Missouri Diocese: Axe All Community Organizing Groups from CCHD

By Kathleen Gilbert KANSAS CITY, Missouri, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) prepares to receive a report on the controversial funding practices of their anti-poverty arm, one diocese has proposed a plan to cut off the group's shadier associations. The diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph also suggested in a Monday post on its Catholic Key blog that its plan to reform the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which it has implemented on a local level, could be used as a template for revamping national CCHD operations. Jude Huntz, director of the diocesan […]
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Charitable Status Revoked from New Zealand Homosexual Reorientation Group

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WELLINGTON, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New Zealand affiliate of U.S.-based Exodus Global Alliance has had its charity status revoked by the NZ Charities Commission. Exodus is a Christian organization that says it is dedicated to equipping agencies and individuals to communicate the message of “freedom from homosexuality.” The NZ Exodus Ministries Trust Board has had charitable status for more than ten years. However, the status was removed by the government's Charities Commission in a decision dated August 18, as part of a massive crackdown begun in 2007 to de-register groups it considers don't fulfill the necessary […]
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Sterilize the Unfit Says British Professor

By Hilary White LONDON, August 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mentally and morally “unfit” should be sterilized, Professor David Marsland, a sociologist and health expert, said this weekend. The professor made the remarks on the BBC radio program Iconoclasts, which advertises itself as the place to “think the unthinkable.” Pro-life advocates and disability rights campaigners have responded by saying that Marsland’s proposed system is a straightforward throwback to the coercive eugenics practices of the past. Marsland, Emeritus Scholar of Sociology and Health Sciences at Brunel University, London and Professorial Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Buckingham, told the […]
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Africa Report: Kenya, Conflicts at Uganda Anglican Conference

Commentary by Martyn Drakard NAIROBI, KENYA, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Friday 27th August was a red-letter day for many, though not all Kenyans. In the most impressive show of might and the costliest celebration since Independence Day in December 1963, the new national constitution was promulgated. The event was somewhat blighted, when Sudan's president, Al-Bashir, one of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) most wanted men for the “genocide” in Darfur, showed up, having snuck in through Nairobi's second airport, Wilson, at the invitation of some of the ruling Coalition. President Obama went hot and cold: hot at the dawning […]
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D.C. Archdiocesan Blog: Let the Man Head the Household

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It's a concept largely discarded as an antiquated view of gender roles, even in most Christian circles: the notion that a husband leading the home is the best way to keep a family running smoothly. Yet Monsignor Charles Pope, a blogger for the Archdiocese of Washington, pointed out in a post earlier this month that rejecting this model is at the root of “one of the biggest problems today in marriage.” This Bible-based tradition, he says, is vital for couples hoping to dodge the destructive “power struggle” of the modern […]
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Canadian Parents More Lenient than French and Italians: Study

By Patrick B. Craine MONTREAL, Quebec, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian parents are more lenient than Italians and the French, suggests a new study of parental behaviours in the three countries. According to Gwen Landolt of REAL Women, the study is “worrisome” for Canadians. Without adequate boundaries children easily fall into illicit activities such as drugs and promiscuity, said Landolt. The researchers surveyed 1,256 teens from Montreal, Rennes, and Milan, asking them to describe their parents in terms of emotional bonding, communication, frequency of conflict, rules, discipline and tolerance of friend-related activities. The teens perceived comparable levels of emotional […]
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Parents Must Unite to Scrap Ontario Equity Strategy, Says Pro-Family Group

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario government’s equity and inclusive education strategy is “a program of child indoctrination” that “represents a frontal assault on the moral & religious values of a majority of parents, and a trampling of their parental rights,” argues the political pro-life and pro-family group Campaign Life Coalition (CLC).  The group is calling for the strategy to be scrapped and is urging concerned individuals to join their campaign. Premier Dalton McGuinty is “getting ready to reprogram your children’s moral values,” says CLC national president Jim Hughes in a video message […]
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Not Talking: Planned Parenthood Tightlipped after Revoking PP Name from Affiliate

By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug. 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood (PP) Federation of America is not divulging the details behind its decision to revoke its trademark from a San Francisco area affiliate. The decision to distance itself from one of its own affiliates is a step that is rarely taken by PP: even those clinics caught violating the law by pro-life undercover reporter Lila Rose in recent years have retained full enjoyment of the PP name. Planned Parenthood of the Golden Gate (PPGG), which was implicated in the 2003 RU-486 death of Holly Patterson, operates eight […]
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Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally Draws Tens of Thousands

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Concerned that religion is slipping from its time honored place at the heart of America, tens of thousands of Americans of all different faiths gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. The massive crowd gathered in response to conservative icon Glenn Beck’s call for a fundamental restoration of traditional American values. For Beck, the August 28 “Restoring Rally” was an ecumenical call that could serve to make the United States great again by bringing it back to God. “Something that is beyond man is happening,” Beck told the massive cheering […]
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15,000 Complaints Later, Pro-Abort/Gay Links Remain on Catholic College Site

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alverno College, a Catholic college in Milwaukee founded by the School Sisters of St. Francis, has continued to host links to several pro-aborton and pro-homosexuality groups on its website, despite over 15,000 students and parents petitioning the school to remove the links. After the conservative group TFP Student Action started its peaceful protest in June, Alverno College removed some of the objectionable links on the “resource” page for the school's Research Center for Women and Girls. They also posted a disclaimer stating: “The views expressed in these weblinks do not necessarily reflect the […]
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