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  • Academy for Life no longer an ‘enclave of the ideologically pure’

    Academy for Life no longer an ‘enclave of the ideologically pure’

    Some pro-lifers are upset over the appointment of the Rev. Nigel Biggar, an Anglican clergyman and moral theologian, to the Pontifical Academy of Life. He is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Christchurch College, Oxford, and director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life. He was recommended by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who was asked to send a representative. He is also a sign that Pope Francis wants the Academy to better engage with the world.

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  • Confused American jurisprudence on human and non-human life

    Confused American jurisprudence on human and non-human life

    Catholic moral theology considers any substance of a rational and relational nature to be a person. This includes embryos, fetuses, infants, the brain dead, comatose, and the severely mentally ill. It also includes angels and demons. Could it also include apes such as chimpanzees?

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  • Pope Francis overhauls the Vatican’s pro-life beachhead

    Pope Francis overhauls the Vatican’s pro-life beachhead

    In an overhaul on Tuesday of the Pontifical Academy for Life, long the Vatican’s primary beachhead for the most robustly pro-life voices in the Church, Pope Francis appeared to send a signal that while he doesn’t intend to muzzle the pro-life argument, he wants a body whose membership is less inclined to be combative and to protest against its own leadership.

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