Topic: rational

U. S. District Court Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez issued a ruling on October 21 upholding Puerto Rico’s law defining marriage: “Marriage is a civil institution that emanates f ... discuss

by Kelli Rampell argues that if only poor people in America could get free birth control and more comprehensive sex education, have “easy access” to abortions in unregulated clinics, and receive m ... discuss

by Nick Cunningham: Slumping oil prices are putting pressure on U.S. drillers. The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from ... discuss

Recently someone wrote to us via the Contact page on our website, challenging our worldview and our thoughts on the question of child sacrifice. This individual self-identified as a Satanist, which ... discuss

So. In the next few essay’s I’m going to begin a small series commenting on my reading the book (of essays coincidentally enough) by Christos Yannaras titled “The Meaning of Reality: ... discuss

It was back about 15 or 20 years ago, more or less, that Devvy Kidd was making headlines along with one Joe Banister in challenging the federal income tax. The matter interested me because I was prac ... discuss

From an article about his upcoming memoir:Trudeau was raised a Catholic as a child, saying prayers and reading the Bible with his father and two brothers. By the time he was in his 20s, he had become ... discuss

Front Royal, Va., Oct 17, 2014 / 03:41 pm (CNA).- The study of history is an opportunity to unite faith and reason and to recover a distinctly Catholic perspective that sees God acting in the past, pr ... discuss

Tania Clarence was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of murder for killing her three disabled children after allegedly having a breakdown about providing them care and treatment. Now, she won ... discuss

And I'll tell you who you are. Posting this as a follow-up to Pawns for Voices for Vaccines. There is a small group of young, earnest Catholics who have associated themselves with Voices for Vaccine ... discuss

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By: Lloyd Marcus “Feelings, nothing more than feelings. Trying to forget my feelings of love…” Okay folks, I’ll stop singing. Is it just me or have you noticed that feelings now trump ... discuss

In my last post, Richard Carrier and the Arbitrariness Objection, I argued that Richard Carrier’s attempt to defend Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s arbitrariness objection failed. I also argued his def ... discuss

Egyptian president Abdel El-Sisi If you want to bomb ISIS (Islamic State In Syria aka IS, aka ISIL) from the air, go for it and if you want to put troops on the ground, knock yourselves out.  It migh ... discuss

A dubious editorial pastime these days involves political progressives offering their suggestions about rescuing the Republican Party from extinction. Of course, one might be suspicious about a politi ... discuss

...I also believe it is entirely rational to fear the possibility of a major Ebola outbreak, of a threat to the president and his family, of jihadists crossing the border, of a large-scale Europe ... discuss

I’ve often wondered how Canada’s abortion activists can actually say the things they believe with a straight face. Nothing quite highlights the bizarre nature of our cultural schizophrenia surroun ... discuss

God may not be dead, but considering the imago Dei in philosophical discourse and public policy certainly is. Not only that, but the rational reasons for acknowledging the exceptional dignity of human ... discuss

by Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: Judge Ronald A. White, district judge in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, issued a sharp rebuke to the Obama administration today over the same regulation purport ... discuss

TweetBy Jonathon Van MarenI’ve often wondered how Canada’s abortion activists can actually say the things they believe with a straight face. Nothing quite highlights the bizarre nature of our cult ... discuss

I know this issue comes out of nowhere. And in a way, I might be reigniting the controvery with my post.But I quoted Fr. Barron, and someone replied that he was heterodox, as he believes the theory o ... discuss

By Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick OBE, Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, International and a leader of Not Dead Yet UKTKevin Fitzpatrickhe idea of a ‘rational’ suicide is, to Philip Nitschke, ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) –On September 24, TIME published an article by Quinn Cummings about illegal abortion. According to Cummings, abortion already is illegal in the U.S., in practice. She tells the ... discuss

By Alex SchadenbergInternational Chair - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionAlex  SchadenbergThe Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Philip Nitschke, Australia's Dr Death, is being investigated i ... discuss

Join Jen and the other Quicktakers over at the Conversion Diary.1.  Yesterday my sister came to save me when my Audi decided to die on the way to Noah's cross country meet. We had a very nic ... discuss

