Posted inReproductive rights

If Roe v. Wade falls, it could cause devastating damage in Latin America

Reading Time: 5 minutes Due to a ruling by the Constitutional Court on February 21, 2022, abortion in Colombia became legal on-demand and without restrictions up to the 24th week of pregnancy. The move was condemned by the country’s bishops, and Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio of Bogotá, President of the Colombian Bishops’ Conference, said that life: Is a […]

Posted inPolitics

‘Satan controls the Church’: Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene maligns the RCC

Reading Time: 4 minutes A devil of a row has erupted between Catholic League president Bill Donohue and Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over a recent interview in which she referred to bishops lending aid to immigrants as an example of “Satan controlling the Church.” Donohue has demanded that Greene be sanctioned by House leadership for lashing out […]

Posted inSexuality

In defense of the May/December relationship

Reading Time: 4 minutes I met my future husband in 1996, two years after losing my partner Brian to cancer. A former British army recruit, Brian was 47, I was a couple of years older. We’d been together for two decades. Then I met Marcus. Frankly, I thought nothing would develop out of our chance encounter on a tube […]

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Rep. Jamie Raskin: Some members of House act more like ‘a religious cult’

Reading Time: 2 minutes During a discussion at an April 21 event at Georgetown University in Washington DC titled “Truth and Trauma: The Trials of American Democracy and Personal Tragedy,” Rep. Jamie Raskin, a humanist and a member of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, claimed that some Republican House members are “acting much more like members of a religious cult.” […]

Posted inIt Kills Me to Admit This

Hi, my name is Barry, and I’m an online shopping addict now well on the road to recovery

Reading Time: 4 minutes Folk who know me well will tell you that I’m a walking repository for all manner of gadgets, ranging from portable power banks to self-defense flashlights and electronic cigarette lighters with USB charging ports. My bulging leather satchel also has a multi-purpose Swiss Army knife, a telescopic magnet for fishing keys out of storm-water drains […]