The 40th Anniversary of NARAL: Is Life in America Better Today Because of Reproductive “Choice”?

sage.jpgThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the National Abortion Rights and Reproductive Rights Action League (“NARAL”) and its headlining of a reproductive “right” to “choice.”  Since its inception, the efforts of recently-recast NARAL Pro-Choice America have resulted in more than 46 million legal abortions in the United States—a number that should shock the public, but is all too often drowned out by NARAL’s noisy rhetoric of reproductive “choice.”  For Americans that value and seek to protect human life, the question is:  Is life in America better today as a result of NARAL? Read

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A Primer on Human Sexuality…

eternal_embrace.jpgWhen God made man, he did not make a conscious subject aware of itself as a self to which he then added a body as an afterthought. Rather, when he made man, "male and female he created them," and he blessed them, saying: "Be fertile and multiply" (Gen 1:27-28).

In other words, when God created man he created a bodily being, made in his own image and likeness and thus endowed with the gifts of intelligence and free choice, sexually differentiated into male and female. And he loves specific, individual human persons, male and female, and not humanity in general. He made them to be the kind of beings they are (human in nature), namely, bodily persons sexually differentiated into male and female, precisely so that they could freely receive from him the gift of his own divine life (grace) so long as they freely choose, with his help, to give themselves away in love–in a sincere gift of self–and thus form a communion of persons, ultimately the communion of saints living fully the life of the Triune God. Read

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Feminism and Human Sexuality: Part II

william_e_may.jpgI will examine and criticize the position of Lisa Sowle Cahill, a married woman and mother who is professor of moral theology at Boston College and highly regarded by her peers, on the issue of human sexuality by focusing on her views regarding the significance of “single sexual acts,” contraception, and in vitro fertilization.
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Feminism and Human Sexuality: Part II

william_e_may.jpgI will examine and criticize the position of Lisa Sowle Cahill, a married woman and mother who is professor of moral theology at Boston College and highly regarded by her peers, on the issue of human sexuality by focusing on her views regarding the significance of “single sexual acts,” contraception, and in vitro fertilization. Read

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Review of “Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts” Part III

william_e_may.jpgHere I examine Charles J. Reid, Jr’s “Marriage: Its Relationship to Religion, Law, and the State,” Douglas Laycock’s “Afterword,” and offer final comments.

I summarized pp. 157-176 of Reid’s chapter in Part I of this review; in them he showed that traditionally in Western civilization and particularly in Anglo-American history marriage was regarded as “a divine institution.” Here I focus on the section “Marriage and the State” (176-187) and on his “Conclusion” (187-188).

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Interview with Dale O’Leary, author of “The Gender Agenda One Man, One Woman”

one_man_one_woman.jpg1.    Ms. O’Leary, can you begin by helping us understand what is meant by feminism, and whether there are particular distinctions among feminists that are important to recognize?

It is important to distinguish liberal feminism from radical feminism and these from the search for authentic womanhood based on the truth about the human person.

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