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UK: Lord Falconer’s careless euthanasia bill galvanises the country in opposition

(Dignitatis Humanae Institute) – Despite Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide bill formally progressing to its committee stage, the overwhelming multitude of reasons against the introduction of assisted dying into British law were laid bare in yesterday’s ten hour debate in the House of Lords. This latest attempt to legalise assisted suicide, instigated by an unelected peer […]

Nun: The Sign of Genocide

I join with @RorateCaeli in changing my @CatholicLisa Twitter avatar to this symbol in order to help educate people about the plight of Christians in Muslim-majority countries. Rorate Caeli: In their genocidal physical elimination of Christians from the Mesopotamian city of Mosul, Muslim terrorists marked each Christian-owned institution and building with this letter, for the […]

Is Barack Obama even weaker than Carter?

At New York Daily News, via Memeorandum, the assessment of James Kirchak is that Barack Obama is not merely “as weak” as Jimmy Carter was, but even weaker. It is barely remembered today, but, for all the derision heaped upon Carter as a weak and feckless President, he eventually responded to foreign aggression in tough […]

Pope Francis calls ‘torture’ a ‘mortal’ sin

I’m a little disturbed by Pope Francis calling torture “a very grave, mortal sin.” From Catholic Reference Dictionary: The terms mortal, deadly, grave, and serious applied to sin are synonyms, each with a slightly different implication. Mortal and deadly focus on the effects in the sinner, namely deprivation of the state of friendship with God; […]