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Jerry Novotny OMI
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February 28, 2024

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'The white coat and the cross' - the witness of Dr. Lejeune
On January 21, 2021, Pope Francis declared Dr. Jerome Lejeune as "Venerable," a step in the process of being declared a saint. Lejeune is known for his research into the chromosomal abnormality, Trisomy 21, which is the cause of Down syndrome. He was a renowned scientist, and he was also a Catholic who dedicated his career to the defense of life.

Alabama Supreme Court rules that frozen embryos are children under state law
The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen human embryos constitute children under state statute, a decision that could have wide-reaching effects on in vitro fertilization and other medical concerns there.

Orwellian: Transgender Efforts to Silence Biological Truth Reach the State Department
Someone needs to tell the Biden administration that George Orwell's novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' isn't an instruction manual. The administration, and the Left more broadly, has adopted a form of totalitarian 'newspeak' that aims to make criticism of transgender orthodoxy unthinkable by eliminating gendered words from the English language. This echoes the totalitarian government of 'Nineteen-Eighty-Four,' which systematically seeks to destroy words in order to render criticism of the government unthinkable.

Recent Study on Abortion Drug Panned for 'Poor Quality Research' by Expert
Planned Parenthood, the leading proponent of abortion in America, has written on their website, 'Medication abortion is really safe and effective. It's a super common way to have an abortion, and millions of people have used it safely.' Planned Parenthood broadcasts that abortion is a 'right,' that any method of terminating a baby in the womb is safe, and that complications are 'extremely rare.' However, several experts have pointed out that Planned Parenthood -- along with other businesses that carry out abortions -- are especially prone to dressing up poor or false data, research, and arguments to serve their agenda.

Letting trans players participate in girls' and women's sports is a ticking time bomb
Another day, another example of how our illiberal 'inclusivity' mandates are taking a jackhammer to the integrity and fairness of female athletics. We've seen it in golf, swimming, skateboarding, cycling, surfing and volleyball. The latest entry for the women's sports hall of shame happened on the hardwood. During a girls' hoops game earlier this month in Massachusetts, Collegiate Charter School in Lowell forfeited a game against KIPP Academy at halftime because they had three players go down with injuries. ...An official statement from the school read, 'In an effort to maintain safety for his team, [the coach] decided to forfeit.' There was no mention that KIPP's squad ... has a biological male player standing 'more than 6 feet tall with facial hair' who identifies as female.

EWTN Miniseries: What Does the Church Say?
Theresa Farnan (PhD), co-founder of PIP, joins Mary Hasson to discuss what the Church says about the person, the human body, and "transgender" identification.

The Philosophical Contradictions of the Transgender Worldview
EPPC's President Ryan Anderson states "But transgender activists claim that a person's self-professed "gender identity" is that person's "sex." The challenge for activists is to explain why the mere feeling of being male or female... makes someone male or female...."

Transgender Surgery: "What Have I Done?"
Released by Family Watch International and the American College of Pediatrics, this video includes testimonies from doctors and detransitioners recounting the horrors of "gender-affirming care."

A quick guide to slavespeak: 11 terms 'progressives' have turned on their head
As we wave goodbye to 2023 and ring in the new year, many of us will be doing a "de-tox" to rid our bodies of those trifles, Christmas cakes, biscuits, chocolates and sundry culinary delights that filled our bellies and brought us good cheer over the Christmas holidays. I propose that we accompany this physical de-tox with a verbal de-tox: we need to purge our bloated vocabulary of several concepts that are poisoning our understanding of ourselves and the world.

Unwitting incest is inevitable as demand for sperm donation grows
A CNN investigation into "fertility fraud" - doctors impregnating their patients with their own sperm - features a woman who unwittingly slept with her half-brother. A Connecticut woman, 39-year-old Victoria Hill, investigated her ancestry with a DNA test kit. To her dismay, she discovered that her father was not her biological father and that her real father was her mother's doctor, Burton Caldwell.

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Editorial

Is it really possible to love our enemies?

