Topic: futile

Text:  Matthew 13:44-52Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.How valuable is the kingdom of God to you?  Is the kingdom of God worth more than anyt ... discuss

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.  A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence ... discuss

The rich, bored, white-trash first. Forget that he has the "right" (for now anyway) to do what he pleases with his possessions because he is fortunate enough to be born American - I assume. But one ... discuss

 They may not be Death Panels, but they are Death Advocates, and they are back By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This story appeared on pa ... discuss

History was made this weekend.The United States of America achieved an incredible feat, probably the most phenomenal achievement in human history - man on the moon. The astronauts returned home safely ... discuss

by Jennifer Popik, JD, LifeNews.com: In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, “Let’s Talk About Death Panels,” Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did ... discuss

Matthew Schellhorn, a highly-regarded classical pianist, has kindly given me permission to reproduce below his moving account of his late mother’s terminal illness and his insightful arguments a ... discuss

Matthew Schellhorn, a highly-regarded classical pianist, has kindly given me permission to reproduce below his moving account of his late mother's terminal illness and his insightful arguments against ... discuss

As the mother of a twelve year old girl with Down syndrome, Christina's safety has always been my primary concern, and too often my obsession. . . . sometimes I have to put in a load of wash or g ... discuss

In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, “Let’s Talk About Death Panels,” Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did not make it into the Obama Health Car La ... discuss

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  They may not be Death Panels, but they are Death Advocates, and they are back By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This appears on page one ... discuss

This article was written by Renee Joubert, and published by Euthanasia Free New Zealand.The “Falconer Assisted Dying Bill” will receive it’s second reading in the UK House of Lords on Thursday. ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - July 9, 2014White House is requesting $3.7 billion in emergency funds for the self-created border crisis. Today, the Washington Post reports, "The White House on Tuesday ... discuss

The Evangelical Christians of the world are the most ardent supporters of Israel.  They are puzzled to say the very least as to how a member of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s coalition, namely T ... discuss

We citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority.  We can’t quite put our finger on it.  We are right, though. Let me guide your finger to the spot. The biggest lie that Big Gover ... discuss

July is the month dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers ... discuss

I've grown tired and weary of debating liberal zombies. I no longer take them seriously. My frustration has turned to satire. Here's a few samples....I chase SSM couples down the street and scream Bib ... discuss

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6.10) This verse strikes me as being counter-intuitive. First of ... discuss

The "blues card", aka the "stress card".(Source: Snopes.com.)Let me ask all the military veterans that stumble onto this post: Do you remember the stories about the Navy’s “stress cards”?I read ... discuss

On May 8, 1928, 27-year-old Margaret Barnts died from a criminal abortion performed by Pauline Zickerman or Nickelman. (The name is given two different ways in the source, perhaps due to illegible h ... discuss

Involuntary euthanasia is acceptable medical treatment, according to a recent official statement by the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Although voluntary euthanasia is legal is Belgium un ... discuss

The early part of the 20th century was a dynamic time in the U.S., and one of the major changes for the country was the introduction of number of eugenics programs.  The goal of these programs wa ... discuss

“Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.” Proverbs 23:23What is truth? "Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sa ... discuss

David Huntwork by David M. Huntwork, Op-Ed: Time and time again I have been accused of being on the “wrong side of history” when it comes to the arguments over abortion and, especially, to so ... discuss

LifeNews: After Rasouli regained some awareness, the hospital still insisted on the right to turn off his ventilator without consent, because they considered such treatment “futile.” But the Ca ... discuss

The video below is a humorous depiction of the utter frustration of seeking our fulfillment in or from this world. Ormie the Pig seeks cookies that are just out of reach and he will go to every length ... discuss

Abolish Human Abortion has posted this graphic (click to enlarge): AHA explains its position on clinic closures here. It lists several reasons, all of which I think are either incorrect or wrong-head ... discuss

Abolish Human Abortion has posted this graphic (click to enlarge): AHA explains its position on clinic closures here. It lists several reasons, all of which I think are either incorrect or wrong-hea ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORDecember 1, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler Recently I read something I had written about Advent in an essay rather a while ago, and in it I pointed out that this holy season every year i ... discuss

