Jerry Novotny OMI
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June 19, 2018

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To Reduce The Prison Population, Try Fixing The Family
New Zealand, a small country with a population close to 4.7 million (2016) has a prison population of over 10,000 – a number that has grown steeply in the past 40 years and is an historic high. This correlates with the breakdown of the family unit and is borne out by the family backgrounds of the majority of prisoners – a fact largely ignored in current debate over reversing this trend.

69% Of Doctors In Ireland Refuse To Kill Babies In Abortion
Last month, Ireland overturned its Eighth Amendment protections for unborn children — paving the way for legalized abortion. But the good news there is that a new poll shows 69% of doctors in Ireland refuse to kill unborn babies in abortions.

Medical Journal Admits “Brain Dead” Patients May Not Really Be Dead
50 years ago, an ad hoc Harvard Medical School committee declared that patients in an “irreversible coma” were dead from a legal and ethical point of view. By irreversible coma, the committee had in mind “comatose individuals who have no discernible central nervous system activity”. In making this pronouncement, the committee was seeking to resolve a series of ethical and legal questions that had arisen since the advent of positive pressure ventilation and research into vital organ procurement.

Bishop Criticizes Pro-Abortion “Catholics:” They’re Catholic By Culture, Not Conviction
Irish Catholic Bishop Dr. Leo O’Reilly observed this weekend that many Catholics who vote pro-abortion are cultural Catholics rather than devout followers of the faith.

Planned Parenthood Blasts “Separating Parents And Children.” But It Does That 876 Times A Day In Abortions
On Father’s Day, Planned Parenthood blasted the Trump administration for separating immigrant families at the borders, while ignoring how its own practices permanently and violently separate children from their fathers and mothers.

Australian Priests ‘willing To Go To Jail’ Rather Than Break Seal Of Confessional
When the state tries to intervene on our religious freedom, undermine the essence of what it means to be a Catholic, we will resist'

Pope Says Gays Cannot Form Families
Pope Francis said only heterosexuals can form a family. “It is painful to say this today: People speak of varied families, of various kinds of family,” but “the family [as] man and woman in the image of God is the only one.”

Decriminalising Abortion Would Have "far Reaching Consequences"
He called calls to liberalise abortion "fundamentally wrong". A Conservative MP has told a SPUC meeting that decriminalising abortion would lead to abortion up to birth, on demand, and for gender-selection.

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New Cyber Trend in Human Trafficking

Our children deserve to have a decent fighting chance to succeed in their lives; it starts with keeping them safe from the sick predators of flesh and looters of our children’s innocence. Recently, a new wave of human trafficking "cybersex" has come to light. Yes, it’s a growing billion-dollar child-porn-industry which relies on the internet to prey on vulnerable children, beginning at an early age and extending into early teen years. New Cyber Trend in Human Trafficking is creating worldwide alarm. What is it? Cyber-sex is the use of children in live performances over the internet for paying customers. It is the perfect 21st century crime without borders, making it difficult to stop. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! The Japanese Pregnancy Rotation System

Steven Mosher
For working women in Western societies, sometimes getting ahead means you may have to put off having the baby the you wanted to have for a few years. Some Female Employees Are Being Told to Take Turns Having Kids.

New! Right-to-Life Issues in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian Literature

Jeff J. Koloze
Abstract: This research examines several instances where the right-to-life issues of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia are mentioned in gay and lesbian fiction. There is enough evidence to suggest that the literature comports more with, if not an overtly pro-life philosophy, then at least a life-affirming one. Finally, this study demonstrates how using the five questions of right-to-life literary theory can provide an opportunity for persons with same-sex attraction to align themselves with the pro-life movement, which is more compatible with their efforts to seek authentic love.

New! The Degenderettes: The Transgender Hate Group Taking Aim at Women

Julian Vigo
The San Francisco Library has allowed a group of misogynist males to take over public space in order to promote violence against women as an art form. To some radical trans activists, "TERFs" - a slur for females who critique gender ideology - deserve to be murdered for denying that someone with a man's body can really be a woman.

New! A Memoir of My Graduate Days and My Journey Into Right To Life Issues

C. Ward Kischer
The public media has taken over the job of educating the public about the developing human being. Their track record over the course of the past 40 years has been an abysmal failure. This has led to preembryo, prehuman in some demented pundits, prelife, and in some cases fake understandings of stem cells. This is why every Anatomy and Cell Biology Department in every medical school in the U.S.A. should establish a course in Human Embryology now and base it on the Carnegie Stages.

New! Does Pornography Feed Sex Tourism?

Rose Brugger
Prostitution and pornography both teach that sex is merely a monetary transaction, focused on body parts and facilitated by consent.

Unhappy Union

Jameson Taylor
Aristotle, who Thomas Jefferson cites as one of the sources of the Declaration, states that what is naturally right has the "same power everywhere and is not subject to what one thinks of it or not."

The Real War on Women

Judie Brown
A short video not only inspires, but shows the truth about the world in which we live - a world where babies are systematically murdered. It will open your heart; it will open your mind.

Ministry to the Imprisoned
Bishop John Steinbock

Catholic Bishops
We visit and serve Jesus when we visit and serve the imprisoned. We live in a society where people are simply thrown into prison and forgotten. They need to be treated with respect, as human beings, and to know that God loves them. Those imprisoned will know of this love only if those who follow Christ hear those words of the Gospel and discern that Jesus calls them to serve him in the imprisoned. Jesus was imprisoned himself when he was on this earth. Jesus continues to be imprisoned in our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Jesus calls out to us to visit him and love him in these most forgotten men and women in our society.

Migration drives growth in the UK

Shannon Roberts
The latest figures.

Tinkering with the Lives of Children

Judie Brown
Whether talking about IVF, asexual reproduction, or abortive birth control chemicals, tinkering with the lives of children is wrong. Scientists, doctors, and ethicists must join together to affirm life, affirm human rights, and stop discussing ways to kill or manipulate the human person.

Unworthy Ambassadors
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

Antonio P. Pueyo
God does not call perfect people, rather He perfects those whom He calls. The calling comes first. He who is called grows in friendship with God. He grows in holiness. What is necessary is the readiness to answer the call.

Rethinking care for the elderly

Xavier Symons
Two academics at Emory University have proposed a novel solution to providing healthcare for the elderly.

World Bank Report
The World Can Feed Its People

Steven Mosher
A remarkable report, The World Food Output, issued in November 1993 by the World Bank, documents with numerous charts, diagrams and statistical tables the fact that world food production has been steadily increasing for years and at a rate greater than that of the growth in population.

Planned Parenthood, Congress, more video, and presidential candidates

Sheila Liaugmina
There's no going back to 'plausible deniability' for the abortion giant, or its defenders. People in media and government can't not know what's been going on.

Scientific and Ethical Concerns About Russian/British Genetic Engineering Gene Therapies

Dianne N. Irving
There has been little discussion of gene therapy and its "pros" and "cons" even among scientists, much less in the public square. Obviously, issues of the "informed consent" of the patient loom large in all such experiements. But Three other concerns especially need more widespread discussion: (1) the fact that the science involved in such research is almost entirely hypothetical, and thus the physical effects on patients taking part in the research are almost unknowable and unpredictable; (2) the accidental infection of germ line (reproductive) cells during somatic cell gene therapies; and (3) the use of gene therapies that specifically target germ line cells for eugenic purposes.