Ohio diocese discourages ALS Association ice bucket challenge, cites embryonic stem cell funds

August 21, 2014 3:53 PM

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Ohio diocese discourages ALS Association ice bucket challenge, cites embryonic stem cell funds

CINCINNATI – A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.

In a letter sent Tuesday to its 113 schools, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's superintendent of Catholic schools says the research being funded is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."

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