A Tale of Two Worldviews: Catholic and Secular Bioethics

The Trump administration recently proposed new rules for family planning clinics which will prohibit all abortion-related practices – including referrals for abortion – from taking place in clinics that receive federal grants. Bioethicists on both sides of the issue are avidly debating these new rules and revealing just how stark a difference there is between the secular and Catholic view of reproductive health care.

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China Fumbling to Fix It’s Family Planning Mess

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Reliable sources are predicting that the People’s Republic of China may be ending it’s notorious family planning program altogether as early as the end of this year due to the demographic nightmare it created after four decades of severely restricting births.

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Women Rethink the Sexual Revolution

In a groundbreaking conference held in Washington DC last month, some of the Church’s most influential women spoke about how the #MeToo movement proves the abject failure of the now 50-year-old sexual revolution that was supposed to liberate us and set us free.

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Good Riddance to Miss America’s Swimsuit Competition

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The new all-woman leadership of the Miss America pageant has decided to draw more attention to the beauty of authentic femininity rather than women’s body parts by axing the swimsuit competition and doing away with the concept of judging contestants based on their physical appearance. What could be wrong with that?

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Is Your “Energy” Out of Whack?

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would come up with a way to help us stay energized and alert throughout the day regardless of how busy we are? It sure would, but the New Age idea of restoring “energy” isn’t the way to go.

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No “Pride Month” Again This Year

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

For the second year in a row, the White House has refused to issue a proclamation recognizing the month of June as “Pride Month,” not because the president has an animus toward the LGBT community, but because he is looking out for the rights of all Americans.

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