Topic: controversies

Today is the feast of St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621), Italian cardinal and theologian. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, he has also been declared a Doctor of the Church and the patron o ... discuss

The title of the September 8 USA Today column was a bit misleading. Author Tom Krattenmaker’s focus was urging pro-life Christians to become involved in the effort to sustain water, the growin ... discuss

I'd forgotten about this fantastic essay until yesterday. Msgr. Pope thinks about the modern musical controversies by looking backwards over the centuries.This controversy took place during the years ... discuss

Natural law is nothing else but a participation of the eternal law in a rational creature.  ~ Aquinas   . . . [T]he Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.  ~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independ ... discuss

Bishop Philip EganThis morning SPUC's national conference 2014 was privileged to be addressed by the Rt. Rev. Philip Egan, the Catholic bishop of Portsmouth, on the forthcoming Synod on the Family and ... discuss

Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience."Please do not do any more good in my country," he said. "We have suffered too much already fro ... discuss

28 August AD 430 Saint Augustine was one of the greatest of the Latin church fathers and was among the most significant influences in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. He w ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionA journal article on a pilot study concerning assisted suicide in Switzerland has resulted in significant media promotion of the ... discuss

The Pro Life Campaign has launched The Little One Fund. The fund has been created to help ensure that the baby born at 25 weeks as a result of Ireland’s abortion law is looked after in every way p ... discuss

The limericks and meme below was inspired by the recent article by Jennifer S. Bryson, Ph.D. entitled, "Stanford, Marriage and Abortion Controversies, and the Mission of a University".Image Sources: h ... discuss

All of us who have received one and the same Spirit, that is, the Holy Spirit, are in a sense blended together with one another and with God. For if Christ, together with the Father's and his own Spir ... discuss

Dale, I agree with you that the history of Protestant claims in favor of continuing charismata should not be inadvertently denied, and that Protestant discussions of charismata should not become a sta ... discuss

Dale, I agree with you that the history of Protestant claims in favor of continuing charismata should not be inadvertently denied, and that Protestant discussions of charismata should not become a sta ... discuss

This is a slightly revised and updated article I first wrote and posted in 2004 at this time.March for Life 2010 ascending Capitol Hill, heading to the Supreme CourtWednesday, January 22, will mark th ... discuss

RICHMOND, Va. – A lawmaker in Virginia has received sharp criticism from evolutionists after introducing a bill which would encourage public school teachers and students to examine the strengths and ... discuss

The Race for the Cure has hit a wall. Breast Cancer giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been embroiled in funding controversies, and a new report shows that its  revenue are plummeting, not only fo ... discuss

The Race for the Cure has hit a wall. Breast Cancer giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been embroiled in funding controversies, and a new report shows that its  revenue are plummeting, not only fo ... discuss

Yesterday, we highlighted the following criticism of the Margaret Sanger Wikipedia page:Hell, this whole article is a glowing review of Margaret:Many who are opposed to the legalization of aborti ... discuss

In both Calvinist and Lutheran circles, as the church goes through its liturgical menstrual cycle, various charges of antinomianism flow forth. In some circles this flow continues for 12  years. ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you because Christ is amongst us! He is and always shall be!I've been asked a couple of times why didn't I include the filioque clause as one of the Twelve Differen ... discuss

I have done several posts about Michael Voris and how I feel he has crossed the line. I find him to be more and more dangerous to the Catholic faithful. I know that is a very heavy accusation, but I ... discuss

No matter what may be reported in the secular press, the pontificate of Pope Francis is NOT deviating from what the Church always proclaimed about marriage, as reiterated in Pope Pius XI's Casti Conn ... discuss

As per Pope Francis' Lumen Fidei (6/29/13):"52. In Abraham’s journey towards the future city, the Letter to the Hebrews mentions the blessing which was passed on from fathers to sons (cf. Heb 11:2 ... discuss

In his quarter century of annual addresses to the Roman Rota, I believe that Pope John Paul II showed growing dis-ease about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, triggering the Vatican's 2005 Dign ... discuss

In his quarter century of annual addresses to the Roman Rota, I believe that Pope John Paul II showed growing dis-ease about possible misuse of marriage tribunals, triggering the Vatican's 2005 Dign ... discuss

Here at the Center for a Just Society we spill a lot of ink discussing issues that touch upon questions of human dignity and the sanctity of life. The guiding principle underlying our position on abor ... discuss

