Dependency is one of the beautiful aspects of human life

By Aaron Matthew Weldon Shortly after my wife had given birth to our first son, I held my little boy and was immediately struck by his helplessness.  Before that moment, I may have had some idea of how dependent a child is on others, but it became very real when my wife handed him to …

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Baby Angela defies odds, turns 6 months old

  By Jessica A. Botelho, Staff Reporter, Rhode Island Catholic Editor’s note. This story, which ran in September, was the second most read post of 2014. PROVIDENCE — Baby Angela smiles as a visitor tickles her feet. She wiggles and coos, moving her head from side to side. “She’s doing great,” Angela’s mother, Sonia Morales, …

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Anencephalic Babies Not Good as “Dead”

  By Wesley J. Smith Throughout my campaign on behalf of the human exceptionalism and the equal dignity of all people, utilitarian bioethicists and others have challenged me about anencephalic babies, that is, those born with parts of their brain missing. They aren’t persons, indeed, aren’t really human, the argument has gone. They are as …

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