Jerry Novotny OMI
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August 21, 2014

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Ferguson Represents Failure At All Levels
The particulars of the situation in Ferguson, MO, are still in doubt. On Saturday, August 9, a white police officer stopped two young, African Americans who were walking in the street. A confrontation ensued between the patrolman, Darren Wilson, and one of the young men, 18-year-old Michael Brown.

James Foley, Executed By Jihadists, Recalled As A "Man For Others."
Journalist's professor at Marquette says desire to expose injustices drove him.

You Won’t Believe What These Parents Say About Their Son Who Has Down Syndrome
In our society, many people view children with Down syndrome as a burden or as people who will never reach the potential of other human beings. This is because some have medical hurdles to jump, educational mountains to climb, and daily living skills to learn that are a little different than everyone else.

Most Ontarians Support Doctors’ Right To Refuse Abortions
The deadline has closed and the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons now has some 1,800 submissions to peruse as it reviews its 2008 policy on the conflict between doctors’ conscience rights and patients’ rights to service.

Exclusive: Pope’s Friend Cardinal Hummes Clarifies Jesus Gay ‘marriage’ Remarks
“The Church is guided by the Holy Spirit and on the basis of the natural law and the strong condemnation of homosexual acts, the Church has every confidence that it teaches what God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit would have it teach about the morality of homosexual acts and gay marriages.”

No Child's Play: Online Bullying A Growing Worry
Many children use their parents' mobile phones and laptops to access Internet.

Slow But Sure: Does The Timing Of Sex During Dating Matter?
recent studies have found that between 30 and 40% of dating and married couples report having sex within one month of the start of their relationship, and the numbers are even higher for currently cohabiting couples.

Yes, Katy Perry, Babies Need Daddies
In other words, if a woman has enough money and maybe some help from friends and extended family, she can “make it work,” and a loving father isn’t necessary. But is that what’s best for the child? Not according to recent studies.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! The truth about childbirth and death

Carolyn Moynihan
Figures for maternal mortality are increasingly available, but experts seem to prefer estimates. Why?

New! Moody's warns investors: Aging to reduce economic growth worldwide

Shannon Roberts
The Moody's Global Credit Research Team, which regularly prepares reports for investors and finance firms, warned investors this month in a special report that 'the unprecedented pace of aging' will slow economic growth over the next 20 years worldwide.

New! Abortion Lobby in Australian Press Shaken Up About Dr. Angela Lanfranchi's Speech at World Conference of Families

Karen Malec
Much to the chagrin of hardened abortion enthusiasts in Australia, a firestorm has erupted in that nation over scientific evidence supporting the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link and an internationally renowned expert who will speak at the upcoming the World Congress of Families conference. The abortion lobby is unnerved because the conference features as one of its speakers Angela Lanfranchi, MD, FACS, a respected breast cancer surgeon and expert on the link.

U.N. Revelation

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The recent AIDS conference in Barcelona illustrates a simple point: The fight against AIDS is hostage to ideology, and people are dying as a result. Politics is being allowed to trump science even as millions of adolescents, especially those in Africa, continue to contract the disease.

Genetics at the Supreme Court 1: patenting genes

Xavier Symons
In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the US Supreme Court has ruled that human genes cannot be patented.

Still soldiering on

Michael Cook
Benedict XVI's analysis of the crisis of Western culture is outstanding in its depth and clarity.

Peace be with you. My peace be with you.

Tom Bartolomeo
We must first recognize the fact that our disordered, diseased natures are conflicted, a kind of schizophrenia, a body in control of mind and will or a spirit (soul) in control. Left to our own devices - without God's - we devolve sadly into a lower nature, lonely and 'misunderstood', we think, never really happy, satisfied or at peace.

The hope that no one should be a slave

Barbara Kralis
Slavery is an issue that affects everyone, everywhere. Thankfully, there are many effective efforts that show promise of helping to end human slavery.