Archive for the ‘Melanie Baker’ Category

A Person is More than His Body, and Love is More than Sex

Amidst the hype of the newly “discovered” – and forged – Papyrus scroll that seemingly serves as evidence that Jesus had a wife...

Good Catholics Don’t Use Condoms

A recent ad run by Catholics for Choice merits acknowledgment for its extraordinarily clever mixture of truth and confusion. On the anniversary of Humanae vitae...

Misguided Compassion and Cold Reason

Our culture’s propensity to emote, rather than engage issues rationally, has been a frequent topic of discussion on this forum. And there is yet another example of this in the media frenzy surrounding Representative Todd Akin’s recent comments regarding abortion and rape. Rightly, many pro-life groups jumped into the fray to defend the intention and the veracity of Akin’s remarks.

Only, this time, it seems the opposite problem is surfacing. One side has failed to...

Faith, Reason and the HHS Mandate

August 1 marked the beginning of the implementation of the HHS mandate for non-religious employers, and for non-profit religious employers who do not qualify for the temporary year-long extension. In light of the mandate’s blatant disregard for freedom of conscience, it would be helpful to study some key documents on religious freedom to better educate ourselves, and therefore be better able to articulate in the public square, our reasons for continuing to oppose it. This...

Opposing Same-Sex “Marriage” in Truth and Charity

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama weighed in on the national debate over the redefinition of marriage: “I have to tell you that … at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” Why? ABC News reports:

The president stressed that this is a personal position, and that he...