Friday, October 3, 2014

Heroic News: “Don't forget the children of divorce” plus 6 more


The discussion preceding the synod of bishops on the family has ignored the most vulnerable party in divorces and remarriages: children. In so doing, it mirrors the discussion of sex and marriage in western culture more broadly, which focuses on the gratification of the desires of adults—however legitimate—while paying no attention to the needs of children.
Europeans have a contradictory view of marriage and the family: on the one hand cohabitation is on the rise, and on the other is a yearning for long-lasting relationships.
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated policy on teen pregnancy prevention makes no sense.
The number of mentally-ill patients killed by euthanasia in Holland has tripled in the space of a year, new figures have revealed. In 2013, a total of 42 people with 'severe psychiatric problems' were killed by lethal injection compared to 14 in 2012.
A Christian business owner in Pennsylvania has won a rare court victory after refusing to host a same-sex “wedding” at his banquet hall.
A barricade of trash blocking the entrance to the Expo Vida exhibit in Spain marks the third time that the pro-life exhibit, organized by Right to Life Madrid, has been vandalized since it opened in April.
A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Texas could begin enforcing restrictions on abortion clinics that critics of the new rules say will force all but seven of the facilities in the state to shut down.