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Monday, October 23, 2006

Archbishop Burke vs. Michael J. Fox

Lowest of the Low!
Now Claire McCaskill Tries to Cash in on Suffering Actors

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: No offense Michael, but I wonder if you feel the same way about Archbishop Burke and Missouri's practicng Catholics. You know, since we agree with Senator Talent on this particular issue. As for Claire McCaskill, she ought to be ashamed of herself. I don't think I've ever seen a sleezy politician stoop this low.

Archbishop Burke calls for prayers prior to vote on cloning

St. Louis, Oct. 23, 2006 (CNA) - Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis has called on all of the faithful in his diocese to pray the rosary on All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2, “for the safeguarding of embryonic human life.”

In an Oct. 20 pastoral letter, titled “Safeguarding Embryonic Human Life through Prayer,” the archbishop said Catholics must be thoroughly informed about the proposed constitutional amendment, which would allow for human cloning. Catholics must also courageously speak the truth to others about cloning and pray, Burke said.

In the most controversial form of stem-cell research, embryos are cloned; their stem cells are removed and the embryos are killed in the process.

Missourians will head to the polls next month to vote on Amendment 2, which would allow for this type of cloning. The Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, headed by Donn Rubin, is responsible for putting the initiative on the ballot. The ballot measure would guarantee that any stem-cell research that is legal under federal law could be performed in Missouri.

“Somatic cell nuclear transfer, that is, human cloning, is the prideful attempt of man to generate human life by himself, without God and in defiance of God’s plan for us,” Archbishop Burke wrote....

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