Jerry Novotny OMI
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January 29, 2022

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Catholic Bishop Blasts Abortion: "It Denies A Helpless Innocent Child Of The Fundamental Right To Life"
Salt Lake City Bishop Oscar Solis urged Catholics to join him in professing the "absolute truth that an abortion destroys an innocent unborn child during a special pro-life Mass last week to mark the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Never Again"
Today, January 27, marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was on this date in 1945 that Soviet troops took control of the extensive Auschwitz labor and extermination complex that the Nazi Reich operated from 1940-45, finally liberating the remaining survivors.

Aid To Church In Need Calls For Prayers For Myanmar On Coup Anniversary
The papal foundation Aid to the Church in Need has called for prayers Feb. 1, to show solidarity with the people of Myanmar on the first anniversary of the military coup.

Letter To My Goddaughter Marrying Outside Of The Church
Last month I wrote a piece on Attending Sinful Weddings, which addressed the issue of attending weddings of those not living in accord with the Church teaching on sexuality.

Baby Given 1% Chance Of Survival Heads Home After His Mother Refuses Abortion
A mother whose waters broke at 19 weeks managed to give birth to her son 11 weeks later and, despite months in hospital, he is now at home with his family.

Women Deserve Men Who Oppose Abortion
Forty-nine years and sixty million preborn lives later, the Supreme Court 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade should be recognized for the moral and legal calamity that it was. But there remains another, less commonly discussed dimension to this decision, namely, the catastrophic moral and spiritual failure of men?especially Christian men?who have stood on the sidelines for so long.

Congressman Introduces Bill To Replace "Fetus" With "Unborn Child" In Federal Law
A pro-life congressman has introduced new legislation that would replace the term fetus with unborn child through the entirety of federal law in order to emphasize the humanity of unborn babies.

Feminist Takes Abortion Pill On Live Television, Brags About Killing Her Unborn Baby
A Satanic cult leader and well-known abortion activist shocked Michigan news watchers over the weekend when she took an abortion pill on live TV during an interview with Fox 2 Detroit.

University Of Pittsburgh Report Tries To Explain Away Barbaric Experiments With Aborted Babies
Investigators limited the scope of their assessment, allowing some of the most damning allegations related to fetal tissue research to go unaddressed.

Catholic Bishop Condemns Abortion: It is A Pagan Sacrifice Of Innocent Children
The pagan sacrifice of innocent children to false gods is still happening in society, though it goes by another name, Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone told pro-lifers Jan. 22 during a special pro-life Mass.

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Society Dehumanizing Unborn Babies

Why this evil-disposed attack on procreation today? Procreation, the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing a biological offspring, is gradually being equalized with the phrase "profit and power at any cost". Just look around. Big industry extending its strong influence over procreation and changing the meaning through manufacturing, engineering and controlling. For example, babies are made by IVF. In the process, on the average of 24 tiny lives die in order for one life to survive. Another example: Desired embryos are implanted in a uterus. The big question is: Whose uterus? The mother's? A rented one (surrogacy)? An artificial womb? Yes, we are approaching a biotechnological breakthrough. Ectogenesis, the invention of a complete external womb, could completely change the nature of human reproduction. Several years ago, researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced their development of an artificial womb. Continue reading at Fr. Jerry's Blog...

Ethical Perspectives

New! Pope Encourages Adoption and Warns of "Demographic Winter"

Steven Mosher
Have Faith, Get Married, and Start a Family. During his General Audience on January 5, as Pope Francis addressed the role of Saint Joseph in the Holy Family, he paused to address the beauty of adoption and its role in family life.

New! Can You Have Human Dignity without Christianity?

Nathaniel Peters
When Christianity enters a society, it provides an understanding of inherent and equal human dignity that lifts up those whom that society has considered unworthy. But what happens when Christianity recedes? Christian human dignity is not founded on maximizing fairness or autonomy, but on the fact that all human beings are made free and in the image of God. If it becomes detached from that principle, then human dignity no longer makes sense.

