Posts Tagged ‘morality’

The abortion selfie of Emily Letts

May 13th, 2014 Comments off

A young actress gained instant notoriety when she posted her abortion on YouTube.

Kelly Bartlett

Actress Emily Letts works at abortion clinic Cherry Hill Women’s Center in New Jersey, and recently filmed her own abortion so she could tell her “story” and put a “positive” spin on the face of abortion. Read more…

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Losing our virtue

April 17th, 2014 Comments off
Sex is supposedly too trivial to require virtue, yet so significant that restraint is an affront. It can’t be both.

A sentinel watches upon the battlements. The air is raw and cold, and it seems to have penetrated to his knees and ankles and the shoulder upon which he rests his rifle. But he paces his rounds, hour after long hour. He peers into the little glooming light showing in the east. He turns again and faces the west, where the clouds are just beginning to reflect the slightest tinge of purple. Read more…

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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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…

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…

Protect conscience rights from government threat

October 16th, 2011 2 comments

by Sheila Liaugminas

Given the expressed intent of the Founding Fathers in establishing a free, just and virtuous society, the importance of morality as its foundation, and their recourse to God from the beginning through recent history…it’s remarkable that we are in this battle now. Read more…

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid

October 4th, 2011 21 comments

by Marcia Segelstein

In the not too distant past, traditionalists theorized that when it came to raising children, the answer was to retreat from the world.  Use private or parochial schools.  Or even better, homeschool.  Raise up a generation of kids who would change the world by trying to raise them outside the world.

To some degree, I concur.  Homeschooling and using Christian and other private schools are great options for those who have the time and resources. Read more…