Spanish University Professors Sign Manifesto in Defense of Natural Death

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MADRID, October 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Six professors of the University of Madrid have produced and signed a manifesto in defense of the dignity of human life and natural death, which they made public at a press conference held in Madrid on Monday. The group, University Professors in Defense of Natural Death, began their manifesto with the statement, “Given the intense pressures on Spanish public opinion to approve assisted suicide and euthanasia, the need exists to defend the dignity of natural death as the proper end of every human life.” The university professors’ document may be […]
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Fsmdude Pulls Host Desecration Videos Off YouTube

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski October 29, 2008 (LifeSIteNews.com) – The user by the name of Fmsdude has pulled the series of 40 YouTube videos depicting him desecrating the Eucharist in various ways off the internet. The young man, by the name of Dominique Poulin, did so in response to an anonymous individual who found out his name, age and address, and wrote a letter to his father suggesting he encourage his son to remove the videos. The individual who located Dominique said in the letter, “I will not inform the general public about where he lives. I have informed the […]
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U.K. Couples Selecting Sex of Babies Using Illegal Technique in Foreign Destinations

By Tim Waggoner LONDON, October 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Selecting the sex of one’s baby is a trend that is becoming increasingly popular among U.K. couples, but in order to procure the procedure couples are often being flown to illegal foreign destination, reports a BBC reporter. After researching sex selection and discovering how many U.K. couples are illegally choosing the sex of their babies in foreign countries, BBC’s Collete McBeth took a hidden camera into a meeting with a representative from a Turkish fertility clinic she had seen advertised on a sex selection website. The Jinemed Center had set up […]
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Scranton Bishop Releases Video Slamming Groups “Treading on the Name Catholic” with False Voting Doc

By Kathleen Gilbert SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, October 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton has released a video condemning Catholic groups who have promulgated support of pro-abortion politicians as authentic Church teaching.  The bishop insists that the “Faithful Citizenship” document of U.S. Catholic bishops has been twisted by such groups, who claim Catholics can be justified in choosing the more pro-abortion candidate in an election. The diocese of Scranton’s new video, entitled “The Catholic Church and the Life Issues,” was released a week after bishop Martino crashed a St. John’s parish forum discussing a left-leaning interpretation of the “Faithful […]
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U.K. Woman’s Assisted Suicide Case Turned Down in High Court

By Jonquil Frankham LONDON, England, October 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Multiple Sclerosis patient Debbie Purdy says she is “disappointed” and “surprised” at the unfavorable decision of the English High Court today. In June Purdy had asked for and been granted a full judicial review of her case, requesting clarification of English laws concerning those who assist in suicide. As LifeSiteNews reported at the time, the 45-year old woman hoped to force Sir Ken MacDonald, Director of Public Prosecutions, to clarify what criteria the government used to decide whether or not to prosecute those who aide and abet suicide. While currently […]
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Spanish Bishops Reiterate Legitimacy of Conscientious Objection to Government Sex-ed Course

By Jonquil Frankham MADRID, October 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Casimiro Lopez Llorente of Segorbe, president of the Spanish Bishops Committee on Education, has defended the right of Spanish Catholic families to register conscientious objection to Spain’s recently introduced Education in Citizenship course, which, amongst other objectionable material, includes explicit, and socially liberal sex-education, reports the Catholic News Agency. The controversy was sparked by the introduction of the course in Spanish schools last year by the socialist government, which has imposed the course on all Spanish schools, even those operating out of other countries. The Education in Citizenship course contains explicit sexual content, […]
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Pro-Life Group Asks Obama Why He Supports Removing All “Common Sense” Restrictions on Abortion

By Jonquil Frankham October 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an open letter “on behalf of all Ohio parents,” American United for Life (AUL) asks Senator Barack Obama to explain his radical position on abortion, particularly regarding his promise immediately to sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), should he be elected to the presidency. FOCA is a pro-abortion piece of legislation first introduced in the late 1980’s that has since received strong support from pro-abortion politicians such as Barbara Boxer and Hilary Clinton. AUL calls FOCA a “tremendous threat to the rights of everyday Americans, to women, and to the […]
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Fordham Honors Pro-Abort Justice Breyer with Ethics Award Tonight

NEW YORK, NY, October 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com – At a dinner tonight, October 29, in New York City, despite the disapproval of New York Archbishop Edward Cardinal Egan and thousands of individuals concerned for its Catholic identity, Fordham University will bestow the Fordham-Stein Ethics Prize on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Breyer is the justice who wrote the widely criticized majority opinion that overturned laws banning partial-birth abortion.  A joint Fordham Respect for Life – Cardinal Newman Society petition was presented today to Fordham President Rev. Joseph McShane, S.J. in a final attempt to prevent the award from being given. […]
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U.K. Catholic Education Service Cooperating with Sex-Ed for Young Children

By Hilary White LONDON, October 29, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com ) – Following an announcement that the Labour government will be installing mandatory “sex and relationship” education for children as young as four and five in schools, the Catholic Education Service for England and Wales (CES) has said it will not only cooperate, but is encouraging parents not to take their children out of the classes. Called “personal, social and health education” (PSHE), the government program is predicated on the idea that more and earlier “sex-education” in schools is the answer to Britain’s record-breaking rates of teenage pregnancy and abortion. This despite […]
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