Michael Vacca

A RESPONSE TO JENNIFER RUBIN: CONSCIENCE IS NOT THE RIGHT TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT

Michael Vacca with Christ Medicus submitted the following response to Jennifer Rubin’s article in the Washington Post. A Response to Jennifer Rubin: The Falsification of Conscience and the Relative Worldview             In a July 24th article in The Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin argues that there should be a conscience exception to abortion bans.  This argument is tragic, deeply …

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HHS PROPOSED RULE 1557

Christ Medicus Foundation Submits Official Public Comment on Radical HHS Proposed Regulation It would erode the right to life and rollback religious freedom An extinction level event for Catholic health care  Yesterday, the Christ Medicus Foundation (CMF) submitted its official public comment in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed rule under …

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OVERCOMING POLARIZATION WITHIN THE CHURCH

Reconnecting the Sacraments with the Moral Life Sadly, our world is more divided than ever before. Even a cursory glance at politics, education, or culture suffices to give one the impression that compromise is often no longer possible.  The most essential principle to any civilization is the respect owing to every single human person, and even this …

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ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY MEANS

In assessing when there is a duty to preserve life, the Church distinguishes between ordinary and extraordinary means.[1]  Ordinary means must be taken to preserve life, and extraordinary means can be morally refused.[2]  It is, therefore, critical to properly characterize particular means of preserving human life as ordinary or extraordinary, that is, as morally obligatory …

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