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Abortion

Pray for the Upcoming Synod on the Family

Catholics and Christians worldwide would do well to be in prayer for the upcoming Synod on the Family. Pope Francis has convened the synod to address “The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.” By calling a Synod of Bishops, the Holy Father is showing the importance of addressing the pastoral care […]

Joshua Mechaelsen | September 22, 2014
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LGBT

Identity on Parade: Cardinal Dolan Attempts to Demarcate LGBT Identity from Actions

Even though fall has just barely begun here in the northern hemisphere, an annual spring tradition is causing quite a stir in New York City and across the vast realm of the internet. Archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, has been asked to be the Grand Marshal of the 2015 New York City St. […]

Joshua Mechaelsen | September 20, 2014
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Human Rights

Un Regalo Caído del Cielo: La Pequeña Valentina

Sin duda alguna, uno de los regalos más preciados que puede recibir una mujer es la dicha de ser mamá. Esta fue la grandiosa noticia que recibió Cecilia Elizalde (conocida como Ceceliz), en compañía de su esposo Juan Fernando Guerrero, un 16 de Septiembre del año 2011. Valentina llegaba al mundo para iluminarlos con sus […]

Erman Tejeda | September 19, 2014
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Human Rights

Mass Grave in the Mediterranean: The Scourge of Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling

In an appalling incident last Wednesday, human traffickers on the Mediterranean Sea deliberately rammed another boat with their own vessel. The boat, which carried over 500 migrants of Egyptian, Sudanese and Palestinian descent, capsized and sank into the waters off the coast of Malta.  There were only nine survivors, and at least a hundred children perished along […]

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Kaitlin Fellrath | September 17, 2014
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Reproductive Health/Family Planning

“This Is Not Medicine; It Is Marketing”

Those who think international family planning groups are concerned about women’s health have been sold a lie.  The founders of both Marie Stopes International and DKT International have both said so, ironically, in an opinion piece in The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.  In this article co-authored by these two founders, and […]

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Kyle Moodhe | September 17, 2014
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Reproductive Health/Family Planning

Demanding Sanitation

What if there was global threat that put 2.5 billion people at risk of disease or even death? It would seem like a fairly large threat that ought to be addressed, would it not? Such a threat exists, and it is not a foreign nation nor is it a terrorist organization. It is more mundane […]

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Kyle Moodhe | September 8, 2014
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Miscellaneous

Being a Suicidal Catholic

There has been a lot of coverage of depression and suicide in the news recently, largely due to Robin Williams. By now it is common knowledge that he had Parkinson’s and that depression is an effect of the disease. People have been writing and speaking on depression as a physical illness, highlighting the fact that […]

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Eileen Wittig | September 2, 2014
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Miscellaneous

On the Issue of Consumerist Voice Part 2 of 2

See part 1 here. In part 1 of this series I focused on the individual consumer and the choices that they make while consuming product. The post particularly concentrated on the tension between a pro-life consumer and Planned Parenthood funding producers and retailers. I am hoping to switch gears a little bit here and redirect […]

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Leah Miller | August 30, 2014

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

When I checked the posts of the other bloggers here, I expected to be the bombarded by commentary on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Apparently not, and I think I’d better get my leg in the door before someone else does. As a Catholic, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge presents a number of issues. First, […]

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Xavier Bisits | August 28, 2014

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Of Good and Evil

In his classic work, The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis wrote: “The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, […]

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Kaitlin Fellrath | August 28, 2014

Africa

Developing Africa: The Most Important Reform

Recently President Obama hosted the “United States Africa Leaders Summit” at the White House. As part of the summit, President Obama published an opinion piece in which he outlines his vision for how the United States can further support African development. In spite of all the struggles that Africa continues to face, President Obama argues […]

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Joshua Mechaelsen | August 27, 2014

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Un Gran Hombre con un Gran Sueño: ¡Quebrar con la Desnutrición Infantil!

Si la grandeza de una persona se midiera por el tamaño de sus sueños, el Dr. Abel Albino sería una de las personas más extraordinarias del mundo. Pero… ¿Quién es el Dr. Abel Albino? En sus propias palabras: “Soy un médico de niños que detesta la pobreza” Quienes han tenido la posibilidad de conocerlo concluyen […]

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Erman Tejeda | August 24, 2014

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Comprehension of Contraception

There was a time in my life when I did not really understand Catholic teaching on contraception. I was not really able to understand what the big deal was about it. So what, if people want to space out births or prevent disease, what’s the problem? Thinking back, it was a sad and naïve mentality […]

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Angell Lu-Lebel | August 21, 2014