Vatican Message on World AIDS Day: Prevent this “Planetary Evil” Fostered by “Pansexual Culture”

By John-Henry Westen and Terry Vanderheyden VATICAN, November 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In its message for the World Day Against AIDS, December 1, 2005, the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care calls AIDS a “planetary evil”. The message, signed by Council President Cardinal Lozano Barragan notes that of the three pathways of AIDS infection – blood, mother to infant and sexual transmission – the third “remains the most important.” It is “greatly fostered” says the message, “by a kind of pansexual culture that devalues sexuality, reducing it to mere pleasure without any further meaning.” Prevention, it says, “must come from […]
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Convicted “Honour” Killers May Also be Charged For Procuring Late Term Abortion

By Hilary White LONDON, November 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The three men convicted of the “honour” killing of nineteen year-old Iranian engineering student Arash Ghorbani-Zarin, may be investigated for procuring an illegal late term abortion as well. Chomir Ali’s daughter, 20 year-old Manna Begum, was six months pregnant by Ghorbani-Zarin, and the family, after having him knifed 46 times, went on to have his child killed in an illegal late term abortion facility in Spain. The murdered man’s father, Raheem Ghorbani-Zarin, has called for prosecution for the illegal abortion as well as the stabbing murder. “Manna’s family have not only […]
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Knights of Columbus Forced to Pay Damages to Lesbians for Refusing to Rent Hall for “Wedding” Recept

By Terry Vanderheyden VANCOUVER, November 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has demanded that a Roman Catholic men’s fraternity, the Knights of Columbus, award a lesbian couple damages for refusing to rent them a hall for their same-sex “wedding.” The Tribunal said the Knight’s, however, had the right, as a religious group, to refuse the facility to the women, but that the women should be compensated for the “undue hardship” that cancelling the event had on them. “The Knights could have taken steps such as meeting with the complainants to explain the situation, formally apologizing, immediately […]
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Toronto Cardinal’s Spokesman: Frequenting Gay Bars Would Hamper Ordination to Priesthood

By John-Henry Westen TORONTO, November 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The new Vatican document on homosexuality and the priesthood, states that there are three categories of men who may not be admitted to seminaries and may not be ordained priests, they are: “those who practise homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture’”. LifeSiteNews.com asked Dr. Suzanne Scorsone, spokesman for Toronto Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, what was meant by the prohibiting ordination of men who support the ‘gay culture’. Dr. Scorsone explained that the meaning is open to interpretation in various cultural settings. However, she stated, “Obviously if a […]
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Manitoba Taxpayers to Pay for all Abortions

By Terry Vanderheyden WINNIPEG, November 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Manitoba taxpayers are now paying for all abortions committed in the province. Health Minister Tim Sale revised government policy to allow private abortuaries to receive provincial funding for the procedure last week. In a blatant attempt to put pressure on the Manitoba provincial government to fund their killing business, a group of women in Winnipeg turned Henry Morgentaler’s Winnipeg abortuary into a non-profit facility – Jane’s Clinic – in April 2004. Two women then challenged the government last December over its failure to fund their lifestyle choice; Court of Queen’s Bench […]
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Jean Augustine Steps Aside For Star Liberal parachute Candidate Michael Ignatieff

OTTAWA, November 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – So far, 26 Members of Canada’s Parliament have decided not to run again in the upcoming federal election. Yesterday, Etobicoke-Lakeshore MP and Minister of State, Jean Augustine, who was parachuted into the riding in 1993 by Jean Chretien, announced that she would be one of those MPs not seeking re-election. Augustine was also a three-time chair of the woman’s caucus and one-time minister of multiculturalism and status of women.ÂHowever, sheÂwill not be missed by Canada’s social conservatives although she is certain to pop up in some other influential position. The Liberal MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, […]
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Bishops Begin Distancing from Vatican Document on Gays in Priesthood

By Hilary White November 30, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After last week’s leak of the long-awaited Vatican document on homosexuals and the priesthood, LifeSiteNews.com reported that the anticipated ban was prompting dissenters to reveal themselves publicly. Now that the document has been officially released and Vatican officials have clarified that indeed the intention is to bar those with serious and persistent homosexual temptations from ordination, reports are coming in of bishops and other Catholic clergy openly or subtly dissenting. The reaction is further revealing the deep rift that has long been observable between much of the US episcopate and the teachings […]
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Vatican Officially Releases Document on Homosexuality and the Priesthood

By John-Henry Westen VATICAN, November 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican has officially released the document “Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders.” The released document is the same as the version which was leaked to reporters in recent weeks. The document is dated November 4 and bears the signatures of Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski and of Archbishop Michael J. Miller C.S.B., respectively prefect and secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education. On August 31, 2005, Benedict XVI approved the […]
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Swedish Pastor Ake Green Acquitted of Hate Speech against Homosexuals

By Terry Vanderheyden STOCKHOLM, November 29, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sweden’s Supreme Court has acquitted Pastor Ake Green of a charge of inciting hatred against homosexuals. The 5-0 ruling, handed down today, maintained that Green’s sermon was protected by freedom of speech and religion. Green had been convicted and sentenced by a lower court in 2004 for his so-called hate speech. While the media have falsely claimed that Green referred to homosexuals as a “cancerous tumor” on society, Green told the courts he was referring to homosexual acts, not persons. In fact, the only similar reference in his 2003 sermon was […]
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