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* Disclaimer: 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. Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards demonstrated in favour of the traditional family in the centre of Madrid on Sundayhttps://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKL3019948220071230 Pro-abortion, pro-gay New York Mayor Bloomberg seriously moving toward a decision to run for president as an independent in 2008 https://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/Bloomberg_Prepares_to_Run/2007/12/31/60758.ht… Longtime San Diego-area abortion clinic closes its doorshttps://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=b97e49a4-5272-40f4-a19c-581f… Stem Cells and the President — An Inside Accounthttps://www.commentarymagazine.com/viewarticle.cfm/Stem-Cells-and-the-President-1… Polish vicar resists in-vitro inseminationhttps://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/2007/12/26/polish_vicar_resists_in-vitro_i… Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted […]
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* Disclaimer: 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. Room for God – National Post Main Editorial; It did not please God to save his people by means of logic. Rather, he sent his sonhttps://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=194921 Christmastime in the city – Lorne Gunter, National Post https://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=effe69e2-bf2b-4df5-… Christmas Gift by David Warren   https://insidecatholic.com/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&… Crazy Christmas Lightshttps://insidecatholic.com/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&… ‘In God We Trust’ to Resume Prominent Place on $1 Coinhttps://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000006185.cfm Family Lost in the Snow Relied on God to Survivehttps://www.citizenlink.org/CLBriefs/A000006181.cfm Wal-Mart Donates $200,000 to The […]
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Pro-abort Activists Cranky That Jamie Lynn Spears Didn’t Choose Abortion

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski December 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Jamie Lynn Spears, 16-year-old sister of Britney Spears, is causing some consternation among abortion advocates by announcing that she is expecting and plans to keep the baby. As reported in LifeSiteNews.com recently, Jamie Lynn told OK! Magazine, “I can’t say it was something I was planning to do right now. But now that it’s in my lap and that it’s something I have to deal with, I’m looking forward to being the best mom I can be.” Two of this year’s biggest movies, “Juno” and “Knocked Up,” deal with the issue […]
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New Veggie Tale Movie Opens in Theatres January 11, 2008

By John-Henry Westen HOLLYWOOD, December 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One TV movie production LifeSiteNews.com can wholeheartedly endorse is the Veggie Tale series by Big Idea Productions.  What began in 1993 as a direct-to-video option for Saturday-morning fare is now, 27 episodes later, the world’s best-selling faith-and-values-based property that is beloved by kids and trusted by parents. On January 11, 2008, Universal Pictures and Big Idea, makers of 2002’s wildly successful Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie, present The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – A VeggieTales Movie. The CG-animated adventure, from Big Idea’s enormously popular VeggieTales franchise is a new story of heroism […]
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Illinois Organization Campaigns to Stop Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

By John Connolly ROMEOVILLE, Illinois, December 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Using the new pluripotent stem cell research breakthroughs as leverage, the Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI) has begun a push to end state-funded embryonic stem cell research through the Illinois Regenerative Medicine Institute. The CCI, the public policy organization for the Illinois Catholic Bishops, has fought since 2003 to pass legislature blocking state funding for research that uses human embryos. The new push is based on the recent discovery that scientists can use human skin cells to simulate the flexibility of stem cells. The CCI is one of many pro-life […]
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Christmas in Mexico City

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman (Written Christmas Eve) MEXICO CITY, December 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tomorrow is Christmas, but the old Catholic tradition of waiting until midnight to break the Christmas Eve fast has strong roots here in Mexico, and although fasting is no longer mandated for Catholics, “La Noche Buena” (the “Good Night” before Christmas), remains the main event in this very traditional society. In Mexico City, where I am visiting relatives of a good friend, there is much to cheer the heart of those who struggle for the crucial values of life and family.  Mexico is a very young […]
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FLASHBACK: Queen’s First Televised Christmas Broadcast Warned about Guarding Morality and Religion

By Hilary White LONDON, December 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fifty years ago this Christmas, the young Queen Elizabeth II broadcast her Christmas message to the nation asking Britons to defend traditional morality in the face of a rapidly changing world. Christmas day 1957 was the first time the Sovereign’s message was broadcast on television. The message has been posted to the online video website YouTube as part of the “official YouTube Channel for the British Monarchy” approved by the Royal Family. In her 1957 Christmas message, the recently crowned Queen said her address to the nation on television “is just […]
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A New Writer Reflects on Writing for LifeSiteNews at Christmas Time

By  Thaddeus M. Baklinski Truth, Faith, Family, Respect for Life, the Need for Courage, Stepping out into the Deep, Loving our Neighbor, Loving our Enemies, all of these things are presented daily to our LifeSiteNews readers and grappled with daily by the LifeSiteNews staff. When I was asked not long ago to write for LifeSiteNews I was not a little intimidated by the prospect of dealing with the sometimes painful, sometimes sordid, sometimes exhilarating realities that are part of the work we do. Having subscribed to the e-mail newsletter for many years, I was aware of the important work the […]
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My Christmas Story – By Senator John McCain

As a POW, my captors would tie my arms behind my back and then loop the rope around my neck and ankles so that my head was pulled down between my knees. I was often left like that throughout the night. One night, a guard came into my cell. He put his finger to his lips signalling for me to be quiet and then loosened my ropes to relieve my pain. The next morning, when his shift ended, the guard returned and retightened the ropes, never saying a word to me. A month or so later, on Christmas Day, I […]
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