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    Marriage: The Answer to the Rising Concern of Parentlessness

    Parentlessness is a great problem of both domestic and global concern. Parents ideally are the father and mother of a child who have and exercise legal and social responsibility for children – to support, educate, love, nurture, and rear them as members of their family.  Yet parentless or partial parentlessness is a persistent scourge of […] More

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    Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi

    Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi was born in 1903 in Igboezunu, at the edge of: the forest near the ancient city of Aguleri in southern Nigeria. His parents, Tabansi and Ejikwevi, were Igbo farmers who practised the “traditional religion” and gave him the name Iwene at birth. In 1909 he was sent to the Christian […] More

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    45. If euthanasia is not acceptable, what kind of solution do we offer to alleviate the sufferings of people with incurable diseases?

    Between euthanasia and extensive therapy, there is a third way the principles of which were defined forty years ago in England: this is referred to as palliative care.[1] This term encompasses various initiatives to increase not the “quantity” of life of the patient – since we are here talking about persons in the terminal phase […] More

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    48. Is it necessary to be christian to be saved?

    In reading the Gospels, the Church teaches that God promises eternal life in the joy of His presence to everyone of goodwill(1). Sometimes we welcome Jesus without really knowing him. These are the words of the Lord himself when he talks about the last judgment: «Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared […] More

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    The Homosexually Oriented Man’s Relationship to Women

    A reparative therapist strongly encourages the establishment of healthy, non-erotic friendships with men. There comes a time, however, when some clients evolve to a point of readiness to enter an intimate relationship with a woman. This readiness must be expressed by the client himself, and cannot be encouraged by the therapist in the same way […] More

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    47. And life after death?

    These witnesses do not tell us anything more than to point out a particular area of human consciousness in certain limited situations (coma, apparent death, etc.) Most people come out of this kind of experience with the desire to change their lives. Jesus died and according to the testimony of his disciples, he rose from […] More

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    Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation

    It is clear, even from the title—Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation—how Dr. Renate Klein feels about surrogacy. She has spent many years studying, writing, and educating on women’s health, reproductive technologies, and feminist philosophies, and she cofounded Feminist International Network of Resistance to Reproductive and Genetic Engineering (FINRRAGE). This small but mighty book is densely […] More

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    Nigerian names e Ghana names

    Nkiruka En-Kee-Roo-Ka The Future is Bright Female Igbo Nigeria Kumapayi Kuh-Ma-Kwa-Yi “Death preserve this life” Male Yoruba Nigeria Olateju hur lah teh ju abundant and spread wealth Neutral YORUBA Nigeria Abisola ah-bee-saw-la Born into wealth Female Yoruba Nigeria Toluwani Toluwani God’s own Neutral Yoruba Nigeria Ekenesenarhienrhien E Ke ne se nar hien rhien appreciation meaning […] More

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    46. What do I choose? Burial or Cremation?

    For the first Christians, the resurrection after death was a strong reality. They did everything they could to be able to bury the bodies of their dead. When we visit the catacombs in Rome, we are struck by the care and the faith with which the dead were buried. They are laid out as if […] More

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    Euthanasia in Belgium: trends in reported cases between 2003 and 2013

    BACKGROUND:In 2002, the Belgian Act on Euthanasia came into effect, regulating the intentional ending of life by a physician at the patient’s explicit request. We undertook this study to describe trends in officially reported euthanasia cases in Belgium with regard to patients’ sociodemographic and clinical profiles, as well as decision-making and performance characteristics. METHODS:We used […] More

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    A Surrogate pregnancy is not the same as a natural pregnancy

    Dear Members of the Minnesota Legislature,Today I’ve been asked to bring my expertise to clarify the medical and psychological risks for surrogate mothers, and to explain the process it takes for these women to get pregnant.By way of background, I spent my first career in pediatric critical care nursing for nearly 20 years (at UCSF […] More

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    41. What sense is there in the life of a handicapped person?

    If we judge the value of a life according to criteria of efficiency, productivity and economy, society would tend to do away with those handicapped persons who are not useful and who cost a lot because they require so much care. Personal Experience Hemiplegic since my birth because of the negligence of the midwife, I […] More

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    Worldwide prevalence of adverse pregnancy outcomes among singleton pregnancies after in vitro fertilization

    Worldwide prevalence of adverse pregnancy outcomes among singleton pregnancies after in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a systematic review and meta-analysis PURPOSE:The worldwide prevalence of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) in singleton pregnancies after in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is suggested to vary; however, a complete overview is missing. The aim of this review is […] More

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    Can Works Aid In Our Salvation?

