Breakaway Traditional Anglicans Can’t Keep Churches: B.C. Judge

By Hilary White VANCOUVER, November 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of parishioners in British Columbia who were seeking independence from the mainstream Anglican Church over its anti-Christian trends, have been told by the courts that their church buildings belong to the Anglican diocese of New Westminster. Mr. Justice Stephen Kelleher of the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a mixed decision saying that four parishes in the Vancouver area may not keep their buildings if they remove themselves from the jurisdiction of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC). Nevertheless, the court ruled, the bishop of New Westminster also does not […]
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New Report Says Radical Women’s U.N. Committee Simply Ignored by Many Countries

By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. NEW YORK, NY, November 26, 2009 (C-FAM) – The committee responsible for monitoring state compliance with the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) says it increased its activism in the last two years by working more closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to develop its agenda, and with select parliamentarians and jurists to enforce it across the globe. On the other hand, according to the report, many nations are simply ignoring the committee and refusing to send in their reports.  In its “Report to the Secretary General” the […]
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Interview with Young Pro-Life Counselor Threatened with Knife to Throat

By John-Henry Westen DULUTH, MN, November 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Less than two months after the gunning down of pro-life activist Jim Pouillon in September, a young pro-life activist has had a knife put to her throat by a woman entering an abortion facility in Duluth, Minnesota.  21-year-old pro-life activist Leah Winandy, her mother Sarah and the director of a local pro-life group, spoke with LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) about the harrowing incident which took place early Tuesday morning. Leah's mother, Sarah Winandy, was present with her daughter at the time of the attack, but each were standing at opposite sides of a large […]
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Over 150,000 Sign Manhattan Declaration in Less than a Week

By John Jalsevac November 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The unprecedented pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-religious freedom Manhattan Declaration, unveiled in a press conference last Friday, has already been signed by over 150,000 individuals in less than a week, and the numbers are continuing to rise by the second. The 4,700-word “Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience”was drafted by Dr. Robert George, Dr. Timothy George and Chuck Colson. At the time of its release last week it was signed by more than 125 prominent religious figures, including figures from Orthodox, Catholic and evangelical Christian denominations. That number has now risen to over […]
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Sault Ste. Marie Catholic School Board Using Gender-Confused H1N1 Vaccine Consent Form

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario, November 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) has allowed students to take home the Algoma Public Health student H1N1 vaccination consent form which includes, in the line asking for the gender of the student, “other; unknown; transgender,” as well as male and female. Algoma Public Health indicated that the collection of information on other genders besides male and female in the Health Unit's jurisdiction was a requirement of the Ontario Ministry of Health. LifeSiteNews (LSN) was unable to discover any other Health Unit in Ontario that has […]
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Uruguay Facing “Crucial Turning Point” on Abortion with Sunday’s General Election

By Hilary White MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, November 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The South American country of Uruguay faces what pro-life advocates have identified as a “crucial turning point” with their national elections on Sunday November 29th. Uruguayan affiliates of Human Life International (HLI) have asked for prayers in the lead-up to the country's elections, saying that a win for the conservative National Party will block the push from the left and from international population control groups to legalize abortion.  Despite a strong political left in Uruguay, abortion has remained illegal in the country and is punishable by up to 9 months […]
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Poll: Large Majority of Canadians Favor Abortion Limits

November 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the ninth year in a row, a majority of Canadians have rejected the status quo on abortion in this country, according to a new poll. Over half of respondents to the poll said there should be legal protection for human life before birth and over two-thirds say abortions should only be paid for by taxpayers in medical emergencies or in cases of rape or incest. A poll by Environics Research of 2002 Canadians found that only one-third of Canadians agree with the current policy that denies any protection to unborn babies before birth. The […]
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New U.K. Bill Requires Homeschooled Children be Registered with Authorities

By Hilary White LONDON, November 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British government announced last week their acceptance of the Badman Review of home education and introduced the new Children, Schools and Families Bill that will require home educated children to be registered with the local authorities. Undertaken by Graham Badman, the former Director of Children's Services at Kent County Council, the review of home education has been denounced by homeschoolers as a “stitch-up” and a “statist” piece of government propaganda. Annette Taberner of the homeschool support organisation Education Otherwise, who met twice with Graham Badman during the course of the […]
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Three More Bishops Look for CCHD Reform

By Patrick B. Craine WASHINGTON, D.C., November 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At least three U.S. bishops have called for reform of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), in addition to the five bishops (at last count) who chose not to take up the collection for the national organization this year. This episcopal response follows the controversy that erupted after it was discovered earlier this year that the CCHD was funding numerous organizations that have promoted or are promoting activities contrary to Church teaching, including abortion, contraception, and same-sex “marriage.” The Reform CCHD Now Coalition, which formed in response to […]
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Bishop Tobin on O’Reilly: Catholic Politicians Must “Quit Your Job and Save Your Soul” Rather than S

By Kathleen Gilbert PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, November 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island clarified his reasons for denying pro-abortion politicians Communion on Tuesday, noting that such politicians are not forced to be Catholic – but if they choose to, they must then “understand what the Church teaches, accept those teachings, and live that faith.” “The most important commitment we can make is our faith, because that defines our relationship with God. Nothing is more important than that. And if your job, your profession, your vocation gets in the way of that, you have to quit your […]
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