Scranton Bishop May Deny Communion to Senator Robert Casey

By Tim Waggoner SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, April 30. 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Joseph F. Martino of the Diocese of Scranton says he is on the verge of refusing communion to Senator Robert Casey because of his “inconsistent” voting record on life issues, but has asked Casey to assess his actions first. Despite promises that he is “pro-life” Casey has a history of pro-abortion voting; but his most recent vote to nominate strongly pro-abortion Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services appears to have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. The diocese released a […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes for April 30 – Obama and the Democrats, Obama Crushing of Free Speech, O

* 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. The Obama administration is causing grave concern about how fast it is moving to radically change the policital, economic and cultural landscape, not only of the United States, but also the world. Even LifeSiteNews, as much as it warned about the Obama agenda long before the election, did not expect such rapid and massive actions by his administration against life, family, faith and freedom. It appears that the danger is much […]
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Commentary: Obama/Clinton Position on Family Planning and Abortion Violates Cairo Agreement

Commentary by Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, April 30, 2009 (C-FAM) – Last week at a United States (US) House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that there was a new administration in place with different values, beliefs and global agenda.  Nothing illustrated this rupture with previous US policy more than her admission that the Obama administration interprets the term “reproductive health” to include abortion. In response to a question from Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ) on whether her definition of the phrases “reproductive health,” “reproductive services,” and “reproductive rights” includes abortion, Secretary Clinton stated that, “We […]
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Miss California Features in New Pro-Marriage Ad

By Tim Waggoner WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today released its new TV advertisement featuring footage of Miss California Carrie Prejean’s encounter with judge Perez Hilton during the recent Miss American pageant. Hilton, a homosexual celebrity gossip, had asked Prejean during the pageant about her views on same-sex “marriage,” to which Prejean responded that marriage should be between a man and a woman. The answer sparked a controversy and widespread coverage in the media, while Hilton subsequently attacked Prejean on his blog, calling her a “dumb bi**h.” The ad – a continuation of […]
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Commentary on April 30 News – Crafty Obama, Hilary Clinton’s huge change in US policy, Good News Ite

Dear Readers, President Obama and his team have proven to be very crafty, so we suggest his statement that FOCA is no longer his “highest legislative priority” should not cause us to lessen our vigilance. His continuing appointments of the most radically pro-abortion of US politicians to his inner circle tells all we need to know about where he wants to take the United States and the world on this issue. As well, Hilary Clinton’s admission that the Obama administration interprets the term “reproductive health” to include abortion is a  massive and ominous change in US foreign policy. First off, […]
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57: Montana Bishop Criticizes Notre Dame for “Shamefully Ambiguous” Witness to Church Teaching

By Kathleen Gilbert BILLINGS, Montana, April 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Michael Warfel of Montana has joined the chorus of U.S. bishops voicing opposition to the Notre Dame scandal with a scathing letter issued today to University President Fr. John Jenkins.  In the letter, a copy of which LifeSiteNews.com received from the bishop’s office, the bishop condemns the Obama honor as the latest in a series of decisions sending a “shamefully ambiguous message” on the school’s fidelity to Church teaching.  Bishop Warfel also indicates he will encourage parishioners to boycott the school and its Catholic formation programs “until its leadership […]
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Notre Dame Replaces Glendon Laetare Award with Speech by Former Award Recipient Judge Noonan

By Kathleen Gilbert SOUTH BEND, Indiana, April 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – University of Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins has announced that federal Judge John T. Noonan, a former recipient of Notre Dame’s Laetare award, has accepted an invitation to speak in place of former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon at this year’s commencement ceremony. Glendon recently turned down an invitation to speak and receive the Laetare award in protest against the school’s honoring President Obama at the same ceremony. After Glendon announced her decision, Fr. Jenkins issued a release saying that the university intended to give […]
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