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Saturday 15 March 2014
Sunday 9 March 2014
I realise that all is not well in the Catholic Church in England & Wales. That much is obvious when The Bitter Pill takes regular swipes at Church teaching on morality and pro-life issues and goes unchecked, unrebuked and often unremarked.
However, I feel that things have become rather serious when a usually sound Catholic publication such as The Catholic Herald* contains leaflets on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society.
Alzheimer's disease is awful - my grandfather suffered from it. But the Alzheimer's Society supports (and funds) stem cell research, including embryonic stem cell research in its search for a treatment or cure for the disease.
In other words, babies are being created in the laboratory in order to provide cells for research. Possibly aborted babies are being used as well.
I am therefore horrified to see that Catholic papers (however indirectly) are giving support to the fundraising for such research.
*To be fair, The Universe had the leaflets as well... but I expect better from The Catholic Herald.