Is the Death Penalty Contrary to the Gospel?

In an October 11 speech to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, Pope Francis condemned the death penalty, not only in its concrete application but also as a correct doctrine according to the Gospel. He said … Continue reading

Are Dolphins Really Persons?

It seems that animal rights advocates are never satisfied. Now researchers are attempting to demonstrate that dolphins and whales are so intelligent that they should be recognized as “non-human persons” and accorded their own bill of rights. One simple question … Continue reading

Can Murder Be Moral?

If euthanasia follows as a logical consequence of abortion, then why not kill those who are deemed to have lost autonomy and functional abilities in order to harvest their organs? Such arguments can be found in a recent article in … Continue reading

Lessons To Be Learned

Left to Tell is the personal story of Immaculée Ilibagiza and her harrowing survival of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. While many other books have dealt with the subject, this volume stands out, because in addition to the riveting account … Continue reading