U.S. Professors Say Catholic Bishops Obliged to Refuse Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians

United States, January 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two Ivy League law professors have written on the incongruity of Catholic politicians’ support of abortion and ask, “What should the leaders of the Church do about such people?” Gerard V. Bradley, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, and Robert P. George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, have written in the National Review Online defending the actions of Raymond Burke, the newly installed archbishop of St. Louis, who, in one of his last acts as bishop of LaCrosse Wisconsin, issued an order excluding Holy Communion from Catholic […]
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Catholic University Continuing to Use Cell Lines from Aborted Babies – Cardinal Approves

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When LifeSiteNews.com first broke the story “Washington Cardinal Ends Catholic Universitys Use of Aborted Fetal Cell Lines” last month (https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/jan/04010601.html ), it was based on factual evidence. Children of God for Life, a pro-life group specializing in fighting the use of aborted fetal cell lines in vaccines, contacted the Cardinal McCarrick about Georgetown University – a Catholic University – using aborted fetal cell lines in research. The Cardinal responded with a letter to Children of God for Life Director Debra Vinnedge saying the “problem” had “been resolved”. However, it turns out that Georgetown […]
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The U.N. is better because of Bush.  https://www.nationalreview.com/lopez/lopez200401300905.asp   Homosexual Activist BC MLA Nebbeling Turfed from Provincial Cabinet after ‘Marriage’ Announcement https://www.whistlerquestion.com/madison%5CWQuestion.nsf/WQnews/D59657A4A9FEF85788256E2A0070164F?OpenDocument Fr. Groeschel has taken a turn for the worse – see latest update https://www.franciscanfriars.com/frglenn17.htm Massachusetts Democratic Party Backs Homosexual Marriage https://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/2805119/detail.html Alberta to Intervene in Supreme Court Reference in Support of Traditional Marriage [previously available at https://www.canoe.ca/CalgaryNews/cs.cs-01-30-0038.html]  400,000 frozen human embryos in storage in United States https://www.knoxstudio.com/shns/story.cfm?pk=EMBRYOS-02-01-04&cat=AN Source of Same-Sex Attractions in Children: Parenting and Social Influences https://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=47888 Major US Pro-Abortion Group Teams Up With ‘Punk’ Bands to Attract Youth https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200401/CUL20040130a.html UK Woman Gives Birth to her Biological […]
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U.S. Court Grants Asylum to Chinese Couple Threatened with Forced Abortion

SAN FRANCISCO, January 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A U.S. appeals court has decided in a 10-1 ruling to grant asylum to Chinese nationals Xu Ming Li and Xin Kui Yu who fled that country in 1998 after warrants were released for their arrest. The couple, who were denied a marriage licence in China because they were not yet of legal age, were threatened with forced sterilization and abortion. Family planning officials, acting on a false rumour that Li was pregnant, ordered the couple to end their relationship. When Li defiantly told the official that she would have many babies, he […]
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Scotland’s Bishops Vigorously Support the Sanctity of Marriage; Condemn Artificial Contraception

Scotland, January 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a media release dated January 28, 2004, the office of the Catholic bishops conference of Scotland has given a clear and unflinching exposition of the Catholic teaching on the sanctity of marriage, of its indissolubility and of the sinfulness of any sexual activity outside the marriage bond. It left no room for equivocation on the Catholic teaching on artificial contraception or so-called “gay” marriage. A quarter of million leaflets containing the bishops’ statement will be distributed to Scottish Catholic schools and Scotland’s 450 parishes this weekend. Cardinal O’Brien, the Archbishop of St. Andrews […]
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UN Announces it Will Recognize Homosexual Civil Unions and Unmarried Heterosexual Partnerships

GENEVA, January 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations announced yesterday that it will recognize homosexual civil unions and unmarried heterosexual partnerships, mandating that they receive all the benefits enjoyed by normal heterosexual spouses such as pensions and health care. The only stipulation is that the civil union be recognized, and a letter of permission granted, by the employee’s country of origin. The administrative order, which came from Secretary-general, Kofi Annan’s office, was issued on January 20th but not released until yesterday.  Homosexual “marriage” is currently sanctioned in the Netherlands, Belgium, and two Canadian provinces, while Scandinavia has extensive allowances […]
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Mexican Bishops Warn Morning After Pill Causes Abortion and Brings Excommunication

MEXICO CITY, January 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mexican bishops have expressed an unequivocal denunciation of the Mexican government’s decision last week to legalize and distribute the chemical-abortion morning-after pill.  In a series of statements released this week, bishops there are expressing their outrage with statements such as “The pill is a method of abortion comparable to murder,” and “women who use the pill are effectively excommunicating themselves from the church.”  In a statement from the Mexican Bishops Conference Family Committee, Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar said that “Contraception and abortion are both products of an anti-life mentality, which comes from the culture […]
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Pro-Life Report Cards on U.S. States Show Louisiana, Texas and Pennsylvania Most Pro-Life

CHICAGO, January 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Louisiana is first, Vermont is worst, while Texas is the most improved in state efforts to protect women and unborn children. Americans United for Life (AUL), recently released its inaugural 2004 State Report Cards, ranking states based upon 24 health-related and life-affirming criteria.  States were credited for initiatives designed to protect women, their health, and their unborn children. Louisiana’s top score of 36 (out of a possible 42) indicates that elected officials in each state can do more to safeguard women and the unborn. “The states are critical players in the cause for life, […]
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