Sex Abuse in Catholic Church was Homosexual Problem, not Pedophilia: Vatican

By Hilary White GENEVA, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church in the US and abroad was a matter of homosexuals preying on adolescent boys, not one of pedophilia, said the Vatican's representative at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. It is “more correct,” said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, to speak of ephebophilia, a homosexual attraction to adolescent males, than pedophilia, in relation to the scandals. “Of all priests involved in the abuses, 80 to 90 per cent belong to this sexual orientation minority which is sexually engaged with adolescent boys between the ages of 11 […]
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$14,000 in Four Days? Here’s a Simple Way You Can Become Part of the LSN Fundraising Team

Fundraising for a non-profit is hard work, especially when that non-profit happens to be one of the most “controversial” and “non-politically correct” going. I would know, I tackle those duties every working day for LSN – and sometimes on weekends too. While doing “the thinker” this past weekend, pondering the question of how to raise $40,000 by week's end, I came up with a truly grassroots approach to meeting our needs – one that can only succeed with your help. It was that letter we published on Friday, detailing to you the incredible amount of effort and resources that go […]
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Canadian MP Urges Parliament to Pass Legislation Protecting Life from Conception to Natural Death

OTTAWA, Ontario, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Liberal MP Marlene Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Lachine) this week put forward a petition calling on the government to adopt effective animal welfare legislation because of the fact that animals feel pain and suffering. In response, pro-life Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott noted before Parliament that preborn human children also experience pain. However, this fact is not recognized in Canadian law, which allows for legal abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Presenting his own petition, Vellacott (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin) stated, “Mr. Speaker, as a follow up to that series of petitions in respect of the pain that animals feel and in […]
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The 17th International Week of Prayer and Fasting to begin October 2

Washington D.C., September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the seventeenth year, a pro-life coalition is encouraging all Christians to join in a week of prayer for an end to the culture of death from October 2-12. The International Week of Prayer and Fasting Coalition hopes that by mobilizing Christians all over the world to pray, it will achieve its goals of “the conversion of nations, an end to abortion, and peace.” The week of prayer and fasting this year focuses on an increased threat from terrorism across the United States. In a press release, Milagros Callao, one of the coalitions […]
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Man Charged with Double Murder for Shooting 8-Mo. Pregnant Girlfriend Who Refused Abortion

By Kathleen Gilbert ARLINGTON, Tennessee, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Tennessee man is facing a double murder charge after his girlfriend and her unborn child were shot to death, in what police say was the conclusion to the couple's disagreement over getting an abortion. Shelby County detectives say they believe Tarence Nelson, 26, shot schoolteacher Tonya Johnson, 35, as a result of an argument over whether Johnson should abort the child, who was at eight months' gestation.  Johnson was found in her home by neighbors who said she had bullet wounds to the right abdomen, chest, and the back […]
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Obama Includes Homosexual Couples in “National Family Day”

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama has included homosexual couples raising children in a list of “American families” in a recent proclamation declaring Monday National Family Day. “Whether children are raised by two parents, a single parent, grandparents, a same-sex couple, or a guardian,” said Obama in the proclamation, “families encourage us to do our best and enable us to accomplish great things.”  The president went on to encourage participation in Family Day by sharing an evening meal as a family unit.  “A strong nation is made up of strong families, and on this […]
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California Pro-Lifers Launch Human Rights Amendment Petition Campaign

By Katie Walker WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California has joined the race to recognize human rights and personhood for all human beings from the biological beginning of development. Some of the state's most outspoken pro-life advocates submitted the California Human Rights Amendment to Attorney General Jerry Brown following a press conference Monday in Sacramento. “The preborn, while demonstrably alive and demonstrably human, are not protected 'persons' under our state constitution,” said Lila Rose, the 21-year-old student pro-life activist, president of Live Action and cosponsor of the amendment. “Our laws must protect each person's basic human right to […]
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As IVF Debate Rages in Poland, Doctors Propose Ethical, Natural, More Effective Alternative

By John-Henry Westen WARSAW, September 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the debate over in vitro fertilization (IVF) rages in the Polish parliament, hundreds of doctors and medical professionals have written an open letter to Polish Parliamentarians urging them to vote against legalizing IVF and opt instead for a more successful, safer, natural treatment for fertility problems.  Although IVF is not officially legal in Poland, it has nonetheless been practiced for years in the nation.  Several Parliamentary proposals have been brought forward to legalize the practice under the guise of regulating the already occurring procedures.  The proposals range from taxpayer funding […]
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Letters to the Editor

As the Media Gurus Lose Share, Send a Donation to LSN in the Name of Alternative Truthful Reporting Personally I depend on LSN for the whole news and have given up all the mainstream newspapers and TV news. If it's important, it will be in LSN and the internet. The rest is just fluff.   Ken O'Day, chairman, Rural Research Inst. Eganville, Ontario _______________________________________ Thank you LSN for the wonderful,riveting, truthful, honest-to-goodness reporting you do! “The inexorable truth of God will find the light of day ! “- to quote Ken Starr. I am one of your newest readers and followers.  […]
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Judge in Case of Arrested Notre Dame Pro-Lifers is Married to Pro-Abortion ND Professor

By Kathleen Gilbert SOUTH BEND, Indiana, September 28, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The attorney representing the pro-lifers arrested while protesting Obama at Notre Dame today repeated his request that the judge in the case, who is married to a pro-abortion Notre Dame professor, be removed from the case. Attorney Tom Dixon's motion provides detailed support for his assertion in a previous recusal motion that there exists sufficient actual and perceived bias that Judge Jenny Pitts Manier, the judge assigned to the “ND 88” case, is required by Indiana state law to recuse herself in the matter.  Dixon states that ever since […]
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