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  • Uh-oh. Secularists Sad to Discover Pope Francis is Catholic

    01/19/2015 2:06:43 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    CreAtive Minority Reporta ^ | January 19, 2015 | Matthew Archbold
    This is a breakup letter. But it's worse than that. This is a breakup letter by a junior high schooler who is trying to tell everyone in the hallway outside homeroom that the person they had liked a few days ago is just like kinda' totally awful or something. Some lib in The Inquisitr wrote:Elected in 2013, Pope Francis has since shown us a very convincing image of a bold, refreshing deviant who has adamantly defied the church’s typically iron-fisted conservatism. His stance on LGBT, women’s rights, atheism, and evolution were so mind-blowingly revolutionary that many people saw him as...
  • The Generosity of Catholic Family Planning

    06/30/2014 6:47:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies ^ | June 30, 2014 | Revised New American Bible
    The Generosity of Catholic Family Planning Caitlin Marchand In a contraceptive culture it is little wonder that natural family planning is often in the Catholic spotlight.  Perhaps it is also little wonder that we accidentally slip into using the secular world’s terms or attitudes when discussing it.  It is well established to anybody willing to hear that NFP is a licit practice.  In fact, it is not merely an acceptable but second rate choice made by second rate Catholics but can and should be undertaken in such a spirit as to be equally receptive to God’s will and lovingly exercise...
  • Humanae Vitae: what if? (Context: JP2's "Theology of the Body")

    05/08/2014 11:09:28 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | May 6, 2014 | George Weigel
    Cardinal Carlo Caffarra of Bologna has long been a vocal supporter of Humanae Vitaes teaching on the morally appropriate means of family planning. So it was noteworthy that Cardinal Caffarra recently conceded that, while Humanae Vitaes conclusions were true, its presentation of those truths left something to be desired. As the cardinal put it, No one today would dispute that, at the time it was published, Humanae Vitae rested on the foundations of a fragile anthropology, and that there was a certain biologism in its argumentation. Which put me in mind of a document I discovered in 1997 in a...
  • August 2013 NFP: NFP + 169K, Exp. 180K

    09/06/2013 5:30:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge Twitter ^ | Sept 6 2013 | Tyler Durden
    NFP + 169K, Exp. 180K— zerohedge (@zerohedge) September 6, 2013
  • "Condoms everywhere": A look at contraception

    07/26/2013 7:22:01 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 26 July 2013 | Matthew Olson
    ... "The administrator of the individual health unit, a much more polite authority, gave a similar spiel but revealed that there is no law mandating the disbursement of these products. This means that the DOH, entirely on its own initiative and apparently without any sort of official citizen advisement, has simply decided to regularly budget taxpayer funds for them." ... "With that in mind, is contraception really the answer to the epidemic of sexually-transmitted diseases? Recently, the Democratic Party of Sebastian County hosted two ladies promoting this idea. One of the speakers, when just gently pressed by the friendly audience...
  • The Big Lebowski Recovery: Jobs Up 195k, But Full-Time Jobs Down 240k, Part-time Up 360k

    07/05/2013 8:19:04 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 26 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/05/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, non-farm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June. nfp070513 Unfortunately, the household survey reported that part-time jobs increased by 360,000 to 28,059,000 an all time record high. Full time jobs actually FELL by 240,000. June Full vs Part Time Jobs historic As a result, U6 unemployment and marginally attached workers rose to 14.3%. u6070513 At least the labor force participation (of part-time workers) rose. lfp070513 And the employment to population ratio rose ever so slightly. emppop070513 America is realizing the disaster that is Obamacare. the-dude-from-the-big-lebowski-1
  • A Grim Preview Of This Friday's Jobs Number

    10/31/2012 10:35:52 AM PDT · by Outraged At FLA · 18 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/31/12 | ZeroHedge
    Following this morning's dismal employment sub-index from Chicago Fed PMI and the recent Philly Fed employment sub-index, the 'data' suggests that this week's (now confirmed by the BLS that NFP will be released on Friday as scheduled) payroll data could be the first negative print since September 2010.
  • 5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic Church

    06/07/2012 4:06:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 126 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic ChurchJENNIFER FULWILERI would encourage anyone who is thinking of abandoning their Catholic faith to consider the following five questions. Author Anna Quindlen has been in the news lately, promoting a new book called Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. She recently spoke with NPR's Terry Gross about a wide range of topics she covers in the book, including her recent decision to leave the Catholic Church.She summarized this decision by telling Gross: The pedophilia scandals, the church's reaction to them, and their constant obsession with gynecology taken together at a certain point,...
  • Young Catholic Women Try To Give Churchs Position On Birth Control New Sheen

    04/15/2012 2:02:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2012 | Michelle Boorstein
    Young Catholic Women Try To Give Churchs Position On Birth Control New Sheen Ashley McGuire is part of a movement of younger, religiously conservative Catholic women who are trying to rebrand what may be Catholicisms most-ignored teaching: its ban on birth control methods such as the Pill. Michelle Boorstein April 15 Ashley McGuire fell in love with the Catholic Church five years ago, after reading its teaching against artificial birth control. McGuire, then a skeptical Protestant college student, initially saw the ban as a mandatory march to domestic slavery. But the more she read, the more she was blown away...
  • Essays for Lent: Natural Family Planning

