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October 16, 2019

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Holy See Urges Promotion Of Women At All Stages Of Life
The Holy See has reiterated the importance of the promotion of women at all stages of their lives, so that they may realize their full potential and truly contribute to the common good of society.

Rep. Sean Duffy’s Family Welcomes Baby Girl With Down Syndrome: ‘The Most Perfect Angel’
Earlier this year, Rep. Sean Duffy resigned from his position in the United States House of Representatives to focus on his family. He and his wife, Rachel Campos-Duffy — both alums of the MTV reality show “The Real World” — were expecting their ninth child together, and had discovered the baby had a heart defect. This week, their baby girl was born, and that baby has a little something extra to love: an extra chromosome! Daughter Valentina StellaMaris has Down syndrome. In August, Duffy took to Facebook to announce his resignation and explain why he was stepping down. “Recently, we’ve learned that our baby, due in late October, will need even more love, time, and attention due to complications, including a heart condition,” he wrote. “With much prayer, I have decided that this is the right time for me to take a break from public service in order to be the support my wife, baby and family need right now.” The baby ended up being born a month early, and Duffy explained that their daughter would not only need open heart surgery within a few months, but also would have developmental delays, leading some to speculate that the little girl has Down syndrome. Yesterday, that news was confirmed, when Campos-Duffy made the announcement on her Facebook page. READ: When I learned my baby had Down syndrome, I felt betrayed by God. I was so wrong. Campos-Duffy said that Valentina remains in the NICU, and is the “sweetest, most perfect angel we’ve ever seen.” She also said that she does, in fact, have Down syndrome. “Valentina was born with a heart defect (2 holes in the heart and valves that need to be fixed). She will need surgery in 3-4 months,” Campos-Duffy wrote. “As we suspected, Valentina was also born with an extra chromosome, which means she also has Downs Syndrome. That extra chromosome certainly made her EXTRA cute. Life is wonderful!!” Both parents report that the family is already very much in love with their beautiful little girl.

Viewpoint: On Children In Prison Worldwide
It is astounding that developed, civilised, nations like Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, South Africa, Hong Kong, Fiji and the United States have 10 years as the minimum age of criminal responsibility for children. It's a mark of shame.

Pedophilia Advocate Admits Conservatives Are Right: Yes, Kid Drag Shows Are Sexual
Walsh is right. Pedophilia is being normalized right in front of us—and that is being celebrated by activists who believe that this is a step in the right direction.

Most Teachers Quite Disturbed About Their Unions’ Push For Sexualization And Indoctrination Of School Children
Speaking in the nation’s capital, a 28-year veteran California teacher explained that most teachers are disturbed by the decades-long push to indoctrinate and oversexualize school children by teachers’ unions dedicated to far-left cultural and political causes and not the well-being of kids.

Millionaire Pornographers Charged With Sex Trafficking In California
The owners and two employees of two related pornography websites were charged in federal court with sex trafficking on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Rape, Drugs, & Forced Porn: Here’s How Modeling Scams Lure Unsuspecting Victims
For years, a former Miami policeman spent “the majority of his waking hours stalking female models online.” Using a laundry list of aliases, he contacted hundreds of women and lured a number of them to fake modeling auditions in South Florida.

Brazilian Bishop Says Infanticide In Amazon ‘Shocking’ But Largely Eliminated By Church
Bishop Wilmar Santin of Itaituba compared the practice among the indigenous tribes to abortion in developed countries.

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Editorial

God or Nothing

Dear Friends for Life: In recent months, newspapers, magazines and news reporting have shown worsening trends regard current life issues. The slippery slope is widening and people’s lives are hurting. God is gradually being removed from society, leaving a road of confusion, suffering and hidden guilt. During my annual retreat earlier this year, Psalm 139 caught my attention with its powerful message on Life and God’s personal relationship to us as individuals. The Psalm is very meaningful and easy to understand. The Psalmist teaches us God’s direction to Life, Happiness and Truth. While reflecting on the greatness of God’s character to the reality of troublesome times surrounding us, a thought struck me, “What would the world be like without the living presence of God in my life, in the life of the world?” Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Cowards and Spin Doctors vs. Square Shooters

Judie Brown
A square shooter, unlike a coward or a spin doctor, stands up for and defends truth; he/she is honest and just. This might sound obvious, but in today's world it cannot be restated often enough.

