HAPPY EASTER! Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

The English language is missing words for "love", resulting in confusing phrases like "love is love".

Danielle loves her husband.

Danielle loves her daughters.

Danielle loves her best friend from high school.

Danielle loves her patients.

Danielle loves Ella Fitzgerald’s music.

Why are all these sentences using the same word to describe such different relationships? In a statement like “love is love”, which version does the speaker mean (either time)? 


Upcoming DDF Document on Human Dignity

The Vatican announced that a new document from the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith would be released on April 8. The document, Dignitas infinita, is expected to cover a variety of topics related to human dignity, including a criticism of gender theory and surrogacy.


National Eucharistic Congress

It's 2024, which means the National Eucharistic Congress is happening this year! The renewal of faith in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is underway, and you can be a part of it. 

Get your tickets now for the centerpiece of the ongoing Eucharistic Revival, happening in Indianapolis July 17-21.

For more information about the congress and how it fits into the broader revival, click here!


Legal/Policy Updates


Biden Administration – The Bad News: The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services issued statements in support of "Transgender Day of Visibility", which coincided with Easter Sunday.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) attempted to require all US prisons to provide inmates with "gender-affirming care" (GAC), and ordered Utah's Department of Corrections to reverse its policy of denying cross-sex hormones to a female-identifying male inmate. It is not clear what action DOJ would take if Utah fails to comply.


Congress The Good News: Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) introduced a bill that would prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from implementing a controversial rule that would force foster families to endorse children's LGBT identification.

Courts – The Good: Sixteen female college athletes, including Riley Gaines, filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA over its policy of allowing female-identifying men to compete in women's categories.

The Bad: The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the Indiana couple whose female-identifying son was removed from their home by the state, in spite of the lack of abuse or neglect.

The family of a middle school boy who identifies as female sued a Wisconsin school district for prohibiting him from using girls' bathrooms.


States – The Good: Idaho's legislature advanced a bill that would prohibit the use of state funds to pay for GAC.

Kansas's legislature advanced a bill that would prohibit GAC for minors.

Mississippi's legislature advanced a bill that would define terms such as "male", "female", "man", and "woman" according to biological sex for the purposes of the state's sex-based legal distinctions.

New Hampshire's legislature advanced a bill that would require school athletes to participate according to biological sex.

Texas became the eighth state to enact age verifcation laws causing Pornhub and other harmful websites to cease all operations in state.

Wyoming became the 24th state to prohibit "gender-affirming care" (GAC) for minors.

The Bad: The Connecticut Senate introduced a resolution to expand the state constitution's definition of discrimination to include "preventing, initiating, continuing or terminating a pregnancy; sexual orientation; gender identity and expression; and related health care."

Michigan passed a law legalizing paid surrogacy, leaving Nebraska and Louisiana as the only two states banning this harmful practice.

The governor of Wisconsin vetoed a bill that would have banned female-identifying boys from participating in high school girls' sports.

International – The Good: A paper published by 26 academics in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports found that female-identifying male athletes with suppressed testosterone levels still retained an unfair advantage over female athletes. The paper also called on the International Olympic Committee to tighten its eligibility criteria for participation in women's sports accordingly.

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