Tagged: consistent ethic of life

Do We Really Value the Lives of the Unborn?

The “direct action” techniques associated with groups such as Operation Rescue have always been controversial among pro-life activists. Is blocking the entrance to an abortion clinic an effective way to save lives—or do such actions merely damage the pro-life cause...

Do We Really Value the Lives of the Unborn?

Another Way: Growing into a Pro-Whole-Life Ethic

Content Warning: This article includes personal stories of miscarriage and infant loss as well as discussions of abortion which may be difficult for some readers.  I was a child the first time I heard the Christian band 2nd Chapter of Acts sing, “My...

Another Way: Growing into a Pro-Whole-Life Ethic

Some Questions for the Rescuers

In the wake of the discovery of the remains of five aborted fetuses in the home of pro-life activist Lauren Handy, many pro-lifers have grappled with making sense of a series of events that the mainstream media have characterized, with...

Some Questions for the Rescuers

When Fr. Pavone Defended the Seamless Garment

In 2016, just before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Fr. Frank Pavone, the founder of Priests for Life, published an article entitled, “Cardinal Bernardin’s Consistent Ethic of Life – The Myth and the Reality.” It turns...

When Fr. Pavone Defended the Seamless Garment

Contra Viral Genocide

First Things has published several articles in the past few weeks dismissing the attempts by churches and governments to reign in the COVID–19 pandemic, suggesting they are overreactions. In R.R. Reno and Bioethics of a Pandemic, Dr. Pedro Gabriel addresses...

Contra Viral Genocide

Seamless Garment: All values are non-negotiable

“I have never understood the expression non-negotiable values. Values are values, and that is it. I can’t say that, of the fingers of a hand, there is one less useful than the rest. Whereby I do not understand in what...

Seamless Garment: All values are non-negotiable