(This little essay has been making the rounds and I don't know who actually wrote it. My apologies for not being able to attribute it to anyone. Hope you all enjoy Thanksgiving in the tradition of thi ... discuss

Tim SweetmanPerhaps it’s because I’m married and have a daughter, or perhaps it’s because I’m feeling a little older lately — but I’ve become increasingly more awar ... discuss

She sat on my lap through almost an entire church service just last week.  She wiggled and talked too loudly.She drew little pictures on scraps of paper and explained to me matter-of-factly that ... discuss

Wesley Smith has often said that the mere legal availability of euthanasia (and with it assisted suicide) to respect the "right" to die with "dignity" will lead to a duty to die.Only the selfish will ... discuss

Thank you Dr. Volf. I get tired of how often I have to have this conversation. Proof, again and again that reading comprehension or understanding simple concepts cannot be assumed. And as to Mohler ... discuss

 LaRee and Mark My wife, LaRee, and I were asked to address a conference about critical life issues sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen in New Jersey. They wanted us to speak about a Chris ... discuss

FROM THE PASTOROctober 13, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler There was a time — and perhaps with improvements in our schools that time will come again — when schoolboys memorized, among other famous c ... discuss

By Wesley Smith Editor’s note. Part of the reason for our year-long “Roe at 40” series is to provide historical background for what has come to bear ugly fruit. In this instance—a story that f ... discuss

I agree that we all tend to strawman. Listening and respect are a wonderful antidote. Listening and respect can, in fact, be life changing. The latest Life Report  podcast addresses the strawma ... discuss

“To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution ... discuss

(Time) Pope Francis has written a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, host of the G-20 summit that President Obama is attending, urging world leaders to oppose a military intervention in Syria ... discuss

French Gen. Robert Nivelle If Joseph Bottum’s 6,000-word Commonweal ramble, “The Things We Share,” doesn’t read or feel like a structured argument for Catholic acceptance of same-sex marr ... discuss

By John Horvat II All right, hear me out! The tide has turned. After decades of resistance, the latest polls show that a slight majority of Americans have now changed their opinions on the issue. It i ... discuss

Tweetby Roliena SlingerlandCourtrooms, where the nation’s justice is disseminated, often resounds with the rhetoric of “the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”  The whole truth – tru ... discuss

The West Virginia abortionist being sued after he allegedly continued an abortion against a patient's wishes is denying the allegations and is claiming that leaving a pieces of the child in the patien ... 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

Independence Day is actually July 2nd.  July 2, 1776 is the day the Continental Congress voted for independence from Great Britain -- a new birth of freedom.  July 4th is the day the text of ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORJune 23, 2013by Fr. George W. Rutler Any young man called to the priesthood must be like St. Paul: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Galatians 2:20). This ... discuss

II Peter 3:1–7: This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of th ... discuss

This is the first installment in my series "The strongest pro-choice argument", which will focus on analyzing and responding to Volume 39, Issue 5 of the Journal of Medical Ethics. Issue 5 is a specia ... discuss

Many bioethicists want to destroy what remains of the sanctity/equality of human life ethic. Two areas of current push in this regard are the drive to permit infanticide and to harvest organs fro ... discuss

class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> In this chapter God spells out which animals are clean and which ones are unclean. God says, in so many words, “You shall eat this…you ... discuss

This post constitutes Part IV of a response to a recent article written by Michael Coughlin. In the final post of this series, I address another point of criticism, which is that we misuse Ephesians ... discuss

To hear some tell it, it's almost as if abolitionists are planning to show up at your solid, Gospel-preaching, totally pro-life church's front entrance any given Sunday, unannounced, with baby carnage ... discuss

Do you love your wife enough to not have sex her? That is one of the provocative questions raised by the book, Birth Control—a small volume of Ghandi’s collective teachings on the subject ... discuss

Do you love your wife enough to not have sex her? That is one of the provocative questions raised by the book, Birth Control—a small volume of Ghandi’s collective teachings on the subject ... discuss

