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Abortive Contraceptives and Pro-Life Rhetoric CRISIS MAGAZINE - April 21, 2014 ... behavior, conscience rights, voting behavior—and, ultimately, pro-life rhetoric. This essay makes two points. First, the Catholic tradition holds that even when there is medical dispute about whether contraceptives act as abortifacients, morality requires that one should treat them as having these effects. Second, the pro-life community, on balance, has hardly yet addressed the serious implications of this principle. What does medical science say about the abortive ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/gbwN_oXpGbU/abortive-contraceptives-and-pro-life-rhetoric
New Tool From "Catholics Come Home" Helps Catholics Make a Good Confession CATHOLIC FIRE - March 29, 2014 ... of the website, though, is called "Struggles with Sin." It gives a full explanation of what sin is, what types of sins there are, and what is the best way to fight them. As the Catholic Church invites everyone to go Confession, specially during Lent, GoodConfession.com wants Catholics "to flood confessionals" during this period. Via Rome Reports. ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-tool-from-catholics-come-home-helps.html
Moral Relativism, Conscience, and G.E.M. Anscombe SHAMELESS POPERY - March 28, 2014 ... philosopher G.E.M. Anscombe. Nevertheless, the two antipodes each reveal an important dimension of the social role of conscience-forming. This paper will proceed by considering the appeal of, and arguments for moral relativism; the arguments against moral relativism; and the interplay between moral relativism and Anscombe's moral philosophy on the question of conscience. I. The Appeal of Moral Relativism Melanesian Seafaring, Fiji (1842) The rise of moral ...http://catholicdefense.blogspot.com/2014/03/moral-relativism-conscience-and-gem.html
Sr. Joan Chittister Lambasts "Religious Freedom" Pretext for Shunning Gays CREATIVE ADVANCE - March 19, 2014 ... counters or sitting down on buses; some for having ancestors in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago; some for serving soup that was cold or not ironing the shirts right. The important thing to remember is that it doesn't really matter how the transgressions were defined. What matters is that the arguments in defense of doing it were always the same: God didn't want mixed races, or God wanted women to obey men, or God wanted Jews punished because the Romans crucified Jesus. Go figure. And we forswore ...http://creativeadvance.blogspot.com/2014/03/sr-joan-chittister-lambasts-religious.html
Questions and Answers About Lent and Lenten Practices SISTERS OF THE HOLY FAMILY - March 7, 2014 ... different category of animal. Salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, (cold-blooded animals) and shellfish are permitted. Q. I've noticed that restaurants and grocery stores advertise specials on expensive types of fish and seafood on Fridays during Lent. Some of my Catholic friends take advantage of these deals, but somehow I don't feel right treating myself to the lobster special on Fridays during Lent. A. While fish, lobster and other ...http://blog.holyfamilysisters.org/2014/03/07/questions-and-answers-about-lent-and-lenten-practices/
Blogpost From the Edge SAINT LOUIS CATHOLIC - February 27, 2014 ... table with a surgeon attempting to remove a malignant tumor from his lung. My father has beaten three types of cancer already. Because of previous chemotherapy and radiation, those treatments are not ideal for this fourth round of cancer. The best way to treat this is to simply find it and cut it out. The real problem here is not so much his age or history of cancer per se , but that his lung capacity is very low. They are operating at 31%. And though that complicates ...http://stlouiscatholic.blogspot.com/2014/02/blogpost-from-edge.html