Archive of June 12, 2010

Pew Forum contrasts secular, religious media coverage of abuse scandal

Jun 12, 2010 - 05:06 pm .- A new study published on Friday by the Pew Forum contrasts the differences in media coverage of the clerical sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church by secular and religious news outlets. Among the significant finds of the report are the fact that the Holy Father “though not accused of abusing anyone himself,” attracted more coverage by secular media “than all the other key figures combined,” according to the study.

Lady Gaga dismissed as 'Madonna wannabe' for 'Catholic bashing' music video

Jun 12, 2010 - 12:43 pm .- Catholic League president Bill Donohue dismissed pop sensation Lady Gaga in her recent controversial music video – which features highly sexualized images coupled with Catholic religious symbols – as a mediocre, “Madonna wannabe.”

Study shows problems for adults conceived by sperm donation

Jun 12, 2010 - 07:56 am .- A recent report by the Commission on Parenthood’s Future indicates that adult offspring of sperm donation struggle with questions of identity as a result of not knowing their biological father. Fr. Thomas Berg, who specializes in bioethics, told CNA that the practice of sperm donation has “grossly underestimated” the human need to connect with one's biological parents.

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