A Life Worth Living

Morality for the rest of us

By Andrew Haines

I recently had a discussion with a friend on a rather divisive moral topic. In the end, our opinions seemed to meet. But as part of her particular... (Read more)
The big question lately in some circles has been: Was the death of Osama bin Laden — in the way that it happened — justified? I think it was. And... (Read more)
I had never heard of Treacher Collins syndrome until the other day, when I read this article on the BBC. As a new parent, I was pretty shaken by... (Read more)
Between national debt and social issues, “balance” is the buzzword. In debates ranging from fiscal responsibility to gay rights and anything in... (Read more)

Dismantling contraception

By Andrew Haines

Catholics are unique for a number of reasons, not least of which is that we hold to a strange (read: counter-cultural) view of “purpose” in sex.... (Read more)
As reproductive technology advances even farther into uncharted waters, questions regarding “beginning-of-life ethics” grow more complicated.  In... (Read more)
In a recent article for Ethika Politika, Catherine Palmer asks whether double standards on fetal value are deforming America. In support, she... (Read more)
A recent video is causing some waves on YouTube – one that offers a vivid glimpse into the mindset of today’s pro-choice America. [Warning:... (Read more)
The most favored of all Latin Church thinkers is undoubtedly Saint Thomas Aquinas. (Saint Augustine probably comes in at a close second.) From the... (Read more)
Recently, I had a discussion with a friend of mine about the differences between modern and not-modern thought. The popular reaction in many... (Read more)

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