‘Ordained’ Woman is Pro-Abortion Religion Professor at Catholic University of San Diego

MANASSAS, VA, July 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An organization that illegitimately “ordains” women as Catholic clergy has revealed the identity of a “deacon” who teaches scriptural studies at the University of San Diego, an institution that claims dedication to “witnessing and probing the Christian message as proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church.” R.C. Womenpriests, which on July 25 hosted the “ordinations” of nine women on the St. Lawrence River near Gananoque, Ontario, also announced that Jane Via had been “ordained” a Catholic deacon in June 2004 on the Danube River between Germany and Austria. The 2004 ceremony was led by […]
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Czech Abortions at Lowest Rate Ever

PRAGUE, July 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Czech Republic’s statistical office has released a report indicating that the country’s abortion rate has fallen to the lowest level ever documented – even less than in 1958, when the practice was first legalized under Soviet communism. The 27,574 abortions committed in the Czech Republic last year represent the lowest number for any former Soviet block country. In the early 1990s, as many as one in three unborn children were killed through abortion. The abortion rate peaked in 1988 at 113,730. In addition, most abortions in the early 1990s were carried out on […]
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Pro-Aborts Complain Pro-Life and Pro-Family Attitudes on the Rise in Europe

LODZ, July 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Grassroots opposition to anti-life policies is on the rise, according to a number of European abortion-supportive organizations. Alarm at the soaring abortion and plummeting birth rates in their home countries has inspired Europeans to re-consider the leftist-inspired orthodoxies of population control and abortion-on-demand. In 1962, at the height of communist rule in Poland, the number of abortions reached an all-time high of 199,400. The numbers slowly fell to 137,950 in 1980 at the time of the Gdansk shipyard strike that brought down communist rule and continued to plummet thereafter. The number of abortions took […]
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More Confusion Over Same-Sex Language In Massachusetts With “Parent A/ Parent B” Fiasco

BOSTON, Massachusetts, July 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hospitals in Massachusetts don’t know what to do with birth certificates that have the headings of “Mother” and “Father” on them. The state has legalized same-sex marriage and hospitals are seeking the nomenclature to refer to the logically confused parentage of children born into same-sex ‘families’. Governor Mitt Romney has vaguely advised hospitals to cross out one or the other and insert “Second Parent” but some clerks who register births are questioning the legality of such a procedure. Gay ‘rights’ activists are asking that the state remove the words mother and father from […]
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Frist Support for Specter’s Embryo Research Funding Bill Called “Betrayal”

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, has broken with President Bush by giving his support to a bill that proposes to expand federal funding for unethical embryonic stem cell research. The Bill, strongly opposed by conservative lawmakers, pro-life family groups and the White House is sponsored by pro-abortion Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter. AScribe Newswire quotes Michael Munger, an expert in congressional-presidential relations, stating, “The Bush administration will consider this a betrayal.” Frist, who supported legislative attempts to save the life of Terri Schiavo, appears to have lost the thread on the use of embryonic […]
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As Democrats Move Into Line of Attack # 3 An AFA Survey Shows Americans Prefer Conservative Supreme

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent national survey commissioned by American Values and the American Family Association (AFA) and released today finds that voters favor a “more conservative” over a “more liberal” Supreme Court by a 50.3% to 30.5% margin. The telephone survey, conducted to reflect voter distributions across the country, asked 800 randomly chosen likely voters a number of questions pertaining to the Supreme Court nomination of judge John Roberts. When asked who they like better, “a justice who strictly applies the intent of the law without regard to his or her own policy views” or “who corrects policies […]
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Don’t Blame Pope for AIDS – Analysis Finds Greater Percentage Catholics Makes for Lower HIV Rates

SYDNEY, July 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A letter by Australian bioethicist Dr. Amin Abboud published in the July 30 edition of the British Medical Journal notes that “A regression analysis done on the HIV situation in Africa indicates that the greater the percentage of Catholics in any country, the lower the level of HIV.” Dr. Abboud’s letter comes in response to an article published in the journal’s June 4 issue which wonders if newly elected Pope Benedict XVI will alter the Church’s teaching on condoms in light of the burgeoning HIV/AIDS epidemic. Abboud asserts that “On the basis of statistical […]
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IVF Twins More Likely to be Premature, Delivered by C-Section

OTTAWA, July 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Twins born through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are 50 percent more likely to be born prematurely – from 32 to 36 weeks, as compared to twins conceived naturally through sexual intercourse, according to recently published research. A team of researchers from the University of Ottawa utilized a meta-analysis of prior research to determine if low birth weight and premature deliveries were associated with IVF. Besides the tendency to earlier delivery, IVF twins were also 33 percent more likely to undergo c-section and twice as likely to be admitted to intensive care than were normally conceived […]
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Communion for Divorced and Remarried Undermines Sacrament of Matrimony says Pope Benedict

VALLE D’AOSTA July 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Â In a speech to priests of the diocese in which he is vacationing, Pope Benedict XVI reiterated Catholic teaching that members of the flock who have been divorced and remarried are in an irregular situation regarding the sacraments and may not receive Communion. The Catholic Church still holds that remarriage after divorce, though extremely common, is the moral equivalent of adultery, and so bars a person in such circumstances from receiving Communion. “I would say that a particularly painful situation is that of those who were married in the church, but were not […]
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