To Be Human

SEATTLE — The opening session at the 79th annual Catholic Medical Association conference in Seattle was delivered by Dr. Josef Seifert and was entitled “Christian Anthropology, Connecting a Proper Anthropology with Proper Medical Practice.” Dr. Seifert is the author of over 40 books and grew up in Salzburg, Austria. The philosophical foundations laid out by Dr. Seifert pursue the goal of a […]

Ethical Lines Being Drawn in Cloning Debate

SEATTLE — What does it mean to be human? It is an age-old question. The Discovery Institute played host to a discussion of what it means to be human as a prelude to the 79th annual educational conference now underway in Seattle for the Catholic Medical Association.  Human life is under assault like never before in our history.  Some scientists are advocating […]

Repairing the Wounds

On behalf of the U.S. Bishops Conference, three leading prelates —Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center and Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City — published a joint statement on May 21 charting the path forward after the passage of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” by Congress this spring. They reiterated what the […]

Is Human Life Worth a Jigger of Scotch?

Cape Royds, Antarctica is a most inhospitable place.  Temperatures drop to -50 Fahrenheit and high winds produce blinding storms.  The only inhabitants in this godforsaken region are penguins who, by their incessant squawking, seem to be protesting life in their desolate habitat.  But this narrow reef of black volcanic rock that juts out along the coast of Antarctica houses a […]

The Captivity Of ‘Catholic’ Witness

  An interesting insight by Archbishop Chaput into the recent actions by some Catholic groups who have broken ranks with the U.S. Bishops efforts to protect the unborn in the healthcare debate. …the captivity of some Catholics to the agenda of current congressional leaders and the White House proves that faith partisans are not a monopoly of the political right, […]