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What happens when an atheist encounters Christ? This poet found out for herself

"Until two years ago, I was a really committed atheist and I really hated the Catholic Church," said poet Sally Read, as she explained how all that dramatically…

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03 Feb 2016 Q&A Comments (1)

Does "the Black Pope" wield the true power in the Vatican?

Full Question I heard that the Vatican is run by an individual called "the black pope," who holds all the real power. What do you say to th…

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02 Oct 2015 News USA No comments

A tale of two papal meetings

During his visit to the United States, Pope Francis waded into the US culture wars with two private visits. But how Church officials managed the narrative of…

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31 Jul 2016 News No comments

‘Go out into the world,’ Pope tells priests at St John Paul II shrine

Francis celebrated Mass at a shrine dedicated to his Polish predecessor Catholic priests and nuns must renounce their personal interests and create a church th…

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27 Apr 2016 News No comments

Cardinal Ortega, who played key role in US-Cuba diplomatic thaw, retires

Cardinal Jaime Ortega was named Archbishop of Havana in 1981 and oversaw three papal trips to Communist Cuba Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of re…

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15 Sep 2015 Americas News No comments

Pope Francis’ impact on Cuba, and its Church, is already being felt

As the countdown to Pope Francis’ maiden voyage to the United States winds on, it may be easy for Americans to forget that before he touches down in Washington …

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19 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Every homeless child is ‘a cry rising up to God’, says Francis

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20 May 2016 Articles Comments (1)

Pope Francis’s Commission on Women Deacons: 12 Things to Know and Share

Pope Francis has agreed to create a commission to study the possibility of women deacons. Here are 12 things to know and share. 1. What happened? On…

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05 Sep 2014 Vatican Comments (1)

Holy See calls for action in Iraq, and UN sends a mission

Vatican City, Sep 5, 2014 / 12:03 am.- The Holy See on Monday urged the UN to provide humanitarian aid to Iraq during a special session of the Human Rights Coun…

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Would killing a human conceived in a test tube still be considered murder?

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If a human is created or designed in a test tube and carried in a womb to birth, then the creation was not from God, but by man from material from God—right? If the child is then killed before natural death, would this be considered murder? I assume cloned and “designer” babies would fall into the same category in this situation.


If God doesn’t create the child, then who does—the test tube? Certainly, humans cannot create life. God is just as much the Creator here as he is when pregnancy results from fornication. Just because humans have rearranged the way the child is conceived, the sperm and the egg are still created by God. As with conception in the womb, God still provides the soul as well as the body. This holds for cloning as well. Only God can create a soul, which is the life principle of the body. No matter how a human being comes into existence, God will always have been its creator. Certainly to kill such a person is to take innocent human life, which is always a grave sin.



  1. Raí Reply

    You talked about ´´Cloning“. I am not in favor of this, but what do you think it will happen if they clone a person? I think the new one will have another soul and be another person and not to be the same just like happens when they clone animals. Am I right?

  2. Ryan Vicente Reply

    Sure, you’re right, a soul cannot be cloned from my point of view. Not even God would allow this to happen.

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