October 5th, 2010
09:30 AM ET

Vatican official criticizes award of Nobel Prize to Robert Edwards

An official with the Vatican criticized the decision to award the Nobel prize for medicine to British doctor Robert G. Edwards for his work on in vitro fertilization, Italy's official news agency ANSA reported Tuesday.

Ignazio Carrasco de Paula, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said giving the award to Edwards was "completely inappropriate," according to the news agency.

He said Edwards' work had created a market for human eggs and created problems of embryos being frozen, the news agency said.


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  1. okay

    Hey ..time to mention turtle eggs..LMAO..your the crazy one..the EMBRYO is not yet a human until fertilized and planted..then it grows to be a human...next you'll be criticizing me for having sperm..unlike yourself obviously..why don't you post with a name

    October 6, 2010 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Okay, you are a Liars

      Why are you trying to redefine what is alive when it come to humanity. Life begins at conception: when the egg is fertilized. Nothing DEAD implants itself. Implantation as nothing to do with the status the embryo: it is life. It is alive before implanting in the womb.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. okay

    Agreed tomcat..good point

    October 6, 2010 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. tomcat

    Also wasnt Gods beggoten son born through immaculate conception? Kind of sounds the same to me as the barren will yield fruit.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Tomcat your ignorance begets you

      First, Mary, the Mother of God, the Mother of Jesus, was not barren.
      Second, Immaculate Conceptin has nothing to do with Jesus' birth...it is a truth about the birth of Mary. It declares that she was concieved without sin...without original sin, sinless at no time the mother, Mary, was ever under the authority or darkness of Satan. It was a signal grace bestown on Her by Gid. She is Satan's enemy and he her ever adversary, Unlike her sister eve, the New Eve has crushed his head. Remember your Bible, it was Elizabeth that was called barren.

      The dead is not able to conceived.
      Jesus, True man and True God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Blessed, Virgin Mary, the
      blessed fruit of her womb.
      The conception of Jesus is nothing compared to the abominable IVF
      process that murders the unborn: its brothers and sisters so it can live. IVF is the sin of Cain, who murder his brother so his unacceptable offering can be the best and without remorse, he taunts God am I my brother's keeper? Tomcat you suffer from the sin of Cain! You are a very ugly person.

      October 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Correction

      It declares that she was concieved without sin…without original sin, sinless. At no time the mother, Mary, was ever under the authority or darkness of Satan. It was a signal grace bestown on Her by God...

      October 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
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