When Does A Human Life Begin?

That a human life begins at conception is not a religious dogma but is a scientific fact.

It is also a scientific fact that an organism cannot be anything other than what its parents are: a male and a female giraffe cannot procreate a tree any more than a male and a female human can procreate any kind of a non-human.

"Adult, teenage, child, infant, fetus, embryo, blastocyst, zygote: these are all stages of development in the life of" a human person (quote from the video below, emphasis mine).

The YouTube page of the video has a transcript if you would rather read the information.

Pop 101―Poverty: Where We All Started

This video from the Population Research Institute[1] is very eye-opening. The fourth in their series, it speaks about poverty and why population control has not and cannot eliminate it.

Watch the video below then click here to view the research and the proof.[2] Overpopulation is a myth.

Wednesday Roundup: June 3, 2015

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False Seer Tricks Pope Benedict into Receiving Her Book
S. Brinkmann, Women Of Grace, June 1, 2015
  • She sent envoys to a meeting that was arranged under false pretenses
  • The meeting "would never have taken place if they knew the truth."
  • Her messages have been previously warned against as "objectively heretical and against the doctrine of the Church."


Study: Mindfulness Meditation Techniques Have a Down Side
S. Brinkmann, Women Of Grace, June 1, 2015
  • Up to 60 percent of people who participate in Eastern style meditation techniques suffer side effects
  • Although most media coverage of these trendy practices is positive, researchers want more studies on their negative effects
  • Mania, hallucinations, and psychosis "are known side effects of deliberately altered mental states"
  • A researcher at the University of Surrey: media reports of benefits [of meditation and mindfulness] "are often inflated … whereas studies that do not discover significant benefits rarely pick up media interest"
  • An altered state of consciousness can occur as a result of high fevers, drugs, coma, sleep or oxygen deprivation, or Eastern meditation practices (including TM, yoga, mindfulness meditation, centering prayer, hypnosis, etc.); typical side effects include "psychotic-like delusional thinking, panic attacks, insomnia, personality changes". Loss of concentration, confusion, impaired coping skills, depression can also occur.
Catholic News Agency, May 27, 2015
  • "[P]urports to invoke a Mexican demon
  • Is "a simplified version of the Ouija board"
  • "Spanish exorcist Jose Antonio Fortea said the game "involves the very real, occult practice of 'calling on spirits.' "


The Pill Really Does Kill
S. Brinkmann, Women Of Grace, June 2, 2015
  • Includes link to a free pamphlet The Phony War on Women is a Crime Against Humanity which includes information on research
  • Also includes link to Web site providing information on research

Wednesday Roundup: May 27, 2015

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Canadian gvmt intervenes on behalf of Christian law school in religious freedom battle
(Canada) Steve Weatherbe, Life Site News, May 20, 2015


Pope Francis warns parents against ceding childrens' education to 'experts'
Catholic World News, Catholic Culture, May 20, 2015
  • NOTE: This article is a summary of the one below, i.e., General Audience

General Audience: Parents' Vocation to Educate their Children
Pope Francis, Vatican Radio, May 20, 2015

Pope tells parents: Don't let 'so-called experts' usurp the education of your children
Lianne Laurence, Life Site News, May 20, 2015


Congressman's new national ban on reparative therapy designed as 'attack on parental rights'
(U.S.A.) Ben Johnson, Life Site News, May 19, 2015

  • " 'The attack on parental rights is exactly the whole point of the bill,' Lieu said in response."
  • "Stephen Black, a former homosexual…[said] that banning so-called 'conversion therapy' amounts to 'a form of child abuse.' Often, homosexual feelings are caused by molestation and continue to link the victim to his or her abuser."


Temporary Inattention or Wilfull Blindness: Why Did Michael Coren Leave the Church?
(Canada) Jimmy Akin, Catholic Answers, May 19, 2015

The lies you were taught about the sexual revolution…that you still don't know were lies
Jonathon van Maren, Life Site News, May 20, 2015

  • "When I began researching the social history of the West several years ago, I found myself consistently stunned by the simple fact that much of what I'd been taught -- or at least led to believe -- was untrue."
  • "And this is still the history that is being taught without question, even though…Alfred Kinsey's reports have been thoroughly debunked, and he has been discredited as guilty of everything from enabling horrifying acts of pedophilia, to intentionally trying to disprove Christian sexual ethics."
  • "So too with anthropologist Margaret Mead and her famous 1928 Coming of Age in Samoa….it was later proven to be badly researched and even fraudulent."
  • "The web of deceit continued with abortion. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a doctor who helped found [NARAL]….After becoming pro-life as a result of advances of foetology, he revealed…that the number of back-alley abortions used by NARAL and the abortion movement to argue in favor of legalizing abortion were, to put it bluntly, made up."


