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Keyword: cultureoflife

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  • President Bush Will Leave Strong Pro-Life Legacy on Abortion, Bioethics

    01/16/2009 10:46:11 AM PST · by SErtelt · 7 replies · 433+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Americans may have their dispute with President Bush on other political issues and those disputes may have led them to support pro-abortion Barack Obama for president. But top pro-life leaders say Bush will leave behind a very strong and lasting legacy as a champion of the pro-life cause. During his administration, President Bush saw abortions decline to historic lows and he made history himself by signing the first measure to ever ban a form of abortion.
  • Bush: 'Sanctity of Human Life Day' (Thank you, President Bush!)

    01/15/2009 9:18:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies · 1,128+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-14-09 | Andy Barr
    In one of his final actions in the White House, President Bush on Thursday declared Jan. 18 to be “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.” “All human life is a gift from our creator that is sacred, unique and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world,” reads the presidential proclamation. “The most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent. My administration has been committed to building a culture of life...
  • The "most widely read pro-life news service in the world" Urgently Needs Your Support

    12/10/2008 9:40:09 AM PST · by MountainLoop · 7 replies · 445+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | December 10, 2008 | Steve Jalsevac
    The results of our campaign so far have been disappointing, but first, let me quote John Smeaton, a board member of International Right to Life and director of Britain's Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. At the recent International Pro-Life Conference in Toronto the very first thing John felt compelled to state was, "A lot of us wouldn't be able to work so effectively if not for the extraordinarily good work of LifeSiteNews, which is the most widely read pro-life news service in the world." Editor John-Henry and I frequently hear similar comments from leaders and activists wherever we...
  • Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg opposes euthanasia and loses power

    12/04/2008 3:26:01 PM PST · by Ozob · 10 replies · 598+ views
    Times Online ^ | Dec 4,2008 | David Charter
    Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg is to be stripped of his executive power to veto laws passed by parliament after threatening to block a Bill to allow euthanasia in the tiny state. The hereditary sovereign, 53, who is the last Grand Duke in the world, caused a constitutional crisis when he gave notice that he objected to Luxembourg following its neighbours Belgium and the Netherlands in permitting euthanasia before a second-reading vote in the Chamber of Deputies next week. Jean-Claude Juncker, the Prime Minister, also opposed the Bill but decided that the Grand Duke had overstepped the mark in threatening...
  • Another 'champion of abortion' becomes defender of life: the story of Sotjan Adasevic

    11/14/2008 7:10:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies · 775+ views ^ | Madrid, Nov 12, 2008
    In describing his conversion, Adasevic “dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people who were playing and laughing, from 4 to 24 years of age, but who ran away from him in fear. A man dressed in a black and white habit stared at him in silence. The dream was repeated each night and he would wake up in a cold sweat. One night he asked the man in black and white who he was. ‘My name is Thomas Aquinas,’ the man in his dream responded. Adasevic, educated in communist schools, had never heard of the Dominican...
  • Niece of Martin Luther King Jr.: "The Dream" Is Not Yet Fulfilled

    11/11/2008 5:54:57 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 27 replies · 625+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | November 11, 2008
    ATLANTA, GA, November 11, 2008 ( - Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that, while the election of an African-American president is a milestone for America, because abortion continues Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equal rights for all has not yet been fulfilled. "The election of an African American president sends a powerful and historic message that what was previously unthinkable can become reality," said Dr. King. "The battle for equal rights has reached a major milestone, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of full...
  • Palin, for Posterity--What’s Behind the Vicious Attacks?