By now everyone knows about Barack Obama's sweeping speech at the UN yesterday in which he talked about ISIS and 'extremism' in the Middle East (God forbid he'd actually identify it for what it is - ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Obama Bombs Syria - U.S. forces struck Islamic State targets inside Syria for the first time last night. Command and control centers, vehicles and training camps we ... discuss

Here’s a link to a video of Michelle Fields interviewing Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the People’s Climate March in New York City over the weekend. Click to go to video He talks about the Evi ... discuss

Wesley J. SmithWesley J. Smith's latest offering in the 19 September 2014 edition of First Things online magazine appears under the title STANDING AGAINST THE "HUMAN DIGNITY DENIERS". See ht ... discuss

Do the readers of Rational Catholic Blog realize that contributor Laura Calise has written for Voices for Vaccines (March 2013). Laura is a writer by profession, she has a degree i ... discuss

In ‘Is ethical naturalism more plausible than Supernaturalism’, I criticised Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s objection that a divine command theory (DCT) makes morality arbitrary. Armstrong argued: L ... discuss

This week I realized that my capacity for empathy is greatest when those who are hurting are the farthest removed from me. My sense of empathy can be debilitating at times. The murder of Michael Brown ... discuss

Reading doctrine through ideological glassesThe most pervasive problem facing the Catholic Church in America today is our predilection for reading both Scripture and Tradition through ideological glas ... discuss

Social and political philosophies have tremendous impact on one's world view. One's role in society (should individuality or community have priority), the belief of the purpose of government (to prote ... discuss

This essay was originally published in Christian Democracy Magazine.Most of us are familiar with - and, often times, hypocritically preach - Christ’s teaching to love our enemies (Matt. 5:44).  ... discuss

TweetBy Cana DonovanI always used to be pro-life in the most mediocre way possible.It seemed like such a simple concept to me: we shouldn’t kill babies. Little did I know of the myriad of justificat ... discuss

Another controversial www.AlterNet article caught my eye tonight. “A New Wave of Wacko Evangelicals Swept GOP Primaries—and Could Win Several Seats in Washington, Mega churches fuel a dangerous n ... discuss

Question: "In Acts 15, while not imposing circumcision or kosher dietary laws on gentile converts, the Apostles nevertheless commanded then to abstain from the blood of animals (Acts 15:29). I have he ... discuss

One of the major criticisms leveled at those of us who are pro-life goes something like this: “The pro-life crowd only cares about babies until they are born.” and, “Anti-abortion pe ... discuss

Can I pose a serious question? At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itse ... discuss

A couple of months ago, a pro-choicer named TF wrote to me in a public online forum: “. . . women are individual human beings who have inalienable rights, and the POTENTIAL, NON-INDIVIDUAL developin ... discuss

Clinton Wilcox of Life Training Institute was kind enough to read the semi-final draft of this post and provide a brief but insightful critique. This does not mean that he necessarily endorses any of ... discuss

It’s a Lie! We Are NOT Founded on Christian Principles The funny thing is, most of the people in this photo, WERE NOT CHRISTIANS!!!  Hey, that looks like Jefferson on the left. Oh, now there was a ... discuss

StreetWisePundit Video Athenian Stranger: “Tell me, strangers, is a God or some man supposed to be the author of your Laws?” Cleinias: “A God, stranger; in very truth a God.” -Plato, Laws The ... discuss

Reason and Reality “A philosophic system is an integrated view of existence. As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy.Your only choice is whether you define you ... discuss

One thing is for certain: we all find ourselves, either consciously or unconsciously, immersed in an ocean of turbulent societal anxiety. This is not the turmoil and anxiety caused by any one particul ... discuss

In a fallacy that appeals to the heart, the arguer uses emotional appeals rather than logical reasons to persuade the listener. The fallacy can appeal to various emotions including pride, pity, fear, ... discuss

Spiral Dynamics (modified by me on this page) maps the complexity codes that shape human nature, create global diversities, and drive evolutionary change. A person can live in a modern world with cell ... discuss

