Tag Archive for natural law

An Unfortunate Anniversary

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade.  Today, hundreds of thousands will gather in Washington D.C. and pass by the White House and Supreme Court building.  Today, this annual event will once again be ignored by virtually all popular media and be viewed as an annoyance by the multitude of residents in the Capitol. In 1973,by a 7-2 margin, the Supreme Court overturned State restrictions on abortion, although allowing for implied restrictions during the latter part of pregnancy, loosely linked to the terms “woman’s health” and “fetal viability.” In subsequent years, even

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Nope, No Slippery Slope Here…

This news out of Massachusetts: The world’s first known “married” lesbian threesome is pregnant via an anonymous sperm donor and IVF. Technically only Brynn and Kitten are actually married, by the sounds; Doll is handfasted to both, making them somehow all legally obligated to one another — so as one astute online commenter suggests, it’s not really marriage, so we can’t consider it another blow to the sacrament. They even have a hip new term, throuple — and they each have their roles to play, but none has to work too hard. They hope to have three babies — one each! — isn’t

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Chronological Snobbery

While Republicans and Democrats point fingers in a dysfunctional capital…North Korea opens a ski resort while the country starves…another Middle Eastern thug leader is under assault by even worse anti-Christian fundamentalists…the Nashville crayfish is protected by the government but human babies are not…. People who are paying attention may be forgiven if they think the world has reached an irrational tipping point.  Others don’t realize that their disdain for natural law means that they have also inverted gravity; their attempt to scale the heights of human achievement is really a climb downward toward an upside-down “summit” of faux equality using

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The Fire of Samuel Adams

Men of the Junto: I shared a quote from American revolutionary Samuel Adams with you at our last gathering, as best I could remember it. I googled it this afternoon, and found a somewhat longer version than I spoke: It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. Wikiquote says this is misattributed to Samuel Adams, and also to John Adams, with little evidence for either — so I thought I’d look for other relevant sentiments among the man’s verified quotations. Here are

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A National Monologue

This past week, Leon Suprenant of the Archdiocese of Kansas City shared a blog post earlier this week addressing the story of NBA player Jason Collins coming out publicly as homosexual. Most striking to me in Suprenant’s “top 10” list of reactions to the announcement and subsequent media coverage was this one: (3) National Conversation? Many news outlets talk a good game about the “national conversation” that Jason Collins’ announcement has produced, as if now we can finally have a free exchange of ideas and viewpoints on this subject. So, in the midst of such a discussion on ESPN, pro basketball commentator

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The Right Side of Eternity

Today same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land in Minnesota. Over the past few months, in particular, I’ve heard a number of people try to shame opponents of this legislation by comparing it to overturning Jim Crow laws and other important civil rights actions of the past. They say that those of us who believe marriage is a real and particular thing that cannot be redefined will wake on morning forty years from now to find we were on “the wrong side of history.” Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco shared a different take with USA Today earlier this year

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