Recent Catholic Commentary

Abortion, pre-requisite for higher education?

Over the past four months, I have been eagerly reading 200 health care policies to investigate how many colleges and universities across the country cover elective abortions and how many require that their students enroll in these abortion health care plans. The results are astounding…not only in what we have reported but also the fact that colleges and universities have now taken it upon themselves to promote and institutionalize elective abortions. Colleges and Universities should be places where students can go to learn and prepare themselves to enter into the workforce as enlightened individuals. Instead, they are being required to […]
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Pro-life stealth technology?

How can several hundred thousand people descend upon the capital of the most powerful nation on earth, and somehow go completely unnoticed? Matthew Archbold over at the Creative Minority Report thinks he has the answer – stealth technology. And he think that the U.S. government might just be interested in finding out how pro-lifers do it. After all, if a crowd of as many as 400,000 people can somehow one escape notice on the Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol in the middle of January, couldn’t a tank or an airplane do the same? Interestingly, however, Archbold points out […]
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A troubled globe: the breakdown in Egypt, and China’s one child problem

Every now and then I have to go out to the airport in Rome, usually either picking up or dropping off, and the trip out to Fiumicino is pretty tedious. For me requires a trip into the city, and then back out of it again, in more or less the same direction and almost the same distance (thanks Trenitalia!). So it’s a good idea either to bring someone lively along to talk to, or something to read because the sights in the airport end of the City, particularly those you can see from rail yards, are not exactly inspiring. Today […]
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MTV’s ‘No Easy Decision’ gives us insight into why abortions occur

There is a lot in MTV’s abortion episode “No Easy Decision” that gives us insight into why abortions occur and what we can do to stop them. The young couple, James and Markai, who have already done the right thing with their first pregnancy, and are raising their child, become pregnant again. The story of their struggle with the temptation to abort – and their eventual abortion – is one of strong ambivalence. However, if we listen closely, we notice that the ambivalence did not start with the pregnancy. They became pregnant because Markai missed her birth control appointment and […]
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Death by medical breakthrough

Seventy-five years ago the Nazis targeted the disabled and the weak for extermination. Most of us now recognize as evil the idea that some people are less worthy of life than others. But, tragically, eugenics never seems to go away completely.
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Pregnancy centers defeat onerous regulations in Baltimore

In 2009, abortion advocates succeeded in getting regulations passed that would require pregnancy centers to post notices in English and Spanish stating that they do not “provide or make referrals for abortion or birth-control services.” The law singled out the centers and by requiring this government notice be posted sent a message to the vulnerable women who visited that the centers sought to deceive. However, today the courts stepped in and ruled that to be unconstitutional. In a 29 page opinion, US District Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that the law violated the First Amendment of the Constitution. In the opinion […]
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