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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Linda Gibbons Acquitted of Charge Used by Province to Avoid Challenge to 14-year-old “Temporary” Inj

By Tony Gosgnach TORONTO, September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian pro-life hero Linda Gibbons has just been acquitted by a provincial court judge in Toronto on a charge of obstructing a peace officer and has walked out of court a free woman. Justice Clements rightly ruled that Gibbons’s conduct of being peaceful and silent could in no way be interpreted to mean she was making any peace officer’s job more difficult when she was arrested outside the Scott “Clinic” abortuary in Toronto earlier this year.   The decision brings into question the whole Crown/police tactic of charging Gibbons over a 14-year […]
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Dressing to Sexually Arouse Men or Not

Editorial by John-Henry Westen   September 30, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sex sells, and advertising agencies know this better than anyone else. Their research into the subject has identified the areas of the female body which when exposed will lead men to sexual arousal.  There is a science to all this which is on display most obviously in television commercials.     A disciple of Freud, J.C. Flugel, tried to suggest that those “erogenous zones,” as he called them, fluctuated.  However, the typical body parts when exposed still cause sexual arousal.    From somewhere between the elbow and the shoulder, from just below […]
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Bishop Soto Crashes National Homosexual Ministries Conference with the Truth: Homosexuality “is Sin”

By Kathleen Gilbert LONG BEACH, CA, September 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Coadjutor Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento shocked his unsuspecting audience at the National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries conference with a keynote speech that gently but firmly condemned the homosexual lifestyle as sinful, and celebrated extra-marital chastity, according to the California Catholic Daily. “Sexual relations between people of the same sex can be alluring for homosexuals,” Bishop Soto told the conference, “but it deviates from the true meaning of the act and distracts them from the true nature of love to which God has called us all. For […]
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Tension Mounts as Australian Doctors Now Threaten Exodus if Mandatory Abortion Law is Passed

By Kathleen Gilbert MELBOURNE, September 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A coalition of medical practitioners have warned that the Abortion Law Reform Bill may force conscientious Victoria doctors to relocate or abandon their practice rather than facilitate abortions against their will. The “Doctors in Conscience Against Abortion Bill” coalition, representing more than 100 Victoria doctors, has petitioned Parliament members to reject the current form of the bill scheduled for a final debate in Victoria Parliament’s upper house next month.  Pediatrician Brian Conway representing the coalition said that the abortion bill’s anti-conscience clause, which requires that doctors unwilling to perform an abortion […]
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New York’s 15-Foot No Speech Abortion Bubble Zone Bill Denounced as “Unconstitutional”

By Hilary White   NEW YORK, September 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Speaker of the New York City Council announced last week a bill that would remove legal protections for those engaged in peaceful protests outside New York abortion facilities. Speaker Christine Quinn, head of the New York City Council told gathered news media that the timing of the Clinic Access Bill, to coincide with the start of the pro-life 40 Days for Life campaign, was “very much on target.”   The bill proposes to set up a 15 foot “bubble zone” in which pro-life demonstrators and sidewalk counselors would be forbidden […]
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YouTube Asked to Pull Anti-Catholic ‘Eucharistic Desecration’ Hate Videos

LOS ANGELES, September 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The International Crusade for Holy Relics is demanding that YouTube pull video showing desecration of the Eucharist from its site.  The video series posted by “fsmdude” includes a variety of desecrations of the Eucharist using a toilet, a saw, a blender, and a variety of other means.  “This outrage must be stopped,” said Tom Serafin, ICHR president. “This is a direct affront to a quarter of the United States population, it is an outrageous insult, and has no merit whatsoever.”    He added: “YouTube has the resources of Google – one of the […]
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Scorecard on Life and Family Issues for 110th Congress Available Now

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – FRC Action and Focus on the Family Action released the Vote Scorecard for the full 110th Congress. In 2007, there were numerous votes in Congress that were detrimental to the family. The new Scorecard details how Members of Congress voted on pro-life and pro-family issues.   Recorded votes include:   * Prohibition on Funding Human Cloning  * Embryonic Stem Cell Research Act  * Federal Hate Crimes Act  * Employment Non-Discrimination Act  * Restrict Funding to Planned Parenthood  * Prevent DC Same-sex Marriage  * Protect Health Insurance for Unborn Children  * Protect Grassroots Organizations in Lobby […]
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