Pre-born-- Digging Deeper

Embryo Gene-editing Poses
Inescapable Ethical Problems
LONDON, Juyl 18, 2018 -- Genetic editing of human embryos, even in special circumstances, ignores the complex ethical problems related to creating and destroying human embryos, a Catholic bioethicist has said.

Catholics For The Common Good Embryonic Stem CellsCloning Shows Science Must
Dialogue With Philosophy
PORTLAND, OR, May 21, 2013--The recent production of stem cells from cloned human embryos has prompted a researcher to consider the need for scientists to take other disciplines into account before engaging their work. 


St. Joseph’s Hospital no longer Catholic
Phoenix Bishop Declares
See Video, Note Bishop's Responses to Questions
PHOENIX, AZ, December 21, 2010-- Today, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix released a statement declaring that St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix could no longer call itself Catholic because it could no longer be trusted to provide care that meets ethical standards conforming to Catholic doctrine. The decision has been attacked by the Catholic Health Association (a trade association of Catholic hospitals) and the dissident group, Catholics United. This could have ramifications for other Catholic Healthcare West hospitals in Arizona and in other dioceses as well. In a statement issued by the San Francisco Archdiocese indicates Archbishop George H. Niederauer "intends to initiate a dialogue" with the Catholic Healthcare West leadership regarding the questions raised by Bishop Olmstead.


New US Bishops Bioethical Statements
Reproductive Technologies and Nutrition and Hydration

BALTIMORE, MD, November 17, 2009 - In addition to the Pastoral Letter on marriage, the Bishops approved an important document on reproductive technologies, “Life-Giving Love in an Age of Technology,” which addresses Catholic teaching on a range of infertility treatments including in vitro fertilization, embryo adoption, sperm and egg donation and surrogacy and offered recommendations for approved therapeutic means that help a couple conceive. The Catholic Key Blog reported that like the recent Vatican document Dignitas Personae, it raised serious moral concerns about "embryo adoption" without definitively ruling it out as a legitimate option for couples.


Bishops Respond to Biden Challenging Church Teaching on Abortion
DENVER, Colorado, September 8, 2008 - NBC's "Meet the Press" has inadvertently become the stage for some Catholic politicians to display "flawed moral reasoning," according to the bishops of Denver.


US Bishops Clarify Pelosi Misinterpretation
Catholic Church Has Always Been Pro-Life

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2008--Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop William E. Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Doctrine, have issued the following statement: In the course of a "Meet the Press" interview on abortion and other public issues on August 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi misrepresented the history and nature of the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church against abortion.




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