Posts Tagged ‘embryonic stem cell research’

Europe’s Bishops Urge Union to Cut Funding on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

The success of the recent citizens initiative “One of Us” finally ought to convince  the EU Parliament to end the financing of research activities  which presuppose the destruction of human embryos. The EU should not ignore the will of nearly 1.9 million EU citizens who signed this initiative. The European Parlia…

Diocese bans Catholic school trips to center where students could ‘handle’ embryonic stem cells

by Ben Johnson MADISON, WI, September 12, 2013 ( – Catholic schoolchildren will no longer take field trips to a center that conducts embryonic stem cell research and gives students the opportunity to handle the aborted cells, the Diocese of Madison has announced in a letter. Instead Catholic…

The Singing Anti-Fracking Nuns

Yowsers!  I found it very interesting that when the producers of the story wanted to convey that these women were sisters, they played Gregorian chant and showed sisters wearing their habits (all very old sisters from days gone by). Maybe the…

Not with a bang, but a whimper: the quiet demise of embryonic stem cell research

by Michael Cook June 4, 2013 ( - Let’s wind the clock back to 2003. In January wheelchair-bound quadriplegic actor Christopher Reeve visited Australia to promote the legalisation of “therapeutic cloning”. This was absolutely necessary, he said, or patients would die needlessly.…

Despite HHS mandate, Catholic voters narrowly favor Obama over Romney

by Kirsten Andersen Co-authored with John Jalsevac Washington, D.C., November 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews) – Despite the Obama administration’s attacks on freedom of religion, and Obama’s support for abortion, embryonic stem cell research and g…

Bishop David Ricken: “This could put your own soul in jeopardy.”

Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin released a letter to his diocese on October 24 outlining considerations that should be taken into account by Catholics when voting: I would like to review some of the principles to keep in mind as you approach the voting booth to complete your ballot. The [...]

Why are Catholics Praising the Nobel Prize Stem Cell Technology?

It’s been all over the news lately, particularly in the Catholic and conservative spheres, how Dr. Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize in medicine for reprogramming adult cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). People praised this research for creating new pluripotent stem cell lines to study without creating or destroying embryos. They claimed that the [...]

Nobel-winning stem cell work helps curtail embryonic research

Stockholm, Sweden, Oct 8, 2012 / 05:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Moral theologian Father Thomas Berg is praising the work of Shinya Yamanaka, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in medicine, for helping to “put human embryonic stem cell research…

Court: Obama Can Force Taxpayer-Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research

A federal appeals court has determined a federal judge was right to throw out a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s decision to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a decision throwing out a lawsuit challenging the funding, which President George W. [...]


VATICAN CITY (VIS) - The international biopharmaceutical company NeoStem Inc. and the Pontifical Council for Culture have announced a joint initiative between their charitable organisations to expand research and raise awareness of adult stem cell therapies, according to a communique made public today. NeoStem’s Stem for Life Foundation, formed to create awareness about the promise [...]

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