2004-01-30

Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2004

Where the Slippery Slope Began

Of all the human biological capacities, procreation is one of the strangest. Unlike any of the others, some people desperately want to use that capacity to have...

Peter Jackson's Sorcery

Peter Jackson’s three-part film of The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) may or may not please votaries of J. R. R. Tolkien’s prose epic, but it is a godsend to anyone like...

Caring for the Dying

Friday afternoon at the hospice center. I punch in and eye the “white board,” looking for empty white strips and unfamiliar names, quickly piecing together who has...

Preemptive War

War is among the most terrible of human realities. Yet Catholicism has never condemned all participation in war as morally impermissible. From the early Middle...

Planned Obsolescence

I don’t take a lot of drugs. Pop an Advil here, a Tylenol there. Dose up on NyQuil when the going gets really rough. On the list of heaviest (legal) drug users in...

Initial Step

The release on January 6, 2004, of the audit report by the Office of Child and Youth Protection (OCYP) of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides...

The Truth & Iraq

Supporters of President George W. Bush extol his honesty and personal virtue. Americans like a plainspoken leader, a straight shooter they can trust, we are told....