Expert: U.S. AG’s New Strategy to Stop Sexual Abuse of Children is Flawed

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the “first ever National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction.”  The strategy is meant to provide a comprehensive threat assessment of the dangers children face, including child pornography, online stalking, and child sex tourism, and to outline how to fight them. Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media (MIM), nevertheless pointed out that Holder's plan ignores an important fact: the proliferation of hardcore pornography leads to the sexual exploitation of children in a variety of ways.  Holder's plan, he believes, thus ignores […]
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Nashville Priest May Face Canonical Discipline Over Heretical Video

By Patrick B. Craine NASHVILLE, Tennessee, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A priest of the Nashville diocese may be facing canonical discipline after putting out a video on the front of his parish website this week denouncing the Pope and various Church teachings such as those against divorce, contraception, women's ordination, and the married priesthood. The video, titled 'The State of our Church', is staged as an interview of the priest, Fr. Joseph Patrick Breen, by one of his parishioners at St. Edward's Catholic Church.  It appears to be an attempt at reaching out to fallen-away Catholics.  The video was picked […]
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Homosexual Activists Plan August Lobbying Blitz to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski WASHINGTON, DC, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to press releases from two homosexualist lobby groups, activists will begin a campaign this month, directed at senators from 10 states, to persuade them to vote for repealing the law that bans openly homosexual people from serving in the military. Lobbyists from the homosexual “rights” groups Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) are set to descend upon the offices of senators from Arkansas, Indiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Virginia as part of their “Countdown 2010” campaign. “As […]
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Canada’s CRTC Should Not Approve More Pornography

Commentary By Lou Iacobelli TORONTO, August 5, 2010 (catholicinsight.com) – It began with the big lie told to Canadians by the Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau who said that the state had no business in the nation’s bedrooms. His government, however, went on to implement the worst laws that have changed the family, sexuality, marriage and the very meaning of the human person. Trudeau’s deception continues today. On April 1, 2010, the CRTC licensed a pay-TV pornography channel, called Vanessa, to Montreal-based Sex-Shop Television. It requires the programming to include a minimum of 20 percent Canadian content. This means that […]
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“Pluralism” Being Used as Excuse to Push Radical Secularism in Europe

By Hilary White ROME, August 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The infamous Crucifix Case at the European Court of Human Rights is said to be an example of the increasing use of the doctrine of “pluralism” to suppress public expressions of religious belief in Europe.  Gregor Puppinck, the head of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), a civil rights watchdog group, told the Italian Catholic magazine Il Consulente RE last week that case is only one example of the problem.  Puppinck and the ECLJ have also been watching the attempts by the radically secularist Spanish government to attack the […]
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African Union Submits to Foreign Pressure for Abortion as Cure for Maternal Deaths

By Samantha Singson KAMPALA, Uganda, August 5, 2010 (C-FAM) – The African Union (AU) finished its annual summit last week with governments agreeing to make maternal and child mortality a continent-wide priority. The summit ended with Member States extending the controversial, non-binding Maputo Plan of Action (PoA) for an additional five years and expanding new initiative called the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction on Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). Pressure was placed on the AU from UN agencies and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO). While United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director Thoraya Obaid, called on delegates to focus on non-controversial interventions […]
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UK Announces Imperialistic Plan to Push Radical Sex Agenda on Developing Nations

By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D., Terrence McKeegan, J.D. NEW YORK, August 5, 2010 (C-FAM) – Last week the United Kingdom (UK) announced a new maternal health initiative with an “unprecedented focus on family planning” for the developing world. The plan includes the promotion of abortion and sexual “rights” for children. The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) chief, Andrew Mitchell, presented the plan called “Choice for Women – Wanted Pregnancies, Safe Births” at a public consultation forum hosted by DFID and attended by development experts, health professionals, and the general public. Mitchell said, “The UK Government is to put family planning […]
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Kagan Sought to Twist another Medical Statement on Partial-Birth Abortion: AUL

Wednesday July 14, 2010 Kagan Sought to Twist another Medical Statement on Partial-Birth Abortion: AUL By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In addition to altering testimony on partial-birth abortion by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, documents suggest U.S. Supreme Court candidate Elena Kagan acted similarly with a policy statement by the American Medical Association, Americans United for Life (AUL) has reported. LifeSiteNews.com reported June 30 that memos from Kagan’s service in the Clinton administration reveal that she authored language that twisted ACOG’s original statement, which declared that the group “could identify no circumstances under […]
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