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New South Wales rejects same-sex ‘marriage’

by Thaddeus Baklinski SYDNEY, Australia, November 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Members of the State Legislative Council of New South Wales, Australia voted earlier this week by a narrow margin of 21 to 19 to uphold the true meaning of marriage.  Most of the MLCs who voted against the Same-Sex Marriage Bill 2013 pointed…

BREAKING: Supreme Court refuses to block Texas pro-life law by 5-4 decision

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S. Supreme Court has voted by a 5-4 majority to allow a key provision of a Texas pro-life law to take effect. The majority ruled that a coalition of abortion providers had failed to prove that a Texas law requiring abortionists to have…

City approves ‘buffer zone’ around Planned Parenthood clinic: pro-life activists plan to sue

by Dustin Siggins PORTLAND, ME, November 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New England city faces a lawsuit from pro-life activists over a new 39-foot “buffer zone” around its only Planned Parenthood facility. On Monday, the Portland, Maine City Council approved the buffer in response to claims by Planned…

Viral Video: Duck Dynasty Jase and Missy talk virginity till marriage

by John-Henry Westen A video interview from June with Duck Dynasty stars Jase and Missy Robertson talking about remaining virgins till marriage has gone viral. Jase spoke at the K-LOVE Fan Awards and at about 1:50 in the video says: “We were both virgins when we got married until our wedding night. We decided to do it God’s…

Obama omits ‘under God’ from recital of Gettysburg Address for 150th anniversary

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Exactly 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln gave a short speech at Gettysburg to honor fallen Union soldiers and rededicate his audience to the cause that led them to that bloodstained Pennsylvania battlefield. Today, as part of the “Learn…

US Bishops’ Conference appoints new chairman for Catholic Relief Services

by Patrick B. Craine BALTIMORE, November 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has appointed a new chairman of the board for Catholic Relief Services. The appointmet comes at the same time as the organization grapples with its funding policies in the wake of revelations that it has…

Disfigured man embraced by Pope Francis: ‘I felt only love’

by Katie Craine VICENZA, Italy, November 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A severely disfigured man who was embraced by Pope Francis earlier this month has described his experience that day in an interview with the Italian news magazine Panorama. “My head was against his chest his arms were wrapped around me.…

Montreal’s mayor promises to crack down on erotic ‘massage parlours’

by Patrick B. Craine MONTREAL, November 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Montreal’s new mayor has promised to crack down on erotic massage parlours that obtain therapeutic massage permits to cover up prostitution and human trafficking. Denis Coderre made the bold remarks at a press conference Monday, mere days after…

This Family Guy clip is about abortion: and it’s devastating

by John Jalsevac Back when I was in college I watched Family Guy from time to time. I confess, I love Stewie. And the interaction between Stewie and Brian often had me in stitches. But eventually the over-the-top offensiveness of the show got to me, and I haven’t watched it in years (although the occasional Youtube…

Pro-life billboard with photo of newborn sparks controversy in Halifax: paediatrician calls for ban

by Patrick B. Craine HALIFAX, NS, November 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A pro-life sign with a photo of a newborn child posted outside a Halifax hospital is sparking controversy, with one hospital paediatrician even calling for the ad to be banned. Displayed on a bus shelter outside the Victoria General Hospital, the ad…

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