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Unlike the rest of the Catholic blogosphere, I never did offer my reflections on Benedict XVI’s papacy after he “retired” earlier this year. But, the latest “breakthrough” in human cloning got me thinking about Pope Benedict and how he often drew attention to what he called the “difficult problem of bioethics,” especially in the area […]


Posted at: August 9th, 2013 - 6:57 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I’ve talked here before about how science fiction is not so fictional anymore, even when it comes to human cloning. Lately, some other, smarter people have also been taking notice. First, over at the American Spectator, Daniel Allott takes a look at the movie Gattaca and how, 15 years later, the sci-fi thriller is fast […]


Posted at: October 31st, 2012 - 10:24 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Cloning hasn’t been in the news for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not going on right now. Recall: we did not find out when the first embryos were cloned until after scientists wrote a report about their experimentation that had been going on for probably years. If nowhere else, we know […]


Posted at: May 5th, 2012 - 7:25 am - Number of Comments » 0

I’ve told you many times that, though they may be sold to the public as necessary for the future curing of every major disease known to man, scientists want to, and indeed are using embryonic stem cells for many other reasons. For example: A team of researchers in Australia simulated zero-gravity on earth in order […]


Posted at: October 23rd, 2010 - 6:08 am - Number of Comments » 1

Four years ago, I started this blog as an extension of my pro-life apostolate. As you’ve probably noticed, I also write a lot about suffering and the Cross. That’s because it has been my observation after several years of pro-life advocacy that one of the underlying causes of the culture of death (abortion, euthanasia, assisted […]


Posted at: October 1st, 2010 - 5:57 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Two weeks ago I questioned the conclusion by the National Catholic Bioethics Center that there was no moral objection to Ave Maria University/Town creator Tom Monahan possibly selling part of his interest in the land around the university in order to allow the Jackson Laboratory biotech firm to build a research facility on the site. […]


Posted at: June 17th, 2010 - 3:38 am - Number of Comments » 1

I’ve told you a few times that I am in the middle of Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein series about transhumanism and the deadly quest for human perfection and immortality. I’ve never read Koontz before, but decided to pick this series up since it is related to many things I discuss here on my blog. So far […]


Posted at: June 14th, 2010 - 11:04 pm - Number of Comments » 0

h/t to Jill Stanek on Facebook for the heads up on this human/animal hybrid sci-fi/horror movie out this weekend. I hadn’t heard anything about it until today and I’m going to try to see it sometime next week – if I can get my little sister, a horror movie fan (which, with very few exceptions, […]


Posted at: June 12th, 2010 - 7:12 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Will the bastardization of science never end? No doubt you have heard some abortion advocates oppose initiatives to define human personhood as beginning at the moment of conception by claiming that such legislation would give human rights to an egg – nevermind the fact that that egg must be fertilized by a human sperm, in […]


Posted at: June 4th, 2010 - 5:10 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Thanks to Gerard Nadal for pointing out the National Catholic Bioethics Center’s free 24 hr. consultation service. From their website: The National Catholic Bioethics Center regularly provides consultation services for institutions and individuals on critical issues which affect Catholic identity in health care. Institutional issues are related to the faithful observance of the Ethical and […]


Posted at: June 3rd, 2010 - 8:58 am - Number of Comments » 4