Denver Archbishop: Catholic Politician’s Abortion Compromise a “Deal with the Devil”

DENVER, September 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Charles Chaput’s latest column in the diocesan newspaper, has chronicled the history of the modern Catholic politician’s “personally opposed but…” compromise. The Archbishop of Denver says it started with Kennedy’s capitulation to anti-Catholic public sentiment in the 1960 election when he said that he would not put the “national interest” above “religious pressures or dictates.” At the time, Chaput writes, the compromise looked relatively innocuous when the issues were divorce, federal aid to Catholic schools or diplomatic relations with the Vatican. However, the essential conflict created by this capitulation, that morality and the […]
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United Way Supports Abortion – Pro-Lifers Should Not Fund It

TORONTO, September 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Every Fall as United Way commences its fundraising activities, part of its campaign is to attempt to present itself as an agency which does not fund abortions. Case in point – today’s North Platte Telegraph has a United Way spokesman calling the fact that United Way supports abortion providing agencies a “myth”.  (https://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=12984865&BRD=377&PAG=461&dept_id=531813&rfi=6 )  But that is simply not true.  United Way supports Planned Parenthood one of the world’s foremost abortion promoting and performing agencies.  Websites for the United Way chapters in cities such as New York and Toronto demonstrate clearly that the agency […]
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Canadian Conservatives Appoint a “Svend Robinson” as Senate Opposition Leader

OTTAWA, September 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews.com has learned that Conservative Senator Noel Kinsella has been chosen as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.  The appointment is being seen as a “slap in the face” to small ‘c’ conservative members of the party recently created from a merger of the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties.  Like disgraced former NDP MP Svend Robinson, Kinsella has been a political champion of nearly every anti-moral cause related to life, family and freedom.  Brian Rushfeldt of the Canada Family Action Coalition told LifeSiteNews.com that the move was a “slap in the face […]
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America’s Increasing Decadence Giving Aid and Comfort to Muslim Terrorists:  The jihadists claim that wherever freedom travels-“especially in America and Europe-it brings sexual license and corruption, decadence and depravity.” Islamic militants are angry at the West, … for exporting “hedonism and materialism into their very homes through television, enticing Muslims to become religiously lazy and morally corrupt.”  When we tolerate trash on television, permit pornography to invade our homes via the Internet, and allow babies to be killed at the point of birth, we are inflaming radical Islam. This makes reversing U.S. decadence an urgent priority, not just for Christians, […]
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Chinese Officials Forcibly Aborted Three Children of Woman Granted U.S. Asylum by Appeals Court

NEW YORK, September 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Xia J. Lin has two children and in China that is an illegal act punishable by forced sterilization. Lin is pregnant with a third child and says she has already undergone three forced abortions in China. She is living in New York City and hopes to have her husband and two other children join her soon. Lin had fled China to the US and applied for refugee status, which was turned down by an immigration judge. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court in Chicago overturned the first decision. The 7th Circuit U.S. Court […]
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Vancouver Mayor and MP Libby Davies Pushing for “Harm Reduction” for Crack and Prostitution

VANCOUVER, September 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The so-called ‘harm reduction’ philosophy on social issues has become fashionable among politicians. The mayor of Vancouver, Larry Campbell has asked Ottawa for permission, in the wake of that city’s publicly funded ‘safe’ heroin injection centres, to open one for users of crack cocaine. “It makes perfect sense,” he said and went on to cite the European cities that justify it.  In related news, Libby Davies, MP for the riding of East Vancouver has called for a moratorium on prostitution charges. Using the harm-reduction rationalization, she says that legalization will lower the danger of […]
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Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Protecting Disabled Terri Schiavo from Starvation

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL, September 23, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously today to strike down Terri’s Law which protected disabled Florida woman Terri Schiavo from her estranged husband’s order to have her feeding tube removed. The law, passed by the Florida legislature and signed by Governor Jeb Bush, was ruled by the justices to be a violation of the separation of powers between the courts and the legislature.  The ruling notes that an appeal must be filed within ten days.  Concerned Women for America (CWA) said the ruling should have no effect on Terri Schindler-Schiavo’s fundamental right […]
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“Draconian” Publication Ban / Gag Law at Assisted Suicide Trial in B.C.

VANCOUVER, September 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A “draconian” publication ban has been placed upon not only information referring to the Evelyn Martens trial but also any information, commentary, speculation, etc. about Evelyn Martens herself.  According to a CP report, Martens is charged with aiding and counseling former nun Monique Charest, 64, to commit suicide on Jan. 7, 2002 in Duncan B.C.  She also faces charges related to the June 26, 2002 death of Leyanne Burchell, 52, a Vancouver school teacher. Jurers are to be selected October 12, with Martens facing a maximum 14 year jail sentence.  The court order banning […]
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