Bp. Lori: Health Bill Must Protect Life and Principle of Subsidiarity

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Asked by LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) this past week to sound off on President Obama's health care overhaul, Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut singled out the bill's anti-life policies and massive government expansion for criticism. “The turn of events that has made it necessary for the congressional leadership to go back to the drawing board is a good thing,” Lori told LSN at the Vigil Mass for Life Thursday evening at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The surprise victory of Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts Tuesday […]
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Lithuania Supports Italy in European Crucifix Case

Friday January 15, 2010 Lithuania Supports Italy in European Crucifix Case By Hilary White January 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lithuania has announced its support for Italy after Italy signalled its refusal to comply with an order by the European Court of Human Rights to remove crucifixes from public school rooms. The Lithuanian Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs has “expressed its regret” over the ruling banning crucifixes and says it is not grounded in law. “The use of crucifixes in public space does not violate the freedom to choose a religion to exercise,” the committee said Wednesday. The committee noted that […]
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Canadian Ambassador to the Vatican Appreciates Pope’s Pro-Life Take on Environmentalism

Friday January 15, 2010 Canadian Ambassador to the Vatican Appreciates Pope’s Pro-Life Take on Environmentalism By Patrick B. Craine ROME, Italy, January 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview on Tuesday with Vatican Radio, Canada’s ambassador to the Holy See, Anne Leahy, emphasized her appreciation of Pope Benedict XVI’s insistence on the centrality of human life to environmental concerns. “I think you’ll have to be struck by the continuity in the Pope’s thought,” she said. She pointed in particular to his newest encyclical Caritas in Veritate, where, she said, “he insisted on the holistic nature of creation.” “If you want […]
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Political Asylum Ruling Expected Today for German Homeschooling Family

Wednesday January 20, 2010 Political Asylum Ruling Expected Today for German Homeschooling Family By Peter J. Smith MEMPHIS, Tennessee, January 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal immigration judge in Memphis is expected to issue a ruling today on the case of a German family that applied for political asylum after suffering persecution from the German government over homeschooling their children. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled Germany and sought safe haven within the United States in 2008 after enduring years of punishment from the German government for educating their five children at home in conformity with their Christian values – a […]
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Several Catholic Colleges Mobilize to March for Life

Wednesday January 20, 2010 Several Catholic Colleges Mobilize to March for Life MANASSAS, Virginia, January 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com – This Friday, January 22, many students from Catholic colleges and universities recommended to families in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College will participate in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. “Colleges in The Newman Guide are recommended for their commitment to a strong Catholic identity, so it is no surprise that many of them have delegations coming to the March for Life,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “These faithfully Catholic institutions are […]
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Study: Teens who Get Intoxicated Regularly are More Likely to be Sexually Active

Wednesday January 20, 2010 Study: Teens who Get Intoxicated Regularly are More Likely to be Sexually Active OTTAWA, January 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study released yesterday by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada has revealed that teens who become intoxicated regularly and smoke marijuana are more likely to become sexually active, among other findings. The study, which focused on teens between the ages of 14 and 19 inclusive, used data from Statistics Canada’s National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth to draw correlations between drug use, drunkenness, time spent with a boyfriend or girlfriend and teen decisions […]
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Statement from the Holy See on Discrimation against Homosexuals

Tuesday December 15, 2009 Statement from the Holy See on Discrimation against Homosexuals Mr. Moderator, Thank you for convening this panel discussion and for providing the opportunity to hear some very serious concerns raised this afternoon. My comments are more in the form of a statement rather than a question. As stated during the debate of the General Assembly last year, the Holy See continues to oppose all grave violations of human rights against homosexual persons, such as the use of the death penalty, torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. The Holy See also opposes all forms of […]
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U.S. Congressmen Decry Abortion on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Friday January 22, 2010 U.S. Congressmen Decry Abortion on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade By Patrick B. Craine WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday, the eve of the 37th anniversary of “one of the … darkest days in U.S. history,” in the words of Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH), a contingent of pro-life politicians rose in the U.S. House of Representatives to condemn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that imposed a “right” to abortion on the country. Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) began, expressing his gratitude to the throngs of pro-life supporters flooding the capital for Friday’s […]
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Unsung Pro-Life Hero Retires from Senior Vatican Post

Thursday January 21, 2010 Unsung Pro-Life Hero Retires from Senior Vatican Post By Austin Ruse WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2010 (C-FAM) – United Nations (UN) pro-lifers are saluting a man they consider one of the great, unsung heroes of the international pro-life and pro-family movements. Cardinal Renato Martino, longtime papal nuncio to the United Nations, has retired after 47 years of service to the Holy See, most of which was spent in the diplomatic service. Cardinal Martino served as papal nuncio at the UN from 1986 to 2002, a period in which UN abortion debates reached their high water mark […]
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