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  • Neocatechumenals Heading Into the Sunset, With a Push From the Pope

    09/30/2019 4:46:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | September 30, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    Neocatechumenals Heading Into the Sunset, With a Push From the Pope On Friday September 20 Pope Francs received in audience, at Casa Santa Marta, the founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, Francisco “Kiko” Argüello, accompanied by his two lieutenants María Ascensión Romero and Fr. Mario Pezzi. On the occasion, Kiko offered the pope a sketch he had made with the likeness of Saint Francis Xavier, a Jesuit and a great missionary of Asia.The gift was not a random one. An illustrious relic of Saint Francis Xavier is kept in Macao, on the coast of China, where the Vatican congregation “de Propaganda Fide”...
  • How the Pill transforms your personality as revealed in a landmark book by a top psychologist: It...

    09/26/2019 10:19:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | SEPT. 25, 2019 | Dr Sarah Hill For The Daily Mail
    FULL TITLE: How the Pill transforms your personality as revealed in a landmark book by a top psychologist: It changes who you fall for, It dictates the clothes you wear AND it lowers your libido (but the good news? You are less likely to divorce) After more than a decade on the Pill, our family complete, my husband and I decided on a more permanent way to prevent pregnancy. He took the lead by having a vasectomy, and I ditched the Pill. But a couple of months later, I realised that I felt . . . different. I didn’t notice...
  • Is it too Late to undo what the Birth Control Pill has Done?

    09/22/2019 12:04:03 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 80 replies
    Angelus News ^ | Apr 2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The unintended consequence of widespread birth control — on individuals, families and society — cannot be denied. Loneliness has become an “epidemic” in the world today, says scholar Mary Eberstadt, author of the 2013 book “Adam and Eve After the Pill." “Fifty years after the embrace of the pill — undeniably, because of the embrace of the pill — loneliness is spreading across the materially better-off countries of the planet." She expands on the themes of her new article, describing the “prophetic power” of “Humanae Vitae” (“On Human Life”), Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical letter on birth control and married...
  • Protestants & Contraception

    09/15/2019 1:53:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 60 replies
    First Things ^ | January 2018 | Evan Lenow
    There is one teaching that most Protestants readily recognize as Catholic, and it is usually received with derision: the prohibition of artificial means of birth control. The Protestants in my circles often disparage this teaching with little knowledge of Humanae Vitae, perhaps the most significant document to address birth control over the last one hundred years. Our distaste for things Roman Catholic, dating back to the sixteenth century, has deprived us of a wealth of theological wisdom...Our acceptance of most forms of birth control is not helping us teach the next generation about sex and sexuality. It is time for...
  • Should Christians Use Birth Control

    09/09/2019 10:37:16 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 82 replies ^ | Jun 2012 | Albert Mohler
    The effective separation of sex from procreation may be one of the most important defining marks of our age–and one of the most ominous. This awareness is spreading among American evangelicals, and it threatens to set loose a firestorm. Most evangelical Protestants greeted the advent of modern birth control technologies with applause and relief. Lacking any substantial theology of marriage, sex, or the family, evangelicals welcomed the development of “The Pill” much as the world celebrated the discovery of penicillin — as one more milestone in the inevitable march of human progress, and the conquest of nature. At the same...
  • What’s the Status on Male Birth Control?

    09/01/2019 3:05:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | August 31, 2019 | Gabriella Patti
    For the past several years, many of us have seen headlines referencing the development of birth control drugs for men. It does seem like for too long women alone have borne the burden of pregnancy prevention, despite how baby-making requires two parties to take place. Further, since men are fertile 100% of the time, while women are only fertile about a quarter of the time in their menstrual cycles, it seems a little heavy-handed to put the responsibility solely on women, for couples hoping to postpone kids. As it turns out, the history of birth control includes attempts to find...
  • The Surprising Link Between Birth Control and Skin Cancer

    08/26/2019 3:29:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | August 24, 2019 | Mike Gaskins
    Recent numbers released by the American Academy of Dermatology revealed a dramatic spike in the incidence of melanoma cases among young women. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and for women aged 18-39, its rates have increased by 800% from 1970 to 2009. In Caucasian women under 44, the number of cases has increased by just over 6% annually. (1) Now, in addition to being the most dangerous, melanoma is one of the most common cancers in young adults (especially young women). More than 7,000 people in the United States are expected to die of melanoma in...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pro-contraception priest invited to teach at new John Paul II Institute in Rome

