Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

The true story of Silvia Aguilar Gonzalez, Mexico’s unknown pro-life ‘saint’

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Fri Aug 23 16:37 EST Comments (7)

Maria Hernandez at the death bed of Silvia Aguilar Gonzalez, who sacrificed everything to welcome and care for a child that was not her own.

GUADALAJARA, August 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Five years have passed since Silvia Aguilar Gonzalez, a housekeeper from a small town in the Mexican state of Jalisco, passed away from brain cancer at the age of 37, abandoned by all of her…

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Tags: abortion, silvia aguilar gonzalez

Priest reportedly dismissed from parish for denouncing bishops’ defense of life

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Thu Jul 18 16:27 EST Comments (9)

Fr. Wojciech Lemanski was reportedly removed for dissent.
Fr. Wojciech Lemanski was reportedly removed for dissent.

July 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Polish priest is contesting his removal from the position of pastor following a blog post in which he reportedly denounced the Polish bishops’ condemnation of the sins of abortion, euthanasia, contraception,…

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Tags: catholicism, dissent, poland

Thousands of French protest mistreatment of young pro-family protester sentenced to months in jail

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Thu Jun 27 14:38 EST Comments (9)

PARIS, June 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – French pro-family activists are organizing mass protests in Paris and other parts of the country against the arrest and imprisonment of a young demonstrator who was allegedly roughted up by police,…

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Tags: france, same-sex 'marriage'

French mayor refuses to ‘marry’ homosexual couple: risks years in jail

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Wed Jun 12 11:54 EST Comments (49)

June 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mayor of a small town in France’s Basque region has announced his refusal to carry out a “marriage” between two men who reside in his jurisdiction, becoming the first mayor to defy the country’s new law that…

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Tags: france, francois hollande, gay marriage, jean-michel colo

Michael Douglas admits his throat cancer likely caused by oral sex

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Tue Jun 04 18:53 EST Comments (25)

Michael Douglas

June 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Famed actor Michael Douglas has caused a stir by admitting publicly what medical researchers have said for years: that most throat cancers, most probably including his own, are caused by the Human Papiloma Virus…

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Tags: hpv, michael douglas, oral sex

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked documents prove abortions at Catholic hospital despite Cardinal’s denial

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Thu May 30 12:00 EST Comments (16)

BARCELONA, May 30, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Barcelona’s Sant Pau Hospital, which is co-administered by the Catholic Archdiocese of Barcelona, killed an unborn child earlier this month in a pre-scheduled abortion based on the “suspicion” of…

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Tags: barcelona, catholic hospitals, sant pau hospital, spain

Fatima shrine turns away pro-life petitioners for second year in a row

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Thu May 23 14:53 EST Comments (25)

Fatima shrine.
Fatima shrine.

FATIMA, Portugal, May 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The rector of Portugal’s Fatima Shrine, Fr. Carlos Cabecinhas, is again refusing permission to members of the National Pro-life Referendum Committee to collect signatures favoring a national vote…

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Tags: catholicism, fatima, portugal

Moscow defies EU, prohibits gay pride march out of 'respect for morality'

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Fri May 17 17:11 EST Comments (81)

Not marching this year.
Not marching this year.

MOSCOW, May 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Moscow city government has rejected an application for a homosexual march permit for the eighth year in a row, citing the need for “respect for morality” and patriotism, according to Russian media…

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Tags: european union, gay pride, moscow, russia

‘Here was a woman who walked with God,’ recalls pastor who helped ex-lesbian and daughter flee USA

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Mon Apr 29 19:14 EST Comments (15)

Pastor Kenneth Miller
Lisa and Isabella Miller

April 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Mennonite pastor Kenneth Miller, who helped ex-lesbian Lisa Miller escape the USA with her daughter Isabella to avoid forced visits of the girl with her former lesbian partner, says that he recalls Lisa as "a…

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Nearly 15,000 French mayors will refuse to perform homosexual 'marriages,' group says

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Thu Apr 11 19:37 EST Comments (21)

"Mayors for Children"

PARIS, April 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - According to the organization Mayors for Children, approximately 14,900 French mayors will refuse to celebrate "marriages" between couples of the same sex. More than 20,000 mayors and assistant mayors…

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Tags: france, same-sex 'marriage'

Despite fierce protests, French Senate approves homosexual 'marriage' and adoption

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Thu Apr 11 09:32 EST Comments (16)

Christine Taubira.
Christine Taubira.

PARIS, April 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Ignoring fierce protests that have attracted up to 1.4 million demonstrators in favor of the traditional family, the French Senate voted on Wednesday to approve legislation permitting homosexual couples…

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Tags: france, homosexual adoption, same-sex 'marriage'

‘Prayer and holy anger!’: French Catholics protest gay ‘marriage’ outside nation’s Senate

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Tue Apr 09 12:07 EST Comments (6)

April 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) -  As the French Senate is moving towards the approval of a bill to create homosexual "marriage" and adoption, pro-family Catholics are organizing daily protests on the streets outside, vowing to stay the course…

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Pope’s Stations of the Cross ceremony includes prayer for promoters of abortion/euthanasia

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Wed Apr 03 17:49 EST Comments (4)

Pope Francis prays the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum on Good Friday

April 3, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Stations of the Cross led by Pope Francis on Good Friday of last week included prayers for those who engage in abortion and euthanasia, as well as an apparent prayer for those involved in assisted…

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Tags: abortion, euthanasia, pope francis

Pope Francis: ‘When we do not profess Jesus Christ, we profess the worldliness of the devil’

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Fri Mar 15 08:23 EST Comments (9)

ROME, March 15, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the first sermon of his pontificate, Pope Francis warned his listeners that the Catholic Church cannot be merely "a charitable NGO" that ignores the gospel message of Jesus Christ.

"We can walk as…

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Pro-aborts worried as number of gynecologists willing to do abortions drops to 30 percent in Italy

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by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Mon Mar 11 16:44 EST Comments (6)

March 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The number of Italian obstetrician-gynecologists opting out of abortion has risen precipitously in recent years.

As a result, some are calling for restrictions on the right of conscientious objection by…

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Tags: abortion, benedict xvi, italy

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