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Priest Says it is “a Most Grievous Sin” to Fail to Oppose the Homosexual Agenda

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski EL PASO, Texas, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Texas priest, writing as a guest columnist in the El Paso Times, has unequivocally come down on the side of the “precious and infallible teachings of Holy Mother Church” that affirms the dignity of human life at all stages and upholds the true meaning of marriage. Fr. Michael Rodríguez, parish priest at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, told readers that “a Catholic would be guilty of a most grievous sin of omission if he/she neglected to actively oppose the homosexual agenda.” “I sincerely hope and pray,” Fr. […]
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FDA Gives Green Light to First Embryonic Stem Cell Trials in Humans

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving the green light for California researchers to test the effectiveness of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) on human patients, according to the New York Times. The trial will be the first in the U.S. to involve hESCs being injected into human test patients. The hESCs were developed by Geron Corporation and the University of California, Irvine. Proponents of hESC research claim that embryonic cells can turn into any cell of the body; critics, however, point out that such research involves […]
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Pro-lifers to Challenge Prayer Ban on Walkway in Front of Planned Parenthood

By John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A number of pro-life activists have announced that they will pray on the public walkway in front of the Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood (PP) on Saturday, August 14 as part of an event called “A Time to Stand” – even if doing so means arrest and going to jail. Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, said about the event: “We are going to embrace free speech, the First Amendment and religious liberty … We will not be bullied or intimidated into silence.   “It is tragic that peaceful […]
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HHS: Make Obamacare Sex Ed Programs Gay-Inclusive

By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a funding announcement encouraging the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) to “consider the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth” and to be inclusive of such participants. The PREP program, which was established by the new federal health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), provides federal funding to state programs ostensibly designed to delay sexual activity, increase condom and contraceptive use, and reduce pregnancy. The program is explicitly prohibited from giving funds to […]
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“No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” Introduced

Friday July 30, 2010 “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” Introduced By James Tillman WASHINGTON, DC, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Today Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Dan Linkinski (D-IL) filed the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding of abortion in every federal program and establish as permanent many of the pro-life policies currently relying on regular congressional re-approval. “The health care bill made it clear that the current way we prevent taxpayer funding of abortion through annual riders is dangerously fragile,” Lipinski said. “To guarantee that taxpayers are never forced to pay […]
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Students React Cautiously to UIUC Statement on Dr. Howell

Friday July 30, 2010 Students React Cautiously to UIUC Statement on Dr. Howell By Kathleen Gilbert CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While students of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have hailed the school’s decision to reinstate professor Kenneth Howell, many have also received the news with caution, saying that the decision leaves some questions unanswered. News broke earlier this month that Dr. Kenneth Howell would no longer be allowed to teach at UIUC after a student complained about Howell’s instruction to students in his Catholicism course. The student claimed that an email from Howell explaining how homosexuality […]
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CBS President Apologizes for Not Having Enough Homosexual Propaganda

Friday July 30, 2010 CBS President Apologizes for Not Having Enough Homosexual Propaganda By James Tillman July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — CBS President Nina Tassler has apologized for the network’s low rating on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s (GLAAD) recent “Network Responsibility Index,” which ranked broadcast and cable networks by the percentage of “LGBT-inclusive” hours in their original prime time programming. “We’re very disappointed in our track record so far,” said Tassler at the Television Critics Association fall previews. “We’ll try to do better.” CBS received the worst rating of the five broadcast networks evaluated, with 7% of […]
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Abortion Leaders Complain: HHS Abortion Ban ‘Not What We Expected’

Friday July 30, 2010 Abortion Leaders Complain: HHS Abortion Ban ‘Not What We Expected’ By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While the White House continues to claim that a ban on abortion funding was always understood to apply to the whole federal health care law, abortion leaders, who once hailed the health care bill as a “huge victory,” are still expressing shock at the Obama administration’s last-minute ban of elective abortion funding in federally-funded high risk insurance pools. The thoughts of various abortion lobby leaders were collected in a Politico piece Friday detailing the pro-abortion confusion […]
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Judge Orders Arizona to Help Pay Homosexual Partners’ Insurance

Thursday July 29, 2010 Judge Orders Arizona to Help Pay Homosexual Partners’ Insurance By James Tillman PHOENIX, Arizona, July 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge has blocked the enforcement of an Arizona law preventing health insurance benefits for the dependents of state employees from being offered to homosexual partners in domestic partnerships. He also denied a motion by state Attorney Charles Grube to dismiss the case Collins v. Brewer and ordered that the case proceed. Arizona currently provides subsidized health care to the dependents of eligible state employees, including spouses or domestic partners. However, domestic partners may either be […]
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Archbishop Urges All to Oppose Opening of New Planned Parenthood

Wednesday July 28, 2010 Archbishop Urges All to Oppose Opening of New Planned Parenthood By James Tillman OMAHA, Nebraska, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Archbishop George Joseph Lucas of Omaha has released a statement asking “Catholics and all women and men of good will … to oppose the opening” of a new Planned Parenthood facility in Omaha both by prayer and by petitioning their elected officials. It would be the first Omaha Planned Parenthood to provide abortion. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH) has announced plans to open an abortuary at 3105 N. 93rd Street in Omaha, the archbishop explained, […]
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