A JOKE FROM THE FEDERALIST DIGEST

Favorite Feminese Translations Abortion: A woman’s right to choose.  Equal rights: Special privileges.  Equal pay: Whatever compensation and benefits I want or I’ll sue. Father: Sperm donor and money (“child support”) source.  Marriage: Social custom for oppression of women.  Pregnancy: Hostile invasion of a woman’s body.  Sexual harassment: Being complimented or asked out on a date.  Tolerance: You have to listen to my point of view while yours is denied a voice.  Compromise: Total capitulation to the feminist agenda.  Freedom: Absence of need because those needs are met by government assistance.  Sexist: Anyone who disagrees with a feminist (see also: […]
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MARCH OF WOMEN DEMANDS PUBLIC FUNDING OF LESBIAN LOBBY

OTTAWA, July 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian contingent of the World March of Women has asked supporters of the World March to begin lobbying political leaders for, among other things, public funding for a lesbian lobby group. Interestingly, when the revamped demand list was mentioned recently by the National President of the Catholic Women’s League Sheila Pellerin, this particular initiative was absent. The latest list of demands called, “It’s Time For Change! Women in Canada Call on the Federal Government” includes a list of “immediate demands – a feminist dozen.” The March organizers urge all supporters “to encourage women everywhere […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Catholic News Service reports that Ireland’s Catholic bishops have proposed a constitutional amendment to protect the unborn. The bishops told a government committee that “The need for such a clear statement of principle or value is rendered even more urgent by the fact that the Supreme Court interpreted the existing constitutional wording in a manner that does not offer full and meaningful protection to the right to life of the unborn child.” The Ottawa Citizen reported yesterday that a coalition of more than 1,000 organizations is marking the second anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International […]
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FEMINISTS DEFINE RIGHT TO LIFE FOR UNBORN AS “VIOLENCE”

OTTAWA, July 18 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A dangerous and deliberate change of definition of the term “violence” is being orchestrated by radical feminists attempting to criminalize attempts to protect the right to life of the unborn. Feminists from the UN, the World March of Women and the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL) have taken to defining legal protection for the children in the womb as “state-sanctioned violence against women.” The most recent occurrence of the propaganda was in a CARAL press release deploring the election of Stockwell Day as leader of the Canadian Alliance Party. “The Canadian Alliance has just […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

A federal judge permanently barred the state of Florida from enforcing its second attempt to prohibit partial birth abortion.  Catholic pastors in Washington DC urged parishioners Sunday to lobby Mayor Anthony A. Williams against a D.C. Council bill requiring health insurance coverage for contraceptives, beginning the second week of a controversy that has grown to include charges of anti-Catholic “bigotry” and concerns about home rule in the District.  Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life said in his weekly column this week, “Christians have a duty to be politically active, to register and vote, to lobby and educate candidates […]
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NINE CHILDREN TAKEN FROM OTTAWA-AREA FAMILY

OTTAWA, July 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On March 31, the provisions of the Ontario Progressive Conservative government’s Bill 6 took effect, strengthening the power of the province’s infamous Children’s Aid Society (CAS) against parents and families. Since then, controversies over CAS behaviour have broken into the public and been covered in the media. Last week CAS took nine children away from a Christian family in Ottawa, for reasons that are still unclear due to conflicting messages given by the workers who confiscated the children. For the rest of the story see today’s Special Report.
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ARCHBISHOP EMPHASIZES CHURCH STAND ON ASSISTED NUTRITION AND HYDRATION

ST LOUIS, July 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Justin Rigali of St. Louis recently released a statement on principles for health care decisions concerning assisted nutrition and hydration and related issues. Drawing on the Oct. 2, 1998 Ad Limina Address to the Bishops of California, Nevada and Hawaii of Pope John Paul II, the bishop noted that there “should be a presumption in favor of providing nutrition and hydration to all patients.” In the statement released June 30, the bishop writes, “As Catholics, we believe a person has a moral obligation to use ordinary or proportionate means of preserving his or […]
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FORMER CANADIAN PM BASHES CHURCH STAND ON ABORTION

HAMILTON, July 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Interviewed on radio in Hamilton last week, former Canadian Prime Minister and current leader of the Progressive Conservative Party Joe Clark was asked by a caller about his faith and stand on abortion and homosexuality. Clark responded by saying that he is Roman Catholic, then proceeded to list the churches he regularly attends while in Ottawa or at home in Calgary. On homosexuality he said parliament is not re-defining marriage, but merely extending benefits to same-sex couples. With regard to abortion he said he was pro-choice. When asked how he reconciles his Catholicism with support […]
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UN COMMITTEE ASKS ABOUT ABORTION AND HOMOSEXUALITY IN IRELAND

UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Human Rights Committee took up its consideration of a second periodic report of Ireland Friday, with government officials answering to UN demands for abortion and homosexuality. Michael McDowell, Attorney-General of Ireland, presented the report for his country. During the session, one UN “expert” asked if abortion could be permitted. The delegation replied that Irish laws still did not permit abortion in cases of rape and prohibited abortion for purposes of family planning. Answering another question from the UN committee the Irish delegation responded that “Irish law had never prohibited consensual sexual […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The Pro-Life help group set up by Scottish Cardinal Thomas Winning said it was a “scandal” that public authorities give money to pro-abortion groups but refuse to give money to groups which help women save their children.  A Somalian refugee is facing the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity.  Canadian Alliance Leader Stockwell Day will seek election to the Commons in the riding of Okanagan-Coquihalla, which is being vacated by MP Jim Hart.
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