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Jerry Novotny OMI
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April 29, 2017

Breaking News

20 Million People Could ‘Starve To Death’ In Next Six Months
Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency’s chief on April 28 warned. “If nothing is done, some 20 million people could starve to death in the next six months.”

Assisted Suicide Activists Push Canada To Euthanize Mentally Ill Patients
Euthanasia/assisted suicide is NOT about terminal illness. The issue is about normalizing killing as a response to human suffering.

Margaret Sanger: “We Do Not Want Word To Go Out That We Want To Exterminate The Negro Population”
Discrimination runs all the way back to the roots of Planned Parenthood.

Amazing Pictures Show 5,000 People Marching For Life In Prague, Czech Republic
Pro-lifers flooded the capital of the Czech Republic on Saturday to march for the rights of babies in the womb.

Democrat Party Chair: No Place For Pro-Life Democrats, Get In Line With Abortion Or Get Out
DNC Chair Tom Perez described abortion as a “fundamental value” Friday in response to a backlash from abortion activists, according to the Daily Caller. The pro-abortion group NARAL attacked DNC leaders last week for supporting a candidate with a pro-life voting record.

Abortion Isn’t A Political Issue – It’s A Human Rights Holocaust
Openly discussing abortion with your family and peers is daunting, and that’s thanks in large part to the social taboo of broaching the subject outside the context of politics.

Nigeria: Bishop Accuses Authorities Of Supplying Arms To Terrorists
A Bishop has accused the authorities in Nigeria of suspected supply of arms to an Islamist terrorist network who he claims have infiltrated federal and state governments.

Report: Iran Caught Secretly Weaponizing Nukes
Despite U.S. government conclusions to the contrary, Iran is cheating on the 2015 nuclear deal and is actively weaponizing nukes, according to the group who uncovered Iran's most recent nuclear ambitions in the first place....

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Editorial

The Biggest Lie Yet!

Think of a little unborn child fighting for life in its mother’s womb. A beautiful scene of God’s creation- the growing process. Then consider the biggest lie to hit the news in the previous presidential race. Hillary Clinton stating publicly that babies are people but don’t have human rights. What? “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights,” she said. Having conceded that pregnant mothers are carrying the life of another person, she did not feel obligated to protect that life. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! May I Please Speak to My Daddy?

Doug Mainwaring
This world does not need men to selfishly take whatever we want, especially if the price is the welfare of our children. Our children don't need superheroes - just quiet, unsung, ordinary, everyday heroes who answer to the name "Daddy."

New! Ten Years of International Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Laws: Lessons Learned

Daniel Moody
When the state insists on governing us only in terms of who we think we are, surely the proper interpretation of such an insistence is that the state has reneged on the very reason for its existence: to govern us-as-us; to govern us as male and female.

New! The Truth About Bathrooms and Sex

Elyse M. Smith
There's a new front in the battle over school bathrooms and locker rooms. Biological fact is an objective reality that does not change according to our labels or subjective wishes. There is no doubt that persons suffering from gender dysphoria deserve respect and support as they work through their struggles. But that respect and the love owed to such persons by virtue of their human dignity does not require us to deny objective truth. Rather, our respect for others demands that we speak the truth, in love, even when it is uncomfortable.

New! Book: Catholic Teachings on Pro-Life Issues

Anthony Zimmerman
The book presents thoroughly documented orthodox Catholic teachings on contraception, abortion and related pro-life topics, designed especially for seminarians.

New! Gender and personal identity: two views

Bernadette Tobin
How 'transgenderism' differs from the more traditional view of sex and gender.

The abortion selfie of Emily Letts

Kelly Bartlett
Actress Emily Letts works at abortion clinic Cherry Hill Women's Center in New Jersey, and recently filmed her own abortion so she could tell her "story" and put a "positive" spin on the face of abortion.

