MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Children who attend Catholic schools within the Madison diocese won't be taking any more field trips to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery because the facility conducts research using embryonic stem cells.
A Wisconsin State Journal report (http://bit.ly/1aVtIgQ ) says the diocese announced its decision Thursday. The diocese says the research runs counter to Catholic teachings on the sanctity of human life.
Michael Lancaster is the superintendent of Catholic schools. He says the decision affects about 7,400 children at 44 schools. However, only a handful of those schools had been taking students to the facility.
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a public-private research center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Catholic theologian Peter Hess criticized the move. He says educators should use controversial issues as teachable moments, not shrink away from them.
Members of the newly created commission to regulate ethics laws for Wisconsin office holders and lobbyists are beginning their work with the simplest of tasks: deciding on a name. Weightier decisions aren't far...More >>
This Wisconsin game warden was smarter than the average bear. Department of Natural Resources warden Dave Walz was called to an Eagle River home early Wednesday to help rescue a bear cub trapped in a newly built open...More >>
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Jaden Schwartz scored with 2:27 remaining during a 4-on-4 situation and the St. Louis Blues beat the Wild 2-1 on Friday night to leave Minnesota with a 2-0 leadMore >>
The finale of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed by heavy downpours at PNC Park. A makeup date was to be determined. Officials delayed the scheduled 7:05 p.m. start as...More >>