New! Abortifacient Brief: The Birth Control Pill

Brian Clowes
The principal method of abortifacient birth control is "the Pill," which first became widely used in the late 1960's and helped fuel the Sexual Revolution. Here are 5 things you should know about birth control pills.

New! Sex at the High Court: On the Redefinition of "Sex" in Civil Rights Law and Faulty Accounts of "Discrimination"

Ryan T. Anderson
Activists are asking the Court to rewrite our nation's civil rights laws in a way that would directly undermine one of their main purposes: protecting the equal rights of girls and women. Congress did not legislate such an outcome, and the Court should not usurp Congress's authority by imposing such an extreme policy on the nation. Biology is not bigotry, and the Court should not conclude otherwise.

New! "Born That Way" No More: The New Science of Sexual Orientation

Paul Sullins
A new study adds to a growing body of evidence demonstrating that the dominant narrative about sexual orientation - that it is genetically determined - simply cannot be true. Instead, the science shows that a person's sexual orientation and choice of partners depends heavily on the development and expression of personal autonomy regarding one's own sexual possibilities. People with same-sex attractions should be legally and culturally free not to identify with or act on them.

New! Pampering or Truth? What Makes for a Worthy Life

R. J. Snell
We stewards of the western tradition have good answers for what makes life worth living. If only we could be imaginative enough to give new voice to those ancient truths and avoid the stultifying fate of pampered souls.

Nagasaki Archbishop Proclaims Gospel of Life

Anthony Zimmerman
Archbishop Francis Kaname Shimamoto of Nagasaki released a strong statement against abortion in a nationally circulated Newsletter on March 2nd. He thereby shattered a conventional taboo in Catholic Japan which frowns on using the "A" word in public. What one retreat master advised is quite typical in clerical circles here: "Priests should better not speak about abortion and contraception."

Dutch government studying possibility of three or more parents

Michael Cook
According to Green member of parliament Liesbeth van Tongeren, there are already between 20,000 and 25,000 children living in patchwork families.

Saints Adam and Eve?

Anthony Zimmerman
Before Vatican II, so I thought until recently, Adam and Eve were celebrated as saints in the Church. St. Michael's Calendar listed their names on December 24th, when Eves and Adams also celebrated name days. Naively, I asked Rome to "restore" the feast.

Sri Lanka: Is the Criminal Procedure Act still valid?

Asia Human Rights
The procedures that should be followed by the police in the investigations into crime are found in the Criminal Procedure Code of Sri Lanka (CPC).

Syria's sarin attack part of the 'weaponisation' of healthcare

Michael Cook
The deaths of possibly 100 Syrian civilians, including children, after a gas attack, is just a ghastlier incident in an unending series of ghastly deaths which seem designed to destroy the rebel health system.

Religious views and the euthanasia debate

Xavier Symons
Many take it to be the case that religious arguments against euthanasia should not be admitted to the public square.

India's declining fertility

Shannon Roberts
Population panic turns to concern about fertility problems.

Sham Christians Support Abortion

Judie Brown
There seems to be a hierarchy of human beings divided between those who embrace Catholic tradition and truth, and those who desire to change it to suit current fads and opinions.

Same-Sex Marriage and Social Change: Exceeding the Speed of Thought

Matthew J. Franck
Michael Klarman's history of the push for same-sex marriage shows just how recently it's developed and how its leaders lack substantive arguments for the nature and purpose of marriage itself.

Addiction and pornography: rediscovering virtue in the internet age

Zac Alstin
We're familiar with these two kinds of harms via numerous examples of, in the first instance, drug and alcohol addictions that destroy the health and relationships of the addict, and in the second instance the common refrain "I want to stop, but I can't."