Friday, July 10, 2009

In what sense has the Church's position hardened?

"Benedict gave Obama a copy of a Vatican document on bioethics that hardened the church's opposition to using embryos for stem cell research, cloning and in-vitro fertilization." From Yahoo! News.

In no sense at all. There was no change, nor was there ever any doubt about where the Church stood.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Another Moral Theologian weighs in on West

Maurizio Faggioni, OFM, of the Alphonsianum, weighs in on the Christopher West fracas. I'd have to say, I agree with what is is reported as saying in this article and think that his and Schindler's concerns need to be addressed seriously and not simply defensively by West and those that are defending him against criticism. Even if Faggioni and Schindler are wrong about some things.