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Archbishop Naumann encourages Catholics to get vaccinated but also calls for rights of conscience to be respected

Archbishop Naumann encourages Catholics to get vaccinated but also calls for rights of conscience to be respected

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, encouraged Catholics to receive one of the coronavirus vaccines if they discern that it is appropriate to do so. Explaining that he was vaccinated in April after recovering from

Making monkeys out of us

Making monkeys out of us

A US-Chinese team of scientists have produced embryos that include human cells and cells of a nonhuman primate, the long-tailed macaque. What are we to make of such experiments? How are we to assess their ethical implications? Historical precedent The first thing to note is that this