Jerry Novotny OMI
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May 31, 2016

Breaking News

Two-thirds Of World's Slaves Live In Asia
Two-thirds of the estimated 45.8 million people enslaved worldwide live in Asia, according to a damning report on modern slavery released May 31.

As Population Ages, Beijing Tracks Its Elderly As They Take Buses, Go Shopping
These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the countryís rapidly growing elderly population.

69% Approve EPNís Gay Marriage Changes
While a poll indicates strong support for same-sex marriage in Mexico, the Mexican Council of the Family claims it has gathered signatures from 240,000 people who want to see constitutional recognition that marriage is a union between a man and a woman.

Tories Vote To Accept Same-sex Marriage
At convention in Vancouver, delegates vote overwhelmingly to ditch traditional definition of marriage from the partyís policy book

Ethical Objections To Embryo Research Can Trigger Genuine Progress
An admission from scientists in the latest issue of the journal Nature, that production of three-parent embryos may not accomplish the stated goals, reminds me of a promise made by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown in 2008, one that most people have long forgotten.

Canada May Ban Anti-Transgender Speech With 2 Years In Prison
Canada's Liberal Party government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a bill that would ban transgender discrimination, including both gender identity and gender expression, with up to two years in prison for violators.

Hiroshima Is A Call To Conversion That We Must Heed
Atom bomb attacks on Japan, a reminder of how capable we are of destroying ourselves

Japan Seeks 15,000 Nurses From Manipur
The Japanese government has sought services of at least 15,000 nurses from Manipur, a northeastern Indian state.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! A British Muslim pushes for polygamy after same-sex marriage

Michael Cook
Although polygamy is permitted under sharia law, most Muslim men do not have two, three or four wives. In fact, according to "The Salafi Feminist", a Canadian blogger, average Muslims view second wives "as little more than secret mistresses, home-wreckers, and simply selfish".

New! The Ideological Diversity of the Pro-Life Movement

Michael J. New
Daniel K. Williams's Defenders of the Unborn offers an in-depth history of the pro-life movement in the years before and after abortion's legalization. Williams does his readers a great service by highlighting the ideological diversity of pro-life activists throughout the movement's history.

New! Looking ahead for new transplant techniques

Margaret Somerville
Italian transplant surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero wants to perform head transplants. He was recently interviewed by Barry Morgan on CJAD 800 Montreal Radio and said he was hoping to carry out the surgery in China, before the end of 2017.

40 years of the culture of death: A pastoral letter on the occasion of the anniversary of 'Roe v. Wade'

Samuel J. Aquila
I went to college in 1968 with the idea of becoming a doctor, like my father. College campuses in the late '60s and throughout the '70s were places of turmoil. I didn't practice my faith much in the first three years of college and I certainly never imagined that the Lord would one day make me a bishop. I spent my first three years of college working as a hospital orderly and assisting in the emergency room, at a university student health center, and in a hospital in California during summer break. When I began the job, I hadn't thought much about human suffering, or about human dignity. But during my employment in hospitals, something changed. At that time, some states had approved abortion laws that I wasn't even aware of. Because of those laws, when I was in college I witnessed the results of two abortions.

Is pornography a public health crisis?

Michael Cook
The evidence is piling up. According to a report in The Economist, there are possibly 700 to 800 million individual porn pages, 60 percent of them in the US. A portal for pornography, PornHub, claims that it had nearly 80 billion video viewings in 2014 and more than 18 billion visits. It's obvious that we live in a pornography-saturated culture.

Are we fated to fight?

Xavier Symons
With the increasing impact of evolutionary biology, deterministic explanations for human behavior are gaining more traction among scientists and in the media

Through Baptism Outsiders Become Insiders
Baptism of the Lord

Jeremiah R. Grosse
Cornelius and his family would definitely qualify as outsiders according to God’s initially missionary plan of speaking only to those of the House of Israel; however, the revelation of the universality of God’s message has now made them insiders.

The Morality of "GIFT" and "IUI"

William E. May
I will first describe GIFT/IUI, identify the moral issue, summarize arguments given until 2011 pro and con the moral rightness of these procedures, summarize a somewhat new argument in opposition to them advanced in 2011 by Helen Watt, briefly reflect on the way "the language of the body" relates to their morality, and offer a Conclusion.