Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Action Step

LANSING, Michigan, OCT. 3, 2007 ( A packet of information about the Church's stance on stem cells is being delivered to every Catholic home in Michigan that's registered with a parish.

A letter signed by the state's diocesan bishops, a 12-minute DVD, and a brochure explaining the Church's support for adult stem cell research are being sent out as part of the Michigan Catholic Conference's "The Science of Stem Cells: Finding Cures and Protecting Life" campaign.

The conference foresees reaching 500,000 homes and nearly 800 parishes.The Michigan Catholic Conference campaign comes as proponents of embryonic stem cell research seek to overturn the state's ban on research that involves the destruction of human embryos, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Paul Long, the vice president for public policy at the conference, said the central message of the statewide education program is the Church's support for adult stem cell research and opposition to research which involved destroying human embryos.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am wee bit disheartened to find this blog. Another news story referenced this blogsite and I navigated to it. It strikes me as very sad that a blogger who identifies himself as "85 years *young*"does not offer more hopeful messages. In reading through these postings, I felt very sorry for this man, *presumably*, who served in seemingly prestigious roles in the Church. I would expect more from someone who had a leadership role, seems to have a real affinity for working with young people, and has a cat which commands some tenderness. If the blogger could restructure his musings to be more hopeful, the future would not be so bleak and dismal. I guess also I am feeling a little befuddled as to why he is lamenting and lambasting this generation. As a chronologically young person, I am wondering if this older/younger man does not realize that it was he that created the situation we are in. In the end, forgo bitterness, vitriole, and sarcasm. Make the last years of life imbued with more hope for you and all of us. Oremus pro invicem!