Pro-Abortion Teacher Sues Catholic School for Firing Her

WILMINGTON, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A teacher at an all-girl Catholic school in Delaware, who was fired for signing a pro-abortion petition, is suing the school for “illegally” firing her. Michele Curay-Cramer, 32, was fired from Ursuline Academy when her name appeared in a pro-abortion advertisement the local newspaper. The lawsuit said the school’s action violated the woman’s rights under the Civil Rights Act. Curay-Cramer claims that she is still a bona fide Catholic: “The Catholic catechism says that if you do what you do with a clean conscience, then you’ve done nothing wrong.”  In its defence, the Catholic […]
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UN Postpones Plan to Control Internet

November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An ambitious, some would say megalomaniac, plan to place the Internet under the auspices of the United Nations will likely be temporarily shelved at next month’s world information summit in Geneva, December 10-12.  “They’re no longer going to try to agree on this,” a UN official said last week. Promoters of the plan say the Internet is a public resource. National governments should step in and, at an international level, an intergovernmental body such as the International Telecommunications Union should regulate the Internet.  Spam (unwanted advertising), privacy and security issues, hate speech and child pornography […]
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Document Reveals Anglican Excommunication Plans

CANTERBURY, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Anglican bishops from developing countries, known as Primates of the Global South, is developing a plan to excommunicate the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada from the Worldwide Anglican Communion, due to their intransigent departures from Christian faith and morals. The majority of Primates of the Anglican Communion, more than 25, most of whom represent millions of Anglicans in developing countries, are fully prepared to break communion with Williams.  It is the first attempt to rein in liberal North American bishops who “seemingly answer to no one,” such […]
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Supreme Court Grants Itself Right to ‘Police’ Legislatures

OTTAWA, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 5-4 in a minority-language-schools case that deference to elected legislatures is a thing of the past. The majority of the judges said they have the power to “police” compliance with their orders in important Charter of Rights cases.  “Deference ends where the constitutional rights the courts are charged with protecting begin,” Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci and Madam Justice Louise Arbour wrote. “The rule of law can be shallow without proper mechanisms for its enforcement.”  For National Post commentary:  https://www.nationalpost.com/commentary/story.html?id=ABA63C64-CA7E-4CF0-ACC7-AE7DDFD650E0   See previous LifeSite report on Louise Arbour […]
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Bishop Reprimanded by Police but Not Charged for Suggesting Reorientation Therapy for Homosexuals

LONDON, November 14, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com)  The Rt. Rev Dr Peter Forster, the Anglican Bishop of Chester, was given a police reprimand for suggesting that some homosexuals may benefit from reorientation therapy. UK police seriously considered charging the bishop under hate crime legislation.  The statement made by the bishop, which was considered so offensive, was “Some people who are primarily homosexual can reorientate themselves. I would encourage them to consider that as an option, but I would not set myself up as a medical specialist on the subject – that’s in the area of psychiatric health.”  The bishop’s statement was made […]
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US Bishops Approve Strong Statement on Homosexual Sex and Homosexual Marriage

WASHINGTON, November 13, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted 243-3 at their meeting yesterday to approve a document addressing the same-sex unions debate. The statement, “Between Man and Woman: Questions and Answers About Marriage and Same-Sex Unions,” stresses that “Christians must give witness to the whole moral truth, and oppose as immoral both homosexual acts and unjust discrimination against homosexual persons.” The document points out that it is not unjust to deny marriage to homosexual couples, “in fact”, say the Bishops, “justice requires society to . . . deny legal status to same-sex unions because marriage […]
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Birth of Jesus Denied By New York School to Ban Nativity Displays

ANN ARBOR, M, November 13, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A hearing is being held today in the federal court of Brooklyn regarding a New York policy which discriminates against Christianity.  The historical fact of the birth of Jesus was denied by the New York School system in pleadings filed with a federal court to justify their total ban on Christmas Nativity displays in New York’s public schools. New York’s legal briefs disputed the claim that the Nativity scene depicts a historical event, and that this event is the basis for the celebration of Christmas.  At issue in the federal lawsuit filed […]
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Birth Control Pill Likely Cause of Death of New Zealand Teen

WELLINGTON, November 13, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A sixteen year old girl whose death was likely caused by being on the popular birth control pill Estelle 35D could likely have been saved had her parents been informed by health officials prior to their minor daughter’s being given the drugs.  However, New Zealand law requires that children can be given such drugs without even notifying parents.  A coroners report released yesterday indicated that the death of Stacey Bindle in May 2002 indicated that the blood clot that suffocated her after getting into her lungs “is suspected” to be “cased as a reaction […]
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Scottish Cardinal Will Help Gay Priests Start New Life With Partners

EDINBURGH, November 13, 2003 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – Scotland’s newly-appointed cardinal has promised to help homosexual priests who leave the priesthood set up house with their gay partners.  Cardinal Keith O’Brien told the Scottish Daily Mirror, “If one of my priests comes to me and says he is going to go off with a man, I would help and counsel him. I would want to see that this was something he really wanted to do, that he had made up his mind to leave the priesthood.”  He continued, “I would want to see him secure and help him get a career, although […]
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Surrogate twins born in US granted Japanese citizenship https://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20031111p2a00m0dm013000c.html   Louisiana Gov. Race Between Two Pro-Life Catholics – Only a Dream in Canada https://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec03/lagov_11-11.html Huge Porn-Fest Sullies Toronto’s SkyDome https://www.nationalpost.com/utilities/story.html?id=F1FB787F-B84C-4E9E-A979-1E4019E00DC7   Cardinal López Trujillo on Ineffectiveness of Condoms to Curb AIDS https://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=44368   Group Blasts NBC for Advancing ‘Homosexual Activist Agenda’  https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=Culturearchive
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