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Michael Vacca

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MICHAEL VACCA is a devotee of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Therese of Lisieux. He graduated from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in English and Political Science, holds a J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law, and is a licensed attorney in Michigan. He currently serves as Director of Ministry, Bioethics, and Member Experience for Christ Medicus Foundation CURO. He worked for the Pontifical Council of the Family in Rome, where he advised the Church on pro-life and pro-family issues and advanced Catholic social teaching throughout the world. Michael is the Managing Editor of the International Center on Law, Life, Faith, and Family, which produces and provides resources on these issues, www.icolf.org. He is a founding board member of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, and currently serves on the board of the Casa Vitae Foundation. He is author and coauthor of various articles on bioethics and law, including: Michael Vacca, A Reexamination of Conscience Protections in Healthcare, 62 MEDICINA E MORALE 78 (2013) ; Jane Adolphe & Michael Vacca, Best Practices: Laws Protecting Human Life and the Family Around the Globe, 2 AVE MARIE INT’L L. J. 1 (2012); Michael Vacca, Talk About a Human Rights Violation: How Heterologous Assisted Reproduction Harms Children and Violates International Human Rights Law, 7 AVE MARIE INT’L L. J. 53 (2018); Michael Vacca, Natural Law as Guardian of the Human Person, 4 BAKU ST. UNIV. L. REV. 149 (2018); and Michael Vacca, Education and Religious Freedom in the Toledo Guiding Principles: A Comparative Analysis Between the Holy See and the United States 36 ARIZONA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW 2 (2019). He is also a co-editor of two published books, ST. PAUL, THE NATURAL LAW, AND CONTEMPORARY LEGAL THEORY (2012) and EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION CATHOLIC ROOTS, CURRENT CHALLENGES (2019). More than anything, Michael is grateful to know the love of Jesus Christ and for his beautiful and holy wife Sarah.

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Threats to the Sanctity of Human Life

This article is especially targeted towards pro-life people who want to know more about the various...

Authentic Humanism and the Person of Christ

The most vital question facing humanity has implications for healthcare, politics, education, busin...

The Best Doctor in the World

In a world where so many are seeking healings, Catholics have the greatest physician constantly ava...

Overcoming Polarization Within the Church

Sadly, our world is more divided than ever before. Even a cursory glance at politics, education, o...

Prevalent, Modern Forms of Self-Deception

Deep down, at the core of our being, we all want to live honest lives. By an honest life, I mean a...

The Most Neglected Truth: Remembering Eternity

When we look at our lives, if we are honest, the vast majority of our time, the vast majority of ou...

Making Room for Christ

If Christ is celebrated for being born of the Virgin Mary 2018 years ago, what good does that do me ...

The “Experience” Fallacy

Our culture is dominated by a fallacy that has ensnared people of all persuasions and creeds.  It a...

The Gift of Saint Therese

There are many saints in the Church and each embodies holiness in a different way.  We can say that...

HR 1676: Another Avenue for the Culture of Death

The primary end of healthcare is treating illnesses and injuries so that the human person, body, min...

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