Mark Steyn’s Christmas Tide Column: “Europe’s problem is that it’s barren”

LONDON, December 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An early Christmas gift from The Telegraph has been a new column by internationally known columnist Mark Steyn.  In his latest offering, Steyn’s cutting wit focuses on Europe’s underpopulation dilemma. Here are a few jems:  “Confronted with all the begetting in the Old Testament, the modern mind says, ‘Well, naturally, these primitive societies were concerned with children. They needed someone to provide for them in their old age.’ In our advanced society, we don’t have to worry about that; we automatically have someone to provide for us in our old age: the state . […]
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Georgia Court Rules State Need not Publicly Fund Abortions

ATLANTA, December 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Georgia Superior Court ruled Monday that the state is not obliged to publicly fund abortions, even those claimed for ‘health’ reasons.  Seven abortuaries including Planned Parenthood of Georgia, were assisted by the American Civil Liberties Union in attempting to force the state to fund their abortion businesses beyond abortions for rape, incest and the life of the mother, which are already covered federally.  In his ruling, Fulton Superior Court Judge Gino Brogdon said, “There is no evidence that any of plaintiffs or any Medicaid-eligible women seeking an abortion have made application for benefits […]
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LifeSiteNews.com on Christmas Break Dec. 24 to January 5

The staff of LifeSiteNews.com wishes you and yours a happy and blessed Christmas. Each year at this time we take an extended break from our intense work to spend precious time with families and to re-generate our drained batteries. Today’s reports are the last for the current year. LifeSiteNews will resume again on Monday, January 5, 2004.  Until that time we wish you joy, peace and personal renewal.  We hope you approve of the re-designed LifeSite at https://www.lifesitenews.com/.  The project was begun in June of last year and so we are delighted that it has finally been implemented. There are […]
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B.C. Anglican Bishop Closes Church Days before Christmas for Refusal to Marry Homosexuals

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, December 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Anglican Bishop Michael Ingham of the New Westminster Diocese is closing Holy Cross church in Abbotsford – just days before Christmas.  The closure comes after a dispute between Ingham and a parish which declared itself “independent” in protest of the controversial decision by Ingham to “marry” homosexuals in his diocese. Holy Cross parish priest, Rev. James Wagner, told National Post reporters that, despite the forced closure, he would still celebrate mass on Christmas Day with his parishioners.  “I don’t regret what I am doing or the circumstances I find myself in. I […]
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Woman Charged With Falsifying Consent Form to Expedite Her Grandchild’s Abortion

MILWAUKEE, December 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A woman falsified her relation to her son’s girlfriend, claiming to be her aunt and legal guardian, in order to enable the girl to procure an abortion against the will of the girl’s parents.  The charge of “intentionally falsifying a patient health care record” is punishable by up to nine months in jail and a $25,000 fine if the woman is convicted.  The mother of the 15-year-old girl recently became aware of the incident through a letter the girl wrote.  The mother then contacted police.  The abortion occurred in February. The state legislature is […]
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New Scottish Cardinal Speaks Out on Homosexuality; makes 2004 Year of Life and Family

GLASGOW, December 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview Sunday, Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien stated clearly the Catholic teaching against homosexual sex.  His comments come one week before all parishes in the country will be read a letter designating 2004 as a year of ‘Life and Family’.  Cardinal O’Brien said: “It is not Christ’s teaching that if you happen to be homosexual then you can have a partner. It is not Christ’s teaching that if your marriage breaks up, you can go and live with somebody else. Gay unions and these sort of things are becoming commonplace. Where is society […]
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Canadian Supreme Court Rules Marijuana Criminalization is Constitutional

TORONTO, December 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Canada upheld its marijuana possession laws today, declaring that the potential health effects of marijuana use are “neither insignificant nor trivial.” The 6-3 majority decision came today after a court challenge by three men who feel the law “deprives offenders of their liberty.”  The court maintained that marijuana use “creates a potential harm to others when the user engages in driving, flying and other activities involving complex machinery,” and that there is nothing unconstitutional about the government criminalizing marijuana based on public health concerns.  The court remains particularly concerned for […]
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Palm Beach – The Town Council that Stole Christmas

PALM BEACH, December 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Town of Palm Beach, Florida will not allow public display of the Christmas Nativity alongside existing Jewish Menorahs on Town property.  In a special session of the Town Council held Tuesday morning, Town officials declined to vote on a request to allow Nativity displays alongside town-sanctioned Menorahs.  The decision by the Town Council comes a week after a federal lawsuit was brought by the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan on behalf of Palm Beach residents Maureen Donnell and Fern deNarvaez.  The lawsuit […]
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LifeSite NewsBytes

Powerful Christmas Article by UK Anglican Priestess Fighting for Disabled Unborn https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/dec/03122201.html Pope to Declare Mother Who Sacrificed Her Life for Her Unborn Child in 1962 a Saint https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/dec/03122206.html Science backs belief that it’s better to give than receive https://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/story.asp?id=1A97B706-A9FD-4513-843C-CDBE93E1C57A Do They Know It’s Christmas in China?  https://www.nationalreview.com/interrogatory/aikman200312220001.asp Abortion Leader Could Increase Income by ‘‘Reducing’’ Abortions https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=Nationarchive
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