Excommunicated or Not, Kerry is not Permitted to Receive Communion

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The controversy over the Catholic lawsuit against Presidential candidate John Kerry, and the denial by Vatican personalities of having been involved in it in any way has generated confusion about Kerry’s status within the church. Apart from the question of whether or not Kerry is “automatically excommunicated”, recent authoritative Vatican statements have made clear that he is, by virtue of his support for abortion, not permitted to receive communion.  The Catholic penalty of excommunication is to be distinguished from inadmissibility to receive communion which comes with being in a state of serious sin.  The […]
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EU Undermines US Embargo by Awarding UN Population Fund $75m

UNITED NATIONS, October 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Union has earmarked $75 million US for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) undermining Washington’s on-going embargo of contributions to the UN agency.  US President George W. Bush has refused the $34 million normally given annually to UNFPA since his election to office in 2000, because of the UNFPA’s support for China’s one-child and coerced abortion policy which violate US foreign aid restrictions.  The US$75 million from the EU is in addition to US$233 million it has already contributed to the UNFPA budget.  US delegate to the UN, Sichan Siv, ignoring […]
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Catholic Bishop Prays to Martyred Politician for Kerry Conversion

WILMINGTON, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The bishop of Wilmington Del. has asked Catholics to pray to St. Thomas More for the conversion of pro-abortion “Catholic” politicians. Bishop Michael Saltarelli has composed a litany to St. Thomas More for his intercession to make politicians “courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life.” Thomas More, a layman and lawyer, was the Chancellor of England to King Henry VIII. When he refused to ratify the king’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon and the king’s establishment as head of a new religion, More was beheaded. He was […]
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Vatican’s Martino Defends Buttiglione Against Anti-Catholic “Lay Inquisition” at Euro-Parliament

ROME, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Italian minister Rocco Buttiglione continues to struggle in the European Parliament for the right to hold his Catholic views on marriage and homosexuality, a senior Vatican diplomat has called the crisis an example of anti-Catholic bigotry. Cardinal Martino, the head of the Vatican’s Council for Justice and Peace, in an interview with Reuters on Monday said, “It looks like a new inquisition.” A 200-member socialist bloc of MEPs – out of the 731-member Parliament – are moving against the senior Italian politician’s appointment as civil liberties and home affairs commissioner at the EP. […]
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Britain’s Chief Medical Officer Ordered to Investigate Illegal Late-Term Abortion Referrals

LONDON, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – John Reid, the UK’s Health Secretary has ordered Britain’s Chief Medical Officer to open an investigation into illegal referrals by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) of women for late-term abortions in Spain. An investigation by the Telegraph newspaper found the organization is referring women to a late term abortion facility in Spain where abortion is also illegal after 22 weeks. The Telegraph revealed last week what it calls an “horrific underground industry” for late term abortions on healthy babies. Sir Liam Donaldson, Britain’s Chief Medical Officer, was contacted by Dr Reid, after he […]
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Canadian Gay ‘Marriages’ Get Recognition in New York

ALBANY, New York, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York State officials have decided to allow same-sex partners of public employees “married” in Canada access to full spousal benefits.  State Comptroller Alan Hevesi said, “We recognize all legal determinations from a foreign country, and they recognize ours,” in an advisory released Wednesday, according to a newsday.com report.  Spokesman for the state Catholic Conference, Dennis Poust, said the state’s bishops worry Hevesi’s ruling “will be one more piece of evidence to bolster the legal case for anyone bringing suit to challenge the state’s marriage laws.”  tv
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U.S. Bishop: “No Injustice is of a Greater Magnitude than the Injustice of Abortion”

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Colorado Springs Bishop Michael J. Sheridan was the homilist at the Mass concluding the International Week of Prayer and Fasting October 11.  The Mass and concluding prayer vigil were held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.  The International Week of Prayer and Fasting’s three goals of the conversion of nations, an end to abortion, and world peace “are all intimately connected and related to the others”, pointed out Bishop Sheridan. There will be “no true and lasting peace in the world unless justice prevails. No injustice is […]
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Nova Scotia Residents Vote No to Sunday Shopping

HALIFAX, October 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a rare victory for conservative Canadians, in a province-wide plebiscite held Saturday, the residents of the province of Nova Scotia have voted No to a proposal to allow Sunday shopping. Whereas Prince Edward Island allows Sunday shopping only during the Christmas season, Nova Scotia is the only Canadian province to ban Sunday shopping year round. Dare to be Different was the slogan used by the No side to oppose the materialist status quo, while promoting the idea that Sunday shopping meant a strain on family life and a slackening of general quality of […]
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