Jerry Novotny OMI
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December 19, 2014

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How The Death Penalty Continued Its Slow, Steady Decline In 2014
The death penalty is on the decline in the United States in every conceivable category. Fewer states execute inmates, fewer executions are carried out and fewer people are sentenced to death in the first place.

Azerbaijan Rejects Legalization Of Surrogacy Once And For All
The issue of legalizing surrogacy has been removed from the agenda of the Azerbaijani Parliament once and for all because of negative public attitude.

Parents Warned: Beware Of Internet Code Words For Cyber-porn
Beware the language of the Internet, Sen. Loren Legarda warned, saying that certain online terms might actually be code for cyber-pornography and sexual abuse.

Study: Men Who Use Porn Are Less Likely To Get Married, May Be Contributing To Decline In Marriage In The US
Men who use pornography are less likely to get married, according to a study published last month that shows the easy accessability of porn on the Internet has become a substitute for seeking a marriage partner among men ages 18 to 35.

Former British Psychiatrist Admits To Assisting 7 Suicides.
The British Daily Mail has reported that Colin Brewer, a former psychiatrist who lost his right to practise medicine in 2006, has admitted to assisting 7 suicide deaths at the Dignitas suicide clinic in Switzerland in the past two years.

Killing Has Taken Its Toll: Abortionís Slippery Slope Has Turned Into Euthanasia
Anybody paying attention to what has happened in our nation, and worldwide for that matter, regarding the lack of reverence for the dignity of life, is probably aware of the advances the culture of death has made over the past several decades.

Nearly 5,000 Immigrants Died In 2014 Searching For A Better Life
Nearly 5,000 migrants lost their lives this year in hope of finding a better deal for themselves and their families in another country, making 2014 the deadliest year ever for migrants, according to a report released Tuesday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Vietnamís Population Hits More Than 90.4 Million
Vietnamís population has exceeded the 90 million people mark since April this year, the General Statistics Office announced Wednesday.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Archbishop Blase about Sacrilege

Judie Brown
Receiving the body of Christ nourishes the mind, body, and soul. Communion must be received with reverence and upon a soul free from mortal sin. Our clergy cannot take this responsibility lightly and must teach the importance of this from the pulpit. For if they do not, who will?

New! Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality

Jean Lloyd
May I make two requests? Love me, but remember that you cannot be more merciful than God. It isn't mercy to affirm same-sex acts as good. Don't compromise truth; help me to live in harmony with it.

New! The Scientific Case against Homosexual "Marriage"

Brian Clowes
The debate over homosexual "marriage" is radically different from the discussions surrounding abortion, pornography and euthanasia. To begin with, the arguments regarding same-sex "marriage" appear at first to be very ill-defined. This means that most people do not know how to research the issue and quietly go along with the pro-gay slogans repeated endlessly by the media.

Ethics for Sale

Debi Vinnedge
Those entrusted with positions of power within the Church and Catholic laity have a unique responsibility to uphold the highest degrees of honesty and ethics. Their secular titles serve them well and earn them a high degree of respect and credibility among their peers. Whether they are clergy, doctors, lawyers, psychologists or scientists, they must set aside personal motivations when writing, teaching or speaking as leaders of the Catholic community.

Planned Parenthood's Cancer War on Women Continues 40 Years After U.S. Supreme Court Made Induced Abortion Legally Accessible Throughout Pregnancy

Karen Malec
Planned Parenthood reported in its 2008 tax returns that its purpose is "[a]chieving, through informed individual choice, a U.S. population of stable size in an optimum environment; in stimulating and sponsoring relevant biomedical, socio-economic, and demographic research." In other words, its purpose is to assist the U.S. government in achieving its population control objectives. Its last two annual reports show it received over a billion dollars in taxpayer money between June 2010 and June 2012.

A Single Term Makes All the Difference

Judie Brown
A human being is a human being from the moment he is created. This scientific fact cannot be changed or stunted based on a survey or on someone's opinion. People must come to understand this basic fact, for lives depend on it.

Obesity in the UK

Marcus Roberts
When we think of the future population in many western countries, we think of it as getting older, and if not declining, propped up by fairly large scale immigration. We may have to add getting fatter to that list.

Guatemala trip

Hank Mattimore
I've found the best way to travel to a third world country is to come prepared to help their children. In Guatemala, I was treated not as a tourist but a member of the family.