¿EL EMBARAZO ES EL PROBLEMA? Una mirada a las políticas “a favor” de la mujer en Guatemala

Hace unas semanas, se hizo visible el caso en Guatemala de una niña de diez años embarazada que fue abusada por su padrastro. El caso es de terror, ¿cómo podemos pensar en que una niña abusada sexualmente por su padrastro no va a ser algo terrible? Creo que en eso todos estamos de acuerdo. El […]

Mónica Marín | March 5, 2015
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A Forgotten Way to Evangelize

All one has to do is turn on the television or go to the movies, and one is immediately bombarded with the culture of death.   Entertainment is one of the easily discernable ways the secular society promotes its ideology. Just by being exposed to current entertainment, one might think traditional family values are remnants from […]

Catherine Birri | March 4, 2015

Catholic Teaching

Reflecting on Sharing an Easter Meal

Easter Sunday 2014 I was in Rome, Italy. A great place for Catholics to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection second only to the Holy Land, I am sure. My fellow students and I gathered as if we were an American family and broke bread–like, a lot of bread–in preparation for this great meal (albeit assembled by […]

Leah Miller | March 3, 2015

United Nations

Young and Courageous Because Life Can’t Wait

The International Youth Coalition (IYc) is very excited to welcome Lila Rose, the founder and president of Live Action, to speak at the United Nations on March 12th, 2015. The event, entitled “Young and Courageous Because Life Can’t Wait,” is part of the UN’s annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). According to the […]

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Mark Kowalewski | March 3, 2015

Catholic Teaching

A Day in the Life

Dorothy Day, Servant of God, is clearly admired by Catholics and non-Catholics alike for example, Senator Mikulski says that she identifies with Day as a political and compassionate leader. But my encounter with her has been a timid one. My previous—and fairly common–societal experiences call me to question Ms. Day and her mission. It is as […]

Leah Miller | March 3, 2015

Human Rights

Moving from “Slacktivism” to “Activism”

On February 27th, social media newsfeeds across the world were filled with thousands of hash tags in support of the #enditmovement campaign. And while the entire mission of the End it Movement’s campaign is to raise awareness of human trafficking and slavery that still exists today, their campaign also stands as a call to action. The […]

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Rebecca Rethwisch | March 2, 2015
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Catholic Teaching

Caridad y Humildad: Las Enseñanzas Del Papa Francisco

La Humildad: El Camino Para Crecer Aquella noche de Marzo de 2013, el Papa Francisco pedía a todos sus fieles un sencillo favor: Recen por mí. “Y ahora quisiera dar la bendición, pero antes, antes, les pido un favor: antes que el obispo bendiga al pueblo, les pido que ustedes recen para que el Señor me […]

Erman Tejeda | February 28, 2015

Human Rights

Elle est forte

Cada 8 de marzo se celebra el Día Internacional de la Mujer, conmemorando  la lucha de la mujer por su participación, en pie de igualdad con el hombre, en la sociedad y en su desarrollo íntegro como persona. Como ya lo sabemos, y nos lo recuerda el artículo primero de la Declaración Universal de los […]

María Renée Estrada | February 24, 2015

Human Rights

La mayoría silenciada

¿Por qué ahora promover las familias numerosas, el matrimonio para siempre, la castidad y la vida desde la concepción se vuelto anticuado y conservador? ¿Por qué no estar de acuerdo con las pastillas anticonceptivas, el aborto, la adopción por parejas homosexuales se ha convertido en intolerancia? ¿Será que realmente son pocos los que creen en […]

Mónica Marín | February 24, 2015


Sex Selection in the Name of Women’s Rights?

Sex-selective abortion is the termination of an existing pregnancy on the basis of the unborn child’s gender. Unsurprisingly to any one who considers themselves a feminist, this practice is most often used to prevent the birth of female children, in something colloquially known as “gendercide.” It is a notorious issue in countries like India and Pakistan, where cultural […]

Kaitlin Fellrath | February 24, 2015
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Human Rights


¿IS THE NASCITURUS  A HUMAN PERSON, HOLDER OF HUMAN RIGHTS? Every person sincerely open to truth and goodness, even amid difficulties and uncertainties, with the light of reason and not without the hidden action of grace, come to recognize in the natural law written in their hearts the sacred value of human life from its […]

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Marcia Garcia | February 23, 2015


A Love More Enduring Than a Box of Chocolates

Valentine’s Day has officially come and gone. Friday’s last minutes must-haves are marked down to make space for the next holiday-themed sweets in the candy aisle (as the inner-child in me rejoices) and the fuzzy teddy bears, pink roses and cupids disappear from view. Yes, I’m sure that at this point in time it hasn’t […]

Rebecca Rethwisch | February 18, 2015


El Salvadorians and Egyptians

Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador died for his faith while celebrating the mass was officially declared martyr as of the 3rd of February 2015. “Pope Francis officially approved a decree relating to Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero  in which he declares him to be a martyr.”-Vatican News Source Archbishop Oscar Romero is a man who […]

Leah Miller | February 18, 2015