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Pope Condemns Same Sex Union as Attack on Society

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul (news - web sites) on Saturday condemned same sex marriage as an attack on the fabric of society and called on Catholics to combat what he said was aggressive attempt to legally undermine the family.


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"Attacks on marriage and the family, from an ideological and legal aspect, are becoming stronger and more radical every day," the 84-year old pontiff said in the unusually strong statement.



"Who destroys this fundamental fabric causes a profound injury to society and provokes often irreparable damage."



The Catholic Church teaches that marriage between a man and a women is sacred and that homosexuality is a sin.



That stance has been under pressure in some of its core constituencies, including the United States and Catholic Spain where the socialist government in October approved a controversial draft law to legalize gay unions.



But a counterattack has begun. In the United States, President Bush (news - web sites) was swept back to power in the November elections with help from U.S. evangelicals and Catholics who agree with the Pope.



Votes for Bush included solid support from the religious right and his win was interpreted by some as a victory for conservative Christians on issues like gay rights and abortion.



The Polish Pope on Saturday also condemned abortion, artificial procreation and equal status for cohabiting couples as undermining the marital state.



"These things that are presented as civilized progress or scientific conquests, in many cases are in fact a defeat for the dignity of human life and for society," his statement read.




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Do you have any pics of the Holy Father having a nice cup of tea?
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I am so sick of this ole coot I mean, why doesn't he address the incidencies where Catholic priests are preying /have preyed on children(lil boys) and number of bishops deliberately covering them up ?? Isn't tht a friggin attack on society??? Damn I hate hypocrisy


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lol at you guys.

The pope should never come to Canada than, he'd be shocked how backward and primitive we are.
Most of the church people are pedefiles anyway, so they should keep it shut tight.
oh well, I guess society will never flourish with opinions and actions taken by people such as Bush, the Pope, etc...
Can't blame the pope though really, as someone said, the puppet has spoken.
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the classless assholes on this board sure show themselves up at times...

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the classless assholes on this board sure show themselves up at times...
Which ones?
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