Vatican Newspaper Calls Abortion Assassination

By John-Henry Westen   VATICAN CITY, August 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Commenting on the recent report of the abortion of twins in Italy, one of whom was suspected to have Down’s Syndrome, the semi-official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano observed: “Two girls have died, assassinated as a consequence of selective abortion.”   The case sparked ire after it was reported that doctors were seeking to abort the unborn child with Down’s Syndrome and mistakenly aborted the other twin.  After hearing of the error the mother had her remaining unborn child killed as well.  The children were three months beyond conception when […]
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Trying to Skirt the Pope’s (Cardinal Ratzinger’s) Negative Appraisal of Harry Potter

By John-Henry Westen   TORONTO, August 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since LifeSiteNews.com first published online scanned copies of the letters of Cardinal Ratzinger concerning Harry Potter, many have attempted to deny the Cardinal, now Pope’s, statements on the matter.   The latest such claim to hit the news was from a report in the Catholic News Service, the official news agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.    An article, headlined “Catholic perspective can be seen in Potter series, says priest-devotee,” by Peggy Weber published on June 27, quotes a Fr. Bernier as saying, “Pope Benedict has not […]
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Largest International Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Symposium – Toronto Nov. 30

TORONTO, August 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nearly every leader and significant speaker on the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide will be attending the International Symposium on Euthanasia “Current Issues and Future Directions” to be held Friday, Nov 30th, Saturday, Dec 1, 2007 at the Four Points Sheraton – Toronto Airport Hotel.   Organized by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Canada and co-sponsored by: NOT DEAD YET – USA, Compassionate Healthcare Network – Canada, Physicians for Compassionate Care – USA, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare – Vermont, Care NOT Killing Alliance – UK, No Less Human, UK.   The list of […]
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Abortion Fallout: Scottish Cardinal is 2nd Bishop to Quit Amnesty International

EDINBURGH, August 28, 2007-(CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Keith O’Brien of Edinburgh, Scotland, has become the latest Catholic leader to drop his membership in Amnesty International to protest the group’s support for legal abortion.   The Scottish cardinal wrote to Amnesty International leaders explaining that after 40 years of involvement he felt obliged to sever his links with the human-rights group. “As a matter of conscience and great sadness,” he wrote, he could no longer support what he had long considered “this noble organization.”
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Complaint Filed on Behalf of Firefighters Forced to Participate in San Diego “Gay Pride”

SAN DIEGO, August 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that its West Coast Director, San Diego area attorney, Charles LiMandri, filed a sexual harassment and freedom of speech complaint in California state court on behalf of four respected San Diego firefighters.  Charles LiMandri was also the Thomas More Law Center’s lead counsel in the successful Mt. Soledad Cross case in San Diego.    In July, four San Diego firefighters were ordered, against their wishes, to participate in uniform on their city fire engine in […]
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