How not to talk about assisted suicide
We’re still debating whether what we’re doing in Libya can rightly be described as war, though bombs dropped amid an “intervention” are just as deadly. But where’s the debate over whether it’s fair or accurate to assert that Republicans in Congress have not-so-stealthily declared a “war on women”?
Synthetic biology & playing God
A review of 'Ourselves Unborn' by Sara Dubow
Moral teaching after ‘Humanae Vitae’
Liberals may lament the administration’s failure to make progress on immigration and climate-change legislation in this congressional session, but it may be time to shift energies to protecting what has already been passed.
Might the USCCB be wrong about the health-care law?
A review of the book On Evil
Why doesn’t the common good enter into our national health-care debate?
Why Obama should have kept the Council on Bioethics
The surprising incoherence of President Obama’s stem-cell research announcement.
A development of doctrine?
Steven Pinker and his crusade against the word "dignity."
The fertility industry is booming. What are the risks of technological reproduction?
How should we think about the moral status of the early embryo?
The Schiavo case threatens to dismantle both Catholic teaching on end-of-life issues and Catholic moral theology generally.
It was an arresting photograph: President George W. Bush holding a baby, and surrounded by children, all of whom began life as “excess” embryos otherwise destined for destruction or possibly for use in stem-cell experimentation.
The pope’s recent address on patients in a persistent vegetative state has left a lot of people scratching their heads. How might we read it if it were a thesis proposal submitted to an committee for review at a Catholic university? Rev. John Tuohey imagines the scenario.