Doctors’ Religious Beliefs Affect End-of-Life Decisions: UK Survey

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski LONDON, August 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The religious beliefs of doctors strongly influence the decisions they make when caring for terminally ill patients, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Dr. Clive Seale, a professor at the Centre for Health Sciences, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, conducted a postal survey of 3733 UK medical practitioners, 2923 of whom reported on the care of their last patient who died. Dr. Seale found that “doctors who described themselves as non-religious were more likely than others to report having given continuous deep […]
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Despite Bishop’s Objection, Seton Hall to Pursue Gay ‘Marriage’ Course

By Kathleen Gilbert SOUTH ORANGE, New Jersey, August 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Seton Hall University, a Catholic institution of higher education, has not backed down from plans to offer a course on gay “marriage” taught by a homosexual activist professor, it has been confirmed. News broke in April that political science professor W. King Mott, an openly practicing homosexual who was once demoted after calling the Catholic Church “prima facie homophobic,” was slated to teach an upper-level course entitled “The Politics of Gay Marriage” in the Fall 2010 semester. Archbishop John J. Myers immediately rebuked the plan as “out of sync” […]
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Ontario Law Could See Gay Counselling for Youth Behind Parents’ Backs

Friday August 6, 2010 Ontario Law Could See Gay Counselling for Youth Behind Parents’ Backs By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Ontario Ministry of Education is implementing a new “safe schools” policy that some fear could see students offered “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” counselling behind their parents’ back. Bill 157, the “Keeping Our Kids Safe at School” Act, which took effect February 1st, makes it mandatory for school staff to report incidents of inappropriate student behaviour, such as bullying, to principals. However, while the law also requires principals to report incidents to a […]
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Personhood Initiative Certified For Colorado Ballot

Monday March 29, 2010 Personhood Initiative Certified For Colorado Ballot DENVER, Colorado, March 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Colorado Personhood Amendment’s signatures have been certified, and the Personhood Amendment will be on the Colorado ballot in November, declared Personhood Colorado on Friday. Personhood Colorado sponsored the ballot initiative to amend the State Constitution recognizing the Personhood rights of all humans, from their biological beginning to their natural death. The amendment states: “the term ‘person’ shall apply to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.” On March 4, the Colorado Secretary of State disclosed […]
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‘Dr. Death’ Admits on CNN – Thomas Youk His Second, Not First Murder

Tuesday June 22, 2010 ‘Dr. Death’ Admits on CNN – Thomas Youk His Second, Not First Murder By Peter J. Smith NEW YORK, June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the infamous advocate of assisted suicide known as “Dr. Death” who helped kill 133 people, admitted to CNN television host Larry King that he murdered another woman before he killed Thomas Youk. It was the latter killing that landed Kevorkian in prison for eight years. On Friday, Kevorkian told Larry King on CNN’s Larry King Live that he directly killed Janet Adkins in June 1990, contradicting his previous story […]
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Former Board Member Blasts Nuns for Opposing USCCB, Supporting Health Bill

Monday April 26, 2010 Former Board Member Blasts Nuns for Opposing USCCB, Supporting Health Bill By James Tillman COLUMBIA, South Carolina, April 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A former board member of the Sisters of Charity Foundation has blasted Providence Hospital and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in South Carolina, for having endorsed the pro-abortion health care reform bill that was opposed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and by countless pro-life organizations. Instead of adopting the position of the USCCB that the bill lacked sufficient protections for conscience rights and the unborn, the religious order […]
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Television Program From the Past Eerily Appropriate to Today

Wednesday August 25, 2010 Television Program From the Past Eerily Appropriate to Today Commentary by Steve Jalsevac August 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews journalist Hilary White sent me an email noting links to the three-part YouTube video of a 1950s Twilight Zone television series segment called, The Obsolete Man. Hilary, who has been covering major international developments for some time, suggested the segment was well worth viewing again in light of today’s trends. I have to agree after going through it and considering the very extensive research I just undertook for the August 24 commentary, Militant Islam Versus the West […]
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Defy Spanish Abortion Law: Vatican Cardinal

Thursday August 5, 2010 Defy Spanish Abortion Law: Vatican Cardinal By Hilary White ROME, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of a major Vatican dicastery and the former archbishop of Toledo, has criticised lawmakers on both left and right who supported the new Spanish abortion law that allows virtual abortion-on-demand. Antonio Cardinal Cañizares Llovera, the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments, referred to the “dictatorship of relativism” that has allowed this law to be put in place that he said will destroy democracy. “Whoever denies the right to life is against democracy and leads society […]
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Archbishop Chaput: “Systematic Discrimination Against Church Now Seems Inevitable”

Wednesday August 25, 2010 Archbishop Chaput: “Systematic Discrimination Against Church Now Seems Inevitable” SPISSKE, PODHRADIE, Slovakia, August 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – MUST READ Excerpts from Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput’s address to the 15th symposium for the Canon Law Association of Slovakia on Tuesday: Today’s secularizers have learned from the past. They are more adroit in their bigotry; more elegant in their public relations; more intelligent in their work to exclude the Church and individual believers from influencing the moral life of society. Over the next several decades, Christianity will become a faith that can speak in the public square less […]
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Study: Nigerian Doctors Unwilling to Commit Abortions

Friday August 6, 2010 Study: Nigerian Doctors Unwilling to Commit Abortions August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study has found that only 13.4% of doctors in Nigeria would be willing to do abortions, if Nigerian abortion law were liberalized. Abortion is currently illegal in Nigeria except to save the life of the mother. Furthermore, doctors did not consider the liberalization of Nigerian abortion law to be a very effective strategy in reducing abortion-related maternal deaths. They instead viewed abstinence from pre-marital sex and contraceptive use as the most effective strategy for reducing abortion-related deaths. Physicians were equally divided, however, […]
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