September 30 Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church Memorial St. Jerome was a Biblical scholar in the fourth century. He studied and was baptized in Rome, then returned to his native Aquileia w ... discuss

Jerome was the foremost biblical scholar of the ancient Church. His translation of the Bible, along with his commentaries and homilies on the biblical books, have made him a major intellectual force i ... discuss

Washington D.C., Sep 24, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Media narratives about Pope Francis have led to a misunderstanding of his interview with Jesuit magazines, as well as a false perceived contr ... discuss

Joanne McPortland’s amusing “Parable of the Papal Interview” expressed a simple truth: orthodox Catholics who have actually read the interview Pope Francis gave Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ have mos ... discuss

Today, September 17, is the memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine, Italian cardinal and theologian. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, St. Robert has also been declared a Doctor of the Church an ... discuss

28 August AD 430 Saint Augustine was one of the greatest of the Latin church fathers and was among the most significant influences in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. He w ... discuss

Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom, and the Life Issues by Robert J. Spitzer My rating: 5 of 5 stars The faculty of reason should be seen as the common denominator un ... discuss

A Facebook friend once asserted to me that the historical controversies, as well as the present ongoing debates, over the doctrine of predestination are nothing more than opposing sides stirring up tr ... discuss

The Washington Post has a history of lambasting GOP candidates and elected officials. So it’s no real surprise they would be critical of Virginia Senatorial candidate George Allen. But the lates ... discuss

Pope Francis washes the feet of young ‘offenders,’ including two women, during Maundy Thursday Mass. The Catholic world is in an uproar right now. In fact, the AP posted a story: “Po ... discuss

This is a slightly revised and updated article I first wrote and posted in 2004 at this time.Today, January 22, marks the 40th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court d ... discuss

Here's an article by Msgr. Charles Pope that deals with what the bible teaches us about the Blessed Virgin. Given the previous post about Medjugorje (which hit a nerve with some readers if comments an ... discuss

This is uber late and most of y'all won't read it but I'm posting it anyway. This should've been the 7th post but I skipped last week's. I also haven't written in almost a week. Oops. Well, I'm gettin ... discuss

I was reading Joan's Blog from Rome (she comments on EWTN and Catholic radio) and noticed this comment, and realized that even the Pope gets edited."I remember one of the first times that Benedict XVI ... discuss

Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions on that subject-- Professor ... discuss

In response to my inquiry (basically, the same as what I posted here), Random House confirmed my suspicion that the quote in several media stories is not legitimate, saying that the quote circulating ... discuss

14 November AD 565 Justinian, Christian Ruler and Confessor of Christ, was emperor of the East from A.D. 527 to 565, during the time of decline of the Roman Empire. Aided by his beautiful and capable ... discuss

Also See: Charles Owens' Article In 1980 the Congress mandated a regulatory agenda from federal agencies.  The law, called the Regulatory Flexibility Act, requires the Administration to rele ... discuss

I just finished reading Karen Handel’s book, Planned Bullyhood, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the tumultuous split and subsequent “reconciliation” between Susan G. Komen for the Cure ... discuss

I just finished reading Karen Handel’s book, Planned Bullyhood, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the tumultuous split and subsequent “reconciliation” between Susan G. Komen for the Cure ... discuss

Jerome was the foremost biblical scholar of the ancient Church. His translation of the Bible, along with his commentaries and homilies on the biblical books, have made him a major intellectual force i ... discuss

Sermon for the Feast of the Assumption 2012Preached by the Right Reverend Philip AndersonOur Lady of Clear Creek AbbeyLost City, OklahomaIn the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. ... discuss

Today, September 17, is the memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine, Italian cardinal and theologian. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, St. Robert has also been declared a Doctor of the Chur ... discuss

We have discussed here repeatedly various religious/secular controversies that require the balancing of interests.  We have also repeatedly discussed why I believe–and many commenters donR ... discuss

Picture From: The Pietist SchoolmanI have spent most of my life in Pietism.  Personally, I appreciate the the fervor Pietism when it comes to studying the Bible and walking in the shadow of the c ... discuss

A writer at the Huffington Post, who identifies herself as Catholic pro-Democrat, has confirmed our worst fears about how the general public will perceive Cardinal Dolan’s prayer at the Democrat ... discuss

