Monday, December 15, 2008

"The Dignity of a Person" released recently

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican hardened its opposition Friday to using embryos for stem cell research, cloning and in-vitro fertilization. But in a major new document on bioethics, it showed flexibility on some forms of gene therapy and left open questions surrounding embryo adoption.

The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued "The Dignity of a Person" to help answer bioethical questions that have emerged in the two decades since its last such document was published.

With it, the Vatican essentially confirmed in a single, authoritative instruction the opinions of the Pontifical Academy for Life, a Vatican advisory body that has debated these issues for years..." (Continued here)

1 comment:

EbethW said...

Hey Donna!

Check out my blog this afternoon....I just put up a pet post.

I hear your lastest book is a smash!

Hugs!