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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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Demography

The Great American Woman

Who is she? Why is she great? There are people who think they know the answer or at least they have a few options, fifteen to be exact. There is a small campaign trying to garner support to put a woman on a $20 dollar bill by 2020. The initiators named the campaign “Women on […]

Catherine Birri | April 1, 2015
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CSW

Feminism: The Point And The Problems

A lot has been said about feminism since the movement began in 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY. However, as the International Youth Coalition begins its week at the United Nation’s Commission of the Status of Women, the subject has been on our minds a bit more than usual. As a 21- year old girl I […]

Eileen Wittig | March 10, 2015
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Abortion

Sex Selection in the Name of Women’s Rights?

Sex-selective abortion is the termination of an existing pregnancy on the basis of the unborn child’s gender. Unsurprisingly to any one who considers themselves a feminist, this practice is most often used to prevent the birth of female children, in something colloquially known as “gendercide.” It is a notorious issue in countries like India and Pakistan, where cultural […]

Kaitlin Fellrath | February 24, 2015
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Catholic Teaching

Together for Life-Guiding Star Project

In September of 2014 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, pro-life advocate Abby Johnson came to speak on her passion for protecting the unborn and her experience of being employed by Planned Parenthood. But this wasn’t any simple lecture; this was a kick off, a reveal, for something remarkable. You see, […]

Leah Miller | January 16, 2015
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Demography

Media Racism

Six months after the death of Eric Garner and five months after the death of Michael Brown, protests, rallies, and riots are still occurring. Events have progressed to the point of threats and fatal violence against the police. All of this is happening on the grounds of racism, but it doesn’t have to be. If […]

Eileen Wittig | January 13, 2015
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Demography

Obama’s Divisive Immigration Decision

Congratulations, Mr. President. You have just succeeded in dividing the country. You have managed to take an ambiguous issue and make it just clear-cut enough to isolate one half of our population from the other. Before your speech two weeks ago immigration was an issue, but there were enough views with enough possible solutions that […]

Eileen Wittig | December 8, 2014
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Abortion

Youth and Hope in Politics

One month ago we had our midterm elections, and for conservatives, they were incredibly successful. The Republican Party won the majority in the Senate, giving them control over both houses of Congress. On election night, I was at Governor Sam Brownback’s watch party in Topeka, Kansas. Some friends and I were involved in his campaign, […]

Eileen Wittig | December 3, 2014
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Bioethics

Kenyan Vaccination Program Concerns Catholic Bishops

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops recently issued a press statement on the nationwide tetanus vaccination campaign. Though the bishops emphasize that “health service delivery forms an integral part of evangelization for the Catholic Church,” they are deeply suspicious of the new campaign for one reason: they believe the vaccines might be laced with sterilizing drugs. […]

Kaitlin Fellrath | October 28, 2014
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