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  • Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in US

    05/19/2017 7:54:57 AM PDT · by Morgana
    yahoo ^ | May 17, 2017 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the United States. Health experts say the shift is due to more women waiting longer to have children and the ongoing drop in the teen birth rate. For more than three decades, women in their late 20s had the highest birth rates, but that changed last year, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Will Humanae Vitae be the Next Victim? [Catholic Caucus]

    05/11/2017 10:33:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 11, 2017 | en.news
    Rumors are circulating in Rome that a secret Vatican commission is reviewing Pope Paul VI's encyclical letter, Humanae Vitae (1969), writes Marco Tosatti. It affirms the Catholic teaching regarding the rejection of artificial contraception. According to Tosatti, the goal of the commission, wanted by Pope Francis, would be a change to allow artificial contraception.
  • Newborn Clutches the Contraceptive Coil Meant to Prevent His Birth

    05/04/2017 8:48:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Life News ^ | May 4, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Baby Dexter was not supposed to be. His mother, Lucy Hellein of Fort Mitchell, Alabama, was using a supposedly highly effective birth control device when doctors believe she conceived Dexter, according to the Daily Mail. And when Dexter was born on April 27, the IUD coil that was supposed to prevent his life from being conceived came out, too. A photo of the newborn grabbing the contraceptive device has been catching people’s eyes on the internet. More than 70,000 people have shared it on Facebook, the report states. Mirena, the contraceptive coil, or IUD, that Hellein used, is advertised as...
  • Chavez-linked group crafted 'keep your health plan'

    11/15/2013 11:23:46 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 7 replies
    WND ^ | November 15, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    A little-known group called the Herndon Alliance has been the driving force in branding Obamacare to the public. It was this group that advised President Obama to say Americans can maintain their choice of doctors and insurers under his health-care plan, WND has learned. The Herndon Alliance is openly partnered with a number of radical groups, including MoveOn, the National Council of La Raza and a slew of George Soros-funded activist organizations. It is also partnered with a “direct action” group dedicated to the teachings of radical Saul Alinsky. Aaron Klein’s “Impeachable Offenses: The Case to Remove Barack Obama from...
  • Female Physicist Creates World's First Government-Approved Birth Control App

    03/15/2017 5:12:46 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March, 2016 | Ashley Bateman
    The first and only internationally certified contraceptive app is now awaiting approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If approved, Natural Cycles would provide Americans a government-approved drug-free and therefore side-effect-free alternative in a market saturated with hormonal and abortive birth control. It all started when 32-year-old nuclear physicist Elina Berglund Scherwitzl, who was on the Nobel Prize-winning team that discovered the Higgs-Boson particle, “was looking for a hormone-free alternative contraception and we weren’t happy with what we found on the market,” said Dr. Raoul Scherwitzl, Berglund’s husband, in an e-mail interview. “Elina…decided to apply her mathematics expertise to...
  • A Brief Primer on Catholic Faith and Conscience

    02/22/2017 2:48:13 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | February 22, 2017 | Fr. Mark A. Pilon
    In 1930, the Anglican Communion abandoned the universal Christian moral teaching of two millennia, which condemned artificial birth control as a grave moral evil, contra naturam, and destructive of marriage. It did so by allowing the individual subjective conscience to overrule the absolute moral norm that such actions are intrinsically evil and thus allow no exceptions.This was a death knell for Anglicanism as a moral authority. The result has been not only the total independence of Anglicans from their traditional moral teaching but the collapse of religious practice among the laity (except for the African branches of this once vibrant...
  • Before 1930, All Christian Denominations Opposed Contraception

    02/17/2017 8:27:21 AM PST · by pinochet · 62 replies
    Before 1930, every Christian denomination opposed contraception. As a result, Whites were 36 percent of the world's population in 1900. The combined population of India and China today, is 36 percent of the world's population. The percentage of Whites in the world's population in 1900, was similar to the combined percentage of India and China to the world's population today. Western civilization in 1900, was not just dominant because of the West's science and technology. The West had demographic power, that gave Whites a majority in 3 continents (Europe, North America and Australia). Whites were a large minority in the...
  • WHERE DOES POPE FRANCIS REALLY STAND ON CONTRACEPTION? [Catholic Caucus]

