human dignity

  • IVF, in vitro fertilization

The Catechism of the Catholic Church on IVF

Nowhere else on earth except on a skinny white plastic stick can two vertical lines create such immense joy. What’s represented by those two lines—the culmination of marital love and unity—is the fulfillment of long-held hopes and dreams. Indeed, they often evoke tears of happiness and maybe even a little [...]

By |2019-05-27T10:51:03-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Reproductive Technology|Tags: , , |

The Christian Sexual Revolution

The Truly Radical Revolution that Accompanied Christianity “It is essential, therefore, that the values chosen and pursued in one's life be true, because only true values can lead people to realize themselves fully, allowing them to be true to their nature. The truth of these values is to be found [...]

By |2019-10-11T19:46:20-04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: HLI News, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |

The Heart of the Matter? Human Dignity

In Evangelium Vitae, Pope St. John Paul II identified a sinister paradox in contemporary culture. "Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed," he lamented, "the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, [...]

The Priest is Irreplaceable in Preaching the Gospel of Life

Perhaps no other encyclical in the history of the Church has received so much ridicule and caused such controversy as Humanae Vitae. Even today, 50 years later, it still evokes heated discussions and debates, often from people (including some priests) who have never read the document. Yet when encouraged to [...]

  • women equal but different

Equal But Different: Complementarity of the Sexes

“Men and women are equal in dignity, complementary in mission.”—Pope Saint John XXIII  Contraception as a Harmful Ideology One of the unintended side-effects of the widespread acceptance of contraception is the rejection of complementarity.  Contraception furthers inequality, in that it symbolizes the attempt to make the woman function as a [...]

By |2019-08-19T21:32:23-04:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Contraception, Gender Issues, Marriage & Family|Tags: |