New! Reviving Protestant Natural Law

Jordan J. Ballor
About a decade and a half ago, a groundbreaking study reinvigorated Protestant moral thought. It is time for an appreciation and renewed application of these eternal truths.

New! Abortifacient Brief: The Intrauterine Device

Brian Clowes
The intrauterine device (IUD) is a foreign body inserted into the uterus. IUDs are made of a non‑reactive plastic such as polyethylene and may include active chemicals or elements such as progesterone or copper which slowly diffuse into the uterus over a period of several years.

New! Why I'm Not Afraid to Bring More Children into a Broken World

Alexandra Davis
My generation feels obligated to constrain our footprint in the name of social justice. I reject this. I cannot promise my children perfect comfort or safety in the world. But I can make their world - our home, our lives, our family - a mooring when everything else is guaranteed to be perpetually confused.

Which rights should prevail?

Joseph Meaney
Most agree that "might makes right" is a pathetic ethical standard with which to decide conflicting claims. Nonetheless, when conscience rights are the issue, this is frequently the approach that institutions and governments adopt.

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Francis Phillips
Living in a society where children are often seen as a burden rather than a blessing, I was drawn to Bryan Caplan's title. After all, the received wisdom is that selfish people have fewer rather than more children. The book's dedication seemed to promise further proof of the author's wisdom: "To my parents who gave me life - and to my children who give me joy".

The Logic of Priestly Celibacy

Anthony Zimmerman
The priest, who is called to Christ's side to be his chosen friend, participates in this priestly function of dedicating the universe to God. Like Christ, the priest is consecrated - set aside from secular purposes - to live the cosmic consecration to God.

A Note on Restricted Indifferentism

Douglas McManaman
Synopsis: Restricted Indifferentism is the belief that all religions are on an equal footing and are simply different pathways to the one God. Although such a position sounds positive and "inclusive" - and its denial negative and exclusive -, Restricted Indifferentism is in fact a heretical position that has never, throughout the history of Christianity, been seriously entertained either by the Catholic Church or mainline Protestantism. In fact, Religious Indifferentism is ultimately a kind of relativism in disguise that in the long run begets unrestricted religious indifference.

Managing mum stress

Tamara El-Rahi
A few ideas for when the going gets hard.

The Bread of Adversity
Sunday of the 1st Week of Advent (b)

Douglas McManaman
Friendships are always based on common qualities: we are drawn to those of like character. That's why Christ feeds us with the bread of adversity, so that we can become more like him, so that we will have a greater and more intense friendship with him in eternity. He delights when we call out to him in a spirit of poverty and faith. What he sees is the development of a friend that he will have for all eternity.

How Warren Buffett's philanthropy secretly funded contraception

Vincenzina Santoro
Contraceptive market sales in the United States alone were estimated to be US$6 billion in 2013.

Sexual Exploitation of Children in Japan

*Offsite Article
Dear Friends for Life: The current population of Japan is a little over 127 million, of which approximately 25 million are children under the age of 18. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, a child is defined as anyone under the age of 18. Japan is a major destination, source, and transit country for children subjected to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. In recent years, Japanese children have become the victims of commercial production, dissemination and sale of child abuse material, namely “child pornography”.

Doctor still knows best

Michael Cook
Supporters of euthanasia promised Belgians emancipation from medical paternalism and "therapeutic obstinacy". But after reading Wim Distelmans' explanation of their law, it's apparent that Doctor still knows best. The only thing that has changed is that Doctor is carrying a syringe filled with a lethal drug.

Sri Lanka: Electoral change beyond mere placebo effect

Asia Human Rights
In medical science a placebo effect means a remarkable phenomenon in which a placebo - or a fake treatment, an inactive substance like sugar, distilled water, or saline solution, can sometimes improve a patient's condition simply because the person has the expectation that it will be helpful. These days many people question as to whether the electoral changes achieved in 2015, had only a placebo effect, or whether it is possible to achieve something rather substantial instead.