Vatican Insider reports:New scientific experiments carried out at the University of Padua have apparently confirmed that the Shroud Turin can be dated back to the 1st century AD. This makes its co ... discuss

Futile Care Theory claims that doctors and hospital bioethics committees should be empowered to refuse wanted life-sustaining treatment based on their beliefs that the patient’s life is not wort ... discuss

One of the things that I love most about Christmas is receiving gifts.  I know that I ‘should’ say that the blessing is in giving gifts, but frankly I love to receive gifts more.  I love ... discuss

The following is Part 11 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addr ... discuss

"As this painful week unfolds, we can let it belong not to the killer, but to victims we mourn, and admire, and keep alive in our thoughts." My heart also breaks for this woman, and all those like her ... discuss

The following article was written by Sun Newspaper Columnist, Michele Mandel and published in the Toronto Sun on December 7, 2012 under the title: Sunnybrook doctors' ability to cut off life support g ... discuss

OTTAWA, December 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast told LifeSiteNews.com yesterday that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will be studying how Pop ... discuss

The following is Part 7 of an open letter to Colonel Vaughn Doner and a critique of his 2012 book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Throughout the series, I addre ... discuss

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat At Live Action, Rebecca Frazer points out the ridiculousness of Planned Parenthood of Indiana promoting themselves as an adoption referrer: Yes, you rea ... discuss

Wesley Smith links to a Daily Mail article which discussing how doctors in the UK are dehydrating infants to death. The LCP was devised by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute in Liverpool for ca ... discuss

I can see both side of this issue. Honesty must be part of the equation. People whose loved ones are dying are owed the truth about the patient's condition and the treatment administered. Doctors s ... discuss

The following was submitted by frequent commenter Savrola. The opinions expressed are his and do not necessarily represent the views of Conservative Heritage Times. How Conservative Third Parties Can ... discuss

An actual TV show in the UK. Sex on TV is all free; it never results in pregnancy or STDs. Real life is very different. We are living in a cess pool and we will have to work even harder to protect our ... discuss

Trende Notes Key Fact: White Turnout Was Low By Patrick Cleburne, VDare, November 8, 2012 As Peter Brimelow has said, we at VDARE.com greatly value the work of election analyst Sean Trende – not lea ... discuss

So, as Socon or Bust readers know, Fr. Tom Rosica has responded to Michael Voris’s rather compelling and revealing video exposé on Fr. Rosica’s interview with Gregory Baum. You’ll ... discuss

There is a hurricane bearing down on us.  Even though it isn't going to hit us directly, we're likely to get a lot of rain and wind, and they're telling us that we'll probably lose power.  A ... discuss

Futile Care Theory (aka medical futility) permits doctors and/or hospital bioethics committees to unilaterally withdraw wanted life-sustaining treatment based on cost and/or quality of life. This isn& ... discuss

What will conservatives and libertarians do once persuasion has proven futile and the electoral process has been exhausted? What if President Obama wins re-election? Of course, nothing here should im ... discuss

Explaining the title of the LectureFor the lecture’s title I have used a phrase which appears in T.S.Eliot’s Four Quartets – the second of which is called East Coker.  East Coker is a villa ... discuss

Mr. President, you have 2 months to end your presidency in honor.  Otherwise, history will remember you unfavorably.  Do the right thing and save the Americans out there.  That will be ... discuss

It's not because of "tribalism". It has to do with the nature of the membership of each party. We tend to categorize Liberals and Dippers as "leftists" as if that makes them members of the same spec ... discuss

9-9-9 An Army of Davids offers fresh and unique solutions to our current economic crisis. By Herman Cain: As someone who has spent a long career in the business world, confronting problems and sol ... discuss

When I did the video series on Sasha Fierce, God showed me how a car often symbolized going from one spiritual place to another.  Well, three days ago, I had a dream about being in a car that I a ... discuss

Phil Kerpen Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: The Democratic convention took place in an alternative universe in which Mitt Romney wanted a very ominous “bankruptcy” for General Motors and Chr ... discuss

