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  • CBS, NBC censor Pope Francis’ call against abortion

    11/23/2014 2:12:09 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael F. Haverluck
    In a bold stand for life, Pope Francis called physicians to refrain from performing abortions and euthanasia, even if their jobs call for it. In what many are seeing as the latest example of progressive media’s gross censorship, NBC and CBS cut short the pope’s message... Pope Francis made his take on the sanctity of human life loud and clear during his address last weekend to Catholic doctors in Italy, asserting that doctors must make the “brave choice” to never administer an abortion or euthanasia — even if doing so is considered an act of civil disobedience. “To play with...
  • Lafitte graceful, charming, but still considered a pirate

    12/13/2003 11:26:10 PM PST · by Holly_P · 11 replies · 197+ views
    Shreveport Times ^ | 12/14/03 | Editorial
    Contemporaries described the smuggler Jean Lafitte as "graceful and elegant in manners ... accomplished in conversation." Women found him charming. Some of the leading figures of New Orleans openly associated with him. But to young Louisiana Gov. W.C.C. Claiborne, there was just one word for Lafitte: "pirate." Even so, as historian Bennett H. Wall records, "It was not the privateering and occasional piracy ... that particularly annoyed Claiborne and the government of the United States. ... Rather, it was the fact that Lafitte and his men openly flaunted customs laws by selling their booty at much lower prices than legitimate...