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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65,000 Americans Sign Petition Demanding Congress Exclude Abortion from Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – About 65,000 Americans have signed a national petition in just one week calling on Congress to exclude abortion as a mandatory health benefit as part of any health care legislation being considered, The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) announced yesterday.  The ACLJ, which specializes in constitutional law, is providing legal analysis to House members urging them to reject the abortion mandate. “The American people understand that mandatory coverage for abortion services should not be a part of any health care legislation,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ.  “The opposition to […]
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“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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LifeSite Special Report – The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage

Monday February 23, 2004 The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage The marriage Revolution would Effectively Destroy Matrimony By Tim Leslie Originally published in the January 2004 Crisis magazine. Re-published on LifeSite with permission of the author Anyone not living in a cave has noticed the intensifying attack on traditional marriage. In Vermont, Canada, and Massachusetts—and now California, with the signing of a de facto gay marriage bill—the war drums against traditional matrimony are beating with ever-growing intensity. The onslaught will not be turned back unless the public is given better, more coherent arguments against same-sex spousal unions. While religion plays an […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes – Life Issues, Obama, Homosexuality, Religion, Miscellaneous

* Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information. Compiled by Steve Jalsevac LIFE ISSUES Mother chooses life of child over cancer treatment https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16654 Fifty-three percent of respondents to a recent Marist College Poll said abortion harms women https://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000010553.cfm Life-sized model of fetus named after Spanish minister who said unborn babies not human at 13 weeks https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=16639 Cardinal Slams Spanish Abortion Law https://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=96689 Annual Late-Term D&E Abortion Deaths EXCEED Annual AIDS Deaths In The U.S. https://cccf.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/annual-late-term-d-abortion-deaths-equal-annual-aids-deaths-in-the-u-s/ Step by step, we're […]
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Visiting Singapore Human Rights Professor Withdraws After “Ireful Campaign” over Views on Homosexual

By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A professor from the National University of Singapore has cancelled her plans to teach law courses on human rights at New York University, citing the “atmosphere of hostility” and “ireful campaign” against her over her legal position on homosexuality. She said that the opposition to her views has aroused in her colleagues “serious concerns about my safety and well-being.” Dr. Thio Li-ann, a Christian academic and former Member of Parliament in Singapore, had been invited by NYU as a Global Visiting Professor to teach students, offering two classes on […]
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Washington Advocates Hand in 138,000 Signatures for Marriage Referendum

By Kathleen Gilbert OLYMPIA, WA, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family advocates in Washington say they have gathered 138,000 signatures in support of Referendum 71, a pro-natural marriage referendum. The signatures were handed in to the Secretary of State at the deadline last Saturday. 120,577 signatures were required to put R-71 on the November ballot.  The referendum would allow voters to decide whether to elevate homosexual partnerships to the level of marriage.  If the state verifies enough of the signatures, it will put on hold recently-passed legislation that gives registered heterosexual and homosexual domestic partners the same benefits as married […]
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Lawsuit Dismissed Against Company for “WWJD” Motto

By Patrick B. Craine MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal class action lawsuit against Bullseye Collection Agency (Bullseye), which challenged Bullseye's “WWJD” business motto, an acronym for “What Would Jesus Do?”, has now been dismissed with prejudice. The Plaintiffs in that suit, Mark and Sara Neill, claimed they were harassed and oppressed when they received a collection letter from Bullseye that contained the same “WWJD” motto that Bullseye includes on all of its business communications. Bullseye, a small, family-owned business, says it uses the motto as a reminder to act with diligence and respect in an industry […]
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