By Thaddeus M. Baklinski SAN DIEGO, Sept 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The petition in support of the University of San Diego’s decision not to appoint radical feminist Rosemary Radford Ruether to an honorary chair in Theology has gathered more signatures than the opposing petition. LifeSiteNews.com reported in mid-July that the University of San Diego had reconsidered their intention to award an honorary chair in its Catholic theology department to the radical eco-feminist theologian. (Catholic University of San Diego Changes Mind – Rejects Radical Non-Christian Feminist For Theology Chair: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jul/08071814.html) Subsequently, Thomas Peters of American Papist, and fellow blogger Brian McDaniel […]
By Hilary White TULSA, Oklahoma, September 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Edward J. Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa has joined his brother bishops in telling Nancy Pelosi that she cannot be Catholic and support abortion. Slattery, spiritual leader of Tulsa’s 56,094 Catholics, called Pelosi’s statements confusing and scandalous. “Beginning in the first century and in every epoch since, the church has taught the sanctity of life in a consistent and unambiguous manner,” Bishop Slattery said in a statement. On NBC’s Meet the Press, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, told Tom Brokaw that the Catholic Church […]
By John-Henry Westen DENVER, August 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The always colorful Archbishop of Denver, one of the most outspoken churchmen in the nation, has authored a new book which is set to make waves in Washington. Archbishop Charles Chaput has answered the sticky topic of not only asking pro-abortion politicians to abstain from Communion, but denying them the Sacrament as well. In the final chapter of his 272 page book Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life, the Archbishop gets to the heart of the debate over pro-abortion politicians and reception of […]
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL, August 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a surprise victory against government officials who sought to prosecute a homeschooling family for refusing to participate in the public school system, David and Jonatas Nunes have passed tests proving a high level of knowledge in a variety of subjects, including history, the natural sciences, the arts, sports, computing, and mathematics. The tests given to the Nunes children were so difficult that public school teachers admitted that they could not pass them. The two boys, aged 14 and 15, had only one week to study for several […]
"The fact that some women do experience psychological problems after a termination should not be trivialized. ... Women choosing to terminate must be offered an appropriate package of follow-up care, which includes psychological counselling when needed."
By Hilary White LONDON, September 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com ) – Marie Stopes, the notorious early 20th century contraception campaigner, eugenicist and anti-Semite, did for Britain what Margaret Sanger did for the US: preached the doctrines of eugenics and promoted contraception and sterilisation to achieve “racial hygiene.” So successful was she at altering British society in favour of her eugenics doctrines, the British government has chosen her to be included in a “Women of Distinction” line of stamps. The Royal Mail announced this weekend that the face of Marie Stopes, who advocated the sterilisation of poor women to promote the “welfare […]
By Tim Waggoner OTTAWA, September 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On July 10, John Culliton Poston returned his deceased uncle E.M. Culliton’s Order of Canada medal in protest of the growing list of controversial Canadians being granted Canada’s highest civilian honor – most notably the prolific abortionist Dr. Henry Morgentaler. “He (Culliton) would have been appalled to have seen this award given to those who would destroy Canada by forcing upon it a culture of death by coercion and deception at the expense of the common man, the taxpayer,” Poston told LifeSiteNews.com. “And Morgentaler was just the tip of the iceberg. […]
By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., September 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The news that Gov. Sarah Palin’s 17-year-old daughter Bristol Palin is pregnant and has chosen to keep and raise the child with the support of her family became public within days after Palin accepted the Republican vice-presidential nomination – news that pro-family advocates consider further proof that the Alaska governor upholds the pro-life values she preaches. Sarah and Todd Palin released a statement on Monday describing their family’s reaction to the news of their grandchild: “We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart […]