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High Five Mum! Incredible Image Of Unborn Baby's Hand At 20 Weeks
A baby gives her mum a high five - at 20 weeks old in the womb!

'No More Boys And Girls' BBC Experiment Pushes Gender-Free Classrooms
A BBC Two documentary is testing out gender-free classrooms where 7-year-old children are being taught to forget differences between boys and girls in an effort to achieve so-called "true equality between the sexes."

A Look At The Cultural Backlash To The Transgender Movement
The increasing efforts of both government and private sectors to advance transgender identity have not gone unchallenged. There have been many instances of large-scale backlash to this advancement.

A Look At The Cultural Backlash To The Transgender Movement
The increasing efforts of both government and private sectors to advance transgender identity have not gone unchallenged. There have been many instances of large-scale backlash to this advancement.

Shall We Manufacture Our Children?
The glass tube is already here. “In vitro” (literally, “in glass”) fertilization has been practiced since 1978, and produced many births — and the discarding of many more human embryos. But the idea of “picking” the son or daughter you want has taken a leap forward with the discovery of CRISPR.

Fertile Offspring Produced From Sterile Mice Using IPS Cells
A team of Japanese and British scientists has succeeded in producing fertile offspring from sterile mice made with a chromosomal abnormality by using induced pluripotent stem cells, better known as iPS cells, Kyoto University said Friday.

At Least A Million South Sudan Refugees In Uganda
The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Pro-life Activist Facing 18 Months Prison For Helping Women Inside Abortion Facility
Pro-life activist Mary Wagner is facing a possible jail sentence of 18 months after an Ontario judge found her guilty on Tuesday of mischief and breach of probation.

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Editorial

Refugees are not statistics

The UN estimates that about 60 million people are displaced forcibly in the world. Would these people be called “Refugees” or “Migrants”? Online news as well as the mass media use these terms interchangeably, yet there is a great difference which affects our approach when tackling this problem. The word “Refugee” refers to people who are fleeing wars or persecution. Their situation is so dangerous that they cross national boundaries to seek safety and have no idea when they will return but they need sanctuary. To deny asylum would present deadly consequences for them. “Migrants” on the other hand leave their respective countries to improve their lives by searching for better jobs. Unlike the Refugees, they can return home at any time without any fear of persecution. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! A Nation on the Edge

Judie Brown
The dire state of our nation, exemplified by the twisted beliefs and ideologies of too many folks, has become all too prevalent recently. And if we are not careful, the actions that take us to the edge will push us over it.

New! American Abortion, American Freedom

Miles Smith
Like slavery, abortion has become in the leftist mind the central political issue, on which the economic and social liberties of the modern United States all hang.

New! The Continuing Threat to Religious Liberty

Ryan T. Anderson
Religious liberty is not an embrace of relativism. As we disagree about religious truth, we need to agree to leave legal room for that disagreement to play out in worthy and healthy ways - among people who are free to persuade and convert. People are free to try to convince Jack that he should bake the cake, but the government shouldn't be allowed to force him to do so.

New! The Constitution Already Prohibits Abortion: An Originalist Case for Prenatal Personhood

Josh Craddock
Justice Antonin Scalia, an originalist, famously held that the Constitution neither permits nor prohibits abortion. On the contrary, unborn babies are "persons" within the original public meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, and they are consequently owed due process and equal protection on constitutional grounds.

New! UN Human Rights Committee Attempts to Reinterpret the 'Right to Life' to Mean the Legalization of Abortion and Assisted Suicide

Steven Mosher
The United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) has released a draft document which would reinterpret an important international human rights treaty by claiming the treaty requires states to expansively legalize abortion.

The Historical Christ in World Religions

Anthony Zimmerman
The new Catechism teaches that God made Himself known to our first parents by way of revelation. It is a highly significant truth which we practically ignore in theological discourse. To this the Catechism adds that God promised them a Redeemer. This second teaching indicates that Christ is the Redeemer of all mankind.. There is no room, then, for a novel theory claiming a split between works of the Christ-Logos among non-Christian religions, and the redemptive work of the historical Jesus Christ among Christians.

