The Deacon and The Doctor: A Prescription for Navigating Child Loss

The Deacon and The Doctor: A Prescription for Navigating Child Loss

The Deacon and The Doctor: A Prescription for Navigating Child Loss

by Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony and Dr. Sabine Heisman

The Deacon and the Doctor: A Prescription for Navigating Child Loss provides a spiritual, medical, psychological guide to help families A.C.Q.U.I.R.E peace after child loss. As one in four women experience miscarriage, it is essential to provide resources, bring awareness, and teach the community how to engage appropriately so these families are supported properly. Our hope is this book will help families and the community navigate the many obstacles encountered after child loss.
 
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Paperback: $16.95 | Kindle: $9.99

 

TESTIMONIALS

“There is nothing more devastating to parents than the loss of a child. The Deacon and the Doctor is a light in the darkness, providing much needed practical wisdom, refreshing insights, psychological tools, and spiritual consolation on a topic that is finally receiving the attention it deserves. This book will undoubtedly encourage parents to place their bruised and broken hearts into the pierced soul of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Deacon and the Doctor is simply the best resource available for dealing with the incredible grief of losing a child in the womb.” – Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Author, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality

“This book was tremendously moving in its content and analysis of miscarriages and stillbirths, from both the psychological and spiritual point of view. Having experienced a miscarriage in the 1st trimester of my first pregnancy, it was truly a sad time, as we had been waiting three years for pregnancy to occur. The content and guidance given in this book would have been a welcomed help in overcoming the sadness felt, at that time. I commend Dr. Heisman and Deacon Anthony for their knowledge, insight and direction to put together a comprehensive set of “prescriptions to breathe again and ACQUIRE peace” as God, our loving Father, intends for all mankind. May God bless all those “little one’s”, lost to this sad ending of life.” – Ann Sadone Alisuag, LOM

“I have known Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony before and after ordination. He is a Deacon who has a profound love of Catholic doctrine. Deacon Anthony’s research into this great need of the Church will help heal those families who have suffered the loss of a child. I highly endorse his book.” – Deacon Cody Miller  

“The subject covered in this book is one of the least discussed topics in the medical and psychiatric community. From my experience as a healthcare provider, I cannot recall any conference or discussion among my colleagues relating to the impact of miscarriage/stillbirth. This book is an invaluable resource for both the physician and the clergy in helping the mother, her family and the community to recover from this traumatic experience.” – Andres Alisuag, MD

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Gerard-Marie Anthony is a Deacon of the Catholic Church and Spiritual Director of an organization that helps families experiencing miscarriage/stillbirth. He has an M.A in Theology, as well as Green Cross Trauma certifications including H.E.A.R.T. Model training for Treating Complex Trauma.  His website is: www.jmjgerardmarie.com
 

Dr. Heisman is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the evaluation and assessment of educational/learning difficulties, as well as comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments. She has worked across multiple settings to include hospitals, rehabilitation, neuropsychological, and forensic settings. Dr. Heisman is also the Therapeutic Director for A Mom’s Peace, a non-profit that helps families who experience miscarriage/stillbirth. She also serves as an adjunct forensic psychology professor. Dr. Heisman is mother to three children, one on this Earth and twins in heaven. 

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Home for the Homily: The Sacred Art of Homiletics

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Home for the Homily: The Sacred Art of Homiletics by Kiki Latimer Home for The Homily: The Sacred Art of Homiletics concerns a new and required depth of preaching the word of God within the Mass. This calls for a new and deeper appreciation of communication skills....

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Human Nature: Moral Norm

Human Nature: Moral Norm

Human Nature: Moral Norm by Francis Etheredge There is a 'difference, both anthropological and moral, between contraception and recourse to the rhythm of the cycle: it is a difference which is much wider and deeper than is usually thought, one which involves in the...

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Reaching for the Resurrection: A Pastoral Bioethics

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Reaching for the Resurrection: A Pastoral Bioethics Loneliness, Aloneness, Euthanasia, Meaning, Anorexia, Brain Death, Conversion, and the Death and Resurrection of Christ   by Francis Etheredge Francis Etheredge returns to the subject of bioethics with essays on...

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Principles of Change by Kristina R. Olsen

Principles of Change by Kristina R. Olsen

Principles of Change: Teresa of Avila’s Carmelite Reform and Insights from Change Management Kristina R. Olsen This book draws from organizational change management principles to examine Teresa of Avila’s 16th-century reform of the Carmelite Order. During the last...

