Noted Atheist Says if You Believe, You Should Proselytize – Or do you Hate Enough Not to?

By Kathleen Gilbert   December 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Departing from the usual atheist response to proselytizing believers, Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller fame mused aloud in a video monologue: if you believed eternal life was at stake, why would you remain silent? In other words, they wondered why Christians are so strangely reluctant to share what they believe is necessary for the eternal salvation of every person.   Penn, a magician and entertainer, is known for irreverently debunking the Bible as a hoax on a list with such items as alien abduction and ESP on the popular “Penn […]
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Root Cause of the War on Christmas

December 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the war on Christmas exists: “The root cause of the war on Christmas, which is conducted almost exclusively by well-educated white people in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia — the very same people who like gay marriage — has almost nothing to do with fidelity to law (the First Amendment in the U.S.): it has to do with ideology. “The ideology is plainly an expression of left-wing secularism, and it is nothing if not anti-Western and anti-Christian. At its worst, it is driven by hatred; at its […]
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Letters to the Editor

I wish to thank you all for your invaluable services in promoting the culture of life and further inspiring others to do the same. LifeSiteNews is one of my main news sources that I check throughout the day and one which I have encouraged many others to read and support.    Also, a special mention of thanks to Steve Jalsevac for his insightful four part series “Election Message to Bishops”. As one who promotes the Holy Father’s emphasis on the Sacred Liturgy and writes about its centrality in the life of the Church, I wish to thank Mr. Jalsevac for […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes for December 22, 2008

* Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information. LIFE ISSUES   Assisted Suicide for Fun and Profit in Kenya?   https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2008/12/assisted-suicide-for-fun-and-profit-in.html   What Future for the Cause of Life? by Bobby Schindler  https://townhall.com/columnists/BobbySchindler/2008/12/09/what_future_for_the_cause_of_life   Troubled Economy Leading to More Abortions  https://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=6559126   Pope praises Belize for “upholding the nature of marriage based on the life-long union of a man and woman, protecting the specific rights of the family, and respecting the inviolable dignity of all human life, from the […]
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California Attorney General Breaks Pledge – Vows to Fight Instead of Defend Prop. 8

By Kathleen Gilbert SACRAMENTO, December 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California Attorney General Jerry Brown has reversed his pledge to uphold the decision of the voters on Proposition 8, telling the Supreme Court Friday that he would instead attack the amendment he was to defend in court. In a 111-page court brief, Brown based his reversal on the theory that an amendment extinguishing “fundamental constitutional rights without compelling justification” ought to be nullified, even if legitimately voted into law. “There are certain rights that are not to be subject to popular votes, otherwise they are not fundamental rights,” said Brown in […]
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Noted Bioethicist: “Give Face Transplant Woman Option of Assisted Suicide”

 By Thadddeus M. Baklinski CLEVELAND, Ohio, December 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Arthur Caplan, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, was quoted by the Associated Press as saying that the woman who was given an near-total face transplant recently should be offered the option of killing herself if the operation proves unsuccessful. “The biggest ethical problem is dealing with failure — if your face rejects. It would be a living hell,” said Caplan. “If your face is falling off and you can’t eat and you […]
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The Final Stretch

Our fundraising campaign is in the final stretch.   So far, 925 LifeSiteNews reader have donated a total of $49,123 for an average donation of about $49 in response to our Christmas campaign.   This has been one of our most successful fundraising years ever, but it has not come to an end yet! More is needed. If everyone pitches in before the New Year our readers may yet cover the majority or even all of our expenses for the past year,   Have you made a donation yet?    Stop for a moment and ask yourself: During the last […]
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Obama Urged to Battle Injustice, Poverty, and Abortion

By Kathleen Gilbert SILVER SPRING, Maryland, December 19, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A network of anti-war, anti-poverty and anti-abortion advocates has issued a response to Barack Obama’s call for input for the future administration. They are urging the President-elect to consider in every policy-making decision, “Would this policy enhance the dignity, affirm the worth and increase the well-being of humans at all stages of life and in all circumstances?” The memorandum was issued by Consistent Life, an interfaith and international coalition of 200 organizations and prominent individuals who decry the threat to human rights posed by war, abortion, poverty, racism, capital […]
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South Korean Physicians Refuse to Pull Life Support from Disabled Woman, Appeal to Supreme Court

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski SEOUL, S. Korea, December 19, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Doctors at Severance Hospital in Sinchon-dong are refusing to carry out the sentence of the Western District Court ordering doctors to remove life support, including feeding tubes, from a comatose woman. The physicians are appealing the ruling to S. Korea’s Supreme Court. AsiaNews reports that the administration of Severance Hospital said that it would wait until December 17, the deadline established by the District Court for carrying out the euthanasia, before taking any action, and has now rejected the court’s decision. “This is a question concerning life, and […]
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