Position of the Catholic Medical Association on Cloning

In the love between husband and wife, God creates children to be reared and educated by the parents. This is the norm. Any deviation from normalcy could interfere with God’s plans for children at His choice. Any technology, which seeks to create human life outside the normative conjugal act of husband and wife, is immoral precisely because it circumvents God’s plan for generation of the human person. Read

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Human Sexuality and the Natural Law

The objective of this essay is to articulate the nature and purpose of human sexuality as it can be known by the human person on the basis of spontaneous observation and reflection. It is in those truths of nature and purpose that the specific ethical norms for personal and societal life in the matter of sexuality are rather immediately discovered. The appeal here is not to authority (except insofar as truth by intrinsic evidence commands acceptance) but to common observation and the basic testimony of human history; the meaning and normativity of human sexuality can be known with certainty in this way. Old Testament Judaism and New Testament Christianity have confirmed and deepened this universal understanding. Read

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Artificial Fertilization and the Christian Response

Artificial fertilization or artificial reproduction can be a tempting consideration for the couple who has spent years suffering with the emotional pain of infertility, however, a number of ethical questions arise. In order to understand why participation in artificial reproduction conflicts with the Lord’s moral order, we must understand how artificial reproduction works.

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A Black Woman’s Voice: Abortion Hurts our Community

It is impossible to become energized to fix a problem if you do not know it exists. Many Black Americans do not know that over 1.3 million babies are dying from abortion each year. They do not know that about 34% of those dying are Black babies, meaning some 440,000 Black children die by abortion each year. Many Black Americans perceive abortion as a political fight, something having little to do with their daily lives. They could not be more wrong. We must make our community see abortion as a problem in our homes. Otherwise how can we ask that abortion be put on the agenda of critical problems to fix within the Black community? Read

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Kennedy Leads Congressional Discrimination Against Private Schools in Katrina Relief

One of the Senate’s best known Catholics has worked to reject a proposal by President Bush that would have given families displaced by Hurricane Katrina financial aid to send their children to private or parochial schools. A bipartisan student relief package put forth by Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy and Wyoming Senator Michael Enzi did not include a provision that would have given students up to $7,500 because Kennedy opposed the provision, according to a high level Congressional staffer who spoke with Culture & Cosmos.

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Left’s Tactics Become Increasingly Bizarre in Ongoing Judicial Wars

There are signs that as the Left’s control over the judiciary continues to slip they are taking increasingly drastic steps in a last ditch effort to defeat the nomination of John G. Roberts and tarnish the reputation of the practitioners of conservative judicial philosophy. In the last week, a liberal Jewish political advocacy organization apparently attempted to trick a conservative organization into getting the “Roberts Playbook” while Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz accused the recently deceased Chief Justice William Rehnquist of acting like a Nazi in college. Read

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Planned Parenthood Offers Neither Food or Medicine to Katrina Victims

As organizations like Catholic Charities and Red Cross solicit donations in order to provide basic necessities for Hurricane Katrina evacuees, Planned Parenthood is asking for money in order to hand out contraceptives and abortifacient morning after pills to victims of the storm making their way to the Houston area. Read

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Liberal Activists Surprise No One/Announce Opposition to Roberts Nomination

With one week to go before confirmation hearings begin, several liberal activist groups have finally announced their unequivocal opposition to the nomination of John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court. In a flurry of activity last Wednesday and Thursday, People for the American Way, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays all announced their opposition to Roberts. At the same time a coalition of conservative women and a separate group of black leaders announced their support for the Supreme Court nominee. Read

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