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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“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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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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Moscow Gay Pride Ban Rebuked by Council of Europe

Terry Vanderheyden STRASBOURG, March 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The president of a congress of the Council of Europe has written to Moscow Mayor Yuri Mikhailovich Luzhkov, strongly recommending that he revise his stance and allow a “Gay Pride” parade originally planned for May this year. President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at the Council of Europe, Giovanni di Stasi, charges that the ban is a violation of the Council’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. “The Congress was . . . concerned when it was recently brought to its attention that a Gay […]
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France Boosts Birth Rate With Incentives for Parents

By Gudrun Schultz PARIS, France, March 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Efforts to increase the birth rate in France are beginning to have an impact on the nation’s population levels. With a birth rate of 1.9, France has reached second place in the rates of European countries—only Catholic Ireland has more children being born. In order to achieve this tenuous hold on a rising birth rate, the country has resorted to a whole gamut of financial incentives for parents, offering everything from graduated tax breaks to free family passes for museums and swimming pools. Hugh Schofield for the BBC reported yesterday […]
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