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FAITH-BASED INITIATIVES RATED A SUCCESS   A study suggests that U.S. faith-based programs implemented after the landmark 1996 welfare reform act are showing great success at helping individuals cope and recover from their various social problems even as the programs make sure participants are not pressured to practice religion.  https://www.cnsnews.com/Culture/Archive/200209/CUL20020905a.html BRITAIN BACKS U.S. EXEMPTION FROM ICC   Key advocacy groups rapped the European Union and Britain in particular on Wednesday for considering a bid by the United States to exempt Americans from the new International Criminal Court. The Bush administration continues to persuade signatories to sign bilateral exemption accords protecting […]
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CANADIAN SENATE COMMITTEE RECOMENDS LEGALIZING MARIJUANA https://www.canoe.ca/CNEWS/pot_sep4-cp.html   STUDY: MOTHERS OFTEN MISTAKENLY BELIEVE SEX-ACTIVE CHILDREN ARE VIRGINS https://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/05/national/05SEX.html?ex=1031889600&en=ab40421dc1bc27c7&ei=5006&partner=ALTAVISTA1   FAILURE OF RADICAL ELEMENT AT EARTH SUMMIT GOOD FOR POOR NATIONS https://www.cnsnews.com/ForeignBureaus/archive/200209/FOR20020905b.html
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FATHERS OVERWORKED AS NEVER BEFORE, MOTHERS NEGLECTING CHILDREN

OTTAWA, September 5, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A new study says one in four Canadians who work for a living now put in over 50 hours a week—compared to one-in-ten who did so 10 years ago. Those putting in the most hours are company managers and professionals, according to Health Canada’s National Work-Life Conflict Study.  For fathers, the “big change” over the past ten years has been in assuming a more “equal share of responsibility” for looking after children and older family members. For mothers, the time spent on looking after children has declined by 33%.  60% of men surveyed work […]
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TEEN GIRLS ‘CLOSE TO THEIR MOTHER’ LESS LIKELY TO LEAD IMMORAL LIFE

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Teenage girls who have a close relationship with their mothers are more likely to abstain from premarital sexual activity, researchers say. The findings, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, was done by researchers at the University of Minnesota.  Researchers found several characteristics of mothers whose daughters were “still virgins.” All had made it clear they strongly disapproved of their daughters having sex; there was a good mother-daughter relationship; they had regular contact with the parents of their daughters’ friends; and were more likely to have a college education.  Amie McLain, 18, a sophomore […]
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LATIN AMERICAN BISHOPS BLAST UNITED NATIONS AND EU FOR ANTI-FAMILY PRESSURE

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 5, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Catholic Bishops from 25 Latin American countries ended a three day conference yesterday with a final document blasting the United Nations and groups such as the European Union for pressuring governments to legislate in favour of abortion, homosexuality and divorce.  “Latin American governments have been pressured to legislate against Christian family unity by strong groups like the United Nations and the European Union who want to impose their experiences here,” said Monsignor Carlos Aguiar of Mexico, president of the Catholic council for Latin America. AP reports that the specifics of the […]
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UNIVERSITY OBLIGES STUDENTS TO READ HOMOSEXUAL PROPAGANDA

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, September 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – University of Maryland freshmen are being assigned to read a play about a homosexual college student. Officials are distributing 10,000 copies of “Laramie Project,” a play based on the 1998 death of student Matthew Shepard—elevated by activists to the status of a gay martyr—to all incoming freshmen.  “This book can be used to look at the issue of hate crimes and healing particularly after September 11,” alleged spokesman Dave Ottalini. But in fact, the play “portrays those who adhere to traditional values as irrational or bigoted,” said Steve Crampton, chief counsel of […]
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