Personhood for pets

San Francisco percentage of children lower than New York's

The following comes from a Jan. 11 story by Anne Hendershott on the website of Crisis. In many of California’s largest cities, pets are replacing people.  In a recent article, “San Francisco Asks: Where Have All the Children Gone?,” the New York Timesreports that the City by the Bay has the lowest percentage of children of any of the largest 100 cities in America. The … [Read more...]

CA federal judge rules against Little Sisters of the Poor

Upholds Obamacare forced contraception

The following comes from a Jan. 13 story on Politico. A federal judge in California blocked a Trump administration rule on contraception just hours before it was to go into effect Monday. It would have allowed virtually any employer to refuse to cover workers' birth control by citing religious or moral objections. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr. ruled the policy … [Read more...]

Four ways NFP is different from contraception

Dr. Janet E. Smith explains health effects, relationship effects, social differences, and moral differences

July 12, 2018 Dr. Janet Smith On the 50th year anniversary of “Humanae Vitae,” let’s take a moment to consider the differences between NFP and contraception. Some people think they are essentially the same because both are used by couples who want to have sexual intercourse but who don’t want to have a baby. But it is not just the intention that determines the morality of an … [Read more...]

“Contraception has infected society with a culture of death”

US chapter of Confraternity of Catholic Clergy calls on priests to express total acceptance of Humanae Vitae

Warning that marriage, family, and gender are being “reinvented and distorted,” U.S. Catholic priests are expressing their “total acceptance” of the Church’s teaching against contraception and urging fellow clerics to join them. This year is the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical reaffirming Catholic teaching against artificial contraception. The … [Read more...]

Conference commemorating 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae coming to San Bernardino diocese

“Faithful to God’s Design” will be held at the Ontario Convention Center July 27-28, attendees expected from around the country

The 50th Anniversary of the Papal Encyclical Humanae Vitae will be commemorated at a national conference held in the Diocese of San Bernardino on July 27-28. Written by Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae emerged from discussions that began in 1960 after the invention of the new birth control pill. It prompted an articulation of the Church’s teaching on the regulation of birth and … [Read more...]

San Francisco archbishop defends ‘Humanae Vitae’

"Leaders in the Church do a grave disservice to our people by misleading them with the false idea of what conscience means"

The promise of the sexual revolution and contraception was total sexual freedom for everyone. “Sex is for fun and now women can have just as much fun without the consequences,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said about the claims of the sexual revolution in a recent talk. “That was the cry of the day, and yet somehow it didn’t work out that way,” he … [Read more...]

Paul VI, prophet

LA Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron: Pontiff who gave us 'Humanae vitae' nearly 50 years ago accurately predicted the consequences of turning away from the Church’s classic teaching on sex

This coming July, we will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s deeply controversial encyclical letter Humanae vitae. I won’t bore you with the details of the innumerable battles, disagreements, and ecclesial crises that followed upon this text. Suffice it to say that this short, pithily argued letter became a watershed in the post-conciliar Catholic Church and one of the … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of Justice settles lawsuits over HHS contraceptive mandate

Plaintiffs will not be forced to provide health insurance coverage for “morally unacceptable” products and procedures, including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs

A week after issuing new religious freedom guidelines to all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice has settled with more than 70 plaintiffs who had challenged the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate. The Oct. 13 agreement was reached between the government and the law firm Jones Day, which represented more than 70 clients … [Read more...]

President Trump eliminates HHS birth-control mandate

New policy, announced today, allows virtually any employer to claim a religious or moral objection to Obamacare's birth-control coverage requirement

The Trump administration will allow virtually any employer to claim a religious or moral objection to Obamacare's birth control coverage mandate under a sweeping rollback announced Friday. The new policies, which take effect immediately, reignite a fierce battle over one of the health care law's most controversial provisions and quickly drew legal challenges. The requirement … [Read more...]

Why is HHS contraception order still standing?

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo wants to know why the onerous regulations are still on the books

After meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office on May 4, I sat in the Rose Garden and listened as the president promised the Little Sisters of the Poor that their “long ordeal” with the government’s contraceptive mandate “would soon be over.” Yet here we are, nearly three months later, and the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate still stands. President Trump asked … [Read more...]