Jerry Novotny OMI
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February 7, 2023

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Ontario police arrest Josh Alexander, who protested boys in girls' bathrooms, for attending class
Canadian high school student Josh Alexander was arrested and charged this morning at his school for attending class.

No Other Options
The picture that emerges is of people who are in desperate circumstances and unable to get help, and are presented with an easy way out: to make it all go away through a medically assisted death.

Locker Rooms and Lessons in Gender
When confusing media coverage makes it tough to understand gender issues, it's good to recall some basic principles.

The Whole Transgender Industry Is Founded On Two Faulty Studies
Two studies that formed the foundation of the transgender industry in the U.S. should never have been accepted by the professional community.

Get Married Before Having Children, and Other Recipes for Reducing Poverty
One solution to this catastrophe affecting the nation is to teach the success sequence. The data say that millennials who graduate from high school, get a job, get married, and only then have children will escape poverty, with 97% of those who do so not ending up poor... Studies show demonstrably that the structure of the family is the most important factor in educational and economic success. Schooling has only a limited impact on later life success.

Catholic Bishop Blasts Biden: He's Wrong, We Oppose Tax-Funded Abortions
Another Catholic bishop has called Joe Biden to task after he falsely claimed the Catholic Church doesn't oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.

A Public School District Took Middle Schoolers to a Drag Show Without Telling Their Parents
When school officials in a diverse community treat their solemn responsibility to seek parental consent as a light matter ... they not only jeopardize the welfare of children, they tear at the fabric of our pluralistic social order... When school leaders minimize the problem, they make concerned parents out to be reactionaries. When they betray the trust of parents, they rupture a vital relationship.

When Study Shows Transgender Medicine Hurts Kids, Activists And Media Allies Slant The Science
The American medical establishment followed activists instead of evidence, but the media help it manufacture a veneer of legitimacy.

Pope Francis Condemns "Throwaway Culture" That Kills Babies in Abortions
Pope Francis challenged affluent societies Sunday to stop wasting the precious gifts that God has given them, especially the gift of life.

95% of Irish women who know that their unborn child is Down syndrome have abortions
Abortion was only legalized in Ireland in 2018. One of the consequences is that the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, a leading maternity hospital, reports that 95% of women who believe that their child will have Down syndrome have an abortion. The equivalent figure in 2018 was 50%.

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War Against Children: Introduction - "Crimes Against Humanity" (Part 1)

Why this adult obsession today in killing the unborn and/or permanently scarring the lives of the born?..... Throughout the world, children, be they preborn or born, are facing unspeakable attacks by adults everyday. These attacks can be classified as "crimes against humanity". Why? Because they kill or leave children permanently scarred for life. Children are in danger more today than at any time in the last 20 years. Instead of receiving care and protection from parents and guardians, they are introduced into a dangerous world, a world in which their life-journey begins by facing a terrifying first hurtle - death by abortion. They are looked upon as a commercial commodity by a waiting, hungry world-market. Major corporations like medical research centers, major universities, government labs and even cosmetic companies are waiting to buy preborn body parts. Selling and Buying aborted body parts is a billion-dollar (multi-billion$$$?) industry. Scott Carney in his new book, The Red Market, figures he is worth about $250,000 if his body was broken down into individual parts and sold on what he calls the "red market." Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Pornography Addiction and Its Consequences

Shenan J. Boquet
Pornography should be denounced as a permanent attack on the dignity of men and women. It is not only a matter of protecting children - an urgent task of the authorities and all of us - but also of declaring pornography a threat to public health.

New! Pro-Life Pastoral Letter for the Unborn a Half Century after Roe v Wade
Even Without Roe v Wade, Many Precious Babies Are Still Being Killed By Abortion.

Michael D. Pfeifer
2023 is the first full year without Roe v Wade but thousands of precious babies are still being killed by abortion. The abortion lobby is spending many millions of dollars, including your taxpayer dollars, on a comprehensive strategy to expand abortion even more this year. The church, all pro-lifers have much work to do in promoting pro-life messages to its own members and society at large.

New! Women's Health Care after Dobbs

Columba Thomas
Amid the heat of the debate and the fear over the future of women's health, what's often overlooked are alternatives to abortion that are both ethical and safe for the mother. And, with Dobbs's legalizing abortion restrictions, clinicians and researchers will have new opportunities to consider treatments aimed at both the mother's and baby's well-being.