In the crazy world of politics, and in the crazier world of presidential primary politics, there were few things more quixotic than Jon Huntsman’s futile bid for the presidency. Huntsman behaved ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, We hear much these days about “tolerance” and “acceptance.” Too often, when used by the Left, these te ... discuss

I have read Jerry Bridges’ books all out of order, undoubtedly not the best way to read an author’s works. However, doing this has shown me something I find interesting: Throughout his wri ... discuss

by Rachel Bohannon | LifeNews.com | 8/29/12 10:21 AMUntil last week, a 12-year-old gunshot victim’s life was endangered more by his doctor than his injury. Zach McDaniel of Abilene was shot in the ... discuss

"Conservative pragmatism" has brought us to a conclusion that will probably shock our readers -- it would be better for Barack Hussein Obama to be reelected and face what is expected to be an enlarge ... discuss

Well, here it is almost a week later, and I’m preparing to wrap up this extensive outline.  First, let’s recap the ground covered so far: Part I: Marriage isn’t simply a special relati ... discuss

New Audio Surfaces of Obama Defending Infanticide in Illinois That President Barack Obama was the only member of the Illinois legislature to not support a bill to provide medical care for newborn ... discuss

This is another one of those heart-wrenching stories of food and water being withheld from a patient - essentially being condemned to death by dehydration and starvation: Spero News reports: [... ... discuss

Texas has an awful futile care law. It permits hospital bioethics committees to impose members/doctors’ values that a patient’s life is not worth living based on quality of life. A story just out ... discuss

Texas has an awful futile care law. It permits hospital bioethics committees to impose members/doctors’ values that a patient’s life is not worth living based on quality of life.  A story ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, There are times when the power of the moment crowds lesser things off the page. Last Wednesday, my colleague Leo Johnson got b ... 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 issue of when to cease life-supporting medical treatment–and whether it should be done over the objections of patients/families (Futile Care Theory)–are among the most important bioeth ... discuss

Ron Panzer Ron Panzer is the founder and head of the U.S. based Hospice Patients Alliance.  Below is Part 2 of Mr. Panzer's excellent essay Stairway of Life. MDP _______________ Stairw ... discuss

Today, there are two court decisions from two countries both dealing with a similar question, that being, who has the right to decide when to withdraw medical treatment. The first case, decid ... discuss

I am reading The Technological Society and Propaganda by Jacques Ellul I had to get Propaganda on interlibrary loan and I can’t renew it, and of course, it came before I finished TTS.  Who Am I ... discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions hit with $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban, wins dating to 1998 – ESPN. The NCAA has acted on the report from Louis Freeh, which outlines the role of Joe Paterno and oth ... discuss

The following article was written by Michael Cook and published on July 22 on Mercator.net under the title: Doubts emerge about Dutch guidelines for terminal sedation.By Michael CookDeath by dehydrati ... discuss

"Although our efforts may at times seem futile, we must never give up the fight. The unborn are counting on us to fight for them. Let us move forward with the assurances that we are fighting for the L ... discuss

Disturbing Pictures and Civil Rights in the American South:Roots author Alex Haley says Martin Luther King “… decided to create a crisis in 1963 to ‘dramatize the Negro plight and galvanize the ... discuss

TweetNicholas McLeod, June 6, 2012I was talking to a woman in Edmonton and she said that she was pro-choice. I stated that all we wanted was for this child to be treated like you and me and for the sa ... discuss

Wesley J. Smith Wesley J. Smith wrote an article called "That Unrepentent Bigotry" for the most recent edition of Human Life Review (New York). It was republished by the Discovery Institute (Seatt ... discuss

by Lord AltonThe so-called consultation on the Falconer proposals is intended to provide a cloak of respectability for a Bill which will lead to doctors being required to take the lives of some patien ... discuss

An article written by Steve Doughty and published in the Daily Mail in the UK on June 19. The article reports on a research by Professor Patrick Pullicino that found that approximately 29% of all deat ... discuss

Atheist Leah Libresco Announces Conversion to Catholicism | TheBlaze.com. The Patheos Blogger, Lea Libresco has announced that she is turning Catholic. In short, she has found that the morality and t ... discuss