The former Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, is apparently close to death. Incumbent Cardinal Angelo Scola called on the faithful to pray for his 85-year-old predecessor. Martini's ... discuss

28 August AD 430 Saint Augustine was one of the greatest of the Latin church fathers and was among the most significant influences in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. He w ... discuss

But even as Democrats and abortion rights groups use the controversies to reinforce allegations of a Republican-led “war on women,” don’t expect the anti-abortion movement to back away from cal ... discuss

Brothers and Sisters: Peace be with you! The first similarity between the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches I wish to explore is the commitment that both Churches have to receive, transmit, and reve ... discuss

 From a Merck Manual, regarding medical examination of rape victims: Prevention of pregnancy: Although pregnancy caused by rape is rare (except in the few days before ovu ... discuss

Tony Nicklinson, the totally paralyzed man in the UK who lost his court quest to be legally euthanized, has died of pneumonia. From the Yahoo News story: A man left paralysed but fully conscious and ... discuss

I have noticed that my writing seems to flow in patterns.  Much of that is caused by the flow of news, but I think some of it has to do with certain stories getting my attention, after which I conne ... discuss

The Susan G. Komen Foundation will undergo significant changes following the debacle in which it announced it would eliminate grants to Planned Parenthood, only to buckle under public pressure instiga ... discuss

  Matt C. Abbott column How 'bout Chick-fil-A at Al Smith Dinner?; Catholic chaplain and military registry Matt C. Abbott Matt C. Abbott August 9, 2012 In response to the 2012 Al Smith Dinn ... discuss

The Welsh government has announced plans to introduce presumed consent for organ donation. They are calling it "deemed consent", in which people living in Wales for a period of six months or more will ... discuss

The Obama campaign launched a television ad over the weekend attacking Mitt Romney for attacking Planned Parenthood. Airing in seven battleground states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, North C ... discuss

After consultation with archdiocese officials, a Roman Catholic church in Minneapolis has rescinded a speaking invitation for Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who is at the center of controversies sur ... discuss

Brethren: Peace and Good to all of you. Medieval engraving showing Christian and Jewish scholars engaged in discussion. I've been reading lately several works on textual, form, literary, and histor ... discuss

from Ken Myers of Mars Hill: “Because the church is the community of people whose humanity has been rescued from its self-destructive tendencies, the New Testament repeatedly calls believers to ... discuss

Contact: Wesley Strackbein, 210-340-5250 ext 222, wesley@visionforum.com SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 12, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dozens of food controversies will be addressed this week at the Ref ... discuss

There is a lot of talk about repealing Obamacare under “reconciliation,” that is, by a majority vote not subject to a Senate filibuster.  Since the mandate has been made into a tax by the ... discuss

Living within our own era: …we see the distinction of its parts, rather than their co-relation. It is said that the Japanese Government once sent over a Commission to report upon the art of Euro ... discuss

(ca. 378 - 444) was the Patriarch of Alexandria when the city was at its height of influence and power within the Roman Empire. Cyril wrote extensively and was a leading protagonist in the Christologi ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of Sts.Thomas More, martyr and St. John Fisher, bishop and martyr.St. Thomas More was born in London, England and was Chancellor of King Henry VIII. As a family man ... discuss

(18 May 1692 O.S. – 16 June 1752) was an English bishop, theologian, apologist, and philosopher. He was born in Wantage in the English county of Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). He is known, among other ... discuss

Whose Interests? Which Corporations? As the great metaphysician Mitt Romney put it, corporations are people and concrete political controversies often pit the interests of entire firms or sectors aga ... discuss

But not that they got caught in the act.The 2nd video from Live Action investigating how Planned Parenthood aides & abets in sex selection abortions has been released. This video was taken at the the ... discuss

Americans For Prosperity To Premier EXCLUSIVE Sneak Preview Of “Hating Breitbart” Friday Night, June 15 At 2012 RightOnline In Las Vegas, NV!Two and a half years in the making, “Hating Breitbar ... discuss

28 May AD 1577 After Martin Luther's death, political changes altered the face of the Evangelical (Lutheran) Church. Emperor Charles V exercised control over all of southern Germany and most of the no ... discuss

Americans now tilt "pro-life" by nine-point margin, 50% to 41% From Gallup PoliticsBy Lydia Saad PRINCETON, NJ -- The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 4 ... discuss

