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On Evangelium Vitae and Star Wars

June 18, AD 2015 0 Comments
On Evangelium Vitae and Star Wars

What was said about history being philosophy teaching by example can also be said of movies. Movies can illustrate philosophy (and even theology) by showing the consequences of following ideas to their logical conclusions. Due to the extent to which people, consciously or unconsciously, turn to movies as their source of principles to guide their […]

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First, Do No Harm

June 17, AD 2015 1 Comment
First, Do No Harm

Since the beginning of the practice of medicine, the Hippocratic Oath has been used to ensure that medicine remains oriented toward its true purpose: “First, do no harm.” This oath presupposes that medicine itself is not a boundless good, that it must be kept in check. Often we forget that it is possible for medicine […]

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Becoming Confidently Pro-Life

June 13, AD 2015 0 Comments
Becoming Confidently Pro-Life

Regardless of your stance on abortion, it’s safe to assume you would agree that it is a hot button topic. What’s a person to do when faced with this topic in the workplace? Or at a social event with mixed opinions? The knee-jerk reaction for many Catholics would be to defend the sanctity of life, […]

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Savior Siblings, Designer Babies and Godlike Doctors

June 8, AD 2015 0 Comments
Savior Siblings, Designer Babies and Godlike Doctors

Savior siblings are the topic of Jodi Picoult’s novel “My Sister’s Keeper,” but they are also a reality. Savior siblings are children conceived for the purpose of providing a tissue match for an older sibling who is in need of tissue transplants to treat a life-threatening illness. In England, this practice has been explicitly allowed […]

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Understanding the Dark Side of the Moon: Part Two

January 29, AD 2014 4 Comments
Understanding the Dark Side of the Moon: Part Two

To pro-“choicers,” they really are more pro-child than pro-lifers. Why? Because pro-“choicers” don’t believe that a child should be forced upon a mother who doesn’t want him.

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Benedict and Biotechnology

August 9, AD 2013 2 Comments
Benedict and Biotechnology

Human cloning is not coming; it is already here. It is time to stop pretending that this is a problem for our children and grandchildren. This is our issue to tackle. Now.

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