English Catholic Bishops’ Pamphlet on Pastoral Care of Homosexuals Pushes Gay Lobby Agenda

By Hilary White BRIGHTON, November 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A document from the Catholic bishops’ conference of England and Wales on the pastoral care of persons suffering from homosexual temptations omits the Church’s key teachings on sin and redemption, a British pastor claims. Fr. Ray Blake, a parish priest and blogger living in Brighton, called the pamphlet from the Marriage and Family Life Project Office “troubling” in that it fails to mention the teaching of the Catholic Church calling homosexuals to live a life of chastity. “As priest in Brighton,” Fr. Blake wrote, “I spend quite a bit of time […]
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Lawyers Vow to Bring Battle for Pro-Life Illinois License Plates to Supreme Court

By Kathleen Gilbert CHICAGO, November 26, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Attorneys with the Thomas More Society have petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to reinstate a previous district court ruling allowing the distribution of pro-life license plates, stating that otherwise they would appeal to the US Supreme Court.  About two weeks ago, the three-Judge panel of the Appeals Court denied the “Choose Life” license plates protection under the First Amendment, stating that the “very contentious and divisive” content on license plates proposed by Choose Life Illinois (CLI) was too controversial.  The plates, designed to benefit adoption services, […]
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Husband Saves Wife from Forced Starvation as Sister-in-law Sought to Remove Food and Hydration

TOLEDO, Ohio, November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A man seeking to protect his disabled wife from having her nutrition and hydration removed by his sister-in-law succeeded in having the court name him as guardian Tuesday when the sister-in-law withdrew her application for guardianship. Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney Joel Kirkpatrick represents Robert Lavers, the husband of Heather Lavers. “Everyone deserves a chance to recover. We are pleased that Heather will be given this chance,” said Kirkpatrick. “Robert Lavers is the rightful guardian of his wife and simply desires to take care of her. He did not want a death sentence for […]
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Film Review: Volition – A Film that Demands a Radical Choice

By John Jalsevac (To watch Volition, go to: https://www.thedoorpost.com/hope/film/?film=420351f1aefa2b42b1772fe9d5cc044a) November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tim and Matthew Morgan have somehow produced a first-class short film that masterfully deals with the taboo issue of abortion despite working with a budget that would pay for approximately thirty seconds of a Hollywood blockbuster. “Volition,” first created for a short film competition, is as yet unknown, but will soon, I predict, become very well known indeed, as it very well should. Volition is an astonishing achievement. The film itself is not made any greater by the fact that Tim Morgan, who directed it, is only 23-years-old, and […]
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Tom Wappel’s 13 Recommendations for Catholic Clergy and Bishops

By Steve Jalsevac   TORONTO, Ontario, November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The just retired Liberal Member of Parliament, who was for many years called the Dean of the pro-life movement in Parliament, gave a talk on November 19 to a Catholic clergy luncheon arranged by Campaign Life Coalition, Canada’s national pro-life political organization. As part of his talk Tom Wappel presented 13 recommendations to help the clergy and bishops become far more effective in helping and motivating Catholics to fulfill their civic obligations on national political issues.   The 13 recommendations are listed below but we suggest a reading of […]
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“Gender Mainstreaming”: A Silent Revolution Dismantling Civilization

By Hilary White (To read the complete article by Gabriell Kuby, see: www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008_docs/GenderMainstreaming.pdf) November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) –“Gender mainstreaming,” an ideology that proposes to erase the foundational unit of western society, the natural family, is being infiltrated into laws and institutions around the world under the rubric of “equality” legislation and guidelines, says author Gabrielle Kuby. Kuby, the author of a 2003 book, endorsed by the former Cardinal Ratzinger, warning Christian parents of the danger of the Harry Potter book series, has written on the threat of the work of ideologues on the far left who are working to create […]
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Georgia Senate Election Runoff Pits Pro-Life Senator against Abortion Advocate

ATLANTA, November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The December 2 runoff Senate election in Georgia pits pro-life incumbent Saxby Chambliss against abortion advocate Jim Martin.  The winner will gain a six-year term in the U.S. Senate. “Based on his record, Jim Martin will support an extreme pro-abortion agenda if he is elected to the U.S. Senate,” says Douglas Johnson, a spokesman for National Right to Life.  Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), said that Chambliss has a perfect pro-life voting record throughout his service in the Senate.    For example, Chambliss voted in favor of the federal […]
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Poll Finds 44% of Canadians Would Choose Euthanasia over Palliative Care

November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new Environics poll has found that Canadians are split on the question of palliative care versus euthanasia. When asked if they would choose palliative care over euthanasia at the end of their lives, 44% of Canadians polled said they would choose palliative care with an equal number choosing euthanasia. “It is note worthy that older Canadians polled were more likely to choose palliative care,” reported Dr. Delores Doherty, president of LifeCanada, the group that commissioned the poll. Among those over 60 years old, 51% of respondents would choose palliative care and 36% would choose […]
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Australian Senate Passes De Facto Same-Sex “Marriage” Laws

By Hilary White CANBERRA, November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two bills passed in the Australian Senate yesterday represent a step towards granting homosexual partnerships the same rights and recognitions as natural marriage. Changes have been made to around 100 family, health and taxation laws so that they now include same-sex partnerships in the provisions for opposite-sex couples living together in “de facto,” or common-law, relationships. They also confer parental rights on same sex partners who have children. The bills would allow homosexuals to leave superannuation entitlements to partners and otherwise alter the law on taxes, social security, health, aged care […]
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