Five new scientific discoveries that show unborn babies are human beings

We are all humans, and our stories start on our very first day

Science is constantly advancing, revealing to us what’s been going on behind the scenes in the extraordinary human journey of pregnancy. The details have always been real, but now, with these scientific discoveries, we can actually explain some of life’s earliest realities. And a few of them can even be witnessed with our own eyes, thanks to modern technology. When we consider … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

Vatican astronomer: If you’re afraid of science, you don’t have faith

Brother Guy Consolmagno, who has worked as an astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican for more than 20 years, tells journalists that faith and reason are not at odds

The Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, who has worked as an astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican for more than 20 years, told journalists Monday that faith and reason are hardly at odds. “If you have no faith in your faith, that is when you will fear science,” Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., said May 8. He spoke to journalists at a press conference ahead … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

Will editing your baby’s genes soon become mandatory?

Writer predicts that in the near future the United States will arrest, try, and convict parents who refuse to edit the genes of their child before birth

Designing a baby, or editing the genes of an unborn child, strikes many as risky, unseemly, unnatural, unethical, or likely to lead to a dystopian future of one sort or another. Still, I predict that within my lifetime, the United States will arrest, try, and convict some parents for refusing to edit the genes of their child before he or she is born. Legislative majorities do … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

Researchers call for more leeway in growing human embryos

Bioethicist: decisions shouldn't be based on "gut instinct of what seems offensive"

This article follows last week's CalCatholic story: New form of stem-cell engineering raises ethical questions. For nearly 40 years scientists have observed their self-imposed ban on doing research on human embryos in the lab beyond the first two weeks after fertilization. A group of Harvard University scientists has published a paper arguing that it is time to reconsider the … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

Two men and a baby

Scientists say it's now possible to create new human life without a woman's egg

The following comes from a September 14 Christian Post article by Leonardo Blair: In defiance of nature and centuries of accepted wisdom, scientists from a leading university in the United Kingdom unveiled new research on Tuesday suggesting that in the distant future two men could come together to make a baby and eliminate the need for eggs from women. Department of … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

Holy See says Pope never approved of chimeras

But bioethics expert says Church would not object once 'technical challenges are worked out'

The following comes from a February 6 Crux article by John L. Allen Jr. A previous CalCatholic article, Pope Francis said to bless human-animal chimeras, was published January 28. In a recent interview with Scientific American, a Spanish biologist named Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte at the California-based Salk Institute claimed that Pope Francis had given an ethical … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.

Pope Francis said to bless human-animal chimeras

Salk Institute scientist says he has papal blessing for his research

The following comes from a January 27 MIT Technology Review article by Antonio Regalado: A Spanish scientist working at the Salk Institute in California told Scientific American that Pope Francis personally blessed his cutting edge research to mix human cells into animal bodies. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a prominent stem cell biologist, is engaged in efforts to grow … [Read more...]

To add a comment, click on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ icons OR go further down to the bottom of comments to the Post your comment box.