“I CAN’T SIN—I NEVER EVEN LEAVE THE HOUSE!”—An Examination of Conscience for Seniors

“I don’t need to go to confession!” said the elderly woman. “I never even leave the house! How could I ever commit any sins?”Those who knew her best and who loved her anyway glanced skyward, sighed audibly, then checked just to see whether everyone was catching this hubris. Sure enough, half a dozen eyerolls confirmed what we all knew only too well: that this declaration of sanctity was coming from someone who was too quick to criticize, to manipulate, to judge.Most seniors—in fact, most … [Read more...]

BIGGER BREASTS AND SMALLER NOSES: The Correction Continuum. Is Plastic Surgery Immoral?

Is plastic surgery immoral?Chances are, you think it’s a bad idea to have breast enhancement surgery (in the vernacular, a “boob job”).  You think it’s (choose one or more): too risky, too expensive, superficial, degrading to women, likely to cause cancer or adverse side-effects in old age, likely to impair breast-feeding....Chances are, conversely, that you would unquestioningly shell out $3,500 of your hard-earned dollars for orthodontics to straighten your pre-teen son’s teeth.  * … [Read more...]


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