France: Royal Campaign Demonizes Leading Candidate Sarközy for “Hard Right” Views

By Gudrun Schultz   PARIS, France, May 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – France’s leading contender in the coming election, Nicolas Sarközy, has been targeted by his key rival Ségolène Royal in a vicious attempt to instill fear in voters over his “dangerous” and “hard Right” policies, reported The Times earlier today.   Mirroring the savage smear campaign waged by Jean Chretien’s Liberals against then-Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day in Canada’s 2000 federal election, Royal’s tactics follow a pre-set pattern of painting socially conservative candidates as would-be tyrants dangerous to the peace of the nation.   Jean Chretien’s 2000 campaign team focused […]
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Pope and Italian President Give Public Backing to Bishop Threatened over Opposition to Homosexuality

By John-Henry Westen   ROME, May 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI has given strong public backing to Genoese Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, the head of the Italian Bishops Conference, who has been threatened with death after having strongly condemned proposals to permit homosexual civil unions.  The Vatican made it public that Pope Benedict personally telephoned Archbishop Bagnasco yesterday urging him not to give in to intimidation.   Later in the day, the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, sent an official telegram to the Archbishop signed in the name of the Pope urging Archbishop Bagnasco to “continue in […]
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Ontario Government Will Not Eliminate Constitutionally Guaranteed Catholic School System

By Hilary White   NIAGARA FALLS, April 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ontario Education Minister, Kathleen Wynne, has confirmed that the Ontario government has no intention of eliminating the constitutionally guaranteed separate Catholic school system.   Wynne was in Niagara Falls Friday at the annual meeting of the Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario and said, “I am here to offer unqualified support to Catholic education in the province.” The meeting was attended by about 500 Catholic principals.   Last week, LifeSiteNews.com reported that the district school board trustees of Hamilton, Ottawa-Carleton and Grand Erie voted to ask that the Ontario Public […]
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