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Glenn Beck Goes Wobbly on Marriage

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Rod Dreher thinks the fight to stop same-sex marriage is lost. I think he is wrong about that but Rod is annoyed that Glenn Beck—-who has thrown in the towel on marriage, maybe he never had the towel in the first place—-gets things so wrong about marriage and the law and the . . . . Continue Reading »

Pray for Father Araujo

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At Mirror of Justice, Professor Rick Garnett of Notre Dame Law gives an update on Father Robert Araujo, S.J., and the cancer he has battled for many years. Longtime MOJ-contributor, thoughtful scholar, wonderful priest, and good friend Fr. Robert Araujo, S.J., has given me permission to ask all . . . . Continue Reading »

Prudential Study Shows LGBT Wealth

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LGBT advocates like to compare themselves to African Americans in what they claim is discrimination practiced against them. We know that African Americans were systematically left out of much of American life. Many were locked into crushing poverty that could be tied directly to their inability to . . . . Continue Reading »

Abortion’s Backdoor Maneuver at the U.N.

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One of the great pro-life victories internationally over the past twenty years has been the defeat of the attempt to make abortion a universally recognized right through U.N. documents. Abortion is not mentioned in a single hard-law treaty and therefore has not risen to the legal level of a “human right.” … Continue Reading »

India Still Coercing Family Planning

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UPI reports that the government of Rajasthan, which is the largest geographical state in India, is running a very aggressive sterilization campaign to try and lower the highest fertility rate in India of 3.3 children per woman. Rajasthan has a highly specific and therefore rather creepy goal of . . . . Continue Reading »