Tag Archives: Catholic Bishops

A Tidal Wave of Zika Brain Damage? It Doesn’t Have to Go That Way

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  Delaware’s healthcare upgrade offers a highly effective model for protecting American families. Picture your next child or grandchild, or your neighbor’s child, with a head size “minus five to six standard deviations below the norm.” Cringing? According to experts, … Continue reading

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Mosquito vs Monsignor: For Catholics, Zika Pits Tradition of Authority against Tradition of Conscience and Compassion

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Even without Pope’s recent allowance for birth control “in certain cases,” Catholic tradition has long taught that each person must look to his or her own conscience as the final moral guide. A brain damaged baby or an eternity in Hell—which would … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Religion to Get Out of the Healthcare Business

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When you have to make hard medical decisions, who do you want in the room? Religious belief is on the decline in the U.S., and medical knowledge is on the increase. This makes it particularly ironic that so much of … Continue reading

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AwayPoint on Moral Politics TV: Catholic Healthcare–Who Calls the Shots?

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Catholic Bishops and Your Health Care – Who Calls the Shots? Valerie interviews Monica Harrington on Moral Politics prduced by Bill Alford–SCAN TV Seattle (28 minutes). Combine medieval theology, million-dollar paychecks, taxpayer subsidies and what’s the result? A Constitutional crisis … Continue reading

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If the Dalai Lama were Pope

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Despite Vatican efforts to keep the public eye focused on pomp and circumstance, speculation about the real reason for Pope Benedict’s resignation dominates conversation about the papal succession: Is it the Vatileaks money laundering? Is it the pedophilia scandal? Might … Continue reading

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Mandrakes and Dove Blood: Biblical Health Care Anyone?

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Despite a defeat in District Court this week, the Catholic Bishops and their conservative Protestant allies are forging ahead with lawsuits against Obamacare. Their goal? To ensure that American health options are dictated by religion rather than medical science. With … Continue reading

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Eight Ugly Sins the Catholic Bishops Hope Lay Members and Others Won’t Notice

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Did the Catholic Bishops wince last week when their leader, anti-contraception Cardinal Timothy Dolan, was exposed for paying pedophiles to disappear? One can only hope. After all, these are men who claim to speak for God. They have direct access … Continue reading

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