“Apoplectic” Reaction of Liberal Mainstream Media to “Papa Ratzinger” Delights Catholics

CYBERSPACE, April 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic bloggers (online self-published commentators), are having the time of their lives mocking and ridiculing and generally enjoying what they are calling the ‘apoplectic’ reaction from liberal mainstream media that has spent 25 years building up Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as the Catholic left’s bogy-man of “archconservatism.” Within hours of the new Pope’s first appearance, author and journalist Michael Rose had launched a new weblog, “Chronicle of Pope Benedict XVI.” Rose whose 2002 book, “Goodbye, Good Men” blew the whistle on the culture of homosexuality in many US seminaries, is keeping a running record of […]
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Abortion Practitioners in Indiana Required by Law to Inform Women of Ultrasound Option

INDIANAPOLIS, April 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a bill into law Tuesday mandating that women be told about their option to have an ultrasound of their unborn child before undergoing an abortion. Abortion providers must inform women that an ultrasound will reveal pictures of their unborn child, as well as allow her to hear the fetal heart beat. Gov. Daniels’ spokesman, Jane Jankowski, told AP, “He supports the legislation because it provides a pregnant woman with information to help her make an informed decision.” The governor signed the legislation immediately before attending a Right to Life […]
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Abortion Referendum in Portugal Approved by Socialist-Led Government

LISBON, April 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday, Portugal’s ruling Socialist Party has won support for a bid to hold a national referendum on abortion. In the February election, the Socialist party ran on a platform that included a promise to conduct a national referendum to overturn the country’s official prohibition on abortion. Socialists hold 121 of the 230 seats in parliament. The proposal seeks to make abortion on demand legal up to the 10th week of pregnancy. The question reads: “Do you agree that abortions, carried out in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, with the woman’s consent, in […]
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Spanish Upper House Approves Gay “Marriage” and No-Fault Divorce

MADRID, April 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Spain’s parliament approved a bill Thursday as a first step towards full legalization of same-sex “marriage” for the predominantly Catholic country. The measure, a proposal of the country’s ruling Socialist party, passed 183-136. Before becoming law, the measure requires Senate approval – a likelihood according to media reports. The new measure proposes that same-sex couples be allowed the same legal status as heterosexually married couples, including the right to adopt children, and access to pensions and inheritance. In a statement, the Spanish Bishops Conference called the proposed law “an error,” saying it “went against […]
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Anti-Catholic Ted Turner Who Mocked Pope JPII Given UN Peace Award

NEW YORK, April 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ted Turner, one of the world’s richest men and most overtly anti-Catholic promoters of eugenic population control, has been honored with a prestigious award by the United Nations on the day following the papal election. The 2005 Alan Cranston Peace Award was presented on behalf of the Global Security Institute (GSI) by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Turner has a long history of making anti-Catholic and anti-papal insults. On February 16, 1999 Ted Turner made anti-Catholic and anti-Polish remarks before the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association in Washington, D.C. that were […]
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Hilary Clinton to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Catholic College Despite Abortion Advocacy

MANASSAS, VA, April 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Marymount Manhattan College has invited pro-abortion Sen. Hillary Clinton to deliver its commencement address and receive an honorary doctoral degree on May 20, publicly defying New York’s Cardinal Edward Egan and the U.S. bishops who forbade such honors in a statement last June. Sen. Clinton has consistently supported legalized abortion, speaking at gatherings of abortion-rights advocates and voting against a ban on partial-birth abortion. She also has advocated expanding embryonic stem cell research and has declared contraception “basic health care for women.” During a January 2005 speech to New York State “family planning […]
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Canadian House of Commons Statement Introduces New Pope

OTTAWA, April 20, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the Canadian House of Commons yesterday, Niagara Falls Conservative MP Rob Nicholson found himself in a position to announce to his fellow Members of Parliament the news of the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Here is what was said: Hon. Rob Nicholson (Niagara Falls, CPC): Mr. Speaker, We have just received word from Rome that a new Pope for the Roman Catholic Church has been named. He is Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger from Germany. Canadians of all faiths wish him well and pray for God’s blessings on his pontificate. The papacy has played a […]
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On Line Petition Against Honorary Degree for Abortion Champion Morgentaler

LONDON, Ontario, April 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – News that notorious Canadian abortion activist Henry Morgentaler is to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario has prompted one group to create a website – UWOProtest.com– with an on line petition to protest the outrage. In the face of a “firestorm of protest,” the university said it still plans to bestow the honour June 16. Despite university vice president and spokesman Ted Garrard’s claim that the decision of the honorary degrees committee “is final,” uwoprotest.com points out that “Western’s senate has no policy against revisiting and […]
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French Court Nullifies First Gay “Marriage”

BORDEAUX, France, April 20, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A French appeals court today upheld a lower court decision nullifying the country’s first same-sex “marriage.” The mayor of a Bordeaux suburb defied the government by conducting the country’s first homosexual “wedding” last June. Noel Mamere, mayor of Begles, despite a warning from government officials that the ceremony was illegal and he would be subject to prosecution, “married” two men, Stephane Chapin, 34, and Bertrand Charpentier, 31. A lower court ruled the marriage illegal and nullified it last July. “We will keep going to the end,” Charpentier claimed, according to an Agence France-Presse […]
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