Polish Bishops Warn Government: In Vitro Fertilization a “Type of Refined Abortion”

By John-Henry Westen WARSAW, December 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Bishops of Poland issued an open letter to the federal Government yesterday informing them that the Government’s support for in vitro fertilization undermines their claims to be pro-life. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process of artificial procreation whereby sperm and ova are combined to create embryonic children outside the womb which are then implanted in batches of 2-5 in the hopes that one child survives till birth. In their letter the Polish Bishops called IVF “inadmissible and undignified” noting that “many embryos perish” during the procedure. The letter called […]
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Denzel Washington: “I Read the Bible Every Day”

By John-Henry Westen and John Connolly HOLLYWOOD, December 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hollywood super star Denzel Washington revealed what he indicates is a strong spiritual life and devotion to his family in a December 2007 interview with Reader’s Digest. In a candid interview, the academy award winner emphasized the importance of his family and the Bible in his life. “I read the Bible every day,” Washington said. “I’m in my second pass-through now, in the Book of John. My pastor told me to start with the New Testament, so I did, maybe two years ago. Worked my way through it, […]
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USCCB Reviewer Caught Okaying Another Film Celebrating Homosexual Immorality

Special to LifeSiteNews.com by Pete Vere NEW YORK, December 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Harry Forbes, director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Office of Film and Broadcasting, has given a positive review to the homosexually-themed “Rent”. Forbes, whose initial positive review of “Brokeback Mountain” two years’ ago was subsequently modified by the USCCB, became the center of controversy earlier this month after the USCCB withdrew his positive review of “The Golden Compass”. The 2005 movie “Rent” is based upon a musical of the same name. The movie’s plot follows the relationships between a group of friends who […]
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