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Seams in the Seamless Garment?

DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN INNOCENT & GUILTY HUMAN LIFE

Sheldon Vanauken

January-February 1986

If the Seamless Garment links the sparing of innocent human life with the sparing of guilty human life (the murderer or invader of the household or the invader of the country) then the Garment is full of seams.

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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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Is Francis’s Revised Teaching on the Death Penalty a Development of Doctrine?

THE PRIMACY OF MERCY — OR THE END OF MERCY ?

Monica Migliorino Miller

December 2018

The Culture of Life may be advanced by the Holy Father’s innovation, but he has forged an unsettling theological path to take us there.

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Humanae Vitae: A Manual for Better Sex?

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

Casey Chalk

October 2018

Much popular Catholic literature on NFP is utilitarian, claiming that obeying Church teaching results in a happier, more exciting bedroom experience.

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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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Are We Winning?
March 2018

The pro-life movement has enjoyed some happy victories recently, but abortion remains a legal, political, and cultural mainstay in America. The U.S. is aborting and contracepting itself into oblivion.

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A Journey to the Threshold of Eternal Life

ON THE PAINFUL ROAD OF SPIRITUAL PURIFICATION

Alvaro Delgado

March 2018

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Pro-lifers, You've Been Played
January-February 2018

Some call the Democratic Party the "Party of Death." There is no viable major American political party worthy of the label "Party of Life." We pro-lifers need to stop pretending there is.

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Kermit Gosnell in the Cone of Silence

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

January-February 2018

A review of Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

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Isn't It Ironic?
March 2017

The former Democratic presidential nominee is no friend to women; she has been a brazen bully and an enabler of sexual assault. The press willingly disregarded a mountain of evidence on this.

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Planned Parenthood: Seventy Years of Defying the Law

STAGNATING IN A FETID SWAMP

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

October 2016

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A Virus, a Crisis

EXAMINING THE FALLOUT FROM ZIKAGATE

Monica Migliorino Miller

April 2016

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Pope Francis Doesn't Need Your Applause
November 2015

Pope Francis isn't satisfied with the reductionism that narrows the Catholic ethic of life to "no abortion," or the Catholic teaching on the family to "no same-sex marriage."

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Dying Without Dignity & Other End-of-Life Scares

UNEXAMINED ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE

Elizabeth Hanink

July-August 2015

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How the Pro-Life Movement Became Warm & Cuddly

GUEST COLUMN

Richard Anderson

April 2015

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Scenes from Ground Zero of the Abortion Holocaust

MODERN GOLGOTHAS

Alvaro Delgado

January-February 2015

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Eugenics in the USA: Black Life, White Justice
January-February 2015

Justice Ginsburg, one of the nation's most powerful abortion advocates, has been working for over twenty years to reduce those populations she doesn't "want to have too many of."

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The Birth-Control Box in the Living Room
November 2014

Research has uncovered a link between soap operas and lower fertility rates in Brazil, Mexico, and Kenya. In fact, some countries have "a history of using soap operas to cut fertility."

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The Case for a Consistently Pro-Life God

DISPELLING AN ATHEIST ILLUSION

Frederick W. Marks

November 2013

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Graphic Images: An Apologia

THEIR HISTORY AND ROLE IN THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT

Monica Migliorino Miller

September 2013

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Advocating for the Innocent in an Abnormal World

Mary McWay Seaman

April 2013

A review of Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars

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Exposed

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

March 2013

A review of Roe v. Wade: Unraveling the Fabric of America

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Bumping Off Baby

ARE WE ROMANIZING?

Andrew M. Seddon

January-February 2013

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Rushing Death
December 2012

The elderly and the under-pressure organ donor have reason to distrust the falsely compassionate, as advocates of legalized euthanasia threaten to undermine the foundation of medical care as we've known it.

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Incarnations

WORD MADE FLESH, THOUGHT RENDERED VISIBLE

Donald Lospinuso

December 2012

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Guaranteed Controversy
September 2012

In advance of her big London Summit on Family Planning, Melinda Gates launched a campaign called "No Controversy." She may soon realize she's already knee-deep in it.