    02/03/2017 1:38:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | February 1, 2017
    The circumstances surrounding the resignation of the Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and the appointment of a “papal delegate” to assist in the “renewal” of the order, raises further questions about the extent to which Pope Francis assents to the teaching of the Catholic Church on questions of sexual ethics. In this article we will revisit previous concerns regarding Pope Francis’s position on contraception, in the light of recent events. At the heart of the crisis in the Order of Malta is the distribution of contraceptives and abortifacient drugs, over a number of years, by Malteser...
  • Catholic group releases hard evidence of condom scandal behind Knights of Malta firing

    12/23/2016 4:51:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 23, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    A new report from a Catholic watchdog group reveals hard evidence that a recently-sacked high-ranking Knights of Malta official oversaw the distribution of condoms and oral contraceptives in developing countries. The official's refusal to resign over this scandal at the prompting of higher-ups led him to be fired for disobeying his vow of obedience. The Lepanto Institute released a new video report shedding light on the accusations made against Albrecht von Boeselager, the Grand Sovereign of the Knights of Malta. The NGO documents uncovered by the Lepanto Institute show that Von Boeselager oversaw the distribution of condoms and oral contraceptives...
  • The View Slams Christians Against Birth Control: ‘Are They Talking to God Now?’

    11/30/2016 8:04:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    newsbusters ^ | November 30, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    When it comes to “women’s issues,” The View ladies need some education. On Tuesday, The View discussed President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Rep. Tom Price as secretary of health and human services. In particular, Price’s position against government-funded birth control and abortion. During the show, not only did Joy Behar completely skew Catholic and Christian views on contraception, but Whoopi Goldberg once again pushed for abortion (or, as she called it, “terminating this”). Behar first took issue with Price, because, as she saw it, birth control was necessary to prevent abortion. “He wants to roll back birth control benefits from...
  • The Problem With Male Birth Control Is Not That Men Are Wusses

    11/05/2016 4:08:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 3, 2016 | Cassy Fiano
    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve seen the headlines jeering at men after the news broke that a trial for male birth control was cancelled because men “couldn’t handle” the side effects. The mocking was practically immediate. Men were derided as being whiners who were unwilling to tolerate the side effects that women endure every month, so not only were they weak, they were misogynists as well.People titled Julie Mazziotta’s article “Men Back Out of Male Birth Control Study Because They Couldn’t Handle the ‘Changes in Mood.’” She wrote that it was time for guys to “woman up.”...
  • Why Traditional Christians and Especially Catholics Should Not Vote For Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 12:32:41 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Many of you know that for more than 4 years, I have been one of the leaders of the team representing religious organizations, mostly Catholic (including Bishop David Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh’s Catholic Diocese) in his case which was consolidated in the U.S. Supreme Court with the case brought by The Little Sisters of the Poor and cases brought by others, against the government over Obamacare’s “contraception mandate.” A great number of religious groups of all denominations filed “friend of the Court” briefs supporting our position that while contraception is and could be available to all who choose to use...
  • Catholic Relief Services dispensed millions of condoms, abortifacients in the Congo: new

    10/17/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    URGENT: Pledge to boycott Catholic Relief Services until they commit to Church teaching. Sign here! BALTIMORE, Maryland , October 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic Relief Services facilitated the distribution of more than two million units of various types of contraception, including abortifacients, in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the course of four years, the Lepanto Institute says in a new report. The program resulted in skyrocketing birth control use in the region where previously residents had minimal knowledge of contraception, says Lepanto. The US Bishops’ international relief agency was an implementing partner from 2006 to 2010 in the US-funded...
  • Powerful UN agencies sponsor Catholic dissidents’ call for Church to reject Humanae Vitae

