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Vatican Declares Gender Cannot Be Changed

In a new document issued this past summer, the Vatican declared in a decidedly harsh fashion that gender is a matter of biological birth, not personal choice, and can’t be changed. Bearing the title “Male and ...

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The Limits of Empathy

Empathy is a huge buzzword nowadays. Depending on who you believe, today’s world has too little or too much empathy. At its core, empathy is the ability to understand and share someone else’s feelings. Actua ...

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6 Books on Domestic Violence for Younger Children

Children are often the silent victims of domestic violence, whether they live in a home where it’s the norm or just experience it second-hand as they listen to their uncle yell at their aunt at a family dinner. Acc ...

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#1Thing for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was held 32 years ago in 1987. The concept began in 1981 as a way to connect advocates working together to end domestic violence. What began as a one-day event has turned into ...

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6 Books for Summer Reading

This season may be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean you can't take a break from the fast pace of living this summer by picking up a book or two. Here are some newly published tomes that will give you a broader vi ...

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The Alarming Rise in European Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism, the hatred of Jews and the hellacious acts that often accompany it, is nothing new. It’s been around almost since the beginnings of recorded history. Its most notable exemplification was the Holocaus ...

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Assisted Suicide: Compassionate Help or Murder By Another Name?

Euthanasia, the painless killing of a person suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma, is illegal in the United States. Assisted suicide, on the other hand, is legal in Washington, D.C., ...

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What Is Virtue?

As with so many extremely broad questions, the answer to this one depends on who you ask. For instance, Merriam-Webster defines virtue as the following: Conformity to a standard of right; morality A particular moral ex ...

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Must You Be Religious in Order To Be Ethical?

Throughout the ages, ethics and religion have garnered considerable debate. At the one extreme are those who adamantly hold that ethics can only be derived from religion. At the other extreme are those who just as adaman ...

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Seven Deadly Sins - Pride, Part 2

Pride is a driving force in drama. Combine pride with ambition and greed and you can bring down the hero and/or villain. “Beauty and the Beast” opens with the Beast refusing to provide shelter for the old wom ...

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