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Jerry Novotny OMI
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September 27, 2023

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Feminists and Contraception
Those who draw attention to the negative effects of birth control are typically dismissed as at best over-zealous religious conservatives or at worst crusaders to ban birth control. But within the past decade, the conversation has begun to shift, and it seems as if a new generation might be waking up to the harms of both the sexual revolution and the pill that enabled it.

Cleveland Diocese Issues Model LGBT Policy
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, under the leadership of Bishop Edward C. Malesic, has issued a policy for Catholic parishes and schools on sexuality and gender identity that is a model for all Catholic entities, nationwide. Predictably, LGBT activists and their supporters in the media and politics are unhappy, and some are seriously misrepresenting the policy.

Late-Term Abortions Kill 12,000 Babies Every Year, Almost 33 Viable Babies Killed Every Day
When you're trying to defend abortions in the second and third trimesters, your calling card is often that such abortions are rare, rare, and rare. So when the reality of a political party--the Democrats--has proven by word and deed that they will accept no limitations--NONE--the typical defense shifts to how few there are them. And too boot (so the rationale goes) it's most often when the child is said to be fatally ill.

Over 330 million children worldwide living in extreme poverty
The findings show that 333 million children worldwide are living in extreme poverty - a decrease of almost 50 million over the course of the past decade.

Here's why biological men don't belong in women's sports: Oberlin coach
A male -- no matter how they self-identify -- should not be allowed to compete in a women's sporting event. This is my opinion, based on biological truth that I'm well aware of as a former D1 two-sport athlete turned college lacrosse coach with over 27 years of coaching experience. I have been inducted into three halls of fame for coaching and contributing to the growth of lacrosse. But I was 'burned at the stake' by Oberlin College for expressing that belief. I have always considered myself pro-woman. Over the course of my coaching career, I have been a mentor to many women and girls, sharing advice both on and off the field. My office has always been a gathering place. My athletes, including several who have identified as transgender, have always known that they can come to me--to laugh, to cry, or anything in between.

Former Abortionist Confirms "Vast Majority" of Late-Term Abortions Done on Healthy Moms and Babies
To hear it from abortion activists, late-term abortions are almost never done and are only necessary because of dire medical conditions for mother or baby.

Christians wary after spate of arrests in northern India
Over 25 Christians including pastors detained or arrested in Uttar Pradesh state last week

Abortion is Wrong Because Killing Babies is Barbaric
I was thinking the other day about the many adjectives that describe abortion -- about what all of American society will recognize when it comes to see abortion with the moral clarity that too often only history provides.

The truth about social justice and the moral life
The point of Catholic morality is to tell us how best to live.

Truth, sex and gender
What the church proposes in the public square is not uniquely or exclusively Catholic. It is the truth of the human person accessible to all people. In this regard, the church simply bears witness to what is true.

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The Truth: Catholic Church and LGBTQ+

Bishop Tobin states that "homosexual activity is unnatural and gravely immoral. It's offensive to Almighty God. It can never be condoned, under any circumstances." The movement for same-sex "marriage," he added, "seeks to radically redefine the most fundamental institution of the human race, the building block of every society and culture. From the beginning, marriage has been defined as the stable union of man and woman, designed by God to continue the human race through the procreation of children. Homosexual relationships are not marriage - never have been, never will be." It is important to clarify that the Church "DOES ACCEPT" the LGBTQ+ Community. This presents NO problem for the Church. But the sexual behaviour, the sexual acts of the LGBTQ+ Community does present a problem. It does NOT correspond with Catholic teaching which applies to everyone who is Catholic, married or unmarried. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! From gender-blind casting to recreational abortion

Steven Tucker
How far will the current Hollywood fad-concept of "blind" casting now go? Bear with me here, but in my opinion, it could well ultimately end in the future medical murder of infants in a process of what might best be termed "recreational abortion".

New! Scapegoating of the Elderly

Shenan J. Boquet
Without a concerted effort to face the demographic tsunami that was self-imposed by short-sighted, inhumane policies and propaganda, we may well simply meet evil with additional evil, compounding our guilt, and once again scapegoating the most vulnerable

New! Canada's mass graves scandal is looking more like a modern-day blood libel

Kurt Mahlburg
The barely-whispered fine print in each of these announcements - and in most corporate press reporting on the subject - was that no graves had been physically located or unearthed at all. Rather, radar had detected anomalies and disturbances in the soil, which were assumed to be the graves of children. Such an assumption was not entirely unfounded: research conducted in 2015 suggested historically high rates of child deaths at residential schools due to disease.

