conscience

“This desire to possess what is good, that it be mine, is common to all men. But to reach it means loving, adhering, that is, involving our freedom, and sometimes, as we well know, we want to spare ourselves this. It is an ever lurking temptation. Luisa Muraro writes, ‘We always have the wish to […]

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… its desire to be forever. Margaret McCarthy provides a refreshing perspective to the ongoing HHS infringement on conscience freedoms … … it is not merely a question about religious institutions themselves being complicit in these things, but in anyone being complicit in them (especially insofar as they be required to be so). As far as the Catholic idea of […]

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… conscience is the place where we perceive dependence, where the directive of Another emerges. (At the Origin of the Christian Claim Luigi Giussani p. 88)  “You must live for another if you want to live for yourself”, the Roman philosopher Seneca said. If you want to live for yourself, if you want to discover […]

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… because you cannot be assimilated into anything. (Luigi Giussani) Essays discussing the recent Obama Administration/HHS ruling denying religious institutions their rights of conscience … Lorenzo Albacete, Michael Sean Winters, Robert George, Elizabeth Scalia.

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Dr. Marie Hilliard’s commentary on recent HHS mandate. JPII on The Value and Content of Freedom of Conscience BXVI in a recent address speaks of conscience as “reason that is open to the language of being”. CHA on conscience protection … their letter. USCCB General Counsel Brief to HHS. Alvare, Bradley and Snead … Conscience, Conversion […]

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progress …

September 1, 2011

in Bioethics,Spirituality

“We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about turn and walking back to the right road; […]

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“… At the time of our founding, Thomas Jefferson wrote that “Almighty God hath created the mind free. … All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens … are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion.” He also wrote that the “moral duties which exist between individual and individual […]

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Newman on Conscience …

August 25, 2011

in Bioethics

“Conscience—there are two ways of regarding conscience; one as a mere sort of sense of propriety, a taste teaching us to do this or that, the other as the echo of God’s voice. Now all depends on this distinction—the first way is not of faith, and the second is of faith”. Geissler Conscience and Truth in the writings […]

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John Garvey’s open letter on the Institute of Medicine’s health care proposals. Steve Schneck and Michael Sean Winters on the inadequacy of HHS’s conscience protections. Robert George’s comments to ACOG would also be pertinent to the recent IOM report resulting in HHS’s new rule re mandated coverage. “The key thing to see is that the issues in dispute […]

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… Robert Vischer summarizes the health care conscience situation since the administration’s recent release of its conscience regs.

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