Archive of August 24, 2004

New poll: Americans prefer funding stem-cell research that does not destroy embryos

Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Despite claims about the benefits of embryonic stem-cell research, Americans strongly prefer funding research that does not require destroying human embryos. They also strongly oppose human cloning for either reproductive or research purposes.

British MPs call for review of abortion law

Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Forty-seven British MPs have signed Early Day Motions, welcoming new scientific images showing young foetuses "walking in the womb" at 12 weeks. About 50 more have placed their views on record and are demanding a review of Britain’s abortion law before the next election.

Leading ethicist says embryos are human life, should not be cloned

Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- A well-respected medical ethicist from one of Canada’s leading universities says Canada must not legalize embryonic cloning for any purpose, including therapeutic purposes.

Canadian Jesuits battle Wal-Mart

Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- In a classic David and Goliath struggle, the Canadian Jesuits are up against one of the world’s largest corporations in a fight to keep a sprawling mega-store from being built next to the priests’ retreat centre.

Two priests attacked inside church in Jharkhand, India

Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Last Sunday night in the city of Kubbu, in Jharkand state, eastern India, an armed gang entered a Catholic Church and attacked both the pastor and the vicar of the parish, inflicting serious knife wounds on the latter, and both were admitted to hospital.

Catholics For a Free Choice open office in Chile

Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The pro-abortion, feminist organization “Catholics For a Free Choice” has opened its first office in Chile and begun issuing statements and presenting itself as an organization of believers seeking changes in the Church.

Cardinal Lopez Trujillo expresses support of Latin America for canonization of Queen Isabel of Spain

Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, said in Avila this week the bishops of the Church in Latin America intend to join the request by the bishops and cardinals of Spain for the canonization of Queen Isabel the Catholic.

Mexican bishops recommend increasing security at churches to ward off theft

Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- The President of the Bishops Conference of Mexico, Bishop Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago, recommended this week that priests increase security at their churches in order to halt the theft of sacred art that has spread throughout the country.

Interfaith marriage can be sign of ‘love and life’: Asian bishops

Aug 24, 2004 - 12:00 am .- Interfaith marriage is an opportunity for a “dialogue of words, love and life,” say the Asian bishops in the final draft of a working document they prepared during their eighth plenary assembly last week, reported AsiaNews.

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