DISTURBING DEVELOPMENTS OVER US CATHOLIC HEALTH DIRECTIVES

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (LSN.ca) – Catholic bishops in the US were urged by the Vatican to tighten regulations governing Catholic hospitals. This followed after several acquisitions and mergers in the US led to Catholic and Catholic-affiliated hospitals providing sterilization, abortifacient contraception and morning-after pills.* However, the November 15 discussion of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) document seems to have weakened the directives rather than strengthened them. Tragically, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in the US has been at loggerheads with the Vatican over the directives. The CHA, under president and CEO Rev. Michael Place, […]
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POPULAR SHOW “TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL” AIRS PRO-LIFE EPISODE

In a recent episode of the popular show “Touched by an Angel” writer/producer Martha Williamson presents a powerful pro-life message. The episode, “The Empty Chair,” told the story of a couple in Boston involved in the movie business. When the wife finds herself pregnant she is happy, but hearing of her husband’s discontent with her pregnancy she has an abortion. The show details the suffering of post-abortion syndrome and helpful counselling. In a write-up on the piece by the Pro-Life Committee of the US Catholic bishops it is revealed that “the episode was inspired by Williamson’s own experience following an […]
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NETHERLANDS EUTHANASIA LAW PROMPTS EUTHANASIA PUSH IN CANADA

OTTAWA, Nov 30 (LSN.ca) – Following the news that the Netherlands had passed a law legalizing euthanasia, homosexual and euthanasia activist MP Svend Robinson (NDP) promised to push the issue again in Canada. In an interview with the Globe and Mail published yesterday he said he will introduce a private member’s bill early in the next Parliament calling on the House of Commons to “look at the recent developments in the Netherlands and also to look in depth at the whole issue of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide and make recommendations to Canadian law.” Meanwhile the move in the Netherlands continues […]
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PRO-LIFE MOVIE TO AIR ON TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES THIS WEEKEND

HOLLYWOOD, Nov 30 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite has confirmed that on December 3, on cable television, the Turner Classic Movies network (tcm) will air a remarkable pro-life film entitled “Where Are My Children?” According to information on the TCM website, the film is a newly restored silent, originally made in 1916. It stars Tyrone Power, Sr., as a district attorney who adores babies and children. He is saddened that his wife, however, never has any children. Unknown to the DA, his wife is secretly having abortions, and she belongs to an affluent social circle in which this is common. The film […]
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FEDERAL ELECTION 2000 ANALYSIS

Why Ontarians Voted for Tyranny and Corruption Instead of the Alliance * Eastern Canadians Frightened of Alliance * Political Advisors Gave Usual Deadly Advice * Referendum Policy a Disaster in the East * Referendum Policy Must be Re-examined * Long Knives are Out for Day?  * Most Pro-Life MPs Re-elected * A Nasty Liberal Campaign * Now What? For this important analysis see the Special Report at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2000/nov/001129a.html
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales yesterday emphasised their opposition to the cloning of human embryos in the face of the probable vote on the issue this week in the Houses of Parliament. (SPUC)  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000119522754029&rtmo=gjfglnju&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/00/11/28/nclon28.html France’s lower house of parliament today approved a law allowing schools to hand out abortifacient “morning-after pills” to students. The Age reports that the law, which went through a first reading on October 5 is expected to sail through its final hurdle in the Senate.  https://www.theage.com.au/breaking/0011/29/A44805-2000Nov29.shtml (Pro-Life E-News)
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VATICAN ADVISOR WARNS OF UN TOTALITARIANISM

VATICAN, Nov 29 (LSN.ca/CWNews.com) – Msgr. Michel Schooyans, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences and consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family, has expressed serious misgivings about the process of “globalization” as it is seen by the United Nations leadership. Msgr. Schooyans, a noted Belgian political theorist, offered his thoughts to this week’s Vatican conference on globalization and the family. He suggested that in the eyes of UN officials, globalization means “a concentration of power that has the odor of totalitarianism.” The UN, the Belgian professor observed, “thinks that the world in its entirety has more […]
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PAKISTAN CAVES IN TO POPULATION CONTROL

UNFPA monetary pressure forces change ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (LSN.ca) – The Pakistan government promised to hold population control as a “national priority” as it thanked the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for a $35 million (US) funding agreement. In August, the Government of Pakistan rejected a UNFPA proposal to include lessons on the “benefits” of “small families” in the national education syllabus, but UNFPA threatened that the decision would cost the government $250 million. Yesterday the UN organization signed an agreement with the Asian country to provide $35 million (US) for “reproductive health, population and development strategy, advocacy and programme […]
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CAMPAIGN LIFE CONDEMNS DUTCH DECISION TO LEGALIZE EUTHANASIA

November 29, 2000 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Netherlands has escalated its headlong plunge down the slippery slope towards total disrespect for all human life. It has become the only nation in the world to legalize euthanasia. “Will this tiny country, which was so tenacious in protecting the potential victims of the holocaust, lead other nations to destroy human life?” asked Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition on hearing the news. “Human beings who are suffering will not be given compassionate pain relief nor palliative care but will be put out of their misery like wounded animals”, he […]
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NEW PRO-LIFE POLITICAL PARTY COALITION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

VANCOUVER, Nov 29 (LSN.ca) – On Saturday more than 300 representatives from five provincial political parties in British Columbia came together to amalgamate their parties into one large party able to contest the ruling NDP government in the province. The BC Family Coalition Party and four others disbanded to form the “Unity Party of B.C”. A Constitution and Founding Principles were drawn up and agreed upon by the group which commit them to a sound political program which values life and family. A press release by the BC FCP notes that “Never before have we been able to unify the […]
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