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  • Study Of 1.8 Million Women Links Birth Control And Breast Cancer

    12/12/2017 10:03:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Federalist.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    Danish researchers have found there are approximately 13 additional breast cancer cases for every 100,000 women who use hormonal contraception for one year. Women who use hormonal birth control pills and other forms of contraceptives have a small but increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study from Denmark has found — the latest in a string of dangerous side-effects researchers have discovered about the risks of hormonal contraceptives. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed 1.8 million Danish women for an average of more than 10 years. Of those women, researchers identified 11,517 cases...
  • The “Fruits” of Contraception

    12/01/2017 8:21:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-30-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The “Fruits” of Contraception Msgr. Charles Pope • November 30, 2017 • In our culture’s current self-examination on sexual harassment and sexual abuse, we would also do well to ponder how the “contraceptive mentality” has contributed to the many sexually related problems of the day. This view insists that there is no necessary connection between sex and having children; it separates what God has joined. This has led to a whirlwind of confusion about the nature and purpose of sexual intimacy as well as about marriage and family. Many treat sex lightly and frivolously; they falsely think that sex...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Continuing Vocation Crisis in the United States

    11/28/2017 12:55:18 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 28, 2017 | Fr. Mark A. Pilon
    I recently came across an interesting datum about the priest shortage in this country, especially in the large archdioceses. It seems that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles ordained only seven men in 2017 for well over 4 million Catholics. That reminded me of the kind of vocation data that have plagued the large archdioceses of South America for centuries. So I looked into our other large archdioceses, and I must say the picture is rather stunning.Take the five largest: Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York, and Houston. In 2017, these five ordained a total of 33 men to serve a...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Go Back to Court as State AGs Sue to Force Contraceptive Mandate

    11/21/2017 7:31:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    The Little Sisters of the Poor, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asked the 19th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday to prevent California and Pennsylvania in their attempt to roll back President Trump’s October 6th broadening of religious exemptions for groups, like the Little Sisters, with religious and moral objections to covering contraception.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the Trump administration immediately following the new religious exemptions to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. The lawsuit claimed the rule change was unconstitutional because it targets and harms women by denying their Fifth Amendment rights to equal protection under the law...
  • Uber for birth control is sparking outrage in conservative states: Pro-life activists...

    10/25/2017 5:42:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 25, 2017 | Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Uber for birth control is sparking outrage in conservative states: Pro-life activists are trying to block the app from delivering the morning-after pill to women The birth control app which delivers the morning-after pill to your door is expanding in conservative states - to the ire of pro-life activists and lawmakers. Nurx, a Silicon Valley start-up which launched in 2015, operates in 15 states, offering females over the age of 12 access to the pill, the ring, Plan B and Ella. Its aim is to 'break down obstacles' to getting birth control. While the morning-after pill is already...
  • If You Can Pay for Aspirin, You Can Pay for Birth Control

    10/12/2017 1:20:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT HAS BEEN 52 years since the Supreme Court ruled, in Griswold v. Connecticut, that government may not ban anyone from using contraceptives. The freedom to use birth control is protected by the Constitution's "fundamental right" to privacy. That freedom is a matter of settled law and hasn't been challenged in the slightest by President Trump or his administration.But you wouldn't know that from the hysteria that erupted when the White House last week acted to uphold the conscience claims of employers who object to funding some types of contraception on sincere moral or religious grounds."The Trump administration just took...
  • An Important New Step for Religious Freedom

    10/11/2017 1:04:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Star Parker
    Arguing for protection of religious freedom, the Trump administration has opened the door for employers to withdraw from the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring them to provide birth control coverage at no cost to employees. Under new rules issued by Department of Health and Human Services, religiously affiliated institutions that find the requirement opposed to their religious principles, or nonreligious employers who find it morally objectionable, can stop providing this coverage. The birth control mandate when first issued under the ACA exempted only houses of worship. This provoked a host of lawsuits among which was that of Hobby Lobby, a...
  • AG Ferguson sues to block Trump rules eroding contraception access

    10/10/2017 3:36:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Attorney General Bob Ferguson ^ | Oct 9 2017 | Attorney General Bob Ferguson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 9 2017 Ferguson asks court in Seattle to declare new rules unlawfulSEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Trump Administration’s new rules undermining women’s access to contraception.The new rules would allow any company to deny coverage for contraceptive services to its female employees based on religious grounds. Additionally, certain types of organizations would also be able to deny this coverage on moral grounds. If allowed to go forward, President Trump’s rules could have a significant impact on the more than 1.5 million Washington workers and their dependents who receive...
  • Trump Administration Rescinds Obamacare’s HHS Contraceptive Mandate

