For the past several weeks, Pope Francis and many international bishops have been engaged in a synod regarding the handling of family matters by the Catholic church. Pope Francis called the synod to discuss a multitude of topics currently causing strife among priests worldwide, including the acceptance of same-sex marriage and the issuing of communion to individuals who have been divorced.
Late last week, an Albuquerque woman falsely accused a police officer of sexual harassment. The accusations were dismissed, because the officer in question was equipped with a video camera that evening and the footage in this instance spoke for itself.
IU will lose a valued and impassioned staff member in November. After a decade of serving as director of the Office of Diversity Education, Eric Love will leave IU to take on a new position at Notre Dame.According to the Indiana Daily Student article that ran Oct.
Anti-feminists are cowards, plain and simple.For someone who does not believe in the equality of the sexes, it is not because they believe women are the weaker sex, but because they are afraid of losing power.It was obvious when Emma Watson gave her now infamous U.N. speech for the campaign HeforShe, and was immediately threatened with a nude photo leak that proved false.
The Latte Salute, which became the subject of so much ridicule and scorn from members of the military community last month, is endemic of an unprecedented number of public relations nightmares from the Administration.Apocryphally, the tradition of saluting came from the Romans.
Ladies and gents, let’s all just take a brief moment to think about how many photos we have posed for over the past weekend, month and (heaven forbid) the past year.Social media has seriously inflated the number of photos that we take of ourselves and with our friends.
Elizabeth Bishop might have been right when she wrote in her poem “One Art” that “the art of losing isn’t hard to master.”But in light of the recent events concerning the assisted suicide dispute between two cancer patients, Brittany Maynard and Kara Tippetts, one must wonder whether there is also an art to dying as well.The debate boils down to this: Maynard is choosing to end her own life through assisted suicide while Tippetts is choosing to let the natural process overtake her.Although there are bigger political implications to the question, namely the ones regarding policies on assisted suicide, I’d like to point out that perhaps this debate about these two specific people is unnecessary.No matter how we might want to judge others for their actions and arrive at conclusions about whether they are contemptible or praiseworthy, the thought of this happening to someone close to the brink of death is disheartening.One might be inclined to argue that we are all on our way to dying and that dying shouldn’t change our judgments on acceptable behaviors for society.
A 29 year-old female made national news with her decision to partake in medically-assisted suicide.After weighing all possible courses of action, Brittany Maynard decided that rather than treating her inoperable brain tumor, she will end her life through prescribed medication, known as “dying with dignity.”The subject of doctor-assisted suicide is clearly controversial.The practice of dying with dignity is only allowed in a few states.