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 February 14 - U.S. experts soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos
 Article: Cloning And Genetic Engineering

Comment from UTT:
Each year the parameters for experimenting with human life continues to expand. Although regulation bodies say that caution is necessary, they also open the door for mankind to play God.
Powerful gene editing tools may one day be used on human embryos, eggs and sperm to remove genes that cause inherited diseases, according to a report by U.S. scientists and ethicists released on Tuesday. The report from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine said scientific advances make gene editing in human reproductive cells "a realistic possibility that deserves serious consideration."

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 February 15 - Roman Catholic Group Requests 'Pope Francis' Refer to Mary as 'Co-Redemptrix With Jesus'
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Comment from UTT:
The Roman Catholic Pope will continue to move towards declaring that "Mary" is the "Co-Redemptrix." There are many lobbying that this be done this year at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the supposed apparition of Mary in Fatima. This concept is completely unbiblical but in line with how dogmas and traditions trump the scriptures.


The International Marian Association has requested that the leader of Roman Catholicism, Jorge Bergoglio, also known as Pope Francis, refer to Mary as "co-redemptrix with Jesus the redeemer" during the 100th year anniversary of the purported apparitions of Mary in Fatima, Portugal.


The Theological Commission of the Marian Association, which is comprised of 30 supportive entities, including Vatican Secretariat of State Florian Kolfhaus, Andrew Apostoli of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), Elias Mary of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Sanctuary in Wisconsin, and Michael O'Neill and Christopher Padgett of the Mariological Society of America, recently released a 10-page document outlining why Mary is deserving of the title. It states that Mary passed on her sinless nature-given to her by God at conception-to Jesus, that He might redeem the world from sin. Through her willing human participation in the Father's divine means of saving wicked men, the Commission contends, she is the "New Eve" just as Jesus is the "New Adam." "Mary, the 'full of grace' (Lk. 1:28) was providentially prepared by the Father through her Immaculate Conception to participate with the Son in the crushing of the head of Satan and redeeming humanity from sin, and to pass on to her divine Son an immaculate human nature like her own in order to accomplish the mission of redemption," the document asserts.

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