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Friday, February 22, 2013

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Hilary White and John Jalsevac report from Rome that the media storm over events related to Benedict's abdication is increasing. Reporters can't keep up to incredible developments now appearing to reveal that a powerful homosexual subculture within the Church and the Vatican itself may have contributed to the timing of Benedict's decision to abdicate.

Today's LifeSiteNews blog post:

Catholic clerical “Gay Mafia” finally being exposed in media? - Steve Jalsevac

Arkansas House defies governor on 12-wk abortion ban, OK stares down Obama on HHS mandate, and more

Ben Johnson Fri Feb 22 21:46 EST Abortion

A state round-up of pro-life, pro-family legislation.

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.

Top Vatican official calls German bishops’ approval of morning after pill ‘exemplary’

John-Henry Westen Fri Feb 22 18:32 EST Abortion

The President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, has backed the decision of the German Bishops conference to permit use of the morning after pill in Catholic hospitals for rape victims.

World’s top authority on morning-after pill says women must be told it may cause abortions

Patrick B. Craine Fri Feb 22 12:46 EST Abortion

The admission by Princeton prof Dr. James Trussell comes the same month as Germany's bishops have backed the use of the morning-after pill for rape victims.

German Bishops give qualified approval of morning after pill for rape victims

John-Henry Westen Fri Feb 22 15:54 EST Abortion

Archbishop Ganswein says it is “not true” that Cardinal Meisner called and spoke with Pope Benedict XVI about the morning after pill.

New research shows brain connectivity begins in utero

Andrew Bair Fri Feb 22 22:00 EST Bioethics

Researchers believe the breakthrough study could lead to new ways to prevent and treat brain disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia.

Two Iowa Planned Parenthood facilities to close

Ben Johnson Fri Feb 22 20:16 EST Abortion

Spencer Health Center performs “abortion services,” and both provide the abortifacient morning-after pill.

NARAL hires Obama's campaign strategy group to videotape young pro-lifers in their homes

Kirsten Andersen Fri Feb 22 20:00 EST Abortion

The group, GMMB, would not tell the pro-life interviewees who paid them for the videotapes.

Former NARAL President Nancy Keenan worried about an

Feds behaving badly: FBI combats child porn, sexting, and nude photo sharing on gvt-issued phones

Kirsten Andersen Fri Feb 22 19:55 EST Abortion

Some 85 employees have been fired for sexually related offenses, many carried out with government property.

Sandra Fluke embraces transgender soldiers in the military, HHS mandate 'accommodation'

Ben Johnson Fri Feb 22 15:14 EST Abortion

“We still don't let trans-folk join the military,” Fluke told a gathering at Claremont McKenna College on February 13. “That needs to change.”

Connecticut parent tries to ban high school pro-life 'hate group directed by terrorists'

Thaddeus Baklinski Fri Feb 22 14:23 EST Abortion

“Don’t let hate groups infiltrate our educational system,” she told the school board, especially considering "their tactics of killing doctors."

Girl Scouts 'give thanks' for membership in worldwide pro-abortion organization

Cathy Ruse Fri Feb 22 14:19 EST Abortion

Video: Sierra Club protesters support population control

Adam Cassandra Fri Feb 22 12:59 EST Politics

Another protester chimed in that people who have “excessive children” are not showing the proper amount of “Earth patriotism.”

Colorado bishop: National Catholic Reporter ‘is an embarrassment to the Catholic Church’

Patrick B. Craine Fri Feb 22 07:54 EST Faith

Bishop Michael Sheridan agrees the liberal publication should stop using the name "Catholic."

New Office of Religious Freedom praised by Canadian faithful

Peter Baklinski Fri Feb 22 16:53 EST Faith

“This is not an office to promote a particular religion," said the new ambassador, Dr. Andrew Bennett.

Dr. Andrew Bennett, right, shakes hands with Prime Minister

“Gay mafia” blamed for Papal resignation in Cardinals’ report

Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Feb 22 20:59 EST Faith

A Machiavellian, blockbuster story has been published in Italy's La Repubblica, alleging that among the reasons for Pope Benedict’s shocking decision to resign was the existence of an entrenched “gay network” in the Vatican.

Cardinal Bertone overrules Vatican CDF head over removal of Catholic status from rebel university

Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Feb 22 20:38 EST Abortion

Major Vatican controversy over action by the Secretariat of State and Lima's Cardinal Cipriani against Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, whose theology department opposes Catholic teaching on homosexuality and abortion.

Recognizing population control in Ethiopia

Fr. Peter West Fri Feb 22 15:53 EST Abortion

With the 13th highest fertility rate in the world, Ethiopia is a prime target of Western population controllers.

Fr. Aloysius, Archbishop Souraphiel, and Fr. Peter West

Abortion is crippling honesty

Judie Brown Fri Feb 22 13:06 EST Abortion

When a New Jersey court ruled that a woman who had cocaine in her system was not guilty of abusing her preborn child, the major media—with the exception of Bill O’Reilly—yawned and moved on.

Vandals use feces to plaster images of Savita Halappanavar on Irish pro-life office

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