Scientist He Jiankui shows "The Human Genome," a book he edited, at his company. Direct Genomics, in Shenzhen, China, Aug.4, 2016. An ethicist calls Jiankui's gene editing on a human embryo "a train wreck of a thing to do." (CNS photo/Reuters)

Ethicist: Gene-editing human embryos ‘a train wreck of a thing to do’

The revelation in late November that a Chinese researcher had edited genes in human embryos and then implanted them in a woman was "a train wreck of a thing to do," said an ethicist at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.

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Pope Francis gives the homily as he celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican May 8. The pope cautioned people to stay away from the devil, likening him to an angry, rabid dog that is chained up. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to trick people, pope says

The devil is "a loser," but he still tricks people into giving him power, Pope Francis said.

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Sister shares heartbreaking story to lead youths closer to God

It wasn't the story that the 20,000 Catholic youths were expecting to hear from a religious sister.

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Our Disposable Culture

This month is a time for Americans to celebrate both food and family in our land of plenty. But what happens when plenty becomes too much, when surplus turns into waste?

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Speaking Truth to Power Cost His Life

Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint.

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Sons and Daughters of Vietnam’s Dads

Many soldiers killed in Vietnam left behind children who needed a father. Through Sons and Daughters In Touch, these children come together to share loss, lives and love.

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