FRIDAY
August 25, 2000
volume 11, no. 150


NEWS for Friday, August 25, 2000




WORLDWIDE NEWS & VIEWS
from a Catholic Viewpoint




News Ticker from Catholic World News

Pope calls World Youth Day 2000 one of the most important and exhilarating events of his 22-year papacy

        His Holiness Pope John Paul II relived World Youth Day 2000 over again during his Wednesday General Papal Auidience. He called it one of the most important and unexpected events of this pontificate. Even three days after it concluded, John Paul II was deeply moved. A good part of the 40,000 pilgrims present were youths who wished to see the Holy Father again; they waved their hats and handkerchiefs in sheer joy. For two hours, last weekend's spirit at Tor Vergata was relived. The Pope responded, by dedicating virtually the whole meeting this morning to reminiscing about the time he spent with two million youths last week. more

Sad day in US History as Clinton-Gore Administration sell out America with announcement of stem cell research
    Clinton Admin to allow research on unborn fetuses    With another licence to kill, the Clinton-Gore administration on Wednesday announced it would use taxpayer dollars to fund research on human stem cells taken from embryonic unborn children, eliciting protests from pro-life groups. The National Institutes for Health (NIH) said it would employ strict guidelines to avoid violating a law banning the use of embryos in government-funded research. Under the rules, the unborn children, left over from in vitro fertilization procedures, would be killed by privately-funded researchers who would then pass on the cells to government scientists. more

    Holy See decries Clinton-Gore decisionVatican condemns human embryo experimentation, labels Clinton-Gore Administration's Decision "Hypocrisy"
    the Culture of Death    The Holy See didn't take long to decry the Clinton-Gore administration's hypocrisy. A few hours after the U.S. government announced the decision to allocate public funds to human embryo experimentation, the Pontifical Academy for Life published a document defining this research as unacceptable from the ethical point of view, as it does not consider the embryo as "a human being who must be respected and treated as a person." After all, the first right of a person is the right to life. more

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