    07/30/2019 4:10:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 30, 2019 | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Pro-contraception priest invited to teach at new John Paul II Institute in Rome  ROME, July 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — An Italian moral theologian who has argued that “responsible parenthood” can obligate a married couple to use artificial birth control has been invited to teach at the newly established John Paul II Institute in Rome, LifeSite has confirmed. Two informed sources in Rome told LifeSite that Fr. Maurizio Chiodi, a professor of moral theology at the Northern University of Milan and new member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has been invited to teach at the new institute, but his...
  • Impimp master theory for human survival (vanity)

    07/22/2019 8:20:20 PM PDT · by impimp · 13 replies ^ | 19 July 2019 | Impimp
    Axiom: It is better to be alive than to be dead. Major threats to human existence and genetic death of the human race include: 1. Alien attack 2. Sun death 3. Major asteroid collision with Earth But Freepers do not worry as I have a plan to protect against the events listed above. This plan is based on two necessary human achievements: 1. We must live and reproduce on other planets/moons/spacecraft. 2. We must advance technologically so that we can defend ourselves against an alien attack. The necessary precondition to these achievements is massive technological growth. And technological growth is...
  • George Stephanopoulos joined Bill Clinton at Pedo Island (naughty newser loser alert)

    05/26/2015 11:16:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | May 23, 2015
    Turns out George Stephanopoulos did more than just donate to the Clinton Foundation while working as an ‘impartial’ media person for ABC. He also joined Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein at Lolita Island in 2010. Lolita Island is also known as ‘Pedo Island’. This one documented trip by George Stephanopoulos and Bill Clinton was in December of 2010. George Stephanopoulos was at ABC at the time. This was just two years before that ridiculous GOP debate where George Stephanopoulos badgered Mitt Romney about banning contraception. Now I know why it was such an issue for George Stephanopoulos.
  • A Protestant woman's appreciation for Catholic stance on Birth Control

    06/13/2019 1:32:13 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 6 Apr 2018 | Luma Simms
    I first read Humanae Vitae as a Protestant. Its truthfulness made me weep. It was Humanae Vitae that succinctly described my dignity as a human being, that as a woman I was not a second-class citizen to man. The encyclical, which mentions early on “the dignity of woman and her place in society”, stresses the reciprocity and complementarity of man and woman. A woman must be revered: artificial contraception encourages a man to “disregard…her physical and emotional equilibrium” and “reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires.” Paul VI’s words told me that my...
  • Why is male reproductive health declining?

    06/09/2019 1:16:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | Jaunary 16, 2016 | Natural Womanhood
    Male reproductive health has been in decline since the 1960’s. Once considered a global problem by the 1992 study “Evidence for decreasing quality of semen during past 50 years,”[i] it has been shown that the decline in semen quality is largely limited to Western countries.[ii] Specific studies, largely carried out in the 90′s, showed falling sperm counts: - in Belgium— where the “percentage of candidate donors with sperm characteristics below the 5th percentile cut-off value of a normal fertile population increased from 13 to 54% during the [19 year] observation period.”[iii] - in Canada — where overall sperm quality showed...
  • Catholic Relief Services Created Funding Mechanism for Contraception-Spreading Project

    06/01/2019 4:00:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Lepanto Institute ^ | March 27, 2019 | Michael Hichborn
    Catholic Relief Services Created Funding Mechanism for Contraception-Spreading Project - The Lepanto Institute Catholic Relief Services is currently in the middle of a national fund-raising campaign, and Catholics all around the country have been contacting the Lepanto Institute, asking if CRS is still involved in the promotion of contraception.  Sadly, the answer is a resounding “yes.”  Last year, we reported that CRS is a dues-paying member ($56,000 per year) of an organization called InterAction, which actively lobbies Congress for the expansion of contraception and the end of the Mexico City Policy.  Last week, we reported how CRS Executive Vice-President William...
  • Progesterone could increase births in women with early pregnancy bleeding and previous miscarriage

