Down to the Wire: Just $7,693 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Oppose IVF clinic construction, Illinois priest urges parishioners

Catholic World News - April 02, 2012

An Illinois priest has asked his parishioners to resist the construction of a fertility clinic near their church.

In a letter to his parishioners at Sts. Peter and Paul church in Naperville, Father Thomas Milota said that the proposed clinic would offer in vitro fertilization (IVF). He wrote: “There are a great many practices associated with IVF which are contrary to the dignity of the human person and which many couples do not realize.”

Father Milota asked parishioners to become informed about IVF and involved in efforts to halt construction of the clinic. He observed that the clinic would be located close to the parish school, if it is built, parishioners “will begin having to figure out a way to explain its purpose and that this is the place where the frozen embryos are kept.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($58,907 to go):
$150,000.00 $91,093.12
39% 61%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 14 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 18 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 21 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 23 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25