Birth control and the decline of civilization
A woman who takes the pill has little to no cost to sex, and can therefore “sell” it to men cheaply

Susan comforting the baby, painting by Mary Cassatt, 1881 In The Sociological Tradition, Robert Nisbet referred to the Industrial and French Revolutions as the two great ideas of the western world. No two events so dramatically altered civilization as

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2019-12-06T12:21:45-08:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , |10 Comments

Texas crisis pregnancy centers give way on birth control
Pills, injections, IUDs

From the Source homepage Eight independent Texas-based pregnancy centers merged earlier this year to form a chain called The Source. With Christian women’s health centers in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, the nonprofit organization plans to offer a

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2019-11-08T13:18:08-08:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Personhood for pets

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

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CA federal judge rules against Little Sisters of the Poor

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

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Four ways NFP is different from contraception

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

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2018-07-16T15:56:04-08:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , , |7 Comments

“Contraception has infected society with a culture of death”

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,

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

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

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2018-06-06T21:54:50-08:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |2 Comments

San Francisco archbishop defends ‘Humanae Vitae’

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

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