Pope Calls All Christians to Join in Defence and Promotion of Traditional Family

VATICAN, January 5, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope John Paul II called on Christians, and “who believe in the importance of the family based on marriage” to “join forces at all levels” in order to defend and promote the family as a “fundamental social good.” Speaking on the first Sunday after Christmas, the commemoration of the “Holy Family” of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Pope explained that the family “is a human and divine reality.”  He warned that, “In our day a misunderstood sense of rights sometimes troubles the very nature of the family institution and of the conjugal bond.” “We […]
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New Jersey Law Allowing Human Cloning is World’s “Most Extreme and Explicit”

TRENTON, January 5, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey signed legislation Sunday which permits human cloning, where the human beings created in the process for experimentation must be killed before birth. Promoters of the bill argued that the legislation bans cloning and promotes embryonic stem cell research. However, the new law (bill S1909/A2840) not only explicitly allows embryonic stem cell research; it also allows somatic cell nuclear transfer (cloning) and the development of unborn clones up until birth. It only explicitly prohibits cloning “an individual” which the bill defines as, “the replication of a human individual by cultivating […]
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How the New Bishop of Phoenix Spent His Christmas Eve – Praying Outside an Abortuary

PHOENIX, January 5, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Only days after taking on his new position as the Bishop of Phoenix, Thomas J. Olmsted, joined some 200 pro-lifers in praying outside a Planned Parenthood abortuary – on Christmas Eve.  The Arizona public reported it as the bishop’s first public non-liturgical act as the new bishop.  The bishop’s participation, although kept quiet, swelled the numbers at the prayer rally to the largest in several years.  Commenting to the media on his presence at the prayer rally Bishop Olmsted said:  “Christmas is a celebration of God becoming one of us, entering fully into our […]
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