Keyword: birthcontrol

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • [Catholic Caucus]Theologian predicts how Pope's teaching could be used to allow contraception

    09/16/2017 10:08:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 15, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Re-interpreting the Church’s teaching against contraception in light of Pope Francis’s teaching on marriage and family “would cause massive doctrinal and pastoral damage” to the Church, a moral theologian in Rome is warning.  Father George Woodall, who teaches moral theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, outlined what he called “grave” concerns about a papal commission recently set up by Pope Francis that will, he says, “re-examine Humanae vitae (HV) in the light of Amoris laetitia.” The article was published on the National Catholic Register September 12.  Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae taught that “each and...
  • Birth Control and Homosexuality: Unintended Consequences

    09/11/2017 5:35:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 164 replies
    American ^ | September 11, 2017 | Mike Konrad
    In the 1980s, I had a boss who had gotten a masters degree in psychology from New York University. He was a brilliant man; could have been a doctor. He told me a story that explains much of what we see in society today. It seems that while doing his graduate work in the early 1960s, he had to do research on lab rats, which were given the synthetic hormones used in the then new birth control pills. The results, he told me, showed that the grandchildren of these lab rats would have high rates of homosexual behaviors. From what...
  • [Cath/Evangelical Caucus] Vatican hostility against faithful Catholics deepens our internal schism

    08/10/2017 2:34:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 10, 2017 | Rick Fitzgibbons
    As a psychiatrist, the recent false accusations from Rome against faithful Catholics reminds me of couples preparing to divorce. False accusations of hostility, divisiveness and hatred occur not infrequently in marriages with high levels of conflict and with impending separation or divorce. When of an extremely severe nature, such anger can lead to demonizing a spouse in an effort to undermine the trust of the children in that spouse and to obtain their loyalty instead. This pathological behavior is referred to as parental alienation and is clearly psychologically damaging to Catholic youth, spouses and families. Spouses who make false accusations against...
  • Should drug addicts who fail to pay child support have birth control?

    07/28/2017 8:26:29 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 22 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | July 28, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Dr. John Lott debated a lawyer from Nashville, David Randolph Smith, about whether drug addicts who have frequently failed to provide child support be given the option of birth control to reduce their sentences by 30 days. The debate took place on Wednesday, July 26th, on TRT World News.
  • Beware the Bergoglian “Working Group”! [Catholic Caucus]

    07/02/2017 9:46:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 30, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Beware the Bergoglian “Working Group”! by Christopher A. Ferrara June 30, 2017 Writing for Corrispondenza Romanza (translation mine), Roberto de Mattei reports the latest twist in the affair of the "secret commission" to "reinterpret" Humanae Vitae. "In the Vatican," he writes, "this rumor is circulating. A collaborator [of Pope Bergoglio] asked him if it is true that there exists a commission to 'reinterpret' Humanae Vitae, and he is said to have responded: 'It's not a commission, it's a working group.'" "This does not involve merely linguistic artifice to hide the truth," de Mattei continues, "but word games that reveal how...
  • CNN Scare Tactic: Women Will Have to Go to Mexico for Birth Control if 'TrumpCare' Passes

    06/27/2017 7:08:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    Has CNN found their new Sandra Fluke poster child for “free” birth control? On Monday, CNN posted a real “tear jerker” tale about a married couple fearing they would not longer be able to get prescriptions for birth control if the GOP’s health care bill passed in the Senate because it would shut down their local Planned Parenthood clinic. Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez told CNN that they would have to resort to going to Mexico to get the contraceptives they need, since the new bill would likely shut down their local clinic because of slashed government funding. Instead of taking an...
  • Bergoglian Apocalypse Update:...[Catholic Caucus]

