Priests for Life Executive Director Janet Morana to Receive Cardinal O’Connor Award

STATEN ISLAND, NY, February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life, has been named a recipient of the 2009 Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Award.  Mrs. Morana will receive the award, one of the highest honors in the pro-life movement, at the Legatus International Summit to be held February 5-7 in Bermuda. An activist for the unborn for over 20 years, Mrs. Morana started with Priests for Life sending out mailings from the basement of her home.  “Janet has been one of the unsung heroes of the pro-life movement,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests […]
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Human Rights Commission Dismisses Hate Charges against Canadian Christian Heritage Party

OTTAWA, February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Christian Heritage Party (CHP) of Canada and the CHP’s former leader have been notified by the Canadian Human Rights Commission that allegations of ‘hate’ by an Edmonton man against the Party, one of its Electoral District Associations and former leader Ron Gray have been dismissed. Homosexual activist Rob Wells filed the complaint after he took issue with a 2002 WorldNetDaily news story that was republished on the CHP webpage as well as three Christian Heritage Party communiqués written by Gray. The communiqués all dealt with homosexual issues, including the bill to legalize same-sex […]
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Republican Party Elects Pro-Life, Pro-Family Michael Steele as New Chairman

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When the Republican National Committee (RNC) elected Michael Steele as the next Chairman late Friday, many applauded the choice of Steele, a pro-life, pro-family Catholic, as sure to steer the party back to its conservative roots. Steele, who studied for the priesthood as an Augustinian before leaving to earn a law degree, served as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2003-07. In an interview with CBN’s David Brody last month, Steele responded strongly to conservatives who called into question his commitment to pro-life legislation. “I was a monk for goodness sakes, […]
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Scottish Fireman Receives Apology, Compensation over Gay Pride Parade Flap

By Tim Waggoner GLASGOW, February 2nd, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A fireman for the Red Watch at Cowcaddens fire station in Glasgow has received an apology and compensation from the station’s fire board after he was disciplined for refusing to hand out fire safety pamphlets at a gay pride parade. The Telegraph reports that John Mitchell received the apology and compensation from the Strathclyde Fire Board after he was issued a written warning and was forced to attend “diversity training” for his decision not to attend the Pride Scotia rally in June 2006 on moral grounds. A gagging clause has prevented […]
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Pro-Abortion Marie Stopes Eager for American Funds to Promote Abortion in Kenya

By Kathleen Gilbert NAIROBI, Kenya, February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leader of the Kenyan division of Marie Stopes, one of the worlds largest abortion providers, has told an AP reporter that he is eager to receive American funds now that President Obama has rescinded the Mexico City Policy. “Family planning was not given the prominence it needs” when the policy was still in effect, said director Dr. Walter Odhiambo in an AP report.  The Mexico City Policy is a Reagan-era directive that prohibits pro-abortion overseas organizations from receiving American taxpayer dollars.  Obama repealed the policy three days after his […]
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Boycott Urged as Pepsi TV Ad Pushes Homosexual Lifestyle

WASHINGTON, February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After giving major financial contributions to homosexualist organizations, Pepsi is now using its TV spots to promote the homosexual lifestyle. In a recent spot aired in the UK, a man is shown in a bar being urged to ask out a girl that appears to be interested in him. He drinks a Pepsi Max to find courage, but then passes up two attractive women sitting at the bar and instead expresses interest in a man. The American Family Association has urged a boycott of the company after asking Pepsi to remain neutral in the […]
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Pope Benedict XVI Appoints New Bishop, Known for Doctrinal Orthodoxy, for Linz, Austria

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VATICAN, February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Gerhard Maria Wagner as the new auxiliary bishop of the ultra-liberal Diocese of Linz in Upper Austria. Fr. Wagner, who is currently parish priest at Windischgarsten in Austria, is well known for his doctrinal orthodoxy and faithfulness to the Magisterium (the teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church). After his installation on March 22 he is expected by some to deal with issues in the diocese that Deacon Keith A. Fournier of Catholic Online described as “a center of almost every heretical and heterodox […]
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Exclusive Interview: Environmentalists the Ultimate Materialists Says Rome Theology Prof

By Hilary White, Rome correspondent ROME, February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Radical environmentalism is, at its heart, a materialistic, anti-religious creed with its roots in the same philosophies that gave birth to the 20th century’s great totalitarian regimes, says a prominent theology professor at Rome’s Gregorian University. The same radical materialism that drove Nazism, Stalinism, and the pantheistic philosophies of the so-called New Age movement, has also created the anti-human ideologies behind the radical environmentalist movement, Fr. Paul Haffner told LifeSiteNews.com. “The thread that links them all together is, first of all, obviously, the rejection of divine revelation, of Christ, […]
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University of Calgary Charges Pro-Life Students with Trespassing

By John Jalsevac CALGARY, AB, February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The University of Calgary has charged a number of its own students with “trespassing” for having set up a controversial pro-life display on campus this past November. Two months after exhibiting the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) the pro-life students received, privately in their homes, summons to court. They must enter a plea by the end of this month, with a trial to be set for later in the year. The students, who are members of the Campus Pro-Life (CPL) club, set up the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) on November 26th […]
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Star Trek Actor Who Paid for 3 Abortions Now Condemns Woman’s “Right to Choose…to Kill Her Baby”

By Kathleen Gilbert LOS ANGELES, February 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Actor Gary Graham knew that by writing about his personal experience and rejection of abortion, he would be incurring the ire of not a few among the Hollywood elite. Yet a blog column posted last Tuesday by the seasoned actor, known most recently for his roles as Ambassador Soval in the TV series “Star Trek: Enterprise” and Capt. Ingles on “J.A.G.”, took an unflinching look at truths almost entirely ignored by those in the Hollywood establishment. “I’m going to say what millions know in the front of their brains, and […]
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