Pope Encourages Catholics to Have Large Families, Citing “Demographic Deficit”

ROME, August 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In remarks given during his weekly audience, during which he meets with pilgrims around the world, Pope Benedict XVI focused on the gift and the beauty of the large family, while citing a “demographic deficit” that he says is depriving Western nations of “freshness, energy, and the future incarnate in children.” “With the Lord,” said the pope, commenting on the text of Psalm 126, “there is prosperity and fruitfulness, a family rich with children and serenity, a city well supplied and protected, free from fears and insecurities.” “The father who had children in his […]
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Toronto Gay Church to Celebrate Passage of Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Bill

TORONTO, Ontario, August 31, 2005, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rev. Brent Hawkes of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, which serves a large homosexual congregation in the city, has planned a celebration to commemorate the recent passage of Canada’s same-sex ‘marriage’ Bill C-38. Scheduled for Sunday, September 18, Rev. Hawkes indicated in a press release that “We have noticed that, despite this extraordinary process with its remarkable result, there has really been no opportunity for Canadians to mark this achievement. A major event each year in our Church is “Homecoming Sunday.” We have decided to dedicate this year’s event to acknowledge the […]
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The Possible Coming Censorship and Control of the Internet – In-Depth Report

August 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “The days are now numbered for surfing an uncensored, open-access Internet, using your favorite search engine to search a bottomless cyber-sea of information in the grandest democratic forum ever conceived by humankind. Instead you can look forward to Googling about on a walled-off, carefully selected corpus of government propaganda and sanitized information “safe” for public consumption. Indoctrinated and sealed off from the outer world, you will inhabit a matrix where every ounce of creative, independent thinking that challenges government policies and values will be squelched.”  – Eliot D. Cohen Ph.D. Is this true? Is this […]
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Ten year old arrested for giving food to Terri Schiavo apologizes

TAMPA BAY, August 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ten year-old Joshua Heldreth, the eldest of eight children, was arrested on Good Friday of this year for trespassing while attempting to bring a drink of water to Miss Terri Schaivo. Days later Schiavo died of intentional dehydration. In court Joshua pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 hours of community service and ordered to write an apology for his actions. The boy whose arrest photo was splashed on front pages of newspapers across the nation wrote in his apology letter, “I was arrested on Good Friday for trespassing on the hospice center’s […]
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Abortion Compared to 9/11 Terrorism, Holocaust, in New Helms Memoir

RALEIGH, N.C., August 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Retired US Senator Jesse Helms compared the tragedy of abortion to the 9/11 terrorist strikes and to the Holocaust in his memoirs being published this week. Helms, who acted as a Republican Senator for North Carolina for 30 years, wrote that “I will never be silent about the death of those who cannot speak for themselves,” in his memoir, Here’s Where I Stand, scheduled for release Tuesday, according to an AP report. Responding to criticism about his comparison of abortion with the Holocaust, Helms wrote, “I reject that criticism because this is indeed […]
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British Government Aims to Ban “Extreme” Internet Pornography

LONDON, August 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The British Government announced today plans to broaden laws against “extreme” pornographic material to the Internet. After an extensive, and still ongoing joint Home Office/Scottish Executive consultation, Home Office Minister Paul Goggins said the new law would outlaw possession of “extreme pornographic material which is graphic and sexually explicit and which contains actual scenes or realistic depictions of serious violence, bestiality or necrophilia.” While the law aims only to outlaw “extreme” pornography, experts in the field of sexual abuse note that all pornography is harmful. Such experts have long pointed to the relationship between […]
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