U.S. Bishops, Vatican Discuss Disciplining Bishops in Abuse Cases

By Gudrun Schultz WASHINGTON, United States, March 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. bishops and the Vatican are discussing disciplinary action against bishops who moved priests accused of child abuse from parish to parish. The bishops have often been criticized for failing to include disciplinary action against bishops who move priests around in their child sex abuse prevention policies. Under church law, however, only the pope can discipline a bishop. The head of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane, Washington, told Catholic News Service church officials know more about dealing with child sexual abuse now than […]
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Pro-Abortion Students Disrupt University Pro-Life Display with Manure

By Gudrun Schultz CALGARY, Alberta, March 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-abortion protestors at the University of Calgary dumped bags of cow manure in front of the Campus for Life Genocide Awareness Project on Tuesday. The pro-life display depicts large, bloody images of abortion and historical genocide, comparing society’s sanction of the killing of unborn children to past government-sanctioned slaughter during the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. “It’s a comparison of atrocities in the past where governments and society have stripped the distinctions between human-hood and person-hood,” Campus for Life president Josh Nugent told the Gauntlet. “In the past, when governments […]
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“Brilliant” Pro-Life Professor Denied Tenure at Prominent Baptist College

by Hilary White  WACO, March 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Baylor College, a Baptist college in Waco, Texas that some have said aspires to be the Protestant version of prestigious Notre Dame, has refused tenure to a highly respected philosopher and lecturer, Francis J. Beckwith. Some are speculating that the denial is for his support of the Intelligent Design (ID) theory of creation and his facility in defending the pro-life position.   Beckwith argues that, while ID needs development that teaching it in public schools is not unconstitutional. This position puts him at odds with the secular Darwinists that control the […]
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Lawyer Says Canada’s Charter to Blame for Today’s Social Liberalism

By Gudrun Schultz ST. ANDREW, Jamaica, March 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Canadian lawyer has said the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has allowed Canada’s courts to turn the country into one of the most socially liberal societies in the world. “Twenty-five yeas ago [when the Charter came into effect], none in Canada anticipated the kind of changes the Charter would bring,” said Janet Epp Buckingham, speaking at a recent Jamaican meeting of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship. Buckingham is director of law and public policy with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, As reported by Focus on the Family Canada, she […]
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Mississippi Lawmakers Extend Deadlines to Review Abortion-Ban Bill

By Gudrun Schultz JACKSON, Mississippi, March 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill that would have banned most abortions in Mississippi failed to pass House and Senate negotiations before deadline Monday night. Lawmakers passed a resolution that extended the deadline, in an effort to reach agreement on the controversial bill. Senate negotiators received the final House proposal about 10 minutes before the Monday deadline, from House Public Health Committee Chairman Steve Holland. Holland had revised the bill from its original form requiring women to see an ultrasound of their baby and hear its heartbeat before having an abortion. The revised bill […]
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Australian PM Howard Says Government Will Overturn Same-Sex Union Law

By Gudrun Schultz CANBERRA, Australia, March 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australia’s federal government said yesterday it would overturn proposed legislation granting equivalent marriage rights to gay civil unions, if the capital territory brings it into law. “There is a special place in Australian society for the institution of marriage, as historically understood, and we do not intend to allow that to be in any way undermined,” said Prime Minister John Howard. The government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) became the first in the country to introduce legislation for same-sex civil unions last week. The law would grant homosexual couples […]
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