US Urges China to Release Blind Anti-Forced-Abortion Activist Chen Guangcheng by LifeSiteNews.com By John Jalsevac LINYI, China, August 14, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A high ranking US official has joined in the efforts of the Bush Administration to convince China to release blind anti-forced-abortion, anti-one-child-policyÃactivist Chen Guangcheng. Chen was formally arrested earlier this year for his public advocacy for local victims of the forced-abortion, one-child policy in the eastern China city of Linyi, although he had already been under house arrest since August 2005. “We believe that there has been a certain violation of normal standards and are urging China to […]
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Missouri Law Banning “Choose Life” License Plates Ruled Unconstitutional by LifeSiteNews.com KANSAS CITY, January 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal court Wednesday ruled in favor of attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund who were defending “Choose Life” as a slogan for specialty plates. ADF attorneys represented pro-life organization Choose Life of Missouri in the lawsuit. “Pro-life organizations shouldn’t be penalized for expressing their beliefs,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Joel Oster. “Unfortunately, that’s how Missouri officials unfairly discriminated when they denied Choose Life the right to exercise their free speech rights, and today the court agreed.” The court ordered the […]
14-Year-Old Lia Mills at Pro-Life Conference: “I have learned to embrace conflict” by LifeSiteNews.com By Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, Ontario, October 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Friday sessions at the International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa, Canada featured a host of powerful and hard-hitting talks from some of the shining lights and rising stars in the US, Canadian and international pro-life movements. Fourteen-year-old Lia Mills, who became a YouTube sensation after her school speech on abortion got over half a million views, shared how she endured in giving the speech for her school’s speaking contest despite her teacher’s opposition and a […]
TEACHER REPRIMANDED BY COLLEGE FOR OBJECTING TO HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA by LifeSiteNews.com VANCOUVER, June 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – In May, Chris Kempling, a 13-year teacher and counsellor in the public school system in BC, was declared guilty of conduct unbecoming a member of the BC College of Teachers by the College (BCCT). Kempling was reprimanded for writing letters to the editor objecting to the promotion of the homosexual agenda in the public school system as well as for writing unpublished research essays, and private letters to her supervisors and elected officials. The College declared that “everything that you have written in […]
Young Wisconsin Catholics Cheer Bishop Morlino for Welcoming Orthodox Priests by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert MADISON, Wisconsin, June 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholics in the diocese of Madison, WI are hitting back at negative media coverage of their bishop after he welcomed priests with the Society of Jesus Christ the Priest, a group renowned for their traditionalist liturgy and fidelity to orthodox Catholic teaching. Supporters note that, contrary to the picture painted by dissenting voices in the media, Morlino’s focus on orthodoxy is increasingly popular with Catholic youth – even in the liberal stronghold of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison […]
Bishop: All Priests Must Play Recorded Homily on Life and Family or Suffer “Serious Consequences” by LifeSiteNews.com By John-Henry Westen MADISON, WI, November 2, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Robert C. Morlino is a man of courage.Ã The 59-year-old who has been a bishop for seven years, serving the last three in the diocese of Madison, has taken steps to ensure that his teaching on voting in favour of life and family get transmitted to the faithful.Ã After hearing reports of “isolated cases” of priests refusing to convey, or even publicly contradicting, the bishops’ messages on these important topics, he went […]
Bishop Morlino Sacks Dissident Feminist Pastoral Associate, Elicits Rage from Liberal Community by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert MADISON, Wisconsin, March 18, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Morlino, who has come under fire in the past for proclaiming Catholic Church teaching on life and family, is again facing the ire of liberal Catholics. This time, the Madison bishop is facing protests for sacking a pastoral associate who advocates dissident liberation and feminist theology. Ruth Kolpack, who has served as pastoral associate at St. Thomas parish since 1995, was dismissed by the bishop on Thursday after she refused to recant a 2003 Master’s […]