Obama Administration Forgets Day of Families, Military; Celebrates Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

US Flag Over Embassy in Madrid

On May 15, the United Nations celebrated the 20th annual International Day of Families.  Around the world, the U.N. helped nations to refocus on the role of families in development; take stock of recent trends in family policy development; share good practices in family policy making; and review challenges faced by families worldwide.But in the United States, no presidential proclamation.  No encouraging message in the Congressional Record.  No statement on the White House web … [Read more...]

The Holy See Did Not Commit Torture

St Peters Basilica - interior

....But you already knew that.Some people did not know that, though; and so the Critics of Anything Roman, always hoping to give the Church a black eye, tried to suggest that the sexual abuse of minors, which is an abomination and a clear violation of Catholic Church teaching, was a form of state-sponsored torture.Further, they alleged, the Church's stance in opposition to birth control and abortion is also torture.No surprises here:  Among the influential nongovernmental … [Read more...]

THE PRINCE OF PEACE – He’s Still Knocking, But Is Anyone at the U.N. Listening?

My mother was not an art aficionado.  Perhaps I’ve forgotten—but aside from a crucifix and some First Communion photos of us kids, I don’t remember anything distinctive gracing the walls in our 1950s bungalow. But then came the Cuban Missile Crisis.  In October 1962, during the Cold War, the Cuban and Soviet governments began to surreptitiously build bases in Cuba for a number of medium-range and intermediate-range ballistic nuclear missiles, with the ability to strike most of the continental U … [Read more...]


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