Vatican to Release Document on Homosexual Unions Thursday

VATICAN CITY, July 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Thursday July 31 the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will release a document entitled “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons”.  Catholic World News reports that the 12- page document which has already been signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the prefect of that Congregation, and also has the approval of Pope John Paul II, will be directed particularly toward politicians. The document, which was sent to Bishops’ conferences in June, will, says CWN, make it clear that Catholics who serve in public office have […]
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Eight Provinces Holding Back on Homosexual Marriage

OTTAWA, July 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Eight provincial governments have given notice that they will not go along with Ottawa’s attempt to impose homosexual marriage in Canada until the proposed federal law is actually in place.  “Our legal analysis is that we are bound by the current federal definition of law and should we start issuing marriage licences in advance, they would not be legal documents,” Riva Harrison, communications director for the Manitoba Justice department, told reporters.  Ontario and British Columbia, both led by supposedly centre-right governments, are the only provinces moving swiftly to comply with provincial court rulings ordering […]
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Dismantling Marriage—Prime-Time Flaunts Assault on Morality https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/7/282003a.asp   HIV cases rise among U.S. gay men https://www.msnbc.com/news/945018.asp?0cv=HB10&cp1=1   Anti-Porn Bill Targets Internet ‘File Sharing’  “The Protecting Children from Peer-to-Peer Pornography Act” is intended to prevent children from downloading pornographic material that is widely available through file-sharing services.  https://www.cnsnews.com/Nation/archive/200307/NAT20030728a.html   Schwarzenegger Won’t Run for California Governor https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,93106,00.html   Court Protects Parents from Overzealous Social Workers https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0027083.cfm   New York City Opens Public School For ‘gay students’ https://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/1711.htm https://www.frc.org/?i=WU03G19
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Slovakia’s President Vetoes Abortion Law

BRATISLAVA, July 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Slovakia’s President Rudolf Schuster has vetoed an abortion bill that would have allowed abortions up to the 24th week of pregnancy “in cases of genetic defects.” Liberal coalition members forced the bill through parliament over the objections of their Christian Democrat coalition partners.  “Given the aim and content of the law, the president considers it appropriate to wait for a decision of the constitutional court on this matter,” presidential spokesman Jan Fule told reporters.  The delay is being cited as evidence that the Catholic Church still enjoys some influence in the post-communist country, which […]
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A law’s fetal flaw Parents can now conceive babies whose cells can cure a sick sibling. But what if the pregnancy goes wrong?  https://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/030721/health/21cure.htm   Enlisted Women Opposed To Combat https://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/7/19/125623.shtml   Aids ‘threatens economic catastrophe’  https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3089227.stm   After a three-decade experiment initiated by Roe v. Wade, the results clearly show that abortion harms women https://www.cwfa.org/articles/4321/BLI/dotcommentary/index.htm   Infidelity Growing Because of the Internet https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0026988.cfm   Finally, Good News on Marriage https://www.frc.org/?i=WU03G16   Jerusalem touted s world’s capital Israel’s Peres wants shrines under stewardship of U.N., Annan as mayor https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33711
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Next Quebec Election Will Be Proportional

Quebec City, July 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The family Coalition Party of Ontario reported today that Quebec will abolish the current voting system in favour of proportional elections in time for the next provincial election. Minister responsible for Reform of Democratic Institutions, Jacques Dupuis, said on July 9, “There is a big enough consensus in our society for us to go ahead. That is the mandate I have received from the Premier.”  Prior to last spring’s provincial election, the Parti Quebecois government announced its intention of adopting a proportional voting system. The project has been taken up by the new […]
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August 22 National Marriage Day on Parliament Hill

Ottawa, July 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadians Against Same-Sex Marriage   (CASSM) announced today that on Friday, August 22, 2003, it will host a National Marriage Day rally at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, in support of traditional marriage.  Participants are expected to arrive at the Supreme Court of Canada by 1:00 p.m., when activities will commence.  Shortly before 3:00 p.m. there will be a march to Parliament Hill for a peaceful rally, prayers and speeches from prominent pro-family dignitaries and politicians.  The CASSM are also looking into the possibility of a simultaneous witness in the West.  For more information, contact:  […]
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