Melinda Gates optimistic that Church will change teaching on contraception

But experts say Pope Francis can't change longstanding doctrine even if he wanted to

Pope Francis cannot change Church teaching on contraception, despite the hopes of Melinda Gates. In a recent BBC interview, Gates has said she is “optimistic” that the Catholic Church will change church teaching on contraception in order to help women in developing countries. “We work very extensively with the Catholic Church and I’ve had many discussions with them because we … [Read more...]

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‘Porn ministry’ teaches priests how to help those hooked on smut

One of the fastest growing addictions in the United States, on a par with cocaine and gambling

Online pornography is one of the fastest growing addictions in the United States, on par with cocaine and gambling.  That’s why Fr. Sean Kilcawley, the program directory and theological advisor for pornography ministry Integrity Restored, has started to put on intensive trainings for clergy, providing them resources and practical tips for how to address the growing crisis of … [Read more...]

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Silence and the meaning of the Mass

Bishop Robert Barron: Post-conciliar call for full participation of laity "has produced, especially among the young today, the impression that the Mass is a sort of religiously-themed jamboree"

Robert Cardinal Sarah’s recent book The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise explores a number of themes both theological and spiritual, all centering around the unhappy role that noise has come to play in our culture and more specifically in the Church. His observations are most trenchant in regard to the liturgy, which should come as no great surprise, given … [Read more...]

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Too young to cross a street but old enough for a sex change

Study finds that children younger than 14 do not possess the cognitive skills necessary to safely cross a street, but American Academy of Pediatrics claims they are capable of deciding that they are the wrong sex

More than 200 children under the age of 14 died in the United States in 2014 after being struck by a car. Another 8,000 suffered injuries, according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. A new research study conducted at the University of Iowa has determined children younger than 14 do not possess the cognitive skills and judgment to safely cross a street. The … [Read more...]

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Michael Voris coming to San Diego

ChurchMilitant producer will speak on false ecumenism, gay clergy, poor formation among other topics

Michael Voris of ChurchMilitant will be coming to San Diego on April 25 to speak at St. Ephrem Maronite Catholic Church. Michael will discuss the five greatest challenges and threats to our faith today: • False Ecumenism • Indifferentism • Universalism • Gay Clergy • Poor Formation Michael Voris is the senior executive producer of ChurchMilitant.com, a Catholic lay … [Read more...]

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Population control advocates hobnob at the Vatican

Is the Church being penetrated by neo-Malthusians whose end goal is support, via public policies, for birth control?

In 1873, a saint who professed herself “madly fond of children,” who “desire[d] to give many elect souls to Heaven,” gave birth to her ninth child—St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Today, the bishop presiding over the Vatican’s “Biological Extinction” workshop explains that with “education” we “don’t have children. We don’t have seven children. Maybe we have one [or] two children. No … [Read more...]

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She didn’t participate in ‘A Day Without Women,’ and here’s why

"It seems paradoxical that women would absent themselves from paid work when it’s only recently in human history that so many of us can enjoy these opportunities"

The challenge for any “women’s movement” is to represent all women, and that’s the problem with today’s “A Day Without Women.” Not only does it ignore women who don’t support abortion, but it glosses over the experience of millions of women in the developing world who can’t afford to postpone their responsibilities. I’m one of those people who likes to read a book before … [Read more...]

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