Our Malignant Normality

  The majority of people don’t have to go all in for evil for a society to turn to evil. They need only go one-third or half-way. That’s one lesson to be taken from the work of the psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton, most famous as the author of The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing...
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HOT TOPIC: from The Federalist—”Rather Than Judging Fathers’ Household Labor, Let’s Appreciate It”

But why not just promote people doing what they do best, on the home front or otherwise? If both parties are happy with the division of labor, who cares if it ends up being “gendered,” as long as one person isn’t being a total bum? Fifty-fifty score-keeping tends to stoke...
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The Lentils Were Planted!

  2016 was a banner year for earthquakes in Italy. More than 300 people lost their lives in two series of shocks that hit the center of the country—especially the region of Umbria—destroying small towns and their treasures. Nearly a year later, authorities are still removing...
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Two Rave Reviews of Serrin Foster’s Message at One Spring Night 2017!

As monstrous as it is, the claim that one cannot respect the dignity of women without denying that of unborn children has lingered for long enough to have been taken up by many Americans as an obvious conclusion. Feminists for Life — and every pro-life group that combines an...
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A Matter of Conscience

… having a good conscience… (1 Peter 3:16).  “I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory’,” Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t — till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’” “But ‘glory’ doesn’t me...
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Trusting Ourselves to Trust God

  The joy of being pregnant was dashed for me at five weeks when I found out that the twins I was carrying were high risk. The doctor told me there was a 50 percent chance both would die and an 80 percent chance that at least one would. Every other week more complications...
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Rome March for Life: Far from the Vatican . . . Heads for the “Vittoriano”

  On the sunny Saturday afternoon of May 20 thousands gathered in the Piazza della Repubblica for Rome’s 7th annual March for Life. Organizers busily handed out balloons and banners as loudspeakers blared the triumphal chorus from Handel’s “Messiah,” much to the delight of a...
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Surrogacy and Social Justice

  The New York Times headline warns: “As Mexican State Limits Surrogacy, Global System Is Further Strained.” The gist of the story is that the southern Mexican state of Tabasco, which for a brief moment became the next Mecca for wealthy Westerners looking for Third World...
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Mother’s Day at Villa Guadalupe

On Mother’s Day, the Sisters of Life held a celebration for about 75 mothers and 150 children at their retreat house, Villa Guadalupe, in Stamford, Connecticut. Although it had rained all day Saturday and the forecast for Sunday was not good, there was no way this event could be...
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HOT TOPIC: Serrin Foster comes to New York City

Serrin Foster has a succinct message: Real feminism means women do not have to sacrifice their children for their education, their careers, or for other people. For 23 years, she has delivered her ground-breaking speech, “The Feminist Case Against Abortion,” on college campuses...
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