Catholic Obama Supporter Doug Kmiec Nominated for Ambassadorship to Malta

By Peter J. Smith Malta, July 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has nominated Pepperdine Law Professor Doug Kmiec for an ambassadorship to the Catholic island nation of Malta. The appointment is a controversial one since Kmiec had been instrumental in persuading Catholics to vote for Obama in the 2008 presidential election, saying Obama was the “Catholic” candidate, despite his position on abortion and other key moral and social issues. According to Catholic News Agency, Kmiec had been one of three names informally submitted and then rejected as possible ambassadors to the Holy See back in April. A Vatican official told CNA […]
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Abortionist Fined $10,000 for Woman’s Death

DETROIT, Michigan, July 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortionist Alberto Hodari has been fined $10,000 by the State of Michigan for the 2003 abortion death of 32-year-old Regina Johnson, one of at least four women who died from complications involving the Michigan abortionist's services. Johnson died one day after a September 2003 first-trimester abortion performed upon her at Hodari's Womencare clinic in Lathrup Village, MI.  The abortion was performed by Dr. Milton Nathanson, then employed by Hodari.  The woman died from “anoxic encephalopahy due to cardiac arrest.” In addition to Hodari and Nathanson, anesthesiologist Barry Thompson and nurse Cathy Litchig were […]
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Gun Pulled on Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselor

By Peter J. Smith PHOENIX, Arizona, July 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Offering brochures on pro-life alternatives to abortion may appear a safe enough act, but for one Arizona sidewalk counselor, the message of “no thanks” instead came through a drawn handgun allegedly held by a man determined that his girlfriend would get an abortion.   Local Phoenix station 3TV reported that a pro-life woman was offering literature on abortion alternatives to a man who had taken his girlfriend to the Planned Parenthood facility near Seventh and Campbell avenues, when suddenly the man pulled out a pistol, pointed the weapon at […]
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Indian Bishops’ Council to Support Family ‘Unplanning’

By Patrick B. Craine THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kerala, July 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an effort to encourage Catholics of their region to have more children, the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC) is encouraging medical interventions such as reversing tubal ligations and remedying infertility. After visits to Kerala in the summer of 2006, LifeSiteNews (LSN) reported that, while the Catholic Church there is vibrant with a tradition of forthright public expressions of faith, the birthrate of Catholics has dropped below replacement level, and the Church is dwindling . Fr. Antony Thamby Thaikkoottathil, Vice Chancellor of the Cochin Diocese, told LSN that when he was […]
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Fetal Tissue in Vaccine Production May be Linked to Autism in Children Claims Campaign Group

By Hilary White July 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Increased rates of regressive autism in children in the US and UK can be historically associated with the switch by pharmaceutical companies from the use of animal cells to produce vaccines to the use of aborted human fetal cells, a campaign group is claiming. “Now when we vaccinate our children, some vaccines also deliver contaminating aborted human fetal DNA. The safety of this has never been tested,” says Dr. Theresa Deisher, President of the Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI). SCPI, a group that educates the public on the use of aborted human […]
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Anglican Bishop Calls for Homosexuals to “Repent and be Changed”

By Alex Bush ROCHESTER, UK, July 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Anglican bishop of Rochester, U.K., Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, has come out in favor of the biblical interpretation of homosexuality in light of the developing crisis in the Anglican Communion over same-sex “marriage” and actively homosexual clergy and bishops.  He said in a recent interview with The Sunday Telegraph, “We welcome homosexuals, we don't want to exclude people, but we want them to repent and be changed.” Bishop Nazir-Ali called Anglicans to not be “rolled over by the culture.” The bishop also told the Telegraph, “We want to uphold the traditional teaching […]
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Cardinal Who Contradicted Church Teaching on Condoms Praises Obama’s ‘Realism’ On Abortion

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski ROME, July 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Swiss Cardinal Georges Cottier, former theologian of the papal household under Pope John Paul II and currently an influential adviser in the Vatican, has praised President Barack Obama's “humble realism” on the issue of abortion. Writing in the current issue of 30 Giorni (30 Days), one of Italy's foremost Catholic journals, Cardinal Cottier compared the president's approach to abortion to the thinking of St. Thomas Aquinas and cited early Christian tradition about formulating moral laws in a pagan society in a way that would not offend or alienate the majority […]
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Obama Complains that Fears over Abortion Agenda “Not Based on Anything I’ve Said or Done”

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a meeting with several members of the Catholic media Thursday, President Obama insisted that pro-life Catholics' fears over the new administration's abortion agenda was “not based on anything I've said or done.” The president also said he embraces the so-called “seamless garment” moral theory of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago, which he said he feels has been “buried under the abortion debate” in recent decades. The president called for the brief round-table meeting with Catholic media to discuss his upcoming meeting with Pope Benedict XVI July 10, but addressed […]
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