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A Life Worth Living
February 24, 2011
Gay marriage: Why do we oppose this again?
By Andrew Haines

Last week’s article on “Lying for Life” drew a bit of attention. Those on both sides of the issue — for and against Live Action’s “undercover” ops against Planned Parenthood — felt vindicated; and both felt let down.

When it comes to moral issues, our reactions run pretty deep. And when uncertainty persists about the ethics of an action or decision, we’re hard-wired to jump to one side of the fence. On matters of “right” and “wrong,” who wants to be left in the...

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February 17, 2011
Lying for Life?
By Andrew Haines

The last few weeks have been triumphant ones for pro-lifers. To kick it all off, congressional Republicans have been forging ahead on measures to reduce, if not eliminate, federal tax breaks for women’s clinics that provide abortions. In addition, they’ve trained their gaze on last year’s healthcare overhaul bill in an effort to make purchasing abortion-friendly insurance with government funds nearly impossible. The protection of conscience rights for pro-life doctors and hospitals is...

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February 10, 2011
The only life worth living
By Andrew Haines

The early Christian thinker, Tertullian, who wrote at a time of great fragility in the history of the Church, once famously asked: What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? In other words, what does reason have to do with faith?

Nearly two millennia later, our own impulses are often the same: “What does science, scholarship, and worldly wisdom have to do with being a faithful Catholic?” After all, we say, it’s so often in the name of science and ‘progress’ that the faith is forsaken....

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