Pro-life in Pop Culture: Ed Sheeran’s “Small Bump”

Losing a child through a miscarriage has to be one of the most painful experiences a person could possibly have to endure. I cannot imagine the grief either an expectant mother or father would feel after losing a child who he or she never even got to meet face to face. Ed Sheeran’s popular song […]

Natasha Tax | March 24, 2017


A Panel on the LGBT Community

Co-written by Sarah Kepins and Grace Hoffman On March 13th 2017, we attended a parallel event for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) titled Lesbian, Bi and Trans: Stop Leaving Us Behind. Parallel events are events that are hosted outside of the official United Nations but are still linked to CSW. This panel […]

Sarah Kepins | March 14, 2017


Our First Impressions on CSW61

Co-written by Sarah Kepins and Ruth Rosa   This year we had the privilege of attending the annual Commission on the Status of Women [CSW61] at the United Nations, as C-Fam interns. CSW tries to promote gender equality and empowerment for women. It is important to attend these conferences, as well as the side events, […]

Ruth Rosa | March 14, 2017


CSW61: Youth Forum 2017

Co-written by Grace Hoffman and Sarah Kepins On March 11-12, 2017, The Youth Forum of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) met for the purpose of allowing the voice of adolescents to be expressed with an emphasis on their diversity. The outcome of the Youth Forum is meant to display unity on issues […]

Grace Hoffman | March 14, 2017


CSW61: Nordic Ministers Deny Life, Biology, and Gender Realities

Attending a side event at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) as C-Fam’s intern, I listened to a panel for the Nordic Ministers for Gender Equality on March 13, 2017 congratulate themselves on their success and contemplate their next steps to achieve complete gender equality. The panel consisted of Ministers from Denmark, Finland, […]

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Grace Hoffman | March 14, 2017


London’s Tube: Building a Pro-Life Culture

When in London for the first time, there are several things that a tourist must do, including visiting the Tower of London, watching the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, and riding the tube. This past weekend, I made my first trip to London, and as I was riding the tube, something besides it’s […]

Natasha Tax | March 13, 2017


Will Ireland Give In?

Faced with both domestic and international pressures to conform to the culture of death, Ireland must fight for the lives of their unborn children. Having lived in Dublin, I have a particular interest in the happenings in Ireland. In the last few decades, Ireland has suffered from an alarming loss of Catholic faith. Last year, Ireland […]

Grace Hoffman | March 10, 2017

Catholic Teaching

Amar al máximo

El fin de semana pasado tuve la oportunidad de vivir el retiro “Aprender a Amar” de la asociación Amar al Máximo. Al leer el nombre del retiro es casi natural creer que es absurdo. ¿Por qué alguien debería aprender a amar?, si se supone que todos lo hacemos o al menos pretendemos saber hacerlo. Pero […]

Paulina Ornelas | March 10, 2017


Teen Vogue: Making Abortion Appear Glamorous

In the most abhorrent and distasteful way possible, Teen Vogue just proved for good that they do not understand teen girls. Their Post- Abortion Gift Guide, in which they recommend several gifts that a concerned friend can get for a girlfriend who just got an abortion is both contradictory and offensive; it trivializes abortion and […]

Natasha Tax | March 7, 2017

Defending the Faith

¿Y dónde queda la libertad?

La libertad, una de las facultades inteligibles más importantes que posee el hombre tiene siempre la tarea deontológica de encaminar al bien.  No soy libre porque puedo hacer lo que quiera, sino que por voluntad puedo hacer lo que sea desde la perspectiva de la libertad. La libertad que carece de bondad encamina al libertinaje, […]

André Fernando Alba | March 6, 2017


Adoption: The Least Expensive Option

One of the many reasons women will chose to have an abortion is because they believe that they have no other option. However, there is always a choice. If, for whatever reason, the woman is unable to care for her child, the loving choice is to put the baby up for adoption. This allows another […]

Sarah Kepins | March 4, 2017

Catholic Teaching

Population Control at the Vatican?

In a biological extinction workshop sponsored by the Pontifical Academy, the discussion included the ideas and promoters of population control. Though the Pontifical Academy did not declare support of this position, there is a dangerous undertone to a workshop where advocates of population control enjoy a prominent role with seemingly little opposition or challenge. I […]

Grace Hoffman | March 3, 2017


Should Women Migrant Workers Leave their Families in Order to Work?

On February 17th, I attended a UN Women conference which addressed women’s human rights in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. I focus on migration and immigration, in my current studies, so I was understandably interested in the event. Migrations is an urgent issue affecting the globe, and it occurs for many […]

Ruth Rosa | March 3, 2017