Thursday, October 30, 2008

Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Catholic Governors

Regarding our governor's support of Proposition 2 which will allow embryonic stem cell research and other attrocities our new bishop issued a statement:

Contact: Michael D. Diebold, Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Lansing

The Most Reverend Earl Boyea, Bishop of Lansing, today issued the following statement in response to recent comments of Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm:

In a Sunday address in Grand Rapids, Governor Jennifer Granholm incredibly said of Proposal 2 "As a Catholic, I can say to be pro-cure is to be pro-life." Of course, Catholics and all other responsible citizens will continue to seek cures for disease and injury. But to imply that Proposal 2 is a valid expression of Catholic principles is shocking. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Proposal 2, which goes before Michigan voters in a week, would give an unrestricted license to those who perform destructive experiments on human embryos. While the Catholic Church strongly supports legitimate forms of stem cell research and all other proper forms of scientific inquiry, the Church also teaches that is it is always immoral to destroy a human embryo. For that reason, the Catholic Bishops of Michigan have taken a strong position in opposition to this well-funded assault on human life.

Saint Paul reminds us that we must preach the Truth in season and out of season. The Truth will never go unspoken. To be in favor of Proposal 2 is not to be pro-life. A well-formed Catholic conscience would never lead a person to support Proposal 2 "as a Catholic."

Click here if you're looking for a simple explanation of the Catholic Church's position on stem cell research.


Anonymous said...

Oh brother! Pro-cure?!?
The insanity we are surrounded by.

Lisa said...

Go Bishop Earl! People like her,Biden and Polosi are eather arrogant or dumb????????