11 May '11, 3pm

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* Most importantly, this report creates (or affirms) an immense moral responsibility on the Vatican’s part. If you combine this report with the Pope’s Encyclical Letter, ‘Caritas in Veritate’ (please read that), the combination of the messages indicates an immense moral responsibility that the Vatican has yet to make clear and concise and to fulfill. You see, this recent report has been written by a group of scientists that was convened under the auspices of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and, thus ultimately, the Vatican. But (if you read the AP article) you’ll see the somewhat ambiguous distancing of the report from what the Vatican is willing to call its “teachings”. The Vatican will need to — and SHOULD — take a stand. Even if the Vatican hesitates to take a strong stand on the science itself (which would be understandable, given its own role, lack of expertise, an...

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