Christmas in Mexico City

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman (Written Christmas Eve) MEXICO CITY, December 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Tomorrow is Christmas, but the old Catholic tradition of waiting until midnight to break the Christmas Eve fast has strong roots here in Mexico, and although fasting is no longer mandated for Catholics, “La Noche Buena” (the “Good Night” before Christmas), remains the main event in this very traditional society. In Mexico City, where I am visiting relatives of a good friend, there is much to cheer the heart of those who struggle for the crucial values of life and family.  Mexico is a very young […]
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“Value-Free” Sex Education already a Value Choice says Hong Kong Cardinal * 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. You can’t take Christ out of Christmas – Roland S. Martin on CNNhttps://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/20/roland.martin/index.html A Christless Christmas Is Senseless, Says Pope; Without God-Made-Man, It’s an “Empty Holiday”https://www.zenit.org/article-21341?l=english Waiting for Christmas With Hilaire Bellochttps://insidecatholic.com/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&… China plays role of Scrooge for Chinese Christianshttps://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/1050 The Hillary Who Stole Christmashttps://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OWEwNDQ0MmI2NTM0MTBmNGZiYTZlYzU0NGFlNGJhYjM… Sydney, Australia Catholic grant awarded to adult-stem cell research teamhttps://au.christiantoday.com/article/catholic-grant-awarded-to-adult-stem-cell-r… Oakland won’t enforce “bubble ordinance” […]
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“Value-Free” Sex Education already a Value Choice says Hong Kong Cardinal

By Hilary White HONG KONG, December 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sex education can be based on sound moral principles as well as accurate information and does not have to include information about immoral practices or contraception, says a prominent Hong Kong churchman. Joseph Cardinal Zen, the Catholic bishop of Hong Kong has published a pastoral letter for Advent entitled “Love life, a Gift of God” in which he said, “Sex education cannot be anything other than education with value orientation. The so-called value-free idea is already a value choice”. “When a person suggests that abortion, the termination of an innocent […]
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Original Now Deleted St. Frances Cabrini Parish ‘Statement of Reconciliation’

St. Frances Cabrini Parish STATEMENT OF RECONCILIATION We, the members of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, claim as our own the words of the Apostle Paul. “There is no longer Jew nor Greek, there is no longer slave nor free, there is no longer male and female: for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28) As members of one body we are grieved by the separation of many of those Catholics who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual from the Catholic Church. We are aware of the centuries of oppression that these brothers and sisters have […]
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Archbishop has Priest Remove Notice from Parish Website About Blessing Homosexual Couples

By John-Henry Westen ST. PAUL, Minnesota, December 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has informed LifeSiteNews.com that after a meeting with Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, Father Leo Tibesar, of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish in Minneapolis has agreed to remove from the parish website “any language from the St. Frances Cabrini parish website that is in opposition to Roman Catholic Church doctrine.” Removed from the parish website was a page titled a “Statement of Reconciliation” which bemoaned Church teaching on sexual purity and married chastity and misrepresented these teachings as a form of “oppression.” The statement […]
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Christmas Greetings from Canadian Prime Minister Harper

21 December 2007 Ottawa, Ontario Greetings from the nation’s capital. The Christmas season is upon us once again and it’s a wonderful time of year. We can relax and be with our loved ones, celebrate our faith, reflect on our good fortune to live in the greatest country in the world. Of all the joys of the season, perhaps none is more satisfying than the joy of giving. Not just the gifts exchanged between family and friends, but the gifts of time, money and effort many give to people less fortunate than ourselves. That spirit of generosity is one of […]
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