Malta Will Not Legalize Divorce Despite EU Pressure

VALETTA, December 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Maltese government has dismissed the campaign of a maverick secularist, Emmanuel Bezzina, to legalize divorce. Malta, the EU’s smallest nation and one of the world’s last holdouts in defending marriage, family and the unborn, has retained in law protections for married couples and families. Divorce and abortion are outlawed in Malta, and are likely to remain so, according to a government minister. “He doesn’t have his finger on the pulse. People are very afraid” by divorce, said Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici, junior minister for justice and home affairs. Bezzina, who says he wants to […]
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Canadian Prime Minister Martin May Well Lose His Seat in Parliament Says CTV Pollster

By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, December 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin may lose his own seat in parliament according to new polling from his home province of Quebec. Martin, who is the MP for the Quebec riding of LaSalle-Emard in Montreal, despite his arrogance on television debates, may lose his seat to the Bloc Quebecois separatist party which has gained popularity in Quebec. A new poll was conducted from December 17-19 by The Strategic Counsel for CTV and the Globe and Mail. The poll found that only 20% of Quebec residents will vote Liberal with a whopping […]
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US Moms Foregoing Abortion in Unplanned Pregnancy

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 2002 survey has shown an increase in the number of women bringing unexpected pregnancies to term since 1995. In 2002, 14% of recent births were unplanned pregnancies compared to only 9% in 1995. The pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute admitted that the shift is a result of fewer women aborting. The Institute reported that in 1995, 26% of US pregnancies ended in abortion compared to 24% in 2002.  Susan Wills, spokesman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the numbers show a definite move against abortion among American women. “It shows a real pro-life […]
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A True Story by a Mother Who Happily Overcame Pressures to “Get Rid of” Her Pregnancy

TORONTO, December 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fatima, a relatively new immigrant to Canada found herself pregnant with twins at a time when she already had three children and her husband was without a job. She was therefore in quite a dilemma and turned to others for help, but the “help” offered was not what she expected, wanted or needed. Her personal story, with a happy ending, relates what many distressed pregnant women encounter from individuals or agencies who offer what they believe is a quick fix solution to their serious needs at a time of personal crisis. Fatima, who wrote […]
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Costco Replies to Numerous Complaints Regarding Fired Knight of Columbus

By Terry Vanderheyden PORT COQUITLAM, BC, December 21, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Costco has received numerous complaints after LifeSiteNews.com broke a story about a Knight of Columbus fired from Costco for denying a co-worker a hall for her same-sex wedding (see story: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/dec/05121302.html). Although before publishing the story LifeSiteNews.com made repeated calls to Costco, with ample time to respond to the calls given, no response was received. In addition, calls put in to Costco’s lawyer were not returned. After the fact, Costco, of course, denied former employee David Hauser’s claim that he was discriminated against because of his involvement with denying […]
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From One Mom to Another: Keep Your Baby – A Personal, True Story

By Fatima Boutaleb Orignally published in the September 2005 Interim newspaper This is a story that happened to me while I was pregnant with my twins. It happened while I was studying computers at a private institute. My husband wasn’t working at the time. We had three kids together. We had been in Canada for three years. It was very hard for us to start a new life in Canada, coming from another country with different ways of life, different traditions and culture. Anyway, the real reason for this story is to send a message to any family or a […]
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Christmas Message from President Bush – Contrast to Non-‘Christmas’ Cards

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, December 20, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura have issued a Presidential Christmas message brimming with faith and all about the ‘reason for the season’. The message, reproduced in full below, is striking in that rather than stating ‘I believe . . .” or “Christians hold that . . .”, the Presidential message on the WhiteÂHouse web siteÂstates as a plain matter of fact that “More than 2,000 years ago, a virgin gave birth to a Son, and the God of heaven came to Earth.” There was considerableÂcontroversy in the […]
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The Origin of Silent Night – A Christmas Carol is Born

Special to LifeSiteNews.com by Fr. Bernard Heffernan For 22 years I looked after the spiritual needs of senior citizen homes. Volunteers helped. Among them was Anna Cairnduf, a lady who hails from a mountain town in Austria. She’s the grand niece of Father Joseph Mohr, the writer of the Christmas carol “Silent Night” which for a long time was ignored. Why? Great music is expected from great cities and great Cathedrals but hardly from a poor, cold, drafty little mountain church, where a few days before Christmas in 1818, a hungry mouse chewed through the bellows of the old organ, […]
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