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April 14, 2021

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Pope: St Teresa Of Ávila Shows Importance Of Women In Church And Society
Pope Francis marks the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Teresa of Ávila as a Doctor of the Church, and stresses her importance even today, especially in highlighting the role of women in the Church and in society.

Beth Stelzer: Women’s Sports Falling Under Transgender Ideology
"Unless we stand up today, women's and girl's sports and all of our opportunities will fade away. We all know it. It will not take long until there will be an entire male/female team," said Beth Stelzer, founder of Save Women's Sports.

The Unabomber And Other Transgender Pioneers
“Abortion Is Health Care” was the actual headline over an email I received from the Center for American Progress, with a message quoting a young woman as saying, “I celebrate my abortion, and no one can take that away from me.” This is today’s “progressive” point of view. The actual destruction of a human being is passed off as “heath care.”

Like Charlie And Alfie, UK Court Forces Removal Of Another Child From Life Support
Paula Parfitt has been looking to take her daughter, Pippa Knight, home from the hospital to give her in-home care, but in a move reminiscent of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans, the hospital fought to remove life support from Pippa against Parfitt’s will. London’s Evelina Children’s Hospital has been treating Pippa for acute necrotising encephalopathy, and ultimately came to the conclusion that it would be best for her to have life support removed. Doctors say Pippa is in a vegetative state, but Parfitt wanted to be able to take her home, asking for a two-week trial using portable ventilation. Yet the courts have consistently ruled against her.

Government OKs Discharge Of Fukushima Nuclear Plant Water Into Sea
The government formally authorized a plan on Tuesday to release treated radioactive water stored at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant into the sea and announced a sweeping range of steps to address mounting worries over reputational damage to local fisheries and food.

The Vatican Remains Silent On The Persecution Of Chinese Christians
Last November, Pope Francis, for the first time, called China’s Muslim Uighurs a “persecuted” people, something human rights activists have been urging him to do for years.

Hong Kong Calvary 2021
It is nothing short of scandalous that Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, and other brave men and women are facing such persecution without any public support from the Vatican.

Catholic Teaching On Communion Applies To Politicians Who Support Abortion, Too, Bishop Olmsted Says
Catholic teaching sees the Eucharist as Christ’s transformative sacrifice on the cross and this Holy Communion must only be received worthily. This teaching is not partisan, but it certainly applies to political leaders who back abortion and euthanasia, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has said in an apostolic exhortation on the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

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Children vs Hard Pornography

Pornography on the Internet has exploded into millions of pornographic websites. Currently, it is a booming industry of nearly 100 billion dollars. Internet Pornography invades homes and destroys good families without any accountability to anyone. Early this afternoon, I count 36 phonographic emails in my computer's mailbox and there are still 10 hours left in the day. This, my friends, is a daily occurrence. Just one click on any of these emails will allow me unrestricted private access to their pornographic website. This simple procedure is also available to the fingertips of small children. The porn companies "without any moral principles" have opened the doors to Net porn, instantly allowing our innocent young generation of all ages to view both soft and hard pornography. Their sole purpose is the almighty dollar. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Online pornography is 'the world's biggest department of education'

Melinda Tankard Reist
An Australian activist discusses forces behind the wave of recent sexual abuse allegations. Quote: Given it is the biggest sex educator in the world, given its predatory nature and ease of access to children and young people and given the global research, there is no doubt it is fuelling abuse by eroticising that abuse. It normalises sexual violence.

Christianity, Immigration, and the Religion of Humanity

Pierre Manent
The humanitarian proposal is hard to refuse, because it postulates that we can achieve justice if everyone simply becomes aware of their essential human likeness. The Christian proposal is hard to accept, because it affirms that all human beings are prisoners of an injustice from which they cannot escape by their own efforts.

The Good Life

Luis Tellez
To live a good life, our intellect, will, and passions must be aligned with one another and with the nature of God. We must know what good we pursue, how we pursue that good, and what - or Whom - we love.

Would St. Benedict Zoom? The Rule of St. Benedict as an Antidote to Technopoly

Peter Ramey
Even though few of us are called to monastic life, Benedict's Rule provides us with a guide for a more fulfilling, contented life that mitigates the acedia of an anxious age in the thrall of technology.

The Limit of Politics

John F. Doherty
Without a revelation from God to confirm that man's end transcends this world, politics will dominate our life and make hell on earth. But in its proper place, politics can do great good. As Fr. James Schall reminds us, the "abiding problem" of the "political enterprise" is to grasp this "limit of politics."

"But I'm Only One Person - What Can I Do?"

Brian Clowes
For decades, pro-life activists have been laboring in this most difficult vineyard, struggling to save not only lives but souls. President Ronald Reagan called us the conscience of this nation.

The Pill and Breast Cancer Risk

Timothy P. Collins
Breast cancer is the second most common form of malignancy diagnosed in U.S. women, the most common being skin cancer. For 2006, the NCI estimates over 214 thousand new breast cancer diagnoses, and approximately 41 thousand deaths. If the amount of money poured into breast cancer screening programs is any indication, it is by far the most feared, and politically volatile, of any malignancy.

Women Who Abort
Their Reflections on the Unborn

David C. Reardon
The knowledge that the human fetus, the human embryo, or even the human zygote, is in fact a human being is as undeniable as the answer to the child's question: Where do babies come from? The women in the waiting room remember when they once asked that question. They remember the answer. They remember the truth. And it is this truth -- no matter how much they try to ignore it, forget it, or bury it beneath slogans or philosophical quibbles -- that demands their attention.

Back to the definition of 'IS'

Mary McLellan
Obama and Sebelius administration redefines Abstinence Education so that the Planned Parenthood Network has access to all Teen Pregnancy Prevention funding. If successful, Abstinence Education Programs will disappear.

Don't meddle with marriage any more

Carolyn Moynihan
Youthfulness and Green party leanings make approval of group marriage more likely among New Zealanders, according to a new survey.

Youth crime, curfews - and what else?

Carolyn Moynihan
Yesterday in separate appearances at the Auckland District Court in New Zealand two boys were charged in relation to the killing of a suburban dairy owner, Arun Kumar, two weeks ago. The age of the boys has shocked authorities and the public: they are 13 and 12, charged respectively with murder and manslaughter plus assault.

When will transgender women deliver babies?

Michael Cook
If we welcome transgender women, are transgender mothers a big deal? Although surgeons are still mastering the technique of transplanting wombs, patients are already asking when this will become possible.

The fairy tale that became a nightmare: 'gender advice books' for children

Ann Farmer
Would you read this book with your 7-year-old?

"We're not in Kansas Anymore, Toto" (But We Should Be)

Steven Mosher
Depopulation is a big problem in farm states like Kansas. As America's population shifts to the coasts and to the big cities, the countryside is emptying out. What can a state do to stop this hemorrhaging of people, which leads to dying towns and a stagnant rural economy?

Deselecting and selecting our children

Margaret Somerville
Down syndrome children are being aborted so fast that funding bodies think that there is little point in looking for a cure. "The geneticists expect Down syndrome to disappear," Costa says, "so why fund treatments?" He fears that new quick non-invasive diagnostic tests will lead almost all women to abort Down syndrome children.