Pope Tells Anglican Leader of ‘Serious Difficulties’ over Practicing Homosexual Bishop

VATICAN, October 6, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope John Paul II received the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in an audience Saturday.  The Pope’s short address welcomed the new Anglican leader but also mentioned the “new and serious difficulties” to Christian unity brought about by the Anglican Church’s decision to ordain a practicing homosexual as a bishop.  “As we give thanks for the progress that has already been made we must also recognize that new and serious difficulties have arisen on the path to unity. These difficulties are not all of a merely disciplinary nature; some extend to essential matters of […]
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Alberta Government Seeking to Prohibit Registration of Homosexual Unions

EDMONTON, October 6, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Government of Alberta is seeking to ensure that the federal Government in Ottawa cannot impose homosexual ‘marriage’ on the province.  The Conservatives under Ralph Klein are contemplating two initiatives to counter the pending federal legislation.  The new considerations were driven by the possibility that the use of the notwithstanding clause to stop the intrusion may not be effective.  Although nearly universally rejected by social conservatives, legal opinion from left-leaning law experts suggests that the province’s use of the notwithstanding clause to protect marriage would be disallowed by the Supreme Court.  Conservative experts retort […]
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Chicago Catholic Prep School Hosts Fundraiser for Pro-abortion Candidate.  To complain about St Ignatius College Prep email their administration at: [email protected] See coverage: https://illinoisleader.com/news/newsview.asp?c=8727   Cardinal Estevez Assures Reporters Pope Will Not Resign https://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200310011226-1039-RT1-CRO-0-NF11&page=0&id=agionline-eng.oggitalia   Study shows increased religiosity in countries leads to disapproval of abortion, prostitution, homosexuality, divorce https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2003-10/ps-iri100203.php
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Pennsylvania Catholic Bishops Question Election Candidates on Essential Issues Only

HARRISBURG, October 3, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In stark contrast to the secular pre-occupations of some North American Catholic bishops’ organizations, the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania have issued a questionnaire to political candidates which addresses only key Catholic concerns.  Such concerns, according to Pope John Paul II, are to be considered fundamental when deciding whom one should vote for.  All candidates are receiving a written questionnaire from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Results of those questionnaires are to be published in diocesan newspapers before the election.  In the 11 question survey, the first 6 questions deal with pro-life concerns, demonstrating the primacy […]
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Supreme Court of Canada to Consider Hearing Homosexual ‘Marriage’ Appeal Monday

OTTAWA, October 3, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments Monday in an application to appeal the June Ontario Court of Appeal decision to redefine marriage to allow homosexual couples to wed.  The Application for Leave to Appeal the decision on same-sex marriage was filed by the Association for Marriage and the Family in Ontario, which includes REAL Women of Canada, Focus on the Family and the Canada Family Action Coalition.  Gwen Landolt, a lawyer with REAL Women told LifeSite that normally three justices of the Supreme Court decide whether or not to grant leave to […]
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