Monks Who Brought Chant Back To St. Benedict's Birthplace Release Album (an interview)
(Italy) Kathleen Naab, Zenit, May 19, 2015

Wednesday Roundup: May 20, 2015

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Entire Hindu Village in Nepal Spared by the 'Miracle of the Ordination'
Anto Akkara, National Catholic Register, May 14, 2015


His girlfriend refused to abort their baby. So he killed his daughter by hurling her off a cliff instead.
(U.S.A.) Ben Johnson, Life Site News, May 13, 2015
  • "Raised in a culture of sexual excess, Brown wanted to be able to satisfy his lust without emotional or financial consequences....Abortion was one way to that end; murder nearly five years later was another."
  • "The availability of abortion degrades life at every stage, inside or outside the womb, and puts us on the slippery slope to infanticide."
  • "Abortion is just child murder at another date -- and vice-versa."

Pro-abortion protester endorses 'post natal abortions' at Canadian March For Life
(Canada) Carole Novielli, Life Site News, May 18, 2015
  • He says he is okay with killing a newborn baby, but that he is not advocating murder. There is some serious cognitive dissonance there! And some very shallow thinking. Please pray for him and others like him.

Nurse quits after witnessing abortion of a 4-pound baby girl
(U.S.A.) Sarah Terzo, Live Action, May 12, 2015


Bishop: Catholics Should Abstain from Yoga
S. Brinkmann, Women Of Grace, May 18, 2015

Relative Drags Family into Fortune Telling
S. Brinkmann, Women Of Grace, May 15, 2015
  • Re: Trust Your Vibes cards by Sonia Choquette


Michael Coren Sidesteps the Real Issue in His Change of Religion
Karl Keating, Catholic Answers, May 18, 2015


Population control won't solve climate change, Caritas official says
Ann Schneible, Catholic News Agency, May 16, 2015
  • See our "OVERPOPULATION MYTH" page above for more information on this topic, especially the book Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism, by Robert Zubrin, Ph.D.

The Atheist IQ: Why St Thomas Wouldn't Approve
Jon Clark, Seton Magazine, May 15, 2015

071: The Theology of Cooking Food [Podcast]
Taylor Marshall, Ph.D., taylormarshall.com, May 14, 2015


#19: How Satan Desires a Society of "Equality"
Philip Kosloski, Put On The Armor Of God, May 15, 2015


Mary Rezac, Catholic News Agency, May 15, 2015

S. Brinkmann, Women Of Grace, May 15, 2015

Wednesday Roundup: May 13, 2015

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(U.S.A.) LifeSiteNews staff, Life Site News, May 6, 2015


(International) Catholic News Agency, May 6, 2015

(Canada) Leanne Laurence, Life Site News, May 6, 2015

Planned Parenthood's #SupportSexEd campaign shows why parents should reject Wynne's sex ed
(Canada) Pete Baklinski, Life Site News, May 8, 2015
"Everett stated that abortionists discovered in the 1970s that the best way to create a 'market for abortions' was by teaching kids about having sex at the youngest age possible."
(U.S.A.) James Phillips, Public Discourse, May 7, 2015
NOTE: This news piece is something even we outside the U.S. would be interested in inasmuch as it covers logical fallacies and deceptive statements made by those promoting so-called same-sex "marriage".
Jonathon van Maren, Life Site News, May 8, 2015
"Carry you on my soul after. What a beautiful way of putting it. In broken English, Jorge had found the perfect way of encapsulating our responsibility to one another. Shared humanity means shared responsibility. We have to bear one another’s burdens. Love our neighbors. Carry the responsibility for those around us on our souls." 
Speaking Out About the Transgender 'Delusion' (an interview with Walt Heyer)
Brian Fraga, National Catholic Register, May 6, 2015

Boko Haram Said to Be in Disarray
S. Brinkmann, Women Of Grace, May 7, 2015


Where is that in the Bible? 
S. Brinkmann, Women Of Grace, May 8, 2015


STOPP, Life Site News, May 7, 2015

STOPP, Life Site News, May 7, 2015

NYT Undervalues Women, Not Catholicism
S. Brinkmann, Women Of Grace, May 8, 2015