LSN Campaign Results and Thank You

Dear Friends, We want to thank all those who helped to make our fall fundraising drive a tremendous success.  We didn't just reach our $40,000 campaign goal – we surpassed it! That's right, we received an influx of donations at the last minute, including one for $5,000!  Please know how truly grateful we are for each and every one of our donors, who together, helped us raise over $46,000 towards our annual budget. As we mentioned numerous times over the course of this fundraiser, LSN is so obviously the product of the effort and support of many people.  Without your […]
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Pope Reminds U.S. Ambassador Diaz to Uphold Dignity of All Human Life

By Kathleen Gilbert VATICAN CITY, October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an address to the new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican on Friday, Pope Benedict XVI emphasized the central role of the dignity of human life and freedom of conscience in Catholic social teaching.  The choice of Miguel Diaz, who says he is pro-life, as U.S. ambassador met with criticism from pro-life Catholic leaders earlier this year, due in large part to the fact that Diaz had famously thrown his support behind the strongly pro-abortion Health and Human Services Secretary and fellow Catholic Kathleen Sebelius. Benedict gave the remarks as he officially […]
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UK Doctors who Allowed Suicidal Woman to Die Acted Lawfully: Coroner’s Inquest

By Hilary White LONDON, October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Doctors who allowed a young British woman to die in hospital after she swallowed poison and declared her intention to commit suicide acted lawfully, according to the findings of an inquest this week. Under the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the coroner's inquest ruled that doctors had no choice but to allow the woman to die after she had written a letter saying she did not want to be saved. The Mental Capacity Act, passed by Tony Blair's Labour government, created “advance directives,” or “living wills,” which were ostensibly […]
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McGill Student Union Threatens Pro-Life Club with Defunding for Hosting Event

MONTREAL, Quebec, October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A controversial pro-life presentation will continue this evening at McGill University, despite the student union's attempt to censor it. The Students Society of McGill University (SSMU) voted 25-2-2 to censure an event entitled “Echoes of the Holocaust” at their meeting last Thursday, October 1. The event, scheduled tonight, has been organized by Choose Life, a pro-life club on campus, and will carry on as planned. The presentation, hosted by a university-sanctioned club, Choose Life, is to be given by Jose Ruba of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. His presentation outlines how societies […]
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Nun Group Under Investigation by Vatican Praised by U.S. Cardinal

By Hilary White October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Cardinal archbishop of Boston, Sean O'Malley has praised a group of dissident nuns who are under doctrinal investigation by the Vatican. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has launched an historical exhibit on the contributions of Catholic sisters to US history that was praised by O'Malley, who is head of the USCCB's Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. In letter to LCWR, O'Malley said, “The Church is grateful for all that your communities have done and continue to do to advance the mission of the Church, especially in the […]
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Seizures and Brain Damage Follow HPV Vaccine Injection for U.K. Girl

By James Tillman October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An 18 year-old U.K. girl has suffered severe brain damage from seizures that began after receiving the vaccination Cervarix. Stacey Jones, 18, of Bilston in the West Midlands of England, began to have seizures days after receiving the first injection.  The fits eventually caused such severe brain injury that she had to be admitted to a rehabilitation unit to relearn simple tasks. Stacey's mother, Julie Jones, believes that the vaccine Cervarix is unsafe and caused the swelling in the brain that has been diagnosed as the cause of Stacy's neurological problems. Cervarix, […]
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EU Bishops’ Group Praises Irish Lisbon Vote

By Hilary White BRUSSELS, October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the warnings against the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by both the pro-life movement in Ireland and the Vatican's Secretary of State, Catholic bishops of the European Community have praised and congratulated the Irish on the “positive outcome” in voting Yes in the referendum on Friday. The vote gave “hope for renewed EU Institutions capable of tackling urgent needs” said a media release from the Commissio Episcopatuum Communitatis Europensis, (Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community, COMECE). COMECE president Bishop Adrianus Herman van Luyn of Rotterdam in the […]
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Obama to Deliver Keynote Speech at Major Homosexualist Dinner

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at a dinner hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, America's largest homosexualist lobby, the group announced yesterday. Obama is expected to offer remarks at the 13th Annual Human Rights Campaign Dinner, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Saturday, Oct. 10. “We are honored to share this night with President Obama, who has called upon our nation to embrace LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people as brothers and sisters,” said Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President […]
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Ted Kennedy’s funeral: bishops in paralysis

"Senator Kennedy supported legal abortion, partial-birth abortion, the public funding of Medicaid abortions, embryonic stem cell research, birth control, federal family planning programs, and so-called emergency contraception. Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage.
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Judge Deems Pouillon Murder Suspect Incompetent to Stand Trial

By Kathleen Gilbert OWOSSO, Michigan, October 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 33-year-old Harlan Drake of Owosso, who has been accused of murdering pro-lifer Jim Pouillon, has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will be remanded to the State Department of Mental Health for psychological treatment. Drake was taken into custody on Sept. 11, a few hours after the fatal shooting of Pouillon, 63, and a local gravel pit owner, Mike Fuoss.  Police say Drake admitted that he shot Pouillon because his pro-life witness in front of local schools annoyed him.  In his frequent witness around the small town of Owosso, […]
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