Jerry Novotny OMI
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July 23, 2024

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Poland Rejects Bill to Legalize Killing Babies in Abortions
In a huge pro-life victory, the Polish parliament has rejected a measure to legalize killing babies in abortions. That keeps Poland as one of the few nations in Europe that protects the lives of unborn children.

The government should not hinder women from choosing abortion pill reversal
For years, abortion advocates have claimed they are trying to protect 'a woman's right to choose.' But in practice, many of these abortion advocates have shown that they only support a woman's right to make some medical decisions. When it comes to abortion pill reversal, they suddenly stop being so 'pro-choice.' ... Unfortunately, some abortion advocates have spread falsehoods about abortion pill reversal. For example, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) incorrectly states on its website that APR is 'unproven and unethical.'

Transgender Ideology Is Superstition, Not Science
"In a recent piece for The New York Times, Jack Turban -- a California psychiatrist who has made his career by promoting and practicing the medical 'transition' of children -- wrote, 'The most basic part of gender identity is what I call our transcendent sense of gender. ...As is the case with many emotions, it's hard to describe this transcendent feeling in words. But it is the foundation of our gender identity, the scaffolding we're born with.' ...This belief in an insubstantial gender identity is mystical, not medical, which is emphasized by Turban's efforts to argue that research 'suggests these transcendent gender feelings have a strong innate biological basis.

Time to End the Unjust Institution of Abortion
Patriotism is a form of gratitude to God for the blessing of living in the land of our birth, or in the land that is our adopted home. We recognize that God has placed us in a particular place and calls us to contribute to the well-being of our society. This necessarily involves our personal efforts to foster justice and social harmony, working with our neighbors for the common good. Life is not lived in isolation, either geographically or historically.

Is the fear of having children bringing the West to the brink of extinction?
We are living at a time when a large segment of the world -- particularly societies in Europe, North America and Asia -- no longer views having children as something desirable or worthwhile. Whereas before, remaining childless was something people often felt shame over, even if it was through no choice of their own, we are now living at a unique historic moment in which many people proudly broadcast the fact that they have no children as something to celebrate or be proud of.

Transgender Ideology Is Superstition, Not Science
Belief in an insubstantial gender identity is mystical, not medical. The facade is falling apart.

Montreal woman with Spina Bifida offered euthanasia twice without requesting it.
Matt Gilmour reported for CTV news Montreal on July 5, 2024 that Tracy Polewczuk, a woman who lives with Spina Bifida, on two separate occasions was urged to request euthanasia by a medical professional without initiating the request.

Heartbreaking Stories Of Detransitioners Expose The Damaging Transgender Cult
In The Detransition Diaries, authors Jennifer Lahl and Kallie Fell show how transgenderism preys on abused and troubled people.

False Flag explains the radical, evil goals of queer politics
The thesis of Joy Pullman's new book is that "Western society is being erased by the purposeful destabilization of the institution that creates society: the natural family..."

Politics without truth: The reality of our time
It's been a long time since we had a president who could be called a sober realist with a thought-through strategy. What can be done?

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"Busyness" Finances "Time Poverty"

"How are you?" Are you one of those who reply, "I'm busy." If so, you are not alone. In a recent survey taken, 70% of people who were asked this question replied, "I'm busy." Ask yourself, do I suffer from "Time Poverty"? Do I really need to be as busy as I am? Is it possible that being busy-busy-busy is my way of avoiding the more important issues in my life? Another question, do I set aside time for God? In the Bible, Jesus tells Martha that what Mary is doing, is very important for life. In fact, Jesus states, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by (so) many things; there is need of only one thing..." The message is loud and obvious. Jesus is asking Martha, "How much do you really love me? Can you find room for me in your busy schedule? Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! When Does a Fetus Feel Pain?

Shenan J. Boquet
Medical experts agree that fetal pain begins at 12 weeks gestation and may even be felt as early as eight weeks. But perhaps the best source for firsthand experience with fetal pain is an abortionist. As early as 1976, those performing abortions realized that the procedure is painful for the dying fetus. These inhumane death procedures would not be acceptable for any animal, yet they are used regularly to kill the most innocent and fragile human beings.

New! Anti-Semitic Students and Jewish Isolationism

Daniel Sonnenfeld
From the river to the sea, human flourishing will only be advanced through a nuanced and empathetic attitude to both sides. Radical stances that dehumanize one side, turning its babies into colonizers and marking them as legitimate targets for attack, do not advance freedom or justice. Quite the opposite.

