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Spiritual Wisdom, Spiritual Strength

First appeared on 04/17/2012. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Greetings in the Risen Lord! I'm glad to be back.

In my absence, Peter Mirus posted an interesting reflection on the relative lack of knowledge we so often bring to our most heated debates: What We Do Know, and What We Think We Know.

This is worth considering, and Phil Lawler has offered a case study in how to get things right. You may recall that, just before Easter, Phil raised serious questions about brain death as a reliable criterion for organ transplants. He articulated his concerns without seeking to obscure arguments on the other side: Organ transplants, 'brain death,' and Church teaching.

Then (also while I was away), an expert in the field, Michael DiPietro, MD, wrote in to address those concerns, and Phil published the entire argument so that the question could be better understood. See On brain death, a reader’s rebuttal.... [more content for subscribers]

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