March 17 News Comment

Dear readers,   There are some very significant items for your benefit in today’s news. Off the top there is a letter by the great grandson of a great 19th century hero William Wilberforce. Fr. Gerard Wilberforce writes that were his great grandfather alive today he’d be a pro-life activist.   Today is also Terri’s Day – the commemoration of a very sad chapter in the history of the United States where three years ago today Terri Schindler Schiavo died at the hands of doctors who refused her water or any food or fluids for over two weeks. Please take a […]
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William Wilberforce’s Great Grandson Says if Alive Today Wilberforce Would Fight Abortion

Editor’s Note:  The following letter by Fr Gerard Wilberforce, a Catholic priest in Exeter, who is the great grandson of the famed William Wilberforce is reproduced with the permission of Independent Catholic News. By Fr. Gerard Wilberforce March 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – I am writing as the great great grandson of William Wilberforce, who campaigned vigorously for the ending of the transatlantic slave trade in 1807, which ultimately paved the way for the abolition of slavery itself throughout the entire British Empire in 1833. I am often asked what would be the campaigns Wilberforce would be fighting if he were […]
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Students Defy University Censorship And Plead For Peaceful Freedom Of Expression

CALGARY, AB, March 31, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The University of Calgary has threatened to censor one of its own student groups, Campus Pro-Life (CPL), from publicly displaying the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), an educational exhibit that graphically compares abortion to the Holocaust.  CPL members are going to defy the university today and tomorrow as they ignore the new restrictions being placed on their group, and march onto campus to erect the signs. In a letter to Campus Pro-Life, which was copied to university’s vice-president of external affairs, Roman Cooney, the university’s legal counsel Charlene Anderson wrote, “We have received numerous […]
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