Thursday, March 12, 2009
Catholic politicians miss an opportunity
Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, writing for Il Sussidiario addresses the president's decision to reverse government policy on funding embryonic stem cell research in an editorial entitled OBAMA/ Embryonic stem-cells, the abdication of the Catholics in government, which begins: "Fulfilling his campaign promise, President Barack Obama has revoked President George W. Bush’s order prohibiting Federal financial support for embryonic stem-cell research. From the political perspective this is not really an unexpected loss for those who oppose such a research, since the Republican candidate for President, Senator John McCain, had also promised to lift the ban against the use of taxpayers’ money to support the destruction of human embryos."