Jerry Novotny OMI
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October 24, 2014

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Francis Urges Abolition Of Death Penalty And Life Imprisonment
"It is impossible to imagine that states today cannot make use of another means than capital punishment to defend peoples' lives from an unjust aggressor," the Pope said yestersday in a meeting with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law.

A Silent Priest Is A Dead Priest – A Meditation On A Teaching Of St. Gregory The Great
The Image is clear: no sound, no life. A silent priest is a dead priest. And there is nothing deader than a dead priest. He is good for nothing but to be dragged from the Holy Place and buried underfoot.

China Mass Sentencing Harkens Back To Cultural Revolution
Chinese officials sentenced eight criminals and paraded another 16 suspects in front of 5,000 spectators, prompting criticism by domestic media Thursday, which drew parallels with the bloodthirsty chaos of the Cultural Revolution.

Special Report - Traffickers Use Abductions, Prison Ships To Feed Asian Slave Trade
Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors provide evidence of a shift in tactics in one of Asia's busiest human-trafficking routes.

Foreign Surrogacy Births Problems, Not Solutions
It is quite evident that we now live in a world of advanced technologies. One of the technological glooms of today is the use of surrogacy which is the practice of using another woman to carry the baby instead of the actual parents through implantation of their embryo into her.

Catholic Church Demands Ban On Surrogacy In India
The Catholic Church in India is leading an appeal to the Central government to ban surrogacy in India along with a demand to not legalize euthanasia or mercy killing.

In Elegant Ruling, Federal Judge Upholds Traditional Marriage In Puerto Rico
A federal judge has upheld Puerto Rico's traditional marriage law, bucking the recent trend of federal courts to strike down state laws enshrining traditional marriage.

California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else
A regulatory change in California has placed abortion in the category of ‘basic health services’ all insurance plans must cover. Even those churches buy.

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Ethical Perspectives

New! Will egg freezing liberate women?

Mariam Zoll
Big corporations like Apple and Facebook are covering the cost of egg freezing for women employees.

New! Tangled Webs and History: Bioethics, Hastings Center, Eugenics, Gates, GMO's, Transhumanism

Dianne N. Irving
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" History, including the history of "bioethics", can help to untangle some of the massive sticky webs we find ourselves in today.

New! A Right to Euthanasia?

John Keown
For both principled and practical reasons, the Supreme Court of Canada should maintain the country's legal ban on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

Dr. Grant Clark: A journey from death to life

Judie Brown
The life of Dr. Grant Clark, of Depoe Bay, Oregon, calls to mind Saint Augustine's words: "Our hearts are restless till they rest in Thee." Decades ago, just a few years after finishing medical school, he began committing abortions. He only recently broke his silence about that dark chapter in his long medical career, because, he explained, "What the Lord has put me through ... was gradual. ... It takes courage to admit you were a murderer."

What's really wrong with the economies: the baby dearth

Carolyn Moynihan
Meanwhile, if the Boomers are to blame for anything it is for swallowing the two-child line sold them by the previous generation, the so-called Greatest -- or at least its business and political elite -- and its accompanying message to consume, consume, consume. There comes a point, surely, where buying stuff for a very small family -- and eventually just oneself -- begins to erode both the economy and humanity.

Why I Like to Promote NFP

Anthony Zimmerman
When a husband learns more about the cycle of his spouse, and how her body functions, he tends to be more understanding towards her.

Bad science vs. beautiful babies

Judith Reisman
Judith Reisman pinpoints moment Americans turned their backs on motherhood

'We are here!' How one small voice can make a tremendous impact!

Kurt Kondrich
Today there is a tiny hidden world of beautiful human beings with Down syndrome hidden in the womb who are being targeted and eliminated because a lost, misguided culture has determined that these people are defective and do not need to be here.