Catholic Health Association Applauds Pro-Abortion Cabinet Picks Lamented by Pro-Lifers

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Health Association (CHA) has praised President-elect Obama’s health administration picks, including Tom Daschle for Secretary of Health and Human Services, despite simultaneous dismay from the pro-life corner, which has pointed out his documented and indefatigable support for abortion on Capitol Hill.  The former Democratic Senate majority leader, an early and avid Obama supporter, gained notoriety for his liberal views on abortion when he opposed the partial-birth abortion ban, endorsed taxpayer-funded military abortions, and supported taxpayer funding to provide morning-after pills to young public school girls. CHA, which has […]
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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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Merry Christmas: V-Monologues Unwrap $1K from Boston College Students and Support from Theology Dept

MANASSAS, Va., December 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The student senate at Boston College voted to allocate $1,000 in college funds for increased 2009 campus productions of The Vagina Monologues.  The Observer reports that a list of co-sponsors, including the theology department, was presented to the students in support of funding productions of the oft-criticized play. The Vagina Monologues is a sexually explicit play that favorably describes lesbian rape, group masturbation, and the reduction of sexuality to selfish pleasure.  It is produced with the hope that by raising the awareness of violence against women, incidents of abuse will decrease. The UGBC […]
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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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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes for December 17, 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.   Swedish doctor reprimanded following accidental abortion  https://www.thelocal.se/16380/20081216/   China will raise the annual payment to rural parents who abide by its population control policies to 720 yuan ($105.1) next year from 600 yuan currently  https://ibnlive.in.com/news/china-to-raise-payments-for-onechild-families/80634-2.html   Vatican hits out at controversial abortion pill  https://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jQT9hAFyFU6AmE2jacjoX3Bwu2JA   Canadians expect assisted suicide to be more common  https://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=68fe83dc-e14c-43c7-b2c9-aec6d0bef36f&k=74756   Obama citizenship issue has merit, AOL poll says  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=83846 “Pro-Life” Rick Warren to Give Invocation […]
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Indiana Lawmaker Calls for Planned Parenthood Defunding after Video Exposés

By Kathleen Gilbert INDIANAPOLIS, December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Indiana state Rep. Jakie Walorski has called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood (PP) and asked state officials to investigate after a second Indiana PP clinic was caught evading the law and covering up the rape of a 13-year-old girl. PPIN receives millions in taxpayer funding each year. “Seeing these events occur at two different locations in Indiana and seeing 3 different employees react in virtually the same manner, showing a blatant disregard for all Indiana laws pertaining to protecting minors from sexual abuse, today, I called for the ‘defunding’ of […]
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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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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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