Vatican Announces Death of Pope John Paul II – Pro-Life Movement Mourns

VATICAN, April 2, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican has announced that Pope John Paul II passed away in the last few hours. In a statement the Vatican Press Office noted, “The Holy Father died this evening at 9:37 p.m. (2:37 p.m. EST) in his private apartment. All the procedures outlined in the apostolic Constitution `Universi Dominici Gregis’ that was written by John Paul II on Feb. 22, 1996, have been put in motion.” Earlier today, Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls noted that the Holy Father remained conscious. “The clinical conditions of the Holy Father remain very serious. In […]
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Religious Leaders, Homosexual Activist, Support Bishop Henry

CALGARY, April 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Leaders of various religious denominations expressed their support for Calgary Bishop Fred Henry Thursday – including recognition of the bishop’s right to free speech from a homosexual activist. Bishop Henry called a press conference Wednesday to express his criticism of an Alberta Human Rights Commission decision to entertain two human rights complaints against him for a pastoral letter condemning same-sex “marriage” that appeared in the Calgary Sun in January. Statements from representatives of the Jewish, Islamic, Sikh and Mormon faiths acknowledged that homosexuality is a sin, and the bishop should be granted the right […]
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Official Vatican Releases on State of Pope’s Health

VATICAN, April 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNew.com) – – Last evening at 10:15 p.m., Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls released the following declaration to journalists: “The Holy Father today developed a high fever caused by a urinary tract infection. “Appropriate antibiotic therapy was begun. “His clinical condition is being closely monitored by the Vatican medical team that is caring for him.” At 6:30 a.m. today, Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls released another declaration: “This morning the Holy Father’s health conditions are very serious. “Yesterday afternoon, March 31, as already announced, following a confirmed infection of the urinary tract, […]
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Conservative Leader Harper Responds to Charges of Muzzling Social Conservatives

TORONTO, ON., March 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has responded to accusations that he is trying to muzzle pro-life and pro-family MPs within the Conservative Party. An interview with CTV’s Craig Oliver last month has caused a stir since reporting on the comments from the Sun chain spun the comments as indicating Harper would refuse to sign nomination papers for Conservative candidates who spoke out on abortion or same-sex ‘marriage’. During the interview Oliver asked “Are you going to get tougher with members of your party who say things which embarrass you and the party and are often […]
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Fr. Frank Pavone: Terri Schiavo ‘Responsive’ Until Death

PINELLAS PARK, FL, April 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – National Director of Priests for Life, Fr. Frank Pavone, spent the late hours of Wednesday night and the hours leading up to Terri Schiavo’s death early Thursday with her. He spoke about it with FOX News. When asked by FOX “Was their any sign of response from Terri Schiavo?” Fr Pavone responded: “Yes. And let me tell you, I’ll preface that by saying I visited with her several times before the feeding tube was removed. She was very responsive – closing her eyes when I said, ‘Let’s pray together, Terri,’ opening them […]
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Catholic League Supports Bishop Henry in Human Rights Suit over Gay ‘Marriage’

TORONTO, April 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) expressed its support for Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary Thursday, in the human rights complaint launched against him in Alberta. Calgarians Carol Johnson and Norman Greenfield filed the complaints with the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission after Bishop Henry’s pastoral letter condemning same-sex “marriage” was republished on LifeSiteNews.com and in the Calgary Sun newspaper in January. Commenting on the case, League President Phil Horgan said, “This action strikes at the core of freedom of speech and freedom of religion guaranteed to all Canadians in the Charter of […]
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Official Statement of the Schindler Family on the Passing of Terri Schindler Schiavo

PINELLAS PARK, Fl., April 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) -The following is the text of the statement read by Terri Schindler Schiavo’s sister, Suzanne Vitadamo; and brother, Bobby Schindler, in front of the Woodside Hospice, in Pinellas Park, Florida, at a 4:30 PM, press conference yesterday. As you are aware, Terri is now with God and she has been released from all earthly burdens. After these recent years of neglect at the hands of those who were supposed to protect and care for her, she is finally at peace with God for eternity. We are speaking on behalf of our entire family […]
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Latest Vatican Official Bulletin Says Pope’s Condition “Further Worsened”

VATICAN, April 1, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At 6:30 this afternoon (noon EST), Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls released the following statement to journalists: “The general conditions and cardio-respiratory conditions of the Holy Father have further worsened. A gradual worsening of arterial hypotension has been noted, and breathing has become shallow. “The clinical picture indicates cardio-circulatory and renal insufficiency. The biological parameters are notably compromised. The Holy Father – with visible participation – is joining in the continual prayers of those assisting him.”
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