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A Divorce from Justice: Medical Standards of Abortion Clinics

“I don’t think that Judge Yeakel gets it” were the words Dr. Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, used to describe the recent federal judicial decision that struck down the new Texas law regulating abortion clinics. Dr. Pojman is not alone in his frustration. Within the last couple of months, several judges have ruled that regulations in Alabama and Mississippi requiring abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges are unconstitutional.

Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas tried to raise the medical standards of abortion clinics to protect the lives of women. It has become…

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Fruitfulness: The Measure of a Human Life

It is God’s nature is to create and to be copious as the first chapter of Genesis reveals. He fills the heavens and the…

Sep, 4 2014

This and That

Richard Dawkins, primarily noted for his works that deny the existence of God, has stirred a lively controversy recently in offering his opinion…

Aug, 28 2014

“Being Released” and other Euphemisms about Death

Being “released” sounds so ordinary, perhaps even positive. To the citizens portrayed in Lois Lowry’s The Giver (a recently released movie and young adult fiction…


Sep, 10 2014

False Expectations and the coming Synod

On September 1 of this year, the bishop of Antwerp, Belgium, Most Reverend Johan Bonny, produced a twenty-one page series of “wishes” concerning…

Sep, 5 2014

Beyonce and the newest wave of feminism

Pope Saint John Paul II wrote in his 1995 letter to women, “Transcending the established norms of his own culture, Jesus treated women with…

Aug, 29 2014

Maternity and Divinity

Maternity brings to mind a quartet of virtues that a mother possesses in a pre-eminent way:  creativity, tenderness, enthusiasm, and godliness.

Creativity:

Joszef Cardinal…


Sep, 11 2014

Worlds Apart

I am a father and a philosopher. This is not necessarily an unusual combination, but it does give me a range of interests…

Sep, 2 2014

About The Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura)

The ancient philosophers sought to understand the order of the world by comprehending the nature of things. All things that exist have a nature…

Aug, 4 2014

Why the Right-to-Life Matters, Human Rights or God-Given Rights, Part II

See Part I here.

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