Tag: Humanae Vitae

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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Trusting in God’s providence in all aspects of our lives

Trusting in God’s providence in all aspects of our lives

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shortly after I was named Bishop of Gaylord, a small diocese in Michigan where I served from 2009 to 2013, I was part of an ongoing discussion concerning the challenges faced by newly ordained priests. The evidence suggested that far too many young priests across the country were, at times, feeling overwhelmed by loneliness and isolation in their first assignments, even though they had been happy and vibrant seminarians just a few years before.

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‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50

‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exploring the landmark 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae” ­— “Of Human Life” affirming the Church’s teaching on marriage and contraception.

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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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‘Humanae Vitae’ said rooted in respect church has for human dignity

‘Humanae Vitae’ said rooted in respect church has for human dignity

| Dennis Sadowski | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, an encyclical was released affirming a long-held teaching of the Catholic Church, yet it became one of the most controversial encyclicals in recent church history.

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Managing Your Fertility website aims to answer NFP questions

Managing Your Fertility website aims to answer NFP questions

| Bridget Ryder | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ahead of Natural Family Awareness Week July 22-28 and the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s promulgation of “Humanae Vitae” July 25, The Catholic Spirit asked Bridget Busacker, a health educator and parishioner of St. Mark in St. Paul, about NFP and her website, Managing Your Fertility, which she describes as a “’one-stop shop’ for individuals and couples to learn about the basics of reproductive health and the variety of NFP methods available.”

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Nun-physician has spent much of her life educating young people about NFP

Nun-physician has spent much of her life educating young people about NFP

| Lou Baldwin | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sister Hanna Klaus is an OB-GYN, a member of the Medical Mission Sisters and best known as founder of the TeenSTAR adolescent sex education program, which is used around the world.

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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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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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NFP, my body and me

NFP, my body and me

| Anne Maloney | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Paul VI issued “Humanae Vitae” in 1968, but I didn’t hear about birth control until I entered high school in 1972. There I heard the whispered stories of how the Holy Father was supposed to “OK” artificial contraception but lost his nerve. Some of my teachers trembled with indignation over the silliness of Pope Paul VI’s arguments. Armed with this borrowed disdain, I began to argue with my mother about birth control.

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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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