Let Us Be Civilized

Richard Dawkins Was Wrong Richard Dawkins has an inveterate propensity for making news that is decidedly not newsworthy.  His Twitter feed just posted that his 2006 book, “The God Delusion,” has hit the top spot on Amazon UK’s Kindle bestseller list. Sad that an atheist, who says people should question what he calls the “strange, . . . Read more

The Dictatorship of Choice

Church Speaks Out In a Vatican news story published this week, Archbishop of Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins has come out swinging in defense of the Church. He termed the December ruling by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, which requires employers to sign an “attestation” to support abortion and other controversial “rights” before qualifying . . . Read more

Malta Furious with Council of Europe

Abortion Has No Business in Malta Abortion is illegal in Malta and the populace plans to keep it that way. In fact, before the country  joined the European Union (EU), it received assurances that the nation would not be pressured to legalize abortion. Now the Council of Europe is interjecting itself into Maltese affairs. Now . . . Read more

Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Share More Than Feb. 14th

Valentine’s Day and Lent Share a Common Thread This year Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fell on the same date, February 14. They appear to advocate different ideas; the former celebrates romantic and conjugal love; the latter marks the beginning of the Lenten Season, a period of penance and conversion. Valentine’s Day is a day . . . Read more

Poland Puts the U.S. to Shame

 Taking the High Road January, “pro-life month,” was characterized by a series of highs and lows. The lowest ebb was marked by the United States Senate voting of 51-46 on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (60 votes were required). Already passed by the House, with the President’s pledge to sign it, the bill . . . Read more

Planned Parenthood is Suing Again…and Again

“PP” Just Wants to “Help” Teens? Planned Parenthood (PP) is at it again. Suing to impose its graphic sexual education on minors, and suing to kill unborn children with Down’s Syndrome. PP has announced that its lawyers are among nine organizations suing the Trump Administration, because the government has elected not to fund its “Teen . . . Read more

St. Joseph Bakhita and Human Trafficking Victims

Pope Francis Urges Action Four days after the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, adopted as patron by victims of human trafficking, Pope Francis met with 110 survivors of this terrible trade at the Vatican. There to honor February 12’s International Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking, Zenit reports this was the first such visit tied . . . Read more

Contraception and Challenges of False Compassion

Troubling rumors have been swirling around Rome for months now about an alleged papal commission tasked with undertaking an “historical review” of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. Despite initial denials about the existence of the commission, it appears that a Vatican official has just confirmed that there is, in fact, such a commission . . . Read more