Jerry Novotny OMI
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March 29, 2023

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18 Years After They Starved My Sister to Death, We Must Never Forget Terri Schiavo
On March 31st, 2005, after a more than decade-long legal battle, Michael Schiavo, my sister Terri Schiavo's estranged husband, was successful with his premeditated plan to starve and dehydrate her to death. Terri's brutal killing took almost two weeks.

Nancy Pelosi Rejects Archbishop's Call to Repent for Supporting Abortion: "His Problem, Not Mine"
Abortion activist Nancy Pelosi claimed she is "pro-life" because she cares about born children during an event Thursday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She also rejected her Archbishop's call to repent for supporting abortion.

Don't trust the news media? That's good, says a former journalist
Numerous respected news organizations have been caught lying to their audiences.

Sacrificing science on the altar of ideology and profit
"As soon as you raise some concerns about vaccines, or side-effects, or complications related to vaccines, then it's worse than the N-word," he continued. "You're condemned by the media, by the government and you're chased and put down .... We should be able to discuss any ideas -- any opinions -- and because I expressed opinions that went against the government narrative, I was suspended."

I know exactly what Critical Race Theory is, and I'm against it...
I once saw a social media post making fun of people opposed to Critical Race Theory (CRT). It read, "I don't know what Critical Race Theory is, but I'm against it." The truth of the matter is that CRT is difficult to sum up, and so it has been hard for most people to understand what it says and doesn't say. Parents, educators, politicians and the American Public found themselves hearing ideas without having the resources to evaluate their truth or even their true meaning...

Teens Watch Porn to Learn About Sex - This Is What Porn Teaches Them
The reality is that porn is a part of the world that kids are growing up with, and it's important to be aware of the potential consequences porn may be having on young people.

Wyoming Abortion Ban Becomes Law, Protects Babies Starting at Conception
A Wyoming bill to ban abortions that recognizes unborn babies' right to life statrting from conception has become law.

Florida House Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Beating Hearts
A Florida House committee advanced heartbeat legislation Thursday that could save tens of thousands of unborn babies from abortion every year.

Champions teaches vital lesson about people with disabilities
We have come a long way from the time when people with developmental or intellectual disabilities were hidden away in asylums. But we haven't come far enough.

Filipinos urged to avoid unsafe sex as HIV cases rise
About 90 percent of newly recorded cases involve gay sex, the health department says

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War on Children: Pornography - "Internet Sexual Exploitation" (Part 4)

What harm does "Internet pornography" do to the lives of children? If you take a large glass of water and try to pour it into another glass one-fourth of its size, it is impossible. If you take an adult pornographic scene and show it to a small child, the result is the same. The small brain cannot comprehend the scene. As a result, try to imagine the psychologic impact and shock the child experiences. The corrosion of a child's mind and interior feelings begin at this early age and continue into adulthood. Estimates suggest that up to 90% or more youth between 12 and 18 years have access to the Internet. These school children in many cases are exposed to pornography when they accidentally view material online while searching for game or sports. Surprisingly, 70% of children viewing pornography on the internet do so in public schools and libraries. Other children may come into contact with a parent's pornographic material at home. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Contempt, Inquiry, and Rational Disagreement: Learning from Aquinas in the Internet

Thomas Hibbs
Present-day Americans are a people consumed by anger - an anger that rests on deep pools of sadness, isolation, loss, and fear. In spite of his reputation for dry, unemotional logic, Thomas Aquinas has a great deal to say about the way in which disordered passions can undermine our capacity for getting at the truth. His work can teach us how to resist the vices encouraged by social media, pursue truth in concert with others, and achieve rational disagreement.

New! On Abolishing the Death Penalty: A Response to Daryl Charles

John P. O’Callaghan
Aquinas's argument is not that killing an offender is always lawful, much less that it is mandatory. It is lawful upon a condition, namely, that it is necessary to protect the common good from a threat. Absent that condition, Aquinas does not argue or even suggest that killing a malefactor, including one who has committed murder, is lawful.

New! Black Is Beautiful

Francis X. Maier
All those we love, and we ourselves, will one day go through that great black door of death. We need to acknowledge that fact and not try to evade or soften it. Without God, life really is a tragedy, and our mourning is a meaningless biochemical reaction. But our story doesn't end there. The door has another side: a side of light, with a waiting, loving God.

New! A deep dive into wokism

Margaret Hickey
We have witnessed in recent times a surge of ever more astounding doctrines and claims from woke ideologues. Just when you think we have reached "peak woke", something even more startling and bizarre comes along.

New! Will demographic winter bring world peace?

Louis T. March
But the question arises: will fewer "fighting age" people lead to an outbreak of peace? Don't bet on it. There were far fewer people around in previous centuries, and war continued unabated. However, those folks were much more prolific, vigorous and hardier populations with young'uns to spare.

Philosophy and Theology: Is Giving Birth More Dangerous than Aborting?

Christopher Kaczor
In the debates about the ethics and laws governing abortion, it is sometimes claimed that the risk of death is higher in giving birth than in aborting. Three recent works take up this claim and provide powerful evidence that it is not justified.

At least 1.12% of deaths in Canada are due to euthanasia

Michael Cook
According to the latest figures, about 3,000 Canadians were euthanised in 2018. The Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying says that there were at least 2,614 "medically assisted deaths" in Canada between January 1 and October 31. At the current rate, when all the figures are in, deaths in November and December will probably push last year's total above 3,000.

Therapeutic Decisions

Pilar Calva
Today, there is a broadening use of the term "therapeutic," and it is problematic. The term is being applied to practices and procedures that intervene upon the human person, but which do not constitute therapy.

South Korea: Eugene Soh, a great lover of genuine democracy passes away

Asia Human Rights
On 16th May 2019, Eugene Soh, a man who dedicated his entire adult life working to defeat the military dictatorship in South Korea, passed away after a brief illness.

Some Thoughts on Human Life, War, and the Possibility of Peace

Douglas McManaman
The world has not achieved peace because the nations of the world insist on doing things their way, not God's way - and God's way is laid out in these readings today.

What is the Purpose of Life?

Douglas McManaman
Synopsis: Consider all the learning there is in this world, in libraries, in books, journals, periodicals, etc. What, ultimately, is it all for? The answer is: to serve human beings. All of it converges on the human person, whose life is brief. And to serve the ordinary human person is to serve God, not because in some pantheistic way man is God, but rather because through love one becomes the other, and God loves the least of us so much that He is the least among us.

Quality of Fertility Monitors Assessed by German Researchers
Fertility Monitors

Richard J. Fehring
Over the past ten to fifteen years a number of fertility monitors have been developed to help women users determine the fertile phase of their menstrual cycles.

A 'right' without constitutional foundation

Helen Alvaré
Today, nearly 50 years post-Roe v. Wade and 30 years post-Planned Parenthood v. Casey, it is plain to see that both cases are political, not constitutional, decisions. In its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, therefore, the Supreme Court should return the question of abortion to the states.

Desiring Wisdom

Douglas McManaman
If you really want to know who a person really is, there is no need to look to his academic achievements, for example, or the honors and awards he has received throughout his life. All you need to know is what this person ultimately wants; for you are what you will.

Who is Hwang co-author Cibelli?

Dianne N. Irving
Despite the world-wide press coverage of South Korean Hwang's massive and historic scientific fraud scandal (except scant coverage in the U.S., including prolife), almost nothing has been reported about his U.S. co-authors and collaborators (of which there are many). One of those is Dr. Jose Cibelli, professor of animal biology (veterinarian) at Michigan State University.