Jerry Novotny OMI
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May 22, 2019

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Man Jailed For Molesting His Daughter, Claims He Had Pornography Addiction
A 52-year-old man who molested his daughter while she was half-asleep was sentenced to jail for a year and four months on Tuesday (May 21).

Twitter Banned Psychologist For Tweeting Clinical Opinions On Trans Identity
A psychologist who was instrumental in authoring the official position on transgender identity in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel Disorders was banned from Twitter after posting clinical opinions the social media giant deemed "hateful."

The Eclipse Of Sex By The Rise Of Gender
A colleague once expressed to me her dismay that a student in my gender theory class seemed unable to articulate the difference between sex and gender. I found this oddly affirming: this student had rightly picked up on the fact that those two terms do not have fixed meanings in gender theory, and certainly not in the culture at large. Why? Because, in a nutshell, we are deeply confused what it means to be a body, particularly a body who is sexed.

8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport
When two high school athletes who were born male but identify as female took first and second place at Connecticut’s girls indoor track championship this year, it wasn’t just a local news story.

They Are Children, Not Problems
As Democrats’ extremism on abortion rises, let’s speak up for the vulnerable innocents among us.

In Praise Of Dementia
Surprisingly, many victims report a good quality of life.

Alabama Governor Defends Signing Abortion Ban And Doesn’t Care If Hollywood Boycotts Her State
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey defended signing an abortion ban in her state. And she essentially doesn’t care if Hollywood boycotts Alabama because she believes people will come visit the southern state anyway.

President Trump Tweets “I’m Strongly Pro-Life.” Says “We Must Stick Together For Life And Win In 2020”
In a series of tweets on Saturday, President Donald Trump encouraged pro-life Americans to continue fighting abortion and to come together to vote pro-life in 2020.

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“Excruciating Pain”

When was the last time I experienced pain? When was the last time I felt “Excruciating Pain“? These are questions that ran through my mind as I read the article “Medical Expert Confirms Unborn Children Feel Excruciating Pain During Abortions” by Dr. David Prentice of the Charlotte Lozier Institue. Dr. David Prentice clearly states that “science pretty conclusively demonstrates: Young babies still in the womb at 20 weeks…, and probably even earlier, do indeed feel pain, and in fact, may feel more intense pain than a newborn or an adult.” People feel pain. Newborn babies can feel pain. Fetuses can feel pain. There is no pain button which suddenly switches to “on” or “off” during the journey through the birth canal. “To feel pain” is a life long process for a human being. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Shouldn't We Permit Abortion Only to Save the Life of the Mother?

Brian Clowes
Due to the principle of the "double effect," surgical procedures that save the mother's life while causing the undesired and unintended death of the preborn child are permissible, so an abortion exception to save the life of the mother is actually unnecessary. Pro-lifers must vigorously oppose the "mother's life" abortion exception because of the inherent dishonesty of abortionists who expand it to mean abortion on demand. Additionally, if surgical procedures intended to save the life of the mother are labeled "abortions" in those many countries that still have pro-life laws, people will get used to the idea of killing preborn children much more easily, paving the way for a rapid expansion of exceptions and eventual abortion on demand.

New! Catholic Thought and the Challenges of Our Time

Ryan T. Anderson
The early Church saw challenges to truths about God, the Reformation-era Church saw challenges to truths about the Church herself, and today's Church is confronted by challenges to truths about man - the being made in the image and likeness of God whom the Church is tasked with protecting. This essay is based on Ryan T. Anderson's inaugural lecture as the St. John Paul II Teaching Fellow at The University of Dallas.

New! We Were Parents

Nathanael Blake
When my wife and I mourned the miscarriage of our child, we were not mourning the loss of "potential life." Hope for a potential life is what we had when we dreamed and prayed for pregnancy; hope for the potential of an existing life is what we had during the pregnancy. When our pregnancy ended, we mourned the loss of a life, of an irreplaceable human person whose particular genetic composition will never be repeated.

New! Need to REFUTE and REMOVE Fake Islamic 'Human Embryology' Teachings

Dianne N. Irving
Given these deadly and other unknown consequences resulting from and justified by the monumentally fake Islamic "human embryology" that has been and continues to be published, such fake "science" teachings should at least be removed from the NIH and other governmental and university educational websites or at least simultaneously refuted (as below)

New! Parental Rights and the Duties of Conscience

R. J. Snell
Children are no small matter. We don't simply have offspring or produce another member of the species, for children are persons endowed with intrinsic and unalienable dignity. To have a child is to become responsible for a being of incalculable value and worth.

Marriage: what it is, why it matters, consequences of redefining it

Carolyn Moynihan
A new report out today by Ryan T. Anderson for the Heritage Foundation rounds up the arguments against gay marriage in some detail but very systematically and clearly.

Tall in God's Eyes
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Antonio P. Pueyo
We have here a changed and reversed situation. The tax collector voluntarily gave away his wealth. He taxed himself. The short man became tall in God’s eyes. The outcast was welcomed into the community, “Salvation has come to this house today, for this man, also is a descendant of Abraham” (v.9). This story is a paradigm of the process of discipleship: seeking, meeting, undergoing conversion, and following.

A Solution for the Mid-East Conflict

Thomas J. Euteneuer
And that is precisely the point about the way the Church works in the world. The Church always goes to the root of things and addresses the conflicts in men's souls that lead to any worldly evil. As Christians we do not sit in churches and shrink from the problems of the world in which we live because it is our duty to evangelize the world and transform its evil into something good.

Living With Dead Hearts

Brendan Malone
China's kidnapped children, and what one father learned from his search.

Don't read over his shoulder. It's basic cell phone etiquette

Karl D. Stephan
The boundary between public and private is getting fuzzy.

My Sweet Momma's Story

Ron Panzer
I am grateful to find an avenue to tell my sweet Momma's story and hopefully help others keep this from happening to their loved ones.

How our ageing population influences the economy

Shannon Roberts
Our time of life affects they way we use our money - whether we are looking to borrow or whether we are looking to save, whether we want a safe investment with a guaranteed return, or whether we want to take a risk. As we all know, there are currently a lot more elderly people in the world than ever before.

Down syndrome therapy now possible, says US researcher

Michael Cook
A chromosome therapy for Down syndrome may be possible, according to ground-breaking research published in Nature.

Science is liable to politics

Donald DeMarco
We like to think that scientists are people of unswerving integrity who report what they find without being unduly influenced by current fashions. Politicians, journalists, educators, religious leaders, businessmen, and sales personnel of every stripe may blow in the wind, but scientists, so we want to believe, are pillars of professional integrity. Unfortunately, though it should not be surprising, this is not the case.

Short Commentary on Matthew, No. 39

Anthony Zimmerman
In the above passage Jesus classifies the apostles also as sheep. Who, then, are the wolves? They are obviously the enemies of the Gospel, the Pharisees who are the rabbis in the Synagogues, the Sadducees of the existing priestly class, the learned scribes and the rulers who are members of the Sanhedrin.