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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Pro-Abort Former D.C. Mayor Williams Withdraws Application to Catholic Knights of Malta

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) has learned that former D.C. mayor Anthony Williams recently withdrew his application to become a member of the prestigious Catholic order, the Knights of Malta.  LSN broke the story earlier this month that Williams was pursuing enrollment in the ancient and elite Catholic charitable order despite a record of clear opposition to legal protection for the unborn and for true marriage. In a recent letter to constituents posted by the Washington Times, the order’s president Noreen Falcone said that Williams “has advised the Board of Directors of the […]
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EDITORIAL: In the Face of Mounting Evidence, D&P Says: “Nothing Could be Farther from the Truth”

March 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Development and Peace (D&P) fiasco has spiraled out of control in ways we at LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) could not have envisioned.    Since LSN first broke the story that the Canadian bishops’ official development arm is funding pro-abortion groups in Mexico, there have been some who have accused LSN of pursuing a deliberate and malicious agenda to target D&P during their largest fundraising season. This, however, is not the case. About a month ago, in the lead-up to the Lenten fundraising season, LSN was asked by a notable reader if D&P had cleaned up its […]
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Bishops of India Condemn “Senseless” Media Criticism of Pope over Condom Statement

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski NEW DELHI, March 30, 2009 (LIfeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) has condemned the recent deluge of media criticism of Pope Benedict XVI as “senseless” and “irresponsible,” and appealed for more respect for the Pope. The Indian Bishops’ statement comes in response to the widespread denigration of the Pope that followed the Holy Father’s recent statement during a press conference that condoms are not the solution to AIDS, and that, in fact, they “risk increasing the problem.” (See: World Leaders, Condom-Promoting Forces Attack Pope Over Condom AIDS Remarks, https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09031902.html) In a press statement, […]
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“Development and Peace” Supporting Two Pro-Abortion Organizations in Haiti

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman HAITI, March 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P), is funding two pro-abortion groups in Haiti, LifeSiteNews has learned. The current discoveries bring the total number of confirmed pro-abortion groups funded by D&P to twelve, including five in Mexico, two in Brazil, three in Africa, and two in Haiti. In addition, the National Catholic Register has reported that a Bolivian group funded by D&P is also pro-abortion (see links to previous LifeSiteNews coverage following article).  Several groups funded by D&P also defend or promote the use of contraceptives, with one […]
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Newly Appointed Archbishop of New York on ND Scandal: “They Made a Big Mistake”

By Kathleen Gilbert NEW YORK, March 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The bishop recently appointed to head up the archdiocese of New York – one of the most influential positions in the U.S. Catholic Church – said in an interview yesterday that Notre Dame “made a big mistake” by inviting President Obama to receive an honorary degree and give the commencement address at the school on May 17. “They made a big mistake … in an issue that is very close to the heart of Catholic world view, namely, the protection of innocent life in the womb, [Obama] has unfortunately taken […]
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Commentary: Closing Ranks on Canon 915: Bishops Confirm that Sebelius Should Not Receive Communion

Commentary by Deal W. Hudson       Gov. Kathleen Sebelius received some good news last week when abortionist Dr. George Tiller was found not guilty of breaking state laws regulating late-term abortion. The relationship between Tiller and Sebelius would surely have played a role in her upcoming confirmation hearings had he been found guilty.  But Governor Sebelius got some bad news as well—something not noticed much in Catholic media or the secular press. The bishops of Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia, confirmed publicly they would uphold the declaration of her ordinary, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, stating that Governor Sebelius […]
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Third And Fourth Canadian Bishops Say Development & Peace Funds to be Held Pending Investigation

By Kathleen Gilbert VANCOUVER, B.C., March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two more bishops have acknowledged that Lenten collection money slated for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P) will be withheld until the organization proves it has not been funding pro-abortion groups. The statements come after a LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) investigative report, as well as several follow-up reports, provided evidence that D&P has been sending money to pro-abortion and pro-contraception groups in at least two Latin American countries, and in several countries in Africa. A statement from Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver states on the diocesan website that D&P will […]
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