Jerry Novotny OMI
March 7, 2014
Pope Francis Praises Humanae Vitae, Lauds Pope Benedict’s Efforts Against Sexual Abuse
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Pope Francis praised Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical on contraception.
Doc Who Killed Woman In Botched Abortion Injures Yet Another Woman
FDA Clears Path For Teens To Buy Cheaper 'Morning After' Pill
Teen girls, no matter their age or health status, are now able to purchase cheaper, generic versions of Plan B One-Step and other popular emergency contraceptive pills over the counter and without their parents' permission. The Food and Drug Administration has lifted a ban on generic versions of the pills, NPR reported, adding access to less expensive versions of the controversial drug.
Vatican Cardinal: Religious Freedom Under Attack From ‘relativism’ And ‘gender’ Ideologies
Speaking today at a conference in Rome on human rights, Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, warned against the increasing threat of anti-Christian and “relativistic” interpretations of human rights that result in the repression of the right of freedom of religion.
Majority Of Norwegian Mothers Choose Death For Unborn Children Diagnosed With Down Syndrome
For the first time in Norway’s 13 years of official record keeping, the number of children destroyed by abortion because of a Down syndrome diagnosis has surpassed the number of children being born with Down syndrome, newly released figures from the country’s Medical Birth Registry reveal.
Bought With A Price: The Gold Standard For Dealing With Pornography
Today, Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington released a new and expanded edition of his 2006 Pastoral Letter, Bought with a Price.
Belgium King Signs Measure Allowing Doctors To Euthanize Children
It’s odd, at least in a sense. Beginning with the vote by the 50-17 Belgian Senate in December, followed by an equally lopsided 86-44 vote in the Belgian Chambers of Representatives last month, there was no question that the minimal age limitations on when a child could be euthanized would be lifted.
Walt Disney World To Boy Scouts: Allow Gay Scoutmasters By 2015 Or Lose Our Funding
Walt Disney World has decided it will stop funding the local Boy Scouts of America chapter beginning next year unless the childhood group allows open homosexuals to serve as Scoutmasters.
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If Belgium continues on its reckless path towards child euthanasia, as seems likely, what will the conversations look like that precedes the killing of a child?
Fifteen years ago, Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, with the strong encouragement of the Clinton administration, ordered a nationwide sterilization campaign. At least 300,000 women were sterilized by "mobile sterilization teams" on a Chinese model, many under duress. Some died.
In 2011, the European Council adopted a resolution that protects healthcare workers' right to freedom of conscience regarding abortion and euthanasia. Sweden has signed this agreement. But reality paints a different picture. Out of the 47 member states in the European Council, Finland and Sweden are the only two which do not uphold freedom of conscience in practice.
Christ on the Cross is the salvation of the human race, the remedy for all our ills. He went voluntarily to Calvary, so that whosoever believes may have eternal life, so that he might draw all men to himself . . .
A secularist world-view has no reason to accept that there are certain 'givens' of the human condition which it is the part of wisdom to accept. This is more and more evident in relation both to the beginnings and the endings of human lives. Many cannot see that children should be begotten through normal marital intercourse. For technologically assisted conception envisages the child as a designer product, subject to quality control to satisfy 'parental' wishes, and disposable if unsatisfactory. Similarly, for many in our society the debility and dependency of numbers of elderly people are unacceptable.
The United Nations as early as 1959, came up with the Declararation of the Rights of the Child. Philippine laws have been promulgated to guard children. We should support advocacies for the protection of children. Like Jesus in today’s Gospel, let us embrace the children and bless them.
"Kids: Your Time Is Up"
Global Warming Game Targets Vulnerable Youngsters
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is promoting a children's game designed to give kids grief over how their carbon footprints are supposedly harming the planet. "Planet Slayer" is the name, but it could more accurately be called "Final Exit," since it appears to encourage suicide.
Many of us are college educated. We think, we read, we discuss, we protest, and we vote. In the view of many persons (male and female) with traditional values, the Democrat-feminists are constantly and relentlessly advancing an anti-life, anti-marriage, anti-family, anti-human, anti-freedom agenda, which poses a clear threat, not only to individuals, but to the fabric of society and by extension, the future of the nation itself.
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