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Mitt Romney Warns of ‘Orwellian’ Stem Cell Researchhttps://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/8/31/170405.shtml?s=ic Significant Adult Stem Cell Advance Drew Modest Attentionhttps://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=/ForeignBureaus/archive/200608/INT20060831a.html The Parents Television Council Ranks Top Ten Best/Worst Advertisers; applaud Ford for significantly changing its advertising practiceshttps://www.parentstv.org/PTC/publications/release/2006/0822.asp The Commercialization of Divorce? Ford Motor Corporationhttps://www.albertmohler.com/blog_read.php?id=753 Advertising geared to young adults in their twenties is far more likely to use sexual imageryhttps://www.worldcongress.org/WCFUpdate/wcf_update.htm#c Abortion: An inherently dangerous businesshttps://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51740 Parents Television Council Files Indecency Complaint Over Obscene Language During Emmyshttps://www.parentstv.org/PTC/publications/release/2006/0831.asp Boob Tube — Decency and the Emmy’shttps://www.catholicexchange.com/vm/index.asp?vm_id=36&art_id=34283 Customer Takes Action Over Bookstore’s Display of Sexually Explicit Bookhttps://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/8/afa/312006e.asp Family Activist: Schools Should Focus on ‘Civilizing’—Not ‘Feminizing’—the Classroomhttps://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/8/afa/312006d.asp Catholic League […]
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Pro-Life Forces Had Significant Impact at UN Disabilities Conference

NEW YORK, N.Y., August 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life and pro-family forces had a significant impact on the text of the UN Disabilities Convention, which was adopted by the Ad Hoc Committee for the Convention in the late hours Friday, August 25th as a first step toward the final adoption during the upcoming Session of the General Assembly. There was serious concern that the Convention was being used as a tool to promote anti-life and anti-family ideologies and that a Convention that was meant to protect and promote and ensure all human rights for persons with disability on an […]
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Irish Catholic Teachers Union Organizes Revolt against Bishops “Catholic Ethos Day”

By Peter J. Smith BELFAST, August 31, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Irish teachers union has urged its members to rebel against a request from Northern Ireland’s Catholic Bishops to hold an annual “Catholic ethos day” in Catholic schools. Catholic advocate Gregory Carlin told LifeSiteNews he believes this is the first time the teachers have publicly opposed the bishops and the matter therefore sets a serious precedent. In a letter to principals, the Bishops had asked them to dedicate one of the five annual “Baker” days – days usually allotted for teacher training – to focus on the theme of “Vision […]
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Why is the Conservative Government Wasting Taxpayer Dollars on “Queer” Film Festival?

By John-Henry Westen and Gudrun Schultz VANCOUVER, August 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Conservative Government is supportive of fiscal restraint. Yet, LifeSiteNews.com has learned that the Conservative Government nonetheless funded the 2006 Vancouver Queer Film Festival, which ran from August 17-27.  The festival’s sponsorship page lists the Department of Canadian Heritage as the offending federal government branch. (See the sponsorship page here: https://www.outonscreen.com/festival/2006/content/Sponsors/27/10 ) Dominique Collin, spokesperson for Canadian Heritage Minister Beverley Oda, told LifeSiteNews.com the Vancouver regional branch of the Heritage department conducted the funding allocation which consisted of $23,000.   Ginette Montreuil, regional manager with the Vancouver office, […]
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Colombian Catholic Church Excommunicates All Involved in 11-year-old Rape Victim’s Abortion

By Gudrun Schultz BOGOTA, Colombia, August 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Alfonso Llopez Trujillo announced Tuesday that the Colombian Catholic Church has excommunicated all persons involved in obtaining an abortion for an 11-year-old girl, who became pregnant after she was raped. The order includes the judges, politicians and legislators involved in the decision, as well as the doctors, nurses and the girl’s parents, the Manila Bulletin Online reported today. Under excommunication, all those involved in the abortion are banned from receiving the sacraments, except the sacrament of confession, and may not perform a ministerial role in the Liturgy or other […]
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