William L. Saunders, Jr.
Considering the subtitle of Michael Sean Winters attack upon the newly selected Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, to wit, The problem with Culture Warrior Bishops, one is tempted to remark that the trouble is that there are far too few of them. But that would be to accept Winters misleading and unhelpful characterization of the issue, and that would be a mistake. It is difficult to imagine a time when Catholic teaching was as challenged as it is now… . Continue Reading »
In the ongoing debate about cloning human embryos for research, and about destroying them in order to harvest their stem cells, it is important to keep some basic facts in mind. Our moral analysis must be built upon fundamental scientific truths. If we obscure the facts, then we will not think . . . . Continue Reading »
I spent last Christmas in Sudan. As readers of this magazine know (see Paul H. Liben, “Murder in the Sudan,” August/September 1995, and Joseph R. Gregory, “African Slavery 1996,” May 1996), Sudan is a land of murder, slavery, and man-made famine, a land where a brutal and tyrannical . . . . Continue Reading »