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How Small Is Too Small?

GUEST COLUMN

Donald DeMarco

June 2012

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Finding the Truth in a Narrative of Lies

WHERE THE CONTRACEPTIVE IMPERATIVE TRUMPS ALL

Kenneth D. Whitehead

May 2012

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Occasions of Truth
April 2012

Sustained national discussion of taboo topics like contraception and Planned Parenthood have yielded valuable 'teaching moments' and surprisingly countercultural essays in some mainstream venues.

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The Culture War & the Catholic Church

THE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE IN CONTEXT

Tom Bethell

April 2012

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On the Ethical Treatment of Rape Victims

THE PROBLEMS WITH PLAN B

Joseph E. Kincaid

March 2012

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Are All Human Beings Persons?

SOMEONE, SOMETHING, OR SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN ?

James G. Hanink

March 2012

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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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Gurus of a Post-Human Age

GARRETT HARDIN & JAMES RACHELS

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

January-February 2012

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Abortion & the Creed of Progress

GUEST COLUMN

Edmund B. Miller

January-February 2012

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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 Virtue of Reverence & Respect for Life

SEEING WITH A PURE HEART

Stephen Napier

October 2010

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Free Will & Freedom of Choice
April 2010

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is one politician known to pontificate on subjects that are "above her pay grade."

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Waiting on the Past
April 2010

Two more bishops recently weighed in on what measures are appropriate to take against pro-abortion Catholic politicians.

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Is It Time to Dump the Term 'Pro-life'?

FOR THE SAKE OF PREBORN CHILDREN

Leo Hunt

January-February 2010

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The Five Most Pathetic Words

'I AM A PROCHOICE CATHOLIC'

Patrick Madrid

October 2009

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The Prolife Movement & the Culture of Violence

ON THE MURDER OF GEORGE TILLER

Judie Brown

September 2009

Senseless acts of violence should never be answered with any words other than those extended with the love of Christ.

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Contraception & Logical Consistency

GUEST COLUMN

Howard P. Kainz

September 2009

Catholics or non-Catholics who practice contraception but oppose premarital or extramarital sex hold a position that is logically inconsistent.

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Everyone Knows That!

GUEST COLUMN

Raymond W. Belair

December 2008

Sometimes the truth is so simple, so easily recognizable and self-evident that even children have no trouble comprehending.

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The Spirit of Humanae Vitae

MAKE THE LORD YOUR REFUGE

Frederick W. Marks

February 2008

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Oh Saratoga!

GUEST COLUMN

Francis G. McCloskey

October 2007

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Heroic Mothers
May 2007

"I guess she knew the secret of life, and it is not in receiving but giving."

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Situation Critical
April 2007

How far has marriage sunk? Married couples in 2005, as a proportion of U.S. households, "have finally slipped into a minority."

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American Genocide

WHY DO WE MURDER DOWN SYNDROME BABIES?

Charles & Donna James

February 2007

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'Just Say No'
November 2006

The modcon Our Sunday Visitor is now advocating a new vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease given to girls at age 11.

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The Vaccine Debate

WHOM TO BELIEVE?

Agnes N. Penny

November 2006

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In Vitro Clinics Are Death Camps
October 2006

"If embryos are human beings with full human rights, fertility clinics are death camps -- with a side order of cold-blooded eugenics."

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The Betrayal at the Root of the Culture Wars

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

October 2006

A review of Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement

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Pope Paul VI's Prophetic Warning

THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL IS A "GATEWAY" DRUG

George Delgado

May 2006

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Abortion Is More Than 'Murder'

NIETZSCHE VS. CHRIST

Richard Stith

November 2005

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When Will Prolifers Wise Up?
November 2005

If any of our readers had any doubts about what we had to say regarding John Roberts, they can now quietly lay them to rest.

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Here Come the Catholic Cheerleaders
October 2005

The Thomas More Law Center, founded by Tom Monaghan, has decided to support the nomination of Judge John Roberts, even though he called Roe v. Wade "the settled law of the land."

