Reading Quebec Cardinal’s Apology to Homosexuals and Women in Context

Editorial by John-Henry Westen QUEBEC CITY, November 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Open Letter to Quebec Catholics by Cardinal Marc Ouellet published today in Quebec newspapers and on the website of the Archdiocese of Quebec has caused a media uproar in the French-speaking province.  Cardinal Ouellet, both the Archbishop of Quebec and the Primate of Canada, apologized for historical attitudes of some Catholics which promoted “discrimination against women and homosexuals.” He noted also that those “narrow attitudes of some Catholics, before 1960, have promoted Anti-Semitism, racism,” and “indifference to the First Nations.” The open letter comes in response to an […]
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Canada Unborn Victims of Crime Act Introduced in Parliament by Conservative MP

OTTAWA, November 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ken Epp, Conservative Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Sherwood Park, introduced in the House of Commons today a Private Members Bill that would allow criminal charges to be laid in the death or injury of an unborn child when the child’s mother is the victim of a crime. “This is all about protecting the choice of a woman to give birth to her child,” said Mr. Epp. “It is about condemning the actions of those who would take it upon themselves to criminally assault a pregnant woman and the child she wants and loves, destroying […]
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Pope Warns Euthanasia is “Advancing Above All in Prosperous Societies”

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski VATICAN, November 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI has again come out with strong statements condemning the culture of death and encouraging scientists, researchers, medical personnel and pastoral workers to respect the value of life in the face of growing demands to euthanize the elderly sick. The Pope expressed his concern to participants of the 22nd international conference promoted by the Pontifical Council for Health Care, held last week, which focused on the pastoral care of elderly sick people. In his address he described “today’s mentality of efficiency” which views the elderly infirm as a […]
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Pope Denounces “Agencies” Promoting Abortion in Africa

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman   November 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a recent address to the bishops of Kenya, Pope Benedict XVI denounced the myriad “agencies”, many of which are international groups associated with the United Nations, that are promoting abortion in Africa. “It is a matter of great concern that the globalized secular culture is exerting an increasing influence on local communities as a result of campaigns by agencies promoting abortion,” the Pope said, speaking to the bishops who were visiting him in the Vatican. “This direct destruction of an innocent human life can never be justified, however difficult the […]
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Thanksgiving Day 2007 Proclamation by President Bush

Americans are a grateful people, ever mindful of the many ways we have been blessed. On Thanksgiving Day, we lift our hearts in gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy, the people we love, and the gifts of our prosperous land. Our country was founded by men and women who realized their dependence on God and were humbled by His providence and grace. The early explorers and settlers who arrived in this land gave thanks for God’s protection and for the extraordinary natural abundance they found. Since the first National Day of Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George Washington, Americans have […]
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* Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information.   San Francisco approves ID cards that exclude genderhttps://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200711/CUL20071120a… Brazil doles out ‘morning after’ pillshttps://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58803 More Good News From Ethical Biotechnology: Potential Gene Therapy Treatment for Parkinson’shttps://www.christiannewswire.com/news/907674805.html Operation Rescue Files to Intervene in Abortion Grand Jury Casehttps://www.newsmax.com/headlines/gop_elections_2008/2007/11/19/50699.html Giuliani’s Catholic Problem Won’t Go Awayhttps://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/huckabee_abortion/2007/11/18/50451.html Warren, Clinton urged to tackle homosexual promiscuity at AIDS Summithttps://catholicsforronpaul.blogspot.com/2007/11/ron-paul-primacy-of-life.html Archbishop condemns move to grant lesbians easier parenting rightshttps://www.thelocal.se/9098/20071114/
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“Ethical” Stem Cell Discovery Scientist Still Urges Research on Human Embryos

By Hilary White   TORONTO, November 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two scientific studies published in peer-review journals have made headlines around the world with the announcement that embryo-like stem cells can be made out of skin cells. The announcement has media and commentators speculating that the discovery will end the demand for human embryo cloning and “spare” embryos from in vitro fertilization treatments.    The studies, published within a week of each other in the scientific journals Science and Cell, are by two teams of researchers working on the same problem from Japan and Wisconsin who say they have reprogrammed mature […]
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