AL GORE WILL NOT RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2004 SAYS TOP ADVISOR

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A top advisor to Former Vice President Al Gore said that Gore has decided not to run for president in 2004.  A recent flurry of media appearances by Gore sparked concern that he was planning a presidential bid. See the CNN coverage:  https://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/12/15/gore.ap/index.html
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POPE ACCEPTS BOSTON CARDINAL’S RESIGNATION

VATICAN CITY, December 13, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope John Paul II, who earlier rejected the resignation of Bernard Cardinal Law of Boston, today accepted the resignation after Law traveled to Rome to repeat the request personally.  It has recently become the norm that bishops step down at age 75, but Cardinal Law, 71, is the longest-sitting cardinal in the American church, and the highest level prelate to resign in the current scandal involving sexual abuse, drugs, mismanagement and cover-up, mostly occurring in the 1970s and 1980s.  No new archbishop has yet been named for Boston, but the Vatican appointed auxiliary […]
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STANFORD TO CREATE HUMAN EMBRYOS FOR EXPERIMENTATION

WASHINGTON, December 13, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The libertarian-conservative Weekly Standard reports that Stanford University is creating a $12 million research center for producing human clones for biomedical research. The move defies both the July 2001 ban by the U.S. House of Representatives and a four-year moratorium recommended by the President’s Council on Bioethics, write William Kristol and Eric Cohen.  Kristol and Cohen comment: “Stanford’s announcement is important: In a country still weighing the significance and moral dangers of taking the first steps toward human cloning, a major research university has decided to plunge ahead. Stanford seems to believe that the […]
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CANADIAN SCHOOL PRINCIPAL BANS ‘CHRISTMAS’

VICTORIA, December 13, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A school board superintendent in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island wrote an email memo discouraging school principals from using the word “Christmas” in referring to the holiday season.  Carola Lane sent the e-mail to principals and vice-principals, underscoring the district’s “strong commitment” to diversity. “As we look at the celebration of ‘Christmas Concerts,’ we need to be sensitive to ensure that no one feels excluded,” she wrote. “I appreciate your co-operation in ensuring that holiday festivities at schools do not discriminate against any students or their families,” she said.  In response to public outcry, Ms. […]
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