Before reading, please read our initial reply to Justin Edwards, then our response to part 1 of his series about Abolish Human Abortion and the Church Repent project.Edwards continues his unhelpful cr ... discuss

I want to pay tribute to Lewis Hohenstein, my pastor at the Whittier Grace Brethren Church during my teen years.  My Dad had been asked to lead the music there when  I was 10,  so the t ... discuss

There's a one-sidedness when it comes to abortion blogs. I see many pro-life bloggers who are using the science and philosophy well to support their position. And then when I look up pro-choice blogs, ... discuss

From The Indepedent:Google have continued their recent run of doodles celebrating eminent female scientists with an image to mark the 107th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson.Carson, who was bo ... discuss

Rights in general should be based on tradition, but I’d like to attempt a rational approach regardless: Free speech should never extend to matters that undermine the faith a society is built upo ... discuss

For the previous parts in this series, see the Introduction, Ad Hominem, Strawman, Begging the Question, and Slippery Slope articles.The fallacy of equivocation is essentially made when you use a term ... discuss

We had quite a weekend our here in Southern California over the LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling’s private conversation with his mistress in which she goaded him into an incoherent racis ... discuss

Tony Miano recently wrote an article titled "Abortion Abolition is Not the Gospel". As far as that goes, we agree with Miano: abolition is not the Gospel. We have said the same thing ourselves on num ... discuss

My response to Amanda Marcotte, one of the most vile feminists I've read in awhile on her column The Real Debate Isn’t About “Life” But About What We Expect Of Women, where she compares hav ... 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

Lloyd Marcus by Lloyd Marcus: Ah, another Black History Month, or should I say Annual Bash America Month. Every year the usual suspects (Democrats and liberal media) use the month to promote hate via ... discuss

1 February AD 1855 German pastor and theologian Klaus Harms was born at Fahrstedt, Schleswig-Holstein on 25 May 1778 and baptized the next day in the neighboring community of Marne. Before entering u ... discuss

There has been some confusion on some of my articles as to what it means for humans to have an inherent nature as rational agents, so I’d like to take the time now to expound upon just what is m ... discuss

These thoughts are offered as an addendum and complement (mostly) to Peter Lawler’s recent  “Leo Strauss and Postmodern Conservatism”.Whatever Leo Strauss’s personal dispo ... discuss

Here is my review of Joseph Pearce’s conversion story Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love Pearce’s father had taught him to love England, the Queen, Shakespeare ... discuss

Lyle Denniston at Constitution Daily: "Up to this point, [the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit] has held to the view that gay rights cases are to be analyzed under the 'rational basis' test. ... discuss

Next Monday's Coronation StreetA forthcoming episode of a popular British soap-opera risks misleading the public on the issue of assisted suicide.Next Monday's Coronation Street storyline depicts 'Ha ... discuss

Mary is True Theotokos - God Bearer - Dei Genitrix.Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in this New Year of the Lord, 2014.Let's talk about Our Lady, the Blessed Mother of our Lord, Mary, since tod ... discuss

I'm continually frustrated that so many -- many Republicans included -- believe the lie that "there never were any weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq".It's patently -- provably -- not true!&nb ... discuss

They're all a-flutter at the HuffPo over those mean old "antichoice" (their word) organizations getting money from those mean old "Choose Life" license plates.Of course, the rational, adult response w ... discuss

Obama lies to the American people about his health care plan are fully documented.For example, August 2009:OBAMA: Under the reforms we seek, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you l ... discuss

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel overturned that portion of a Texas law which requires the abortionist to have admitting privileges at a  hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic.   The Texas ... discuss

  Federal Judge overturns one provision of ... discuss

Patrick B. McGuigan by Patrick B, McGuigan, Center for Educational Freedom, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs: You might say, in the immortal words of Charles Dickens, that when it comes to educ ... discuss

It's well past time to see things as they really are, and not the way we'd like to see them. It's well past time to vigorously confront the mendacity and treason of Progressive propagandist ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV: Ordinary: 615 Proper of Seasons: 384 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1151 Christian Prayer: Does not contain Office of Readings Office of Readings for Wedn ... discuss

