Abortion

Coming Out Pro Life

It’s not always easy as a student. I’ve sat in a desk on numerous occasions: sweating, heart beating fast, even shaking sometimes. What’s the anxiety? To come out as pro-life. Recently I was in a class discussion about abortion. From the start I knew that nearly all of my peers were pro-choice. And knowing that […]

Kiersten Lynch | January 9, 2018

Demography

Un pueblo sin hombres Migración, un tema de Familia.

Comunidad “El Gallo” , Sierra Gorda de Querétaro, México. Semana Santa 2018. Llegamos a la Sierra aproximadamente a las 6 de la tarde un sábado previo al Domingo de Ramos, calurosos desconocíamos que para llegar a nuestra comunidad asignada para acompañarlos durante las misiones de Semana Santa tendríamos aún que recorrer una hora y media […]

Valdes Rodriguez María José | April 12, 2018

Catholic Teaching

The Role of Men in the Feminist Movement

A surprising topic of conversation at this year’s United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was the role of men in the gender equality movement. Amongst discussions of sex trafficking, child marriage, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment in the work place, the #MeToo movement, and others, one topic continued to be brought up […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018

Catholic Teaching

The Importance of Educating Women

One of the largest topics at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women last month was the incredible importance of education for young girls. There was no shortage of discussions on how to get girls more interested in STEM programs, how to encourage women in the agricultural field, in government and politics, in […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018

Abortion

Coming Out Pro Life

It’s not always easy as a student. I’ve sat in a desk on numerous occasions: sweating, heart beating fast, even shaking sometimes. What’s the anxiety? To come out as pro-life. Recently I was in a class discussion about abortion. From the start I knew that nearly all of my peers were pro-choice. And knowing that […]

Kiersten Lynch | January 9, 2018

Bioethics

The Attack on Children in the School System

The New York Times published a couple of weeks ago entitled, “In Sweden’s Preschools, Boys Learn to Dance and Girls Learn to Yell,” it outlines the work of a gender progressive pre-school in Stockholm. In this school, the teachers only use “gender-neutral pronouns,” and in an effort to stem off a split along traditional gender […]

Hannah Thies | April 9, 2018
gendercide

Abortion

Gendercide in Asia: A CSW62 panel for Asia without Asians

“Invest 5000 today save 500,000 (dowry) later.” So read an advertisement outside abortion center in Punjab, India. How can we empower girls and women in rural areas if first of all they’re not allowed to be born and are targeted and killed in the womb? The 62nd commission on the status of women just ended. […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | March 30, 2018

Human Rights

A Double Standard for “Life”

Schools across the United States are witnessing student walkouts as part of the March for Our Lives movement calling for new gun control. In response to this, one student is testing the favor of liberal positions in the media, as well as in schools themselves, while promoting a pro-life position. Brandon Gillespie, a student at […]

Kiersten Lynch | March 29, 2018

Marriage and the Family

What’s the Solution for Shootings?

An article in The New York Times entitled “Opening Mental Hospitals Unlikely to Prevent Mass Shootings, Experts Say” discusses the predicted effectiveness of increased mental hospitals in response to a proposition by President Trump in the wake of the recent Florida shooting. The consensus? Not so effective. Although it seems like an effective solution, the […]

Kiersten Lynch | March 16, 2018

Abortion

Gerber’s Welcoming Message

One of the most hopeful recent news items was the positivity in response to Gerber announcing their Baby of the Year choice. Why the extra-special response? Lucas Warren, this year’s winner, is not only especially adorable, but also has Down Syndrome. Not only that, he is the first baby with Down Syndrome to be chosen […]

Kiersten Lynch | March 16, 2018

Marriage and the Family

Domestic Robots? Technology and the Family

An article on Slate detailed the increasing popularity of in-home smart speaker assistants, and how families have been using them. The article describes how some families barely use the technology, and in some cases even leave it in the box for weeks and months. But in other cases, the smart speaker has become so inherent […]

Kiersten Lynch | January 30, 2018

Reproductive Health/Family Planning

Voluntary Sterilization: Is It Right?

Usually when we hear about sterilization, the context is a harrowing tale of coercion in order to control certain groups of people, usually minorities. Yet, recently in The New York Times I was surprised to find an opinion piece written by a woman arguing that doctors must perform sterilizations on women who request them, swallowing […]

Kiersten Lynch | January 9, 2018

Population Control

Vasectomy-thon for the ‘World Vasectomy Day’- old wine in new bottle of Population Control.

On November 19, population control advocates celebrated ‘World Vasectomy Day’. This year a special event was hosted in Mexico by DKT International, National center for Gender Equity and Government of Mexico with the support of IPPF, Marie Stopes, FHI360 and other population control groups. The highlight of the event was a 24 hour “vasectomy-thon” where […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | November 28, 2017

Catholic Teaching

Righteous Anger

Today, false peace and niceties can often take precedent over truth and reality. Living within society, we can find ourselves remaining silent or passive in order to avoid confrontation or uncomfortable situations. While there are times it is best to maintain civility or hold the peace, there are also times when anger can be righteous. […]

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Grace Hoffman | November 20, 2017