Orthodoxy Today

Wesley J. Smith

A European Victory for Ethical Stem Cell Research

European Union rules that embryonic stem cells and the products derived from them cannot be patented.
November 9, 2011

A Religious Freedom Election

A court case in Colorado shows what’s at stake this fall.
August 9, 2012

Assisted Suicide: Why Now?

Al Pacino sympathetically portrayed Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a recent HBO movie...
June 4, 2010

Beware the ‘Rights of Nature’

Mother Earth has rights too! At least that’s what radical environmentalists say.
December 31, 2011

Bioethics: Creating a Culture of Death

Wesley J. Smith addresses St. Tikhon's Seminary about the assault on human rights in Western culture.
October 4, 2010

Brave New World Isn’t Inevitable

Is the future as bleak as some writers think?
May 8, 2010

Ecocide: A Crime Against Peace?

Environmentalism is growing increasingly antihuman.
May 1, 2010

Euphemisms as Political Manipulation

Manipulating language to hide the truth.
May 24, 2013

Fr. George Calciu: First Century Christian in the Twentieth Century

The cruelty inflicted on Orthodox believers by Communists surpasses that of Early Church.
April 23, 2011

Freedom of Worship’s Assault on Freedom of Religion

Strident secularism is on the march and freedom of religion is the target.”
July 18, 2012

Gosnell Not An Aberration

Late term abortion and infanticide are a provocative front in an all-out war waged against Judeo/Christian morality. This presents substantial moral peril.
May 7, 2013

Haunted by Terri Schiavo

A dark decision still casts a dark shadow.
January 15, 2010

IVF: Enough Will Never Be Enough

Genetically modified embryos next stage.
April 18, 2011

Knocking Human Beings Off the Pedestal of Exceptionalism

If human life is knocked off the pedestal, universal human rights will be impossible to sustain.
May 8, 2010

Medicare Counseling Reg Not a Death Panel: But Health Care Rationing a Clear and Present Danger

Obama administration has sights set on government rationing of health care.
December 29, 2010

Obamacare Ruling Reflects Technocratic Imperative

Not even a Romney election may reverse the cultural drift.
July 2, 2012

Our New Obamacare Masters

Meet the Independent Payment Advisory Board
December 10, 2010

Planned Parenthood Official Endorses Infanticide

Infanticide continues its slow movement toward respectability.
March 29, 2013

Presumptuous Consent

Should organ donation be opt-out only? Some say yes and that weakens the defense of life.
May 18, 2009

Shouldn’t We be Nice to Puppies?

What is the proper Christian view toward "animal rights?"
April 09, 2010

The Animal Rights Movement from an Orthodox Perspective

The coming moral equivalence between man and animals.
April 17, 2010

The Coercive Freedom of Choice

The privileging of “choice” requires re-engineering the human person and society.
May 6, 2013
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