“Two-fold” Anglican Church Envisioned, One in Favor of Homosexuality and One Christian: Archbishop o

By Hilary White CANTERBURY, UK, July 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Suggesting a “two-track” model for the Anglican Church, Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said in a statement released Monday that the crisis over the acceptance of homosexuality in the Global Communion could be resolved by acknowledging “two styles of being Anglican.” Williams was responding to the decision earlier this month by the US Episcopal Church to continue to ordain active homosexual clergy and bishops and “bless” same-sex partnerings. In one “track,” said the archbishop, the mainstream of Anglicanism would continue to hold to Christian beliefs of sex and marriage, […]
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Famed Italian Catholic Politician Clarifies: Legal Protection of Unborn is “of course” Needed

By John-Henry Westen ROME, July 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview last week, Rocco Butiglione, one of Italy's best-known Christian Democrat politicians, made remarks which sparked concerns from pro-life activists, as he seemed to suggest that promoting laws against abortion is a mistake. Butiglione had said that he had come to believe that pursuing a “common ground,” abortion reduction approach is the best way to combat abortion. He also spoke of a new network of pro-life parliamentarians who are not against Law 194, which permits abortion. “We do not want the law changed. Less than ever,” he was quoted as […]
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Girl with Half Her Brain Missing Lives Normal Life: Researchers Amazed

By Hilary White July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scientists are stunned to discover that a ten-year-old German girl's brain has rewired itself to allow her to see out of one eye as though she has two, even though half of her brain tissue was entirely missing from birth. In a report published this week in the online version of the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Lars Muckli, a neuroscientist at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, said, “Despite lacking one hemisphere, she's capable of living a normal life.” The girl, called AH in the study, was […]
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Study: Breast Cancer Risk 66% Higher in Turkish Women with Abortions

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski ISTANBUL, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study conducted by Dr. Vahit Ozmen and his colleagues at the Istanbul University Medical Faculty reported a statistically significant 66% increase in breast cancer risk among women who had induced abortions. The researchers wrote that their finding is similar to the findings of the “majority” of studies, which have “reported that induced abortion was associated with increased breast cancer risk.” However, the study also found that spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) and the use of oral contraceptives was associated with the decreased risk of breast cancer – a finding that the […]
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No House Vote on Healthcare until after August Recess

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fiscally conservative House Democrats who had been holding out against President Obama's health care overhaul in the final remaining House committee announced this afternoon that they had developed a satisfactory version of the bill, which will now move forward. Rep. Mike Ross (D-AK),a member of the fiscally conservative Democrat group called the “Blue Dogs” that had opposed the bill in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said Wednesday that his group agreed to begin drafting and debating the bill immediately. The announcement marks a stark change from last Friday, when members […]
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Canadian Bishops Urge Catholics to Fight Euthanasia

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski OTTAWA, July 29, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) – Canada's bishops are calling on Catholics to become informed and get involved in the battle against euthanasia and assisted suicide in their country. “Euthanasia and assisted suicide are the antithesis to what should be at the heart of human civilization – trust, respect, concern and solidarity, based on reverence for all human life,” Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops president Archbishop James Weisgerber wrote in a July 17 letter to fellow bishops across Canada. Bishop Weisgerber says he hopes that all Catholics, with the help and guidance of their bishops, will make themselves […]
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LifeSiteNews.com Offers “Frank and Transparent” Dialogue with Bishops of Canada

OTTAWA, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week LifeSiteNews.com co-founders Steve Jalsevac and John-Henry Westen responded to the request contained in a recent report from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to have a “frank and transparent dialogue.”  Jalsevac and Westen offered “to make a brief 15-minute presentation and be available to answer questions for as long as the Bishops wish, at the Plenary Assembly of the Bishops in Cornwall this October.”  The bishops will meet in Cornwall from October 19-23 with the subject of LifeSiteNews.com and Development and Peace on the schedule. The official report of the Committee of Inquiry […]
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NY Catholic Nurse Forced To Participate in Abortion Describes Ordeal

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski NEW YORK, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo, a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital who was forced to participate in the abortion of a late-term unborn child under the threat of losing her job and nursing license, has given a candid interview to the New York Post. In the interview she describes the ordeal she endured when she was told by hospital administrators to choose between her religious convictions and her job. “It felt like a horror film unfolding,” said Cenzon-DeCarlo, 35, who claims she has had gruesome nightmares and hasn't been able to sleep since […]
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