Archive for the ‘morality’ Category

Making Orphans: Harvesting Eggs From Abortion

April 15th, 2013 Comments off

By John Stonestreet

Scientists often believe that if something can be done it should  be done. But that’s not always true.

The subtitle of Mary Shelley’s famous novel “Frankenstein,” was “The Modern  Prometheus.” The reference is to the Greek legend about the tragic consequences  of endowing humanity with god-like power. Shelley’s Frankenstein is about a  scientist operating without regard for moral and ethical constraints. Read more…

What money can’t buy

February 26th, 2013 Comments off

by Michael Cook

What is the proper role of money and markets in a democratic society? How can we protect the priceless goods in moral and civic life from being bought and sold?

Does everything have a price? Sometimes you might think so. Read more…

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Thank God Hippocrates Was Pagan

August 30th, 2012 Comments off

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC President

To suggest that one cannot or should not defend the sanctity of human life in the public square by using publicly accessible secular language is to remove a necessary tool for making the case for valuing and protecting all human life. While religious arguments are good and necessary even in the public square, secular arguments from reason are equally as important for effectively engaging in the marketplace of ideas in a pluralistic society. If we deny secular reasoning, then we deny thousands of years of the rich Hippocratic tradition in medicine. For in fact Hippocrates and his colleagues were pagan. Dust off the oath and read it. Read more…

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To help kids, help their parents

November 25th, 2011 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

A leading British headmistress is worried that it is not just today’s schoolchildren who lack values and good standards of behaviour but also their parents. Dr Helen Wright, president of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA), does not blame the parents because she believes they themselves were failed by the education system at a young age. In a speech Dr Wright said: Read more…

College Girls Looking for “Sugar Daddies” Abound

November 17th, 2011 Comments off

This used to be called prostitution–now it’s just debt reduction:

…There is a plethora of on-line dating sites, calling themselves arrangement sites, where young women looking to pay down college debt are matched to older, wealthy donors. What is not advertised, but is clearly understood by reading young women’s confessionals in a recent Huffington Post piece about “sugar daddies” and the financially beleaguered “sugar baby” girls, is that these arrangements are for paid sex, and the industry is booming. Read more…

How to Be a Catholic Woman on Campus

October 20th, 2011 Comments off

Advice to incoming freshmen — from someone with experience. Oct. 23 issue feature.


The parting words of a friend still rang in my ears, “You have your whole life ahead of you. The world at your feet.” I mustered up all the wisdom I possessed from my 18 years, gathered my bags and set off hundreds of miles to a foreign and exciting new destination: college. Read more…

New organization supports traditional marriage

October 20th, 2011 4 comments

By Taylor Pettit

A group of individuals have come together on campus with the intent of reminding Eastern of what they said is a forgotten value: marriage between a man and a woman.

The group, Love and Truth, was approved by Student Life two weeks ago and immediately began advertising and recruiting around campus several planned events this year. Read more…

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid (Part 2)

October 18th, 2011 36 comments

by Marcia Segelstein

Do you ever wonder what the world will be like in 20 or 30 years?  If you’re a parent or a grandparent, chances are you’ve thought a lot about the world the next generation will inhabit.  And if you’re a Christian, no doubt you’ve wondered if Christian values will be part of the mainstream culture, or whether such values will even be tolerated. Read more…

Are character strengths enough?

October 17th, 2011 2 comments

by Kevin Ryan

Teaching virtues to school children is only one part of handing on our moral heritage.

Two decades ago Harvard historian, Richard Hunt, coined the phrase, “no-fault history”, reportedly based on his experience teaching undergraduates his course on modern German history. In discussing the extermination policies and other unspeakable evil decisions of Hitler and his Nazi henchmen, Hunt’s undergraduates could not bring themselves to judge them as evil. “How can we judge Hitler?” they asked. “We don’t know how his parents treated him. Hitler was a victim of his own background, his conditioning. We don’t know the whole story. How can we say an individual is evil? Who are we to judge?” Who indeed? Read more…

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Pornography, Public Morality, and Constitutional Rights

October 17th, 2011 2 comments

by Robert P. George

Every member of the community has an interest in the quality of the culture that will shape their experiences, their quality of life, and the choices effectively available to them and their children.

Theorists of public morality–from the ancient Greek philosophers and Roman jurists on–have noticed that apparently private acts of vice, when they multiply and become widespread, can imperil important public interests. This fact embarrasses philosophical efforts to draw a sharp line that distinguishes a realm of “private” morality that is not subject to law from a domain of public actions that may rightly be subjected to legal regulation. Read more…