Exclusive Interview: Cardinal Rigali Says Notre Dame Defence of Obama Honor “Evades Common Sense”

By Kathleen Gilbert PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Philadelphia’s Cardinal Justin Rigali, Chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, weighed in on the Notre Dame scandal in an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews.com today.  Rigali called the school’s decision to honor President Obama a “most unfortunate” decision that “must not happen again,” and criticized the school’s defense of the decision as one that “evades common sense.” President Obama is due to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree at Notre Dame May 17. “My reaction is that it is most unfortunate,” said Rigali.  […]
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Mary Ann Glendon to Receive Pro-Life Award for Notre Dame Decision

April 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bradley Mattes, Executive Director of Life Issues Institute, announced today that they will present the group’s prestigious “Hero at Heart” award to Mary Ann Glendon, former Ambassador to the Vatican. The honor is given annually to individuals who demonstrate outstanding courage or compassion on behalf of innocent human life. Recipients have included Congressman Henry Hyde and former Kansas Attorney General, Phill Kline. Ambassador Glendon recently declined the University of Notre Dame’s most revered honor, the Laetare Medal, which was to be presented to her during the university’s May commencement ceremony. In a letter to Notre […]
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Pro-Abortion John Kerry Advises Obama to Select a Pro-Life Ambassador to the Vatican

By Hilary White ROME, April 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senator John Kerry, one of the most prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicians in the US, told an interviewer last week that it is only logical for the White House to appoint a pro-life ambassador to the Vatican. Kerry, a former Democratic candidate for US president, said, “I think that if you’re going to have an ambassador who has access to His Holiness and who has the ability to be able to represent all the other things which you want to come together on, it is best not to, you know, make things […]
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Supreme Court Upholds Tough Rules on Swearing in Broadcast Media

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court narrowly ruled today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is authorized to regulate “fleeting expletives.” The decision overturns a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case initiated after broadcast networks aired the “F-word” and “S-word” from live events. Penny Young Nance, former policy Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission on indecency issues and current Concerned Women for America board member, responded to the news: “Today’s Supreme Court decision in Fox v. FCC is a huge victory for American families. Once again the Supreme Court has reaffirmed […]
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Mexico Archdiocese Says Abortion on Demand Has Transformed Capital into a “Homicidal City”

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MEXICO CITY, March 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of Mexico City has issued an editorial addressing Mexico City’s second anniversary of abortion on demand, in which it accuses the anti-life legislation of transforming the capital into a “homicidal city,” according to the Catholic news agency ACI Prensa. The editorial, which was published in the Archdiocesan magazine From the Faith (Desde la Fe), compares the number of unborn babies murdered by abortion with those killed by organized crime. While ten thousand people have been killed by organized crime in the last three years, more than double that […]
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Morning After Pill for UK School Girls by Text Message: Catholic Secondary School to be Forced to Pa

By Hilary White OXFORD, April 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK Catholic bishop has condemned a plan by Oxfordshire health officials to allow girls as young as eleven to order the abortifacient morning after pill by text message from their school nurse. An auxiliary bishop of the Catholic archdiocese of Birmingham told local news media that the proposed plan by local health authorities and the Oxfordshire County Council “goes against the very central idea the Catholic church has on human life.” Bishop Leonard William Kenney told the Daily Telegraph, “It is sending out the message that it was better to […]
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