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Synod report: Is there a seismic shift in Catholic approach to marriage?
Sheila Liaugminas | 16 October 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: church doctrine, divorce, family, marriage, Synod on the Family
No. There’s no change whatsoever in the Catholic Church’s teaching and doctrine on marriage and sexuality, contrary to what you may be hearing.

USA Labour Force Participation Revisited
Marcus Roberts | 16 October 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: economy, labour force, USA
John Marlin provides some further thoughts on the USA's low rate.

China’s virtuous president
Zac Alstin | 16 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, Confucius, virtue
Is Xi Jinping promoting Confucian virtue, or is his interest in the Sage more pragmatic?

Canada at a deadly crossroads
Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia | 16 October 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia
As the Supreme Court prepares to review euthanasia, a group of distinguished doctors warns of serious consequences.

Saving ourselves from Ebola
Simon Rushton | 15 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, developing countries, Ebola, security
Nine months into Ebola crisis it's sad we're taking more notice because of 'threat' to West

Can rich countries afford a living wage?
Daniel Blackman | 15 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, family, just wage
If not, can they afford the family, on which the whole of society depends?

“There is no future for a society of self-absorbed individuals”
Cormac Burke | 15 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: consumerism, family, generosity
What values are being passed on in Western homes? What needs to change?

Is there meaning in suffering?
Daniel G. Opperwall | 14 October 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia, suffering
Advocates of euthanasia are compassionate, but they miss something: we can find meaning in pain.

A small man with a big dream
Jennifer Minicus | 14 October 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: animals, humor
Leroy wants to be a cowboy.

Synod on the family makes big news
Sheila Liaugminas | 14 October 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: divorce, marriage issues, Pope Francis, Synod on the Family
What we’re hearing and reading is coming largely from the synod of the media.

Must Amazon’s monopoly be stopped? Can it be?
Denyse O'Leary | 14 October 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: books, intellectual tradition, time management
Information is immaterial, so it survives changes in media.

Admirable Nobel decision unlikely to spur India-Pakistan peace
Saleem Ali | 14 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: India, Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistan
The history of the prize in galvanising peace between acrimonious countries is very discouraging.

The Nobel Peace Prize they’ll never give
Michael Cook | 14 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
Surrogacy will be one of our biggest human rights challenges. But same-sex parenting boosters will veto awards to those who fight it.

Politicians fail the family - does the Pope have the answer?
Laura Keynes | 14 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, equality, family
Equality is the political favourite, but family pressures will be solved by unity, says Francis.

Australian academics moot trading in children
Shannon Roberts | 13 October 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Australia, carbon credits, environment, family planning, population control
Two Australian legal academics consider whether one way to reduce population growth is to include family planning in carbon markets.

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