We've published a must-read paper by HLI researcher Brian Clowes today showing with many citations the link between homosexuality and the clergy sexual abuse crisis. With this background, Pope Benedict's previous move to ban men with same sex attraction disorder from the priesthood can be seen as a step in fighting the crisis. Complaints that the prevalence of homosexuals within the clergy has absolutely nothing to do with the incidents of sexual abuse are strongly contradicted by the evidence from Clowes and other sources.
The folks at the People Concerned for The Unborn Child (PCUC) conference in Pittsburgh on Saturday were an inspiration. These good people have been in the fight to defend the unborn for many years and are exceptionally well informed and active.
Being the last speaker of the day, I was able to hear the first class talks given by Revamarie Savage from Silent No More, Kurt Kondrich, a dynamic, really on fire advocate for Down Syndrome children, and Deborah Sturm, Secretary of the National Association of Pro-life Nurses. Deborah gave a powerful presentation on the Dangerous Trends on Organ Donations.
I was also amazed to hear PCUC's Mary Lou Gartner explain to me how she managed to organize sending 120 busloads of people to the Washington March for Life – the largest contingent in the country. Mary Lou has been doing this for the past 20 years. We will tell you more about this in a future article, as well as another article regarding Kurt Kondrich's angelic daughter Chloe and his incredible efforts on her behalf.
And lastly from this trip, we will later relate to you the chilling YouTube discussion by some biothicists that Deborah Sturm showed the conference. These academics have their own idea about whether or not it is ethically really necessary to wait until someone is actually dead so that their organs can be retrieved with the least delay.
By the way, I was delighted to learn that a good number of the folks at the PCUC conference are LifeSiteNews super fans. There were many expressions of gratitude for our work that I was told has been immensely helpful to their own efforts. It was humbling to receive such affirmation and positive response to my presentation about the work of LifeSiteNews. A lot of LSN bumper stickers were taken to help spread the word about LifeSiteNews.
Also, editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen travelled to the REAL Women of Canada conference on Saturday. We can now report that it was to receive REAL Women's annual National Award. We are grateful to REAL Women of Canada and honored to have been selected as the recipient of their 2010 National Award.
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