Beck to the Future III: “Quality of Life” Rationing Links Nazi Doctors and ObamaCare Experts

By Peter J. Smith See the previous parts in this series: Beck to the Future: Glen Beck Exposes Dangerous Link Between Nazi Eugenics and ObamaCare Reform Experts Beck to the Future II: Three Scary ObamaCare “Czars” WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Glen Beck says that Germany went terribly wrong from two things: the nation “ran out of money” and it had “crazy people” – the National Socialists – running a centralized bureaucracy that extended its reach into all corners of German society, and particularly in the nation's universal health-care system. For Beck, the list of Obama advisors behind health-care […]
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Priest: Imagine the Funeral if Kennedy was an Anti-Semite Rather Than Pro-Abortion

The following is adapted from an email from U.S. priest, Fr. Brian Harrison , O.S. from the Oblates of Wisdom Study Center,St. Louis, Missouri written on August 29, following the funeral of Senator Ted Kennedy. August 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As a Roman Catholic priest, I feel a duty in conscience today to register my emphatic dissent from a message that was projected around the nation and the globe this morning to millions of viewers and listeners by certain other members of the Roman Catholic clergy. I refer to this morning's televised funeral Mass, celebrated in Boston's Basilica of Our […]
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Carrie Prejean Sues Miss California USA for “Religious Discrimination” Over Marriage Defense

By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, August 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The next contest for Miss California USA and its officials has a new and unusual location: California's Superior Court. The dethroned Miss California, Carrie Prejean, has decided finally to file a lawsuit against K2 Productions, which owns the Miss California USA franchise, and its officials, whom she says defamed and discriminated against her over her public support for traditional marriage. Hollywood blog sites Big Hollywood and TMZ.com both report that Prejean filed court papers on Monday with the Los Angeles County Superior Court accusing K2 Productions officials, Keith Lewis […]
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Do Obstetricians Have a Duty of Care to the Unborn?  Ontario Court Decides to Reserve Judgment on Ca

By Patrick B. Craine LONDON, Ontario, August 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After hearing arguments yesterday about whether an obstetrician has a duty of care to the unborn child, a London judge has opted to reserve judgment until sometime in October.  The issue was be taken up as a preliminary proceeding to a malpractice suit brought by a Rockford family against Guelph General Hospital, where their son was born eight years ago, reports the Toronto Star. Kevin Liebig, 8, was born with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a form of brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation.  Since then, he has been diagnosed with […]
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Commentary on August 31 News

Dear readers, In addition to our coverage of the Kennedy funeral we have today two excellent commentaries on them. One by our own Steve Jalsevac and the other by Father Brian Harrison, both of which I urge you to read. We also report today on the death of the heroic father of Terri Schiavo who fought so valiantly for the life of his daughter. And also on the resignation of heroically pro-life Bishop Martino of Scranton PA, the stress of opposition was too much for his health. Take a look at today's installment of Peter Smith's series of article on […]
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Reflections on the Kennedy Funeral

Commentary By Steve Jalsevac August 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – I am not dismayed or downhearted, just amazed at the depth of human weakness and self delusion revealed by the Kennedy funeral. Let me explain, and also urge what should be the attitude of pro-life people be to this event. It was a fascinating funeral with many touching moments and fine speeches. Ted Kennedy was shown to have presented in many ways a very attractive image – an exceptionally generous person, a good father, a faithful friend to many, an accomplished man of the world despite many personal setbacks and hardships.  For […]
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Bob Schindler, Father of Terri Schiavo and Tireless Fighter for Disabled Persons Right to Life, Pass

By Peter J. Smith ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, August 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Robert Schindler, Sr., the father of Terri Schiavo, passed away on Saturday after experiencing heart failure at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pro-life advocates paid tribute to the man they said was a hero and “inspiration” who never gave up fighting for the right to life of disabled persons like his daughter. Schindler, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died at 71 years of age, four years after he and his family lost a decade-long battle with his daughter's philandering husband to save her life. Schindler is survived by […]
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Medical Journal Blames Disabled People “who want to live” for Confusion on Assisted Suicide Debate

By Hilary White LONDON, August 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An editorial appearing in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) has blamed disabled people “who want to live” for the difficulties surrounding the debate in the UK on assisted suicide. Tony Delamothe, deputy editor of the BMJ, bluntly admitted that he is in favour of assisted suicide.  “The debate on assisted dying has been hijacked by disabled people who want to live. It needs to be reclaimed for terminally ill people who want to die,” he wrote. Led by Baroness Jane Campbell, a disabled member of the House of Lords, the […]
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Pro-Abortion Kennedy Lauded as “Champion for Those Who Had None” at Funeral Mass

By Kathleen Gilbert BOSTON, Massachusetts, August 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite the warnings of pro-life Catholic leaders that the public honoring of pro-abortion Sen. Ted Kennedy by the Catholic Church would lead to an enormous scandal, the Boston Archdiocese hosted an elaborate televised funeral Mass for the senator this past Saturday.  The service, presided over by Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley, included prayers of the faithful endorsing health care reform and homosexualist policies, and a eulogy by President Obama, who remembered Kennedy as a “champion for those who had none.” The Catholic Sen. Kennedy, one of U.S. Congress' most powerful legislators against the right […]
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Pro-Life Champion Bishop Martino Retires

By Kathleen Gilbert SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, August 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scranton's Bishop Joseph F. Martino, one of the most vocal pro-life and pro-family defenders in the American Catholic Church, announced at a press conference today that Pope Benedict XVI had accepted his resignation.  Martino cited wavering health triggered by stress as the reason for his resignation. As Scranton's Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty is simultaneously retiring, the Pope appointed Cardinal Justin F. Rigali of Philadelphia to serve as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Scranton until a new Bishop of Scranton is named.  Martino said that the stress from dissent among […]
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