The List – Television Networks Which Most Promote Homosexuality

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski July 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A homosexual advocacy group has compiled a list of US television networks, which are ranked according to the amount of homosexuality portrayed in their programming between June 1st, 2008 and May 31st, 2009. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) ranked HBO at the top of their third annual Network Responsibility Index as the most pro-homosexual network. ABC came out on top for major broadcasting networks, with 24 percent of its programming having homosexuals portrayed in a positive light. The CW and Fox networks ranked second and third respectively, though GLAAD suggested that Fox, which last […]
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Divorce Damages Health and Remarriage Doesn’t Help, New Study Finds

By Patrick B. Craine CHICAGO, July 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Divorce and widowhood have a lingering, detrimental impact on health, even after a person remarries, research at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University has shown. “Among the currently married, those who have ever been divorced show worse health on all dimensions,” said University of Chicago sociologist Linda Waite and co-author of a new study on marriage and health.  Further, “Both the divorced and widowed who do not remarry show worse health on all dimensions,” she said.  Waite, the Lucy Flower Professor in Sociology and Director of the Center […]
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PRI Gives Fresh Face to Sound Population Theory

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, July 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Population Research Institute (PRI) has released the first in a series of educational videos intended to disprove what it calls the “myth” of overpopulation.  The brief feature “Overpopulation: the Making of a Myth” refutes common misconceptions about world population, poverty, resource consumption, and the United Nations. PRI is best known for being the group responsible for uncovering the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) cooperation with the Chinese government's coercive population control techniques. Its on-the-ground investigations in China led to the defunding of UNFPA by the Bush administration. “We wanted it to […]
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UK Christian Doctor Reinstated after Same-Sex Adoption Controversy

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski KETTERING, Northamptonshire, UK, July 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Sheila Matthews, a Christian doctor who was removed as a medical advisor to an adoption panel after asking to be able to abstain from voting on occasions when she would be requested to recommend children for adoption by homosexual couples, has been reinstated by Northamptonshire County Council following media and public support. However, County Council has stipulated that Matthews will no longer be able to serve the adoption panel as a voting member. Andrea Minichiello Williams, Director of the Christian Legal Centre which represented Dr. Matthews, welcomed […]
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Interview: Defenders of the Eucharist are Defenders of Life says Vatican Cardinal

By Hilary White and John Jalsevac ROME, July 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For Catholics, between the Eucharist and the defense of human life there is an unbreakable connection, said the head of the Vatican's liturgical office in an interview last week. Antonio Cardinal CaƱizares Llovera, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments, spoke to LifeSiteNews.com on Thursday, saying that from the viewpoint of the Catholic Church there is “no doubt” about the inherent connection between Catholics' faithfulness to the Church's liturgical norms and faithfulness to her teachings on life and family. (Read the complete interview here) The […]
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House Follows Obama’s Plan to Replace Abstinence Grant with Contraceptive Funding

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. House of Representatives Friday voted to eliminate $99 million in grant funds that would have bolstered abstinence education in the U.S.  The House's decision to cut the funds and to approve a new grant towards contraceptive-promoting sex education had been sought by President Obama in his budget recommendations earlier this year.  House lawmakers voted 264-153 to approve the annual health and education spending bill that cut funding for Community-Based Abstinence Education.  Also according to the Obama recommendations, Congress in late June chose not to renew the smaller abstinence-education funding […]
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Americans Buying Sex “Must be Sensitized to the Harm they Cause Women”: Cong. Chris Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) chaired a joint briefing of the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking and the Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus last week which featured the unveiling of a new report on sex trafficking of minors in the United States. “The United States has come far in the fight against this modern day slavery, yet there is still a lot of work to do, particularly regarding the sex trafficking of minors,” said Smith, a senior member of the House International Relations Committee, and one of the most outspoken pro-life congressmen. “It is a […]
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MI Schools and Muslim Principal Sued Over Firing of Christian Wrestling Coach

ANN ARBOR, MI, July 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Thomas More Law Center announced today that a federal lawsuit has been filed against a Dearborn, Michigan high school, Fordson High School, and its Muslim principal, Imad Fadlallah, over the firing of Gerald Marszalek because of Marszalek's connection to a Christian volunteer coach (read the complaint here). Marszalek, who had coached wrestling for 35 years, had achieved a legendary status in the wrestling community.  Earning more that 450 wins, and sending numerous wrestlers to various collegiate programs, he was elected to the Michigan High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, and […]
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Complete LSN Interview with Antonio Cardinal CaƱizares Llovera

Formerly Archbishop of Toledo, Spain, Cardinal Cañizares is the current Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, that has competence over the way in which Mass is celebrated throughout the world. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. ROME, Italy, July 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With the help of a translator, the Cardinal kindly consented to speak with LifeSiteNews.com on July 24th at the offices of the Congregation on the Via della Conciliazione in Rome, down the road from St. Peter's Basilica and the Apostolic Palace. * * * […]
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Pro-Life Groups Warn: Ryan-DeLauro “Common Ground” Bill a Red Herring

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life and Catholic leaders have come out swinging against a bill offered by two pro-abortion House Democrats that deceptively proposes “common ground” on abortion, promoting policies to “reduce the need for abortion” that pro-life leaders say would actually lead to its increase. The “Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Reducing the Need for Abortion and Supporting Parents Act” (S.1032, H.R.2035) was introduced by Democrat Congressmen Tim Ryan and Rosa DeLauro this week.  First introduced in 2006, the bill purports to “reduce the need for abortion” by increasing funds for the Title X Family […]
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