“Protestants have a special duty to condemn anti-Catholic bigotry,” Protestant Leaders Say

By Gudrun Schultz   VIRGINIA, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Top Protestant leaders in the United States are calling for a united response from Protestants in rejecting “anti-Catholic bigotry” in the media. “Protestants have a special duty to condemn anti-Catholic bigotry…Our Catholic brethren should not have to wait to hear our voices forcefully raised against the bigotry now directed against them,” wrote Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, in a BreakPoint Commentary published April 26.   Colson pointed to recent mainstream media coverage of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act as an example of […]
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San Francisco Archdiocese on BBC “Gay Mass”: It was not a Mass and We Didn’t Endorse it

By Hilary White   SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of San Francisco is refuting the Evening Standard’s claim that a service to be broadcast worldwide this Sunday by the BBC from a San Francisco parish is a “gay Mass”.    With the headline, “BBC to broadcast gay mass from San Francisco” the Evening Standard reported today that the event, recorded last October 22, was presided over by Jesuit Fr. Donal Godfrey with preaching from one of Britain’s leading homosexual theologians, James Allison. The Standard reported that the “Mass” will feature prayers and readings tailored for the gay […]
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Italian Politician in Euro Parliament: Catholic Church Always Expresses “Hatred of Homosexuals”

By John-Henry Westen   STRASBOURG, April 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Italy’s Giusto Catania, launched an attack on the Catholic Church from the floor of the European Parliament Wednesday.  Catania, a Member of the European Parliament, joined in a debate on homophobia to say that the European governing body must stop intolerance. “We cannot allow these signs of intolerance,” said Catania, “we cannot allow such statements to be made as made by the Polish Minister.” Those statements he referred to were those of Polish Education Minister Roman Giertych, who has proposed legislation to forbid promotion of homosexuality in schools.  “One must […]
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Study: Lesbians More than Twice as Likely to be Overweight and Obese

By John-Henry Westen   WASHINGTON, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study to be published in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health has found that “lesbians have more than twice the odds of overweight (odds ratio [OR]=2.69; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.40, 5.18) and obesity (OR=2.47; 95% CI=1.19, 5.09) as heterosexual women.”   Researchers compared population estimates of overweight and obesity across sexual orientation groups using data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth with a study sample of almost 6,000 women.   Another study in the same edition of the journal, found that homosexual, bisexual […]
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YouTube Pulls Videos Showing Homosexual Indoctrination of Elementary School Children

By Hilary White   CAMBRIDGE, MA, April 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A video has been removed that was posted to the online video service, YouTube, showing teachers using homosexual materials in class to promote the normalization of homosexuality to young children.   The film, “It’s Elementary”, was made in 1996 by Women’s Educational Media, a San Francisco-based group that claims the film “has served as a catalyst for schools all over the world to become more proactive in addressing anti-gay prejudice in the classroom.”     The link to the site on YouTube where the video was, now carries a message saying, “This […]
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Mexico Catholic Lawyers to Take Abortion Law to International Rights Court

By Gudrun Schultz MEXICO CITY, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mexican lawyers plan to take the capitol city’s new abortion law to an international human rights court next week, according to a Reuters report published earlier today.   A law permitting abortion on demand during the first three months of pregnancy passed Tuesday in Mexico City in an assembly vote dominated by left-leaning members. Lawyers argue however that the abortion law violates the Mexican Constitution, which states that human life must be defended “from conception until its natural end.” “The College of Catholic Lawyers, a secular association of believers, is […]
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Arrest Suspended for Colombian Catholic Archbishop over Dismissal of Homosexual Seminarian

By Gudrun Schultz   MANIZALES, Colombia, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An arrest order against Archbishop Fabio Betancourt Tirado has been temporarily suspended for ten days by a Columbian court in Manizales—the order was issued after the archbishop refused to comply with a lawsuit over his decision to dismiss a seminarian for robbery and homosexual activity, according to a Catholic News Agency report April 26.   The former seminarian accused Archbishop Betancourt of discriminating against him over his homosexual activity while he was in seminary—he is now enrolled in a Protestant seminary. The archbishop declined to explain to the court […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes – April 26

* Note: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information.   Grassroots Organizations Fight for Right to Run Ads  https://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000004474.cfm   Pro-family activist warns of consequences of redefining marriage  https://www.onenewsnow.com/2007/04/pro_family_activist_warns_of_c.php   US Universities are headed by people who were students in the rebellious ‘60s. Ironically, they’ve become what they once hated  https://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000004472.cfm   The Auth cartoon against the five Catholic Supreme Court justices who voted to uphold the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act  https://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=715   Let’s be realistic about reality –  […]
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Calling All Priests: Repeat the Vatican Cardinal’s Words from your Pulpit says Priests for Life

By John-Henry Westen   WASHINGTON, April 26, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, applauded the remarks made Monday by Vatican Archbishop Angelo Amato, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Archbishop called abortion “terrorism with a human face” and said: “Besides the abominable terrorism of suicide bombers, which is ever-present in the media, there is the so-called terrorism with a human face, which is also a daily occurrence and just as repugnant, which continues to be propagated by the media, manipulating traditional language with expressions that hide the tragic reality […]
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