A win for big marijuana is a major loss for children

Michelle A. Cretella
For decades, popular media has excelled in reporting the harms of tobacco use, and generated significant positive peer pressure to break and/or avoid the habit among adults and youth alike. As a result, Big Tobacco has been almost irredeemably demonized. Popular media's treatment of marijuana, in contrast, is often characterized by sloppy reporting, and increasingly appears to have pot fast-tracked for canonization as the panacea to all medical, economic and social ills.

Girls, Be Wary!
Why the teenage girl is more spiritually scarred by pre-marital sex than is the teenage boy.

Douglas P. McManaman
Synopsis: The girl who fails to understand that boys are very different psychologically and that they tend to lack that integration between body and person that she naturally possesses will project her own natural integration upon the man. She will naively believe that he is not using her, and that his act of intercourse is an expression of a deep and personal self-giving.

Knowledge and Experience

Douglas P. McManaman
Synopsis: Students make the case that in the moral realm knowledge acquired through experience is far better than a purely theoretical knowledge. The implication is that, like the investigative sciences, knowledge requires some sort of empirical verification before it can be accepted as true. But all of us have the necessary experience to begin to reason about the nature of right and wrong in human action. What renders us more able to discern genuinely good choices from those that are evil is a moral character that lacks a certain kind of experience, namely, the experience of sin and selfishness. For it is no coincidence that sin and evil have always been associated with darkness. Experiencing evil by choosing it only immerses us more deeply into darkness, rendering us less able to see, but it is the light of virtue that gives us a good grasp, a real experiential knowledge, on what is truly good and morally beautiful.

Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life
November 24, 2002

Official Documents
The Roman Catholic Church insists that Catholic politicians "have a grave and clear obligation to oppose any law that attacks human life". The document, which was approved by Pope John Paul II, observes that "a kind of cultural relativism exists today, evident in the conceptualisation and defence of an ethical pluralism", but affirms that Catholic legislators "cannot compromise" on a "correct understanding of the human person" and must "defend the basic right to life from conception to natural death". In so doing, they must also "recall the duty to respect and protect the rights of the embryo".

Post-Trauma Sequelae Following Abortion and Other Traumatic Events
Joel Osler Brende, M.D. FAPA

A.I.R.V.S.C.
Abortion, the most frequently performed surgical procedure in this country, may often be experienced by the woman as a traumatic event causing post-abortion symptoms, particularly when there are pre-disposing factors. Symptoms often meet the criteria of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, which is a recognized psychiatric disorder.

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B

Antonio P. Pueyo
There are instances where a person feels so helpless, he is no longer able by himself to deal with a physical ailment, control a destructive habit (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling), or cope with a debilitating social situation (loss of a job). During these times of hopelessness and darkness, we need friends to lift us up. The faith of these friends can also enkindle our own faith.

"Revival" of St. Thomas' Philosophy - Yes, But Not His Erroneous "Delayed Personhood" Argument
Concerns For Beginning And End of Life Issues

Dianne N. Irving
The news of the "revival" of St. Thomas' philosophy is joyous, but cautions such as those raised by Pope Leo XIII need to be taken seriously. St. Thomas' theory of "delayed personhood" should not be "revived" but corrected, especially considering the impact it has had on the life issues.

American Academy of Pediatrics "Reckless" with Teen Health
Academy Says Pediatricians Should Promote Long-Acting Contraceptives to Minor Girls

Steven Mosher
American Academy of Pediatrics "Reckless" With Teen HealthLast month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that pediatricians promote long-acting-reversible-contraceptives (LARCs) to their minor patients. Long-acting reversible contraceptives include intrauterine devices (IUDs), Depo-Provera shots, and single-rod contraceptive implants (Implanon and Nexplanon).

A Note on the Difference Between Man and Brute

Douglas P. McManaman
Recently I heard a story of a man who suffered a heart attack while walking his dog. The dog would not allow paramedics near the man to treat him, and so police had to be called in to shoot the creature. The delay resulted in the man's death.