Abortion

The Flip Side of Subsidiarity

Over the course of three days in March, the Supreme Court spent six hours hearing oral arguments about the most significant achievement of Barack Obama’s first term...

Separation Anxiety

On March 12, as required by the Affordable Care Act, the federal government released regulations that will determine how state health-insurance exchanges will work...

How Obama Lost Me

On January 20, the day before the South Carolina primary, the Washington Post published a long story about how political polarization in that state was reflected in...

Can We Talk about Abortion?

Dennis O’Brien In February, I received an invitation to speak about abortion to a Catholic student group at a prestigious law school. The student who contacted me...

Pass the Cudgel

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...

Fetal Positions

Americans living in the mid-nineteenth century knew almost nothing about the human fetus, at least in a biological sense. Prior to a mother’s perception of fetal...

Uncertainty Principle

My auto mechanic, Maynard, has a lesson to teach us about the unfortunate dispute between the U.S. bishops and the Catholic organizations that support the health-...

Indefensible

Not all religions have imposed moral precepts upon their adherents, but all those known as “world religions” have made such a firm connection between their practice...

No Labels, Please

Sometimes, when talking to younger audiences, the theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill will describe herself as a “relic” of the distant and benighted era before the Second...

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...
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