(RNS) — In a culture that values autonomy, faith traditions must speak up for the most vulnerable members of the human family who cannot do so in their own defense.
(RNS) — With the coming decision about who gets the first doses of lifesaving drugs, we will have the rare immediate second chance to acknowledge our mistake and reverse course.
(RNS) — I was prepared to be reminded of Michael Jordan’s greatness in ’The Last Dance.’ I was not prepared to be confronted with the cost at which that greatness came.
(RNS) — Things will go badly for us as long as we live in a throwaway culture that turns animals into mass-produced objects to be used as a mere means to our ends.
(RNS) — The medical ethics of this crisis are different, in that choosing a higher possibility of exposure to COVID-19 puts others at higher risk as well.
(RNS) — There are values that trump the singular goal of lowering COVID-19 infection rates. One of those is accompanying loved ones as they pass away and providing them with clergy.
(RNS) — The claim that ‘we’re at war’ is a mixed blessing. We need to ramp up our efforts to fight this invisible enemy, but historically being at war means violating our most fundamental values.
(RNS) — In the latest example of our political incoherence, the party of ‘government staying out of health care decisions’ was blocked in its attempt to pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act by the party of ‘health care for all.’
(RNS) — If Jean Vanier is not good — indeed, far from it — who can be good?
(RNS) — Lent can help us turn away from politics and focus on how our participation in a consumerist, throwaway culture contributes to inequality.
(RNS) — The lay Catholic group teaches a model of dialogue that urges us to Christ-like suffering as a bridge to those with opposing views.
(RNS) — In the 15 years since Terri Schiavo died, changes in medical research and technology give us reason to totally rethink fundamental questions about patients thought to be 'vegetative.'
(RNS) — Physician-assisted suicide is one of the few issues that doesn't fall into the well-worn grooves of the culture wars. For that reason, we have a chance to resist it.
(RNS) — 'To live an ethical life it's not enough to refrain from lying, stealing or killing,' says the renowned bioethicist. 'We have to assist people who lack the necessities they need to survive.'
(RNS) — As Peter Singer's influential 2009 book 'The Life You Can Save,' is reissued in a 10th anniversary edition, our Catholic ethicist reviews his unlikely friendship with the champion of abortion rights.
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