OTTAWA WILL APPEAL ONTARIO HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE DECISION

OTTAWA, July 29, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A source with a connection to the Attorney General’s office has informed LifeSite that the Canadian Government will appeal the Ontario Superior Court decision in favour of homosexual marriage.  Today, was the last day to appeal the decision.  Federal Justice Minister/Attorney General Martin Cauchon will file the appeal later this afternoon.  More as the story develops…
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JUDGE ORDERS ABSTINENCE PROGRAM TO DROP “RELIGION”  A federal judge in Louisiana ruled yesterday that the state illegally used federal money to promote religion in its abstinence-only sex education programs, a decision that could jeopardize President Bush’s ambitions for expanding the effort nationwide.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2530-2002Jul25.html
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LIBERALS POLL TO HELP THEM DECIDE ON HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE

OTTAWA, July 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – True to form, the Liberal Party has employed a polling company to help them decide whether to appeal the recent Ontario Divisional Court ruling that orders governments to end all distinctions between homosexual and heterosexual marriage.  Pollara was asked to gauge support for “gay and lesbian marriage,” especially among respondents under 34.  The poll claims that 48 percent overall are in favour of granting “marriage rights” to homosexual couples; 43 percent are opposed, and 9 percent have no opinion. Among the young, the poll suggests an overwhelming 65 percent of those aged 25 to […]
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RAPE VICTIM ALLEGES BLACKMAIL BY LIBERAL CABINET MEMBER An 18-year old woman who claims that Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s adopted son sexually assaulted her has said that Liberal Cabinet member Ethel Blondin-Andrew warned her not to press charges.  https://www.nnsl.com/frames/newspapers/2002-07/jul26_02pmo.html   FAMED CANADIAN FIDDLER STANDS UP FOR HER BELIEFS INCLUDING PRO-LIFE https://www.torontostar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1027591330975&call_page=TS_News&call_pageid=968332188492&call_pagepath=News/News   OUTSPOKENLY PRO-LIFE GERMAN CARDINAL DIES Johannes Joachim Degenhardt (76), archbishop of Paderborn, died Thursday of heart failure.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62567-2002Jul25.html   FERTILITY TREATMENT PERILS SHOWN AS WOMAN PREGNANT WITH NINE BABIES https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=573&ncid=573&e=3&u=/nm/20020725/od_nm/pregnancy_dc_1   MALAYSIA GOV’T CONSIDERING LEGALIZING ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST AND RAPE https://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2002/7/26/nation/ihabort&sec=nation   CHILDREN CREATED WITH DONOR […]
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YOUNG PEOPLE EAGER FOR STRAIGHT TRUTH AND REJECT PABLUM

TORONTO, July 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite’s roving reporter covering the various World Youth Day events in Toronto has been tremendously impressed by the joy and exuberance of the youth and has come to appreciate their discernment.  Each morning the young people are given teachings at churches all over the city by the cardinals and bishops of the church.  The reactions of the pilgrims vary greatly according to what they receive. LifeSite’s Steve Jalsevac was present at a few catechesis sessions and noted the differing reactions with interest.  Archbishop George Pell from Australia, who gave his attentive audience in a […]
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ONGOING PRAYER SESSIONS BY WYD PILGRIMS OUTSIDE TORONTO ABORTUARY

TORONTO, July 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Prayer by World Youth Day Pilgrims over sixty feet away from a Toronto abortuary is driving the abortuary staff delusional.  Beginning Tuesday WYD pilgrims have taken time, sometimes up to five hours, to pray silently in a Park across the street from a Toronto abortuary.  However the reaction by the abortion clinic as reported by the media is frenetic.  “There is the feeling that these people, because they carry a rosary, because they are kneeling, because they call themselves Catholics, that they’re entitled to do this,” clinic manager Maria Corsillo said. “These people are […]
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POPE TELLS YOUNG PEOPLE TO REJECT THE LURE OF SIN AND FOLLOW JESUS

TORONTO, July 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Pope John Paul II challenged young people in his first official address to World Youth Day participants yesterday to reject “the lure of sin, however attractive it may be.”  Getting to the heart of the matter which drives the abortion and contraceptive industry, the Pope warned against enticing voices which “propose a joy that comes with the superficial and fleeting pleasure of the senses.” Rather than the fleeting and false joy “that can be had with money, with success, with power,” the Pope reminded the youth that true happiness – which we were made […]
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