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  • Vatican Defends Naming Abortion Supporter to Pro-Life Academy

    06/20/2017 6:23:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | June 20, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A top Vatican official explained a decision last week to name an abortion supporter to the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Academy for Life. Last week, LifeNews and others questioned Pope Francis’s decision to name Nigel Biggar to the pro-life academy. Biggar, a professor of theology at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, made statements in the past supporting abortion up to 18 weeks of pregnancy, The National Catholic Register reports. The Pontifical Academy for Life promotes protections for human life at all stages and conducts research on moral and bioethical issues. It is influential world-wide in promoting Catholic teachings...
  • The Vatican plan to ‘reinterpret’ anti-contraception encyclical is real

    06/20/2017 5:55:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 16, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    June 16, 2017 (Lepanto Foundation) — Monsignor Gilfredo Marengo, professor at John Paul II Pontifical Institute, will be the coordinator of the commission nominated by Pope Francis to "reinterpret" the encyclical Humanæ Vitæ by Pope Paul VI, in the light of Amoris laetitia, on the occasion of  the 50th anniversary of the former's promulgation, which falls next year. The initial rumors of the existence of this commission, still secret but reported by Vatican correspondent Marco Tosatti, were of a sound source. We can confirm that there is a commission, made up of Monsignor Pierangelo Sequeri, Head of the John Paul II Pontifical...
  • Teen Contraception Programs Are Counterproductive

    06/12/2017 5:56:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | June 12, 2017 | Michael J. New
    The pro-life movement receives a significant amount of criticism from pundits and commentators for not being more supportive of contraception and sex-education programs. Most pro-lifers respond by saying that any gains in contraception use will likely be offset by increases in sexual activity. This will actually result in both more unintended pregnancies and more abortions. A strong body of empirical evidence bolsters these arguments. For instance, last week the Journal of Health Economics published a study by British academics David Paton and Liam Wright. It found that recent budget cuts in Great Britain’s sex-education program were correlated with statistically significant...
  • Birth Control Packaging Mistake Could Result in Unintended Pregnancy

    06/09/2017 10:25:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | June 8, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    A birth control packaging mix-up could lead to unintended pregnancies. Lupin Pharmaceuticals recently announced a recall of Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate 75 mg) tablets.
  • New York ‘Concerned Clergy for Choice’ Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion,...

    05/25/2017 12:28:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 25, 2017 | Heather Clark
    FULL TITLE: New York ‘Concerned Clergy for Choice’ Group Gathers in State Capitol in Support of Abortion, Contraception ALBANY, N.Y. — A group known as “Concerned Clergy for Choice” and others recently gathered in the New York state capital to advocate for access to abortion and contraception, and to express support for the sexually-centered organization Planned Parenthood. “As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care that is supported by their religious teachings and personal beliefs,” Director Dennis Ross, a Reformed Jewish rabbi, told the Legislative Gazette. “People of all faiths believe in safe and legal...
  • 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...