May 22, 2020: Babies in waiting FAMILY | Infants born to surrogates are stuck in Ukraine

https://world.wng.org/content/babies_in_waiting Some members of the Ukrainian parliament have renewed their calls to outlaw surrogacy services for foreigners. “Ukraine is just turning into an online store for little ones,” Nikolai Kuleba, a human rights official in the presidential administration, told the Times. Lyudmila Denisova, a human rights investigator for parliament, said the practice “can lead primarily […]

May 20, 2020: Coming Soon – June 2020 – Clerical Sexual Misconduct

https://www.clunymedia.com/coming-soon/ Clerical Sexual Misconduct Edited by Jane F. Adolphe & Ronald J. Rychlak June 2020 What is truly remarkable about this book is the breadth and depth of the analysis of the entire sex abuse crisis from men and women possessed of deep Catholic identity and firmly committed to authentic Catholic renewal. from the foreword […]

May 16, 2020: COVID-19 & Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith (BUT Specific guidelines for reopening churches during the coronavirus pandemic were excluded from a set of documents released by the CDC this week)

Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/guidance-community-faith-organizations.html https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/3-17-20-faith-and-community-based-covid-19-faq.pdf but see https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cdc-documents-on-reopening-do-not-include-suggestions-for-churches-28461

May 12, 2020: George Soros’ hold on the ECHR: Russia Comes into Play

https://mailchi.mp/eclj/george-soros-hold-on-the-echr-russia-comes-into-play?e=7ea089b802   Over two months after the publication of the Report by the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), new voices are being raised every day to denounce conflicts of interest between judges of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and NGOs funded by George Soros, including the rich and highly controversial Open […]

May 15, 2020: Brothers of Charity clinics in Belgium to continue euthanasia

https://international.la-croix.com/news/brothers-of-charity-clinics-in-belgium-to-continue-euthanasia/12380 The lay-run healthcare association that manages psychological clinics founded by the Brothers of Charity in Belgium says it intends to continue providing euthanasia for its patients, despite the Vatican’s recent ruling that it can no longer present itself as a “Catholic” organization.  

April 21, 2020 – Is the World Ignoring a Christian Genocide in Nigeria?

https://providencemag.com/2020/04/world-ignoring-christian-genocide-nigeria/ How much do Westerners know about Nigeria? Do we recognize it as Africa’s largest nation? Are we aware of its considerable economic importance? Are Western Christians alert to the dangers faced by our fellow believers in Nigeria? Granted, it’s a little challenging to learn about Nigeria’s woes because we have to search for reports. […]

April 15, 2020 – Triage: Maintaining a Catholic Ethic in Difficult Times

https://christmedicus.org/triage-maintaining-catholic-ethic-in-difficult-times/ The COVID-19 Coronavirus has been challenging. One challenge has been determining how scarce medical resources are allocated among patients, particularly when the patients outnumber the available resources. The process of determining how different medical situations are prioritized, and then applying care and resources to people in those situations, is known as triage. The goal […]

April 14, 2020 – Bishops dedicate Americas to Our Lady of Guadalupe during pandemic

Latin American and Caribbean bishops dedicate the Americas to Our Lady of Guadalupe The dedication of the region to Our Lady of Guadalupe — often called “Empress of the Americas” — revived a tradition of seeking her intervention in times of crisis and during pandemics. Churches throughout the region joined in the livestreamed Mass by […]

April 2020 – Book Reviews: Equality and Non-discrimination

Equality and Non-discrimination – Adolphe, Fastiggi, and Vacca https://www.hprweb.com/2020/04/book-reviews-april-2020/ Jane F. Adolphe, Robert L. Fastiggi, and Michael A. Vacca, eds. Equality and Non-discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Challenges. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2019. 214 pages. Reviewed by Christopher Siuzdak. Political rhetoric has made much of the buzzwords equality and non-discrimination, but how are they properly conceptualized […]

April 6, 2020 – CMF Applauds HHS’s Civil Rights and Religious Freedom Bulletin and Urges Rejection of Utilitarian Approach to Rationing Health Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

For Immediate Release: CMF Applauds HHS’s Civil Rights and Religious Freedom Bulletin and Urges Rejection of Utilitarian Approach to Rationing Health Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic The Christ Medicus Foundation praises the Bulletin of the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) entitled Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the […]