I cannot speak highly enough of the latest Road to Emmaus Journal I just received in the mail. If you have any interest on the topic of the life of the unborn and reproduction, this is the thing to read.
Natural Conception, Natural Birth: The New Hope for Infertility
With western society facing rising rates of infertility, Melanie Sabtchev, an Orthodox natural fertility care practitioner, describes the medical, ethical, and spiritual problems of many contemporary reproductive technologies, and current research that has made natural fertility awareness an effective and life-affirming alternative for couples hoping to conceive.
The Hospitality of Abraham: Orthodox Ethics and Reproduction
After a Spring 2011 lecture on reproductive screening techniques, a lively discussion arose in the graduate bioethics seminar offered by Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. Led by Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, the class was described by its students as life-changing and revelatory. We think you'll agree.
The Embryo in Orthodox Christian Theology and Tradition
In a remarkable linking of science, scripture and the Church fathers, scientist-theologian Metropolitan Nikolaos (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki spoke at Chambésy, Switzerland in 2002 on "The Embryo and Its Development in Regards to Its Formation as a Complete Human Being". These selections from his full address give a glimpse of Orthodox bioethics at its best.
While as Yet He Was in His Mother's Womb…
A homily on the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth from the Latin Roman Breviary for July 2, Second Nocturn, attributed to St. John Chrysostom.