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By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Dawn Johnsen, the woman who has been nominated to head the White House Office of Legal Counsel, once compared pregnancy to slavery, said restrictions on abortion “reduce women to fetal containers,” and characterized pregnant women as “the inevitable losers in the contraceptive lottery.”
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Evidence has emerged that the founder of a religious order that deals with problem priests wrote often to his bishop and the Vatican warning that priests who sexually abused children should not be returned to ministry. At one point, he even searched for an island to purchase where these molesters could be sent.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Father Benedict Groeschel has publicly announced that he suffered a minor stroke in mid-March which has left him with some speech difficulties.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The bishops of Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia have publicly confirmed that they will uphold the declaration of Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City that Governor Kathleen Sebelius should not present herself for communion should she be appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services and move to Washington, DC.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed a bill ensuring that women and girls seeking abortions can see ultrasound images before the procedure.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The Vatican says it “cannot approve” of the new Dan Brown movie, Angels and Demons, scheduled to open on May 15, and has refused to allow filmakers to use the Holy See or any Catholic church in Rome for filming.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A Kansas jury has found abortionist, George Tiller, not guilty on all 19 misdemeanor charges that accused him of violating state laws involving late-term abortions. However, moments after the verdict was announced, the state’s Board of Healing Arts announced plans to investigate additional allegations against him.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Only hours before receiving an award from Planned Parenthood, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the tilma inside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City and asked the rector, “who painted it?”
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The battle to preserve traditional marriage resulted in two critical victories this week. The Governor of Vermont announced he will veto a same-sex marriage bill passed by the legislature this week and lawmakers in the state of Hawaii failed to come up with enough votes to release a civil unions bill from a committee in which it has been stalled.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A large coalition of Notre Dame University-sponsored student groups has issued a stinging repudiation of University President Rev. John J. Jenkins, CSC, for inviting President Barack Obama to speak at the upcoming commencement ceremonies and receive an honorary law degree.
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