Archive for January 2012

Book review of Lisa De Niscia’s Momentary Mother

Lifeissues.net has published my book review of Lisa De Niscia’s novel, Momentary Mother.  The review (at http://lifeissues.net/writers/kol/kol_31bookreview.html) summarizes attributes of characters in De Niscia’s novel and critiques its literary features, especially its use of a Hemingway literary device.

Liberals and Abortion

During the recent annual March for Life in Washington, most of the accompanying speeches by political leaders were delivered, as has become expected, by Republican members of Congress.  I believe there were a scant two Democrats in the mix.  There could be more in support of the marchers – yet the point is that we have grown […]

Council of Europe adopts Resolution against Euthanasia

Courtesy of LifeNews.com, here is an analysis by Gregor Puppinck of the resolution adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/26/victory-council-of-europe-adopts-resolution-against-euthanasia/?pr=1 The Resolution includes this strong statement:“Euthanasia, in the sense of the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, must always be […]

Pope Asks Catholic Bishops to Mobilize Against New Attacks

Meeting with U.S. bishops in Rome on January 19, 2012, Pope Benedict urged them to mobilize “every level of ecclesial life” against cultural and political trends that threaten “humanity itself.” He called on all Catholics “to offer public witness to their faith, especially with regard to the great moral issues of our time: respect for […]

Michael Paulsen’s essay on Roe v. Wade

Here is a link to a very good essay (“The Unbearable Wrongness of Roe”) by Michael Paulsen.  http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/01/4577 The essay was posted today, the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  As Paulsen notes, today thousands will be marching for life in Washington DC and around the country. The number of young people at these marches […]

Wesley Smith post on euthanasia in Belgium

Here is a link to an interesting post by Wesley Smith on the further advance of euthanasia in Belgium. http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2012/01/17/pushing-euthanasia-as-the-rule/ Richard m.