“Comprehensive” Sex Education is Ineffective: Abstinence Works, Major National Study Shows

By Elizabeth O’Brien SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A major report on teen sex education, released by Dr. Stan Weed of the Institute for Research and Evaluation in Salt Lake City, shows why abstinence is the most successful method of preventing physical and emotional complications resulting from pre-marital sexual activity. His research is based on the results of many studies that have followed the education and behavior of over 400,000 adolescents in 30 different states for 15 years (see https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007_docs/CompSexEd.pdf).  The final report, entitled “Abstinence” or “Comprehensive” Sex Education? begins by pointing out the flaws in […]
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Homosexual Activist Sends Three More Bullets and 2nd Death Threat for Pro-Marriage Bishop

By Peter J. Smith GENOA, June 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, the leader of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, has now received his second death threat–3 bullets this time—from an anonymous militant homosexual activist enraged at the Catholic Church’s campaign to defeat civil union legislation in Italy. The package arrived Saturday at the Genoese Archdiocese. The first mailed threat had contained just one bullet. Police, however, told the Associated Press that they did not believe the danger to the Archbishop’s life had escalated. Parishioners, on the other hand, observed Bagnasco accompanied by four bodyguards near the altar at the […]
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Cardinal O’Brien to Britain: Let Scotland Make its Own Laws on Abortion

By Elizabeth O’Brien EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, stated yesterday that the Parliament of Scotland should be able to decide important national issues such as abortion for itself, the Scotsman reports. Cardinal O’Brien indicated that the recent turn-over in the government of Scotland reflects a growing dissatisfaction among Scottish citizens about the limits that are currently in place on the Scottish Parliament. He was referring to the May 3 elections in which the Scottish National Party (SNP), the party working for independence from Britain, was voted into power, replacing […]
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Ontario Conservatives Scrap Parental Tax Credits for Private Schooling, Try to Force Sex Ed on Faith

By John-Henry Westen and John Jalsevac   TORONTO, June 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an attempt to attract votes in the upcoming October 10 provincial election, the Opposition Conservative Party of Ontario under Leader John Tory has released a new Party Plan book outlining a proposal for full public funding of faith-based schools.  The plan eliminates the former Conservative policy of offering parental choice in education through the use of tax credits for parents who choose to send their children to private schools.   By constitutional right, Catholic schools receive public funding from the education taxes paid by Catholics in […]
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New Hampshire Middle School Children Take Field Trip to Planned Parenthood Abortuary?

By John Jalsevac MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, June 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Approximately 20 Jr. High students were seen entering Manchester’s Planned Parenthood building during school hours on a weekday, according to New Hampshire Right to Life. According to witnesses the event, which occurred last Wednesday, had all the appearance of being an official school field trip. “I understand that 20 or so Jr. High students from Park Side and South Side Schools were escorted through a group of pro-life witnesses,” said NH Right to Life President Darlene Pawlik. “They were inside half hour or longer….there was one male chaperone with […]
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Destruction of Human Embryos a “Gift from God” says Catholic House Speaker

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The ability to destroy human embryos to cure diseases is a “gift from God” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a self-described “devout Catholic”, referring to the recent bill passed to fund human embryonic stem-cell research. “Science is a gift of God to all of us and science has taken us to a place that is biblical in its power to cure,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “And that is the embryonic stem cell research.” Pro-life and Catholic leaders, however, have found Pelosi’s statement shocking for its suggestion that […]
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Defiant Austrialian Pro-Cloning MPs Line Up for Communion Despite Archbishop’s Exhortations

By Peter J. Smith SYDNEY, June 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic Parliamentarians in New South Wales lined up for Communion on Sunday despite warnings from the Sydney Archbishop, Cardinal Pell, that they would face consequences for their pro-cloning votes, reports the Brisbane Times. Deputy Premier John Watkins and National party MP Adrian Piccoli were among the Catholic politicians who dismissed Pell’s warning of consequences for voting for embryonic stem cell research as mere bluster and received Communion at Sunday Mass. Watkins said he went to Mass with his family and received Communion as usual. The parish priest told him he […]
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