- Catholic Bishops' Stem Cell Ads Appear in New York Times, USA Today, and Other Papers Nationwide (04-208)
October 25, 2004
Tomorrow The New York Times will feature a full-page ad by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on stem cell research. The ad is part of a nationwide two-week ad campaign by the USCCB aimed at explaining the distinction between embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of human life at the embryonic stage, and adult stem cell research.
- Catholic Bishops Launch Stem Cell Ads Nationwide (04-198)
October 20, 2004
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this week launches a nationwide two-week ad campaign highlighting the issue of stem cell research. The ads draw a clear distinction between embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of human life at the embryonic stage, and adult stem cell research.
- Catholic Official Says Campaign For Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ignores Ethical And Practical Problems (04-187)
September 29, 2004
An official of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) told a Congressional subcommittee that campaigns for increased public funding of embryonic stem cell research have grown "in inverse proportion to the dwindling hopes of medical benefit, as private funding sources increasingly realize that embryonic stem cell research may not be a wise investment."
- New Poll: Americans Prefer Funding Stem Cell Research That Does Not Require Destroying Human Embryos (04-163)
August 23, 2004
Despite exaggerated recent claims about the benefits of embryonic stem cell research, Americans strongly prefer funding research that does not require destroying human embryos. They also strongly oppose human cloning for either reproductive or research purposes.
- Bishops Issue Flyer With Questions And Answers On Stem Cell Research For Wide Distribution (04-159)
August 19, 2004
In an effort to provide more information on the Catholic Church's position on stem cell research and human cloning, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is publishing a one-page flyer in a clear, easy-to-read question and answer format.
- Cardinal Keeler Urges Rejection of Amendments Promoting Destruction Of Embryos For Stem Cell Research (04-130)
June 7, 2004
In a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, Cardinal William Keeler urged opposition to any amendments to the Labor/HHS appropriations bill that would authorize using federal funds to encourage the destruction of human embryos for their embryonic stem cells (ESCs).
- Bishops' Official Hails Adult Stem Cell Success Stories At Press Conference (04-120)
June 24, 2004
A press conference conducted today by Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) featured women with severe spinal cord injuries who have been treated with adult stem cells. Laura Dominguez was a quadriplegic at 16 after a car accident severely damaged her spinal cord, but after treatment using her own olfactory sinus stem cells Laura can now walk with the aid of braces. A car accident also left Susan Fajt paralyzed, but she, too, can walk with braces today because of experimental new adult stem cell treatment.
- Catholic Official Challenges Letter Urging Policy Change on Stem Cell Research (04-080)
April 29, 2004
An official of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) challenged a letter signed by more than 200 House members urging President Bush to encourage destruction of new human embryos for stem cell research.
- Cardinal Keeler Critiques Report of Bioethics Council (04-061)
April 1, 2004
Cardinal William Keeler said today's report by the President's Council on Bioethics "deserves attention from all concerned about technological abuse of human life."
- Bishops' Official Condemns New State "Fetus Farm" Law (04-004)
January 5, 2004
Yesterday, New Jersey Governor James McGreevey signed a bill (S909/A2840) that legally sanctions not only research requiring the destruction of human embryos, but even lethal experimentation on cloned human babies throughout pregnancy.
- USCCB Official Hails House Vote Banning the Patenting of Human Beings (03-155)
July 23, 2003
"The House of Representatives is to be commended for doing the morally correct and ethically responsible thing in refusing to provide federal funds to grant a patent covering a human organism," said Gail Quinn, executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities.
- In Statement for Respect Life Sunday, Cardinal Bevilacqua Says Contempt for Human Life Takes Many Forms (02-189)
October 1, 2002
"In our technically advanced society, we are tempted to treat life as dispensable when it seems to stand in the way of individual freedom or technical 'progress,'" the Cardinal said.
- Conference Official Says Federal Regulations Should Treat Embryo Outside Womb as Human Subject (01-152)
August 31, 2001
An official of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said a proposal to revise federal regulations governing research should treat the human embryo outside the womb as a human subject.
- Catholic Bishops Criticize Bush Policy on Embryo Research (01-142)
August 9, 2001
The remarks of Bishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, regarding President George W. Bush's statement on stem cell research.
- New Poll: Americans Oppose Destructive Embryo Research, Support Alternatives (01-101)
June 8, 2001
As two very different bills are introduced in the House of Representatives this week on stem cell research, a new poll commissioned by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops shows that Americans strongly prefer one approach over the other.
- Bishops Urge Senate to Look past Partisan Politics To Back Faith-based Initiatives (01-136)
June 26, 2001
The U.S. Bishops recently welcomed House passage of legislation on faith-based initiatives and called on the Senate to look beyond partisan politics in its work on companion legislation.