“A Sexual Revolution”

From First Thoughts

In the current issue of America , ” A Sexual Revolution : One woman’s journey from pro-choice atheist to pro-life Catholic.” The Theology of the Body seems key. A bit from the article: Growing up in secular middle-class America, I understood sex as something disconnected from the . . . . Continue Reading »

McCain, Obama, & the Catholic Vote

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It is remarkable that it has gone unremarked—months into the election season, and nobody seems to have noticed that John McCain is running on an astonishingly Catholic platform. Nearly every time he ventures off the establishment conservative ranch, he moves in the direction of liberal . . . . Continue Reading »

Not Dead Yet

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News from the UK : Trapped inside their bodies, apparently switched off to the world, but still alive: they are the undead. Or so we thought. Forty per cent of patients in a ‘vegetative state’ are misdiagnosed. Now British scientists are leading the field in trying to put that right. . . . . Continue Reading »

Harriet McBryde Johnson, RIP

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Christine Rosen reflects on the passing of Harriet McBryde Johnson: When Harriet McBryde Johnson died earlier this month at the age of 50 from a congenital neuromuscular disease, obituaries called her a “disability-rights activist.” This is far too narrow a description of her life. She . . . . Continue Reading »