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The Seamless Garment in a Fragmented World

WHAT THE CONSISTENT ETHIC OF LIFE IS & IS NOT

Richard Doerflinger

January-February 1986

The consistent ethic does not demand that everyone become a dilettante who dabbles a bit in every political issue involving human life.

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Gosnell: The Bigger Picture

GUEST COLUMN

Alexandra Wilson

December 2018

Gosnell’s attorney asks why Gosnell should be convicted of murder in the case of “Baby A” but not in the cases of the countless other babies.

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Briefly: September 2018
September 2018

Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality... The Maternal Face of God?: Explorations in Catholic Sophiology... Seeing is Believing: Why Our Culture Must Face the Victims of Abortion... An Introduction to Ethics: A Natural Law Approach

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A Pro-Life Pivot?

GUEST COLUMN

F. Douglas Kneibert

September 2018

Pope Francis’s new appointees to the Pontifical Academy for Life have expanded the pro-life umbrella to include migrants, technology, and the environment.

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Infinity War: A Call to Action

GUEST COLUMN

Alexandra Wilson

July-August 2018

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The Femi-Swedes' Hijab Détente
April 2017

Sweden's "first feminist government" sent a delegation to sign a trade deal in Iran, where the women felt compelled to wear headscarves and heavy coats.

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What Goes on Inside the Clinic
October 2015

Investigative videos that reveal Planned Parenthood selling baby body parts have prompted discussion of abortion as a Satanic ritual: a practice confirmed in a disturbing interview with a former leader of the Church of Satan.

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Consumed by Zeal for the Culture of Death

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

September 2015

A review of Good Catholics: The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic Church

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My Catholic Hospital's Cooperation with Evil

GUEST COLUMN

Joseph E. Kincaid

June 2014

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The Prayers of Moloch's Modern Priestesses
March 2014

Moloch's modern priestesses, who can be found roaming the American halls of power, recast abortion as sacrosanct and inviolable-- a right protected and made possible by the benevolence of an ambiguous deity.

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The Modern-Day Little Shop of Horrors

DEHUMANIZATION AT A PROFIT

Judie Brown

January-February 2014

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Dare We Hope for the Salvation of the Unborn?

GUEST COLUMN

Robert Benson

October 2012

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Too Late Have I Loved You

GUEST COLUMN

John Ballentine

September 2012

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How to Change a Culture
July-August 2012

The outcome of the pro-life struggle hinges on the legal status of abortion. As long as it remains legal, we're losing; once it's outlawed, we've triumphed.

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Is America Becoming More Pro-Life?
July-August 2012

If there's a large discrepancy between the number of Americans who identify as pro-life and those who believe abortion should be outlawed, then there's a growing misunderstanding of what it means to be pro-life.

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The Numbers Game
July-August 2012

Pro-abortionists love nothing more than to expose any inconsistencies or dishonesties perpetrated by pro-lifers. We've got to maintain hold of the moral high ground.

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The Perils of Promoting Personhood

DEEP-SIXED IN THE DEEP SOUTH

James T. McCafferty

January-February 2012

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Saints for a Secular Nation
January-February 2012

Secularism could be said to be our national religion, with its own pantheon of "saints," including the newly "canonized" Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and perfecter of the glowing handheld idol.

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Behind the Mask
December 2011

The media hype a world population of seven billion, but growth is decelerating and we’ll face a new problem: under-population.

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The Rise of the Abortion Party

A PARABLE

James M. Thunder

November 2010

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The Future Ain't What It Used to Be
June 2010

Charlotte Allen has made the provocative assertion that the project of Catholic dissent has "lost steam as an intellectual movement."

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Abortion Referrals at Catholic Hospitals

COOPERATING IN EVIL

Regis Scanlon

October 2009

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Toward a Personhood Amendment

...AND AWAY FROM UNACCEPTABLE EXCEPTIONS

Judie Brown

February 2009

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What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate (Catholic Teaching)
January 2009

Barack Obama has been billed as the most extreme pro-abortion president ever. Yet 54 percent of Catholics voted for him. How could that be?

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Where Do We Go From Here?
January 2009

With the humiliating failures of the prolife cause, it's difficult to see how the 2008 election could not be considered a referendum on abortion.

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A Lesson From the Past
November 2008

Will Archbishop Niederauer exert the supremacy of the Catholic Church over Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi?

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Life, Precious & Precarious
November 2008

"It is an utmost necessity that the international community is sensitized to creating and building a culture of life."

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As Boston Goes, So Goes the Nation

Dan Flaherty

November 2008

Review of The Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston's Catholic Culture

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Wonderful Are Your Works
May 2008

Every life is valuable in and of itself. Every life is capable of giving glory to God, and therefore every life is worthy of our protection.

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Muddier Waters
May 2008

The U.S. bishops did not intend to suggest that Catholics who vote for a pro-choice candidates are putting their souls in jeopardy.

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A Perplexing Political Potpourri
February 2008

The U.S. bishops have buried the burning political issues of the day under an avalanche of lesser considerations.

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Dissecting the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban

WHAT WAS BANNED?

