Pellfire & Brimstone

Just Church teaching actually. As Parliament in New South Wales tries to overturn a ban on embryonic stem cell research, good Card. Pell reminds Catholics what's at stake for them.
Catholic politicians who vote for this legislation must realize that their voting has consequences for their place in the life of the church.
The bill is extra-yucky (I believe that's the approved theological term). It not only approves cloning, but also chimeras, genetic mixing (making embryos from material from more than two parents), and using aborted female fetuses as the "moms" for human embryos. A particularly good statement (pdf) from the bishops' conference, too. Polite, but direct.

The first link has other Pell news too.