Jerry Novotny OMI
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May 3, 2015

Breaking News

Stripper Reacts To Abortion, “How Could Anyone Do That!”
I am thankfully reminded by this interaction of how effective our public protests are in impacting people. Being in the community on a weekly basis and driving the Truth Truck around you can forget that every person is witnessing the reality of abortion in a way that they have never seen before, and that as a result, their minds are forever imprinted with the reality of what abortion does to children.

Birth Control Pills And BPA Are Causing Fish To Become Infertile, Disrupting Entire Ecosystems
Two widespread industrial chemicals can cause infertility in fish down to at least the fourth generation: The plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and a key ingredient in human birth control pills, according to a study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Seduction Of Assisted Suicide Is No Way To Die
My friend of many years, Emma Gomez, from New Mexico, asked me one day several years ago: “What do you do for pain?” Since she begins each day with Mass and the Eucharist, I thought she wanted to know whether I prayed over my pain and offered it up. But she was interested in what pills I was taking and I was of no help. I am one of those who endure without them if at all possible.

Teacher Forced To Resign After Calling Pro-Abortion President Barack Obama A “Baby Killer”
In Georgia, veteran middle school teacher Nancy Perry has been forced to resign after telling her students that President Barack Obama is a baby killer. The schools superintendent, Chuck Ledbetter, said Perry will retire at the end of the school year.

Mothers Of Very Premature Babies Speak Up Against Abortion: Are They Babies Or Tissue Blobs?
A group of mothers of very premature babies are speaking up online at Facebook against abortion. While abortion advocates dismiss unborn children int he womb as clumps of cells or tissue blobs, the photos of these premature babies make it very clear that unborn children in the womb can be considered nothing other than living human beings worth of legal protection.

"Marriage Is And Always Will Be The Union Between One Man And One Woman"
Leader of Bishops Speaks of 'Perennial Institution' as Supreme Court Considers Redefinition

Human Rights Watch Pushes Abortion As Ecuador Beefs-Up Pro-Family Approach
A human rights group is misrepresenting international law to the Ecuadoran government in order to change the country’s policies on abortion.

RH Reality Check: Self-induced Abortions Are “empowering”
Writer Andrea Grimes, in a new column, talks glowingly of women self-aborting in countries where aborting children is not permitted. Encouraging these medically dangerous and illegal acts shows that pro-abortion forces are willing to put women in risky situations for the cause of abortion.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Homosexuality: Why Is This Disorder Being Singled Out for Celebration?

Deborah Sturm
Our country is on the verge of creating a "right" to homosexual "marriage." Homosexual acts, like other disorders, can be overcome, even if difficult. Twelve-step programs, when honestly worked, have aided millions of people around the world in overcoming a variety of addictions and disorders. But homosexuality is being singled out by homosexual advocates as a disorder to be celebrated. Sturm explores this issue offering insight about her own struggle with an eating disorder.

New! From friends of the Court: forgotten voices

Michael Cook
The institution of man-woman marriage is not an insult; it is an ensign, beckoning to anyone - regardless of sexual orientation - that the union of a man and a woman is uniquely significant because it is endowed with procreative power and complementary capacity.

New! While Europe argues, thousands perish in the Mediterranean

Heaven Crawley
The latest refugee deaths in the Mediterranean - up to 700 people drowned when the overcrowded fishing vessel in which they were travelling from North Africa capsized of the coast of Libya - follows a similar tragedy last week in which 400 people perished.

Short Commentary on Matthew, No. 10
The Infancy Narrations

Anthony Zimmerman
Let us read passages of the sacred narratives again. They are works of literary art, they are rays of light that beam down to us from heaven. Matthew's story is deceptively simple, with not one superfluous word to dilute the underlying message written by the hand of God.

Mo Yan, Frogs, and the one child policy

Marcus Roberts
What is interesting about this book from our point of view is that Guan Moye/Mo Yan is critical of the Chinese one child policy and the book portrays aspects of the horrific policy and its effects on both abortionists and mothers.

Dead on Arrival

Mark Oshinskie
In a recent essay published by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Charles Krauthammer sets forth the twin notions that we should use otherwise leftover IVF embryos for research but that it's heinous to make embryos for research through somatic cell nuclear transfer.

We need to end the death penalty now

Charles J. Chaput
The death penalty is a bad idea because it diminishes the society that employs it. It doesn't deter capital crime. It doesn't bring back the dead. It doesn't give anyone "peace." It sometimes kills the innocent. It coarsens our own humanity and sense of justice.

How’s Your Day?
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
Both Freud and Jung describe a meaningful life as having the essentials of love and work. When we live our lives in love and service, then life ceases to be a drudgery. Each day becomes an adventure.