By: Fr. James McTavish, FMVD
"Evaluation of direct sterilization" deals with the issue of direct, permanent sterilization as a method of contraception in females, objectively evaluating the gift of fertility, the role of responsibility and the morality of the issue.
"Fools rush in where angels fear to thread" takes up Pope Benedict XVI's remark on condom use in prostitution to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS, offering an explanation to the question, "Why does the Catholic Church not simply advocate the widespread distribution of condoms as a solution to HIV/AIDS?"
"When does an embryo receives its soul?" outlines some of the most recent writings from the Magisterium on this interesting theme, discussing questions such as, "Is the embryo a person?", "What does it mean to be a person?", "Does the embryo has a soul?", etc.