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Gallup: Gay Sex, Divorce, Extramarital Sex Reach New Highs of ‘Moral Acceptability’

Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of hot-button social issues.

Human cloning breakthrough prompts religious objections

News that scientists had for the first time recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos prompted dire warnings from religious … Continued

Vatican gets behind adult stem cell research

VATICAN CITY — Wading into one of the most controversial fields of modern medicine, the Vatican is pushing adult stem … Continued

DNA experiment yields great promise and high ethical risks

PORTLAND, Ore. — Future generations could be stripped of mutations like hereditary blindness or maternal diabetes, after a breakthrough study … Continued

Vote: Should personhood start at fertilization?

Anonymous ASSOCIATED PRESS This microscopic photo shows eight cloned embryos that are currently in the eight-cell stage each, released by … Continued

Bush’s memoir says he ‘returned to his faith, time and time again’ while in office

By Elizabeth Tenety George W. Bush’s account of his life in office is scheduled for release on Nov. 9, but … Continued

One judge and Christian right throw stem cell research into chaos

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of and the tremendous damage to American scientific research inflicted last week by … Continued

Church’s support for adult stem cell research

By Rev. Tomasz TrafnyPontifical Council for Culture In an effort to explore the cultural impact of the advancement of sciences … Continued

The enduring strength of the pro-life movement

By Daniel DarlingPastor, Gages Lake Bible Church I suppose most conservatives will engage in the sort of doom-and-gloom that typifies … Continued

Ethics of stem cell research

When we have had discussions about stem cell research and use of pre-embryos in the UK in recent years, it … Continued

Cheating the gospel and the Church

My first encounter with cheating was in Catholic grade school. Unfortunately, that was not my last encounter. Once “cheating” is … Continued

Dr. Ambassador to the Vatican

The terms “doctor” and “ambassador” do not usually fit together. With the expected confirmation of theologian Miguel Diáz as the … Continued

Yes We Can Stop Abortion

By Tammy Bundyauthor, EWTN commentator Even after the words of President Obama’s speech to the graduates of Notre Dame have … Continued

Memo to Bishops: Most Catholics Aren’t Listening

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. During the 2008 presidential campaign, there was a steady drumbeat of opposition … Continued

Sad Day for Sanctity of Life

This is a sad day for the sanctity of all human life in America. President Obama, in rescinding President Bush’s … Continued

Why Destroy Life? We Have Better Alternatives

Facing the opposing claims of faith and scientific secularism, President Obama, adroit politician that he is, comes down squarely in … Continued

Life Abundant

The controversy surrounding life — what it is, when it begins, and whether humans should tamper with — it is … Continued

Stem Cell Research vs. Idolatry

When he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, President Obama said, ‘As a person of … Continued

God Gave us Minds to Use to Improve Life

When we have had discussions about stem cell research and use of pre-embryos in the UK in recent years, it … Continued

A Pro-Life Position Most Religious People Embrace

In giving government support to promising research utilizing stem cells, which can enhance the life and health of millions of … Continued