Barbara Golder

Thumbnail shutterstock 520542652 A modern Tuskegee problem

The Tuskegee Experiment is one of the darkest incidents in the history of American medical research. Beginning in 1932, for forty years,...

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Thumbnail mmr Catholic obligations and MMR Vaccine

Renee was 19 and pregnant for the first time, with twins, when she came down with measles. It was in the late 1950s, long before vaccines. Somehow,...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 191709095 Emergencies and baptism: Will soda water do?

A red pickup truck was overturned by the side of the road. The driver lay on the grass, thrown clear of the vehicle, crumpled, bleeding and...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 263437292 Seven things you might not know about NFP

It’s a sad fact of modern life that even among Catholic women, artificial contraception remains the norm. It’s a source of great hope and joy that...

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Thumbnail screen shot 2017 07 05 at 9.35.49 pm The controversy regarding the Charlie Gard case

The case of Charlie Gard breaks my heart. I can’t imagine anything more tragic than being a parent and having the state interfere with my desire to...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 575854621 The same words differently

My daughter’s boyfriend looked over the stack of boxes, seven or eight long and four high, that she and her roommate had moved from their dorm room...

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Thumbnail 20160329t1331 2424 cns easter vigil new catholics The seven gifts of converts

There’s been an interesting debate on the role of those new to the faith (including who can really be called a convert) and their opinions over the...

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