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US Catholic Bishops Slam Catholic Professor-Theologians over Book on Sexuality

September 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Wednesday issued a sharply worded rebuke of a book co-authored by two Creighton University theologians. “The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology” was published in 2008 and written by Todd A. Salzman, chairman of the Creighton University Department of Theology, and Michael G. Lawler, the department’s professor emeritus. The book attempts to provide moral justification for contemporary sexual behaviors that consistently have been held to be immoral by the Catholic Church. The 23-page statement is titled “Inadequacies in the Theological Methodology and Conclusions of The […]
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Congressman: U.N. Abortion Agenda Undermines Fight against Maternal Mortality

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., September 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In this Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post, U.S. Congressman Chris Smith warned that an abortion agenda at the United Nations threatens to derail Millennium Development Goal number 5 of sharply reducing global maternal mortality, by diverting life-saving resources away from mothers and into legalizing abortion. Smith, the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa and global health, said that while health activists and world leaders were convening this week at the UN to discuss the eight Millennium Development Goals and the targets to achieve by […]
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Louisiana Abortion Clinic Cited for Danger to Health and Safety to Remain Open

By Peter J. Smith BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has been denied again the opportunity to keep closed an abortion facility cited for substandard medical protocols. A state judge has ruled that the abortion business, which performs between 200-300 abortions per month, can remain open while it appeals the DHH decision to shut it down. Judge Mike Caldwell of the 19th Judicial District Court ruled that Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport could continue to remain open and operating while the DHH's case against the abortion facility made its […]
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Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses

Friday September 17, 2010 Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses ROSWELL, New Mexico, September 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New Mexico School principal has penalized three Christian students with suspensions for giving fresh Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible verses to each of their teachers, according to the public advocacy group Liberty Counsel. This school is already named in a pending lawsuit filed by Liberty Counsel on behalf of families and students who were bullied, and one suspended, for exercising their freedom of religion by distributing abstinence wristbands and plastic models of babies at 12 weeks gestation […]
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New Archbishop of Seattle: “To be Catholic Means to be Pro-Life”

Thursday September 16, 2010 New Archbishop of Seattle: “To be Catholic Means to be Pro-Life” By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This morning Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of Bishop James Peter Sartain of Joliet in Illinois, as metropolitan archbishop of Seattle Washington, where nearly one-fifth of the over five million residents are Catholic. In January, Bishop Sartain was one of the 45 U.S. Bishops in attendance at the March for Life Vigil Mass in Washington, DC. Bishop Sartain told LSN at the time that he was proud that over 225 youth from his diocese […]
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New TLC Series Aims to End ‘Discrimination’ against Polygamy

Thursday September 16, 2010 New TLC Series Aims to End ‘Discrimination’ against Polygamy By Kathleen Gilbert UTAH, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The stars of a controversial new TLC television show are gearing up to help change America’s idea of the family, encourage an end to what they call “discrimination” and promote legal acceptance of a new definition of marriage. But this Utah family is not concerned about redefining marriage as between two men or two women, but as between one man and two, three, four, or more women. “I just fell in love, and then I fell in love […]
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Federal Judge Deems Military ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Rule ‘Unconstitutional’

Friday September 10, 2010 Federal Judge Deems Military ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Rule ‘Unconstitutional’ By Kathleen Gilbert Updated 12:55pm EST RIVERSIDE, California, September 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge in California Thursday night ruled that the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy banning homosexuals from disclosing their sexual orientation while serving in the U.S. military is unconstitutional. The ruling, which the judge vowed to follow up with a permanent injunction against the policy in two weeks, arrived less than three months before the results of a Pentagon study evaluating the possible detrimental effects of repealing the policy is […]
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Pitchfork Politics: the Feds are Targeting Conscientious Doctors

Friday September 17, 2010 Pitchfork Politics: the Feds are Targeting Conscientious Doctors Commentary by Dominique Monlezun and Kristan Hawkins September 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Get the pitchforks out — America is hunting physicians. Instead of calling off the dogs, President Obama is leading the charge. In March of 2009, Obama called to rescind the conscience protection clause that was implemented by Health and Human Services on January 20, 2009. Then he adamantly backed the passage of the healthcare reform law, which leaves physicians’ conscience rights open for attack from nearly all sides. Why should you care about the conscience rights […]
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Phoenix Bishop Excommunicates Pro-Gay Priest Over Woman’s Ordination

Friday September 17, 2010 Phoenix Bishop Excommunicates Pro-Gay Priest Over Woman’s Ordination By Peter J. Smith PHOENIX, Arizona, September 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic bishop of Phoenix has excommunicated a priest who had openly supported the homosexual agenda, but crossed a line by participating in the attempted ordination of a woman to the Catholic priesthood. According to the Arizona Republic , Rev. Vernon Meyer, 58, was excommunicated by Bishop Thomas Olmsted over his participation in last month’s attempted ordination of Elaine Groppenbacher in Tempe. The ordination – which the Catholic Church does not recognize as valid – was performed […]
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