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Home for the Homily: The Sacred Art of Homiletics

The Battle for the 20th Century Mind by Ronda Chervin

The Battle for the 20th Century Mind by Ronda Chervin TBA     Paperback: $19.95 | Kindle: $9.99 Reviews A review of Dr. Ronda Chervin’s, The Battle for the 20th Century Mind (St. Luis, MO: En Route Books and Media, 2022) by Francis Etheredge Ronda Chervin sets out her...

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Conscious Energy and the Evolution of Philosophy

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Three Acts: A Commentary on Plato’s Theaetetus

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Three Acts: A Commentary on Plato's Theaetetus by Brandon Spun A reader's guide to Plato’s Theaetetus. This Socratic companion serves as an introduction to philosophy through an exploration of ethics, epistemology, psychology, and metaphysics. Paperback: $24.95 |...

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Exploring the Belief in the Real Presence

Exploring the Belief in the Real Presence

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Eugenio Zolli: Prophet for a New World

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The Biblical Qur’an: A Christian Investigation

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Philosophy Begins in Wonder

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The Gender Link to the Human Soul by Kimberly Bruce

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History of Peter

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Peter and Wendy

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Weeds Among Wheat

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How to Listen & How to Speak by Dr. Peter Redpath

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21 Centuries of Church History in 21 Pages by Albert Domm

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Words, Concepts, Reality: Aristotelian Logic for Teenagers

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Teaching and Learning in the Age of COVID19

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Romans by Paul, authored by Richard L. Akins

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Teaching Research Processes by William Badke

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Soulful Organizational Leadership by Arthur William McVey

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Wisdom Literature

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Pentateuch by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

Pentateuch by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

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The Historical Books by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

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Prophetic Literature by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

Prophetic Literature by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

Prophetic Literature by Fr. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA This book engages the canonical prophetic literature of the Old Testament, demonstrating how it points to Christ and is fulfilled in Christ. Like Wisdom Literature, prophetic literature teaches perennial moral truths...

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Recent Catholic Philosophy: The Twentieth Century

Recent Catholic Philosophy: The Twentieth Century

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Help Dante Help Italy

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Mary and Bioethics: An Exploration

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A Study of the New Testament by Rev. John Paul Heil, S.S.D.

A Study of the New Testament by Rev. John Paul Heil, S.S.D.

John Paul Heil is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Ordained in 1974, he studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, where he received his Doctorate in Sacred Scripture in 1979. After teaching at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis for 27 years, he...

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The Meaning of the Eucharist by Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.

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Science and the God Elusion: A Reflection on the Conundrums of Life

Science and the God Elusion: A Reflection on the Conundrums of Life

Science and the God Elusion: A Reflection on the Conundrums of Life (Revised Edition)

by Robin Arthur

This intelligent and wise book demonstrates that the so-called conflict between science and religion is fundamentally misconceived. Seen in their proper complementarity, they jointly illumine life’s mystery and many conundrums.

Paperback $18.99 | Kindle $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

“Religion and science are two different and complementary avenues to knowledge and truth. Science aims for an explanation of how things work, but religion, for the most part, aims at trying to understand the meaning and ultimate purpose of life. Methodologically, explanation and understanding function differently, but have a lot to learn from each other. It is to Robin Arthur’s great credit that he sees and illustrates this important insight with great charm and in fine detail.” – Joseph Prabhu, Professor of Philosophy and Religion (Emeritus), California State University, Los Angeles, Trustee Emeritus and Adviser, Parliament of the World’s Religions
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robin Arthur is a newspaper editor and a journalist who won the Pan-Asia Journalism award in 1995. This book is a sequel to Science and the God Elusion, which he released in June 2019. He has written several other books including Can the Poor Inherit the Earth, which is an opinion on Third World development paradigms and which won acclaim from UN organizations including UNESCO and UNDP. His first novel, The Island of Habarra, provides a glimpse into the sad narrative of expatriate workers who leave families and home behind to work in the oil-rich Persian Gulf. In Canada, Arthur worked to develop an appreciation of interfaith dialogue, and between 2011 and 2016 convened three very successfully staged Spiritual Diversity Conferences, paving the way for the establishment of an Interfaith Council in the city of Halifax.

