Skip to comments.Madison diocese bans school trips to research center
Posted on 09/09/2013 8:53:06 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
MADISON Children who attend Catholic schools within the Madison diocese wont be taking any more field trips to a renowned research center because it conducts research using embryonic stem cells.
The Madison Catholic Diocese, which announced its decision in a letter Thursday, said the research at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery runs counter to Catholic teachings on the sanctity of human life, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
Any plans to have students visit the center should be halted immediately, and alternative, morally acceptable means of meeting the educational objectives should be utilized, wrote Michael Lancaster, the superintendent of Catholic schools.
The decision, approved by Bishop Robert Morlino, affects about 7,400 children at 44 schools, although only a few of those schools had been taking students to the facility, Lancaster said
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Bishop puts his foot down on embryonic stem cell research.
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Interesting move by Bp. Morlino who is one of the good guys.
And that ban is as it should be.
There are no medical benefits to ESC research.
It’s purpose is to pretend there is value in abortion.
The supposed “beneficial applications” of ESC therapy are very temporary, brain invasive, expensive, and are better achieved via adult stem cells.
How far we have fallen when an easy call is news. Chances are good that the newspaper wanted to set the Church up as behaving out of step with the prevailing culture and in for more criticism.
Who thought those field trips were a good idea in the first place?