POPE SAYS CANADA’S CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD DEPENDENT ON MAINTAINING FAITH HERITAGE

TORONTO, July 23, 2002 (LSN.ca) – After being greeted by Prime Minister Jean Chretien at the Toronto airport today, Pope John Paul II had words of blessing and warning for Canada.  In his opening remarks the Pope spoke of the need for peace, justice, human solidarity, joy and hope.  The Pope praised Canada saying “In a world of great social and ethical strains, and confusion about the very purpose of life, Canadians have an incomparable treasure to contribute.” However, he said that that contribution was “on condition that they preserve what is deep, and good and valid in their own […]
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POPE’S ARRIVAL TRANSFORMS TORONTO AND CANADA

TORONTO, July 23, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Pope John Paul II’s arrival in Canada has transformed Toronto and Canada seemingly overnight.  Pro-life and Catholic leaders in Canada have been stunned by the surprisingly positive (with some exceptions) media coverage of World Youth Day (WYD) beginning Monday.  Moreover, a LifeSite reporter roaming the streets of Toronto covering WYD events has been amazed by the number of singing, joyful groups of pilgrims present everywhere throughout the city’s large downtown area.  Television and radio coverage of the Pope’s remarks as he was welcomed to Toronto today was thorough.  The two national newspapers, The National […]
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WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMS PRAY AT TORONTO ABORTUARY

TORONTO, July 23, 2002 (LSN.ca) – This morning about 100 World Youth Day pilgrims joined Msgr. Phillip Reilly of Helpers of God’s Precious Infants praying for about one hour outside of the Scott Abortion Clinic in Toronto.  Today’s vigil started with a Mass and then a talk with carefully laid-out instructions at the headquarters of Campaign Life Coalition in downtown Toronto. The pilgrims then walked several blocks to the abortuary while praying and singing hymns, returning in the same manner after the vigil at the abortuary. Afterwards, the Msgr. related stories about the extraordinary national and international growth of the […]
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NAIROBI PRO-LIFERS HOLD PRO-LIFE DEMONSTRATION https://allafrica.com/stories/200207210052.html   NETHERLANDS SWEARS IN NEW CENTER-RIGHT GOVERNMENT https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020723/ap_on_re_eu/netherlands_politics_11   FEMALE COLUMNIST PRAISES DIVORCE REPORT   Last week, the Institute for American Values (www.americanvalues.org) released a study on the effects of divorce on the unhappy couples themselves. It seems that another great myth is about to tumble—the myth that at least divorce makes unhappily married adults happier. To read Mona Charen’s column about the study: https://www.townhall.com/columnists/monacharen/mc20020719.shtml   MORE PRAISE FOR ABSTINENCE PROGRAMS   Uganda’s abstinence program is the only international success story in the battle vs. AIDS. But critics of President Bush’s proposal to spend […]
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CHINA’S DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE YIELDS LARGEST EMBRYONIC STEM CELL COLLECTION

HONGKONG, July 23, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The land of the one-child policy and forced abortions has yielded the largest embryonic stem cell bank in the world.  The Straits Times reports that by cloning “more than 30 human embryos” it has become “the first country in the world to have an abundant supply of embryonic stem cells.” The report notes that the “embryos were grown to a 200-cell stage, large enough to harvest.”  At least five laboratories in China are known to be engaged in the research. See the Straits Times report:  https://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/singapore/story/0,1870,132058-1026856740,00.html (Paid subscription necessary to access article.)
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NEW HEAD OF ANGLICAN CHURCH BOTH A BLESSING AND A CURSE

CANTERBURY, July 23, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The new Archbishop of Canterbury, titular head of Anglicans worldwide, was named today by British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The appointment of Dr. Rowan Williams was dreaded by some conservatives wary of his dissent from his predecessor, Dr. George Carey, on homosexuality and the remarriage of divorced persons in the church but at the same time praised by some pro-lifers.  The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), welcomed the choice of “a life-member of the Society” as Archbishop. John Smeaton, national director, said: “We are delighted to see that someone of such […]
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POPE’S OFFICIAL ITINERARY IN TORONTO FOR WORLD YOUTH DAY https://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/travels/2002/documents/trav_canada-guatemala-mexico_program_20020716_en.html   SINGAPORE APPROVES CLONING HUMAN EMBRYOS FOR RESEARCH Singapore will allow human cloning for research in addition to deadly research on human embryos from fertility treatments.  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020718/ap_wo_en_po/singapore_stem_cells_2   WORLD MAGAZINE COVER STORY ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD CONCEALING SEXUAL ABUSE https://www.worldmag.com/world/issue/07-27-02/cover_1.asp
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SIX BRITISH COUPLES AGREE TO BE FIRST CLONE PARENTS IN BIZARRE SCHEME

GLASGOW, Scotland, July 22, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Six couples who have agreed to become the parents of the first clones will be smuggled out of Britain “to an unnamed developing country” this year, according to a report from Glasgow’s Sunday Herald. One of the six couples, Bill and Kathy from the U.S. (their surnames are secret), say fertility scientist Panos Zavos will oversee the operation and perform the experiment.  A report quotes the couple: “We want children so badly and we have tried so hard and for so long. No one has tried as hard as Kathy has to have […]
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