In the Service of Human Life
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In the Service of Human Life

The Human Person

The human person is beautiful, unlike anything else in the created order. Each person is endowed with a soul, intellect, and reason. We find our source and purpose in the fact that we’re created in the image and likeness of God. The human person is an intricate fusion of the physical and spiritual; our soul works in concert with the physical nature of our body to form our personhood.Read Article

Double Effect Explained

In the world of philosophy, there are more than a few heavyweights that hail from the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. These deep thinkers pioneered new ways of approaching life’s great questions. The morality of the Church colors these viewpoints in a way that esteems the human person and seeks its ultimate good. Even non-Catholics will recognize names like Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, Augustine, and the more modern GK Chesterton. What makes their contributions so significant is that, while rooted in faith, they’re broadly applicable. One of these offerings is Aquinas’ Principle of Double Effect.Read Article

Reversability

Does reversibility negate bioethical violation?Read Article

Tie Goes to the Runner

Baseball is an American tradition. There’s a great rule in baseball that helps umpires make the most difficult calls: tie goes to the runner.Read Article