Thanksgiving place to be set up in front of White House for Pastor Saeed Abedini

The Marriage Pledge – Its relevance in Europe

‘A day of shame’: New Brunswick premier scraps abortion regulations to ‘improve access’

Is pro-life activist Bryan Kemper banned from the UK?

Study: Children suffer negative effects of divorce

‘Welsh smacking ban would criminalise most parents’

Law Society drops Sharia wills guidance amid concerns

Thousands protest against abortion in Spain

UN expert: ISIS received up to $45 million in ransom payments over the past year

Ashers: MLA in equality law ‘conscience clause’ bid

Nigeria: 2 teen female suicide bombers kill 30

Baby girl saved from forced abortion, mom hid from Chinese officials for months

‘Parties treat same-sex marriage opponents as morally inferior’

‘Monty the Penguin’ advert criticized for not being inclusive enough

Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy files appeal

Nuclear negotiations extended – Now is the time to demand American Pastor Saeed’s freedom

Pastor Johann Christoph Arnold on “God, Sex, and Marriage”

France’s first fetal surgery results in a healthy baby girl

Why the crackdown? Christians now outnumber communists in China

All schools must back same-sex marriage, say humanists

Celebrity role models causing rise in ‘sexting’

An important religious freedom ruling in Germany

Rome’s extraordinary ecumenical event

Is Lebanon next victim in Islamic State advance?

Division and remembrance: Syria past and present

QC: ‘Basic human rights infringed’ by Named Person

Rethink new ‘British values’ school rules, say MPs

‘My 23-week baby proves need for lower abortion limit’

MLA says court action against Ashers is ‘essentially bullying’

Nearly two-thirds of human trafficking victims are from Asia

Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

Student pressure shuts down Oxford abortion debate

CSW welcomes UN General Assembly vote recommending North Korea referral to International Criminal Court

Nepal: CSW urges Constituent Assembly to heed Human Rights Commission call to defend freedom of conscience

Christian organizations call for international pressure on Mexico regarding religious freedom

Oxford students shut down abortion debate. Free speech is under assault on campus

Irish Family Planning Association coached women on how to get illegal abortion pills

Want to stop abortions in Canada? Volunteer at a pregnancy center

Vietnam: Further attacks and arrests at Mennonite Christian centre

Pope Francis deplores ‘false compassion’ of abortion and euthanasia

    Catholic Voices Comment: There is no doubt that, in our time, due to scientific and technical advancements, the possibilities for physical healing have significantly increased; and yet, in some respects it seems the ability to “take care” of the person has decreased, especially when he is sick, frail and helpless. In fact, the achievements of science and of medicine can contribute to the improvement of human life to the extent that they are not distanced from the ethical root of these disciplines. For this reason, you Catholic doctors are committed to live your profession as a human and spiritual mission, as a real lay apostolate.


  • Posted: 11/18/2014
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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Christian professor arrested for blasphemy in Pakistan, charged with same offense as mother-of-five Asia Bibi

Ofsted backs down after ‘British values’ inspection

Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue terror attack

US confirms barbaric Muslim group ISIS beheaded American aid worker

Secular group seeks to ban Biblical creation from public schools in Scotland

Kenya bans new churches amid ‘miracle-faking spree’

“I got over the rape but I never got over my abortion”

C of E: New school standards are dangerous and divisive

MPs launch petition in support of Ashers Bakery

MP: Commission ‘out of touch’ over Ashers court action

Thousands slam Red Cross for axing pro-marriage volunteer

Germany warns anti-semitism rising on back of Middle East violence

Who’s behind the program to sterilize Kenyan women without their consent?

Myths about Israel and Zionism

Ashers’ court action ‘bonkers’ says NI First Minister

Secularists: Forget the Church on Remembrance Day

Sex between 13-year-olds is ‘healthy’ says school resource

Most Brits back Ashers, new poll finds

I’m worried my wife will say ‘you’re better off without me’

Victory: Plans to ‘criminalise religious parents’ dropped

Emerging family-friendly towns in Europe

    Family Studies: The scholarly literature on family policies abounds with studies at the national level. Often central European governments establish measures for workers to balance work and family and policies that allow parents to obtain paid or unpaid leaves to care for their children. Yet the lives of most families revolve around towns, whether big or small, so towns or villages often provide kindergarten centers or parenting services for families with children. Nevertheless, scholars have paid little attention to family policies at the local level. There was not a coherent body of literature on such policies in Europe as of 2010, according to Francesco Belletti and Lorenza Rebuzzini, nor does it seem to exist yet.


  • Posted: 11/13/2014
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: family-studies.org

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First ever ‘families test’ for government published

The girl with three biological parents

    BBC: Alana Saarinen loves playing golf and the piano, listening to music and hanging out with friends. In those respects, she’s like many teenagers around the world. Except she’s not, because every cell in Alana’s body isn’t like mine and yours – Alana is one of a few people in the world who have DNA from three people.


  • Posted: 11/12/2014
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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Combining the DNA of three people raises ethical questions

May’s proposals dangerous, say atheists and Christians

‘PM should challenge Red Cross decision’ – Widdecombe

Overwhelming number of MPs against sex-selective abortion

Children’s lives ‘marred’ by same-sex parents’ legal fight

Ashers: Equality watchdog issues further legal threat

U.K. mother who won case to kill disabled daughter raising international concerns

Scientists tell British government: Don’t allow three-parent embryos