you, calumniate you, set traps for you, take you to court or kill you. No child should be deprived of the right to be born, the right to be fed, the right to go to school." [Read More]

7. New Pope Francis Called Homosexual 'Marriage' a 'Machination of the Father of Lies'

VATICAN CITY, March 13, 2013 ( – Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, is known to LifeSiteNews readers as a valiant defender of life and family. In terms of homosexual ‘marriage’, Cardinal Bergoglio fought valiantly to have the law in Argentina continue to protect the traditional family. [Read More]

8. What Would the Greeks Have Thought of Gay 'Marriage'?

March 13, 2013 ( - It is ironic that the proponents of homosexuality so often point to ancient Greece as their paradigm because of its high state of culture and its partial acceptance of homosexuality or, more accurately, pederasty. [Read More]

9. A Pope From the Heartland of the Global Church

Washington - With the election of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the first Latin-American Vicar of Christ in the history of the Catholic Church, the College of Cardinals confirmed an inescapable truth: The pilgrim Church has traveled far beyond its base in the Eternal City. [Read More]

10. Champion of 'Feminine Genius' Celebrated on 90th Birthday

Alexandria, Va. — On her 90th birthday, noted philosopher and Catholic theologian Alice von Hildebrand has been lauded for both her teachings and example of “authentic womanhood.” [Read More]

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