San Francisco Archbishop Writes on Duties of Catholics in Political Participation

By John Connolly SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  Following in the footsteps of the USCCB document “Faithful Citizenship,” Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco released a timely and strong document affirming Church teaching concerning the role of Christianity in politics and mapping out the duties of the Catholic faithful as citizens. The question-and-answer format document, titled “Religion and Politics – 2008,” was released now because the Archbishop did not want it to be interpreted as a tacit endorsement of any one candidate. “I believe it is appropriate to address some basic questions about the relationship between religion […]
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Seven More Doctors Arrested by Spanish Police for Illegal Abortions

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BARCELONA, December 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Spanish authorities in the province of Catalonia continued their ongoing operations against abortionists with the arrest of seven doctors, including two psychiatrists, two anesthetists, and three gynecologists. Officials told the French Press Agency (AFP) that operations were continuing and that there might soon be more arrests. According to local media reports, the psychiatrists are charged with falsifying documents to show the need for an abortion based on psychological “health”, one of the three types of abortion that have been decriminalized in the country.  The other two are cases of rape […]
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Spanish Socialist Leadership Urges Rethinking of Abortion Policy as Scandal Grows

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MADRID, December 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the face of an exploding scandal involving illegal late term abortions at private clinics, socialist President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is urging his party to reexamine the issue of abortion. In recent weeks, Spain has been rocked by revelations of numerous late-term abortions done in violation of Spanish law at clinics in Barcelona and Madrid.  Television news networks and national newspapers have revealed to the public the horrifying reality of abortion in Spain: fetuses at five to eight months gestation poisoned with saline solution, chopped to pieces and thrown […]
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Abortion Triples Chances of Future Low Birth weight Babies New Study Confirms

RICHMOND, VA, December 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who have had an abortion run three times the normal risk of having a subsequent low birth weight baby, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.  The study titled “Previous abortion and the risk of low birth weight and preterm births” is published in the January 2008 edition of the journal on pages 16-22. The more abortions a woman has, the greater are her chances of giving birth to a child that is underweight or premature in the future, the research shows. Low birthweight (under 2500 g) and premature […]
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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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