A young Afghan woman has been beheaded for refusing to prostitute herself. According to officials in Afghanistan’s Herat province, the woman’s mother-in-law and mother-in-law’s cousin tried to force the woman into prostitution. When she refused, the family recruited a cousin to behead her.
It is only if the principles of the universality and indivisibility of human rights and a “juridical order solidly based upon the dignity and nature of humanity, in other words, upon the natural law” are recognized that international cooperation can occur. Out of the universal and indivisible rights arising out of man’s nature, we must recognize as central the “dignity of the human person, beginning with the centrality of the right to life and to freedom of religion.”
“‘The whole thing started when I found the first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died had we not rescued her and taken her in.”
Arizona’s ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy will take effect this week as scheduled after a federal judge ruled Monday that the new law is constitutional.
ow far would you go to defend life? Life Runners would go about 26.2 miles a race.
The power of words and formulating arguments is an extremely powerful and precise science. While pro-life advocates are careful to use words that accurately represent terms that surround abortion, Planned Parenthood is careful to craft their language and arguments in a way that will subtly manipulate the issue and cause confusion.
In a shocking video smuggled out of Afghanistan, an unarmed burqa-clad woman is shot to death by a man as a crowd behind her shouts “God is great!” The 22-year-old woman, only identified as Najiba is repeatedly shot by the man long after she falls over dead in a sequence that is difficult to watch.
China’s One Child Policy demands our outrage! We call upon the Obama Administration to take a strong and public position decrying this horrid abuse of human rights. Of course, it is increasingly hard to take the moral high ground when the same Obama Administration continues its own governmental policy of defending the killing of children in the womb, at any time and for any reason, in our own country – calling it a “reproductive right” and seeking to fund it under the Affordable Care Act.
Mike Salman was thrown in jail for holding bible studies on his land because he violated the City of Phoenix’s zoning ordinances. The criminal prosecution claimed that his property was being used as a Church and thus needed to be used according to church zoning ordinances.
Archbishop Chaput Closes Fortnight with Powerful Homily: What We Must Render Unto God and Unto CaesarJuly 7, 2012 1 Comment
On the Fourth of July, Archbishop Chaput delivered the closing homily before an overflow crowd gathered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Catholic University. The Liturgy, along with others in major cities throughout the Nation, was to “close” the “Fortnight for Freedom” called by the US Catholic Bishops. His choice as the homilist was not accidental. Nor can the critical and essential intention of this fortnight, the protection and preservation of religious freedom, actually come to an end.