If We Don’t Say No to Same-Sex Unions, then Why Not Incest and Pedophilia Says Archbishop

By Peter J. Smith   ROME, April 2, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The new head of the Italian bishops conference has made political waves by asking on what basis may incest and pedophilia be denied if Italy legalizes same-sex unions and other alternatives to the family.   Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, who was appointed last month to lead the Italian Bishops Conference, is spearheading efforts of the Catholic Church in Italy against legislation giving unmarried unions – including same-sex ones – legal status and benefits. “Why say ‘no’ to forms of legally recognised co-habitation which create alternatives to the family? […]
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Anti-Religious Measures an Assault on Democratic Foundations, Westminster Cardinal Warns

By Hilary White   LONDON, April 2, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tony Blair’s Labour party has been waging an intolerant ideological war against religious belief in the name of tolerance, according to the Catholic archbishop of Westminster, Cormac Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor.   Delivering the 30th Thomas Corbishley Memorial lecture at Westminster Cathedral Hall on March 28, the Cardinal, leader of England and Wales’ 4 million Catholics, wondered aloud “whether the threads holding together democracy have begun to unravel.”   He denounced the passage of the Sexual Orientation Regulations of the Equality Act that, religious leaders have said, will coerce public compliance with […]
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Two Years Later: Pope John Paul II Especially Remembered as Greatest Defender of Life and Family

By Peter J. Smith   VATICAN CITY, April 2, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two years after his death, a Vatican investigation concludes today on the life of a leader pro-life advocates will remember as perhaps the Catholic Church’s most ardent defender of the sanctity of human life and the family.   Officials of the Catholic Church marked a milestone in the process of sainthood for Pope John Paul II on Monday, ceremoniously completing an investigation into the well-loved Pope’s life on the second anniversary of his death.   The same day, the Vatican received a dossier detailing the miraculous cure of […]
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Two Years Later, Terri Schiavo Case “Shrouded in Massive Ignorance”

By Hilary White   April 2, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A year ago this weekend, March 31, marks the second anniversary of the death of Theresa Marie “Terri” Schiavo, who died after being denied nutrition and hydration for two weeks. The manner of death was certified as “undetermined”.   Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and a friend of the Schindler family, said this weekend, “Terri’s case remains shrouded in massive ignorance.”   Most mainstream media outlets claimed that Terri was “terminally ill” or “on life support” but she breathed without a respirator and doctors agreed that she […]
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