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The myth of overpopulation

The discussions regarding life issues have quieted down recently, as the news is overtaken by the tragic situations in Egypt and Syria. However in my daily routine I have encountered several subtle instances that tell me the topic is still hot, but mostly surrounding our culture’s view of children in general. Time Magazine recently published [...]

Sadly not satire: Paul VI vindicated

 A recent perusal of any social networking site has probably led you to realize that that Pope Paul VI has again been justified in his predictions about contraception’s impact on society and culture. Especially when he stated, “Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of [...]

What will Gosnell teach us?

On Monday, Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three charges of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter along with numerous lesser charges. While I’m sure all of those who followed the trial were disgusted over his crimes and heartbroken over the violence committed against the victims, I think many of us were, sadly, [...]

America’s ‘violence problem’

Speaking to Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Nation, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said he was more concerned about America’s “violence problem” than about new gun control legislation. “I’m troubled that this whole debate is about guns,” he told Crowley on April 14, “it should be about violence.” “The fact of the matter [...]

Planned Parenthood causes virtual facepalm

As social media was abuzz over the horrific details revealed in the Kermit Gosnell trial, Planned Parenthood  couldn’t help but weigh in with a touching tribute to the victims via Twitter: (It reads: “#Gosnell case is appalling. He ran a criminal enterprise, not a health facility, & should be punished to full extent http://bit.ly/ZRyssI“) Following the [...]

Photos: See a movie, help free a child

This weekend, Not Today, opens in select theaters across the country. Told through the conversion of a spoiled American 20-something, the film takes the audience on a journey through rural and urban India in search of a young girl, Annika, who is unintentionally sold to human traffickers by her father, Kiran. The film, which was [...]

Go vote for TIME’s 100!

You’ve got a couple more days to vote on who should (and shouldn’t) be included in TIME magazine’s 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Let me give you a taste of where the numbers stand now. Benedict XVI, retired Bishop of Rome Yay: 45% (8,164 votes) Nay: 55% (10,074 votes) Sister [...]

Hope from our Pope

Last week presented quite the array of news stories here at CNA. From all-ages access to the morning after pill, to students trying to push the Catholic chaplain off campus for “alienating” students by upholding Catholic teaching on homosexuality, to the City of Miami issuing a notice of violation to the Missionaries of Charity for [...]

Bringing Christ into therapy

A friend of mine works in grief therapy. The other day, she was describing to me a new technique she has learned to help patients coping with trauma. To help me understand the method, my friend described a recent session with a patient. During treatment, the patient in this case came face-to-face with what he [...]

Advertising conversion

When was your last confession? I, for one, all too frequently play the convenience card. No time…no priest…no dice. Well, those excuses won’t fly any more for Catholics in the Diocese of Tulsa. Bishop Edward Slattery recently launched a confession initiative that includes this billboard. Yep. Every priest. Every Tuesday. Every parish (including that one [...]

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