City of Rome Rejects Civil Unions Bid

By Hilary White   ROME, December 20, 20007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The City Council of Rome will not allow homosexual partners to register their liaisons as civil unions. In a 43-12 vote, the Council came out against a registry for same-sex unions   The Italian daily La Repubblica published an open letter from Mayor Walter Veltroni, saying that the debate on the civil-union proposal had opened a broader discussion on the issue of violence against homosexuals that would not have been possible 40 years ago.   The government had proposed to implement civil union legislation that would have brought homosexual partnerings […]
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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. Think tank warns Atlantic Canada will become the Third World of the 21st century unless provincial governments immediately get to work on population growthhttps://www.canadaeast.com/news/article/162865 Numerous Nativity Scenes Vandalized Nationwide in UShttps://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200712/CUL20071220a… Archbishop of Canterbury says nativity ‘a legend’https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=JHPSTTVO4EG5FQFIQMGCFGGAVC… The only people who seem bothered by Christmas are those overly sensitive post-Christian liberals proposing its banishment and a few antagonistic atheists who from time to time file human rights complaints. It’s Christmas. […]
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Vatican Newspaper Slams “Golden Compass” as “The Most Anti-Christmas Film Possible”

By John-Henry Westen VATICAN CITY, December 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano added its voice yesterday to the condemnation of the newly released film ‘The Golden Compass’ and the book series on which the film was based.  In a lengthy editorial on December 18, the paper said Golden Compass was “the most anti-Christian film possible.” This latest confirmation of Catholic opposition to the film, puts into sharp relief once again the positive review which the film received from the film office of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  After several Catholic leaders and many lay faithful […]
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Polish Bishops Warn Government: In Vitro Fertilization a “Type of Refined Abortion”

By John-Henry Westen WARSAW, December 19, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Bishops of Poland issued an open letter to the federal Government yesterday informing them that the Government’s support for in vitro fertilization undermines their claims to be pro-life. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process of artificial procreation whereby sperm and ova are combined to create embryonic children outside the womb which are then implanted in batches of 2-5 in the hopes that one child survives till birth. In their letter the Polish Bishops called IVF “inadmissible and undignified” noting that “many embryos perish” during the procedure. The letter called […]
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New Colorado Initiative Seeks to Define Embryos as Human Persons under the Law

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman DENVER, December 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A young law student in Colorado has launched an effort to put a resolution on the state ballot in 2008 to acknowledge the personhood of embryos from the moment of fertilization. Kristi Burton, age 20, is heading a group called “Colorado for Equal Rights” (https://www.coloradoforequalrights.com), which is grabbing the attention of the major media nationwide.  The organization is seeking the 76,000 signatures necessary under Colorado law to subject a resolution to a statewide plebiscite. The resolution simply reads: “Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado: SECTION […]
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In Canada You Get Charged for Killing an Unborn Fawn, but Not an Unborn Human Being

By Hilary White VANCOUVER, December 19,2007 (LifeSIteNews.com) – As Canada’s legislators prepare to debate Bill C-484, Canada’s unborn victims of crime bill that was introduced in Parliament in November, conservation officers are reportedly “emotional” after having discovered three men in British Columbia who were hunting pregnant deer. The three have pleaded guilty to violating the Wildlife Act after having shot two female deer, one of whom was found to have been pregnant with two fawns. The men have been charged with four counts against the Act, two for killing the two adult females and two more for the unborn fawns.  CanWest […]
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