Tuesday, February 15, 2011


A Quebec priest and former Member of Parliament, Rev. Raymond Gravel, has filed suit in the provincial courts against LifeSiteNews on the grounds of libel and demanding $500,000 compensation. Apparently the good Fr. Gravel blames LSN, among other media outlets, for his forced retirement from his seat (although canon 285 §3 forbids clerics from "assum[ing] public offices which entail a participation in the exercise of civil power"). Although Fr. Gravel is on record as having declared himself "pro-choice", and as having defended the awarding of Canada's highest civil honor to abortionist Henry Morgentaler, he apparently claims a distinction between "pro-choice" and "pro-abortion".

The Thomas More Society has offered legal help; however, TMS is a US organization, while the lawsuit was filed in Canada. Even a successful defense will severly cripple or shut down LSN. For this reason, they're passing the hat around for contributions to help them fight off this vicious attack.

If you'd like to help, follow this link to LSN's donation page. You can make a one-time gift, or on a monthly basis. Your donation is tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.