On the “Increased Need” in Family Planning Services

This month the Guttmacher Institute released a report stating that women’s “need” for publically funded “family planning services” rose by 22% from 2000 to 2012. Federally funded health centers provided a large majority of the services indicated. These clinics receive support from the federal government through a law known as Title X, which allocates funds specifically for “family planning and related preventative health services.” The report claims that hundreds of thousands of unplanned pregnancies and abortions were averted through these measures. The left-leaning non-profit, the Guttmacher Institute, takes this to underscore “the critical…

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Aug, 14 2014

Battling Depression: A Catholic Perspective

The shocking events that have unfolded this week with the suicide of actor Robin Williams, have stirred up many controversial conversations on depression, mental…

Aug, 8 2014

Life and Death at a Garage Sale

Garage sales can be very personal experiences. Oftentimes, in addition to goods being sold, there are stories to be told. And so it…

Aug, 12 2014

“How Gay are We?”: Gay Games 2014

“How Gay Are We?” is the question posed on this month’s cover of Cleveland Magazine, over a silhouette of a rainbow Cleveland skyline. This headline…

Aug, 11 2014

Why Lisa Fullam is Wrong About the Synod on the Family’s Working Document

In a recent America symposium, moral theologian Lisa Fullam of the Jesuit School of Theology (Santa Clara) reflects on the working document…

Aug, 6 2014

Sex Ed for the “Real World”

Many millenials would chuckle recalling the awkward dad scenes in the 1999 film, American Pie. These scenes depict a Jewish-American father explaining many sexual things…

Aug, 4 2014

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

See Part I here.

What do we mean by “human dignity”? It is an admittedly hard-to-define term often used by both believers and…

Aug, 1 2014

Guilt Management and the Unity of Body and Soul

A human being is a unity of body and soul, not a soul imprisoned in the body and not a soul that is a…

Jul, 31 2014

Human Rights or God-Given Rights? Part I

“Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights – for example, the right to health, to home,…