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“I am tired of the obfuscation of truth. I am tired of sin.” Bishop Morlino Responds to Crisis

Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison posted a letter today which is a nice start of a response to McCarrick and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report. The word “sin” or its variations appear 46 times in the letter. You can read it all in the Catholic Herald (diocesan paper). “I Am Tired of Sin” Morlino begins […]

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Further Down the Euthanasia Slippery Slope: 4 More Stories of Unjust Death

A few weeks back, I posted about how euthanasia and assisted suicide were a slippery slope even as the proponents argued it wasn’t. Since then four more stories of this euthanasia / assisted suicide slippery slope have come to light. Proponents of this always argue it is about freedom before the law but the practice is anything […]

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Capital Punishment: Francis & the Tradition Before Him Are Both Right

In the past two days, Capital Punishment has been a hot topic. Some claim previous Church teaching was wrong while others saying Pope Francis is a heretic. Neither of these positions holds water. Instead, both have their place to play and work in harmony using a hermeneutic of continuity. As Fr Thomas Petri, OP, noted, “I […]

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Powerful Bishop’s Letter on McCarrick Situation: Calls It “Grave Sin”

On Sunday Morning, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger sent a letter to clergy and lay leaders in his diocese of Albany. It deals with the latest sexual scandal in the Church involving McCarrick, although it never mentions McCarrick by name. Some paragraphs are worth quoting and commenting on. He begins by placing the whole letter in the […]

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Face Recognition and “Innocent Until Proven Guilty”

The ACLU recently ran congresspersons’ faces against a database of 25,000 mugshots using Amazon’s facial recognition software and discovered some matches. In a test the ACLU recently conducted of the facial recognition tool, called “Rekognition,” the software incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress, identifying them as other people who have been arrested for a crime. The […]

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UK Bioethics Group Approves Genetic Engineering Babies: What’s Wrong With That?

In the UK, the most prestigious bioethics body has just green-lighted the genetic engineering of children. This has several significant problems. The Guardian reported on their conclusions. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally permissible” if it was in the future child’s interests and did not add to […]

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Kavanaugh on SCOTUS Does Not Equal No Abortion

Trump just named his second Supreme Court judge, Brett Kavanaugh. Let’s understand the pick and indicate it’s implications for abortion. First, from CNN: President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to join the US Supreme Court, setting the stage for a dramatic confirmation battle over a stalwart conservative who could shape the direction of the court […]

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“Euthanasia Isn’t a Slippery Slope” while Evidence of a Slippery Slope Mounts

Before euthanasia or assisted suicide is legal, the whole debate is about people who are in grave pain yet completely in their right minds. The proponents talk about people who are terminally ill and just want to end their suffering. Once it is legal, we see how often euthanasia becomes a very slippery slope happens […]

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Gabriela Michetti is a disabled woman who suffered mansplaining and ableism regarding abortion

Mansplaining and Ableism Regarding Abortion in Argentina

Gabriela Michetti, the VP of Argentina, is a disabled woman. She is against abortion in ALL cases. However, when the debate on abortion started in the Senate, there was some mansplaining and ableism directed against her after she mentioned she was against abortion after rape. What Happened in Argentina I’ve translated the following report from Clarín, the largest […]

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Unpacking the Catechism on Immigration (And an Aspect That Rarely Makes the News)

Believe it or not, the Catechism covers immigration in just one number, #2241. This number declares two duties which run in opposite directions. The USCCB does a good job of explaining both while quoting all of #2241. The first duty is to welcome the foreigner out of charity and respect for the human person. Persons […]

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