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  • June 30, 2014 | by By Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. Contributor
    A June 2014 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, written by researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health, points out that marijuana is not the harmless drug that many imagine.
  • May 30, 2014 | by By Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., Contributor
    A number of serious diseases are known to occur because of defects or mutations in our DNA. Rewriting the DNA to fix the mutated base pairs could in principle cure such diseases. Yet until recently scientists have remained largely stymied in their attempts to directly modify genes in a living animal.
  • May 1, 2014 | by Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., Contributor
    Among married men and women who undergo surgical sterilization through a vasectomy or a tubal ligation, it has been estimated that anywhere from 10 to 20 percent will come to regret the choice.
  • May 1, 2014 | by By Alfredo E. Cardenas, South Texas Catholic
    Many Catholics often express concern for the way the “mainstream media” covers news concerning Catholics and their faith, as well as Christians in general.
  • April 1, 2014 | by By George Weigel, Contributor
    The Catholic Church began compiling “martyrologies”—lists of saints, typically martyrs—during the first centuries after Constantine. In the pre-Vatican II breviary, a reading from the Roman Martyrology, or what we might call the Catholic Book of Witnesses, was an integral part of the Office of Prime, the “hour” recited after sunrise.