IVF: “The Younger Sister of Eugenics”

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Some bishops in Poland aren’t afraid to tell it like it is: (Reuters) – Bishops of Poland’s influential Roman Catholic Church have branded in vitro fertilization (IVF) “the younger sister of eugenics” in a letter aimed at swaying lawmakers ahead of a parliamentary debate. But their intervention, two weeks after the church condemned the awarding of the 2010 Nobel Prize … Read More

“You Cannot Kill Innocent People Even to Save People”

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Here’s another video of Catholic Apologist Tim Staples answering questions on Catholic Answers Live. This time he’s talking about the Church’s position on embryonic stem cell research (h/t Deeps of Time – again!): ESCR is unethical, period. See also: Why Do I Oppose Embryonic Stem Cell Research? Speaking of deliberately killing innocent people to save other people, another Catholic apologist, … Read More

TOB Tues: Sexuality and the Culture War

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LifeSiteNews.com has an excellent talk from John-Henry Westen to the Fifth Annual World Prayer Congress for Life in Rome earlier this month: Have you ever noticed that almost the whole of the culture war is centered on sexuality? Abortion, Same-sex ‘marriage’, contraception, adultery, pornography, promiscuity, sex-education, divorce, homosexuality, in vitro fertilization, even embryonic stem cell research are all related to … Read More

Prayers for Eric LeGrand

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Rutgers junior defensive tackle Eric LeGrand suffered a spinal-cord injury during their game against Army on Saturday. From ESPN: The injury occurred with just over five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, just after Rutgers had scored a touchdown to tie the game at 17. LeGrand was attempting to make a tackle on the ensuing kickoff, and … Read More

Music for Your Monday: Unborn Child

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I never intended for this to become a regular thing here, but I keep coming across some great songs worth sharing. Thanks to a friend of mine for posting this video on his Facebook page this weekend. As much of a 70s music fan as I am, I am not totally familiar with Seals & Crofts, except for their song … Read More

Two Weeks!

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Can you believe the election is just two weeks away!? I don’t know about you, but I will certainly be glad when it’s finally over! In anticipation of the upcoming election, Catholic Vote plans to come out with a new ad aimed at motivating Catholics to vote that will feature pictures and video of Catholics from around the country on … Read More

Pro-Life Fertility Care

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TheCatholicSpirit.com has a good article on two men of science and their very different approach to fertility. Dr. Josef Roetzer, the Austrian doctor whose work led to the development of the sympto-thermal method of natural family planning, died this year on October4. That same day British biologist Robert G. Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for developing the … Read More

Would Human Clones Have Souls?

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Catholic apologist Tim Staples gives an excellent answer to the question “do clones have souls?” (h/t The Deeps of Time): Once an embryo has been created through Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (the cloning process) using a human egg and human somatic cell, a new, living organism comes into being that is biologically, genetically human (note: this has been done before … Read More

First Trial on Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Treatment Begins

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In Atlanta, the Geron Corp. has announced that it has finally begun the “first ever” human patient embryonic stem cell trial. Last Friday the first patient was injected with stem cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (though, not directly injected with the ESCs themselves). The purpose of this first trial is to test the safety of the therapy rather … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Three Thoughts

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Writing for the Theology of the Body Institute, Bill Donaghy, reflects on what he things are the “three most powerful thoughts from Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.” Thought #1 – The Body Is Holy: Many of us grow up being conditioned to think that are bodies are somehow dirty, our desires are always sinful and sex is … Read More