On the primary election of August 2, 2022, Kansans will be presented with a ballot question about the constitutional amendment measure Value Them Both. It is unlikely, but possible, that anyone taking the time to read this is unsure about how they will vote. It is unlikely that readers are unfamiliar with arguments for and … Continue reading Why Vote “Yes” on the Value Them Both Amendment?
Updates: Footnote reference; medical pedagogy. Justice Clarence Thomas devotes most of his short concurrence in Dobbs v. Jackson to revisiting his longstanding opposition to substantive due process. Here is his third reason for “jettisoning the doctrine entirely”: Third, substantive due process is often wielded to “disastrous ends.” For instance, in Dred Scott v. Sandford, the … Continue reading The World after Roe-and-Casey Constitutional Geocentrism
Thanks to the good folks at Universidad Gabriela Mistral, and my good friend Pablo Maillet, my short extension course, a series of lectures on “God and Philosophy,” came to a successful close this week. A short description and news story from UGM can be found here. The Spanish text reads: Yesterday saw the successful conclusion … Continue reading Chilean philosophy course comes to a close …
In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Duane H. Berquist. Dr. Berquist was the best teacher I never met, having only listened to many of his recorded lectures and never attended any of his classes in person. His many unpublished written works were also very formative (his published articles … Continue reading Dr. Duane Berquist, rest in peace
I would like to congratulate my brother, Rev. Mr. Michael G. Brungardt, on the recent publication of his article, “A Study of Accompaniment at the End of Life,” in The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. Michael was inspired, as were all his siblings, by our father’s work in medicine and bioethics. I look forward to reading more … Continue reading Accompaniment at the end of life