About the Author

Marisa Cantu has an MS in political science and international affairs and a BA in political science. She has also studied international studies and French. She has a strong background in nonprofit work, research, writing, and policy proposal and analysis.

In her free time, Marisa enjoys painting, writing, cooking, and spending time with her husband.

Surrogacy Ethics: What Did Pope Francis Say?

By Marisa Cantu / January 15, 2024 /
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Pope Francis has recently spoken about surrogacy, saying: In this regard, I deem deplorable the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood, which represents a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child, based on the exploitation of situations of the mother’s material needs. A child is always a gift and never the basis…

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What’s the Lifespan of a Gay Friend?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / January 11, 2024 /
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Despite the scientific evidence to the contrary, pro-homosexual group tend to insist that living the active homosexual “lifestyle” is just as healthy as heterosexuality. Some of the claims made by pro-homosexual groups are ridiculous on their face. For example, in its comically misnamed Intelligence Report, the Southern Poverty Law Center claimed: MYTH #4: LGBT people…

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How Many Planned Parenthood Clinics Offer Prenatal Care?

By Emily Capps and Marisa Cantu / January 11, 2024 /

Planned Parenthood’s website claims, “Only a small number of Planned Parenthood health centers offer the full range of prenatal care services,” though they do offer referrals. The truth is: Planned Parenthood rarely offers prenatal services—and certainly not a “full range” of them. A select few Planned Parenthood clinics offer limited prenatal services, but most only…

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HLI’s Adoption Program Brings Hope

By Marisa Cantu / January 10, 2024 /

Dr. Imre Téglásy, Director of HLI Hungary, is an abortion survivor. His father was a major in WWII. When communism took over Hungary, Imre’s family was kicked out of Budapest and pushed into the plains (puszta) of Hungary, registered as “class enemies.” They were not allowed to leave the puszta. His father struggled to find…

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Navigating End-of-Life Care: Can There Be Catholic Living Wills?

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / January 10, 2024 /
patient signing last will and testament with lawyer

“Evil committed for a good cause remains evil.” “Even when it succeeds?” “Above all when it succeeds.” ~Victor Hugo, History of a Crime (1877)1 An advance medical directive (AMD) is a legal document that allows a person to specify the medical treatment he wants and does not want in case he becomes incapable of making his…

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Euthanasia in Ecuador?

By Marisa Cantu / January 5, 2024 /

Update 02/08/2024 Ecuador’s high court decriminalized euthanasia as a result of Roldán’s lawsuit. Doctors cannot be prosecuted for homicide if they assist in a patient’s death for the sake of a “dignified life.” The court ruling stated: “Therefore, after carrying out an examination, it concludes that life admits exceptions to its inviolability when it seeks…

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In Vitro Fertilization Ethics

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / January 4, 2024 /
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDCs) define the general class of “assisted reproductive technologies” (ARTs) as those procedures where eggs or embryos are handled. This involves surgically removing eggs from a woman’s body, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and then returning them to the woman (or another woman). The CDCs do not keep…

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Is Adultery a Mortal Sin?

By Adolfo J. Castañeda and Marisa Cantu / January 3, 2024 /
catholic wedding

We have other articles dealing with the motives, threats, and devastating consequences of adultery. In this article, we would like to answer the question: why is adultery a grave sin? This way of approaching the issue is a doctrinal approach. We will answer the question drawing from the teachings of the Bible and the teachings…

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Exposing the Global Population Control Agenda

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / January 3, 2024 /
countries targeted by nssm-200, the kissinger report

The United States National Security Council is the highest decision-making body regarding foreign policy in the United States. On December 10, 1974, it completed a top-secret document entitled National Security Study Memorandum or NSSM-200, also called The Kissinger Report, since Henry Kissinger was Secretary of State at the time it was written. The subject of NSSM-200 is “Implications of…

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EU Rules Poland Abortion Laws “Violation of Human Rights”

By Marisa Cantu / January 2, 2024 /
"my body my choice" in polish and mandarin to protest poland abortion laws

In 2020, Poland passed legislation that banned abortion performed on “eugenic grounds,” such as in cases of fetal anomalies or birth defects. Poland currently has some of the strictest abortion laws in the EU, making it a prime target for pro-abortionists. Poland’s 2020 legislation came to the public’s attention when a woman, referred to as…

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