Apparently, Making Jokes About People With Disabilities Is “Really [Screwed] Up”, But Killing Us Isn’t

On Saturday, I went to the beach with my family. While I had a wonderful time, that is not what this blog is about. When I was in the car on the way to the beach, my sister was telling me about how she had made a wheelchair joke about me. I had posted a […]

Gregory Lobo | June 21, 2018

Marriage and the Family

13 reasons why? The real question is why we let people watch it

Netflix has come out with a second season of the show called 13 Reasons Why. The show follows a young girl’s suicide and all the messages she left behind for the people who contributed to her decision to take her own life. The show, produced by Selena Gomez, is supposed to bring awareness to difficult […]

Abigail Hoisington | June 20, 2018


Indian delegate at UN implies the Right to life of children with disability is at the mercy of the women’s choice

In a side event at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention of People with Disabilities (2018), sponsored by the permanent mission of India to United Nations, the Secretary of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities rephrased a crucial question concerning the Right to Life of persons with disabilities as depending on the […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | June 19, 2018


Lejeune And Asperger: Two Opposing Models For Treatment Of The Disabled

When, in April, I read about the disgusting revelations about Hans Asperger, who discovered autism, while I was somewhat disturbed reading about it, I was also very interested. For those who are unaware of the findings, the journal Molecular Autism published a study that used Asperger’s medical records to prove that he regularly referred his […]

Gregory Lobo | June 19, 2018

Human Rights

Uncovering and Addressing the Core: Reflections on Pomodoro’s Sphere within Sphere

He breaks the universal sphere’s Machine-smoothed skin, To show the meshing gears And cogs within. -John Scattergood (excerpt from “Six Ways of Looking at a Pomodoro”)1   Recently, I was given a tour of the United Nations campus as a part of my internship with the Center for Family and Human Rights. The large meeting […]

Abigail Long | June 18, 2018

President Obama

Dinesh D’Souza: “Obama and his stooges tried to extinguish my American dream & destroy my faith in America. Thank you @realDonaldTrump for fully restoring both”

Dinesh D’Souza is an Indian Immigrant to America who attended Dartmouth and went on to become a New York Times best selling author, political commentator, and filmmaker of some of the highest grossing political documentary films in the U.S. [1] You’ve probably heard his name recently, but perhaps not for any of these important reasons. […]

Abigail Hoisington | June 16, 2018

Marriage and the Family

Anthony Bourdain & The Family

A recent article from The New Yorker details a kind-of legacy of Bourdain that hinges on artistic obituary and sheds light on an oft-ignored topic in the discussion of mental health. Helen Rosner, the author of the article “Anthony Bourdain and the Power of Telling the Truth,” brings to light a truth that she likely […]

Kiersten Lynch | June 15, 2018


Contrarian Opinion or Heresy…Liberals Decide

The editorial pages of U.S. newspapers, famously bastions of partisan leanings and convictions, are largely intolerant of views that oppose or contradict their respective abiding principles. Such a practice has also begun to emerge on the opinion pages of the same newspapers. This consequential failing undermines dialogue and ultimate truth while fueling misconception. The New […]

Peter Thomann | June 12, 2018


Neurodiversity: The New Frontier in Protecting Life

The concept of neurodiversity promises a fresh perspective that may illuminate truth for those who pit quality of life against sanctity of life. “A civilized society can only be based on respect for diversity… it is from this diversity that the richness of humanity springs,” said Dr. Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General of the European Organization for […]

Abigail Long | June 11, 2018

Human Rights

Eradicate Modern Slavery- The Santa Marta Group at UN

“We need to recognize that organized crime is precisely that: organized. We are not” spoke Sister Melissa Camarado throwing light onto the issue of human trafficking at the UN event sponsored by Holy See: The Santa Marta Group: Police and Religious Leaders Partnering to Eradicate Modern Slavery By Building Trust in Leadership, Action and Accountability. His Eminence […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | June 9, 2018

Religious Freedom

Masterpiece Cake Shop Case: Perspective

This week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of American rights, specifically Jack Phillips rights as the owner of Masterpiece cakeshop. This case arose when a same-sex couple asked Phillips to make a cake for their wedding. Phillips refused to make them a wedding cake because it was against his religion to support a same […]

Abigail Hoisington | June 7, 2018


Sovereignty or Cultural Elitism: United Nations to Decide

In the early 1990s, the United Nations sent twenty-thousand peacekeepers to the sovereign nation of Cambodia in an effort to hold fair elections and keep the peace. The initiative, entitled the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, marked the first instance in which the United Nations overtook the administration of a sovereign state. In a […]

Peter Thomann | June 4, 2018

Catholic Teaching

Persecución religiosa, un tema electoral.

Seguridad y libertad religiosa en México. El dolor causado por la violencia que se vive en nuestro país nos ha echo permanecer con un miedo constante y creciente. Solamente en el año 2017 fueron asesinadas más de 29 mil personas, entre las que con dolo se cuentan sacerdotes y líderes religiosos. Se tiene registrado que en […]

Valdes Rodriguez María José | May 31, 2018