NH Court Orders Homeschooler into Public School to Expose Her to Different Faith Views

LACONIA, New Hampshire, August 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney asked a New Hampshire court Monday to reconsider its decision after it ordered a 10-year-old homeschooled girl to attend public school in order to remedy the girl's lack of exposure to “a variety of points of view” in matters of faith. Although the marital master making recommendations to the court agreed the child is “well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising, and intellectually at or superior to grade level” and that “it is clear that the home schooling…has more than kept up with […]
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The Kennedy Funeral – A Golden Opportunity or Capitulation for the Catholic Church

Editorial by John-Henry Westen August 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Saturday’s grandiose Catholic funeral for Senator Ted Kennedy has the potential to be a scandal that will make Notre Dame’s Obama Day a walk in the park.  With all four living former Presidents in attendance and an address from President Barack Obama, the funeral is set to be a royal crowning, right inside a Catholic Church, of a man who betrayed the most fundamental moral teachings of the faith. What example will this give to Catholics and the rest of the world looking in?  It will surely belie the Catholic teachings […]
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CWL Calls for Repeal of Hate Speech Clause in Human Rights Act

By Patrick B. Craine ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, August 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Women's League of Canada (CWL) passed a resolution on August 12th urging the Canadian government to repeal the hate speech section of the Canada Human Rights Act (CHRA).  The resolution was adopted by the CWL at their 89th Annual National Convention in St. John's. Section 13 of the CHRA covers communications that are “likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt.”  The clause has been the subject of growing criticism as limiting freedom of expression. In the past few year a number notable […]
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Commentary on August 26 News – Kennedy, etc.

Dear readers, The death of Senator Kennedy calls us to reflect on the seriousness with which we must pray for our politicians, especially Christian politicians, to remain true to their pro-life convictions.  Kennedy was pro-life but he betrayed pro-life and pro-family values seemingly for political advantage. We now pray that he had a conversion prior to his death and for consolation for his grieving family. It is however also a time to pray for the Catholic Church as it will now be called on to make a grandiose funeral for Kennedy – a man who was one of the most extreme […]
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More Nuttiness from Looney England: Government Protecting Nudists from Discrimination

By Hilary White LONDON, August 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nudists in the UK are petitioning the government's Equalities Office to be included as an officially recognised minority group to be protected from “discrimination” in law. Called “naturists” in Britain, they have received a positive hearing from Harriet Harman, the Labour government's Equalities minister. The lobby group British Naturism has sent a brief to the Government Equalities Office in which they claimed that nudists are unfairly discriminated against in British society. The group, whose stated purpose is to “make social nudity more acceptable across the UK,” told Harriet Harmon that a […]
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Georgetown Law School to Honor AFL-CIO Leader Despite Gay Marriage Advocacy

August 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On September 3, 2009, Georgetown University, a Jesuit, Catholic institution in Washington, D.C., plans to bestow upon AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, despite his organization's advocacy for homosexual “marriage” and laws mandating employee insurance coverage for contraceptives.  Sweeney had served as the vice-president of AFL-CIO since 1980 and was elected president in 1995. “The Catholic bishops have made it abundantly clear that Catholic universities are not to publicly honor leading opponents of Catholic moral principles,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) in response to Georgetown's […]
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AIDS Rate 50 Times Higher in Homosexual Men: Center for Disease Control

By Patrick B. Craine ATLANTA, Georgia, August 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the CDC's estimate Monday that in the United States AIDS is fifty times more prevalent among men who have sex with men ('MSM') than the rest of the population.  Dr. Amy Lansky revealed this statistic during a plenary session at the 2009 HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta. The CDC had already revealed last year that approximately 53% of the estimated 56,300 new HIV cases in 2006 were in homosexual men, with the African American population being particularly affected. […]
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Colombian Government Fights to Open Abortionist “Women’s Clinic” with Millions in Public Money

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA, August 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The government of Medellin, Colombia, is being inundated with email protests in response to plans to build an abortion center with millions of dollars in public money, according to the Catholic Spanish-language news agency ACI Prensa. Medellin's Secretary of Health, Agudelo Suarez, as well as the mayor of Medellin, “has received tens of thousands of messages expressing the rejection of the use of 8 million dollars for the construction of the first clinic in Latin America with 'gender perspective,' that is to say, to promote the […]
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