Jerry Novotny OMI
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July 27, 2021

Breaking News

Together, We Must Tackle Growing Hunger, Urges Guterres
Inefficient global food production is at the root of a huge rise in hunger as well as one-third of all emissions and 80 per cent of biodiversity loss, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned, in a call to all countries to transform food systems to speed up sustainable development.

Hey There, IOC: Why Are You Letting Men Compete Against Women At The Olympic Games?
Male athletes are colonising women’s sports.

Pope: UN Food Systems Summit An Opportunity To Build A More Just World
In a message to the Secretary General, Pope Francis says this important meeting “highlights how one of our greatest challenges today is to overcome hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition in the era of COVID-19.”

World Health Organization Promotes At-home Abortions As Part Of New 'self-care' Guidelines
Abortion advocates are using WHO guidelines to promote at-home medical abortions, claiming they empower women and maximize “comfort and support,” despite the known harms.

Eight Questions About The New South Wales 'Assisted Dying' Bill
NSW MP Alex Greenwich is circulating a draft bill which would legalise what his supporters call “assisted dying” and what his opponents call assisted suicide and euthanasia. He believes that there is strong support for change in the state Parliament now that “assisted dying” laws have passed in Victoria, Western Australia, and Tasmania. In Queensland a change will come soon.

Dobbs Can Help Us See The Cruelty That Is Abortion
Is the Supreme Court going to overrule Roe v. Wade? That’s the question raised by the abortion case before the Court in the fall. “Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong,” the attorney general of Mississippi, Lynn Fitch, writes in her brief for Dobbs. “The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition.”

Archbishop Slams Pro-abortion U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "Devout Catholics" Cannot Condone Abortion
The Archbishop of San Francisco has condemned self-described “devout Catholic” Nancy Pelosi’s pro-abortion agenda after the U.S. House Speaker voiced support for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment.

Week Raises Awareness Of NFP And How It Enriches Sacrament Of Marriage
“To have … To hold … To honor: Supporting God’s gifts of love and life in marriage” is the theme of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week July 25-31.

Pope Francis On Grandparents' Day: Elderly Are Not 'leftovers From Life'
On the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis said he is worried about how an individualistic society treats its older members, and he urged young people to give them love and attention.

UK Experts: Law Should Reflect Preborn Babies Feel Pain As Early As Twelve Weeks
A group of experts in the UK are calling for changes in policies that currently allow abortion up to 24 weeks, citing growing evidence that preborn children can experience pain as early as the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.

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World Hunger vs Apathy

While coping with the pandemic, we have an opportunity to rediscover basic values of humanity and the human bonds that connect us. One lesson: world hunger and apathy. In our world today, about 700 million people go to bed hungry every night. Yes, 700 million. You may think that the reason is that there is not enough food to go around. A recent study by the German government concluded that it would cost 330 billion dollars to end hunger in the world by 2030. That is, roughly, 37 billion dollars per year. By contrast a richer country, like in the United States, people spend 659 billion dollars dining out in restaurants. They spend over 253 billion dollars a year on alcohol. And they spend about 87 billion dollars on food for their pets – – which would be enough to end world hunger by 2025. What can we conclude from this? Answer: SHORTAGE OF FOOD DOES NOT EXIST. There is plenty of food to go around. Problem: it is not reaching the people who need it most. One basic reason for this hunger crisis is that we have the attitude that feeding the hungry is someone else’s problem, not mine. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Why Wokeness is a Christian Heresy

John Stonestreet
In the end, wokeness is built on a worldview without salvation and offers an eschatology with no real hope. Though the proclaimed goal is to end oppression, it's what the late sociologist Philip Rieff called a "deathwork," dedicated to tearing down things but unable to build, or offer, anything better.

New! Are the Environmental Impacts of Hormonal Birth Control?

