Congratulations to President Obama. Now, as the coach used to say: It’s time to get to work. Play hard. Do your best. Play as a team.
But John, even if the action is “indirect” it still “causes” the death of the fetus, and the one who removes the tube performs the action that leads to its death. No amount of trying to distance the surgeon from direct contact with the fetus changes a thing, as far as I can see. That’s [...]
The point of the Catholic position is that nothing must be done DIRECTLY to the fetus to cause its death. That is viewed as immoral. However, if the fetus dies INDIRECTLY because something else is done to save the mother’s life, that is sad, but morally acceptable. Like I said, I think it’s a distinction [...]
I have an ethics question for the Tavern to discuss. A woman I know recently had an ectopic pregnancy. That’s a pregnancy that is “out of place” — usually the fertilized egg does not make it all the way to the uterus but attaches to the fallopian tube. Hence they are often called “tubal pregnancies.” [...]
Thanks to you folks for your perseverance in getting the site going again. This time the crash took place at a particularly dicey time, as both Jeff and I were on the road and couldn’t tell you we didn’t know what the hell to do. As a result, you had to wait for our email [...]
Internet Monk’s take on Schaeffer and other remembrances of Colson UPDATE: Schaeffer defends his piece in the comments: “My take on Colson’s life and work was in the context of the politics Colson chose to follow. I wrote nothing about Colson that I had not said to his face (over the phone and in person [...]
John H, thanks for drawing our attention to this. I WILL be responding to Wilson on Internet Monk. This was one of the more offensive, unnecessary articles I’ve read in a long time. These purveyors of “masculine Christianity” need to grow up.
If any of you BHT folks would like to contribute a paragraph or two in tribute to Michael Spencer, I invite you to share in a post we will run Thursday on Internet Monk. Thursday is the second anniversary of Michael’s death. You can send your contribution to me at email@example.com. We’re having several folks [...]
Reminder: This Thursday, April 5, is the second anniversary of Michael Spencer’s death.
Jaredd, I’m so sorry. Prayers and more prayers.