New! Abortion and the Dead Conscience

Judie Brown
Without a properly formed conscience, the destabilizing result that leads to killing the innocent by calling it choice persists. The blood of the innocent is the toll exacted by noisy purveyors of evil. Thus it is that the conscience is deadened, and the bodies pile up.

New! Stop the Sexualization of Our Children

Shenan J. Boquet
One of the most difficult things about watching the radicalization and growing power of the LGBT agenda in recent years has been seeing the sexual revolutionaries targeting children, the casualties of an over-sexualized culture and adult exploitation.

The Voice of Women in Defense of Unborn Babies and in Opposition to Abortion-tainted Vaccines

*Offsite Article
Abortion is the modern-day Massacre of the Innocents. We, as women, wish our feminine cry to be heard round the world. This declaration comes from the depth of our maternal hearts, which are devoted to defending the cause of life and combatting the culture of death. We therefore wholeheartedly affirm: "We will not be complicit in the modern-day Massacre of the Holy Innocents and we therefore refuse to accept any and all vaccines made using cells derived from aborted human fetuses."

Leading bioethicists back euthanasia for mentally ill

Xavier Symons
Many believe in euthanasia for the terminally ill. But why not legalize it for those suffering from an untreatable mental illness?

Why do we wildly over-estimate the proportion of gays and lesbians?

Michael Cook
Why do people in the United States (and probably other Western countries, as well) over-estimate the proportion of gays and lesbians in the population?

The Isolation of the Elderly

John Stonestreet
A couple of years ago, I came across a strange story out of Japan in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Dozens of elderly women, it turned out, admitted to crimes of petty theft in the hopes of going to prison. "There are always people around," one of the inmates told a reporter, "and I don't feel lonely here."

Is death better than disability?

Michael Cook
Whom better to ask than the disabled? They give some surprising answers. ... Suzanne McDermott, of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, writes that she changed her own mind after studying the issue. At first she believed that assisted suicide was solely a personal autonomy issue. But eventually she was persuaded that it is at the heart of the movement for disability rights: Almost all people at the end of life can be included in the definition of 'disability'. Thus, the practice of assisted suicide results in death for people with disabilities.

Psycho-Social Aspects of Late Term Abortions
Thomas W. Strahan, B.S., J.D.

Women who have induced abortions at 16 gestational weeks or later are more likely to be teenagers under the age of 18, black women, unemployed women, or women covered by Medicaid. These abortions are also more apt to be performed if the reason was possible fetal health problems, if the womans' parents wanted her to have an abortion, or if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. Women were significantly less likely to have a later abortion if they were age 30 or older, if they had no religious affiliation, if they were having health problems, or if their husband or partner wanted them to have an abortion.

Too Good a Story not to be True

Tom Bartolomeo
Wives and husbands, you are donors of new lives in a new heaven and new earth for the family of God. The stakes for you and your own can not be greater than they were for our Blessed Mother when at Jesus' Presentation in the Temple at the hands of the priest Simeon Christ shed his blood for the first time at his circumcision and Simeon declared: "Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed - and a sword will pierce even your own soul - to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed, Luke 2:33-35. May the love of our Savior pierce your hearts, and you be converted and know the love of our Lord.

"We're not in Kansas Anymore, Toto" (But We Should Be)

Steven Mosher
Depopulation is a big problem in farm states like Kansas. As America's population shifts to the coasts and to the big cities, the countryside is emptying out. What can a state do to stop this hemorrhaging of people, which leads to dying towns and a stagnant rural economy?

Amid Cries for Justice, a Surge of Mercy

Daniel Philpott
Justice, in the Bible and in the Christian tradition, demands that we protect and remember every vulnerable and isolated person, made in the image of God. As reopening moves ahead, a surge of mercy to protect the elderly and others who are confined might prove a healing tonic for a bitterly riven society - and for the Christian church.

Six Things You Need to Know about Physician-Assisted Suicide

Nancy Valko
Is the real healthcare crisis not enough physician assisted suicide laws? Or is it the staggering and increasing number of people losing their battles with mental illness and committing suicide?