Brian Clowes
The serious physical side effects inflicted upon women by the Pill, the patch, injectables, implants, and hormone-loaded IUDs are well documented. But the harmful impacts of birth control extend far beyond the boundaries of women's bodies.

New! The Art of the Question

Joseph Woodard
A seminar should lead students into exploring a great work, rather than presuming to master it. This may reawaken the intention of contemplation. In the end, happiness is species of contemplation, and - as Aristotle shockingly reveals - everyone wants to be happy.

New! The Original Feminist Plan for Women's Equality: Marriage, Family, and Sexual Integrity

Alexandra Desanctis
In her new book, Erika Bachiochi presents a compelling vision of female equality and happiness that embraces a woman's capacity for childbearing and encourages sexual virtue and strong marriages as an antidote to difficulties that abortion can never hope to solve. "How can we expect women to flourish when our society embraces the lie that female equality requires pitting the pregnant mother against her vulnerable child?"

New! Replacement Pregnancies Are Common After Abortion. New Study Shows 1 in 3 Pregnant Again Within Two Years.

David C. Reardon
Rapid repeat pregnancies are common after abortion of a first pregnancy, according to a new study of over two million young women. This finding is consistent with data showing that 29% of women undergoing an abortion have a strong desire for a "replacement pregnancy." But since the same pressures to abort may persist, approximately 60% of pregnancies conceived in the two years following a first abortion are also aborted.

Fighting bullying starts at home

Peter Jon Mitchell
When an elementary school student came home from class dressed head-to-toe in pink - more pink than usual - her father asked her about it. It was pink T-shirt day, an anti-bullying awareness initiative. When asked what she learned, she replied, "Wear pink and don't bully. That's it, Dad." Clear enough, but surely the school administration hoped more had sunk in.

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.

Freedom to Change Your Life: Why the Government Shouldn't Ban "Reparative Therapy"

Walt Heyer
The Southern Poverty Law Center and other LGBT organizations seek to end civil rights for people with same-sex attractions who freely desire therapy rather than to continue in their current lifestyle. Equality in civil rights demands that no one should be unjustly stripped of their lawful, rightful access to effective therapies.

Staggering discarded embryo figures released in UK

Xavier Symons
New official figures indicate that close to 2.5 million embryos have been discarded in the UK since IVF was brought under a comprehensive regulatory framework in 1991.

The Babies in the 'Breyer Patch'

Judie Brown
It is incumbent upon each of us to fight for the babies - in the IVF lab, inside his mother, and after birth. This is the way to kill the deadly thorny weeds of abortion-mindedness and propaganda, not only in the Breyer Patch but throughout the culture of death.

The Role of Godparents

William Saunders
Please explain the role of godparents in Catholic baptism. How strictly should the potential godparents adhere to traditional Catholic teaching? If a couple does not know sufficiently "qualified" godparents, is it acceptable for them to act as the godparents themselves?

Beyond Limits
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Antonio P. Pueyo
We who live in this part of Mindanao have gone through tough times. We have been through the wars of the early 1970's. We have lived through the earthquake and tsunami of 1976 that leveled the city and washed away coastal villages. We have survived the droughts of El Nino in the 80's and 90's . We have enjoyed sporadic peace in the past thirty years. Just recently we have experienced massive floods as incessant rains brought water from five provinces to the Maguindanao river basin. We have survived.

Quiet, please. Complacency at work!

Carolyn Moynihan
The New York Times has ignored an appalling abuse of human rights in nearby Philadelphia. What explains its indifference to the Kermit Gosnell abortion trial?

Swedish medicine in turmoil over stem cell researcher

Michael Cook
On yet another front, Obamacare has been challenged on ethical grounds, this time for allegedly forcing doctors to perform gender transition procedures on children.

What's wrong with social science today?

Denyse O’Leary
Recently, Japanese universities started moving away from liberal arts and social sciences , sending global "shivers down academic spines." The official reason given was a need to focus on disciplines more needed by society.