    10/31/2008 1:34:30 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 495+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10/28/08 | By Paul Kengor
    Much like has happened with George W. Bush, it will be impossible for future historians to fully convey the level of white-hot hatred toward this woman. And that’s without her having enacted a single policy on the national level. She’s completely innocent of having even had the opportunity to do anything to hurt her detractors.
  • Welsh archbishop slams government’s removal of consent requirements for human-animal hybrids

    10/29/2008 3:22:46 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 242+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 29, 2008
    People have not been given a chance to say what they think of scientists using their cells, their DNA, without being asked, to make human animal hybrids. When people find out that scientists are taking cells without asking to make admixed embryos they will rightly react. Who can trust scientists, if they can do this with your cells without asking you?’
  • Scottish cardinal denounces embryo bill, compares legislation to Nazi policies

    10/29/2008 10:49:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 254+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 29, 2008
    Cardinal Keith O'Brien of Edinburgh, Scotland, has continued his energetic campaign against passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) bill, with an open letter to Prime Minister Gordon Brown in which the cardinal compares the provisions of the HFE legislation to Nazi genetic policies.
  • Bishop rebukes Michigan's Governor Granholm on embryo-research advocacy

    10/28/2008 10:19:18 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 371+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 28, 2008
    Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, Michigan has denounced Governor Jennifer Granholm for her 'shocking' suggestion that a ballot measure allowing embryonic stem-cell research is a 'pro-life' initiative because it could lead to the discovery of medical cures. "To be in favor of Proposal 2 is not to be pro-life," the bishop said. "A well formed Catholic conscience would never lead a person to support Proposal 2 as a Catholic."
  • Over 80 Bishops Say Abortion/Life Issues Defining Issues of Election

    10/27/2008 10:29:15 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 34 replies · 549+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | October 27, 2008 | Tim Waggoner
    WASHINGTON, October 27, 2008 ( – A comprehensive list compiled by reveals that more than 80 U.S. bishops have proclaimed abortion and the life issues to be the defining issues in the upcoming election, including 22 bishops who signed on to a joint statement by the New York bishops, and another 10 bishops who signed on to a Pennsylvania joint statement. Just three days ago, reported that popular Catholic writer and blogger Rocco Palmo had calculated that approximately 50 bishops have proclaimed abortion and the life issues to be the defining issues in the election; but according to...
  • US bishops opposing human-body disposal process(Culture of Death Alert)

    10/27/2008 10:40:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 783+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 27, 2008
    Bishop William Lori, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, has warned that a process for the disposing of human remains, originally developed for the disposal of animal carcasses, is incompatible with Catholic teaching on the dignity of the body. ‘Dissolving bodies in a vat of chemicals and pouring the resultant liquid down the drain is not a respectful way to dispose of human remains,’ he wrote. The New York State Catholic Conference has opposed a bill that would permit the practice in the state.
  • Biden’s New Bishop Blasts Candidate on Abortion

    10/27/2008 8:42:26 AM PDT · by MountainLoop · 15 replies · 585+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | October 27, 2008
    Bishop W. Francis Malooly, who was installed as Bishop of Wilmington last month, has criticized vice-presidential candidate Senator Joseph Biden over recent remarks the candidate has made about abortion. In a letter to the editor published in yesterday’s Wilmington News Journal, Bishop Malooly noted, ‘Sen. Joe Biden presents a seriously erroneous picture of Catholic teaching on abortion. He said, ‘I know that my church has wrestled with this for 2,000 years,’ and claimed repeatedly that the Church has a nuanced view of the subject that leaves a great deal of room for uncertainty and debate. This is simply incorrect. The...
  • Shock: Oxford Neonatologist Says Time Has Come to Consider “Mandatory Organ Donation”

    10/24/2008 8:49:43 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 51 replies · 1,114+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | October 24, 2008 | Kathleen Gilbert
    OXFORD, UK, October 24, 2008 ( - According to Dr. Julian Savulescu, the Uehiro Chair of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, and neonatologist and Oxford graduate student Dominic Wilkinson, bold steps may have to be taken to increase the supply of organs for transplant. This, they say in a co-authored article published today, could be accomplished by removing one simple impediment - the requirement of donor "death." In a separate article, published last week, Wilkinson suggested an even more radical plan – mandatory organ donation. "We could abandon the dead donor rule," wrote the pair in today’s article,...
  • Cardinal Rigali issues Pastoral letter stating abortion is the "Transcending Issue of Our Day"

