UN Committee Says Nicaraguan Pro-Life Laws Violate Torture Convention

By Piero A. Tozzi, J.D. NEW YORK, NY, May 28, 2009 (C-FAM)  The United Nations (UN) committee charged with monitoring compliance with the Convention Against Torture has declared that Nicaragua’s full protection of unborn life violates the country's obligations under the Convention. This is the first time this committee has reviewed Nicaragua since the country's government outlawed abortion for any reason three years ago. The torture committee is the fourth UN committee to pressure Nicaragua with respect to its laws protecting unborn life, joining the committees charged with monitoring the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the International […]
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Pontifical Academy for Life Member Confirms LSN Development & Peace Reports Accurate

By John-Henry Westen   MONTREAL, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Judie Brown, a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, has confirmed the accuracy of the LifeSiteNews.com revelations about the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P).  Brown, Founder and President of American Life League, the largest grassroots pro-life educational organization in the United States released a commentary today commenting on the scandal.  “In order to confirm any concerns we might have, since we knew that the CCODP was accusing LifeSiteNews of reporting false information, we engaged the services of a researcher to independently investigate the reports that have […]
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Levi’s Places Pro-Homosexual “Marriage” Ribbon on New Jeans

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Levi Strauss & Co., the jeans manufacturer that has long been a leader in corporate support for the homosexual activist movement, has come out with a new marketing scheme that may dupe consumers who buy their products into displaying support for same-sex “marriage.” Company owned stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco will be displaying their summer line-up of jeans and shirts adorned with “White Knots for Equality,” a symbol that denotes support for homosexual “marriage.” The symbol, a white ribbon tied in a knot, was developed by Frank Voci, […]
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Argentinean Homosexual Teen Murders Mother over Opposition to Sodomy

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent LISANDRO OLMOS, ARGENTINA, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An 18-year-old Argentinean has been arrested for murdering his mother and brother in a fit of rage provoked in part by his mother's opposition to sodomy, say Argentinean police. The young man, whose name has not been revealed by the media, reportedly confessed to police that “his mother had not accepted” his decision to have sexual intercourse with men, “and for that reason the aggression and yelling began” according to the Argentinean publication Clarin. “In recent weeks, the situation worsened because he had been prohibited […]
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Canadian Private Member’s Motion Would Make Internet Counselling for Suicide a Criminal Offense

By Hilary White  OTTAWA, May 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Conservative MP from Kitchener, Ontario has proposed a private member’s motion that would make it a criminal offense to use the internet to counsel a person to commit suicide. The Motion follows the well-publicized case of Nadia Kajouji, the 18 year-old Carleton University student who committed suicide in 2008 after allegedly being coaxed to do so in an internet chat room. M-388, tabled in the House of Commons on May 26th by Kitchener MP Harold Albrecht, proposes that the government should ensure that counseling, aiding or abetting a person to […]
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Top Notch Pro-Life, Pro-Family Film Festival in Sudbury, Ontario on June 5-7

SUDBURY, ON, May 22, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two years ago members of the Sudbury community came up with an idea of organizing and hosting a film festival that, in their own words, “keeps faith and family in mind, encompassing Films for every age with themes that touch the heart of society.” After two years of hard work, that dream has become a reality. Organizers are now inviting people to attend the first REAL LIFE Film Festival (RLFF) in Sudbury, Ontario, on June 5-7.  The event will take place at Glad Tidings Auditorium, 1101 Regent Street, South, Sudbury on June 5-7, […]
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UK Priest Attacked for Saying that Sexual Abuse in Irish Schools Mostly Homosexual

By Alex Bush  UNITED KINGDOM, May 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. John Owen, a UK aide to the Archbishop of Cardiff, has come under fire from pro-homosexual groups for stating that most sexual abuse cases committed by clergy are “committed by homosexuals” on BBC1's Big Questions. The priest said that the majority of sexual abuse by clergy affected teenage boys, drawing criticism from other panelists on the show that he is “ill-informed, ignorant, corrupt and dishonest.” The topic of Big Questions was the 2,565 page tome that recently came out describing abuses committed in Irish schools, known as the Ryan Report. […]
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