DUTCH GOVERNMENT DOUBLES ITS FUNDING TO INTERNATIONAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD The Netherlands Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to the world’s largest abortion provider, IPPF, stating that they have increased their funding to IPPF to 45 million Guilders over the period January 2001 to December 2003.

Wesley J. Smith, author of “Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America” has written two excellent articles regarding embryonic stem cell research for National Review Online at:

Catholic World News reports that Bishop Kevin Dowling said on Wednesday the Southern African Catholic bishops’ conference is considering a proposal to put the Church’s stamp of approval on the distribution of condoms as a means to combat AIDS.

A leader in the Anglican Church in Canada has said he expects homosexuals to be able to marry in the Anglican Church in the near future. CBC reports that Michael Ingham, the Anglican bishop of Vancouver, predicts it will happen in some churches sooner rather than later.