Church Calls Mass Shootings an “Epidemic” – Research Agrees

As the country mourns the loss of 34 people in the recent spate of mass murders, both the Church and scientists are warning that these shootings are an epidemic that has proven to be contagious due to the extensive media coverage that inspires copy-cat crimes.

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Science Challenges Myths About Homosexuality

homo symbolThe admission by a major British psychiatric organization that people are not born gay, coupled with a new study that determined higher suicide rates among the LGBT population are due to relationship stress rather than discrimination, is sending shockwaves through the homosexual community.

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Economic Woes Cause Sharp Rise in European Suicide/Depression Rates

As Europe’s debt crisis continues, an increasing number of its citizens are suffering from depression and other psychological problems, including suicide, a situation only expected to get worse as European governments enact austerity measures that include slashing healthcare coverage.
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The Little Flower’s Message on Euthanasia

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In his homily marking the end of the visit of the relics of St. Therese to England and Wales, the Archbishop of Westminster reflected on the saint’s long and painful death, when she was tempted to despair and even suicide, which makes her witness to love all the more powerful an antidote for the prevailing trend toward physician assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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