Bishop Would Have Denied Permission for Priest’s Invocation at Democrat Convention

WHEELING, August 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The bishop of Charleston-Wheeling Catholic diocese, Bernard Schmitt, has written an editorial for the local paper in which he distances himself and his diocese from the actions of one of his priests who gave the invocation at a rally for John Kerry. Rev. Lawrence Dorsch, rector of St. Joseph Cathedral offered the invocation as representative of a local charitable association, said the bishop. The editor of the local paper claimed that the diocese was attempting to ‘soften the blow’ of Catholic opposition to the Kerry Campaign by sending one of its prominent priests to […]
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Catalogue with Bikini Clad Women Advertises Egg Donors and Surrogate Mothers

BEVERLY HILLS, August 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a mail-out catalogue to fertility physicians and interested would-be parents, obtained by LifeSiteNews.com, a Beverly Hills company, B Coming, is marketing the profiles of egg donors and surrogate mothers.  Price ranges for donor’s eggs vary considerably, and depends primarily upon level of education, ranging from: high school at $3-4 thousand, to PhD at $20,000.  The accompanying letter says, “B Coming is an agency that offers Egg Donors and Surrogate Mothers to infertile couples that are looking for help to start or expand their families.”  The women catalogued (photographs included) advertise their statistics, […]
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CTV to Air Anti-Catholic “Prom Queen” Again September 3rd.

TORONTO, August 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On September 3rd, CTV will be re-airing the film “Prom Queen” about the Oshawa teenager Marc Hall’s successful fight to force the Catholic school board to allow him to attend the highschool prom with his homosexual partner. The movie was criticized by representatives of the Catholic Civil Rights League, the organization that monitors anti-Catholic bigotry in the media, when it first aired in June. Michael Connell of the CCRL said at the time, “Given CTV’s track record of anti-Catholic stereotypes in its comedy programming, including recent offerings of the show Comedy Inc. and most […]
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Cosmetic Surgeon Performs Self-Liposuction to Promote Adult Stem Cell Research

AUSTIN, August 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an unusual effort to promote the use of fat to obtain stem cells, a Texas doctor has performed liposuction on himself in front of television crews. Dr. Robert Ersek performed the self-surgery, under a local anesthetic and removed 1 ½ pounds of his own fat from one side of his body. With media looking on, he joked, “Somebody said we’re doing our part to keep Austin weird.”  Stem cells have been found present in abundance in human fat as well as other tissues of the body. Stem cells, those cells in the body […]
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Eminent Vatican Cardinal Warns Abortion Rhetoric is Demonic

SANTIAGO, August 31, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Jorge Medina, ex-Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments has called the common use of euphemisms in abortion rhetoric, ‘demonic’. Speaking in the auditorium of Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, the senior Vatican prelate said that the devil makes use of euphemism in persuading people to sin by defending abortion ‘rights.’  “The devil is very present, and he uses lies and euphemisms to deceive. He calls abortion the ‘termination of pregnancy’ and children burdens. He fosters homosexual marriage and laws allowing for divorce, presenting evil as good and making money a […]
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UK’s Royal Society Joins in Pressure on UN to Allow Cloning

New York, August 30, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The UK’s Royal Society is part of a international consortium pressuring the US to stop its push for a complete ban on human cloning. The US delegation to the UN has, since the Bush administration, been insisting that the only way to stop human cloning is to create an effective ban on both so-called ‘reproductive’ and ‘therapeutic’ cloning. The language used to describe the procedure has caused much confusion and there are questions as to whether any proposed ban will actually effectively prohibit the creation of human beings no matter what purpose is […]
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