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November 19, 2015

There is a lot of debate right now about how to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. In September, when photos surfaced of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned off the coast of Turkey, there was an outpouring of support. Pope Francis even asked...

October 17, 2015

With the passing of ABx2-15, the "physician-assisted suicide bill” signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown Oct. 5, 2015, California became the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize physician-assisted suicide, along with Oregon, Vermont, Washington State, and Montana.

Let’s see: “no fault” divorce, abortion, homosexual “marriage,” trafficking in human baby “parts,” experimenting on human embryos, legalized drugs, prostitution, etc. Just another day in the “land of the free,and...

September 27, 2015
Bill Nye Talks Abortion

This past weekend former-educational-TV-star-turned-science-advocate Bill Nye posted a video about abortion on Big Think. Nye attempts to use science to resolve the debate about abortion and arrives at the following conclusion: “When it comes to women’s rights with respect to their reproduction...

July 7, 2015

The apologists here at Catholic Answers often hear from inquirers who want to figure out how to solve personal dilemmas about the Catholic faith, Catholic discipline, or Catholic customs, especially those dilemmas involving non-Catholics, but are having difficulty finding a way to do it without causing unnecessary upset or offense to other people. They are rightly concerned to find means to address difficult issues in ways that respect individual feelings while not compromising their own...

July 2, 2015

The Seventh Commandment says, “Thou shall not steal” but what does that mean? While the Catechism of the Catholic Church does admit of extraordinary circumstances where it can be moral to take another’s property (e.g., it’s not wrong to take an apple from someone’s orchard in order to feed someone who is starving), the essence of the seventh commandment is this: “It’s wrong to make something yours if it belongs to someone else.”

This goes far beyond the...