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Vaccines and Moral Evaluations Corrected

The morality of any act must be evaluated according to the moral determinants — the moral object, the purpose or end, and the circumstances. The history and origin of a physical thing used in an act can be relevant to the consideration of circumstances, but that a thing has an illicit origin does not mean […] Read More

Is the Big Bang Collapsing in on Itself?

Much speculation has been made about the origin of our cosmos. The prevailing view however, is that billions of years ago, there was a single point in existence, and this point, containing the sum of the universe,  was infinitely dense. This is called the singularity. The singularity eventually exploded, as the name Big Bang suggests, and all the universe […] Read More

Surrogacy Is Big Business … But Is It Moral?

Surrogacy is big business! A simple Google search on the term “surrogacy” returned 1,150,000 results in slightly over a quarter of a second. Several targeted advertisements promised payments to egg donors and surrogates up to $36,000. Another ad targeted homosexual couples seeking a child, touting their clinic’s success with dual embryo transfer where each embryo […] Read More

Origin of the Universe

Q.        In the movie “God is Not Dead,” the professor states that physicist Stephen Hawking proved that the universe just created itself, by the law of gravity. Is that depiction accurate? In one sense I can answer “yes” to your question about accurate depiction: Hawking really did write in his 2010 book “The Grand Design” […] Read More

Rosaries & Ovaries

Is abortion a “religious” issue?  Do opponents of abortion want to impose their religious values on society?  Every year on January twenty-second, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade supreme court decision,  hundreds of thousands of pilgrims brave the bitter cold to walk in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.  2014 marks the […] Read More