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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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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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

ELEMENTARY TEACHERS OF TORONTO ENDORSE ANTI-POPE DEMO https://www.canoe.ca/Columnists/levy.html   FR. RAYMOND DE SOUZA’S NEW WYD COMMENTARY https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?id={8B71DE04-ABFC-492D-81B5-8D8FB19E1B7A}  TORONTO POLICE STOP ANTI-CATHOLIC ACTIVIST FROM PUSHING CONDOMS ON PILGRIMS https://cbc.ca/stories/2002/07/24/challenge020724
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

US SENATE TO VOTE TODAY ON UN FEMINIST TREATY The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a United Nations treaty that has been at the top of the abortion-rights agenda this year. Those who believe that abortion and abortive forms of “contraception” are the keys to achieving equality between men and women have finally succeeded in bringing this treaty to a vote, American Life League reports.
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KEY CHILD PORNOGRAPHER ARRESTED IN BRAZIL

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Lawrence Stanley, 47, a key source in the case surrounding Judith Levine’s pornographic book “Harmful to Minors” has been apprehended at his home in Brazil, and is now in custody awaiting trial.  Levine says Stanley is “the most thorough research[er] of child pornography in the 1980s.” Her book, “Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex,” argues that it is “harmful” to protect children from exploitation by perverts, quotes Stanley several times. Author Levine is also an apologist: “The fact is, most kids will say yes to sexuality at some point […]
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ALLIANCE FAMILY CRITIC WARNS “TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON MARRIAGE”

OTTAWA, July 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – In a column published yesterday in the National Post, Alliance Family Critic Vic Toews warned “The deadline to appeal this decision is next Monday (July 29). In the interest of ensuring that the voices of Canadians are heard on this issue, the federal Liberal government must appeal this case.” Toews notes that “the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice are nowhere to be found on this issue” despite having promised to defend the traditional definition of marriage. “They are taking the easy way out, letting unaccountable and unelected judges make law in place […]
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TORONTO’S CARDINAL CHEERED FOR PRO-LIFE STAND BY WYD PILGRIMS

TORONTO, July 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Toronto's Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic received thunderous applause as he responded to a question on abortion in a Catechesis session he offered yesterday as part of the World Youth Day celebrations. Asked about abortion and embryonic stem cell research the Cardinal said, “the Church will forever be opposed to it. I don't feel the Church has any choice in the matter” – a response which elicited heartfelt approval from his the several hundred youth in attendance. Responding bluntly on the issue of embryo research he said: “You don't have to produce babies and kill them […]
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MARRIAGE MEANS HAPPIER RELATIONSHIP, SAYS NEW STUDY

HYATTSVILLE, Maryland, July 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A new study shows that, for those who want to increase the chances of a happy relationship, marriage is a much better bet than ‘living in sin’.  Couples who live together unmarried are more than twice as likely to split up than couples who tie the knot. In other words, people who live with their boyfriend or girlfriend have an almost 50-50 chance of break-up within five years—compared to 20% among married couples, according to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) based on a five-year survey period.  The 100-page report, by […]
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NEW EBOLA AND HIV VACCINES WILL USE TISSUE FROM AN ABORTED BABY

CLEARWATER, FL, July 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Children of God for Life, a pro-life group which specializes in information on vaccines using tissue from aborted babies, has announced the discovery of plans by Crucell, N.V. and the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institutes of Health’s Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to jointly develop a new vaccine against ebola.  The vaccine will be manufactured using Crucell’s PER C6 cell line, which is derived from the retinal tissue of an 18-week-old aborted baby.  Children of God for Life has already received over 450,000 signatures in their Campaign for Ethical Vaccines.  Last […]
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