Posts tagged "terri schiavo"

Intubated Women, Catholic Health Care and What it Means to be Alive

The Catholic Church understands far better than patients’ rights advocates do how religion, gender and sexuality work in society. If the debate about health care were focused on men’s bodies, the Church understands there would be a resounding call to make their hospitals subject to legal and medical standards. But because it’s about...

Daily Links: Politic Poles Edition

Schiavo, Beinart, Stem Cells, NOM, and CSW!

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Whattayaknow?! Mormons handle money differently than the rest of us. Same with the Mennonites, and the Jews. Is the Fall true or just factual?  Or both?  And what does that mean for Catholicism? Or, as the always witty @danielsilliman asked via twitter, in response to this, aliens? Charisma confuses mission work in North...

Stories the Religious Left Must Tell Itself

Changing the Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century, by Daniel Schultz. Ig Publishing (2010) $15.95 Reviewed by Brent  A. R. Hege For as long as there has been a religious right barging its way into Americans’ lives, bedrooms, pocketbooks and polling places, there have been religious progressives wondering how...

Shiavo/Sharon

13 January 2006 Shiavo/Sharon? The AP predicts that Ariel Sharon’s response after doctors bring him out of his artificial, drug-induced coma — either regaining consciousness, or requiring life support — could spark serious Jewish debate on the halachically correct approach to rejecting life-prolonging measures or declaring death for people who couldn’t survive without life support. Notwithstanding an...

Holy Oiling the Machine

09 January 2006 Via Salon, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday on the clandestine consecration of the hearing room where the questioning of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito is taking place today. The consecration — which included blessing the doors to the room, praying for each member of the judicial committee by name, and anointing each of the...

Ad Nauseum

28 December 2005 Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI; Terri Schiavo and faith-based helping after Katrina; the exploding number of church schisms over homosexuality; Intelligent Design, the Ten Commandments, Harriet Miers, the Vatican’s gay ban, and Billy Graham’s visit to heathen New York. All the stories you heard too much about are back with...