Commentary on August 29 News Reports

Dear readers, Given the gravity of the situation regarding the Kennedy funeral Saturday we've devoted much of Friday's news to the subject. That is also why we sent some of our stories out earlier in a Part I of Friday's emailed news. You'll find the courageous Fr. Euteneuer of HLI warning of the potential for scandal, and a campaign to contact Cardinal O'Malley to urge him to do the right thing.  One such letter has been penned by American Life League's Judie Brown. Unfortunately, soon after we published that story, we learned that the Boston Cardinal will preside at the funeral […]
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L’Osservatore Romano Recalls Edward Kennedy’s Support for Abortion, Chappaquiddick Incident

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman ROME, August 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican's flagship newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has publicly taken note of Edward Kennedy's public misbehavior during the last 40 years of his life, in a brief obituary published on August 26. Crediting Kennedy with being “constantly on the front line in battles over such matters as the protection of immigrants, arms control, the minimum wage,” it adds that “but he also unfortunately took positions favorable to abortion.” The article does not mention that, in addition, the senator supported deadly embryonic stem cell research, “homosexual marriage,” and the the funding of […]
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Ontario Catholic High Schools Promote Modesty in Dress Code

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, August 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Most of the twenty-five Catholic schools in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board have opted to phase out the kilt skirt as part of the uniform worn by girls in the schools in a move to teach and encourage traditional values of modesty for the students. A problem with many students not leaving their skirt hemlines at the approved kneecap height has prompted board officials and school principals to conclude that a change to black slacks for girls would be a worthwhile solution to the inordinate amount of time […]
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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes – Ted Kennedy

* 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. Senator Edward Kennedy: Resilient? Yes. Devout? Not exactly. While it seems like common courtesy to speak kindly of the dead, in this case, it’s even kinder to be plainly honest. Based upon the witness of the life he lived in the public eye, Edward Kennedy wasn’t particularly honorable. He wasn’t exactly the embodiment of the kind of statesmanship that would make our Founding Fathers proud. And most importantly of all, he […]
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Slovakian President Signs Abortion Informed Consent Law

BRATISLAVA, August 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Ivan Gašparovic signed into law on Tuesday an amendment to Slovakia's abortion act that establishes mandatory counselling, requires a 2-day wait, and increases the age until which parental consent is required from 16 to 18. The amendment was adopted by the Slovak Parliament in June and it will now come into effect in September. International abortion groups' pressure, coordinated by the US based pro-abortion network “Center for Reproductive Rights,” called for rejection of the amendment, claiming that it was “in conflict with women's rights to privacy, physical integrity and autonomy, confidentiality, health, and […]
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Whistleblowers Come Forward with Accusations of Illegal, Unsafe Conditions at Carhart’s Abortion Cli

BELLEVUE, Neb., August 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Four former employees of late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart have come forward to tell of unsafe and illegal practices at LeRoy Carhart's Bellevue, Nebraska, abortion clinic. Members of Operation Rescue and Rescue the Heartland were contacted directly by three of the women. A fourth woman is working directly with a pro-life attorney to tell her knowledge of illegal and unsafe conditions at Carhart's clinic. The women have made allegations that unlicensed staff illegally performed medical duties that they were not trained for or legally qualified to do, such as starting IVs, dispensing medication, and […]
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