DETROIT DIOCESE PRIEST TO DO ‘PENANCE’ FOR PRO-ABORTION LETTER

DETROIT, October 30, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although details are sketchy, it appears Detroit’s Cardinal Adam Maida has taken to task three priests who publicly defended the pro-abortion stance of Michigan governor candidate Jennifer Granholm.  Archdiocesan officials told The Detroit News that the cardinal has “addressed the matter.” Moreover, the paper reports that one of the priests involved in the scandal, Rev. Kenneth R. Kaucheck, put a note in his parish bulletin announcing that he would do ‘penance’ for a week to make up for the damage he caused.  “Please know that I will enter on retreat the week of Oct. […]
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NEW BUSH RESEARCH GUIDELINES CLASS EMBYROS AS ‘HUMAN SUBJECTS’

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Bush administration has issued new regulations that, for the first time, classify human embryos used by scientists for experimental material as “human subjects.” The change, part of the revised charter for the federal advisory committee that oversees the safety of research volunteers, is seen as a political victory for opponents of embryonic stem cell research and experiments with unborn human tissues generally. Now, scientists may possibly begin to feel some restriction of their untrammeled freedom to experiment with human life in its most fragile stages. Media are suggesting the change “could wreak havoc” […]
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SCOTTISH BIRTH RATE HITS ALL TIME LOW

EDINBURGH, October 30, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scotland’s birth rate has fallen to the lowest point since records were first taken in 1855 – falling from 57,797 in 2000 to 57,382 in 2001. The 2001 census shows that Scotland’s population fell by 2% in the past 20 years.  Registrar General John Randall says, “A declining birth rate means that deaths now exceed births and this is a major factor in explaining why Scotland’s population has declined or increased less strongly than in other countries.”  The number of marriages also fell, from 30,367 in 2000 to 30,058 last year. More than 43% […]
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ITALY BEGINS TESTING RU-486 ABORTION DRUG

TURIN, October 30, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The destructive RU-486 abortion drug mifepristone, also known as the human pesticide, has spread to Italy.  The Sant’Anna hospital in Turin, responsible for the highest number of abortions in Italy, announced this week that the Piedmont region’s ethical committee has approved a test using 400 women to take the chemical to abort their own babies up to 7 weeks after their last period.  By blocking normal progesterone release, media are openly reporting, mifepristone causes the lining of the uterus to break down and bleed. Misoprostol is then added to the mix to induce contractions, […]
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VATICAN APPOINTS NEW PREMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS

UNITED NATIONS, October 30, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Msgr. Celestino Migliore, undersecretary of the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State, has been appointed as permanent observer of the Holy See to the Organization of the United Nations.  The appointment is accompanied by an elevation to the level of archbishop. Dan Zeidler, President of the Family Life Council and a representative for the Latin American Alliance for the Family told LifeSite that he has met with and spoken to Msgr. Migliore on an number of occasions.  “I’ve always been impressed with his ability and dedication to the church […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

AUTOMAKER CHEVROLET CRITICIZED FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN EVENT “Chevrolet Presents: Come Together and Worship” presentation, which debuts next Friday in Atlanta with famed Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith.  SPUC MARKS 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGAL ABORTION IN BRITAIN The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children in the UK reports that last Sunday (27 October) marked the 35th anniversary of the passing of Britain’s Abortion Act. Since the Act came into effect on 27 April 1968, nearly 6,000,000 unborn children have been killed under its terms. Despite assurances by the original supporters of the bill in parliament that it would not […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

DEMOCRATS REFUSE BISHOP’S DEMAND TO REMOVE ANTI-CATHOLIC LINK FROM WEBSITE https://www.newsmax.com/archive/print.shtml?a=2002/10/26/124101 QUOTE OF THE WEEK BY DENVER ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT “I think one of the worst moments in recent political history was when John F. Kennedy promised a Texas audience that he’d keep his Catholic faith out of his public service. I think all Americans—not just Catholics—have been paying for that mistake for 40 years.”
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FIRST U.S. JURY TO DECIDE IF FIRST TRIMESTER ABORTION TERMINATES LIFE

RANDOLPH, N.J., October 29, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New Jersey Appellate Court issued an opinion today which clears the way for a trial which requires a jury to determine if a first trimester abortion terminates the life of a living human being.  In reversing the decision of the trial court, the case is historical because it marks the first time that a jury, at the direction of a court anywhere in the nation, will answer the question left open by the United States Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade: when does the life a human being begin? The trial in […]
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