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Raising boys for fun and profit
Kevin Ryan | 31 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: boys, character, parenting, temperament
There are things parents can do to help their sons make the leap from stumbling boyhood to manhood.

The UN’s sex-ed plan for kids
Carolyn Moynihan | 31 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, AIDS, sex education, United Nations
Some years ago I saw a cartoon whose subject becomes more real by theday. It showed a Brave-New-Wold nursery in which newborns were beinginstructed via a loudspeaker: “Today you will be going home, but beforeyou go, here is your first…

‘Soul-crushing windbaggery’
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 August 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  

Teaching our school children ‘The Challenge of Excellence’ sounds like an exciting and promising goal.Except when the epitome of excellence is just being positive.

Kennedy’s Catholic legacy
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 August 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
Now that the senator is laid to rest, after days of saturation coverage by an adoring and sometimes reverential media, a few thoughts….

The Democrats after Kennedy
Godfrey Hodgson | 31 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy, United States
What Obama must now do is to articulate a clear, distinct course of policy.

With great sadness
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 August 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
Bob Schindler passed away today. He was known as Terri Schiavo's father.

Ted Kennedy’s ambiguous legacy
Michael Cook | 29 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholicism, Edward Kennedy, politics, United States
For America’s most famous Catholic, morality and politics had little to do with each other.

All shall be poor
Barbara Kay | 28 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage, narcissism, parenting
How today’s sexual narcissists insist on propagating their dreary values.

Abstinence, yes, but what about marriage?
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abstinence, Christianity, Mark Regnerus, marriage
The abstinence-until-marriage movement in the United States has been a positive and courageous response to the sexual revolution. As the basis for sex education it has met with determined opposition because of adult scepticism, and probably dislike of the very…

How informed the choice?
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 August 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
The legal wrangling over South Dakota’s informed consent law hasbeen both bizarre and revealing.

In defence of moral absolutes
Richard Bastien | 27 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: moral absolutes, philosophy, relativism
Forget the modern orthodoxy, there are real moral absolutes worth defending.

Europe’s demographic and cultural time bomb
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 August 2009 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Europe, immigration, Muslim
In Brussels, the top seven boys names recently were Mohamed, Adam,Rayan, Ayoub, Mehdi, Amine and Hamza. Mohamed is also the most popularname in Holland’s four biggest cities. Is anyone surprised?

My Sister’s Keeper
Jennifer Roback Morse | 27 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: reproductive technology, saviour siblings
The screen version of Jodi Picoult's novel poses the question: how much are we entitled to use each other?

Rag trade withdraws sexy baby clothes
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fashion, pornography, sexualisation of children
It is almost beyond belief what some companies will try to get awaywith in the line of exploiting children. Australian clothing groupCotton On has withdrawn baby clothes with slogans which include “I'm atits man", "The condom broke", and “I'm living…

Kennedys’ legacy
Sheila Liaugminas | 27 August 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
That’s not a typo. They nearly all lead lives of public service. Some very differently.

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