Recent Catholic News

US SUPREME COURT RULES WOMAN CAN BE STARVED TO DEATH OVER PARENTS’ OBJECTIONS

ST PETERSBURG, Apr 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Terri Schiavo, 37, has been forced to receive food through a feeding tube for the past eleven years after her heart stopped and she was deprived of oxygen for five minutes. Although unable to move, Terri can breathe on her own and her parents attest that she moans, smiles and cries and opens and closes her eyes in response to their care. However, some doctors say that her actions are only reflexes. Her parents have been fighting a desperate legal battle for eight years with her husband over his decision to have her […]
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FR. VAN HEE, PRO-LIFE PRIEST WITH MISSION TO POLITICIANS, HAS EYE OPERATION

OTTAWA, Apr 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Fr. Tony Van Hee, a pro-life Catholic priest who since September 1989 has quietly and peacefully picketed, prayed and fasted outside the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa, has been absent from the Hill for the last week due to an eye operation. Conservative MP Elsie Wayne asked Campaign Life Coalition about the missing Fr. Van Hee – “The Conscience of Parliament Hill”. Fr. Van Hee spoke with LifeSite today to say that he is doing very well after an eye operation last Friday to correct a detached retina. Although also fighting off a cold […]
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SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT IN FRANCE FORCING PRO-ABORTION LAW ON POLYNESIAN COLONY

PAPEETE, Apr 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Socialist government in France has passed a law increasing the legal limit for abortions from 10 weeks to 12 weeks. However, a clause in the bill, forces French Polynesia to publicly fund abortions, as has been done in France for some 25 years. Agence France Presse reports that the colony’s strong religious tradition has prevented the law’s extension thus far and Polynesia is rejecting the clause. Gaston Flosse, president of the French overseas territory that includes Tahiti and other islands, said Wednesday his government was prepared to take the issue to the constitutional […]
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HOUSE PASSES UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE ACT

WASHINGTON, Apr 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The US House passed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act today in a vote of 252-172. Despite vehement opposition by pro-abortion forces, including Planned Parenthood, NOW and NARAL, 53 Democrats, more than one-fourth of the party’s members in the House, joined Republicans in voting for the bill. On Wednesday, President George Bush endorsed the bill in a White House statement, which said the President “supports protection for unborn children and therefore supports House passage of H.R. 503. The legislation would make it a separate federal offense to cause death or bodily injury to a […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Speaking to reporters after 100 days as President yesterday, George Bush said his administration’s priorities on abortion should be on policies that “can actually pass Congress such as banning partial- birth abortion.” He continued, “I think it is unrealistic to assume that America is going to ban abortions at this point in our history because people got to understand the preciousness of life before the politics change.” He added that abortion would not be used as a litmus test for appointing Supreme Court justices.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010425/aponline084434_000.htm Tennessee voters may be able to vote to include the following in the state Constitution […]
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REJECTION OF GRASSROOTS SEEN IN ALLIANCE ANTI-DAY FIASCO

OTTAWA, Apr 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Considering that the Canadian Alliance Party touts itself as one that listens to grassroots concerns and emphasizes “binding referenda”, the current fiasco over Stockwell Day’s leadership by some disgruntled caucus members is being seen as a betrayal of the grassroots. In a show of defiance, Alliance deputy leader Deborah Grey, House leader Chuck Strahl, and deputy House leader Grant McNally, resigned from their posts yesterday citing lack of support for Day’s leadership. The Globe and Mail today reveals that another six MP’s have openly come out against Day including Art Hanger, Val Meredith, Bob […]
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PRO-ABORTION MARCH OPENLY PROMOTES VIOLENCE AND RIOTING

WASHINGTON, DC, Apr 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The April 22 March for Abortion, hosted by NOW and sponsored by NARAL, Planned Parenthood and the (alleged) Feminist Majority was attended by some 7000 abortion supporters, a far cry from the 100,000+ attendees of the March for Life. American Life League (ALL) points out that the ‘pro-choicers’, in addition to promoting abortion, “promote illegal activity such as violence and rioting.” A photo of some of the pro-abortion marchers shows masked and hooded marchers carrying a large sign reading, “we’re pro-choice and we riot.” (see photo from ALL’s Rock for Life at http://lsn.ca/ldn/2001/images/042501marchabortion.jpg […]
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PAKISTAN CAVES IN TO UNFPA POPULATION CONTROL PRESSURE

Monetary Pressure Forces Major Cultural Change   ISLAMABAD, Apr 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Money is being poured into Pakistan in order to encourage ‘voluntary’ population control. In a meeting Tuesday between Pakistani government representatives and the United Nations Population Fund, it was decided that the “country’s population growth rate would be further brought down to 1.9 percent by the year 2003 from the existing 2.2 percent.” The UNFPA promised another US $18 million to achieve the population “goal” after having already pumped in millions to suppress population growth. Methods used by the programme to counter births include “creating awareness among […]
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ARGENTINE ARCHBISHOP CALLS ON CATHOLICS TO DISOBEY NEW LAW

BUENOS AIRES, Apr 25, 2001 (LSN.ca/CWNews.com) – Archbishop Estanislao Karlic, president of the Argentine bishops’ conference, has said that Argentines don’t have to obey a new birth control law approved by the House of Representatives and now waiting for approval by the Senate. “Laws must be in accordance with the well-being of the human person, that is the key condition for a law to be respected,” said Archbishop Karlic after the congress approved the law on sex and reproductive health. The new law forces public hospitals and the Social Security agency to provide non-permanent birth control to all women, including […]
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NEW YORK STATE SENATOR SCHNEIDERMAN SLANDERS FR. FRANK PAVONE

NEW YORK, Apr 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In a libelous statement made against those involved in the pro-life movement, New York State Senator Eric T. Schneiderman has sent a letter to his supporters linking Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, with those involved in criminal attacks against abortionists. Schneiderman is calling on his friends at NARAL, Planned Parenthood and NOW to join him in a demonstration tonight when Father Pavone is honored at a National Right to Life dinner at New York’s Waldorf Astoria. In his letter of April 11, Schneiderman calls attention to the recent capture […]
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