Theologian refuses UCC debate invite over decision on stem-cell research

“A former professor of moral theology at St Patrick’s College Maynooth has turned down an invitation to take part in a debate held by the UCC Philosophical Society next Monday. Fr Vincent Twomey said it ‘evidently supports the policy of your university to allow stem-cell research on human embryos which, of its nature, involves the killing of children in the earliest stages of their development’. The invitation last Tuesday said the motion for debate would be ‘That this house would allow homosexual couples to adopt’ and that society members would be delighted if Fr Twomey was willing to speak in opposition …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 24 January]

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