Phoenix Bishop Addresses Homosexuality – Lovingly but Without Compromising Truth

PHOENIX, May 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has issued his second column on the subject of homosexuality.  Written with pastoral love and tenderness, the column smashes the false image of angry bishops denouncing homosexual persons.  At the same time the Bishop refuses the easy but unfaithful watering down of church teaching in order to gain societal approval.  The column addresses the pastoral care of homosexual persons.  The first item under the heading of “what not to do” reads: “Do not see those with homosexual inclinations as problems but as persons, persons whom Jesus redeemed by […]
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Venture capital money backs California stem cell measure https://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040520/APF/405201081   FDA Now Requires STD Testing for Sperm, Egg Donation   https://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/sun/2004/may/21/052107232.html   Study: Risk of Pregnancy After Vasectomy About 1%  https://www.greenjournal.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/5/848   Canadian Poll points to Liberal minority   https://www.canada.com/ottawa/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=dbd2664e-f56c-42ee-a91d-cee71e0d892d   20 per cent of active homosexuals in Mumbai are HIV positive https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/689382.cms   Joe Clark campaigns for Liberals in homosexual-activist candidate’s riding https://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/CanadaVotes/2004/05/20/466977-cp.html   Most same-sex ‘marriages’ involve lesbians https://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=18311   U.S. House Votes to Keep Child Tax Credit   https://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4114117,00.html   Homosexuals Sue IRS for Joint Filing Status https://www.startribune.com/stories/462/4785660.html   FDA: Active Homosexual Men May Not Donate Sperm […]
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Fetal Pain Informed Consent Bill Goes Forward in US

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the success of the unborn victims of violence act, pro-life legislators are putting another bill forward that will require doctors to inform a woman seeking abortions that her child will experience pain while being killed. Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas (Rep.) said of the proposed legislation that, “Unborn children can and do feel pain. Women should not be kept in the dark.” The bill would give a woman seeking an abortion the option of providing anesthesia to her unborn child. Non-compliant abortionists would be fined and could lose their medical licenses for repeated violations. […]
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New Internationalist Organization of Women Health Ministers to Promote “Reproductive Health”

GENEVA, May 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An organization made up of an elite list of female former and current heads of state, the Council of Women World Leaders, (CWWL), has held a meeting to organize a sub-group consisting of female government health ministers to address what they see as problems of “gender inequality” in health care. Minister Hyssälä of Finland said, “solutions to such health problems will have to include the empowerment of women through education and a guarantee of their human and reproductive rights.” The organization has strong ties to anti-family abortion and sterilization promoters at the United Nations, […]
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Archbishop of Bordeaux First French Prelate to Oppose Upcoming “Gay Nuptials”

BORDEAUX, May 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On June 5, Green Party politician Noel Mamre has pledged to perform homosexual ‘weddings’ in a suburb of Bordeaux of which he is mayor. Justice Minister Dominique Perben said last month any such ceremony would be null and void. The Catholic Archbishop of Bordeaux, Jean-Pierre Ricard of Bordeaux has issued a statement in opposition to the mayor’s plan. “If our society gives so much importance to the marriage of a man and a woman, it is not simply to take note of the formation of a couple… marriage also ensures the renewal of generations, […]
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Professor Appeals to MPs to Discard Ban on Incest

WELLINGTON, May 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Zealand Members of Parliament are being asked to consider repealing a ban on incest. In a presentation by retired history professor Peter Munz to parliamentarians Wednesday, it was argued that the ban is unnecessary. “Today, if siblings—against all odds – should fall in love with each other, they should be welcome to it,” Prof Munz stated, according to the New Zealand Herald. Munz argued that the ban on incestual relations was a relic of primitive society. “In each tribe or society the woman must not be available for consumption, so to speak, at […]
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Kerry Claim that He would Appoint Pro-Life Judges Hardly Believable

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Massachusetts Senator John Kerry said Wednesday that he would have no trouble appointing a pro-life judge to the courts, as long as that would not lead to overturning Roe v Wade. Kerry claimed that in the past he has voted for “any number of judges who are pro-life or pro-something else that I may not agree with,” as reported by the Associated Press.  While addressing a crowd of supporters in attendance at the pro-abortion March for Women’s Lives last month, Kerry repeatedly emphasized his support for abortion. “If you need any motivation [to vote […]
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WHO Official Admits Legal Abortion is Not “Safe” For Women

NEW YORK, May 21, 2004 (c-fam.org/LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) Friday Fax reported today on an international conference held last week in Washington, D.C., where population control advocates met to plan strategy to keep fertility rates tumbling. An official from the World Health Organization (WHO) made an admission that undermines one of the most common arguments for the worldwide legalization of abortion on demand. Dr. Gunta Lazdane, European Regional Advisor to the WHO on Reproductive Health and Research, said that,  “up to 20% of maternal deaths are due to abortion, even in those situations were […]
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