Category: Religion

Judaism and Infertility Treatment

Yom Kippur, an important high holiday in the Jewish New Year is being celebrated this week. It is a time of reflection and taking time out to engage in prayer and thinking about choices you made in the previous year and resolving to make more thoughtful decisions in the coming Jewish New Year. This week I was talking with a...

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Religious Leaders who Endorse Contraceptive Coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

In the upcoming election, contraceptive coverage and our reproductive rights are highlighted as important issues. Debates become polarized and what we choose to do with our bodies seems to be controversial.

While there are many vocal opponents of the mandatory coverage of contraception, there are those whose faith is not in conflict with contraception or abortion. In fact, there...

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The Global Culture of Infertility

Being in the midst of National Infertility Awareness Week I have been thinking a lot about the impact of infertility. I was just visiting a friend at Yale University who told me about her colleague, Marcia Inhorn, Ph. D., an anthropology professor at Yale. Dr. Inhorn has just completed a book, The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam...

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Holy Unsatisfying

A colleague and friend wrote to me a couple of days ago, asking if I was in Rome for the conference on treating infertility hosted by the Pontifical Academy for Life.

While I'm extremely flattered that someone thinks I have that much power, I'm under no illusion that the teaching of the Catholic Church regarding Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), especially...

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I'm Christian, unless you're gay

Today I want to write about something that has bothered me for the better part of a decade. I’ve carved out no fewer than a dozen drafts of this post, all strangely unalike, all ultimately failing to accomplish the job I’ve set out to do. Truth is, I’ve been trying to write it off and on for more ...

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Legal Battle in Illinois Fighting for Prospective Parents

There is legal battle that has been brewing in Illinois that may interest others who live out of state. In July of this year the state of Illinois decided not to renew its $30.6 million foster care and adoption contracts for 2012 with Catholic Charities. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services sent Catholic Charities a letter explaining why. They determined ...

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In memoriam: Leiby Kletzky

Could the news coming out of Brooklyn be any more devastating? Little 8 year old Leiby Kletzky was murdered two blocks from my own home. I've walked that block with my children many times. They had friends who lived there when they were little and often scribbled with sidewalk chalk on that very street.

I should have known something was...

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Finding Faith this Easter

For Christians, Easter is a time of celebration. I always look forward to the church service on Easter Sunday because I know the pulpit will be filled with beautiful flowers, the hymns will have a festive tone and a huge brunch will follow the service where I will try desperately not to spill anything on my new Easter...

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A Life of Grace.

"You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives,...

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