The Liberal Quebec government announced yesterday that it is creating a committee of legal experts to examine how euthanasia and assisted suicide could be allowed in Quebec, despite the fact that they ... discuss

A new drug that will soon be requested for approval to the FDA appears to delay serious symptoms and perhaps, extends the lives of women with breast cancer. From the NYT story: T-DM1 delayed the worse ... discuss

Dr. Iona HeathMichael Cook reported in Bioedge.org (June 1) on the article by Iona Heath, the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK, that was published in the British Medic ... discuss

The political left just does not get the concept of “death panels,” and/or intentionally conflate it with ethical approaches to refusing treatment in order to confuse people for politica ... discuss

As the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have had the opportunity to read stories of despair and other stories of hope. The story that I am writing about today is one of ... discuss

Proud to share my birthday with a man of noble character: American Minute with Bill Federer May 26 - The Duke - John Wayne Oscar winning actor Marion Michael Morrison, better known as Jo ... discuss

The Globe and Mail, one of Canada's national newspapers, published an editorial today entitled: The Supreme Court is right to hear life-support case.The Rasouli familyThe Rasouli case asks the questio ... discuss

By Seton Motley: Has General Motors (GM) forgotten We the Taxpayers are still out $30+ billion on the $82 billion auto bailout? Apparently so. General Motors Co. — which owned the auto and mor ... discuss

On May 19, 1858, Mrs. Amelia Weber died at the home of Dr. Charles Cobel in Brooklyn. "[F]rom the privacy of the burial and other mysterious circumstances surrounding the case, the body, six days aft ... discuss

On May 17, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against a motion from the Rasouli family asking the Supreme Court to Quash the Rasouli case, a case that seeks to determine whether or not physicians have ... discuss

1992 was a year of disappointing setbacks for pro-life Americans. When most observers thought the Supreme Court was on the verge of overruling its 1973 decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, a ... discuss

That’s the title of a post by Wesley Smith.  http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2012/05/12/the-trouble-with-futile-care-theory/ The post and another comment by Smith (to which h ... discuss

I was pretty teed off about the Canadian doctors trying to force Hassan Rasouli off of wanted life-sustaining treatment. Then, when I found out that even though they were absolutely wrong in their &# ... discuss

This article was written by Wesley Smith and originally printed in The Daily Caller Opinion on May 11, 2012.When a Canadian man named Hassan Rasouli suffered complications after brain surgery, his doc ... discuss

The British Medical Journal reports that Canadian doctors are seeking Canadian Supreme Court authority to withdraw wanted life-extending treatment. From the May 10, 2012 story (abstract only): Can ... discuss

I warned in Culture of Death: The Assault on Medial Ethics in America that the bioethics movement had ambitions to influence life and public policy well beyond its sphere of influence in medicine an ... discuss

Activity from January 1 through May 4, 2012 OVERVIEW While many states continue their 2012 legislative sessions, 2012 has already seen significant victories for Life throughout the United States.  ... discuss

On May 8, 1928, 27-year-old Margaret Barnts died from a criminal abortion perpetrated by Pauline Zickerman or Nickelman. (The name is given two different ways in the source, perhaps due to illegible ... discuss

SHSer Don Nelson emails me a quote from the May 4 Kiplinger Newsletter. (No link): A severe doctor shortage is looming: Over the next decade, a 45,000 deficit of primary care physicians and a similar ... 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

Dr Halliday G. Sutherland Top stories:Sheffield pro-lifers hold roadside vigilPro-lifers have held a roadside vigil in Sheffield highlighting the truth about abortion. 30 members of SPUC from ... discuss

The Medical Intelligentsia is bound and determined to devolve medicine into a technocracy. A professional practices medicine, providing optimal care to each patient as individuals. A technocrat is ... discuss

Georgia has banned abortion after the 20th week based on research indicating that fetuses may be able to feel pain after that time. From the Reuters story: The abortion measure passed by the Republica ... discuss

“13 million kids will be bullied in the US this year.”So we learn in the documentary movie Bully, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, and showing in theaters since t ... discuss