Last week I spoke at Massey Presbyterian Church on the topic “Is it arrogant to claim Jesus is the only way?” The following is an abridged version of the talk I gave. I was recently on a p ... discuss

Genesis 3:19-9 is the most tragic section in the whole Bible. It talks about the fall of Adam and Eve. In the text, Eve, who could be called the first enthusiast, departs from the quintessential ... discuss

Facebook deleted the original post, so I'm re-posting it here...September 2013Dear Friends,It’s the middle of the night and I’m typing away somewhere over the Atlantic. My coach seat is cramped an ... discuss

Obama's Beached Whale: Obamacare Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act—will not be defunded and the government will not be shut down. Obamacare is a putrefying ... discuss

TweetBy Stephanie GrayI recently watched a fascinating TED Talk.  The theme was altruism, defined by the dictionary as “the principle or practice of unselfish concern for, or devotion to, the w ... discuss

Img Info @ Part 1 ........... Continued from Part One by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Two years ago, Hollywood, no kidding, masterminded a plot to, in effect, steal the Internet (by criminaliz ... discuss

Miley (ugh!) CyrusI have to say that I was actually somewhat heartened by the response to the vulgar, obscene display by Miley Cyrus at the Video Music Awards a couple of weeks ago. Most people were r ... discuss

Some atheists offer  moral critiques of theism; their claim is not just that belief  in God is false or unjustified, it is that such irrational beliefs are intricately linked with immoral and oppres ... discuss

Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: “Liberalism has become an ugly blend of sanctimony, self-interest, and social connections,” writes Fred Seigel whose credentials include being a senior fellow at ... discuss

Liberalism has been driven by its disdain for America’s middle class that emerged from the large wave of immigration in the early 19th century and the success it has had in the business sector, ente ... discuss

Meghan Holohan at NBC News reports on some exciting discoveries about those...uh, those "intrauterine contents" that Planned Parenthood and other abortion zealots work so hard to dehumanize.That's rig ... discuss

Manhunt 2 was an incredible cerebral thriller and one of the best written games I’ve played… it was also perhaps the most violent video game I ever experienced… even after it was cen ... discuss

For the last couple of weeks, my reading has been dominated by discussions of denominationalism. It all started when Nathan discussed the “feeling” of a doctrine. The key sentence, in my e ... 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

State of Daniel: In this video, I use the Don Marquis approach to explain why abortion is wrong. Despite the fact that the abortion debate is decades old, we still get same bad arguments from b ... discuss

"See that you are dressed for action and have lamps lit - be like men waiting for their master to return."Today the readings call us to a deep attitude of faith and trust in the providence of God and ... discuss

In the wake of a rising tide of pro-life sentiments and sensibilities in America, the utter bankruptcy of thepro-abortion position is being revealed, especially in its more militant forms. The pro- ... discuss

BE FOREWARNED..... A RANT IS COMING.... I tend to understand why people have the tendency to ask this question....  I get it.  I especially get it if the person asking it only has one or tw ... discuss

I've had many great discussions with compassionate (if awfully mislead) pro-choicers, and I always try to listen carefully to what they say and understand their reasons for being pro-choice. In fact, ... discuss

In response to my post Peter Singer Human Dignity and Infanticide, Ben Jury offers some astute comments: “I agree with you, that Peter Singer does not motivate his account of ideal desires. Ho ... discuss

A blogger named Frank Turk has recently taken it upon himself to examine and expose the faults of Abolish Human Abortion. While we welcome Biblical correction to our ideas and approaches, the hatchet ... discuss

This is the second installment in a series of posts on the question of "when does human life begin?" Part one of this series examined what science has to say about the matter. In this installment we d ... discuss

Abortion is undeniably a very polarized topic…and rightly so. Its debate is, in essence, the epitome of the struggle between right and wrong. In this case, however, innocent lives hang in the balanc ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Author of Walk Me to Midnight I wrote “Thirty Logical Reasons to Vote No on Assisted Suicide” when the issue was on the ballot in Washington state.  It’s now on th ... discuss

by Jane St. Clair Author of Walk Me to Midnight   Sunday, November 25, 2012 – This morning the New York Times’ lead editorial is about how everyone should consult their doctor or nurs ... discuss

