More on Moral Agency

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