Have we lost our ability to disagree?

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We have devolved.

That’s not news, except to those people who haven’t been paying attention. How long ago did we actually exercise our right to disagree with facility and reason, in this representative republic, this exercise in democracy? And especially, with dignity? Read more…

Belgium: accelerating down the slippery slope

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BY MICHAEL COOK

Involuntary euthanasia is acceptable medical treatment, according to a recent official statement by the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Although voluntary euthanasia is legal is Belgium under some circumstances, involuntary euthanasia is basically illegal. Read more…

The legal maze of twins with three mothers

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BY PHILIPPA TAYLOR

A case concerning twin girls has come before the Court of Appeal in the UK that almost defies imagination in its complexity of relationships. If it weren’t a disturbing harbinger of things to come, it could almost be dismissed as a comedy of errors. Read more…

Losing our virtue

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Sex is supposedly too trivial to require virtue, yet so significant that restraint is an affront. It can’t be both.

A sentinel watches upon the battlements. The air is raw and cold, and it seems to have penetrated to his knees and ankles and the shoulder upon which he rests his rifle. But he paces his rounds, hour after long hour. He peers into the little glooming light showing in the east. He turns again and faces the west, where the clouds are just beginning to reflect the slightest tinge of purple. Read more…

Focus On The Family Presents: Irreplaceable

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Focus On The Family Presents: Irreplaceable

Fathom Events, Focus on the Family™ and Pine Creek Entertainment invite you to explore “What is family – and does it still matter in today’s society?” in the one-night cinema event Irreplaceable. Broadcast to select movie theatres nationwide on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30pm (local time), join host Tim Sisarich as he meets with experts around the globe to explore this fascinating subject in a documentary and panel discussion that will discuss views on family and its role in society. Read more…

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3 reasons not to trust the new climate report

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The latest report on climate change needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third and final section of its massive new climate report. It contains 60 chapters and, by the time the dust settles and the concluding summary is made public in October, will total nearly 7,000 pages. Read more…

Is “conscious uncoupling” really such a loopy idea?

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Gwyneth Paltrow was ridiculed when she explained her divorce, but there’s a nugget of truth in her words.

It’s very easy to make fun of celebrities when they endorse alternative therapies or weird quasi-religious cults. But if we’re honest with ourselves, there’s an unhealthy dose of envy in such reactions, as if we finally have an opportunity to look down on some ridiculously successful, attractive, wealthy, skilled, or popular individual. Read more…

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Marriage advice from a divorcee

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by Tamara Rajakariar

I realise that one might not think to get marriage advice from someone who just got divorced. However, upon reading this article, you might just change your mind. Gerald Rogers, upon the finalisation of his divorce, had 20 points worth of wisdom to dole out – in my mind, all things that help to keep the love young.

I’ve picked out my favourites and paraphrased them below: Read more…

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Notre Dame Students Spar Over Same-Sex Marriage

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by Alexandra DeSanctis – University of Notre Dame on April 11, 2014

A war-of-words has engulfed the University of Notre Dame recently, with dueling student petitions dividing the campus and prompting a debate over whether the venerable Catholic university should take a stand in support of traditional marriage. Read more…

DR J at Biola University

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