embryonic stem cells

The Assault on Children in the Womb

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

An oppressive darkness has settled upon the United States of America. Forty-six years ago, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States “legalized” abortion on demand and this country has never recovered from the damage inflicted on our moral fiber as tens of millions of children have been sacrificed on the “altar of self” out of expediency […]

The Assault on Unborn Children

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

An oppressive darkness has settled upon the United States of America. Forty-five years ago, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States “legalized” abortion on demand and this country has never recovered from the damage inflicted on our moral fiber as tens of millions of children have been sacrificed on the “altar of self” out of expediency […]

Changing the Perception

“Isn’t the Church against stem cell research?” This question came up more than once from my own friends, family members and regular Church-going Catholics as I was preparing to head to Rome to cover the second adult stem cell conference.  It’s a question that highlighted just how much the perception concerning this topic needs to be addressed head on. After […]

Open Hunting Season Again for Human Embryos

“This case is not over,” said lead attorney Samuel B. Casey about Friday’s 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. that gave the green light for the destruction of human embryonic stem cells for research purposes.  That action overturns an injunction put in place by a District Court judge last summer. In an interview with Catholic […]

Appeals Court Lifts Ban on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

The U.S. Appeals Courts for Washington D.C. has given the green light for the destruction of human embryonic stem cells for research purposes.  The action overturns an injunction placed by a federal judge, last August, who ruled such destruction violated Congressional spending laws, in place since the 1990’s. It was a 2-1 decision and a win for President Obama’s administration […]

To Be Human

SEATTLE — The opening session at the 79th annual Catholic Medical Association conference in Seattle was delivered by Dr. Josef Seifert and was entitled “Christian Anthropology, Connecting a Proper Anthropology with Proper Medical Practice.” Dr. Seifert is the author of over 40 books and grew up in Salzburg, Austria. The philosophical foundations laid out by Dr. Seifert pursue the goal of a […]