Michael Hichborn

July-August 2007

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We Are Grateful That Partial-Birth Abortion Has Been Outlawed, But...
June 2007

We are grateful that partial-birth abortion has been outlawed, but we recognize that not one baby will be saved by this decision.

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Pro-Abortion & Anti-War?
January 2007

If you are anti-war and pro-abortion, and you won't recognize that you are making war on the unborn, you are not really anti-war.

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Not in the Limelight
January 2007

Jim Holman is a Catholic who knows his money and talents are only a loan, and that he will have to account for them on Judgment Day.

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No Situation Justifies Taking the Life of a Baby in the Womb
November 2006

If there is universal salvation, then abortion is not an "abominable crime" -- God automatically forgives everything.

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The Physicians' Crusade Against Abortion

THE LAWS HAVE ENDED, BUT THEIR LEGACY LINGERS ON

Frederick N. Dyer

November 2006

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Abortion & Muslim Terrorism

GUEST COLUMN

Andy Nowicki

May 2006

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The Person & the Court

DRED SCOT & ROE V. WADE

Timothy P. Collins

April 2006

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The Fr. Richard Rohr Phenomenon

FOR THE SIMPLE-MINDED

Bryce Sibley

March 2006

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A Prolife Semantics Guide

COMING TO TERMS

Ron Galloy

February 2006

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The Miers Disaster
December 2005

Democrats and Republicans alike seemed to agree that Harriet Miers is not an "ideologue" or an "extremist" -- code words for a prolifer.

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The Exception Proves the Rule
December 2005

LIberals say the cure for abortion is contraception, but more than half of all abortions occur when women have used contraceptives.

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When It Comes to Abortion, Rationality Goes Out the Window
February 2005

what is it about abortion that makes rational people suddenly go idiotic?

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Abortion & the Golden Rule

GUEST COLUMN

Philip Reed Moran

June 2004

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The Wages of Roe v. Wade

GUEST COLUMN

Geoffrey Henderson

January 2004

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A Purely Secular Argument Against Abortion

IT'S JUST COMMON SENSE

George D. Mullen

November 2002

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Demography Is Destiny: Babies Trump Bombs in the End

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Thomas Basil

March 2002

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A Brief, Air-Tight Argument Against Abortion

WITHOUT APPEALING TO RELIGION

Eugene Hoyas

September 2001

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Abortion in America: Legal & Unsafe

GRIM HARVEST FOR WOMEN

Joseph Collison

June 2000

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Unwanted Children? Disposable as Last Sunday's Paper
March 2000

"The birth of every wanted child represents an act of faith...", say what?

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From Abortion to Family Breakdown & Child Abuse

GUEST COLUMN

Joseph Collison

January 2000

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News Too Good to Be True
October 1999

Is Baby Doe an irreplaceable historical landmark? Why, yes.

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The Bishops' New Statement on Abortion

WHY IT ISN'T ACCOMPLISHING MUCH OF ANYTHING

Raymond B. Marcin

May 1999

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Ritualizing Abortion

OLD DEITIES, NEW SACRAMENT

W.A. Borst

March 1999

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The Looming Civil War Over Abortion

A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND

Benjamin D. Wiker

February 1999

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When Abortion Discriminates

GUEST COLUMN

Preston Jones

November 1998

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A Woman's 'Right to Choose' Is a Woman's Right to Lose

WOMEN AS RENTAL CARS

Carol Crossed

June 1998

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You're an "Unborn Baby" if She Wants You, a "Terminated Fetus" if She Doesn't

DOUBLE TALK & DOUBLE STANDARDS

Brian Kurzhal

October 1997

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Time to Communicate What Catholicism Is & Is Not

EXCOMMUNICATION IS A NECESSARY FORM OF COMMUNICATION

Juli Loesch Wiley

July/August 1996

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The Rose vs. the Venus Fly-Trap

Luis R. Gamez

March 1996

Review of When Life and Choice Collide: Essays on Rhetoric and Abortion

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What the Holocaust & Abortion Have in Common

DEFINING HUMAN BEINGS AS 'SUBHUMAN PARASITES'

William Brennan

November 1995

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Trapped In the Rhetoric of ‘Choice’

Patricia Wesley

October 1995

Review of Real Choices: Offering Practical, Life-Affirming Alternatives to Abortion

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A “Pro-Choicer’s” Explicit No to Life

Laura Garcia

March 1995

Review of Disembodying Women: Perspectives on Pregnancy and the Unborn

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Raymond Carver's Heart & Soul

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

December 1988

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Joan Andrews's Stubborn Challenge to Prolifers

WHY, IN THE FACE OF EVIL, DO GOOD PEOPLE LOOK THE OTHER WAY?

Michael Gallagher

September 1988

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Fundamentalists and Abortion

HOW STRONG A PRO-LIFE STANCE DOES 'SCRIPTURE ALONE' YIELD?

Gary Crum

July-August 1988

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Times Square Journal: If 'My Body Is My Own,' Why Not Sell It?

GUEST COLUMN

Edmund B. Miller

July-August 1988

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