Pope Francis – Still Catholic, Still Pro-Life


On Saturday, Pope Francis gave an address to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors on the occasion of the organization's 70th anniversary.For those who have been pondering whether the Pope is still Catholic, still pro-life, etc., I recommend it. And it's a good read regardless. In particular, his emphasis that medical ethics is not about religion or philosophy. It's about science: The dominant thinking sometimes suggests a "false compassion", that which believes that it is: helpful to … [Read more...]

CNN Reporting 11 Women Killed From A Sterilization Campaign In India

For those who suggested that my post last week, the one with the statement from the Kenyan Bishops on the tetanus vaccines, was feeding into conspiracies about sterilization, CNN has a report today on the deaths of eight eleven women who have died after being paid to undergo sterilization in India.Watch the piece above or read the CNN article.Some interesting things to note from the CNN information -[Paid] sterilization campaigns are common in India. Presumably poor women were … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Did the Kenyan Bishops Just Expose WHO & UNICEF?


Yesterday, the Bishops of Kenya issued what appeared to be a courageous statement exposing a clandestine population control program disguised as a tetanus vaccine program.From their findings - 2.   The Tetanus Vaccine Dear Kenyans, due to the direction the debate on the ongoing Tetanus Vaccine campaign in Kenya is taking, We, the Catholic Bishops, in fulfilling our prophetic role,  wish to restate our position as follows:The Catholic Church is NOT opposed to regular vaccines ad … [Read more...]

How To Make A Baby


Let me share with you two articles that I never would have put together except for the very, very different ways in which they approach human procreation.The New York Times had one of those #FirstWorld, first person narratives by the spouse of a lesbian couple desperate to get pregnant. As it turns out, a friend and her husband decide that they will donate his sperm to this woman and her spouse. The author flies out to collect the sperm and inseminate herself. Here's how she describes the … [Read more...]

Catholic League Tricked

Dana Carvey as "The Church Lady." Sorry, but she sort of fits the hype of the Walmart story. Unless there's more info that hasn't been documented publicly.

Yesterday, Catholic League put out a press release with statements from CL's president, Bill Donohue commenting on "Walmart's Catholic Problem." “Fat Girl Costumes” sold by Walmart were the subject of a deep apology and a pledge to rid the store’s inventory of such demeaning garb. Yesterday, when Catholics who are on our news release list complained to Walmart about three offensive Catholic costumes—a Virgin Mary with blood dripping from her eyes, a nun outfit with a skeleton head, and a costume … [Read more...]

Are the Democrats Anti-Catholic?


Mark Miloscia, the Republican candidate for Washington State's 30th district, has been targeted by the despicable ad above, which has since been removed from the website that hosted it. [Click on the image above to see a larger version.] But reportedly hard copies of it were put on display along with other materials for his opponent at a recent political event.I met Mark Miloscia while working on various projects in Washington. At the time he was a true blue Democrat state rep and was so … [Read more...]