MercatorNet: Regret Isn’t Rare: The Dangerous Lie of Sex Change Surgery’s Success
We have been told sex reassignment surgery is successful. The advocates say that regret is rare, and that 98 percent of surgeries are successful. While that figure might be true for surgical complications, before we accept a narrative of surgical success we should consider the evidence. via Pocket
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3 days ago
English Transcript of Archbishop Gänswein's EWTN Germany Interview |Blogs | NCRegister.com
In a recent wide-ranging interview on EWTN Germany, Archbishop Georg Gänswein discussed several key contemporary issues including his own controversial remark that, by resigning, Benedict XVI expanded the Petrine office. via Pocket
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17 days ago
Stephen Lawhead Catholic? The Conundrum—The imaginative Conservative
The Inklings, the greatest fabulists of the twentieth century, never came to a consensus regarding the importance and profundity of the various King Arthur legends. Blatantly British and Christian, the Arthurian mythology should have moved Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams dramatically. via Pocket
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21 days ago
Bl. Raymond Llull and the World's First Computer |Blogs | NCRegister.com
Very few people in history can equal Bl. Raymond Llull's (AD 1235-1315) intelligence, learning, wisdom and ingenuity. Due to his prodigious learning, he's referred to as Doctor Illuminatus, (Latin: the "Illuminated Doctor. via Pocket
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22 days ago
Pope Francis on Apologizing to Gays (And More): 6 things to know and share |Blogs | NCRegister.com
During his recent plane flight back from Armenia, Pope Francis gave a press conference in which he discussed a number of issues, including the question of whether Catholics should apologize to homosexuals. You can read it here. via Pocket
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24 days ago
What is your favorite quote or book by Benedict XVI? - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org
On the 65th Anniversary of the ordination of Joseph Ratzinger to the priesthood, Aleteia asked a random selection of Catholic writers to share their favorite quote, or favorite book, coming from the clear mind and prolific pen of the Pope Emeritus. via Pocket
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24 days ago
Faith and Sci-Fi: The Christian Universe of "A Wrinkle in Time" | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
Aliens. Angels. Time travel. A planet ruled by an evil disembodied brain. Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time has it all.  But it has been a while since we had a book like hers. via Pocket
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25 days ago
Who smiles like this near the moment of death? - Testimony - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org
Death is a tragedy for mortal man, and yet with faith in eternity and anticipation of the embrace of our heavenly Father, death becomes radiant. We share today the news of the death of Sister Cecilia, a Carmelite of Santa Fe in Argentina, who suffered from lung cancer. via Pocket
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27 days ago
There is no "Right Side of History" - Russell Newquist
There is no right side of history. There never was, and there never will be. The biggest reason this isn’t immediately and painfully obvious is because modern westerners are so horrendously ignorant of history. This was not always the case. via Pocket
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28 days ago
Bishops Object to ‘Shocking’ Move That Forces California Churches to Cover Abortions | Daily News | NCRegister.com
‘Even those who disagree on the issue of life should be able to respect the conscience rights of those who wish not to be involved in supporting abortion,’ Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said June 21. via Pocket
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29 days ago
The Difference Between a Narrative and an Argument Part 2
Warning: This post is Part 2 of this post. ISIS have busied themselves with new and creative ways to get Christians to reject their moral and religious beliefs. via Pocket
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29 days ago
St. Thomas Aquinas and the Art of Making a Public Argument |Blogs | NCRegister.com
There is obviously much that can and should be mocked in all of this, but I won't go down that road. Instead, I would like to revisit a time when people knew how to have a public argument about the most hotly-contested matters. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Heroic Tales in the Twenty First Century » John C. Wright's Journal
One of the most regrettable things about the Twenty First century is that, now that we finally have swept aside the pall of Twentieth Century’s obsession with grim, unheroic, nihilistic literature, and emerged into the glorious era eager for heroic tales, the Twenty Firsters almost know how to te via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
10 Reasons Why “The Trouble with Angels” Still Holds Up - Arts / Entertainment - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org
Released while the Church was shuddering through its first Post Vatican II transitions, Ida Lupino’s The Trouble with Angels remains a family favorite in a surprising number of households. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Papal comments on cohabitation and civil marriage suggest a direction | In the Light of the Law
The pope’s most recent comments on marriage point in a disturbing direction but let’s address two important matters first. Point One. Cohabitation is not marriage. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
A River in Egypt: Denying the Undeniable - Crisis Magazine
Mark Twain would have understood the protest of Yogi Berra: “Most of the things I said I didn’t say.” To Twain, with no evidence, is attributed: “Denial is not just a river in Egypt. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
As a Jedi Makes His Own Light Saber, So a Bishop Makes His Crosier - Arts / Entertainment - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org
As was reported earlier this week, Bishop-Elect David Konderla is taking the design of his crosier a step further than most of his brother bishops by crafting his shepherd’s staff by hand. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Mike Rowe: 'Follow Your Passion' Is Terrible Advice
“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe smacked down the popular advice to “follow your passion,” explaining that passion and ability often have nothing to do with each other. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
Five Hard Bible Passages and What They Mean |Blogs | NCRegister.com
Understanding the difficult parts of the Bible. Problematic Biblical passages are only a problem because we don’t approach them properly. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
A Guaranteed Income for Every American - WSJ
When people learn that I want to replace the welfare state with a universal basic income, or UBI, the response I almost always get goes something like this: “But people will just use it to live off the rest of us!” “People will waste their lives!” Or, as they would have via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
Is there anything more shallow and predictable than... | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views
Recall that nearly a month ago, after Pope Francis made some remarks suggesting the possibility of a potential commission to consider looking into the matter of deaconesses, I wrote the following: Does Pope Francis have any idea of the needless can of worms he opened up with his statement earlier via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
Priest beaten, robbed returns for Friday morning mass | SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Even after being robbed, beaten and carjacked in front of his West Brighton church Thursday morning, the priest would not take another day off. Parish priest Rev. Marc Roselli, of St. Mary of the Assumption-Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta R.C. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago
The LGBT Movement Will Self-Destruct
I was just six years old when it happened. I showed up for the first grade, fresh-faced and ready to learn, only to have my innocence shattered by a monster from the swamps of expressive individualism. In the dark recesses of my memory, he has remained nameless through all these decades. via Pocket
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