Jerry Novotny OMI
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November 26, 2014

Breaking News

Trafficking In Children On The Rise, Says United Nations
One in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, a rise of 5% compared with the period from 2007 to 2010, according to a United Nations report.

Zen Says He Sees No 'good Will' From China Toward The Pope
Cardinal says 'communism has destroyed all human values' in China

Ambulance Transports Salem Planned Parenthood Patient
“They did not want us to see her, so they put up a screen as she was taken out of the building,” one of the students witnessing it said. “But it did not work. We could see the woman’s shadow through the screen.”

Statement On Who Sponsored Vaccination In Kenya
Statement From Matercare International Re 2014 WHO/UNICEF sponsored Tetanus Vaccination Programme in Kenya

Why Do Children Need Both A Mother And A Father?
Pope Francis and participants at a recent Vatican conference on traditional marriage explain why children have a right to a mother and a father.

Pro-life Initiative Shows The Beauty Of Choosing Adoption
Saturday, November 22 was National Adoption Day. For pro-lifers, adoption is an integral component in transforming the culture and ensuring that every life is cherished. Because of adoption, families are made whole, and mothers in unplanned pregnancy situations are able to make the best choice for themselves and for their children.

Cleric Urges Girls, Women To Shun Abortion
A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Gasper Olanrewaju, on Saturday urged girls and women to shun abortion as it constituted a crime against humanity.

Malawi Young Muslims Fight Homosexuality
As debate to legalize homosexuality rages on, a group of young Malawian Muslims have embarked on a drive to sensitize the country’s young Muslim population on its consequences to humanity and Islam.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Homosexuality and the Church Crisis

Brian Clowes
This paper demonstrates that there is indeed a very strong link between male homosexuality and child sexual abuse. It also shows that there is a similar or higher rate of child sexual abuse among other very large groups of adult males (e.g., Protestant clergy, who are usually married), thus proving that celibacy is not the root of the problem - homosexuality is.

New! World population predictions: are we ignoring education?

Marcus Roberts
There seems to have been a resurgence of doom and gloom population predictions in the last couple of months in the media.

New! Rejecting euthanasia, respecting the human spirit

Margaret Somerville
Recently, Jonathan Kay, John Moore and I participated in a panel on CBC's The National, discussing assisted suicide and euthanasia. Kay supported extreme individual autonomy: Whatever their reason, competent adults should have the right to euthanasia. Moore proposed some conditions, such as terminal illness, on exercising that right. I argued that we should reject euthanasia, in part, because it's dangerous for vulnerable people and society.

Who loves you?
Epiphany B

Frank Enderle
If during this year that has just begun, we concentrate on the fact that God thought enough of us to take on a human nature in the womb of the Virgin Mary, that God thought so much of each and every one of us that He wanted to become one of us in order to redeem us, then maybe we will see the enormity of the love He has for us. And that fact should brighten even the darkest moments of our lives.

Plan A: Scrap Plan B

Judie Brown
My job is to tell the truth; but I'm continually thwarted by those in the medical community and the government who make false claims that utterly disregard the dignity of the human person. Here's just the latest example. Pharmaceutical interests are pressing the Food and Drug Administration to permit the provision of certain morning-after pill concoctions over the counter, and the entire effort is based on perhaps the biggest lie ever told in the past 40 years.

Parent Consumers, Baby Commodities

John Stonestreet
Babies are now treated as products to be ordered, manufactured, received and discarded according to our wills.

HIV/AIDS From A Buddhist Perspective

Lawrence Maund
The Buddha taught about suffering. He taught the cause of suffering the cessation of suffering and the path leading to the cessation of suffering. AIDS is suffering. And just as there is a cause for suffering, there is also a cause for the suffering caused by AIDS. The cessation to the suffering caused by AIDS also exists and there is a path leading to the cessation of the suffering caused by AIDS.

After 45 minutes, Ohio man's heart starts beating again

Michael Cook
The heart of a 37-year-old diesel mechanic stopped beating for 45 minutes - so long that doctors thought he was dead.