The Quality of Freedom
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Preachers Institute

We should be slow to identify freedom as simply the ability to choose. The ability to choose is better thought of as potential for freedom. Freedom is not a static thing; our choices make us either more free or less free.

15 Lies at the Basis of Our Culture
James V. Schall, S.J., Catholic World Report

Each of these lies, on examination, denies or violates a principle of reason or a fact of science.

Abortions Declining in U.S., Study Finds
Erick Erckholm, New York Times

The abortion rate among American women declined to its lowest level in more than three decades in 2011, according to a new report released Monday that is widely considered the country’s most definitive examination of abortion trends.

Is “Sex Worker” a Legitimate Phrase?
Mary Rose Somarriba, Public Discourse

Contrary to the rhetoric of sex-worker advocacy groups, the vast majority of women working as prostitutes did not freely choose to do so. Human trafficking is a serious problem, and those who attempt to downplay its prevalence often have ulterior motives.