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Cincinnati Archbishop Condemns ‘Catholic’ Groups’ Support for Health Bill

Tuesday March 23, 2010 Cincinnati Archbishop Condemns ‘Catholic’ Groups’ Support for Health Bill By Kathleen Gilbert CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Dennis Schnurr last week joined a host of U.S. bishops who came out explicitly against the Senate health care bill that was signed into law Tuesday, and condemned as erroneous “groups with ‘Catholic’ in their name” who supported the bill. “Positions on the current healthcare legislation taken by groups with ‘Catholic’ in their name have caused a great deal of confusion about the official position of the Catholic Church,” said Schnurr in a statement to pastors […]
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Gonzaga President Upholds University Ban of V-Monologues on Campus

March 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite pressure from parts of the student body, Gonzaga University’s Interim President Thayne McCulloh is upholding the Jesuit Catholic institution’s 2002 ban on performances of the vulgar play The Vagina Monologues. Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS), a watchdog organization for Catholic higher education, wrote to Dr. McCulloh, “As many Catholic colleges and universities work to renew and strengthen their Catholic identity, your decision not to reverse Gonzaga’s policy reassures Catholic families that Gonzaga continues on that path.  Thank you!” According to CNS the Monologues favorably describes lesbian activity, group masturbation […]
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States Consider Legislative Plan to Opt-Out of ObamaCare’s Abortion Mandate

Friday March 26, 2010 States Consider Legislative Plan to Opt-Out of ObamaCare’s Abortion Mandate By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Legislators in over a dozen states are considering a pro-life plan that would opt their states out of a major abortion mandate in the health care reform bill passed last Sunday. The legislation, developed by Americans United for Life (AUL), intends to take the abortion-health care fight to the states. It exploits a provision in the Senate health care bill that explicitly allows the state-run health insurance exchanges to prevent federal money from subsidizing health […]
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Planned Parenthood Cheers ‘Brave’ Nuns for Supporting Pro-Abortion Health Bill

By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has given her highest accolades to the social justice lobby of Roman Catholic nuns who “broke with the bishops and the Vatican” to support the health care bill that is set to unleash federal funding for abortion. “In the final days before the bill was passed, it was the Roman Catholic nuns who most importantly broke with the bishops and the Vatican to announce their support for health care reform,” gushed Richards in a Huffington Post column March 24, referring to the social justice lobby […]
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Americans for Truth About Homosexuality Labeled ‘Hate Site’ by Ultraliberal SPLC

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The website Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), a conservative activist group that opposes the homosexual political agenda, has been labeled an “anti-gay” “hate site” by the ultraliberal Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC is a non-profit legal organization that specializes in tracking “hate groups.” Its listings are sent to law-enforcement officials around the country, and are used in training some police departments. The “hate site” designation was given to AFTAH by SPLC without any justifying evidence. AFTAH's President Peter LaBarbera has consistently denounced organizations that express hatred towards […]
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Federal Judge’s Ruling Boomerangs on California Homosexualist Groups

Wednesday March 24, 2010 Federal Judge’s Ruling Boomerangs on California Homosexualist Groups By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Opponents of California’s constitutional ban on same-sex “marriage” have just found out that their success in gaining access to the campaign memos of the pro-family groups defending Prop. 8 has gone further than they intended. The federal judge hearing the landmark Perry v. Schwarzenegger case has now ruled that lawyers defending Prop. 8 will also have their turn to examine their opponents’ campaign memos, and use them as evidence to support their arguments for the constitutionality of […]
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President Signs Stupak’s Executive Order in Private Ceremony

Wednesday March 24, 2010 President Signs Stupak’s Executive Order in Private Ceremony By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday afternoon President Barack Obama signed the promised executive order that had secured the health care votes of Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) and a half-dozen pro-life Democrats. Unlike the signing of the health care reform bill itself, the executive order signing took place in a private ceremony in the Oval Office without reporters or television cameras. Stupak and twelve other Democrat colleagues attended, as well as Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.), who co-authored the Senate health bill’s […]
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List: Bishops, Nuns, Organizations Supporting/Opposing Senate Health Care Bill

Tuesday March 23, 2010 List: Bishops, Nuns, Organizations Supporting/Opposing Senate Health Care Bill By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., March 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following is a list of Catholic organizations and individuals who have come out publicly in favor of the Senate health care bill, which allows government funding of abortion: Catholic Health Association Network National Catholic Reporter Catholics United Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good Leadership Conference of Women Religious Bishop Emeritus John E. McCarthy of Austin, TX Following is a list of Catholic bishops and dioceses who have come out publicly against the Senate health care bill: […]
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Health Care Tidbits: of Pens, Swear Words, and Airports in Michigan

Wednesday March 24, 2010 Health Care Tidbits: of Pens, Swear Words, and Airports in Michigan By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 3:29pm EST WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The fallout after the passing of the Senate health care bill Sunday evening made for various interesting tidbits of information that don’t merit in-depth coverage, but are worth mentioning. Here is a list of some of them: – Thanks, Sister: Catholic Health Association CEO Sr. Carol Keehan was given one of the pens that Obama used to sign the health care bill. Such an honor is traditionally bestowed upon individuals or groups […]
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