LGBT activists reveal how movement gained power, changed laws

Dec 6, 2019 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: A manifesto detailing the strategies transgender lobbying organizations have used to rapidly gain political power and unheard of cultural influence also provides insight into how the western world suddenly finds itself kowtowing to the extreme demands of trans ideology. The title alone is alarming: “Only Adults? Good Practices in Legal Gender Recognition for Youth.” Although the slick 64-page document deals with specific practices and tactics that have proved...

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Why Sexual Morality May be Far More Important than You Ever Thought

Dec 6, 2019 by

by Kirk Durston: One winter afternoon I was relaxing with a half-dozen fellow graduate philosophy students discussing theories of law and punishment. About an hour into the discussion, it occurred to me that some moral laws are necessary because, although they might limit pleasure and enjoyment in the short term, they actually minimize suffering and maximize human fulfillment in the long term. A few days ago I finished studying Sex and Culture for the second time. It is a remarkable book...

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Advent Meditations: Friday 6 December

Dec 6, 2019 by

Fri Dec 6 am: 16, 17 pm: 22 Amos 5:1-17 Jude 1-16 Matt 22:1-14   FRIDAY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT : Saint Nicholas of Myra, 343 consecrated by St. Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury, as a missionary bishop among the Picts, and Nicholas was born at Patara in Lycia in the third century. His parents, who had been growing old without having a child, are said to have obtained him by force of prayer. Nicholas, losing his father and mother at an early age, devoted his life to the poor and afflicted...

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Facts of ‘terrorist’ killings are clear but our society is divided by the meaning

Dec 5, 2019 by

by Gavin Ashenden: Islam has three political strategies; immigration, population and violence. Reflections on Usman Khan.. There is a well-known doctrine in Islam called Taqiyya. It’s the principle that should some deceit further Islam’s interest, you have a duty to deceive. It looks tragically as though Usman Khan was pretending that had been de-radicalised, when in fact, as his killing spree indicated he hadn’t. But he had deceived a number of people on the way. If that’s true, it makes Jack...

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British lesbian couple carried baby in both of their wombs in first-of-its-kind pregnancy

Dec 5, 2019 by

by Phil Shiver, The Blaze: A lesbian couple from the UK recently became the first parents to carry a baby in both of their wombs during a first of its kind procedure that doctors are characterizing as a breakthrough in “shared motherhood.” The procedure, offered by London Women’s Clinic, involves one parent harvesting the egg, which is fertilized by donor sperm, and the other parent carrying the fetus in her womb. Jasmine Francis-Smith gave birth to their son, Otis, two...

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Deacon Gets Death Threats for Asking Catholics to Post Christmas Cards to Cdl. Pell

Dec 5, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: A prominent English deacon, journalist and commentator has received death threats after appealing for Catholics to send Christmas cards to Cdl. George Pell in prison. On Monday, Deacon Nick Donnelly pleaded with supporters on Twitter to “show your support for Cardinal Pell by sending him a Christmas card.” Donnelly provided his followers with the address of the Melbourne Assessment Prison where Pell is currently incarcerated. He also told those...

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