Conn. Legislature Moves to Regulate Catholic Church in Suspected “Payback” for Marriage Stance

By Kathleen Gilbert HARTFORD, Connecticut, March 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Connecticut Judiciary committee Thursday proposed a bill stripping Roman Catholic bishops of their authority to govern fiscal and administrative diocesan affairs – an unprecedented attempt to regulate the Catholic Church, that critics are calling “payback” for the Church’s efforts to prevent the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in the state. The explicit intent of S.B. 1098 is, “To revise the corporate governance provisions applicable to the Roman Catholic Church and provide for the investigation of the misappropriation of funds by religious corporations.” Referring specifically to structures of the Roman Catholic […]
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Intelligent Design Theory Shut Out of Vatican Evolution Conference: Discovery Institute

By Hilary White and John Jalsevac ROME, March 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week’s highly publicized Vatican-sponsored conference, “Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories,” organized to correspond with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, “shut out” discussion of Intelligent Design theory and biblical creationism, a prominent US research group has alleged. The President of the Discovery Institute (DI), Bruce Chapman, denounced the conference on the Institute’s official blog as a “parade of atheists, agnostics and theistic evolutionists whose common theme is that intelligent design is not science, not theology, nothing at all, really—merely a reactionary sociological phenomenon.” Organizers […]
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Commentary: So Much For the “Mythical” Freedom of Choice Act

Commentary by Deal W. Hudson       March 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Many Democrats are wise enough to have a healthy fear of FOCA, the Freedom of Choice Act. Those on the religious left who support President Barack Obama are particularly sensitive to the symbolic power of FOCA to undercut their messaging about “abortion reduction.” If FOCA were to cause much-beloved Catholic hospitals to begin shutting their doors, the political impact would be devastating.  Thus, it came as no surprise several weeks ago when some of Obama’s religious supporters began accusing pro-lifers—particularly Catholics—of using FOCA as a scare tactic when it had not […]
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Man Driving to Abortion Clinic Runs Over Pro-Lifer, then Persuaded by Victim’s Wife Not to Abort

By Kathleen Gilbert CHERRY HILL, New Jersey, March 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A lone sidewalk counselor at a Cherry Hill abortion center is suffering from serious injuries after a young man driving his pregnant wife to the abortion facility reportedly struck the counselor and ran him over.  But the victim’s wife says that the event probably saved a life, as she believes she was able to persuade the man afterwards not to have his unborn child killed. The incident took place Saturday morning at the South Jersey Women’s Center on Haddonfield Road.  George Krail was walking toward the clinic’s driveway to offer literature as a car […]
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BABY SEX-SELECTION HITS AMERICA

Thursday September 10, 1998 BABY SEX-SELECTION HITS AMERICA Another Rotten Fruit of In Vitro Fertilization FAIRFAX, VA, Sept 10 (LSN) – Researchers at the Genetics & IVF Institute in Fairfax, Virginia announced yesterday that they are marketing their newly developed method of sperm sifting in order to allowing customers to select the sex of their babies. Using genetic techniques developed in the breeding of animals, scientists with the help of a laser are able to differentiate between sperm carrying a Y chromosome (producing males) and those carrying X chromosomes (the Y chromosome posses about 2.8% less genetic material). The IVF […]
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Denver Archbishop: “Very Bad Period of Catechesis” in Church “Bearing Bad Fruit in Our Time”

Monday March 2, 2009 Denver Archbishop: “Very Bad Period of Catechesis” in Church “Bearing Bad Fruit in Our Time” EXCLUSIVE: LifeSiteNews interview with Archbishop Charles Chaput By Steve Jalsevac TORONTO, Canada, March 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During a LifeSiteNews interview last week, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput stressed that “not nearly enough” US Catholic bishops have been speaking out strongly on the current state of the culture. He also noted that the poor instruction of Catholics over the past 40 years has to a large degree been responsible for many of today’s serious problems within US Catholicism, especially the lack of […]
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