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Rise and Fall of the American Empire

Rise and Fall of the American Empire

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Natural Law – Australian Style

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Home for the Homily: The Sacred Art of Homiletics

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Human Nature: Moral Norm

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Reaching for the Resurrection: A Pastoral Bioethics

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Conscious Energy and the Evolution of Philosophy

Conscious Energy and the Evolution of Philosophy

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Three Acts: A Commentary on Plato’s Theaetetus

Three Acts: A Commentary on Plato’s Theaetetus

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Exploring the Belief in the Real Presence

Exploring the Belief in the Real Presence

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Eugenio Zolli: Prophet for a New World

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The Biblical Qur’an: A Christian Investigation

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Philosophy Begins in Wonder

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History of Peter

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Teaching Research Processes by William Badke

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Wisdom Literature

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read more
Pentateuch by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

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read more
The Historical Books by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

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Prophetic Literature by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

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Prophetic Literature by Fr. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA This book engages the canonical prophetic literature of the Old Testament, demonstrating how it points to Christ and is fulfilled in Christ. Like Wisdom Literature, prophetic literature teaches perennial moral truths...

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A Study of the New Testament by Rev. John Paul Heil, S.S.D.

A Study of the New Testament by Rev. John Paul Heil, S.S.D.

John Paul Heil is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Ordained in 1974, he studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, where he received his Doctorate in Sacred Scripture in 1979. After teaching at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis for 27 years, he...

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The Meaning of the Eucharist by Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.

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The Meaning of the Eucharist by Fr. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. This book highlights some of the major theological voices from the past century who contributed to a deepening of the Church’s understanding of the significance of the Eucharist and whose efforts came to...

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Everywhen

Everywhen

Everywhen: God, Symmetry, and Time

by Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen

Have you been told that science and religion are incompatible? Do you think you have to give one up to be consistent?

You don’t. In this book, MIT-trained physicist Thomas Sheahen explains how you can:

  • trust in God more readily, by realizing that God is not limited by space and time
  • expand your human thinking and step up to a higher plane of understanding
  • realize that religion and science are complementary paths to knowledge–not opposed
  • understand that God thought up the laws of nature and uses them in creation.

Paperback: $18.99 | Kindle: $9.99


TESTIMONIALS

“If one accepts the premise that an intelligence created the universe, I am convinced that He would have to be close to what Tom describes.” – Dr. Steven I. Parks, Washington, D.C.-area physicist

“I think Everywhen: God, Symmetry, and Time will be very valuable for helping people see how science points to faith and to recognize the false dichotomies between faith and science imposed on many minds within the popular culture by those who dislike religion or champion scientism. I also think that this book, particularly the multi-dimensional parts of the last chapter, will help people recognize the possibility of God free from the constraints of time, and a Heaven that may transcend some of the constraints of time. There are many other wonderful insights that will bring people closer to God and the unity between faith and reason.” – Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ, Host, “Fr. Spitzer’s Universe”

“Dr. Sheahen has written a very insightful and at times provocative book, addressing the often-forgotten issue of Time in regard to the Omnipresence of God. He points out that Catholic belief in God’s creation, both visible and invisible, includes not only the realm of space and particles, but also the very space-time fabric of reality. He applies the concept of God’s independence from time to discuss the ramifications in the physics world, the meaning of eternity, and even the existence of Hell. I am sure you’ll find this book to be interesting and thought provoking.” – David J. Keys, PhD, author of Discovering the Fullness of Reality and Exploring the Belief in the Real Presence

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Thomas P. Sheahen earned BS and PhD degrees in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his 45-year career as a research physicist, predominantly in energy sciences, he worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories, the National Bureau of Standards, various research corporations, the U.S. Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He was chosen as a Congressional Research Fellow by the American Physical Society, dealing with energy-related national legislation. Dr. Sheahen wrote the textbook Introduction to High-Temperature Superconductivity.

Dr. Sheahen, a lifelong Catholic, is director emeritus of the Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology, which focuses on demonstrating the compatibility of faith and science as paths toward knowledge.

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Paradoxes of Faith and Reason

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read more
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Home for the Homily: The Sacred Art of Homiletics

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Principles of Change by Kristina R. Olsen

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Principles of Change: Teresa of Avila’s Carmelite Reform and Insights from Change Management Kristina R. Olsen This book draws from organizational change management principles to examine Teresa of Avila’s 16th-century reform of the Carmelite Order. During the last...

