The Nitty-Gritty of Surrogacy Arrangements

(September 7, 2016 – The Catholic Spirit – Bridget Ryder) When plans change, parties become at odds with financial responsibilities, well-being of children When California surrogate mother Melissa Cook reached Harold Cassidy on Thanksgiving morning in 2015, he was the … Continue reading →

Surrogacy touches abortion, children’s rights

(August 18, 2016 – The Catholic Spirit – Bridget Ryder)  Feminists, children of surrogate mothers and biomedical ethicists united to send a clear message to a Minnesota State Legislature commission studying surrogacy: The practice turns people into products. In a … Continue reading →

Minnesota Legislative Candidate Questionnaire

(Download a PDF version) (Download a Microsoft Word version) ***Make sure to fill in the candidate’s name and your parish name IN THE INTRODUCTION*** Dear _____________________: I attend _________________ parish in your district. My faith provides me with the principles … Continue reading →

Surrogacy and the Throwaway Culture

Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has waged a war on the “throwaway culture,” in which anything can be commodified and given a dollar value, and where life itself can be, in his words, “considered a consumer good to be used … Continue reading →