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How Special Are “Gay Rights?” (Part II)

My last article introduced the extreme demands of homophile groups, demands which deserve the name "special rights" because they far surpass the rights recognized to belong to humanity in general.  This article lists many real-life instances of the special rights movement in action.   Special Rights Activism in Public Policy In [...]

By |2020-06-09T21:30:56-04:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Marriage & Family|Tags: , , , |
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The Ethics of Artificial Reproductive Technologies

The very probability that we may be faced with a human person in the full sense constitutes, in my opinion, an absolute veto against any type of [in‑vitro] experimentation. ― Father Bernard Häring.1   Introduction Assisted reproductive technology is one of the most complex moral fields debated today.  It is [...]

Anderson Cooper, Abandoned Ukraine Babies, and the Problem with Surrogacy

Earlier this month, CNN journalist Anderson Cooper made a surprise on-air announcement: “On Monday, I became a father,” announced a visibly moved Cooper. Every new life is a miracle and a gift. Wyatt Morgan Cooper (the newborn baby) is a miracle and a gift. His life is a thing to [...]

Scorn and Hatred for Christian Charity During Covid-19

Anti-Christian Bigotry has Poisoned our Civic Discourse Much of the power of the parable of the Good Samaritan stems from the fact that, at the time of Jesus, the Samaritans and the Jews were long-time enemies. So deep did their divisions go that they typically refused to have anything to [...]

The Decade Marriage Died

Less than a decade ago, President Barack Obama was opposed to same-sex “marriage.” So was just about everybody else. Legislatures and pluralities of people in state after state voted in favor of marriage amendments that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. I can vividly remember [...]

By |2020-05-27T20:05:58-04:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

Trusting God through Infertility

What are good and faithful Catholics supposed to do when they encounter the anguish or despair in life that comes from an inability to do something they desperately want and that seems so natural—like having children? How should we apply our ability to trust to a situation like this? Proverbs [...]

By |2020-05-27T19:56:16-04:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Marriage & Family, Reproductive Technology|Tags: , , |