    Fr. William G. Most (1914-1997) will not end up numbered among first-rank apologists, but his book Catholic Apologetics Today (now out of print) came to my attention just when I could profit from it. It appeared as I was putting together the newspaper columns that, when collected and revised, became my first book. Every Fundamentalist […] More

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    The Adult Children of Divorce Find Their Voice

    Almost on a whim, but primarily because a close friend of mine had revealed her still-unfolding struggles with the long-ago divorce of her parents, I started asking adult children of divorce about their experiences. I eventually wrote up a brief questionnaire, appealing on social media for volunteers. The answers I received in a virtual avalanche […] More

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    Ethical Case for Abolishing all Forms of Surrogacy

    All surrogacy is cruel to human infants because even so-called “altruistic surrogacy” demands the removal of the neonate from her or his gestational mother when every aspect, every cell, every desire of that neonate, is geared toward being on the body of the gestational mother, to suckle and seek comfort and safety. As an adoptee, […] More

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    Why The Pagan Influence Theories Are A Bunch Of “Horus Manure”

    Myth: The Christian Faith is just repackaging of pagan myths. Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was an author and expert on the subject of mythology. His interest in myths began when, as a boy, he saw his first Native American totem pole. A practicing Catholic until his thirties, Campbell was fascinated by the seeming similarities among the […] More

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    Fertility treatments and pediatric neoplasms of the offspring: results of a population-based cohort with a median follow-up of 10 years.

    Wainstock T, Walfisch A, Shoham-Vardi I, Segal I, Harlev A, Sergienko R, Landau D, Sheiner E. OBJECTIVE: Studies have questioned the long-term health effects of offspring conceived after fertility treatments. METHODS: We aimed to evaluate whether an association exists between mode of conception (in vitro fertilization, ovulation induction, or spontaneous pregnancy) and neoplasm risk (both benign […] More

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    Were John Calvin & Martin Luther Holy And Pious Men?

    Myth: The Reformers were holy men who struggled heroically to free the true Christian faith from the superstitions of Rome Martin Luther (1480-1546) and John Calvin (1509-1564) are generally regarded as holy and upright men appalled at the impiety, superstition, and corruption in the Catholic Church, and dedicated to returning the Christian faith to its […] More

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    Don’t throw out the baby with the antenatal consultation!

    While respecting autonomy: don’t throw out the baby with the antenatal consultation!Michael van Manen Antenatal consultation is recognised as a core activity of specialists in neonatal–perinatal medicine. Fundamentally, the intent is for practitioner and parent to meet prior to the birth of a child to contribute to the care of the mother and also the […] More

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    Cannabis: an overview of its adverse acute and chronic effects and their implications.

    Abstract In many communities, cannabis is perceived as a low-risk drug, leading to political lobbying to decriminalise its use. However, acute and chronic cannabis use has been shown to be harmful to several aspects of psychological and physical health, such as mood states, psychiatric outcomes, neurocognition, driving and general health. Furthermore, cannabis is highly addictive, […] More

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    34. Masturbation is a trap?

    First trap: you experience it for the first time for various reasons – out of simple curiosity or a brutal discovery of your sexuality, through reading, television, solitude, emotional compensation or by being led along by friends…. But the physical pleasure which goes with it, leads very quickly to a repetition and then multiplication of […] More

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    Brothels: “Like animals in cages”

    On the internet sites they are described by customers from  all around Europe as heaven where sex is easy and safe and where one can choose the body that he likes the most, and the “freshest” meat. The German brothels frequently  appear also in the media as perfect companies with easy profits even for the women who want […] More

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    Surrogacy: An LGBT Equality Advocate’s Perspective

    My name is Gary Powell. I have been an advocate for gay, lesbian and bisexual equality since my late teens. I also oppose surrogacy: both commercial surrogacy, and so-called altruistic surrogacy. I do not believe there is any universal human right to be a parent, and I do not believe that the campaign to legalise […] More

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