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Archbishop warns “culture of extreme feminism” denigrates meaning of motherhoodhttps://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=7866 Charge dismissed for woman who aborted own child with gunhttps://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=112925&ran=210735 Minneapolis Bus Driver Has Right not to Drive Bus with Homosexual Adhttps://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/breaking_news/15783884.htm Boston College Now Requires ‘Catholic Perspective,’ Could Cancel Speakershttps://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=515071 Financial Helps to Mothers Begets Much Needed Baby Boom in Francehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101701652.html Catholic school fires practicing homosexual guardhttps://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061019/NEWS03/610190423/1005/NEWS No Death Benefits for Congressman Studds’s Homosexual Partnerhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101701263_pf.html Doctor: Abortion is Unnecessaryhttps://www.dakotavoice.com/200610/Guest/20061016_DO.html Abortionist Evicted in Chicagohttps://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/news/99510,2_1_AU17_CLINIC_S1.article Defrock predator priests, victims tell bishopshttps://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/city/story.html?id=ca88b4ad-2d8b-4078-b431-93e23304b084&k=80318 Vietnam Government cracks down on gender-based abortion practisehttps://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=01SOC171006 Nicaraguan president sends anti-abortion bill to Congresshttps://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/17/america/LA_GEN_Nicaragua_Abortion.php Supreme Court Won’t Review Boy […]
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Wisconsin Bishop Says Attack on Marriage Teaching an “Intimidation” Attempt

By Gudrun Schultz MADISON, Wisconsin, October 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Wisconsin Bishop Robert Morlino defended his encouragement of parishioners to vote in defense of traditional marriage, saying accusations of “electioneering” leveled against him by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC) were an “attempt to intimidate the Catholic Church.” “The Church does not play partisan politics. The Church does not support individual candidates or parties”, Bishop Morlino said in a press release Wednesday. “This does not mean that when important issues (often very emotional issues) arise, the Church will remain quiet while the truths of the dignity of the human person and […]
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Portuguese Parliament Approves National Abortion Referendum

By Gudrun Schultz LISBON, Portugal, October 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ongoing efforts to break down Portugal’s laws against abortion took another step forward yesterday, as Parliament approved holding a government-initiated national referendum on abortion,, the Associated Press reported. The referendum will ask Portuguese citizens to vote on a proposal to allow abortions on demand up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. Under current laws, abortion is not permitted in the Roman Catholic country except in cases of rape, fetal malformation, or if the mother’s health is endangered, and then only up until 12 weeks gestation. Anticipated sometime in January 2007, the […]
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Australian Bishop Says Catholic Hospitals Will Not Use Embryonic Stem Cell Treatments

By Meg Jalsevac SYDNEY, Australia, October 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Anthony Fisher of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia told the Australian parliament today that Australian Catholic hospitals would not use treatments for their patients that had been developed through embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are cells extracted from living human embryos. The extraction of the cells causes the embryo to die. The Catholic Church maintains that embryonic stem cell research is morally evil because it necessitates the death of the embryo, a living person in the very earliest stage of development. In the introduction to Donum Vitae, an […]
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US Bishops Set to Tell Catholics Opposed to Teaching on Abortion or Homosexuality not to Receive Com

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, October 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. bishops will vote on a proposed document, “Happy Are Those Who Are Called To His Supper: On Preparing To Receive Christ Worthily in the Eucharist” during their annual November meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 13-16. The document, addressed to all the faithful, points out that Catholics may not receive communion if they do not accept Church teaching on matters such as abortion and homosexuality. Catholics should refrain from Holy Communion, says the document, “when they lack adherence to what the Church authoritatively teaches on matters of faith and morals.” The […]
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Thousands of Orthodox Jews Protest Gay Pride – Signs: “J’lem is not Sodom or New York”

By Hilary White JERUSALEM, October 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Thousands of the Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem protested Wednesday against the efforts of a small group of homosexual activists to bring the so-called “Gay Pride” event to the city. Jerusalem is held as one of the world’s most holy places by Jews, Muslims and Christians. The Israeli courts had ruled that the homosexual political event could go forward this summer, but just days later the Israeli/Hezbollah war broke out. The general opinion among Orthodox Jews is that the timing was a message from God. Homosexual activists have reached an agreement […]
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Well Known Vancouver Abortionist Romalis Named in Negligence Suit

By Hilary White VANCOUVER, October 19, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Garson Romalis is being sued by a former patient for having botched a late-term abortion. A statement of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court by Karin Smith says Romalis prescribed a “three-day therapeutic termination procedure” to kill and expel the body of her 18 week-old baby who had been diagnosed with the genetic condition called trisomy 13. The morning after Romalis aborted the child on November 4, 2004, Smith “was awakened by severe pain in her lower back and her night and bedclothes were wet from perspiration, and [Smith] was […]
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Proposed US Bishops Document on Homosexuality Encourages Love the Sinner but Hate the Sin

By Meg Jalsevac WASHINGTON, October 19, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In their semi-annual meeting held in Baltimore in November of this year, the American bishops will be voting on a new document meant to help clarify the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality and “those with the homosexual inclination.” The document is entitled “Ministry to Persons With a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care” Catholic News Service reports that the document condemns homosexual activity of any sort but is careful to reinforce the necessity of treating those individuals with a homosexual inclination with “respect, compassion and sensitivity.” A similar document was released […]
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