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Nov 20, 2018 - 12:06 am .- Health researchers need alternatives to using fetal tissue, Department of Health and Human Services leaders have said after several years of controversy and investigations into whether fetal tissue procured from aborted babies was sold illegally.
Nov 12, 2018 - 10:26 am .- Pope Francis told a group of scientists Monday to use their knowledge for the benefit of all humanity, especially at the service of those people who are most often disregarded by most of society.
May 26, 2018 - 04:20 pm .- In his 1988 letter to the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Pope John Paul II called scientists who are members of the Church to “serve as a key resource” by providing a “much needed ministry” to those who find faith and science at odds.
Mar 15, 2018 - 10:27 am .- The death of Stephen Hawking this week prompted a leading Catholic scientist to reflect on the life of the famed physicist, including his “astonishing” contributions to physics and his lifelong atheism.
Nov 18, 2017 - 05:06 am .- On Saturday Pope Francis praised the achievements of scientific and technological advancements, but cautioned that developments in the field have limits, and should be founded above all on the good of the human person.
Dec 2, 2016 - 03:35 am .- Stephen Hawking’s visit to the Vatican this week has raised curiosity, with some asking what exactly the famed astrophysicist and self-proclaimed atheist was doing in the heart of the Catholic Church.
Nov 28, 2016 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis told a group of scientists Monday that their role in finding creative solutions to the world’s problems is more urgent than ever, and praised increasing collaboration between scientific and religious communities.
Nov 26, 2016 - 04:40 pm .- After the National Institutes of Health proposed federal funding of projects to possibly create a human-animal hybrid, Catholic ethicists voiced serious moral and legal concerns.
Nov 12, 2016 - 04:01 pm .- The Society of Catholic Scientists will hold its first ever Gold Mass on Nov. 15, the feast day of St. Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists.
May 11, 2016 - 04:51 pm .- 3-D printing of human tissue. Organ transplant therapy for cancer victims that reduces fatalities by 75 percent.
Feb 17, 2014 - 04:25 am .- A new chapter published by Dr. Carlo Bellieni in a prestigious German encyclopedia explores the topic of fetal pain, stating that it is a proven fact that the unborn are able to feel pain, even as early as 20 weeks.
Dec 11, 2013 - 04:22 am .- A recent report has found that research on ethically-sourced adult stem cells is rising in popularity, leaving advocates pointing to its advantages – in both ethics and outcome – over embryonic stem-cell research.
Nov 28, 2013 - 06:22 am .- A leading astronomer in the Vatican Observatory stated that the study of science provides a unique forum to discuss man’s deep and existential questions about the origins and meaning of life.
Feb 7, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Prominent theologian Dr. Michael Waldstein said that despite the modern world's dismissal of the connection between goodness and truth, the beauty of the natural world and human relationships can lead to faith in God.
Aug 6, 2012 - 01:11 pm .- Vatican Observatory director Fr. José Gabriel Funes thinks that “everybody” should be happy with the successful landing of the Mars science rover Curiosity.