Archive of June 8, 2008

Alternatives to embryonic stem cells producing success stories

Jun 8, 2008 - 07:08 pm .- Large strides have been made in the field of stem cell research – while avoiding the use of embryonic stem cells.  One such example occurred in Colorado last Tuesday.  A spinal surgeon completed the first disc surgery in the U.S. using adult (somatic) stem cells to repair a man’s lower back.

Excommunicated St. Louis parish board member reconciles with Church

Jun 8, 2008 - 03:06 pm .- An excommunicated board member of a breakaway St. Louis Catholic parish has reconciled with the Church after meeting privately with the Archbishop of St. Louis, Raymond L. Burke. Archbishop Burke has said he is “profoundly happy” about the man’s reconciliation.

Sunday Angelus: 'True religion is to love God and neighbor'

Jun 8, 2008 - 10:08 am .- Thousands of worshippers and pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square despite the summer rains to participate in the Sunday Angelus with Pope Benedict XVI today. Meditating on the Gospel for Sunday, the Holy Father noted that "the true religion is to love God and neighbor" because it "gives value to worship and the practice of the precepts."

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