The wonderful lady who cuts and styles my hair is having a big birthday next week. It’s the big 50 and I want to do something nice for her. I was thinking about sending her a birthday cake. It s ... discuss

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Today is National Sign an Advance Directive Day, or something like that. And the stories are out trying to stimulate us to action. As I have noticed when proposals to legalize assisted suicide are r ... discuss

Roots author Alex Haley says Martin Luther King “… decided to create a crisis in 1963 to ‘dramatize the Negro plight and galvanize the national conscience.’”  He used shocking photos to ... discuss

By Jimmy Akin. Received by Email: St. Paul is adamant about the importance of Jesus' Resurrection to the Christian faith. He tells us: "If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you ar ... discuss

This is a post I wrote last year for the Great Sabbath rest of Holy Saturday.  After having pondered the depths of Christ's Passion, I thought it would also good to ponder God's entire providence ... discuss

Every year, the secular press has stories about how Christ's resurrection did not really occur. Today on FoxNews is a story about an art historian's take on the Shroud of Turin.An art historian. Note: ... discuss

Diane Coleman and Stephen Drake have co-wrote this article that was published in the Wall Street Journal today titled: Second Thoughts Grow on Assisted Suicide. The article is reprinted belo ... discuss

ABSTRACT: Religion is an important element of end-of-life care on the paediatric intensive care unit with religious belief providing support for many families, as well as for some staff. However, no ... discuss

Back when the ICU was the big profit center, people complained that they were often ”hooked up to machines” until death, even when they just wanted to stop or go home to die. Then, when t ... discuss

The MSM is deeply invested in cutting medical costs by reducing the levels of expensive medical treatments provided to the elderly and very ill unlikely to improve or be cured.  Persuasion is one as ... discuss

They keep wanting to force very sick patients off of wanted life-extending treatment.  Known as futile care theory, medical futility, “inappropriate care,” and a few other names, the idea ... discuss

Democrat's Solution To High Gas Prices - Raise Taxes On Producers - Thus Increasing Gas Prices Even MORE! Today in Washington, D.C. - March 29, 2012: The Senate resumed consideration of the motion ... discuss

The Washington Times reports: If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for March 22 is St. Lea.St. Lea was a widow who lived in fourth century Rome and died around the year 384. After the death of her husband, she retired from the world to a monaster ... discuss

The saint of the day for March 22 is St. Lea of Rome.St. Lea was a widow who lived in fourth century Rome and died around the year 384. After the death of her husband, she retired from the world to a ... discuss

A hospital is now actively killing a patient whose family called me at the 11th hour yesterday, pleading to save their father's life. Despite the family's desperation to protect their father’s life ... discuss

We know that Ismael Ozanne, Dane County District Attorney, and his staff have an anti-Scott Walker, Leftist agenda.It took forever for Ozanne to charge Katherine Windels. She confessed to crimes weeks ... discuss

For those who have been long-time readers (or started reading with Adoption Disruption: the Down and Dirty), I just wanted to offer a quick update for encouragement.What I feared most since posting my ... discuss

Kally Yanta has some words for Cecile Richards in her own “I Have a Say” video. An extra treat….. a left side angle view of the new St Paul, MN Planned Unparenthood Mega Mill which ... discuss

In all the screaming about “after-birth abortion,” another radical bioethics paper was published in the journal Bioethics. Rather than the benefit of doubt going to life in cases of diagn ... discuss

... when it all seems so futile.Today is one of those days.  Between: the depressing headlines of the world's most free and prosperous nation rushing headlong -- and accelerating -- towards econo ... discuss

You asked for an answer, Chris. This is your answer: The great theological argument amongst Protestants during the Reformation, was whether there is such a thing as "predestination". In other words, ... discuss

This is a great story of democratic governance.  Awhile ago, I was informed that Idaho was poised to pass a bill explicitly permitting futile care impositions based on quality of life.  It had passe ... discuss

It's not something that we like to talk about, but doctors die, too. What's unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared with most Americans, but how little. They know exactly what i ... discuss

This priest's entertaining rant against President Obama's infamous Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that forces religious institutions to provide funding for sterilizations, chemi ... discuss

