Hospital Acquired by Boston Catholic Network to Offer Sterilization, Abortion Referral

By Kathleen Gilbert BOSTON, Massachusetts, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholics in New England are raising questions after it was announced that Caritas Christi, a network of Catholic hospitals, would allow a newly-acquired secular hospital in Rhode Island to ignore core Catholic medical practices. The move appears to contradict previous statements by Boston’s cardinal that Caritas Christi would remain Catholic despite being sold by the diocese. Officials from both sides of the agreement confirmed that Landmark Medical Center of Woonsocket, RI, which provides abortion referrals, contraception, and sterilizations, would not be required to alter its medical practices, the Providence Journal […]
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Discovery TV Gunman Demands Halt to ‘Parasitic Human Infants,’ Credits Al Gore with ‘Awakening’

By Kathleen Gilbert Update 17:37 01/10/10 – Reports indicate that police have shot and killed James Lee, and released the hostages. SILVER SPRING, Maryland, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Chaos erupted after at least one hostage was taken at the Silver Spring headquarters of the Discovery Channel by what appears to be a crazed radical environmentalist. The armed man has reportedly demanded that Discovery Channel executives run programming geared toward stopping the propagation of “parasitic human infants” in order to save the planet from global warming and pollution. In a document apparently authored by James J. Lee, identified by law enforcement […]
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Pro-Lifers Urged to Show Up En Masse for Linda Gibbons Hearing

By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life leaders are calling on concerned individuals to show up en masse at a hearing in the ongoing trial of Canadian pro-life “prisoner of conscience” Linda Gibbons this Thursday. “It’s important that as many people as possible go to show their support, not only to Linda, but to the judge,” wrote Alissa Golob, head of Campaign Life Coalition Youth, on behalf of CLC national president Jim Hughes.  “If Linda wins this case, the temporary injunction on Toronto abortion clinics could be lifted.” The “temporary” injunction, imposed in 1994, created […]
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Italian Society being “Seriously Mutilated” by Negative Fertility Rates: Italian Cardinal

By Hilary White ROME, Sept. 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of the Italian Catholic bishops’ conference said this week that Italian society is being “seriously mutilated” by its negative growth birth rate. Angelo Bagnasco, cardinal archbishop of Genoa, said at a Mass in Liguria this weekend that Italy, and Italian democracy, is facing a “serious cultural catastrophe” from its low birth rate. The Italian birth rate has climbed slightly from an all-time low of 1.23 in 2004 –  which made Italy the second most infertile country in the industrialized world – to 1.32 this year. It is estimated that […]
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Tony Blair’s Memoirs Reveal Dishonesty Was Dark Heart of His Anti-Life/Anti-Family Rule

Commentary By John Smeaton, LONDON, England, Sept. 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tony Blair's memoirs, entitled A Journey, have been published today and we have a copy at SPUC HQ. Here are some key points from it: “Politicians are obliged from time to time to conceal the full truth, to bend it and even distort it.” On Hans Kung, the theologian and notorious dissenter from Catholic teaching on abortion, euthanasia, contraception and much else: “My Oxford friend, Pete Thomson, always sung the praises, rightly, of the inestimable Hans Kung … a distinguished scholar and author [of] great works.” repeated references to his support for the […]
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Pro-Life Students to Vie for Cash Prizes in Fr. Ted Scholarship Essay Contest

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the past nine years The Interim newspaper and Niagara Region Right to Life have been co-sponsoring the Father Ted Colleton Scholarship program. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage young people to learn about pro-life issues, the pro-life movement, and to become actively involved in its programs. The 2010-2011 contest is open to Grade 11 and 12 high school students not only in Canada, but also to any English-language student around the world, with prizes of $1500, $800 and $500. Contestants must submit a typed original essay on […]
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