A “Trending” Message from Archbishop Aymond

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge There has been quite a stir regarding the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

We have received questions on this project. Many people do not realize that some of the research is done with embryonic stem cells, which is against our Pro-Life stance. However, it is possible to contribute to research that is morally acceptable. Please specify in your donations how your gift should be used. For example, the Steve Gleason Fund provides research that does not use embryonic stem cells.

We have many people in the Archdiocese of New Orleans who suffer from ALS, including Fr. Ray Fitzgerald, S.J. and former Saints player, Steve Gleason.

Please join me in prayer for all those who suffer from this disease and for their families.

It is possible to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge and to do so in a way that is morally acceptable.