Fabulous news from Gallup, today: The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as “pro-choice” is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in G ... discuss

What is prenatal euthanasia?  Isn’t it simply another form of abortion? Yes and no.Prenatal euthanasia can only be done via abortion, but the circumstances around it are very specific: the mot ... discuss

Today I’ve got another batch of books that I didn’t review. Life is such that there are lots of great books that I just cannot find the time to read and many other books I’m simply n ... discuss

An Oregon jury recently ruled that a child born with Down syndrome was wrongfully born because her mother would have destroyed her had the prenatal testing been properly performed.  Now, Bioedge repo ... discuss

Personal duties have kept me from participating much on Hyscience lately, though I keep abreast of the political developments and controversies. But, being the incorrigible Althor, I cannot but help ... discuss

          The hate and intolerance continues from Dan Savage.  In 2006 he stated that a politician he didn’t like should be “dragged behind a pickup truck ... discuss

I marvel at how the supposed defenders of SCIENCE so often conflate the method with ethical and policy controversies.  Case in point: A Yale law professor named Adam Cohen, writing at the Time webs ... discuss

With the Centennial of the Titanic upon us, there is intense interest in almost every aspect of the great ship’s sinking. When theHollywood blockbuster came out in 1997, it was the first movie ever ... discuss

"It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge (1873-1933), 30th US President "The Inspiration of the Declaration of Independence" ... discuss

To the federal government, the new passion to "go green" doesn't trump it's natural inclination towards inefficiency, secrecy and even corruption.Here's an example uncovered by Bill McMorris at the Wa ... discuss

Ross Kaminsky writes on Tuesday's stunning rebuke of President Obama's latest exercise in incessant hyper-partisan rhetoric challenging the independence of the federal judiciary by Judge Jerry Smith o ... discuss

Today’s saint of the day is Pope St. Sixtus III, chosen to be the 44th pope in 432. He was born in Rome, Italy and died in 440. During his pontificate, he was falsely accused of favoring Nestoriani ... discuss

Check out this follow-up article over at Embassy magazine.  It gives us the official skinny on why Development & Peace got their funding cut. Here are some notable sections worth commenting on: Obse ... discuss

As it turns out, a single blog post  didn’t offer nearly enough room to comment on everything worth noting in Warren Hern’s Abortion Practice – not by a long shot. Consider this vo ... discuss

As it turns out, a single blog post  didn’t offer nearly enough room to comment on everything worth noting in Warren Hern’s Abortion Practice – not by a long shot. Consider this vo ... discuss

George Neumayr writes at The American Spectator:... The saints of old warned bishops to choose holiness and orthodoxy over the blandishments of the "world." Many bishops today in America choose the go ... discuss

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Ranking Member, US Sen Budget Comm. “Our per-person government debt is worse than Greece, the price tag on the president’s health care law has tripled from what was p ... discuss

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has announced he is to step down after ten years as he admitted that the row over homosexuality in the Church has been a "major nuisance".  Rowan W ... discuss

Is this appropriate attire to wear to school, a public high school?From FOX 25, Boston:A Lynn English High School student preferring to keep her name off the record has become associated with a nation ... discuss

In this interview, Our Channel of Hope interviews Archbishop Richard Smith, president of the CCCB.  The interview was aired January 23, 2012, about 6 weeks before LifeSite reported on +Smith’s ... discuss

Planned Parenthood’s Houston and Southeast Texas affiliate routinely submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” through the Texas Women’s Health ... discuss

Archive for February, 2009 « Previous Entries 28022009 Four Types Of Christians Posted by IJ in Devotionals/Sermons, Featured Articles, tags: Bible Study,Blood of Jesus, Christianity, Church, He ... discuss

From Tom Peters (aka AmericanPapist) at CatholicVote:Cardinal Timothy Dolan sent a letter to his brother bishops earlier this week where he revealed a shocking conversation that recently took place at ... discuss

             Mark’s Gospel has a Pauline flavor of Cross Theology, as well as a dramatic narrative that funnels the reader towards Jerusalem, towards the cross.&nb ... discuss

Heartland has called in the FBI: The Chicago-based free market Heartland Institute has called in the FBI and threatened other legal action against a global warming proponent who has admitted ste ... discuss

The Oklahoma State Senate recently passed SB 1433. More popularly known as the Oklahoma Personhood Bill, this piece of legislation will extend the legal status of personhood for all constitutional pur ... discuss

