Michael Schiavo Could Face Criminal Charges

CLEARWATER, Florida, January 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As Pinellas County Circuit Judge George Greer deliberates whether he will allow attorneys to proceed with arguments that brain-disabled Terri Schiavo’s right to due process was violated, a media source is claiming that Michael Schiavo could face criminal charges.  New York’s Empire Journal is calling on the Florida judicial system to impanel a Grand Jury to investigate foul play as a cause of Terri Schiavo’s brain damage.  “One of the most compelling reasons to impanel a grand jury into the matter is the opinion issued by Dr. Michael Baden, renowned forensic pathologist, author […]
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Buffalo Bishop Does Not Request Cancellation of Clinton Address to Jesuit College

BUFFALO, January 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following on the news that pro-abortion Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to address Catholic Canisius College today, the bishop of Buffalo has issued an equivocal statement distancing himself and the Church from the college, while failing to force the college to withdraw their invitation.  Clinton is speaking at a lecture series titled “Corporal Works of Mercy,” on the government’s role in caring for the sick. Series organizer, local Democrat John J. LaFalce, claims he invited Clinton because of her expertise on health care issues.  Buffalo Bishop Edward Kmiec issued a statement Friday saying […]
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Prime Minister’s “Catholic” Pastor in Support of Gay Marriage Agenda

LASALLE, January 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today’s Globe and Mail reports that while Prime Minister Martin campaigns for homosexual ‘marriage’ abroad, the priest at the Catholic parish he occasionally attends in his Montreal riding is lending all possible support to the homosexual agenda.  Martin is often called a ‘devout Catholic’ by the press and the Globe reports that he “struggled with his faith before embracing the idea of extending marriage rights to gays.”  Fr. John Walsh, the “administrator”– known in Catholic circles as a ‘pastor’–of the ‘Christian Community’ of St. Jean de Brebeuf, was quoted by the Globe as saying, […]
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US Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Christians Should Not Fear Being Perceived As “Fools for Christ”

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, January 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, in a keynote address on the 100-year anniversary of the Knights of Columbus Baton Rouge Council 969 on Saturday, told the Knights not to fear the perception by “educated circles” as being “fools for Christ.” “To believe in traditional Christianity is something else,” Scalia said, as reported by 2theadvocate.com. “For the son of God to be born of a virgin? I mean, really. To believe that he rose from the dead and bodily ascended into heaven? How utterly ridiculous. To believe in miracles? Or that those […]
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IVF Babies up to 40% More Likely to Suffer Severe Birth Defects

PERTH, January 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Reports are growing that in vitro fertilization, in which a human being is made in a laboratory by mixing ova and sperm in a petri dish, is resulting in a high rate of severe birth defects. In September 2003, LifeSiteNews.com reported that IVF was coming under scrutiny because of the risks involved to the child. A dozen scientific papers published in 2003 suggested health risks associated with IVF. Now a new study can be added to the stack. Researchers at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, Australia, have found that babies […]
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Bishops in Canada Speaking, Writing, and Taking Out Full Page Ads on Marriage

VANCOUVER, January 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With Federal legislation to redefine marriage coming out tomorrow, Catholic bishops across the country have been taking an active role in fighting the legislation.  In addition to the recent interventions of Calgary Bishop Fred Henry and Cardinals Aloysius Ambrozic and Marc Ouellet, over the weekend several bishops have taken measures to stop the bill.  In Sudbury, Ontario, Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe led about 100 people in a demonstration in defence of traditional marriage in front of the offices of a pro-homosexual marriage politician.  The group was met by counter protestors.  In Vancouver, British Columbia, Archbishop […]
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Vancouver Archbishop Comments On Marriage

Jan. 28, 2005 My brothers and sisters in Christ: Over the next few weeks, Canada’s Members of Parliament will be engaged in one of the most significant debates of our age—a debate about taking the definition of marriage and reconstructing it as something entirely different. Marriage has always been respected as an institution existing for the common good of the family and society. Marriage has always been recognized as the necessary context for raising and educating children, the foundation of future generations. The reality of marriage is that it supersedes politics and man-made laws. From the perspective of reason, and […]
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Bush Discusses Abortion and Gay Adoption with New York Times

WASHINGTON, DC, January 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a wide-ranging 40-minute interview with the New York Times Thursday, President Bush spoke of abortion and homosexual adoption. Earlier this week, the President told 150,000 participants in the annual March for Life, “The America of our dreams, where every child is welcomed in law—in life, and protected in law may still be some ways away, but even from the far side of the river . . . we can see its glimmerings” Yesterday, the President told the Times, “I think the goal ought to be to convince people to value life.” He […]
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CLC National News Promotes Marriage Defence Strategy and Urges Conservatives to Stop Red Tory Takeov

TORONTO, January 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In its just relesed February newsletter, Canada’s national pro-life political organization, Campaign Life Coalition, has placed strong emphasis on two current major threats to family life and free speech rights on moral issues.  First up, CLC discusses the implications of the Martin government’s same-sex marriage bill and proposes detailed strategies that should be undertaken by grassroots opponents of the legislation. The organization emphasizes the bill can be defeated, regardless of what some media and politicians are stating. CLC’s postcard campaign for instance is receiving a huge response with well over 100,000 having been distributed […]
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Campaign Life Coalition Says Canadian Same-Sex Marriage Battle Has Not Yet Begun

A Liberal MP has stated today that a number of his colleagues have made up their mind to endorse same-sex legislation. He will personally stand firm and vote against it but he erroneously concluded that the “die was pretty much cast”.  “The battle has not even begun”, said Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC). “We need the MPs who are against same-sex “marriage” and same-sex “unions” to take heart and prepare for a fierce battle on this issue. The Canadian people are stirred up and watching their MPs closely. The Churches are taking their rightful place with […]
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