Sunday, January 13, 2013

Weekly News (Second Week of January 2013)

1. Pope Calls the Incarnation God’s Gift to Mankind

VATICAN, Jan. 10, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict reflected on the mystery of the Incarnation during his general audience Jan. 9, calling it the “original gift of Christmas.” [Read More]

2. Same Sex 'Marriage' Debate Continues

ROME, January 11, 2013 (

The coming year will see the contentious issue of same-sex “marriage” continue in the forefront of news. Legislation is set to be introduced to legalize it in England and Wales. [Read More]

3. Proper Marriage Preparation, Not Divorce, A Real Need

MANILA, Jan. 7, 2013 — While pop culture has played up the notion of dream weddings and so-called “matches made in heaven” then later the breakup of marriages, hardly does it focus on one essential factor in tying the knot, which is vital to the happiness of married couples: adequate preparation. [Read More]

4. Sexual Difference Critical to Understanding Marriage, Authors Say

Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2013 / 02:13 am (CNA).- Defending the sexual complementarity between men and women in marriage is an essential first step in building up a healthy “culture of marriage” as a whole, say the authors of a new book. [Read More]

5. 20 Resolutions for Pro-Family Advocates Battling the ‘Gay’ and Transgender Agenda in 2013 [Read More]

6. 1.2 Million Abortions, 1% Consider Adoption, TV Ads Spark Change

In a country with an estimated 1.2 million abortions each year, less than 1% of single women with unplanned pregnancies choose adoption. [Read More]

7. Young Men Giving Up on Marriage: ‘Women Aren’t Women Anymore’

January 10, 2013 ( – Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center. [Read More]

8. Facebook Allows Advertisers to Target Young Women with Abortion Ads

LONDON, UK, Jan. 11, 2013 ( - Facebook is defending itself after allowing an advertiser to target young British women with ads for abortion providers, reports The Telegraph. [Read More]

9. Pope Is a Huge Hit on Twitter

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI’s mass of 2.5 million followers in eight languages during his first month on Twitter has one Vatican priest calling the pontiff’s online presence “a new frontier” of evangelization. [Read More]

10. Les Mis: Movie Review

The musical Les Miserables begins and ends with the sung words “Look down!” That is, look down at the suffering, the poor, those who are told to look down, those who don’t dare lift their eyes to dream. There is a feeling of the socially-conscious Dickens’ work to Les Mis. [Read More]