Archive of October 17, 2012

Moral theologians reaffirm possible ethical stem cell advances

Oct 17, 2012 - 05:00 pm .- Although concerns have been raised about the unethical source of some cells used in Shinya Yamanaka’s efforts to reprogram cells into stem cells, moral theologians insist that the work could lead to ethical advances in the field.

Pope sending Cardinal Dolan on peace mission to Syria

Oct 17, 2012 - 04:41 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York will be part of a papal delegation to Syria that will voice “fraternal solidarity” with the Syrian people and encourage peace amid the country’s violent conflict.

In tight presidential race, social issues could have an impact

Oct 17, 2012 - 02:05 pm .- In an election year that continues to be dominated by economic concerns, one public policy analyst believes that social issues could still play an important role in November.

Pope will deliver year-long teaching series on restoring faith

Oct 17, 2012 - 01:33 pm .- At his first general audience during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI initiated a new, year-long cycle of teachings aimed at healing the division between what Christians say they profess, what they actually believe, and how they live their lives.

Spaniard receives four years for crash that killed leading Cuban dissident

Oct 17, 2012 - 12:59 pm .- Officials in Cuba announced on Monday that a court has sentenced a Spanish man to four years in prison for his role in a car crash that killed Oswaldo Paya and another prominent political dissident.

Saints are example for how to evangelize, Cardinal Amato says

Oct 17, 2012 - 11:24 am .- The head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints declared saints the “indispensable protagonists” of the New Evangelization, which is the focus of the ongoing synod in Rome.

Catholic women tell how they found freedom in Church teaching

Oct 17, 2012 - 04:06 am .- A new book written by Catholic women describes personal journeys of discovering that although Church teaching on important issues can be difficult and countercultural, it offers truth, peace and ultimate freedom.

Doctors urge court to consider fetal pain in Ariz. abortion law

Oct 17, 2012 - 02:06 am .- A group of doctors called on an appeals court to consider the ability of a fetus to feel pain in examining an Arizona law preventing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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