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Proportionalism the ‘slippery slope’ of reasoning

By |2023-05-22T14:03:55-05:00May 26, 2023|Guest columns|

Speaking last week at a conference in Italy, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and grand chancellor of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, seemed to suggest that, under certain circumstances, the assisted suicide of the infirm would be morally acceptable.

Mother’s Day in the footsteps of Mary

By |2023-05-08T15:19:33-05:00May 12, 2023|Guest columns|

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14, just one day after the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Together, these two days make up a special weekend in this month already dedicated to our Blessed Mother. It is fitting that our celebrations of motherhood and Mary coincide because she is the guardian of mothers in this world. Mary is the model for motherhood in both joy and sorrow, and she shows the way of mercy at all times.

Lost innocence and rediscovering love

By |2023-03-13T18:25:11-05:00March 17, 2023|Guest columns|

The biblical story of Saul is one of the great tragedies in all of literature. Saul’s story makes Hamlet look like a Disney character. Hamlet, at least, had good reasons for the bitterness that beset him. Saul, given what he started with, should have fared better – much better.

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