July 18, 2018 – Time to Flourish: Protecting Families’ Time for Work and Caregiving

­https://www.familiesvalued.org/resources/time-to-flourish This new report from Families Valued and the Center for Public Justice explores the topic of time as it relates to family life and family stress. 

July 13, 2018 – Iraq: Repaired Houses Spur Resettlement

https://zenit.org/articles/iraq-repaired-houses-spur-resettlement/ Christians in the West have played a crucial role in reviving communities in Iraq ravaged by extremists in the ancient Nineveh Plains – according to a Church leader who has helped pioneer their resettlement in towns and villages which have been their home for thousands of years. With latest reports stating that about half […]

July 13, 2018 – Christian doctor fired for saying people cannot ‘choose their gender’ reveals he spoke out because he ‘could not live with himself if he didn’t and claims colleagues are too frightened to back him up

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5952625/Christian-doctor-fired-saying-people-choose-gender-reveals-speak-out.html?ito=amp_email_share_top His strong opinions on one of the most divisive subjects of our times are, he insists, not the only issue here. What is also at stake is our right to say what we think without risking our jobs.

July 12, 2018 – Theresa May’s first religious freedom envoy pledges to stand by persecuted believers

https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Theresa-May-s-first-religious-freedom-envoy-pledges-to-stand-by-persecuted-believers The first ever Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief has promised to help ensure the United Kingdom stands with Christians and other group around the world who are being persecuted for their religious beliefs.

July 11, 2018 – Celebrating the Richness of Church Teaching

https://zenit.org/articles/celebrating-the-richness-of-church-teaching/ Catholics who have not heard a defense of the Church’s teaching on contraception might be surprised how rich and full of common sense it is.

July 10, 2018 – Attack on seven Iranian Christians exposes religious minorities’ ‘extreme vulnerability’ in refugee camps

https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/07/attack-on-seven-iranian-christians-exposes-extreme-vulnerability-in-refugee-camps/ Five Christian converts and two children from Iran were attacked last month in a refugee camp in Greece and told to leave as “this is a Muslim camp”. Following the incident, which took place on Sunday 24 June in a camp near the city of Larissa, about 360km northwest of the capital Athens, an […]

July 2-4, 2018 – International Conference at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, in Warsaw, Poland

From 2-4 July 2018, ICOLF co-organized an International Conference  at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, in Warsaw, Poland together with the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, President of the Personal Data Protection Office, and the University of Warsaw.  The Conference, also under the Honorary Patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, was  held […]

July 1, 2018 – Remembering a Foundational Teaching: “Malum In Se”

https://www.catholicjournal.us/2018/06/28/remembering-a-foundational-teaching-malum-in-se/ Of course, the principle of “malum in se” has implications beyond abortion and adultery. It has implications for contraception, in vitro fertilization, the cloning of human beings, the protection of conscience rights, and more. In all these areas, the objectivity of moral principles will give way to the relativism of subjective preferences if we disregard […]

June 26, 2018 – ‘Humanae Vitae’ is true, and essential to human development, conference speakers say

https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2018/06/26/humanae-vitae-is-true-and-essential-to-human-development-conference-speakers-say/ Though Humanae Vitae has faced frequent dissent in the 50 years since it was published, that dissent does not detract from its truth, [John Finnis] said at a recent conference on the encyclical.

June 17, 2018 – Pope says abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent of Nazi eugenics

http://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2018/06/17/pope-says-abortion-is-white-glove-equivalent-of-nazi-eugenics/ “Last century, the whole world was scandalised by what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today, we do the same thing but with white gloves,” Francis said. Argentina, the Pope’s homeland, is on the verge of relaxing laws on abortion. Last month Ireland voted by an overwhelming majority to introduce abortion up to […]