New! What is the Season of Creation?
Pope Francis calls for a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Michael D. Pfeifer
The Season of Creation is an ecumenical month-long moment of prayerful reflection and celebration which began several years ago and calls us to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During this Season we join together as sisters and brothers of a universal family in prayer and action to renew our appreciation, our commitment, and our care and activities to protect and bring new life to Mother Earth, our Common Home, as we thank our loving God for the beautiful gift of all creation.

New! Giving until It Hurts: Helping Mothers Love

Mary Tillotson
The way to foster a loving bond between mother and child is to nurture a wider culture of support and love. It is not fair to children to deprive them of their mother's womb for their life before birth. But it is also not fair to mothers to deprive them of the support they need to make pregnancy and motherhood bearable.

New! Sex Education and Pornography

Shenan J. Boquet
For social progressives, the sexual revolution was one of the greatest achievements in the history of the human race. At long last (the sexual revolutionaries proclaim), sexuality could be enjoyed outside of the framework of the old-fashion religious beliefs that had done nothing but induced crippling guilt and robbed generations of the pleasures of sexuality.

Sri Lanka: Man killed by police officers in the Paliyagoda Police Station

Asia Human Rights
Mr. Chadik Shyaman Wickramarachchi (42) had been extra-judicially killed on 25 February 2017 by officers of the Paliyagoda Police Station.

Two Teens v. Society
A Suit on Behalf of All Teens Accused of "Sexting" (A Modern Fable)

Judith Reisman
The practice known as "sexting," in which young people, mainly teenagers, send nude and sexually suggestive photos of themselves and others via their cell phones, has recently become a matter of increasing concern.

Why Marriages Disintegrate When Contraception Is Used

Anthony Zimmerman
WHEN contraception, abortion, and sterilization statistics skyrocket as in the United States, and divorce statistics follow a parallel trajectory, we ask ourselves whether it is possible to have the one without the other. Sexologist Wanda Poltawska finds that among her clients, contraception is associated with a disintegration of their marriage relationship, whereas natural family planning is not.

The American family: torn by a culture of rejection

Carolyn Moynihan
We hear a lot about family breakdown but not much that throws light on its true extent, or on the causes. A new study remedies that by describing the parental relationship in terms of either "belonging" or "rejection".

Bizarre Tales for Our Bizarre World:
A Review of Norbert Zaenglein's The Last Autopsy & Other Inimitable Tales

Jeff J. Koloze
I'm glad that I had the chance to read these stories. Zaenglein certainly offers some bizarre reading on contemporary issues. While I hope that the Twilight Zone nature of these stories will not come true, I know that the real world is so bizarre in its disrespect for life that the fictional may become the reality.

The Cardus study: do climate change concerns lower fertility?

Louis T. March
Fearmongering abounds about climate change. Doomsayers predict an environmental apocalypse. Exactly when and how this will unfold is "unclear" (media-speak for don't know). Back in 2021, the UN issued an environmental "code red for humanity". Climate change angst has fueled an anti-natalist movement to "save the planet" by not having children. Extreme? What else is new?

Kids with Trisomy 13 and 18 can have good quality of life

Michael Cook
Should babies with Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18 be given life-sustaining treatment? Both conditions are associated with severe physical and intellectual disabilities and most die children in their first year. So until recently, few of them were treated. Doctors regarded the conditions as "lethal congenital anomalies".

Benedict XVI - 'Ubi Petrus, Ibi Ecclesia'

Barbara Kralis
"Being an 'Adult' means having a faith which does not follow the waves of today's fashions or the latest novelties. A faith which is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ is adult and mature."

Africa needs to invest in its youth, not prevent their being born

Mathew Otieno
Much has been written about the growing population of Africa and its youthfulness. According to the UN's latest projections, Africa will have 4.4 billion people by 2100, accounting for 39 percent of the world's population and almost half of its young people below 14.

The limitations of a lustful life

Zac Alstin
Our culture presents us with two conflicting visions of lust. The first is a rough facsimile of the old view associated with our Western religious heritage: lust as one of the seven deadly sins. The second is the view of lust "liberated" from repressive religious conditioning: lust as passion and indulgence, lust as very strong sexual desire, and lust as a colourful and tantalising realm of experience.