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December 21, 2014

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103 Women Sterilized, 14 Dead - All In A Day's Work At One Camp
India's sterilization camps: where young mothers are taken to be sterilized—and sometimes to die

Japan Deports Dozens Of Sri Lankan, Vietnamese Asylum Seekers
In a move lawyers and activists denounced as “inhumane,” Japan deported 26 Sri Lankans and six Vietnamese on Thursday, including a “sizable” number of denied applicants.

Walmart Gives Major Grant To Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund -- Group That Helps Elect Mostly Openly Homosexual Democrats
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is alerting the nation to Walmart's increasing capitulation to the homosexual-bisexual-transgender agenda—and is calling on Americans to urge Walmart to stop promoting homosexuality and gender confusion (transgenderism) with its corporate dollars.

Rights Groups Redouble Clemency Call Ahead Of Indonesia Executions
Activists and Catholic Church push for 11th-hour stay for five condemned prisoners

Suicide Rate For Women Having Abortions Is Six Times Higher Than Women Giving Birth
Voluntary guidelines for post-abortion mental health evaluations during the month following an abortion have failed to significantly decrease the rate of suicide after abortion in Finland, according to a new study.

Bodies Of Two Unborn Babies Or Infants Found In Storage Unit, Left To Decompose
Our acceptance of abortion has led to other deadly evils, like assisted suicide, euthanasia and infanticide.

Courageous Teen Lauren Hill Will Help Fight Cancer As An Honorary Basketball Coach
Earlier this month, LifeNews reported that Lauren Hill, the freshman at Mt. Joseph College with terminal cancer, entered hospice care. Hill became a world-wide superstar after she participated in a college basketball game despite her deteriorating health.

How The Death Penalty Continued Its Slow, Steady Decline In 2014
The death penalty is on the decline in the United States in every conceivable category. Fewer states execute inmates, fewer executions are carried out and fewer people are sentenced to death in the first place.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Archbishop Blase about Sacrilege

Judie Brown
Receiving the body of Christ nourishes the mind, body, and soul. Communion must be received with reverence and upon a soul free from mortal sin. Our clergy cannot take this responsibility lightly and must teach the importance of this from the pulpit. For if they do not, who will?

New! Seven Things I Wish My Pastor Knew About My Homosexuality

Jean Lloyd
May I make two requests? Love me, but remember that you cannot be more merciful than God. It isn't mercy to affirm same-sex acts as good. Don't compromise truth; help me to live in harmony with it.

New! The Scientific Case against Homosexual "Marriage"

Brian Clowes
The debate over homosexual "marriage" is radically different from the discussions surrounding abortion, pornography and euthanasia. To begin with, the arguments regarding same-sex "marriage" appear at first to be very ill-defined. This means that most people do not know how to research the issue and quietly go along with the pro-gay slogans repeated endlessly by the media.

Australian doctors group opposes law change

Carolyn Moynihan
A senior mental health professional in Australia is being hauled over the coals for signing a submission opposing same-sex marriage.

Some Pastoral Reflections On The Duties Of Family Planning

E. Christian Brugger
The Catholic position on family planning is sometimes caricatured as if the Church intends the faithful not to discern their family size responsibly, but rather to have as many children as their fertility will allow, what Pope John Paul II referred to in 1994 as "an ideology of fertility at all costs." This is silly and anyone who believes it has not made a serious effort to find out the truth.

Pennsylvania tightens abortion laws after exposure of horror clinic

Xavier Symons
Strict new abortion clinic laws are now in effect in Pensylvania, following the 2010 exposure of Dr. Kermit Gosnell's infamous Women's Medical Society abortion clinic.

Short Commentary on Matthew, No. 29

Anthony Zimmerman
Jesus had warned the disciples during this final part of the Sermon on the Mount to beware of following false prophets. He now tells us to follow a simple rule by which to distinguish true prophets from counterfeits.

T'is the season, Part Two

Tom Bartolomeo
Mary and Joseph conformed their lives to the concerns of a child and consequentially were united in their concerns for each other.