Moral Agency

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Pregnancy from rape is not ‘God’s will

AP Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat, participates in a debate with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian … Continued

What baptism for the dead means to Mormons

Toward the end of May, 1970, I stood waist high in water in a baptismal font of a temple in … Continued

The religious case for legalized abortion

It is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. More than 35 million women in the … Continued

Family planning is preventive healthcare for women

It’s hard to understand why Sister Mary Ann Walsh was not able to find a ready answer to her question … Continued

Defund family planning? Is that pro-life?

In my early days in the women’s health movement, I learned the slogan, “The personal is political.” As I’ve read … Continued

An authentically Catholic approach to reproductive health care

By Jon O’Brien Abortion is a difficult issue, made even more so by several recent emotionally and politically charged debates. … Continued

Matters of life and death

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Eat. Pray. Vote. *

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

France, Spain and Syria: To ban or not to ban the burqa?

This week France’s Parliament moved a step closer to a ban on covering one’s face in public; Spain moved to … Continued

Abortion is a moral decision

Abortion is a moral decision, and only women themselves can know what is right in their individual circumstances.

Religious expression: a fundamental right

Freedom of expression, including sharing one’s faith with others, is a fundamental human right enshrined in national and international law … Continued

Remembering What We Value

By Bernie Steinberg Director, Harvard Hillel James von Brunn is a passionate hater of Jews, blacks, and the soul of … Continued

Murder is Murder and Abortion is Not

So another physician has been murdered for making it possible for women to actually use their constitutional right to choose … Continued

Faith, Justifiable Homicide and Civil Disobedience

Scott Roeder, who has been accused in the murder of abortionist Dr. George Tiller, appears to have been motivated in … Continued

What Obama Should Have Said

What did you think of President Obama’s commencement speech Sunday at Notre Dame? How will the Notre Dame controversy change … Continued

“Conscience Rules” Ignore Patient

By Sally Steenlandsenior policy adviser, Center for American Progress What happens when consciences collide? In the field of health care, … Continued

Good, Evil and Moral Agency

Some say Satan is a figment of man’s imagination, conjured up to explain away everything nasty, for which a kind … Continued

The Election: Dancing in God’s Earthquake

How come the real energy-centers on our present national tickets are two passionate Christians — one oriented to renewal and … Continued

Opposition in All Things

“I am not complaining,” my father wrote to my mother from war-ravaged Europe during the closing days of World War … Continued

The Agony of Misplaced Ecstasy

Making sense of of Mother Teresa’s agonies of doubt.