The Word Among Us

July 2005 Issue

What Can We Do?

Seeing Our Way through the Stem Cell Debates.

By: Fr. Dan Mindling

Though it doesn't even use the term stem cell, Pope John Paul II's encyclical, The Gospel of Life, while it is challenging reading, should be required for anyone who wants to think and pray through the issues raised by stem cell research. Why? Because the truth about life in its earliest stages can never be understood until we listen to what the Author of Life has to say about it.

In his encyclical, Pope John Paul invites believers to shine the light of the gospel upon questions of life and death so that we might see...

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