Category Archives: Pro-Life

The Costs of Assisted Suicide

The idea that it would be wrong for a physician to do anything intended to kill a human being goes back before the origins of the Catholic Church.  It was, in fact, acknowledged in the Hippocratic Oath, which was written centuries before the birth of Christ.  The relevant passage runs as follows: Nor shall any [...]

Where the Kansas Senate Candidates Stand on the Issues

In Kansas, the unusual Senate race between a Republican and a so-called Independent candidate is still too close to call.  Here at CV, our political research team has been watching Pat Roberts and Greg Orman carefully so we can offer Catholic voters in Kansas a recommendation. Many issues are at stake in this election, and [...]

Render Unto Caesar This Nov. 4

At the height of the American political season, the Church providentially gives us the famous “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s” Sunday Gospel. It is famous because in it Christ draws a line between Church and state. But the way he does so is significant. He points out that [...]

Lord, Have Mercy

In the Synod on the Family, there is a lot of discussion about mercy. As Pope Francis said a year ago, the Catholic Church is a “field hospital” for sinners. He also said, “In pastoral ministry, we must accompany people, and we must heal their wounds.” In this interview, he was already alluding to the [...]


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