SCOTLAND’S CATHOLIC BISHOPS URGE FAITHFUL TO VOTE PRO-LIFE AND PRO-FAMILY

EDINBURGH, April 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a letter being distributed to all parishes in Scotland over the next two weeks, Scotland’s Catholic Bishops highlight the need for participation in the political process and provide guidance for those deciding how to vote.  Topping the list of concerns for the Bishops in giving guidance to the faithful in casting their vote was the family.  “The importance of the family to the well being of the nation is critical, yet many threats to the welfare of the family exist in our society today, in particular attempts to redefine the nature of the […]
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PRO-ABORTION NOMINEE DERAILED BY SPEEDING TICKET

TRENTON, April 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A high-ranking NARAL Pro-Choice America official has torpedoed her own bid for a seat on the New Jersey Supreme Court by failing to pay a speeding ticket. Zulima Farber is a black Cuban-American, a partner with a large New Jersey law firm, and a state board chairperson for NARAL Pro-Choice America.  Democratic Governor Jim McGreevey, who had nominated Farber, has now withdrawn his support in light of a warrant issued for her arrest in January in connection with an unpaid speeding ticket.  Farber was seen by many Democrats “as the perfect choice,” according to […]
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EU CHAIRMAN BACKS POWERFUL NEW PRESIDENCY FOR EUROPE

BRUSSELS, April 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the former French President who chairs the convention on Europe’s future, has aligned himself with the EU’s largest member states who want a powerful new EU presidency to wield influence on the world stage. Smaller members prefer a rotating system in which each country serves six months as EU president, but it appears their preference will be defeated in the coming negotiations.  The creation of a super-president, said The Times, “would help to settle the decades-old question posed by Henry Kissinger of whom to call in Europe in an emergency.” The […]
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CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE ASKS GOVERNMENT TO SCRAP HOMOSEXUAL HATE CRIMES BILL

OTTAWA, April 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Msgr. Peter Schonenbach, General Secretary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has written Federal Justice Minister Martin Cauchon Regarding Bill C-250 – An Act to Amend the Criminal Code regarding hate propaganda.  Writing on behalf of the Conference, Rev. Schonenbach writes: “Our concern with Bill C-250 is not about the objectives of prohibiting the incitement or willful promotion of hatred or the advocacy of genocide. What troubles us is the possibility that someone who finds the expression of the beliefs of the Catholic Church on the sexual conduct of homosexual persons too blunt […]
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HIGHEST RANKING U.S. DEMOCRAT ORDERED TO STOP CALLING HIMSELF CATHOLIC

SIOUX FALLS, SD, April 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Weekly Standard has reported that Tom Daschle has been ordered by his Bishop to remove from his congressional biography and campaign documents all references to his standing as a member of the Catholic Church.  Daschle, who is one of the foremost promoters of abortion in the U.S. Senate, has nonetheless continued to refer to himself as a Catholic.  According to the paper, Sioux Falls’ Bishop Robert Carlson issued the order in a recent letter.  LifeSite contacted the diocese for confirmation and was told that officials were currently discussing the matter and […]
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New York Times and David Suzuki caught telling global warming fibs https://www.nationalpost.com/financialpost/story.html?id=FBB34E4E-FBBA-4DBC-9939-3CB6E24352AE KERRY VOWS PRO-ABORTION SUPREME COURT JUDGES LITMUS TEST IF HE BECOMES PRESIDENT https://www.nationalreview.com/ponnuru/ponnuru.asp   ABC DAYTIME SOAP OPERA TO FEATURE LESBIAN KISS https://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/15/television.kiss.reut/index.html   IVF USE SOARS AMONG OVER-40 WOMEN IN INDIA https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/xml/uncomp/articleshow?msid=43500910   PARENTS BEWARE: POPULAR MUSIC SHARING SITES ALSO ALLOW TRADING OF PORN WHICH FILTERS DO NOT STOP https://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/03/14/downloading.porn/index.html   MAIN ‘CIVIL RIGHTS TEAM’ REJECTS REAL ‘DIVERSITY’  https://www.cwfa.org/articledisplay.asp?id=3774&department=CFI&categoryid=cfreport   PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION: DISPELLING THE MYTHS https://www.frc.org/get/if03c1.cfm
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CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE PRESIDENT OBJECTS TO FAITHFUL PRESENTATION ON HOMOSEXUALITY

OTTAWA, April 16, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rita Curley, the Christian Family Life Chair of the St. Ignatius Martyr Parish Council of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL), made a presentation to the House of Commons Justice committee considering marriage and homosexual unions in February.  Curley’s CWL council urged her to present on their behalf and after her presentation she received a standing ovation from her council for her courage.  Curley presented a faithful Catholic position on the problems with homosexual behaviour which was deemed hateful by homosexual activist MP Svend Robinson but well received by other committee members. Taking Robinson’s lead, […]
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VANCOUVER SUN EDITORIAL COMES OUT AGAINST PASSAGE OF STEM CELL BILL C-13

VANCOUVER, April 16, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The lead editorial in The Vancouver Sun yesterday came out against the passage of bill C-13, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. “Law on human cloning shouldn't pass as it stands The government has produced an incoherent piece of legislation, ” the piece was headlined. The statement from the ultra-leftist Sun indicates that the bill may not see passage after-all. The paper notes accurately that the legislation has offended interested parties on both sides of the debate. The paper objects to the legislation's claim to ban human cloning for research and recommends a moratorium on […]
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