Jerry Novotny OMI
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June 22, 2017

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There Are More Refugees Today Than Ever Before
Nearly two years have passed since the image of a lifeless 2-year-old, Alan Kurdi, washed up on a Turkish shore horrified the world, waking it to a surging refugee crisis that had gone largely unnoticed. There’s been a litany of policy debates and elections since, but mostly just stifling inaction.

Pro-Life Advocate Karen Handel Who Took On Planned Parenthood Wins Congressional Election
The woman who took on Planned Parenthood and tried to stop the Komen Breast Cancer organization from funding the abortion business won a special congressional election last night.

Care For Our Common Home: Sri Lanka's Deadly Garbage Disaster
A garbage landslide that killed 34 people in an impoverished Colombo suburb in April was the worst man-made disaster in Sri Lanka's recent peace-time history. Efforts to resolve this major socio-economic-related problem have achieved limited success so far.

Selective Abortion: The Real War On Disabled People
In a blog I write about my daughters who both have Down syndrome, and how our lives are not so different. Mostly however, I try to alert society about the devastating effects that prenatal screening has on our lives. Responses by visitors are usually positive but not so the latest remark by ‘Henk’. I’ll spare you his remark.

One Year After Canada Legalized Assisted Suicide, 970 People Have Already Killed Themselves
One year after the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, Canada has become the prime example of how legalizing assisted dying cannot be controlled and why these laws are naturally expansive. Society needs policies that encourage caring and not killing.

Teacher Under Fire For Christian View Of Marriage, Resigns After LGBT Witch Hunt
A California teacher resigned after a letter he wrote for the school newspaper condemning homosexuality caused backlash.

Super Special Fathers Of Specially Needy ChildrenMary Cooney |
On Father's Day, let's honour the dads of special needs children.

She Saves Babies From Abortion In Front Of Planned Parenthood By Doing Something Very Unique
Just before Kerri Williams’ last day on staff at Hands of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in Tucson, Ariz., a woman about her own age came into the center looking for help in the aftermath of aborting her unborn child.

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War Against Babies with Down’s Syndrome

The war against babies with Down’s syndrome by abortion has increased as a newer and more accurate prenatal test for Down’s syndrome was developed in Britain. Pro-life campaigners fear this is eugenics by the back door. They have warned that because most people terminate pregnancies where Down’s syndrome is identified, this accurate form of testing will result in the disappearance of people with this condition. It is important to remember that a baby is a baby first and foremost and that the syndrome is very much secondary. This little baby is a real baby. It is precious. It is beautiful as all new babies are and has the exact same needs. Some parents cope better than others in caring for any new baby. In this case it is a question whether the baby has a disability or not. A baby with Down syndrome is not the fault of the mother or father. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Transgender laws threaten to erase women

If a man can assert that he is a woman, then women lose their hard-won privileges.

New! How gender became political, and the political became persona

Wayne J. Ottenbreit
One family's engagement with the new identity culture.

New! Stuck in a Dangerous Rut: Conservative Discourse and Islam

David A. Rahimi
If conservatives want to seriously help address issues related to Islam, the Muslim world, and encounters with the West, they need to escape their narrow information networks.

Legal Status of Frozen Embryos

*Offsite Article
Dear Friends for Life: In recent years, much has been written on the legal status of frozen embryos. Throughout human history, babies are born around nine months after being conceived by the union of the father’s sperm cell with mother’s egg cell. Today scientists are able to remove the egg cell from the mother, unite it to the father’s sperm cell and then freeze the embryo. At a future date, the frozen embryo can be thawed, implanted into the mother’s womb or any unrelated woman’s womb. The odds are that less than 50% that it will develop into a normal child.

What's in a Name? Why Christians Should Be Wary of the Word "Transgender"

Andrew T. Walker
The Christian worldview accepts the validity of people's testimony that gender dysphoria is a real experience resulting in heartrending distress. The Christian worldview cannot, however, countenance the idea that men can become women or that women can become men.

The March for Life and the Religion of Abortion

Thomas J. Euteneuer
St. Paul reminds us in Ephesians 6 that our battle is not against flesh and blood. It is against the principalities and powers of this world of darkness. The darkness is spreading, but the Light of Christ shines forth in all those wonderful kids and their parents that showed the world that life will win in the end.

Husbands or birth control: which pulls women out of poverty?

Nicole M. King
Marriage promotion has failed to stem poverty among single moms.

Is China's One Child Policy Coming to an End?
Or will it simply be replaced by a coerced breeding program?

Steven Mosher
Will the Chinese Communist Party loosen the stranglehold it has had on reproduction since the late seventies? There has been much speculation that the 13th Five-Year Plan, to be released next month, will significantly relax the well-known One Child Policy.

Being Human in an Age of Unbelief

Charles J. Chaput
It's important for our own integrity and the integrity of our country to fight for our pro-life convictions in the public square. Anything less is a kind of cowardice. But it's even more important to live what it means to be genuinely human and "pro-life" by our actions - fidelity to God; love for spouse and children; loyalty to friends; generosity to the poor; honesty and mercy in dealing with others; trust in the goodness of people; discipline and humility in demanding the most from ourselves.

Why do we have to go to Mass on Sundays?

Douglas P. McManaman
"Why do we have to go to Mass?" is one of the most frequently asked questions that students address to their religion teachers, and recently I received an email from a former student asking for an article that he could share with his friends that answers that very question."

Natural Family Planning and the Conjugal Relationship

John and Evelyn Billings
When man and woman acknowledge the Creator in His first meeting with man, and acceptance of His infinite love pervades every marriage unrestricted by perverse will, they can accept the gifts of this Providence, one of which is new life, and respond to the trust and privileges given. Then they come to experience the joy of their love for each other and for their children in all its fullness and richness.

Is it Suffering or Restlessness?

Hank Mattimore
A while back a Buddhist corrected me when I called the central truth about Buddhism is that we are all born into suffering. "Suffering" as we understand the word in English, doesn't capture what we mean," he said. "Restlessness rather than suffering better captures the Buddhist teaching."

Jordan's enormous refugee burden

Marcus Roberts
Thanks in part to the influx of millions of displaced persons from conflict zones Jordan's population has skyrocketed in the past decade

Contraception and Being a Person

Donald DeMarco
The person is an inviolable unity of body and soul. To denigrate one part or the other is not compatible with affirming his status as a person. To approve the use of contraception on the basis that the spiritual love which husband and wife express to each other in sexual intercourse is superior to their bodily or physical integrity, exemplifies a violation of this personal unity.

Reproduction ... And We Don't Mean Chickens

Judie Brown
I have always been fascinated by the manner in which our opponents couch their arguments. This is particularly true in the "field" of reproductive health, which is a fairly new area of medical specialty and is fully supported and encouraged by every anti-life scientist known to man.