Abortion

A Fatal Conflict

It is commonly accepted that any entity that is part of the Catholic health-care ministry must offer its services in a manner consistent with the Ethical and...

Single-issue Church?

We are witnessing an unprecedented era in church history, one in which a single moral teaching has become so important for the magisterium that it appears to many,...

Culture War Dispatch

Charles Camosy was in the audience when President Barack Obama called for “open hearts, open minds, and fair-minded words” in the abortion debate during his May...

The Rush to Repeal

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...

Devil's Advocates

In a piece written for the Web site Public Discourse, Professor Helen Alvaré of George Mason University has responded to my article “Episcopal Oversight,” which...

Catholic Unity

With regret and some trepidation, Commonweal and many other prolife Catholic commentators and organizations, including the Catholic Health Association, disagreed...

The Unwanted

I’ve changed my mind about the outcry against sex-selective abortion. Since the 1980s, when the issue emerged here in India and neighboring China, I’ve been...

A Pattern of Missteps

Compromise is not a dirty word in democratic politics, nor is the balancing of conflicting goods foreign to the church’s tradition of casuistic moral reasoning. So...

Episcopal Oversight

On May 20, 2010, the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement supporting H.R. 5111, sponsored by...

No Coward

Making health-care reform “abortion neutral” was never going to be easy. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) was the first to demonstrate that it was possible, practically...

Unbalanced

The new documentary film 12th & Delaware, which will air on HBO this summer, was shot on a corner in Fort Pierce, Florida, where there’s an abortion clinic on...

Listen to the Sisters

One of the tragedies of the viciously politicized battle over health-care reform is the defection of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops from a cause they have...
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Book Reviews

Plot Twists

July 7, 2013 | 0 comments

When in Rome...

March 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Fetal Positions

March 3, 2011 | 0 comments

Single-issue Church?

January 1, 2011 | 0 comments

Converts to a Cause

December 12, 2009 | 0 comments