    10/06/2017 9:44:14 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 39 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 6 Oct 2017 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    President Donald Trump has followed through with his promise to Americans who object to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate for religious or moral reasons by officially ending the Obama-era rule. As expected, the Trump administration announced the end of the controversial mandate that has required employers to provide free contraception, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees through health insurance plans.
  • Catholic Caucus: Rome conference to gather leading experts in defense of Humanae Vitae

    09/20/2017 6:03:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Diane Montagna
    On what grounds did Pope Paul VI condemn contraception in his controversial encyclical letter, Humanae Vitae, and are those reasons still valid today? Next month, an international group of experts will meet in Rome to examine and offer a vigorous defense of the Church’s teaching in Humanae Vitae, as concerns mount about an effort in the Vatican to “reinterpret” it so as to allow for contraception in certain cases. The event, organized by the pro-life and pro-family coalition Voice of the Family, will commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical letter which reaffirmed the...
  • Humanae Vitae Comes Under Fire

    09/12/2017 2:37:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | September 11, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    All of which amounts to a concern that the commission is being used as a cover: to look at the scientific and historical character of the document, but with the ultimate goal of presenting the Pope with enough information for the encyclical’s dissenters to say: “Times have changed — Humanae Vitae needs to be interpreted in the light of conscience, according to the complexity of people’s lives today.” Before his death on Sept. 6, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra had privately expressed similar grave concerns about the commission. Like others, he believed the opening of the archives was a ploy to obtain...
  • LA archdiocese may be partnering with family planning clinic for Romero Mass

    08/04/2017 5:03:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | August 4, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles caused a stir by distributing an invitation to a Mass at its cathedral in partnership with a clinic that prescribes contraceptives. After receiving inquiries regarding a partnership with an organization that acts in conflict with the teachings of Catholic Church, the archdiocese acted to amend its invitation. But it’s not clear whether the clinic remains involved. No disavowal of the clinic has been made. The Mass commemorating the birth of Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero is scheduled for August 13 with Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez as the celebrant, according to information provided anonymously to the Canon212...
  • INSIDE THE VATICAN: The Trojan Horse of Population Control

    07/31/2017 6:35:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 31, 2017 | HIllary White
    George Soros with his pal, the infamous abortionist and friend of Pope Francis, Emma Bonino, at the "In The Pursuit of Peace Award Dinner 2015"With the breaking of the news into the English language media-sphere the other day, some thoughts converged, into the form of a question: Why would anyone expect Emma “La Bicicletta” Bonino not to be invited to speak at a Catholic Church in Italy? Catholic editorialists are furious that Bonino was invited to speak at the church of San Defendente in Ronco di Cossato, on July 26, 2017, “World Refugee Day”. But there is an underlying tone...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Alleged Vatican Commission on Humanae Vitae – Nothing to See Here?

    07/27/2017 5:29:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 27, 2017 | Steve Skojec
    Back in May, we shared a report from veteran Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti, who had gotten wind of an alleged Vatican commission formed to study — and possibly to revisit — the teachings on contraception found in Humanae Vitae. Within a month’s time, the existence of this commission was confirmed by Professor Roberto de Mattei in a piece for Corrispondenza Romana. De Mattei cited the words of Msgr. Marengo himself — the man who had been identified as the leader of this new commission on Humanae Vitae — and they were troubling indeed. They indicated that he favors an approach to...
  • Theologians studying development of Humanae Vitae given access to Vatican Secret Archives[Cath Cauc]

    07/27/2017 2:10:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 27, 2017 | Cindy Wooden
    Four theologians specialising in marriage and family life are studying Vatican archival material with a view of telling the whole story of how and why Blessed Paul VI wrote his encyclical Humanae Vitae on married love. Mgr Gilfredo Marengo, leader of the group and a professor of theological anthropology at Rome’s Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, spoke to Vatican Radio about the study on July 25, the 49th anniversary of the encyclical’s publication. Some bloggers, writing in the spring about the study group, described it as an initiative of Pope Francis to change the...
  • Vatican pro-life academy head continues defending pro-abortion member in new interview

    Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has said more about the new orientation of the profoundly restructured Pontifical Academy for Life in a lengthy interview with the French weekly, La Vie, scoffing at fears that the Academy willed by Pope Saint John Paul II would cease defending life “from the first moment of conception through to the last breath of life.” “Nothing and nobody will ever change that clear orientation,” he told La Vie. But both the interviewers and the interviewee agreed that something new is in the making since Paglia replaced Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula as head of the Academy in July...
  • 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.