What Keeps Me Up at Night

The paragraphs have the nice measured tone of a University of Chicago law professor, but they are of the same cloth as the recent allegations that American politics is listing toward theocracy. There are many such accusations, with some of them now bloated to book-length. The most popular of these books is Kevin Phillips’ American Theocracy. These types of arguments have all kinds of built-in assumptions that the authors know better than to reveal. But if you reflect, or even merely linger, over the paragraphs above, you quickly can see how ludicrous the concerns are. Read

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The Dictatorship of Relativism

"The Dictatorship of Relativism"

By Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino – Bishop of Madison

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

April 7, 2006

Bishop Morlino brilliantly explains the metaphor, 'The Dictatorship of Relativism' coined by Pope Benedict XVI, how it flourishes in our contemporary culture and how it undergirds the Culture of Death.

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NIH Admits US Lacks Data Needed to Study Abortion and Depression

Officials at the National Institutes of Health conceded that the data necessary to replicate a New Zealand study linking abortion with depression do not exist in America. The admission came in a reply to a letter from Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) seeking the NIH's "advice on searching out the best US research data on the effects of abortion on women in the United States."

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Catholic Democrats Issue Letter Defending Pro-Abortion Stance

Apparently responding to Catholic bishops who spoke out in 2004 about the obligations of Catholics in public life to oppose legal abortion, 55 Catholic Democratic members of Congress have released a "Statement of Principles." Though the letter attempts to declare the signatories strong support for the dignity of life the document refuses to call for outlawing abortion and instead declares that "we acknowledge and accept the tension that comes with being in disagreement with the Church in some areas."

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