South Korean Company Plans First Hospital Dedicated To Umbilical Cord Stem-Cell Treatment

SEOUL, South Korea, July 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The self-professed purpose of South Korea’s Histostem Corporation is music to the ears of pro-life advocates waging a difficult war against deadly embryonic stem-cell research. According to its website, Histostem “is pioneering cell-based therapy with stem cells, free of ethical problems.” Hoon Han, CEO of Histostem, received his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of Korea in 1979. There are few who would argue that Histostem’s research and experimentation with treatments involving only stem cells isolated from the blood in umbilical cords collected after birth poses any notable ethical conundrums. The corporation claims […]
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Ratzinger Warned in April 1st Lecture – “Very Soon It Will Not Be Possible to State That Homosexual

ROME, Italy, July 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the conclusion of Cardinal Ratzinger’s lecture, now Pope Benedict XVI, delivered on April 1st, the eve of John Paul II’s death, the then Cardinal strongly denounced the European Enlightenment culture and its increasing dogmatism against religion, Christianity and freedom. The Cardinal expressed his belief that the reasons given by the architects of the EU Constitution for excluding God from the document—that the mention of God or recognition of the Christian roots of the continent might offend those of other religions—doesn’t hold up under scrutiny. “The affirmation that the mention of the Christian […]
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Youth of America Tell Movie Moguls ‘Enough with the Smut’

HOLLYWOOD, July 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On August 4, 2005 the youth of America will present a petition to movie executives in Hollywood, California, pleading for cleaner movies. Youth Petition 2005 (see petition below) was drafted by a teen member of the Youth Advisory Council of the Abstinence Clearinghouse. The petition comes as part of the “Lights, Camera, NO Action” conference during which one thousand abstinence educators, parents and teens will gather in Hollywood, California to learn about advances in abstinence education. Youth Petition 2005 You have a lot of power. As a leader in the movie industry, you wake […]
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Bone Marrow Stem Cells Help Restore Fertility in Sterile Mice

BOSTON, July 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A team of Harvard scientists have discovered a reservoir of stem cells that appear capable of restoring the fertility of sterilized mice. While cautioning that such cells have yet to be found in human women, the researchers are hopeful that the discovery may contribute to the understanding of the reproductive system and aid the infertile. “This may launch a new era in how to think about female infertility and menopause,” said Jonathan L. Tilly, a reproductive biologist at Harvard Medical School. The researchers found that some cells in the bone marrow and blood of […]
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Half of Conservative Party MPs Are ‘Religious Conservatives’

VANCOUVER, July 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ottawa-based political reporter Lloyd Mackey, in an analysis prepared for the Vancouver Sun, estimated that half of the 98-member federal Conservative caucus is made up of religiously conservative MPs – 31 members are evangelical Protestants, with the remainder mostly devout Roman Catholics. The Sun emphasized, “That percentage is well over double the national average.” According to Darrel Reid – a Richmond, BC, Conservative candidate and former president of Focus on the Family Canada – the kind of religious conservatives caricatured by the far-left Canadian media as “pro-life fanatics, religious fundamentalists and other assorted dyspeptic […]
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Communion for Divorced and Remarried Undermines Sacrament of Matrimony says Pope Benedict

VALLE D’AOSTA July 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) -Â In a speech to priests of the diocese in which he is vacationing, Pope Benedict XVI reiterated Catholic teaching that members of the flock who have been divorced and remarried are in an irregular situation regarding the sacraments and may not receive Communion. The Catholic Church still holds that remarriage after divorce, though extremely common, is the moral equivalent of adultery, and so bars a person in such circumstances from receiving Communion. “I would say that a particularly painful situation is that of those who were married in the church, but were not […]
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Leading Researcher Proves RU-486 Causes Septic Shock Deaths

PROVIDENCE, July 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Even while the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating deaths related to it, the manufacturers of the drug Mifepristone continue to deny that their drug was the cause of the bacterial infection that has killed five women. Now, however, Professor Ralph P. Miech, a professor emeritus in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology at Brown University, has provided clear evidence that the drug causes conditions in which bacterial infections can take hold and become deadly. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy will publish Dr. Miech’s study in the September issue. During an […]
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Dutch ‘Catholic’ Group and Bishops Endorse UN Millennium Goals Which Include Abortion Promotion

AMSTERDAM, July 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Dutch aid group that claims to be Catholic is endorsing the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include the promotion of abortion as a means to reduce world poverty. According to a Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) report, the group, Cordaid, has even won over several Dutch bishops, who are now supporting the MDGs as well. C-FAM, drawing on information provided by Dutch Catholic journalist Jan Peeters, revealed that Cordaid, a “nominally Catholic organization” supports the Dutch government’s endorsement of the MDGs, which specifically criticize countries like the US that […]
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Canadian Government Pondering Reinstating MP Canned for Anti-American Rampage

OTTAWA, July 27, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Liberal Party of Canada may be reconsidering their decision to throw out Carolyn Parrish, the MP for Mississauga who made her career pandering to leftist anti-Americanism. The question remains open as to whether the party is reconsidering having also thrown out the extremism she represents. On the eve of the US Invasion of Iraq in 2003, Parrish was overheard saying she hated Americans and calling them “bastards.” Then-Prime Minister Jean Chretien had little interest in improving relations with the US and dismissed demands that she be punished, a decision taken as tacit agreement […]
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