Monthly Archives: January 2015


 

by on January 30th, 2015

The fertility industry has absolutely no interest in doing the studies and the research that are needed to protect women.

by on January 29th, 2015

It isn’t too late for America’s noble experiment to succeed. But that depends on the courage and commitment of American people of faith. Adapted from a homily delivered on January 15, 2015, at the Red Mass of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska.

by on January 28th, 2015

In the real world, human goods are often in conflict with one another. This reality forces us to make difficult choices and trade-offs that cannot be eliminated or adjudicated by following simple rules.

by on January 27th, 2015

When conscience flirts with the idea of accommodating an unjust law, it must politely, yet firmly, reject the sirens of seduction.

by on January 26th, 2015

The March for Life, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is the largest annual civil rights event in the world. As long as it continues, the University of Notre Dame will be there.

by on January 23rd, 2015

The family is only whole and safe when it is founded on the complementarity of masculine and feminine.

by on January 22nd, 2015

A new book clearly examines and answers the most important questions surrounding medical law and ethics, especially in the realm of end-of-life issues.

by on January 21st, 2015

In order to influence the future of sex education, we must have a nuanced understanding of its colorful past.

by on January 20th, 2015

In a new book, Steven Forde offers a compelling portrait of a “non-Lockean” Locke who is neither morally corrosive nor oblivious to the tension between individual rights and the common good and whose philosophy develops in response to the new empirical science that shattered the classical and medieval worldviews.

by on January 16th, 2015

The terrible massacre in Paris could be a “teachable” moment on the meaning of tolerance, but it will require soul searching by America’s cultural leftists.

by on January 15th, 2015

When college administrators fancy themselves businessmen selling “information delivery systems,” students suffer.

by on January 14th, 2015

No one wants pain. But the debate about assisted suicide is not just about those who are terminally ill and in pain. It is about all of us. By voting for assisted suicide, we are implicated in an intrinsically immoral act.

by on January 13th, 2015

The most prominent Catholic character on television consistently employed religious themes and theological motifs on his award-winning TV show—never more glaringly so than in the series’ grand finale

by on January 12th, 2015

Dignity, rightly understood, has less to do with autonomy or independence than with intrinsic worth and the ability to flourish.

by on January 8th, 2015

In the wake of Islamist attacks, non-Muslims express concern and confusion not because they are indifferent, but because they are afraid. They want to understand. Muslims have an opportunity to embrace this opportunity for understanding.

by on January 8th, 2015

Jonathan Eig’s new book tells the story of the invention and popularization of the contraceptive pill. A pleasant, biographically-inflected history, the book repeats standard post-sexual revolution rhetoric, untroubled by too much complexity.

by on January 7th, 2015

The evisceration of its epistemology constitutes the real war on science.

by on January 6th, 2015

With his intelligence and his oratorical gifts, Mario Cuomo could have been the true champion of the little guy—the littlest of all—if he had kept the Democratic Party from becoming captive to the abortion interest.

by on January 5th, 2015

Did New Jersey’s Assembly approve an assisted suicide bill without understanding it? The bill is bad public policy, shot through with dangerous loopholes and contradictions that threaten to push many vulnerable citizens of New Jersey toward death.

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