A Catholic U Outing: Dinner at a Gay Bar, A Sexually Graphic Play and Mass with the Obama-Supporting

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski NOTRE DAME, Indiana, December 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Notre Dame University students participating in the Cultural Diversity Seminar, sponsored by the university’s Center for Social Concerns, spent their Fall Break in Chicago in order to be “immersed in the subcultures of the city,” a report by the university’s student newspaper, The Irish Rover, states. The goal of the outing was to “increase awareness of the variety of approaches and strategies employed by ethnic organizations, churches and others to improve social conditions.” To this end, the field trip opened with Mass at St. Sabina’s Catholic Parish, known […]
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Rivers of Blood

A Brazilian pro-life Evangelical writes about the contraceptive culture and prophecies in Revelation
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Obama’s Secretary of Education Pick Proposed Homosexual High School

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two more Obama Cabinet appointees, one a proponent of homosexual schools and another an open homosexual, serve as further indication that the President-elect will eagerly espouse homosexual-friendly policies. On Tuesday, Obama announced that Chicago Public Schools CEO and Chicago Annenberg Challenge collaborator Arne Duncan was his choice for Secretary of Education. Obama praised Duncan as a hands-on leader not “beholden to any one ideology.”  As head of the Chicago public school system, Duncan proposed and approved controversial plans for a special public high school for homosexuals. The Social Justice Solidarity High […]
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Full Text of Cherie Blair Speech at Angelicum: Sticks to Support for Contraception, Dodges Abortion

By Hilary White, Rome Correspondent, and John Jalsevac ROME, December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the lead-up to Cherie Blair’s lecture at the Angelicum last week, pro-life Catholics from around the world contacted the university asking that Mrs. Blair’s appearance be cancelled, due to her public admissions of dissent from key areas of Catholic teaching. In what some pro-life leaders have called a “carefully stage-managed” piece of damage control, however, Mrs. Blair in her lecture made a series of statements presented as assurance of her adherence to Catholic teaching on abortion. (To read the complete lecture, see: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/dec/08121705.html To read the complete […]
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New Study Find Children Who Live with Biological Parents and go to Church Fare Best Developmentally

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study from the Mapping America project, co-released by more than 30 state family policy councils, has fund that children have fewer problems at school and home when they live with both biological parents and frequently attend religious services.  Dr. Nicholas Zill, the founding president of Child Trends, and Dr. Philip Fletcher, a research psychologist at Westat, co-authored the new study, which analyzes data from the National Survey of Children’s Health.    Among their remarkable findings: children in this group are five times less likely to repeat a grade, less likely to have […]
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It is “Illegal” to Stop Food and Hydration of Vulnerable Patients: Top Italian Minister

By Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A high-level minister in the Italian government has called “illegal” the proposal to starve and dehydrate to death vulnerable patients in the care of the country’s nationalised health service. The news comes within hours of Italian media confirming that Eluana Englaro, known as Italy’s Terri Schiavo, was to be moved this week to a clinic that is willing to participate in her killing by removing her feeding and hydration tube. Maurizio Sacconi, Italy’s Minister of Labour, Health and Social Policies, told a press conference that it is “illegal” for […]
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British MEP Nigel Farage: Europe is a “Thug and a Bully” that “Despises Democracy”

By Ellen M. Rice LONDON, December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nigel Farage, spokesman for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and Member of the European Parliament for Southeast England, stated recently that an attack by European MEPs on incoming Czech president Vaclav Klaus revealed “the true face of this modern day European Union” as “a thug and a bully” and a union that “despises democracy” and treats it “with contempt.”  In a UK Parliamentary debate on the French EU Presidency, Farage took EU President Nicholas Sarkozy to task for wanting “more power for the Union” and the Lisbon Treaty, and challenged […]
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Swedish Court Rejects Claim of “Marriage” Between Homosexual “Priests”

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski STOCKHOLM, December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual couple, who were “married” in Canada, have lost their case against the Swedish Tax Authority in a ruling by the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court (Regeringsrätten) which said that the two could not be regarded as a married couple under Swedish law, reports Sweden’s The Local. Lars Gårdfeldt and Lars Arnell, who are both “priests” in the Church of Sweden, alleged discrimination by the tax authority when their “marriage” was classified as a civil partnership. The Lutheran Church of Sweden already offers “blessings” to homosexual civil unions, which have […]
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Letters to the Editor for Wednesday December 17, 2008

Re: Hungarian Court Strikes Down Heterosexual and Same-sex Civil Unions over Damage to the Familyhttps://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/dec/08121605.html Bravo to the Hungarian Government for their understanding of the importance of marriage and working to protect it.  Let us pray for them that they may be guided in the upcoming battle that may ensue with the EU.  I wish we could send a letter of encouragement to persevere.  Let us also pray for the new EU president,Vaclav Klaus, that he may guide the EU in the manner of true freedom and democracy. A. Waggoner ____________________________________ Re: Donation Campaign People who take a daily newspaper […]
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