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Results for Consistent Life Ethic

Oregon Dentist Fined for Pressuring Employee to Attend Scientology Seminar
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

State labor officials have ordered a dentist to pay nearly $348,000 to settle allegations that he threatened to fire a dental assistant unless she attended a Scientology-related training session. ...

Tony Perkins says Enthusiasm Growing for Romney, Predicts Record Turnout
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Sept. 12 that conservative Christians are growing more enthusiastic about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and predicted they would show up at the polls ...

Conservative Christian Leaders Focus on Romney’s Policies, Not Faith
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

More than two dozen Christian conservatives are trying to put theological debates about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormonism to rest by focusing on the policies outlined in the GOP's new na ...

COMMENTARY: It’s Time for Baby Boomers to Cede Control
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

As baby boomers start clicking the senior citizen box on travel fares, I want to say a word to my generation and to the one that preceded us. It is time for us to get out of the way. ...

Evangelicals Seek a Future for Thousands of Frozen Embryos
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Conservative Christians have long joined hands to oppose abortion, often following the lead of the Roman Catholic Church. But evangelicals are leading the charge in adopting embryos, and encouraging people who ...

Ending the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Eric DeBode A California measure would fight crime—and deficits—by repealing capital punishment. IN NOVEMBER, ...

Transgender Killings Reflect Deeper Injustice
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

For the second time in Chicago this year, the life of a gender-variant young person of color was lost to violence. For the second time in Chicago this year, the life of a gender-v ...

Book Review: 'No Easy Choice'
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

Ellen Painter Dollar does not say yes or no in "No Easy Choice: A Story of Disability, Parenthood, and Faith in an Age of Advanced Reproduction," but she tells the truth. In a book that is part memo ...

Sandusky Charity Transfers $2 Million to Christian Group
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

A Christian foster care organization has been tapped to take charge of $2 million in assets from the troubled charity run by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is on trial for multi ...

Affordable Care Act: What Could Happen?
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

CNN examines some of the possible outcomes of the Supreme Court's imminent decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. CNN examines some of the poss ...

When a Mother Bleeds to Death, a Nation Bleeds
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

$60 million. That’s what it would take to hire enough medical workers to meet Uganda’s needs. Stories like this one remind me that listening to women’s voices can be a matter of ...

Host of Catholic Groups Sue Over Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

As reported by  Alan Duke  for the  CNN Belief Blog : The University of Notre Dame and "a diverse group of plaintiffs" filed lawsuits Monday challenging the federal mandate that religious employers offer health insurance that incl ...

Vatican Newspaper Says Nazi Eugenics ‘Still Alive’
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

Proponents of euthanasia and aborting chronically ill fetuses use the same arguments that were once used by the Nazis to promote their eugenics program of mass extermination, according to the Vatican's se ...

Having the Sisters' Back
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: SojoMail

April 26, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "For years, we dreamed of America, but now that dream is no good. There are no jobs and too many problems. We don't want to go." - Pedro Morales, 18 ...

Having the Sisters’ Back
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

After an official investigation, the Vatican seems pretty upset with the Catholic Sisters here in the United States. After an official investigation, the Vatican seems pretty upse ...

Evangelicals Say It’s Time for Frank Talk About Sex
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

Eighty percent of young evangelicals have engaged in premarital sex, according to a new video from the National Association of Evangelicals. and almost a third of evangelicals’ unplanned pregnancies end in abo ...

Hope, Caught on Film
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

Last week, anonymous U.S. officials told the media that the U.S. military wouldn't stop the drone-launched missile attacks, which they have been carrying out for years within Pakistan. ...

The War on Religion is Bad for Religion
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Continuing the talking point of a “war on religion” might be good for political fundraising, but it is bad religion. I’m not a fan of calling things wars that aren’t really wars. ...

Humanae Vitae: Catholic Birth Control Decree Remains Controversial
Originally Posted: 02/12/2012 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

Some say Pope Paul VI predicted the dangers of loosening sexual morals: widespread divorce, disease and promiscuity. Others say he cracked open a culture of dissent that has seeped into every corner of the chu ...

Christians Join Fight Against Cockfighting
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Christian leaders are teaming with animal rights advocates to fight against cockfighting, calling the practice of watching and betting on roosters who fight to the death antithetical to biblical values. ...

Two-Thirds of Americans Say They're Both: "Pro-Life" AND "Pro-Choice"
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

abortion and same-sex marriage." According to the survey, Americans ages 18-29 (a.k.a., ...

