Editor:
Jerry Novotny OMI
Updated Daily:
March 30, 2020

Breaking News

DOJ Defends Women Against Transgender Scheme
Title IX is a federal law that bars discrimination on the basis of sex; it was written to protect the rights of women. Yet it has been hijacked by left-wing activists pushing transgender politics, one of the consequences of which is to deny women athletes their rights. Furthermore, there is no such thing as an “Intersex” person: it is a figment of the imagination.

At Least 60 Italian Priests Have Died After Contracting Coronavirus
In the past week alone, more than 3,000 people have died in Italy after contracting the coronavirus. Among the dead are at least 60 priests this month, according to local media reports.

Coronavirus Aid Bill Passes Senate, Blocks Loans To Planned Parenthood
The Senate passed a massive relief package Wednesday night to counter the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The measure passed unopposed, and contained provisions excluding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from access to funding for elective abortions.

Panic And Confusion As India's Migrant Workers Head Home
Ignoring a national Covid-19 lockdown and fearing starvation, jobless people are deserting cities and heading to their home states.

Hibakusha: Ex-baseball Star Harimoto Recalls Mom's Silent Grief After Hiroshima A-bomb
Harimoto, a second-generation Korean-Japanese, was just 5 years old when he was caught up in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. From his current home in Tokyo, he recounted his memories while back on his sofa and looking up into space.

The Church's Response Is Saying ‘No’ To Death's Dominion
Reading the news (or often editorials) surrounding COVID-19 is an invitation to paralyzing, destabilizing, debilitating terror. Models, such as the one released by Imperial College London, make clear that if the United States did nothing at all (and now we have done at least something) then 2.2 million Americans could die. Our hospitals would be overrun, forcing doctors to make decisions about who should live and die on a large scale, the kind of decisions many of these medical professionals were not trained to make.

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Cambodia Holds Joint Military Exercises With Chinese Troops
While thousands of events are canceled worldwide and countries go into lockdowns, Cambodia and China hold their annual Golden Dragon military exercise in what observers describe as a move to demonstrate close ties with China.

Pope Francis’ Homily At Extraordinary ‘Urbi Et Orbi’ Blessing
“You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm.”

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Editorial

Children vs Hard Pornography

Pornography on the Internet has exploded into millions of pornographic websites. Currently, it is a booming industry of nearly 100 billion dollars. Internet Pornography invades homes and destroys good families without any accountability to anyone. Early this afternoon, I count 36 phonographic emails in my computer's mailbox and there are still 10 hours left in the day. This, my friends, is a daily occurrence. Just one click on any of these emails will allow me unrestricted private access to their pornographic website. This simple procedure is also available to the fingertips of small children. The porn companies "without any moral principles" have opened the doors to Net porn, instantly allowing our innocent young generation of all ages to view both soft and hard pornography. Their sole purpose is the almighty dollar. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Withdrawing artificial hydration and nutrition can be ethically complex

Margaret Somerville
It can be unethical to withdraw artificial hydration and nutrition and doing so can constitute a form of euthanasia - that is, when it's withdrawn with a primary intention to cause death.

New! The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage

R. J. Snell
Doctors, nurses, and administrators will need to make difficult decisions, possibly with tragic consequences for individual patients. Likewise, some patients and their families may wonder if they should forgo or end treatment, allowing another the use of a scarce ventilator, for example.

King Solomon, The False Mother, and Alfie Evans

Devorah Goldman
Like King Solomon, the courts in England were presented with a straightforward question: To whom does this child belong? In both cases, the true parent was unquestionably the one willing to sacrifice for the child, to safeguard his life even at the expense of never seeing him again, while the "false mother" did not care whether the child lived or died.

New! Leisure in a Time of Coronavirus

Nathan Schlueter
Schools are closed. Sports and music lessons are cancelled. Everyone is at home. What are you going to do? Instead of allowing coronavirus to control your life, why not plan for leisure? We can make this evil an occasion for despair, or we can choose to see it as a "severe mercy" for our benefit, our joy, and ultimately our sanctification.

New! What We'll Learn about Civil Society, Family, and Technology from Coronavirus

Adam J. MacLeod
No one can say with precision how many people this virus will infect or kill. Predictions are difficult. But we know some things about ourselves, so we can venture to say what this unusual moment will reveal about us.

RSVP
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Antonio P. Pueyo
The invitation has been sent out. It has an RSVP. The King is waiting for your response. You do not have to mail it, or phone it in, or send a text message. All you need to do is get down on your knees and say, "Yes, Lord, I come to do your will."

Addiction and pornography: rediscovering virtue in the internet age

Zac Alstin
We're familiar with these two kinds of harms via numerous examples of, in the first instance, drug and alcohol addictions that destroy the health and relationships of the addict, and in the second instance the common refrain "I want to stop, but I can't."

The Protective Effects of Childbirth
Amy R. Sobie

The Post-Abortion Review
These studies, along with many others, clearly contradict the unsubstantiated assumption that carrying a so-called "unwanted" pregnancy to term is more harmful to women than undergoing an abortion. Unfortunately, the protective effects of childbirth in lowering a woman's risk of psychological problems, substance abuse, smoking, reproductive problems, pregnancy complications and certain types of cancer have received scant attention.

Demographics Are Destiny
China Finally Gets It, Do We?

John Stonestreet
So just as America's fertility rate is tanking, China is waking up to the damage of its one-child policy.

Virginitas vs Maternitas in Partu

Anthony Zimmerman
Published in The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Summer, 2004. Mary's virginity was not compromised by giving birth to Jesus in the natural manner. Birthing is an essential part of her motherhood, a truth that has not been addressed by proponents of a miraculous birth of Jesus.

Truth, Obedience, and Humility

Douglas P. McManaman
A humble soul that loves truth more than he loves himself will readily see it and possess it, for wisdom "anticipates those who desire her by making herself known first". But the person who loves himself more than wisdom will not find her sitting at his door, because she anticipates only those who desire her, for our desires are to God what the voice is to our fellow men.

How’s Your Day?
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Both Freud and Jung describe a meaningful life as having the essentials of love and work. When we live our lives in love and service, then life ceases to be a drudgery. Each day becomes an adventure.

Rising Above the Earth

Douglas P. McManaman
Many people who would otherwise rise to great spiritual heights cannot do so because they are still attached to the earth, to one or more vices that they are unwilling to surrender, or to temporal goods to which they are inordinately attached and which act as weights that counter the force of the flame urging them upward.

Important Clarifications on the Meaning of "Rights"

Douglas P. McManaman
Synopsis: Since 1982 there has been an increasing tendency on the part of Canadians to speak of rights as if they were principles, that is, starting points of moral and political argument. This is a serious problem, because rights are not principles, but conclusions. If a person makes claim to certain rights, he must be able to carefully demonstrate his claim, and the only way to do this is to ground them in duties.

To Those Who Wait

Mark Oshinskie
Postponing parenthood is a high stakes risk with high social costs. Americans should carefully examine the cultural notions and technologies enabling this growing trend.