Archive of July 11, 2009

Readers shouldn’t ignore new encyclical’s pro-life content, Bill Donohue says

Jul 11, 2009 - 05:46 pm .- Some political groups citing the Pope’s new encyclical “Caritas in veritate” are neglecting its content on issues like bioethics and pro-life matters, Catholic League President Bill Donohue has said.

Hermitess professes vows, dedicates life to the praise of God

Jul 11, 2009 - 01:50 pm .- For more than four years, Kathryn Bloomquist has prepared to formalize a life of solitude and prayer. Late last month, she made the final step and was consecrated as a hermitess before Bishop Paul Coakley and a few witnesses.

Justice Ginsburg believed Roe would lead to Medicaid abortion funding

Jul 11, 2009 - 07:32 am .- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has revealed in an interview that she was surprised at a 1980 court ruling that prevented the restoration of Medicaid funding for abortions, because, in her opinion, when Roe was decided “there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

GE subsidiary to use human embryonic stem cells for drug testing

Jul 11, 2009 - 04:09 am .- GE Healthcare has formed a biotech partnership to develop products based on human embryonic stem cells in hopes that their use will replace lab rats in drug development and toxic drug tests.

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