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Abortion

Argentinian President Speaks Against Abortion – And it Matters.

Last June, Argentinian president Mauricio Macri, who was elected in 2015, declared that he defends life from conception to natural death. This statement gives hope to many of us Argentinians for the defense of the unborn. This statement also provides us with a good opportunity to see what role the position of a President may […]

María Zúñiga | July 29, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

The intrinsic dignity of all human life

The government of Indonesia is seeking to execute by firing squad fourteen prisoners currently imprisoned on drug charges. Let us first then take a moment to say a prayer for their release. If we find ourselves too late, let us say a prayer for the repose of their souls, let us pray that they are […]

Alexandra Liebl | July 29, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Amar o usar, he ahí el dilema

Hoy en día es bastante común escuchar los jóvenes, en noviazgos relativamente cortos, decirse repetidamente cuanto se aman. A veces hasta asusta lo rápido que “sienten” ese amor tan intenso y profundo.  Creer que el amor se siente es uno de los problemas más grandes de la sociedad actualmente, porque entonces cuando dejo de sentirlo […]

María Renée Estrada | July 29, 2016
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Christianity

La figura de la mujer y la Biblia

Por excelencia, el ser humano más importante de la Sagrada Escritura es Jesucristo, verdadero miembro de la Trinidad y verdadero hombre. La unión hipostática que reúne los atributos terrenales y sagrados hacen de él un ejemplo a seguir además de ser el pilar fundamental en la sucesión de varones que representan al hombre en la […]

André Fernando Alba | July 29, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Euthanasia: The Easy Way Out?

Recently, a Catholic nursing home in Diest Belgium was fined 3,000 Euros for refusing to euthanize an ill patient. 74 year old Mariette Buntjen was suffering from lung cancer. She agreed with her doctor that she should be euthanized. However, Buntjen was currently living in St. Augustine, a Catholic nursing home. The staff at the nursing home refused to euthanatize Buntjen since it goes against their Catholic mission. Buntjen moved […]

Sarah Kepins | July 26, 2016
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Latin America

CreceCamp nos recuerda mirar de frente y no hacia abajo.

Desde hace 7 años, el Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara, a través de sus alumnos, reafirma su compromiso social y realiza un curso de verano para niños y jóvenes con discapacidad: CreceCamp. Un equipo de 30 estudiantes que conforma el staff, coordina aspectos que varían desde el uso de las instalaciones del campus, la planeación […]

Paulina Ornelas | July 26, 2016
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Marriage and the Family

Casar cedo: loucura?

– “Só caso depois que me formar, tiver meu emprego, minha casa e meu carro. Não nasci pra ficar dependendo de homem!” Conforme a última pesquisa Estatísticas do Registro Civil, divulgada pelo Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE), os brasileiros estão casando cada vez mais tarde.  Apesar de muitos sonharem com o esperado “grande […]

Aléxia Duarte | July 26, 2016
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Africa

The Gambia and Tanzania outlaw child marriage

Speaking to a group of Muslim elders in Banjul on Wednesday the 6th of July, the president of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh declared that child marriage is illegal and therefore banned in The Gambia. He stated that “anyone who marries a girl under 18 years will spend 20 years in jail. The girls’ parents would […]

Joshua Nwachukwu | July 19, 2016
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Abortion

Redoblan esfuerzos pro-vida en México

La posibilidad de despenalizar el aborto a nivel nacional estuvo en manos de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación en días pasados. El 29 de junio, la Primera Sala del máximo tribunal mexicano pudo haber creado el equivalente al caso “Roe v. Wade” de Estados Unidos, que implica el acceso legal e incausado […]

Paulina Ornelas | July 16, 2016
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Abortion

Republican Platform is Strongly Pro-Life

While the official Republican National Committee Platform has not yet been released, the recent committee meeting held in Cleveland, Ohio is a promising sign for pro-life advocates. Even though many feared the potential for the pro-life GOP platform to be weakened this election cycle, the current draft is actually more pro-life than the previous one. […]

Natasha Tax | July 13, 2016
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Human Rights

Bride Trafficking in Asia

In the late 1970s, the Chinese government fearing that their population may grow to “unsustainable” heights introduced a number of measures to reduce the country’s birth rate and slow the population growth rate. The most important of the new measures was a one-child policy. This policy, established in 1979, mandated that each couple was allowed […]

Joshua Nwachukwu | July 11, 2016
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Marriage and the Family

¿De qué va Amoris Laetitia?

La reciente exhortación apostólica del papa Francisco, con motivo del pasado Sínodo de la Familia, es un texto con una dedicatoria especial al amor humano: la persona, el noviazgo, el matrimonio y la familia. No por nada su traducción al español es La Alegría del Amor. Podemos afirmar que el contenido del texto tiene principalmente […]

María Renée Estrada | July 11, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Violence is Never the Answer

On Thursday, July 7th, 5 Dallas policemen were gunned down by a sniper protesting against police brutality. The sniper was identified by The Associated Press to be a 25 year old black man named Micah Johnson. Johnson is quoted as saying that he “wanted to kill white people”. He was upset about several instances involving police officers killing black men. He was killed […]

Sarah Kepins | July 10, 2016