Matthew P. Schneider, L.C., is a priest with the Legionaries of Christ, based in the Washington, D.C. area. He currently studies graduate moral theology, and he is the author of God Loves the Autistic Mind (Pauline), to be published in June 2022.
A new study suggests that M.R.I. brain scans on fetuses are able to predict diagnoses of autism. Both disability rights and pro-life activists should be concerned about the implications.
Artificial food, sex and drugs give us an artificial high — and they’re getting in the way of our search for God.
Our desires for the divine can be co-opted by artificial stimulants-. Ignatian prayer can help.
Disability rights and pro-life groups adhere to the same basic principle—that humans have inherent dignity based on who they are, not what they can do. But they don’t always recognize their common ground.