When Technical Progress Becomes a Threat

ChelseaAbortion, Cloning, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Euthanasia, Religion, Science3 Comments

I have been reading Pope Benedict’s latest encyclical, Spe Salvi, which I am surprisingly enjoying (I wasn’t sure if it would be too philosophical and intellectual for me – I have never read anything of his before). It is actually very reader friendly and insightful. At one point he is discussing the transformation of Christian faith-hope in the modern age … Read More

Praying for All Souls

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Today we remember and pray for all the souls who have died with the hope of rising again, and that includes the victims of the culture of death. I love this post by Annie from After Abortion: On All Souls’ Day, another priest spoke directly to mothers who have lost their babies before baptism and said, “If we are to … Read More

Reclaiming the Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality

ChelseaAbortion, Cloning, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Euthanasia, Marriage, Religion, Sex, Sexuality, Vocation1 Comment

Regarding the WHO abortion study that I mentioned in Wednesday’s post another conclusion that many come to upon seeing the numbers of abortions carried out world wide is that something must be done to prevent so many “unwanted pregnancies” in the first place. Now that is a rational conclusion. What is irrational, however, is the promotion of contraception as a … Read More

Harry Potter, Magic and Contraception

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As a Harry Potter fan, I love this article by Catholic columnist Matt C. Abbott (via MICH News) about Harry Potter and the historical link between witchcraft and contraception: In contrast to this historical sorcery and witchcraft, most of the characters in Harry Potter appear to follow the natural law in terms of marriage, family, and those rights and obligations … Read More

My Uncle’s Response to Dr. Death

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I passed on the information about Jack Kevorkian speaking at U. of F to my uncle who also graduated from there and this was his response – first to Accent, the student run speaker’s bureau that invited him: My wife and I both graduated from The University of Florida and were married across University Ave within a stone‚Äôs throw from … Read More

It’s Not-So-Great To Be a Florida Gator :-(

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The University of Florida is the Alma Mater of both of my parents. I have a few aunts and uncles who graduated from there as well and a cousin currently attending the university. I’m a born and raised Florida Gator with orange & blue running through my veins – esp. during football season. So, it is with a heavy heart … Read More

Marine Recruit Dehydrated to Death

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Earlier last week Georgia Marine recruit Josh Isaac died after being denied the basic necessities of food and water This may sound like the most horrendous act of torture saved for Marines and troops caught behind enemy lines, but it is yet another example of the misguided compassion that grips our society. The feeding tube has officially become the new … Read More

Schiavo Lesson Learned?

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One would think, with recent stories about coma patients waking after almost 20 years, and Jesse Ramirez coming out of his “persistent vegetative state,” that many in the media would understand the connection to the Terri Schiavo case and the reality of what was done to her. But Bobby Schindler points out that the media has done no such thing: … Read More

Better Off Dead?

ChelseaAbortion, Disabled, Euthanasia, Personal, Suffering5 Comments

C Health has two columns debating the topic of Euthanasia. In opposition is broadcaster and columnist Michael Coren and in support is Dr. Gifford-Jones. The main focus of Do They Deserve to be Born is on a set of twins, now six months old, conjoined at the head (note: these are not the twins pictured on your right, I couldn’t … Read More

Destroying Love in Our Society

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Wesley Smith has a post asking whether infanticide qualifies as murder and should be a crime. It is a response to a recent news story about a teenage girl who gave birth on the floor of her laundry room and then proceeded to stab her child 135 times; dumping the dead baby’s body in the trash can when she was … Read More