Pope Against Population Control: “Population Is Proving To Be An Asset, Not A Factor That Contributes To Poverty”

Friday December 12, 2008 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Pope Against Population Control: “Population Is Proving To Be An Asset, Not A Factor That Contributes To Poverty” Pope Decries “The extermination of millions of unborn children, in the name of the fight against poverty” By John-Henry Westen and Kathleen Gilbert VATICAN CITY, December 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In his message for World Day of Peace, released yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI stated the long unrecognized truth that increased population has proved an asset rather than a detriment in terms of development. “Poverty is often considered a consequence of demographic […]
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LifeSite Special Report – Text of Tom Wappel Address to Catholic Clergy Luncheon

Tuesday November 25, 2008 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Text of Tom Wappel Address to Catholic Clergy Luncheon Toronto, November 19, 2008 TORONTO, Ontario, November 25, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Recently retired Liberal Member of Parliament Tom Wappel gave the following address to a group of Catholic clergy at a luncheon for archdiocese of Toronto clergy organized by Campaign Life Coalition. See also “Leading Canadian Pro-Life MP Relates Shocking 20 Year Lack of Support From Catholic Clergy” https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/nov/08112512.html To hear the actual audio of Tom Wappel’s complete talk: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/audio/wappel.wma Jim Hughes Introduction: It is my great pleasure to introduce […]
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Full Text of Cherie Blair Address at Angelicum University

Wednesday December 17, 2008 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Full Text of Cherie Blair Address at Angelicum University (Note: At points marked “—-“ the recording was inaudible) December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – I am delighted to be here and I was —- (Wednesday night/Thursday) morning, I came in from New York into London. I went from the airport, home and then to Westminster Cathedral where my youngest son was performing at the school Nativity play with the other children of St. Vincent de Paul. At the end of that Nativity play, I went back to Heathrow, got on […]
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Lesbian Couple Who Forced Homosexual “Marriage” On Massachusetts Have Filed For Divorce

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski BOSTON, February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Julie and Hillary Goodridge, the lesbian couple who led the fight for same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts in 2003, filed for divorce in Suffolk Probate and Family Court last Thursday, the Boston Herald reported yesterday. The two lesbians, who share custody of their 12-year-old daughter Annie, “married” on May 17, 2004, the first day same-sex “marriages” became legal under a Massachusetts court ruling. It was reported that the couple broke up two years after their ground-breaking “wedding.” Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, a pro-family public policy organization founded […]
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Those Who Say Abortion Less Important than Economics “Terribly Mistaken”: Archbishop Naumann

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the eve of the March for Life last month, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City delivered a hard-hitting homily against those who place pro-life concerns below economic issues, and called for a return to chastity as the antidote for the twin evils of contraception and abortion. (See the complete homily here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/feb/09020310.html) The archbishop, who addressed an overflow congregation in Trinity College’s Notre Dame Chapel from the main vigil mass at the National Shrine, began by warning against attempts to downplay the pro-life movement.  He criticized those who want […]
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Uganda’s First Lady Vows to Continue Advocating For Sexual Abstinence

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski KAMPALA, February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At the opening of the Permanent Centre for Education in Luzira, Kampala recently, Uganda’s First Lady, Mrs. Janet Museveni, said that though her message of sexual abstinence and faithfulness had made her “unpopular in certain quarters,” she was determined to continue promoting the strategy that had proved so successful in combating HIV/AIDS in the country. Last year Mrs. Museveni expressed regret that Ugandans are abandoning behavior change as a way to fight HIV, in favor of methods that only perpetuate the disease, with the resultant rise in HIV-AIDS rates. “It […]
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United Nations Population Fund Leader Says Family Breakdown is a Triumph for Human Rights

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MEXICO CITY, February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A leader in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has declared that the breakdown of traditional families, far from being a “crisis,” is actually a triumph for human rights. Speaking at a colloquium held last month at Colegio Mexico in Mexico City, UNFPA representative Arie Hoekman denounced the idea that high rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births represent a social crisis, claiming that they represent instead the triumph of “human rights” against “patriarchy.” “In the eyes of conservative forces, these changes mean that the family is in crisis,” he […]
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Boston Cardinal O’Malley’s Message to President Obama: “Life is the Most Important Value We Have to

By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley says that if he could only tell President Obama one thing, it would be that “life is the most important value we have to defend.” The Boston church leader made that remark to LifeSiteNews.com as he was leaving the vigil Mass for the March for Life in Washington DC two weeks ago. But following Obama’s opening of US funding to groups performing and promoting abortion internationally, the Cardinal was even more explicit.  Writing on his blog Saturday, the Archbishop said: “Also this week, as we feared, […]
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Flip-Flop: Pro-Life Group at University of Guelph Now Granted Full Club Status

 By Thaddeus M. Baklinski GUELPH, Ontario, February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Central Student Association (CSA) of the University of Guelph has announced that Life Choice, the pro-life group at the university, has been granted full club status, which means that the club can apply for funding from the CSA and is eligible to book meeting spaces and hold club events. The accreditation was revealed when the CSA executive gave out a list of campus clubs that would receive status for the coming semester and the campus pro-life club was on that list. The Life Choice club was banned by […]
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Obama Prepares to Win over Congress to Homosexuals in Military

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Though President Obama has promised to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring open homosexuals from the military, administration officials have told the Pentagon and homosexualist groups that the president will first take time to convince more congressmen that the law should be overturned. Those involved in the discussions have said Obama will not ask Washington legislators to lift the ban until he can present them with a “comprehensive assessment” on the impact of openly homosexual servicemen. While some have questioned Obama’s dedication to the homosexual agenda by not […]
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