The Oklahoma State Senate recently passed SB 1433. More popularly known as the Oklahoma Personhood Bill, this piece of legislation will extend the legal status of personhood for all constitutional pur ... discuss

How should we respond to those with whom we have theological disagreements? Philip Graham Ryken, author of Loving the Way Jesus Loves, suggests that we should respond with love (love of the 1 Corinth ... discuss

Image: Library of Congress The first president of the United States was beloved by those even in his day who would have mad him king. However, he loved the country and the republic. While the peo ... discuss

Book Details:   • Author: Phillip L. Simpson   • Category: Biography   • Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books (2011)   • ... discuss

ESPN has a record of being very unforgiving when it comes to mistakes that involve racial and political remarks. Say something offensive, even remotely offensive - YOU'RE FIRED!What will ESPN do now a ... discuss

from Ken Myers of Mars Hill: "Because the church is the community of people whose humanity has been rescued from its self-destructive tendencies, the New Testament repeatedly calls believers to ho ... discuss

What an excellent role model Maria is!Maria Cahill is not your typical Miss Delaware. Underneath the glittery dresses, and dazzling smile is a girl who is down-to- earth, motivated, and courageous.She ... discuss

An Intrusion Into the Christian Bedroom - This is great and relevant stuff from Ed Welch: “Excuse me for barging in, but it might be time for more people to intrude into the marital bedroom. Tho ... discuss

Canonist, Dr. Ed Peters is one of the preeminent Canon Lawyers in the Church. He is someone that I look up to as a Catholic and Canonist, and while I don't always agree with his take on the nature of ... discuss

The Dallas Morning News has posted the following statement from Komen CEO Nancy Brinker and their Board of Directors:We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt up ... discuss

12:20p: The more I read Komen’s statement, the more brilliant it becomes. Planned Parenthood loses its PR edge if any of its affiliates are convicted on criminal grounds. 12:13p: Ezra Klein at t ... discuss

Breast cancer charity Komen Foundation has issued a statement apologizing for its "recent decisions," which include cutting off future funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion pro ... discuss

I was cautiously optimistic, but I had a feeling it was too good to be true.Komen just proved me right, and ensured that I will never give a penny to them.Komen for the Cure has released a new stateme ... discuss

This is a slightly revised and updated article I first wrote and posted in 2004 at this time.Sunday, January 22, marks the 39th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court ... discuss

Recent controversies in the United States surrounding the "morning after pill" point to international trends making such potentially abortifacient drugs increasingly accessible to men and women of ... discuss

The Saints of the Day for January 2 are St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen.St. BasilSt. Basil was born about 330, the oldest of four sons; three of his brothers became bishops, one of whom ... discuss

And thus 2011 comes to an end, like every year before it. The year came with its own surprises and controversies, tragedies and headlines. And, with the closing of the year, we find the need to put th ... discuss

Whether you’re a gamer or not, you probably know of the recent release of the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise, “Modern Warfare 3.” Activision revealed last week that MW3 set sales rec ... discuss

Whether you’re a gamer or not, you probably know of the recent release of the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise, “Modern Warfare 3.” Activision revealed last week that MW3 set sales rec ... discuss

14 November AD 565Justinian, Christian Ruler and Confessor of Christ, was emperor of the East from A.D. 527 to 565, during the time of decline of the Roman Empire. Aided by his beautiful and capable w ... discuss

The failure of the Mississippi personhood amendment is disappointing but not surprising—the public’s general confusion on abortion, mixed messages from MI Governor Haley Barbour, and even divi ... discuss

The failure of the Mississippi personhood amendment is disappointing but not surprising—the public’s general confusion on abortion, mixed messages from MI Governor Haley Barbour, and even divi ... discuss

Hear Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis on their new radio show "Principles and Policies" talk about Issue 1 at the links below:part 1: http://www.principledpolicy.com/?p=982part 2: http://www.principle ... discuss

Tyburn was a village in Middlesex County in the UK, in what is now present-day London. It was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for the notorious gallows referred to by the euphemi ... discuss

An abortion/medical conscience controversy is riling the decidedly pro choice state of Washington, presaging what I think will become one of our own most contentious bioethical controversies.  The ... discuss

