VATICAN, July 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The theme chosen by Pope John Paul for the January 1, 2004 World Day of Peace is “International Law, A Path for Peace.” A Vatican communiqué released yesterday afternoon says that the theme “hopes to underline the importance of law as a guarantee of international relations aimed at promoting peace among nations.” On January 13, 1997, in his annual address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, Pope John Paul expressed his conviction that “International law has been for some time a law of war and peace. I believe it is called […]
OTTAWA, July 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada have expressed deep disappointment with the Liberal Government’s proposed legislation on the redefinition of marriage and the legislation’s reference to the Supreme Court. In a release the CCCB said it continues to promote the traditional role of marriage, which is ‘the lasting union of a man and woman to the exclusion of others’ in opposition to that set out in the proposed legislation because ‘it discriminates against heterosexual marriage and the family, which will be deprived of their social and legal […]
MOMBASA, July 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kenya’s Catholics are girding themselves as feminist MPs promote the legalization of abortion and the glorification of homosexuality. Several government ministers are calling for legalization. Others say what is needed is tougher laws to support pregnant women and to force adulterous men to support the children. Mombasa archbishop John Njenga called abortion “outright killing” and said the proposals are a threat to the moral fabric of society. “Nobody should interfere with the unborn child; it has the right to be in the womb until it’s time to be born, and anybody flushing it out […]
EDMONTON, July 18 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Health Canada is warning of a syphilis outbreak mostly around homosexual men. Seventeen cases of the previously rare sexually transmitted disease, syphilis, have sprung up since March in Edmonton. The outbreak, with cases mostly occurring in gay or bisexual men, is the first such outbreak in Edmonton since the mid-1980s. The Edmonton incident is not an isolated incident, however, with syphilis cases on the rise among ‘gay’ men in a number of North American and British cities which had no such problem a decade ago. Ottawa is on syphilis alert with 11 cases detected […]
Chicago, Jul. 18 (CWNews.com) – At their annual meeting in Chicago this week, the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (CCC) approved resolutions urging the US bishops to curtail public theological dissent, and to take action against Catholic politicians who support legal abortion. The CCC, a group of American priests devoted to orthodox Catholic teaching, offered their best wishes to Pope John Paul II as he moves toward the 25th anniversary of his pontifical election. “We pledge our complete obedience and respect to the successor of St. Peter,” the group pronounced. In public statements on the sex-abuse scandal, the CCC raised objections […]
ADELAIDE, July 18, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A South Australian police task force into child sex abuse has identified 217 victims and 48 possible offenders among both married and unmarried Anglican clergy, with the number of victims expected to rise to over 400. “We have well over 200 matters to follow through on at this stage, with the possibility of that number increasing significantly,” said Police Commissioner Mal Hyde. “There is evidence, over the years, of some networking … which is what you expect from offenders of this type,” he said. Meanwhile another denomination, the Uniting Church of Australia, with which […]
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