Proposing that Society 'Reduce' Evil

Judie Brown
The evil and the horror that are abortion and the blatant disregard for the value of human life cannot be overcome by merely reducing their amount. When people continually commit atrocities, lives are continually lost. The only way to combat this is to completely eradicate this evil.

'Good for me', but what about society?

Margaret Somerville
A major post-election issue is what to do about the Supreme Court of Canada's judgment in the Carter case last February, which struck down the Criminal Code's prohibition of assisted suicide to allow physician-assisted suicide for certain people in certain circumstances.

CCHD: Evidence, Dismissals, and Clarifications

Judie Brown
Imaging buying an apple from an orchard, biting into it, and discovering that the apple is full of worms. You'd be upset, wouldn't you? In fact, you'd probably take the apple to the farmer, point out that the apple is full of worms, show him your receipt, and ask for a refund. Now imagine that instead of making amends, the farmer started telling you about how his staff is thoroughly committed to picking only the best apples and that his orchard has a rigorous policy in place to make sure that apples with worms are not sold from his orchard. I imagine that you'd be furious! The fact of the matter is that this is the general modus operandi of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) when it responds to charges that its grantees are involved in the promotion of the culture of death.

The bet you don't want to make

Tom Bartolomeo
As we begin Advent I would suggest a new frame of mind for this season of promise, a simplified sense of time in the manner of Jesus Christ. As many of us Jesus also had much on his mind, the imminent tribulation he endured before his final entry into Jerusalem and his crucifixion, but still managed to instruct his disciples that "the Light is with you" [referring to himself] "for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you ... while you have the light, believe in the light", John 12, 35-36. Peter, his Apostle, described the Light like a "lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rise in your hearts", 1 Peter 1, 35. Compared to eternity our lives can truly be understood as one day, "a little while", waiting for the night to pass and the rising of "the morning star" before dawn and the final Advent of Jesus Christ.

Kinsey's Love Affair with Pedophilia Three Generations Later

Judith Reisman
All this modern sexual insanity may be a "footnote to Alfred Kinsey," but a few people are trying to set the story straight. When former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was told by a critic that "10 percent of the population is gay," she replied, "Well, that's according to the Kinsey Report." Her husband, Marcus, then added, "It's been a myth for many years."

Persona Humana
Declaration On Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics

Official Documents
In the present period, the corruption of morals has increased, and one of the most serious indications of this corruption is the unbridled exaltation of sex. …there are those who have put forward concepts and modes of behavior which are contrary to the true moral exigencies of the human person…in the course of a few years, teachings, moral criteria and modes of living hitherto faithfully preserved have been very much unsettled, even among Christians. There are many people today who, being confronted with widespread opinions opposed to the teaching which they received from the Church, have come to wonder what must still hold as true.

Death and the Organ Donor

Nancy Valko
While organ donation is a worthy goal when conducted ethically, it is very dangerous when physicians and ethicists redefine terms and devise new rationales without the knowledge or input of others, especially the public. This has been happening far too often and far too long in many areas of medical ethics and the consequences are often lethal. Opinions about medical ethics affect all of us and our loved ones. And good medical ethics decisions are the foundation of a trustworthy medical system. We are constantly exhorted to sign organ-donor cards and join state organ registries but are we getting enough accurate information to give our truly informed consent? This question is too important to just leave to the self-described experts.

Dying to Live
5th Sunday of Lent (B)

Antonio P. Pueyo
The way of Jesus goes beyond self-fulfilment. It is the way of self-transcendence. It is not about self-preoccupation. It is about self-donation. Jesus affirms the need for loving one’s self but it does not stop there. One has to love one’s neighbor as he loves himself, even to the point of giving up one’s life, “Those who love their life destroy it, and those who despise their life in this world keep it for everlasting life” (Jn. 12:25). Self-discovery and self-affirmation are only preludes to self-donation.

EWTN - Getting the Word Out

I often tell people that Natural Family Planning (NFP) is the pre-text for the context. Marital chastity is the context we are aiming for, but many will only get there through the practice of NFP. I believe that one reason why many couples are not familiar with "what'' NFP is, "why" use it, and "how" to use it, is that NFP is a foreign phrase in their lives. Therefore, it is always a good thing to find more and better ways to get the NFP message out to the public in many and varied ways.