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Athanasius Against the World: Still Looking for Some Company

GUEST COLUMN

Daniel M. Hoffman

October 2005

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Prolifers: Thanks for the Votes; We'll See You Again in Four Years
September 2005

"According to the White House, Judge Roberts does not oppose Roe v. Wade." What more do you need to know?

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Her Mamas Were Prolife

GUEST COLUMN

Daniel J. Rabil

September 2004

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A Primer on Stem Cells

IT'S NOT REALLY COMPLICATED

E. Christian Brugger

October 2003

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A New Approach for The Prolife Movement

GUEST COLUMN

R.T. Neary

January 2003

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The Example of Large Families

CAN GOD BE TRUSTED?

Nancy Harvey

May 2002

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The Latest Antilife Thrust: "Emergency Contraception"

WHERE ARE THE PROLIFERS?

Kenneth D. Whitehead

March 2002

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'Till Death Do Us Part (And Not Soon Enough)
October 2001

In the style of their pro-abortion counterparts, right-to-death advocates have been busily forging a debate over when life ends.

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Infertility & the Illusion of Control

ON BUCKING GOD'S PLAN

Andrew D. Muras

April 2001

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Woe to the Bloody City!

THE HARVEST OF INNOCENTS

Joseph Collison

November 2000

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The Bitter Fruit of the Sexual Revolution

THE DISEASES OF OUR SEX-OBSESSED SOCIETY

Joseph Collison

May 2000

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The Incredible Shrinking of Man
March 2000

Peter Singer's philosophy of preference-utilitarianism

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An Educational Funeral

GUEST COLUMN

David C. Stolinsky

January 2000

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Confronting Sexual Immorality

TO CIVILIZE THE COMING GENERATION

Anthony Zimmerman

December 1999

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Don't Mess With a Pregnant Lady - Or Her Husband!

GUEST COLUMN

Lou Bruno

October 1999

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These Are Family-Life Experts?
July/August 1999

Trustworthy advice for parents who happen upon the "Your Family" page in Time magazine

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Anti-Fetal Rhetoric: America's Best-Loved Hate Speech

"...BUT NAMES WILL NEVER HURT ME"?

William Brennan

May 1999

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Why Is It O.K. to Insult a Pregnant Lady?

APPARENTLY, 'DIVERSITY' HAS ITS LIMITS

Kathleen Whitney Barr

April 1999

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"Grandpa! Grandpa!"

JUST A HUMAN WEED?

Joseph Collison

April 1999

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Contraception vs. Natural Piety

GUEST COLUMN

Thomas E. Woods Jr.

March 1999

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The New Wonder Non-Drug That Cures Contraception

GUEST COLUMN

Joseph Collison

November 1998

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Who Are the Real Fanatics?

GUEST COLUMN

Joseph Collison

October 1998

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From "Babies Having Babies" To Babies Hating Babies

GUEST COLUMN

Joseph Collison

September 1998

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Contraception & Compromised Intimacy

FALSE FREEDOM & LIMITED LOVE

Donald DeMarco

September 1998

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Unhappy Anniversary: Humanae Vitae at 30

THE PROPHETIC INSIGHT OF POPE PAUL VI

Kenneth D. Whitehead

September 1998

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Babies on Demand?

GUEST COLUMN

York A. Young

May 1998

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What the Pope Called the 'Culture of Death' Is Actually a Syndicate of Death

CRIMES COVERED UP

Joseph Collison

January 1998

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The Decline of the Family in 20th Century America

FROM A PRODUCTION UNION TO A CONSUMER UNIT

Howard Curtis

July/August 1995

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America's Children Are in Jeopardy

CHILDHOOD BETRAYED — A PERSONALIST ANALYSIS

James G. Hanink

October 1989

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Earthiness as Sacred

GUEST COLUMN

Ken Russell

March 1989

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Abortion & Last Month's Election

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

December 1988

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Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament & Being 'Squeezed Out Like a Lemon'

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

July-August 1988

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Consistently Pro-Choice

GUEST COLUMN

Michael Pakaluk

March 1987

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