A Christian wants to listen closely to Jesus' words. It makes sense that if we only love those who love us back and only do good to those who do good to us then there is nothing noble or heroic in that. The truth of Jesus' words resounds in our hearts. It makes us want to be the type of people who can love even our enemies and do good even to those who wish us harm. In the core of our being, we want to be people who forgive, who bless others, and who love unconditionally. However, as we try to live Jesus' words, we come face-to-face with our human weakness. As much as we may want to forgive, we find ourselves holding on to petty grudges or carrying out prejudices to an extreme. As much as we may want to do good to others, we fear that we will be taken advantage of. So few people take up the challenges of Jesus' words because of pride and fear. And when we see others holding back, we are tempted to do the same. Is it really possible to love our enemies? Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Why Our World Needs the Good News of Marriage

Shenan J. Boquet
For many around the world, the family is not only the first but also the only form of social protection, a community of reciprocity and care. Parents are the primary educators of their children. Families are often the strongest advocates for their members who might otherwise be ignored or considered a burden by society. Each member of a family gives and receives irreplaceable love, care, and support. For this reason, social policies must support the family in its essential role in achieving social justice and social development.

New! What's the Lifespan of a Gay Friend?

Brian Clowes
Despite the scientific evidence to the contrary, pro-homosexual group tend to insist that living the active homosexual "lifestyle" is just as healthy as heterosexuality. Some of the claims made by pro-homosexual groups are ridiculous on their face. Anyone who has done research in this area of public health knows that active homosexual behavior is not a healthy lifestyle, bringing tremendous deleterious physical and mental consequences.

New! Abortion by Mail

Steven Mosher
Will the Supreme Court Allow Death to be Delivered to Your Door?

New! English for the Dazed and Confused

Mark Bauerlein
Give young Americans the story of literature from the Puritans to the Modernists. Make it a tradition and hand it down as an ingredient in their formation as citizens and tell them that they stand in the shadow of American greatness. This is not only a matter of knowledge and skill. It's for their health.

New! The Religion That Remade the World

John F. Doherty
Tom Holland raises many important questions about the connection between Christianity and contemporary Western civilization. All Westerners, be they Christian or not, would do well to consider his insights.

Register editor responds to columns; A new pro-life Web site; A seminarian and condoms

Matt C. Abbott
Tom Hoopes, executive editor of the National Catholic Register, sent me the following e-mail in response to my Dec. 1 and Nov. 30 columns.

Are Aborted Fetuses Used in Cosmetics?

Brian Clowes
From time to time we hear stories alleging that American abortion mills are selling aborted babies to major cosmetic companies so that they may be "rendered" for their collagen, the main protein component of connective tissue.

Abortifacients and the Role of Correct Science in Counseling, the Formation of conscience, and Moral Decision Making

Dianne N. Irving
Consider the young teenagers or college students in today's society. We'll call one of them Margaret. For whatever reason, Margaret suspects that she might be pregnant, and sincerely begins to try to inform her conscience about whether or not to seek out "emergency contraceptives". She starts by seeking the advice of others whose counseling, knowledge and work she respects and trusts.

USA's childless women

Marcus Roberts
The story of changing fertility and demographic structures is continuing to gain media attention in the US. The Pew Research centre has crunched the numbers from a recent UN report, the World Fertility Report 2012.

Danish sperm donor privacy controversy

Xavier Symons
The government health agency in Denmark is reconsidering its policy on the anonymity of sperm donors after failing to prevent the transmission of disease through sperm banks.

Discovering America

Susan Hanssen
Conservatives must be patriots - it is not possible to be a conservative and say that there is nothing valuable or worth preserving from your own nation's cultural tradition. The desire to fight for the integrity of your own country has got to come from a visceral love for your country or else it will not seem worth any struggle against its corruption.

Rediscovering the beauty of family life

Ida Gazzola
We live in an era which has forgotten how to educate emotions. This is inevitable in a society in which people primarily act based on their emotions. Philosophers call this emotivism. Pier Giorgio Liverani defined it most accurately when he said, "In our society every desire becomes a right." This is how I feel, so it must be true - or - I want this thing, therefore I must have it. That we are facing an educational crisis in the areas of sexuality is obvious. The crisis of emotions, not so much.

Truth-telling is a revolutionary act. Especially about transgenderism

James Parker
Basil Zempilas, Western Australian media presenter and newly elected Lord Mayor of Perth, has expressed a personal opinion on his breakfast radio show about the transgender community.

Church, State, and Human Trafficking

John Goerke
For the common good, we must remember the ways in which church and state can mutually benefit each other - and watch for the ways in which the state threatens that relationship.

Pope John Paul 11 and Pope Benedict XVI Give the Lead on Life

John and Evelyn Billings
In his requiem speech for Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, emphasised that Pope John Paul II wanted peace and love; these aims emphasized the need for the control of Fascism, Communism and Capitalism.