Message for November 21, 2007

Dear readers, I am just back from a much needed holiday in beautiful Myrtle Beach SC, and wish all of our American readers a happy and blessed Thanksgiving for tomorrow. Further developments in the news on the “ethical” stem cell research have again given us pause for concern.  The main researcher involved has encouraged the continued use of human embryos in research.  Thus the concerns expressed by Dr. John Shea should be closely examined. You’ll be encouraged by strong statements from the Pope and Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley in today’s news.  And be sure to read our take on Quebec Cardinal […]
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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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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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LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes

* 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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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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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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