It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Church Promises Excommunication for Stem-Cell Research Scientists

Jun. 28 ( - Scientists who conduct research involving the destruction of human embryos are subject to excommunication, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Family has warned.

In an interview with the Italian weekly Famiglia Cristiana, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo said that the canonical penalty of excommunication, which is applied to those involved in abortion, also applies to involvement in stem-cell research....

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Just a point of clarification here. Excommunication is the penalty for those involved in EMBRYONIC stem-cell research -- meaning the kind that results in the death of babies (fetus, embryo, etc.). This penalty does not apply to those involved in ADULT or CORD-BLOOD stem-cell research -- which does not result in the death of babies.