US Bishops Draft Document to Warn of Harm Caused by Contraception to Marriage, Family & Society

By Meg Jalsevac WASHINGTON, October 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Bishops have a third document slated for review at their semi-annual Baltimore meeting and this document will address marital love and the gift of life. The document is entitled “Married Love and the Gift of Life” and talks of the “false note” that contraception introduces to a marriage. As an ethical alternative, the document supports Natural Family Planning which, used under the right circumstances, “enables couples to cooperate with the body as God designed it.” Catholic News Service reports that the document is intended to be used as a […]
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Catholic Church in New York Must Provide Contraceptives for Employees Court Rules

By Hilary White NEW YORK, October 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A ruling from a New York Court of Appeals has ordered Catholic institutions in the state to provide contraception coverage for female employees in health insurance plans. The Catholic Conference of New York had argued against the order as being contrary to religious freedom guaranteed in the Constitution. The Conference is likely to appeal the decision to the US Supreme Court. “We believe that forcing Catholic institutions to provide contraceptive coverage and to pay for it is a violation of our religious liberty,” said Dennis Poust of the Catholic Conference. […]
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Joint Evangelical and Catholic Document on Abortion calls it Murder

By Gudrun Schultz UNITED STATES, October 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Evangelical and Catholic leaders who have issued a joint statement declaring that care for the vulnerable in society is an essential requirement of authentic Christianity which must reject any deliberate taking of innocent human life as murder. “The direct and intentional taking of innocent human life in abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and embryonic research is rightly understood as murder,” the document ‘That They May Have Life’ declares, from Evangelicals and Catholics Together. Published in the October issue of the Catholic magazine First Things, the statement identifies the biblical foundations of […]
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Study: Human Embryonic Stem Cells May Cause Brain Tumours

By Hilary White NEW YORK, October 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A US research team has released a report showing that embryonic stem cells injected into the brains of Parkinson’s patients have a serious risk of forming tumours. Steven Goldman and colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York wrote in the journal Nature Medicine, that human embryo cells injected into the brains of rats showed signs of forming cancerous cells. Parkinson’s disease is caused when dopamine-releasing cells die in the brain and scientists have shown that stem cells can be targeted to repair the damaged tissue. Embryonic […]
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