Pope Francis and ‘soft power’ diplomacy
He doesn’t soft-peddle his approach.
Why Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched
Human dignity and human rights, “for all God’s children.”
House votes to ban late term abortion
The horrors revealed in the trial of notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell shook even pro-choice citizens and it won’t be the same again for the abortion movement. Which is probably why a bill to ban late term abortion made it to a floor vote in the House of Representatives this week, and the rhetoric about it got so dramatic.
UN studies ‘status of women’
That requires a qualifier, depending on what constitutes the UN, and which group there is being cited.
Of Pope Benedict XVI and Gov. Andrew Cuomo
So there, side by side in two top-of-the-fold articles in the Sunday New York Times the other day, were two stories that are seemingly unrelated, but are totally of a piece. A few days later now, they demand attention.
To really honor Dr. King
First, respect the fact that he was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend first.
Obama sworn in
On two Bibles, one formerly belonging to President Abraham Lincoln, the other to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Obama’s rhetoric on human trafficking
He probably means what he says, or at least we should extend that presumption of goodwill. But he doesn’t say what he means, as proven by the policies his administration has enforced.
Cycling champion’s ‘Road to Valor’
With the Tour de France just completed and the Olympics about to begin, many fans around the world are focused on sports celebrities and aspiring champions and stars all too often called heroes for excelling in athlethics. Let’s take a closer look at the true story of a man who deserves to be honored as all of the above.
South Sudan thirsty for independence
Depending on where you get your news, the separation of Sudan into two territories is either great human interest news fraught with difficulty, or disastrous ongoing drama marked by violent ruptures.
They’re targeting Christians
Though this is not new, it is intensifying.
Religious liberty not guaranteed
For years we’ve seen signs that the constitutionally protected freedom of religion is under new and real threats. The temptation may have been to think ‘Yeah….but’…and not really believe it could become in America what it is in oppressive countries. If so, think again. (After all, remember…the Constitution was intended and worded to protect life. Look where that went.)
Disabilities Act has an anniversary
And it may be short-lived.
Bureacratic bullies get pushback
First, get power. Then, consolidate it. Next, break promises to the people who helped you get power that you would still recognize their autonomy on important issues. Don’t allow debate, shut down opposition. Exert control.
Over 47,200 signatures
‘A radical redefinition of the term gender’
In a report on the protection of human rights? In the context of counter-terrorism? What’s this about….?
For all the ink spilled today on those notorious speeches on the
floor of the United Nations General Assembly, I haven’t seen anything
focus on what President Barack Obama referred to as the UN founding
charter, its mission, and that of the United States….the universal
human rights of all people everywhere.
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