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Science and religion intertwined writes Bishop Keenan

Posted by SCMO on 12th May 2015 in Christianity | Science, religion, Bishop John Keenan,

Science and religion intertwined writes Bishop Keenan. Writing in today s Scotsman (12 May 2015) Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley describes the Catholic Church and the Science as "conjoined twins in the advancement of knowledge Dogmatic certainties are as likely to be found in both Science as they are in religion writes Bishop Keenan, but rather than competing, Science and religion should complement one another. Bishop Keenan claims that no one should feel "compelled to make a choice between Science or religion, presuming that aligning ourselves with one entails rejecting the other. Adding "finding the really important truths of existence needs both...

Cardinal O'Brien & Bishop Tartaglia continue opposition to HFEA Bill

Posted by SCMO on 10th April 2008 in Christianity |

...mpromised.Science and Medicine  I have become aware that the scientific community already knows that, contrary to what the Prime Minister has asserted, research on human embryos is not required to have access to human stem cells as the basis of therapy for serious medical conditions.  Let me mention the following points listed in her study on stem cell research written by the afore-mentioned Professor Maureen L. Condic (in: First Things, February 2008/180, pp 10-12).        Scientists have discovered that ordinary human skin cells can be converted to stem cells with all the important properties of human embryonic stem cells by a process known as direct re...

The Saltire / Herald annual debate

Posted by SCMO on 16th May 2003 in Christianity |

...chelor of Science (BSc) in Geography, submajoring in Psychology and Moral Philosophy. Graduated 1981, University of Edinburgh, Degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA), specialising in Accountancy, Finance & Investment and Management Science.    Principal Posts    1977-1980 ­Deputy-Head, St Peter's Extension School, VSO, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea 1981-1984 - Scottish Organiser, Lepra: British Leprosy Relief Association, Edinburgh 1984-1986 - Financial Advisor, South Pacific Appropriate Technology Foundation, P. Moresby, PNG 1986-1990 - Business Advisor to the Iona Community; and, simultaneously, Co-Director, Foundation for the Peoples of...

Embryology Bill "attack on unborn human life" claims Bishop Tartaglia

Posted by SCMO on 24th January 2008 in Christianity |

...-Science. Sciencecontributes greatly to making the world and mankind more human. But Sciencecan also destroy mankind and the world if it is not directed by a higherwisdom and by well-informed conscientious decisions of men and women of goodwill and of good faith.  In today s Gospel, John the Baptist declares Jesus to be the Lamb of God whocomes to take away the sins of the world. He is the one on whom the Spiritrests. John testifies and gives witness that Jesus is the Chosen One of God.In his name, I ask you to support any initiative which brings before ourMP s the sacredness of unborn human life and the moral repugnance andpractical futility of creating human-...

Cardinal responds to embryology critics

Posted by SCMO on 23rd March 2008 in Christianity |

...he better.Science is always about pushing boundaries and exploring possibilities. Just because something can be done doesn t mean it should be done. I wonder how many people reading this are pleased that Dr Robert Oppenheimer and his team on the Manhattan Project in the 1940 s succeeded in creating the atomic bomb. Their pioneering work in nuclear and theoretical physics has given us the ability to slaughter millions of our fellow human beings anywhere on the planet at the push of a button. Should we welcome that reality as a sign of progress or regret it as a symbol of humanity s arrogance?The question of scientists' responsibility towards humanity is today p...

Cardinal calls for "Faith and Science" forum

Posted by SCMO on 28th March 2008 in Christianity |

...EMBARGO 7.30PM FRIDAY 28 MARCH 2008Cardinal O'Brien calls for "Faith and Science" forum on Embryology BillSpeaking at a Public Meeting in Kirkaldy this evening (28 March) on the ˜Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill , Cardinal Keith O'Brien will call for greater communication between faith leaders and scientists. He will say; "I see the way ahead through bringing together the Churches and peoples of all faiths, along with scientists who are involved at this present time". The Cardinal will add;" have been approached by MPs and asked by others in the media to consider meeting with leading scientists who are currently involved in this area. I would be only to...
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