APPENDIX: Why We Catholics Are So “Hung Up” on Abortion

[Timothy Cardinal Dolan is the Archbishop of New York. This column appeared on January 13 on the website of Catholic New York (www.cny.org) and is reprinted with the Cardinal’s permission.]   “Why are you Catholics so hung up about abortion?” this rather well-known political...
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APPENDIX: Magdalena

[Matthew Hennessey is associate editorial-page features editor at the Wall Street Journal. The following article was published in the January 2021 issue of First Things (firstthings.com) and is reprinted with the magazine’s permission.] Magdalena loves potatoes. Doesn’t matter...
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APPENDIX: Where the Disabled Have a Right to Be Born

[Madeleine Kearns is a staff writer for National Review. The following article appears in the January 25, 2021, print edition of the magazine. Copyright 2021 by National Review. Reprinted by permission.] Since Poland’s constitutional court outlawed eugenic abortion in October,...
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APPENDIX: How Abortion Disappears Children: A Lesson From Argentina

[David Mills is a senior editor of The Stream (stream.org/), where the following column was published on January 14, 2021. Reprinted with permission.] It depends on who gets disappeared. The “grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo” had worn white headscarves when they risked their...
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APPENDIX: How Aborted Children Are Used in Medical Research in 2020

[Stacy Trasancos, who holds a PhD in chemistry, is the Executive Director of the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization in Tyler, Texas. The following article was originally published by the National Catholic Register. Stacy Trasancos: © 2020 EWTN News, Inc....
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Scheidler’s Supreme Victory

The future looks bright. Against Roe and its progeny come Scheidler and his: seven children and (so far) 10 grandchildren. Two of his children, Eric, 36, and Annie, 26, work full-time for the Pro-Life Action League. And they are NOW’s worst nightmare: educated, energetic, erudite...
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Life Is Expensive

  “Life is cheap” is an expression usually reserved for primitive peoples or violent times, be it warring tribes and clans slaughtering each other like chickens or the showdown-at-noon culture of the American Wild West. At least drawing six-shooters was between two men...
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The Odd Couple and Abortion Culture

  I was seven years old when Neil Simon’s Broadway play The Odd Couple became a TV series. Forty-five years later, I still remember Oscar and Felix as perfect embodiments of the liberated and the oppressed—which, I suppose, might reveal something about my own organizational...
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After January 5th

The call of the church is to transcend the “myopias and smallnesses” of our present circumstances.
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Epiphany 2021

  January 6, 2021, would have been my brother Robert’s 61st birthday. He died of cancer on December 28, 1994, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, at age 34. Always at this time of year, Robert is present in the minds and hearts of his family and friends—we share memories, eat...
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