Pro-life Even at the End of Life: What the Catholic Church Teaches about Care for the Dying

The Catholic Church has a consistent, compassionate approach to end-of-life issues, but many Catholics don't know what the Church actually teaches. As a result, doctors, hospice care workers, and the guardians of patients in distress are branded "murderers" even when they're doing their best to care for the sick and dying in a loving, responsible, and ethical way.  I wrote this article for Catholic Digest in 2013.  I'm reprinting it today in light of recent conversationg surrounding Baby Jake an … [Read more...]

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Does a UK Court Plan to Kill Baby Jake?

A UK court has ruled that it would be lawful to withhold some medical treatments from the severely ill ten-month-old son of developmentally disabled parents, even the baby dies after those treatments are withheld. The baby's name is Jake, and it's a heartwrenching story. But is it a story about euthanasia? Read the rest at the Register. … [Read more...]

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What can American parents learn from a doll?

  In wealthy, progressive Seattle, polio vaccination rates are lower than in Rwanda. Parents in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Algeria, El Salvador, Guyana, Sudan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Yemen are doing more to protect their children from this crippling and often deadly disease than some American parents.This dangerous trend is due, in part, to historical amnesia. There are fewer and fewer people around who remember the devastation of the polio epidemics of the late 1940's and ea … [Read more...]

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Gee, your corpse smells terrific!

Not only does the Catholic Church "do science," but she allows us a heck of a lot of latitude in our personal devotions. Myself, I have steered clear of incorruptibles as any proof of anything besides the fact that the world is weird, history is messy, and lots of people are different from me. Read the rest at the Register. photo via Wikimedia Commons … [Read more...]

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RIP Charles Townes, Brilliant Physicist, Man of Faith

The idea that faith and reason are inevitably at odds with each other is one of the most persistent and least defensible myths of modern times.Read the rest at the Register.(image shows a statue of Charles Townes on the bench where he got the sudden inspiration that led to the invention of the laser. Photo by Jas&Suz via Wikimedia Commons) … [Read more...]

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Mercola Officially Endorses Blowing Smoke Up Your Ass to Cure Ebola

 No, really. Here's the article, and here's the money quote from one Dr. Robert Rowen, an "oxidative therpist" (emphasis mine): Ozone is quite versatile, as you can administer it in many different ways. It’s extraordinary in terms of its anti-infective and antiviral action, and it has virtually no toxicity, making it a prime candidate for both prevention and treatment....Ozone is only hard on the lungs, but it can be given in other ways. It can be given intravenously. It can be … [Read more...]

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RETRACTED: “Whistle-blower” Hooker’s study linking MMR Vaccine to autism in African American boys

PIC photo of Hooker The Editors no longer have confidence in the soundness of the findings. Original article by Brian Hooker  here. Retraction as follows:Retraction: Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young African American boys: a reanalysis of CDC data Brian S Hooker Additional article informationRetraction The Editor and Publisher regretfully retract the article [1] as there were undeclared competing interests on the part of the author which … [Read more...]

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