With Good Reason

Last Wednesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the approval of the first 13 human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines for use in... (Read more)

Death Panels?

By Father Thomas Berg

Earl Blumenauer is a Democratic member of the House of Representatives from Oregon. He took credit recently in the New York Times for authoring... (Read more)
Next Thanksgiving will find us, please God, at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century. Our present celebration this Thursday finds... (Read more)
  I must have missed it.Apparently, late on the evening of Saturday November 7, as the U.S. House of Representatives was about to vote on the... (Read more)

Fruits of the Same Tree

By Father Thomas Berg

Scientists can now make human eggs and sperm, no men or women needed.  Let me repeat that:  as reported recently in the journal Nature,... (Read more)

The Faith that Makes Us Human

By Father Thomas Berg

This is part seven of my reflections on Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger's book, Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures. If you missed the... (Read more)

The Stakes in Afghanistan

By Father Thomas Berg

The war in Afghanistan and our continued commitment to that battle raises any number of moral issues. These were recently addressed by the U.S.... (Read more)

An Abortion Mandate in the Making

By Father Thomas Berg

Last week saw significant progress toward a final version of a healthcare reform bill which could be voted on by Congress as early as the end of... (Read more)

Some thoughts about public discourse

By Father Thomas Berg

Readers will forgive me for waxing philosophical for just one column. But let's take a step back from healthcare reform, unemployment, the... (Read more)

The 'Common Ground' Non-Argument

By Father Thomas Berg

Many within and without the Catholic Church have suggested of late that a "common ground" approach is the way to resolve our sharp cultural divide... (Read more)

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