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  • Consensus on sexual morality eludes youth advising bishops

    03/23/2018 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | March 23, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    Some 300 young people from all over the world from different backgrounds and even different religions, gathered this week in Rome to provide advice to an upcoming summit of Catholic bishops on youth, have discussed a wide array of topics, and among other points plan to offer the bishops a frank admission that they simply couldn’t reach consensus on hot-button issues of sexual morality.On Thursday, they debated over a first draft of the document they’re going to present to Pope Francis, who will then pass it on to a Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment that will take place...
  • Study Of 1.8 Million Women Links Birth Control And Breast Cancer

    12/12/2017 10:03:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | 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...
  • Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

    11/18/2017 8:07:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | November, 18, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach. This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Al Franken underscore that liberals can be skunks as much as anyone else. Yet if one looks at blue and red state populations as a whole, it’s striking that conservatives champion “family values” even as red states have high rates of teenage births, divorce and prostitution. In contrast,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Notre Dame employees keeping free birth control coverage

    11/07/2017 5:56:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    AP via Crux News ^ | November 8, 2017 | AP
    <p>Reversing a decision made last week to end contraceptive coverage for staff and students, Notre Dame said on Tuesday that although it follows Catholic teaching against the use of birth control, the school won't interfere with the contraception coverage maintained by the insurance company because of the "plurality of religious and other convictions among its employees."</p>
  • Pro-Life Women Don’t Loathe Their Own Womanhood

    10/08/2017 2:22:05 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | October 6, 2017 | Jane Scharl
    And they celebrate President Trump’s decision to roll back the contraception mandate. If we believe the social elites, it’s truly a trying time to be a woman in America. Just last November, millions of us were coerced by our own deeply embedded (very deeply, in my case) loathing of our womanhood to vote against Hillary Clinton. And now, just as we’ve really started getting our voices back — albeit through the trope of silent protests based on a television show not exactly representative of American society — that nefarious squad in the White House has turned the screw and ended...
  • Mr. Trump’s Attack on Birth Control(Barf Alert)

    10/07/2017 8:36:12 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6th 201 | The Editorial Board
    Under the guise of protecting religious freedom and moral sensibilities, the Trump administration is making it harder for women to get access to birth control. On Friday, it rolled back an Obama-era rule requiring most employers to provide their employees with birth control coverage without co-payments. The mandate, established under the Affordable Care Act, has helped millions of women avoid unwanted pregnancy by eliminating out-of-pockets costs for contraception. Under new rules, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor will make it easier for employers to deny contraception coverage if they have a “religious or moral objection” to...
  • Three Stories That Will Excite the Trump Base

    10/06/2017 2:08:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | October 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There are three stories out there that are literally going to excite Trump’s base going into the weekend. Let me give you the headlines. Number one. “Trump to Announce He Will Decertify the Iranian Nuclear Deal.” This is the U.K. Independent. You know what’s interesting about that? All week long we have been hearing the opposite. We have been hearing that Trump is regretfully going to certify it a second time and that Trump really doesn’t want to but the generals and others in his administration are forcing him, influencing him to do it. Folks, if you don’t instinctively...
  • [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 | &#65279;&#65279;Andrea &#65279;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 · 51 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...