Italy and same-sex 'marriage'.
Rome -- A backdraft A backdraft is a situation which can occur when a fire is starved of oxygen; consequently combustion ceases but the fuel gases and smoke remain at high temperature. If oxygen is re-introduced to the fire, eg. from the Prodi government's attempts earlier this year to extend the full privileges of marriage to co-habiting, including homosexual, couples continues to flare up to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst into a passion.
See also: Flare in various forms. (See C.I., May 2000, p. 24.)
In April, it escalated into a heated accusation that the Church wields too much political influence and teaches hatred. As is now customary, the majority of attacks came from left-leaning politicians and media supporting the homosexual lifestyle.
Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco Angelo Bagnasco (born January 14, 1943) is an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as Archbishop of Genoa and President of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI). On October 17, 2007, the Pope announced that he will make Bagnasco a Cardinal. of Genoa, president of the Italian bishops' conference, had his cathedral defaced de·face
tr.v. de·faced, de·fac·ing, de·fac·es
1. To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
2. To impair the usefulness, value, or influence of.
3. after he forcefully restated the Church's teaching on marriage. Then he had to use a bulletproof Refers to extremely stable hardware and/or software that cannot be brought down no matter what unusual conditions arise. See industrial strength.
bulletproof - Used of an algorithm or implementation considered extremely robust; lossage-resistant; capable of correctly car, after receiving mail with a bullet and the mark of an Italian terrorist group (Zenit, May 13, 2007). Fake posters were put up in Genoa of Pope Benedict For other uses, see Benedict.
Benedict is the regnal name of the current Roman pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI (2005–present) and has been the name of fourteen other popes (and three antipopes):
Italian homosexual activists were backed by a European Parliament resolution which condemned "discriminatory comments," whether by political or religious leaders. Three activists attempted, but failed, to censure Archbishop Bagnasco in the courts (Nat. Cath. Register, May 6, 2007). In mid-May, another attack on the Church followed an attempt by a conservative politician to block the showing on state television (RAI rai
A form of popular Algerian music combining traditional Arabic vocal styles with various elements of popular Western music and featuring outspoken, often controversial lyrics. ) of the BBCs so-called documentary, Sex Crimes and the Vatican, which purported to show Vatican involvement in covering up such crimes. (In Canada, the CBC (1) (Cell Broadcast Center) See cell broadcast.
(2) (Cipher Block Chaining) In cryptography, a mode of operation that combines the ciphertext of one block with the plaintext of the next block. showed it on Sunday, June 17 at 10 p.m.). Described by a centrist politician as "trash journalism," the "documentary" was denounced by British bishops as an "unwarranted attack on Pope Benedict" (Toronto Star, May 22, 2007).
While Italian Premier Romano Prodi, despite divisions in his own party, still hopes to push his civil-unions bill through, he no doubt took note of an unprecedented event on May 12. Hundreds of thousands--the general estimate well over one million--of regular Italian families poured into the square in front of the Basilica of St. John Lateran to register their protests against the proposed legislation and express their support for the traditional mom-dad-and-kids family. Many were there also in protest against the anti-family tax structures of the socialist government. This first annual Family Day was endorsed by the Bishops' Conference, but organized independently by lay groups such as Alleanza Catholica (Zenit, May 17, 2007).