Tag: Contraception

Speakers: After predicting sexual revolution ills, ‘Humanae Vitae’ still offers hope

Speakers: After predicting sexual revolution ills, ‘Humanae Vitae’ still offers hope

| Susan Klemond and Matthew Davis | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The interdisciplinary conference examined some of the far-reaching consequences of the sexual revolution — those both predicted and those unforeseen by St. Paul VI in his controversial encyclical — as well as the scientific, social and moral context for questions of married love, parenthood and the use of artificial birth control.

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‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’ is theme of Respect Life Month

‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’ is theme of Respect Life Month

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Each year the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life Month, which calls Catholics “to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between,” said the chairman of the bishops’ pro-life committee.

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Contraception feeds violence against women, papal theologian says

Contraception feeds violence against women, papal theologian says

| Catherine Sheehan | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The widespread use of contraception has led to increased violence and aggression against women, the theologian of the papal household said during a mid-July visit to Sydney.

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With Binz and Shannon, ‘Humanae Vitae’ shaped local Church legacy

With Binz and Shannon, ‘Humanae Vitae’ shaped local Church legacy

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The formation of — and fallout from — “Humanae Vitae” was an intimate affair for leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Among the three American bishops who served on the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission on Population, Family and Birth-rate — popularly known as the “birth control commission” — was Archbishop Leo Binz of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who maintained throughout the commission that every contraceptive act was wrong.

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Bishop Cozzens spotlights ‘Humanae Vitae’

Bishop Cozzens spotlights ‘Humanae Vitae’

| July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, Blessed Pope Paul VI articulated the gift of the Church’s positive vision of human sexuality in the encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” and its message is a stark contrast to the false vision of sexuality that society promotes, said Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens. An example of that “false vision,” he said, can be found along Minnesota highways in the form of billboards advertising vasectomies.

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Catholic physicians highlight lesser known dangers of contraceptive use

Catholic physicians highlight lesser known dangers of contraceptive use

| Madeline Watkins | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

A team of Catholic Medical Association physicians and students are working on a comprehensive literature review of the medical effects of contraception, set to be available later this year.

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Dioceses see ‘Humanae Vitae’ as insight into the beauty of family

Dioceses see ‘Humanae Vitae’ as insight into the beauty of family

The church’s teaching on artificial contraception and the role of procreation in marriage isn’t about difficult-to-follow rules in the eyes of Alice Heinzen, a veteran of marriage and family ministry in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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Nearly 500 British priests sign statement in support of ‘Humanae Vitae’

Nearly 500 British priests sign statement in support of ‘Humanae Vitae’

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nearly 500 British priests have signed a statement in support of the papal encyclical that forbade married couples from using contraception.

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A better way for women’s health care

A better way for women’s health care

| Dr. Amy Fisher | June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1960, the first birth control pill was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Since then, physicians have been using the birth control pill and a multitude of other hormonal methods packaged as injections, implants and intrauterine devices to regulate fertility and suppress women’s menstrual cycles.

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Siena Symposium speaker: ‘Contraceptive ideology’ creates new layer of inequality

Siena Symposium speaker: ‘Contraceptive ideology’ creates new layer of inequality

| Susan Klemond | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

With billions of dollars in backing from top leaders, the sexual revolution’s promotion of unlimited sexual activity as a right through contraception ideology is one way it conflicts with children’s best interests, Morse said.  

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Catholic tradition guides teaching on contraception, archbishop says

Catholic tradition guides teaching on contraception, archbishop says

| Dennis Sadowski | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, abortion, human sexuality and contraception is rooted in the same respect for human dignity that guides its work for social justice and care for poor people, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput told a Catholic University of America audience.

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The ‘bitter pill’ of false liberation

The ‘bitter pill’ of false liberation

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | December 11, 2017 | 10 Comments

A major study published on December 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that hormonal contraception increases the risk of breast cancer for women. The research used all of Denmark as its sample, following nearly 1.8 million Danish women of childbearing age for over a decade.

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