JOKE OF THE WEEK

The following found on Bourque News service: Manning, Day and Long are in a plane running out of fuel. The pilots have donned their parachutes and already jumped out. One parachute remains.  To decide who gets the parachute the three Alliance candidates agree to do so by secret ballot.  The results: Manning 1, Day 1, Long 2822
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BISHOP SHERLOCK DEFENDS MARCH AGAIN , BUT APOLOGIZES

LONDON, ON, June 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop John Michael Sherlock, of London, Ontario issued a statement Monday apologizing for his earlier disparaging remarks about pro-lifers, but he continues to defend Catholic participation in the World March for Women. The primary reason the bishop gives for supporting the march is “that poverty and violence, especially the poverty of women and children,  kills and disables more children than abortion does, and it is against poverty of women and violence that we march.” Unfortunately, the bishop is severely misinformed on his facts. Even pro-abortion groups admit to “between 36 and 53 million abortions” […]
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ALLIANCE MEMBER QUITS MARTIN CAMPAIGN OVER ABORTION

VICTORIA, BC, June 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Alliance leadership hopeful Keith Martin, who yesterday made news headlines saying he would leave the party if it went pro-life, was back-pedaling today after losing a key campaign worker over the issue. Herb Wiens, treasurer of Martin’s Canadian Alliance leadership campaign, resigned yesterday and switched his allegiance to Stockwell Day.  Wiens said Martin violated a promise to him that he would not make abortion an issue in his leadership campaign. The Victoria Times Colonist reports Martin saying that the coverage of his abortion comments was “overblown.” He reaffirmed his allegiance to the party. […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Jerry Britt, a 62-year-old blind man, is walking across the United States. Britt, a recent masters graduate of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio joined up with Crossroads, Inc., a team of college kids who have set out on a pilgrimage from San Francisco to Washington, DC, as a witness to the sacredness of human life.  The Supreme Court has ruled that public school districts cannot let students lead stadium   crowds in prayer before high school football games. Chief Justice Rehnquist, who was   on the dissenting side of the 6-3 vote, wrote that the court’s opinion “bristles with hostility […]
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Archbishop Edward Egan who replaced the late Cardinal O’Connor as Archbishop of New York, was installed as Archbishop of the diocese on Monday. During the homily, in the presence of 3,500 guests, including pro-abortion politicians such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, he stated, “May we stand idly by while the being within the mother is killed, even though no one has ever been able to prove it has anything but an inalienable right to live?”
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MOST AMERICANS BELIEVE ABORTION IS MURDER

WASHINGTON, June 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An opinion poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times found that 57% of Americans believe abortion is murder. The poll results demonstrate that confusion is rampant regarding life issues. More than half of those surveyed said abortion should either be illegal in all circumstances or legal only in cases of rape, incest or when a woman’s life is in danger. At the same time, more than two-thirds said that, regardless of their own feelings on the subject, the highly personal decision to obtain an abortion   should be left to a woman and her doctor. […]
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TOP PSYCHIATRIST NOW SAYS HOMOSEXUALS CAN CHANGE

June 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Robert Spitzer, a well-known and highly influential psychiatrist, has changed his mind,  and now says he believes some homosexuals can change their sexual orientation. Spitzer is Chief of Biometrics Research and Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. Spitzer was a key figure in the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) 1973   decision to remove homosexuality from its official list of mental health disorders. Even today, the APA decision continues to affect the social debate over homosexuality. The American Family Association reports that after studying the life histories of and then interviewing 22 ex-homosexuals, […]
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KEITH MARTIN REVEALS ABORTION ISSUE AS POLITICAL PRIORITY

OTTAWA, June 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Demonstrating the shallow ties of social liberals to the   Canadian Alliance, some have threatened to abandon the party if the party allows social   conservatives the freedom to actually act on their beliefs. Prominent yesterday was   Alliance leadership candidate Keith Martin who is heading for a fourth place finish in the race. “There’s no way I’m going to put up with that,” said Martin reacting to comments about the possibility of pro-life advances within the Alliance. “If the party strays [into   that territory], then I’ll have to reconsider my future,” said Martin, […]
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SIERRA LEONE RATIFIES INTERNATIONAL COURT TREATY

UNITED NATIONS, June 20 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday, Sierra Leone announced its ratification   of the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC), becoming the thirteenth   country to do so. The Court, which is to be a permanent judicial body with universal   jurisdiction over crimes committed by individuals, has now received 13 of the 60 ratifications   necessary to bring it into being (Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, San Marino, Italy, Fiji,  Ghana, Norway, Belize, Iceland, Tajikistan, Venezuela, France and Sierra Leone). So far,  97 countries have signed the treaty establishing the Court. The treaty remains open for   […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

LifeSite’s March of Women page has been updated to include a Calgary Herald article in which Msgr. Foy was quoted as saying the disagreement over the march is “the most profound public   rupture of episcopal collegiality in history.” (Page currently unavailable.) Fears of disruption of Catholic events in Rome by homosexual activists involved with the July 1-8   World Gay Pride event were compounded June 10 as a result of about 100 activists disturbing a Church service. A loud and irreverent protest in the piazza del Pantheon disrupted Church services taking place at the time. The noise was so […]
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