Washington Cardinal Attempts Denial of Vatican Cardinal’s Statement on Denying Communion to Pro-Abor

ROME, April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As recorded by a large number of the world’s media, the Vatican’s leading prelate on the Sacraments, Cardinal Francis Arinze, declared unequivocally last week that unambiguously pro-abortion politicians should be denied Holy Communion.  Arinze said such a politician “is not fit” to receive Communion.  “If they should not receive, then they should not be given,” he said. However, in an interview with the National Catholic Reporter (NCR), Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick attempted to deny Cardinal Arinze’s statements meant what he said and what everyone has understood they meant.  NCR’s John Allen asked Cardinal McCarrick, […]
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Owner of Large US ‘Curves’ Fitness Chain Attacked for Contributing to Pro-Life Cause

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A successful Christian business owner has come under attack by feminist extremists for using his profits to support pro-life charities. Gary Heavin, the owner of a chain of extremely successful health and fitness centres for women, is a born-again Christian who gives 10% of his gross annual income to charities. Heavin is also the author of two books on fitness that take a Christian approach. His wife, Diana produces Christian music. Curves fitness centres cater particularly to middle-aged women who may be intimidated by other more youth-oriented fitness venues. Curves franchises have surpassed […]
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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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Judge Denies Request of Mayor to Dismiss Law Suit Against Him for Illegally “Marrying” Homosexuals

KINGSTON, NY, April 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New York Supreme Court in Ulster County, rejected an attempt by New Paltz Mayor Jason West to dismiss a lawsuit against him for performing same-sex “marriages” contrary to New York State law. The lawsuit against Mayor West was filed by Robert (Bob) Hebel, a member of the New Paltz Board of Trustees. Mr. Hebel is represented by Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, and Rena Lindevaldsen, Senior Litigation Counsel for Liberty Counsel.  On February 26, 2004, Mayor West announced he would solemnize “marriages” of same-sex couples. On February […]
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Canada OB/GYNs Propose Abortions in Schools via Morning After Pill

OTTAWA, April 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a pamphlet issued last month, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada advocates early abortions to be available to students in schools with the use of the morning after pill. The pamphlet entitled Contraception Consensus Guidelines, says that “Hormonal emergency contraception should be available without a prescription in pharmacies, family planning clinics, emergency rooms, walk-in clinics, and school health programs.”  See the pamphlet online at:  https://www.sogc.org/SOGCnet/sogc_docs/common/guide/pdfs/ps143_1_3.pdf See related LifeSite coverage:  VATICAN REPEATEDLY DENOUNCES MORNING AFTER PILL AS ABORTIVE www.lifesite.net/ldn/2001/may/01051502.html
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Alberta Delays Judgement on Baby’s Rights Within the Womb

EDMONTON, April 29, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new bill that could affect the rights of children while still within the womb was put on hold Tuesday. Alberta Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA’s) deferred the decision on a private bill seeking to allow a child the right to sue her own mother for damages incurred while within the womb. Debate and voting on the bill will resume when the House reconvenes in August.  The father of a severely brain-damaged child wants the right for his two year-old daughter to sue her mother for damages resulting from a single-vehicle crash that resulted […]
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