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Dear LifeSiteNews readers,   This is day two of our pre-Christmas fundraising drive. Thank you to the small number of readers who generously responded so far with Internet donations of $10, $50, $100, $200 and amounts in between since last night. We also received a larger donation commitment of $30,000 from a generous regular benefactor. It is of course too early yet to record any mail in donations. Still, we are very far from having our needs met.    It costs, we estimate, over $200,000 per year now to keep LifeSiteNews just barely functioning as it is. That does not […]
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Archbishop Tutu Complains about Anglican “Obsession” with Sexuality

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman   November 23, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the ultraliberal Anglican prelate who played a leading role in the fight against the South African apartheid system, is now complaining about the Anglican Communion’s “obsession” with sexuality.   Letting loose a string of liberal rhetorical tropes, the aging prelate opined in a recent interview with the BBC that “our world is facing problems—poverty, HIV and AIDS—a devastating pandemic, and conflict”. “God must be weeping looking at some of the atrocities that we commit against one another,” said Tutu.  “In the face of all that, our Church, […]
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Vatican Cardinal Criticises US for Not Funding Catholic Schools

By Hilary White   ROME/LONDON November 23, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A key Vatican official has called the lack of public funding for Catholic schools in the US “a disaster.” Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, which includes seminaries, told a Vatican news conference that the US government should do more to allow parents to choose the educational option they desire for their children.   The cardinal, while presenting a new document, “Educating Together in Catholic Schools,” criticized the US system saying, “The state does not recognize full democracy for Catholic schools.” In America, Grocholewski said, the financial […]
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Lithuanian Pro-Lifers Mourn 52 Years of Abortion in Russia

By John-Henry Westen DOMEIKAVA, Lithuania, November 23, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 52 years ago today abortion was legalized in all of the Soviet Union.  Pro-lifers in Lithuania are marking the date with prayers and a memorial service. The bell of the Martyrs of Lithuania Catholic Church in Domeikava will toll 52 times prior to the offering of Mass for the victims of abortion. Following the Mass, a burial service for an aborted baby will be held near the church’s oak monument erected in memory of babies who lost their lives through abortion.  The memorial day is organized by Father Robertas Skrinskas […]
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Condom-Pushing “Sexual Choice” Legislation Rejected by Paraguay

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman   ASUNCIÓN, November 23, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Congress of Paraguay has rejected far-reaching legislation to protect the undefined practice of “sexual choice” and to distribute contraceptives free of charge to the population.    The bill, which also would have banned “discrimination” against homosexuals, and provided “family planning orientation” at government expense, was rejected 26-13 by a bloc of legislators from the conservative Colorado and Beloved Fatherland parties last week after being introduced two years ago.   Pro-life forces cheered the defeat of the measure, observing that the legislation would have posed a threat to […]
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Internal Conservative Memo Suggests Canadian Government Open to New Unborn Victims Bill

By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, November 23, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last year the Harper Conservative Government opposed a bill to recognize the life of a child in the womb when a violent act is committed against a pregnant mother.  However a new version of the bill proposed this year by another MP has at least tacit approval from the Conservative leadership, as evidenced by an internal memo sent to Conservative Members of Parliament. LifeSiteNews.com has learned of an advisory memo sent to all Conservative Members by the Prime Minister’s Office regarding The Unborn Victims of Crime Act, Bill C-484, a private […]
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Full Text of the Canadian Unborn Victims of Crime Bill

  BILL C-484        An Act to amend the Criminal Code (injuring or causing the death of an unborn child while committing an offence)       Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:         SHORT TITLE        Short title   1. This Act may be cited as the Unborn Victims of Crime Act.      R.S., c. C-46   CRIMINAL CODE         2. Section 238 of the Criminal Code is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):       Saving   (3) This section does not apply […]
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