Sister Deidre Byrne (better known as Sister Dede to her patients), is the Religious Superior and former US Military Colonel who did not succumb to the government vaccine mandate. After a long legal battle, she has achieved her first victory. Here is what her responsibility teaches us.
Hungary confirms confidence in Orban and re-elects him. And Brussels is ready to retaliate: no Recovery funds, frozen in the name of respect for the rule of law. This is an expected and predictable response, but it shows how much the EU has become a super-state that punishes or rewards, depending on the loyalty of its members to "its" values. And even the Recovery for Poland is still pending, awaiting approval, because Brussels is demanding that the government dismantle its justice reform. Despite Poland taking in millions of war refugees from Ukraine, Brussels continues to fight its own internal war.
A University of Pittsburgh project questions doctors about the possibility that babies are having their organs removed while alive. And the Biden Administration is allocating $88 million for research on foetal human tissue - such as transplants from babies to mice. NIAID, headed by Fauci, is the main funder.
In a historic battle, the US Senate rejected (48-46) the Democrats' proposal to liberalise abortion up to birth and to wipe out the pro-life victories of recent decades. Joe Manchin (Dem) cast the deciding vote. Relief for pro-life groups. And Biden could not please the abortion lobby.
It is a serious matter when two members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, speaking about Italy, side in favour of legalisation for assisted suicide. Being contrary to the doctrine of the Church, it is not and cannot ever be the Academy’s position.
A mini-investigation by the National Catholic Register reveals private meetings in the Vatican of Pfizer's CEO, while the Secretary of State, Cardinal Parolin, singles out the Pfizer vaccine for exclusion from possible conscientious objection. This contradicts the famous Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Recently Professor Luc Montagnier addressed a demonstration in Milan against the green pass and health dictatorship. According to the Nobel laureate, a huge strategic mistake has been made. One of these is the failure to take into account that the virus also enters the human body through bacteria.
The world witnessed the first pig heart transplant in Maryland last week, but is it legitimate to put an animal heart in a person? It is, if certain conditions are respected. In fact, not all animal organs are morally transplantable because, in addition to the possible negative side effects, there is the identity of the person to be considered. The Magisterium comes to our aid on the subject.
Media and intellectuals have started a campaign in Ireland to introduce "assisted dying", as "necessary". It’s a case of déjà vu. And the Church immediately becomes a target, due the value it gives to suffering and its network of hospices that house the dying.
Parliament has just rejected an amendment to guarantee palliative care for foetuses which have survived late abortions, whereas abortion groups are pushing for easier access to abortion in a country that already guarantees one of the most liberal legislations in Europe.
Uterus transplantation is still rare but gaining ground. In an article in Acta Biomedica, two researchers from the Sapienza University of Rome endorse the idea that such a practice can contribute to "improving the lives" of men who feel like women. But the desire to 'change' sex is not ethically acceptable. And a possible womb transplant would not heal the unhappiness, but increase it. Not to mention the impact on the hypothetical offspring.
Among the discount proposals that are flooding the web recently, customers can also find a gruesome baby discount by BioTexCom, a Ukrainian centre that offers wombs for rent and artificial insemination. The marketing gimmick and promises of happiness, conceal a world of suffering and exploitation. Melanie's story: Ukraine costs less and offers more choice.