New! How kids can stop fat-shaming in its tracks

Israel "Izzy" Kalman
Do you have an overweight child who's being bullied? Have you followed the universally offered advice to inform the school, only to find that the problem has continued and even escalated? If so, you are not alone. You may have come to believe the problem is intractable, but the solution may be simpler than you've imagined.

New! Artificial Mediocrity: The Hazard of AI in Education

Michael R. Gonzalez
Many students may not appreciate the importance of applying themselves rather than using AI, but we must encourage those who do. We should fortify promising students with the assurance that excellence in education is worth pursuing but requires taking a hard road.

Africa is already decolonised

Mathew Otieno
Kenya can see the good side of its colonial legacy. Why can't the West?

Isn't Abortion a Legal, Constitutional and Human Right?

Brian Clowes
Abortion is not a constitutional right according to a direct reading of the text of the Constitution, but it has been justified as a constitutional right under the Fourth Amendment's protection of privacy. In short, the constitutional right to abortion is found not in the Constitution itself, but in a loose reading of it as a "living document," as "progressives" like to call it.

Human Suffering Does Have a Purpose

Brian Clowes
Suffering is a part of everyone's life. We routinely suffer in all four aspects of our beings: Spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. This pain can be foreseen and anticipated or it can be a sudden surprise, and it takes a galaxy of forms, from accidentally burning ourselves on a stove to seeing a child reject the Faith, and from watching a parent slowly die to worrying over political elections.

'Cardiac Death' Allows One to Kill the Organ Donor

John B. Shea
In 2006, research done by Dr. Gerald Buckberg, a cardio-thoracic surgeon and UCLA expert, demonstrated that a person can survive cardiac arrest for an average of 72 minutes...

Proclaiming the Kingdom

Douglas McManaman
If the sick - and this includes the emotionally sick, those who are not well psychologically, as well as physically - , are in your presence and you have become Christ to a significant degree, you will bring healing to their souls, their emotional lives, and that can heal the body as well. And if you are full of light, you will drive out the darkness, because light chases the darkness, not the other way around. And so those who live in darkness, whose lives are entangled in the diabolical, will feel the difference in your presence, and they will either reject you in favor of darkness, or they will begin to escape the clutches of the evil that oppresses them.

On Human Sexuality, Conservative Victory is Inevitable

Jeremy Neill
The emotional and physical devastation produced by the collapse of familial bonds may take decades to fully manifest itself. Once it does, the essential human need for restrictions on sexuality will again become clear.

Men more likely than women to commit scientific fraud

Michael Cook
Male scientists are far more likely to commit fraud than females, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have claimed. And there is no difference whether a scientist is beginning his career or has tenure.

The most endangered species in England

Kurt Kondrich
According to sources in Great Britain the Turtle Dove has seen a 90%+ decrease in numbers since 1970, and this legendary creature seen as the symbol of true love and featured in one of our best-known Christmas carols is declining so rapidly that it may be gone from Britain by the next decade.

Becoming Jesus living the commandments of God

Tom Bartolomeo
The seat of either virtue or vice resides not in the visible body but in the secret chambers of a person's heart, in his mind and free will. Invisible festering anger, Jesus taught, leads to murder or it brings 'death by a thousand cuts' especially to the one who harbors anger. Adultery, Jesus taught, infects first the heart, one of the deadliest of sins affecting both husband and wife and their relationship with their children. Today that would include contraception and abortion. Destroy God's gift of life in our bodies and destroy his gift of love in a heart growing cold.

Questions and Answers on Stem Cell Research
by Pennsylvania Catholic Bishops

Medical science today holds out the promise of cures to diseases and medical advances far beyond anything imagined, even a generation ago. Much of what we hear, particularly in media accounts of this type of "medical miracle," has to do with a remarkable technology called stem cell research. This new medical research industry currently treats numerous illnesses and injuries and offers hope for more cures using adult stem cells.