Quebec Relativism Course Going to Supreme Court

Friday October 22, 2010 Quebec Relativism Course Going to Supreme Court By Patrick B. Craine QUEBEC, October 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Canada, in a case with implications for parental rights across the country, has agreed to examine whether Quebec parents should be allowed to exempt their children from the province’s mandatory course in moral and religious relativism. Sylvain Lamontagne, president of the Coalition pour la liberte en education (CLE), praised the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case, saying the ethics and religious culture (ERC) course “undermines the fundamental rights of freedom of conscience and religion, […]
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LifeSiteNews Special Report – Pro-Abortion Environmental Activist and Renegade Bishops Headline Catholic Program

Friday October 8, 2004 Pro-Abortion Environmental Activist and Renegade Bishops Headline Catholic Program Event at Ontario Pembroke diocese Grey Sisters convent PEMBROKE, Ontario, October 7, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tickets are on sale now for the October 16 offering of “The Cosmic Culture of the Canoe”, offered as one of many new age programs running at the Marguerite Centre in Pembroke Ontario this year. The Centre, run by the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception and housed in their Motherhouse, features the Executive Director of the pro-abortion Sierra Club of Canada Elizabeth May as well as renegade Catholic Bishops Thomas Gumbleton […]
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NewsBytes for Aug. 24 – Obama and Islam

Tuesday August 24, 2010 NewsBytes for Aug. 24 – Obama and Islam Compiled by Steve Jalsevac See introductory article Militant Islam Versus the West * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information. Obama’s Milky Way By George Neumayr – The Spectator.org His presidency largely exists for the benefit of one religion, the only religion he appears to consider blameless and holy – Islam, and not even its moderate variant. Under Obama, America undercuts moderate Muslims while pandering to violent […]
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Mich. Woman Advertises for “Christian Roommate”: Gets Hit with Civil Rights Complaint

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — When a 31-year-old single woman in Grand Rapids placed an ad for a Christian roommate on her church bulletin board, she had no idea it would result in a civil rights complaint accusing her of illegal housing discrimination. The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, a private group, has said that the statement specifically asking for a Christian roommate “expresses an illegal preference for a Christian roommate, thus excluding people of other faiths.” The Alliance Defense Fund has taken up the case of the woman, and sent a letter last week to […]
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Human Life Itself has No Value: Britain’s Leading Bioethicist and Assisted Suicide Campaigner

By Hilary White LONDON, October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Unlike gold and platinum, life does not have value in itself, a member of the House of Lords and a campaigner for assisted suicide said in a televised debate last week. Medical professionals need to change their attitude towards assisted suicide, to take into account the wishes of patients who request to die, said Baroness Mary Warnock, known in Britain as the “philosopher queen” of bioethics. “There is no moral justification why the opinions of judges, lawyers and doctors should override those of the patient [who has expressed a wish to […]
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Chinese Woman Kidnapped by Govt Officials for Supporting Imprisoned Nobel Winner

By Kathleen Gilbert CHONGQING, China, October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Chinese woman who tweeted that she would demonstrate her support for imprisoned human rights advocate and Nobel peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was kidnapped by Chinese officials in the middle of the night, according to online friends. Freelance designer Mou Yanxi has reportedly returned home, but her mobile phone and computer have been confiscated after she stated on Twitter that she planned to carry a banner with the words “Congratulations, Uncle Xiaobo!” The tweet, according to a Chinese blogger cited by the UK's Guardian newspaper, led to officials taking […]
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NewsBytes for Aug. 24 – Ground Zero Mosque

Tuesday August 24, 2010 NewsBytes for Aug. 24 – Ground Zero Mosque Compiled by Steve Jalsevac See introductory article Militant Islam Versus the West * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information. Archbishop Dolan Calls for Dialogue Over “Ground Zero Mosque” The New York archbishop is underlining the need for civil, respectful dialogue as controversy heats up over plans for building an Islamic center near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “I know it’s a controversial topic,” said […]
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1st Black Female Harvard Med Grad and Leading Pro-Life Activist Passes Away

Tuesday October 19, 2010 1st Black Female Harvard Med Grad and Leading Pro-Life Activist Passes Away By Peter J. Smith BOSTON, October 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Mildred Jefferson, a civil rights pioneer who aggressively dedicated her life and talents to defending the rights of unborn children, died Friday at the age of 84 at home. Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, broke the news of Jefferson’s passing to the media. While no cause of death has been specified, Fox said that Jefferson’s health had been declining for the past few weeks. Jefferson is an important figure for […]
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Head of Vatican’s Highest Court: Ministers Have “Obligation to Deny” Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians

Tuesday August 19, 2008 Head of Vatican’s Highest Court: Ministers Have “Obligation to Deny” Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians By John-Henry Westen ROME, August 19, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of the highest court in the Vatican has given an interview with a Roman magazine in which he notes that when dealing with pro-abortion Catholic politicians, “the minister of the Eucharist has the obligation to deny It (Communion) to him.” Last month, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Raymond Burke, formerly the Archbishop of St. Louis, as the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, which is the highest judicial […]
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President Obama Endorses LGBT Youth ‘Spirit Day’

Friday October 22, 2010 President Obama Endorses LGBT Youth ‘Spirit Day’ By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama has issued a message exhorting young people who consider themselves homosexual to “be true to” themselves and recognize their sexual tendencies as “a source of pride, and a source of strength.” Obama issued the remarks in the wake of a nationwide “Spirit Day” in which celebrities, media, and schools across the nation wore purple to express solidarity with homosexual youths who have committed suicide. “Like all of you, I was shocked and saddened by the deaths […]
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