A Round-Up of Excellent Comments On The Justice & Peace White Paper

Many, many good people have weighed-in on this week’s news that the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has released a White Paper on international finance and development. My thoughts about it are here and here. Here’s the best of what I’ve read from others on the topic. Mark Brumley, Editor of Ignatius Press: If the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is trying to mak... More

Why Defunding the UNFPA Will Do More Good Than We Can Know

I was excited when HR 2059, a bill designed to eliminate taxpayer funding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) won the GOP-sponsored “YouCut” contest back in May (showing again that the grassroots are strongly pro-life). The UNFPA sends money from American taxpayers to the United Nations population control agency that supports China’s brutal one child policy, for instance, ... More

Hey Palestinians: Sure, Obama is POTUS, but still, you’re doing it wrong.

It may just be because with Obama in the White House the Palestinians recognize they have the best chance they’ll ever have to force their way into statehood, but the formal request for recognition of statehood today by Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. was a really odd way of going about it. Especially since Hamas, which was elected to rule the Gaza Strip, wasted no time decrying Abbas’ actio... More

Time to burn some tires and clear-cut rainforests…

…’cause apparently that’s what it would take for the U.N., Al Gore, and other global warming alarmists to be correct. You know the line: the earth is heating up, humans are to blame, the ice caps will melt in about five minutes, etc. The Very Smart People who tell us these things and then advocate for all sorts of new, expensive, insufficient means of producing electricity that o... More

Kevorkian dies of natural causes

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. At the age of 83, Dr. Jack Kevorkian died of natural causes at a Detroit-area hospital today. Over 130 persons killed themselves with the help of the man named Dr. Death. Kevorkian long attacked the Catholic Church for her teaching against assisted-suicide and euthanasia. Even though he advocated for an ev... More

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