Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Newspaper Praises Cardinal for Standing Firm on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Calls him “a major intellectual standing up for ‘eternal truth’”
By Elizabeth O’Brien

SYDNEY, Australia, June 12, 2007 ( – The Sydney based national newspaper, The Australian, praised Cardinal George Pell and Brian Hickey for remaining firm on Catholic Church teaching regarding embryonic stem cell research.

In a June 8 editorial, entitled “Three Cheers for a Man Prepared to Defend Moral Absolutes”, the paper admits that it respects Catholic leaders who take a moral stand. Even though The Australian supports embryonic stem cell research, it praised archbishop Pell, saying, “But it is wonderful, in an age where the concept of a knowable truth has been rejected by scholars in favour of universal relevance, to find a major intellectual standing up for ‘eternal truth’”.

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