Bad Decision

The Obama administration has rejected appeals to exempt religious-affiliated institutions, such as hospitals and universities, from the mandate issued by the...

A Modus Vivendi?

During the 1960s, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans were married. A recent analysis of U.S. census data reported that only 52 percent of adult Americans were...

Protecting Religious Freedom

The Catholic Church is strenuously—some would say obsessively—opposed to the legalization of same-sex marriage. How persuasively is the church making its case? Is...

‘Society Men’: An exchange

Grown-Up Men Barry Gault’s article “Society Men” (April 22) raises thoughtful questions. Does Catholic priesthood, as it is actually lived today, promote certain...

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 First Step?

The moral contexts of homosexual, nonmarital heterosexual, and married instances of intercourse are analyzed to unpack Benedict's recent remark on the use of condoms

The Human Dimension

In 2003, Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo of the Pontifical Council for the Family made headlines by claiming that condoms are unsafe because HIV “can easily pass...

Political, Not Partisan

When is the Catholic Church being “political”? When is it being “too political”? During the recent election season, Minneapolis–St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt...

Lend a Hand

Half the Sky tells a story and has a mission. Its Pulitzer-Prize-winning authors, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, don’t merely report on the neglect, abuse,...

Prop 8 & the Rule of Facts

One of the many ways the Constitution’s framers showed their collective wisdom was by embedding the rule of law into the very framework of our system of government...

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...

Intellectual Street Fighter

If you work in bioethics, are of a certain age, and have a degree from the University of Virginia, colleagues are likely to assume you studied with James Childress...
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Beyond the Abortion Wars

May 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Gay and Catholic

January 22, 2015 | 7 comments

The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio

October 30, 2014 | 5 comments

More Intuition than Argument

March 25, 2013 | 0 comments

Lend a Hand

September 20, 2010 | 0 comments