    09/18/2016 4:34:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 17, 2016 | AUSTIN RUSE
    September 16, 2016 (C-Fam) – Three powerful UN agencies are sponsoring the release of a document next week that calls for the Catholic Church to change her teachings on contraception, but also mentions that teachings on homosexuality, masturbation and in vitro fertilization should be changed as well. The document was prepared by dissident ex-priest John Wijngaards, who is based in the United Kingdom, and has been signed so far by more than 100 dissenting Catholic academics and a small number of non-Catholics. The document is being released in preparation for the 2018 50th anniversary of the Papal encyclical Humanae Vitae,...
  • Intimately good

    09/17/2016 9:38:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 09-18-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Intimately good In marriage, couples exchange a right to expect a reasonable recourse to sexual intimacy Msgr. Charles Pope September 18, 2016 9/7/2016 Question: If one spouse indicates an unwillingness to have any more children, would the other spouse be free to refuse all sexual intimacy? — Name Withheld, Wichita, Kansas Answer: You raise and link two issues that must first be treated separately. In the second matter, refusing all marital intimacy, except for a grave cause, is a violation of the rights of one’s spouse. When a man and a woman marry, they exchange, among other goods, what Canon...
  • Not just Catholics: Orthodox priest explains why all Christians once rejected birth control

    06/22/2016 10:13:21 AM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06-13-2016 | Life Site News
    CHICAGO, June 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholics are not alone in holding that birth control is a sin against God. Father Patrick Henry Reardon, pastor of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Chicago, who’s also an author and senior editor for the Christian magazine Touchstone, spoke in a recently published YouTube video of how throughout history until the 20th century all Christians, not just the Orthodox, but the Church fathers and Protestants as well, regarded birth control use as immoral and a sin. “Now it’s lost,” he states in the video. “And the Church really must not go with...
  • LA archbishop rips the seamless garment: Abortion and euthanasia ‘stand alone’

    06/08/2016 5:05:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06.07.16 | Claire Chretien
    LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop José Gomez tore apart the “seamless garment” argument that intrinsic evils and social ills are morally equivalent in the Los Angeles archdiocesan newspaper June 3.  Advocates of the “seamless garment” approach to moral issues and social justice, promoted by the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, often use it to suggest a moral equivalency between issues like abortion, poverty, and immigration.  “The hard truth is that not all injustices in the world are ‘equal,’” wrote Gomez. “We can understand this perhaps better about issues in the past than we can with issues in...
  • Falling birth rates could spell end of the West - [Rabbi] Lord Sacks

    06/07/2016 1:51:10 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6 June 2016 | John Bingham
    Western civilisation is on the brink of a collapse like that of ancient Rome because the modern generation does not want the responsibility of bringing up children, the former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has warned. ... ultimately, he said, European society as we know it “will die” because of the demographic crisis. And mass immigration is not a solution because of problems integrating new arrivals into existing society. "Europe is going to die because of this because Europe can only maintain its population by unprecedented levels of immigration" - Lord Sacks This makes him one of only a handful of...
  • After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church w/ three-child policy

    05/23/2016 12:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them "sons of whores". The southern mayor has yet to be declared the May 9 poll winner, but an unofficial vote count by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed him ahead over his four rivals, three of whom conceded defeat. Duterte assumes office on June 30. Duterte's often outrageous comments have won him huge support and his tirades about killing criminals and a joke...
  • Supreme Court Sends Little Sisters of the Poor Case Back to Lower Courts

    05/16/2016 3:40:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Aletelial ^ | May 16, 2016 | John Burger
    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Monday vacated lower court rulings against religious non-profits objecting to Obamacare’s “contraceptive mandate.”The court did not rule on the merits of Zubik v. Burwell, a closely-watched case that included the Little Sisters of the Poor, several Catholic dioceses and colleges and Priests for Life. But in the unsigned decision, the eight justices said the government may not fine the non-profits involved. The court sent the case back to the lower courts, saying the parties to the case “should be afforded an opportunity to arrive at an approach going forward that accommodates petitioners’ religious exercise while at the same time ensuring that women covered...