Archive of June 27, 2005

Pope appeals for a prudent driving: "life is precious and unique”

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the recitation of the Angelus yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI addressed tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square. Concerned by the numerous car accidents reported during the summer holidays, he asked the drivers to avoid distraction and superficiality “for, in a single moment, they can ruin one's own life and that of others.”

Benedict XVI to attend televised concert at the Vatican

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In what will be his first appearance since the beginning of his pontificate in a televised performance at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI will attend the concert “Many Hearts Gathered Around the Pope, Messenger of Peace,” which will take place in his honor on June 28.

California court weighs three cases of parental rights of homosexual couples

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- California’s Supreme Court is expected to decide this summer what criteria makes a person a parent in a homosexual relationship and if that criteria is based on biology, legal standards or the role a person lived in that relationship, that is, if a person acted like a parent.

Majority of doctors believe in God, new report says

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Researchers were surprised to discover that a majority of physicians in the United States are religious. The results fly in the face of claims that science and faith can’t mix.

Changes at Air Force Academy could lead to anti-Christian discrimation, expert says

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The U.S. Air Force Academy intends to “stamp out evangelical openness” at its Colorado Springs campus, says Pentagon adviser Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis. The change, he said, could lead to “overt anti-Christian discrimination” and make it more difficult for Christians to be accepted into the academy.

Scientists admit failures of embryonic stem-cell research

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Scientists at a conference on embryonic stem-cell research in California last week admitted that there hasn’t been much progress in the controversial research and that the biotech industry is losing millions of dollars because of it, reported

Debate begins on Canada’s same-sex marriage bill

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The debate on Canada’s same-sex marriage bill begins in the House of Commons today. The bill already passed the first two readings in the House and was before a parliamentary hearings committee for the first two weeks of June.

Court allows same-sex marriage in eighth Canadian province

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A court decision made New Brunswick the eighth province in Canada to allow same-sex couples to get a marriage license.

Neurologist discredits Schiavo autopsy report, says she died ‘horrific’ death

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A neurology expert has discredited several aspects of Terri Schiavo’s autopsy report, released earlier this month, saying that the main cause of death listed in the report is inaccurate.

Expert says real focus in debate over homosexuals being lost

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- An expert in family issues from the University of Arkansas said last week Spaniards should be concerned about respecting the right of children to have a father and a mother instead of looking for a social consensus on homosexual conduct.

Supreme Court rules on government Ten Commandments displays

Jun 27, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the shadow of a Ten Commandments display that sits above its own courtroom, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 that Ten Commandments displays violate the doctrine of separation of Church and State. In a separate ruling, the Court upheld the constitutionality of displaying the Ten Commandments on government land.

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