An October 21 op ed in CourierJournal.com states: Why would legislators in the United States not want to resolve the abortion question? Politicians often are not interested in finding common ground on ... discuss

An October 21 op ed in CourierJournal.com states: Why would legislators in the United States not want to resolve the abortion question? Politicians often are not interested in finding common ground on ... discuss

An abortion/medical conscience controversy is riling the decidedly pro choice state of Washinton, presaging what I think will become one of our own most contentious bioethical controversies.  The ... discuss

Claire's pro-life principles were not on only display during the prayer service at Planned Parenthood Saturday morning or the Life Chain on Sunday afternoon. No, she's a woman who takes seriously her ... discuss

Have a problem?  Here are the proper steps to solve an issue within the church {you know to avoid going public and being uncharitable ;) }  I found this on Catholics United for the Faith: B ... discuss

Two Scandals Threaten ObamaBy Matt Mackowiak | September 30th, 2011, source: http://blog.cagle.com/2011/09/two-scandals-threaten-obama/ cartoon source:  John Cole / Scranton Times-Tribune ... discuss

My holy namesake. Folks, today, is the 27 Sunday in Ordinary Time, so the Resurrection of Our Lord always takes precedence, but along with the Christian Sabbath, we remember the Holy Guardian Angels a ... discuss

When you are getting your Saturday morning news fix tomorrow, tune in to MSNBC to watch Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest discuss the controversies surrounding news ... discuss

Phyllis Schlafly by Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum: College is a dangerous place for men. They are not only a minority but they are victimized by discriminatory and unconstitutional anti-male rules. ... discuss

At the MSNBC / Politico Republican Debate on Sept 7th, Gingrich Chastises the Media for trying to promote infighting between Republican Candidates. [Source Story and Video] Today, Rasmussen Reports ... discuss

Though the media, including Fox News, still characterize "Fast and Furious" as a "botched" gunwalking operation, there was nothing botched about it ... the guns 'walked' just as Obama's ATF and DOJ ha ... discuss

As Jamie rather appropriately points out over at DBKP, our "Free Press" continues to do what it does best: magnifying inconsequential controversies while the nation's economy burns -- the most recent ... discuss

28 August AD 430Saint Augustine was one of the greatest of the Latin church fathers and was among the most significant influences in the formation of Western Christianity, including Lutheranism. He wa ... discuss

The bishop of Melaka-Johor slams politicians who are behind many recent controversies involving the Christian faith. He rejects accusations of a government official about Christian proselytising. “I ... discuss

The New York Times has an interesting report today that male contraceptives in human trials appear to work, generally by reducing sperm output to the point of infertility.  From the story: Male contr ... discuss

My faithful blog readers know, along with anyone who has actually met me, that I am not exactly the brightest bulb in the pack.  To state it nicely, I am not very smart.  My intellectual capacity is ... discuss

(from 06/26)(ca. 378 - 444) was the Patriarch of Alexandria when the city was at its height of influence and power within the Roman Empire. Cyril wrote extensively and was a leading protagonist in th ... discuss

Legatus magazine asked me to write a column on the stem cell issue, and so I did.  From “Good Ethics Makes for Good Science:” Have you noticed that the stem-cell controversy rarely makes ... discuss

Please note: While I have always respected our Military and always will; and I do believe in the Reagan mantra of “Peace through Strength.” I have always and will always questioned the le ... discuss

Christianity Today’s Politics Blog featured an article on May 13 by Tobin Grant with the unfortunate headline, “Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal Under Federal Law? Maybe. Sometimes.” This headline is ... discuss

I finally finished Jaroslav Pelikan's first installment of his massive 5 volume series on The Christian Tradition: A history of the development of doctrine. He covers the first 500 years, before the E ... discuss

Part of the resolution over the divinity of Jesus came from received liturgy among the church catholic. Liturgy carried an authority akin to tradition but distinct from it. Jaroslav Pelikan describes ... discuss

This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Fridays is CBD Reformed. This how CBD introduces their site: “In order to serve an important segment of our customers more fully, we have developed a more ... discuss

Update IV, 5:15 PM: For the record and for the sake of full disclosure — yes, the information related to open negotiations that I have requested from Jeffco Public Schools has been done in my pr ... discuss

Reed Stubblefield is on his way to his brother's cabin in a small Illinois town. He needs time to recuperate from a debilitating injury, he is traumatized by his wife's recent death, and he is writing ... discuss

