Priests for Life Canada Calls on Bishops to Act on D&P Abortion-Lobby Group Funding

March 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The following statement by Priests for Life Canada President Fr. Tom Lynch was released today and is being sent to Canadian bishops: THOSE TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH WILL BE DEMANDED Recently it has been revealed that Development and Peace, the social justice and development arm of the Conference of Canadian Catholic Bishops, has been partnering with a number of development and social action groups in foreign countries that have taken public stances and actions contrary to Catholic moral teaching. Specifically, it seems that several “development partners” of Development and Peace have been engaged […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes for March 31, 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. Compiled by Steve Jalsevac HUMOR Brian Regan on Flying – videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9em-ZCddWk Brian Regan on going to the emergency room – videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9m2FLHlEwA LIFE ISSUES Another Mexican state approves reform blocking abortionhttps://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15523 Forced Speech: Pushing Against Conscientious Objection by Medical Practioners to Abortion in California https://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2009/03/forced-speech-pushing-against.html National Mass for Terri’s Day at Ave Mariahttps://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/mar/29/ave-maria-host-national-mass-recognition-terri-sch/ The push for euthanasia could be the death of us allhttps://www.montrealgazette.com/news/push+euthanasia+could+death/1443039/story.html Secretary of State Clinton expresses admiration for Margaret […]
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Hundreds of Thousands March For Life In Spain

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MADRID, March 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates filled the streets and plazas of cities throughout Spain on March 29 in protest against legislation proposed by the Spanish Socialist government to liberalize the country’s abortion laws. The country-wide demonstrations were organized by Spain’s pro-life associations Derecho a Vivir (Right to Life), Hazte Oír (Make Yourself Heard), Doctors for Life, and ProLife Madrid. The organizers estimated that 500,000 people took part in rallies in more than 80 cities across Spain, with AFP reporting an estimated 100,000 in Madrid alone. The protestors called on […]
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Archbishop J. Michael Miller:  The Pro-life Movement to be Effective Cannot Abandon Legislative Meas

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VANCOUVER, March 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a talk given to North Shore Pro-Life, the outspokenly orthodox and strongly pro-life and pro-family archbishop of Vancouver, The Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, said that the Canadian pro-life movement must continue to lobby the government for legislation to protect the right to life of the unborn. “The pro-life movement, therefore, if it is to be effective, cannot abandon its efforts to foster legislation which will curtail and eventually eliminate attacks on innocent human life,” the Archbishop said in the context of a talk given on the renewal of […]
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Portuguese Bishop Defies Pope Benedict on Condoms

By Hilary White ROME, March 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict continues to be attacked from within and without the Catholic Church for his reiteration of the Church’s opposition to condoms as a means of preventing HIV infection. Most recently, a Portuguese Catholic bishop issued a statement to the media this weekend saying that in some cases using condoms is a moral requirement. In a pastoral note, published on the website of the diocese, Ilidio Leandro, the Bishop of Viseu said that he does not agree with Pope Benedict’s strictures against condoms for AIDS patients. In the case of a […]
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Three More Bishops, Rush Limbaugh Join Chorus of Condemnation for ND Scandal

By Kathleen Gilbert NOTRE DAME, Indiana, March 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another archbishop and two more U.S. bishops have swelled the ranks of Catholics and conservatives who are expressing criticism of the University of Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama to give the school’s commencement address and receive an honorary law degree May 17.  Conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh also slammed the move by Notre Dame during his show on Friday. Today the Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) published a letter to the school by Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, who protested the “egregious decision” on the part […]
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CA Medical Board Revokes Abortionist Nolan Jones’ License

LOS ANGELES, March 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The California Medical Board has revoked the medical license of abortionist Nolan Jones, effective on April 20, 2009. According to the order, Jones falsified the medical records of two non-abortion patients, and violated his probation on other charges. Jones has been disciplined at least four times by the California Medical Board for offenses ranging from botched abortions to negligence during childbirth that led to the death of a wanted baby. Community Hospital in San Bernardino terminated his hospital privileges in 1997. “This follows a national trend of abortionists being held accountable to the […]
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Exclusive: President of US Bishops’ Conference: Notre Dame Obama Invite an “Extreme Embarassment”

By Kathleen Gilbert NOTRE DAME, Indiana, March 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, has said that the University of Notre Dame’s decision to host and honor President Obama at their commencement ceremony this year was an “extreme embarrassment” to Catholics. “Whatever else is clear, it is clear that Notre Dame didn’t understand what it means to be Catholic when they issued this invitation,” George told the crowd at a conference Saturday on the Vatican document Dignitatis Personae. The conference was hosted by the Chicago archdiocese’s Respect Life office and Office for Evangelization at the Marriott O’Hare […]
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