History teaches us, that one man's unbridled Ego, has oftentimes been the downfall of his people and the ruin of his country. One such instance was when one Senator John McCain fancied himself "Presi ... discuss

In the world of the near future Tito Perdue creates in The Node, there is much the reader will recognize, but little that makes sense. And that’s the point. The environment is wrecked. Sulfide cloud ... discuss

Bonhoeffer warned Germans not to slip into the cult of Führer (leader) worship, as he could turn out to be a Verführer (mis-leader, seducer). http://harrolds.blogspot.com/2012/02/faith-life-values- ... discuss

Each week, Abort73 receives new testimonies from women who have had an abortion. About ninety-five percent of their stories communicate misery and remorse. The other five percent are “celebrations ... discuss

Each week, Abort73 receives new testimonies from women who have had an abortion. About ninety-five percent of their stories communicate misery and remorse. The other five percent are “celebrations ... discuss

My Excellent and Eminent Fathers,It is, I understand, not up to the sheep to lead the shepherds. That said, it seems my good angel is niggling me to offer, most humbly, a few words of caution...or, re ... discuss

One of my dear friends is struggling hard right now with the issue of Salvation. He's been a Christian for years, but lately he is struggling with the thought of the fact that he brings nothing to his ... discuss

From: jrp Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 Subject: Land of "The Sound of Music"Wake up!! What you read below is gradually what is happening to our country! Note that everything that happened to Austr ... discuss

To the chagrin of Romney-lovers and the political establishment that insists that conservative Americans shove Romney down their collective throats as inevitable, voters in Colorado, Missouri, and Min ... discuss

This is a re-post, with a few emendations, of something I put up a year and a half ago.   Things have changed in that time.  For one thing, I no longer have access to any regular Extrao ... discuss

Disgusting.  Jesus was not saying we should allow our secular government to grow out of control, taxing us more and more to provide layers of bureaucracy concerned with sending relief to poor pe ... discuss

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }a:link { } It's a sad day for the Archdioceses of New York and Philadelphia as employees are charged with stealing millions from the Church to maintain their  li ... discuss

The Gulf Times is reporting that at a workshop in Doha organized by the Qatar Foundation for Child and Women Protection (QFCWP) that parents of newborns with disabilities stated that euthanasia needs ... discuss

Liberals love substituting the word “choice” for abortion in their futile attempt to render it bloodless. Liberals despise when those they consider allies “choose” to reconside ... discuss

I have already opined about the Obama Administration’s ordering all health insurance companies to cover free birth control and other “reproductive” services–some of which are n ... discuss

In order to (futilely) combat the recent restrictions on their access to federal funds (thus far, nine states have stripped tens of millions of dollars from the abortion giant), Planned Parenthood has ... discuss

Yes, Planned Parenthood. Women ARE watching... YOU. In order to (futilely) combat the recent restrictions on their access to federal funds (thus far, nine states have stripped tens of millions of doll ... discuss

Yes, Planned Parenthood. Women ARE watching... YOU. In order to (futilely) combat the recent restrictions on their access to federal funds (thus far, nine states have stripped tens of millions of doll ... discuss

The Journal of the American Medical Association published an article by Douglas B. White, MD and law professor Thaddeus M. Pope, arguing that intractable futile care disputes belong in court.  (In a ... discuss

Recently, Live Action bloggers Kristen Walker and Kristi Burton Brown delved into a few common and misleading pro-abortion rights arguments and phrases.  We hear vapid slogans from these activists al ... discuss

Recently, Live Action bloggers Kristen Walker and Kristi Burton Brown delved into a few common and misleading pro-abortion rights arguments and phrases.  We hear vapid slogans from these activists al ... discuss

Who does the doctor serve?  When we lived in a society with common values, the answer was easy–the patient.  Today, not so easy. Now, doctors sometimes are asked to take lives, not just save ... discuss

In his piece at Cato titled "Playing Politics with the Constitution and the Law," Cato Vice President for Legal Affairs Roger Pilon weighs-in on whether or not Obama had the authority to make the Cord ... discuss

