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These Women Met A Mormon Man Who They Thought Was The ‘Perfect Guy’. But A Disturbing Secret Left Them Absolutely Shocked And Enraged.
Seven women each thought that they were texting and interacting with the man of their dreams, but they soon discovered that the guy they were all building a relationship with was actually a gay woman from Texas.

Ambassadors Accuse UN Agency Of Harassment And Exerting Undue Influence
In a rare case of backroom pressure spilling onto the floor of a UN meeting, a delegate from the Pacific island of Nauru angrily scolded the UN Population Fund for “harassing” their government and “maligning” their UN delegation.

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos
In a world first, Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. The results are published1 in the online journal Protein & Cell and confirm widespread rumours that such experiments had been conducted — rumours that sparked a high-profile debate last month2, 3 about the ethical implications of such work.

Babies Feel Pain 'like Adults'
The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults.

Why We Need More Female Pro-Life OB/GYNs: Helping Women, Stopping Abortions
As the founder of Medical Patient Modesty, a Christian based non-profit organization that works to educate patients about how to stand up for their rights to modesty and same gender intimate care, I have helped a number of women and husbands who want a guarantee that a female ob/gyn or midwife will deliver their baby.

A New Creative Argument Against Same-sex Marriage: It Leads To Lust And Tyranny
But if same-sex marriage is to put us on a path to totalitarianism, it promises to be a most interesting trip. Asserting that only 0.5 percent of men in gay couples are faithful to each other, Blackburn and Bopp also warn of the dangers of men losing “the socializing effect that women bring in a marriage.”

Booming Surrogacy Tourism Pregnant With Concerns
Surrogacy is the latest buzzword for India's booming medical tourism.

Mad Scientists In China Attempt To Create Genetically-Modified Babies, It Didn’t Go Well
For nearly a decade, I have been trying to warn pro-lifers about the advent of genetically-modified, designer babies. Society’s total blind acceptance of creating human life in the laboratory en masse with IVF has now brought us to this very precarious point. Scientists in China have taken left-over IVF embryos and tried to edit their DNA with a new promising gene-editing technique called CRISPR. It was not a success.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! What We Don't Know Just Might Kill You

Jennifer Lahl
The fertility industry has absolutely no interest in doing the studies and the research that are needed to protect women. Those desperate to have a baby have no way to know what harms may be caused when they ask a young woman to "help" them. Women who seek out research on their own before making the decision to donate their eggs come up with nothing, so they believe it is a safe procedure. When will the necessary research be done so that we can finally know the risks of egg donation - and more importantly, so young women will know too?

New! The hard lessons of legal marijuana

Gregory K Pike
Have we learned nothing from the excesses of alcohol and tobacco? Addiction to cannabis is real, and most people can recount sad stories of waste and loss amongst family, friends or acquaintances.

New! Making Babies without God

Judie Brown
Catholic bishops in Poland do not mince words when it comes to sending a clear message on a subject as fundamental to Catholic teaching as the practice of making babies by artificial methods. Recently, when Polish lawmakers chose to debate a proposal regarding this matter, "the Polish bishops conference issued a strong statement on the moral dangers of artificial procreation techniques like in vitro fertilization and so-called 'surrogacy.'" Poland's Catholic bishops pointed out that good can never be achieved by using evil means.

The Name
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
In order not to pronounce the name of God in vain, the Israelites substitute other appellations for the sacred name such as the Lord or the Most High. We have to recover the sacredness of the name of divinity. In cultures where vulgarity is employed as cheap substitute for linguistic propriety, it is a form of counter-cultural witness to honor and protect the name of the Lord.

The Divine Anger and Human Free-Wil
4th Sunday of Lent

Douglas P. McManaman
The divine anger is something we rarely hear about these days, probably because people are in a kind of denial, including many clergy. But God’s anger is real; it is really the flip side of His absolute love. For anyone who truly loves others will experience real anger at the sight of injustice. Only those indifferent to others feel no anger at the sight or news of injustice.

Sin of Peor

Dot McGinnis
There are many temptations that plague us, as Christians, because we live in the permissive society that we do. Sexual sins like fornication, adultery, and homosexuality are some of the ones that are most prevalent.

Faith
2nd Sunday of Easter

Douglas P. McManaman
95% of the things we do every day are based on faith—not supernatural faith, but natural faith, which is “trusting in what somebody tells you because you have evidence that the speaker is well informed about the subject and is honest.” For example, we have faith in our family doctor that the prescription he writes for us is not going to kill us. Christian faith is a grace that gives us the power to believe what God has revealed about Himself and which exceeds the grasp of human reason. But if a person is given that grace, he or she has to choose to cooperate with it. But some people find that very difficult and even refuse, yet they have no problem trusting the media, their colleagues, their bosses, their friends, etc.

Pornography and National Security

Jennifer S. Bryson
The frequency with which terrorists are found with pornography raises important questions about the possible effects of pornography on our national security.