Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines Vows to Stop Passage of Reproductive Health Bill

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MANILA, Philippines, November 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ligaya Acosta, Director of Human Life International (HLI)-Asia, says the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL) of the Catholic Church in the Philippines will continue its work to stop the passage of the controversial Reproductive Health Bill currently before the House of Representatives. Acosta, a Catholic physician, told the Union of Catholic Asian News that before joining HLI-Asia, the worldwide organization dedicated to upholding the value of human life based on Catholic teaching, she had worked for 29 years with the Philippine Department of Health. She resigned, however, to […]
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Fidel Castro Praises Obama on Eve of Election, Joined by Socialist Allies in Other Latin American Co

 By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman HAVANA, November 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fidel Castro, Cuba’s semi-retired communist dictator, has issued a statement praising Barack Obama and denouncing John McCain, while claiming to be “neutral” on the elections. Claiming that his statements would come too late to be used in the election, Castro said that Obama is “no doubt more intelligent, educated and level-headed than his Republican rival,” while adding that “McCain is old, bellicose, uncultured, not very intelligent and not in good health.” Predicting Obama would win, Castro added, “If my estimates should be erroneous, all kinds of racism prevail and the […]
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Ottawa 40 Days for Life Wraps Up: It’s Just the Beginning Say Organizers

By Tim Waggoner OTTAWA, November 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Monday marked the official close of the North American 40 Days for Life campaign, many pro-life leaders say they expect the campaign was really the start of something much bigger.  This is true especially in Ottawa, the Capital of Canada and one of two Canadian cities (Halifax, Nova Scotia was the other) to participate in the pro-life effort, where the overarching success of the campaign has spurred many campaign leaders to believe that one day Canada will host a nationwide 365 Days for Life. 40 Days for Life is an intensive […]
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Not to Vote Pro-Life Is to Participate in the Culture of Death: Archbishop Burke

By Jonquil Frankham ROME, November 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Regarding his country’s election today, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, Archbishop Raymond Burke, said in a just released interview with “Inside the Vatican” that “a good citizen must support and vote for the candidate who most supports the inalienable dignity of innocent and defenseless life, and the integrity of marriage.” “To do otherwise, is to participate, in some way, in the culture of death which pervades the life of the nation and has led to so much violence, even in the home and in educational institutions.” When asked by “Inside the […]
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A Prayer for America on Election Day

   By Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary November 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Americans head for the voting precincts today as the 2008 election is now at hand.  Already, some 20 million citizens have voted through early voting options.  Some expect a record turn-out for today’s election.  In any event, millions of citizens will participate in the first duty of freedom—the freedom to vote. There is so much at stake.  We hear every election cycle that the stakes have never been higher. In one sense, this is usually also true.  There is always the sense that there […]
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San Francisco Catholic Charities Director Contributes to Campaign to Defeat Pro-Marriage Ballot Meas

By Hilary White SAN FRANCISCO, November 4, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A high-level official of the Catholic archdiocese of San Francisco made personal donations to a campaign to promote homosexual “marriage,” it has been revealed. Brian Cahill, the Executive Director of San Francisco Catholic Charities donated US $500.00 to the “No on Proposition 8” campaign, which is being voted on today. Proposition 8 is a proposed state constitutional amendment for the general election ballot that would add a new section to the state constitution stating “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” The online […]
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Study Finds Teens Who Watch Sex-Laden TV More Likely to Become Pregnant or Cause Pregnancy

By Tim Waggoner WASHINGTON, November 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study confirmed that teenagers who watch sexually charged television shows have a far greater chance of getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant, reports the Washington Post. The study, which was published today in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics surveyed 2000 teens between the ages of 12 and 17, from 2001 to 2004. The researchers performed an analysis on 23 shows in 2000-2001 to determine the level of sexual content present in the most popular shows, including “Sex and the City,” “Friends” and “That ‘70s […]
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Denver Archbishop: “Senator Obama is the most active pro-abortion politician to run for the Presiden

By Kathleen Gilbert November 3, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a recent interview Archbishop Chaput answered some of the most pressing questions about the presidential election, focusing on the moral imperative for Catholics to bring their pro-life values to the voting booth.  Thomas Peters of the popular American Papist blog sat down with the archbishop, who has made headlines as one of this year’s most vocal defenders of human life among the U.S. bishops. Peters asked Archbishop Chaput why the Church in the U.S. has been particularly outspoken on life issues in recent months.  “One reason is that Senator Obama is the most active pro-abortion politician to […]
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