Bioethics

Embryos under the Microscope

In her new book, Jane Maienschein lays out the history of embryonic science—going back to Aristotle—hoping to answer an old question: When does a human life begin?

Letter from Rome

Cardinal Parolin calls Ireland's gay marriage victory a "defeat for humanity"; progressives and traditionalists hold secret meetings to discuss Synod on the Family.

Beyond the Abortion Wars

Charles Camosy believes we are “on the verge of a new moment in the abortion debate," politically capable of compromise. But has he misunderstood Catholic teaching?

There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

Baxter reads fiction to “see bad stuff happening.” He writes characters who get into serious trouble, and face their own "human wreckage" at someone else's request.

The Future of Baby-Making

Sex for the fun of it, children if and when we choose and of the sort we choose. But would such a world be good for children? And would it be good for sex?

Letters | Deciding to die in America

Continuing the debate on programs like POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment).

Don't Beatify Us

The press and the public prefer to make parents of disabled kids into saints, and to accept and justify whatever actions those parents choose to take.

As We Lie Dying

Most of us remain woefully unprepared for life’s final transition. One way of addressing this problem is the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment paradigm.

Covenant Keeper

I have had the good fortune to know a number of fine fiction writers over the years, and to a man (or woman) they always prayed for the crucial literary award that...

Care Package

In current battles between church and state about health care and health insurance, it is often the poor and uninsured who end up as unintended casualties. A recent...

Dignity & the End of Life

Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia have long been the redheaded stepchildren of the prolife movement. They are dutifully included in the litany of life...

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...
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Book Reviews

Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Fetal Positions

March 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Better than Nature?

February 28, 2011 | 0 comments

Heroes & Villains

December 13, 2010 | 0 comments

The Banality of Eagleton

May 31, 2010 | 0 comments

Techno sapiens?

April 5, 2010 | 0 comments