Democrat Party Risks Becoming the “Party of Death”: US Vatican Prelate

By Hilary White ROME, September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Raymond Burke, who is regarded as one of the “heroes” of the cause by pro-life advocates, has warned the US Democrat party that it is at risk of becoming the “party of death” for its hardline advocacy for abortion and euthanasia. Burke made his comment in the September 27th edition of Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian Catholic bishops’ conference. He was asked for his reaction to the choice to invite pro-abortion singer Sheryl Crow to sing at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer. “That does not surprise […]
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Bella Star Eduardo Saves Five Unborn Babies’ Lives

By Tim Waggoner LOS ANGELES, September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Participants in a 40 Days for Life vigil held on Saturday outside the Family Planning Associates abortuary in Los Angeles were given a massive boost of inspiration when Bella star Eduardo Verastegui arrived unannounced to take action in spreading the pro-life message. With the vigil being held outside the busiest abortion facility in Los Angeles, leader John Anthony says he was aware of the trials he and his team faced, but said his prayers were answered with the arrival of Eduardo. “Eduardo arrived a little after 8 am and did […]
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Pro-Marriage Film Fireproof Wins at the BoxOffice with Highest per Screen Opening Weekend of 2008

NEW YORK, September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Samuel Goldwyn Films’ “Fireproof,” starring Kirk Cameron, far surpassed industry expectations to place #4 at the box office for the weekend. Produced by Sherwood Pictures in Albany GA, “Fireproof” is the company’s third film, following “Facing the Giants” – also released by Goldwyn, which went on to gross more than $10 million.   With an all-volunteer, 1,200-person cast and crew, “Fireproof” opened on 839 screens, grossing $6,804,764 with a per-screen average of $8,111. It was the highest opening weekend box office of the year for films released on 1,000 screens or fewer.   Directed […]
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Calgary Bishop Confronts Alberta Health Minister For Criticizing School Board’s Rejection of STD Vac

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski   CALGARY, September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Calgary’s Roman Catholic Bishop Fred Henry challenged Alberta’s health minister Ron Liepert after the minister “ranted and raved” to the media over the decision of two Alberta Catholic school boards against providing the HPV vaccine in their schools. Henry said Liepert should have consulted with Catholic leaders before speaking publicly.   Liepert retorted that Bishop Henry should have consulted with Alberta health officials before asking Catholic schools not to participate in the program, according to a Canwest report. “I would suggest Fred Henry should look in the mirror before […]
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Martin Sheen Stars in Ad Opposing Assisted Suicide in Washington State

By Hilary White September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Veteran Hollywood actor and leftist political activist Martin Sheen has produced a radio spot opposing assisted suicide legislation in Washington State. I-1000, a ballot initiative set for the November elections, proposes to allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to patients who request them. Sheen said in his radio spot for “No I-1000” campaign, “It’s a step backwards and I urge you to vote no.” He called it a “dangerous idea that could hurt thousands of low-income people who need medical care.” Out of state euthanasia activists, including those in Oregon, […]
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A New Front in the Abortion Wars – Banning Sex-Selection Abortions

Commentary by Steven W. Mosher September 30, 2008 (pop.org) – On September 23rd, 2008, two congressmen, Trent Franks from Arizona and Jeff Fortenberry from Nebraska, introduced a bill to “prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race.”  The event was overshadowed by debate over the proposed bail-out of America’s financial sector, and so drew little press attention. But those who hold pro-life sentiments should take note of the “Susan B. Anthony Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2008,” for it arguably opens a new front in the abortion wars. Like the ban on Partial Birth Abortion, it will […]
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