Scott McCaffrey (1/5, Letters) claims that the Catholic Church, including his priest, lied about stem-cell research during the recent election.
It was not explained how it is lying to say that embryonic stem-cell research destroys human life and involves cloning, or that adult stem-cell research has been successful while embryonic stem-cell research has not.
From the rest of his letter though, it is obvious that McCaffrey’s real complaint is that the Catholic Church (or any church) speaks in the public square at all on issues of morality. This position is in direct contradiction to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
McCaffrey writes, “Maybe it is time to stop looking at the church for the moral high ground and start looking at ourselves.”
In case he hasn’t noticed the current state of society, that approach is already being tried. It is an approach that Pope Benedict XVI warns is building a “dictatorship of relativism.” But what does he know?
Mark S. Robertson