The Coming of Medical Martyrdom

[T]wenty years from now, those who feel called to a career in health care will face an agonizing dilemma: either participate in acts of killing or stay out of medicine. Those who stay true to their consciences will be forced into the painful sacrifice of embracing martyrdom for their faith.

Wesley J. Smith: Hospice, Defend Yourself!

I was waiting for this. A couple of years ago I passed a hospice facility in Naples and it occurred to me that the only thing that keeps it a place where people in the stage of dying preserve their intrinsic human dignity is the attitude of their care-givers.

Pdn. Patrick Mitchell: Gay Christians? The Grave Danger Coming Out Poses to Christian Churches

One cannot be a “Gay Christian” without corrupting the Church’s understanding of human nature.

Take the Survey from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

Alexei D. Krindatch, the Research Coordinator for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has launched a national study called “Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes.”

He has asked me to bring it to your attention. Both Orthodox clergy and laity are invited to take part in this unique project.

Assembly Delegation to Participate in March for Life

It is good the see the GOA better represented. The OCA has consistently been pro-life leading the Orthodox delegation in the March for Life for years. The Antiochians have never wavered in their defense of the value of unborn life. The GOA leadership has displayed confusion about the moral dimensions of abortion except for Bp. Demetri (Chicago) who has been a consistent defender of unborn life for decades.