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Pope Canonizes Gianna Molla; Secular Media at a Loss

ROME, May 17, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 1990, in Vancouver, a pro-life woman bought a house next to the local abortion mill and named it Gianna House. There she protested the killing going on next door and reached out to mothers in need. Cecelia von Dehn named her ministry to mothers after Gianna Beretta Molla, an Italian laywoman, a doctor and mother who sacrificed her own life to save that of her unborn child. This Sunday, Pope John Paul II canonized Gianna along with five other people. Gianna Molla was already the mother of three children. While she was pregnant […]
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Catholic World News Editor Cites Acceptance of Contraception as Leading to Current Gay Unions Situat

BOSTON, May. 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Phil Lawler, editor of the Boston based Catholic World News and author of five books and numerous articles, has responded to today’s beginning of legally sanctioned homosexual unions in Massachusetts. In his Phil’s Forum for today, Lawler lays out the case that Christians themselves are to a large degree responsible for this logical outcome of the acceptance of contraception. Lawler writes, “The degradation of marriage did not begin with a Massachusetts court decision late last year. It began a few decades ago, when ‘ordinary’ married couples… began routinely using contraceptives. At that point, the typical […]
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Pope Suggests He May Have Been Too Lenient with Dissenters

VATICAN, May 17, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an autobiography to be released tomorrow on his 84th birthday, Pope John Paul II suggests that he has been too lenient with dissenters.  “I think that in this aspect, maybe I have done too little. There is always this problem of how to balance authority and service. Perhaps I need to criticise myself for not having tried hard enough to lead,” the pope wrote.  The statement contradicts the liberal media and dissenters in the Church who have dishonestly characterized the faithful Pope as authoritarian.  However, Catholic historians have pointed out that this Pope, […]
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President Bush Speaks Out Against Massachusetts Homosexual ‘Marriages’

CAMBRIDGE, May 17, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Same-sex “marriage” activists are reveling today, as Massachusetts officials begin to sanction homosexual “weddings.” The city of Cambridge, bastion of higher learning and champion of lower morality, began issuing licenses at midnight. President George Bush released this statement today on the events: “The sacred institution of marriage should not be redefined by a few activist judges. All Americans have a right to be heard in this debate. I called on the Congress to pass, and to send to the states for ratification, an amendment to our Constitution defining and protecting marriage as a union […]
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President Bush Delivers Powerful Pro-Life Speech at Concordia University

MEQUON, WI, May 17, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking to graduates at Concordia University Saturday, U.S. President George Bush delivered a powerful pro-life message, saying, “Our greatest failures as a nation have come when we lost sight of our compassionate ideals—in slavery, in segregation, and in every wrong that has denied the value and dignity of life.”  The president pleaded, “America needs your good heart in meeting a basic responsibility: to protect and honor life in all its seasons. A compassionate society shows a special concern for those at the beginning of life, those at the end of life, and those […]
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UK Athlete Gives Up Olympic Hope for Unexpected Child

LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When Tasha Danvers-Smith tried a home pregnancy test, she did it just to put her mind at ease; a ‘positive’ result was the last thing she expected. The newly married South Londoner, Danvers-Smith, was a prominent contender for Olympic gold at the upcoming Athens Olympics and she says that she was so shocked that she briefly considered abortion. “I had high hopes. I thought I had a good chance of getting a medal, if not a gold one. So it was quite devastating for me to find out I was pregnant,” she said […]
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