The First Amendment to the Constitution, which also applies to the states via incorporation into the Fourteenth Amendment, reads in its entirety:Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment ... 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

 This was my first ever March for Life! To say I was nervous would be an extreme understatement. As May 9th approached I found I could think about little else. I was incredibly excited to finally ... discuss

This post constitutes Part III of a response to a recent article written by Michael Coughlin. In this post, I address Coughlin's fourth major point of criticism, which is that AHA makes too much of t ... discuss

With Dylan Quick, the alleged Texas mass stabber, now in custody, Congress renews debate on “sensible knife-handle limits” that would prevent men like Quick from “getting a grip.R ... discuss

In coming months, Echo Zoe Ministries will be presenting a seminar on Logic. My guest this month, Eric Douma, and I will be teaching hour-long sessions over several weeks after church. I will be teac ... discuss

Dr Ed Dingess has replied to our rebuttal of his original critique of our position. Let's analyse together his reply. (FYI: It appears that he only remembered he was talking to AHA and not Triablogue ... discuss

Keeping up with Holy Week, here is an EXCELLENT piece on the LOGIC of the Cross. This is logic that it is really quite hard to argue with. Again, my thanks to my very dear and recently departed friend ... discuss

The Obamanistas are saying that the new mandate requiring all employers – including Catholic institutions – to provide free birth control insurance to every employee does not violate the ... discuss

"Follow the Money" and Follow RomeIn our defense of conscience protections, it often seems that we neglect to point out that medicine which is consistent with Catholic ethics happens to be health care ... discuss

Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Officer who felt he was unfairly fired and went on a violent quest for vengeance against police officers and their families, is dead.  After a long s ... discuss

No one exemplifies Lincoln's thinking on human rights better than Hadley Arkes, the Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions at Amherst College. His book Natural Rights ... discuss

There has been some interesting debate in the blogosphere over Sam Harris’ contention that a divine command theory of ethics manifests “a psychopathic and psychotic moral attitude.” Randal Rause ... discuss

Republican Party Backs De-Funding Planned Parenthood The Republican Party is now officially on record as supporting the de-funding of the taxpayer-supported Planned Parenthood abortion business. O ... discuss

Conservativepollster Kellyanne Conway had sharp advice for Republicans when she spoke at their retreat on January 16. According to Politico: It’s way past time: House Republicans need to stop talkin ... discuss

A message to our friends throwing rocks from across the Tiber,You don't know where we've been.We were lost. We were blind. We were dead. We were hopeless. We didn't care that we were hopeless, ye ... discuss

Clearly, in any time, it would be considered immoral to force those who cannot form moral thoughts to take responsibilities common to those who can. Was it ever the intention that the Second Amendmen ... discuss

As a Catholic looking at Modernity, provided that one is aware of the goings-on around him, the world can seem like a pretty messed up place. And it is. Original Sin has radically effected the state ... discuss

Anthony Watts reports January 3 on research suggesting that allegations regarding mankind's role in climate change are mostly hot air.  I look forward to a rational, nonemotional, scientific deba ... discuss

Praise God that Stan did such a wonderful post, that I should highlight, and adopt... "It's time to restate the main positions of this blog: ATHEIST INTELLECTUAL RESPONSIBILITIES IF Atheists b ... 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

The following is Part 10 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

This is the second half of the paper I presented to the the Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting in Milwaukee three weeks ago. It is part of a two-part post series; make sure you have rea ... discuss

Following the horrific events in Connecticut I've been disturbed by the response of many Christians on Facebook. Not only did the shooter lack love for others but the love of many Christians seems to ... discuss

The following is Part 8 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

I started working on a post that felt oddly familiar.  Then I realized I wrote something similar back in October 2011 on my personal blog.  Two things struck me: (1) That old post is better ... discuss

For years, it seems, this delicate word, this invaluable virtue has been a battle for me.  From deep in my youth, a grave injustice had been inflicted upon me and the consequences of these acts, ... discuss

