British Nurse Suspended For Offering To Pray For Elderly Patient

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski CANTERBURY, UK, February 3, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) – Caroline Petrie, a nurse in Weston-super-Mare, 142 miles west of London, and a committed Christian, has been suspended and faces disciplinary action because she offered to pray for an elderly patient during a home visit. Mrs. Petrie, who works for the North Somerset Primary Care Trust providing in-home care for the elderly, asked the patient if she would like a prayer said for her after she had changed the dressings on the woman’s legs. “It was around lunchtime and I had spent about 20 to 25 minutes with her,” […]
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Most Americans Disapprove Obama Funding Abortion Overseas: Gallup Poll

By Kathleen Gilbert PRINCETON, New Jersey, February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent Gallup poll has shown that Obama’s decision to rescind the Mexico City Policy is by far his least popular out of seven of his earliest actions rated by Americans. The Mexico City Policy, which was instituted by Ronald Reagan and reinstated by George W. Bush after the Clinton years, banned U.S. taxpayer dollars from funding international organizations that provide or promote abortion. Last weekend’s poll showed that, while Obama received approval ratings hovering around 75% for such actions as tightening ethics rules for administration officials, limiting interrogation […]
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Eluana Transferred Late Tuesday Night to Clinic for Death by Dehydration

By Hilary White ROME, February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Eluana Englaro, who is often referred to as “Italy’s Terri Schiavo,” was transferred late Tuesday night to a hospital that has agreed to participate in her killing by removal of her food and hydration tube. Television news coverage showed a group of pro-life activists gathered outside the clinic in Eluana’s home town of Lecco at about 1:30 am, as an ambulance took her away, some shouting “Eluana, wake up!” and “Don’t kill her!” Eluana Englaro, 38, suffered brain damage in a car accident in 1992 and has since been in a […]
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Child Forced to Endure Visitations with Mother’s Former Lesbian Partner Suffers “Emotional Trauma”

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman VIRGINIA, February 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Six year old Isabella Miller has been forced to endure new visits with her mother’s former lesbian partner, which is reportedly causing “emotional and spiritual trauma” to the child. Following a decision to enforce Vermont court orders by Virginia Judge William Sharp, Lisa Miller, 40, was required to turn her daughter over to Janet Jenkins, 44, despite testimony that Isabella has suffered serious harm from previous visits. “If I don’t obey the court order, the alternative is that Janet would have a Sherriff come pick her up and take her […]
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New Undercover Video Shows Tucson Planned Parenthood Hiding Rape of 15-Year-Old Girl

TUCSON, AZ, Feb. 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New hidden-camera footage from Tucson, AZ, implicates a third Planned Parenthood clinic in a multi-state child abuse scandal. In the video, UCLA student Lila Rose and her friend Jackie Stollar enter a Tucson Planned Parenthood clinic where Rose tells the nurse that Stollar, posing as a 15-year-old, is pregnant by her 27-year-old boyfriend. The nurse disregards the age difference and even cautions Stollar not to bring her “boyfriend” before the judicial hearing required in Arizona to waive parental consent for an abortion. This negligence on the part of the Planned Parenthood staffer is […]
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Archbishop Naumann’s Homily at March for Life Vigil Mass

 I Passing a Cultural Threshold It has been an eventful week in Washington with the inauguration of our new President, Barak Obama – our first president of African-American descent.  Similar to John F. Kennedy’s election, signaling a turning point in the diminishment of religious bigotry, Barak Obama’s election signifies a mortal blow to the racial prejudice that has scarred our nation since its inception.  Just as John F. Kennedy’s election did not mean that anti-Catholicism was eliminated from our culture, the election of Barak Obama, unfortunately, does not mean all racism has been eradicated from American society.  However, it does […]
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Demographic Winter: “Schools will be turned into nursing homes. Playgrounds will become graveyards.”

Monday January 26, 2009 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Demographic Winter: “Schools will be turned into nursing homes. Playgrounds will become graveyards.” By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Celebrated columnist and pro-family leader Don Feder gave a jaw-dropping presentation on the coming ‘Demographic Winter’ at the Rose Dinner which closes the official March for Life festivities every year. Speaking to hundreds of attendees, Feder suggested that the demographic problem of worldwide declining birthrates “could result in the greatest crisis humanity will confront in this century” as “all over the world, children are disappearing.” “In […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes for February 2, 2009

 * 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.   Polygamy Promoting Tom Hanks Slams Mormons as “Un-American” for Opposing Homosexual “Marriage”https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,480167,00.html Johanna Sigurdardottir, named as Iceland’s prime minister on Sunday, is the first openly lesbian head of government in Europehttps://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7862804.stm Humans ‘will be implanted with microchips’https://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/735519/humans-will-be-implanted-with-microchips If torturing terrorists is wrong, why not babies?https://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=4e8cd335-72e4-47aa-b2c6-c8b22d06bea1 The Post-Neuhaus Future of Evangelicals and Catholics Togetherhttps://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/januaryweb-only/103-51.0.html A Cultural Earthquake – Cardinal Stafford was righthttps://www.catholicworldreport.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81:neumayrjan09&catid=36:cwr2009&Itemid=53 Hawaii civil unions backed by a majority in state […]
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Letters to the Editor for February 2, 2009

RE: Among Pro-Life Leaders – Fr. Groeschel, Scheidler – A Real Hope That Obama Will Converthttps://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jan/09013010.html Editor I too will continue to pray for Obama to convert, but I, like many, do not see it happening soon. It is good for all of us to celebrate Obama being the first black President, but he is also the first post-religion president and the first president to mention non-believers as another denomination when discussing religion. This is troubling to me. After his first week in office, considering the executive orders he has quickly signed and the allies he has surrounded himself with […]
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