Times: Pope Benedict's Dignitas Personae Challenges Barak Obama

Yet another "pastor problem" for Barak.

John Allen, a Catholic journalist believes ("The Pope’s Real Message for Obama") the new hard-line Vatican document released last week presents serious challenges for the incoming administration.
... a tough new Vatican document on bioethics, released one week ago, that ratchets up the church’s condemnations of embryonic stem cell research, in vitro fertilization, the “morning-after pill” and a host of other techniques it regards as violations of human dignity.

In the United States, the tendency may be to see the document, titled “Dignitas Personae,” or “Dignity of the Person,” as a battle plan for resistance to the incoming Obama administration...more

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