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Pornography is a public health crisis, but it is a symptom of a larger malais.

Michael Cook, writing at MercatorNet, makes excellent points in "Is pornography a public health crisis?". Clearly we do not live in a "Theology of the Body" informed culture. This article touches on the impact of pornography on marriage, parenting and the desensitization of the normal aversion to violence and exploitation.

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for February, 2016

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VATICAN CITY, 1 FEBRUARY 2016 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for February is: "That we may take good care of creation – a gift freely given – cultivating and protecting it for future generations".

His intention for evangelization is: "That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter between the Christian faith and the peoples of Asia".

FRANCIS-PRAYER INTENTIONS/VIS 20160201 (70)
Published by VISarchive - February 1, 2016

 

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On putative moral partisanship

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What separates the partisan moral philosopher from the non-partisan is that the latter believe no particular group of people has a greater claim to merit self-indulgence or to be especially indulged by society. What separates partisan moral philosophers from each other is the group they have decided most deserves to be indulged by the rest of society.

Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for January, 2016

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VATICAN CITY, 30 December 2015 (VIS) - Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for January, 2016 is: "That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice".

His intention for evangelization is: "That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions".

FRANCIS-PRAYER INTENTIONS/VIS 20151230 (70)
Published by VISarchive - December 30, 2015

 

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Clinton 2.0?

Madam Clinton, should she survive legal challenges, will be a formidable candidate in the general election. She will have the full weight of the broadcast media behind her (apart from talk radio), as well as most of print and cable. Segments of society that will be backing (with sizable majorities in each case) her include Blacks, Hispanics, LGBTQ, academia, welfare recipients and retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. Furthermore, since she is a classical corporatist, she will have most of Wall Street and most of the professional bureaucrats in government behind her.

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