Pro-Abort Garrison Keillor to Deliver Catholic Teachers Assoc. Keynote Address

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) has invited Garrison Keillor, a pro-abortion, pro-gay “marriage” Episcopalian, as a keynote speaker at the group's annual convention. Keillor, well-known as a humorist and host of A Prairie Home Companion, has repeatedly published his pro-abortion, pro-same-sex “marriage” views – and has labeled pro-life, pro-family, and anti-pornography activists “shrieking ninnies and pompous blowhards.” On the issue of abortion, Keillor has been quoted as saying it should be decided “case by case,” and that disabled embryonic children should be destroyed. “The use of abortion as birth […]
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Sask. Court Overturns Human Rights Ruling against Anti-Homosexuality Activist

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski REGINA, March 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal has ruled that an anti-homosexaulity activist did not violate the province's human rights code by publicly criticizing homosexuality through a series of flyers he distributed in Saskatoon and Regina in 2001 and 2002. Bill Whatcott was charged with spreading hate against homosexual persons for the distribution of material objecting to an advertisement that ran in Saskatchewan's largest newspaper for homosexuals, 'Perceptions.' The ad was a classified personal advertisement that ran, “searching for boys/men for pen pals, friendship, exchanging video, pics… Your age, look & nationality is […]
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Skirts in School Uniforms “Discriminate” against Transsexuals: UK Human Rights Commission

By Hilary White LONDON, March 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The iconic image of sweet little English school girls in their uniforms could become a thing of the past if the government follows the advice of its new “human rights commission.” Requiring skirts in school uniforms discriminates against school girls who want to be boys, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), said in a report this week. “Gender-specific” clothes, the EHRC said in its 68-page report on the rights of “transsexuals” this week, could be discriminatory. “Pupils born female with gender dysphoria experienced great discomfort being forced to wear stereotypical […]
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UK Government’s Education Expert Blames Homeschooling for Death of Child

By Hilary White LONDON, March 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British government’s lead expert on education is pointing to the tragic death of a Birmingham child, who had been taken out of school by her mother, as an illustration of the need for more government regulation of homeschooling. Supporters of homeschooling, however, are calling criticisms of home education because of the case a “red herring” to distract from the negligence of the local Birmingham social services. Seven year-old Khyra Ishaq died in 2008 of an infection complicated by malnutrition, five months after being withdrawn from school by her mother, who said […]
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Day 10 of 40 Days for Life: 107 Babies Saved…that we Know of!

Commentary by David Bereit, National Coordinator, 40 Days for Life March 1, 2010 (40DaysforLife) – Whenever talking about babies saved from abortion through God's mercy and the prayers of 40 Days for Life participants, I usually add the words “that we know of.” After all, we really don't know how many lives have been spared in ways that only God will ever know. We just have to trust Him! With that in mind, I can tell you that thus far in this 40 Days for Life campaign, 107 babies have been saved from abortion … that we know of! We […]
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When Bishops Do the Right Thing

Commentary by Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer President, Human Life International March 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ought we rejoice in Lent? Well, Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker, Oregon, has given us the absolute best reason to rejoice in a penitential season: he yanked the title “Catholic” from a hospital in his diocese that refuses actually to be Catholic. What a refreshing development in episcopal leadership! In fact, Lent is probably the perfect time for such an act to take place because it is an exercise of discipline and courage, which we love to see in our prelates. Bishops who are true […]
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