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Bishops warn against animal-human embryos

Posted by SCMO on 13th September 2007 in Christianity |
Following their meeting at Scotus College in Glasgow yesterday, the Catholic Bishops of Scotland have released a statement urging MPs not to allow the creation of mixed animal “ human embryos as proposed by the forthcoming ˜Human Tissue and Embryology Bill. The Bishops describe such a move as a horrific prospect which would see a moral boundary being crossed . They urge MPs not to support such controversial and morally questionable techniques adding that research with non-controversial adult stem cell therapies have produced many successes. The full text is shown below: ENDS Peter Kearney  "The Human Tissue and Embryology Bill which will be int...
 

Bishops warn against animal-human embryos

Posted by SCMO on 13th September 2007 in Christianity |
Following their meeting at Scotus College in Glasgow yesterday, the Catholic Bishops of Scotland have released a statement urging MPs not to allow the creation of mixed animal “ human embryos as proposed by the forthcoming ˜Human Tissue and Embryology Bill.  The Bishops describe such a move as a horrific prospect which would see a moral boundary being crossed . They urge MPs not to support such controversial and morally questionable techniques adding that research with non-controversial adult stem cell therapies have produced many successes.  The full text is shown below:  ENDS  Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office  5 St. Vincent Pl...
 

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

Posted by SCMO on 24th January 2008 in Christianity |
Monday 21 January 2008In a strongly worded homily preached yesterday at St Mirin's Cathedral inpaisley, Bishop Philip Tartaglia described the current " Human Fertilisationand Embryology Bill" as a " state-sponsored attack on unborn human life".The Bishops' homily coincided with the distribution of a national pastoralletter from all Scotland's Bishops to the Catholic community warning of thedangers of the legislation: https://www.scmo.org/_titles/view.asp?id=537The move to allow the creation of human-animal embryos is described byArchbishop Tartaglia as a " twisted enterprise" and he repeats the cal that MP'sshould "be able to vote according to their consciences"...
 

Cardinal responds to embryology critics

Posted by SCMO on 23rd March 2008 in Christianity |
Sunday 23 March 2008Cardinal responds to embryology critics.In an article in Scottish Sunday newspaper (Sunday Herald) today (23 March 2008), Cardinal Keith O'Brien reiterates his opposition to the Government's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill and responds to some of the criticisms made of his stance. The full text of the article appears below.Peter Kearney  Director  Catholic Media Office5 St. Vincent PlaceGlasgow  G1 2DH  0141 221 116807968 122291  pk@scmo.org  www.scmo.org"In my Easter Sunday homily this year I chose to highlight concerns about many aspects of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. Reaction to my text, released on Good...
 

Cardinal welcomes embryo poll results

Posted by SCMO on 3rd April 2008 in Christianity |
Thursday 3 April 2008Cardinal Keith O'Brien has welcomed the results of an opinion poll released today which shows that over two thirds of the UK population oppose the creation of part-human part-animal embryos. The poll conducted by ORB (Opinion Research Business - www.opinion.co.uk) on behalf of the Catholic Media Office asked how strongly people opposed or supported such research, 67% opposed (of which 51% opposed strongly) any moves to create hybrid embryos. The poll also questioned attitudes on IVF treatment being given to women without the child's genetic father being identified. 64% of respondents believed IVF clinics should be required to identify a chil...
 

Catholic Church urges Government to drop Gender Recognition Reform Bill

Posted by SCMO on 17th March 2020 in Blogging |
17 March 2020   In a strongly worded response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, Scotland’s eight Catholic Bishops have unanimously opposed the proposed legislation. Following a meeting of the Bishops’ Conference, they released the following statement:   “Together with a growing number of voices in society, the Church believes that sex or gender cannot be reduced to a mere construct of society that is fluid and changeable. Denying the biological reality of sexual difference and redefining something as fundamental as male and female is not within the purview of government or parliamentarians....
 
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