Canadian Federal Election Imminent – Monday Non-Confidence Vote Scheduled

By Steve Jalsevac OTTAWA, November 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Monday is D-Day for Canada’s opposition parties as they are scheduled to debate and vote on a non-confidence motion tabled yesterday by Conservative leader Stephen Harper with the support of the Bloc Quebecois and NDP parties. It is expected that passage of the motion is all but certain and that after losing the vote, Prime Minister Paul Martin will ask the governor general to dissolve Parliament Tuesday and set an election date for Jan. 16 or 23. The later date is considered more likely since the Liberals are said to want […]
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Abortion, Not Poverty, Is the Greater Tragedy Says Southern Baptist Leader

By Terry Vanderheyden WASHINGTON, November 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Southern Baptist leader disagrees with the claim of an anti-poverty campaigner who said that poverty was the number one “inhumane” problem afflicting the US. “I don’t think the most damaging issue in this country today is poverty,” said Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, according to a Tennessean.com report. “There’s not a single day that goes by, for the last 32 years (since Roe vs. Wade) that I have not personally grieved and prayed for the 4,000-some odd babies, disproportionately African-American babies, I […]
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Frustrated Population-Control Philippine Politician Wants Church Declared National Security Threat

By Terry Vanderheyden MANILA, November 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Filipino politician, frustrated by the Catholic Church’s opposition to a population control bill, has suggested that the Church be labelled a threat to national security. Alagad Partylist Representative Rodante Marcoleta charged that the Catholic Church is responsible for hindering the passage of population-control Bill 3773. “It’s an open secret that there’s strong lobbying by the Catholic Church,” Marcoleta said, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “Do you treat the Catholic Church (as) a national threat?” Bill 3773, the “Responsible Parenthood and Population Management Act,” mandates a rule that restricts families […]
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No Ideology can Eradicate True Meaning of Marriage say Maltese Bishops

By Hilary White FLORIANA, November 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic bishops of the tiny Mediterranean island nation of Malta have issued a letter pleading for the retention of traditional moral values and opposing the push to include homosexual partnerings into the legal definition of marriage. The bishops’ statement calls the meaning and nature of natural marriage, “an evident truth and an undeniable fact.” They write, “The word ‘marriage’ does not just mean any relationship between two human beings, but means a union between a man and a woman for reasons determined by nature itself.” The Maltese bishops reiterate the […]
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Canadian Physician and Long-Time Pro-Life Campaigner, Dr. André Lafrance, Dies at Age 68

By Terry Vanderheyden OTTAWA, November 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian pro-life community has been dealt a blow today to learn that long-time pro-life campaigner, Ottawa physician Dr. W. André Lafrance, 68, has died. Dr. Lafrance collapsed as he walked away from Parliament Hill Wednesday; police were unable to revive him. The exact cause of death is still not yet known, although he had a history of heart disease. Dr. Lafrance had been on parliament hill praying with Fr. Tony Van Hee immediately before his collapse. Fr. Van Hee is the Catholic priest who prays and fasts as a constant […]
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AIDS Activist Quits Toronto Committee Citing Dangerous Programme

By Hilary White TORONTO, November 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The illogic of introducing gay men to the bathhouse subculture as a means of stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS has led to the resignation of a Toronto AIDS activist. The Globe and Mail reports today that Richard Churchill, a real estate developer and long time volunteer for AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), has said that the organization has lost sight of its mandate to help people avoid contracting the disease.“HIV is a preventable disease and, here, we’re doing things that are not preventing it, but complicating it,” the 44-year-old real estate […]
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Abstinence Includes Sexual Activity Says Maryland Middle School

By Hilary White POTOMAC, November 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Maryland Gazette reports today that the eighth-grade health class at Herbert Hoover Middle School identifies two types of sexual intercourse as “abstinence.” It would seem that even after decades of sex ed, saturation of sexual imagery in the media and the virtual abolition of sexual mores since the 1960’s that educators still cannot effectively identify the sexual act. Webster’s College dictionary defines the verb “to abstain” as “to refrain voluntarily, especially from something regarded as improper or unhealthy.” A chart showing different forms of contraception in the Herbert Hoover health […]
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Korean Cloning Scientist “Disgraced”

By Terry Vanderheyden SEOUL, November 24, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – South Korean embryonic stem-cell scientist and national celebrity Hwang Woo-suk has been publicly “disgraced”– not for killing embryonic children – but for the unethical practice of using donated eggs from his female colleagues. Publicly apologizing for the unethical practice and admitting he lied to cover it up, Hwang announced he is resigning from his public posts including his chairman position at the World Stem Cell Hub, which supplies scientists world-wide with embryonic stem cells. “I am very sorry that I have to tell the public words that are too shameful and […]
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Pro-Life Conference Triumphs Over Adversity – CLC National News Report

Excerpt from the Dec. 2005 Campaign Life Coalition National News A day before the November 17-19 National Pro-life Conference in Montreal was to kick off, it looked like it wasn’t going to happen at all. However, somewhat of a miracle occurred over the next 24 hours that transformed a disaster into a triumph of generosity and determined spirit. Due to the threat of protests by the usual rent-a-mob of pro-abortion, pro-homosexual and feminist militants, the Holy Cross fathers of St. Joseph’s Oratory suddenly and unilaterally cancelled our contract to use their conference facilities. They took this severe action out of […]
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