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Is There Really a Natural Law?
Last edited 25th May 2012

A common argument against same-sex marriage is that it is ‘unnatural’. But without qualification, such an argument is pointless. What do people mean when they call something ‘unnatural’? Do they mean ‘unusual’, ‘abnormal’, or ‘ugh! I don’t like it!’? Do they mean ‘it doesn’t happen in the animal kingdom!’ or ‘it can’t happen without human interference!’? Perhaps they mean ‘it contains synthetic products!’ or ‘it was built in a factory!’? As an ethicist, I draw on a system of ethics known as ‘Natural Law theory’. The theory dates back to Aristotle, was developed by Thomas Aquinas, and has, in recent decades undergone a resurgence and reinterpretation.

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Re-Cast the Debate: No Such Thing as a Non-Believer
Last edited 21st May 2012

Every citizen has faith and belief in something and contrary to popular opinion, there is no such thing as an unbeliever, says Professor Iain Benson, internationally renowned legal philosopher, writer, professor and practicing legal consultant.

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A CSA Is Like the Body of Christ
Last edited 16th May 2012

Farmers have a hard life. All that work, and a dry summer or a plague of locusts or a freak hailstorm destroys the entire crop. What’s brilliant about CSAs is that the community takes the hit along with the farmer. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, but to anyone under the age of 12, you’d think the word was a synonym for “farm.”

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Religious Liberty: A Commentary by Fr. Barron
Last edited 16th May 2012

What would happen in a world without Religious Liberty? Why is it so important? In this video, Fr. Robert Barron talks about his recent trip to England, where he explored the evidence and the results of the extreme presecution against the Catholic Church in the 16th century. What does persecution look like today, in the 21st century?

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How to Solve the Bully Problem
Last edited 14th May 2012

It is very difficult indeed to watch the new documentary "Bully" without experiencing both an intense sadness and a feeling of helplessness. The film opens with the heartbreaking ruminations of a father whose son committed suicide after being brutally bullied by his classmates.

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Pope Visits the Gemelli Hospital, Talks About Faith and Reason...
Last edited 4th May 2012

On 3 May, Pope Benedict XVI visited the Gemelli Hospital in Italy, to congratulate teachers, students and staff on the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. The Pope talked about his time as a university professor, by explaining why the relationship between reason and faith is so critical.

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Faith and Reason: A Commentary by Fr. Barron
Last edited 3rd May 2012

Is faith unreasonable? Not at all! In this video, Fr. Robert Barron sheds light on the faith vs. reason debate, and explains that the Catholic tradition loves questions. We believe in both faith and reason - they work together! Watch this video to learn more.

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The Marriage Diversity Conundrum
Last edited 7th May 2012

With around a third of marriages in Western countries ending in divorce and an increasing number of people not even bothering with marriage, it is not surprising that we are seriously questioning the significance of marriage. What is surprising is that the right to get married has simultaneously become a global human rights issue. But is it really?

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Science Will Never Explain Why There’s Something Rather Than Nothing
Last edited 23rd April 2012

When predicting something that science will never do, it’s wise to recall the French philosopher Auguste Comte. In 1835 he asserted that science will never figure out what stars are made of. That seemed like a safe bet, but within decades astronomers started determining the chemical composition of the Sun and other stars by analyzing the spectrum of light they emitted.

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The Saddest Woman On The Internet
Last edited 23rd April 2012

It has been noted by many commentators over they years that an oxymoronic singular objective of a movement dubbed "feminist" is to achieve some false notion of parity by behaving like men.

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