Never Enough: An American Way of Life

As we landed in Seattle after three years of living in Tokyo, I clung to the small, wooden Franciscan Toa cross a friend had given me. The cross was a symbol of what I wanted. I wanted more out of life than simply wanting more all the time. The toa cross represented the possibility ofContinue reading “Never Enough: An American Way of Life”

How To Dialogue With Your Neighbor

“Let’s discuss abortion,” is a conversation that will likely lead no where in the US today. Perhaps twenty years ago this could lead to meaningful dialogue. Basic observation leads to the conclusion that the culture is too divided today for conversations like this to bear good fruit. However, we still need to talk about culture.Continue reading “How To Dialogue With Your Neighbor”

St Thomas, Choice, and Pregnancy

The “pro-choice” movement argues that women deserve the dignity of choosing to continue or to end their pregnancies. The government, family, and society in general should stay out of the decision. They argue that pregnancy should be voluntary. St Thomas may disagree with the conclusions. However he would agree with importance of voluntariness. According toContinue reading “St Thomas, Choice, and Pregnancy”

The Ending of a Late Term Pregnancy

Pregnancy is tricky. Birth is difficult. Each mother and child are unique and can possibly have an array of health complications that are difficult to interpret. Therefore viability for one child may be different than for another. However most people agree that by end of the second trimester the entity with a beating heart insideContinue reading “The Ending of a Late Term Pregnancy”