Shameless Promotion of our Magazine on Life

In the Passion we will be reading soon during Holy Week, we come across Pontius Pilate asking, “What is truth?” He’s either sincere and rather dense in the head or blowing off Jesus Christ.

That is kind of the way the definition of human life has evolved in the last few decades. A hundred years ago, when a woman got pregnant, she knew she wasn’t having a dog or cat in nine months. She knew she was carrying a living boy or girl and if she got rid of that child, she was killing it.

So why suddenly, with the dawn of the ’60s and ’70s, was there a question about when life begins: it’s at conception; no, it’s fertilization (which sounds like something for farm crops); no it’s later, at implantation in the uterus; no, it’s….on and on. It’s a zygote, an embryo, fetus, but never called a child until the moment of birth — and maybe not even then if a handicap is present.

Science went from sincerely asking about the beginning of developing life in utero, to a Pilate attitude, “What’s life?” an ultimate blow-off: We know it’s human, it’s got the requisite chromosomes, but what’s the big deal? You don’t want it, call it something else — tissue, product of conception — and get rid of it.

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The now available issue of the Bellarmine Forum magazine is all about the big deal of “Life: In the Beginning.” Our unparalleled writers — Charles Rice, Reginald Gallop, Monica M. Miller — take on the issue of anti-life, that is, contraception, why its is wrong, and how it is leading Catholics on a collision course with government. Gallop describes sexual union as picking up the hotline to God. Miller says outright taking God out of the picture by the use of contraception is contributing to gay marriage. Rice foresees persecution of the Catholic Church on the horizon.

And in the months following, our writers will examine abortion, euthanasia and present the solid Catholic thought you expect from the Bellarmine Forum.

Have you sent in your subscription yet (click here to do it now)? $33 for all 4 issues of 2014’s Bellarmine Forum magazine.  Do it now, the issue is at the printer and will hit the mail very soon.

Thank you, and as Bishop Sheen, whose cause has been advanced for beatification, used to say, “God love you.”


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Why be like Pilate and ask what truth is when you can know?

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Cindy Paslawski

CINDY PASLAWSKI earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota, back when truth and accuracy were prized. She has been active with the Wanderer Forum Foundation almost since its inception, while working as a reporter for The Wanderer newspaper. She has also worked on the front lines as a church secretary and most recently as a freelance book editor. As the Wanderer Forum Foundation/Bellarmine Forum's executive secretary and publication editor since 1995, she has overseen production of the Forum Focus and the Bellarmine Forum magazines, coordinated Regional and National Wanderer Forums, and saw to the publication of both Saving Christian Marriage (2007) and Slaying the “Spiritˮ of Vatican II With the Light of Truth (2017). She and her patient husband have six grown children and nine grandchildren.

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