What is the Principle of ‘Double Effect’?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 10, 2024 /

The very rare cases when a pregnancy poses a genuine and immediate threat to the mother’s life are a source of great confusion, especially among Catholics. It is absolutely true that the Catholic Church bans direct abortion in all cases. However, the mother’s life may be saved by surgery that does not directly attack the…

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Navigating End-of-Life Care: Can There Be Catholic Living Wills?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 10, 2024 /
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“Evil committed for a good cause remains evil.” “Even when it succeeds?” “Above all when it succeeds.” ~Victor Hugo, History of a Crime (1877)1 An advance medical directive (AMD) is a legal document that allows a person to specify the medical treatment he wants and does not want in case he becomes incapable of making his…

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In Vitro Fertilization Ethics

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 4, 2024 /

The Centers for Disease Control (CDCs) define the general class of “assisted reproductive technologies” (ARTs) as those procedures where eggs or embryos are handled. This involves surgically removing eggs from a woman’s body, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and then returning them to the woman (or another woman). The CDCs do not keep…

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What Organizations Fund Planned Parenthood?

By William Lawyer / January 4, 2024 /

  Planned Parenthood Isn’t As Popular As You Think Planned Parenthood is an incredibly wealthy organization. In 2022 alone, the company brought in nearly two billion dollars. Some came from normal operating revenue, but over 35% came from government funding. A similar amount, around 36%, comes from individual and corporate donations. Ending taxpayer funding of…

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Is Adultery a Mortal Sin?

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / January 3, 2024 /
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We have other articles dealing with the motives, threats, and devastating consequences of adultery. In this article, we would like to answer the question: why is adultery a grave sin? This way of approaching the issue is a doctrinal approach. We will answer the question drawing from the teachings of the Bible and the teachings…

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Exposing the Global Population Control Agenda

By Brian Clowes, PhD / January 3, 2024 /
countries targeted by nssm-200, the kissinger report

The United States National Security Council is the highest decision-making body regarding foreign policy in the United States. On December 10, 1974, it completed a top-secret document entitled National Security Study Memorandum or NSSM-200, also called The Kissinger Report, since Henry Kissinger was Secretary of State at the time it was written. The subject of NSSM-200 is “Implications of…

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Resurrection of the Body: What Is Actually Taught?

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / January 2, 2024 /
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Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Next articles in this series: Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility  …

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The Dangers of Transhumanism, the “World’s Most Dangerous Idea”

By Brian Clowes, PhD / December 21, 2023 /
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What Is Transhumanism? Mortality is the human condition. It is natural for humans to wish to delay or somehow escape death, or at least to forget or ignore their mortality. The ancient tales of the “fountain of youth” or other objects that promise eternal youth or immortality are well-remembered. In the modern day, an escape…

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The Bible and Homosexuality: Does God Hate Gay People?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / December 5, 2023 /
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The explicit root-and-branch rejection of morality by gays has been real, pervasive, and baleful in its effect on both the quality of life that we create for ourselves within the [gay] community, and our P.R. [public relations] with straights…. There’s a simpler, darker reason why many gays choose to live without morality: As ideologies go,…

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Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome

By William Lawyer / November 28, 2023 /
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Of all the victims of abortion, it is perhaps the mother and father who are the most neglected of all. For pro-life advocates, the death of an innocent child tends to be the focus. For pro-choice advocates, acknowledging the parents as victims would weaken their own position. Nevertheless, the reality is that those who obtain…

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