Crossway gave all the attendees of The Gospel Coalition Conference a copy of this book, last week. I thought I’d post my review, and host a book giveaway for my blog readers who have followed m ... discuss

I have a review in the current First Things journal of Contested Reproduction, by John H Evans.  The book is aimed at Christians and seeks to help them find “common discourses” with which ... discuss

I have written about the ubiquitous media bias in the stem cell/cloning debates so often that I feel like I am trying to empty the ocean with a cup. But it is worth noting that my Discover Institute ... discuss

FROM THE PASTOR April 10, 2011 by Fr. George W. Rutler The raising of Lazarus was the last straw for those who refused to acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah. When Chr ... discuss

A weekly column by Father George Rutler. The Raising of LazarusCaravaggio (1571-1610) The raising of Lazarus was the last straw for those who refused to acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah. When Christ ... discuss

Part of the resolution over the divinity of Jesus came from received liturgy among the church catholic. Liturgy carried an authority akin to tradition but distinct from it. Jaroslav Pelikan describes ... discuss

I finally finished Jaroslav Pelikan's first installment of his massive 5 volume series on The Christian Tradition: A history of the development of doctrine. He covers the first 500 years, before the E ... discuss

I am often called a bioethicist–although I don’t call myself one.  Why?  I write a lot about bioethical issues and some people pay attention to my opinions–some in support and othe ... discuss

VATICAN CITY,  (VIS) – The Pope spoke about St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church who lived in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Born in 1567 to a noble family in the Duc ... discuss

By Mike Landry, Contributing Author:  Justin Harris is a nice guy. A freshman Arkansas state representative, Justin is unassuming, speaks rather quietly, and looks younger than his actual age in ... discuss

by Dr. J.C. Willke, M.D.Recently the Boy Scouts of America distanced itself from the Girl Scouts and entered into an agreement with American Heritage Girls to provide mutual support to one another. Th ... discuss

Here's the latest article folks. ZENIT - Benedict XVI's Call to \"Intellectual Charity\"Benedict XVI's Call to "Intellectual Charity"Will Catholic Universities Respond?By Kevin M. ClarkeSAN MARCOS ... discuss

This is a slightly revised and updated article I first wrote and posted in 2004 at this time.Today, January 22, marks the 38th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court d ... discuss

Editorial note: I'm re-running this blog post in honor of St. Nicholas on his feast day. Time to ring in the Advent spirit with a little holiday zeal!St. Nicholas lived from 270 to 343 A.D. in modern- ... discuss

Be sure to check out this new CPH book due out January 7, 2011: Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal. Pre-order your copy today!Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal presents engaging essays from cont ... discuss

A lot of SHSers have written to me about this and I think it is worth highlighting:  A public row in the UK has raised the fearful meme that we should be allowed to kill children with disabilities wh ... discuss

Last Friday, Advocates for Life, AUL’s new initiative for pro-life law students across the country, in conjunction with Columbia Law Students for Life, sponsored a daylong legal symposium, “Lookin ... discuss

U.S. HOUSE TO VOTE WITHIN DAYS ON WHETHER TO MAKE PRO-ABORTION SENATE HEALTH BILL “THE LAW OF THE LAND,” AS HOUSE MEMBERS STUDY COMMUNICATIONS FROM NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE, U.S. CONFERENCE ... discuss

To The Source asked me to expand my critique of the article in Bioethics urging that the field drop its (very tenuous) embrace of human dignity.  I was happy to do so, never wanting to miss an opport ... discuss

Without the rule of law, we cease to be America.  That is why murdering abortion doctors not only goes against the core of what pro lifers proclaim about themselves, it strikes at the very heart of l ... discuss

PolitiFact adopts odd premises to dispute one NRLC statement about the abortion-related effects of the Baucus health care bill, while approving of another NRLC statement On September 21, 2009, PolitiF ... discuss

The Value of Human Life ConferenceInstitute of BioethicsFriday, October 23, 2009 - Sunday, October 25, 2009 Some philosophers hold that only some human beings have full moral worth and that human bei ... discuss

On November 3, 1921, J. Gresham Machen presented an address entitled, “Liberalism or Christianity?” In that famous address, later expanded into the book, Christianity & Liberalism, Machen ... discuss

