Heaney, Stephen J.
8 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Stephen J. Heaney is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN.


LOL: No Laughing Matter for Catholic Universities

In order to be considered a university at all by those who fancy themselves the arbiters of what counts as knowledge, the Catholic university must abandon its fundamental truth claims and its proper relationship with those entrusted with the proclamation of that truth.

Date posted: 2018-01-28

It Stinketh: On the End (and The End?) of the Modern University

The modern university project, as articulated by the American Association of University Professors, is a project of planned obsolescence. Those who continue to proclaim that the principles of free and open inquiry and the marketplace of ideas are alive and well are fooling only themselves.

Date posted: 2018-01-27

A Proposal for the Healthcare Professions: It's Time To Refuse to Deal in Death

The healthcare professions are rightly devoted to the restoration and maintenance of health. Deliberately delivering death is in direct opposition to these goals. For the sake of their profession and those whom they serve, healthcare professionals should refuse to participate in acts that are so utterly incompatible with their profession.

Date posted: 2017-11-07

Keeping the Spotlight on Planned Parenthood

Do not be distracted by misdirection. Do not let the horror of abortion be the main issue. Stick to the pertinent facts: Planned Parenthood is profiting from the sale of fetal parts. Planned Parenthood is routinely violating federal law. Planned Parenthood does not care about women.

Date posted: 2015-10-12

Cats and Dogs and Marriage Laws

When we define our terms based on the results we want, rather than on the reality of the thing being defined, all hell breaks loose.

Date posted: 2014-01-09

Two Steps from Reasonable About Marriage

A thought experiment crystalizes the reality that the connection between sex and children is marriage's central element, and consequently the contemporary idea of marriage as existing for the desires of adults makes little sense.

Date posted: 2012-08-03

Abortion, Divorce and 'Same-Sex Marriage': No Blood, No Foul?

Political legitimization of "private" sexual and marital choices causes much public harm. We have been personally harmed by the regimes of abortion and easy divorce.

Date posted: 2011-12-04

Just the Facts, Ma'am

When a woman claims to be a man, should the university and the press play along?

Date posted: 2011-01-04