Seven Glorious Days by Karl W. GibersonMy rating: 5 of 5 starsThe watery planet that would bear the label "Earth" some five billion years later was nothing short of a creative miracle. The ten billion ... discuss

The debate over contraception that occupied so much campaign conversation wasn’t started by Rick Santorum and Catholic bishops. Theirs was a response to President Obama’s mandate essential ... discuss

I have written in previous weeks about the importance of living our lives with authentic hope — hope that is focused on our true end with Christ, and which thus transforms our outlook and help ... discuss

Liturgically, the Christmas season is still five weeks and change away; we’re not even into Advent yet.  Alas, we’re governed by the marketing calendar, which begins to push us to buy fo ... discuss

image of Christ from Upper South Gallery in Hagia Sophia With the liturgical year at an end, let's check in on what His Holiness has been up to.  Popery There's the new book, but we cov ... discuss

Arlene from Israel Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) My attempts to get a handle on the Gaza situation are serious and earnest. But, as one close associate said to me tonight, “Your problem is that ... discuss

The Vatican Information Service reports on Pope Benedict’s November 21st general audience: “Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to the rationality of faith in God, emphasising that the C ... discuss

This post was originally published in 2005, and is re-presented here. Happy Thanksgiving! The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has republished an essay from the 1950s by economi ... discuss

The Writer: You're a Hindu Catholic?Pi: We get to feel guilty before hundreds of god.When I entered the theater I knew virtually nothing about the movie, except that there was something about a boy on ... discuss

On Tuesday, Dennis Prager made a comment on his radio program that without dogma (specifically religious dogma) there can be no rational argument against selfishness and cruelty. A young man called in ... discuss

David Quinn, in the Irish Independent. On the Independent's site here. IN the debate about abortion we are constantly dealing with what can only be described as 'asymmetrical hysteria', that is w ... discuss

Picture Source: http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/50316_78220602074_6837282_n.jpgBy: Scott KlusendorfLast month I spoke to the Heretics Club at Colgate University. Given the prevailing ... discuss

French military cemetery at Douaumont (via Wikimedia). I’ve already passed along this story on The ImpracticalCatholic.  But there’s another topic it fits, and “waste not, want not”: ... discuss

In anything a doctor does to/for a patient, there is a desired effect, and there are possible side effects, which might or not be unwelcome. One that's fairly straightforward is administering pain med ... discuss

The Real Reason Romney Lost Middle America News, Nov. 7, 2012 The real reason Mitt Romney lost the election is the multiculturalist political environment that prevents conservative forces from mobiliz ... discuss

Last night I laid out my predictions for the Presidency, the White House, and the Governorships. My top line predictions: President Obama 290 Romney 248 Senate: 51D, 48R, 1I +1R, +1I House: 237R, 198 ... discuss

The following article was written by Ben Mattlin and published in the New York Times on October 31, 2012 under the title: Suicide by Choice? Not So Fast.Ben Mattlin - New York Times, October 31, 2012N ... discuss

From: kd Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Subject: Electoral College U-T San Diego, Wednesday, October 21, 2012, page B5: Letters to the Editor:  "Electoral College"   &n ... discuss

Farm Bill –Policy Issues, Political Notes Dan Popkey reported on Wednesday evening at the Idaho Statesman Online that, “Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Wednesday in Boise that the House w ... discuss

Brothers and sisters, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7). Before returning to our particular Churches, we, Bishops of the whole world gath ... discuss

The following is Part 2 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

The lawyers for the Government of Canada have submitted their reasons for appealing the decision by Justice Smith in BC.On June 15, Justice Smith decided in the Carter case that Canada's assisted suic ... discuss

The campaign group promoting euthanasia – euphemistically called Dignity in Dying – has just sent out a circular saying that 2013 is the year in which they intend to change Britain’s l ... discuss

Anyone who has followed the cases of Tony Nicklinson, Diane Pretty and Debbie Purdy – whose personal tragedies can leave no sane man or woman untouched – will inevitably ask the question is it pos ... discuss

In comments made before the presidential debate this past Tuesday, Chris Matthews claimed that Gov. Romney’s position on abortion was “almost like Sharia,” stating, “You’re saying to the cou ... discuss

