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"What it means to be a human person in light of God’s plan with implications for bioethics?"
Jasbir T. Singh: Trudeau flunks catechism 101: After Sunday Mass (May 18th, 2014) I was thrilled to find this document from the Archbishop of Ottawa (below) at the entrance of the Churc...
A new method of creating versatile stem cells from a relatively simple manipulation of existing cells could further reduce the need for any stem-cell research involving human embryos, according to leading ethicists. Although the process has only been tested in mice, two studies published Jan. 29 in the journal Nature detailed research showing success with a process called stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency, or STAP. Scientists from Japan's RIKEN research institute and Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston were able to reprogram blood cells from newborn mice by placing them in a low-level acidic bath for 30 minutes. Seven to 9 percent of the cells subjected to such stress returned to a state of pluripotency and were able to grow into other types of cells in the body.
Does love have anything to do with the human body, with being a man or a woman? Is there anything unique about married love? What is marriage? The answers to these questions can be found in very unique video done by The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage that has launched a new initiative for the protection of marriage. See more at http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/sexual-difference-video/.
“Made for Each Other,” the first video of the Marriage: Unique for a Reason series, takes up these and other foundational questions about the meaning of marriage. Marriage is about love, but it’s about a unique love that only a man and a woman as husband and wife can give to each other. In the video, Josh and Carrie talk about why men and women matter for marriage. Their dialogue and interactions illuminate the beauty of sexual difference and complementarity between man and woman as husband and wife. Only through sexual difference can a husband and a wife give themselves completely to one another – so completely that “the two become one flesh” (Gen 2:24). True marital union is not possible without sexual difference.
This is why sexual difference is essential to marriage. Sexual difference is the necessary starting point for understanding why protecting and promoting marriage as the union of one man and one woman isn’t arbitrary or discriminatory. Rather, it’s a matter of justice, truth, love, and real freedom. Only a man and a woman—at every level of their identity: biological, physiological, emotional, social, spiritual—are capable of authentically speaking the language of married love, that is, the language of total self-gift, open to the gift of the other and the gift of life. (Please see the second video “Made for Life,” which explores the topic of marriage and children.)
Steven Ertelt, where he focus on "The Estrela report". If you didn't know about such a report then, read this article.