Will Senator Russ Feingold criticize fellow Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy for wanting his possible replacement to be appointed by the governor rather than elected by the people of Massachusetts? Massac ... discuss

OK, now that I have your attention . . . Yes, I’m going to switch sides to agree with my pro-choice opponents–but just momentarily. You may know I’ve been embroiled in the pro-life / ... discuss

By Ellen M. RiceDecember 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Amidst an ongoing debate among prolife advocates about whether to classify the Pill as an abortifacient or a prophylactic, pro-abortion advocates ... discuss

What would have been an actually very “smart” move (unethical, sure, but this is politics) would be that if McCain’s people wrote the NYTimes Op-Ed intentionally so that the NYTimes ... discuss

For people who pay attention to politics, the phrase “Chicago Machine Politics” means all the worst aspects of electioneering, corruption and dirty politics. Jobs are handed out as politi ... discuss

Pro-abort columnist Camille Paglia wrote a great piece in liberal America's Right via Arlene and Karen] Excerpt from ... discuss

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called out of Darkness Read my reviews of Anne’s other books, Out of Egypt and Road to Cana. PURCHASE CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS I was pleased to have Anne Rice ... discuss

I still remember getting my first study Bible. It was many years ago, probably in the late 80's, that my parents gave me the gift of a brand new NIV Study Bible. I used that Bible daily for many years ... discuss

First an announcementhttp://www.supportsouthdakota.com/-"Give us 70 minutes, and we'll show you exactlyhow Planned Parenthood's multi-million dollardeception campaign threatens the passage of the new ... discuss

Alastair MacDonald, the second-ever child to be born by IVF, has called for Professor Robert Edwards, the IVF pioneer, to receive an honour for his work. There is, however, nothing honourable about IV ... discuss

Wow!John McCain's daring, historic (and splendid) decision to go with Sarah Palin as his running mate has electrified the nation, throwing the Democrat party and liberal journalists into a panic while ... discuss

I'm posting this article in full...by Rachel M. MacNair, Ph.DAugust 15, 2008LifeNews.com Note: Dr. Rachel M. MacNair, is the director of the Institute for Integrated Social Analysis, the research arm ... discuss

For people who pay attention to politics, the phrase “Chicago Machine Politics” means all the worst aspects of electioneering, corruption and dirty politics. Jobs are handed out as politi ... discuss

What would have been an actually very “smart” move (unethical, sure, but this is politics) would be that if McCain’s people wrote the NYTimes Op-Ed intentionally so that the NYTimes ... discuss

To state the obvious, the USA is losing its common culture and moral values, creating an almost unbridgeable cultural chasm. This, in turn, is disintegrating our social cohesion and leading to the me- ... discuss

When I Was a Boy, America Was a Better Place Dennis Prager When I was a boy, America was a freer society than it is today. If Americans had been told the extent and number of laws that would gove ... discuss

I think pro-lifers should be more pro-active in recalling the history of their movement. The original big players are getting on in years, and some have died. We have to remember where we've been to s ... discuss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama has opened an 8-point national lead on Republican John McCain as the U.S. presidential rivals turn their focus to a general election race, according to a R ... discuss

Sam Harris delivers the goods on Islam, censorship and a "psychopathic skewing of priorities" today at the Huffington Post: "The point is not (and will never be) that some free person spoke, or wrote, ... discuss

Sam Harris delivers the goods on Islam, censorship and a "psychopathic skewing of priorities" today at the Huffington Post: "The point is not (and will never be) that some free person spoke, or wrote, ... discuss

Continuing our discussion of vaccinations, I have a personal story to share: My first daughter Samantha Sunshine was born in 1969. Always questioning the status quo, I researched natural childbirth ... discuss

"Pills or dinner?" was the subject heading of Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards' email alert yesterday.The premise is ridiculous: that due to rising prices of artificial female steroids, i.e., b ... discuss

I recently finished Bob Novak's remarkable memoir, The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years of Reporting in Washington, a riveting autobiography of the famed (and immensely successful) journalist which provid ... discuss

I was intrigued to see this week that Dennis's post "Oprah Winfrey, the High Priestess of New Age Worldview" has been our #1 post among readers for four weeks straight. If memory serves me, no other ... discuss

Deal Hudson offers his retrospective on the Holy Father's visit:His Holiness came to America known as the "enforcer" of Catholic doctrine. He left America as the face of the Church, the face of peace. ... discuss




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