    06/18/2017 11:30:52 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | June 16, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferarra
    Bergoglian Apocalypse Update: "Secret" Commission To "Reinterpret" Humanae Vitae Based on Amoris Laetitia by Christopher A. Ferrara June 16, 2017 The redoubtable Roberto De Mattei, a courageous opponent of the destructive advance of Bergoglianism, has confirmed the existence of a secret commission tasked by Pope Bergoglio to find a way around the constant teaching of the Church on the intrinsic evil of contraception, affirmed by Paul VI in Humanae Vitae. Prof. De Mattei reveals that Monsignor Gilfredo Marengo is “the coordinator of the commission nominated by Pope Francis to ‘re-interpret’ the encyclical Humanć Vitć by Paul VI, in the light of Amoris laetitia,...
  • Is there a pontifical commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae? [Catholic Caucus]

    06/17/2017 3:07:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 16, 2017 | Andrea Gagliaducci
    Vatican City, Jun 16, 2017 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As rumors abound concerning a Vatican commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae in light of Amoris laetitia, the controversial president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has rejected these rumors. “I can confirm that there is no pontifical commission called to re-read or to re-interpret Humanae vitae. However, we should look positively on all those initiatives, such as that of professor Marengo of the John Paul II Institute, which aim at studying and deepening this document in view of the 50th anniversary of its publication,” Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia told CNA.Vatican reporter...
  • The sex education agenda and the Catholic Church

    05/25/2017 10:38:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | May 25, 2017 | Matthew McCusker
    The sex education agenda and the Catholic Church May 25, 2017May 25, 2017 11Share This address was given by Matthew McCusker, deputy international director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, on 18 May 2017 at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum, organised by Voice of the Family.On 25 September 2015 the member states of the United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals. These consist of 17 goals and 169 targets which nations have committed achieving by 2030. The threat to the family that is most immediately apparent when reviewing the SDGs is the promotion of abortion and...
  • ... on the Pope’s Secret Plans to Potentially Modify Humanae Vitae [Cath Cauc]

    05/19/2017 10:02:07 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 17, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Our Italian colleague and friend, Marco Tosatti, has once more been able to detect some important developments in Rome. On 11 May, Tosatti posted an article entitled “Humanae Vitae: Voices on a Vatican Study Committee to Examine the Encyclical of Paul VI.” (Giuseppe Nardi of in Germany has already diligently reported on this piece of news.) Tosatti reports, as follows (translation kindly provided by Andrew Guernsey): In the Vatican, unconfirmed reports from good sources have leaked that the Pontiff is on the verge of appointing – or even might have already formed – a secret commission to examine and...
  • 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...
  • Malawi: Catholic Church Wary With Malawi Baby Boom Bonanza

    03/30/2017 10:46:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Nysa Times ^ | March 30, 2017 | Prince Henderson
    The Secretary General for the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), Reverend Father Henry Saindi has expressed the need for responsible parenthood and proper guidance especially to the youths as a way of controlling population which is fast growing at an alarming rate. Fr. Saindi was speaking Catholic Secretariat in Lilongwe when he opened a two-day advocacy workshop for Diocesan Social Communication Secretaries and Youth Chaplains on responsible parenthood and procreation. He said the Catholic Church is equally concerned with the way the population is growing hence joins the rest of stakeholders including government in ensuring that the country's population is...
  • Vatican bishop:; ‘education’ will help women have one kid instead of seven

    03/09/2017 4:31:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 9, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    "We know some part but not all of the doctrine of the Church" about fertility and procreation, the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences said at the Vatican conference on Biological Extinction. Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo made these remarks when he asked population controller and birth control advocate John Bongaarts a question. The two were participating in a discussion session after Bongaarts' presentation. Sorondo said, in English: "Many times, we don’t know exactly what is the doctrine of the Church – we know some part but not all the doctrine of the...
  • No, you don't have a right to free birth control

    03/08/2017 12:10:06 PM PST · by VegasVictor · 39 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | March 8, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    We’ve been misreading the Declaration of Independence for centuries. Turns out it says people “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and birth control someone else pays for.” That’s the impression supporters of AB249 and SB233 left after testifying Monday. Both bills would require that all Nevada insurance companies provide birth control with no co-pays or other point-of-delivery costs. Supporters lavishly praised those mandates. Many liberals believe in “positive rights,” aka the right to free stuff, like birth control. But that reading necessarily means that government will infringe someone else’s rights. In...
  • Pope has urged having fewer children if “you cannot bring them up properly,” claims Vatican

