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UNFPA

The Purpose of Religion According to UNFPA

“Notions that had been held at the alter of religion have been dispelled.” This startling comment was one of many during a UNFPA meeting last week. The special session on partnership with African faith-based organizations during the latest Executive Board meeting of UNFPA, supposedly to address maternal and child health, and realizing the “demographic dividend,” […]

Catherine Birri | February 12, 2016
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Abortion

For NARAL, it’s open season on babies.

Unless you have been living under a rock this past week, you are probably aware that Doritos put out a really funny Super Bowl Commercial. Watch it here. It wasn’t long before NARAL, a pro-abortion group, cried foul on the seemingly innocent, funny video. Sure, the dad in the commercial was quite clueless, but to accuse the […]

Gabriela Peixoto | February 11, 2016
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Africa

Ambassador Sarki Under Attack for Opposing UN Postal Stamps Supporting Gay Rights

The United Nations Postal Administration(UNPA) on the 4th of February released six new postage stamps promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The new stamps, which seeks to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community, marks the first time the United Nations has issued stamps with this theme. The artist, Sergio Baradat who […]

Joshua Nwachukwu | February 7, 2016
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Bioethics

NENENENENE ¿Qué vas a ser, cuándo seas grande?

Miguel Mateos escribió una canción que entonamos en graduaciones, bodas y convivios. Es un «must» en los Karaoke. ¿Por qué? Porque desde pequeños nos cazan con esa interrogante: ¿Qué vas a ser cuando seas grande? Por Axel Beteta Ahora bien, la cruda realidad de mi bella Guatemala es que la mayoría de niños no tienen […]

Erman Tejeda | January 31, 2016
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Africa

The Power of the Screen and the Need to Control it

Our century has witnessed an unprecedented dominance of the screens which rather than serve the common good through being a ministry of communication and information through which many can be positively transformed, the mass media has become a ministry of propaganda. Rather than make men more sociable it is making us anti- social. One prominent […]

Joshua Nwachukwu | January 30, 2016
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Abortion

Why the worst snowstorm since 1922 could not stop the March for Life

The temperature is below freezing and Washington D.C. has declared an official state of emergency. Saying that the odds were against the pro-life movement at the 2016 March for Life would be an understatement. Yet even though there could hardly have been worse conditions for the march,  the pro-life movement proved that nothing would stop […]

Natasha Tax | January 28, 2016
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Abortion

Abortion Rights and Oxymorons

  In junior high English, I learned about oxymorons. Oxymoron: “a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect.” So when I stumbled upon this article posted on the United Nations News Centre, my junior high English training kicked in, and my old vocabulary word oxymoron presented itself in my […]

Alexandra Liebl | January 27, 2016
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Bioethics

Querida Judith Thomson… La Vida Humana No Es Comparable A Una Bellota

Querida Judith Thomson,                                          Quería decirle que me ha decepcionado. La primera vez que escuché plausibles comentarios sobre su persona pensé que era una acérrima defensora de los Derechos Humanos, en especial, de los Derechos de […]

Erman Tejeda | January 26, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

St. Vincent, ¡no dejes de verla!

Uno de mis pasatiempos favoritos, aparte de leer ¡obviamente!, es ver películas. Soy una cinéfila de corazón. Siempre estoy pendiente de los estrenos y me encantan las movies con buena dirección de arte, fotografía y mensajes inspiradores. Aunque muchas veces Hollywood nos presenta guiones frívolos y superficiales, de vez en cuando aparece una que otra que […]

María Renée Estrada | January 19, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching

Since the university I attend has a J-Term, my winter break lasts longer than most, clocking in at 5 weeks. So what have I been doing to pass the time? Like anybody else I know, I like to spend my free time reading about Catholic social teaching! I just finished a book called Reclaiming Catholic […]

Alexandra Liebl | January 17, 2016
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Human Rights

Rolling Stone and the dictatorship of relativism

By now you are probably aware that drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, commonly known as El Chapo, has been recaptured. It is likely that you also know that actors Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo coordinated secret meetings with him while on the run, producing a 10,000 word article and interview published by Rolling Stone […]

Gabriela Peixoto | January 11, 2016
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Uncategorized

United Nations Honors Genocide Victims

UN dedicates Special day to honor Genocide Victims A few months ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared December 9th as the “International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime”. http://www.un.org/en/events/genocidepreventionday/index.shtml Here is what the UN has to say about the day: […]

Sarah Strubel | January 8, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Our Identity Lies in Christ

My first semester of college, I took a sociology class. I had never heard of gender theory before, but I was soon educated, much to my confusion. Gender was a social construction? My “gender identity” had nothing to do with the fact that God had created me as a female, but instead was based on […]

Alexandra Liebl | January 8, 2016