Holocaust survivors wait at a hotel in Czechoslovakia for transportation to Western Europe. (Image credit: Yad Vashem. The World Holocaust Remembrance Center)

Demography

Considering displaced persons: Before we fear, let’s learn from the past

It’s February 1945. Liviu is fifteen years old, though he does not look it. The months in the camp have whittled him down to a child-like size, always shivering. Though he has been out for nearly two weeks—the foreign men loaded him and the other inmates into wagons and drove them to a new camp with separate beds and good-smelling […]

Barbara B. | September 25, 2016
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Abortion

Protecting the Hyde Amendment and Unborn Babies

On September 23rd, the US House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice met to discuss “The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.” The purpose was to reevaluate the Hyde Amendment, the law that prevents federal funds from paying for abortions. At the hearing, abortion advocates […]

Natasha Tax | September 23, 2016
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Uncategorized

Democracy: an end or a means?

In the west, democracy has become an idol. The west teaches that democracy is the ultimate bastion of liberty. Perhaps from a political standpoint it is, or at least has the greatest potential to be. But true liberty does not come from democracy. It comes from the greatest act of love human history has ever […]

Alexandra Liebl | September 21, 2016
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Abortion

Do people have a right to make decisions about the lives of others?

Last week, two different news stories turned Argentinians’ attention back to the unborn. One was about a militant group promoting abortifacient pills in schools; the other article debated what should be done with the 20,000 frozen embryos stored in labs. The latter described how the labs seem to be ready to experiment with embryos if […]

María Zúñiga | September 20, 2016
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Marriage and the Family

Socorro: esfriou-se o amor

O amor esfriou. Deixou de ser cuidado, aliança e compromisso. Deixou de ser amor de duas vias e passou a ser de uma só. Virou sentimento, emoção, tesão. Se não sinto, não existe. Resumiu-se à paixão. Que tristeza pro amor. Bauman já explicava. A “líquida, consumista e individualizada sociedade moderna”  produz grandes dificuldades de relacionamento entre […]

Aléxia Duarte | September 18, 2016
Ryan Bomberger at Values Voter Summit

Abortion

Ryan Bomberger: A Vibrant Example for the Pro-Life movement

The Radiance Foundation’s Ryan Bomberger is the exact breath of fresh air that the pro-life movement needs. Last week, when he spoke at the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C., he gave a creative and energetic reminder of the value of all human life. Wearing her signature “Bro-Life” shirt, Ryan passionately and charismatically made a […]

Natasha Tax | September 14, 2016

Human Rights

A wedge issue: child migrants in Australia

Recently, the Guardian published an article describing the situation of child asylum seekers living in immigration detention camps of Australia. These children suffer from severe mental illnesses and suicidal behaviors (sometimes even had suicidal attempts). Many suffer sexual abuse, and show sexualised behaviors. They are harassed and unheard. Sadly, this situation is not something new. […]

María Zúñiga | September 12, 2016

Catholic Teaching

Unceasing violence

Fifteen years ago, the United States experienced a horrific act of violence as terrorists flew planes in to the world trade center and the pentagon. Countless lives were lost and many families will forever have wounds. This cycle of violence has not ceased in recent years. In the past year alone, there have been terror […]

Angell Lu-Lebel | September 12, 2016
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Abortion

A Chance for Life, a Chance for Healing

I have heard people say many times that they are against abortion except for the cases of rape or incest. I have heard things like the woman has already suffered enough or the woman didn’t choose this and should not have to carry the child. However, the life of a child is healing and forever […]

Sarah Kepins | September 10, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Respuesta: “Postura de jerarcas, ¿cristiana?”

Mtro. David Fernández Dávalos, S. J. Rector de la Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México 1.            Mi nombre es J. Francisco Macías Calleja, católico, mexicano y egresado de la facultad de derecho de la Universidad Panamericana, campus Guadalajara. El motivo de la presente carta es externarle mis inquietudes por su columna […]

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J. Francisco Macías | September 9, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

Vamos a juzgar

“¿Quién soy yo para juzgarlo?”, una de las frases más recordadas de su Santidad, el Papa Francisco. Todo el mundo parece pensar que el Papa solamente ha dicho eso, ignorando de manera olímpica, por ejemplo, cuando calificó a la ideología de género como “una colonización ideológica de la familia”. “¿Quién soy yo para juzgarlo?” es […]

J. Francisco Macías | September 1, 2016
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Catholic Teaching

What I learned at World Youth Day

If ever there was a doubt that the Catholic Church was diverse and vibrant, World Youth Day is strong proof that the Church is young, energetic, and passionate about its universal faith. World Youth Day, which was started by Pope John Paul II as an opportunity to unite young Catholics from around the World, has […]

Natasha Tax | August 28, 2016
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Abortion

The sick irony of International Safe Abortion Day

The International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion has written an open letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of UN agencies, asking them to recognize September 28 as an official day in the UN calendar. Its significance? International Safe Abortion Day. The International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion […]

Alexandra Liebl | August 26, 2016