Category: Society & Common Good

Illegal Immigration
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Illegal Immigration

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Is Europe Losing Control of its Borders?

“We are Being Treated Like Animals”
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“We are Being Treated Like Animals”

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Less than two months after 13 women died in the neighboring state of Chhattisgarh, 43 women were sterilized in unsanitary and inhumane conditions in Chatra, a northern district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Knowing the facility had no electricity, the sterilization camps coordinator rented a generator to operate theatre lights. When the generator failed, […]

Medical Journal Says “Accept and Embrace Sex Work”
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Medical Journal Says “Accept and Embrace Sex Work”

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Medical experts say targeting risky behaviors like smoking, excessive drinking, and over-eating could dramatically reduce premature deaths.  But when it comes to the well-documented dangers of prostitution, a prestigious medical journal calls for it to be legalized, enabled, and even embraced. This week The Lancet called for the worldwide decriminalization of “sex work” to address […]

Making the Right Decision
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Making the Right Decision

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She was 19 years old. Still in college. Had a job, though not yet a career. Still living at home with her parents. She was young and beautiful and intelligent and fun – and in love. She and her fiance planned to be married in about nine months, and they were deep into plans for […]

The Travesty of Two Daddies
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The Travesty of Two Daddies

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Every once in a while, I come across a story that stops me in my tracks. Like the Italian high court’s decision to overturn a pedophile’s conviction because his 11-year-old victim says she’s “in love.” Or the Australian judge who pointed out that easy access to abortion and contraception may lead to the legal sanction of incest, as it […]

Incest: The Next Frontier in ‘Reproductive Freedom’
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Incest: The Next Frontier in ‘Reproductive Freedom’

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Like a plastic Piggly Wiggly bag fluttering about in the alley, those untethered from God’s natural law are violently tossed to and fro by the gusting winds of moral relativism. Jenny Kutner is one such Piggly Wiggly bag. A 20-something assistant editor at Salon.com, she describes herself as “focusing on sex, gender and feminism.” By […]

Assessing Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”
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Assessing Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”

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His mistakes are fundamental and pervasive.

Hebdo Heroes, Not! Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie
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Hebdo Heroes, Not! Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie

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Editorial cartoons are an effective means of making a point briefly but powerfully. However, cartoons become increasingly unjustifiable when they degenerate into vulgarity, calumny, or blasphemy. “God is not mocked” (Galatians 6:7). The satirical magazine based in Paris, Charlie Hebdo, makes a business of mocking Islamic themes and portraying Mohammed in pornographic poses. And not […]

Police Officers: Authority and Accountability
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Police Officers: Authority and Accountability

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The proper application of accountability limits power.

A Slippery Slope
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A Slippery Slope

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Ah, winter has arrived in all its glory, which means one thing: more sledding bans! According to The Associated Press, Dubuque, Iowa, has banned sledding at 48 of its 50 municipal parks. The reason: costly lawsuits. In one case, a 5-year-old girl in Omaha, Neb., hit a tree while sledding and became paralyzed. In another […]

Among Christian Refugees in Kurdistan, 'No One is Angry at God'
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Among Christian Refugees in Kurdistan, ‘No One is Angry at God’

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By Oliver Maksan ERBIL, Kurdistan—”Thank you, thank you, thank you:” Suheila, an elderly Christian woman from Mosul was effusive in expressing her gratitude to a group of European visitors. “May God make things easy for you in your lives.” Home for Suheila is the Sports Club Center in Ankawa, where more than 200 Christian families […]

The Main Rules of the Mainstream-Media Herd
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The Main Rules of the Mainstream-Media Herd

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In case you were wondering.

Conscience Counts
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Conscience Counts

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America has always been a nation with great respect for the right of conscience. As a people, we like the idea that a person should follow their heart, go with their gut, do what feels right. Our laws have traditionally followed this course by according deference to individual conscience on a whole host of matters. […]

Eliminating the Impoverished Does Not Eliminate Poverty
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Eliminating the Impoverished Does Not Eliminate Poverty

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On Nov. 8, 2014, Dr. R.K. Gupta set about performing tubal ligations on 80 women at a mass sterilization camp in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. He completed all the surgeries in less than six hours. Subsequently, dozens of these women fell ill and at least 13 died.[i] An investigation is ongoing but it appears that gross […]

Like Your Plan Keep Your Plan - Obama
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Life in Post-Truth America

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In the absence of facts, there is only ideology.

Wedding Rings and Christmas Tree Ornament
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When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas and Marriage

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I don’t see a happy ending to this story.

Ode to Feminine Genius: A Family Woman
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Ode to Feminine Genius: A Family Woman

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When I was a child I always said I wanted 9 children. In fact, I said I wanted 9 boys! I would tell people I wanted my own baseball team, not a softball team, a baseball team. Family was important to me and I hoped and prayed that one day I would find someone who […]

A Future Fraught with Tension
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A Future Fraught with Tension

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The impending retirement wave of Baby Boomers and its impact on American society is something that the Center for a Just Society has been discussing for several years. The issue of a rapidly aging society combined with a rapidly shrinking worker base may not be a sexy topic, but it’s an extremely important one that […]

Wolfboy and Princess Cupcake
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Wolfboy and Princess Cupcake

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We were made male and female.

Christian Community in India Still Awaits Justice--but Faith Flourishes
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Christian Community in India Still Awaits Justice–but Faith Flourishes

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Last August marked the anniversary of the 2008 massacre of more than 100 Christians at the hands of a Hindu mob in Kandhamal district in Orissa (Odisha) State, India—and the culprits, though most of them have been identified, have yet to be tried. Six years later, a Catholic priest who narrowly escaped a most gruesome […]

Detroit Bankruptcy Visual
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Super-Amnesty Will Turn Every City into Detroit

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America will be a more dangerous and poorer place.

UNICEF Denies Sneaking Birth Control Into Tetanus Vaccines
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UNICEF Denies Sneaking Birth Control Into Tetanus Vaccines

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In an exclusive interview with C-Fam’s Friday Fax, UNICEF denies allegations from the Catholic bishops of Kenya that a tetanus vaccine program in their country sponsored by the UNICEF and WHO is a covert population control program. The UN agencies issued a joint statement last week in which they accuse Kenyan bishops of spreading “misinformation” […]

Up in Smoke
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Up in Smoke

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Up in Smoke I admit it: I feel sorry for cigarette and cigar smokers these days. But changing fashions and the results of the recent election may offer them hope. Cigarette smoking used to be fashionable. Actors like Steve McQueen and Sean Connery made it look manly and cool in their many movies. Women who […]

Republicans Won. Now What?
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Republicans Won. Now What?

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Well, it’s finally over. With the exception of a few run-offs and perhaps a re-count or two, the 2014 elections are history. The House and the Senate are firmly in the grasp of the GOP, giving America a divided government for at least two more years. It didn’t take long for pundits to begin issuing their […]

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