EPA’s New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards = Breath of Fresh Air
Originally Posted: 01/03/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

After 20 years of opposition from the coal industry, the Environmental Protection Agency has released the first national standards for mercury and air toxin pollution. After years ...

What's Wrong With Capital Punishment
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger No one could stop Troy Davis' execution -- despite his apparent innocence. THE STATE O ...

Oregon Announces Moratorium on the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Yesterday Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced a moratorium on all executions in the state Yesterday Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced a moratorium on all executions in the ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

Are Millennials Conflicted About Morality?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:55pm | Type: Blog

Institution in Washington, D.C. The most intriguing age group in the study are Millenials, ages 18 to 29. ...

Friday Links Round Up: Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:41pm | Type: Blog

Acts 2:8,18 )." Have a great weekend. Jeannie Choi is web editor ...

An Alternative to Abortion: Imagine the Story We Can Live Out
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

of 18 and learning the story of his biological mother who turned away from the option of an abortion. Gowe told me, "Ever since I discovered that I was adopted (at the age of 18), I've always ... her You see shes 18, and shes a bit conscious About her dress and the reflection of her own image ...

Consistent Life Ethic
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 12:46pm | Type: Topic Brief

Includes abortion, torture, death penalty, etc. (Consistent Life Ethic, Life and Peace) Includes abortion, torture, death penalty, etc. ...

Healing the Nation's Soul with Mutual Respect
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The health-care struggle culminating in Sunday's vote brought out the best and the worst of legislators' and citizens' behavior. The health-care struggle culminatin ...

A Significant Step Toward Health Reform in Spite of Poisonous Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#694023328_ihUmp"></a>From the very beginning, more than a year ago, the faith community ...

Universal Health Care Can Reduce Abortion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

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Health Reform: A Major First Step
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

the state doesn't currently control all of the 18% of the economy that is healthcare, you're ... said healthcare spending, which currently accounts for about 18 percent of the country's economic ... currently consumes 18% of the country's economic output, which is frankly unacceptable to the White ...

A Pro-life Case for Health Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

I write as a minister and Bible teacher to urge pro-life members of Congress to vote for health insurance reform.</p> I write as a minister and Bible teacher to urge pro-lif ...

Still-Open Wounds
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Two days after his inauguration, President Obama signed orders to end the CIA’s use of torture as an interrogation tool and t ...

Can We Talk?
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren The Manhattan Declaration’s harder challenge. Nobody I’ve ever met likes abortion and conside ...

Tim Tebow's Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad Brouhaha
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Is nothing sacred anymore?</p> Is nothing sacred anymore? With the exception of one Super Bowl in the '80s, I've generally looked at Super Bowl Sunday as an ex ...

Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

of Houston and the University of Chicago, among others, found that for each murderer executed, five to 18 ... of Houston and the University of Chicago, among others, found that for each murderer executed, five to 18 ...

Cities Light Up for Life
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In November, 1,150 cities around the world—including 60 capitals—lit up public buildings to support an end to the death ...

Consistent Ethics?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Fisher While reading Jim Wallis’ “Faith Principles for Health-Care Reform” (November 2009), I found this sentence dismaying: “Th ...

Advent and Advocacy: A Year of Activism in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

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Affirming the Footnotes: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Although there are several points I find troubling, inaccurate, or misleading in the recent <a href="http://manhattandeclaration.org/">Manhattan Declaration</a>, and although I noticed th ...

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

say of the 18 million women who will get health insurance for the first time -- a much smaller number ...

What Happens When a Wheaton Grad Runs for Congress as a Democrat
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Last weekend, as a group of religiously-committed pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives found themselves at odds with the majority of their party over an abortion-related amendment in ...

An Evangelical Trojan Horse in the Democratic Party?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/11/8/802231/-Does-the-Evangelical-Movement-Belong-in-the-Democratic-Party">A recent Daily Kos post asks this question</a>: Does the Evangel ...

More Heat than Light: Randall Terry's 'Burn in Hell' Protest
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Sometimes the things you read are so outrageous that you simply sit at your desk, unclear how to respond. Sometimes the things you read are so outrageous that you simply sit at yo ...

The Media's Favorite Catholic Culture Warrior
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Just in time for Halloween, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is once again spooked about all those "radical secularists" lurking ominously behind ever corner. ...

Critics on Our Left, Meet the Critics on Our Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

http://blog.sojo.net/2009/06/11/demand-an-exit-... http://blog.sojo.net/2009/06/18/rethink-afghani... In run-up to Iraq, the US ...

Conservative Catholicism's Political Enforcers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S. As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S. Catholic groups (with t ...

A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the dangers posed by some U.S. Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the danger ...