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The Nuance of Abortion Laws Without Roe v. Wade

Today, the Washington Post carried a story about what happens if Roe is overturned. We need to remember that overturning Roe doesn’t make abortion illegal but allows states to set abortion laws. The Post notes that this leaves a complicated situation: If the high court acted to overturn Roe, some states would continue allowing women […]

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Bishop Henry: Speak Boldly and Evangelize in the Media

Bishop Fred Henry, a retired bishop, recently spoke about the need for us to speak out as Catholics via the media. Grandin Media (a diocesan media company in Canada) reported his strong words. “I don’t think as clergy we should be running away from this,” Bishop Henry said. “Right now it is very uncomfortable to be […]

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Bishop Caggiano: We Need to Address Sex Abuse to Reach Youth

Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, CT is a delegate at the youth synod. He recently spoke about what we need to do in order to reach young people. As the National Catholic Reporter stated: As the Synod of Bishops on youth and young adults prepares to open, one of the American delegate bishops said that for […]

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Millennials Have a Lower Divorce Rate (as a Percent of Marriages)

It seems like good news that divorce is declining in younger people. It is good news in general but not perfect news. Bloomberg published a report on a study about divorce: Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They’re staying married. New data show younger couples are approaching […]

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Insulin: Why Is There Rationing? How Can We Solve It?

I’ve seen a few recent stories about rationing of insulin by diabetics. This worries me as that could have very serious consequences. I hope to analyze it using Catholic Social Teaching. NPR reported on a death from this. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a terrible way to die. It’s what happens when you don’t have enough insulin. Your […]

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Top 9 Questions & Answers on Bishop Barron’s Reddit AMA

Bishop Robert Barron did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit today. I did an AMA with a fellow priest before and might do it again some time. It was really interesting to see all his answers. Here are what I think are the top questions and answers. 1. Faith as a Challenge Question: What do you find […]

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Famed Australian Atheist, Bill Hayden, is Baptized in the Catholic Church at 85

Some amazing news came out of Australia today with a famous atheist politician receiving baptism. Bill Hayden had been the leader of a major Australian political party, then was the Governor General of Australia for 7 years. (The Governor General is the one who signs bills into law in the Queen’s name in 15 Commonwealth countries.) Recently, […]

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Making a Mountain out of a Papal Blessing

Yesterday, Pope Francis was in Palermo. After one of his meetings, he gave an impromptu blessing prayer. Online, people exploded claiming that he was refusing to give the Apostolic Blessing using the standard formula and the Trinitarian invocation. As far as I could trace it back, this tweet started the controversy. At the end of his […]

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Attacks Against Paper on Social Aspects of Gender Dysphoria

About two weeks ago, a professor at Brown University published a study but now the study is being removed at the behest of transgender activists. The study dealt with social groupings of those with gender dysphoria and possible social factors in the condition. Gender dysphoria is the medical term for those unsatisfied with their biological sex. GD […]

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Co-Ed Change Rooms: Do They Increase Sexual Attacks?

The Sunday Times (UK) released a report yesterday on where sexual attacks in pools and Sports facilities were happening. The majority were in change rooms where both biological sexes were present. They use “sexual attack” as a broad term to include voyeurism, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. As the Times reported (my emphasis), The majority of alleged […]

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