    04/03/2012 8:56:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
    Natural Family Planningby Sebastian R. Fama Natural Family Planning (NFP) seems to be the Catholic Churchs best-kept secret. Its not that the Church wants it to be a secret. The message just doesnt seem to get out. NFP is the licit alternative to contraception, or birth control as it is usually referred to. NFP is just as effective as any method of contraception and it has the advantage of causing no harm to the womans body with side effects and complications.Rather than tamper with a womans body, NFP works with it. It is important to note that NFP is not...
  • Essays for Lent: Abstinence

    04/01/2012 7:30:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
    Abstinenceby Sebastian R. FamaThe concept of sexual abstinence is not as popular as it once was. Tragically, even some Church goers have little or no regard for it. They choose to follow the lead of pop culture rather than the teachings of their faith. Even so, most men and women, at least subconsciously, believe that fornication (sex outside of marriage) is wrong.The standard defense for condoning fornication is usually a variation of the following: "Theres nothing wrong with sleeping with someone you really love. " Curiously, the same men who say this to their girlfriends say the opposite to their...
  • Birth Death Adds 87K To Today's NFP Miss, 491K Jobs In Past Year Due To "Statistics"

    09/02/2011 6:56:21 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | September 2, 2011 | Tyler Burden
    Take Green (i.e. double zero), and subtract from it the Birth Death adjustment and presto: you have reality, or what we predicted earlier today- a negative NFP print. Also, for the seasonal sticklers Birth Death has added 491k jobs in the past year: no seasonality here.
  • Religious Faux Pas? Most Catholics Use Contraception

    04/14/2011 8:18:23 AM PDT · by Grunthor · 174 replies ^ | 4/14/11 | Stephanie Pappas
    Catholic women overwhelmingly use birth control, despite an official ban by the church, a new study finds......
  • How is Weight Watchers Like NFP? [Catholic caucus]

    04/13/2011 11:47:00 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 14 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/13/11 | Kay Anne Kelly
    In the late summer of 2000 I entered the doorway of the nearest Weight Watchers and tipped the scale at a little over 200 pounds. After having two little boys within two years of each other, health issues from the first birth experience, and the death of my mother just days after my second son was born I took solace in one thing: chocolate. A busy work schedule which included me passing off the little boys to my husband, Pat, as I headed to my retail job in the evening did not help matters. I knew I needed to eat...
  • John Paul II, Family Size, and Christian Prudence [Catholic caucus]

    03/31/2011 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 14 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/30/11 | Kathleen Woodman
    Years ago, after attending a natural family planning class my husband and I had taught, one of the students called me to tell me why she wasnt coming to the next class. After a brief span of conversation that let me know she felt very intimate with God, she proceeded to inform me that the Lord had told her she could use artificial contraception. Inwardly, my jaw dropped. She had certainly learned the correct church teaching in our class. There was not much I could say, as she had already heard the truth, and had chosen to disregard it. Months...
  • Pioneer of Natural Family Planning is Dead

    10/05/2010 9:18:55 PM PDT · by 0beron · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/05/2010 | Tancred
    Despite his spectacular success he was held in scorn and discounted his entire life because of his Catholic Faith.( The Austrian Doctor, Professor Dr. Josef Rtzer, died yesterday at 91 years of age. This was according to the old liberal website, ''. Rtzer was born in Vienna on the 21st of March 1920.
  • The Connection between Contraception and Abortion

    06/09/2010 10:16:39 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 48 replies · 526+ views ^ | Janet E. Smith, Ph.D.
    The Connection between Contraception and Abortion Janet E. Smith, Ph.D. Philosophy Department, University of Dallas Many in the prolife movement are reluctant to make a connection between contraception and abortion. They insist that these are two very different acts that there is all the difference in the world between contraception, which prevents a life from coming to be and abortion, which takes a life that has already begun. With some contraceptives there is not only a link with abortion there is an identity. Some contraceptives are abortifacients; they work by causing early term abortions. The IUD seems to prevent...
  • NFP? Yeah, Theres an App for That, Too

    02/05/2010 8:35:09 AM PST · by mlizzy · 12 replies · 368+ views
    Reflections of a Paralytic ^ | 02-05-10 | Chelsea Zimmerman
    Britains first iPhone baby is born after couple tried four years to conceive A woman who was considering IVF treatment has given birth to a baby girl after using an iPhone application to become pregnant. After four years of struggling to conceive, Lena Bryce and partner Dudley had nearly given up hope of having children, until she heard about the fertility app and downloaded it to her iPhone. The 30-year-old entered her body temperature daily and the app calculated when she would be most fertile. After just two months of using the tecnology she fell pregnant. Last Friday, a...
  • 'Amazing Grace for Those Who Suffer'

    01/28/2010 9:35:01 AM PST · by mlizzy · 12 replies · 299+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 01-28-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    The following is a true and quite moving story (minus footnotes) from the book Amazing Grace for Those Who Suffer, authored by Jeff Cavins and Matthew Pinto. This collection of 10 true stories "will make you laugh, cry, and show you the power of God's healing grace. They address the age-old question of why a good God would allow people to suffer and how good can come out of evil. Here you will read about ordinary people who endured great hardship and discovered hope and healing through God's amazing grace." Many thanks to Matthew Pinto of Ascension...
  • Building a better marriage

    10/31/2009 7:32:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 236+ views
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Mary DeTurris Poust
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 Building a better marriage By Mary DeTurris Poust Ask any Catholic couple for the secret to their marital success and they're likely to focus on two key things: communication and faith. Without those crucial elements, marriage can quickly become a business partnership rather than the sacramental relationship it is meant to be. The Church tries to ensure, through Pre-Cana programs, that young couples are aware of that reality before they say walk down the aisle to say, "I do." Now the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y., is offering a DVD, "When Two Become One: An...