Is it a general human thing or a specifically Australian thing that we
have the greatest difficulty engaging in civilised public conversation
about the issues that matter most to us? Perhaps it is a bit of both.
Whatever the cause or causes, this past week has given us a stark
example of our inability to have a civilised public conversation as NSW
State Parliament attempts to make a decision concerning the
legalisation of therapeutic cloning for stem cell research - Fr Michael Whelan