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Vatican Astronomer Says Big Bang Theory in Tune with Creation History

Last edited 7th February 2012

The director of the Vatican Observatory said that the Church is open to the scientific theory that the world began from a cosmic explosion billions of years ago. “The Big Bang is not in contradiction with the faith, ” Father Jose Gabriel Funes said during a Feb. 2 announcement of a Vatican exhibit that will feature photos, research tools and minerals from the Moon and Mars.

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Why the Catholic Church is Right About Stem-Cell Research

Last edited 9th January 2012

Ever since the first human embryonic stem-cell lines were established in 1998, the Catholic Church has maintained that this type of research was ethically unacceptable.. therefore exposing the Church to harsh criticism, with critics claiming the Catholic Church is opposed to scientific progress. Yet embryonic stem-cell therapies have yet to make it out of the garage, while clinical applications of morally acceptable adult stem cells are reported in the scientific literature regularly.

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Good News for the Heart: Ethical Stem Cell Treatments Showing Most Promise

Last edited 9th December 2011

According to data from the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer globally, resulting in an estimated 17.3 million deaths in 2008 alone. Such a mind-boggling number may make it difficult to appreciate the fact that each death means the loss of a human person, and a painful vacuum left in the lives of loved ones.

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From the Big Bang to Our Planet Earth

Last edited 2nd December 2011

There are elements of the book of Genesis that the Big Bang theory does not explain. This video by Goya Production explores significant evidence by theologians and scientists that tells us why creation is compatible with the theory of evolution.

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Research Confirms that Human Embryonic Stem Cells Will Not Deliver Cures

Last edited 27th November 2011

It is now all but certain that human embryonic stem cells will not deliver cures to dread diseases. Several Scientific reports have shown that the results of adult stem cell research are far in front of those research conducted with embryonic stem cells. So why was there such a huge push to legalise the use human embryonic stem cells for science? Visit this article by Michael Cook of MercatorNet for more.

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Abortion and Mental Health: Science vs Politics

Last edited 23rd November 2011

Publication in a leading psychiatry journal did not prevent a barrage of criticism for the author of a study showing the mental health risks of abortion. In this article, MercatorNet interviews Priscilla K. Coleman, the author of a major study with hotly-contested findings about abortion and mental health.

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Feast of St. Albert the Great, Scientist and Priest - 15 November

Last edited 23rd November 2011

Many people think that science and religion are in conflict with one another - but this isn't true! In fact, some of the greatest scientists in history were priests - one of them being St. Albert the Great! Watch this video to reflect on the message of St. Albert, as we celebrate his feast day on 15 November.

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Science and Faith: A Look into the Vatican's Academy of Sciences

Last edited 23rd November 2011

Through its ups and downs, the relationship between science and faith has always been interesting. For experts like Werner Arber, the connection is simply part of his job. Find out more about the Vatican's Academy of Sciences in this video!

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Adult Stem Cell Conference Begins at the Vatican

Last edited 10th November 2011

The Vatican is holding a three day conference to promote research using adult stem cells. Different scientists, stem cell companies, and health ministers are meeting in Rome to gain support of different policy makers.

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Vatican Partners with U.S. Research Company to Discuss Stem-Cells

Last edited 8th November 2011

New biotechnologies raise questions in the fields of medicine, economics, ethics and philosophy, and the Vatican plans to look at all of them during a three-day conference devoted to adult stem-cell research, officials said.

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