Neighbors don’t lie to each other. Or rape each others’ daughters. Neither did Live Action.

The Live Action folks deceived, yes, but it was not immoral and did not violate the pertinent sections of the Catechism (because the Catechism has a lacuna on the matter at hand). I think Dr. Kreeft’s final example—that of an incapacitated father lying to prevent his daughter being raped in front of him—deserves more consideration and fleshing out. If the father were not tied down, what ... More

Grace & a Rose

There’s been a lot of debate here and elsewhere about the morality of what Lila Rose and Live Action are doing (I was fond of Jody’s item). I don’t even pretend to be a philosopher on TV, so I’m not going to enter that fray. But I do want to say that Rose strikes me as someone who truly feels a call. Pray for her. I’m thanking God for the opportunities these videos are providing. May gra... More

The Unloving Lies of Lila Rose?

You know—you read—the philosopher Christopher Tollefsen, I hope. A major talent, and one of the few intellectual graces granted our intellectually graceless day. His latest offering, however, just isn’t going to fly. There are some things (as the old joke put it) so silly that only an intellectual could convince himself to believe in them. Prof. Tollefsen’s argument appears this morning at... More

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