Civil debate at the University of Wisconsin. This op-ed piece in the Wisconsin Daily Cardinal was one of the most striking endorsements of our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) that I have ever seen. ... discuss

 I am going to take a break from promoting my just released book, The Catholic Tide Continues to Turn to write about another interest of mine; election polling and demographics in my home state of Oh ... discuss

So in demand is this beautifully-wrought aid for the celebration of the Year of Faith that the thing is in its third printing and on back-order until October.But even if you will not get your copy unt ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 26 is St. Thérèse Couderc (1805-1885), founder of the Society of Our Lady of the Retreat in the Cenacle (Sisters of the Cenacle).In the early part of the ... discuss

A logical argument that demonstrates the preborn in a human woman is a person:Premise 1 - A person is not defined by function, but by inherent essence and nature.Premise 2 - The preborn possesses the ... discuss

In an election year there is an awful lot of emphasis on the political component of the promotion of the culture of life. The first responsibility of the state is to protect innocent himan life. We lo ... discuss

Down from 'AA' to 'AA-' on fears QE3 will harm the economy: Egan-Jones Ratings Co. said Friday it downgraded its U.S. sovereign rating to AA- from AA on concerns that the Fed's new round of quantitati ... discuss

article source: http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981632737 related, "You're a Racist!": http://politics.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981606253 relat ... discuss

Good morning. A linguistic shift noted … and some exercise advice. Lying or just inconsistent … at the same time calling for a more open internet and clamping down harder. Yes the viol ... discuss

Who are the Four Moms of 35+ kids? Connie at Smockity Frocks: Kim at Life in a Shoe: Kimberly at Raising Olives: And ME! Today’s issue is that touchy topic of how to handle it when husband and ... discuss

You Throw Like a Girl - It’s scientifically proven: girls throw like girls. “The overhand throwing gap, beginning at 4 years of age, is three times the difference of any other motor task, ... discuss

You Throw Like a Girl - It’s scientifically proven: girls throw like girls. “The overhand throwing gap, beginning at 4 years of age, is three times the difference of any other motor task, ... discuss

By Dr. Peter Saunders - Campaign Director - Care Not Killing Alliance, September 11, 2012Dr Peter SaundersThe British Medical Association Council, the governing body of the UK doctors’ trade union, ... discuss

The World Health Organization has published guidelines to help prevent suicide.  From the WHO: Effective interventions Strategies involving restriction of access to common methods of suicide, such ... discuss

     If all vote, who are eligible, on Tuesday, November 6th, the election will probably turn into a landslide for whoever is the victor.    &nbs ... discuss

Enlightenment (Age of)Era and philosophical movement in the 1700's.  It was essentially a negative movement that was a crusade against religion.  It was based on the idea that human life is ... discuss

These three day weekends … really shorten the week, I mean it’s Wednesday already. I don’t feel the belonging thing they talk about. Fisking Ms Obama. Feeling the pain. Just zip ... discuss

There is no free will, that’s the implied message here. Liberals and conservatives have supposedly different neurologies according to several studies–some of which we have discussed here. ... discuss

Whenever there is a rush to judgment rather than a reasoned assessment, we should guard against the very human urge to stampede. We are rational creatures to the degree that we are rational. When we a ... discuss

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(And by \"Obama’s budget\", I mean the one unanimously rejected even by his own party.) What are those \"draconian cuts\" that Paul Ryan has proposed in his budget? Is he really going to throw G ... discuss

Paul Ryan - RNC 2012 Speech By Rick Manning, Americans for Limited Government — The economic news continues its grim march toward a reality that many believe may not be in the fixable category. ... discuss

 I was writing my semi weekly bit for Jill Stanek, Pro Life Blog Buzz and this story stayed with me. Salon is a liberal artsy type of place where bloggers pretend they are some kind of artis ... discuss

The Bishop of Madison, Robert C. Morlino, published an excellent letter a couple of weeks ago in which he provides some basic instructions on how to vote responsibly. He clearly distinguishes between ... discuss

