Pope Warns: Attacking the Family Does Irreparable Damage to Society

VATICAN CITY, November 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking to a gathering of the Pontifical Council for the Family on Saturday, Pope John Paul II reflected on the institution of the family so attacked today especially by attempts to redefine marriage. “The family, founded on marriage, is a natural, irreplaceable institution and a basic element of the common good of every society,” said the Pope. “Whoever destroys this basic fabric of human coexistence, not respecting its identity and distorting its duties, causes a deep wound to society and provokes often irreparable damages.”  During his address, the Pope also mentioned that he […]
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Brazil to Decide on Pushing Gay Rights Again at United Nations

BRASILIA, November 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Brazil has for the last two years attempted to push gay rights through the United Nations by putting forward a resolution on “sexual orientation and human rights” at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.  The measure has met with worldwide opposition since nations are now realizing the direct connection between the development of special legal rights based on “sexual orientation” and court-imposed homosexual ‘marriage’ and even jailing of religious leaders for speaking out against homosexuality.  Reports indicate that even seven months after the 2004 Commission session, the Brazilian UN Mission in Geneva continues […]
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Vatican Bishop Warns Latest U.N. Statement on Cloning is “useless”

ROME, November 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Zenit News reported today that Bishop Elio Sgreccia, vice president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, considers the recently U.N.-approved statement on human cloning to be virtually “useless.” The bishop, who is vice president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, commented on the agreement to abandon a treaty on the issue and instead consider a compromise ‘declaration’ proposed by Italy and passed by the UN, which prohibits the creation of “human life through processes of cloning and all research oriented to obtaining such a result.” The nonbinding ‘declaration’ does not specifically ban all cloning. […]
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Campaign Life Coalition Leader Available for Alberta Election Response

OTTAWA, November 22, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s national pro-life political organization issued the following release regarding today’s Alberta Election:  ALBERTA ELECTION RESULTS: PRO-LIFE REACTION (Media Availability)  Pro-life supporters are watching today’s Alberta election with great interest.  Not only are Albertans electing a new legislature, they are also participating in their province’s third election for nominees to the Senate of Canada.  For comment on the national implications of the vote and on the election for Senate Nominees, contact Campaign Life Coalition National President Jim Hughes at (613) 389-4472.  Please visit www.lifesite.net for an analysis of the Alberta provincial and Senate campaigns […]
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UN staff ready historic no-confidence vote in Annan https://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20041119/wl_afp/un_annan_041119115027   Vancouver Drug Deaths Rise Despite Safe Injection Site https://www.fotf.ca/familyfacts/tfn/2004/111904.html   Nancy Keenan, the new president of NARAL Pro-Choice America https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60938-2004Nov18.html   The persecution of China’s Christians https://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20041118-115012-1833r.htm   Create best child possible says Australian Bioethicist https://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/lead-story27.htm   ‘Gay-straight’ clubs in schools anger foes https://www.washtimes.com/metro/20041117-100457-5569r.htm   Catholics see devout losing out on EU jobs https://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=607108§ion=news   John McCain’s ‘Global Warming’ Hearings Blasted by Climatologist https://www.cnsnews.com//ViewNation.asp?Page=Nationarchive
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Pornography Addiction Destroying Lives, US Senate Told

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pornography was compared to crack cocaine Thursday when a US Senate hearing discussing the dangers of the addiction called on members to endorse a public health campaign warning of the dangers.  “We’re so afraid to talk about sex in our society that we really give carte blanche to the people who are producing this kind of material,” pornography researcher from Virginia Tech, professor James B. Weaver said, as reported by the Associated Press. Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan) organized the meeting, which revealed that internet pornography is destroying families and harming children. Unsolicited e-mails and […]
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Specter Unanimously Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Arlen Specter has been unanimously endorsed for the Chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee after making a statement in which he promised to remain impartial. For the two weeks since the election, pro-life and family groups have engaged in an all out campaign to stop Specter from getting the job that would allow him to block social conservative, non-activist judiciary nominees. As soon as the magnitude of the opposition was clear, Specter started a campaign of his own on over 30 television appearances and, where it counts most, among friends in the GOP. The […]
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Jamaican Government Refuses to be Bullied by Homosexual Agenda

KINGSTON, November 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Jamaican government is refusing to cave in to an international pressure group demanding that homosexual ‘sensitivity’ training be installed for police and that the laws against homosexual activity be repealed. The group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has demanded that Jamaican laws against sodomy be repealed, and that ‘hate crimes’ laws similar to those in Canada and the US be put in place. HRW demands that the Jamaican Charter of Rights be amended to include, “sexual orientation and gender identity” and “sex” in its anti-discrimination clause.  Such changes in other countries have led to […]
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Wisconsin Governor Announces Plan To Spend $750M on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

MADISON, Wisconsin, November 19, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle announced plans Wednesday to allocate $750 million for embryonic stem cell research. The funds would be derived from both taxpayer and private sources.  Included in the disbursement would be $375 million for a new laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gov. Doyle said royalties derived from the $3 billion for stem cell research approved by Californians will also ultimately benefit the University of Wisconsin. Much of the original research and patents related to fetal stem cell research originated at U of W.  In April, Gov. Doyle vetoed conscience legislation […]
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