Voices Online Edition
Vol. XIX No. 3 Michaelmas 2004
Celebrating 20 Years - 1984-2004
Table of Contents
D e p a r t m e n t s
2... Letters to the Editor -- Printed Liturgical Resources | Starting a Pro-Life Group | More on MOMS | Spiderman and Barbie Breath? | WFF's Sourcebooks Inspired "domestic church" | On the Licit Use of "Natural Family Planning" | Spirits Lifted! | Catholics Face Challenges | Pope Stands Firm for Truth | Keeping Holy the Lord's Day
5... Inside Voices: Marking a Milestone - ...This year, Women for Faith & Family observes a milestone anniversary -- our 20th....
by Helen Hull Hitchcock
33... Bioethics Watch: On the Pope's Statement on Feeding and the "Vegetative" State Comments on the Pope's statement - Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas
by Nancy Valko, RN
36... Donors and Memorials
39... Affirmation for Catholic Women is simply a straightforward statement of fidelity to Church teachings -- on some of the most controversial issues we face today. Signing it is a way of making your voice heard in support of your Catholic faith. SIGN TODAY!
F e a t u r e s
7... Reflecting on Equality and Difference - The recent "Letter on Collaboration of Men and Women" affirms that it is a fundamental truth that man and woman are co-equal, and that sex differences are part of God's original design for the human person.
by Mary Ellen Bork
9... Feminism and the Unraveling of the Social Bond - The radical individualism of the pro-abortion feminists runs directly counter to Catholic teaching on matters of faith and morals and Catholic theology of the human person.
by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
15.. Families - The Future of Humanity - The family is the focus of the eighth and final statement of Women for Faith & Family's Affirmation for Catholic Women: in particular this paragraph refers to Familiaris Consortio, the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope John Paul II
by Margaret M. Whitehead
19.. Ordination: Reviewing the "Fundamental Reasons" This article intends to urge that the most effective response to the women's ordination question will take the Catholic doctrine of the priesthood as its starting point and foundation, and will employ arguments based on theological anthropology only after that is established, giving preference to those directly related to the biblical evidence regarding Christ's relationship to the Church in the New Covenant purchased by His blood.
by Sister Sara Butler, M.S.B.T.
27.. Affirmation of an Ancient Priestly Tradition All we need to know of the priesthood we have learned from the life of Jesus Christ. In its fullness, as revealed in the Gospel, the life of Christ is a study in the theology of ministry. And a perfect one, upon which the apostles based all teaching and tradition and service. The Sacrament of Holy Orders derives from that, and from them, and remains unchanged.
by Sheila Gribben Liaugminas
29.. Bishops and CARITAS - View from Britian
by Joanna Bogle
31.. Address on Life-Sustaining Treatments - Address of John Paul II to the Participants in the International Congress on "Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas" (March 20, 2004)
Cover - The Holy Family - Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia Photo Credit : Scala / Art Resource, NY
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