    10/24/2008 1:42:39 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 21 replies · 971+ views
    The Catholic Standard and Times ^ | October 23, 2008 | Cardinal Rigali
    The transcending issue of our day is the intentional destruction of innocent human life, as in abortion. We wish with all our hearts that no candidate and no party were advocating this heinous act against the human person. However, since it is a transcending issue, and even supported in its most extreme and horrific forms, we must proclaim time and time again that no intrinsic evil can ever be supported in any way, most especially when it concerns the gravest of all intrinsic evils: the taking of an innocent life... At this moment in our country’s history, defense of innocent...
  • (Christians & Voting): How to 'Render' without Surrender

    09/30/2008 8:04:10 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 5 replies · 300+ views ^ | 9/30/08 | John Zmirak
    How to 'Render' without Surrender by John Zmirak 9/30/08 I know that I promised last week to continue my analysis of "Seven Key Aspects of Life Where Jesus Spoils Our Fun." And I will get back to it -- in fact, I'll do so relentlessly, seven times, until I've essentially written the core of my upcoming book on InsideCatholic's dime. I look forward to Anger Week more than Lust Week, and I even promise to type up something for Sloth Week that will be "good enough for government work." Mediocrity makes me feel right at home -- raised as I...
  • "Not Even the Economy Trumps Culture of Life Issues in This Election": Fr. Richard Neuhaus

    09/17/2008 3:47:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 212+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/17/08 | Jenna Murphy
    September 17, 2008 ( - In a Radio Vatican interview yesterday, Father Richard John Neuhaus, editor-in-chief of First Things, a US based faith and culture magazine, stated that despite the rickety economy, Americans consider the "culture of life issues" to "cut the deepest" when it comes to voting considerations. A former Lutheran minister turned Catholic priest, Father Neuhaus, 72, has been referenced congenially by President George Bush, who explained that Father Richard "helps me to articulate these [religious] things".Father Neuhaus stated that life issues are considered to be of "paramount importance" not only by Catholic voters, but also by...
  • Speaker Pelosi Summoned by Archbishop

    09/06/2008 5:50:05 AM PDT · by tcg · 41 replies · 580+ views
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is being invited by her hometown archbishop to discuss her erroneous views on the Catholic Church's teaching on abortion. In a statement released today, Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco joined the list of bishops who have responded to Pelosi's misrepresentation of Church teaching, which she expressed during an interview Aug. 24 on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press." Catholic San Francisco, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, published Archbishop Niederauer's text.Pelosi, when asked to comment on when life begins, said that as a Catholic, she had studied the issue for "a long...
  • Palin's Child Diagnosed with Down Syndrome (April 22, 2008)

    08/29/2008 8:29:23 AM PDT · by unspun · 74 replies · 1,029+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 4-22-2008 | Lisa Demer
    "When we first heard, it was kind of confusing," Palin, 44, said. She called the revelation "very, very challenging" and said she initially felt sad. But the family has worked through that. Palin said she and Todd feel blessed and chosen by God. With a big family including four older kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles, Palin said, they will have lots of support for what's ahead. In their eyes, she said, "he's absolutely perfect." --- In a letter she e-mailed to relatives and close friends Friday after giving birth, Palin wrote, "Many people will express sympathy, but you don't want...
  • Pelosi Spokeswoman About-face: Catholic Church Clear on Life Teaching, But Catholics Need Not Listen

    08/27/2008 4:02:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 78 replies · 355+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/27/08 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2008 ( - A spokeswoman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended the speaker's position as a "pro-abortion Catholic", not because the Church is unclear on when life begins, as earlier stated, but because Catholics routinely contravene "clear Catholic teaching" against abortion.In a statement praising Pelosi's appreciation for "the sanctity of the family," Brenda Daly, speaking for Pelosi, said, "While Catholic teaching is clear that life begins at conception, many Catholics do not ascribe to that view."In the controversial interview on NBC's Meet The Press that spawned Daly's statement, Pelosi had said,  "The Doctors of the Church...