Stem Cell Research

Scientists seek to abolish ‘14-day rule,’ plan to do stem cell research on older embryos

According to pro-life scholar Dr. Michael New, ‘[as] technology has advanced, scientists want to push the envelope and allow for embryonic experimentation and research for even longer time periods.’ By David McLoone, March 18, 2021 SKOKIE, Illinois, March 18, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — An... read more

The ethics of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine

Catholic News Agency Staff, November 17, 2020 While the Bishop of Tyler asserted Monday that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna “is not morally produced”, the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Charlotte Lozier Institute have indicated it is ethical. Bishop Joseph... read more

‘This is the moment to advocate’ for pro-life vaccines, says Archbishop Naumann

By Kate Scanlon, Catholic News Agency, May 2, 2020 The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure that vaccines developed to combat coronavirus are not “morally compromised” by any connection to cell lines created from the remains of... read more
Human embryonic stem cells

NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions

The latest restrictions require scientists to submit more comprehensive grant applications, and those applications will go through more stringent ethics reviews. By Ashley Yeager, The Scientist, July 29, 2019 Last Friday (July 26), the National Institutes of Health announced new... read more

The Often-Overlooked Saints of Good Friday

These saints witnessed Christ’s sacrifice, and on Good Friday of all days, they deserve our attention. Thomas Craughwell Blog |  Apr. 19, 2019 Of Christ’s eleven surviving apostles and who-knows-how-many disciples and followers, only a tiny handful had the courage to stand at... read more

Election 2016: Let’s Get to the Point

A Note From the Publisher BY MICHAEL WARSAW, PUBLISHER , Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 As Americans and as Catholics, we know that the most important issue is the right to life, as stated in the Constitution, Scriptures and many Church documents. All other human rights, while important, are... read more

Pro-abortion VP Joe Biden speaks at Vatican event on adult stem cells

By Claire Chretien ROME, April 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) ­– United States Vice President Joe Biden addressed a Vatican conference on adult stem cell research Friday just before Pope Francis spoke. Biden’s invitation has sparked criticism because he supports the taxpayer-funded killing of... read more

The Hype over Embryonic Stem Cell Research Dies Not with a Bang but a Whimper

By MICHAEL COOK, Published on November 3, 2015 It’s time for scientists and bioethicists to establish an Embryonic Stem Cell Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It all seems so long ago now. But from 2002 to 2008 they barnstormed, fibbed, exaggerated, hyped, and caricatured to get... read more

“Grave mistake” Saving one life cannot justify destroying another, pope tells Vatican stem cell conference

On the morning of Nov. 12 in the Vatican, the Holy Father received a group of 250 participants in an international conference entitled "Adult Stem Cells: Science and the Future of Man and Culture," promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture in collaboration with the U.S. Stem for Life... read more

Pepsi shareholders demand company stop using aborted fetal cell lines in flavor research

The pro-life organization Children of God for Life announced today the filing of a shareholder resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission and PepsiCo, protesting the use of aborted a fetal cell line for the research and development of flavor enhancers for their beverages. In August... read more


In the recent bulletin in which we disclosed the departure from the Notre Dame Board of Trustees of a prominent proponent of embryonic stem cell research (hereafter "ESCR"), Dr. Marye Anne Fox, we said we would examine the University's record respecting this research in a future bulletin. That is... read more