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Conscious Energy and the Evolution of Philosophy

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Three Acts: A Commentary on Plato’s Theaetetus

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Biography and Foreword by John C. Lemon: A Practicable Response to Human Conception

What is in a Title? The ABCQ of Conceiving Conception: The ABC of Conception: An Unfolding Content; The Q of Conception; This Book: The ABCQ of Conceiving Conception; Three Parts

 Part I: Practical Experience: Comprising Chapters One and Two

Chapter One: An Imaginative use of Gardening and Plant Life:

Tomato Seeds, Plants and Conception; Conception and Growing Potatoes; The Integrity of Human Being; Plant Loss and Human Sorrow

Chapter Two: Gardening Continues to Help us to Understand

Conception: The Possibility of a Single Answer to When Did I begin? Embryology: What is One Organism? Reverting to What is Original

Part II: Literary Truths and the Literal Truth: Comprising Chapters Three and Four

Chapter Three: Passing Through the Past to the Present: From the “literal” use of an Image to the Truth of Embryology; Stage One: Taking the Comparison with a Plant to be Literally True; Stage Two: Movement, Sensation and the Rearing of Young; Stage Three: Rational Ensoulment; A Concluding Reflection: Towards Understanding Human Ensoulment; The Greatest Natural Transformation: The Unfolding of Conception

Chapter Four: Scripture and Theology: Word and Dogma: The word of God and dogma; A Variety of Witnesses to Human Conception – Beginning with Eve; Job; David; the Martyred Mother of Her Seven Martyred Sons; Mary: The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception and Human Conception

Part III: What is Certain and What is Uncertain about Conception: Comprising Chapters Five, Six and Seven

Conversion to Reality

Chapter Five: The Teaching of the Church and the Problem of Uncertainty: Prologue: A Modern Moment; Introduction: Who is My Neighbour; The Problem of Uncertainty in both Church Teaching and the 14th Amendment

Chapter Six: On the Interpretation of Texts: Particularly “Amendment 14”: Amendment 14; Mr. Justice Rehnquist, Dissenting; On the Question of the Rightful Protection of Women; and The principle of Determining an Appropriate Level of Legal Action

Chapter Seven: An Answer to the Uncertainty of What or Who Exists at Conception: What is the Experience of Women in Pregnancy?; The Witness of Each One of Us; A Discussion on the Teachings of the Catholic Church and the “Opinion of the Court”; A Clarification as Regards the Teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas; The Contribution of Revelation and Dogma; A Variety of Bioethical Declarations; Gravitating to a Consensus

Conclusion: Lest we Forget Mother, Child and Father

Postscript: Roe v Wade: The Ongoing Arguments of Benefit to us All: Justice Beyond a Change of Justices (i); Viability is for Life (ii); Choice, Burdens, and their Alleviation (iii); Bodily Integrity, Liberty, Equality and the Constitution (iv); Brain Death and Abortion (v); Abortion and the Advancement of Women (vi); True Justice is Irreversible (vii).

Further Reading: A Variety of Prior Work on Conception.


REVIEW

Christine Sunderland, in ChristineSunderland.com (May 15, 2022). To read, click here.

Eileen Quinn Knight, in Profiles in Catholicism. (March 26, 2022). To read, click here.


TESTIMONIALS

“With the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade, cogent arguments are needed to help people understand the moral evil of abortion as the issue returns to the democratic process. Francis Etheredge has made a significant contribution to this debate with the publication of The ABCQ of Conceiving Conception. In it, he makes a persuasive case for the personhood of the unborn child by unpacking the meaning of conception. Using images from botany, zoology, philosophy, and theology, Etheredge accompanies readers on a journey to the discovery of conception as the necessary beginning of human life, with all its attendant rights.” – Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Author of Who Is My Neighbor? Personalism and the Foundation of Human Rights

“The moment of conception can be described as a mystery and miracle. Even from a secular perspective, the beginning of human life carries immense wonder. Notwithstanding our modern medico-scientific understanding of human embryology, the use of analogy remains a valuable means for grasping the marvel of conception. Borrowing illustration from gardening and plant growth, Francis Etheredge in The ABCQ of Conception offers an accessible introduction to this wondrous moment. By seeing human conception for what it is – the beginning of a human person’s life – Etheredge shows that each human being is a unique gift invested with dignity. As conception initiates an innate developmental process that seamlessly leads to a mature human individual, Etheredge compellingly argues that impeding this process for non- therapeutic reasons amounts to a transgression against the natural right to develop, entailing the need to protect human life from the moment of conception.” – Eric Manuel Torres, BHlthSci, MOrthoptics (LaTrobe), MNSc (Melb), GradDipTheol, MTS (CTC/UDiv), GradCertEdu [Specialist Inclusive] (Deakin), CertIIIBAdmin (S.Russo), AOBR, MOA, RN, Assoc. Member CMAV. Catholic moral theologian and bioethicist.

