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Cal Thomas on The Passion: It’s Showtime https://www.townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/ct20040223.shtml   Breakpoint:The Passion of the Christ: A Viewer’s Guide https://www.pfm.org/BPtemplate.cfm?Section=BreakPoint_Home&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=11696   Catholic Passion Outreach https://passion.catholicexchange.com/  The Case Against Physician-Assisted Suicide Dr. Hendin is professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College and medical director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He is the author of Seduced by Death: Doctors, Patients, and Assisted Suicide and co-edited The Case Against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care with Kathleen Foley, M.D. His work was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision that there was no constitutional right to assisted suicide.  […]
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Bush Recess Appoints Pro-Life William H. Pryor Jr. to US Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, February 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a press-release Friday, the White House announced the appointment of William H. Pryor Jr. to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Pryor has served as the Attorney General of Alabama since 1997.  President Bush used his recess-appointment powers to seat Pryor, after his nomination had been blocked by filibusters in the Senate.  The President has a constitutional right to fill judicial vacancies while the Senate is in recess.  The appointment marks the second such move by Bush in five weeks, as he made a similar recess appointment […]
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Chicago’s “Devout Catholic” Mayor Daley Says “No Problem” to Issuing Marriage Licences to Homosexual

CHICAGO, February 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, whom the Chicago Sun Times has dubbed a “devout Catholic”, has told his County Clerk, David Orr, that he has “no problem” with Orr issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples.  His decision to emulate San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom is based on his belief that homosexuals “love each other just as much as anyone else.” When asked by the Sun Times if he thinks allowing same-sex couples to “marry” would undermine the institution of marriage as between a man and a woman, he said “Marriage has been undermined by […]
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Anti-Family Canadian Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour Nominated as United Nations High Commission

OTTAWA, February 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour has been nominated today to the post of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.  Justice Arbour is expected to retire from the Supreme Court of Canada to take up her post in Geneva in late June.  As described by LifeSiteNews.com last week, while the development may be welcome news to social conservatives in Canada who will see at least one radical leftist judge leave the Supreme Court, from her new post, Arbour will now tax pro-family supporters the world over. Justice […]
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Schindler Family Grateful of Prayer, Support

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa, February 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After a Mass which was celebrated for Terri Schindler-Schiavo in her parents former parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Terri’s father Bob Schindler expressed his gratitude for the support. “I’m ecstatic for Terri that these people would come out—and pray for her. It is so meaningful,” he told the Catholic Standard & Times, Philadelphia’s archdiocesan newspaper. With tears in his eyes, he said “Personally, I’m just overwhelmed at coming home again and being in our church. I’m so thankful, I’m so grateful.”  The parish came together in the celebration of the Mass […]
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