Bill Smith, Ozark Guru: Before beginning, let me clarify that I support cutting "wasteful" spending by our Nation's government agencies. However, that does not mean that I support cutting spending ... discuss

By Melanie Baker Our culture’s propensity to emote, rather than engage issues rationally, has been a frequent topic of discussion on this forum. And there is yet another example of this in the me ... discuss

"In the quiet of conscience people of both political parties know that more thana million abortions a year cannot be squared with the good heart of America."A version of the following ran in the ... discuss

By Donald DeMarco, Ph.D. I grew up in an Italian neighborhood, so my first understanding of bigotry was that it referred to a very large tree (“Hey, dat’s a big-a tree!”). Now, many years l ... discuss

Paul Ryan has been a thorn in the side of the liberal, pro-abort, cafeteria Catholycs in Name Only for a long time. They have done everything to attack him & mislead people into thinking that his budg ... discuss

The Condemnation of Modernism Letter of Cardinal Mercier- who the Anglicans and modernist Catholic are prone to say is a precurser of modern ecumenism.  Nothing could be further from the Truth ... discuss

“Comes down to a man dying on a cross saving the world; Rising from the dead, doing what He said He would do.” Clay Cross – Saving the WorldThe first two posts - Why Worldview? and Challenge is ... discuss

It has been coming for some time, but the top voices in bioethics–by which I mean those who inhabit the top floors of the ivory tower–are almost all blatant eugenicists.  That sure is fro ... discuss

The following is the text of the speech given by Paul Russell during his debate with Philip Nitschke, Australia's Dr Death, on August 16 in Adelaide Australia. Paul Russell is the founder and leader o ... discuss

In his Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King wrote there are two types of laws: just and unjust.” He went on to ask “How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is ... discuss

It is impossible not to feel compassion for paralysed Mr Tony Nicklinson, whose legal challenge to allow his doctor to kill him has failed ("'Condemned to a life of torture" by right-to-die ruling', T ... discuss

Yesterday on his radio program, Mark Levin interviewed Gov. Scott Walker.Levin introduced Gov. Walker, calling him "one of the greatest governors in my lifetime, no question about it."Levin has propos ... discuss

“Eye has not seen and ear has not heard, nor has it entered into the human mind, the good things that God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9) It has been a trend in ... discuss

Imprimis Free Subscription - Imprimis Archives From: Hillsdale College  Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2012 Subject: July/August Imprimis: Economic Lessons from American History July/ ... discuss

When Mitt Romney selected the Catholic Paul Ryannning mate, he probably thought it would lock in “the Catholic vote” in one neat move.He couldn’t possibly understand that what heR ... discuss

In a day when elected officials and activist judges in many states across America are maneuvering to undermine the traditional and legal meaning of marriage, the clear thinking of a federal court in H ... discuss

Last week, I talked about the Battle of Ideas abortion debate that took place between Ann Furedi and John Wyatt in 2008. It turns out that Ann Furedi had another go round  in the Battle of Ideas ... discuss

Last week, I talked about the Battle of Ideas abortion debate that took place between Ann Furedi and John Wyatt in 2008. It turns out that Ann Furedi had another go round  in the Battle of Ideas ... discuss

From StratfordPatch: Have You Met… Father Michal Gitner? Elizabeth Howard interviews Fr. Michal Gitner who brings his international experience, passion for social issues, and high energy to St. ... discuss

From StratfordPatch: Have You Met… Father Michal Gitner? Elizabeth Howard interviews Fr. Michal Gitner who brings his international experience, passion for social issues, and high energy to St. ... discuss

An interesting reasoning that Judge Alan Kay used to uphold the law (emphasis mine). HONOLULU (BP) — A federal court has refused to legalize gay marriage in Hawaii, ruling the issue is best addr ... 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

 One of the best defenses of traditional marriage I've heard.A senior district court judge has upheld the constitutionality of a Hawaiian law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a wom ... discuss

Confession: I did not go to Chick-fil-A last Wednesday. But I did have a long conversation with my very liberal grandmother about homosexuality/same-sex marriage when it came up. Does that make up for ... discuss

source: http://taoffc.com/current_issues.htm "[W]e ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other po ... discuss




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