By Dr. Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews - Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said that while he believes Pope Francis is not a heretic, the April 30 Open Letter from prominent clergymen and scholars accusing the Pope of committing heresy, nevertheless, deserves a "response" from Rome… (he) said in an interview with Die Tagespost's Regina Einig that the authors of the letter are “renowned theologians.” Therefore, he says, “it would be important that the Holy Father makes the Congregation for the Faith issue a response, and not the Secretary of State or any of his friendly journalists or theologians.”
By Brian Clowes, Ph.D., Human Life International - Pro-lifers must vigorously oppose the “mother’s life” abortion exception because of the inherent dishonesty of abortionists who expand it to mean abortion on demand. Additionally, if surgical procedures intended to save the life of the mother are labeled “abortions” in those many countries that still have pro-life laws, people will get used to the idea of killing preborn children much more easily, paving the way for a rapid expansion of exceptions and eventual abortion on demand.
By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews - China expert and social scientist Steven Mosher warned that persecution of Christians, particularly Catholics, in China is currently unfolding in a way the “world has never seen the likes of.”… Mosher, the president of the Population Research Institute who in 1979 was the first American social scientist to visit mainland China, began his talk at the Rome Life Forum on Thursday at the Angelicum by saying he wished he had happier news to tell his audience… Citing Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s video address, Mosher said the bishop had spoken to his heart in talking about the City of God versus the City of Man.
By Jim Martinson, First Things - As a student at the University of Notre Dame, I have always been taught to try to make a difference in my community. So when I noticed that campus culture has a pornography problem, I wanted to do everything possible to remedy it… On campus, I have met several people who struggled with an addiction to this pervasive drug. Pornography harms users’ ability to form healthy relationships, and it harms women by fostering a culture of exploitation and violence. But while it’s no secret that many students consume pornography, what most people don’t acknowledge is that many students want to stop.