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September 21, 2019

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I Quit Watching Porn 3 Months Ago, And Here’s Why I’m Never Going Back
Your organization has made a life-changing impact on me. I wrestled with watching porn for 10 years. I was never happy about it, and I never thought it was okay. I tried to quit watching it so many times, but I never could.

Japanese Activists Join Global Climate Strike Ahead Of U.N. Summit On Global Warming
Young people in 117 countries on Friday called on policymakers to take overdue steps against climate change as part of a global strike just days ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit set to begin in New York on Monday.

Authorities Arrest More Than 100 People — Including Church Official, ER Doctor — In Massive Child Sex Trafficking Sting
Authorities arrested more than 100 people in a massive child sex trafficking sting in central Ohio.

Courageous Mums Continue To Defy Doctors’ Pressure To Abort
Kiera Meldrum, aged 20, was offered an abortion every single week following her 21-week scan, which discovered that her unborn baby had severe ascites to the bowel.

Ross Douthat Exposes The Abortion Hypocrisy Of The Left
The inimitable New York Times columnist Ross Douthat recently wrote a column titled, “The Abortion Mysticism of Pete Buttigieg: How the party of science decided that personhood begins at birth.” Read the whole thing here. It’s a master-class in opinion writing.

Discovery Of Fetal Remains At Abortionist’s House Shows The Cruelty Of Abortion
Americans are reacting in disgust at the discovery of more than 2,000 fetal remains uncovered at the home of a deceased abortion doctor.

Telling The Truth On Trans Issues Got Me Cancelled: One Psychologist’s Story
In my clinical practice as a psychologist, I have helped countless individuals dealing with LGBTQ-related matters. As a teacher, I always encourage students who identify as LGBTQ to participate actively in discussions they felt were relevant to them. This has helped create an environment in which students can challenge one another’s premises in a spirit of civility, open-mindedness and critical thinking.

The Unborn Child Is A Person With The Right To An Identity, Say Bishops Of Panama
The Panamanian bishops expressed their support last week for a bill that would allow parents to register their children who were miscarried, as this would help “the parents alleviate the pain and make more bearable their mourning over the loss” of their baby.

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Editorial

Pope Francis is Right: Death Row has no place in Catholicism

On August 2, 2018, Pope Francis ordered a revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, updating it to describe the death penalty as "inadmissible" and an "attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person." In Evangelium Vitae, St. Pope John Paul II identified a contradiction in contemporary culture. "Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed," he lamented, "the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment of birth and the moment of death." Rightwing Catholic critics may not agree, but the unequivocal defense of human life is in line with the church's teachings. The church has always taught the defense of human life from conception to natural death, but the way that has been applied was dictated by a mentality more legalistic than Christian. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! The youth mental health crisis: What does it all mean?

Carolyn Moynihan
New data on the mental health of American college students shows a sombre trend. Rates of depression, anxiety, low flourishing, suicidal thinking and suicidal attempts have all worsened over the years 2007 to 2018.

New! The Strange World of Margaret Sanger's Birth Control Review: Part II

Brian Clowes
It is interesting now that as the extreme pro-abortion crowd has become politically empowered, they now demand that abortion be considered good, and no longer claim that they want it to be rare. Some have actually said that they want more, not fewer, abortions, and the hundreds of women who have been killed by negligent and incompetent abortionists show that the self-described feminists certainly do not care about the safety and health of women.

New! The Strange World of Margaret Sanger's Birth Control Review: Part I

Brian Clowes
Most pro-lifers have a vague feeling that Margaret Sanger, the founder of the American Birth Control League (later Planned Parenthood), is somehow "bad," but they really have no idea. The malignant influence of Sanger and similar thinkers not only has ruined the West to the point that it is dying, but seems Hell-bent on corrupting the rest of the world as well.

New! There are more elderly homeless people than ever before

Shannon Roberts
As our population ages, the homeless are getting older too. In the early 1990s, only 11 percent of the adult homeless population in the United States was aged 50 and over. It increased to 37 percent by 2003, and today half of America's homeless are over 50. The number of aged homeless is expected to continue to increase, and increased health care costs and shelter needs are inevitable.

New! Toward a Productive Discussion About Immigration

Adam J. MacLeod
Among the universal, fundamental rights every person enjoys is the right to leave his nation of origin. Yet the right to leave does not entail the right to enter a specific nation.

3,500 Ways to Avoid Genetic Imperfection

Judie Brown
The field of science has made countless advances over the last few decades -- many of them beneficial and worthy of accolades. Yet, not all of these advances are for the betterment of human beings. Today's commentary examines a recent breakthrough that purports to give parents an image of their preborn baby and his predicted health. But what is the cost?

Catholic Church Succumbed to Contraceptive Mandates Years Ago

Judie Brown
Public opinion and the whims of the people cannot and should not dictate what the clergy of the Church will allow or advocate. Our Church was founded on the truths taught by Christ and from these truths we should never waver. When we see priests, bishops, archbishops, or cardinals allowing modern-day beliefs to come before Church teachings, we see very clearly that there is a problem in leadership. And if our leaders seem confused, where does that leave the people?

Still building in shrinking Chinese cities

Marcus Roberts
Debt-fueled, unproductive economic growth?

IVF as Science Fiction

Judie Brown
The mentality that having a child is a project or an achievement is becoming more prevalent in our society. Gone seem to be the days where babies are seen as a blessing from God--no matter the gender, the eye color, or the level of ability they can attain. We now must watch as scientists work toward "creating" that "perfect" child--no matter the cost. And what exactly will this do to our society in the future?

A Gosnell Lesson

Judie Brown
While we were all horrified by the actions of Kermit Gosnell, we should likewise be horrified by the millions of babies killed since abortion was decriminalized, and by the number of lives lost because of contraception. A baby is a baby from the moment he is created, but most people either choose to ignore that fact or remain uneducated. We must learn from the horrors we have seen and vow to do whatever we can to ensure that life, in all stages, is respected and protected.

Theology, Not Politics, Will Shape the Future of the Church

Nathaniel Peters
The Church's own history teaches us that her theology matters more than her politics. Now as in the past, those who make robust arguments that coherently develop our understanding of Christ and his message will endure, while those whose arguments diminish the meaning of the cross and resurrection are likely to pass away.

My Angel

Dot McGinnis
My angel hides behind a cloud/ And watches down on me./ She hears all that is said to me/ And sees all that I see.

Narcissism and the Dynamics of Evil

Douglas P. McManaman
The narcissist is incapable of love; for his narcissism is the fruit of his refusal to revere others for their own sake, that is, to love others as another self, equal in dignity to himself. His refusal to love barred him from loving himself because he became depleted and less lovable to himself. What he loves is the false self he has created and that he needs to see reflected in the affirmation and comportment of others. Such people are aptly referred to as narcissists.

Pro-Choice 2.0
It's Just 'Pro-Abortion' Now

John Stonestreet
Pro-choice advocates are on the ropes, which is why they're ditching their sheep's clothing and baring their fangs.

Arguments for all seasons

Michael Cook
Arguments for tolerance of homosexuality work equally well for paedophilia.