Monday, May 14, 2007

Lawmakers team up against 'evil'

Lawmakers gather to speak of protecting civilizations corner stone, the Family.Inspired by a global gathering of family activists who issued a declaration urging courage, a group of European politicians wasted no time as they huddled before the conference ended to strategize on how they can join forces to overcome the continent's "demographic winter" and "promote life" in the face of fierce opposition. The fourth World Congress of Families concluded in Poland's capital today after some of the more than 3,300 delegates from 75 countries heard an address prepared by the Vatican's Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, who warned "the situation that has been created in our world with regard to marriage and the family calls for all our efforts." "We are living in a decisive and very important moment," Trujillo declared in remarks delivered by Fr. Grzegorz Kaszak because the Vatican official was called back to Rome. "If we have bad laws concerning the institutions that are fundamental for the life of society, then we will all suffer and, after us, the generations to come." That's why more than 30 members of national parliaments and the European Parliament, along with a few activists from nongovernmental groups, met Saturday at Poland's Senate to compare notes, share strategies and draft a plan to help preserve the "natural" family. Konrad

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