Not surprisingly, President Barack Obama’s decision to lift his predecessor’s limits on federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research has prompted lots of commentary in the Catholic press. Here is a sampler:
Our Sunday Visitor’s John Norton had this to say, while Catholic San Francisco featured this guest commentary by Vicki Evans, coordinator of pro-life activities in the San Francisco Archdiocese. Joe Towalski of The Catholic Spirit in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis had these views, while an unsigned piece in The Catholic Standard & Times, Philadelphia archdiocesan newspaper, said Obama missed a chance for unity. Sam Lucero of The Compass in Green Bay, Wis., called the decision regrettable.
And as the debate moves to Congress, the commentary is likely to continue.