With liberty and health care for all

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Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
In this article from the U.S. Catholic archives, Kevin Clarke explored the state of our U.S. health care in 2004, capturing the effects of a crisis that we're still trying to solve five years later.

With liberty and health care for all

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
In this article from the U.S. Catholic archives, Kevin Clarke explored the state of our U.S. health care in 2004, capturing the effects of a crisis that we're still trying to solve five years later.

Postively pro-life

By Bryan Cones| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life
Catholics must focus on the battle for hearts and minds to be successful in the effort to end abortion.

The United States will make history this month, inaugurating its first African-American president on January 20, a day that nearly coincides with another momentous event 36 years ago: the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that found a right to abortion in the U.S. Constitution.


Hidden in plain sight

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Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
The shadow world of human trafficking

The beating was the final straw. The relentless daily psychological abuse had been bad enough; the endless days of work stretching into weeks and finally into months had been exhausting beyond endurance. Somehow she managed to get through.


Irreconcilable differences Wrestling with American prolife politics

By Robert J. McClory| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Politics

Last December Bishop Raymond Burke then of the relatively small, mostly rural Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, made national and international news with a simple directive: Catholic legislators in his diocese who continue to support abortion "may not present themselves to receive Holy Communion," he said. And should they present themselves, he added, "they are not to be allowed to receive until such time as they renounce these most unjust practices."

The directive precipitated a series of similar condemnations by other bishops in the following months.


My greatest hope

By Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Ethic of Life Social Justice Spirituality War and Peace Women

Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. on the church in the world
People all over this globe, with all their racial and cultural differences, have to learn to live together in peace and work for the common good of all. My hope would be that the church would show by example how people of different cultures and races can respect one an-other's legitimate differences and live as a creative global organism.


Prenatal testing

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Article Ethic of Life

The preselection technology that will advance the future's construction of the perfect child already exists. Prefertilization genetic screening and prenatal testing have instituted a de facto "quality control" filter into the process of human reproduction, says Jeannie Hannemann, a family life minister and one of the founders of the Elizabeth Ministry, an international mentoring service for women during pregnancy.


Prenatal testing

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life

The preselection technology that will advance the future's construction of the perfect child already exists. Prefertilization genetic screening and prenatal testing have instituted a de facto "quality control" filter into the process of human reproduction, says Jeannie Hannemann, a family life minister and one of the founders of the Elizabeth Ministry, an international mentoring service for women during pregnancy.


Let’s tailor the seamless garment

By Mary Meehan| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Sex and Sexuality War and Peace
We have stretched out the consistent ethic of life on both sides of the political debate, an activist argues. Trimming out all but the key issues would set our priorities straight.

 

We were a hopeful band of prolife peaceniks, venturing out one summer day in 1979 to dialogue with other folks on the left. They were demonstrating in Cincinnati against a National Right to Life Convention. We passed leaflets out to them and carried picket signs with messages such as "Anti-War=Prolife/Be Consistent!"


Death takes a holiday

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Article Ethic of Life Politics Social Justice
But the question is whether executions will take a permanent vacation in the United States.

Something didn't happen in October that you may not have noticed not happening. For the first time in three years, no one in the United States was executed by the state. Confronted by mounting evidence that "improvements" in the process of state-administered homicide may not be as merciful to the condemned as advertised, the U.S. Supreme Court gave notice to America's judiciary that it intended to review the process.


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