I re-read an old book, among many, over the Christmas break,Cover via Amazon God in the Pits by Mark A. Ritchie. I highly recommend it. The section I want to transcribe here is the same argument I mad ... discuss

How Do You Begin Your Day? - Rick Holland reflects on how he begins his day. “So what is the first thing you do when you wake up? Here’s my problem. I find it easy to grab my iPhone and ch ... discuss

"If thou knowest the gift of God..."  John 4:10God's Christmas gift is Jesus Christ.Lord teach me to know thy gift.I am weary of the demands of life.  I know that Thou hast a right to make d ... discuss

Despite the current war on Christmas, with futile efforts like trying to substitute “Happy Holidays” for “Merry Christmas” and the rampant commercialization even in an economic downturn, what ... discuss

Image Courtesy of The Christmas Station EuropeWhen asking people what Christmas is all about, you can be sure that there would be a variety of answers. Some would say that it is about family a ... discuss

In Harper Magazine’s “The accidental universe: Science’s crisis of faith,” physicist/novelist Alan Lightman, writing for Harper’s Magazine, explains the dilemma that string theory, which pos ... discuss

I understand the point of hospitalists. They are employees or contractors that manage the care and plan the discharge of hospitalized patients.  The point is to save money without compromising qualit ... discuss

Several years ago I received the criticism from a parishioner that I was a ‘Lazy Christian.’  They gave me this label in regards to my views on the doctrine of sanctification, the living ... discuss

My candidate dropped out and I’m very disappointed how everything came down for Mr. Cain. I feel a lot of things happened that were wrong.  I still haven’t had the heart to remove the bum ... discuss

I have such exciting news!  My friend Christi just finished (yes hot off the press) her newest book entitled Advent Journey with Mary and Joseph.  She has it available for immediate download ... discuss

Today marked not only the beginning of the new liturgical year, but also the date the new English translation of the Roman Missal takes effect in the United States.  Now what we are hearing at Ma ... discuss

Contact: Shane Idleman, 661-713-2669, saidleman@gmail.com LANCASTER, Calif., Nov. 23, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- There is a dangerous trend in the evangelical church today. A futile attempt is bei ... discuss

From Chronicles MagazineBy Clyde N. Wilson Scandalously, Thomas Jefferson once wrote to James Madison, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and is as necessary in the p ... discuss

I recently read a Reuters story on Yahoo! News that is headlined: “‘Wife-sharing’ haunts Indian villages as girls decline.”  The article is another startling reminder that abortion’s gl ... discuss

I recently read a Reuters story on Yahoo! News that is headlined: “‘Wife-sharing’ haunts Indian villages as girls decline.”  The article is another startling reminder that abortion’s gl ... discuss

So we have to write critiques of different studies for my Alcohol & Chemical Dependency class (social work elective) so I've somehow managed to involve religion & abortion in my first 3 critiques, pah ... discuss

Two weeks ago we saw God make a covenant with thepeople that He brought out of Egypt.The physical descendants of Abraham, through his son Isaac, through the twelvesons of Isaac’s son Jacob. God has ... discuss

Pro-lifers in Kansas were stunned on Friday to learn that state officials had destroyed key evidence in the first ever criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood. Remarkably, the presiding judge has ... discuss

Pro-lifers in Kansas were stunned on Friday to learn that state officials had destroyed key evidence in the first ever criminal prosecution of Planned Parenthood. Remarkably, the presiding judge has ... discuss

The latest news from the Land of Oz (not the wizard), is that Dr. Oz, aka Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Oz, will host an upcoming episode on assisted suicide, on his Dr. OZ Show.  The main focus will be on ... discuss

by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat A UK woman is claiming she overheard her husband on the phone telling a friend that he had drugged her with an abortion pill. The drugging apparently led ... discuss

The Williamette Week has an interview with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards. There was one question which wasn't a toss-up.In the efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, a lot was made of yo ... discuss

The AMA News has an article out about how Obamacare is looking increasingly to bust the bank.  It gets into the supposed need to restrict access to treatments based on ”evidence based” m ... discuss




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