Campaign Life Coalition Launches Pro-Life Petition Drive in Lead up to Landmark 40th Anniversary Mar

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, March 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s National Pro-Life organization, Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), has launched a petition campaign calling for legal protection of human life from the moment of conception to natural death, in the lead-up to this year’s annual March for Life in Ottawa (To download the petition: https://campaignlifecoalition.com/images/OSM09petition.pdf). Signed petitions will be forwarded to pro-life politicians who will formally present all the petitions collected to the House of Commons before the 2009 National March for Life on May 14th, which marks the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in Canada. May 14, […]
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Bishop: Development & Peace Funds Will be Diverted if Allegations of Pro-Abortion Support are Verifi

By John-Henry Westen PETERBOROUGH, ON, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Peterborough Bishop Nicola De Angelis has issued a new letter to all pastors and parishioners in the diocese noting that the Development and Peace Lenten collection will go ahead as scheduled this weekend.  However, he notes that “money will not be sent on to Development and Peace until the investigation is complete and allegations are found to have no substance.” The investigations refer to LifeSiteNews.com stories which have provided evidence that D&P, the official development arm of the Canadian bishops conference, is funding groups that advocate for abortion.  The original […]
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HLI President and ND Alum Fr. Euteneuer Condemns Obama Invite

By Kathleen Gilbert FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Tom Euteneuer, President of Human Life International and University of Notre Dame alumnus, has condemned Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree May 17. “It appears that President Obama will soon receive a great honor from an institution that used to represent the best in Catholic scholarship and culture,” said Fr. Euteneuer.  He continued: “The nation’s president who has done more damage in 60 days to the cause of life than President Clinton did in 8 years, the […]
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New Hampshire House OKs Same-Sex “Marriage” Bill

By Kathleen Gilbert CONCORD, New Hampshire, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Hampshire’s House of Representatives today voted 186-179 to approve a bill that would make it the third state, after Connecticut and Massachusetts, to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. The first attempt to pass the bill fell one vote short. However, opponents were unable to kill the bill and another vote followed shortly after, at which point it passed.  On Wednesday, the House killed legislation aiming to definitively protect the true definition of marriage. The Associated Press reports that the future of the bill in the Senate is […]
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Commentary on March 26 News

Okay, we’re in overdrive. Excellent news from the Bishop of Phoenix who has in the strongestterms called on the University of Notre Dame (yes we know it’s French)to halt the award and pulpit to President Obama. And just when you’d thought you’d heard it all, the UK is consideringallowing television commercials for abortionists; and a US bioethicistis calling for an abortion ‘pride’ movement similar to ‘gay pride’. More and more evidence is presented showing that Development and  Peace, the official development arm of the Canadian Bishops, is funding pro-abortion social justice and development groups all over Latin America and Friday […]
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Abortion Industry Needs “Pride” Movement: Brown University Bioethicist and Author

By Hilary White March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The abortion industry needs a “pride” movement, similar to that of the immensely successful homosexualist movement, a prominent US bioethicist says. Jacob M. Appel, an author, professor at Brown University and graduate of Harvard Law, wrote on the website “Opposing Views,” that “the moment is ripe – more than ripe – for an Abortion Pride Movement.” Appel says that “one is bombarded” in the “conservative” press with stories of women who overcome obstacles to bring to term “fetuses” with severe disabilities. “The implication,” he wrote, “is that while bearing a child when […]
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British TV Could Carry Advertisements for Abortionists

By Hilary White and John Jalsevac LONDON, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While Britain’s abortion rate continues to climb, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced a proposal to change the rules to allow abortionists to advertise on television. Restrictions on condom advertisements would also be eased if the proposal is approved, allowing the ads to air at any time of day, instead of only after 9:00pm. The changes in the rules are being billed as a way to help combat soaring teenage pregnancy rates. The ASA is starting a twelve-week public consultation into the proposal today, closing on June […]
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Bishop Olmsted: Notre Dame’s Obama Honor “Public Act of Disobedience to U.S. Bishops”

By Kathleen Gilbert PHOENIX, Arizona, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Thomas Olmsted has written a letter to University of Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins condemning the invitation to President Obama to offer the school’s commencement address and receive an honorary law degree on May 17. Olmsted’s letter follows a statement earlier this week by Notre Dame’s own Bishop John D’Arcy, in which the bishop criticized the decision and announced his intent to boycott the ceremony.  American Papist blogger Thomas Peters broke the news of the letter from Bishop Olmsted, dated yesterday, in which Olmsted told Jenkins he was […]
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