Tony Blair, Architect of Britain’s Anti-Christian Culture, Complains Christians Are Being Marginaliz

By Hilary White LONDON, March 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Britain and leader of the ruling Labour Party for ten years, has decried in an interview the “ludicrous” recent decisions by which the religious expression of Christians is being suppressed in Britain. “I hope and believe that stories of people not being allowed to express their Christianity are exceptional or the result of individual ludicrous decisions. My view is that people should be proud of their Christianity and able to express it as they wish,” Blair told the Church of England Newspaper. He agreed […]
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At UN, Norway Rep Slams “those who claim to be pro-life and yet wish to abolish abortion”

By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, March 6, 2009 (C-FAM) – This week at the United Nations (UN), thousands of activists, government officials and UN officials gathered in New York for the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). While the theme for the conference is, “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS,” several countries and non-government organizations (NGOs) have used the annual meeting as a soapbox to promote radical ideas on homosexual rights, abortion and sex education. Norway and Sweden partnered with the International Planned Parenthood Federation to host […]
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Stonehill College Upholds Catholic Identity: Stops Unauthorized Distribution of Condoms in Dorms

MANASSAS, VA, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The administration at Congregation of Holy Cross-founded Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., has removed boxes of free condoms placed in campus dormitories by student activists, according to a story in today’s Boston Globe. “Stonehill College should be commended for its swift and clear affirmation of the moral values that parents and students expect at a Catholic institution, said Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) President Patrick J. Reilly in response. CNS is dedicated to renewing and strengthening Catholic identity at America’s Catholic colleges and universities. “Chastity must always be a cornerstone of student life at any […]
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Archbishop Naumann: “Offensive” Sebelius Nomination “Makes our Job as Bishops More Challenging”

By Kathleen Gilbert KANSAS CITY, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City weighed in on the nomination of abortion “champion” Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a member of his flock, to head the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.  In an interview Wednesday with Our Sunday Visitor (OSV), the archbishop said of the nomination: “From the Church’s point of view, it’s sad because it places another high-profile, pro-abortion Catholic into national leadership along with Vice President [Joe] Biden and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi and a raft of others that are in the Congress.”  He also said, “I personally find […]
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Cincinnati Archbishop Joins in Prayer at 40 Days for Life Vigil

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski DAYTON, Ohio, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, who will replace Cincinnati’s Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk upon his retirement later this year, joined with 40 Days for Life vigil keepers in front of the Dayton Women’s Health Center abortion clinic yesterday to pray the Rosary. “God’s greatest gift is life and what God gives, only God has the right to take away,” the Archbishop said to about 200 people gathered at the abortion facility at 1401 E. Stroop Road. “We have to be concerned with all life, especially the most vulnerable among us. […]
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Amnesty International Urges California Supreme Court to Overturn Proposition 8

By Thaddeus Baklinski WASHINGTON, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amnesty International is calling on the California Supreme Court to overturn California’s Proposition 8, the voter-passed amendment that enshrined the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman in the state constitution In anticipation of a case challenging the validity of Proposition 8 being heard this week in the California Supreme Court, Dalia Hashad, Amnesty International (AI) USA Policy Director issued a statement, outlining AI’s position in favor of homosexual “marriage” and demanding that the court ignore the referendum that passed the Proposition. “Amnesty International opposes discrimination in civil marriage. But this […]
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Parents Accuse Hospital of Killing Son to Harvest Organs

By Kathleen Gilbert PITTSBURGH, PA, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ohio couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing doctors of removing a breathing tube from their 18-year-old son, who had suffered a brain injury while skiing, in order to harvest his organs. Michael and Teresa Jacobs of Bellevue, Ohio, parents of Gregory Jacobs, maintain that their son’s death was caused, not by his injury, but by doctors removing his breathing tube and administering unspecified medication in preparation for organ removal.  The charges were filed against Pittsburgh’s Hamot Medical Center doctors and a representative of the Center For Organ Recovery and […]
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Women and Men Who Regret Their Abortions to Join 40 Days for Life on March 10

WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On March 10 men and women who have had abortions and who now regret their choice will be joining 40 Days for Life campaigns across the country. Women who are involved with the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will carry signs that read, “I regret my abortion,” and men will hold signs saying, “I regret lost fatherhood.” “We are highly encouraged that the Silent No More Awareness Campaign is urging women and men who have found healing in the wake of abortion to stand witness in front of abortion facilities on March 10 […]
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God and Darwin Not at Odds: Vatican Conference

By Hilary White ROME, March 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A high-level Vatican prelate has denounced the idea that science and religious belief are opposed. While the Church does not necessarily oppose Darwin’s theory, he said, the assertions of popular atheists like Richard Dawkins that science proves the non-existence of God are “absurd.” William Cardinal Levada, the head of the Catholic Church’s highest doctrinal body, said, “Of course we think that’s absurd and not at all proven. But other than that, the Vatican has recognized that it doesn’t stand in the way of scientific realities.” Speaking Tuesday at a Vatican-sponsored conference […]
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