Taiwan Jesuit Defends Video Depicting Abortion

TAIPEI, April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A video, circulated through some Taipei-area high schools in Taiwan has been criticized by some women’s associations. The video, titled The Eclipse of Reason, portrays an in-utero baby being ripped apart during an abortion. The video was produced by leading former US abortionist turned pro-life activist, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, as part of his many efforts to undo the damage of the abortion movement. The images left some girls with nightmares, which triggered the criticism. The video is produced and distributed by the Catholic Church.  In response to the public outcry, Fr. Louis Aldrich, SJ, […]
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Canadian Bishops Conference Encourages Participation in May 13 March for Life

OTTAWA, April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With the Canadian National March for Life a mere two weeks away, the Canadian Organization for Life and Family (COLF), an arm of the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Knights of Columbus, has encouraged participation in the March.  The official March for Life page on LifeSite.net notes events surrounding the March commencing on the evening of May 12 with a Mass and Candlelight vigil and ending May 14, the day after the March with a pro-life youth conference.  Calling Canadians both to the March and pro-life action, the Bishops’ message says, “It […]
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Terri Schiavo had Five Teeth Removed

TAMPA, Florida, April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The parents of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, Bob and Mary Schindler, have filed Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto against Schiavo’s husband and guardian, Michael Schiavo. “Quo Warranto” is a legal term that questions “by what authority” someone acts—in this case, Schiavo’s parents question the authority that Michael Schiavo has as guardian over their daughter, and by what authority he denies them access to her. Last month, mysterious needle marks were found on Schiavo’s body. Michael Schiavo’s lawyer, George Felos, implicated Schiavo’s parents, her most recent visitors. Michael Schiavo immediately banned all visitors to […]
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Catholic League Notes Results of Homosexual Hate Crime Law in Other Countries as Warning to Canada

OTTAWA, April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL), which was one of the main opponents of homosexual hate crime Bill C-250, has warned of possible persecution due to the bill’s passage.  With the passage of Bill C-250, Canada has now embarked upon a course of criminalization of dissent, says the Catholic group. CCRL President Tom Langan commented: “We do not hate persons who may have homosexual inclinations or who engage in such behaviour.  Likewise, we do not hate persons who engage in adulterous relationships, or other illicit sex outside of marriage.  But we will continue to […]
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NZ Euthanasia Champion Martin Given Light Sentence for Attempted Murder

WANGANUI, April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lesley Martin, New Zealand’s most notorious euthanasia advocate, has been handed a 15-month sentence for attempted murder of her terminally ill mother. Martin, a leading advocate for legalizing euthanasia, wrote a book about her action, prompting police to re-open an investigation of the murder of her 69 year-old mother, Joy. Martin admitted in her book, To Die Like a Dog, to giving her mother an overdose of morphine and then smothering her with a pillow. Martin maintains that her mother asked to be killed.  The maximum sentence for attempted murder in New Zealand is […]
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Pope Prayer Intention for May Centred on “Marriage of a man and a woman”

VATICAN, April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope John Paul II has asked Catholics throughout the world to join him in praying for the traditional family this month.  The Pope’s general prayer intention for the month of May is: “That the family, founded on the marriage of a man and a woman, may be recognized as the basic cell of human society.”  In related news, the Pope on Wednesday spoke of “an aggressive evil in the world whose inspiration is Satan.”  Reflecting on second part of Psalm 26, “The prayer of the persecuted innocent.” It is, he said, “a song of […]
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May CLC National News Reveals Why Reproductive Technologies Could Not be Passed

Toronto, April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s National Pro-Life political organization, Campaign Life Coalition, reveals in its May newsletter 12 specific reasons why Canadians who valiantly opposed the Liberal governement’s stem cell bill for almost three years were in the end unable to stop it. CLC says the reasons were:  1. The lack of religious leadership;  2. Large pharmaceutical companies pushing for embryonic stem cell research;  3. A media that failed to report the truth about embryonic stem cell research;  4. A media that would not report the truth about the government’s claims about what C-6 (C-13) did and did […]
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The WHO deserves stinging criticism for failing on malaria https://www.nationalreview.com/comment/bate200404300908.asp   Teresa Heinz Abortion Shocker: I Planned to End Pregnancy https://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/4/30/173343.shtml   Blowing the whistle on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s credibility https://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=f688a74b-2c24-4e54-b214-101d41783e7a   Homosexual leader vows to ‘torture’ opponents https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38275   Catholic institutions grapple with handling married gay workers https://www.boston.com/dailynews/120/region/Catholic_institutions_grapple_:.shtml   Principal tells pro-life students to remove pro-life T-shirts https://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2004/042004/04292004/1346091   Spain’s Socialist Leaders Ask Catholic Cathedral to Allow Muslim Services https://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=696   Kansas Attorney General Kline decries filth at abortion clinic https://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/legislature/8553710.htm   Abortion rights march covered extensively; Pro-lifers continue to be ignored https://www.illinoisleader.com/columnists/columnistsview.asp?c=14448   Tiny, Evil Thing – […]
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Ugandan Abstinence AIDS Prevention Program Equivalent to a Highly Effective Vaccine, Researchers Fin

April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The African nation of Uganda, until recently suffering one of the worst cases of post-colonial political corruption and social misery, has surpassed all expectations in its AIDS program based on abstinence and social cohesion. Uganda has decreased its rate of AIDS by as much as 75% in some demographics, an unprecedented success in the story of African AIDS combat. Reiterating a study published by the British Medical Journal earlier this month, a group of Cambridge University researchers have attributed the success of the Ugandan program to a later age of first sexual activity and a […]
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