Single Adult Stem Cell Can Self Renew, Repair Tissue Damage in Live Mammal

December 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The first demonstration that a single adult stem cell can self-renew in a mammal was reported at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 48th Annual Meeting, Dec. 13-17, 2008 in San Francisco.    The transplanted adult stem cell and its differentiated descendants restored lost function to mice with hind limb muscle tissue damage. The ability to isolate and then transplant skeletal adult muscle stems cells could have a wide impact in treating not only a variety of muscle wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy but also severe muscle injuries or loss of function from […]
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Change is Coming to United States Abortion Laws

Commentary by Deal W. Hudson, www.insidecatholic.com   December 15, 2008 (InsideCatholic.com) – Go to Change.gov, the Web site of President-elect Barack Obama, and you’ll find a document titled “Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration.” Signed by dozens of pro-abortion groups, including Catholics for Choice, this 55-page document provides an overview of the marching orders for the Obama administration in removing all present restrictions on abortions while dramatically increasing abortion funding. Anyone who has bought into the myth that Obama is “moderating” his positions should notice that the first section is titled “Steps for the First Hundred Days.” The […]
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Arson Suspected in Blaze at Palin’s Church

By Kathleen Gilbert WASILLA, Alaska, December 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A blaze swallowed Gov. Sarah Palin’s evangelical Christian church on Friday and caused severe damage that fire officials say was likely the work of arsonists. The damage to the 2 1/2-year-old Wasilla Bible Church building is estimated at $1 million.  Five women, and possibly a couple of children, were inside the church when the flames erupted, but escaped with no injuries. Palin’s spokesman, Bill McAllister, said that Palin stopped by the church the following day to apologize in case the fire was connected to the “undeserved negative attention” the church […]
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Full Text of Vatican Cardinal’s Speech Calling Obama Election “Apocalyptic”

Friday November 21, 2008 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips Full Text of Vatican Cardinal’s Speech Calling Obama Election “Apocalyptic” November 13, 2008 – By Cardinal James Francis Stafford Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II: “Being True with Body and Soul”[1] For 51 years of priestly ministry I have been attentive to res sacra in temporalibus in American culture, i.e., “to the elements of the sacred in the temporal life of man” or, in a more Heideggerian idiom, “to man as the sacred element in temporal things.” In 1958 John Courtney Murray, S. J. was my guide. […]
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LifeSite Special Report – U.N. Demands Poland Overturn Laws Against Abortion

Tuesday November 9, 2004 See today’s LifeSiteNews stories Send news tips U.N. Demands Poland Overturn Laws Against Abortion GENEVA, November 9, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) concluded a review on Poland’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), demanding that the mostly-Catholic nation “liberalize” its abortion laws. The UN committee composed of 18 UN human rights “experts” from various countries met with Polish officials on October 27 and 28, making its observations and recommendations on November 4. While, the UN itself and the ICCPR specifically does not officially promote abortion, both […]
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Homosexualist Catholic Irish President Speaks at Jesuit University

   SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday the University of San Francisco, a Catholic institution, bestowed an honorary degree upon Irish President Mary McAleese, despite her public dissent from fundamental Church teaching on homosexuality and the male priesthood. McAleese is the founding legal advisor to the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform, the Irish group that motivated the country’s parliament in 1993 to pass a law legalizing same-sex activity. This past October McAleese spoke at a forum organized by the homosexualist group “Belong To,” where she called for an end to “homophobic bullying” and indicated that finding out that you […]
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