Smeaton to International Conference: Pro-Lifers Must Challenge Vatican to Appoint Pro-Life Bishops

Friday October 29, 2010 Smeaton to International Conference: Pro-Lifers Must Challenge Vatican to Appoint Pro-Life Bishops By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, October 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life advocates should call on the Vatican to appoint bishops who will teach and defend the Church’s teaching on the transmission of human life, pro-life veteran John Smeaton, national director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), told the International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa on Friday. The “failure of Catholic bishops” to teach on life issues is “directly responsible for great confusion and, consequently, for the failure of the overwhelming […]
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Women Convicted of Infanticide Released following Pressure from Mexican Pro-Abort Groups

Friday September 3, 2010 Women Convicted of Infanticide Released following Pressure from Mexican Pro-Abort Groups By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent GUANAJUATO, Mexico, September 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Seven women convicted of infanticide have been released by the governor of the state of Guanajuato and a state judge following a massive campaign by pro-abortion groups, who have turned their cases into a cause célèbre in the national media. Governor Juan Manuel Oliva has also announced a legislative initiative to reduce the criminal penalty for infanticide from 25 to 35 years in prison, to three to eight years. The decision […]
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Aborted Babies Found in Michigan Dumpster

Wednesday October 27, 2010 Aborted Babies Found in Michigan Dumpster By Peter J. Smith LANSING, Michigan, October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tighter legislation on the abortion industry is in the works after a local pro-life group revealed evidence of two abortion clinics having disposed aborted fetal remains with other bio-hazardous waste and medical documents in a dumpster. According to Citizens for a Pro-Life Society (CPLS), the Michigan Attorney General and Saginaw County sheriffs concluded last Friday their 7-month investigation of two Womans Choice abortion clinics in Delta Township and Saginaw. Back in February, local pro-life advocate Chris Veneklase confirmed suspicions […]
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Swiss Parish Condom Campaign Not Church Sponsored

Friday October 29, 2010 Swiss Parish Condom Campaign Not Church Sponsored By Hilary White LUCERNE, Switzerland, October 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Some Roman Catholic parishes in the central Swiss city of Lucerne caused an uproar by participating in a state-sponsored campaign in which condoms, bearing the slogan “protect thy neighbor as thyself,” were handed out to teenagers. When the group organizing the campaign issued a media release, headlines around the world carried the claim that the Catholic Church in Switzerland is distributing condoms as part of World Mission Sunday events. The packages of condoms were printed with the slogan, “Forgetting […]
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Pope Calls Upon Brazilian Bishops to Speak out against Abortion as Election Approaches

Thursday October 28, 2010 Pope Calls Upon Brazilian Bishops to Speak out against Abortion as Election Approaches By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent VATICAN CITY, October 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI is telling Brazil’s Catholic bishops to speak out against ideologies that justify abortion, only days before a hotly contested presidential election in which the frontrunner has been accused of supporting the decriminalization of abortion. In a speech delivered to a group of Brazilian prelates present in Rome for a regularly-scheduled visit, Benedict stated that “in defending life we should not fear opposition and unpopularity, refusing any […]
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Open Letter to Polish Parliamentarians on NaProTechnology

Tuesday September 29, 2009 Open Letter to Polish Parliamentarians on NaProTechnology As infertility treatment professionals participating in the international conference “NaProTechnology – Lublin 2009”, we would like to announce the launch of a revolutional womens’ reproductive health science known as NaProTechnology in Poland. This science allows for an in-depth evaluation and effective treatment of the causes of infertility. It gives couples the chance to conceive a child through natural sexual relations and to bear a healthy child to term and give birth to it. For that purpose, this science applies the latest achievements of many branches of medicine, including surgery, […]
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Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Endorses Federal Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Ban

Wednesday October 27, 2010 Alaska Senate Candidate Joe Miller Endorses Federal Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Ban By Peter J. Smith FAIRBANKS, Alaska, October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Alaska GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller stated recently that he would support a U.S. constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, although he would prefer the matter left to the states. Miller, a pro-life candidate running neck-and-neck with incumbent and write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senator, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that he would support a constitutional amendment, if that were seen as the solution to the challenge of […]
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Children Raised by Homosexual Parents More Likely to Identify as Gay: Study

Monday October 25, 2010 Children Raised by Homosexual Parents More Likely to Identify as Gay: Study By Kathleen Gilbert MANHATTAN, Kansas, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study due out next month has found that children raised by homosexual parents are far more likely to identify as homosexual themselves. Walter Schumm, a family studies professor at Kansas State University, told AOL News that he questioned the conviction – ironclad in both popular culture and the academic world – that parents could not influence their children’s sexual orientation, while being able to influence so many other aspects of their lives. “I […]
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Homosexual Civil Unions Bill Looms for Illinois Lame-Duck Session

Monday October 25, 2010 Homosexual Civil Unions Bill Looms for Illinois Lame-Duck Session By Kathleen Gilbert SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family leaders in Illinois are preparing for a battle to preserve traditional marriage in the state as supporters of a homosexual civil unions bill eye a post-election lame duck session as a golden opportunity to push the measure through. Governor Pat Quinn has said that he expects the bill to be through by Christmas, expressing confidence earlier this month that “the votes are there” to get the bill through the House. Rick Garcia, founder of Equality Illinois, […]
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Major Pro-Life Leaders “Elated” at Archbishop Burke Elevation to Cardinal

Monday October 25, 2010 Major Pro-Life Leaders “Elated” at Archbishop Burke Elevation to Cardinal By Patrick B. Craine ROME, October 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leaders of some of the world’s largest and most active pro-life organizations say they are “thrilled” and “elated” at Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that he will elevate pro-life champion Archbishop Raymond Burke to the College of Cardinals. (To join the pro-life leaders in personally congratulating Archbishop Burke, click here) “We are thrilled that such an outspoken champion of life and Catholic orthodoxy has been chosen to be elevated to Cardinal,” said Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, interim […]
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