“The commonest argument put forward to justify abortion is that the unborn child belongs to the mother. It is therefore her body, her choice. This book beautifully dismantles such a view: ‘our bodies express each one of us’ from conception till natural death. Our very biological make-up says so: once pregnant, the mother’s immune system has to let it accept the presence of a different human being growing inside of her. The book demonstrates admirably and by means of analogy that the unborn child is no more part of the woman’s body than a plant is a part of the soil it is growing in. Of course, the plant needs the soil and the unborn child needs his or her mother. The book seeks to stimulate the founding of an internationally binding charter which envisions the natural integrity of every human being from conception till natural death. It is my firm belief that this work has given us a rational foundation to propose this.” – Dr. Pravin Thevathasan, MB.BS, MRPsych, MSc (Medical Ethics) Consultant Psychiatrist and Editor, Catholic Medical Quarterly

“In his verse, the French Catholic poet Charles Peguy loved to celebrate beginnings and origins. The first beginning for all of us, the starting-point of the great adventure of our human life, is conception in our mothers’ wombs. Francis Etheredge deserves our gratitude for helping us understand and appreciate its beauty.” – Fr. John Saward, author of several books, including Redeemer in the Womb

“What Francis Etheredge elucidates so clearly within the pages of The ABCQ of Conception is that every human life is sacred, that human life possesses a dignity beyond that of plants and animals. Why? Because from the beginning — from the very moment of our conception — we are formed in our mother’s womb in the image and likeness of God. Every human life would not be life at all without the direct intervention of God, who infuses a rational soul into a body, uniting spirit and matter. Etheredge leads the reader toward a heartfelt gratitude to God for the gift of life and the recognition that every human life is something to be marveled at and reverenced, not trivialized and exploited. He illuminates well the responsibility of every Christian and person of good-will to seek out the just and legal means necessary to protect innocent human lives from their inception. This work is much needed and timely in its arrival.” – Rev. Kenneth M. Dos Santos, MIC, Provincial Secretary, BVM, Mother of Mercy Province; author of Hagia Sophia: The Wisdom of God as Offered to the Modern World

“In his book The ABCQ of Conception, Francis Etheredge takes advantage of our natural experience of living things—such as the potato and its life cycle—to help us bridge the modern ‘gap’ in understanding when life begins in the human person. Regarding our conception, Etheredge states, ‘there is a common agreement that ‘something’ comes to exist at conception. The question is, then, what comes to exist at conception?’ —A basic question, yet so profound. I laughed out loud because it struck me with its simple logic and undeniable philosophical truth. Another of his questions begs an equally unmistakable answer: “What is so disappointing about a miscarriage? Surely it has nothing to do with the abstract claim of losing a blob of cells…” The ABCQ of Conception aids us in acknowledging the beginning of human life—so vitally important for those in the womb; conceived by invitro; in frozen embryo form; experimented upon; and whose DNA is mixed with animal DNA creating chimeras. All persons have a God-given right to their natural human development and their distinct familial history and experience of siblings, grandparents, and other natural relations. Etheredge sums up his book, poignantly, in one clear statement: “…if the truth establishes our common human identity then it establishes, at the same time, our ethical responsibility for each other.” This responsibility, therefore, creates necessity for global acceptance of the beginning of human life for proper respect, protection, care, and posterity of humanity and the natural family unit.” – Kimberly Bruce, MA Theology, author of The Gender Link to the Human Soul and Look at the SON: The Fruit of Medjugorje

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mr. Francis Etheredge is married with eight children, plus three in heaven.

Francis is the author of Scripture: A Unique Word, and a trilogy From Truth and Truth (Volume I-“Faithful Reason”; Volume II-“Faith and Reason in Dialogue”; Volume III-“Faith Is Married Reason”), all of which are published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing; The Human Person: A Bioethical Word, The Family on Pilgrimage: God Leads through Dead Ends, The Prayerful Kiss, Conception: An Icon of the Beginning, Mary and Bioethics: An Exploration, and Honest Rust and Gold: A Second Collection of Prose and Poetry, all of which are published by En Route Books and Media.

Francis is currently a freelance writer and speaker and his “Posts” on LinkedIn can be viewed here. Poetry; short articles; autobiographical blog; excerpts from books; and “Philosophize: A Ten Minute Write.”

See Francis’ other books, too, entitled Scripture: A Unique WordFrom Truth and truth: Volume I-Faithful ReasonFrom Truth and truth: Volume II: Faith and Reason in DialogueFrom Truth and truth: Volume III: Faith is Married Reason.

He has earned a BA Div (Hons), MA in Catholic Theology, PGC in Biblical Studies, PGC in Higher Education, and an MA in Marriage and Family (Distinction).

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