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 […]
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 […]
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By Lorne Gunter Friday 18 July 2003 “Economic growth is not the cure; it is the disease.” That is Maurice Strong’s take on what is wrong with the world, today, and what is the greatest threat to the environment. Everything that is wrong can, in Strong’s mind, be traced to three sources—industrialization, wealth and free markets. I’d add a fourth—Christianity—except Strong never quite comes out and blames it for the world’s ills. He merely hints at it with statements such as “We are all gods now, gods in charge of our own destiny,” which he made in his autobiographical 2000 […]
Pro-Life Group Prepares For Hawaii Campaign https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=413&ncid=413&e=2&u=/ibsys/20030717/lo_kitv/1700511 Ultrasound Could Provide First Safe, Non-invasive Treatment for Uterine Fibroids, Study Says https://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_repro.cfm#18852 New Orleans Hospital To Begin Participating in Stem Cell Recovery, Storage Program https://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_repro.cfm#18852 Unborn mothers? Horrific research must be stopped, bioethicist says https://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=16289 Baby teeth yield “adult” stem cells, as featured in Popular Science: https://www.popsci.com/popsci/medicine/article/0,12543,462719,00.html Oxfam says people should be able to choose between abstinence and condoms, but says more condoms are needed: https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3067205.stm U.S. President Bush is expected to nominate Janice Rogers Brown of the California Supreme Court to the U.S. Court of […]
WELLINGTON, July 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Zealand’s Parliament will debate legislation to create civil unions for homosexuals, including all legal rights of married couples without legal marriage. The Labour-led coalition, led by Prime Minister Helen Clark, will bring forward a Civil Union bill that would require same-sex as well as opposite-sex partners only to fill out forms and pay a fee, and they could dissolve the union after two years of separation. Failing to create a civil union option would leave New Zealand “very vulnerable” to human rights complaints on grounds that current laws discriminate against homosexuals, said Tim […]
IRELAND, July 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A member of the European Parliament has accused her government of not doing enough to defend the Irish Constitution against the European Commission’s dictatorial attacks in the wake of a European Commission decision to approve funding for research on ‘spare embryos’ from IVF treatments. Connacht/Ulster MEP, Dana Rosemary Scallon protested that, “This flies in the face of democracy and reduces Ireland’s Constitution to nothing other than a reference book. Europe’s appointed Commissioners have approved this controversial destructive research funding without public debate and without the opportunity of Parliamentary response or debate from either Dáil […]
BOSTON, July 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The world's most influential medical journal, the Boston-based New England Journal of Medicine, has pledged to aggressively seek out and publish research on embryonic stem cells to boost the controversial field's standing among politicians and the public. In today's editorial, the journal's editors pledge to “do our part” to promote stem cell science by giving the growing research field a prominent place in its pages. Dr. George Q. Daley, a stem cell specialist at the MIT-affiliated Whitehead Institute and Harvard Medical School called the new policy “an enormous endorsement.” Drazen explained that combating arguments […]