Priests for Life Nine Week Novena Prayer for Election Begins September 1st

Washington, DC, August 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, the largest Catholic organization devoted exclusively to ending abortion, announced a nine-week “Novena of Prayer” starting on Monday, September 1, to prepare for our national elections. The Novena concludes on Monday, November 3, the day before Election Day. The prayer, in English and Spanish, can be found at www.PrayerCampaign.org and is interdenominational.  Priests for Life is asking pastors to promote it in their churches, and families to pray it together. “The intentions of this prayer are that citizens participate in an active and informed way […]
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Canadian MPs Affirm Continued Support for C-484 – Unborn Victims of Crime Bill

By John Jalsevac OTTAWA, ON, August 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the surprise move of Conservative Justice Minister Rob Nicholson to introduce legislation that could, in effect, kill Bill C-484, the Unborn Victims of Crime bill, a group of MPs have expressed their continued support for C-484. The legislation proposed by Nicholson, on behalf of the Conservative Party, would add the fact of a woman’s pregnancy to the list of ‘aggravating factors’ which must be considered when sentencing criminals who have perpetrated a violent crime against a pregnant woman. The bill would not, however, recognize the individual life of the […]
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Democrat’s Biden On his pro-abortion stance: “My Views are Totally Consistent with Catholic Social D

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden was blasted on Wednesday, in the wake of Nancy Pelosi’s much derided remarks to the same effect, for claiming that his radically pro-abortion stance is “totally consistent” with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Biden made the remarks in an interview with the Christian Science Monitor (CSM) in August of last year, which has received renewed attention in the aftermath of the controversy surrounding Pelosi’s remarks. While discussing his desire to attract Catholics to the Democratic Party, Sen. Biden said, “My views are totally […]
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Pro-life Volunteer Allegedly Assaulted as Group Unfurls “World’s Largest” Sign Overlooking Democrati

By John Jalsevac DENVER, CO, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Tuesday American Right to Life made a world record attempt by erecting a 530-foot tall and 666-foot wide pro-life sign overlooking Denver, where the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is currently taking place. One of the pro-life volunteers who helped erect the sign told LifeSiteNews today that in the process he was assaulted by a local man who was angered by the giant pro-life display. The message – claimed by American RTL to be the world’s largest sign – initially appeared with three 160-foot tall, bright yellow letters, D-N-C, stacked […]
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13th Canadian Bishop Publicly Denounces Morgentaler Order of Canada

By Tim Waggoner WINNIPEG, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A month and a half after the Order of Canada was awarded to prolific abortionist Dr. Henry Morgentaler, Archbishop James Weisgerber of Winnipeg has issued a statement to Governor General Michelle Jean condemning the decision.  The nomination of Morgentaler, slated as an attempt to label the abortion issue as non-existent in Canada, backfired on abortion activists after it stirred up a heated national discussion on abortion. In releasing his statement Archbishop Weisgerber joins numerous MPs, bishops and Canadians who have already fervently protested the July 1st decision. Several members of the […]
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Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized with “Joker” Face Paint and Slogan: “Why So Serious?”

FREEPORT, Illinois, August 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A billboard showing a baby’s face and the words “Abortion: The Ultimate Child Abuse” was vandalized in the style of Batman: The Dark Knight villain the Joker. The baby was made up to look like the arch-villain from the recent Batman film, with black spray paint circling the eyes and red duct tape stretched across the mouth in imitation of Joker’s signature grotesque smile. Under the pro-life message was spray painted the Joker’s famous line from the new movie: “why so serious?” According to Pro-Life Corner, the duct tape has been removed, but […]
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