    03/06/2017 8:07:36 AM PST · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 3, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    (Editor’s note: A previous version of this story had misquoted Vatican conference speaker Peter Raven as saying, “Pope Francis has urged us to have fewer children to make the world more sustainable.” After reviewing the recording of his remarks that quote has been corrected.) ROME, March 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- "We need at some point to have a limited number of people which is why Pope Francis and his three most recent predecessors have always argued that you should not have more children than you can bring up properly," a panelist at a Vatican-run workshop on “how to save the...
  • ‘Pope Francis has urged us to have fewer children,’ claims Vatican academy member [Cath Cauc]

    03/03/2017 8:50:41 AM PST · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 3, 2017 | Jan Bentz
    “Pope Francis has urged us to have fewer children to make the world more sustainable,” a panelist at a Vatican-run workshop on “how to save the natural world” stated on Thursday. This solution to securing the world’s sustainability was presented by botanist and environmentalist Peter Raven during a press conference that concluded the “Biological Extinction” workshop that took place at the Vatican earlier this week. Greg Burke, director of the Holy See Press Office, moderated a panel including Raven, President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) Werner Arber, University of Cambridge Professor Emeritus of Economics Partha Dasgupta, and PAS...
  • Consumer Reports gave Planned Parenthood condoms the worst possible score for strength & durability

    02/20/2017 1:40:09 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 19, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Consumer Reports gave Planned Parenthood’s condoms the worst possible score for both “strength” and “durability” Consumer Reports’ ratings use a scale one to five.In the February 2005 print issue, they tested condoms for two different categories: “strength” and “durability.”The condoms called “Planned Parenthood Honeydew” received the worst possible score in both of these categories.The text of the article can be read here.The ratings for the different brands of condoms can be seen here.
  • Why shouldn’t Cardinal Burke have asked a condom-pushing official to resign? [Cath Caucus]

    02/17/2017 10:03:15 PM PST · by ebb tide
    LifeSite News ^ | February 17, 2017 | Pete Baklinski & Patrick B. Crane
    The acting head of the Knights of Malta is alleging that Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Order, personally asked for the resignation of a top Order official who had overseen a condom distribution program in the developing world. That the Cardinal would have made this request himself is being treated as some sort of scandal by his opponents. But as a prince of the Church with moral responsibility for the Order’s fidelity to Catholic teaching, why shouldn’t he have done so? No faithful Catholic leader who loves the life-giving truth of the faith would stand idly by when indisputable...

    02/16/2017 2:44:25 PM PST · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 16, 2017 | CHRISTINE NILES, M.ST. (OXON.), J.D.
    A new book by a priest who led the vanguard of dissent on birth control in Canada reveals for the first time his decades living as an active homosexual. Father Gregory Baum, a laicized priest married to a former nun for 30 years, admits in his forthcoming autobiography The Oil Has Not Run Dry that his wife did not mind the fact that he had a gay priest-lover on the side. "Shirley did not mind that, when we moved to Montreal in 1986, I met Normand, a former priest, with whom I fell in love," Baum writes in Chapter 32....
  • Pope Francis and the Population Control Lobby [Catholic Caucus]

    02/11/2017 12:12:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | February 8, 2017 | Michael Hichborn
    In a stunning break with Pope John Paul II’s insistence that abortion should always be discussed as the murder of an innocent child, Pope Francis instead adopted the linguistic rhetoric of the abortion and population control lobby. Addressing participants of Italy’s fifth annual March for Life this past Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged the crowd to “pray for the babies who are at risk of the interruption of pregnancy.” In order to ensure that there was no translation error, we found an Italian news source for the comments, and a video of Pope Francis giving the address. Beginning at the 0:45...