Tag Archive: contraception

Feb 16

The Church and Family Planning: Pius XI

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The Church and Family PlanningI don’t think there’s any dispute that the Catholic Church’s teachings regarding the regulation of births are greatly misunderstood by many people, both within and without the Church. Most Americans and most media outlets seem to think natural family planning (NFP) […]

Jul 26

Being Open to Life: An Uphill Battle

Today is the 37th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae. This encyclical reinforced the Church's constant teaching that it is always intrinsically wrong to use contraception to prevent the transmission of human life. Additionally, it continued the Church's constant teaching against abortion and sterilization. "Therefore We base Our words on the first principles …

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Apr 07

The Church in the Modern World

There’s been much talk lately of what the Church should do and/or change – according to American Catholics. It’s driving me nuts. First off, I wish Americans would get over their own self-importance. There are lots on non-American Catholics throughout the world. Secondly, the Church is not run by popular opinion. The Church seeks to …

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Jan 19

Against the Grain

…as well as 2000 years of Church teaching. According to AP, "the spokesman for the Catholic Church in Spain has said it supports the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS." Well, doesn't this makes things interesting? Church officials in Spain are attempting damage control by telling the press, "Contrary to what some …

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Jan 05

Bubble Burst

Tests reveal strongest brands of condoms A melon-colored model [condom] distributed by Planned Parenthood performed the worst [in independent testing by Consumers Union], bursting during a test in which the latex condoms were filled with air. Oh, the irony. 😉 Poking fun at Planned Barrenhood aside, I’m not sure the test CU used, though widely …

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