The Virgin Birth Proves Personhood at Conception

Affirming that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary is to affirm something basic about an embryo’s personhood at conception. Two days ago Christians all over the world gathered to celebrate the nativity of Jesus Christ our Lord. The eternal Word becoming flesh is fundamental to the Christian faith; we would not be able to receive salvation apart from it (Gal. 4:4-5). One important aspect of Christ’s incarnation is his birth from Mary, a virgin. We re-tell this historic event each Read more […]

The Government Dehumanization Project: Chimp Rights

People are trying to get a chimpanzee rescued from a cage by filing a habeus corpus claim with the government. This wouldn’t matter much to me except that CNN’s legal expert has decided to proclaim (“grudgingly”) that their arguments are persuasive. A writ of habeas corpus requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court. The idea behind habeas corpus is to provide a mechanism to seek the release of an unlawfully detained prisoner who is being held without sufficient Read more […]

Catholic Hospital Shows Full Range of Hypocrisy

Bernard de Mandeville said: “No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.” That quote represents every human being; be they young or old; rich or poor; saint or criminal. Hypocrisy lives in every man and woman, but the fault of a hypocrite is not in their innate flaw, but in their Read more […]