United Nations Chief Kofi Annan Endorses Human Cloning

UNITED NATIONS, October 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Breaking with customary neutrality on highly contested issues, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has come out publicly in favour of human cloning for research purposes just as the General Assembly commenced two days of critical hearings on the issue. “Obviously it is an issue for the member-states to decide, but as an individual and in my personal view, I think I would go for therapeutic cloning,” Annan told reporters today.  While the partisan comment from the Secretary General came as a surprise to many, pro-life leaders on the international scene saw it […]
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United Nations Chief Kofi Annan Endorses Human Cloning

UNITED NATIONS, October 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Breaking with customary neutrality on highly contested issues, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has come out publicly in favour of human cloning for research purposes just as the General Assembly commenced two days of critical hearings on the issue.  “Obviously it is an issue for the member-states to decide, but as an individual and in my personal view, I think I would go for therapeutic cloning,” Annan told reporters today. While the partisan comment from the Secretary General came as a surprise to many, pro-life leaders on the international scene saw it […]
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Chicago Cardinal Thanks Young Adult Pro-Lifers for Witness

CHICAGO, October 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago was driving past an abortion facility one day, and saw a group of young people praying. He has sent a letter thanking the group of young adult pro-life activists from St. Mary of the Angels Young Adult Group who for years have done sidewalk counseling and prayer vigils outside Chicago’s Planned Parenthood abortion facilities. Tessa, a member of the parish-based group describes their work. “There are usually about ten (pro-lifers) praying while one or two try to hand potential Planned Parenthood clients information about abortion. We also offer them […]
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Diocesan Lawyers continue to Ban Voting Guides

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 20 (Culture of Life Foundation/CWNews.com) – According to documents obtained by the Culture of Life Foundation, officials of the Dioceses of San Bernardino, California, and La Crosse, Wisconsin, have instructed pastors and parish administrators not to allow the distribution of “Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics,” published by Catholic Answers. With two weeks remaining before election day, the dioceses’ actions are another episode in the political drama surrounding the question of the Catholic vote.  In an August 20 letter from Diocese of La Crosse attorney James G. Birnbaum to pastors and administrators, Birnbaum said the “Voter’s Guide” ought […]
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Infertile Woman Pregnant Due to Tissue Transplant from Twin Sister

ST. LOUIS, October 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another advance has been made in fertility treatment that would allow infertile women to conceive naturally. Stephanie Yarber, 25, has received a transplant of her twin sister’s ovarian tissue and has conceived a child. Doctors at St Luke’s Hospital in St Louis, Missouri, think this may be a first where a tissue match was found from an identical twin. Melanie Morgan who has three children, donated her ovaries after her sister spent over US $10,000 on unsuccessful fertility treatments. Stephanie had been unable to conceive previously because of early-onset menopause at the age […]
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Governor Schwarzenegger Supports Massive Grant for California Human Cloning Research

SACRAMENTO, October 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, former movie star and one who claims to be a devout Catholic, has announced his support for California’s Proposition 71, the Embryo Cloning and Stem-Cell Research Bond Act. The act would allocate $3 billion for unethical stem cell research that would allow the creation of cloned human beings for experimental research. Schwarzenegger, in supporting the Proposition, is acting against strongly emphasized Catholic teaching on the stem cell research and against Republican Party policies that focus on ethical and far more productive adult stem cell research. Proposition 71 would also […]
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Theresa Heinz-Kerry Promises Acceptance of Gays Top Priority as First Lady

October 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with the homosexual activist web-site, planetout.com, Theresa Heinz-Kerry promised that promoting acceptance of homosexuals would be a top priority for her as the new First Lady, if her husband John F. Kerry were elected US President in November.  Heinz-Kerry spoke with planetout.com’s senior political correspondent, Chris Bull, Friday. She reiterated the ideology often perpetrated by homosexual activists—that sexual orientation is never chosen and cannot be changed and that homosexual activity is therefore moral: “A lot of people, particularly those of the more fundamentalist view, think of homosexuality as a sex thing rather […]
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Excommunicated or Not, Kerry is not Permitted to Receive Communion

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The controversy over the Catholic lawsuit against Presidential candidate John Kerry, and the denial by Vatican personalities of having been involved in it in any way has generated confusion about Kerry’s status within the church. Apart from the question of whether or not Kerry is “automatically excommunicated”, recent authoritative Vatican statements have made clear that he is, by virtue of his support for abortion, not permitted to receive communion.  The Catholic penalty of excommunication is to be distinguished from inadmissibility to receive communion which comes with being in a state of serious sin.  The […]
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