(RNS) — Fifty years ago, a Harvard Medical School committee gave us a definition of brain death that changed how we value human life. This week the school's dean showed the same incaution regarding gene-edited babies.
(RNS) — As younger physicians appear to abandon a longtime code of medical ethics, the trend is toward acceptance of a practice that raises questions about the very meaning of health care.
(RNS) — The Kavanaugh episode that re-energized the midterm elections will continue to imperil the Supreme Court's confirmation process unless the group in whose name it is being fought comes to the rescue.
(RNS) — If the lawsuit were over abortion, rather than simple contraceptives, would students and critics of the university's policy take the same line?
(RNS) — Pro-life views are now deeply tied to a man who is associated with sexism, racism and narcissism, and this will be how today’s young people will think of pro-lifers for decades to come, writes Charles C. Camosy. (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) — With the number of expanded-universe texts multiplying, and even contradicting each other, the Star Wars franchise could learn a lesson or two about authority and canon rule-making.
(RNS) — 'What most LGBT Catholics want first is simply to feel at home in their parishes, and not be treated like dirt, which many of them are,' said the Rev. James Martin, author of a new book on the Roman Catholic Church and LGBT people.
(RNS) — 'The Democratic Party is no longer the 'The Big Tent Party.' I fear the Democratic Party has become the 'pro-abortion rights' party,' former U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., tells RNS contributor Charlie Camosy.
(RNS) — The comedian somehow found a way to get his young D.C. audience to a place where he could confront (and even mock) people's problematic views. That's an absolutely astonishing achievement.
(Crux) If Charlie had the right kind of mental capacities, he would not be being discarded in this way, writes Charlie Camosy.
(RNS) Regardless of who our president happens to be, our loyalty lies with Christ and his church. Not the nation in which we happen to reside.
(RNS) Some actions require the very simple judgments of “light side = good” and “dark side = bad” of George Lucas’ original trilogy.
(RNS) It is way past time to reject the idea that the abortion debate is a 'life vs. choice' binary. Let's allow some complexity and nuance to emerge.
(RNS) I invite Sister Campbell to join the movement that is consistently on the side of the most vulnerable and those without privilege.
(RNS) History teaches us to protect a health care provider's right to refuse to participate in controversial medical practices.