Heroically Pro-Life Brazilian Archbishop’s Resignation Accepted Under Cloud of Vatican Newspaper Mis

By John-Henry Westen RECIFE, Brazil, July 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This morning, the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, the metropolitan archbishop of Olinda and Recife. The pope appointed Bishop Fernando Antonio Saburido as his successor. Pro-life activists around the world are very familiar with Archbishop Cardoso for his heroic defense of the unborn despite criticism he received even from Archbishop Salvatore (Rino) Fisichella, the President of Pontifical Academy for Life. The acceptance of his resignation at this time has raised many questions; however, there is no evidence to indicate that it was undertaken […]
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Al Franken Win Hands Supermajority to Senate Democrats

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Minnesota State Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat, delivering the last seat Senate Democrats needed to secure a filibuster-proof majority. Republican incumbent Norm Coleman conceded the hard-fought race after the state Supreme Court rejected his five arguments that the recount of the November 4 vote had been unfair.  Out of 2.4 million ballots cast, the final recount showed Franken defeated Coleman by 312 votes.  In the initial count, Coleman had 206 more votes than Franken, but the narrow margin sparked […]
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Northern Ireland Politician Cleared of Wrongdoing after Reiterating Christian Teaching on Homosexual

By Hilary White BELFAST, July 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Iris Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP for Strangford, has been cleared in an internal Assembly investigation of her comments on the BBC that homosexual acts are sinful and that homosexual inclinations can be overcome with counselling. Belfast media reports that Northern Ireland Assembly ombudsman Tom Frawley has said the case does not “warrant any further action in terms of the [assembly] code.” The row started last year when Mrs. Robinson, who has described herself as a “born again and again” Christian, told the BBC Radio Ulster's Stephen Nolan Show […]
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Cardinal Rigali: You Can’t Claim to be “Reducing Abortions” but Publicly Funding them in D.C.

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, wrote to members of the House Appropriations Committee yesterday urging them not to fund abortions in the District of Columbia. Last week the House subcommittee that is considering the Financial Services appropriations bill for 2010 voted to permit direct public funding of abortion in the nation's capital. Cardinal Rigali said that the subcommittee's action “effectively nullifies the Dornan amendment,” which for a total of 18 years has prevented public funding of elective abortions in the […]
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Young Children Removed from UK Schools for “Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour”

By Hilary White LONDON, June 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A U.K. government report has described as “worrying” the discovery that children in the youngest grades of primary school are being removed from class for “inappropriate sexual behaviour.” According to the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), 14 out of the 69 schools surveyed had related problems with children as young as four acting out. The report mentioned children touching other children “inappropriately” and using “sexually graphic language.” Other offenses included swearing, attacking staff and throwing furniture. In some of the schools in the investigation, the same […]
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More Letters to the Editor on Canadian Catholic Development and Peace Scandal (July 1)

Re: LifeSiteNews' Detailed Response to Canadian Bishops' Whitewash Report on Development and Peace https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jun/09063010.html Dear LSN People, Bravo and bravo again!! Your reporting on the Development and Peace funding of those who promote abortion has been admirable, both for its consistency and accuracy. The connivance of some Bishops with regard to the manipulative tactics on the part of Development and Peace are a sign of the times. It simply shows how deeply entrenched within the Church are a good number of people determined to undermine the Church's teaching from the inside. I firmly believe in the saying, “If you are […]
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