What We Don’t Know Just Might Kill You
The fertility industry has absolutely no interest in doing the studies and the research that are needed to protect women.
Eight Hundred Years of Prayer: Lawyers, Faith, and the Common Good
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.
Challenging Unjust Laws Takes Prudence, Courage, and Common Sense
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.
Resist or Accommodate Evil: There is No “Third Way”
When conscience flirts with the idea of accommodating an unjust law, it must politely, yet firmly, reject the sirens of seduction.
Here Come the Irish: Notre Dame Marches for Life
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.
Complementarity: Lessons from Little House in the Big Woods
The family is only whole and safe when it is founded on the complementarity of masculine and feminine.
Protecting the Vulnerable: Why We Must Fight for the Inviolability of Life
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.
Sex Education in America: How Yesterday’s Extremists Shaped Today’s Sex Ed
In order to influence the future of sex education, we must have a nuanced understanding of its colorful past.
Reconsidering Locke and the Origins of Modernity
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.
Charlie Hebdo, Intolerance, and the Problem of Double Standards
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.
Bureaucratic Bloat in Higher Education: Getting Rid of the Middle Men
When college administrators fancy themselves businessmen selling “information delivery systems,” students suffer.
Teach Your Children: Assisted Suicide and My Family
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.
Stephen Colbert Meets His Maker
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
The Mission Creep of Dignity
Dignity, rightly understood, has less to do with autonomy or independence than with intrinsic worth and the ability to flourish.
Charlie Hebdo and #MuslimApologies
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.
Women, the Pill, and the Sexual Revolution
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.
The Real War on Science
The evisceration of its epistemology constitutes the real war on science.
The Mario That Might Have Been
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.
Flirting with Death
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.