    05/18/2019 8:53:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 2 replies
    Medical XPress ^ | May 8, 2019 | University of Birmingham
    Research led by the University of Birmingham suggests that giving progesterone to pregnant women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could increase their chances of having a baby. The women, being treated at 48 hospitals across the UK and with the average age of 31, were randomly assigned by computer into one of two groups—one group of 2,079 women were given progesterone, while the other group of 2,074 women were given a placebo. "Several small studies have suggested that administering progesterone, a hormone essential for maintaining a pregnancy, may reduce the risk of miscarriage in women presenting...
  • Breaking Evangelicalism’s Silence on IVF

    05/04/2019 6:37:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | April 25, 2019 | Matthew Lee Anderson
    The quiet heartbreak and pain of infertility is well known to many evangelicals, whose aspirations to have a child have been frustrated for reasons they cannot understand or control. It is frequently a secret burden that couples carry, which only emerges into the open as they reveal their struggles to family, friends, and doctors. The weight of infertility and the value of children has increasingly prompted infertile couples to pursue procreation by every means possible: artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and even surrogacy have all found their way into evangelical communities. Yet while evangelicals have become increasingly aware of the...
  • Mrs. Don-o's Latest Tweets to Her Bishop: On Church Growth and Immigration

    04/24/2019 11:46:10 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    on Bishop Stika's Twitter Thing ^ | April 24, 2019 | Mrs Don-o
    First, the provocation: Bishop Rick Stika @BishopStika I’m very optimistic about the future of the church as I see tremendous growth in the south and southwest especially with the migration of our Hispanic brothers and sisters. We forget that in the past great gr Then, the response to @BishopStika: The Cath Church once had huge numbers of converts. Now, the people leaving the Church outnumber the new converts at least six-to-one. Parishes nationwide are plummeting in membership. Importing Catholics from the Decaying North and the Desperate South will not fix this problem In the past, the growth of the Church...
  • [Catholic Caucus] CRS Lobbies Gov’t for $9 Billion for Agencies Pushing Contraception

    03/20/2019 4:10:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 20, 2019 | William Mahoney, Ph.D.
    [Catholic Caucus] CRS Lobbies Gov’t for $9 Billion for Agencies Pushing Contraception Catholic Relief Services is lobbying for billions of dollars to go to groups that push contraception around the world. The Lepanto Institute has released its latest groundbreaking report on CRS' lobbying efforts, showing that CRS is making its largest ask yet: nearly $9 billion. CRS is making its largest ask yet: nearly $9 billion.Tweet On March 12, William O’Keefe, CRS' Vice President for Mission, Mobilization and Advocacy, testified before the House subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs and requested a total of $8.665 billion for allocation to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID...
  • Feminist pastor, 49, proudly unveils a sculpture of a VULVA that she had made from old purity...

    02/14/2019 9:46:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 89 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Feb. 14, 2019 | Shirley Donlon For
    FULL TITLE: Feminist pastor, 49, proudly unveils a sculpture of a VULVA that she had made from old purity rings - before giving it to a delighted Gloria Steinem as a token of respect and gratitude A feminist pastor has unveiled a sculpture of a vulva that was made entirely with old purity rings. Nadia Bolz-Weber, 49, Christian author and theologian, showed off the sculpture - which was made by melting down the old jewelry - during a conference on Thursday, February 14, when she presented it to American activist Gloria Steinem. The mother-of-two, who lives in Denver, said the...
  • New Pontifical Academy for Life member questions Church teaching on homosexuality, contraception

    12/19/2018 10:03:03 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 18, 2018 | Maike HIckson
    New Pontifical Academy for Life member questions Church teaching on homosexuality, contraception December 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Professor Marie-Jo Thiel, a new member of the revamped Pontifical Academy for Life, recently said that the Church's teaching on sexuality and family should be thoroughly reconsidered. She pointed to Pope Francis’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia as having given Catholics more freedom. The Church’s teachings on sexuality have been a “complete failure,” she said. Thiel rejects the Church’s teaching that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered and can never be approved. She also firmly rejects the Church’s ban on contraception. Professor Thiel made her...
  • Universities sell emergency contraception Plan B from VENDING machines for just $15 - cheaper...

    12/17/2018 8:25:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2018 | JAMES GORDON
    FULL TITLE: Universities sell emergency contraception Plan B from VENDING machines for just $15 - cheaper than the drugstore Universities across the country are starting to install vending machines whereby college students can obtain emergency contraception from a vending machine. Barnard College in New York said it would soon install a vending machine, months after Columbia University did. Stanford University and Dartmouth College have all added vending machines with Plan B for sale. Scroll down for video