The Common Good

Results for Consistent Life Ethic

Wedge Issues (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As we draw closer to the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/us/politics/21church.html">candidate forum at Saddleback Church</a>, I've had several conversations with clergy on ...

Harrowing Journeys
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anna Almendrala Film review: Take, directed by Charles Oliver. Imagine facing the man who killed someone you l ...

Pro-Life Democrats Call for an Abortion Reduction Plank
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

alone carry the additional cost of raising her unborn child. Consider an 18-year-old single pregnant ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's u ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's u ...

Biblical Perspectives on Idolatry, Poverty, Abortion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Beliefnet invited Jim Wallis to participate in a </em><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/blogalogue/"><em>"blogalogue"</em></a><em> with David ...

Juno: A Truly Pro-Life Film
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last night I finally saw Juno, Roger Ebert's favorite film of 2007 and recipient of four Oscar nominations, which has as its center the story of an unplanned pregnancy and the people affected by ...

Sins of Commission
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Magno The Bush administration's "license to torture." In 2006, the Supreme Court struck do ...

Televised Torture
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eileen Norringtion I read with interest Jesse Holcomb's commentary "Tortured Logic" (June 2007) on the television series 24 ...

Tortured Logic
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

watched by the coveted 18- to 49-year-old market, and that recent ratings indicate that nearly 14 million ...

Crime and Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright What does the cross tell us about the ethics of capital punishment? At Easter, Christians cele ...

Resisting the Death Spiral
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Howard Zehr Capital punishment is about vengeance, not justice. Resisting the Death Spiral: Capital punishment i ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Stately Action. After much work by its Catholic majority, the Philippines officially banned the death penalty in June, ...

Thou shalt not
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Covenants always have social and political implications. The season of Pentecost, according ...

Inside Man
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 5:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Glenn Kumekawa A Japanese-American internment camp survivor reflects on Guantanamo and the state of the U.S. Constitution. ...

Not Drunk, Just Not Sober
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

with peace. June 18 1.Scatter Seeds 2.Sleep 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians ... that “the needy shall not always be forgotten” (Psalm 9:9,18) never lost sight of Nick Yarris. In human ...

No Middle Ground
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Don Johnson [Regarding “Abortion: A Way Forward,” by Amy Sullivan, April 2006], I wish there was a “middle ground” to be found on all issu ...

Abortion: A Way Forward
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan The politics of abortion has been dominated by extreme views on either side, but now voters are looking for solutions, not sl ...

Redefining The Camps
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frederica Mathewes-Green 'How many of you are both pro-life and against the death penalty?' On a Nov ...

Dead Man Talking
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A dozen years after Ruben Cantu was executed by the state of Texas for capital murder, the only witness to Cantu’s all ...

No Place to Stand
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heidi Schlumpf When you're Christian, progressive, and "pro-life," voting your conscience is often easier said than done. ...

Pro-Life Democrats?
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis There are millions of votes at stake in this liberal miscalculation. The meeting room w ...

Open Letter to Dennis Kucinich
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum A political realignment in this country isn't possible until we heal the cultural breach that afflicts us. ...

Pro-Life, Not Execution
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Gov. George Ryan cleared Illinois' death row in January when he commuted 171 condemned inmates' sentences in t ...

Death Rattle & Roll
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

as a civilized and appropriate form of justice. The 18 "death" songs—written by the likes of Hank ...

Meditation on McVeigh
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Meg Kiekhaefer We were in France when the news came of the terrorist acts of Sept. We were in France when th ...

Potent Quotable
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter "Thank you for your letter expressing concern ab ...

A Devout Meditation in Memory of Timothy McVeigh
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger We killed McVeigh to make it clear that he was not like us. One of the most disturbing facts ...

Capital Ambiguities
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Byrd It's easy to defend the death penalty in the abstract, but much more difficult when you have to participate in death. ...

Rebel Galileans
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Whettstone Jesus on the cross is best viewed as what that event concretely was, an imperial execution," says Mark Lewis Taylor ...

No Longer a Bleeding-Heart Issue
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susannah Hunter The moratorium movement is changing the politics of death. Who are all these people passing mo ...

Peace Prize or Gas Chamber
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter Convicted murderer and gang leader Stanley "Took ...

Back to Jesus' Way
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Glen H. Stassen How the church became entangled in death—and the way out. When you look at the history of the ...

Defend Life by Taking Life?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cardinal Roger Mahony It's time for a new ethic---justice without vengeance. It’s time for a new ethic—ju ...

Dead Certain
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum For the past 25 years, executions have taken place somewhere in America almost every week. They happened in the dead o ...

Pat Robertson Calls for Death Penalty Moratorium
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler Finding himself in agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union and at odds with Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson said " ...

Image Is...Well, Something
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Benetton's ads open eyes. Can they say lives? Travel the world over and American-generat ...

New Voices Against the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler Ninety-eight people were executed in the United States last year—30 more than in 1998 and the most since 1951. ...

Stop the Killing, Fast!
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Schleicher The Supreme Court upheld the death penalty in June, but that didn’t deter the Abolitionist Action Committee from holding ...

A Civil Discourse
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Seeking common ground on abortion clinic activism. Marilyn Cohen is director of the Emma Goldman ...

Finding Common Ground
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Naomi Wolf Frederica Mathewes-Green Getting to Disagreement. Dialogue that has an impa ...

To Die For
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Fennelly The death penalty is nothing more than revenge. Recently the world looked on in horror as 22 Rw ...

Community for a "Dead Man"
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joe Nangle "The hardest part in this is seeing the pain, not only the pain of those I love, but the pain of everybody involved. ...

Outrage Over the Abortion Veto
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter  When President Clinton vetoed a bill this spring that would have banned a specific method of late-term abortion, many peopl ...

Breaking the Cycle
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Monica Kennedy I am going to begin this story, in a sense, where it ended, and where it will never end. I am g ...

Hard Evidence
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Hearing the facts about the death penalty. This spring, New York Gov. George Pataki removed Bron ...

A Gritty Liturgy of Faith
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The challenge of Dead Man Walking In Oscar Hijuelos' new book, Mr. Ives' Christ ...

Women and Children First
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

to mothers under 18, children born to mothers currently on welfare, children born to mothers who previously ...

A Lesson in Listening
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Deanna Wylie Mayer "A group of women who have had abortions will be meeting" read the sign on the women's room wall. Immed ...

When Anti-Abortion Is Not Pro-Life
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shelley Douglass How people responded to the December 30 murders of abortion clinic workers in Massachusetts depended in large part on th ...