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On freezing embryos and consciences
Days apart, clinics offering in vitro fertilization in Cleveland and San Francisco had malfunctions in their storage tanks, endangering thousands of frozen eggs and embryos. More ...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

'Gerber baby' breaks barriers for special-needs persons
In a week dominated by [other news], I am transfixed by the contagious smile of one little boy named Lucas Warren. More ...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Doggone it, kids are great
My wife and I have taken to watching the population boom of dogs in commercials. Have you noticed they are everywhere? Dogs are the new children, but better groomed. More ...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Our angels and demons
Abraham Lincoln, in his first inaugural address after being elected president, saw the looming inevitability of civil war. More ...
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Olympic spirit lives in Korea
In ancient Greece, warring sides would sign a truce for the duration of the Olympic Games so athletes could safely join the sporting festival. More ...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Three cheers for Lucas
In a week dominated by the Winter Olympics and news of partisan combat (of course) in Washington, D.C., I am transfixed by the contagious smile of one little boy named Lucas Warren. More ...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Racial healing and God's mercy
In 1961, there was a best-selling book called "Black Like Me." It was the story of a journalist named John Howard Griffin, who changed his skin color from white to black and traveled through the South so that he could learn, as the book's subtitle said, "what it is like to live the life of a Negro by becoming one!" More ...
Monday, February 12, 2018
The face of God is not just white ... or American
Recent comments attributed to the U.S. President have drawn a strong outcry from many, but have also unleashed a torrent of support from people who have used this as an excuse to go to extreme racist and nationalist lengths.  More ...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Calling out the 'no' voters on the Unborn Child Protection Act
The following is an open letter to U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker:  I contacted your office in Washington, reached out to your staffers and wrote letters and sincerely urged you to vote “Yes” on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, banning abortion after 20 weeks. More ...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Our Catholic schools need more champions
As Catholics around the nation are invited to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, much is said and written about why these schools are important, and the many positive ways that they impact their students, the Catholic community overall and even the society at large.  More ...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Assisted suicide: It's about all of us
Even after working on an issue for decades, you can come across one thing that shifts your perception of what it's about. More ...
Thursday, January 18, 2018

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